On April 21, 2009 Google Inc. introduced the "Google Profile". Google profile is more like creating your online portfolio where people can read about you in detail. You can write about your work experience, location, education and business. Most importantly you can add dofollow links to your websites. When people search for your name, your profile will appear at the bottom of the search results if you are one of the top matches. The new Google buzz service can be used only if you have a Google profile where people can follow you and keep themselves up to date with your daily buzzes. In order to create your Personal Google Profile Page then Kindly follow the steps below,
May 30, 2011
In our previous post we learned how to add Facebook Send button to blogger but just recently Facebook combined the Like and send button into a single plugin, making it more easy to add both the buttons with a single code. Further the like button is equipped with an additional comment functionality i.e. The visitors can comment on what they liked just under the button. Lets add this beautiful plugin to blogger.
The Social networking sites growing traffic is indirectly to webmasters themselves. the more they receive traffic the more visitors we receive when people share you content with friends and colleagues. The widget today consists of Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon box counters along with Addthis Counter which makes it a complete package of social media sharing buttons. To Add this widget to your blogspot blogs kindly follow the steps mentioned below.
Google Fonts API as I previously mentioned in Part -1 of the post "How To use Google fonts in Blogger?" is of immense importance when it comes to using any font style you wish for your web designs without having to bother whether or not the fonts are installed on a visitors computer or not. The fonts are stored on Google servers and you simply need to embed them in your templates to let the fonts appear on your blog. I demonstrated in great detail in Embedding Google fonts in Blogger Post about how can you use the Google Fonts Previewer tool and add the embeddable code and CSS code to your Blogger templates. Today we will learn how would you use these font in Blogger posts, titles, block quotes, sidebars, headers, footers etc. Kindly see a demo first:
May 29, 2011
There are plenty of Firefox add-ons available that can extend the browser’s core functionality. For web designers, Firefox browser is the first choice owing to plenty of add-ons that can make the professional work of web design significantly more efficient and fruitful. Here are top ten highly recommended, Firefox add-ons for web designers. Hopefully these add-ons make your work less hectic by not having to jump around to different programs as much. You are welcome to share other Firefox add-ons you use, in the comments.
In our previous post we explained in detail the importance of Google custom search engine with regard to your website internal search and page views, its now time to monetize your search engine to further increase your AdSense for Search revenue. This search engine displays AdSense Ads when a visitor searches for a query at your site/blog, as shown in the screen shot below,
In 2010 when Facebook introduced the Facebook Like button to help people share interesting stuff with all their friends, some people still needed a more private button that could let them share stuff with specific people. Thus just this year Facebook introduced the Send button, which is the easiest way to privately share things with groups, friends or individuals. In todays tutorial we will learn on how to add this important new social plugin to your blogger blogs.
If one looks around, he may found two different styles of working - one organizing ways of getting in the market which sometimes makes Google superior than Yahoo . everything in a big pile and leaving it to you to sort out and find what you need . In other words , gathering everything under one roof . Next approach , gathering neat piles of everything . Putting in front of you what you actually want . Google and Yahoo work with the above mentioned styles respectively . Along with this , Google and Yahoo! have entirely different Many of the Yahoo fans wont like this , i know! :P
I studied briefly the statistics , the proactive approach Google and Yahoo take and the way they market their firms . While studying it all , I found one thing very clear everywhere - Google is a developer and Yahoo is a user . Yes .
May 28, 2011
Alexa is a very useful site for web masters as it enables you to discover information about other websites. You can use Alexa to find out how renowned a site is, who owns the site, to find new sites and a lot more. Whether you are a web professional trying to know what are the latest competition’s out there or just wish to play around with some SEO or Web tools, Alexa is the best site available. If you want to sort out the different websites all over the world based on their popularity or category then this site is the best tool for you!
PS: Alexa's Traffic Rank are time dependent. The top ten sites below fluctuate a lot in ranking within a week. So the rankings below are in accordance with 26th May 2011.
May 27, 2011
When it comes to crawling the internet or a website nothing can surely beat Google's searching technique. Blogger Templates that are found in various designs and colours often have custom search boxes in it, which I am sure you might have observed are incapable of displaying the relevant results. These search boxes by default are limited to their ability of searching each and every word of your blog. The best solution is to use Google Custom Search Engines (CSE) that are extremely efficient in digging out the most important data from your blog and displays it to the visitor. This increases the number of pageviews and page impressions of your blog because the reader is kept engaged in reading more and more. Further you can easily integrate your Google AdSense Ads to your Google Custom Search box, which again increases your blog revenue for every click made on the search results. An Example of such search engine can be found below every post of this (MBT) blog. So lets create and install a beautiful Google Search box for your blog.
