Monday, 25 April 2016

How to increase blog traffic fast



Every blogger dreams of getting huge and quality traffic to his blog. To achieve that goal, many bloggers take "shortcut way". They obviously get traffic by that method, and there is no doubt about that, but that traffic isn't quality traffic at all and won't last longer than a few days. Such mistakes affect them in a long run and sometimes even result in ruining their blogging career. Building quality traffic takes time, and it can be anything from six months to one year.

Increase blog/website traffic


Here are some easy yet clever tips that may help you in building quality blog traffic/ site traffic.

(a) Quality content


Writing unique and engaging content surely helps in building quality blog traffic. Some may ask, what does quality content mean?
 Content which helps other people in any way ( solving problems or discovering something new), called quality content.
Copying content from others doesn't give you traffic but discovering something new from existing content can. You may find multiple posts on a particular topic. For example, suppose any topic, like "SEO." You may find various posts on SEO but what does it mean ? do they copying each other's content? If it is then why are they successful?
The answer is a big fat "NO". Everyone requires a base to move forward, and it is just a matter of finding new possibilities out of it.

(b) Focusing on quality keywords


Writing quality content is a good idea, but the most important thing is to focus it on the correct audience. You don't want your blog to be found by the wrong audience, resulting in higher bounce rates and finally decline in Google search results.
Various tools are there on the web to find optimized keywords. I'll highly recommend you to use "Google Keyword Planner" because it is Google's official tool and it clearly works best.

It is always an outstanding idea to use keywords which have low competition and high search volume.


Must Read: How to use Google Keyword Planner without adding campaign



(c) Selection of broad topics


Focusing on a particular niche is essential for building the reputation of your blog/website, but writing posts on other niches might interest audience, and if it has done perfectly, may result in even greater upcoming traffic.
Writing topics on various niches not only interest your visitors but also result in lower bounce rate which means better ranking in google search results.

(d) Targeting international audience


If your blog or website targets audience in a particular country, then it is an excellent idea to focus it internationally. Globally targeting your blog will result in a significant boost in traffic as it will reach to larger audience. But if you have a business blog that focuses a particular region, and it can't provide services outside that area then there is nothing much you can do about that.

(e) Make your blog/website SEO friendly


If your blog/website is "old enough" then focusing on SEO is something we called "MUST." While SEO provides better ranking in Google search results, it's not a good idea for new bloggers to focus on SEO too much instead of focusing on quality content.
I'm not going to talk much about SEO because there are lots of great posts on the web. I'll highly recommend reading this post for better SEO understanding.






(f) Writing content regularly


 Regularly writing content keeps your blog higher in Google search results. Google ranks blogs/websites higher which get updated frequently. Now the question is, how frequently do I need to update my blog?

The answer is 2 or 3 times a week. Yes, you heard it right. Many people will tell you to update your blog daily but stop and think, can you maintain the quality of all of your posts? Even if you managed to do that then answer me, how long can you do that? You'll eventually become dry.

(g) Don't forget to share your post on social media


Writing quality content but not sharing it to social media is something like creating an awesome painting but not showing it to others.
People will praise your work only if they find it.

Now you'll ask me, where do I share it? Which is the best place?

If you are brand new to blogging or don't have huge followers on social media sites, then Quora will be your best friend but if you are the one who is insanely popular on social media then go for Stumbleupon, Scoop it, Digg, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn.

Don't ever forget to share your post on Google plus.

(h) Never give up


Everyone has highs and lows in his life, and same goes for blogging career. But key formula to success is never giving up. Getting traffic to your blog requires time, and it can be up to one year. In that time, you need to write quality content consistently.


Anything that I missed? Your valuable suggestions are invited.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

How to use Google Keyword Planner without adding campaign



Wants to write a great post that will attract high traffic ? for that, you need to SEO optimize your post title by adding SEO optimized keywords. The best and free tool to find SEO optimized keywords and search volume data is the Google keyword planner but wait, you need to create a campaign and need to submit billing information to access the Google Keyword Planner.

