Tech Blog in Africa for How TOs: December 2015

Thursday

How to Optimize Your Website for Search Engines

Optimizing your website should be your major priority this action can help your website in increase of new visitors through your keywords and also the site rank might also increase too. Also be that good developer who always update his/her site this will help in keeping your visitors around.

Make good use of this this tips below

1
Include HTML meta tags: This will  make you website to appear on search engines and other bots remember that Google does not need your mete keywords but search engines like bing,yahoo etc might also need it.


2.
Use keywordspy to know or identify your keyword that are related to your website posts. Make use of keywords in your page URL and also use alt tags for your image discription this will help in making those image searchable by search engine bots.

3.
Always post on your website

4.
Try to link other websites to your website that will also increase your search engine ranking. Submit your URL to directory.

And lastly try to submit your sitemap to search engines.

If you have any question you can drop it here thanks.

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7 Ways to Generate Low Cost Website Traffic

Traffic as I earlier said is one of the major aspect of having a website so what I really want to tell you about this topic is that this topic is one of the hardest part of generating traffic to your website. Most people that have Google AdSense on the site or other alternative ads it is very bear for them to generate income without traffic and always remember that that you must spend before you get. And it doesn't have to do with millions of naira to generate traffic to your blog it only requires little effort and money.
Website traffic

So let me give you some hint on how to Generate low cost website traffic.

=> Don't do what will make you loss most of your important things like your adsense  most people don't know that when you use a bot software for your website you may be banned from adsense so you have to be careful to avoid much stories.


=> It doesn't matter even if your traffic is low as long as the traffic is organic that will be much better than the bot stuff and always check or monitor your traffic just put it in mind that your website is your ship and you are the shepherd.



=> Share your links with other website owners or if you will use the other way by commenting I think that will be much better in time of traffic because when other would like to comment too there the might be interested in your website too.


=> Always share your link with those websites that have the same niche with your's. This will help in your target traffic


=> Try using a traffic exchange service this is just like viewing other site and you will benefit from that it is normally vice versa

=>Write guest post on other website this will also increase you traffic with no cost you  might be charged sometimes just little money so I think that is an opportunity for you. And always write for niche that is related to your site niche.


=> Join forums and other chats forum were you can post and do other things and when posting be brief and include your link so as to redirect people to your website.


I think that is may be my end of the year advice for zealmatblog  officials just follow this and 2016 will be a great year for you happy new year don't forget to drop a comment below thanks.


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Wednesday

How to Add a Forum Using Nabbel on Blogger

Creating a forum is a very good idea for your blog, it's a platform were all your visitors interact and discus some  serious topics. In  most  forums your visitors can create the own topics and also solution will give to them there isn't that great and this will make your blog visitors to know how serious you are.

Today I will Be given a tutorial which Will be much helpful to you even to those around you  so let's start.

So you need to follow the step below


Step 1

To be able to add the forum into your blog you will have to visit nabble homepage and then create an account with them and you should remember that your account is also the same as your new forum.

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Step 2
After you have create the forum you will have to do some little customization you just have to click on option then application and change appearance.

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Step 3
Now after that you will should also edit the CSS of your new forum and if possible change your password so to keep is save from hackers.

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Step 4
Organize the way the categories should look like by clicking

Option=> Application => Change application

Then press the save button

Step 5
Create a category for your forum click  option => Structure=> Create a new sub forum  then you will have to fill a form with your details  then you are almoat through.

Step 6
Now go to the embedding option and copy the HTML code there.

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Step 7
Now goto you blogger dashboard and select the blog you want to perform this on.

Step 8
Create a new page then click on HTML it is located at the top left corner of the page.



Step 9
Paste the code  and click on publish.

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I hope this tutorial was successful don't forget to drop a comments l below thanks
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How to Change the Header of Your WordPress Blog

WordPress offers you a wide variety of customized template. This template duty is to change the your blog appearance. So you see WordPress does not requires much hard work but as a blogger you need to work hard to be successful.
Below as some easy steps on how to insert new header to your WordPress blog

Step 1
Log into your WordPress blog and if you don't have an account you can still create one here

Step 2
At top right hand corner you will find an icon that will direct you to your dashboard

Step 3
You will have to change the appearance of you blog I mean your theme after doing that, then click on the header option.

Step 4
Now you are going to be given two (2) option either to use your own image or you use the image that are available for that theme you are using

Step 5
Now after you have place your new image  you will have to click on your blog name it is located at the top left corner there you will be able to see how your new header look like  then you can go back to your appearance page if you still want to perform any change.

Yes that all you need  don't forget to comment and subscribe thanks 
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How to Create a Form Using Google Drive

Creating a form is important in many aspects like when conducting a survey or placing it on your blog for those who want to write guest post, Now I want to show you has to create your own personal form just follow the steps below.