Blogger is a blog-publishing service; it is one of the earliest blog publishing tools. I must say it is the nursery of many giant successful bloggers. It has been credited for helping in popularize the blogging format. Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs in 1999. Blogger was the bought by Google Inc in 2003. Although its website is www.blogger.com, the blogs it hosts are of sub-domains blogspot.com. You can also host blogs with multiple contributors, or you can run your own solo show. Let see how blogger was born…
AdSense is no more just an advertising service today, it has become the only source of income for hundreds of people who work hard Online day and night trying to receive as much traffic they as can as possible at their websites or blogs. Traffic blesses one with page impressions and clicks, which in return increases your AdSense revenue. Because its all traffic that AdSense loves in the end of the day.
Most of you are well aware of AdSense terms of service and how strict the rules can be when it comes to "fraud clicks" or "Accidental Clicks". Probably you might have not heard of accidental clicks that much as you hear of fraud clicks. So here goes a simple explanation for both of them
May 26, 2011
With Twitter's worldwide popularity and with over 200 million users, generating 65 million tweets a day, it has become a must for every web master to use twitter sharing buttons and applications as much on his web as possible. This lets users to easily tweet our blogs and websites which thereby generates traffic for us in return. Harish of way2blogging has coded a beautiful cute twitter bird that flies from corner to corner of your web page as you scroll up or down. It has a follow me link as well as tweet link. It is compatible with all browsers.
I am sure you will love to see that bird flying. So here goes the demo,
May 25, 2011
May 24, 2011
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week said that younger children should be allowed on the site for education purposes. According to him: "In the future, software and technology will enable people to learn a lot from their fellow students."
Saying these words he has picked up a minor controversy as all of us would hardly agree to allow kids under 13 to use facebook. Before this news facebook allowed only people above 13 to use facebook. This March facebook banned 20,000 profiles on facebook who were underage, still about 7.5 million students from America are already on facebook but they lie about their age!
Windows Live Writer is getting better day by day. It's the only Blog Editor which I have been using since a year. It provides an author with all necessary tools that he may need to write, format, create, optimize and monetize his article. With its best text editor, better media insertion options and amazing image effects, WLW in short is the reason behind the look of every well organized and well written blog. As soon as I was done with my exams I downloaded the latest version of Windows Live Writer and I am really excited to share some of its worth mentioning features that simply can't be avoided.
Some of the new Features include,
Created a site...but no traffic or not much traffic? Confused ? Is there any alternate in your mind ? Most of you go for YouTube or Facebook in this case . Most of the people just go and upload their advertising/promoting video on YouTube and spread it on few sites ; and then just sit back and relax waiting for any expected increased traffic on their website . Here is the mistake which people don't realize , in order to generate traffic through YouTube , you would have to work a lot on YouTube rankings . If you wont work on the YouTube rankings , hardly a few viewers will get to know that your video even EXISTS!
With 500 million users, Facebook has become the craze of all internet users. It has lot of applications, which makes Facebook more addictive and helps in earning too. On an average a Facebook user is active at least 3 applications. Based on monthly active user data, I would like to rate the Top 10 Facebook apps.
May 23, 2011
More than a year ago when I started to blog, I hardly found out any other blogging platform then blogger. It was easy to use one could create a blog in about ten or fifteen minutes. Today after working on wordpress and blogger I have realized the pros and cons of both. Following are the ten things I hate about blogger.
It's a long time since we last released a widget. The widget today is really a useful one. It is a smart container which displays the total number of subscribers, contains RSS link, Facebook link and Twitter link. It also contains a beautiful subscription form where visitors can submit there emails to receive free website updates. This Widget is made Compatible to work with all browsers especially with IE8.
I named it Wordpress Subscription Form because you might have seen such widgets on every Wordpress blog and Blogger lacks it.
May 22, 2011
I looked across the endless acres of a newly ploughed field towards the red horizon . The sun was setting in a crimson behind the hills across the river .. And then I thought suddenly 'STATUS! OH YEAH! IT COULD BE MY TODAY'S STATUS!' :p
Observing things and updating them as your status is one of the most common routine followed by most of the facebook users . Believe it or not , most of you facebook users are addicted to this routine . Lets talk about the usual routine every facebook user follows ; First things first : status updates , notifications .. checked them all ? Alright . Next step : Friend requests ! You accept a few , ignore a few . Next ? Comments! Oh yeah!
For the past few months I received several complains from readers that the templates I designed are having problem in displaying the the newer posts, older posts and home Links. I have the exact same coding on my current template and I never faced any error in display and these links show up just fine. The only problem that caused these links to disappear was not linked to browsers but to the CSS coding itself. I have fixed and solved this problem on all MBT Templates and they now show Older, Newer and Home buttons just perfect. Kindly follow the steps below to solve this problem.
