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Sunday, 4 June 2017

How to Change Permalinks of Published Posts in Blogger

Posted by Samba Siva
Wanna know How to change
Permalinks of published posts in Blogger ?


Are you in a fear of breaking your old URL which results in 404 errors ?

Well, If your answer is yes. You are going to find answers for the two questions listed above.

Permalinks plays an important role in judging the ranking of your blog post in search engines like Google.

When you check any guide in the internet about writing seo optimized content, you will surely find permalinks as one of the main aspect.

So, you should understand " How important it is to optimize Permalink of a blog post ".

We have already convered a detailed guide on How to optimize permalinks of a blog post, you can read that for better understanding of permalinks.

In this blog post, we will see a simple but effective guide on " changing permalinks of published posts in Blogger".

What is a Permalink ?


A Permalink is the URL of the blog post.

I am not willing to write so much about this one as each and every blogger has an idea on what are permalinks.


How to change permalinks of published posts in Blogger


1. Go to Blogger.com and sign in with your Google account

2. Select to your desired blog





3. Select a blog post, which you want to edit the Permalink

4. After deciding which post to edit, click on view and copy the URL and paste it on notepad ( We will need this later )

5. Click on edit and revert the blog post to draft.



6. Now click on permalinks and click custom permalink, Type your new URL ( Never use Underscores in URL's )

7. Click on Update

8. Hurrah, you have changed the Permalink of published posts in Blogger

But wait, Now go to the old URL ( which you have copied in step-4 )

After going to the old URL, you should see a 404 error ( Not found error )
If a visitor visits your old URL, Then he will get a 404 error which irritates them.

Not only a visitor, Search engine bots like Googlebot never like 404 errors. 404 errors can affect your blog rankings on Google.

So, you should redirect the old URL to the new URL for avoiding ranking effects.

Redirect the old URL to new URL


1. Go to settings > Search prefences


2. Click on custom redirects > Edit

3. Click add new redirect

4. Input your old blog post URL ( without your domain ) in the first box.

For example, if your URL is:

http://example.com/2017/05/example-post.html

Input:

/2017/05/example-post.html

5. In the second box, input your new URL ( Same as the above method, remove domain from the URL )


6. Select the permanent checkbox. A permanent redirect gives 301 code to search bots which helps you not to lose rankings on Google.

7. Click on save.

Now, visit your old blog post URL, you will see that, it will redirect to the new URL.

Why changing permalinks ?


At first, no one cares Permalink as they won't seem to be an important aspect of On-page seo.

But when they start learning Seo in famous blogs like Shoutmeloud, they will understood that permalinks are also an important aspect.

But, why it is important to change or edit Permalink:

You are might using underscore's in your URL's:

Permalinks shouldn't contain underscores " _ ". Actually, To add spaces in URL, it is better to use a Dash ( " - " ).

Your URLs might be longer:

The URLs of blog posts shouldn't be longer. The smaller it is, the better it ranks on search engines

Your URLs might having stop words:

Search engines like Google will skip some words from the Permalinks, those are called stop words.

It is better to remove those stop words from permalinks.

Some of the examples of stop words are A, an, the, on, of etc



But, No CMS offers editing Permalinks after publishing the post. So they will start searching for ' How to change permalinks of published posts in Blogger ' and lands on blog posts like this one.


Conclusion


This is our guide to changing Permalinks of already published posts.

I think it might help you to improve your website rankings on Google.

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Sunday, 30 April 2017

How To Add Contact Us Page In Blogger/Blogspot

Posted by Samba Siva
Have you ever seen an advertise with us page on a popular blog ?

What have you seen there in the advertise with us page ?

According to me you should have seen some statistics of the blog and a contact us widget. If an advertiser visit the advertise with us page, he/she will use the contact form to contact the blogger.

One of your visitor faced an issue with your blog like:

The tutorial you said isn't working, Your website is loading slowly, He is facing problems with the pop-ups. So the visitor needs your email to contact you. For this purpose, we should add a contact us page in Blogger blog.

In this tutorial, We are going to show you " How to add contact form to blogger pages " .

This tutorial includes three steps. But don't worry, it isn't hard, all you need to do is follow each and every step carefully and you can easily setup a contact us page in your Blogger blog.





1. Adding contact form to the sidebar



To add the contact form to your pages like " contact us ", " advertise with us ", we need to add the contract form to the sidebar and later move it to the page we need.

1. Go to Blogger.com and click on layout of your desired blog.




2. On the sidebar, Click on Add a gadget



3. A pop-up appears asking you to select a widget. There click on more widgets and click on contact form.



4. Click on save.

Hoorah, you have successfully added a Contract form to the sidebar of your blog and this is the time to move it away from the sidebar.


2. Hiding the contract form



With Blogger, we don't have any option to move widgets from sidebar to Pages. In WordPress, there are many plugins like Contact form 7, which gives you short codes and you can paste the short code anywhere in your blog and the contract form appears.

So, We will hide the contact form from sidebar and move it away into Pages.

1. Go to Blogger.com and click on template



2. Click on Edit HTML

3. Search for ]]</b:skin>

4. Just above the ]]</b:skin>, paste the below code :

div#ContactForm1 {
display: none !important; }

The code is written on CSS and it will tell Blogger not to display the widget named ( Contact form ). As we hav already added contact form in the step-1, it would be automatically hidden.

3. Add contact us page in Blogger



Now, We will add the contact form to blogger pages.

