Monday, 21 August 2017

Google: Sign-in attempt prevented while using STMP

Oflate if you are facing authentication issues while sending your emails via google STMP connection and getting emails like

Subject: Sign-in attempt prevented


Hi,
Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account abcdeveloprs@gmail.com from an app that doesn't meet modern security standards.
Details:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:17 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Bridgeport, CT, USA*
We strongly recommend that you use a secure app, like Gmail, to access your account. All apps made by Google meet these security standards. Using a less secure app, on the other hand, could leave your account vulnerable. Learn more.

Use this setting to make is accessible

https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/security/lesssecureapps

Monday, 19 August 2013

Changing your YouTube video preview thumbnail

To change preview thumbnail of your youtube video

Option 1

You can choose a thumbnail from the three options that youtube automatically generates 
  • Go to Video Manager by clicking on your username in the upper right corner.
  • On the My Videos/Upload Page, click Edit for the corresponding video you'd like to change.
  • Once you are on Edit Video Page you can choose from the three options provided by YouTube as highlighted in the screen grab below.

Option 2

If don't find any image suitable for your video in the options provided by YouTube then you can also add a "Custom Thumbnail" for your video. Please note you will be able to see this option only if your YouTube account is a verified account.

If you are already viewing the Custom Thumbnail option you can simply upload a image of your choice and set it as your video preview thumbnail.

P.S. I would recommend to keep 16:9 ratio as it's the most used in YouTube Players and previews

Once you have selected the preview image of your choice, save your changes by clicking on the "Save Changes" button present on the top left of the page.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for your time!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Making PDF files SEO friendly

Are you trying to figure out a way to get search engines to drill down your online PDF files and improve its ranking? If that is the case then you have a reason to cheer up :), this post will guide you to follow few very basic steps to improve your PDFs online visibility.

Best Practices in SEO for PDF files

  • Smartly name your PDFsTypically, the PDF filename will become part of the URL, so give your document a good key-word rich filename. 
  • Set the PDF title - Yes, most of us just don't set PDF title properties, but the matter of fact is that the title tag is a huge ranking factor. To set title of a PDF file, open it in Adobe Acrobat or any other PDF creator and go to, File --> Properties
  • Set the other document properties too - don't just ignore the other properties provide a good Subject (Description) and Keywords as you do it for your HTMLs
  • Prefer text-based PDFs over image-dominated PDFs
  • Set "alt" text for all the images - this will also increase the accessibility 
  • TouchUp Reading Order - allows to quickly add and edit PDF tags and view the reading order of the elements on the page.
Please let me know if missed something or if you want to have any query, I would be more than happy to answer your queries.