Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys for Web Analytics Use

Shortcut Keys
F2 Edit the selected cell.
F5 Go to a specific cell. For example, C6.
F7 Spell check selected text or document.
F11 Create chart.
Ctrl + Shift + ; Enter the current time.
Ctrl + ; Enter the current date.
Alt + Shift + F1 Insert New Worksheet.
Shift + F3 Open the Excel formula window.
Shift + F5 Bring up search box.
Ctrl + A Select all contents of the worksheet.
Ctrl + B Bold highlighted selection.
Ctrl + I Italic highlighted selection.
Ctrl + K Insert link.
Ctrl + U Underline highlighted selection.
Ctrl + 5 Strikethrough highlighted selection.
Ctrl + P Bring up the print dialog box to begin printing.
Ctrl + Z Undo last action.
Ctrl + F9 Minimize current window.
Ctrl + F10 Maximize currently selected window.
Ctrl + F6 Switch between open workbooks / windows.
Ctrl + Page up Move between Excel work sheets in the same Excel document.
Ctrl + Page down Move between Excel work sheets in the same Excel document.
Ctrl + Tab Move between Two or more open Excel files.
Alt + = Create a formula to sum all of the above cells
Ctrl + ‘ Insert the value of the above cell into cell currently selected.
Ctrl + Shift + ! Format number in comma format.
Ctrl + Shift + $ Format number in currency format.
Ctrl + Shift + # Format number in date format.
Ctrl + Shift + % Format number in percentage format.
Ctrl + Shift + ^ Format number in scientific format.
Ctrl + Shift + @ Format number in time format.
Ctrl + Arrow key Move to next section of text.
Ctrl + Space Select entire column.
Shift + Space Select entire row.
CTRL+PgUp Switches between worksheet tabs, from left-to-right.
CTRL+PgDn Switches between worksheet tabs, from right-to-left.
CTRL+SHIFT+( Unhides any hidden rows within the selection.
CTRL+SHIFT+) Unhides any hidden columns within the selection.
CTRL+SHIFT+& Applies the outline border to the selected cells.
CTRL+SHIFT_ Removes the outline border from the selected cells.
CTRL+SHIFT+~ Applies the General number format.
CTRL+SHIFT+$ Applies the Currency format with two decimal places (negative numbers in parentheses).
CTRL+SHIFT+% Applies the Percentage format with no decimal places.
CTRL+SHIFT+^ Applies the Exponential number format with two decimal places.
CTRL+SHIFT+# Applies the Date format with the day, month, and year.
CTRL+SHIFT+@ Applies the Time format with the hour and minute, and AM or PM.
CTRL+SHIFT+! Applies the Number format with two decimal places, thousands separator, and minus sign (-) for negative values.
CTRL+SHIFT+* Selects the current region around the active cell (the data area enclosed by blank rows and blank columns).
CTRL+SHIFT+: Enters the current time.
CTRL+SHIFT+” Copies the value from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the Formula Bar.
CTRL+SHIFT+Plus (+) Displays the Insert dialog box to insert blank cells.
CTRL+Minus (-) Displays the Delete dialog box to delete the selected cells.
CTRL+; Enters the current date.
CTRL+` Alternates between displaying cell values and displaying formulas in the worksheet.
CTRL+’ Copies a formula from the cell above the active cell into the cell or the Formula Bar.
CTRL+1 Displays the Format Cells dialog box.
CTRL+2 Applies or removes bold formatting.
CTRL+3 Applies or removes italic formatting.
CTRL+4 Applies or removes underlining.
CTRL+5 Applies or removes strikethrough.
CTRL+6 Alternates between hiding objects, displaying objects, and displaying placeholders for objects.
CTRL+8 Displays or hides the outline symbols.
CTRL+9 Hides the selected rows.
CTRL+0 Hides the selected columns.
CTRL+A Selects the entire worksheet.
If the worksheet contains data, CTRL+A selects the current region. Pressing CTRL+A a second time selects the current region and its summary rows. Pressing CTRL+A a third time selects the entire worksheet.
When the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula, displays the Function Arguments dialog box.
CTRL+SHIFT+A inserts the argument names and parentheses when the insertion point is to the right of a function name in a formula.
CTRL+B Applies or removes bold formatting.
CTRL+C Copies the selected cells.
CTRL+C followed by another CTRL+C displays the Clipboard.
CTRL+D Uses the Fill Down command to copy the contents and format of the topmost cell of a selected range into the cells below.
CTRL+F Displays the Find and Replace dialog box, with the Find tab selected.
SHIFT+F5 also displays this tab, while SHIFT+F4 repeats the last Find action.
CTRL+SHIFT+F opens the Format Cells dialog box with the Font tab selected.
CTRL+G Displays the Go To dialog box.
F5 also displays this dialog box.
CTRL+H Displays the Find and Replace dialog box, with the Replace tab selected.
CTRL+I Applies or removes italic formatting.