Google recently made a change in his policy by applying this mechanism; now every blogger must create a campaign before he can use Google keyword planner or other free tools. But, there is always a solution, and everyone knows that.
Here are some methods to tackle this restriction.

(a) By skipping guide tour

(b) By using low-speed glitch


Here, see this in live action if you are tired of reading






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(a) By skipping guided tour


This one is very easy as Google AdWords prompt this option officially as "skip guided tour". You'll find this option on the first menu as soon as you log into your Google AdWords account, but there is a good chance for anyone to ignore it, and once you click on continue, there is no turning back.

(b) By using low-speed glitch


This glitch is unknown for most of the users, even I found it recently. If you are one of those unlucky guys who didn't notice "skip guided tour" option and accidentally clicked on continue option after logging in to your Google AdWords account, then this glitch will surely help you. According to this glitch, you need a slow internet connection ( or very slow, possibly a 2G connection ) and having a smartphone is also recommended.

All you need to do is log into your Google AdWords account using your phone (you may also use a PC). It requires very long time to load a page but keep proceeding until you find billing information tab.


Skipping billing information




I hope that you have completed all the previous steps i.e. Setting up a campaign, reviewing site.

Now the real show begins. When you open billing information section using a slow internet connection, let it load correctly, and when it has done, Google AdWords just prompt an error saying that "It took longer than expected for the system to respond. Please disable any ad-blocking software and try refreshing this page. You may also set up billing preferences later.". If you have successfully received this error, then click on continue and enjoy Google Keyword Planner.

Note: If you didn't receive this error, then reload the page. If it didn't work for you then try to make your connection slower and reload the page again, you might also find some tools to throttle your internet speed, but it is wise not to use those tools, instead, use a 2G connection using a USB dongle or with a phone modem.


Note: You can delete campaign as soon as you finish creating it and Google keyword planner will continue to work fine.


Anything that I missed? Feel free to give your suggestions.


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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Must play android games of all time



There was a time when Apple used to have all of the gaming goodness, whereas Android considered as an arcade gaming platform. But time has changed, and now it has become one of the major gaming platforms as you can see that many AAA games found their way to Android including many console ports and PC ports. Such day is not far when we will see many Android games releasing parallel to their console versions.
Today I'm going to talk about best android games you can play right now. This list includes mostly Android games though I also include games that you can play using PPSSPP emulator on your Android device, and I also admit that this list is somewhat action-oriented but never mind and give it a shot because gaming goodness is waiting ahead.

16. Cut the rope (series)



A long time ago Zeptolab presented us with this simple yet fun series featuring a cute looking protagonist. Even being a casual game, it still appeals to many advanced players as sometimes it is quite challenging to finish some levels with three stars.

Good for - Gamers looking for simple yet a cute looking puzzle game.

Bad for - Gamers that don't like casual games.

Honorable mentions:-

Angry Birds, Bad Piggies, Where is my water

15. Plants vs. Zombies (series)




PopCap Games brings up Plants vs. Zombies, a very creative tower defense game, best thing I liked about this game is its uniqueness and great enemy design. Whether you are a fan of tower defense games or not, I'll highly recommend you to play it.

Good for - Gamers who like tower defense games and strategy games.

Bad for - Gamers who are easily offended by tower defense games and also who don't like puzzle games.


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14. Modern Combat 5



Created by Gameloft keeping call of duty in mind, Modern combat features some explosive actions and is best in its genre, though it is nowhere like call of Duty if I'm honest with you.
The strength of modern combat lies within its multiplayer mode, but single player campaign is also fun. The Bad thing is that this game requires a constant internet connection to play hence some players with the low-speed connection may face issues.

Good for - Gamers who love action games, also recommended to call of duty and battlefield series fans.

Bad for - Gamers who have low-end devices and don't have a fast internet connection.

Honorable mentions:-

Call of Duty: Strike Team, Nova 3, Respawnables


13. World of Goo




2D Boy's award-winning physical puzzler World of Goo makes it's way to Android after releasing on Microsoft Windows, Wii, iOS. This game Feature some challenging puzzles and beautiful art and crafted with splendid contents.

