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Useful Background Dimmer Addons For Firefox

BROWSER, INTERNET

Here’s a list of useful background dimmer addons for Firefox which you can use to dim backgrounds on website when viewing videos so that they are more enjoyable to watch. Having a bright background around a video isn’t very appealing, because it puts extra strain on the eyes. To enjoy a video more, you’ll have to dim everything down so that nothing distracts you from watching the video.

That’s exactly what the addons that we’re gonna talk about are for.

Turn Off The Lights

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Turn Off The Lights adds a button for dimming everything in the addon toolbar. Clicking on that button while watching a video in a tab down below will dim down everything around the video, see image down below.

It’s a classic background dimmer addon, and it works great no matter which website you’re on. This means that you can use it on other websites, not just YouTube. Wherever there’s a video frame it’s gonna be detected and everything around it is gonna be dimmed after you click on the button.

Get Turn Off The Lights.

Screen Dimmer

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If on the other hand you don’t like the fact that the entire screen is bright when watching videos, then you might be interested in a screen dimmer that dims the entire screen.

That’s exactly what this extension which bears the same name, Screen Dimmer, does. It will dim down everything within all the active tabs, no matter what you might have open inside of them. Use Ctrl + Alt + + and Ctrl + Alt + – to adjust the level that the tabs are dimmed, or use Ctrl + Alt + 0 to reset the levels to normal.

Get Screen Dimmer.

Vimeo Dimmer

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Vimeo Dimmer is for all of those who might be interested in dimming background on Vimeo videos specifically, if it’s not working with Turn Off The Lights for example.

Everything works pretty much the same like with Turn Off The Lights. You get a toolbar button which is gonna turn off background on all the videos, no matter if they’re on a single video page, channel or group page.

Get Vimeo Dimmer.

Tube Enhancer Plus

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Tube Enhancer Plus on the other hand is a full-fledged YouTube improvement suit that has a wide range of options for tweaking YouTube, one of which is the background dimmer.

After installing the extension, you’ll be given a toolbar down below with options for managing YouTube. There’s a light bulb icon which after you click on it will dim down the video background and at the same time also increase the video player to fill out the entire page, so that the video is more enjoyable to watch.

Get Tube Enhancer Plus.

Bookmark Extensions For Google Chrome

BROWSER, Chrome Extension, INTERNET

Here’s a list of  bookmark extensions for Google Chrome which you can use to manage your bookmarks more effectively. With the extensions that we’re gonna be talking about, you can do everything from getting a handle over your bookmarks when you have a lot of them to simply protecting your privacy by adding password protection to bookmarks which can then only be accessed with a password. Let’s start.

Secure Bookmarks for Google Chrome:

Considering that lately our privacy has been under attack from all sides we thought we should start with an extension that can help you password protect bookmarks.

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Secure Bookmarks creates a unique bookmarking area where you can store bookmarks, just like you would with the regular Chrome bookmark toolbar. The only difference between the two is that Secure Bookmarks allows you to put a password so that when you click on its icon from the top right corner, instead of showing saved bookmarks, potential intruder is gonna be asked for a password.

Bookmark Sentry

Bookmarks Sentry is a bookmark scanner that searches for dead bookmarks and duplicates.

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When you have hundreds of saved bookmarks, it can be difficult to go over them all to check and see if there are duplicates or if some of them are dead. Bookmark Sentry will scan your bookmark collection and let you know if there are any duplicates or dead links.

Get Bookmark Sentry.

Neater Bookmarks

Here’s another Chrome extension that’s useful for those of us who have a lot of bookmarks saved. Neater Bookmarks will show all of the bookmarks that you’ve added to the bookmarks toolbar in a hierarchical manner.

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You can see on the image above how it works. Showing bookmarks this way isn’t that impressive; what’s interesting and quite a bit useful is the search tool at the top. Searching bookmarks allow you to find what you need more easily, when you have a lot of bookmarks.

Get Neater Bookmarks.

iCloud Bookmarks

With iCloud Bookmarks you can share bookmarks that you have saved in Chrome with browsers on Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, and even Windows PCs.

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This extension only works with Windows 7 and Windows 8, and you have to have iCloud installed in order for the bookmark sync to work. After installation, you’ll go through setup where you’ll be given detailed instructions on how to set everything up.

Get iCloud Bookmarks.

Recent Bookmarks

Have you ever found yourself in the position of wanting to visit a bookmark that you just saved the other day, but you’re unable to find it? Well Recent Bookmarks extensions for Chrome can help you out in these types of situations.

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Recent Bookmarks will show recently saved bookmarks so that they can be accessed more easily. Just click on the Recent Bookmarks icon from the top right corner toolbar and you’ll be presented with a list of bookmarks that you recently saved.

Get Recent Bookmarks.

How To Bookmark Facebook Posts view them later

BROWSER, INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA

This tutorial explains how to bookmark Facebook posts.

Many a times we come across Facebook posts that are quite informative and we would like to go back to them in future. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t provide any way to bookmark posts (though, there has been buzz about Facebook implementing this feature, but it has not happened till now).

Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to bookmark Facebook posts that you like. Let’s go over them to see how you can go back to Facebook posts that you liked earlier.

Bookmark-Facebook

1. Bookmark Facebook Posts

Every browser comes with a bookmarking feature that lets you bookmark any webpage. You can use that feature to bookmark Facebook posts as well. Bookmarking the posts is the simplest method to save your Facebook posts, so that you can view them later.

Posts on Facebook can be easily bookmarked by these simple steps.

Step 1: Click on the timestamp of the posts. Below every post, there is a timestamp that shows when the article was posted like: “2 hours ago”, “ten minutes ago”, “yesterday at 2.30 p.m” etc. Just tap on that and the post will opens in a separate page of its own.

Facebook-Timestamp

Step 2: Now use your browser’s bookmarking feature to bookmark that page (you can also just press Ctrl+D.. try doing on this page). Now the page of that post is bookmarked on your browser and you can go to it anytime you want. (If you bookmark lot of pages, you might want to check out one of these bookmarking plugins for Chrome).

2. Chrome Extensions To Bookmark Facebook Posts

If you don’t want to go through the whole process of opening the post in a separate webpage and then bookmark it, then you would be happy to know that there are two Chrome extensions that let you directly bookmark Facebook posts.

The two chrome extensions are: Facebook-Bookmark Posts and Facebook Favorite.

