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How to Start a Blog and Make Money in 2019?

If you are internet savvy, you may search free, easy, step by step guide on how to start a blog? Well, your search may end here on triople. This article will guide you how to create a beautiful, catchy and functional blog. I have built several blogs during last few years. http://www.triople.com is also my blog where I share articles on technical information. This post will guide you step by step.

Beginning of a work is extremely tough and headache. Don’t worry I will try to reduce overwhelming and intimidating nature of this work. This single post will help you to make complete blog. You will learn about creating blog within 10 minutes.

I made a number of mistakes while learning to create a blog. But you can take advantage of my experience. You can avoid those errors. Let’s start with definition and exact meaning of a blog.

What is a blog?

Blog is a regularly updated website or webpage that focuses mainly on written content. It is a type of a website. Some people call it blogpost. Often blogs are written by an individual at small scale. When blog becomes very popular then individual give it a big form. There are several categories of blog. You can start blog on your interest. For example: cooking, dancing, writing, personal diary, speaking, technology, tutorial etc.

The person who writes a blog is called blogger. Bloggers often write content from their personal perspective to connect with their readers.  Readers write comments in comment section. Blogger communicate with their readers through comments. Direction conversation with reader allows blogger to improve. This interaction produces new ideas and improvement tips.

First you need to forget this misconception: You need to be an efficient writer to be a successful blogger. This is not true. Practice makes a man perfect. You will become a good writer when you will precede your writing. You need to just check style of writing of other bloggers. You can take good ideas from other blogs. This will give you an idea and good perspective about writing. Most blogger write in very informal style. Overall, you don’t need to be an expert. You will be expert one day.  Always read relevant blogs (relevant to the topic you have chosen). If you have craze and passion for your work, you will definitely become successful.

Purpose of a blog

Why do you want to start a blog? What is your purpose of blogging? What is benefit of it?  These are several questions that need answers.

If your solo aim is to make money, you may not get success. So your aim should be provide quality and valuable content for readers. I accept that top bloggers of the world are earning good money. Part time blogger can hope handsome profit if work is done properly.

The bright side of blogging is a passive income. You need to spend a few hours before system to write posts and you will make money for long time [Note: Making money will be based on several factors, it is not as easy job as told here. A span of 3-4 years is required to gain good traffic on a blog.]

Blog is amazing and great way to connect with people through commenting. Blog allows you to recognize thinking and demands of people and it gives you a golden opportunity to meet the requirements of readers. Blog itself becomes a community where people interact with blogger and each other. The growing use of internet is proven more lucrative than ever. This is helping to increase readers of blogs. Here are quick steps to make a blog:

  • Choose a topic of blog
  • Choose a blog name and give description.
  • Live your blog. Register a blog and get hosting
  • Customization of blog and get free theme.
  • Write and publish first post on blog.
  • Promotion of your blog.
  • Make money from blogging

Choosing a topic for blog

This is first and foremost step to start blogging. You need to be passionate towards your topic. Choose topic of your interest. This will help you to get success. Remember, you are writing for the world. Your blog will be live worldwide. Any person can see and read your blog. You need to work as a responsible blogger. A good reader base will enhance your global presence. You can search topic if any not included here following: Technology, cooking, singing, childhood, personal diary, dancing, tutorial, electrical, financial, general, education etc.  There is no limit of interest. You may choose topic of your interest.

Choose a blog name and give description

Picking a good name is important step. If you are not sure about what name is suitable to your blog; take help of various website that suggest blog names. .com extension is most prevalent and preferred by people. In other extension .org, .net, .in and many more work. You can’t put gaps or spaces while given name to your blog. As we have chosen triople.com, not triople  .com  Remember catchy names are on mouth of the people. Try to find very attractive, clear and concise name for your blog. It should be limited to maximum 7-8 characters.  Big names are hard to get popularity because of complicated spellings.  SEO of such blogs becomes also hard.

You need to check your domain name if it is available. Most of .com names are taken already. You have to be sure about availability of blog name. You can check availability of domain name by searching it on domain sites like http://www.godaddy.com, http://www.domain.com

Description is another important part of a blog. People can know what is the purpose and theme of the blog with brief description.