Good for - Gamers who love playing physical puzzler with beautiful art.

Not for - Action lovers who don't like puzzle games or easily get headaches.


12. The Room (series)




The Room is a puzzle video game produced by Fireproof Studios. Originally designed for iOS, but later makes its way to Android, though it doesn't need any introduction as every puzzle maniac knows about it.
Recently Android has seen The Room 3 release, which makes this series a great puzzle trilogy. The idea that I like about it is the haunted feel blend beautifully with some good puzzles, and it reminds me of famous horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Good for - People who think that they are a genius and can solve any puzzle threw at them.

Bad for - People who are easily offended by puzzle games.


11. God of War (series)



Originally developed for PSP, Both God of War Chains of Olympus and God of War Ghost of Sparta are handheld versions of PlayStation exclusives God of War 1 and God of War 2.
Though these games are not officially available for Android, now it is possible to play them on Android using a PSP emulator called "PPSSPP."

Good for - People who love to play hack n slash action games, also perfect for old God of War fans.

Bad for - Those who don't like hack n slash games.


10. Baldur's Gate (series)



Officially released as Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition on Android are the remake of famous dungeon crawler series on PlayStation 2.
Considered as one of the best RPG games ever made, I remember that how much praise it received back in 90's days and now it has been remastered for Android platform, highly recommended for RPG game lovers.

Good for - People who love to play RPG games and want a game that delivers a lot of content and deep gameplay.

Bad for - People who hate RPG games and also for action lovers.


9. Valiant Hearts: The Great War



Valiant Hearts is a puzzle adventure video game produced by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. Some of the finest visual art and compelling storyline makes this game a good reason to have a smartphone.

Good for - People who want to experience an amazing story blend with gorgeous artwork.

Not for - Not sure, maybe some arcade game lovers but everyone should play it.


8. Undertale



Undertale is a role-playing video game produced and published by an indie developer Toby Fox. If you have not heard about Undertale, then there is a good chance that you are living under a rock because Undertale is the most talked game of this year on PC.
One bad news - Undertale officially unavailable for Android but fortunately, people found a way to port it to Android.

How to play Undertale on Android?


Although you can play it on your Android device, I'll recommend you to play the PC version as the controls on Android version are not quite good.
Here, follow this guide to port undertale on your Android device.

Good for - Retro gamers and for people who want to play a classic role-playing game with good humor and a good story.

Bad for - People who won't like 8-bit type games, also bad for people who love 3d games with good graphics.


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7. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker



MGS is an action-adventure stealth video game produced by Konami and Kojima Productions, originally released for the PSP.
MGS: Peace Walker is not officially available on Android, but you can play it on android using PPSSPP emulator.

Must for - People who love stealth games and are a fan of Hitman franchise

Not for - People who don't have patience and get bored easily


6. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII



Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for PSP. Seriously, this game needs no introduction as if you are a gamer who loves role-playing or action games; then there is great chance that you already heard of it, in case you haven't then go and give it a shot because this is one of the best games in the Final Fantasy series.
You need to have PPSSPP to play it on your Android smartphone.

Good for - People who love to play action games.

Not for - Role-playing game lovers, why? Because it has very less RPG element and may disappoint old veterans.

Honorable mention:-

Final Fantasy IX


5. XCOM: Enemy Within



XCOM: Enemy Within is an incredible expansion pack for the famous award winning turn-based tactical video game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. This expansion makes the previous game even better in term of gameplay and also introducing new themes.
It is one of the greatest games on Android.

Good for - People who love turn based games, also recommended for strategy and tower defense game lovers.

Not for - Action game lovers as it requires some strategy and not just blind shooting through a bunch of enemies, call of duty fans should also make some distance from this game.

Honorable mention:-

Lara Croft and the guardian of light


4. Fahrenheit



Fahrenheit is an action-adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream and published by Atari Inc. for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox and later for Microsoft Windows, and recently Android also received a remastered version.
This game has developed by the same mastermind which is behind famous PlayStation 3 exclusive "Heavy Rain". So you can expect high quality, explosive, cinematic action from this game.