Facebook Bookmark Posts: This one is my personal favorite. Just add this Chrome extension and you will see the “Bookmark” Option added to posts on your Facebook. Just tap on the Bookmark option present there, to save the particular post. After you install this Chrome extension, you will be able to see a Facebook logo added to your Chrome toolbar. Tap on the logo, and you will be able to see the links of the Facebook posts saved by you.

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Facebook Favorite :  Similar to the above, this one is also a Chrome extension that adds an option called Favorite to the posts. And similar to the Facebook Bookmark Post extension, this too adds a Facebook logo, which when tapped on shows you the list of the posts that has been set as favorite by you. Click on the option that says Favorite, right below your posts, to add the post to the list of favorites.

3. Clip It

Apart from the traditional ways to save your Facebook posts, there is one more way to save the those worth reading posts posted on your Facebook wall. SocioClip is a popular website that let’s you save the Facebook posts.

To save the Facebook posts via SocioClip, you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: The first step is to install the SocioClip extension for Chrome. After installing this extension, you will be able to see an option called “Clip it” added to every post that is on your Facebook wall.

Step 2: The posts that you wish to “Clip” will be saved to your SocioClip account. Therefore, first of all you will have to get a free account on SocioClip. Now tap on the option that says “Clip it” below the post and it will open a small window that will require you to fill certain details about the post. After you fill in the details, tap on the Clip it Option to save the post to your SocioClip account.

These are some of my favorite methods to bookmark Facebook posts so that I can get to them anytime I want to. There are some other complicated methods as well (like, you can share a post on Facebook, and then choose it to share the posts as a “Private Message”. That will have your posts saved in your in your Facebook inbox, till you want). But you don’t need to be bothered with those, especially when there are so simple methods available.

Free Websites to Download Music Legally

ENTERTAINMENT, INTERNET

Here are few websites that let you download music free, that too legally. These websites let you download fresh new music completely free and you can use it as you want. Most of the MP3 songs that these websites download are free from any DMCA restriction, so you can use them on any and as many devices that you want to.

Already reaching for your headphones and getting those speakers ready? Head past the break to find out more.

(Note: The websites mentioned in this article let you download free and legal music from independent artists, underground bands and other sources. However, if you’re looking to score a free copy of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, you won’t find that on these. And on top of that, you shouldn’t do that, because that’s illegal. But once you hear some of the great music that is available on these websites, you might not want to go to those songs that everyone is listening to.)

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1. Free Music Archive

First up on the list, is Free Music Archive, an amazing online service that’s exactly what it says: A massive archive of free music. FMA has quite a sizeable collection of free high quality digital music, all downloadable for free. It’s backed by WFMU, the oldest freeform radio channel in the U.S. The entire music collection is selected and uploaded by FMA’s curators, who come from all parts of the globe. Free Music Archive’s web UI is quite simple and straightforward. The header consists of handy drop down menus that let you browse for and find music, either by searching through curators’ names, or by genres.

The website is essentially two paned. On the left, it lists featured items, which are essentially blog posts about music, artists, musical events, and things like that, made by users, curators etc. The right pane features recently added music, list of genres, and more. Here’s a screenshot:

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Each track listed on Free Music Archive can be streamed online, as well as download freely. To listen, all you have to do is click the play button before its name. If you want to add a song to your online streaming playlist, simply click the plus icon after its name. And to download it, hit the downward arrow icon. It’s as simple as that.

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If you want to view more information about a song, like the artist’s background, the creative commons license under which the track/album is available etc., you can view the same by simply clicking on the name of the song. You can also tag the track with useful tags, share it over social networks etc., from this page.

 

2. Jamendo

Jamendo is another great free online service, that lets you discover new music from existing and upcoming independent artists. The entire music collection featured on Jamendo is available for online streaming or for download. However, Jamendo is unique because it also has something for the artists whose works are featured on it. Artists can choose to make their entire albums available for free download, or just a few tracks.

To be able to use Jamendo, you need to create a free account. You can either use your email for signing up, or directly sign in using your Facebook or Google account credentials. Once sign up is complete, you’re directly logged in to your Jamendo account. The main web UI is a fairly busy one, but is nevertheless intuitive. The header consists of four links that let you navigate to different sections of the website. They are mentioned below:

  • Discover: This section features automatically generated listing of the featured tracks and albums. The listing can be sorted according to different parameters like: most downloaded, most played etc.
  • Search: Use this section to search through Jamendo’s vast music catalog to find the track or album you want to download free. You can search using artist name, track name, album name, and things like that.
  • Radios: If you want to stream or download songs belonging to a specific genre, use the Radios section. This section basically features the music listed on Jamendo, categorized on the basis of genres. Some of the featured genres include Rock, Hip-Hop, Lounge, Electronic and World.
  • My Music: The songs that you’ve added to your playlists, or favorites appear here.

Apart from this, the homepage features some recently popular artists, albums etc., as well as other related news.

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To listen to a song online or download it, simply click on its title. Once you do that, The track information page opens up. The page contains details like album name, artist name, genre etc., as well as download and streaming links. You can also directly share the song on multiple social networks and embed it in your website, blog etc. through the links provided on this page. It also features user written reviews. Jamendo lets you download individual songs, or you can even download the entire album in one go.

Jamendo comes with a Windows 8 app as well, that makes the process of downloading songs and albums even easier.

3. Amazon

The world’s largest online retailer is also a pretty awesome place if you’re looking to download free music. Amazon has a sizeable collection of free music (individual tracks as well as entire albums), that you can listen online as well as download for free. You can search for free music using Amazon’s global search bar, or use this link to make things a little easy.

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Once you click on any search result (track or album), you can play its sample online using the play button before its title. To download it (or purchase it as a digital download for $0.00, since it’s free), click add to MP3 cart.

To download a song or an entire album, you need to have your credit card details saved to your Amazon account. This is because free digital music downloads work like online purchases on Amazon. Each downloaded free track and/or album is automatically saved to your Amazon Cloud Drive. From here, it can be either played online via Amazon Cloud Player, or downloaded as an MP3 to your computer. I really like the fact that you can download complete albums for free from Amazon.

 

4. Epitonic

Epitonic is one of the oldest music discovery websites in this list. Starting off in 1999, it re-launched a few years back after a brief hiatus due to financial bottlenecks. Epitonic is a lot more than just a place where you can find thousands of curated MP3 tracks that you can download free, or listen online, completely legally. It actively covers underground music scene of the present day, and features music reviews, interviews with upcoming artists, news, and much more.

