WordPress & Google Web Master

Background

A few weeks ago I touched on the fact that because search tags are been encrypted by Search providers, WordPress is unable to offer us aggregate information as to which tags visitors are using to reach our blog.

Promised to come back and add more details.

Like Button

Based on like button from that original page, I brought out the smart phone on my commute come home this evening and googled for others work.

BTW, here is a link to the original page.

This post will cover the hard work of others.

 

WordPress

Settings / Traffic

Access Settings / Traffic via this URL ( https://wordpress.com/settings/traffic  [ Link ])

 

Site Verification Services

Currently, four providers are exposed.  And, those are:

  1. Google
  2. Bing
  3. Pinterest
  4. Yandex

 

Google

WebMasters

Search Console

For Google, we access https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en.

We click the “Add A Property” button.

Add a Property

We entered our WordPress URL:

 

Verify Ownership of Property

Recommended Method

Click the “Alternate Method” tab.

Alternate Method
Original Screen

HTML tag -> Screen

Upon clicking the HTML tag button,  Google offers us a personalized verification tag.

 

WordPress

Settings / Traffic

Accessed WordPress Settings and Traffic via this Link.

Site Verification Services

Site Verification Services – Google Tag Entered

In the text box reserved for Google, please paste the Google Tag and click the Save button.

Google

WebMasters

Search Console

Verification Success

 

Search Analytics

 

Summary

Have to give Google some time to curate our web site and hopefully offer us some data.

 

References

  1. WordPress
    • WordPress Tools
      Link

WordPress – Stats / Search Terms :- “Unknown Search Terms”

 

Background

Occasionally, I review the stats on our WordPress Blog.

It is good way to gauge readership aggregated by Country, Posts, and clicks.

 

Search Tags

Another coverage is the actual Search Tags that brought traffic to the site.

Stats

Stats for 2017-May-31st

Image

Here is the one for today…

Explanation

Just about all entries are marked “Unknown“.

 

Why “Unknown”

Why the opacity in “Search Terms“:

Outline

  1. Privacy
  2. Legal Protection

 

InDepth

Privacy

Search Engines encrypt the search tags entered by their users.  For the sake of privacy and to better protect web users activities, Search Engine providers are moving to encrypt the data entered by users.

They allow end users to enter the search tags, utilize those search tags to find matches, decline to pass them along when users click on links, and save the encrypted version.

Legal Protection

Force Governments & Law Enforcements to request Subpoena Order before handing over Users Search History.

This protects the providers themselves from lawsuits brought by grieved users and shareholders.

 

Vendors

Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have all transitioned to encrypting search tags and not forwarding it.

Browsers can also be configured not to forward the referrer and search tags.

Search Engines

Bings

  1. Bing Moving to Encrypt Search Traffic by Default
    Duane Forrester, Senior Product Manager – Bing
    Published On :- 2015-Jun-15th
    Link

 

Follow-up

In follow-up posts, will talk about avenues available through Search Providers and WordPress to regain some of these insights.

Syria

Intro

Syria has been in the news a lot lately.

Wanted to see what youtube has on it.

 

Video

  1. The Reason Why America Is Bombing Syria – Coast To Coast AM Alternative APR 2017
    There has been a secret war between Syria & America since before Ronald Reagan took up office in the white house. Watch this video so you can better understand what is going on in Syria.
    Published On :- 2017-April-17th
    Added On :- 2017-April-17th
    Link

 

