The acronyms UPC and APC are quite common in the fiber optic industry. APC stands for Angled physical Contact while UPC stands for ultra-physical contact.

Even though these two terms are closely related, there are certain differences that will help you distinguish one from the other.


The main difference between UPC and APC is the fiber endface. The fiber endface of APC connectors is polished at an eight-degree angle while that of UPC connectors is polished at no angle. However, this does not mean that UPC connectors are flat, they are slightly bent for better core alignment.

Another difference in the two connectors is in their color. APC adapters are green while UPC adapters are blue.


The meaning of these difference

UPC connectors reflects all the reflected light towards the source of light while APC connectors reflects the reflected light at an angle to the cladding versus straight back toward the source.

This in turn creates some difference in return loss, which is the measure of the loss of power in the signal reflected by discontinuity in optical fiber and it is expressed as a negative dB value. The higher the dB value, the better.


The recommended return loss for UPC connectors is -50dB or greater while that of APC connectors is -60dB or greater.

Return loss is different from the insertion loss. Insertion power refers to the amount of optical power lost from the insertion of a device into an optical fiber and it is used to determine loss budget.

It is easier to achieve a low insertion loss with UPC connector than with APC connectors due to more air gaps.


But with the advancement in manufacturing techniques, it is now possible to create more precise angles on APC connectors which has in turn helped to lower APC insertion loss to close to that of UPC connectors.


Web Design Tips For Your Small Business

A website is the first point of interaction between you and your clients, thus it needs to be effective and impressive too, so that it can help you attract traffic and enable you to generate lead from the prospective clients.

Here are a few web design tips that will help your baby grow faster and healthier.

You are creating a website, so that you can attract traffic and clients to your site.

Hence, the visitors or the clients become the most essential factor in your website. The whole of your website should thus be designed keeping the visitors in mind. The purpose or motive of your website should reflect directly on your message.

This is one of the website design tips that you always have come across. Wait, there’s more…

The content that you write for your website need to be focused on the audience of the website. They should use the language that suits the targeted audience. The content of your site should not be too verbose.

Keep it simple and short so that it is easy for the readers to understand the purpose of your website.

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While designing a website it is always important to remember that the client or visitor does not have whole lot of time to spend on your website.

If your website content or web design disturbs him even for a second there are chances that they will close it and switch over to another website.

Hence it is important to keep the design and content both simple and easily comprehensible.


How To Get Your Backlinks Indexed

I’ve had this question emailed to me 4 times in the last week, which leads me to believe this is something that many of you guys are concerned about.

Before I start with the many ways, tools/software available to do this I wanted to point out that I use none of them! (as I explained in my emails) I don’t do anything to get my backlinks indexed, absolutely nada!

Why? Because if the links are of good quality, coming from good sites, the search engines will find them, I promise you that! They will be indexed and more than likely re-indexed several times. If I’m building weaker links with software, I’m building on mass and if a percentage never get indexed then so be it.

The final point I wanted to make before getting into the meat of the post is to be patient.

According to SEO Sydney, if a link doesn’t show up immediately on whatever backlink checker tool you are using, then try not to fret, even if it doesn’t show up after a week or 2, don’t panic. These tools are by no means 100% accurate and a link building campaign should always be measured by the impact it has on your SERPS positions and not how many backlinks show up in your backlink checker tool.

Subscription Services

(Please note, none of the links to these services are affiliate links, basically because I have no clue on the effectiveness of any of this software!)


With the free version of this software looking as useful as a one legged man in an arse kicking competition:

It looks like your going to have to fork out $14.50 per month for a basic plan, or $54.50 for a pro plan. The pro plan will enable you to load 50k links per day (serious spamming!)


Lindexed is going to cost you $24.97 per month, which will allow you to add 50k links per day. (more than half the price of Linklicious!)

The 5 automated steps:

So again just simple pinging software.

Lindexed does boast about PingCloud on its sales page however “A unique feature that no other link indexing/crawling tool ever had” Wow, sounds impressive! PingCloud will apparently allow you to get multiple pings/votes from multiple countries making it all look super natural to google…yawn!


