Sunday, July 31, 2016

Are You Promoting Your Blog on Your Owned Online Real Estate Only - It is a Big Mistake

Ryan Biddulph  wrote this point in

If you are only using your blogs and social media profiles, you are ignoring a big online space which can be yours if you make some effort. Comment on others blogs, write guest posts, share others' social media posts and comment on them.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cumulative Visits for A to Z Blogging Challenge April 2016 Posts

NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2016 - Reflection by NRao

1 August 2016 - 5136
16 June - 4221
29 May - 3214
25 May   -  2956
30 April 11.30 pm  - 2581
6  April 10 am               1569
4 April night 10.50pm - 1459
1st April Morning:  917
27 March           :  660
26 March 2016  :  531

I can expect 5000 hits by end of the event. Only 50% of the target is reached. But I was busy during the month with other activities related to the job.

Updated on  1 August 2016, 16 June 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

A to Z of Blog Promotion and Marketing Using Search Engines and Social Media


New Additions to the collection

5 Common Blogging Mistakes Which Will Haunt You

Are You Promoting Your Blog on Your Owned Online Real Estate Only - It is a Big Mistake

Other New Additions to the collection

The posts in this challenge are part of BLOG PROMOTION TIPS series posts

Getting Traffic to Blog - Essential Activity of Bloggers Along with Writing.

100+ Things to Do to Promote Your Blog and Increase Visitors

Blog Promotion Series - 

A to Z  Blog Promotion Strategies and Tactics - A Collection From Blogosphere


1. Access Top 10  Posts of My Blog
Are You Promoting Your Blog on Your Owned Online Real Estate Only - It is a Big Mistake


2. Build and Develop Your Google+ Page
Blogger Outreach: How to Get Influencers to Promote Your Content for Free
Blog Production and Marketing – Trade Guide  - Daily Paper from Paper.Li


4. Communicating About Your Blog on  Twitter


5. Do You Participate Actively in Your Linkedin Commuity? and other communities
Developing a Social Media Strategy For Bloggers & Writers


6. Energize Your Google+ Community


7. Facebook Communities Can Make Very Good Contribution - Other Online Communities also.


8. Go Once in a While to Others' Blogs and Know What They Are Doing in Innovative Way


9. Hoising Your Google+ Pages
How To Promote Your Blog With 105 Content Promotion Tactics
Help people find your blog
How We Grew Our Website Traffic By 5,000%+ In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)
How To Make And Repurpose Evergreen Content
How to Get to Know Your Readers (and Give them What they Want)

11. Interact with Your Twitter Followers

12. Journalise Your Involvement in Linked Communties

13. Kinship and Tribes in  Google+ Community

14. Likes of FaceBook - Value

15. Make Comments in YouTube videos related to your blogs

16. Notify Your Blog Posts in Social Media

18. Offer Your Comments to the Tweets of People You Follow.

19. Publicize Your Community Relevant Posts in Linkedin Communities

20. Quotes Are Appreciated in Google+ Communities, FaceBook and Linkedin

21. Recognize the Best Efforts of Community Members in FaceBook  Communities, Google+ and Linkedin
Research Reveals Success Tactics of Top Bloggers: 11 Trends


23. Toast to Your Blog Posts in  Social Media Pages
The Science of Blog Post Promotion [Infographic]
The Day After: 11 Things to Do After You Publish a Post
Toast to Your Top Blog Posts Every Year
The role of technical SEO

25. Understand You Twitter Followers

26. Visit Your Linkedin Communities and Learn From Them - Appreciate The Persons Who Made Good Posts

27. Wonderful Results from Google+ Community Blog Promotion

28. X-factors in Blog Success

29. Yorkers in Blog Promotion

30. Zeal Required in Blogging to Make it a Success

Blog Posts Starting with Numbers

5 Common Blogging Mistakes Which Will Haunt You
35+ Bloggers Share Their Top Secret Strategies for Google+ Traffic
37 Proven Methods To Increase Blog Traffic And Boost Engagement