CTRL+K Displays the Insert Hyperlink dialog box for new hyperlinks or the Edit Hyperlink dialog box for selected existing hyperlinks.
CTRL+N Creates a new, blank workbook.
CTRL+O Displays the Open dialog box to open or find a file.
CTRL+SHIFT+O selects all cells that contain comments.
CTRL+P Displays the Print dialog box.
CTRL+SHIFT+P opens the Format Cells dialog box with the Font tab selected.
CTRL+R Uses the Fill Right command to copy the contents and format of the leftmost cell of a selected range into the cells to the right.
CTRL+S Saves the active file with its current file name, location, and file format.
CTRL+T Displays the Create Table dialog box.
CTRL+U Applies or removes underlining.
CTRL+SHIFT+U switches between expanding and collapsing of the formula bar.
CTRL+V Inserts the contents of the Clipboard at the insertion point and replaces any selection. Available only after you have cut or copied an object, text, or cell contents.
CTRL+ALT+V displays the Paste Special dialog box. Available only after you have cut or copied an object, text, or cell contents on a worksheet or in another program.
CTRL+W Closes the selected workbook window.
CTRL+X Cuts the selected cells.
CTRL+Y Repeats the last command or action, if possible.
CTRL+Z Uses the Undo command to reverse the last command or to delete the last entry that you typed.
CTRL+SHIFT+Z uses the Undo or Redo command to reverse or restore the last automatic correction when AutoCorrect Smart Tags are displayed.
F1 Displays the Microsoft Office Excel Help task pane.
CTRL+F1 displays or hides the Ribbon, a component of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface.
ALT+F1 creates a chart of the data in the current range.
ALT+SHIFT+F1 inserts a new worksheet.
F2 Edits the active cell and positions the insertion point at the end of the cell contents. It also moves the insertion point into the Formula Bar when editing in a cell is turned off.
SHIFT+F2 adds or edits a cell comment.
CTRL+F2 displays the Print Preview window.
F3 Displays the Paste Name dialog box.
SHIFT+F3 displays the Insert Function dialog box.
F4 Repeats the last command or action, if possible.
When a cell reference or range is selected in a formula, F4 cycles through the various combinations of absolute and relative references.
CTRL+F4 closes the selected workbook window.
F5 Displays the Go To dialog box.
CTRL+F5 restores the window size of the selected workbook window.
F6 Switches between the worksheet, Ribbon, task pane, and Zoom controls. In a worksheet that has been split (View menu, Manage This Window, Freeze Panes, Split Window command), F6 includes the split panes when switching between panes and the Ribbon area.
SHIFT+F6 switches between the worksheet, Zoom controls, task pane, and Ribbon.
CTRL+F6 switches to the next workbook window when more than one workbook window is open.
F7 Displays the Spelling dialog box to check spelling in the active worksheet or selected range.
CTRL+F7 performs the Move command on the workbook window when it is not maximized. Use the arrow keys to move the window, and when finished press ENTER, or ESC to cancel.
F8 Turns extend mode on or off. In extend mode, Extended Selection appears in the status line, and the arrow keys extend the selection.
SHIFT+F8 enables you to add a nonadjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys.
CTRL+F8 performs the Size command (on the Control menu for the workbook window) when a workbook is not maximized.
ALT+F8 displays the Macro dialog box to create, run, edit, or delete a macro.
F9 Calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks.
SHIFT+F9 calculates the active worksheet.
CTRL+ALT+F9 calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks, regardless of whether they have changed since the last calculation.
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9 rechecks dependent formulas, and then calculates all cells in all open workbooks, including cells not marked as needing to be calculated.
CTRL+F9 minimizes a workbook window to an icon.
F10 Turns key tips on or off.
SHIFT+F10 displays the shortcut menu for a selected item.
ALT+SHIFT+F10 displays the menu or message for a smart tag. If more than one smart tag is present, it switches to the next smart tag and displays its menu or message.
CTRL+F10 maximizes or restores the selected workbook window.
F11 Creates a chart of the data in the current range.
SHIFT+F11 inserts a new worksheet.
ALT+F11 opens the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor, in which you can create a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
F12 Displays the Save As dialog box.
ARROW KEYS Move one cell up, down, left, or right in a worksheet.
CTRL+ARROW KEY moves to the edge of the current data region in a worksheet.
SHIFT+ARROW KEY extends the selection of cells by one cell.