1. Go to blogger.com and click on pages and click on Add new

2. Give the page a title like Contact Us or me

3. Click on HTML of page editor, Paste the below code in the content box.

<div id="custom_ContactForm1"
class="widget ContactForm">
<div class="contact-form-widget
<p>Get in touch with us by fillin
out the form below.</p>
<div class="form">
<form name="contact-form">
<p></p>
Name
<br>
<input type="text" value="" size=
name="name"
id="ContactForm1_contact-form-
name" class="contact-form-name
<p></p>
Email
<span style="font-weight:
bolder;">*</span>
<br>
<input type="text" value="" size=
name="email"
id="ContactForm1_contact-form-
email" class="contact-form-email
<p></p>
Message
<span style="font-weight:
bolder;">*</span>
<br>
<textarea rows="5" name="email
message" id="ContactForm1_con
form-email-message" cols="25"
class="contact-form-email-
message"></textarea>
<p></p>
<input type="button" value="Sen
id="ContactForm1_contact-form-
submit" class="contact-form-butt
contact-form-button-submit">
<p></p>
<div style="text-align: center; m
width: 222px; width: 100%">
<p id="ContactForm1_contact-for
error-message" class="contact-f
error-message"></p>
<p id="ContactForm1_contact-for
success-message" class="contac
form-success-message"></p>
</div>
</form>
</div>
</div>
<div class="clear"></div>
<span class="widget-item-contro
<span class="item-control blog-
admin">
<a title="Edit"
target="configContactForm1"
onclick="return
_WidgetManager._PopupConfig
(document.getElementById
("ContactForm1"));" href="//
www.blogger.com/rearrange?
blogID=8799058979810298021&wi
ContactForm&widgetId=ContactF
action=editWidget&sectionId=sid
right-1" class="quickedit">
<img width="18" height="18" src
img1.blogblog.com/img/
icon18_wrench_allbkg.png" alt=""
</a>
</span>
</span>
<div class="clear"></div>
</div>

Important: This code is not written by me. The code credits goes to Ankit Singla from Bloggertipstricks.com.

Advantages of this Contact form



No fear of anything: Some bloggers use third party widgets to add contact us page in Blogger. But they aren't considered safe. They might contain some virus or affect blog load time. This widget if officially provided by Google. So no need of worrying.

Fully customizable: If you know CSS language, you can easily change colours, styles and Sizes.

Avoid Spammers :

Actually, providing our email directly in the blog is dangerous. If a hacker knows you Email, He will contact you in the name of Blogger and in his mail, he writes that, Login to your blog to resolve issues etc.

When you click on the link, you will land on a page that exactly looks like Blogger and when you enter your login details, The hacker can get your login details and can easily login to your blog.

With contact form, No one can see your email, so there is no risk involved using Contact form

Wrapping up



This is tutorial to add contact us page to Blogger. If you like it, just share it and let your friends know about this post.
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Blogspot Seo Tips And Tutorial : Make Blogger Seo Friendly

Posted by Samba Siva
Want some Blogspot Seo tips to make your blog search engine friendly ?

Wanna get some more traffic from search engines to your blogspot blog ?


Blogger is really one of the best blogging platforms available in the industry. Even though there are many free website builders like Weebly and Wix, Blogger is the most popular among them. Wordpress is the best platform of all, But it doesn't come out for free. That's why, We recommend beginners to use Blogger as their CMS ( content management system ). You can see this blog post about Wordpress versus Blogger, So you can decide which platform to go with.

By default, No platform is Seo optimized. Even though many say Wordpress is seo optimized by default, you should use an Seo plugin to make it really optimized for search engines. Yoast and All in one seo are the popular Seo plugins for Wordpress. Here is a tutorial, you can follow to Setup All in One seo plugin properly.

But Blogger blogs doesn't have the capability to have plugins. That's why, it is really difficult to make Blogger Seo friendly. But don't worry, We are here with the working Seo tips for Blogspot blogs.



Blogspot Seo tips



1. Format Blog post titles





By default, The blog post titles of Blogger should look like :

Blog Name | Post%title

For example, If you written a blog post about Blogspot seo tips, and your blog name is Myblog. The title should look like this in search engines :

Myblog- Blogger Seo tips

Actually, The blog title is consuming so much space in the SERP's page.

We all know that, We should keep our blog post titles below than 65 characters. But in the first case, The blog title is already consuming 10 characters and If you are targeting a long tail keyword, It is almost impossible to show up the full long tail keyword in search engines.

To resolve this issue, We should use format post title code.

1. Go to template > Edit HTML

2. Search for the below code :

<title><data:blog.pagetitle/></title>

3. Replace the above code with the below code.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType==&quot;index&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageName/></title>
</b:if>


After replacing the code, your blog post titles should look like :

Your Blog post title- Your Blog Name



2. Meta tags




You can add a description to your blog homepage and blog posts to make Blogger seo friendly.

To add a meta description to your blog homepage :

1. Go to settings > search preferences

2. Click on edit on the description

3. Click on On, This will add a feature to add descriptions to your blog.



4. In a few words, Describe what your blog is about. Here, Few words refers to less than 120 characters.

To add meta descriptions to Blog post's :


1. Go to Posts and select a blog post to edit :

2. On the right sidebar of your blog post editing section, Click on Search Description



3. Write a description about your blog post and never forget to add your focus keyword in the meta description to make it more powerful for search engines.



3. Robots.txt



One of the main and most important Blogspot seo tips. Because, every blog needs a Robots.txt file to avoid indexing of a blog from bad search bots.