100+ Blogging Tools For 2016, Categorized

My Popular Blogs

Management Theory Review  ---- Million+ page view blog

India Information           --Million+ page view blog

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center

Hindi Hit Films and Songs

Add Me To Your Social Network

Twitter       -          @knoltweet

Facebook  -            Kvssnrao

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This blog post was started as an index

Index to NRao Blogs A to Z April Blogging Challenge Posts

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Updated  31 July 2016,   10 July 2016  19 June 2016, 12 June 2016,  2 June 2016, 30 April 2016,  March 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

National Gold Medal Award for Use of Knol to Support Courses at NITIE, Mumbai, India

Dr. Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. , Professor, NITIE, Mumbai, India, who was using blogs to create study materials and also using them disseminate student created learning materials appreciated the power and potential of Knol platform early and created number of course knols and encouraged the learners to post their assignments on knol.

What are the unique features of Knol?

1. Wiki technology.

Wiki technology makes collaboration possible and also makes it easy. Groups of authors can come together and write articles or prepare lists.

2. Author identification

Very essential for identification of course plans and course materials by individual faculty members. Also when students post their assignments, author identity is very essential. Author identity on a popular  wiki platform is a unique feature of Knol. Google's ownership makes it a popular platform. Authors join it without hesitation once they appreciate its utility.

3. Scope for diverse articles on the same topic.

Different faculty members from different institutions have to post their materials and course plans. Hence the platform must have the willingness to support many different knols/articles/essays on the platform. Another distinct feature of the knol that makes it ideal for use by faculty members.


Facilitates interaction among learners, subject faculty, other faculty of the same institute, other faculty of different institutes, alumni, and practitioners. Provides evaluation of learning of any institute by a global  community

5. Knol Collection Facility

Provides an ability to assemble Globally best study material support for any course.

Gold Medal Award Winning Initiative at NITIE, Mumbai, India



The unique features of Knol were put to good use at NITIE, Mumbai, India by Prof Narayana Rao, Prof T. Prasad and Prof S.M. Dhume. They built communities of learning in their subjects. The learners liked the initiative and involved themselves enthusiastically in posting their assignments on knol and in participating in the online discussions. They gave a positive feedback on the exercise.

The initiative was presented for innovation award event of Association of Indian Management Schools Management Education Convention 2010. The initiative was appreciated by all present and it was awarded the Gold Medal. The professors are motivated by the recognition and are now in the process of promoting the idea among 2500 B-schools of India in the first instance through personal presentations in these institutes as well as through online media. Invitation was already given to these professors to visit engineering institutes and promote the concept there also.

More details about the concept of communities of learning and the presentation made at the AIMS convention are available in Community of Learning and Practice on Knol.

Presentation on Use of Knol at NITIE on 23.10.2010

Use of Knol to Facilitate Faculty to write custom course material and Learners to develop useful content for peers as well as summaries of books, articles and papers




Updated on 30 July 2016,  23 March 2012

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tips to Self Publishing Authors

April 2015

Simple Steps to Self-Publishing Success

Website Errors and Fixes

Blogs and Websites can have errors. So knowing and fixing them can be important.

This is an interesting post from a website with focus on errors.

One more post.

Blog Posts by Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. in June 2016

June 2016 Posts by Narayana Rao

RIO 2016 Olympics - Schedule - Brazil Time
Creating Lean Corporations - Jeffrey Morgan - Book Information
Evolution of Lean Philosophy from Industrial Engineering Philosophy
Yoichi Ueno - Japanese Leader in Efficiency - Productivity Movement
Rear Admiral Takuo Godo - Productivity Promoter in Japan
Productivity Movement in Singapore

Journal of Optimization in Industrial Engineering (JOIE) Winter 2016
Industrial Engineering Methods - Classified Articles with Links
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume II, 1907-1912 - Book Information
Industrial Engineering Methods - Case Studies
Social Media Marketing for Blogs
Python Programming Language

