Sony’s launched something new in India

Ending a long wait for the gaming enthusiasts in India, Sony has finally launched its latest console – PlayStation 4 – in the country. Priced at Rs. 39,999, the Sony PlayStation4 comes with a wide range of new and improved features. Pricing of the new games for the PS4 start at Rs. 3,499.

The Sony PlayStation 4 is powered by AMD’s 8-core 64-bit x86 ‘Jaguar’ processor. It is equipped with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, and AMD’s next-generation Radeon GPU. It also has 500GB Hard disk drive, a Blu-ray Disc drive and range of new social features.

Sony's launched  something new in India

The Sony PlayStation4 features USB 3.0, Aux, Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, and HDMI out port.

Among the new highlights of the PS4 is the new controller DualShock4. The revamped controller features a share button, light bar and headphone jack. The share button enables gamers to broadcast their gameplay in real-time via streaming websites such as Ustream. The “Share” button also lets you share images and videos to Facebook. The controller also has a touchpad at the front as a new input method.

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Why Your Site’s Search Rank May Be Falling

Your 8-year old website with the domain registered 10 years out is getting outranked by websites less than a year old with auto-renewal on.

And you thought the age of your website meant authority.

But the problem is this: domain age alone doesn’t grant you authority, and your domain registration strategy doesn’t impact your search rankings quite like you think it might. Your site’s content and the links coming to those pages are what matters.

What’s that you say? You have quality content and quality links and you’re stilldropping in search rankings?

Well then the reason is clear …You are not making users happy.

User experience matters (a lot)

Seems odd, doesn’t it … user happiness impacting your search rankings?

But it’s exactly what Matt Cutts said in this recent video. (Don’t worry, we stilldisagree with him about guest blogging.)

See, when you have a site with a stale design, sluggish load times, bloated code, and crappy mobile experience, you are going to get outranked by newer sites with a fresh, contemporary design, blazing fast speeds, and orderly, clean code.

In other words, those newer sites are going to have a better user experience … which makes visitors happy.

Let’s see how we can fix these mistakes.

1. Stale design

For some sites, outdated design is a badge of distinction. It’s like you know you are gaudy — and proud of it.

A hipster might be able to get by with that, but not a business owner. At least not a business owner who wants to make a profit.

A user wants to land on your site and feel like they can trust you. An outdated design is going to raise an eyebrow and probably drive a visitor away.

So, here are the essentials of web design that works.

2. Sluggish load times

People will abandon your site if it takes longer than four seconds to load. How fast does it take your site to load? Test it with these six tools.

And get this: a website built on our Genesis framework measures load times in milliseconds.

And let’s not forget how hosting plays a huge part in fast load times.

3. Bloated code

The number of SEO changes in the last couple of years are legion. So, an older website that hasn’t been updated is probably sporting a chaotic mess of old code, not to mention missing out on the benefits of HTML5 and Schema.

Instead, present search engine crawlers with an orderly, squeaky-clean page of code, and you’ll be well on your way to a solid ranking for your chosen words.

4. Crappy mobile experience

People will not tolerate bad mobile experiences. And with more phones than people, it pays to have a superb mobile site.

But that doesn’t mean you have to design a separate site for mobile users. You just need to get mobile responsive. Here’s a beginner’s guide to get you started.

The good news about redesigning your site

Ten years ago updating your website was a pain in the neck.

You needed to know how to code, work your way through PHP files without blanking your site, and dish out a few hundred dollars.

Not today.

It’s almost as easy as pushing a button. Take it from this writer (who I know for a fact can’t code his way out of a wet paper bag).

Yes, even I updated two personal blogs in eight hours over two days. Most of that time was spent fussing over the position of buttons or rewriting the tagline to make it snap on the page.

And on a scale of one to 10, my anxiety level while messing with this “technology” was about a … one. I get more anxious trying to request a book from my library.

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