Tuesday, 8 July 2014

How to setup auto-reply in Gmail

Gmail (a Google product) is a popular email exchange web service which is used my almost 90% of the internet population. But, few know how to use its various features like setting up an auto-reply, blocking mails from a particular id and many others.

In this post, I will discuss the simple way to set up auto-reply for your Gmail account which can be used for various purposes like out-of-office mails (if you are using Gmail as your work id), promoting your business or just a thank-you note to the sender for mailing you.

So, here is how you do it:

a) Open your Gmail account by keying in your id and password.

b) In your Inbox page, go to the top right-hand corner and click on this icon.




c) Now, click on Settings.




d) Click General Tab.




e) Scroll down and come to Vacation Responder.




f) Click on Vacation Responder on.




g) Now, select the date limits in case you are out-of-office for a limited period. On the other hand, if your auto-reply is for a business promotion and you want to keep it a continuous process, then keep the Last Date tab unchecked.

h) Type a reply subject. For ex: 'Re:Hi'.

i) Now, type in your message. For ex: 'I will be out-of-office for so-and-so dates. Please contact XYZ person in case of emergency' or 'Thanks for your mail. Please visit my website www.xyz..... com'.

j) You can check or uncheck the box 'Only send a response to people in my contacts' as per your preference.

k) Scroll down and Save Changes




Congrats. You are done !!!

Regards,

Pragya Banerjee
MBA (Finance); 7+ years of work experience
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Thursday, 3 April 2014

How to get Google Adsense approval within 4 days



Getting a google adsense advert on their blog and website is every bloggers' and website owner's dream. But, sometimes it seems a distant goal for many as they don't get approval even after a month of applying. 

There are somethings you need to keep in mind before applying for google adsense and get approved within 3-4 days.

a) Produce Original Content: The first & foremost requirement is the originality and quality of your content. It strictly must not be copy-paste exercise. Also, your work should be interesting & free of any grammatical errors.

b) Aging of the Blog: For some markets like China and India, Google as a policy that the blog or website must be 6 months old. Ensure that your blog is close to 6 months old before applying.

c) Length of the article: Though there is no such rule for the length of the article and it totally depends on the discretion of the publisher, but still try to make each post not less than 500 words. This shows your seriousness in blogging and not just an attempt to increase the number of posts.

d) Design: Your blog should be designed properly and easily navigational. Some blogs look very chaotic as they don't have any themes or crowd their work with too many advertisments that there work is hardly visible to the visitor. Google notices all this.

If you follow these four tips religiously, it is not hard for you to get approval from adsense within 4 days or maximum a week. 

Also, please feel free to put in more points, if you think I have missed out on any, in the comments below.

Regards,

Pragya Banerjee
MBA (Finance); 7+ years of work experience
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

How to add 'Smart Layers' to Blogspot



If you want to put some smart Layers (like in the red rectangle in the pic) to your blogspot, which will make it easy for people to share your post, here is how you can do it. 

Just Copy & Paste this code in 

Layout -> Add a Gadget -> HTML/Javascript:

<!-- AddThis Smart Layers BEGIN -->
<!-- Go to http://www.addthis.com/get/smart-layers to customize -->
<script type="text/javascript" 
src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=xa-5278f6373e89ec64"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
  var addthis_product = 'blg-1.0';
  addthis.layers({
    'theme' : 'transparent',
    'share' : {
      'position' : 'left',
      'numPreferredServices' : 5
    }, 
    'follow' : {
      'services' : [
        {'service': 'facebook', 'id': 'ankita.paruthi'}
      ]
    },  
    'whatsnext' : {},  
    'recommended' : {} 
  });
</script>
<!-- AddThis Smart Layers END -->

Note: This code will only give you the look of smart layers as in the image above. For other looks, you have to try different codes.

Regards,

Pragya Banerjee
MBA (Finance); 7+ years of work experience
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Friday, 28 February 2014

Laugh out Loud !!!



  • In an interview, Interviewer: How does an electric motor run?

Sardar: Dhhuuuurrrrrrrrrr. .....

Inteviewer shouts: Stop it.

SARDAR: dhurr dhup dup dup dup..

  • Maths Teacher : If you have 12 chocolates and you give 


5 to Angel , 
3 to Rita and 
4 to Tina 

then what will u get???? 

scroll down to see the answer.... 