Text Processing and Hive - Blog Post Collection
Best Business Analytics and Intelligence Blogs
Increasing and Helping Your Blog Followers
Google's Advice and Suggestions to Bloggers and Website Owners
IoT - Internet of Things - Innovative Uses - News Letter - June 2016
Success Stories of Industrial Engineers

Learn Marathi Conversation - Videos - Collection 2
Bees Sal Baad - 1962 Super Hit Bollywood Film - Video
International Day of Yoga
Future of Industrial Engineering
System and Human Dimensions of Industrial Engineering - H. Harold Bass
Industry Week Updates on Manufacturing Technology, Management and Productivity

A to Z Blog Writing - Blogging Tips
A to Z 2016 Blogging Challenge - 801 to 900 Blogs Revised List
4 June Telugu NRUTube Video Theater - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Birthday Special
Building India - Make in India - Expand Public Sector
What is Social Media Optimization and Social Media Marketing?
Birthdays - Telugu Film Personalities

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Continue Blogging for Satisfaction - Even if No Money or Fame Comes

Saroja Vasanth expressed the journey of a writer well in a blog post.

not getting any richer or not becoming any famous, still finding the joy of writing my thoughts

Stay motivated!

Happy writing! 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Digital Media Information 2016

Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin Communities Can Make Very Good Contribution to Your Blog Success

FaceBook and Linkedin (also Google+) communities can make very good contribution to your blog traffic. Even though in earlier days I have not found much traffic from these communities, I observe in recent days good number of visits from FaceBook Communities.

One needs to select a community which is relevant to the blog and become a participant of the community. One need not repeat often that only very relevant posts get the response. Just because you are posting a link does not mean traffic. There are many more bloggers out there in the community doing same. So You need to plan your promotion effort. I am going to say in the later post specially that one has to understand the needs of the members of a community. Understanding the needs of potential consumers is marketing. In product marketing we specially emphasize marketing concept. It is valid in blogging also. If you can find out what readers want and then write your blog will be read by large number of people. But then also you need a vehicle through which you can communicate that you have a blog and made such and such blog post. Say understanding the requirement does not mean that you will not communicate with the potential readers further. You need to inform them and show the way to access your content. That means that you have to share the link.

I did read some blogger saying they get more than 50% of visits from social media. Now I am also getting similar visits on some days or weeks.

For the Blog Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center

Referring Sites



You can see the contribution of FaceBook and Linkedin this week ending 5 May 2016

For the day 26 May 2016, the contribution of FaceBook community to Industrial Engineering Blog is
308 hits

One more instance where hits from FaceBook communities were significant

Blog India Information  for the 4 June 2016


But bloggers have to participate actively and understand the community's needs.

Do You Participate Actively in Your Linkedin Commuity? -Blog Promotion Activity

Recognize the Best Efforts of Community Members in FaceBook Communities

Visit Your Linkedin Communities and Learn From Them - Appreciate The Persons Who Made Good Posts

10 July 2016
Today I came across a post on utilizing Google+ communities for Blog Promotion. I recommend the blog post to all bloggers. It has ideas from more than 35 bloggers. But go through all of them to get convinced of the importance of Google+ and know more acceptable ways of sharing your blog posts.
One person says 80 - 20 is the rule. You have to share 80% others posts and 20% your posts. At least we have to do 50 - 50. So remember every time you share your blog post, share a post of a member from the community. Also share some interesting article from other sites. Such a discipline may make it 66 - 33 and it may be good.

35+ Bloggers Share Their Top Secret Strategies for Google+ Traffic

My twitter account  @knoltweet   Follow me and I shall follow back and we can continue the AtoZ relationship on Twitter.

It is an A to Z Challenge Blog Post
NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

Basic Understanding of Basics of Marketing will make you a better marketer of your blog.

Updated  10 July 2016,  5 June 2016, 27 May 2016, 6 May 2016
First published on 6 April 2016 as A to Z challenge post.