3 Sad Things That Would Happen If You Change Your Domain and How To Avoid It

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  Changing one's domain name to another can be a scary move especially if you've been using the domain for a very long time and it is of no doubt that what makes it scary is those Things that one would lose if the step is taken. However as scary as it might sounds, changing domain name does have its own BENEFITS which i currently believe does outweighs the CONS if one make the move for a right reason.
    The Pros when you change your domain name to a new one include but not limited to;
  • Giving you another chance to choose a better suited domain name as Not all of us did make the right choice in the first place when choosing a domain name for a site.
  • Additionally it also gives the chance to insert keyword in the new domain name as search engine loves that!
  • etcetera...

  I recommend you check my previous post on 5 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Domain Name to have a better view of the advantages involved likewise why you should change.  To cut the story short, below are the major sad things one would lose if the domain name is changed.





1. Identity - The internet is like a very big city where there are different buildings in which your site is one of them. The building is where people can enter and find out more about whom you are, likewise what you offer.  And Your DOMAIN NAME is the ONLY thing, like an address that which people can use to locate your building.
      Changing your domain is like changing your identity. And Although everything can still remain the same; your site's design, contents, BUT the domain name which is the address can make it hard for people to recognise your building amidst other MILLIONS of other  Building.
In one word, changing your domain name is like losing your identity.


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2. Blog's Traffic - This is one of the most painful thing if one changes his/her domain name especially a domain name that had been existing for a long time. When you change your domain name, whenever a visitor type in your old domain name in a bid to access it, the visitor would be served with an error page since it has been changed.
This would make him/her unable to check through your contents and when this happen, only few might bother to contact you via social channels like facebook or twitter to ask for the new url.

Hence, when you change your domain name, its surely going to have a BIG impact on your blog's traffic.

And Finally.......

3. Search Engine Ranking - Search engine doesn't like BROKEN LINKS and UNAVAILABLE PAGES thus making them to alter their effect on a site that has these issue. And when you change your site's domain name, there would be lots of broken links if you have been using the previous domain URL in majority of your blog posts.
    WHEN this happen and people were unable to access your site, its surely going to have a negative effect on your blog's SEO.

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So above are the Major 3 Sad Things That Would Happen If A Domain Name Is Changed DIRECTLY.
  But Hey, Good NEWS!
Do you know you can still change your domain name and not lose these things?
   Want to know how? Check my post on Redirecting a Domain Name to Another ,  using Namecheap

 If you find the process a little more technical,
 Wanted to do that of another Domain name Registrar,
Or just don't wants to get your hands dirty doing it,
 You can simply contact me todo it for you at an affordable price . 

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Whatsapp Video Calling Feature Finally Activated!

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Whatsapp messenger is one of the fastest, (or should i say the fastest) social instant messaging app being widely used nowadays.
   Whatsapp which was founded by Brian Acton, a former employee at Yahoo Inc. in 2009 and later acquire by Facebook in February 2014 according to Whatsapp Review and Founders had been making recent awesome developments so as to the application become more flexible for its users.

   To cap it all, after so much questions from social network users as to whether whatsapp got/or has introduced video calling, the social networking app FINALLY made a great big change by introducing whatsapp video call!


Before now, lots of people had been curiously waiting for this video calling feature to be available on the whatsapp messenger and majority were disappointed when it wasn't introduced on time. According to my little research, the majority of those who eagerly search for this development were mostly android users.


     And i believe the search must have been so intense that it buzz to the ear of the current owner of Whatsapp, which is Mark Zuckerberg, also owner of Facebook


  At first the whatsapp team introduced whatsapp video call invite in which whatsapp users were to invite each other. Few days ago, i tried to video call a whatsapp friend and the response was the 'Whatsapp Video Call Invite' notifications which simply implies they're still working on it.

  Then recently, i heard that whatsapp has started video call feature from a friend of mine, and to be candid, at first, i didnt believe. This was because i had tried the option like less than 72hours ago to the time i heard it, and the feature didn't work!


To see things for myself, i logon to my whatsapp account on the morning of 18th November, 2016 and hit the VIDEO CALL option to a friend. And oh yes, it workssssssssssssss!!!

  So if you've been doubting as to whether video Call has started on whatsapp, this is to inform you from NetSocialBlog.Com that WHATSAPP HAS NOW OFFICIALLY SfTARTED VIDEO CALL CHAT! 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Domain Name Now!

