How to create and deliver tweetstorms the easy way

How to create and deliver tweetstorms the easy way

The tweetstorm is here to stay, but Twitter's native interface isn't friendly towards the multi-tweet approach. I love Twitter and its 140-character limit, but sometimes I have far more to say than can fit in the space of a few sentences. For those times, I usually turn to Facebook, write a blog post, or yell at my plants. As an alternative, some employ the infamous “tweetstorm” as popularized by venture capitalist and web browser pioneer Marc Andreesen. Tweetstorms are basically multiple tweets that go together to complete a single thought and are usually numbered.

Typing tweetstorms into Twitter’s web interface or your typical mobile client is a pain since you can only type out one tweet at a time. That’s why it’s handy to know about two free web apps that make tweetstorming easier.

Like anything else that uses Twitter, both of these web apps require you to login with your Twitter account via OAuth.


WriteRack starts off with a simple blank space for composing up to 30 tweets worth (4,200 characters) of Twitter-worthy prose. All you have to do is start typing and WriteRack will chop up your writing on the fly into tweet-sized chunks complete with numbering.
If you’ve already composed your prose in a text editor or word processor you can also copy and paste it into WriteRack’s text box. At first, anything you post into WriteRack will appear as a regular chunk of text. Then if you start typing something at the end of your composition (such as a hashtag) WriteRack will chop it all up into tweet-sized bits for you.

After you’re done typing or pasting your prose, you can go back and edit your work before publishing. Just hit the Post Tweets button at the bottom to see a preview, then hit the same button again to post to Twitter.

WriteRack is free to use, but there’s also an optional $10 annual subscription. Premium users get several additional features such as setting a time interval between tweetstorm postings, a limit of 100 tweets instead of 30, and the ability to write and save drafts.
WriteRack requires you to register an email with the service as part of its efforts to combat Twitter spam.
Little Pork Chop
Built by prolific developer, RSS 2.0 creator, outlining advocate, and podcasting pioneer Dave Winer, Little Pork Chop is a fantastic free web app for tweetstorming. Like WriteRack, you can type out or paste your tweetstorms into the site’s text entry box.
The text entry area is small to start, but you can enlarge it manually by hovering over the lower right corner with your mouse then clicking and dragging the corner. Little Pork Chop shows you a preview of your tweets on the fly in a window below the text entry area. WriteRack, by comparison, chops up your tweets into bits within the text box itself.

Personally, I prefer Little Pork Chop’s approach since you can type in one area and see your changes reflected in another. If you don’t like the site’s division of tweets you can easily create your own by hitting the Enter key at the point where you’d like to end a tweet. This will automatically take all the text after the line break and auto-chop it into more tweets. You can keep on breaking up your tweets for better reading flow using this method.

Little Pork Chop also has a few extra features you can manage by clicking the settings cog on the left-hand side. Here you can set a specific hashtag to appear after every tweet, set a time interval between tweetstorm tweets, send your tweets in reverse chronological order, and get an RSS feed of your tweetstorm.

The pain with Little Pork Chop is that it’s not a sign-up and go affair like WriteRack is. Instead, you first have to be approved by Winer by leaving a comment on this blog post on his site (Disqus registration required). He will then check you out and decide whether or not to approve you. Like WriteRack’s requirement for your email address, Winer’s whitelist approach is his way of deterring spammers from using the service.

It’s not clear if Winer has set a user limit on how many people will be approved to use Little Pork Chop.

Creating a tweetstorm is not always a simple thing to do, but these two free tools make it much easier.

Reinstall Office 2013 after an Office 2016 upgrade on Windows 10

Reinstall Office 2013 after an Office 2016 upgrade on Windows 10

Microsoft Office 2016 is the most recent version of Microsoft’s productivity apps. While updating your Office apps from 2013 to 2016 you have to follow some key steps. In the process you may experience some compatibility issues. Normally, when your attempt to install Office 2016 fails, an error message typically tries to explain the cause. However, in certain cases troubleshooting it, does not resolve the issue. The best practice option then is to switch back to the old version. This post outlines the steps involved in switching back or reinstall Office 2013 after an Office 2016 upgrade on Windows 10.

Reinstall Office 2013 after an Office 2016 upgrade

Open the WinX Menu in Windows 10, and click on Programs & Features.
Right-click the Office application you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.
Now, sign in to your My Account page and deactivate the Office 2016 installation.
To reinstall Office 2013, from your My Account, choose Install.

Hit the Language and install options button.

Next choose Additional install options.