A robots.txt file is a file which contains information regarding allow or block a specific search engine to index our blog. Don't worry, you don't need to touch a single piece of code to add a robots.txt file to your blog. Here is a tutorial to add robots.txt file to your blog :


1. Go to settings > Search preferences

2. Click on edit on the robots.txt file which is located at the bottom the page.

3. Click on On

4. Go to a good robots.txt generator which can easily generate a robots file for your blog. Copy the text generated from the robots.txt generator.



5. Paste it in the robots.txt section of your blog


4.Permalink optimization



We all know that optimization of permalinks is also a main part of On-page seo. Blogger's should take care of permalinks to rank higher on Google.

To optimize permalinks
:

1. Go to post Editor

2. While writing a new post, You can see a label called permalink in the right toolbar section



3. Click on permalink and edit the permalink to optimize it for search engines.

If you don't know, How to optimize permalinks, you should read my blog post on How to optimize permalinks for more traffic.


5.Sitemap's



A sitemap is an XML file which contains the URL'S of all your blog posts. Your robots.txt contains the URL of your sitemap file. When a bot visits your blog, It will check out whether it is allowed or not by robots.txt and then it makes a decision whether to crawl your blog or not. If your robots.txt allows the bot to crawl your site, it will directly go to the sitemap of your blog and then gets the links of your blog posts and index them, If the blog post has no quality issues.

I am talking about these things, Because it is all about a sitemap file. If your blog contains no sitemap file, It would affect the indexing of your blog.


By default, Your blog comes with a sitemap file. So there is no need of extra configuration for your sitemap file. This is one of the Blogspot seo tips which comes by default and doesn't need any configuration.


6.Redirect Broken links



Blogger, by default, comes with a broken link redirector which gives you access to redirect all the broken links easily. This will make your blogger blog seo friendly and will improve your blog rankings and will further help in proper indexing of our blog's.

You can redirect broken links with this simple tutorial :

1. Go to settings > search preferences

2. Click on custom redirects

3. Click on add a new redirect



4. Paste your broken link URL in the first box.

5. Paste the URL which you want to show instead of the broken link.



7,Alt tags




You can optimize your blog images for search engines by adding an alt tag.

With Blogger, you can add alt tag to an image easily. All you need to do is click on a image and click on properties. A popup box appears asking you to input an alt tag.



Type a keyword about the images and the alt tag is added to your image. For example, If your image is about " Blogspot Seo tips ". You should input it as the alt tag.


Conclusion



These are the most important Blogspot Seo tips from our side. I already added all the above aspects to my blog and made by blog optimized for search engines like Google.


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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Stylish Email Subscription Widget For Blogger Blogs

Posted by Samba Siva
Do you need a stylish Email Subscription widget for Blogger Blog ?

Tired with normal and colourless subscription widgets ?

In thia blog post, we will give you a Stylish Email subscription box for free. It is very different when compared to all the other widgets available in the internet. That's why it looks almost a paid widget.

Email subscription is a very important aspect of every blog. Because, we need some subscribers to get regular traffic. Actually, all blogs get traffic and visitors, But no one turns into a regular reader by just watching your blog posts.

To convert a normal visitor into a regular reader, we need to make them our blog subscribers.

For this purpose, we need a subscription widget. But no one likes to give out their E-mail address to a spam looking blog. That's why, our subscription box must be good looking. In this blog post, we will give you a stylish email subscription widget for Blogger blogs.


Stylish email subscription widget for Blogger




1. Go to Blogger.com

2. Click on Layout and click on add new gadget.

3. Select HTML/Javascript

4. Copy the below code and paste it in the HTML box :


Code Creation credits: Codiblog

Code editing rights : Blogger Wp Hacks

Social profile addition credits : Blogger Wp Hacks

<style type='text/css'>#sidebar-subscribe-box{background-color: #6ca4c8; repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;border:1px solid #aaa;border-radius:3px;padding:3px 0}.sidebar-subscribe-box-wrapper{background-color: #6ca4c8; repeat scroll 0 0 #f7f7f7;color:#FFFFFF;font-size:14px;line-height:20px;padding:10px 20px 10px;text-align:center;text-transform:uppercase}.sidebar-subscribe-box-form{clear:both;display:block;margin:10px 0}form.sidebar-subscribe-box-form{clear:both;display:block;margin:10px 0 0;width:auto}.sidebar-subscribe-box-email-field{-moz-border-radius:4px;-webkit-border-radius:4px;background:#fff url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JMYdQsIa9WQ/UDZqxqqrTEI/AAAAAAAAFho/AocEv70U8K8/s1600/sprites.png) no-repeat 0 -27px;border:1px solid #ccc;border-radius:4px;color:#444;margin:0 0 15px;padding:10px 40px;width:68%}.sidebar-subscribe-box-email-button{background:#000;border:1px solid #000000;box-shadow:0 1px 0 rgba(255,255,255,0.3) inset, 0 1px 0 transparent;color:#fff;cursor:pointer;font-family:verdana;font-weight:700;padding:10px;text-shadow:1px 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,.4);text-transform:uppercase;width:100%}.sidebar-subscribe-box-email-button:hover,.sidebar-subscribe-box-email-button:focus{background:#000000}.sidebar-subscribe-box-email-button:active{-moz-box-shadow:0 1px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.5) inset;-webkit-box-shadow:0 1px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.5) inset;box-shadow:0 1px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.5) inset;outline:0}iframe,object,embed,.yt-border iframe,.yt-border object,.yt-border embed,table{width:100%}embed{border-radius:3px;-moz-box-shadow:0 2px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.2);-webkit-box-shadow:0 2px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.2);background:#FFF;border:1px solid #ddd;box-shadow:0 2px 4px rgba(0,0,0,0.2);margin:0;padding:4px 4px 4px}#footer-section{background:#f5f5f5 url(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n5s9Bu0JCgg/UA_AfQ5qLkI/AAAAAAAAFMU/G9FOuh4SP7k/s0/bg-pattern.png) repeat top left;border-top:1px solid #aaa;box-shadow:inset 0 4px 6px -3px #aaa;font-family:cambria;font-size:14px;height:100px;margin:10px -30px 5px;padding:0 30px;text-align:center;width:100%}</style>