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Its not a new thing that a blogger can think of changing his/her domain name even after having been using the domain name for a long time. Although some bloggers and webmasters have manage to stuck to their domain name for years without thinking of changing it, or maybe they thought of changing it but just decides to dump the idea of doing so.

  I guess by now, you might wonder that why would a blogger ever thought of changing his/her domain name? Well, am going to list the reasons below on this post and additionally, why you should also do so too.

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  Incase you're not familiar with what it is, a DOMAIN NAME is simply the URL that a site can be accessed with, taking for instance, this site you are currently viewing can be accessed with its DOMAIN NAME via www.netsocialblog.com. Having now knew about what a domain name is, lets discuss about the reason as to why you might want to change your domain name.

5 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Domain Name Now!

  1. Name Too Long - Just because domain registrar gives the opportunity to register as long as 63 characters for a domain name still doesn't imply one should use all of the characters. What i mean by this is that you shouldn't let your domain name be too long for the sake of your readers.
        For example; www.itsallaboutyoulivinghealthyandbeingwealthy.com can be a pain in the neck for visitors whom wanted to type the URL due to because of its lengthy characters.

     If you check around the blogosphere, its certain you'll hardly find a domain name on the web which the url has like 34 characters. Hence if your domain has a very loooooong characters as at now, its advisable to change it, as the earlier the better.
  2. Domain Unrelated to the Site Contents - One of the interesting and best part about a site is when the  domain name is related to what its content is all about. Although not that all domain name sounds similar to what they're all about, taking for instance; Google - the biggest search engine doesn't have any tech related word in its domain name, Google.com

       However lets take the imaginary case of a site with the domain name as www.HealthTipsExample.com. Basically, visitors would be expecting to find contents and articles pertaining on health tips since that's what is inclusive in the URL.
        But what if readers visit www.HealthTipsExample.com and only for them to find posts on Entertainment and Music? I'd bet that wouldn't looks cool even not only to readers, but also to (search engines).

       Hence it is best to ensure your blog URL tally with your site's content. If your URL is www.HealthTipsExample.com , its advisable to blog on the health niche and not something else entirely. If you feel you can't do that, CHANGE YOUR DOMAIN NAME! 
  3.  Using Personal Name vs Unpredictable Future - The future is unpredictable and there are high chances that when you build your site to a certain height, you MIGHT want to sell it. Maybe someone bid for it at an irresistible offer, or you just do not want to manage it anymore due to time and personal choices.
       Now what if you use your personal name as the domain name, that would make it more complicated to transfer ownership to another person.

        You might want to ask me that what about those whom use their name as url like 'FunmyKemmy.Com, 'SisiYemmie.Com, 'BerryDakara.Com, etcetera but the truth is these people are building their brand using their blog and domain name.
        IF YOU DO NOT VISUALIZE YOURSELF managing your site and domain in 5years to this time, then its best to not use your personal name as the domain name so you can be able to easily transfer the ownership to another person. 
  4. Complicated Domain Name - Tell someone to spell 'Facebook' for you and at least, 8 out of 10 person would spell it right! Not because of its popularity though, but because the domain name is VERY EASY to spell, thus making it easy for people to type the URL.

       Why making your domain name so much complicated that after giving like 10 people, hardly would 4 of them got it right. An imaginary example of such a complicated domain name is www.twifandersimbianjava.com | Some people go as far as using ALL OF THEIR NAMES as domain name thus making it very long and complicated.

       I understand that you're trying to have a unique domain name but this is not a good idea if you make it MORE difficult to guess right. When your URL is NOT complicated, this would enable your visitors to remember easily in the future if they wants to visit your site again.
  5. Domain Name Sounds TOO Familiar With An Existing Domain Name : Just because you wanted your blog to be known doesn't mean you should get a domain name that is very related to an existing and populous domain name, NO. The easiest way to make your site popular is by driving traffic to it through this 5 major methods. When you have a domain name that sounds too similar with an existing domain especially a populous one, your readers might quite often confuse your domain name with that of the populous domain name.

   BOTTOM LINE - And there goes the 5 top reasons which should make you change your domain name.  Like i earlier mentioned, Changing one's domain to another is not a new thing, Don Caprio of Geek.NG had done it, i had also too ( i mentioned it in the about Us section of this blog ) . 
  Its all about ensuring its the right choice and Remember the earlier you did this, the better!