The primary web interface of Epitonic is a pretty straightforward one. The header consists of three navigational sections that further link to drop down menus having shortcuts to different options. They are briefly mentioned below:

  • Categories: This section lets you browse Epitonic’s music catalog a bit more easily. You can search via labels, artists, genres, scenes and editors (the curators who contribute the MP3s).
  • Features: This section consists of other content like featured posts, artist interviews, music reviews, and things like that.
  • Exclusives: Navigating to this section reveals an interesting fact. Epitonic has its very own record label. The music released under Epitonic’s label can be found here.

The top right corner lets you search directly for any track using parameters like title, album name, artist name, genre etc.

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Downloading a track from Epitonic is super easy. There are no sign-ups, accounts, or anything of that sort required. Simply search or browse through the vast collection to find some tunes, listen to them online, and download them if you like them. As simple as that. Each track has three small icons on the right of its title. You can use these toembed the track on your website or blog, add to the online playlist, or download it.

Clicking a track’s title also reveals more information about it, like album name, artist/band biography, genre, similar artists and things like that.

 

5. SoundCloud

Last up on the list is SoundCloud, a pretty awesome online music distribution and discovery platform. SoundCloud boasts of a vast collection of original user generated music as well as tracks from commercial artists. Whether you’re looking for game and movie scores, dub step remixes, or just some funky instrumental goodness, SoundCloud has it all. To use SoundCloud, you need to create account, which itself is a pretty standard affair. You can either signup using your Email, or your Google or Facebook account credentials.

Once signed up, you’re directed to the main user interface.

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To search a track online and start listening to it, simply use the search option on the header. You can search using artist name, track name, genre, and things like that. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, click on the Orange play button to start streaming the song online. Each song consists of handy buttons that let you like it, share it on social networks, as well as add it to your SoundCloud playlist.

However, there’s a little something you should know when it comes to downloading. Not all tracks available on SoundCloud can be downloadedThis is because it features not just original freely downloadable music, but also tracks from commercial artists, either remixed by users or uploaded in their original form (To find downloadable free music on SoundCloud, try searching for : Free Music). Furthermore, a track has a download option only if the uploader has enabled the download option for it. So, if you don’t see a download button under a song’s listing, you can’t get it offline. Check out the screenshot below:

 

If you like dowloading from Soundcloud, you can use these Soundcloud downloaders to make the process easy.

Conclusion

The above mentioned websites are just a few of the tons of online sources that let you download music for free. While the fact that you can hardly find any music by commercial artists here may be a letdown or some, but the fact is, it’s not supposed to be available for free. That’s why you call them commercial artists. However, this doesn’t mean that the music that you find on these websites is any less good. Good music is good music, whether it’s free or you pay for it. And a true connoisseur of music can always find great music, no matter where it comes from. I suggest you give these a try, you’ll surely find some tunes.

Web Freer 1.1.1.0 Bypass all blocked websites 100% Free

BROWSER, INTERNET, PROXY

Facebook, twitter, Youtube…….. and so on Secure browsing is not far. Use web freer and Enjoy 🙂
Web Freer is a fast HTTPS browser that encrypt browsing sessions, open blocked sites, and protect user’s privacy. HTTPS is auto on when launching the browser, no manual setup is needed. Web Freer is is based on the open source project – Chromium. It is a Chromium-like browser with HTTPS connection always on.
Its main benefits: Privacy: It connects internet via https connection, therefore encrypting your browsing data, hiding your IP, and making you anonymous. Unblock sites: It can open sites that are blocked by your ISP. Always work: It works wherever https works, e.g. it works all over the web. Speed: Inherited from the speedy design and rich feature of Chromium, Web Freer is a fast modern browser.
What’s new in this version: In version 1.1, base browser upgraded to Chromium 29.

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Many people are searching for “how to open blocked websites”, “Bypass proxy server”, “Hide me” and “Access blocked websites” so i found an amazing browser which solve your all problems regarding proxy issues, Web Freer is a new browser which change your life totally because it give you power to access any kind of blocked website, Web freer is very much powerful browser which unblock any kind of website without any malware threat and Web freer allow you to visit any web site fast, securely, and privately.
Web Freer using hidden bypass proxy method which help you to access any kind of website without any loss and one big advantage of Web freer is it never slow down your internet speed because Web freer is same browser like Google Chrome and Firefox and this web browser is very secure because it access all information through HTTPS secure connection.
Web freer is a free browser so you can download web freer from here free and Install it just double click on setup exe file, Web freer browser is highly secured browser so don’t worry about security in web freer because it’s very much secure as compare to other browsers.
Web Freer Features
Web Freer is Secure Browser
Web Freer allow you to access any block website
Web freer have no malware threat
Web freer never put any effect on your internet speed
Web freer have all privacy features which user need
Web freer protect your identity

Get Web Freer 1.1.1.0 Proxy Browser here

Facebook Popup (Like Box Widget) for WP Sites

INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBMASTER, WEBSITE

There are many ways to prompt the viewers to request for like the site. One of the powerful method is Facebook Like request Facebook Popup Box widget.

Here’s a fantastic way to increase facebook likes for your blog or website.  Add this enticing widget to your site and a facebook like box will pop up with the lightbox effect when a user visits your page.  The facebook widget will show up on your page about 20 seconds after the page loads (but can be customized).  This is a surefire way to dramatically increase your likes.

Add Widget to Your Site

Add the following code anywhere in the body section of your template. Or simply click the “add to blogger” button for blogspot blogs.  For WordPress themes, Weebly templates, and Tumblr, you will need to manually copy and paste the script into your template.

Html code for Facebook Popup Box

How to Customize

Where to find the code?
If you’ve installed the widget by clicking “Add to Blogger” you’ll need to locate the code in order to make customizations. In order to find the html go to the blogger dashboard>Layout. Click “edit” on the “HTML/Javascript” gadget.

facebook like box widget

Enter your facebook username
Search for the line of code below and replace Big-Tips-Tricks with your own facebook page username. If you don’t have a username you can easily create your own here.

Change the 20 Second Time Delay
By default the widget pops up 20 seconds after the page finishes loading.  Search for the code below and change the number 20000 to a greater or lesser number.
1 second = 1000.  10 seconds = 10000. 60 seconds = 60000.