<div id="sidebar-subscribe-box"><div class="sidebar-subscribe-box-wrapper"><p>Subscribe to our email newsletter & receive updates right in your inbox.</p><div class="sidebar-subscribe-box-form"><form action="https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=MaintainABlogEasy" class="sidebar-subscribe-box-form" method="post" onsubmit="window.open('https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=MaintainABlogEasy, 'popupwindow', 'scrollbars=yes,width=550,height=520');return true" target="popupwindow"><input name="uri" type="hidden" value="MaintainABlogEasy"/><input name="loc" type="hidden" value="en_US" /><input class="sidebar-subscribe-box-email-field" name="email" autocomplete="off" placeholder="Enter your email address :)"/><input class="sidebar-subscribe-box-email-button" title="" type="submit" value="Subscribe Now !"/></form>

<div id="images_hz">

<a href=" https://plus.google.com/108554482358657134277"> <img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NsjKBb2tEZM/WPQ9f9UoY1I/AAAAAAAAAs0/EY3IQ-LAqBs/%25255BUNSET%25255D.jpg" width="50" height="50"/> </a>



<a href="https://facebook.com/Blogger-WP-Hacks-188105241698944"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JZAAzSjGFiY/WPQ9xcPNNiI/AAAAAAAAAs4/cdXDbGKG8xI/%25255BUNSET%25255D.jpg" width="50" height="50"/> </a>



<a href="http://twitter.com/bsamba_siva"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PA23B6PYSFw/WPQ_PiROQvI/AAAAAAAAAtI/Jo3dt1n142Y/%25255BUNSET%25255D.jpg" width="50" height="50"/> </a>
</div>
</div></div></div>

Change MaintainABlogEasy to your Feedburner address. ( It can be seen 2 times in the code, Replace with your Feedburner ID 2 times ).

Change bsamba_siva ( My twitter ID ) to your twitter ID.

Change https://facebook.com/Blogger-WP-Hacks-188105241698944 to your Facebook page or profile.

Change https://plus.google.com/108554482358657134277 to your Google profile or about page.

Note : This Stylish email subscription widget for Blogger is created by Codiblog. The real widget would look like :




I altered the code, changed the colours of background, Text etc. At the same time, to make it cool looking, I added Social profile icons to the widget.

Demo : See the widget in my sidebar

Advantages of this widget




Lightweight : The code of this widget is written using CSS and HTML and some images ( Hosted on Picasa online, So images won't affect your blog speed ). HTML is also a very fast language and it won't affect any blog load time. Spped is also a ranking factor for search engine rankings. So maintaining a proper blog load time is really important.


More Subscribers : The blue colour of the widget attracts your readers to give out their E-mail address for your blog. Thus, you can get more subscribers in less time for free and no giveaways too.


More traffic : As you got so many subscribers, Your blog posts start getting so much traffic. So you can make more money. If any subscribers loves the post, He will surely share it through facebook or Twitter and it will improve some SERP rankings of your blog. Hey, Social sharing is also an important aspect of Seo.



Conclusion




This is the stylish email subscription widget for blogger. I already said that this is created by Codiblog, But is fully altered, So I have only given code credits with a hyperlink for CodiBlog. Don't copy this code, I have the editing credits and Codiblog has the creation rights. You can use this widget without any attribution, But you must shouldn't use this code as your property.


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Monday, 10 April 2017

4 Ways To Drive More Traffic To Your Newly Started Blog

Posted by Samba Siva
Are you a new blogger, Who doesn't have any regular readers ?

Struggling to drive more traffic to your newly started blog ?

Domain age is also an important factor of ranking in Google. Google gives priority to the blogs which have more age. The older your domain is, the higher possibility to rank higher.

But that doesn't mean, New blogs can't rank on Google. But the possibility of ranking with a newly started blog is very hard. It is rarely possible. So, driving traffic to your new blog is extremely hard ( This is only applicable for traffic through search engines ). Y
That's why, we use some alternative methods to drive traffic.

At the same time, i am also covering " How to drive more traffic to your newly started blog " with/without Seo.


How to drive more traffic to your newly started blog




When, i created this blog for the first time, i used many methods to get more readers to my blog. Many of them were failed. In this blog post, i am going to tell you many things based on my small experience.


Try keywords with low competition




According to me, it is better to start with simple methods and then we can move to the complex ones.

Like that, We can try out low competitive keywords in our blog posts to rank higher on Google. This will surely help you to drive more traffic to your newly starred blog.

I've already said that ranking with a new blog is really hard. But that doesn't mean, it is impossible. With the help of low competition keywords, you can rank higher and would be able to get some new readers to your blog.


How to find keywords with low competition :

1. You need a SemRush account to find low competitive keywords. If you are not able to buy Semrush tool, you can take the help of this offer which gives you free trail of SemRush guru account for 14 days.

2. In the Semrush, type your search query. If you are writing an article on " How to increase adsense earnings " . You can type that.