Excellent for - Action game lovers, also recommended for heavy rain fans.

Bad for - People who hate drama or complicated story.


3. GTA: San Andreas



Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It's been a long time since the Android release of GTA: San Andreas but it considered as one of the best games ever made on handheld devices and the other major platforms.

Recommended for - Every action game lover and also for GTA fans.

Not for - People who hate open world games and often get bored with games with a long story.


2. Limbo



Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game, the first title by independent Danish game developer Playdead. It has now become one of the finest reasons to have a smartphone, and if I'm be honest, this is one of the two reasons I make this list, Highly recommended !!

Good for - Anyone who is looking for a side Scroller with a good storyline blend with one of the most beautiful arts in gaming history.

Bad for - Hmm! I don't know, anyone out there who will tell me?


1. The walking dead (Season 1 & 2)



The Walking Dead is an episodic action-adventure video game developed and published by Telltale Games and based on famous "The Walking Dead" comic.
To be honest, this game is the only reason I made this list. Every gamer out there, no matter what he likes, must play it as this game tells an amazing story which will bring tears to every eye.

Must have for - Everyone !!!

Not for - wait !! just go and play it and you won't regret it.


Honorable mentions:-

The Tales from the Borderlands, and The Wolf Among us



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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Amazing tricks to increase gaming performance of your pc - get 20+ fps boost




Tired of choppy frame rates?


How bad it feels when you buy the latest game only to find out that it runs like a potato on your system, and then you start your campaign for tweaking it and after hours of struggle, all you get is nothing.
Well, don't lose your hope because you are not alone in this battle, and that's why I'm here to discuss some innovative methods to fix low fps, stuttering, lags in games.


Kill the traditional way and try something different



I'm not going to tell you to lower your graphics setting or updating your video card drivers and neither I am telling you to upgrade to expensive killing machines because not everyone can afford that.
Do note that some games are awfully ported (most Ubisoft games) so don't expect such great boost as mentioned in the post but for most games, you'll gain an average of 20 fps and game itself will become much smoother.


Unpark all of your CPU cores:-



This tweak is a must do for every gamer out there as it affects CPU heavy games like Crysis 3, Battlefield 4, GTA 5 and most multiplayer games as well.
What this utility does is unpark all ideal cores (which are not in use at that time) of CPU. As a result, the whole load on cores divide equally.
Unparking your CPU cores not only increase fps but is also a fix to lag and stuttering.
I recommend to use this utility for multi-core PCs (4 cores or more), but it won't hurt if you use it on a dual core system.
You can search for the utility on Google as "CPU unparking app" or you can download it directly from here.
After finishing download follow these steps:-
. Extract it using WinRAR or 7-Zip
. Click on Check Status button
. Click on unpark all button
. Reboot your system

Note: - You can revert these changes at any time by clicking on park all button so feel safe to use it


Disable all power saving features:-


If you are one who experiencing the freezing problem (i.e. game freezes for 1-2 second then become usual again), then this tweak is for you. You need to disable power saving features from both Windows and BIOS.

In BIOS:-


First, you need to disable power saving features from BIOS menu. To do this simply follow these steps-
. Start computer after shutdown or by pressing restart button
. When the system is booting, keep pressing DELETE button on your keyword until you face a blue window with all system information.
. Find these option and turn them off- C1E support, C3/C6 state support, Intel C state
. After turning off all of the features mentioned above, simply click on save and exit button
. The first step has done. Now we disable remaining features from Windows

In Windows:-


This step is quite simple comparing the previous step, keep on going-
. Go to control panel either from desktop or from start menu
. Click on power options tab
. Select High-performance plan from drop down menu
. It has done. You are going well


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Performance fix for Unreal Engine games: -


If you have already faced stuttering/freezing issue with Unreal Engine games, then you might know what I am talking about. You simply need to change two lines in game's Engine.ini file.
To do that follow these steps-
. Go to Steamapps\common\your game\Engine\Config
. Find the file BaseEngine.ini and open it using notepad
. Find these two lines and change them as mention below
. Change "bSmoothFrameRate=TRUE" to "bSmoothFrameRate=FALSE"
. Also make sure that these lines are as follows- "MinSmoothedFrameRate=22" and "MaxSmoothedFrameRate=62"


That's all guys! I hope you like this post. Please remember to share if this post helped you.