    However, i must warn you that when you change your domain name, there are some things that you're going to lose especially if you've been using the current domain name for a long time. I'll be talking about those things in the nearest future.
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P.S - If you're interested in changing your domain name to a new one without losing those things, OR you just wants to get a new one, you can CONTACT ME HERE and lets get started. 


  Leave me your comment on what you think about changing one's domain name, i'll like to hear your thought on this.

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Having Nokia Certificate Problem With Your Phone? Here's The Solution

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The thing is; No matter how advanced your phone device is, there sure would be a time, sooner or later when it will acts weird and might require a phone engineer to do the repairing for you. But what if you found yourself in a situation whereby you repair your phone and after repairing it, you later not quite long, had trouble with some of your phone's functionality?

This is exactly what happened to a Nokia phone's device which was unable to connect to the internet browser successfully, after the phone was flashed. The response i was getting was something like 'security and date settings' but after a series of attempt and background research, i traced the bug and found out it has something todo with the 'Nokia Phone's Certificate'.

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To not take much of our time, i wanted to show you on this post what initially occur that made me to flash the phone likewise how i fixed it.



The trouble started when the phone was on a low battery status and after i was unable to charge it as soon as possible, the phone shuts down itself which is the normal process for all mobile phone devices whenever they've run out of battery level. So after some hours that i was able to see a source of power, i connects my phone's charger to the mobile device and it was charging. Then later, the unexpected happen!

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After some couple of minutes close to like an hour that the phone has been charging, i removed it from the power source and press the 'ON button' so as to power it on. The phone responds but instead of booting in, it does not boots in but only shuts itself down again. I tried this multiple times before deciding to give the phone to a mobile phone engineer who said the only way that could make it work back is to FLASH THE PHONE.
To FLASH a phone simply means to reset its Operating System. To know more about flashing a phone, i suggest you read this article at WikiHow on What it Means, and How To Flash A Phone.

Having no Option, i accepted and the Engineer went ahead to FLASH the phone but After it was done, i discovered anything related to using the Internet browser wasn't functioning and the reasons are usually 'Certificate issue, Connection and Date Settings'. Since i've already left the place before i discovered the hitch, i decides to try and see if i can troubleshoot it and that if i could not, i would simply take it back to the Engineer to make re-adjustment.

Having been given a response earlier that the fault lies within 'connection settings, date settings and certificate issue', i checked the connection and date settings several times and despite that they were well sets, the error still persists.

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Then i moved on to the Authority Certificates which can be found in the Security Settings of the Device and with careful and thorough checkup, i found out the error was a result of the certificate being replaced and installed on the phone.

=> Although i tried a series of attempts to troubleshoot it, the one that finally worked was when i reverse the date settings of my phone back to a year ago. I mean instead of leaving the date as the year 2016, i had to sets it to 2015 and it was after i did that, that the internet browsers started working successfully!<=

And there goes the Nokia Authority Certificate Bug i recently faced and how i overcome it. So whenever you're facing nokia certificate issue, simply revert the date of your phone back and see if it will works out.
Don't forget to share this post with friends, save the headache as they might be facing the same issue:)

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Etisalat Sms Delivery Failed? Try This Message Centre Number

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I recently tried to send a text message on my phone using the etisalat network service provider but all i could got back was a FAILED DELIVERED MESSAGE.
I checked the recipient's number to make sure i didn't made a mistake in which the number was okay, and am also sure i still have the etisalat mobile credit. After a THOROUGH SEARCH, i found out it was because of the etisalat message centre number nigeria settings in my device!





Generally, there are only 2 MAJOR reasons that could cause a mobile text to fail in deliver and that is either the recipient's number is incorrect or there is insufficient mobile credit to deliver the message.
But in this case when there is mobile credit on your phone and the recipient's number is correct, then there is 85% probability that the fault lies with the TEXT MESSAGE SETTINGS which is usually the centre number.



How I Resolve Message Sending Failed Using Nigeria Etisalat Message Centre Number


When the case of mine occured, that is; message sending failed, i later found out the fault was actually from the incorrect centre number and All i did to fix it was the below 3 Steps!