I


3. SemRush will give out the information like CPC, Volume and competition.

4. As a new blogger, you should only check out keywords which has competition less than 0.20.

5. Keep in mind, that there is no gaurantee, you will surely rank on the first page.


After you selected a low competitive keyword, it is the time to write an unique article to reach the first page of Google.

For this, You can read these blog posts :

How to write seo optimized content in Blogger and Wordpress

How to get on the first page of Google for free

On page Seo techniques for bloggers


But, it isn't enough to rank,

To add some more power to your articles, you should start building high quality backlinks to your blog. Backlink is nothing other than a hyperlink to your blog from other blog, connecting two blogs. The more backlinks you have, the more possibility to rank higher. If you want to drive more traffic to your newly started blog, you should build backlinks. For this, you must read these articles :


What is a backlink and how to build them fast ?

5 ways to create high quality backlinks




Share your blog posts on social networks





Social networks are one of the best way to drive traffic. There is no need of building backlinks, writing unique content with social bookmarking. All you need is a blog post which will attract your friends to read.

How to attract your friends to read your blog posts


It is better to write an unique title, if you wanna attract your friends. For example, we will never read a blog post which have a name like " Scientists found a new asteriod ". Because, no one is willing to learn about rocket science or space in social networks. Social networks are just for a time-pass for some people. For those people, you should write a title like, " Our earth is going to blast on 18 feb because of this asteriod. This starts an anxiety in the minds of people. They cannot stop them clicking on your blog post. Thus, you can drive more traffic to your newly started blog with the help of social networks



Asking your friends to read



It is better to ask your best friends to read your blog posts and rate them. Even though, he give out a bad rating, you can get a page view for your blog.

For this, you need nothing other than An Email or Facebook.

First of all, start a conversation with your friend. Say him a hello, Ask about his health ( A small formality ) and tell him that you have started a blog and written an article, He/she will be attracted and asks you to share link.

Share the link to him and Boom !


Use Quora and yahoo answers






Quora and yahoo answers are question and answer websites. Someome asks a question about something and all the other members start answering them.

But, How can you utilize this ?

You can utilize these websites to drive traffic to your newly started blog.

If your blog's niche is Health and sonebody asked how to Loose weight ?

You have already written a blog post about " How to loose weight "

You can start answering him on Quora or Yahoo answers. First of all, write half of the methods about lossing weight and at tye end tell him to read the full article here and link to your blog post.

He will surely visit your blog to read the full blog post.



Wrapping Up



These are the best ways to drive more traffic to your newly started blog. Whenever, we find a new method, we will surely update the article.

So what are you thinking ?

What's stopping you to share the article ?

Now share it, Care it and love it.


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Saturday, 8 April 2017

How to add Nofollow tag to all external links automatically in Blogger

Posted by Samba Siva
Are you a selfish blogger like me, who won't love to pass link juice to other blogs ?

Wanna get rid of all the outbound link penalities ?

Wanna know " How to add Nofollow tag to all external links automatically in Blogger " ?


Outbound Linking is really helpful for your blog visitors. Because, it gives more information to the visitor.

For example, If you are writing about On page Seo and you written a keyword that Improve your traffic with low competition keywords and wanna show a proof that it really works. At the same time, a famous blogger written a blog post that proves your statement. So you will link to it and your blog visitors gets some more information.

But what, if a Low quality and spammy blog written the proof of the above statement ?

Will you link to that and get banned by an algorithm of Google ?

For this purpose, we will add a nofollow tag. In this blog post, We will tell you "How to add Nofollow tag to all external links automatically in Blogger and it's advantags " .



How to nofollow all external links in Blogger



1. Go to Blogger > Theme

2. Click on Edit HTML

3. Search for </head> and before the </head>, add the below code :

Code credits : http://www.mybloggerlab.com

<!--Remove this if you are
already using any
jQuery.js file-->
<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.js' type='text/javascript'></script>
<!--End-->

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready
(function () { jQuery('a
[href*="http://"]:not
([href*="http://www.mybloggerlab.com"])').attr('rel', 'nofollow');

jQuery('a
[href*="https://"]:not
([href*="https://www.mybloggerlab.com"])').attr("target", "_blank"); });
</script>

Change www.mybloggerlab.com to your domain URL.

4. Click on Save.





So, What happened ?



This code is based on Jquery.

The code informs that nofollow all external links in your blog and open them in a new window ( Because of the Target=" Blank " code )

But, this code doesn't add a nofollow tag to your internal links. Because this code contain a code ( Don't add, nofollow tag to internal links of your blog ).


Advantages of Nofollow



With a nofollow tag, we can avoid passing link juice to other blogs. This will improve rankings of your blog.


Avoid Penalities : Google never loves spammy blogs. At the same time, Google hate blogs that links to spammy blogs. For providing some more information to visitors, We should sometimes link to spammy blogs. With a nofollow tag, we can avoid passing link juice to the spammy blogs. So, there is no chance of getting banned by search engines like Google.


Decrease Bounce rate : As we added a Target = " Blank " tag in our code, all the links will be opened in New tab. And the bounce rate of our blog will be reduced resulting in high CTR and CPC.


Conclusion



In this way, you can add Nofollow tag to all external links automatically in Blogger and can get higher rankings in Google. For some more updates of Blogger and some more Blogger plugins, you should subscribe for us and get latest posts in your inbox.