Then, select Office 2013 (32-bit) or Office 2013 (64-bit) from the drop-down under the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office section, and hit Install button.

Thereafter, click Run.

Please note here that if you haven’t removed Office 2016 before attempting a reinstall of Office 2013, you’ll receive a notification reading as A newer version of Office is installed on your device. You’ll need to uninstall Office 2016 before you can continue.

The install will occur in the background. Upon noticing the option “You’re good to go”, choose All done.

Once, you have installed Office 2013, you’ll receive notifications to upgrade to Office 2016. Dismiss the notification at that time, and it will disappear until the next time you launch an Office 2013 application.

The good point about Office 2013 and Office 2016 is that when you create a document using an Office 2016 application and send it to someone who’s using Office 2013, the recipient can open and edit the document in Office 2013. The same holds true for documents going from Office 2013 to Office 2016.

How to Increase Domain Authority

How to Increase Domain Authority

Did you ever wonder why some sites rank for terms and queries even if they have written it at a later date and have less information than you?

This is where domain authority comes into play.

Domain authority not only helps you to rank for keywords but also makes your site appear authorities to search bots that mean whatever you write is considered important. And this indirectly means more followers, more sponsored post requests, and more value of your blog.
If you wanted to know how to increase your domain authority, this is where you will get it all.

In this post, I will explain all you need to take care while thinking to improve your DA. But before taking you for an information splash let me explain the core concept of domain authority.

What is Domain Authority?

Domain authority is a logarithmic score (ranging from 0-100) by Moz, which predicts how well a domain (web page) will rank in the search engine results. It is based on some other factors like Moz Rank, Moz Trust, social signals, linking root domains, total backlink profile, user experience, site loading time, traffic, etc.
Scoring a DA of 30 from 20 is easier than getting it to 90 from 80. Often authoritative sites like Wikipedia, Facebook and Google itself enjoy the ultimate DA score of 100. But that doesn’t mean sites with DA 50-90 are considered inferior.

It is a comparative value which means your site might see a degradation of domain authority if it is not updated or does not hold the quality signals true.

Domain Authority Vs Page Authority

Domain authority must not be confused with page authority that is a completely different metric. While domain authority gives you the ranking of the site as a whole, page authority is the score of that single page in question.

Domain authority is constant across the whole site, but page authority changes across sub-domains of the same root domain.

Domain Authority Factors

Domain authority shows how strong your site is as compared to others in SERPs rankings. It has nearly dozens of factors that are considered while calculating DA, so it is hard to influence DA with just concentrating on any one factor. Here is a complete guide on how to increase your domain authority. I have explained the factors that are the key players in deciding the DA of a site.
Domain authority is calculated on the basis of so many factors out of which the following play a vital role and is in our control:

Linking root domains: Domain Authority is highly dependent on the number of domains (or sites) linking to you. It means getting a 100 links from one domain in no better than getting 50 links from 50 different domains. It looks for how many sites are linking to your site and that indirectly helps to increase the value of your site. 
Moz Rank: Mozrank of a website is based on its link profile and ranges from 0-10; the higher, the better. Mozrank emphasizes quality backlinks meaning a few link backs from high-quality sites is considered better than a large number of backlinks from poor quality sites.
Moz trust: Moztrust is like Moz rank but it focuses on your proximity with authority links. Moztrust checks how well you have connections and networks with trusted websites. If a website linking to you is being linked to any authority site you are benefitted.

Suppose site A has linked my article on domain authority in its blogging resources post and this post is linked by some authority sites like a .edu site or search engine journal it’s my site that gets a bump in Moztrust. 
Quality content: Quality content is the key to any rankings in the SEO world. When you write quality content, your tends to rank more, which means more people will be linking to it. This indirectly means a rise in your authority and ultimately in your DA.  
Social signals: This one is also a factor related to increasing your site’s domain authority. By social signals, it means the total number of shares and likes your articles get on the social platform.
Take it this way, when people share your content across social media, it means they like the article that was helpful to them. This means your site should be considered an authority. 
Search engine friendliness: With SEO, your site will appear in the SERP for search queries more frequently. This means more people will read it and thus your authority increases.

How To Increase Your Domain Authority?

Domain authority is essential in terms of having your search engine rankings. If you have a domain authority that is very less, say 10-20 you wouldn’t be ranking well for your focused keywords. In the same way having a better DA score can do well if you are looking for more authority and you rank for more terms. This indirectly means you get better monetization offers through paid posts.

If you want to increase domain authority, you need to keep the following points in mind.