Backlink Energizer

Just so you know I hate this software already and I haven’t even tried it!

Most marketers are buying backlinks that will never index or count? Seriously? If you buy even a $5 link from a debatable site I can almost guarantee it will be indexed without the need to energizer it! Or is this sales page from 2010 and they are talking about buying Xrummer blasts?

Anyway, Backlink Energizer is a one time payment of $47 and a plugin. If it actually does what it says it will do (their are loads of graphs on the sales page) then you may actually save yourself a few bucks with this bad boy!

Backlink Booster

I love Backlink Booster, not because it’s going to get 100% of your backlinks indexed (I have no clue on that) but because it gives you the choice of 3 boost buttons:

You get a 5 day free trial, but after that prices seem very, very expensive! I’ve just fallen out of love with it…fuck your boost buttons!

Warrior Backlinks Indexer

Yep I’ve found another 1!

To be honest I’m running out of things to say, so I’m just going to copy and paste the pricing table and move onto the next!

Backlinks Indexer

Oh thank god! Someone has actually done a case study on this!

First things first the pricing table for backlinks Indexer:

And not surprisingly a case study which found their software got the highest amount of links indexed:

As you can see it compares with some software that I haven’t and I’m not going to mention on this post, that’s up to you to check out and get even more options.

Respect to the “Independent” marketer that conducted the research and published something decent. I have no idea when its from however and I think we all know how quickly things can change in SEO!


Its really no surprise that backlink indexing gigs are being offered on fiverr! I had a little scout around and found the following offers:

Mans Will Get 100,000 Backlinks Indexed

Seems like a pretty amazing deal to me, 100% positive rating by 44 votes as well. (Although please don’t take that as a 100% success rate of the links getting indexed)

Seller is using a premium lindexed account.

There are many more of these offers, just enter terms like “backlinks indexing” “indexing backlinks” “backlink indexer”     into the search bar over at fiverr.

Tiered Link Building

Yep, this will most definitely work. I think I’ve mentioned several times on this blog, I’m not a huge fan of tiered link building. I will occasionally build second tier links, but that’s as far as I go.

If you own and use the GSA software for this type of link building not only does it have an optional indexer as an extra, but also a “global lists” option, which allows you to build up a huge list of sites that you have previously posted to and great for indexing a large quantity of links. Social bookmarks could also be a great way to index your links quickly.

RSS Feeds

I found this on the warrior forum dating back to 2012. To be honest it sounds like a hell of alot of mindless, boring work that could be much better spent doing something far more productive, but hey, if your serious about this it maybe the way forward!

Links from post to save you time:

Bulk Ping – To Create RSS Feeds

Bulk Ping – To Submit RSS Feeds

Ping O

My apologies for the post! It’s probably one of the worst I’ve written, but when your hearts not into something, it’s difficult.

I love getting questions from you guys asking for advice, and will always try and provide free resources based around what your asking.

As I mentioned at the start getting my links indexed is something I just let happen naturally. If they are indexed brilliant, if they aren’t then no biggie, but I can almost guarantee that anything half decent, that is going to have an impact will be found, you just have to be patient!


Moisture is a dangerous enemy of almost all sensitive electronic equipment with different electronics requiring a different amount of humidity.


An inclement weather, mist, condensation, or steam are not good operating conditions for electronic and electric components.

Some conditions cannot be avoided so it is important to take measures to prevent moisture-induced short circuits.

Among the solutions that can be used are using technologist moisture protection sprays such as Ultra that has ingredients, which ensures that treated parts of electronics are protected against vapor, water sprays, effects of weather, and oxidation since it protects the equipment against leaking current.


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Adding a dehumidifier is also another option of safeguarding your equipment. Silica gel-based dehumidifiers are the better than other dehumidifiers that contain calcium chloride since it is a corrosive chemical.

One should minimize the probability of condensation in heat sensitive components of electronics, use humidity data logger to check dew point conditions and moisture hardening the electronics to reduce water intrusion.