 Live your blog. Register a blog and get hosting

This is next step in this process. It is the time to get your blog online. This may be simple or hard. Both types of packages are available for blogging. Blogger.com is a service of Google; it allows you to make a blog free of cost (Free domain name and hosting).  WordPress.com is a service of WordPress; it allows you to make a blog free of cost. You can choose with very easy process of making blog (with blogger.com/wordpress.com; just within a few steps). Free option will come with your blogname.blog service provider name.com (For e.g. xyz.blogspot.com [for blogger.com] //xyz.wordpress.com[for wordpress.com]) but you can convert it direct name (xyz.com) by choosing plan offered by these sites. Here is a video that will guide you step to step to make a free blog on blogger.com .

VIDEO TO CREATE FREE BLOG IN BLOGGER.COM

 

VIDEO TO CREATE FREE BLOG IN WORDPRESS


Other option contains bit difficult process but this gives you full access to change as per needs.  It is bit technical. You need to pick two things: blog hosting and blog software.  Good thing is that both come into a package together.

In order to build a fascinating blog, you may need to take services of website designers and developers.

Blog hosting means storage place where you store your all files of your blog and present before use when the access your blog. Blog hosting is provided by a few companies. They are called website hosting companies. Some company are very popular, you may already know their names. Like Godaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator, Hostmycode, Bigrock, Milesweb, WordPress hosting and many. Each hosting site has its plans. You can compare yourself. You can buy suitable plan and hand over credential to your developers, if you are taking services of blog developers.

You need software to build your blog. WordPress blogging software is choice of million people because it is very customizable and simple to use.

Designers will design the blog and programmers will make it dynamic. They will connect your hosting with your site to get data from hosting while access it.  You can also do all yourself; you need to take guidance on research on internet.

You will need to create password for your account while preparing it in WordPress software.

Customization of blog and choose free theme

You can choose theme free of cost in given list on WordPress. You can buy premium theme too.  You can choose theme as per your topic. After professional’s work done, your blog will be ready to start.

Write and Publish first post on blog

Next step is to write and publish first step. After completion of blog, you need to add content in blog. The content means the relevant material of blog. Content may contain text, images and videos. You can write quality content to boost visitors on blog. You can click on CC0 website link to take photos for your blog. There are all copyright free photos there.

Promotion of your blog

This is very important step. After making a blog, who knows that you have a blog? A few you’re known persons only. How will your appear in the world. How visitors will visit on your blog. This is the actual job what will decide popularity of your blog. SEO is the process to promote your blog. I have given complete information about SEO and its types in my article

You can take help of SEO professionals to promote you blog. You can do some works yourself: promote blog on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Instagram & other social networking sites.

Make money from blogging

This is extremely valuable tip for everyone. Everyone wants to earn money from blogging. Unfortunately, this is not as easy job as you think.

There are different ways you can make money blogging: By selling your own products or services, through writing reviews of products on blog. These are bit difficult than selling advertisement space.

Google adsense is the most popular advertisement program.  It is the best way to take advantage and make money from blogging. You need to work hard to get Google adsense for your blog.   On free blogging services, there are different processes to take approval of ads.  Google measures a blog on several criteria before approving your Google ads account. I have given ideal tips to get approval of  Google Adsense in an article. You can get knowledge about alternate to Google Adsense in case of disapproval of Google ad account.

I hope these tips will definitely help you to become a successful blogger. Happy Blogging!

 

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10 Best Responsive and Multipurpose Free WordPress themes

WordPress is undoubtedly most popular CMS platform. Because of its fame, themes made for Wordpess sites are in epochal popularity. Sites powered by WordPress are using these themes. The main cause of popularity of WordPress is ease to set up and create website. Users can make a website like blog or other wizard setup. Users need not to work hard in create WordPress website. That’s why themes, plugins, widgets are specially made for WordPress by developers.

Most of these themes are with unique features to decorate your website in unique way. Free WordPress themes may not fulfill your requirements. We have compiled a list of some funky and stylish WordPress themes for you. Triople expects that you will utilize your money perfectly (if you buy one). Free themes are better choices for bloggers and amateurs. But paid themes are preferred by professionals. So we have tried to collect both Free and Premium WordPress themes for you. Today, we are presenting some alluring WordPress themes. We hope that you will definitely use one of them in your website.