#1. Earn links from more sites:

Link building is always considered wrong, but you can earn links for you. As “the number of root domains linking” is a major factor to boost your domain authority, try to get more and more sites linking to you.

Writing helpful content and case studies that help your audience can get you more backlinks than just writing random stuff. Here are 2 guides to earn organic backlinks to your site, the right way.

What Is a “Good Link Profile” and How Do You Get One? This article explains how can you get a link profile that Google loves.
19+1 Ways To Cleverly Get Natural Backlinks To Your Blog: This is a detailed article discusses the top and innovative 20 ideas to earn natural backlinks to your site.

#2. Start marketing your content:

Content marketing is the new game in the blogging world. You need to market your content to increase its reach. The more eyes on your content, the more will it help the readers and hence more link backs, more social shares, and more authority. Read below guides to getting started in content marketing.


The Advanced Guide To Content Marketing. Here is everything you need to know about content marketing and taking benefits from it.
8 Expert’s Tips On How To Market Your Content. This is a round-up post where 8 influencers revealed their content marketing strategies. 6th influencer shared cool advice.

#3. Not only diversification, but you also need a clean link profile:

While having a variety of sites linking to you might seem lucrative at first, they always are not in good terms with standard search engine optimization practices. You need to put a check on spammy and very low-quality sites linking back to you. This also applies to the forums and community link backs that Google considers improper.

Do not indulge in improper SEO practices like buying links, site wide link ads, or linking from low-quality sites.
If at all you fall prey to negative SEO attack, and too many low-quality sites link to you, disavow them. You need to check regularly your Google Webmaster tool for seeing who is linking to you.


Negative SEO Case Study: How to Uncover an Attack Using a Backlink Audit. Read this article on SearchEngineWatch where Marcela explained how to recover blog from negative SEO.

#4. Build a well-planned internal link structure:

Internal links are said to have occurred when a link in an article takes you to another related article on the same site. In other words, interlink all your posts to have better on page SEO and finally an improved domain authority.

Here are certain points to keep in mind while internal linking.

Use a variety of anchor texts. Do not overuse a given anchor text and do not use exact anchor texts.
Set an optimum number of links within a post.
While internal linking an article, beware you don’t interlink too many posts so that the number of links on a given page rises reasonably. Try to maintain a balance between your external links and internal links within a page.

To quote Google on how many links we should have per page,

  • When we thought about how many links a page might reasonably have and still be under 100K, it seemed about right to recommend 100 links or so. If a page started to have more than that many links, there was a chance that the page would be so long that Google would truncate the page and wouldn’t index the entire page.

So, it would be better not to overload a page with too many internal or external links whatsoever.


Internal Linking SEO – What, Why and How? A must read article for everyone who wants to know more about internal linking and the right way to do that.

Smarter Internal Linking – Whiteboard Friday. A video tutorial by Moz that explains the concept of doing internal linking safely. You can watch the video below without leaving this page.

#5. Write epic content and nothing less than that:

When you want to prove your authority, you need epic content that no one can beat. Epic content in the sense; content that provides value to the readers.

You need to write posts after reading that your reader might not wander anywhere else for the same problem. Avoid duplicate content issues. If you have a post that is somewhat similar to an existing one or is an updated version of it, use the rel="canonical" feature to point out search engines to the source of the article.

Use Google trends and Buzzsumo to find topics that are trendy and in demand. Then write a relevant and detailed post on it. If you cannot write on a topic that is new, simply take up any article that has good rankings but has chances of improvement and then apply Brian Dean’s skyscraper technique to rob him of his rankings.

The final say here is to prove your authority no matter what.

How to Write High-Quality Content? Read some solid tips here to know the right way of writing epic content that rocks all the time. What Type of Content Should You Publish To Increase Your Blog Traffic? Check out the 9 types of content that you can publish on your blog to massively increase your blog traffic. 
How To Write SEO Friendly Blog Post? Not only the quality, but SEO friendliness is also very important to get your content rank and reach to wider audience. Read this post to know how to optimize your articles for better organic ranking.

 #6. Off page SEO:

To have positive search engine optimization, you need to have proper off page SEO too. The major points your off page SEO strategy should include is:

Guest posting: Guest posting for link building is dead. But it has far more benefits than just link building. You get tons of eyes on your skills, increase the reach of your content, and can prove your authority in the niche; all through guest blogging. Read here about guest blogging concept in detail.
Social bookmarking sites: Social bookmarking sites will help your content reach audiences beyond your readership. This means global viewers and more readers. It will surely improve your domain authority as these readers would reshare your content (remember you have to make them share your epic content). Read how to do social bookmarking.
Blog Commenting: Blog commenting is a great way to get more link backs to your site. It has many more benefits like stealing your competitor’s readership with your thoughtful and relevant comments. Here are some more tips on increasing comments on your blog.

