Showing posts with label Blogger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blogger. Show all posts

Blogging 101: Simple Strategies For Success



Blogging is one of the greatest gifts that the savvy entrepreneur might hope to access. This is the case for many reasons, one of which is that blogging gives people an opportunity to write about a topic that they feel deeply passionate about or committed to.


Blogging 101: Simple Strategies For Success


At the same time, blogging presents people with the opportunity to generate capital and avoid the irritations that often result from maintaining a traditional 9-5 job. If you're ready to begin blogging so that you can pursue your passion, generate wealth, or accomplish some other worthy goal, now is the time to begin. Use the information found in this quick reference guide to keep yourself on the road to blogging success:


1. Utilize Shopping Carts.

One great way to get your blog going and growing is with the use of online shopping carts. These shopping carts make it easy for your online customers to find the goods they want, place them in one centralized location, and then make their payment without complications. Companies such as 1shoppingcart are pleased to provide entrepreneurs with this feature for their blogs. Before you purchase any shopping cart software from a retailer, take the time to do background research so you can determine whether the company in question will really offer you the dynamic products and high quality services you deserve.

2. Focus On Improving The Quality Of Your Content.

In addition to utilizing shopping carts, make sure that you take the time to focus on improving the quality of your content. This step is immensely important because it will empower you to really impress your audience with your ingenuity and innovation while simultaneously ensuring that these individuals learn more and more about your product or service line.

Luckily, there are hundreds of strategies you can implement to improve the quality of your content. One of them is making the content as engaging as possible. Optimizing engagement can be as simple as finding out which topics your audience finds intriguing and then answering them in your content. You might also try creating Q & A style content that enables your audience to ask you brand-related questions. By answering their questions, you demonstrate your genuine concern about audience needs while also making your interaction with the target market more specific, organic, and helpful.

3. Link Your Blog To Multiple Social Media Channels.

If you're really serious about making your blog as successful as possible, make sure that you link it to multiple social media channels. This strategy is effective because it will help ensure that more and more members of your target audience are learning about your brand. One of the simplest ways to link your blog to key social channels like Twitter and Facebook is by including Share Buttons on your content pages. These buttons make it easy for your readers to forward your blog posts to individuals in their social networks. The process is as simple as clicking a button!

Take Your Blog To The Next Level Now!

If you've recently begun a blog or are currently thinking of starting one, it's important to remember that your work can generate substantive results in the form of things like incredible conversion rates and a bigger audience. Another great outcome of maintaining an incredible blog is more industry authority in the online and offline worlds. To start generating these types of results now, use the advice and information provided in this quick reference guide to blogging excellence!
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10 Bloggers Shared Why They Choose Blogging

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Pospi O Otuson is a young Nigerian entrepreneur and he love to share his passion for entrepreneurship at Pospitips Online.





Every Blogger has their reasons why they ventured into the blog sphere. It could be positive or negative, though some bloggers can’t really tell why they blog. Maybe it’s a hobby they later took seriously and most of them are always in search for ways to make money blogging. Personally, I started blogging just to prove it a careerbase on the circumstances I found myself and also to share my knowledge and of course, money will fly to me when am due.



Generally, people blog to express themselves and share their passion, share their knowledge or maybe to build a professional network. It took me over two weeks to interview some successful bloggers on why they choose to blog.


Let’s know why this 10 Bloggers started Blogging!




1. Mathias Amodu of zealmatblog (www.zealmat.com)
First i started blogging because that is the only way to reach people far and near and add value to their life's both  young and old minds around the world in my bedroom. Starting a blog is a self choice either in a negative or a positive way but you get frustrated when you don't know how it works. First when starting a blog it is advisable you know what type of niche you are going for and how good you are in such niche.

Your blog should be your dairy but a profitable one that can stand for a long period of time which most people just believe blogging is just all about the money but end up getting frustrated we blog, we learn more than our boons around us and that make us outstanding.



2. Veethee Dixit of Dainty Angel (Daintyangel.com)
There is a lot of information I wanted to share with my people out there and that information could have been really useful for most of them.

Blogging was the best way to do this. Blogging is really important to me because it’s my passion and profession. It started as a hobby, but now I can monetize my blog with different advertising networks. So it’s a profession now.




3. Emmanuel Ekanem of Noble Loaded (Nobleloaded.com)
I’ve always wanted to solve problems that people are facing day in – day out, and this triggered the desire to start a blog because it will be an avenue that I can reach out to the world with my writings and solve a problem. I see it as something that if I don’t do it, a lot of people will actually not find the solution to their problems.




4. Henry Ijogu of Bulletin (Bulletin.com.ng)
I actually didn’t choose blogging, Blogging chooses me instead. Lol, it chooses me out of boredom. I was always bored, being in a family of six of which I happen to be the second amongst my nagging siblings who always bore me with unnecessary discussions.
It was at that point, I and blogging found each other out of boredom. I blog to create awareness and to bring notice to people about something I and them find pleasure in.




5. Janice Wald of Mostly Blogging (Mostlyblogging.com)
I get to help people who need my tips, I connect with people who share my passion for writing, and I’m in a community of like-minded people where we discuss our interest in mutual blog topics. I have a chance to make money doing something I love.



6. Lexhan Menkiti of LexHansPlace (Lexhansplace.com)
Went into blogging to share my personal life experience to the world and also to earn a decent income from my site and work effort.




7. Jenny Chisom of Jenny Chisom Blog (Jennychisom.com)
I choose Blogging because I needed a cheap option to market my small business back in 2009. Later I discovered it is a global content marketing tool if deployed properly can make me an authority, so I expanded on its use.
I making money while making impact




8. Prosperity Kenneth of Cyber Geak (Cybergeak.com)
Every successful blogger has his/her reason for choosing to blog. “ I choose blogging because I had the keen passion to share my knowledge with everyone”.




