Saturday, October 15, 2016

Things To See & Do in Mussoorie, Dehradun & Haridwar

Hey, Everyone!

I am back again from my recent family trip with my parents and cousin’s, and it was a wonderful trip full of beautiful memories and spending quality time with your family.

We have started our journey from Faridabad (My Home) in my Car at 10:30 AM; I am sure that it would be a long day as we have to cover around 300 Km’s of the distance across four states (Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand). Finally reached Mussoorie at 8 PM (taken few tea breaks and lunch in between the whole journey). Checked in Hotel at 8.30 PM. It was a hectic journey as the road in Mussoorie are two way only and overtaking is also prohibited in Hilly areas. Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is one of my childhood fantasies.

We start at around 9.30 PM; we had our dinner in Hotel itself. Finally, our Mussoorie trip kickstarted from Mall Road (6000 Feet above sea level) with clicking pictures and feeling the fresh breeze of Mall Road. We had Hot Kulhad Wala Milk & Butter Scotch Ice-creams. Went to Hotel at around 11.30 PM and taken sleep with blankets, As temperature outside was 10’C.

Next Morning, we woke up at 7 AM, and amazed after seeing the outside view from Hotel Room is just treat to watch, Mountains covered with snow; clouds are just beside you and fresh air blowing your hair.

Here’s a video from my Hotel Room :)

After that, we had a heavy breakfast (Aloo & Paneer Parathas)  from a nearby Punjabi Restaurant in Mall Road. At 10 AM, we are heading back towards Dehradun from Mussoorie.

Bhatta Falls which is 7 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun highway near Bhatta Village. Accessible by car or bus up to Bhatta from where the fall is 2.5 km by foot.  Bhatta Falls is a first tourist picnic spot. Tourists can see several original photography locations to catch nature at its best. Here, you can get refreshing water. Visitors like to bath with fun at the pond. 

This walk will take you to 3-4 hours to the whole day depending on how much you would like to enjoy the natural scenery and how much time you have.

Here’s a video from Bhatta Fall, Mussoorie :)

Next Destination, Robber's Cave (locally known as Guchhupani) is a river cave formation located approximately 8 km from the center of Dehradun City (Uttarakhand, India).

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The cave is about 600 meters long, divided into two main parts. The cave has the highest fall of about 10 meters. In the central part, there is a fort wall structure which is now broken. It consists of an extremely narrow gorge formed in a conglomerate limestone area in Valley.

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P.S. : Pics inside Robber's Cave, are not that good coz of water.

Once we are done with Robber's Cave, Dehradun. It's time to head back to Haridwar. On the way, it was heavy traffic jam due to Navratri and festive season. It took us around 4-5 hours including lunch to reach Haridwar. Haridwar is truly kaleidoscope to the culture of India. Haridwar is one of the most famous holy cities in India. It's simply good to see river Ganga for yourself and the atmosphere there was superb. It was an immensely spiritual experience to dip in holy Ganga river at the time of sunset.

Started from Haridwar at 6 PM and reached back Delhi at 11:30 PM in the night. 

And so our beautiful family trip ended :) :)

Mussoorie, Dehradun & Haridwar turned out to be a lot more than we expected. These are charming cities with so much to offer to visitors. I do wish we had a little more time to explore these places. Have you been to Mussoorie, Dehradun & Haridwar? What did you like most about these cities? Kindly mention in comments.

Hope you have enjoyed our journey. 

All the Pics are clicked by me except the one at Robber's Cave.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Twitter Moments: Lets Users Create Their Own Moments

Nearly a year after launching its Moments feature, Twitter is following up on its promise to finally open up the platform to all the users globally.

Twitter announced yesterday (via a Tweet) that Twitter is rolling out a new feature that allows all Twitter users to create their own Moments, the collections of Tweets connected by common subject matter that the site first introduced in October 2015. Moments feature uses tweets, images and videos to track real time events like breaking news, live concerts and sports events.

Clicking to the section on Twitter takes you to a kind of user generated contents with various categories on display. You can click your Moment of choice and you arrive on a link that lets you scroll through the collected tweets, images & videos.

Moments were originally introduced only for Twitter employees, editors and group of publishers. But last month Twitter began letting a wide group of influential people and brands start whipping them up, and it announced plans to open the feature to everybody.

How to create a Moment?

To start head to your Twitter profile and click on Moments tab. Then locate the “Create new Moment” button and click on it. You’ll need to give a name to your Moment and a quick description before picking tweets to include. 