Step 1
Visit www.Google.com and at the top you will see a  tab click on it and then you will see the drive  button just click on it and you will be redirected  to another page.





Step 2
Then log into your account  if you don't have you can still create one  and after you have  login  you will be redirected to the Google drive page Image






Step 3
Click on new button and you will be redirected to another page. In this page you will be able to create your form all you need to do is to just insert your form title and description.Image




Step 4
Now click on the add button  it is always at the top  before the theme.





Step 5
You can now chenge the look of the form by customising it  after you finish then click on the Done button and you can add other things when you are through just click on the save button.

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Step 6
Now you can publish the link of your form or you can link it with any of your website or blog post or header.





Don't forget to drop a comment below thanks.
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How to Improve Reddit privacy

As I earlier said in my previous post reddit is a popular social website. And  in this website their traffic is so high that you need to be extra vigilante  and careful too.


Follow this short steps below if you really want to increase your reddit privacy.



Step 1
Firstly  you would have to visit the reddit website and log in if you don't have you can still create one for your self.





Step 2
At the top right corner of the homepage you will find  the preference button just click on it.






Step 3
After clicking on the preference button on the preference page you will have to scroll down and then uncheck the following.

• Make my votes public.
• Allow my data to be used for research.







Step 4
Finally click on the save button below and that is all you need to do.


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How to post on Reddit

Reddit is a popular social website that that help in featuring user content that are been submitted.





Step 1
 You  need to create an account with them and  make sure you film the required information in the box that will appear after you have fill it just click on submit.






Step 2
Now if you want to post you will have to use the search box this is because someone might have post exactly what you want to post and if you didn't so you submissions might be deleted.







Step 3
If you want to post any thing you just need to click on submit a new link and you can also change your screen.





Step 4
When  you about to post you will be given a form to fill in your informations.






Step 5
Select a subreddit  because has two section which are user curated and subreddits.  In subreddit  you can pick from the list of the most popular.





Step 6
Before you submit any post make sure you check their rules very well and each subreddit has different rules





Step 7
After the submission you cab then start to track your karma the karma score of your post is  the down vote total subtracted from the upvote total.and text post will hardly get karma but link post will get.





Step 8
Don't post fake article .

I hope this really helped you very well, don't forget to drop a comment bellow thanks.
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How to Get .Edu Backlinks

Backlinks are important in increasing your website rank and posting on with education suffix like .edu this can also  link other website to your own site and it would help in the developing your search ranking. Now am going to give you some little tutorial on how to get .edu backlinks just follow the steps below.

• if you have an educational site then you need to write or hire somebody that can write rich article with higher page rank.

• Make sure your article is based on student issues because that kind of article will help students that really want to learn  and you must focus on education content.

• Make friends with university professors and also with students and you can be able to get some useful content of their  class room discussion on your website. And try to work with university bloggers and make other important this on their blog like gust post and many more.


• Always check .edu site that are being linked to you website by the use of  some backlinks checker tool

• Make possible time to ping educational sites immediately any article is been posted  you can also make use of this site to ping you url here pingmyurl.com

• You need to comment on .edu website and you should make sure your comment is rich enough

• Install Quake as your Firefox toolbar this would help in identifying your .edu site with high page rank

• whenever  you need site that ends with .edu you  just have to type this site:edu this will help you in get the result fast.


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Tuesday

How to Receive Referrals For Your Website

Today we have many website online that needs to be promoted are you in that kind of situation, the main reason for having a websiste or the successful part of having a website is to gain more traffic in this topic you will be given some tips on how to refer people to your site.

First lets start with this
• You  need to have a banner for your site 

This act do create awearness and increase the popularity of your website both locally and internationally. When advertising this banner you would have to place it in public on social media and many more. And also make sure you website details are written on this banner so that even if those that are deaf see your banner it will be useful to them and your banner background should be something readable s that anybody  reading it will be satisfy with you writings.


• Join forums and place your site post there

This is the best way which you can get traffic to your website because most forums have different threads which you can post according to your site niche and example of forums are Nairaland, Warrior forum and many more.

• Engage your  family  members

See there are two way about online business if you can sponsor it with your money then you use your family I think this will help you succeed in your website and even include your friends.

• Post Your link on social media or email

Sharing you you link through email looks official right so why don't you try if you have friends who have their own website or blog you can still ask them to post links to your website.

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How to purchase a Domain Name Via Google

Buying a domain name from Google is a very good idea because the keep you your private information safe. Google is patterning with other hosting or domain registrars like godady an many more. The also give benefits like auto renew your domain annually I think this is  a great opportunity just follow the steps below.






Step 1
Visit Google support web page 






Step 2
Then click on click on the link that redirect you you to the Google app for business home page.