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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

How to setup a Custom domain on Blogger blog with Godaddy

Posted by Samba Siva
Blogger is a free blogging platform comes with the nice features for small bloggers. Wordpress, which is created by the Matt mullenweg, Is the long time rival of Blogger platform. Here is a post which compares the best blogging platforms Wordpress vs Blogger. But i'm not here to praise Wordpress or talk about it's advantages. Instead i'm gonna give you a tutorial on How to setup a custom domain on Blogger with Godaddy. 

Note : This tutorial is not only for Godaddy users. This is the universal method to setup a custom domain on blogger blogs. Even, you are you using other Domain Providers like NameCheap, Bigrock or other provider, This method works for you. But the UI of Godaddy and Others have some difference. If you know, How to edit DNS with your domain provider, you can easily setup a custom domain.

How to setup a Custom Domain on Blogger with Godaddy



Setting up CName's


1. Register your desired domain name with any domain name provider. In my case, it is Godaddy. I also recommend you to check out Godaddy. If you don't wanna signup with Godaddy, you can use Godaddy alternatives like Namecheap or Bigrock. 


2. After you pay and register, wait for 10-30 minutes and you will get a e-mail with a subject called " Your domain is activated now ". To test your domain, Go to a browser and type the domain which you registered. You will see that " This is a parked domain ". That means your domain is successfully activated.


3. Login to your account ( In my case, it is Godaddy ) .
4. Click on my Domains




setup a Custom domain on Blogger blog with Godaddy

5. Click on Manage DNS

6. Open a new tab and Go to blogger.com and login with your account.

setup a Custom domain on Blogger blog with Godaddy

7. Select your blog and Click on Settings > Basic settings
setup a Custom domain on Blogger blog with Godaddy

8. Click on Setup a third party URL.
setup a Custom domain on Blogger blog with Godaddy



9. Type your domain name. Don't forget to type your domain with www . Because, Blogger never accepts domains without WWW. Non- WWW domains are also called Naked domains. Blogger won't accept Naked domains. 


setup a Custom domain on Blogger blog with Godaddy


10. You will see an error. The error would be like shown in the abbove image 
setup a Custom domain on Blogger blog with Godaddy


11. You will see two CName records below the error. Copy the first code which is situated below Host ( Don't close this tab )


12. Go back to the first tab which you was in the step-5. 


setup a Custom domain on Blogger blog with Godaddy

13. Click on Add 



14. Select CName record. Paste the copied Host name in the Host ( Alias name ) which you copied in step- 11.  ( Don't close this tab )


15. Go back to blogger tab and copy the code which was right to the first copied code ( destination )



16. Go back to Godaddy domain and paste the code in " Points To box ". Click on save. 

17. Click on Add , Select CName



18. Like you copied codes in Blogger to Godaddy. Copy the second codes to Godaddy and click on save. 




19. After adding Cname's coorecttly, Your DNS management Cname's would be like showwn in the above image. Not as same like that, because blogger provides different code to bloggers

19. Hooray, you completed Setting up DNS settings. 


Setting up A records :

1. Go to DNS management by logging into your Domain name provider. 



2. Click on Add

3. Select  " A record "

4. In the Host section, Add @ 


add A records

5. In the Points to section, Type 216.239.32.21 


6. Click on save


7. You'll need to add three more A records, Host section is always @ and the three Ip address are : 


216.239.34.21
216.239.36.21
216.239.38.21.

DNS dashboard

7. After adding all A records, your DNS management of A records should look like :

8. Hooray, this setup is over and :

Now, you can add custom domain on blogger blog. Just go to Blogger blog's settings > Basic . Again type your domain name with www. This time you don't see any errors. If you see any errors, You'll have to make sure that You did everything Correctly. If you see any errors, Repeat this procedure again. 


Benefits of adding custom domain on Blogger



Branding : Have you ever seen a Shopping site or a service blog with a sub-domain like shopping.blogspot.com . According to me, you have never watched any branded blog with a sub-domain. This is because, Setting up a custom domain gives you some branding and people start liking you and your blog.

Seo : A custom domain gives you some more power to reach the first page of Google easily. Actually, it is almost impossible to rank on first page with a Sub-domain.

At the same time, With a custom domain, You can get backlinks easily. Because no one likes to give a link to Blogspot blog with a sub-domain where as they give links to Blogs with custom domain

At the same time, People start sharing your blog posts on social networks which gives you some more power to reach First page of Google.

Subscribers : We can get more subscribers by setting up custom domain on Blogger. More subscribers = More Traffic = More Money $$$

Approval from Ad networks

With a sub-domain, it ia almost impossible to get approved by quality networks like BuySellAds and Media.net . If you setup custom domain on Blogger, you can get an approval from Quality ad networks like BuysellAds and make more money $$$.


Wrapping Up



This is the universal method to setup custom domain on Blogger with Godaddy or any other Domain name provider. All you need is some patience and Knowing " How to edit DNS with your Domain name provider " .

Domain name providers provide support to their customers. You can even ask them, How to edit DNS of my domain ? . They will help you to setup custom domain on blogger


If you need some help, you can use the contact form to contact me and i'm gonna help you in setting up a custom domain. 
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Monday, 3 April 2017

Bluehost VS Hostgator Affiliate Program : Which One Is Good ?

Posted by Samba Siva
Bluehost vs Hostgator Affiliate program, These are the two best affiliate programs in the industry. A long time rivalry is going on between these two hosting affiliate programs.

In this blog post, we compare the two best affiliate programs. You will learn both advantages and disadvantages of two programs.

Webhosting affiliate programs act as one of the best and high paying Adsense alternative for small bloggers. We can make a huge amount of money with affiliate programs. Affiliate programs use CPS ( Cost Per Sale ) to pay for its affiliates. That means you can't get paid for views or Clicks.

