[Updated] Firefox opens every new tab with yahoo search

So i was successful in chasuing yahoo search away and somehow, it resurfaced and this time it was really annoying. I found solace however in this post that said ..

“I’m sorry this happened. There was a bit of a mistake in our 34 release that caused some users who switched back to google to get yahoo again when we updated to 35. We are aware of this and are working on making sure it doesn’t happen again, so please feel free to switch back to google (or whatever search engine you’d like) and continue to update in the future, this shouldn’t happen again in future releases. ”

So the temporary fix now will be  … Bookmark and use this;

Download the Mozilla Search Reset {web link}

This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.

Hope this works okay for you?

Facebook kills Organic reach for Sponsored Posts

Facebook’s December newsfeed algorithm change is so far punishing brand pages, regardless of how interested fans are in that page’s content, according to a new analysis by Ignite Social Media. Ignite analysts reviewed 689 posts across 21 brand pages (all of significant size, across a variety of industries) and found that, in the week since December 1, organic reach and organic reach percentage have each declined by 44% on average, with some pages seeing declines as high as 88%. Only one page in the analysis had improved reach, which came in at 5.6%.

Companies using Facebook pages have found it increasingly difficult to reach their audience through unpaid, organic promotion. Even those with thousands of fans see only a tiny fraction of their posts actually being viewed in newsfeeds. Many have suspected for some time that Facebook is pushing businesses to use Sponsored Posts, just to get them seen by people who already Like the brand.

Facebook now admits that businesses will need to pay in order to get their companies posts and information in user newsfeeds.

Facebook says …

We expect organic distribution of an individual Page’s posts to gradually decline over time as we continually work to make sure people have a meaningful experience on the site. To maximize delivery of your message in News Feed, your brand should consider using paid distribution, as it enabled you to reach people beyond your fan base and move beyond the organic competition

The reality is, if Facebook can display business posts in the newsfeed, they would far rather get paid for it then do it for free.

Their position shouldn’t surprise brands, many of whom have seen the writing on the wall for some time. Facebook has shareholders to keep happy – one of the things that make shareholders most happy is an increased revenue stream. Businesses that rely on Facebook for promotion are going to have to pay if they want greater than 1-2 percent “seen” rates on their posts.

So what does it mean for small brand pages trying to grow audience? Well it means you have to break the banks for Facebook or find an alternative

 

 

Inserting Adsense into SMF board and Topics Page

Google Adsense is the best approach when it comes to getting steady income from your Forum (including SMF forums).As we all know, there are exceptionally ways to acquire income when it comes to owing a forum, if you are a steady forum user you would have noticed that most of the forums we have over the internet make use of this income generating program to monetize the forum.
I use the 768*90 on the main header and i realized i was loosing too much money on other pages especially Boards and Topics/Message pages. It became evident when even Google sent me an email that i was loosing revenue so i woke up to adjust my pages. But the thing is that many SMF Forum owners don’t know how to do this in a SMF Forum. There are lots of mods that can easily help you do this, just a simple search at the smf mod site will help, But here in this post i will be writing on how to manually add you codes for those who love to tweak and know whats happening.

Inserting Adsense into the Topics Page

  1. Log Into Your SMF httpdocs/public_html folder
  2. Navigate and click on Themes Folder.
  3. Then Click on Default folder.
  4. Then click and Edit your Display.template.php file.

sidead

Search for :
<div id=”msg_’, $message['id'], ‘">’, $message['body'],

Replace With

if ($message['id'] == $context['first_message'])
echo '
<div style="float:right; width:350px;">
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4444772205157012";
/* 300x250, created 8/18/10 */
google_ad_slot = "4759771142";
google_ad_width = 300;
google_ad_height = 250;
//-->
</script>
<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script>';echo '
', $message['body'],

Remember to change the “pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” to your publisher ID or rather just get a new code from your adsense dash board and place it directly there.

Inserting Adsense into SMF Board/Topics Page

  1. Log Into Your SMF httpdocs/public_html folder
  2. Navigate and click on Themes Folder.
  3. Then Click on Active Themes folder.
  4. Then click and Edit your MessageIndex.template.php file.

topicsAd

Search for: class=”tborder topic_table” id=”messageindex”

After the Class Div, You can create your own new Div and insert a Table for your Ads

       <div>
<table align=”center” >
<tr>
<td>
<script type=”text/javascript”><!–
google_ad_client = “ca-pub-4444772205157012”;
/* 468×60, created 9/4/10 */
google_ad_slot = “7942433950”;
google_ad_width = 468;
google_ad_height = 60;
//–>
</script>
<script type=”text/javascript”
src=”http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js”>
</script>
</td>
<td>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
<!–
var _adynamo_client = “365f4359-921b-485e-bb5d-1a7b39af72ae”;
var _adynamo_width = 468;
var _adynamo_height = 60;
//–>
</script>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://static.addynamo.net/ad/js/deliverAds.js”></script>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>

Remember to change the “pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” to your publisher ID.

Congratulation!!!! Thats it, welcome to more earnings on your SMF forum.

