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I am Vishal Gaikar, a 28 years old Software Engineer, Designer and self developed blogger from India. I am highly fascinated by the world of computing and spend most of my time querying new technologies and learning about innovative ideas and tools that make life easier other than my work.
I’ve started in blogging with Technology blog tricksmachine.com and currently I also write about Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Blogging & SEO on separate 5 Tech blogs. Well versed in Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Flash, XHTML, and CSS. I try to learn various skills every day and I am so passionate about my work that I won’t give up until I am fully satisfied with the outcome.
To know more about me, you can visit my personal website (Link : http://www.vishalgaikar.com/)
I started blogging in Sept 2008 on Blogger platform with couple of blogs on Travel, Technology and Bollywood. In July 2009, I started receiving blog-traffic and was connected to few associates who were in this industry. That was the time I took blogging seriously and in Sept 2009 moved to WordPress and have been there since.
Ah, this is the good question. It all started in April 2008. I had been reading a couple of blogs of my friends and wondered how these blogs were created. As I saw this as a new skill (one can say motivation) and a good platform to learn and share our knowledge with the world ; I decided to start my own blog. A very Special thanks to one of my colleague Mr. Mukul Kumar who helped me a lot to know blogging completely.
I started couple of blogs on Blogger which were related to Travel and Orkut ( largest social-networking site then) . I got a good response and a lot of traffic to my blogs. I wanted to take this to higher level and this is when I bought my first domain named “Tricks Machine”. At present , Tricks Machine is one of the India’s top blog with 6200+ happy feed subscribers, 3200+ Facebook fans. Recently I achieved one more milestone on Tricks Machine as I got 37k Alexa rank for my blog.
Yes, Google panda ate most of my site’s visitors because of the checks which were not present before. But then I evaluated all the site contents, put proper checks and did my best to improve the overall quality. At present , blog traffics and visitors are back to normal.
My Mantra is : Get Active, Stay Active and Keep your business healthy. I am active on social and professional networking sites, which helps me learn , connect with advertisers , clients, maintain relations , and in-turn helps in the growth of my online business. Social media gives a deep impact – on individuals, and of course, on organizations.
Recently I launched a blog about car reviews and I am looking forward to make it huge. especially in India.
Ohh, It’s the Better domain name related to current site and which is available and has great CPC
I really would not be able to tell you that. But things change, and I am expecting that people will think that WordPress is the easiest than blogger and most bloggers will find WordPress as the first choice for blogging.
I am an android user and uses Lot’s of android apps related to blogging like WordPress, Analytics and other apps like FlipBoard etc.