#7. Social media optimization:

When you are wise, you wouldn’t want to put all your eggs in one basket. Having total dependency on search engines would be foolishness. In fact, social media can give you referral traffic and brand value too.

Use social media to market your content and reach more audience. The more the people affected by your writing, the more the authority of your articles.

Get people to share your content by writing great content. Also, use sharing buttons for making social sharing a cake walk for your readers. You can also try paid advertising to reach more dedicated readers.

Being active on social media can also help you brand your blog that will indirectly increase your fan following. Increasing fan count is directly proportional to your authority. You may be interested to read these two awesome articles from this blog:


The Unofficial Guide To Get More Twitter Followers. A very long post that explains how you can get more targeted Twitter followers instantly.7 Tips To Increase Google Plus Followers. We can’t ignore Google plus for our blog’s promotion. Read this post to know how you can easily increase your followers on Google plus.

#8. Increase user friendliness of your site:

All SEO, every social plugin, and even awesome content, everything is nothing without your readers. If you want readers to your site, you have to make your site user-friendly. No one would like a site that loads for ages. Keep your site load time under 2-3 seconds or even lesser.
Do not jam-pack your site with ads that pop up now and then. And increase white space by removing clutter from your site.

#9. Have patience, let your domain grow:

Domains don’t grow, at least not lengthwise. You need to age them. Keep working on your site patiently and you will see your rankings improving with time. You can use this domain age checker tool by Webconfs to check your or other’s domain age.
How To Check Your Domain Authority?
You can check your domain authority by using the official toolbar from Moz. Alternatively, you can calculate your domain authority by going to opensiteexplorer.

What is a Good Domain Authority Score?

Domain authority is a number, and you can always hope to increase it. Anyone with a DA score of 10 would want to achieve 20 in the next update, and similarly someone with DA 52 would hope to make it 75 the next time. So it’s a relative factor.
Having a domain authority of above 50 is often considered an achievement and your blog reaches the influential zone. However, it is not the zenith. Industry experts enjoy a DA ranging from 70-78 or even 80, but that’s again with aged domains being active since 8-10 years.

So to cut the long topic short I would say, don’t chase numbers. Work towards proving your readers a better experience (steps mentioned above) and work towards increasing your domain authority with each update.

How To Stream And Play PC Games On iPhone Or iPad

How To Stream And Play PC Games On iPhone Or iPad

Gaming on iOS is pretty well catered for by the myriad of titles on the App Store, but some games just don’t tend to arrive on mobile devices, and if you’re a sucker for a first-party title that will never see the light of day on an iPhone or iPad, then you’re generally out of luck. That’s not strictly true all of the time, though, because if you have a PC with one of a handful of NVIDIA graphics cards inside it, you might be in luck.

A new app available on the App Store called Moonlight Game Streaming takes advantage of NVIDIA’s GameStream technology, which allows PC games to be streamed to another device using WiFi or the internet. The device essentially becomes a screen and controls while the heavy lifting is carried out by the PC carrying the NVIDIA card.

It’s similar to the PS4 and Vita’s Remote Play, or Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming, and it apparently works well. Now there’s an unaffiliated iOS app, which should mean PC games are playable on an iPhone or iPad, assuming the game supports GameStream, of course.

Gamers can download the Moonlight Game Streaming app for free from the App Store, and it’s open source too, which should make some people feel all warm and fuzzy. So long as you have a beefy network connection, you should be good to go. The list of supported NVIDIA graphics cards reads:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700/800/900 series desktop or mobile GPU (GT-series not supported)
NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) 2.2.2 or higher

Obviously, the elephant in the room here is the iPhone and iPad’s lack of buttons, but if you really do need to play your PC games on an iOS device and have the required kit (like one of those MFi certified controllers, or any bluetooth controller with Controllers for All tweak) to make this particular brand of magic happen, then Moonlight Game Streaming could be what you need. It’s worth a try, at least – it’s free, after all!

(Download: Moonlight Game Streaming for iOS on the App Store): DOWNLOAD HERE

How to stop Windows 10 from saving files to OneDrive

How to stop Windows 10 from saving files to OneDrive

If you don't watch out, Windows 10 will put your documents, music, and photos automatically into its cloud service.