9. Kayode O Emmanuel of Daily Guide (Dailyguide.com.ng)
I wanted to exercise my passion for writing. Writing led me into Blogging and as a writer, one of the easiest and fastest ways to reach out to people even when my books are yet to be published is via Blogging.




10. Maryanne Theodore of Maryanne Theodore’s Blog (Maryannetheodore.com.ng)
I choose to blog because it’s one of the platforms where I can easily express my opinion about things happening around me with the world and as well share the things I have learned with others.
I was advised to blog so I could be able to promote my graphic designs and it has now become a medium to voice my ideas, thoughts, and feelings, share my knowledge through writing.




At times success comes from motivation and I hope you’ve found motivation in their reasons for choosing blogging and you can connect and try to find out more from them.


Now your turn; why did you choose Blogging?




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8 Myths About Blogging You Should Stop Believing Now!

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Kane Williamson is the SEO Manager at UK Dissertation Crown a private firm. She lives in London and has expertise in SEO, Web Analytics, and research writings and has helped many of clients to successfully promote their online business. You can contact him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.



A myth is known as a widely held but false belief or an idea. In the world of blogging, there are many blogging myths. Here I am going to reveal some myths!
8 Myths About Blogging You Should Stop Believing Now!


  1. Myth #1 If You Build It Reader Will Come
There is a myth that they will come if you build it. No, it’s not true, they won’t because it’s only a Building minor blogging part. Thousands or millions of blogs are published every day and if you want to get your work seen then the right way is to develop a real strategy to make your content get seen.

  1. Myth #2 300-700 per Posts Are Best
There is a myth that has grown too much that a blog containing 300-700 is the best. No, it’s not true because the audience wants to see helpful and interesting content, they don’t consider a number of words or they don’t have any issues with that. Their main focus is on the quality of material written on the blog.

  1. Myth #3 Blogging - All about Writing
It can be a yes but a no too. Blogging is actually not about writing. It is a way you provide interesting material which catches eyes of the audience. So it’s just not about writing. It’s about content that is helpful, entertaining and according to recent issues.

  1. Myth #4 Bloggers try to avoid Sharing Blogs of There Competitor’s
It’s usual and natural to feel unsecured by someone who has a better blog than you or a  big audience than you but it can be helpful if you share the blog with your competitor's posts .it shows your followers that you want to help them, even if it’s going on someone else blog than yours.

  1. Myth #5 If Blogger Get One Influencer to Share My Post I’ll Be Golden
Many bloggers think that It is great when your posts go famous or someone with millions of followers uses them. It helps in boosting traffic but keep in mind that this kind of traffic is for short time period only because if your blog is not designed attractively so it is too hard for the reader to search the answers relating to his question.

  1. Myth #6 Blog Daily
Many people think that by increasing there a number of posts can make there blog successful but it’s a wring thinking. The blogs with most followers are the one who has material based on extraordinary skills and valuable content, great research and analysis. So do not work to increase to blog post count. Try to produce valuable content. 

  1. Myth #7 Having Stylish Fonts Is More Important Than Quality of Material
Yes, this true that colours and style catch the eye but do remember in blogging your readers are looking for content with quality so be sure your content provide easily readable and full of quality content. Do remember in blogging appearance is secondary. In the busy lives of people, they don’t want to spend extra time in understanding the font.

  1. Myth#8 Blogging Is an Easy Way to Earn Cash
Well, nowadays money is everything. Lots of bloggers start blogging with a thought that it is an easy way to earn cash but it is not true it is not an easy way. Even people start posting, they see that there is no income coming so they quit. An important thing to keep in mind is It isn’t going to be easy without hard work and requires a lot of dedication.


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How to Reduce Bounce Rate on Your Blog within 15 Days

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Awogor Matthew is an internet marketer, a freelancer and a problogger who sees the need of helping people discover their online career on making money online. He owns and manage the award winning blog @ reviewnetgato.com that teaches everything about affiliate marketing and how to make money online.







Blog bounce rate reduces your blog trust to search engines like Google and Bing. The number of times a visitor spend on a blog after Surfing through search engines is used to determine how relevant a particular content is on a keywords.

Bounce rate chat

This is very common to understand if you learn how to keep your visitors for long on your blog especially those entering through the windows (search engines).

This metrics is simple to understand.
Let's take for instance; an entrepreneur searched for a keywords "seoclerks affiliate program" and on the first page the searcher found 10 top most relevant and informative content with the keyword, if the visitor click on any page search engine takes into account the page the searcher actually stayed long and which did he actually read to the end by mouse trigger.
The annoying part!


If the searcher visit a page and could not find relevant information about what he/she is searching for, they quickly go back to click on another page if it could answer their questions better.

At this point search engines may think your page wasn't relevant enough for that keyword and the next time a searcher search for this keyword, you may notice that your search position to that keyword have changed to either second or third page.

Another most annoying part
Have you wondered why you actually know you rank well on a particular keywords and yet you don't get clicks from search engines? I will surprise you now! ๐Ÿ˜‚ and I will try to be very specific with this and straight to the point without much of your time.

Search engines value click through ratio which tells them how important your content headline is.

If for instance I searched for seoclerks affiliate program and on the first page I saw an headline "Seoclerks affiliate program: How I made $2k" and another content said "How to make money with seoclerks affiliate program"

You see that this two are very tempting to click. But I may decide to go for the one that has a personal experience first and on this keyword, he would be happy having more clicks than anyone else because he actually talked about personal experience with seoclerks affiliate program.



Funniest but interesting part•
People want to hear what you actually experienced in a particular service so they don't make the same mistakes you made. So they will pay more attention reading your experience than a mere article from a writer. I hope Now you understand.