CTRL+SHIFT+ARROW KEY extends the selection of cells to the last nonblank cell in the same column or row as the active cell, or if the next cell is blank, extends the selection to the next nonblank cell.
LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW selects the tab to the left or right when the Ribbon is selected. When a submenu is open or selected, these arrow keys switch between the main menu and the submenu. When a Ribbon tab is selected, these keys navigate the tab buttons.
DOWN ARROW or UP ARROW selects the next or previous command when a menu or submenu is open. When a Ribbon tab is selected, these keys navigate up or down the tab group.
In a dialog box, arrow keys move between options in an open drop-down list, or between options in a group of options.
DOWN ARROW or ALT+DOWN ARROW opens a selected drop-down list.
BACKSPACE Deletes one character to the left in the Formula Bar.
Also clears the content of the active cell.
In cell editing mode, it deletes the character to the left of the insertion point.
DELETE Removes the cell contents (data and formulas) from selected cells without affecting cell formats or comments.
In cell editing mode, it deletes the character to the right of the insertion point.
END Moves to the cell in the lower-right corner of the window when SCROLL LOCK is turned on.
Also selects the last command on the menu when a menu or submenu is visible.
CTRL+END moves to the last cell on a worksheet, in the lowest used row of the rightmost used column. If the cursor is in the formula bar, CTRL+END moves the cursor to the end of the text.
CTRL+SHIFT+END extends the selection of cells to the last used cell on the worksheet (lower-right corner). If the cursor is in the formula bar, CTRL+SHIFT+END selects all text in the formula bar from the cursor position to the end—this does not affect the height of the formula bar.
ENTER Completes a cell entry from the cell or the Formula Bar, and selects the cell below (by default).
In a data form, it moves to the first field in the next record.
Opens a selected menu (press F10 to activate the menu bar) or performs the action for a selected command.
In a dialog box, it performs the action for the default command button in the dialog box (the button with the bold outline, often the OK button).
ALT+ENTER starts a new line in the same cell.
CTRL+ENTER fills the selected cell range with the current entry.
SHIFT+ENTER completes a cell entry and selects the cell above.
ESC Cancels an entry in the cell or Formula Bar.
Closes an open menu or submenu, dialog box, or message window.
It also closes full screen mode when this mode has been applied, and returns to normal screen mode to display the Ribbon and status bar again.
HOME Moves to the beginning of a row in a worksheet.
Moves to the cell in the upper-left corner of the window when SCROLL LOCK is turned on.
Selects the first command on the menu when a menu or submenu is visible.
CTRL+HOME moves to the beginning of a worksheet.
CTRL+SHIFT+HOME extends the selection of cells to the beginning of the worksheet.
PAGE DOWN Moves one screen down in a worksheet.
ALT+PAGE DOWN moves one screen to the right in a worksheet.
CTRL+PAGE DOWN moves to the next sheet in a workbook.
CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE DOWN selects the current and next sheet in a workbook.
PAGE UP Moves one screen up in a worksheet.
ALT+PAGE UP moves one screen to the left in a worksheet.
CTRL+PAGE UP moves to the previous sheet in a workbook.
CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE UP selects the current and previous sheet in a workbook.
SPACEBAR In a dialog box, performs the action for the selected button, or selects or clears a check box.
CTRL+SPACEBAR selects an entire column in a worksheet.
SHIFT+SPACEBAR selects an entire row in a worksheet.
CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR selects the entire worksheet.
If the worksheet contains data, CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR selects the current region. Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR a second time selects the current region and its summary rows. Pressing CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR a third time selects the entire worksheet.
When an object is selected, CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR selects all objects on a worksheet.
ALT+SPACEBAR displays the Control menu for the Microsoft Office Excel window.
TAB Moves one cell to the right in a worksheet.
Moves between unlocked cells in a protected worksheet.
Moves to the next option or option group in a dialog box.
SHIFT+TAB moves to the previous cell in a worksheet or the previous option in a dialog box.
CTRL+TAB switches to the next tab in dialog box.
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB switches to the previous tab in a dialog box.