Google is badder than you Think: See Multiple Currency Calculation

Google, as you know, has a built-in calculator that can solve complex maths equations and can also help you perform measurement and currency conversions. For instance, you could say “310 USD in NGN” to get the exchange rate of Nigeria NGN.

The more interesting part, that some of us aren’t probably aware of, is that Google’s calculator can even handle multiple currencies in the same conversion. To give you an example, if you were into numismatics, you could add your Euors and USD, even subtract a British pound and get the value of your currency collection in Nigeria Naira in the one search query.

How? see below

googlemaths

So yes, Google is badder than you think……

Get the New Facebook’s Redesign – Join the Waiting List

https://www.facebook.com/about/newsfeed

Facebook is launching redesign of its News Feed that clears the clutter and create a so-called “personalized newspaper.”

The News Feed now features a clean look with large photos, and can be sorted by categories like: “All Friends,” “Photos,” Music” and “Following.” The new design will give posts like places and third-party apps more prominence and bigger images. Videos and shared articles will also get a new look. Now, people tagged in a video or those who share an post will have a thumbnail appear on the left side.

Facebook says it will start rolling out the changes for the Web on Thursday, while mobile apps will start to see changes in the next few weeks.

So how do you get it?

There’s a waiting list for users who want access to the updated News Feed as soon as possible. Sign up for the waiting list at: Facebook.com/about/newsfeed.

It’s not clear what the wait time will be for the new feature. Some users have already been rolled over, while others are still waiting. – CBS

Its new…lets suck it in ……

Get Ready for a New, Cleaner Facebook Design – Its already here

Facebook has begun rolling out a new single-column design for Timelines which better organize users’ personal pages and places greater emphasis on communication between friends.

The revamped Timeline has gone live for users in New Zealand, which is regularly Facebook’s first port of call for new rollouts. As screenshots from TNW show, all communication from friends and status updates placed in the left-hand side column only. This left side column has been made larger to place greater emphasis on messages, with the right hand side now made smaller as a result. For example, the Friends box is now 3×3 instead of 2×4.

Old Design vs New Design

The new redesign also tidies Timeline headers. Boxes that link through to ‘Friends’, ‘Photos’, ‘Maps’ and ‘Likes’ have been removed, these items are now listed in a menu which, when clicked, brings them up separately.

“Our initial observation is that the new Timeline is indeed cleaner and easier to navigate. Previously, it could get awkward when messages would appear on both right and left columns, making it easier to miss or gloss over an update from a friend. Of course, the new design does have the issue of wasted space on the right hand side as you scroll down a Timeline but, since most people want to keep up with the latest information — which doesn’t require much scrolling — we think that the positives outweigh the negatives. – TheNextWeb

It should reach you soon, remember when the timelines were coming, it took time, are we going to have an option to move or stay put with our present design? I cant say but it will be good to see what facebook wants 2013 to be like for its over 1 billion users

Samsung Gains Tablet Share as Apple Drops

Apple‘s tablet market share has dropped to 50.4% in Q3 2012, down from 59.7% in the same period last year, IDC’s latest report reveals.

Samsung, on the other hand, has experienced huge growth, jumping from 6.5% to 18.4% in that same period. Amazon holds the third place with 9%, followed by Asus with 8.6% and Lenovo with 1.4%.

The old Silicon Valley joke, which claimed that “there is no tablet market, only an iPad market,” is obviously no longer true. According to IDC’s numbers, Samsung shipped 5.1 million tablets worldwide in 3Q12, up 115% from 2Q12 and 325% from 3Q11.

Things are looking very good for Amazon, also, whose rapidly expanding Kindle Fire lineup has helped it double its market share quarter-over-quarter.

Of course, Apple’s most important product of the year — the iPad mini — has just hit the market, and its effects will be seen in the next quarter. It’ll be interesting to see if it helps Apple grab a piece of its old market share back

Source: Mashable

Twitter Header Design – Have you changed your Profile yet?

Twitter announced a new look for profile pages on NBC’s Today Tuesday and many users have already begun the process of updating their profiles. With the new profile pages, Twitter users can now add header images similar to those featured on Facebook and Google+ profiles. What’s more, your avatar is now featured front and center in that image, rather than in the top corner of the page.

Dont worry, i changed mine already and the Header looks like below …see my profile for a full “How it looks” –https://twitter.com/flukkytom

So How do you Change yours? Its all in Twitter Sphere. First, take a look at your new Twitter Profile page. No, not your homepage, the page that’s called “Me” on Twitter’s website.

  1. Go to your twitter settings page or click https://twitter.com/settings/design
  2. Click on the “Design” on the left Menu Bar
  3. Scroll down to the “Customize your own” Section and you will see the change header
  4. Voila…Select you image and save and there you go … your new twitter seat is here

Nice han ….yeah, i know…

 

 

First, take a look at your new Twitter Profile page. No, not your homepage, the page that’s called “Me” on Twitter’s website and on your favorite mobile app. You can make the change through Twitter’s website (via https://twitter.com/settings/design)