  1. Allegiant is a fabulous WordPress theme that has been designed and developed elegantly. It is delicate and professional and best choice for business. The theme is very fast and flexible and suitable for all modern and technological requirements of websites. In this cutting edge technology, Allegiant is highly professional theme with powerful platform for the seamless experience of engaging. It is available in both versions free and premium .

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2. Illdy is a marvelous and very flexible avant-garde WordPress creative website theme that has been diligently and carefully designed and developed to cater the needs of new websites. It is the most comprehensive WordPress theme that is available free of charge. The theme is very responsive. It is translation-ready theme. Equipped with the powerful WordPress Live Customizer and a range of configurable widgets and Retina-ready icons and shortcodes, Illdy is completely prepared for all types of modern and future websites.

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3. Talon is an awesome and very flexible theme. It is multipurpose and versatile theme with large header takes major part of screen. The header of the theme works as a static image or a slider. The buttons and icons of the Talon theme are fecund. You can utilize charts and graphs to visualize the data.

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4. Neve is a pliable and multipurpose theme that is free of charge. It is fast and flexible with plethora of features. It gives you amazing experience. It gives you flexible customization and various demos for businesses like lawyers, restaurants etc. It overlays content blocks. It is loaded with lazy loading effects and parallax. Neve is SEO friendly and light weight theme. Neve is compatible with Gutenberg and Elementor.

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5. Zakra theme is modern and responsive theme. It is multipurpose theme for various types of businesses. You can experience demos of the theme. The range of demos from business to e-commerce. It is very flexible and fast theme. There is a outstanding hearder area, here you can add an image.

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6. Portum theme is very simple, modern WordPress theme. It is flexible and sophisticated theme. It can decorate your business site well. It is amazing and antastic theme which needs little amount to buy. Portum business is very beneficial theme that quickly readjusts all screen sizes. If you want an outstanding and splendid experience, try Portum.

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7. Monstroid2 is a versatile and multipurpose WordPress theme compatible for all types of projects. Equipped with 9 ready-made layouts, Monstroid2 offers its users comprehensive customization possibilities and a plethora of widgets & plugins. It has 100% responsive design. It has contained 9 readymade designs. There are 4 blog layout styles in this theme. It is very flexible and fast theme.

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8. Zelle Pro is highly professional and custom theme. It offers customization of content blocks. There are handy slide-in effects on the main page. The one page structure shows it a premium WordPress theme and perfect solution for commercial websites. This theme is extremely useful for those who have no plan to have big amount of content on their websites and they have attention to generate leads in the business only. In the other features: integrated contact form, Theme options panel for convenient management, no limits of theme widgets.

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9. Newspaper X is free of charge available for magazine and newspaper to download. It is managed through WordPress customizer. It is Bootstrap based theme.This theme has 4 categories: editorial, latest news, events and Wordl news separated in grids.

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10. Pixova Lite is an outstanding one-page WordPress theme. This is an artistic theme for those who want to enhance personal services. It is loaded with retina ready quality and unlimited colors to mix. It is paradise for web developers. It is very simple to use. It also provides useful tool for business-oriented sites.

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Best tricks and techniques to become a Successful WordPress Blogger

Are you thinking to become a successful Word Press Blogger? Are you passionate about writing articles? Many of you think that writing article is a simple and easy job; but it is not. Starting a Word Press blog is a simple work but coming with new and unique ideas to write articles for a blog is not an easy feat. You may have some ideas. You need to work to search better ideas instead of thinking alone. With search you can get many useful ideas from other people. It is internet world; there is no dearth of information for ideas to work. So better you take action rather think alone.

Triople has great ideas and suggestions for you to start a good journey as a blogger. We are sharing mind-blowing ideas. Definitely, we will tell you how to apply them in easily and quickly.

Find your competitors

First and foremost step that will surely work is finding competitors. I hope most of you have good knowledge about how to find competitors. But if you are beginner, you need to find your competitors.  Finding competitors is easy job. What you are writing, find the website ahead you in the same field. You will notice some of them. You can assume them as your competitors.