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Simple techniques such as maintaining proper ventilation in the rooms with equipment are vital in safeguarding electric and electronic components.


A few years ago I really struggled to land a job in the digital industry.

To be honest it was a pretty sad time for me. I’d been working from home on several projects successfully, when a Google update hit and wiped out my substantial monthly income overnight!

While I knew I could start again and still make a decent living from home, I knew I would have to get a job from 12 months in order to pay the bills, while re-building.

Entering the industry as an employee was a lot harder than I thought. Companies seemed disinterested with what I had achieved online, referring only to the fact I had very little experience working on client web design & SEO.

After many failed attempts at seeking employment direct employment I decided it was time to bite the bullet and seek the help of digital media recruitment agencies and it was the best thing I ever did.

As technology changes and software develop, so too is the world of recruiting, meaning that the application process, including the interview, can now be completed online.

The evidence is in favor of digital media recruitment, with 73% job applications successfully filed on social media and 42% of companies saying the quality of the person they’re employing has improved.

These agencies have all the contacts, know exactly who to speak to and are often made aware of job vacancies before they are advertised externally.

If you are searching for a position in the digital marketing industry, recruitment agencies simply can’t be ignored but instead embraced.




3 Ways To Know That Your Spouse Is Cheating In Chicago - Technological Advancements

For many couples in Chicago the more traditional ways like private investigating to uncover adultery use to be the only options for suspicious partners. More recently the rise in technology has seen GPS and SMS tracker software which has provided a cheaper equally effective alternative.

Before you make the decision to move forward in an attempt to uncover a cheating partner it’s very important you actually know they are lying. Below are some tell tale signs.

You ask your spouse where she or he has been, and you get an answer. You ask where the cash is going, and you get an answer. You ask who he or she was conversing with on the telephone unobtrusively, and you get an answer…but are the answers reality?

Presently you can discover without a doubt in a flash using private investigating. The accompanying systems are utilized by police and security experts around the globe to tell if somebody is lying or not.

1. Body language gives a liar away. If your spouse appears to be stiff and has restricted body movement, then he or she could lie. Somebody lying won’t utilize arm or hand developments while noting an inquiry. They will keep their hands, arms and legs near their body. This causes the liar to consume up less room and minimized him or herself.

2. A man who is lying will have a propensity not to look at somebody without flinching. If your spouse turns away and won’t look at you when to get some information about their whereabouts or Visa charges, then he or she is likely letting you know a falsehood.

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3. A liar will tend to touch their face, scratch the nose or behind their ear while noting an inquiry. She or he may touch their throat or mouth moreover. A liar is not prone to touch his or her midsection or heart range with their hand open.

4. If your spouse appears to consider his or her answer, he or she could lie. If the answer is by all accounts deferred or off the pace, then he or she could compose their answer particularly if he or she had lied before and remembered the last deceive conceal.

5. Search for enthusiastic gestures or expressions to be out of sync with his or her words. Case in point, you give your spouse a gift, and he or she says “I adore you!” however then grins much later after the announcement. He or she is trying to say the words and not so much importance them.

6. Search for gestures and expressions that don’t coordinate. If your spouse says “I adore you” and glares in the meantime, then it is a falsehood.

There are more signs and approaches to telling if your spouse is lying or being honest by using private investigating.


How To Create A Blogging Audience

All successful blogs are communities, fact! And we all want to build successful blogs don’t we? So in this post I wanted to firstly highlight the huge benefits of building a responsive and loyal blogging community and secondly provide you with some great ways to do that.

We were asked by Mr. Semrad Jr, “how the hell can I build a blogging community when my blog has little or no traffic”, fear not because we are going to touch on ways to get those first, lucky few visitors through the doors of your brand spanking new blog later on in this post.

It’s important for you to understand the importance on concentrating on the select few at the start.  For those of you who have just started your blogging journey, it’s likely these readers will be all you have anyway, which is perfect for you and great for them.

Chasing or targeting thousands upon thousands of readers at the start is never a good idea, building a successful blog is a step by step process, start small and grow.