Twitter will let you scroll through tweets you already Liked, search for new ones based on keywords, or add them directly by inserting a link. At last, you’ll need to choose a cover photo, picking from the imagery already included in your Moment or adding a new one.

Once you’re done, you can easily publish your Moment, tweet it out and embed it somewhere online. Twitter also offers the option to save your draft by clicking “Finish Later” instead. There is also an option, where you can post your moment privately.

Did you find Twitter Moments useful for your product or brand?

Let us know in the comments.

Monday, September 26, 2016

5 Most Popular Bollywood Celebs on Social Media

Currently, there are more than 2.3 billion social network users worldwide with more than 64 % of internet users accessing social media services online. According to statistics, social networking is one of the most popular ways for online users to spend their time, empowering them to stay in contact with loved ones and additionally making up for lost time with news and other substance. 

Some of Bollywood’s top stars are now very social media savvy on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. From the legendary Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan to the young Alia Bhatt, nearly every actor has maintained an active social media profile which they use to share their thoughts, to dispel rumours and of course to promote their movies. Indeed, even discussions have taken birth and passed on a demise on these pages. Let’s take a look at those popular celebs who are bitten by the social media bug in the industry.

  1. Salman Khan What can be said about 'bhaijaan' Salman Khan. The ruling Khan has about 19. 5 million followers on Twitter and is inching closer to meet the target set high by Big B and SRK. Salman tweets about things closer to his heart. Right from promoting his films or his friends' films—the actor does it online. Salman has his own unique style of writing, and we like it!

2. Shahrukh Khan : The King Khan, well as the name suggests, he is truly the king when it comes to having huge followers on Twitter. The king enjoys a following of 21.3 million followers on Twitter on the social networking site and the actor keeps in touch with the world through his incredible humour and witty status updates.

3. Priyanka Chopra : This beautiful actress, singer and model, has shown her mettle, and has now earned love from a fan following of 15.1 million followers on Twitter . Priyanka’s follower count on the site received a boost recently.

An avid user of social media, the former beauty queen loves to share updates about her fun-filled activities, regular work schedule and upcoming projects. She is also one of those top stars who made it big in Hollywood with their acting talent.

4. Deepika Padukone : She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and is cited in the media as one of India's most popular and attractive personalities. Padukone has established a career in Hindi films, and is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards.  With over 16 million followers on Twitter, the actress has also ventured into Hollywood and makes sure that her fans get a wide glimpse into her ongoing and upcoming assignments. Deepika is surely one of the best Bollywood actresses.

5. Akshay Kumar : Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia aka Akshay Kumar is a famous actor in Indian cinema. He is also a former martial artist and producer, who has produced more than 10 films. Akshay Kumar is popularly known as one of the top action heroes of Bollywood. With over 14.2 million followers on Twitter, the actor generally prefers to post candid moments from his life and career on the platforms.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How To Increase Traffic To Your Blog Post?

If you just click the “Publish” button on your blog post and move on to the post next article, your blog won’t grow as quickly as it should.

Creating great content is an extremely important part of any successful content marketing strategy. But it’s just one part.

Blogging is really hard work. You have to brainstorm for ideas, look for the perfect images, formatting your final draft and proofreading multiple times.

But in the end ….. does blogging pay off?

As per Demand Metric, content marketing costs 62% less and generates roughly three times as many leads as traditional marketing.

According to Jayson DeMers, “The real value of content marketing is in the distribution”

You can’t just publish your blog post and pray for your target audience to visit your blog. You need to attract people who will like your content.

Here is what I’ve found personally, after spending around four months on a blog which was started from scratch. Below are different promotional tactics and strategies to promote your content to grow your blog audience. It’s a good idea to try out different techniques and find what which works the best after analysis.

Sounds interesting?

Now, Let's checkout some easy ways on How To Increase Traffic To Your Blog Post?

1. Comments are the Key

Getting comments on your blog post is not easy task unless you are Neil Patel, in which case your each blog post will have 100+ comments. But it is achieved after years of dedication and hard work.

Why Comments are great?

a) Increases blog authority.

b) Real time feedback from your audience.

c) Interact with your readers 1-on-1.

d) Each comment will give you unique content on your post, which can increase organic traffic.

e) Increases, sites "Average session duration".

2. Shout-out Emails to your subscribers:

Emailing to your current subscribers is one of the important ways to promote your latest post.