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Top 5 Tips to Improve SEO in Web Design

To promote a company product and to get massive quality traffic, all what an online business website at first needs to do is please the ‘search engine’. Therefore, for every web marketing strategy what holds primary importance these days is to increase relevance and usability of the website in the eyes of search engines.
There always has been a close connection between web design and SEO. Inclusion of certain specific elements into the design of website can produce a positive impact on the Search Engine Optimization. Let us now have a quick look into some of the easy and effective web designing strategies to optimize the website ranking.

Top 5 tips to improve SEO in Web Design:

Design that induces Emotion

Instead of conveying mere information, make the website eye catching that grabs user’s attention at once and persuade them to go in detail of the website content. The way you design your website also depicts character of your company. A visitor becomes interested to browse more web pages and also feel like to contribute content only when the website can create an emotional pull.

Go Blog

Blogs not only create opportunity to add fresh content from time to time but also make the website interactive. Through blogging you get a chance to keep users updated about company news as well as this provides visitors a chance to post their comment and ask queries regarding company products.

Make each Page Special

Each web page has to be designed in a way that makes it different from the previous one. Search engines check content of every website to rank it properly on search engine results. Therefore to get higher ranking each pages should be different not only from other websites but also from other pages of the same site. It also makes the webpage contents more interesting to the visitors. So, make sure to provide fresh content and information at each web page.

Apply Meta tags

Do not forget to use Meta description tags. Meta tags appear on the search engine result pages and give primary idea to the user what the website contains. Therefore create Meta tag carefully, use keywords that are relevant and informative. The fact must be kept in mind that search engines cannot understand the graphical interface of webpage; they look for the first impression in Meta tags.

Go for info graphics

It is certainly one of the latest found trends that have changed the online content presentation approach. Info graphics is attractive, compelling and easy to comprehend. Instead of simple textual presentation application of info graphics makes content more interesting.
Source: CuteRank

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Improve Search Engine Ranking

The first and foremost way to increase website traffic, promote your product and to get the best possible result out of carefully crafted internet marketing strategy is through better search engine ranking. Higher search engine ranking ensures higher placement in the search engine result. This means when a user search for information related to the product your company offers, your website will appear on first few top pages. The more visibility a website gets on search engine result the more chances will be there to connect with wider scale of audience.

Importance of Search Engine Ranking:

• The fact is search engine results are more trusted by worldwide users than any other form of online advertising.
• If a company website doesn’t appear on top 30 pages of search engine result, there will be less chances of the website being found.
• Higher ranking in search engine result ensures to attract wide range of distinct visitors apart from the existing customers.
• Finally, search engine ranking to a large extent determines the amount of web traffic to your website.

Top 8 ways to improve Search Engine Ranking:

Content is king

An old phrase but still so true! Write content that is fresh and original. Write in a way that lures audience to read till the end. Search engine ranking depends to a large extent on how unique and valuable content you provide for users. Don’t forget to update the content at regular intervals.

Be careful about keywords

Selection of keywords is a tough call, no matter how easy it seems. Use keyword that is relevant to your content. Use long tail keywords instead of too short and general one. However, don’t stuff keywords too many times into a webpage. This will not only going to make it read poorly but also search engine will rank it lower in the page result.

Say ‘yes’ to backlinks

Go for backlinks. This increases popularity of website and as well as facilitate page ranking. Though the main concern is, backlinks should come from popular and relevant websites. page rank suffers if web links come from unpopular websites which look like spam to search engine. Therefore select backlinks carefully.