Popup every time the page loads 
By default, the like box widget only shows up the first time the user visits your page.  If you would like the facebook box to popup every time the page loads, then remove this line of code:



Display only when user visits your homepage
You can do this by surrounding the widget code with these conditional tags below. Go to Template Edit HTML. Now search for the </body> tag. Place the facebook popup widget right above this body tag.  Make sure to include the conditional tags below.



Having trouble seeing the facebook widget?

By default, this facebook like box widget is only displayed once every 30 days. You may need to delete your cookies if you would like to see it again.  Or check out the “How to Customize” section above, in order to display the widget every time a user visits your site.

Best Free Websites To Ask Questions Online And Get Answers

EDUCATION, INTERNET

Here is a list of Best free websites to ask questions online and get answers. Here, you can get answers for almost all type of questions.

Internet is the best possible place to find relevant answers for all your queries. However, if you still are left with unanswered questions, there are websites that can help you. You can post your question on these websites and experts answer them for you. To ensure maximum exposure and help, the questions are divided into different categories.  You can ask your questions and read answers for questions asked by others as well.

The 5 websites where you can ask questions are Yahoo! Answers, Askville, ehelp, BlurIt, and Just Answer.  

Yahoo! Answers:

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The first website to ask questions online is Yahoo! Answers. This is one of the most popular portal out there to ask questions online. It has a large community of users and provided answers can be rated by them. Depending on the quality of the answers, users can rate it and the highest rated answer appears on top. You can search for relevant answers by browsing through different categories and can also ask your own questions. The question you wish to ask is placed in the relevant category.

Try it out here.

Askville:

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Powered by Amazon, Askville is another popular platform that can be used to ask questions online. It has a very well-managed procedure where you are notified as soon as your question gets answered. The website drops an email in your inbox, notifying you about the same. This website also has different categories of questions for the benefit of its users. All the relevant questions appear on the website, when you ask a new question. This helps to get instant answers.

Try Askville here.

ehelp:

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The next addition in this list to ask questions online is ehelp. To ask questions on this website, you can create a free account and ask questions. This website also separates questions according to its category and you can view other answers in that category. ehelp also provides the option to notify you through email when your questions gets answered. All the latest answers are listed on the  homepage and there is one Unanswered tab as well. This tab contains all the questions that are yet to be answered. ehelp is a nice platform to get answers for all your questions.

Try ehelp here.

BlurIt:

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BlurIt is another website where you can ask your questions from experts. It works in similar fashion like other websites mentioned in this list. You can create a free account and then post your questions in different categories. You can also browse through different categories and look for relevant answers for your questions. The website has a very beautiful looking interface, and all the recent & popular questions can be seen on the homepage itself.

Try BlurIt here.

Just Answer:

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The fifth and final website in this list in Just Answer. Another reliable website with a nice looking interface, Just Answer claims to have been featured in multiple popular media channels and papers. The question can be asked from the homepage itself. You just have to choose the category and type your question in the box. The experts will answer your question and depending on your satisfaction, you can rate that answer. The website has one more feature. It lets you ask for professional answers as well. Such answers are sent to you via email, text message, etc.

Try Just Answer here.

Facebook Like request Floating Box for your website code

BLOGGER, INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBMASTER, WEBSITE

Everyone who is having Blogs or Websites wants more Facebook likes but most of us don’t know how to get it. There are many ways to prompt the viewers to request for like the site. One of the powerful method is  Facebook Like request Floating Box widget. This tutorial will explain how to make it by step to step guides.

View Demo

You can see a demonstration of this facebook widget on the right side of this page. Hover over the facebook image with your mouse. A facebook like box should appear.

Add Widget to Your Site

facebook floating widget

Step 1
Add the following code anywhere in the body section of your template. Or simply click the “add to blogger” button for blogspot blogs.

Html code for Floating Box

Step 2
If the floating facbook widget is not working properly after step 1, then you need to add jquery to your site. Follow the instructions below.

  1.  Go to Design>Edit HTML
  2. Search for <head> and just below it paste the following JQuery code.

Html code for JQuery

How to Customize

Where to find the code?
In order to find the html go to the blogger dashboard>Layout. Click “edit” on the “HTML/Javascript” gadget.

Enter your facebook username
Search for the line of code below and replace Big-Tips-Tricks with your own facebook page username. If you don’t have a username you can easily create your own here.

facebook.com%2FBig-Tips-Tricks

Best 4 Chrome Extensions for Access Blocked Websites

BROWSER, Chrome Extension, INTERNET

Here is the Best 4 Chrome Extensions to access blocked websites in many countries. Many counties blocking some websites and Social Medias like Facebook and twitter etc. Some organisations, Offices and Schools block websites in their networks so these cool extensions unblock those sites easily without any software to install in your computer.

Chrome website access extensions that we’re gonna be mentioning here can help you get past the restrictions imposed upon you by third parties, whoever they may be.

Hola Better Internet

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With Hola Better Internet you’ll be able to access pretty much every website out there, no matter where you’re from. When you run it for the first time, it’s gonna detect your country using your IP address and present you with a list of most popular websites that are visited by other people from your region.

You can use the list that’s offered, or you can type in the address that you want to visit at the top. All the popular media streaming websites and social networks are of course supported. There’s also a paid version available for those looking for more features.

Get Hola Better Internet.

Stealthy

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Stealthy is yet another extension that you can use to access blocked websites and also to protect your online privacy.

Just like Hola Better Internet, Stealthy hides your real IP address and instead of it shows websites that you visit one of its own. You actually browse the web using Stealthy’s computers. That way you can access websites that would normally be blocked for you.

Get Stealthy.

friGate – unlock sites

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friGate is an extension that works just like the previously mentioned two, it can be used to access blocked websites, but only the ones that it supports.

For the time being there’s 72 websites that are on the list. If your company, ISP or country are blocking access to any of the websites that friGate supports, you can use this extension to open them. Just left click on the extension icon to activate it.

Get friGate – unlock sites.

InCloak

Best 4 Chrome Extensions for Access Blocked Websites (4)

InCloak is a website unblocker that lets you unblock any website that you might have trouble accessing.

It work’s right away after you install it, but to access blocked websites, you’re gonna have to type in their address in the small address bar that comes up after you left click on the extension icon, see image above. There’re also shortcuts for quick access to popular websites, speed tests and more. Everything worked OK for us.