How to keep visitors on your page for more than 10 minutes to reduce blog bounce rate

  • Draft catching heading but don't spam: a lots of people don't know what spamming is all about. If you understand the reputation you are building online with your brand, you don't need to mislead your audience with wrong headlines because you want them to click your pages. But give headlines related to your contents and very informative.
  • Squeeze important keywords you intend to rank for in first paragraph of your copy to gain clicks: this is important to search engines. I advice people's not to always set pages meta description. Do you know why? If you should do that you will lost potentials of gaining clicks if the search keyword do not appear on the meta description of your page. By default, Google or other search engines takes any part that best described the searched keyword.
  • Write long articles: an article that a reader can used just 59 seconds to read may tend to have more visit bit will increase your bounce rate. I keep my articles on a minimum of 1.5k words if not I should used 2k and above. Don't just write but be as detailed as possible.
  • Use Call to Actions or authority words: don't be too serious with your articles, at a point make the reader feel there's still best thing to read hereafter. Words like Now, Today, Quickest, Simple and Free could convert more on SERPs.
  • Don't just reveal every information at ones: when writing an article it's advised you reveal most powerful clue to what you are going to be discussing from first, second and third page so you will keep the reader on suspense to expect something more; by doing this, the reader will want to read every part of the post till the end. This will make them spend more time on your blog.
  • Give life to old articles and interlinked your content to attract more stays: a lots of people just write content, I call it plain contents. Search engines value pages interlinking. Look for potential phrases words to fix your links. No how, you should use your regular keywords which you could have similar articles on then hit up the interlinking. By so doing, a visitor might likely want to see what is in that link and may end up going from one page to another if you have a proper interlinking.
  • Make use of your header tags properly (h1, h2, h3, h4 etc): if I as a reader visit a page, what I really look for is the real information about what I want. I quickly scan through all header tags to see the one that speaks sense about what am looking for and right there do I spend more time. So properly arrange your header tags to let the visitor know what a particular section is going to be discussed on.
  • Go for Contest: many bloggers and internet marketers don't know the value of contest. It might be funny to note that people want to know what you do and how professional you go about it before they could contest for you and will want to stay longer on your pages to reduce blog bounce rate.
  • Offer Freebies: if you offer freebies to your visitors, after reading your content they will likely want to download the freebies like e-books, infographics etc.
  • Enable commenting on your blog: fellow bloggers will like to comment on your blog and you know what? They will want to read every single part of the article so to have a clear knowledge of what you are talking about before commenting so their comments don't look spamming.

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How to Setup Custom Domain Name on Blogger with Garanntor.com

Custom domain setup in Blogger.com is used to create your own blog URL. (for example: from zealmat.blogspot.com to zealmat.com).

When you purchase a domain from Garanntor.com, they assign an IP address (A record and CNAME record) for the domain. Hence, you need to change those records to point to your Blogger.com blog. This post can help you to change the A and CNAME records of your Garanntor.com account easily.

Recently we released a tutorial on how to buy domain names from Garanntor.ng And which was very easy to understand  due to the feedback we got from our visitors.

Garanntor domain configuration is very easy  but before you start working  you need to have a little knowledge about it so this tutorial is going to guide you through and if you have any difficulty during this process let us know  thanks.



Step 1
First you need to login to your blogger Dashboard then select the preferred blog you want to use the domain name for.




Step 2
Then scroll down and click on  Setting > Basics

Blogger settings





Step 3
Now on the basic page you will see.



+ Set up a third-party URL for your blog - Point your own registered URL to your blog


-> Just click on it and then add your new domain name in this format www.zealmat.com




Step 4
An error message will show which says

Blogger add domain name

We have not been able to verify your authority to this domain. Error 12.
On your domain registrar's website, locate your Domain Name System (DNS) settings and enter the following two CNAMEs:

Name, Label or Host field Destination, Target or Points To field

www                                          ghs.google.com
srwdwl4bhlk6                           gv-qtwv3tdnr234y4.dv.googlehosted.com



See our detailed instructions on providing CNAMEs for various registrars or see the full settings instructions for more details. If you are having trouble entering the second CNAME to dv.googlehosted.com, you can verify your ownership of this domain with a TXT record through Google Webmaster Tools here instead.

If your domain provider supports it, download the DNS settings file. 





Step 5
Now create a New Tab on your browser and visit www.garantor.com or www.garantor.ng






Step 6
Then click on "Domains" doing this will take you to a page were all your domain name are listed.
Garanntor cpanel






Step 7
Now click on a tiny drop down tab at your right the you will be giving different options

Garanntor domain list





Step 8
Now clcik on "DNS Management" ๐Ÿ˜ this is were the real work begins you will be taken to an overview page just move your mouse up and click on "DNS Management" again.

DNS Management






Step 9
Now you need to add your "CNAME" which was gotten when trying to save your domain on blogger it is a unique code for every blog.

garanntor CNAME







Step 10
Now add your "A" which is your "Google IPs" you can use the image below so that you wont be confuse.

Garanntor IP addresses



  • 216.239.32.21
  • 216.239.34.21
  • 216.239.36.21
  • 216.239.38.21

Use this image below so that you won't be confused
How to Setup Custom Domain Name on Blogger with Garanntor.com

Note: Try to delete other "IP Address" you find there or CNAME because it just a defualt settings by garanntor





Step 11
Now save it then go back and insert the domain name on your blogger blog and move on with your new domain name






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How to Delete your Labels on Blogspot

Label is similar to what we know as categories on some websites but on blogger it is totally different in times of how it is being displayed if we should base on niche blogging i dont' see any essential use of this categories expect if you want to share some topics into different level so that your visitors can know where the belong when the visit your blog.


Blogspot is a lot more easier and cheaper to manage but has little features unlike WordPress just checkout Naij one of the Nigeria most popular news and latest gossip site which has not less than ten (10) different news category but all are the same news.