Step 3
Now click on start trial it is located at the top right corner of the page




Step 4
 You are almost there you need to click on to find domain this also located at the right side you just need to insert the domain name you want to buy into the cart box






Step 5
Now you will be given a domain type which you have to select
Examples are

•  .com
•  .net
•  .org and many others





Step 6
Then click on check availability after clicking on it you will be notify if that domain name is still available or not and if it is not then keep trying until you succeed.





Step 7
Now you will have to create a new Google app account which will be use to manage your domain.





Step 8
You will have to fill in you organization details and put the size of the organization.






Step 9
Click on [ I accept ]  and proceed to the domain checkout and select your country currency if your currency is not there you can select dollars ($) and click continue.





Step 10
Select your domain renew option and the third party domain registrar and click continue.




Step 11
You will have to accept the terms and conditions and then accept and continue and then fill in you billing information and click continue.





Step 12
Select your payment method either through you account or credit card and then submit .




Step 13
You will sent  an email containing all your details about the new domain name and how to access it.


Hope you  purchase  your domain successfully, don't forget to drop a comment below and if you need my assistance you can also comment thanks



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How to Structure Disqus Comment on WordPress

Disqus is a comment system which is very popular and it is been used by many sites and it is very easy to use just follow this steps below.





Step 1
You have to register with them before proceeding  by clicking here.






Step 2
Now after clicking that on the disqus page you will see  ADD DISQUS TO YOUR SITE  just cick it.





Step 3
Now you will be given a form to fill make sure you fill in your correct details and when adding your website name you should add the short name cause you will need it later.






Step 4
Now you will have to select the specific platform you are using just click on WordPress.




Step 5
Goto to your WordPress dashboard and then click on the plugin.





Step 6
Select Add New link.





Step 7
Now search for Disqus comment system and then click the result and install it.




Step 8
Now goto your setting and click disqus comment and enter your site shortname and don't put anything in the API space.




Step 9
Visit this and then fill the form and click register after submitting click on details.





Step10
Now copy your new API key below  the OAuth  and now insert the API you have obtain I'm you WordPress disqus plugin.

Now those that want to comment are free to do so.

Don't forget to drop a comment below thanks.
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Monday

Top 15 Social Bookmaking Sites With High Page Rank

Social bookmaking sites this is a service which helps users to add you can also edit and share bookmarks of web document, and this can be viewed by other mmembes on that site  were this document is been stored.

 If you are been listed in a social bookmaking site you can be privilege to have massive traffic to you website or blog. In fact those people who visit your site  are those people who found your site  topic so interesting and some other bookmaking site will mark inks out to other site as nofollow  this means you can't gain any benefit from additional links. There are many benefits for submitting your content to this bookmaking site .

• increase your traffic
• Increase post popularity
• increase your Google rank


This are the 20 social bookmaking site and make sure  you use them well.

Site                             Page rank

Reddit.com                              8
Pinterest.com                         9
bibsonomy.org                     7
Stumbleupon.com                 8
Akonter.com                           2
blogospherenews.com        4
newsvine.com                     7
givealink.org                        4
linkarena.com                     7
plurk.com                           7
Slashdot.com                    7
Current.com                       6
dzone.com                         6
Icio.de                                6
Wikio.com                         6

I hope this bookmaking site really help you incase  you have any question or you do have more you can still comment them down.




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Sunday

5 Benefits of Blogging

The benefit of blogging is not just and ordinary benefit it is a huge benefit. If you could recul about 50 years back blogging was a useless thing to the ear but today is now the leading source of income.
Now I have written a list of 4 benefits of blogging below so if you are discouraged about blogging then you have to take a  u turn back to success now.



1. Create trust online

Trust I'd very scarce online  to be frank. creating trust online has to be done by being committed to  your visitors every time and day.
If you want to be that good  blogger   you have to be trust wordy with your posting it should be real not copy and paste and regular posting of article and useful article and don't forget that the more your visitors observe your good work that will increase the inflow of success.


2. Develop Your SEO

Some times you notice immediately you publish your post there is a number of view I mean traffic to that article this is an opportunity for you just write nice and rich article  and then traffic will look for you.
And don't forget Google Is always beside you content and if you are lucky then you will search for by viewers.



3. Secure Your Audience

Try your possible best to secure your audience either by being an activist to be able to secure your audience you need to be a good and trust wordy blogger.

4.  Establish your business

This will help you in gaining more job like creating blog for other blog and also designing it for them  and also you can be part of an affiliate program you can sign up with konga or jumia   and start placing banner on your blog  so to earn cash.

5. Improve you skills
Now let me use myself as an example I never go to any blogging school to acquire knowledge on how to  create a blog this has to be done according to your commitment to blogging  just use follow step and blogging will be like abc  to you.