Get InCloak.

Google Analytics Review – Is a must for monitoring sites

GOOGLE, INTERNET, TOOLS, WEBMASTER, Website

Google Analytics is a one of the best tools to monitoring your sites on real time, gives us all the data we need surrounding our website (visits, pageviews, sources, conversions).

. If you’re a webmaster having a single or multi sites you should have Google Analytics linked to your sites to know what is going on your sites and how can you improve it. The best thing it is free and having all the features that is only available in the third party monitoring tools which are very expensive. Prior to the program being launched, webmasters often paid hefty monthly subscription fees to companies who provided the programming to track their statistics. Although this was a much needed service, it meant that some other entity had all your private and most important information surrounding your portfolio of websites. Admittedly, Google has your information, too, but they will collect it regardless. In fact, they probably already know what you are doing. And, not only is the service free, but it is comprehensive, providing very detailed stats and data.

Google Analytics Review

  • Google’s web analytics tool with massive reporting capability, rivaling paid web analytics solutions
  • Free for sites with up to 5 million page views per month or unlimited page views if your site is linked to an AdWords account
  • Data can be exported through Excel, CSV, PDF, email and tab delimited files

Key features

  • Website Reporting
  • Conversion goals
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Content Analytics
  • Dashboard

Not only does Google Analytics provide you with data pertaining to how many visitors have frequented your website, but fine tuned details are added as well. How long someone stays on your site, what pages they viewed and if they are a regular visitor are only some of the features that this powerful tool has incorporated. This is the basics of how popular your website is.

Detailed demographics of the visitors origin can help determine future content in order to appease to local visitors. For instance, if you wish to increase your German audience, then additional German content can be created to attract them. This information can be drilled down to the very city of the user’s ISP registration.

Audience Overview   Google Analytics

Technical information can be pulled using Google Analytics such as browser and operating system types. This can help you determine what systems are being used on your site and build to accommodate those users. You could also use this information to improve certain aspects of your site to optimize for those that are less frequent in order to entice those users to visit. This information can include screen resolution sizes to help you develop the site’s graphics and layout in order to optimize the experience.

Information regarding traffic sources can help you determine if certain marketing aspects are working as well as you hoped. This information could include those visitors who have clicked links on your YouTube channel to visit your site, various search engines as well as some RSS reader applications.

As this is a Google tool, Analytics links to all of your other Google services providing you with an ultimate experience from using only a single login. Adsense and Adword campaigns can also be tracked through the tool in order to help you keep an eye on finances both in and outgoing.

Dashboard View

This is a very cool personalized widget area you can have twelve different widgets to monitor each and every aspects of your sites performance and compare.

My Dashboard   Google Analytics 1

My Dashboard   Google Analytics 2

 

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How to create Child Theme in WP

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It is a must to have a Child Theme for our all customized website themes. When we’re doing customization to our theme’s it is a best practice to do in the child theme why because if you are editing the CSS or PHP files directly in the original theme all your changes will be wiped when you update the theme. So the changes in your child theme untouched by the new updates thus save your precious time and effort make peace of mind.

So in this tutorial I am going to explain by step by step how to create child theme in very simple method.

1. The first thing we need to do is create a new folder in our themes directory to hold the child theme. You can do with using cPanel or via FTP. The themes directory is wp-content/themes.

It’s important to name the folder without any space in the name, and it’s common practive to use the name of the parent theme folder with “-child” added on the end.

So for this example, we’ll be calling our folder “twentythirteen-child”.

 child-theme-folder

2. In the child theme folder, create a file called style.css. This is the only file required to make a child theme.

The style sheet must start with the following lines:

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/*
Theme Name: Twenty Thirteen Child
Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/themes/twentythirteen
Description: Twenty Thirteen Child Theme
Author: WPMU
Author URI: http://wpmu.com
Template: twentythirteen
Version: 1.0.0
*/
@import url("../twentythirteen/style.css");
/* =Theme customization starts here
-------------------------------------------------------------- */

You can change each of the lines to suit your theme, but you must keep Theme Name and Template lines as well as the @import section. The template is the folder name of the parent theme, in this case twentythirteen.

3. Now we need to activate the child theme. Login to your WordPress site and go to Appearances > Themes. Find your child theme in the list of available themes and click “Activate”.

4. Your child theme should now be the active theme.

child-theme

Modifying Your Theme’s CSS

Our child theme works a treat and looks just like the parent theme because we’ve imported its CSS file.

If you want to modify the theme’s CSS, you can add any changes to the child theme’s CSS file below the @import line. All new CSS information is applied to your site after the original theme’s CSS is loaded, overwriting it.

Say we want to change the text in our theme so it is bubblegum pink. All we need to do is add a line to the child theme’s CSS file:

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/*
Theme Name: Twenty Thirteen Child
Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/themes/twentythirteen
Description: Twenty Thirteen Child Theme
Author: WPMU
Author URI: http://wpmu.com
Template: twentythirteen
Version: 1.0.0
*/
@import url("../twentythirteen/style.css");
/* =Theme customization starts here
-------------------------------------------------------------- */

p { color: #FFDFDD;}

This change to the child theme’s CSS overwrites the original CSS for the parent theme.

Now our site looks like this:

twenty-thirteen

Editing the functions.php File

The functions.php file is where a theme’s main functions are usually kept. If you need to add custom functions to your theme, you can do so by creating a new functions.php file within your child theme folder.

Unlike style.css, the functions.php file in a child theme does not override its counterpart from the parent. Instead, it is loaded in addition to – and right before – the parent theme’s functions.php.

You child theme’s functions.php file should start with a php opening tag and end with a php closing tag. You can add your functions in between.

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<?php

// Stick your php code in here

?>

Editing Other Theme Files

Unlike the functions.php file, the functions for your theme’s other PHP files aren’t imported automatically. Other PHP files are edited by replacing the file with a copy. The theme’s original file is then ignored and the new one is used instead.

For example, if you’re planning to make changes to Twenty Thirteen’s 404.php file, you would need to first make a copy of the old file and paste it into the child theme.

Once the file has been copied into the child theme, you can make any changes you like, safe in the knowledge you can revert back to the parent theme any time you want.