Use proper URLs

You already know you can’t use spaces in URL but don’t use underscores either. Use dashes instead. Apart from that for better result register URL with major search engine and directories. Finally, use simple URL structure.

Go social

We all know the role social networking sites play today. So go social, use the platform to promote your products and stay connected with customers. Sign up into sites like Facebook or twitter; create online forum and discuss about company news online. This will increase quality traffic to your website.

Make proper page title

Use relevant keywords in page title. The title should be prepared in a way that tells the user what the content is all about. It should be written in a way that catches the attention of user at once.

Know your target users

To attract visitor’s traffic what primarily important is, to know the target audience. Unless one have a clear idea about the market it’s impossible to deliver.

Keep it simple

Use of flash, improper metatag code should be restricted. Make it simple, original, relevant and useful.

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Google+ gathers steam; 18% users from India

Search giant Google’s social networking foray, Google+, is steadily gathering steam, owing primarily to users in India and the United States. Within weeks of its launch, the site, which is still in its beta phase (one needs to be invited to join it), has seen nearly 20 million users signing up. According to Comscore data, the number of unique Google+ visitors stood at 19.93 million between June 29 and July 19. Users from the US and India — 5.31 million and 2.85 million, respectively — emerged as the top countries on Google+. Another 0.87 million users were from the United Kingdom, 0.71 million from Germany, and 0.5 million from France.

Google has not commented on the Comscore data. However, last week, Google chief executive Larry Page had said there were “over 10 million Google+ users”.While announcing the company’s quarterly results, he said, “Google+ is only in field trials and has limited access, as we scale the system. Users have to be invited to sign up with a profile in order to use it…There’s also a tonne of activity. We are seeing over one billion items shared and received in a single day. Our +1 button is already all over the web. It’s being served 2.3 billion times a day.” Still, Google+ numbers pale in comparison with Facebook users — over 750 million. Even micro-blogging site Twitter accounts for over 200 million registered accounts.

However, Google remains the market leader. According to a ComScore press release in May, Google became the first company to ever record one billion visitors in a month across all its properties, which include the search engine, YouTube and maps, with Microsoft coming second (a little over 900 million users). Google+ indexed around 4.5 million users on — a directory of Google+s users that sorts users by criteria such as location, occupation, relationship status and popularity. Around 55 per cent of the users were from the US and 18 per cent (six per cent in round one of the indexing) from India. While the actual numbers could not be confirmed, 18 per cent of the estimated 20 million global users are from India. also says Google+ is dominated by techno-savvy users. With 29 per cent engineers, 17 per cent developers and 14 per cent software designers on Google+, the site is drawing information technology professionals from across the globe. Companies like Infosys, IBM, Accenture and Google are among the top five represented on Google+. In the last three weeks, ‘Google+’ was the most searched keyword by Indian users on search engines. Users from Hong Kong came next, followed by UAE, Pakistan and Thailand. Users from the 25-34 age group accounted for 38.37 per cent of all visits (for the four weeks ending July 14), according to data.

Idealab founder Bill Gross said, “I think Google is doing a great job by listening to users and working like crazy to improve Google+.” In another update on his Google Plus page, Gross says, “Can’t wait to see what Google+ has in store for brands. I think it is going to be great. I think it’s GREAT they are thinking about it this way — that brands/companies and individuals are different.” Pinstorm founder Mahesh Murthy and co-founder Seedfund believe Google+ scores heavily over Facebook.

“On Facebook, everything you say is to everybody, while on Google+, it’s easy to build groups or circles of different people — family, colleagues and alumni — and only share content with the group you want to share it with.” Google’s earlier attempts to grab the social networking space saw feeble success. It could not create a ‘Wave’, generate a ‘Buzz’, nor make Orkut grab eyeballs in markets outside Brazil and India.In India, Orkut has been steadily losing marketshare to Facebook. Compared with Facebook’s 31 million users, Orkut has around 18 million.


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Cognizant Set to Replace Wipro as India‘s Third Largest IT company

Analysts say that Cognizant’s focus on faster growth rates and market share gain with lower margins has helped it close the gap with Wipro.

IT major Cognizant is all set to replaceWipro to become the country’s third largest IT services provider when it announces its results on August 2. 

Wipro on Wednesday reported IT services revenues at $1.408 billion for the April-June quarter. This is about $40 million less than Cognizant’s April-June quarter revenue guidance of $1.45 billion. 