Now follow this steps below carefully so that you can know how to delete your labels on blogger.com or blogspot






Step 1
First you need to log into your account at Blogger.com dashboard then select your blog form the menu.





Step 2
Then click the "Edit Posts" link next to the title of the blog that you want to delete certain labels from. This page displays all of the posts that you have published to date.


How to Delete your Labels on Blogspot


Note
The labels attached to each post are displayed in green text next to the post titles. To make the list longer, enter a number larger than "25" in the "Posts per page" field.







Step 3
Just click on the check box next to each post that you want to delete a label from immediately.



How to Delete your Labels on Blogspot





Step 4
Now click on the "Label Actions" drop-down menu above the post list. The bottom of the menu has a section titled "Remove Label." The section displays all of the labels in the posts that you checked.





Step 5
Now finally click on the label that you want to delete. Now blogger displays a confirmation message such as "Label "(name)" removed from 20 posts on your blog." continue this process until you have removed all labels that you no longer need and thats all.
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How to Hide or Disable the EU Cookies Notice

European Law requires you to give your visitors from the EU information about the Cookies that are used on your blog. In many cases, it’s also required that you get consent.



Google automatically added the EU Cookie Notification on blogs on the Blogger platform to help meet these regulations. The notice explains how Blogger Cookies, as well as the use of Google Analytics and Adwords Cookies. This will only be shown to visiors within the EU, and will disappear when the user clicks “Got it”.


It’s important to note that it is the bloggers responsibility to ensure that the notification bar is clearly visible and accurately describes what Cookies are being used. If you wish to remove it, it is your responsibility to inform your visitors and obtain consent for any Cookies that your blog uses.

How to Hide or Disable the EU Cookies Notice



Now If you are already showing a Cookie Notification and you wish to hide the Blogger Cookie Notification you can add a short script to the head section of your template






Step 1
Go to Template > Edit HTML and find

</head>


How to Hide or Disable the EU Cookies Notice



Step 2
Above   </head> place the following script

<script type="text/javascript">cookieChoices = {};</script>







Step 3
Then finally save your template that's all.




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How To Add Labels To Blogger Posts

Blogger.com is one of the most simplest platform and easy to use base on how it was being built.

Having a blog is very important  and also adding a label  to your post is a nice idea that allows your visitors to be able to get the right information properly without any issues.

So today we are going to be talking on how to add a label to your post on blogspot and make sure you add label to those  post which you haven't add to before.






Step 1
First  you need to create a new post or you can just click on an already published post to edit. On the right hand side you will see “Post Settings.” Click on “Labels.”


Blogger label



Step 2
Then add or write all the labels that you would like to categorize your post and Make sure each label is separated by a comma and a space then before publishing your post.


How To Add Labels To Blogger Posts




Step 3
Finally  try to view your published post, you will see your labels appear at the bottom of your post.





Step 4
Then for additional  purpose just click on layout and add a gadget that has many options to list your labels on your sidebar for easy reference and that's  all. 
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How To Add Adsense Ads Before, Between or Below Posts on Blogger Blog

Adding adsense ads before, between or below posts on blogger blog is a very good idea if you really want to increase your earnings but you have to place your ads in a responsive manner so as to allow you visitors read well in your site.

Recently google has been kicking some of those people who violate it policy as in regards of ads placement but do you know placing to much ads doesn't guarantee you of making more money?

Today we have some little steps so as to enable you add you ads responsibility not an how must especially the entertainment bloggers so take note that this tutorial is not for you to add excess ad unit on your site that will stop your visitor's from coming back but before we start have you heard of match content ads unit for Google AdSense I know must of you are not yet eligible for that but it help in increasing your AdSense earnings too




Step 1
First you need to visit AdSense.com then login to your dashboard.


Step 2
Now create new responsive ad unit, parse it here and paste the code somewhere safe.



Step 3
Log on to your blogger dashboard and select your blog which you will like to place your ads on.


Step 4
Then move your mouse down to Theme and click on Edit HTML




Step 5
Now Click any part inside the html code box, and press CTRL + F on your keyboard and search for


</head>



Step 6
Now Paste the below codes right above the </head>



<style>
 .post span.title-ads{font-size:16px; text-align:left; background:#fff; font-weight:bold; display: block;margin:10px 0}
</style>




Arrangements

Replace Background #fff - Replace #fff with your color code

Replace font-size:16px - Replace s16px with your own font size

text-align: left - Replace with left or right



Step 7
Again search for the below code using CTRL + F on your keyboard


<b:includable id='main' var='top'>



Step 8
After searching, you should see a line of codes similar to the below codes.


<b:includable id='main' var='top'>
  <b:if cond='!data:mobile'>
    <!-- posts -->
    <div class='blog-posts hfeed'>
      <b:include data='top' name='status-message'/>
      <b:loop values='data:posts' var='post'>
        <b:if cond='data:post.isDateStart and not data:post.isFirstPost'>
          &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
        </b:if>
        <b:if cond='data:post.isDateStart'>
          &lt;div class=&quot;date-outer&quot;&gt;
        </b:if>
        <b:if cond='data:post.dateHeader'>
          <h2 class='date-header'><span><data:post.dateHeader/></span></h2>
        </b:if>
        <b:if cond='data:post.isDateStart'>
          &lt;div class=&quot;date-posts&quot;&gt;
        </b:if>
        <div class='post-outer'>
          <b:include data='post' name='post'/>
          <b:include cond='data:blog.pageType in {&quot;static_page&quot;,&quot;item&quot;}' data='post' name='comment_picker'/>
        </div>
        <!-- Ad -->
        <b:if cond='data:post.includeAd'>
          <div class='inline-ad'>
            <data:adCode/>
          </div>
        </b:if>
      </b:loop>
      <b:if cond='data:numPosts != 0'>
        &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
      </b:if>
    </div>
    <!-- navigation -->
    <b:include name='nextprev'/>
    <!-- feed links -->
    <b:include name='feedLinks'/>
  <b:else/>
    <b:include name='mobile-main'/>
  </b:if>
  <b:if cond='data:top.showPlusOne'>
    <data:top.googlePlusBootstrap/>
  </b:if>
</b:includable>




Step 9
Now Replace any of the above codes with the below code. Make sure you replace properly.