By targeting a few lucky readers at first (and yes they are lucky) you will be able to seriously love them up!  I obviously don’t mean loving them up in a sexual way, I mean you can basically give them your undivided attention. You can provide these guys with great individual advice, answer their questions, solve their problems and talk to them one on one.

These initial readers, who may not know it themselves are forming the foundations to your community in which many will become your brand ambassadors. Word of mouth is important in all forms of business, with blogging being no exception, the happier these guys are, the more positive the words coming from their mouths will be.

So, Why Build A Community In The First Place?

To Increase Your Blogs Usefulness

A great blog is always a useful one, it has to be. Whether that usefulness is teaching, entertaining & amusing or simply keeping readers up to date, it has to be useful. Think about it for a second, think about the blogs you visit on a regular basis, why do you keep going back? Yep because they are useful in some way.

How Does Building A Community Make It More Useful?

Different points of view, different opinions & more expert advice.  Getting your blogging community to participate and generate content for your blog is something we are going to touch on later on in this article, but first I wanted to explain its importance.

You see when you were choosing the topic for your blog, I’m sure the main reason for deciding on that subject was based around your love, interest and/or knowledge of the given subject.  If it wasn’t, it honestly really should have been. Your blog should be like your baby, your pride and joy. Unlike niche sites, which I set up regularly on subjects I have absolutely no interest in what so ever like “How To Get Rid Of Cat Urine Odour”


This blog is going to be my life’s work, I intend to keep it going for many years to come, unlike niche sites which come and go.

Make’s Your Life Easier

I honestly would never set up a blog whereby the topic was of no interest, I just couldn’t do it.  It is however likely that you’re not going to know everything in your given subject. You may receive questions in your comments section that you aren’t that familiar with, which will often be answered by your community. You will also be able to rely on them to add insightful responses to your posts, enhancing the content on your blog.

Increase Revenue

Let’s be honest with ourselves, while making money from our blogs shouldn’t be the only reason for starting them up, it will more often than not be a good reason for doing so. It’s certainly a reason for me!  An active community will always increase the page views on your site, this will in turn bring about more revenue, especially if you are monetising via adsense or selling direct advertising space internally or via a site like BuySellAds.

A strong community will also persuade first time visitors to come back for more, many will want to become a part of that community, thus making it bigger and stronger.

Getting the Initial Traffic

As I mentioned at the start of this post, some of you may be wondering how the hell you can start building your blogging community with the amount of traffic you are currently receiving. While it’s important to start small and build, if that small equals zero, it’s time to start promoting the content on your blog.

I touched on this topic in great detail with the video post How to Get Your First 25,000 Blog/Website visitors. In the post I give away 10 amazing ways to get a ton of traffic to your blog, I uncover some great sites and communities to drive traffic from, some of which you may never of heard and the best part is, the majority of these methods are free.

A great way to leverage social media is to target the smaller guy that is targeting the bigger guy. It’s important that you start building a few connections to help spread the word and get your name out there, a great way to do this is to get mentioned or guest post on other related sites. While the bigger blog owners in your niche, maybe a little harder to connect with the smaller guy certainly won’t be.

To find these opportunities pay close attention when an authoritive figure posts a link or updates a status, you will see a flurry of activity from a number of blog owners. Find out where they are blogging and make contact, whether that be via a simple email or by making a few relevant comments on their blog.

Building a Community

Ok, so the next step is to actually turn these visitors into a small community which we can firstly do via our:



Write your blog posts in a conversational tone, crack a joke or two, make light of something, write like you speak, tell stories and try to keep your readers entertained and engaged. Use pictures, videos, infographics, anything that is going to make your blog and posts more appealing.

Try and be different, try and stand out from the crowd, be authentic and always keep up with the times. For example I talk about SEO on this blog, SEO is constantly changing, it’s up to me to keep up with the times and provide you guys with the latest up to date information.

If your struggling for ideas check out 10 brilliant ways to generate blog content ideas.