Indepth

The Reason Why America Is Bombing Syria – Coast To Coast AM Alternative APR 2017

  1. Constructive Ambiguity
    • Wikipedia
      • Link
      • Constructive ambiguity is a term generally credited to Henry Kissinger, said to be the foremost exponent of the negotiating tactic it designates.  It refers to the deliberate use of ambiguous language on a sensitive issue in order to advance some political purpose. Constructive ambiguity is often disparaged as fudging. It might be employed in a negotiation, both to disguise an inability to resolve a contentious issue on which the parties remain far apart and to do so in a manner that enables each to claim obtaining some concession on it.
  2. Assad Response
    • Said to Kissinger “Release demons hidden under the surface of the Arab World
    • British Journalist
      • Assad Optimism has gone
      • His trust in the future has gone
      • What emerges instead is brutal and vengeful Assad who sought nothing but revenge
  3. Ronald Reagan
    • Sunny Optimism
    • But, inherited damage wrought by Henry Kissinger & Assad’s botched diplomacy
  4. Palestine Massacre
    • Christian Lebanese Faction
    • Israel stood by
  5. Ronald Reagan
    • Sent in troops
    • Promised they are neutral
  6. Assad did not believe
    • He believed they were sent to fraction the Arabs
    • He leaned on Khomeini
  7. Khomeini
    • Ruled over Iran for 2 years
    • Developed poor man’s bomb
    • Bomb
      • Suicide specifically prohibited in the Koran
    • In the past you become a martyr because God chose the place and time of your death
    • Khomeini changed the thinking
    • He went back to fundamental Shi’ite thinking
      • Destroy yourself to further the revolution
      • Hussein ( Founder of Shi’ite Muslim )
      • Rituals
      • March in procession
  8. Iran
    • Iran & Iraq War
      • School kids loaded into Buses
      • Walked right into enemy territory to open up gaps
  9. Assad took from Khomeini
    • Take explosives with you
    • Become known as suicide bombing
    • Two Suicide bombers
    • 241 America Marines were killed
  10. Hezbollah was thought to be responsible
    • Many of them were Iranians, but under the command of Assad
    • Links
      • Hezbollah Is Winning the War in Syria
        Link
  11. Dec 1985, Rome and Vienna Airport
    • 19 people killed
    • 5 Americans
  12. Reality became less and less important in American Politics
    • It wasn’t what was real that was driving the facts
    • It was how you can twist the facts
    • How you can twist the facts to make your opponent look bad
    • It became how can you manipulate the American people
  13. Lockerbie Bombing, 1998 Scotland
    • For 18 Months Syria was blamed
    • Security changed story to Libya
    • Local Investigators thought it was Syria
    • Libya
      • Libya evidence circumstantial, but strong
      • One can be charged based on circumstantial evidence alone
    • Assad needed for coming Gulf War
  14. 10 years later
    • Assad was no longer in control
      • Fundamentalism jumped from to Shi’ite to Sunni
  15. Hamas kidnapped an Israeli Border Guard
    • Israel Response
      • 450 Hamas were kidnapped and taken to Israel
      • Hamas & Hezbollah were placed in same holding space
      • Hezbollah taught Hamas how to do Suicide attack
  16. Hamas
    • Hamas started making inroads into Israel itself
    • Suicide Bombing became part of Hamas resistance
    • Tactic shocked the Sunni World
    • Most senior religious leaders in Saudi Arabia said it was wrong
    • Granted OK by Cleric in Egypt
      • Issued Fatwa
      • Said it was OK to kill civilians
      • Said that as all Israelis are required to serve in the Military, there is no difference between soldiers and regular citizens
      • Israeli women are not women as in our religion, because women can serve in the military
      • Further he said Allah has given the weak an ability to protect themselves by turning themselves into bombs
  17. 20 Years Later after President Ronald Reagan
    • 20 years after Pres. Reagan experienced first suicide attack
    • Suicide Bombing – Report Card – 01
      • Destroyed fragile peace and placed political solution a bit more out of reach
      • Destroyed first thing, Political Settlement,  Assad said he wanted
      • Gaddafi
        • American had retracted and allowed suicide bombing to fester and mutate
        • America went after Gaddafi
          • Evil Tyrant of head of a rogue state
          • Arch criminal who wanted to terrorize the world
      • Them and their evil personality
  18. After 9-11
    • If only you could remove the leadership, the grateful people of their country will transform into Democracy
    • George Bush Jnr, Tony Blair
      • Saddam Hussein & Iraq
      • Possessed by Saddam Hussein
      • Line between truth and fiction become more blurred
      • Sept 2002, head of MI6 went to Blair
        • We have found the source that confirm that everything
        • Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons
        • Scene from movie
          • The Rock
          • Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage
  19. Iraq War
    • Bashar Assad replicated his father
      • Profile
        • Hobbie :- Computer, Syria Computer Society
        • Favorite Movie :- Electric Light Orchestra
      • Set up a pipeline to allow militants to go from Syria to get to Iraq
        • Militants
          • Sunnis started killing Shiite
          • Wanted Civil War, Sectarian Conflict,  in Iraq
          • Beheading of Daniel Pearl
            • Daniel Pearl, Son of Judea Pearl
              • Judea Pearl is an Israeli-American computer scientist and philosopher, best known for championing the probabilistic approach to artificial intelligence and the development of Bayesian networks
              • Journalist for Wall Street Journal
  20. Upon returning from Iraq
    • The Sunni warriors turned against Bashar Assad
    • Assad responded in fury
    • His response turned the country into an Inferno
  21. Western Leaders
    • Bashar Assad is evil
    • But, his detractors might be more evil
    • Then it got more complicated, the Russians came in
      • Non-Linear Warfare
        • Approach called Non-Linear Warfare
        • Developed by Vladislav Surkov
        • Tested in Ukraine
        • A world of multi-contradictions that makes it difficult for opposition to response as they can not counteract a shifting narrative
        • The ultimate aim is not win the war, but to manage and control it