              <b:includable id='main' var='top'>
  <b:if cond='!data:mobile'>
    <!-- posts -->
    <div class='blog-posts hfeed'>
      <b:include data='top' name='status-message'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot; and data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<div class='post'>
<span class='title-ads'>Ads Spot</span>
PASTE ADS CODE HERE
</div>
</b:if>
      <data:defaultAdStart/>
      <b:loop values='data:posts' var='post' index='x'>
        <b:if cond='data:post.isDateStart and not data:post.isFirstPost'>
          &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
        </b:if>
        <b:if cond='data:post.isDateStart'>
          &lt;div class=&quot;date-outer&quot;&gt;
        </b:if>
        <b:if cond='data:post.dateHeader'>
          <h2 class='date-header'><span><data:post.dateHeader/></span></h2>
        </b:if>
        <b:if cond='data:post.isDateStart'>
          &lt;div class=&quot;date-posts&quot;&gt;
        </b:if>
        <div class='post-outer'>
          <b:include data='post' name='post'/>
          <b:include cond='data:blog.pageType in {&quot;static_page&quot;,&quot;item&quot;}' data='post' name='comment_picker'/>
        </div>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot; and data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:x==1'>
<div class='post'>
<span class='title-ads'>Ads Spot</span>
PASTE ADS CODE HERE
</div>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:x==3'>
<div class='post'>
<span class='title-ads'>Ads Spot</span>
PASTE ADS CODE HERE
</div>
</b:if>
</b:if>
        <b:if cond='data:post.includeAd'>
          <b:if cond='data:post.isFirstPost'>
            <data:defaultAdEnd/>
          <b:else/>
            <data:adEnd/>
          </b:if>
          <div class='inline-ad'>
            <data:adCode/>
          </div>
          <data:adStart/>
        </b:if>
      </b:loop>
      <b:if cond='data:numPosts != 0'>
        &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;
      </b:if>
      <data:adEnd/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot; and data:blog.pageType != &quot;item&quot;'>
<div class='post'>
<span class='title-ads'>Ads Spot</span>
PASTE ADS CODE HERE
</div>
</b:if>
    </div>
    <!-- navigation -->
    <b:include name='nextprev'/>
    <!-- feed links -->
    <b:include name='feedLinks'/>
  <b:else/>
    <b:include name='mobile-main'/>
  </b:if>
  <b:if cond='data:top.showDummy'>
    <data:top.dummyBootstrap/>
  </b:if>
</b:includable>


Make sure all ads code pasted are parse already

That's all and if you find any difficulty in doing this just send me a mail thanks.
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How To Implement AMP(Accelerated Mobile Page) on Blogger Blog or Blogspot

AMP(Accelerated Mobile Pages) is a new web language created by Google to make websites load faster on iPhones, Androids, and other smartphones. Originally aimed at news websites and blogs, AMP is a stripped down version of standard HTML and JavaScript that better optimizes websites by prioritizing content loading and prearranging photos.

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I most people might be thinking this feature is only used or created for those on the WordPress platform but today we will show you how to add the AMP to your Blogger or blogspot blog just follow the steps below carefully.



Step 1
First you need to log into your blogger dashboard then select your preferred blog.




Step 2
Now scroll your mouse down to theme and click on it.





Step 3
Then click EDIT THEME.





Step 4
Now press CTRL + F and search for this code  <html> just replace the code with the following code below


<html amp='amp'>




Step 5
Carefully look for the charset and viewport meta tags. If not present, copy and paste the following code after <head>.


<meta charset="utf-8"/>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width,minimum-scale=1,initial-scale=1"/>





Step 6
For your blog discoverable make use of canonical tag. Check for the for the canonical link tags. If not present, add the canonical link like 

<link rel="canonical" href="http://example.blogspot.in/article-metadata.html" /> 


It will now point to itself just Copy and paste the following code after the viewport tag.

<link expr:href='data:blog.url' rel='canonical'/>






Step 7
Now Replace </head> code with the following code:




<style amp-boilerplate='amp-boilerplate'>body{-webkit-animation:-amp-start 8s steps(1,end) 0s 1 normal both;-moz-animation:-amp-start 8s steps(1,end) 0s 1 normal both;-ms-animation:-amp-start 8s steps(1,end) 0s 1 normal both;animation:-amp-start 8s steps(1,end) 0s 1 normal both}@-webkit-keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}@-moz-keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}@-ms-keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}@-o-keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}@keyframes -amp-start{from{visibility:hidden}to{visibility:visible}}</style><noscript><style amp-boilerplate='amp-boilerplate'>body{-webkit-animation:none;-moz-animation:none;-ms-animation:none;animation:none}</style></noscript>
<script async='async' src='https://cdn.ampproject.org/v0.js'></script>
</head>









Step 8
Change your img tags into amp-img tags just like one below.

<amp-img src="AmpImage.jpg" alt="amp-img" height="100" width="200"></amp-img>





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Change Anonymous Avatar in Blogger Comments

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Paul Nwachukwu is a professional blogger,hoping to help you and your business at Reputatustech




Today on Zealmatblog. We will learn how to change Anonymous Avatar in Blogger Comments. This feature has been added by Blogger. You might have noticed some blank picture when some one comment Anonymous in Blogger comment. The reason why that blank picture appears is because the user have no image on their profile.