Are you interested in creating blog for your self or for your organization? Zealmat blog is always here for you just comment or contact us.

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How to Add Recent Comments to Your Blogger Blog

This method can enable you comment traffic to increase and also it help in attracting more page viewers to comment the moment the see other recent comments.
To be able to do this easy method you just have to follow the steps below.







Step 1
Login to your blogger dashboard and select  that particular blog you want to add this to.





Step 2
Now move  you now down to layout and then click on it







Step 3
Now click on add gadget and click on HTML/java script.





Step 4
Then copy the code below and paste it into the box been given to you.

<style type="text/css">ul.zealmatcomments{list-style: none;margin: 0;padding: 0;}.zealmatcomments li {background: none !important;margin: 0 0 6px !important;padding: 0 0 6px 0 !important;display: block;clear: both;overflow: hidden;list-style: none;word-break:break-all;}.zealmatcomments li .avatarImage {padding: 3px;background: #fefefe;-webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 1px #ccc;-moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 1px #ccc;box-shadow: 0 1px 1px #ccc;float: left;margin: 0 6px 0 0;position: relative;overflow: hidden;}.avatarRound {-webkit-border-radius: 100px;-moz-border-radius: 100px;border-radius: 100px;}.zealmatcomments li img {padding: 0px;position: relative;overflow: hidden;display: block;}.zealmatcomments li span {margin-top: 4px;color: #666;display: block;font-size: 12px;font-style: italic;line-height: 1.4;}</style><script type="text/javascript">//<![CDATA[    // Recent Comments Settings    var numComments  = 5, showAvatar  = true, avatarSize  = 60, roundAvatar = true, characters  = 40, showMorelink = false, moreLinktext = "More »", defaultAvatar  = "http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--_6Od9Fchhw/Vj9GHK2sm8I/AAAAAAAAA8o/30pnOz3_p_w/s1600/mr%2Bzealous.jpg", hideCredits = true;//]]></script><script type="text/javascript" src="http://zealmat.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/zealmat/[zealmat.com]recent-comments.js"></script><script type="text/javascript" src="/feeds/comments/default?alt=json&callback=zealmatcomments&max-results=5"></script><div style="font-size: 10px; float: right; margin-top: -15px">Get this <a href="http://www.zealmat.com/2015/12/how-to-add-recent-comments-to-your.htm" rel="nofollow" >Recent Comments Widget</a></div>

Now rreplace http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--_6Od9Fchhw/Vj9GHK2sm8I/AAAAAAAAA8o/30pnOz3_p_w/s1600/mr%2Bzealous.jpg  
With your own image url and click on save 





Step 5
Click on the preview button to see how it look like and that all you need.





Don't forget to drop a comment below thanks.




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How to Remove Custom Domain From your Blogger Blog

There are lots of bloggers who rushed to buy a domain for themselves  but  later the discover that what the gain is not up to the amount to buy another domain and the don't want to loss their visitors so to avoid this you have to  follow this steps below.








Step 1
Open your blogger dashboard and select the blog you want to perform this task on and click settings.






Step 2

Now look for the icon that look like x beside that domain name and click on it.





Step 3
Now wait for confirmation box to appear then click remove.

That's all you need don't forget to drop a comment below thanks.

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Saturday

How To Add a Calendar To Your Blog

Having a calendar in your blog helps your viewers to be able to know the actual date of your Post add a calendar to your blog is a good choice and not bad so why don't you give it a try.


Now we are going to make use of Google calendar so just follow the steps below

Step 1
You just need to type www.Google.com in your browser and go to  to the top of the search engine page and click on more


Step 2
After you have click on more than select calendar from the drop menu.



Step 3
Now make sure you have a Google account and then login

Step 4
You will have to copy HTML code given to you in the that site.



Step 5
Now go to your blog and paste it were ever you want it to be in your HTML gadget then save it.



Step 6
Now preview your blog and check how it look like.




Don't forget to drop your comment below.
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How to Add Rss Feed to Your Blogger Blog

In must blogs you do find this rss feed, this is to show you how mportant it is to your blog. there are many ways to add this to your blog but tody am going to give one out of them all. so just study it carefully.

Follow this steps below:


Step 1
you need to login to you blogger dashboard and select the blog you want to perform this on after clicking on the blog now click on layout.



Step 2
you will have to add a gadget  by clicking on add gadget afetr cvlicking it now scroll down choose the feed gadget.


Step 3
now click on the the blue +beside that gadget and paste the feed url you want to add to it.


Step 4
Now click on continue and then choose the amount of post you would like to display on your blog and click on save.


Step 5
you can now arrange it place it were ever you would like it to be with your mouse and then  click on review to check it look like

Don't forget to drop your comment below thanks


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