Sharing is caring so make your posts as shareable as possible. A well-crafted title will always draw attention to your blog posts and as the old saying goes if you don’t ask you won’t get, so ask your readers to share your work, making sure the share buttons are visible throughout.

Reader Interaction

Not only will this enhance your content but also build your blogging community. Ask questions in your posts, particularly at the end, give them a reason to post a comment. Invite interaction on your social media accounts and run polls and competitions.

You could try and secure a free piece of software related to your industry or maybe a book and use it as a free giveaway. You could then set up a post based around the giveaway and ask readers to comment on why they should win it.

Offer Guest Posting

This is something I’m considering for my own blog. While many will use guest posting as a way to get free content for their blog (which is fine if your building something sub-standard with no real care for building a community) but you can utilize guest posting in a far better way, by handing readers the microphone to your site. Giving readers the opportunity to engage with your audience outside of the comments section can be a great way to build buzz, with other members realising they would also like a little go!

Make Your Readers Famous

Use your contacts in the movie industry to land one of your readers a small part in a new Hollywood Production! If you have no contact, then you could always write a post about their site!  You might also ask your readers to make a comment on one of their posts. Why not set up a reader of the week competition, with the winner receiving a small prize. People love prizes, I know I do anyway!

Reader Centred Posts

I recently wrote a blog post on how to get your backlinks indexed, because I had been emailed the question several times and realised it was information some of you needed. I made it very clear in my post that I didn’t personally do anything to get the links I built indexed, but still managed to research and highlight several ways that it could be achieved.

The point I’m trying to make is cater for your audience, if you are being asked the same questions over and over, write about it or produce a video demonstrating how to do it, your community will appreciate you listening to them and responding.

Utilise the Comment Section

I found this great post on utilising your comment section to build relationships with your community. Simple things like firstly responding to your comments and secondly replying with readers names makes a huge difference. It’s also a great idea to have a short bio at the end of each post and to never sound like a know it all or condescending in your responses.

So, what do you guys think? Do you think it’s important to build a community around your blog? Have any of you used any of the methods I’ve mentioned to any great success? Maybe I’ve missed something that you would like to share? Be good as always to hear from you.


sms tracker

Searches for the best SMS tracker or similar technology have been on the increase. This is coming at a time where people want to discreetly keep an eye on their partners, spouses, children, enemies and other mobile phone users. At the same time, major technological advances are being made in regard to SMS tracking and monitoring.

What is an SMS Tracker?

An SMS tracker is a set of programs or software that allow a user to secretly monitor SMS and other phone activities of another user. This happens in full view of the user while the person whose phone is being monitored has no clue. The software keeps the person tracking up to date on the targeted user’s activities such as the sent and received SMS, picture messages, Texts, location and much more.

How Does an SMS Tracker Work?

A SMS Spy or tracker works by gathering information from the target’s phone and relaying the same to another user. The system comprises of four main components; Target phone, Server, Internet Cloud and Control Panel. After installing the spy software or app, it starts gathering information from the target phone and stores it in a server that is hosted on the internet cloud. The Control Panel is the end user’s phone which has access to the targets information stored on the Cloud server.

What are The Best SMS Trackers?

Finding the best phone tracker for SMS is becoming more challenging as all kinds of apps and software are discovered. Nonetheless, there are some top apps that standout in terms of allowing a user to view the history, accessing the phone a contacts, taking photos, tracing other activities, good customer support and more. Notable SMS trackers include Highster Mobile, Auto Foward Spy and SurePoint Spy.

Tracking the SMS and other phone activities from another smartphone has become reality. All that is required is installing the right software or app.In addition to offering all the vital information in real-time, the best SMS tracker offers the user peace-of-mind.

What is a Dashboard Cam?

While SMS trackers are used to keep a close eye on partners and loved ones, dash cams are used to keep a close eye on other people on the road. They have become increasingly popular after many insurance companies started offering a discount on premiums for drivers with dash cams installed. The dash cam market has become vast with a huge selection of various makes and models on the market. My Dashboard Camera is an excellent review site, providing the latest news and reviews on the best dash cams on the market.