  1. Step 1 - Goto the MESSAGE CENTRE NUMBER SETTINGS
  2. Step 2 - Change the name to 'Etisalat'
  3. Step 3 - Then to the centre number, and insert the correct etisalat nigeria message centre number which is (+2348090001518) into the number field and click on SAVE!
After i followed these steps mentioned above, i then resend the message i earlier sent which was unable to deliver and VIOLA! The message was now sent successfully! So whenever you are having trouble with message being sent on your phone from your etisalat line, just goto the centre number settings to see if its correct and if you find out its incorrect, simply follow the steps i mentioned in this post and insert the correct nigeria etisalat centre number and everything will work perfectly back! Have you once faced the issue of Incorrect message centre number? Feel free to Share with me how you discovered and solved it! You might also want to read: Unable to make Calls despite having Mobile Credit? Try this to fix it!
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A Beginners Guide To Affliate Marketing and Programs

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What Is Affliate Marketing and How Does It Works?
Affliate Marketing Online simply means promoting products and/or services from an affliate program and earning commission from the sales you made. This simply means that whenever you gets a sale from the products you promote, you would be rewarded with a comission.

On this Post, I hope to share as much as possible the details you need to know about affliate marketing, likewise some of the top affliate programs you can Join and how you can earn money from it.


Disclaimer: This post contains some affliate links which i may earn comissions at no extra fee for you



What actually gave birth to this post was the question asked by someone who said she would like to know about how affliate marketing works.
Although i've once briefly mentioned about an affliate program on this blog before but since its an affliate program i talked about and not affliate marketing, hence i decides to come up with an article that would clarify and with better explaination.



How To Make Money With Affliate Program


  • Like i earlier said, Affliate program pays per commission. So before you can make money with an affliate program, you have to be able to make sales from your promotion.
    In one word, NO SALES, NO COMMISSION!



Best and Top Affliate Programs Especially For Newbies

There are lots of affliate programs out there which you can participate in but i've streamline and listed below some of them which you can Join to earn money. So whether you're a Tech Blogger, Webmaster, or Lifestyle Blogger, You're definitely going to find the one that suits you from the list below.



  1. Kaymu Jumia Affliate - Kaymu Jumia Affliate Program was recently launched in this year 2016 and offers different products which you can promote. The products which you can promotes from your dashboard includes Phones, Computers, Fashion Accessories and Co | You can CLICK HERE To register for Kaymu Affliate Program
  2. Namecheap Affliate Program - Namecheap is an Accredited Domain Registrar which offers products like Domains, Hosting, e.t.c | If you are unfamiliar with what Namecheap isn all about, i have once talked about it HERE as one of the best domain name registrar.
    Namecheap Affliate Program is okay for Blogger in the Webmasters Niche as domains and hosting are related to the Niche |You Can Join Namecheap Affliate Program Here and scroll to the to footer of their site where you'll see a link with Affliates.

There are also couple of Other affliate programs out there which you can join and they all boils down to your choice and your site's niche. However i would recommend you choose an affliate program that fits into your niche because this would make the products you promote related and looks good for your readers.


How To Get Started In Affliate Marketing


  • Once you've decide on the affliate program you would like to use, all you need to get started is to just Signup with them. However Some affliate programs usually do a MANUAL REVIEW (like Kaymu, Konga and Jumia) whilst some would accept you instantly as long as you have an account with them. (like Namecheap).
    After you had been accepted into their program, you would be then be able to login into the affliate dashboard and also given an affliate link which you can use for promotion. There are other form of promotion tools which you can use, usually in form of Text ads, Banners or Both.
    When people buy products via your affliate links, you'll receive a commission and after reaching their payment threshold, you can now withdraw your earnings!



    I believe this post must have solved the confusing part about affliate marketing/program for you. If not, simply use the comment box below to ask questions and i'll reply asap
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    The 5 Stages Involved Before Writing A Blog Post On NetSocialBlog

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    Hey,
    Yo!
    I hope you're doing good over there? ;) As for me, I've recently been busy here and there working on random important things like my first podcast as mentioned in this post and also currently designing a blog for a client. However i've made a decision that whenever i am to compose a post here on NSB, it will have to be something a little bit personal related to my blogging life.
    After thinking to and fro, i later thought of sharing a post on Behind My Blogging Scenes or aren't you guys curious to see the process involved before a post goes LIVE on NetSocialBlog? hahaha:)

    Before i start off, Let me remind you guys first that as at the time of publishing this post, am currently a MOBI-Blogger [ click here to find out what that means ] and due to the nature of my device, i had to undergo a kind of little bit complicated process which am going to mention below, before a single post could be published on this blog.

    To make things easier and not cluttered, i had arranged those Steps taken into Stages. Check them out below!