JP Morgan analyst Tientsin Huang, in a report on Cognizant dated July 15, drew a revenue estimate of $1.46 billion for the company in the April-June quarter. Huang expects an upside in revenues because of Cognizant’s track record of reporting premium growth in the June quarter and its more favorable regional mix (larger proportion of North America). Cognizant’s $1.45 billion April-June guidance is also greater than the lower end of Wipro’s July-September revenue guidance of between $1.436-1 .464 billion. 

The underlying business fundamentals for the IT sector are healthy as the recently announced strong quarterly earnings of TCS , IBM and Accenture suggest. Therefore , Cognizant is expected to meet if not beat its guidance. The weakness that Infosys’s and Wipro’s results exhibit is more a reflection of company-specific issues as against market fundamentals. 

Ankur Rudra, IT analyst at Ambit Capital , said that historically Cognizant has given a conservative guidance and has a good record of beating it. “There is a good momentum to their business with some good client wins. They are likely to surpass Wipro’s revenues in the April-June quarter,” he said. 

Srishti Anand, IT sector analyst at Angel Broking, said that they forecast Wipro to grow at 13.5% for the 2011-12 fiscal. Cognizant, which reports on a calendar year basis , is expected to grow at around 29% to $5.92 billion in 2011. “This means that Wipro will not be able to catch up with Cognizant in the foreseeable future,” she said. 

Given the expectations of a April-June quarter upside, JP Morgan analyst Huang estimates that Cognizant could increase its calendar year 2011 revenue growth guidance to over 31%. “We see very little downside to current guidance of 29% + even if the macro environment deteriorates to the extent it did in late 2008/ early 2009,” the report added.

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Facebook, Social-Media

Facebook Adds Videos, Photos & Link Previews to Comments

Facebook has made commenting a richer experience by adding video, photo and website info. It’s a small change, but a rather cosmetic one.
This would have been particularly useful for me the other day. A friend had posted something on Facebook about Weezer, and I felt the urge to tell that friend that the band was hosting a cruise in January. So I commented with a link to a story about the event. The result? An ugly, sprawling URL marring her wall.
This week though, Facebook made a small tweak to cure this. Now, when you comment on a post with a URL, Facebook will pull in a video player, a thumbnail or an overview of the website that you’re linking to. You can also choose to nix the preview.
The change isn’t life-altering, but it certainly makes your wall much lovelier.


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Digital-Marketing-Information, Facebook, Social-Media

Facebook Bans Advertiser Pushing Google+ Follows

Hundreds of new Google+ users are now following Johnson’s account, but it isn’t because of his ad. Rather, it’s because it has been revealed that Facebook banned his ad account.

Facebook Bans Google Plus Ad

He went on Google+ and asked people what they thought of his idea before he ran it. Interestingly, Facebook offers an option of putting your ad in front of people interested in Google – who knows how long that will last now that they are in competition.

Is Mark Zuckerberg protecting his number one follower status on Google+, or is Facebook just banning ads for Google’s new social network competitor?

Facebook has already blocked migration tools allowing users to port their connections at Facebook over to Google+. Now it appears they are getting aggressive in the ad department.

As Johnson notes on his Google+ page, Facebook banned his entire advertising account and gave the following reason – or lack of reason:

“Your account has been disabled. All of your adverts have been stopped and should not be run again on the site under any circumstances. Generally, we disable an account if too many of its adverts violate our Terms of Use or Advertising guidelines. Unfortunately we cannot provide you with the specific violations that have been deemed abusive. Please review our Terms of Use and Advertising guidelines if you have any further questions.”

The advertising guidelines at Facebook state they “may refuse ads at any time for any reason, including our determination that they promote competing products or services or negatively affect our business or relationship with our users.”

Banning his entire account seems a little stiff and suggests Facebook is actually concerned with Google’s current social project.

Johnson has gotten more than he could ever have hoped from this Facebook ad. One of his posts at Google+ has 984 pluses, is being shared over 1,000 times, and has 350 comments. If Facebook had just let this one go, it may not have gotten so much attention.