 

Life Through YouTube

 

 

  1. Rob Scheer & Reece
    • Dad adopts four kids ( including Amaya & Makai ), gives them childhood he never had
      Rob Scheer wants to make sure no other child in the foster care system has an experience like the ones he and his children had. Warning: descriptions of abuse.
      Published :- 2017-Feb-10th
      Link
    • Talks With Sheba WLVS Radio Show—Dr. Sheba Holly –Rob Scheer & Family Comfort Cases
      Comfort Cases for Children in Foster Care—————————————- We often take our lives for granted. There are children across the United States that drifts from pillar to post daily. Ideally when we imagine childhood, we envision smiling faces and endless giggles. However, this is not always the actuality for countless youth. Children are experiencing the unthinkable. We must open our minds and hearts to this crude reality. Tonight Rob and Reese Scheer, Founder/CEO of Comfort Cases will share how they combat the dilemma. But wait THERE’S MORE! Their efforts to help children were side swiped by One Million Angry Moms. WHO DOES THAT! You can’t miss this Episode! Knowledge Always Empowers! So, Let’s Talk! Tune in Today, Marvelous Monday at 7pm. WLVS Radio Live Stream at http://www.WLVSRadio.com Talks With Sheba Radio Show Watch Replay at http://www.TalksWithSheba.tv Or YouTube Channel: Talks With Sheba Text Questions: (202) 288-0676
      Published On :- 2016-Jan-11th
      Link

  2. Living For Christ
    • Mesiah, Detroit Michigan
      • This man came face to face with the Devil after he drowned
        Occurred In: 2003-March
        Published On :- 2016-June-11th
        Link
      • Family
        • Father :- Mesiah
        • Wife :- Tameka
        • Brother :- Leonard
        • Children :- Mary & Mira
  3. Jeremy Henwood, Police Officer
    • Police Officer’s Final Act of Kindness Caught on Tape Before Dying
      A good police officer……
      Link

  4. Ben Breedlove
    • Teen Boy Dies, But Then His Friends Tell Mom And Dad “There is A Video Online You Should See
      Link
    • This is my story
      • This is my story (Part 1)
        Link
      • This is my Story ( Part 2 )
        Link

  5. Soldier Sits Down Next To Stranger In Airport, Then Finds Out He Paid For His Family Vacation
    Published On : 2016-Oct-27t
    Link

  6. Billy Barr
    • National Geographic
      • He Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods, and Now Scientists Love Him | Short Film Showcase
        Welcome to Gothic, Colorado—one of the coldest places in the United States. This ghost town has been abandoned since the 1920s, but there is at least one person who still calls it home. For more than 40 years, current resident billy barr has lived in a small cabin, recording data about the snowpack to pass the time. In this short film, Morgan Heim of Day’s Edge Productions profiles the legendary local who inadvertently provided scientists with a treasure trove of climate change data.
        Published On:- 2017-Jan-17th
        Link

  7. Ray Bryant & Annie
    • Reunited: Daughter finds homeless dad online after 20 years – BBC News
      Ray Bryant was sleeping rough on the streets of Barking when two of his friends launched a campaign to raise money to help him secure a home before Christmas. By chance, that campaign was seen by 22-year-old Annie in Devon – who realised the man in the photos was her long-lost father. Ray has had a difficult past, spending time in prison as well as battling a drug addiction. He lost contact with his daughter 19 years ago and had not seen her since she was a toddler – until yesterday. Our reporter Jim Reid went to meet them at their reunion.
      Link

  8. George Skrzynecky and Lucian Poznanski
    • Twins reunited after 70 years apart – BBC News
      They were separated at birth and it took 70 years to bring them back together. George Skrzynecky and Lucian Poznanski, 69, were born in Germany after their Polish mother was sent to a forced labour camp.
      Published On: 2015-Sept-14th
      Link