 Let's do a simple math on comparing Adsense and Affiliate Marketing :
       
                                 Affiliate marketing

You got 10 clicks with Affiliate Marketing a day. You'll make $0. I mean you'll have to go empty handed.

                                   Adsense

You got 10 clicks a day on Adsense ads. If the CPC is $1, You will make $10 per day. So, if you are getting more clicks, Adsense is best for you.

                                 Otherwise :

You got 1 sale a day with affiliate marketing. The program offers you $65 per sale and you made $65 in a day.

With Adsense, You got one sale through your ad. But you cannot make anything, All you get is the CPC for one click.

That's why, if you use some tricks and have some experience, you can make huge amount of money.

According to me, you learned the differences between Adsense and affiliate Marketing. Now it is the time to check out the two best affiliate programs of the industry. Let's see our comparison of Bluehost vs Hostgator affiliate program and we will conclude that which one you must join.

Bluehost vs Hostgator Affiliate program







Signup and approval



Both Hostgator and Bluehost gives you a free signup and you don't need to pay anything to join these affiliate programs.

Hostgator affiliate program is based on Impact Radius. This takes 24-48 hours to get an approval from Hostgator Affiliate Program. Bluehost affiliate program also takes some time to approve your blog.

Tax Forms




Both Hostgator and Bluehost needs to submit a tax form before getting payout to your paypal account.

Hostgator asks you to submit your PAN card while signing up and this is one of the huge disadvantage for minors like me. That's why, we never gave it a try.

Bluehost never asks you for PAN or other forms while signing up. But after you get an approval from their affiliate program, you must submit your tax information to them. If you don't submit tax information, You won't get paid. Filling up Tax information is hard for beginners.

Here Harsh Agarwal from ShoutMeLoud written a tutorial about filling Bluehost affiliate tax form. You can read it and fill the form.


Cost per Referral



When it comes to cost, Both Bluehost and Hostgator have different terms. Here is the information about Cost per Referral :

Bluehost pays you $65 per referral and if you keep increasing the sales per month to 15-20, you will get $120 per sale easily. According to me, this is the highest rate of the webhosting affiliate programs.


Hostgator cost would be like :

09- $75 ( Refer 9 people a month and get $75 per sale )

11- $100 ( Refer 11 people a month and get $100 per sale )

21- $125 ( Refer 21 people a month and make a huge amount of $125 per sale )

In Bluehost vs Hostgator affiliate program, When it comes to Cost per sale, Bluehost is the winner. Bluehost pays you an exact rate of $65per referral and more your refer more you will make.

Special Promotion coupons



Both Bluehost and Hostgator gives you access to special discounts. For example, in the month of January, They gives you a Republic sale, It may give 20% off on webhosting. Both Hostgator and Bluehost send you a reminder through Mail and you can attract more referrals by showing Discounts through your affiliate links.


Custom coupons   :

If you want a custom coupon, Means more discount giving coupon, You need to contact Bluehost Or Hostgator and they will send you the coupon, if you are eligible to their respective terms and conditions.

Bluehost vs Hostgator affiliate program on Coupons, Both of them are winners.



Payouts



The minimum Payout of Bluehost is $100 and you can withdraw your payments through Paypal, Bank wire etc.

The minimum payout of Hostgator is $100 and get paid via Paypal and Bank transfer etc.

So, in Bluehost vs Hostgator affiliate program, Both of them are winners, when it comes to Payouts.


Banners



Both Bluehost and Hostgator offers banners which contains your affiliate link and helps you to make more sales.

In Bluehost vs Hostgator Affiliate Program of Banners, Bluehost is the winner. Bluehost offers banners in different sizes. All the banners comes with blue colour, which is considered the most amazing and attractive colour. This is the best advantage for Bluehost.

Hostgator provides banners. They are also amazing. But they aren't good when they are compared to Bluehost affiliate banners.

Conclusion



Now, Bluehost vs Hostgator affiliate program comparison is ended. It is the time to check out " which one is better ? " . According to me, go on with Bluehost affiliate program. I recommend you to join Bluehost affiliate program and make lot's of money.

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Saturday, 4 March 2017

How To Delete A Blogger Blog Permanently In 5 Minutes

Posted by Samba Siva
Want to delete a Blogger blog permanently ?

Are you messed up with your blog ? ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž

Wanna start a new blog and delete the old ones ?

If yes, you are really lucky this day. Because i am going to provide a detailed tutorial about removing a Blogger blog permanently.


After writing, moderating and maintaining your blog for months and months, it is very easy to earn a small income from that blog.

Hey tell me, who won't like earning online ?

It is really a good feeling to earn money online. But there are some days, when you are frustated about your blog. You will get a feeling of deleting your blog. But you must be careful while making these type of decisions. Before trying to delete your blogger blog permanently, just think about your hardwork. Once upon a time, i deleted this blog, because one of my post which is 1500 words couldn't be able to rank in the first page of Google. This is a very funny reason. But at that time, i don't know anything about ranking, that's why i was really frustrated. In this post, i am going to show you a tutorial on How to delete a Blogger blog permanently.

How to delete a Blogger blog Permanently



1. Go to Blogger.com and login with your Google account and click on the blog which you want to delete.



2. Click on settings and click on Other


3. On scrolling, you will find a button called delete blog. Click on it



4. Blogger will show you a warning that your blog is going to removed permanently. Click on delete the blog.

5. Now your Blogger Blog is permanently deleted. Never forget that, you have the option to restore your blog within 90 days of deleting your blog.

