If you’re a pro user of Gmail, then the 15 GB of space you have tends to fill up quite fast! Now that that space is also shared with Google Drive and Google+ Photos too, even light users are destined to run out of space at some point.

So what can you do to free up some space?

To start with, you can delete any multimedia files that came long ago as attachments, by simply searching for filename: mp3 or filename: mov. Or, to find all types of files, open the drop down menu and select the “has attachment” option. Since Gmail allows for a maximum of 25MB attachments, this can contribute to a major part of cleaning up your account.

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Next, you could delete any ancient emails that haven’t seen the light of day for years; literally! Enter older_than:2y into the search bar to find all emails older than two years. Select them all, then hit the delete button. Bam: more free storage space.

If you want to delete all emails larger than a specific size, then there is a query for that too: enter larger:5m in to the search bar to find all emails larger than 5 MB. Of course, you can also always use multiple query’s to search for more specific emails: For example, larger:5m older_than:6m will list the emails that are larger than 5 MB and older than 6 months.

Finally, if you simply cannot delete any of your emails, you can always save a local copy of your emails on your computer, by switching on POP or IMAP through the settings page, and routing your emails into your desktop program of choice, and saving or exporting them as required.

Hopefully, by now you should have free up vast amounts of space in Gmail, and should be good to go!


Only 2 million out of Sri Lanka’s 22 million people have an Internet connection. That’s less than 10 percent.

With the internet of things catching on fast in western world, it’s certain that we are headed towards a life that is more connected than ever. Yet, those 20 million people remain in the dark, their lives cut off from the vast networks whizzing around them. Google plans to change that.

With its latest project, code-named Google Loon Sri Lanka, Google plans to send vast, translucent balloons reminisce of the barrage balloons that protected London during WW2, fitted out with solar panels and gear that will enable them to bring Internet service to remote areas with no Wi-fi access. And it’s pioneering this feat of engineering in Sri Lanka.

Yet there remains a lot of controversy and uncertainty about the Google Loon Sri Lanka project: Namely, will it be free? If so, does it mean everyone gets free Wi-fi? What about existing ISPs?

The technology behind these oversized balloons is simple. An LTE Internet connection is beamed up to the nearest balloons, which will transmit it to the next. Together, they create a mesh network, each transmitting data to another until it reaches a base station in rural towns and villages, where the connection will be handed over to the local ISP, who will then distribute it to the villages from there.


Essentially, Google Loon Sri Lanka is eliminating the need for expensive cabling, and is actually handing over the final connection to local ISPs (Who will charge a fee, of course.), meaning that the existing users of the ISP won’t be able to connect to the system and use it for free.

It is interesting to see how Google Loon Sri Lanka project goes, if only for the fact that in time this method may also be used for cell phone networks, and whether it will just fade away like the majority of Google’s unusual projects.


Did you know? Smart phones are owned by people much more than toothbrushes!

Imagine the number of users who access your website in search of meeting their needs; the statistics would definitely be an eye opener (check your website analytics to discover the truth) You might be serving really good at the moment producing happy customers online through mobile searches, but that’s all going to come to an end if you  your website is not mobile-friendly!

Why should you be concerned about your website been mobile friendly?

Below is the latest news released by Google about their new algorithm update.

“ Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices ”. – Google

You can check your website here to determine if its mobile friendly or not (Report by Google) and get the real truth.


How can we help you?

We would manually analyze your website & execute a  4 stage process (Initial Audit, Design & Development, Quality Check, and Deployment) and ensure 100% functionality of a Mobile-friendly version of your website in par with Google standards. Don’t neglect the mobile experience of your customers; they have several other choices and the competition is very high to rank on the first page of Google search results.

Contact us now for a free consultation. Act soon before the moon of April 21!


Did you know that 80% of people do not go beyond the first page of Google search results?? and more than 60% of them click on the top 3 results? If your website is not ranking well for the correct keywords, then you are losing business.

We are SEO experts in Sri Lanka. We design and build SEO friendly websites and have the skills to provide customized SEO plans for your website. This will allow you to be competitive on search engines and build traffic to your website and most importantly convert them to sales.

We help our clients to rank well on search engines by planning SEO campaigns based on keyword research, competitor analysis and search trends.

Contact us if you need SEO experts to help your online sales.


Google search engine www.Google.com uses quite a lot of methods to identify which web pages are displayed on the first page of results. This search algorithm is a secret, but there are quite a few things you can do to get good ranks. The term used for this is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

The tips we are going to share might not make your website appear on top of search results list, but it will definitely help you move up the list if done correctly. No matter what make sure that your website is something you want visitors to come and find useful information. If you are trying to fool Google system sooner or later they will figure it out and penalize your site. You’ll end up getting pushed back on results and you will start wondering why.



Older established websites have a big advantage comparing to new websites.  Web sites which were designed several years back had lesser competition and it was much easier for them to achieve top ranks in search engines.

Search Engines such as Google trusts websites which have been around for a long time. Also these old websites had a plenty of time to get good backlinks. If you have designed a new website then it will be hard to compete with these established sites.


Luckily its possible to compete with the big older sites even though you have new website design. Below are a few tips which will help you be competitive with well established sites.



Do you know what a  responsive website is?? Responsive websites are fluid or adaptive designs which automatically adjust according to the screen size, resolution and device on which they are being viewed on. This means that when someone views your website it looks really great regardless of the screen size or devise used to browse, from desktop computers to tablets to mobile phones.