Best Tools to Manage Your Social Media Engagement

INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA

Other Facebook and Twitter there are many other largest social giants growing rapidly. These huge micro blogging sites are awash with popular stars, famous personalities, discussions, interactions and feature content beyond that. They are a great platform to take your level of thinking to next step in sharing your ideas and thoughts and thus enhance your network. It is necessary to manage your social accounts whether you are updating from your native accounts or from any free or paid apps. Choose your apps wisely depending on how well you interact with your followers or likers, how busy your account is, what devices you use for interacting and also the budget.

Here are some three best life saver apps that help manage your posts the way you want to whether you are a developer, employee or homemaker. Try out these following social media tools and apps with great features for everyone!

The Best Tools to Manage Your Social Media Profiles

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a complete social management tool that allows users to sync all social accounts like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Myspace, Foursquare, and WordPress. It can be considered as a perfect tool for corporate users as it allows many business networks to be managed. This is a tool that helps you to keep track of varied accounts as well. Apart from these common social giants Hootsuite helps you to manage Mixi (a Japanese social network), StumbleUpon, Instagram, Tumblr, Evernote, Flickr, Reddit, Vimeo, Slideshare and many more. It is really difficult to address all of them in a single stretch as it is that flexible.Best Tools to Manage Your Social Media1

A Better Team Manager

The best feature of Hootsuite is that you can add more than even one of the same network, especially if you want to manage multiple social channels. Hootesuite is mostly recommended to manage your social media businesses as it has the ability to delegate responses to different team members and conveniently handles team management facilities. Its messaging feature is another add-on and allows team members to share private messages with each other.

BufferBest Tools to Manage Your Social Media2

Buffer is a social media app that helps you to share the valuable content you find in a smarter way than earlier of. Buffer helps you to schedule your posts or tweets spread throughout your day and you need not go on an updating spree when you have lots of content to share. There are no more downloading or uploading nightmares when you want to share images or videos all through your social networking sites. Using buffer you can just right click on the image or video you want to share and choose ‘buffer this image’ option to post them.

Other Buffer Better Features:

One feature is to optimize your buffer timings to share your tweets/posts which indirectly help you in analyzing the tweets/posts you share and thus giving you insights of your tweets, shares and number of likes you received. Another lesser known feature is that using the buffer button browser extension you can share any page in seconds. This app is available for both iPhone and Android users and sharing is made more quicker and easier. You can also use buffer from your favorite news reading apps like Flipboard, Zite, Reeder, Pocket, Deedler, Digg and many more apps. If you are on mobile and can’t use your iPhone or Android app you can also simply email your updates. If you don’t want to schedule your posts simply go to the Buffer web app, under schedule and click on all green days. If it’s grey it implies that you aren’t posting any updates on those respective days. There are tons of ways to use this application and it really is one of the best apps with many features.

VisibliBest Tools to Manage Your Social Media3

If you are a prominent face on social sites within your circles and want to measure your social strategy then Visibli is for you. It is a social marketing and analytics platform and helps companies to optimize their social media engagement. It provides users with content, ecommerce opportunities to promote their products, and help creators to expand their horizons and promote their business through shared links. Visibli is a platform which enables its users to understand what followers are engaging with and thus target those followers based on their common interests.

Engage Yourself With Social Media:

Visibli lets you create custom sharing bar that has your name, other social sharing icons, as well as links to your websites. One can also enable a tweet button or facebook like button to engage with your twitter and facebook audiences respectively. Visibli has been growing in popularity since 2011 as it provides real time analytics. It can be connected to your desktop based apps like Tweetdeck or Seesmic, can be installed as a bookmarklet on your browser bookmark toolbar, or also on your browser for outgoing links. There is another online tool called Klout to measure your social presence and offers the same what Visibli does.

 

PayPal – Most Recognizable Online Banking Service

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paypalPayPal is nearly as universal as Google or Amazon. This online bank has developed a following for its secure and easy transactions online. However, PayPal also offers a savings and checking account of sorts. You can store money in the bank and with the ATM/debit card you can even earn rewards redeemable with PayPal accounts as you use the card. However, it is a very nontraditional checking account because it uses a checking card, but not checks. Also, PayPal is not a member FDIC, which means that the money you deposit in the account is not backed by the government. Many other online banking services are insured by the government so that if it fails, your deposits are protected up to $250,000.

When selecting an online banking service, PayPal is often the most recognizable name. Its accounts are accepted by virtually every online vendor and it is nearly synonymous with online shopping. When you are setting up an account with PayPal, you do not have to worry about any monthly minimums or deposits. There are no fees associated with the accounts, which makes it very simple to manage.

Just like other, more traditional banks, you can deposit funds in a variety of ways. Online transfers, checking information, money orders and direct deposits are all ways to get money into this online banking service.

After you sign up for the checking account, you will be able to request an ATM/debit card. This card functions much like other similar cards that are issued from other traditional banks. However, with the PayPal account, you can use your purchases to earn rewards redeemable with your online banking account. The rewards vary and can be adjusted depending on the account.

This internet-only bank does not offer any checks with their checking account. The debit and ATM card functions similar to other similar online banking services’ checking accounts, but the lack of checks could be distracting to some.

Depositing money and using a PayPal account as a place to store money is very simple. However, there are no interest-gaining options or any money-market investment options. You cannot diversify your investments because there are no advanced savings options. However, if you are looking for a place to store funds that can be used at almost any online shopping location quickly and easily, PayPal is one of the best and most attractive online banking services.

There’s no doubt that PayPal has one of the best reputations when it comes to secure online transactions. However, when you are looking to do any large investments or deposit large amounts of money, PayPal may not be the best choice. Most online banking services are insured through the federal government so that deposits up to $250,000 are protected. PayPal does not have that insurance and protection.

When you need customer assistance from PayPal, you can use a toll-free telephone number or email address. When we had questions and concerns, we were able to find quick answers from the customer service.

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4 Reasons to Join LinkedIn – Social Media

INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA

4 Reasons to Join LinkedIn - Social Network1Much like Facebook has become to the social world, LinkedIn has become a pivotal part of the professional world.

LinkedIn lies right at the border where the social world meets the business world, and it helps to connect friends, partners, and people you know with business opportunities and marketing options.