Continue Reading to learn how to customize it.

See the Demo Below.



How to Change It: Follow below steps carefully. And If you face any problem, you can tell me by comment.





Step 1. Go to Dashboard >> Template >>click on the >> Edit HTML button


Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and to open a search box type CTRL+F from keyboard.


Step 3.Type or paste following code into the search box and hit enter.

</body>




Step 4.Just above the tag, add the following code:


<script> var oldSrc = '//img1.blogblog.com/img/blank.gif'; //Default blogger image link var newSrc = 'https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UNjtW9_9fcs/VrvrBJi_8CI/AAAAAAAABP4/jjFMkoCi6Ig/s1600/blank-user-avatar.png'; //New image link $('img[src="' + oldSrc + '"]').attr('src', newSrc); </script>





Step 5. Save the changes by clicking on the Save Template button. Thats all, found it helpful share with friends.
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Blogger.Com - Create A Unique And Beautiful Blog

Blogger is a platform that helps you create a beautiful blog and easy to customize with less coding. Blogger has being in existence for so long and has some wonderful features and theme which was recently updated.
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Blogger is powered by Google and it is very cheap for it users because you just need a domain name with a good design and that's all.



Just follow this steps carefully and if you have any issue try to drop it in the comment box below



Step 1
First you need to visit your www.blogger.com




Step 2
Now click on Sign In. It is located at the upper-right corner of the screen
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Step 3
Enter a Display Name and click Continue to Blogger.



Step 4
Then click on Create New Blog tab at the top.



Step 5
Now type a title for your blog, short and simple
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Step 6
Type a URL for your blog most time it might be unavailable just be sensitive.



Step 7
Enter the word verification and click Continue.



Step 8
Then select your template or theme, the main design and layout of your new blog.


Step 9
Now finally click on "Create blog".



Step 10
Click on "Theme". It's near the bottom of the menu on the left side of the page. This allows you to customize the look of your blog beyond the elements contained in the starter template.

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Step 11
Customize the design by Clicking on "Customize button" for easy customization.

OR

Click on "Edit HTML" if you know more about HTML coding




Step 12
Scroll down and click on Settings, here you can adjust other settings like "language", search engine visibility, and many more




Step 13
Then click on "Posts, comments and sharing". In this menu, you can adjust publishing, comments, and if or how your blog is shared beyond the Blogger platform.




Step 14
Finally Click on "Basic" and then +Add authors or admins.



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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing your Blog

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Prosper Noah is a Nigerian Tech Blogger, a Web/blog designer who feels it's necessary to share his Tech knowledge with others, his blog Tipsonblogging has helped a lot of people especially in the area of Tutorials







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You have been working hard to produce good-quality, original content on your blog and you have attracted a decent amount of traffic by doing so. However, money is not going to appear out of thin air just because you have traffic. You have to turn your traffic into money.



Right on this Post am going to show you different ways to Monetize your Blog



1.  Google AdSense

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There are several ways to generate profits from the visitors of your blog and Google’s Adsense programme allows you to do so with ultimate ease. First, visit their website at http://adsense.google.com/. You’ll find out more about their advertising programme there, but here are some extra bits I’d like to tell you.



First, Google’s Adsense programme is a really useful way to monetize your blog because when users finish reading your newest post, chances are they want to leave your blog because they have nothing else to do on your blog. If your Adsense advertisement block is visible on your blog, they might see advertisements relevant to them and click on them to exit your blog. Ka-ching! You’ve just cashed in on your first virtual cents!



But;

Yes, your profits will only be cents if you don’t “do it right”. This involves placing your Google ads in the right places and ensuring they blend in to your site so that they appear more like links rather than advertisements to your visitors. Consult the Google Page Tips to see the “heat map” of your blog. The “hotter” a certain area, the greater the chances of someone looking at your blog.



Once you get a Google Adsense account, you can change the colour of your advertisement text and links. You will want them to match the colours on your blog. If your blog’s text is black and the links are red, do the same for the ad blocks too! It’s that simple.



2.  Products Recommendation

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Another way to earn profits from your blog is to recommend products to your readers. When your visitors buy from the merchants you recommend, you get to keep a little commission too. This is known as affiliate marketing and it is very easy to start because you don’t have to create your own products or services.



Anyway, let me refer you to a technological gadgets blog example. Let’s say you discover this Gadget X on a merchant’s website, and they offer an affilliate programme. What you would do is to create a post in your blog and do a mini-review on this Gadget X. Rip it apart and point out its benefits and bad points, if any, and include a link (which is given by the merchant) for the visitor to purchase the Gadget X online.



If your visitor clicks and purchases the gadget, the merchant will track from the link that the purchase is referred by you, so they will send you your share of the profits. Imagine if 1 out of every 100 visitors you get purchases this product, and you earn $27.00 commission from each purchase! If you get 10,000 visitors in a month that would be a $2,700.00 paycheque for you just for writing about ONE product.



There's  more to  this;


Affiliate programmes are very nice ways to generate profit, but how do you find affiliate programmes that are related to your blog’s theme? Easy, just go to Google and search for <your niche> +”affiliate programmes”. Another slightly better way is to go to http://www.associateprograms.com/search to look for affiliate programmes in your niche.



More Monetizing Options Below;



We’ve just discussed about using Google Adsense programme and other merchants’ affiliate programmes to generate profits from your blog. However, there are lot of other options to monetize your blog, so we’re going to look into that too.