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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

How to fix all Google play store errors




All Android users know that Google Play Store has its fair share of problems and if I say that this is the most frustrating thing at times, no one is going to disagree with me, will you?
So today I'm talking about some well-known Google play store errors, and I hope that you'll find what you are looking.

1. Google Play Store won't start downloading:-


This error is very common, and I think that every Android user has faced it at least once.
According to this problem downloading won't start after clicking on download and it will be stuck at loading screen.
This issue is related to old Google play store / Google play services data and common for the new users who will try to use their smartphones for the first time.

Solution:-


I have some quick fixes for this problem, just follow these steps -
. Go to setting
. Tap on Applications
. Swipe to the all column
. Scroll down and find these three apps, Google play services, Google play store and Google services framework.
. Tap on clear cache > tap on clear data. Do this step for all three apps mentioned above.

Now all you need to do is to let Google play store update itself. It takes a little time and maybe it will show some error like "Connection timed out" or "Failed to retrieve information from server" but don't lose your hope and keep on trying as it will work after it updates itself completely.

Optional method:-


I will strongly recommend that you go through these steps. It will save your time and keeps you away from other headaches -
. Go to setting
. Tap on Applications
. Swipe to the all column
. Now scroll down and find Google play store and tap on Uninstall updates > then clear cache > clear data
. Now download the latest version of Google Play Store
. Install and done! (try to install Google play services as well if it doesn't work for you.)

2. Authentication is required, you need to sign in to your Google account:-


Such type of error is common when you change the password of your Gmail account (which used in Google play store). I recently have a hard time figuring out this error, and I'm sure that some of you are still having a hard time.

Solution:-


The first thing you have to do is remove your Google account from setting menu (Account that you are using in play store), after doing this, follow these simple steps:-
. go to setting
. Scroll down to Accounts
. Tap on Google and then remove your account from the drop-down menu at upper right corner

Note:-


If you are facing problem in removing the account or don't find an option for removing Google account then just simply add a new Google account and remove the previous one.
After removing your Google account, just follow these steps:-
. Go to setting
. Tap on Applications
. Swipe to the all column
. Now scroll down and find Google play store and tap on Uninstall updates > then clear cache > clear data
. Now download the latest version of Google Play Store
. Install it and then add your Google account back
. Boom ! It's working now for sure


3. Google Play Store Error code 927:-


This error is also a well-known one these days. It occurs because Google Play Store is updating itself in the background so, in the middle of the process, you can't download anything.
Also, make certain that you have adequate free space in your internal memory.
A simple solution to this issue is to let play store update itself.
For a quick fix, follow these steps -
. Go to setting

. Tap on Applications

. Swipe to the all column

. Scroll down and find these two apps - Google play services, Google play store,

. Tap on clear cache > then tap on clear data. Perform this step for both apps mentioned above
. Now download the latest version of Google Play Store
. Install and done




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4. Google Play Store Error Code 492:-




This error is a frustrating one because sometimes it even requires you to do a factory reset.
It states - "App could not be downloaded due to an error 492."
A problem in Dalvik cache causes this error, follow these steps to solve this issue -
. Go to setting
. Tap on Applications
. Swipe to the all column
. Scroll down and find these three apps - Google play services, Google play store, Google services framework.
. Click on clear cache > then tap on clear data. Perform this step for all three apps mentioned above
. Now download the latest version of Google Play Store
. Install and done
. If your problem is solved using above steps, then it is good. Otherwise, you need to factory reset your device

Note: - Rooted users can use the custom recovery mode to delete Dalvik cache and can also use the Titanium backup app or Lucky patcher app to do so.