Suppose you are working in technology field. Your website has some keywords. Search on Google who are working better than you.  Choose a few (5) out of them. Follow them; you will get new ideas for posts. You can review what they have written in past; what they have posted nowadays. You can get better ideas to present your data.  You will surely inspire from those websites.

Update your old stuff

You don’t only to look others blog only, you should check your own content too. If you think that your old post needs update with new, just update them with new information. This will be beneficial for you. Reviving content with changing time is compulsory.

For example: You add a new post in previous year, ‘ Top 10  photo editing Android Apps for year 2018’; Now you are in 2019, you need to update them with new ideas in same post and change year 2018 to 2019. Mostly visitor find latest information about products. If you don’t effort, your popular posts can lose their popularity.

Subscribe your competitors’ blogs

Many blogs give subscribe option. They send latest information about their content through emails. Subscribe those blogs and get completely new ideas to work in your blog. You can also compete with your competitors with help of such novel ideas.

Make Most of Social Media

Social media is a robust platform to promote your blog. You can find your competitors there. You can learn how they post their information about their blogs. You can get brainstorming ideas from their postings. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and other popular social networking sites.

Write Seasonal articles

Seasonal articles are in fashion. You can also write seasonal articles. You can write about new items each months like seasonal events, new themes of the month, new plugins of the month, new video editing software of December (write any month), Cool gadgets for Christmas, New WordPress themes for birthday, New Android games of month (you can write name of month), New iphone games of December 2019 (you can write what current month and year). People are internet savvy; they want to be updated with new innovations and techniques. Your articles may help them to do so.

Make and Interact with your online communities

Make your online communities on social networking sites.  You can create your Facebook page, Facebook group, Youtube channel, Twitter list, Instagram page, Whatsapp group. Online communities will help you to promote your blog as a brand.  Try to be regular in all online communities.  You can also join Question and Answer community.  You can answer relevant questions of your blog topic. Thus you can attract more visitors to your website. Join your competitors’ online communities too.

Be Creative

Never blindly follow your competitors, do better than them. Unique ideas always pay uniquely. Don’t copy their post title, create your own. You should take exclusive ideas from their titles. But be unique and matchless, your post title should more impressive than them.

For example, if your competitor has given a title ‘Top 7 cooler brands in India’; you can write your post title ‘Top 10 best cooler brands in India.’

Google Keyword Planner

Google Keyword Planner should be integral part of your routine. You can search keywords and their competition in market, relevant searches of keywords in a month. You will also receive related keywords there. The number of searches for those keywords can help you to know popularity of your related content.  Triople recommends you to use Google Keyword Planner before writing a post for blog.

Be Trendy with Google Trends

Where the word ‘trend’ comes, modern styles come in your mind. Trends are subject to change in the world. So you need to be trendy. Follow trends of the online world. Visit Google Trends and check trends regularly. You can easily know what people are talking about on internet. If some of those trends match your area, try to follow them. You can check trends by adding your keywords. The prime benefit is for you to think about future posts as per trending keywords. Google Trends allows you to write as per popular trends.

Read and Reply comments

Regularly read comments of users, reply them if required. It will increase interaction between you and users. Users will revisit to know other information. It will increase trust of your blog. You need to use such activities for social pages of blog and Youtube videos.  If you answer and suggest your readers properly, it will increase credibility of your blog. More people will take interest in your blog. You blog will get popularity.  As I have a Youtube channel, I usually reply the comments of people there.  It is giving advantage to me.

Read Books and Inspire from others’ Ideas

We agree with the quote “A room without books is like a body without soul.” Make books your friends. We agree that you can find all stuff online but books have their own value.  Sometimes what you get from experience of writers, you can’t search on internet. Books are valuable source of information. Good books will guide you and direct you in perfect direction. You can buy useful books relevant to your area. There are many online book selling platforms, some of them are following:

https://www.powells.com

https://www.textbookrush.com

https://www.bookfinder.com

https://www.firstclassbooks.com

https://www.chegg.com

https://www.campusbooks.com

https://www.valorebooks.com

https://www.sellbackyourbook.com

https://www.barnesandnoble.com

https://www.ckybooks.com

Amazon

https://textbookx.com

https://student2student.com

https://www.facultybooks.com

https://bookscouter.com

https://www.ecampus.com

 

Use Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a very beneficial tool to know demographic status of your blog. You can simply know the location of most readers. It helps you to write post relevant to your target readers.