May 21, 2011
I did a small poll survey by asking our readers a simple question i.e "Which Editor do you use for writing posts?" and to my expectation almost 82% said Blogger Editor and remaining said Windows Live Writer . Windows Live Writer(WLW) is a desktop blog-publishing application. It features WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) authoring, photo, video and map publishing functionality. It is compatible with Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress,, Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint blogs, the Movable Type API, Blogengine, Square space and several other great blogging platforms.
PayPal is a great Online Money transaction Service where people can send, receive, withdraw and hold payments. Around 80% of online money transfer is now made via PayPal. As I had mentioned in my previous post PayPal is banned in many countries like Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. Now even India is facing problems with PayPal's new policy.
Now how can one really use PayPal in a country where PayPal does not function. The solution is more simple than you can Imagine. Follow up:
How hard could it be to create an account on Facebook? If a kid out there can do it,then you can do it...right? Well, creating an account on Facebook, using it for a long time, and then deleting your account isn't that easy.You get addicted to using it.Oh Yes you do! Believe it or not. If you believe it, you can close this window, but if you don't, continue reading the post.
Few days ago, as i leaned back and rested my head against the chair, I thought "Why do I use facebook?" Is there any way to get out of this addiction? Any possible way? What are those things that keep me stick to Facebook?" ...And then there was a list of reasons, reasons why I cant stop using Facebook. Here they are!
PayPal is an e-commerce business company of eBay Inc. PayPal allows Online Payment Transfers and processing. Currently, PayPal manages more than 230 million accounts, more than 87 million of them active. It allows customers to send, receive, and hold funds in 24 currencies worldwide. According to trends.builtwith.com 349,143 websites use PayPal. 14,500 websites within the top million most visited sites on the internet. It is a US$2.23 billion worth company! :>
May 20, 2011
I hope most of you have downloaded the free Social Media Buttons which are designed just how Facebook Buttons are designed. In today's tutorial we will learn how you can add those buttons to your blogger blogs. The steps are similar to the earlier Social Bookmarking widget that we shared. click here for For Demo
Steps To Be Followed
- Go To Blogger > Design > Edit HTML
- Back up your template
- Check the Expand Widget Templates box
- Then click Ctrl + F and in the browser search box paste this,
data:post.body5. Now Just above this code paste the code below,
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>
<a expr:href='"http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=" + data:post.url + "&title=" + data:post.title' rel='external nofollow' target='_blank'><img alt='Stumble' src='StumbleUpon Button Link'/></a>
<!-- Twitter -->
<a expr:href='"http://twitthis.com/twit?url=" + data:post.url + "&title=" + data:post.title' rel='external nofollow' target='_blank'><img alt='Twitter' src='Twitter Button Link '/></a>
<a expr:href='"http://digg.com/submit?phase=2&url=" + data:post.url' rel='external nofollow' target='_blank'><img alt='Digg This' src='DIGG Button Link '/></a>
<!--Email a Friend-->
<a expr:href='data:post.emailPostUrl' expr:title='data:top.emailPostMsg'>
<img alt='' src='EMAIL Button Link'/>
<iframe allowTransparency='true' expr:src='"http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=" + data:post.url + "&layout=standard&show_faces=false&width=100&action= like&font=arial&colorscheme=light"' frameborder='0' scrolling='no' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:450px; margin-top:16px; height:40px;'/>
6. Simply Replace the blue bolded text with button links I shared in last post on Facebook Buttons. Finally save your template and you are done! :>
You may also like to check these social bookmarking widgets
Its really hard for any addicted blog publisher to abandon posting for such a long period. My exams have finally ended and fortunately I am on vocations now and ready to Gear Up once again! =) The only thing I can do now is to provide you all with as many tutorials and blogger resources as possible. For a happy start let me present some beautiful Bookmarking Buttons which have exact look, feel and design like the Facebook Like Button.
May 19, 2011
UPDATE:- Blogger has recently Added the Mobile Version Support. Make a mobile version of your blogger blogs now by clicking this link.
People are just now beginning to understand that there is another option for monetizing their websites. There is the mobile option that they are probably lagging behind in.
Consider for a moment just how many people have cell phones today. Smart phones, IPhones, Tablets and such are all taking our communications to the next level. People use these devices everyday for simple things like communication and for a variety of other things like finding information that they need via the Internet. The funny thing is that they say that by the year 2012, there are going to be more phone connected to the Internet than actual computers. Think about that for a minute. Right now there is on average one phone per person per household in comparison to only one computer per household.