3. Chitika Ads

Chitika is a very innovative contextual advertising programme because it can serve very detailed advertisements. For example, on your technological gadget blog, Chitika will show advertisements for tech gadgets such as iPods. The way they show it is in different tabs: one for “Best deals”, another for “details”, another for “reviews” and so on. This way, it is more of an informational section for your visitor rather than an advertisement, and naturally the click-through will be higher. You can apply here: https://chitika.com/application.php?type=mm



4. Amazon Affiliates

You can also be an affiliate for Amazon.com. Amazon offers a wide range of products but its predominant domain is in books. Whatever your niche is about, you can probably find a book about it on Amazon.com. Join their Associate programme here



Once you join them, you can refer visitors to them and earn up to 10% commission. It’s not a lot but if you can manage to refer big volumes of visitors, Amazon is for you. This programme really shines when it comes to the ways you can refer visitors: you can use their predefined templates to pull up recent items that match a certain criteria you set, you can target your ad to show a specific item on sale or you can just simply weave your referral links into your blog posts.



5. Sell Adspaces on Blog

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Last but definitely not least, you can sell advertising space on your blog if your blog is truly popular. Just take a look at blogs like http://xiaxue.blogspot.com. That blog receives over 10,000 pageviews every day (you won’t believe it) and naturally merchants will want to strike a deal with the blog’s owner to post their advertisements there. If you manage to pull in huge amounts of traffic like that blog, you can definitely get people to buy ad space on your blog for prices from $150/month upwards, depending on your blog popularity.



To gauge how much pageviews and visitors you get everyday, just use the free tool available at www.statcounter.com. They have a very detailed setup guide there so I won’t go into it.



If your blog has not acquired large amournt of visitors yet, you can still sell ad space on your blog on a per click or per impression basis. Just visit sites like www.adbrite.com. For a complete list of these sites.



Hopefully, that will help you maximize earnings and profits from your blog!



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How to Center the Blogger Header Image

Center Blogger Header Image is a fantastic way of making your blog look good most especially in this type of platform which everything you need can be code accordingly.


The blogger shrink to fit option most time does not work for some template so you need to implement some CSS code which I will be teaching you now.

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Step 1
First you need to log in your blogger account



Step 2
Then select your blog, then go to "Template"



Step 3
click the "Customize" button on the right side.



Step 4
Proceed to "Advanced" > "Add CSS" tab and paste the code in the empty box:




#header-inner {
background-position: center !important;
width: 100% !important;
text-align: center;
}
#header-inner img {
margin: auto;
}




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Now if want to use a small image and you want it to become full width, add this CSS below



#header-inner {
 background-size: cover;
 width: 100% !important;
 text-align: center;
 }
 #header-inner img {
 width: 100%;
 height: 100%;
 }



Step  5
Now Press ENTER key after you paste the code snippet.




Step 6
Then click the "Apply to Blog" button and that's all you need.







Feel free to drop a comment below thanks.

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6 Common Causes of Failure in Blogging!

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Eva Justin is a Blogging Expert at Writing Service UK with over 10 years of experience. When she isn’t writing articles, she takes out time for cooking, painting, and scuba





Blogging is not an easy task, especially when you want to build a successful blog. There is a lot of information out there on how to develop a popular blog, however, there isn’t much information on what may cause a blogger to fail.  Below are a few common causes of failure for a blogger.

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1. Apprehension
Apprehension or fear is one of the major causes that makes a blogger or an online business person fail. Your blog may fall into a niche category, and there may be at least four to five bloggers before you blogging in that niche, however, that shouldn’t intimidate you. You will need to work harder to stay a few steps ahead of them. How do they do it? How do they manage to generate all this traffic on their blog? Do a little research, check what’s trending, and before you know it you’ll be a few steps ahead of them.



2. False Impressions
The internet is filled with false impressions or misconceptions. Some of these fallacies pertain to how to make a quick buck – don’t fall for them. They may even tell you that you don’t need a blog to help you make money. These schemes normally focus on certain niches of blogging, so do you your research properly, so you don’t fall for one those hair brained schemes.
You will hear many people online say things like, the niche you are in is too expensive or there is no scope – don’t listen to them. Stick to what you are passionate about and do what you love, and before you know it you will be extremely successful.  You’ll be surprised if strategized properly how a niche can be in demand so quickly, so don’t let anyone misguide you.



3. Procrastination
It is a part of human nature to procrastinate, and become extremely lazy.  In fact, most bloggers are lazy.  This is one of the major reasons that leads to a blogger’s failure.  You need to find a way to beat procrastination before it beats you.
One of the best ways to tackle laziness is set a schedule or a deadline for yourself. Plan out how you want the blog to go about in the digital media space.  Set a target of what you want to write about and how.  Nowadays, sites like Wordpress also help set up plans for you, some are free and some are paid – either way both options help motivate you.



4. Loss Of Focus
Sometimes we lose focus of what we want to do.  You could say it is a form of priorities that are misplaced, a prime example of how we manage to place the cart before the horse.
When you are misplacing your priorities, everything will tend to work in reverse order because you are probably doing the last thing first or you are doing the first thing last.
When you lose focus on blogging or give importance to something else, you have a tendency to deviate from creating content and starting worrying about pushing traffic on the blog.  The best way to keep track of what is important and what isn't is to jot down what your process is and what is making you successful.  That way, if you deviate or misplace your priority, the plan will help you come back on track.
It also helps reading your blog archives to see how far you have some as a blogger.



6. Other Activities
Sometimes, before you sit down to write, you think: let me grab a cup of coffee, or let me watch a movie, or hey I haven’t played that game as yet!  You get demotivated and start doing things that may entertain you, but you don’t realize that this is one of the many things that causes a blogger to fail.  You could be improving one writing your blogs or planning the next blog related activity. Set your priorities straight so you don’t miss or get side tracked by entertainment.