Have An Eagle Eye on new plugins and services

 

Be updated with latest technology. Try useful plugins and other software. You can write your reviews about new launched plugins and software after use. You can search information about them too. People catch rapidly the latest products. Be attentive and a critical reviewer for readers. If visitors find valuable information, they will take interest in your blog.

You can write comparing posts too.  Most of people are confused to buy the better products. Your comparison can be valuable for those. Comparison helps them to choose the best. Comparison articles are appreciated broadly. If the compared products/services meet readers’ expectations, the post will prove trust builder in readers.

Communicate with your audiences

Your readers and audiences may be experienced and sharp-mind people or they have needs to know specific information. You can ask them to share new ideas in comment sections or via email. This will useful to make your blog more interactive. This technique is useful to engage audience with blog. You often watch Youtube video,  Youtubers often ask audience to post their comment upon video.

Avoid negative approach

Most of the readers avoid negative approach of the post. Positive depicted posts are appreciated. Now we can consider it with a small example. You create title for a post ‘Why should you not buy XYZ software.’ This is a negative approach. You can change it with creative way and in positive manner like ‘Why you need to avoid purchase of XYZ software?’

 

 

8 Significant Pages for Each Website or a Blog

If you are beginner and starting a new website or a blog; you may be confused about significant pages of your website.  What pages are most required in a new website/blog? If you are facing same queries, Triople provides you the perfect solution for it. If you have not added these pages, you can add easily without affecting the other content. These pages are significant because these will depict a standard of your WordPress website. In this post, we will share the most essential pages that every website should have.

There are two main data types of each website: Posts and Pages. You know that posts are used to add articles/content. You often publish new post in Post type. Your posts are changed regularly. Each post contain different data, we call that article or content of the post. As I am writing this article into a new post, I will publish it under new title and tags.

On other hand, Pages have static data that is occasionally changed. Most of times,  the content of pages is remained static.  You change content on rare occasion.

Home

Home page should have contained in your WordPress website, because homepage shows your first page of the site. When website is opened homepage appears first. Homepage means main page of the website. Whatever you do but when you click on home, you will be redirected to homepage. Where you will watch url of your site with common name. Like you can see triople.com for it; we have also added homepage here.

Blog

Each website needs a blog page. When you write relevant blogs to your business website, people can visit and read by clicking on Blog page. You can aware people with latest information about your products. You can also share latest technology information to visitors in your blogs. Other benefit of adding blog page in website is to increase content for website. If you write proper content relevant to your website, it helps to increase page rank of your website. Without content, you may face challenges to rank your site in search of prime search engines. Low content websites mostly may not get good places in search engine list. Blog data can make your site full of content. It also helps you to create some relevant and useful keywords (relevant keywords with your website) in blog posts to increase rank of your website in searches.

Project Page

Project page is to display your previous projects. It increases credibility of your website.  People will come to know about your experience with big brands. The trust of your business increases with it. Try to give proper explain of each project. Never forget to add projects with renowned brands of the world (if any).

About Us

It is another important page of any WordPress Website/blog. You need to show who you are. What is purpose of your website? What services/brands are you selling? When your company started and where are outlets and network of your company. You can share mission, values and motives of your work. You can share here present and past of your company in brief. About us page helps to build your trust in people. People can better know your business through it. You can add your team people here and share about their qualification and their experience in relevant fields. You can introduce people with your team too.

Disclaimer Page

You can add Disclaimer page if you are earning money from your website/blog. This is important especially when you are display ads or displaying affiliate products on your website. People should aware about it.

Contact Us

It is another significant page of your website/blog. You are operating business and provide products or services. Consumers need to know about your contact in case of any query. So Contact Us may be very useful page for them. Contact us page contains website owner office contact (email, phone, social profiles etc.). In other way, website owner creates a contact form there to fill. Consumer can fill that one and from website, a representative contacts with him.