Student : 3 New Girlfriends Mam!

  • Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in Washington D.C. One from Bangladesh , another from India and the third, from China. 

They go with a White House officer to examine the fence. 

The Bangladesh contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well", he says, "I figure the job will run about $900. ($400 for materials, $400 for my team and $100 profit for me)". 

The Chinese contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, "I can do this job for $700. ($300 for materials, $300 for my team and $100 profit for me)". 

The Indian contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, "$2,700." 

The official, outraged says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?" 

The Indian contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from China to fix the fence." 

"Done!" replies the government official.

  • Surabhi caught her husband Ramesh searching high and low all around his living room.

Surabhi : "What are you searching for?"

Ramesh : "Hidden cameras!"

Surabhi : "And what makes you think that there are hidden cameras here?"

Ramesh : "That guy on TV knows exactly what I am doing. Why every few minutes he keeps saying, You are watching the Star Movies channel. How does he know that?"


  • Suveer: My mobile bill how much?

Call Center: Sir, just dial 123 to know current bill status.


Suveer: Stupid, not CURRENT BILL my MOBILE BILL.

  • Sardar: What is the name of your car?
Lady: I forgot the name, but is starts with 'T'.

Sardar: Oh, what a strange car, starts with Tea. All cars that I know start with petrol..

  • The man: "God, how long is a million years?"

God: "To me, it's about a minute."

The man: "God, how much is a million dollars?"

God: "To me it's a penny."

The man: "God, may I have a penny?"

God: "Wait a minute." 


  • Father: Tumhare Result ka kya hua.........?? . . .

Son: Headmster ka beta fail ho gaya, . . .

Father: Aur tum...?? . . .
Son: Doctor ka beta Bhi fail ho gaya, . . .

Father: Aur tumhara result kaisa Aaya....?? . . .
Son: Wo Wakeel Ka Beta Bhi fail Ho gya, . . .

Father: Kamine mai tera puch raha hun. . . .
Son: To Tu konsa Rajnikant Hai, Tera Beta Bhi Fail hua hai..


  • Wife hit her husband with frying pan.

Husband: What was that for...?

Wife: I found a paper in your pocket with the name Jenny on it.


Husband: I took part in a race last week and Jenny was the name of my horse.


Wife: Sorry..!


Next day wife hit him with the frying pan again


Husband: What now..?



Wife: Your horse is on the Phone.

Regards,


Pragya Banerjee
MBA (Finance); 7+ years of work experience
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

How to create 'Imagtfy' Link for getting Organic Google Searches


'Imagtfy' is a very good source of generating Organic Traffic from Google. Don't we all Bloggers want that?

So, here is how to do that.

Click on this Link:

When you come to the second page (automatically) which is this,


then click back.


You will get this:


Now click on 'Create one yourself'.



You will come to this Page. 


Now, type your blog's URL here. I am typing one of my blog's URL as an example.




Then, click on 'Google Search'.

It will now give you a URL. You can copy paste it as it is or can even shorten it as per your convenience.



Copy paste this URL somewhere in your computer. This is the URL for your blog in 'Imagtfy'. If anybody clicks on this link, your blog will automatically get Googled and most probably come first in searches, provided your other SEO strategies are in place, like Sitemap & Header Tags.

So, if anyone clicks on your blog through this link, it will be regarded as an Organic Search as it is coming through Google. You can share this link with people instead of sharing your direct blog link.

Regards,

Pragya Banerjee
MBA (Finance); 7+ years of work experience
email:pragyasonal@gmail.com
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Friday, 14 February 2014

Important Financial Ratios

Asset Ratios:

1) Quick Ratio = [Cash + Marketable Securities]/Current Liabilities

2) Current Ratio = Current Assets/Current Liabilities

Financing and Debt Ratios

1) Liabilities covered by Working Capital = Working Capital provided from Operations/Total Liabilities

2) Term Financing = Fixed Assets/Short-term Debt

3) Proportionate Term of Debt = Short-term Debt/Long-term Debt

Aging Accounts Receivable:

Weighted Average Age of Accounts Receivable = Sum of (Weighted Average % of each aging bucket * number of Days in each aging bucket)

Accounts Receivable Turnover Rate:

A/R Turnover = Annual Sales/Average A/R balance

Accounts Payable Turnover Rate:

A/P Turnover = Annual Expenses/Average A/P balance

Aging Accounts Payable:

Weighted Average Age of Accounts Payable = Sum of (Weighted Average % of each aging bucket * number of Days in each aging bucket)

Average Payment Period = Accounts Payable Balance/[Annual Expenses/360]

Average Collection Period = Accounts Receivable Balance/[Annual Sales/360]

Average Investment Period in Inventory = Present Inventory Balance/[Annual Cost of Goods Sold/360]

Inventory Turnover = Annual Cost of Goods Sold/Average Inventory Balance

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

How to Crop an Image in Paint

I have often used Microsoft Picture Manager for most of my Image related needs. But, I found myself handicapped when for some reason my Microsoft Office Package disappeared after the Operating System 'Windows 7' got reinstalled to correct some Issues.

Though I know that 'Paint' is a feature in Windows which is commonly used by many but I am really a novice since I know very little of that. 

So, due urgent need when I had no other option left, I tried to learn about Paint on 'How to crop a Picture'. Here, what I got and I wanted to share with you in case anybody wants to Learn.

a) First, Right Click and Open the Image with 'Paint'. If you are taking some Screenshot, then Copy and Paste the Screenshot in 'Paint'.



b) Now, Click on 'Select' Tool and Select the Part of the Picture you want to keep. 


When you Select the Part, you will see the 'Crop' Tool above getting highlighted.


c) Click on 'Crop' and voila.... your desired part of the picture is left and everything else gets deleted. 



You can now save this by clicking on 'Save as' which comes when you click the top left dropdown arrow. 


d) Give your picture a name and you are sorted. 

Regards,

Pragya Banerjee
MBA (Finance); 7+ years of work experience
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Monday, 10 February 2014

How to shorten Facebook Page URL

Whenever we create a Facebook page, whether for Business purposes or Personal, we face this problem of long numbered URLs which not only look unpleasant but are also inconvenient if we want to share them with others.

I will tell you a simple way to shorten your Facebook Page URL in 3-4 easy Steps. 

However, the conditions for this are:

a) You need to be the Administrator of the Page.
b) The Page must have 25 or more Likes.

If these two conditions are fulfilled, then follow these steps:




B) Go to the Headline 'Create your Facebook Web Address' and Click on 'Pages'. It will show you the Pages you have created as an Administrator. You can select the Page you want to shorten the URL of.



C) You will get another Box asking for your preferred Username. Type the Username you want and Click 'Check Availability'.



D) Your preferred Username must be available for you to set it. If it isn't you need to change it. If it is available, then this will be your new shortened Facebook Page URL.

Do come back for more in my next posts. 

Regards,

Pragya Banerjee
MBA (Finance); 7+ years of work experience
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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Infolinks Review

I have an account with Infolinks, which is an online advertising agency. I had heard that it is a very professional company but got a proof of it few days back.



I have optimized my blog with four kinds of ads from Infolinks; 'intext', 'insearch', 'intag' and 'inframe'. While 'intext' and 'intag' were working fine for me, however I was not able to see 'insearch' and 'inframe' ads. I tried reoptimizing but nothing changed.

I thought of sending a mail to the support team, with not much hopes of getting a reply. 

But I was astonished to find a full fledged reply from them just after a day (even though their normal reply time is 2 days). Their executive Ms. Dana was kind enough to explain in detail the situation and the solutions.

Some excerpts from it, if anybody is facing similar problem:

'Kindly note that since InSearch is oriented for visitors who come from search engines you won't be able to see it directly on your website pages. However, please be assured that once you enable InSearch, all visitors from search engines will be able to see it.

With regards to InFrame, it can only appear if your display resolution leaves enough room for the ads to appear. This product may also be blocked in cases when there are other web elements stretching over the entire width of your website's pages.

I believe your website's header or footer are stretching across your site's pages, which is probably why you are unable to see InFrame ads. Please try to resolve this issue by removing these elements or contact your webmaster for further assistance.'

I would suggest all bloggers to integrate Infolinks on their site, if they wish to monetize their blogs. You can visit the website at www.infolinks.com and can Login. 

Though I still have to get a good amount of traffic to get Infolinks Payment, but I am sure with a professional company like Infolinks, that day is not far.  

Regards,

Pragya Banerjee
MBA (Finance); 7+ years of work experience
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