What to do before deleting a blog



Think : Before deleting your blog, just think about your hardwork. You might have built so many backlinks, written so many posts or articles, Your blog might got a good alexa rank. I suggest you to read the interviews of successful bloggers, of you got a feeling of removing your blog. There are many days, in which i wanted to remove my blog, When i get that type of feeling, i will go to ShoutMeLoud and read about my blogging god, Harsh Agarwal's journey and His income reports too. That give me so much inspiration, and will lose the feeling of removing my blog.

Export : Hey, if you written some of the best and unique articles in your blog, i suggest you to export your blog. After exporting your blog, you can even restore all the blog posts in future with your future blog.

Export template : If you are using a custom template and made so many edits to the template, it is better to export the template and save it carefully. Because after removing your blog, your template would also be removed. An you cannot access it after 90 days

Wrapping up



This is the tutorial about how to delete a Blogger blog and i never recommend deleting your blog. This is the thing i am going to tell you all the time, before deleting your blog, think of your hardwork and future, you will lose the feeling. Or make someone a role model of your career. For example, i made Harsh Agarwal, my role model and whenever i need inspiration, i will read his interviews.


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Sunday, 12 February 2017

How to Create a Blog with Blogger For Free in 5 minutes

Posted by Samba Siva

Starting a blog is not so difficult, But maintaining the blog is very difficult. Many people, have an enthusiasm to start a website, But they don't know that it is called a blog. There is so much difference between a blog and website. But i'm not talking about that. I'm gonna give you a good clarity and tutorial on How to create a blog with blogger.


How to create a  blog with blogger

1. Go to blogger.com and sign in with your Google account ( The one which you use to login into your Gmail account ).


2. Click on create blog.


3. Type a name, Url and click on create blog.


If the URL you selected is already taken, It is not possible to take it from them. So change the URL with another URL and try again. Never put spaces in the URL, because it would not get accepted by Blogger.  Yes, You created a blog with blogger.

Advantages of Blogger


No Need of domain and hosting :

Hosting and domain costs so much ranging from $3-$9 per month. For new bloggers, it is very big. I am also waiting to buy domain name in future. For example, if you want to go with wordpress, You must buy hosting and domain to get started.

But, you can easily create a blog with blogger. It will give you a free domain like,

http://yourdomain.blogspot.com

Yeah, it looks unprofessional, but for starters it is good. And Blogger will give you free hosting for life.

Ease of Use

Blogger is also drag and drop website builder. But it is different from others like WIX and Weebly. Even with zero coding experience, you can easily maintain your blog.

Tons of themes and Widgets

There are many widgets and Templates for blogger. But they ask you for some footer credits, If you give them, You are done. I'm also using a custom template for my blog.

Disadvantages of Blogger

SEO: Blogger is also an Seo friendly platform. But it lack of some main and must have Seo features. Even though blogger added many things like Meta tags, Robots and Sitemaps, still blogger is not an Seo friendly platform like Wordpress. Because of lack of Seo, Your posts cannot appears in the first page of Google, resulting in low page views

Low control : Google is the one behind Blogger and it has the right to delete your blog permanently. They won't delete your blog for some silly reasons. Instead, they will delete your blog, if your blog has copyright issues. So you must take care of copyrights.

Conclusion

In this way, you can create a blog with blogger in 5 minutes. This is free and risk free method. I started this blog by this tutorial. Wanna learn more about blogger, subscribe for us

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Friday, 10 February 2017

How to Embed Youtube Videos in Blogger blog Posts

Posted by Samba Siva

Images are very good way to write tutorials in an understanding manner. But there are some people won't easily understand anything. For those guys, We can use videos and explain a tutorial in good way. In wordpress, We can get unlimited power to access plugins, even though for a simple permalink optimization, There are plugins for Wordpress. But Blogger is different from others. We need to write coding to add anything in Blogger. Blogger uses HTML, which can be easily written and understood by newbies too. HTML is very easy when compared to PHP. But today, i am not gonna talk about Web Languages, Today i am gonna explain you " How to Embed Youtube Videos in Blogger.


How to embed youtube videos in blogger

1. Go to youtube.com and search for the video tutorial, you want to insert in your blog post. ( The video you select must be good in quality, Must have good voice quality, And the tutorial must be clear ) . Because no one likes low quality tutorials, Everyone check out for high quality videos. Watch the video properly and then make a decision



2. Look out for Share, click on it.The Arrow icon is Share.



3. Click on embed, And you will get a HTML code which you can use it to embed a youtube video in blogger.

5. Come back to blogger.com, Write a post

6. Click on HTML

7. Look for the right place to insert a video. If you are writing a tutorial, Never add video in the middle of the content, try to add it below or above the tutorial.

For example, If you want to add the video below the heading. And the heading is example-1

After clicking on HTML, Look out for Example-1 and right after it, Paste the code, which we extracted in the step-3.

Advantages of embed videos

1. Your visitors can easily understand what are you trying to tell them. Tutorials can be easily understood by people by watching it in a video.



2. When a visitor, watch the video, He/she gets a good impression on your blog. And whenever they watch your blog in search engines, They will click on your blog



3. Visitors will stick out for your blog and helps you in increasing alexa rank, Decreasing bounce rate, Increasing Adsense earnings etc. All the above things are advantages right and good for any blog.

Conclusion

With this simple way, you can embed youtube videos in blogger blog posts. And that helps you in improving the user experience of your visitor. Subscribe for our blog and get latest blogspot tricks.

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