LinkedIn has firmly established itself as the top business social network in the world. Read more

Add an Facebook Pop-Up Box for Blogger blogs

BLOGGER, INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA, TOOLS, WEBMASTER

Add an Facebook Pop-Up Box for Blogger blogsFacebook is an platform of millions of users today, Facebook “LIKE” have become one of the powerful tool for webmasters to promote their blog or website. The logic is very simple, whenever a person likes a link, that link will get published on this Facebook wall and catches eyes of thousands of  his/her friends in a single moment and brings curiosity in them to click on your link. The tactic here is your link gets a chain connection and it will get disposed to thousands of users at a single moment so Facebook like can be preferred as an most powerful tool for bloggers. Today i will help you in implementing a Facebook like box with pop up feature on your blog apart from implementing a simple Facebook like Box, which can motivate max number of your viewers to like your blog on Facebook. Read more

Buy top level domains for $6 dollars with discount coupon

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Buy top level domains for $6 dollars with discount coupon

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Best Hosting Provider – Namecheap

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We have been using Namecheap for the last six year for our domain registration, and have found their user interface and range of services to be by far the best we have seen. We have recently looked into their web hosting services with surprising results. They are actually pretty good. Before we get onto the review, there are a few things we wanted to tell you about Namecheap. They have been around for around 16 years (since 2000). They claim to have nearly 1 million users, managing over 3 million domain names, and have repeatedly won awards and surveys for their domain registration services. Not only that, they are one of the cheapest around too. What’s more, you can easily pick up a Namecheap Coupon to bring the cost down even further.

Namecheap Hosting Plans

Namecheap offers three main shared hosting plans; Value, Professional and Ultimate.

Value Shared Hosting

Their value hosting has the following main specifications:

  • 25 GB disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • hosted domains
  • cPanel control panel
  • FREE email hosting

Professional Shared Hosting

  • 100 GB disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 26 hosted domains
  • cPanel control panel
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  • Unlimited disk space
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  • Unlimited hosted domains
  • cPanel control panel
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All the different hosting plans use the same hardware, so feel free to start off with the Value plan and upgrade as and when required. For most people with just a couple of sites, the Value plan should more than suffice.

Shared Hosting Features

Namecheap comes with all the main features that you might expect from a good quality web hosting provider.

cPanel Hosting

When looking for a host, having cPanel is one of our must haves. Not only is it an easy to use interface, but many hosts offer free cPanel to cPanel transfers for your site. This makes moving from one host to another super easy. Some hosting providers use their own interface to make it more difficult for you to move, and in some cases (GoDaddy) this has proven extremely successful. The wiser among us however, will always choose a host that uses cPanel.

Softaculous

This is another somewhat standard feature among web hosts these days, but then you will be surprised that a few hosts still don’t use it. It makes installing websites such as WordPress super easy, as well as over a 100 other popular applications. Highly recommended.

Reliable Servers

Now, every host you talk to will boast of high uptimes, and the latest technology hardware. For many this is just bluster, because if you dig a little deeper there are many places that will indicate whether hosts are having problems. Many of the cheaper hosts for example, will oversell their servers and will be subject to many micro-downtimes that can actually be extremely annoying. We are pleased to report though, that Namecheap has an incredibly good reputation in this regard, so you can be sure that their typical server (8 x Xeon CPUs, 24GB DDR3 ECC RAM and WD RAID 10 HDDs) is reliable. One of the reasons for their incredibly uptime is also their Cloud Technology (see below).

Cloud Technology

Like all good hosts, they use a customized version of software such as Linux to increase stability and add other functionality. In Namecheap’s case, they use a custom version of the Cloud Linux operating system, which reduces costs associated with cloud hosting as well as providing an optimized performance and uptime. Awesome.

Great Support

Now we have to be a bit honest here. Our experience with the speed of their support is not as good as other hosts, but the quality of the support when the ticket is responded to is pretty good. If you have a small simple query we highly recommend using their livechat, as this will significantly speed up the resolution of any issues.

Conclusion

Whilst we think there are some more innovative, and better hosting providers out there, we actually think Namecheap is a pretty good host, and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality hosting provider.

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Protect Yourself Online – Internet Safety Tips

COMPUTER TIPS, Google Chrome, INTERNET, MICROSOFT, SAFTY TIPS, WEBSITE

Protect Yourself Online - Internet Safety TipsInternet threats continue to pose a problem for anyone that surfs the Internet — and yes, that includes you reading the headline and thinking you know it all. In this article we will show you how to protect yourself using some “best practices” for safely surfing the Internet, all without spending a dime.

Background on Internet Threats

Anyone can throw around terms such as “spyware” and “viruses”, but what exactly are they? It helps to know before trying to figure out how best to avoid such problems. Here are the basics:

  • Malware: Short for “malicious software”. Resides and runs on a user’s computer without their consent or knowledge. Malware can be used as an all-inclusive term for viruses, spyware, keyloggers, worms, and Trojan horses, and other Internet threats.
  • Spyware: A type of malware that collects information about users, including personal information and habits (sites they visited). It can also trigger popups and install additional malware.
  • Virus: A type of malware that can replicate itself and infect other computers through a network or media (such as a flash drive). Viruses can do multiple harmful things to a user’s computer, such as taking it over and using it for malicious purposes.

Three Steps to Internet Safety

This guide will take you through three relatively simple steps to protect yourself on the Internet:

  1. Install Mozilla Firefox
  2. Install the McAfee Site Advisor tool
  3. Change your online habits

Step One: Install Mozilla Firefox

Yes, “Install Mozilla Firefox” may be clich; however, there is sound reasoning why this is a good piece of software. Let’s cut the marketing nonsense — here are the tangible things I like about Firefox:

  • Pop-up blocker: Pop-ups are perhaps the most annoying form of advertising, and Firefox takes care of them for you. It will let you know a pop-up was blocked in case you were expecting one.
  • Unsafe site warnings: If you go to a website that is fraudulent, untrusted, or has known security problems, Firefox will actually prevent the site from loading.
  • Integration with anti-virus software: Firefox works with your resident anti-virus program to scan downloaded files for security threats.
  • Automatic updates: Firefox automatically updates itself, so your defenses stay current.
  • Private browsing: Firefox normally remembers what websites you visited, however in private browsing mode (which is easy to toggle on and off), it will not remember anything you did. This feature is handy when logging into banking sites that you want to leave no trace of on your computer (or someone else’s). Private Browsing can be activated from the tools menu and clicking “Start Private Browsing”; do the same to turn it off:

Without further delay, follow this link to Mozilla’s official website and download Firefox for your computer.