    Writing A BlogPost On NetSocialBlog,The Stages Involved!

    1. Stage 1 (Coming Up With Post Ideas) - This is the stage where i had to come up with a Post Idea and writes it down to avoid forgetting it. If my blogging book is nearby, i would simply jots the idea down there and if its not, then my mobile phone's Note Application would be the alternative.

      Once i've compiled the idea, then procession to Stage 2.

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    3. Stage 2 (Composing the Post) - After i've jotted down post ideas like i mentioned in Stage 1 which is usually in few lines, then follows Stage 2. This Stage is the part where i had to restructure the Post ideas and turn them into a detailed 90% error-free article.

      Additionally, i also had to input the codes for element like 'Line breaks, Paragraph, Links, Bold, e.t.c' on the appropriate place since am a Mobi-Blogger| Had it been i was composing on a PC, all it would require is just ONE-CLICK for whatever elements i'd like to use.

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    5. Stage 3 (Searching for the Right Image To Use) - When i first started this blog before NSB 3rd anniversary, being a newbie without any guidance, i use to take my pictures from Google Images. It was after i discovered that it wasn't a good act and that one could get penalised that i now go for a safer way which is using Free Stock Photos or designing Images by myself.
    6. Stage 4 (Converting the Image into HTML Codes) - In order to be able to use an image in most of my blog posts, i usually had to first convert the Image/s into strings of HTML Codes because my current device won't support uploading an image directly to posts.

      Once i've gotten the HTML code for Images, then i'd insert it into the post mentioned in Stage 2

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    8. Stage 5 { Copying into Blogger Post Editor and Proofreading } - This is the last stage where i finally copy the posts that i had composed FROM my Mobile's Notepad, TO Blogger Post-Editor for further screening.

      It was also this stage that Proof-reading is also being done and Once everything had been sets, then the 'Publish button' is pressed and booom! A new post comes up!

    There you have it! The 5 stages majority of the post on this blog passed through before they could make it here alive:)
    Ain't an easy stuff, isn't it?

    I would like to hear from you too as to which one of these stages relates to you?
    Or if there is an additional stage to yours before you publish a post,?
    Let me know via the comment box!
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    Essential Wedding Decorations from Jiji

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    Essential wedding decor

    Wedding is not only exciting and joyful ceremony, but also a rather expensive event. Are you sure you cannot afford the wedding of your dreams? Don't worry! Today there are many options that can help reduce costs and organize a stylish and memorable celebration.



    Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Jiji.

    Garden flowers

    Flowers are one of the essential elements of wedding decor. It is not necessary to buy expensive exotic flowers to give the celebration a classy and unique look. Many florists prefer to use the garden or wildflowers, which are no less beautiful and still inexpensive. You can find such flowers in the stores or in your own garden.






    Romantic candles and lights

    Flickering candles will add charm and originality to your wedding celebration. If you do not want to overpay for contemporary lighting, then you have to arm yourself with at least a hundred of candles. Consider unusual stands and candle holders for candles for more spectacular lighting. Decorate candlesticks with ribbons, sequins, and other elements.
    You can also highlight wedding interior using New Year lanterns. Ask your friends and acquaintances to bring lanterns and garlands to create a festive mood. Hang these garlands above the tables, on the dance floor, or in the area for a photo shoot.



    Paper decor

    Paper decor is one of the most versatile and diverse. You can make a huge amount of decorations out of paper: pompoms, garlands, flowers etc. Such items are not only cheap, but also easy to make. You don't need to buy or ask someone to do the paper decorations - you can make them yourself. Buy paper of color that will suit to the overall decor colors and proceed to creation. You can decorate photo shoot area, guest tables, chairs, passages, etc. using paper decor.








    Ribbon decor

    You do not need to rent expensive seat covers. You can create a beautiful design of furniture using cloth ribbons. Buy fabric of necessary colors and textures and cut ribbons of different length. Ribbon decor will look fine on the backs of the chairs, in the decoration of wedding arches, photo shoot area. Ask your friends to help you decorate the premises.


    If you are not sure of whether you can make all the wedding decorations by yourself, you can try to find wedding services on Jiji. Jiji is one of the largest marketplaces in Nigeria, it has a great number of visits and most importantly, it is a safe service, as it is provided with a great protection from scams. If you want to sell something or tell everyone about the service you provide, you can post your free ad here. Try it out once and come back again!
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