5. Google Play Store Error Code 24:-


"Unknown error code 24 during application install." If you're getting this error, then you are not alone as many users have reported this error which is easy enough to fix.
Follow these steps -
. Go to setting
. Tap on Applications
. Swipe to the all column
. Scroll down and find these two apps - Google play services, Google play store
. Tap on clear cache > then tap on clear data. Perform this step for both apps mentioned above
. Now download the latest version of Google Play Store
. Install and done


Note: - For rooted users, this problem is pretty quick to fix as they need to open Root Explorer app and go to Data/data and delete the package folder for that app.


6. Google Play Store Error Code rh-01:-


"Error retrieving information from the server."
This error is very easy to fix, just follow these steps -
. Go to setting
. Tap on Applications
. Swipe to the all column
. Now scroll down and find Google play store and tap on Uninstall updates > then clear cache > clear data
. Now download latest versions of Google Play Store
. Install it and it should work

7. Google Play Store Error Code 924:-


This error is not as common as others mentioned above, and a problem in cache or data causes it. It shows as "App can't be updated. Try again, and if the problem continues to occur get help troubleshooting (Error code 924)
Follow these steps to solve this issue -
. Go to setting
. Tap on Applications
. Swipe to the all column
. Scroll down and find these three apps - Google play services, Google play store, Download manager.
. Click on clear cache > then tap on clear data. Perform this step for all three apps mentioned above
. Now download latest versions of Google Play Store
. Install and done
. If your problem is solved using above steps then its good otherwise you need to factory reset your device

8. Google Play Store Error Code DF-BPA-09:-


Some people are not sure about the cause of this error. It shows as "Error processing purchase".
I think it has to do with Google play store itself.
Follow these simple steps to fix this issue -
. Go to setting
. Tap on Applications
. Swipe to the all column
. Scroll down and tap on Google services framework
. Tap on clear cache > then tap on clear data
. It will fix your problem


9. Google Play Store Error Code 194:-


A common error when downloading apps from Google play store.It requires all the basic step given below -
. Go to setting
. Tap on Application
. Swipe to the all column
. Scroll down to find Google play store and Google play services
. First, tap on clear cache then on clear data for both apps.
. Update Google play store or download update directly
. Install and done

10. Google Play Store Error Code 941:-




A common error when downloading apps from Google play store. It occurs due to interruption during an update.

Follow these steps to fix the problem

. Go to setting

. Tap on Application
. Swipe to the all column
. Scroll down to find Google play store and Google play services
. First, tap on clear cache then on clear data for both apps.
. Update Google play store or download update directly
. Install and done

11. Google Play Store Error Code 505:-


This error occurs due to duplicate permission for one or more apps. It would solve by following necessary steps shown above.
There is another way to address this issue for rooted user -

Optional method:-


. First thing you can try is to open root explorer > search for the data associated with that app and clear data
. Another method is by using Titanium backup app, open it and restore the previous data for the faulty app. After restoring just do a clean uninstall of that app

12. Google Play Store Error Code 413:-


It is another rare error came out of nowhere, to fix this error follow these steps -



. Go to setting

. Tap on Application

. Swipe to the all column
. Scroll down to find Google play store and Google play services
. First, tap on clear cache then on clear data for both apps.
. Update Google play store or download update directly
. Install and done

13. Google Play Store Error - Check your connection and try again:-


This error is very common on a device with slow internet connection because play store can't load enough data at the time and throw this error. You only need to reload your page to fix it.
You can try these steps as well:-

. Go to setting

. Tap on Application

. Swipe to the all column

. Scroll down to find Google play store
. First tap on clear cache then on Clear data
. This method will surely solve your problem

14. Google Play Store Error Code 101:-


This error occurs when there is very low space in internal memory.
So the only solution is to free up some space from internal memory, and you are ready to go.


15 Google Play Store Error Code 963:-


It shows as "App could not be downloaded due to error code 963".
The solution is similar for this as well, and you need to follow these steps -

. Go to setting

. Tap on Application

. Swipe to the all column

. Scroll down to find Google play store and Google play services
. First, tap on clear cache then on clear data for both apps.
. Update Google play store or download update directly
. Install and done


Special Note: - For any other error just follow same steps as shown above and if you still have problems then leave a comment below



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