  9. Isaac Nolting and Dakotah Zimmer
    • Every summer, Dawn Nolting buys her 12-year-old son Isaac a pool pass, and drops him off to swim with his friends. In June, Isaac was hanging out, when he met a friend-of-a-friend, 13-year-old Dakotah Zimmer. The kids at the pool in Washington, Mo., noticed that Isaac and Dakotah looked an awful lot alike — they have the same hands, the same feet, the same nose, the same haircut — they even walk alike.Someone asked if they were brothers. Dakotah said he had a brother he had never met who was adopted by a woman named Dawn. “That’s my mom’s name,” Isaac said.
      Published On: 2012-Dec-1st
      Link

       

  10. Dr. Juanita Bynum
    • Dr. Juanita Bynum – Powerful Testimony (Ex-Porn Star Saved)
      Published On : – 2015-Dec-5th
      Link

 

Indepth

Rob Scheer & Reece

Dad adopts four kids ( including Amaya & Makai ), gives them childhood he never had

  1. Rob Scheer
    1. Biological Parent saying “Which Kid do you want to shoot first?”
    2. Homeless at 18
    3. Joined the military
    4. Never told anyone my story
    5. Wanting to be a Dad, but knowing there are the two things you will miss out on if you a Gay
      • Not going to be parent
      • And, not going to get married
        • Thankfully, the marriage thing looks like it was on the Horizon
    6. Reece asked why are we not adopting locally?
      • Do you know how many kids you are doing a disservice to by not telling your story

 

Talks With Sheba WLVS Radio Show—Dr. Sheba Holly –Rob Scheer & Family Comfort Cases

  1. Sit down at dinner every night and pray and say what we are thankful for
  2. Go to Church every Sunday
  3. Lucky Kids
    • They are not the ones who are lucky
    • We are the ones who are lucky
  4. What kids know
    1. They know that there is not a mum in their house
    2. Their Dada who has a Master’s degree chose to stay home and be a Stay at Home Day
      • Sacrificed his career and a College Education
      • Believing he has a more important thing to do
      • I am here to guide and love them
      • It matters if you love them
  5. Anniversary
    • 7 years ago
    • Every year on a weekend, we celebrate the amazing gift of the “Gotcha” Weekend
  6. Dr. Sheba Holly, Host
    • Her ex husband’s family
      • Chose not to have a biological family
      • 49 foster children
      • Adopted 5 of the children

 

 

Google Drive – Google Sheets – Pasting Tables

 

Background

We all take for granted how seamlessly Microsoft Products work together.

Take for instance, I use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to run a query and I will like to prepare a document from the query’s result.

I simply copy the Output Grid’s content, launch Microsoft Word or Excel, and pasted it.

Through the magic of OLE or whatever they call it these days, the data is well received and formatted in the receiving Office App.

 

Google Drive

These days my main sharing tool is WordPress for public consumption and Google Docs for private data.

 

Here is the genesis of our Problem

SQL Server Management Studio ( SSMS )

Grid

Here is output of a query I ran in SSSM

ssms

Explanation

  1. Nice and visually appealing for an Engineer

 

Google Drive – Google Docs

Here is what things look like when pasted into Google Docs..

copiedintogoogledocs-20170120-1031am

 

What to do

  1. Looked for Convert to Table
  2. Insert Text as table
  3. Import Text

 

Nothing helpful.

 

Solution – 01

Google Drive – Google Sheets

Created a new file, rather than Document went with Sheets

copiedintogooglesheets-2017012-1039am

 

Explanation

  1. Making progress
    • Kept the grid or columns paradigm
    • That is things are not jumbled well, with text intertwined together

 

Google Drive – Copy From Google Sheets Into Google Docs

Here we copied the cells from Google Sheets Into our original Google Docs

copiedfromgooglesheetintodocs-20170120-1044am

 

Explanation

  1. Thankfully things are kept neatly arranged in a Columns
  2. Need to get rid of some extra columns and that is doable

 

Google Drive – Google Docs – Table – Delete Extra Columns

Got rid of the extra columns using the menu item Table / Delete Columns.

Steps

  1. Inside the Google Doc
  2. Select the extra columns
  3. And, use menu item Table / Delete Columns

 

googledocs-columnsdeleted-20170120-1053am

Format the Table

One of the great things about these Google Products such as Chrome and Google Drive is that they are extensible and have such a nice and rich 3rd party ecosystem.

 

Adds On

Table Formatter

I already have Table Formatted installed and so let us initiate it by accessing Google Docs menu items “Add-ons” \ “Table Formatter”.