7. Not Keeping Up
If you don’t invest in what make you a niche blogger, or you don’t know the tools you can use to help you improve your blog – then you can make sure you are setting yourself up for failure.  It’s great that you feel comfortable in what you are doing, but it is even better when you push yourself to grow by gaining knowledge of what is going on out there.
Stay connected and up-to-date with what is happening in the digital world.
Blogging takes a great deal of time, patience and effort. Follow these steps on not to fail and you will go far.




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Reasons You Don't Earn Money Blogging and Suggestions

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Prosper Noah is a Nigerian Tech Blogger, a Web/blog designer who feels it's necessary to share his Tech knowledge with others, his blog Tipsonblogging has helped a lot of people especially in the area of Tutorials





One vital priority every blogger should have or should always take caution is observing his or her blogging career growth and how Paramount earning from blogging is.

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If anyone start a blog today first of all he she will want to eat from his sweat which is Paramount.

The big question is have you wondered why bloggers always blog free in their first year of blogging?

 I have another question. How long is it going to take you to become a guru in blogging? Will you continue blogging, if you don't earn anything? Do you always spend money recharging your network for browsing allowance and yet have nothing to cash out? Have you been spending money buying and renewing your custom domain, yet no payment? Do you participate in one ads network or the order or you follow re-seller package? Do you work as an affiliate partner? Of course this are all earnings possibilities and many other means.

 Well today you have come to the right place. Your struggles shall stop today. I assure you good earnings by next month after reading through this post.

How Old are you in Blogging?

Many bloggers fail to realize their timing as bloggers.
As a blogger from the starting, you have one common limitation to increasing your chances of earning.

It is all about programming and packaging. Lack of traffic; this means you may be participating in good and reliable ad networks that pay but no viewers to click on your ads thereby reducing your potentials and possibility of earning from your blog.

Growth is a daily experience, which means as a blogger you can never satisfy yourself in a day, its a continuous process. Becoming a guru is a practice but I think you should also have a time frame for every level of your career. Don't remain a newbie.

Why was your Blog Setup?

Some people designed their blogs with the aim of monetization, while some did it for promoting music's industry. OK which ever way you did it for its important to take note of in order to grow your wallet.

What is your Marketing Strategy?

What some bloggers fail to reason is what marketing strategy should be taken to market contents.

Your blog URL is not exposed to the cloud that even a blind man can see what content you have on your site.


Create a Facebook group and think of how to grow it, this will help to get more audience on every second.

Now let me start by saying, a jack of all tray is  a master of none. Yes, this is a simple addict as it is very true.

Just as I started with PronoahTECH and could not know the best ads network to follow all though this is common to every newbie, I could not even struggle with one. A poem writer says that "you should follow one thing until you finally achieve it". I gave traffic to so many ad networks all for the purpose of making some bucks blogging.
I could not even stay to make good content on my blog instead I focused solely on how I could earn.

The more I look at my possibility of earning money online, the more it seems to be difficult or me, instead I dance within free promotional ads.

Now, let me tell you the reasons why you have not actually received a dime from blogging!

Inadequate Content

This I will tell you that many people have tried to manipulate google adsense in order to start making money online but it proved abortive. If you must earn from blogging, then the only primary option you have is the google adsense program but it is better said than done, this is because getting adsense approval earns since the time of John the Baptist, starting from there till now it remains operation work hard. (LOL)

Too Much participation in different ads networks


This is the most important part of what drove me into writing this article. actually, as a blogger, one of the first challenge you should understand that you have is that you always want to try every other ads network, especially that of google adsense alternative Like Nairapp, Bidvertiser, Infolinks, adfly, to mention but a few. Take for instance, you are a publisher with all these ads networks and yet at the end of the month you cannot be bold to say this is my bank details please transfer my publisher commission to me.

This is one of the stupid mentality bloggers do not grow with. It is very vital you understand this basis. If you could devote all your time, interest and effort promoting one ads, what do you think could come out of you? you cannot actually use barely 100 page-views to make a dime out of five or more ads on your site. stick to one if adsense has disappointed  you and you could still get something.

But I have a question. Before you start promoting all these sites on your blog, do you care to read their terms and conditions? Do you think about their privacy policies? Do you know some of this ads network can actually make your site to have a set back? Yes, I shared an experience on how my BLOG WAS COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM ALL GOOGLE SEARCH RESULT, HOW? This is true, long time ago, I was participating with an adnetwork (name not mentioned) due to my eagerness to earn and make money online, I was shocked when I saw that most of my pages have been blocked and could not be seen and crawled by search engines. When I started looking for a way to resolve this issue, I found out that actually, there was a problem and it was caused by that particular Adnetwok.

Now, if you have placed any ads in your template, I mean you did not use the JavaScript gadget, then I tell you, there's a possibility that you might be putting your Blog's Search Presence on Risk. After my experience on PronoahTECH I tell you, its not that safe. I will tell you why. A site like spoutable, Chitika etc should not be place on your scratch template, like placing it at the open head tag <head> or even <body>. This is wrong.

Many bloggers would hear there is an ads network that is paying real well (1$ per click) and everyone will want to participate.

In blogging you must not necessarily become reach overnight but it is a gradual process. A child do not grow overnight.

Those networks are only going to get free traffic from you and you can never cash out because one day you will eventually get tired of it and drop out.

Poor Marketing Strategy


Many of us do not understand the important of exploring a good and efficient marketing strategy.
Many TV channels print fliers just to make sure their business is in front of the masses. You can actually do this by using different marketing platforms like  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc, since social networks are growing day after day with millions of new subscribers and more than billions of returning members.

In order to make it in blogging try to fix the above mention common reasons why you don't make it in blogging.



Conclusion

Don't jump into any ads network because you want to make money from it, rather try to read and observe their rules, how they render your site to search engines.

Have you been motivated? kindly make sure you share the post and ask questions where necessary, and we'd get in touch with you as soon as possible!

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