The subscribers on your email list already like you, and you know they already like the topics you write about. They are the ideal people to see your post first.

You can create a simple template for your blog, which includes CTA (Call to action) to your blog with a brief description about blog post and you can also ask your readers to share it on social media networks.

3. Ask for favors:

You might not even notice, but you likely do favors for at least some of few industry influencers or experts in your niche every time you publish a blog post.

When you mention and link to someone, it can send them small bits of visits and increase their search rankings.

You can also shout them a personalized mail, saying that you’ve liked their work or any post and mentioned them in your recent blog post. After you tell them that you have mentioned them, ask them to check out the blog post and share it with their followers if they think, if its worthy.

4. Contribute to Quora, Build your Audience:

Then he wrote this most viewed answer in Quora’s history (at that time). He used custom images to explain procrastination.
Oliver launched his blog soon. But his massive following on Quora was still his major audience (in the initial period of blogging).

Here are Oliver’s blogging strategies that earned him 4 million views in the first year.

5. Start using Reddit:

Reddit is most reactive social networks, but you have to use it wisely. It is a gigantic online forum boasting an impressive Alexa rank -30.

Don’t just post your links, it is of no use and you’ll get banned by the moderators. As a beginner, the effective strategy is to first join the sub reddit and contribute to it here and wait for a few weeks before promoting your own content.

A list of 750 popular sub-reddits categorized by industry.

Everyone should start using Reddit as it has highest no. of unique visitors. Try some of your primary keywords into the subreddit search box and choose some of relevant subreddit that has at least a few hundreds of members.

Read: Beginner’s Guide to Marketing on Reddit

6. Get Benefited from online forums:

Prior to using this strategy, you need to identify niche forums and become an active contributor. If you are new to a forum, you should have at least 20 posts before even thinking about dropping your own link.

But once you’re done with the initial period of building up a reputation, forums can be a great source of high quality traffic.

People generally visit forums because they want to learn and discuss something on the forum. If you just post a link, you’ll get reported for spam and have your account banned.

a ) Submit your post on niche content submission sites ( )

b) Social Media Networks for Marketers (

7. Groups are the Key :

Groups are similar to online forums in a lot of ways but typically have more easy rules.

a) LinkedIn Groups: Choose group wisely and pick only 5 – 8 specific groups, which are active with some likes and comments on each post. Engage with Group members and like/comment on their post as well.

b) Facebook Groups: It is also a great source of quality referral traffic. To find groups, search your keyword using the top search bar, and then filter your results by “Groups”. The nice thing about both LinkedIn/Facebook groups is that they are both designed for sharing content. It is expected that you’ll share your own content. Spend a few days in groups commenting and liking submissions from others members, and then occasionally post a link to your own posts.

8. Most Important part is Monitoring Rankings :

Did you forget about SEO?

If you don’t already have a rank-tracking account, head over to Pro Rank Tracker to create a free account.

After you publish a post, go to “Add URL”, and put in your domain name and the main keyword(s) you targeted in that post.

If your post isn’t on the 2nd or 3rd page after a month of being published, you’ve probably chosen a keyword that is too difficult to compete for given your current domain authority.

I am taking Alexa rank to the next level with Blogchatter. With the advent of this wonderful #MyFriendAlexa campaign. It is my 3rd post in this series.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Twitter to End Character Limit Count On September 19

Social media giant Twitter's unique USP, the 140-character limit is all set to disappear on September 19, 2016. Now, Twitterati will get more space to write and communicate. Despite this change, Micro-blogging website Twitter will stop counting media attachments, including images like GIFs, polls, usernames, videos and even quoted tweets won't be included in this (140 character) count.

The change was announced earlier this year, by CEO Jack Dorsey, who said the move was one of the biggest changes in recent times. He claimed the move would give the "complete expressiveness of 140 characters".

"Twitter first announced plans to stop counting extras like photos, videos, and user polls toward the limit back in May, but gave no firm date on when the shift would occur," TheVerge reported on Monday.

In the beginning of this year, there were rumors regarding Twitter ultimately getting rid of the 140-character limit but Jack cleared the air by calling it a "beautiful constraint" that the company can never lose.

