Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dry Ice Cleaning

My friend, who owns a bakery, had a problem with his baking machine a few days ago. The machine needed cleaning, but my friend didn't have any experience in doing this, in fact he has never cleaned it until recently. So he asked me whether I had any knowledge about cleaning a baking machine or if I could at least give him advice on who he should asked for help. Of course the first idea which crossed my mind was to clean it by ourselves using traditional means, water and rags. This turned out to be a bad idea once I saw how big the machine was, not to mention there were spaces where our hands were too big to fit or we couldn't reach. There had to be another way, which would be much simpler and more efficient. I spent some time on the Internet researching for a solution. That was when I found out about dry ice cleaning. The method is not only really easy to do but also effective, efficient and eco friendly. Read more if you want to know how to apply the method to solve your problem. Cleaning with dry ice is the same as other cleaning methods like sand, plastic bead, or soda cleaning. Each of these methods involves propelling the medium at an extremely high speed. The only difference is the medium. [Dry ice blasting] uses, well you guessed it, pellets of dry ice. Your next question should be why dry ice? What makes this method better than the others? Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. Upon impact with the surface that you want to clean, it sublimates immediately. Due to the different temperature on the top and underlying surface, the dry ice will remove the contaminant that lies in the top layer. Heat from the contaminant will change the solid dry ice into gas, and caused it to flake off. Thus you will have a really clean surface after the process. There is absolutely no chemical residue produced by the process and dry ice sublimates in room temperature. Once I told my friend about this method, he went straight to the Internet and acquired the service from a company. Now his baking machine has been cleaned and he can continue making delicious baked goods again.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Make Your Website More Panda Friendly

by: James Salerno

The recent Google Panda update has raised the bar not only for SEO experts but also for web designers. It’s getting tougher and tougher to rank well and that means that you really have to pay attention to all designing and Google ranking factors. When we do this, search engines rewards us because we are rewarding our audience and providing them with the information and experience they are looking for. The following points will help you to make your website panda proof:-

1.Content is key:The Panda algorithm update emphasizes providing assurance only on websites that contain unique and useful content. This will help users better find content relevant to their search. If you provide web page content that is unique, relevant, high quality and preferably 1000+ words, your site will likely be rewarded with improved rankings and therefore, increased traffic.

2.Above the fold design: Narrowing your header images, removing header banner images and pushing more content onto the top of your site will help withPanda.

3.Web Page indexing: A website with more than 100 web pages and maximum pages indexed by Google would be considered as a Panda friendly website.

4.Page rank: Page rank is still one of the most important factors. PageRank is an independent measure of Google’s perception of the quality/authority/credibility of an individual web page. It does not depend on any particular search phrase. Google conveniently reports this as a number from 0-10 (10 being the best).

5.Check your Domain registration: Domain registration for five years helps to enhance authority points. This is a small tip, but every little bit helps.

6.Webmaster tools: It enables webmasters to get a better idea of what Google “thinks” about their web sites, how the Google “spider” sees them, and what improvements could be made.

7.Social media proof: Google Panda takes social media trends seriously and content that is loved by social media sites like Twitter and Facebook gets better position in search engines.

8.Optimize for Fast Load Times: Avoid flash, single background images in the website. Google tends to favor sites that are snappy, quick, and fast.