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Digital-Marketing-Information, Facebook, Social-Media, Submission-Resources

List of the Best Social Networking Websites 2011

Facebook (World website Rank: 2 | Social Networking Rank: 1)
Facebook is a social network service and website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of July 2010[update] Facebook has more than 500 million active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students

Twitter (World website Rank: 9 | Social Networking Rank: 2)
Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read other users’ messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user’s profile page.

LinkedIn (World website Rank: 22 | Social Networking Rank: 3)
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 2 November 2010 (2010 -11-02), LinkedIn had more than 80 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide

MySpace (World website Rank: 37 | Social Networking Rank: 4)
MySpace is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California. Myspace became the most popular social networking site in the United States in June 2006. According to comScore, Myspace was overtaken internationally by its main competitor, Facebook, in April 2008. Myspace employs 1,000 employees, after laying off 30 percent of its workforce in June 2009

Digg (World website Rank: 122 | Social Networking Rank: 5)
Digg is a social news website. Formerly, the site’s cornerstone function consisted of letting people vote stories up or down, called digging and burying, respectively, but as of Digg v4, the “bury” function has been removed. Digg’s popularity has prompted the creation of other social networking sites with story submission and voting systems. The website traffic ranked 122nd by as of November 13, 2010. Quantcast estimates Digg’s monthly U.S. unique visits at 15.1 million

Orkut (World website Rank: 86 | Social Networking Rank: 6)
Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google Inc. The service is designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Although Orkut is less popular in the United States than competitors Facebook and MySpace, it is one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil.

Hi5 (World website Rank: 135 | Social Networking Rank: 7)
Hi5 is a social networking website. The company was founded in 2003 by Ramu Yalamanchi. Quantcast reports Hi5 has 2.7 million monthly US visitors and 46.1 million global visitors

Badoo (World website Rank: 137 | Social Networking Rank: 8)
Badoo is a multi-lingual social networking website, managed out of a London headquarters, but owned by a company in Cyprus. The site allows users to create profiles, send each other messages, and rate each other’s profile pictures at no cost, but charges fees for features which are designed to make the user’s profile more visible to other users, thereby increasing the opportunities to attract attention. Charging for these enhanced visibility features is the site’s primary business model.

Badoo includes a geographic proximity feature, which identifies users’ locations based on analysis of their network connection. This lets users know if there are people near to their current location who may wish to meet.

StumbleUpon (World website Rank: 159 | Social Networking Rank: 9)
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds the best of the web, recommended to each unique user. It allows its users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.

Ning (World website Rank: 159 | Social Networking Rank: 10)
Ning competes with social sites like MySpace, Facebook and BigTent by appealing to people who want to create their own social networks around specific interests with their own visual design, choice of features and member data. The central feature of Ning is that anyone can create their own social network for a particular topic or need, catering to specific membership bases.

At its launch, Ning was a free-form platform for the development and hosting of open-source “social applications.” The source code for Ning applications was available to users, and the service made it easy for anyone to fork a Ning application, modify its PHP code and run it as their own. Applications included photo albums, blogging software, and many for sharing business reviews. In late September 2006, Ning narrowed its focus to offering a group website, a photos website, and a videos website for people to copy and use for any purpose.

NetLog (World website Rank: 271 | Social Networking Rank: 11)
Netlog (formerly known as Facebox and Bingbox) is a Belgian social networking website specifically targeted at the European youth demographic.
The site was founded in July 2003 in Ghent, Belgium, by Lorenz Bogaert and Toon Coppens, and as of September 2010[update] has 70 million registered users across 25 languages. On Netlog, members can create their own web page, extend their social network, publish their music playlists, share videos, post blogs and join groups.

MeetUp (World website Rank: 519 | Social Networking Rank: 12) (also called Meetup) is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games, movies, health, pets, careers or hobbies. Users enter their ZIP code (or their city outside the United States) and the topic they want to meet about, and the website helps them arrange a place and time to meet

Friendster (World website Rank: 701 | Social Networking Rank: 13)
Friendster is a social networking website. Its headquarters are in Morgan Hill, California. The service allows users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts. The website is also used for dating and discovering new events, bands, and hobbies. Users may share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via their profile and their network.

Friendster has over 115 million registered users and over 61 million unique visitors a month globally. The website receives approximately 19 billion page views per month, and is in the top 600 global websites based on web traffic.

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