Privacy Policy Page

Privacy policy page inform visitors about the content you add on your website/blog. It also shows how you and other parties can use this content. Why is this so important? Because even you are not gathering any visitor data, Google Analytics like third party tool can set cookies. You are required to use privacy policy page, if you are showing ads of Google Adsense on your website/blog. How to make privacy policy templates? It may be a serious question for you. There are many online privacy policy page generator websites. some of them are following:

You can generate privacy policy pages through the help of these websites. You can make your own after going through these websites.

Product or Services Page

It is another significant page for a business website/blog. You can showcase your products. You can show your services here too. Users will get to know what products or services you sell. Make Product or Service page effective with catchy design. Add same size pictures of your products. Colorful and attractive page will eye of attraction for visitors. Categorize every product with proper name, rate and specifications (all required content).

60+WordPress Keyboard shortcuts to enhance your proficiency

Do you want to save time while writing a post on WordPress? Almost all of you use combination of keyboard and mouse to write and publish an article in your WordPress blog/website. But you know that you can do all things with your keyboard only. You can save your time and energy with keyboard shortcuts. In your WordPress visual editor, you can do all jobs till publishing your post with keyboard only. There are some shortcuts that will definitely help to save your time and efforts. You need not to use your mouse to work after knowing all these.

Some of the keyboard shortcuts you use often in your daily chores like control+c (copy), Control+x (cut), Control+v (paste) and control+k (add hyperlink). These are also very useful in WordPress visual editor. I hope that you will definitely use these other shortcuts to increase your working efficiency in WordPress. Here is a list of WordPress 60+Keyboard shortcuts.

Ctrl keyboard shortcuts 

Ctrl + c – To Copy content

Ctrl + v – To Paste content

Ctrl + x – To Cut content

Ctrl + z – Undo

Ctrl + a  – to select all

Ctrl + y – Redo

Ctrl + p – to Print content

Ctrl +b – bold

Ctrl + i – Italics

Ctrl + u –  Underline

Ctrl + k – to insert a link

 

Keyboard shortcuts with Ctrl & shift

Ctrl + Shift + Right – select a word to the right

Ctrl + Shift +Left-select one word to the left

Shift + Home – select the all text of a current line

Shift + Left – select a letter to the right side

Shift+Right- select a letter to right side

Ctrl + Shift + Up – select a line upside

Ctrl + Shift + Down – select one line downside

Shift + End – select the all text of a current line till end

shift+Enter- Move done one line below

 

Keyboard shortcuts with Alt, ctrl & shift

Ctrl + Shift + v -Paste the chosen text without formatting

Alt + Shift + a – second shortcut to insert a link

Alt + Shift + c – Align center

Alt + Shift + d –  strike through

Alt + Shift +h- For help

Alt + Shift + j – Justify

Alt + Shift + l – Align left

Alt + Shift + m – open media to upload media files or access media gallery

Alt + Shift + o – Starts an ordered list

Alt + Shift +p- for page break

Alt + Shift + q – Creates a quote

Alt + Shift +r – Align right

Alt + Shift + s – Removes a link

Alt + Shift +t – Insert more tags

Alt + Shift + u –  to add number list

Alt + Shift + w – Full screen

Alt + Shift +x- To add/remove tags

Alt + Shift + Z – spread the editor formatting bar

Alt + Shift+1 to 6

Alt + Shift+1- heading 1

Alt + Shift+2- heading 2

Alt + Shift+3-heading 3

Alt + Shift+4-heading 4

Alt + Shift+5-heading 5

Alt + Shift+6- heading 6

Alt + Shift+7- Paragraph

Kindly reply in comments, if any shortcut is not found in this list; we will definitely add them in our list here. To know about Twitter keyboard shortcuts, click on this link: Twitter keyboard shortcuts. In the same way, you can use Gmail keyboard shortcuts to reduce your emailing work tension, visit here:  Gmail keyboard shortcuts. To know about Facebook keyboard shortcuts, click on this link: Facebook keyboard shortcuts.