If you prefer to stay local, you need to do two things: You have to move the files back to the traditional library folders. And you have to change some settings to avoid this problem in the future.

First, you need to unhide your data libraries. In File Explorer, select View > Navigation Pane >Show libraries

Next, go to and expand the Libraries section in File Explorer’s navigation pane. You’ll find it below This PC.

Click Documents under Libraries. The files and folders displayed will be clearly divided into two sections. One of them, probably the first one, will have the name OneDrive in its path.

Drag your files and folders from the OneDrive section to the other one.

If you used OneDrive at all before moving to this computer, make sure you don’t move anything that you actually want to keep in OneDrive. As a general rule, don’t move any Internet Shortcut files.

Your files are now stored locally and only locally. But you need to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Right-click Documents in the Navigation pane (I’m referring to the Documents library, not any of the folders listed below it) and select Properties. In the resulting dialog box, select the local location (probably C:\Users\yourname, where yourname is your login name) and click Set save location button.

When you close the dialog box, your local Documents folder will be your default Documents folder. While both folders will be part of the library, new files will default to being saved locally.

Repeat moving the files and changing the library settings for your Music, Pictures, and Videos libraries.

How to remove Bing from Microsoft Edge

How to remove Bing from Microsoft Edge

Maybe you like Google. Or Yahoo. Or DuckDuckGo. Choosing your own search engine just takes a few steps.

Microsoft, of course, would rather you used its Bing search engine in its browser running inside its operating system. But you don’t have to. Even if you'd prefer to stay with Microsoft’s browser, you can change that browser’s default search engine.

I’ll give you instructions for both Internet Explorer 11 and Edge.

Microsoft Edge

Just about any search engine works here, including DuckDuckGo.

First, go to your preferred search engine’s main page. You don’t have to do anything there. You just have to bring up the page in Edge. Then follow these instructions:

1. Click the menu icon (three dots) in the top-right corner and select Settings.

2. Scroll down the Settings panel, then find and click the View advanced settings button.

3. Scroll down the Advanced settings panel to “Search in the address bar with.” Click the pull-down menu. You’ll find two options: Bing and . Click

4. Here’ you’ll find all of the search engines you’ve visited. Select the one you want and click Add as default.

That’s it. Edge will now default to your favorite search engine.

Internet Explorer 11

In Internet Explorer, go to the Internet Explorer Gallery webpage. Scroll down a bit, and you’ll find a block of add-ons. Some of them, such as Google and Yahoo, will be clearly labeled as Search.

Here’s the unfortunate part: If your preferred search engine isn’t on this page, you can’t make it your default. You can make Google or Yahoo your default.

Click your preferred search engine (or at least the best in the group). This will take you to another webpage, where you can click the Add to Internet Explorer button.

In the resulting Add Search Provider dialog box, check Make this my default search provider and click Add.

That’s it: you’ve changed Internet Explorer’s Search provider.

How to reset Windows Update to default in Windows 10

How to reset Windows Update to default in Windows 10

If you are facing problems while downloading or installing Windows Updates on Windows 10 / 8 / 7, you definitely want to run the Reset Windows Update Components Tool from Microsoft. This Reset Windows Update Agent will reset & repair all WU related components & registry keys, detect corruptions, replace corrupted system files, fix corrupted system image, reset Winsock settings and so on.

Reset Windows Update Components Tool Once you have downloaded the tool from Microsoft, right-click on it and select Run as Administrator. You will see the following prompt.

To continue with the process, type ‘Y’ and press Enter to get the following screen.

This tool will let you do the following:

Scan all protected system file and replace the corrupted one’s (sfc /scannow)
Scan, detect and repair corruptions in Windows system image
Clean up superseded components
Reset Windows Update components
Change invalid values in Windows Registry
Delete temporary files

The tool also allows you to carry out the following operations:

  1. Open Internet Explorer settings
  2. Search for Windows Updates
  3. Explorer for local or online solutions
  4. Restart your PC.

Type the number mentioned against the operation you want to carry out and hit Enter.

I decided to type 4 to reset the Windows Updates components. Once you do that, you will see several message – a few of which I have displayed below in the image – where you will see Services being stopped, Services being started, cleanup work being executed, etc.

Once the operation is completed you can press any key to continue. Doing so will take you back to the main screen where you can carry out other operations, if you wish.

Once done, you should restart your Windows computer.
This tool works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 10 and can be downloaded from TechNet.

Windows Update Troubleshooter is another tool that can help you fix Windows Update problems. There are also several other links at the end of that post that can help you troubleshoot Windows Update problems.