Responsive web design is the solution to avoid making several sites to be compatible for the  the endless number of new devices and screen resolutions being used to access the web. Specially the increasing popularity of interfacing with the web on mobile devices. Everything from iPads and tablets,  iPhones, smartphones, mobile phones, video game consoles, TVs, netbooks, Kindles and other e-readers are used to access the web. Websites with a responsive design mean your website will display perfectly on all these devices, without the need for separate mobile themes.

Responsive websites are becoming more and more popular, and there is a growing industry to cater for all types of websites including: magazine, portfolio, gallery, personal blog, business, ecommerce, music and even real estate websites. we design stylish unique responsive websites. Contact us for more details if you would like to get a responsive website developed.


Visitors will come to your website, but will they stay? and will they purchase anything from you? Your goal is to drive visitors to your website with the right web design and then increase your sales conversion rate while reducing your bounce rate. Below are some very useful tips on how to make that realistic

  1. Teach them and they will stay – If there is something useful for your visitors to learn, something of interest then your visitors will stay on your site. Then again if you have boring outdated content don’t be surprized when they leave your site quickly. You should not be filling your pages with all kinds of jargon because that will also send your visitors away.
  2. Have a site map – this will make navigation easy and visitors could find what they want quite fast.  Search engine bots also like sitemaps and they will index your content quite nicely.
  3. Add a blog – adding a blog to your site seems to be the latest tend and rightfully so. Its easy to add a blog into your site and keep blogging, this will build up your sites overall content and more the content you have the better it will be.
  4. Its time you get fresh – this means that your website contents need to be updated quite regularly and if its relevant it need to be up to date with the latest trends and whats happening in the world.
  5. Pictures and descriptions of your product / service – if you are marketing a product or service then you must include pictures of each item along with a description.  The descriptions you write should be catchy and it should have a call to action to convert sales.

By doing the above 5 simple things in your website you could increase your conversion rates and isn’t that what you want?

If you need help to design or develop your website feel free to contact us at info@extreme.web.lk or call us at +94773155222 to speak to one of our consultants.


Real estate business is one of the industries which has gained most advantage from online traffic.

Real estate is one of the businesses that have gained the most from the Internet boom. From a larger client base to better market presence, their strengths have been magnified a hundredfold simply by being online. Even today, more and more real estate professionals are putting up their own sites. Some businesses have even started and flourished entirely on the Web.

Still not convinced? Here are some reasons why you should build a website for your real estate business today.

Search engine traffic. Studies show that about 70% of buyers eventually find homes from online listings, particularly from those that turn up in online searches. That’s a figure you definitely can’t ignore. If you’re not online, search engines can’t find you, and your market is limited to the 30% who still rely on the good old local paper. Have a search engine optimization (SEO) professional take charge of the marketing so that you get more steady traffic.

Increased access to listings. Joining the online marketplace allows you to submit your site to directories and home listings, most of which have a steady following. It’s like getting free (or at least cheap) publicity on a regular basis. These sites are also run by brokers, agents, and real estate firms—the same people that make up your professional network.

Customer contact. If you’re an agent or broker, you know how important it is to maintain communication with your clients. But often, that means being in the office all day. With a website, you can set up a contact page where clients can leave you messages and update you on their status. Even if you’re not there yourself, it gives them some peace of mind knowing that they can reach your office anytime.

Cheaper advertising. Much of a real estate company’s expense goes to advertising homes in mainstream print. Often, an ad has to run for several weeks before it goes off the market. With a website, you can advertise on your own pages, complete with full-color graphics, for a fraction of the cost. You can even pull it up a notch with 3D tours and interactive displays.


2011 has been a very busy year for Google. A lot has changed and if you want to get more visitors to your website, you need to keep up with the latest updates. Below are the most important updates you should keep in mind.

Low quality websites are filtered

Google released many updates in ranking algorithms recently which tried to filter low quality websites from their search results.

Scraper websites or any website which has low quality content does not get high ranks anymore. Because of these changes in the latest Google algorithm changes, some sites have experienced a traffic drop of  70% or more.

To do: don’t try to promote your website with quick-fix solutions. Quality is more important than quantity.

Search has become social

Social impressions like the amount of Google +1 clicks, tweets and Facebook mentions now influence the position of websites on Google search result pages.

To do: add social sharing buttons to your website and encourage your website visitors to mention your website on social networks.

Search results are more than just links

most of the web pages shown on Google shows more than a list of 10 web pages. Search results not includes images, news and local information etc..

To do: use a holistic approach to promote your website: optimize the content of your web pages, get good backlinks to your website, offer local services, submit videos about your business to Google to make sure that your website gets listed in all possible places on Google’s result page.

Page speed has become a ranking signal

Web surfers tend to be more happier if they get what they want quickly as possible. Even though website speed is only a minor factor in Googles ranking algorithms, it makes sense to optimize the loading speed and performance in your website.

To do: make sure that your web design and web development is done properly to load as quickly as possible.

It’s not just Google: Yahoo/Bing is getting more important

Although we all know that Google has the biggest market share, Yahoo and Bing has a combined market share of 33%. So if you are not getting 33% of traffic from Yahoo and Bing you should start to optimize your website for these search engines as well.

To do: if you want to get 33% more visitors, optimize some of your pages for Yahoo/Bing.

A lot of things have changed recently and we continually update our optimization techniques and be up to date with the latest search engine algorithm changes.  If you need help to optimize your website feel free to contact us at info@extreme.web.lk or call us at +94773155222 to speak to one of our seo consultants.