 

Google Docs – Menu – Add-Ons

addson

 

Add-On – Table Formatter – Default Templates

Here are some of the Default Templates available

tableformatter-20170120-1057am

Customize Table with Add-On – Table Formatter

Select the Google Docs’s tale and choose the one of the Formatting Choices.

Here is our colored layout.

googledocs-tableformatted-20170120-1103am

 

Summary

  1. Copy SSMS Grid Data into Clipboard
  2. Create a new Google Sheet ou use existing one
    • Paste copied into Sheet
  3. Create a new Google Doc
    • Select data from Google Sheet
    • Copy into Clipboard
    • And, paste into Google Doc
  4. In Google Docs
    • Using 3rd Party Add Ons such as Table Formatter format Table

Solution – 02

Outline

  1. Copy SSMS Grid output into Clipboard
  2. Use Microsoft Excel
    • Launch Microsoft Excel
    • Copy Grid’s data into Excel
    • If you like the way Excel Formats Table, use Excel’s Table Formatting functionality
      • Using F8, make Sheet’s column into actual table
        • Be sure you have Column Headers and all
  3. Create or use New Google Docs
    • Copy Table’s content from MS Excel
    • Paste into Google Doc

 

In MS SSMS, Copying with Headers

ssms-copywithheaders-20170120-1126am

Explanation

 

In MS Excel, Pasted SSMS Grid

excel-pastedgrid-20170120-115am

 

In MS Excel, Create Table

Here is the panel displayed upon clicking on F8 and thus initiating the “Create Table” options

createtable-20170120-1119am

Explanation

  1. Please pay attention to the “My table has headers” option

 

In MS Excel, Formatted Table

excel-createtabled-20170120-1120am

Chrome on Older OSes ( MS Windows 2003 )

Background

One of the side-effects of auto-updated software such as Google’s Chrome is one no longer has access to the Install Binaries.

If you find yourself needing to download and install Google Chrome on an out of service OS, please take to the Internet and search out an offline installer.

Here are ones I have found for the last available version of Chrome for MS Windows 2003.

BTW, the version for MS Windows 2003 is 49.0.2623.112.

 

Download Links

Version = 49.0.2623.112

Installers

Web Site Write Up Targeted OS Media
offlineinstallerfilehippo.com Link
 x32 Link
 x64
Link
Software Mirrors Link Link

 

 

 

Application Files

The media listed here are not the actual installers, but the application files themselves.

 

The app files are bundled into a self ex-tractable exe.

Web Site Write Up
SlimJet  Link

 

 

SlimJet

Here is how SlimJet describes its delivery mechanism:

Link
The old versions of Chrome are packed as 7zip self-extracting executable. Just run the executable and extract the files under any folder on your hard drive. Then launch Google chrome with chrome.exe under the extraction folder.

SlimJet has files for the following OSes:

  • Microsoft ( 32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Linux ( Ubuntu & Debian )
  • Mac OS

Older Versions

Web Site Write Up Versions Available
Old Versions Link Google Chrome 0.2.149.27 Beta – 46.0.2490.80

 

 

 

YouTube – Upload – “Stuck at Processing 95%”

Prelude

Trying to upload a video segment to YouTube, but the upload is stuck at 95%.

 

Error Message

Image

Processing95Percent

Textual

Processing 95%

 

Download Video Segment

Using ClipConverter.cc

Went to http://www.clipconverter.cc/ and entered the YouTube’s video URL, entered the begin and end time.

Here is the screen progress

Enter Video Segment

DownloadYouTubeVideoSegment

 

Confirm Video Segment

DownloadSegment

 

Conversion Progress

ConversionProgress

 

Conversion Successful

ConversionSuccessful-AVI

Save As

SaveAs

 

Upload Video Segment

Use YouTube

Nothing fanciful here, just using YouTube’s own Video Upload Utility  to upload the download AVI file.

No Error Message…Yet stuck at 95%

StuckAt95Percent

Btw, the URL for Youtube’s Upload is https://www.youtube.com/upload.

 

Workaround

A good workaround is to return back to http://www.clipconverter.cc/, enter the URL and Video’s start and end time.

But, use a different video download format.  In our case, we choose MP4 as Conversion Format.

Using ClipConverter.cc

Enter Video Specification

EnterVideoURL

 

Confirm Specification

ConfirmSpecification

 

Processing

Upload-Processing

Complete

UploadComplete

Summary

So http://www.clipconverter.cc/ works well to capture youtube videos.  But, one might have to try a different format.
We were trying AVI, but we needed to use MP4.