But Thankfully, the big key fact is that Twitter will have its voice despite these updates whether it is changing in feed, Introduction of Polls, and much more. I’m wondering what other people think about this update. Tell me about your experience in the comments below. I am taking blogging to next level with Blogchatter and MyFriendAlexa

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Places To Visit In Udaipur And Mount Abu

View from Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata Temple 

Udaipur in Rajasthan casts a magic spell with its fine arts grandeur, wealthy cultural heritage and sparkling blue lakes that may mesmerize your senses. the town stands with pride as a stunning oasis amid the desert, with a number of the best places to go to that may merely amaze you. Presenting a blissful concoction of history, culture, unparalleled scenic vistas, Udaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.

Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination. Known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces, Udaipur was also voted as the best city in the world in 2009 by the Travel + Leisure magazine. Udaipur city has particularly a tropical climate. The three main seasons, summer, monsoon and winter respectively, dominate the city of Udaipur. Being located in the desert lands of Rajasthan, the climate and weather of Udaipur is usually hot.

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View from Toad Rock, Mount Abu 

We had kick started our Rajasthan Trip with exploring Udaipur. The beautiful City Palace is one of the best places to visit in Udaipur. Situated over an island in Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace was constructed to serve as a royal summer palace. The City Palace presents a blend of Medieval, European and Chinese architectural style that will simply awe you. Some of the key attractions of the palace are the Vintage Car Museum, Crystal Gallery, Maharani Palace, and the breathtaking view of the Lake Pichola and the city from the palace.

Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Fateh Sagar Lake is situated in the city of Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is an artificial lake named after Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur. A beautiful lake, overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park - a lovely garden island with a boat shaped cafe accessible by an enjoyable boat ride.
Sunset Point, Fateh Sagar Lake

Credits : Sumit Sharma

Karni Mata Temple is devoted to the female saint Karni Mata, a reincarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple is basically a very simple place which is greatly revered by the locals. Most tourists skip this temple, but traveling families like it for the children's love of rope-way rides. Once you take the rope way up from the city palace, you will land at cafeteria sort of place, from where the temple is still about 100-150 meters away. If you spot a white mouse rushing by in this temple, don't squeal, but consider yourself lucky as this is considered fortunate. 

Udaipur city view from Karni Mata Temple 

Karni Mata Temple 

Toad Rock which is located near Nakki Lake, Toad rock is situated on the main trekking trail from Mount Abu. Toad Rock is a huge rock formation, resembling a toad and thus the name. Located in Aravalli range, it is known for the pleasant atmosphere and offers beautiful views of the lake and hills. Toad rock along with Nandi rock, Camel rock and Nun rock are suitable for trekking and rock climbing.

Toad rock, Mount Abu
Toad rock, Mount Abu

Team Photo at Mount Abu

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What is Display Campaign Optimizer and How to use Display Campaign Optimizer in Google Adwords?

Display Campaign Optimizer is a new tool that increases conversions by automatically managing, targeting and bidding for campaigns on the Google Display Network. All you have to do is set your target cost-per-acquisition (CPA), and the Display Campaign Optimizer automatically finds the best placements for your ads at the right prices to help you boost conversions, based on your CPA goals.

The Display Campaign Optimizer was built to save you time and increase your profits. It uses Google algorithms to predict, test, and optimize, while you concentrate on running your business, safe in the knowledge that your CPA goals are being met.

If the above checkbox containing Aggressive Targeting is checked, then the campaign is using Display Campaign Optimizer and is DCO enabled.

You can select from “conservative targeting” or “aggressive targeting” (known also as Display Campaign Optimizer). Both types can help you reach additional customers, but aggressive targeting applies more variations to your targeting. So if your keyword is “pens,” conservative targeting may extend to “felt-tip pens" and “ballpoint pens,” but aggressive targeting might show your ads in contexts related to “whiteboard markers” or “mechanical pencils”—if there’s data to suggest that those keywords will lead to conversions.

Availability: Conservative targeting is available for all Display Network campaigns. Aggressive targeting is available for all Display Network campaigns with at least 15 conversions per month. This minimum is necessary because "aggressive" automatic targeting analyzes your campaign’s performance data to predict, test, and optimize targeting.

Conservative versus aggressive targeting: Aggressive targeting lets you reach more people than conservative targeting. The advantage of conservative over aggressive targeting is that, for a large majority of advertisers, it doesn't exceed your current cost per customer (or Target CPA, if that’s the bidding strategy you’re using). So conservative targeting can be a better option for advertisers on a fixed or limited budget, or for those who need to hit their cost-per-customer targets.