Adding Google sitemap to blogger.com blog account

You can now add Google sitemap to your blogger.com account and increase your chances of being indexed in Google search engine result. You can add a Sitemap to your account to give Google more information about the pages in your site to help Google crawl them more effectively.

Step # 1: Login to sitemap account

At the top of screen you will see option to add site. Just paste URL of your blog (for example http://cyberciti.blogspot.com/)

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Click on Ok button. Next you will get confirmation message. Your site has been added to your account.

Step # 2: Now you need to verify your ownership of blog to view detailed statistics. Click on verify link. Google offers two methods of verification. You can either upload an HTML file with a name we specify (which is not possible with Google Blogger account), or you can add a META tag to your site’s index file. Adding META tag via template code is possible so just select Add a META tag from drop down menu:

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It will generate code for you, copy the meta tag and paste it into your blogger.com template section).

Step # 3: Go to your blogger.com and login to your account. Goto your blog > Click on Template
Paste the META tag code after section:

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Click on Save Template changes button

Click on Republish Index only button > Wait for few seconds so that your blog being published successfully.

Step # 4: Now goto sitemap account and click the box that read as follows:

I’ve added the META tag in the home page of http://cyberciti.blogspot.com/. Click on Verify button.

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Step # 5: Now your site is added to sitemap account and verification is done. Next you need to add actual sitemap url. Since blogger.com account don’t allow you to create a text file or anything else you need to add your site feed (ATOM xml) file as a site map. Click on add a sitemap link:

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Step # 6: You can add a Sitemap to your account to provide Google additional information about about your blog. Google will process your Sitemap and provide information on any errors in the Sitemaps tab as well your sitemap will be downloaded everyday to index your blog fast.
Select type as : Add General Web sitemap

Now you need to add Atom 0.3 feeds. Generally, you would use this format only if your site already has a syndication feed and this is the only way to add sitemap to your blogger.com account.

Paste url of your Atom feed: For example http://cyberciti.blogspot.com/atom.xml and click on Add Web sitemap:

Update: If you are using a new blogger beta system, use http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/full as a feed url.

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You will get confirmation:
You have added a Sitemap to http://cyberciti.blogspot.com/. Reports may take several hours to update. Thank you for your patience!

And you are done and your blog will be now index very fast (depend upon your posting and content).

Robot that runs over water

Robot that can walk on waterDiscovery news has a story about robot that runs over water. From the article:
em>A robot that can speed across the surface of water like a lizard could open the door for multi-legged amphibious robots.

The Water Runner, being developed by assistant professor Metin Sitti at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, could search for victims in flooded disaster areas, be equipped with biochemical sensors to monitor water quality, or use tiny cameras to survey coastline security zones or ports.

It got very good applications. Read the completer article here

Remembering Chernobyl Nuclear Nightmares

Twenty years ago y’day, the world’s worst nuclear disaster blew the roof off the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. For many people, the event seems far off, and much has changed in the decades since. But for those who live in Chernobyl and other former Soviet towns, afflictions from nuclear accidents and experiments remain an intimate part of their lives.

I hope human learn something from it. There is still great dangerous because of Nuclear bombs.

Photographer Robert Knoth and reporter Antoinette De Jong have traveled through the Ukraine, Urals, Kazakhstan, and Siberia to capture, in searing black-and-white portraits, the way that nuclear radiation has forever altered the humans who face it

Height of Inequity

According to Sunday TOI article, if you are taller you makes more money.

Tall people get paid more and get higher status and respect. According to study published by Psychology Today, “Each inch in height could mean an extra $789 in pay each year. An extra six inches for example results in an extra $4,734 in annual income.

I guess taller == richer? But check this out:

How to glow your skin

Bad skin gives bad impression. Fast food and other packed juices make the scenario worst. Your skin reflects what you eat everyday.

Bad skin gives bad impression. Fast food and other packed juices make the scenario worst. Your skin reflects what you eat everyday.

To glow you skin

  • Exercise every day. Make sure you walk for 30 minutes everyday. I seat in front of computer for more than 8-10 hours everyday, walking helps me to keep tab on overall fitness.
  • Drink lots of water. I drink 8-10 glasses of water and see your skin glow.
  • Include fresh fruits (apple, orange and other fruits) everyday. A bowl of fresh salad for lunch and dinner is must everyday.
  • Milk and curd is a must daily.

Try to avoid:

  • Eat homemade food “I used to eat at office cafe every afternoon. It was all junk food. Now I had instructed my cook to come early and make my lunch. I carry roti, dal, rice and subji everyday with me :) . Carrying food from home is one the best decision I had made ever.
  • Say no to oily food and restrict quantity of all sweets, nuts etc. If your skin is really a bad avoid all of these for 3-6 months (I eat sweet once a week).

These tips help to glow skin as well as keeps tab on your weight. If anyone has more tips, just comment it back here.

Congratulation Dhoni – top batsman in ICC cricket rankings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Congratulation goes to Mahendra Singh Dhoni for making into top batsman in ICC ODI cricket rankings.

He averages 52.76 with two 100s and eight 50s and he has made those runs at an awesome strike-rate of 103 runs per hundred balls.

The complete top 10 ICC ODI ratings:
1. Mahendra Dhoni – India
2. Ricky Ponting – Australia
3. Adam Gilchrist – Australia
4. Andrew Symonds – Australia
5. Graeme Smith – South Africa
6. Mike Hussey – Australia
7. Kevin Pietersen – England
8. Kumar Sangakkara – Sri Lanka
9. Rahul Dravid – India
10. Yuvraj Singh – India

Blank cheque companies high in US for indian business

Yahoo! India News reporting that how companies in us are keen to invest in India, especially in IT and IT-enabled services sector (aka BPO).

FTA “2006 is expected to see further growth in this trend, and India is getting a big piece of the action. New York investment bank maxim group, which last year managed the biggest offering so far in this category, expects to take three more India-focused blank check companies public later this year to raise a total of around $180 million.

Now that is cool news for Indian companies.