Firefox is a small 8MB download. Click Download and thensave the file to your computer to a location you know (such as My Documents). Double-click the downloaded file and install Firefox with the default settings. Done? Great! Those familiar with Internet Explorer should be able to adapt to Firefox without much trouble — it gets natural after a day.

Step Two: Install the McAfee Site Advisor Tool


Certain websites are created with malicious intent; for example, some might try to infect your computer with malware and others might be fake phishing sites designed to steal your personal information. McAfee, a computer security company, has a Site Advisor tool that displays ratings next to links in search engines (such as Google and Yahoo), indicating whether or not the listed sites are safe (see here for thorough information on how it works). Site Advisor works with both Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Simply download and then install McAfee Site Advisor using the default settings (leave everything as-is, though I recommend unchecking the option to install the unnecessary Yahoo toolbar).

Once installed, restart Firefox and test Site Advisor out. Make sure your default search provider is set to McAfee first — in the top right next to the search box, click the down arrow and select McAfee Secure Search:

Now search for something and check out the results page — each link has a little icon next to it that indicates whether the site is safe or not.

Green means good, yellow is caution, and red means unsafe/untrusted. A question mark indicates the site has not been scanned yet. As a rule of thumb, only click on the green links.

Below is an example of what search results look like after installing the Site Advisor tool:

And yes, NotebookReview.com is totally safe — but you knew that.

The Site Advisor tool is great to have when you are searching for things you do not usually search for (and thus might be unfamiliar with sites that come up). It never hurts to double-check. As always, use your judgment when clicking on links. If something is too good to be true, it is.

Step Three: Change Your Online HabitsProtect Yourself Online - Internet Safety Tips 2

The single greatest danger you face on the Internet is yourself. More specifically, there is no software that can compensate for your poor Internet safety habits.

Let’s start with how much critical information you willingly give away. This is the Internet — information posted online can be seen by almost anyone, and secure websites can be hacked. Even restricted pages such as your Facebook profile are not entirely safe — someone with access (such as your “friends”) could copy and paste the information to a Web page that isn’t truly private. The bottom line here is that you need to be extra careful with yourself on the Internet. Below are a few of the habits I see daily that present huge security risks to the users:

? Connecting to unsecured wireless networks: You know that coffee shop down the street that offers free Wi-Fi? That free Wi-Fi access could cost you a lot if it is unsecured (Windows will indicate whether a network is secured/unsecured when you try to connect). An unsecured connection is an open network that allows anyone to connect — information passed from your laptop to the wireless router and vice versa can be intercepted by people with the right tools since it is not encrypted. Additionally, network attacks can be made from other computers connected to the network.
Internet Safety Habit: Avoid unsecured Wi-Fi

? Accessing secure websites in public: Even on a secured network, remember that people can see what you type on your laptop screen. All it takes is one person to walk by with a camera phone and snap a picture of your online banking page. The same is true at your office, where all it takes is one nosy coworker poking over a cubicle wall or an unscrupulous network administrator spying on your workstation to snag your passwords.
Internet Safety Habit: Access secure websites only at home

? Saving personal information on shopping websites: Most shopping sites offer to save your credit card and address information for easier checkout in the future. While this is convenient for the few sites you shop at regularly, please do not opt to save info on every site you shop. Though the information is supposedly secured, successful hacking attempts have occurred in the past and personal data has been stolen. Also, there are too many stories of personal information getting “lost”.
Internet Safety Habit: Don’t save credit card numbers on shopping sites

? Posting personal information on social networking sites: I find it amusing that people post the details of their personal lives on social networking sites such as Facebook, give a platoon of their “friends” access, and then complain about privacy issues. Am I the only one that can see the issue here?
Internet Safety Habit: Only post information online you want everyone to see

? Keep your computer personal: Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox make it easy to store password and form information (such as names and addresses used in order forms). Anyone that opens the web browser on your computer can check your browsing history, visit your “secure” sites (like your Web-based email) and automatically log in as you because you opted to have the browser save your password. Avoid storing passwords, or better yet, password-protect your computer and lock it when not in use (press the Windows key and L to lock your computer). Make a second account on your computer for other people to use so your information is kept separate, and make sure that account is password-protected and not an administrator.
Internet Safety Habit: Never save passwords on any computer that you share

? Do not install software you do not explicitly want: Many software vendors try to sneak additional pieces of software on your system during the install process. For example, toolbars for your Internet browser, updater tools, and other unnecessary (and annoying) items. If you wanted those pieces of software, you would have installed them on your own.
Internet Safety Habit: Install as little software as possible


Using Social Medias for successful Business

INTERNET, MONEY MAKING, SOCIAL MEDIA

Using Social Medias for successful BusinessSocial Media can be a powerful way to increase brand awareness, monitor your business reputation and offer better services. Nevertheless, using Social Media as part of your marketing strategy is not as simple as many people think. In order to have better control and better results with your Social Media campaign, build a flow chart starting with the following steps:

1. Research – Which Social Media are good for you

After conducting the research you must be able to answer at least the following questions:

Which Social Media networks can be used to reach my target audience?


One of the most important steps is to choose the right Social Media networks in order to successfully reach your target audience. Some social media are more business oriented (LinkedIn, Xing) while some others are great tools for finding news and articles (Twitter) etc. Your choice depends on your industry, the nature of your product/service, your language, the characteristics of your target audience etc.

Even if Social Media are considered a cost effective solution for lots of businesses, have in mind that sometimes traditional channels can be much more effective especially in B2B cases.

Using Social Medias for successful Business 2How do I use each Social Media?

Here are some key issues you should know before investing in Social Media websites:

  • Terms and Conditions
  • Posting, Replying
  • Community development
  • Monitoring
  • Measurement

What are the risks of getting involved in such networks?

The main risk in Social Media is that you can`t control what people say. In order to be able to manage a future crisis you must be flexible, monitor what users say about your company, locate potential issues and be responsive.


Tip: Negative comments or mentions with strong language and no arguments are not always worth answering.

A secondary but also important risk in Social Media is investing too much time without having a clear strategy or goals.  Remember that you should not focus all your strengths on Social Media and that there is not a single formula of success for all businesses/industries. Make sure you adopt the optimization philosophy according to the feedback and the results (experiment – measure – improve).

2. Define communication objectives

In social Media you have the option to speak and/or to listen. It is your decision whether to ignore what people say or to consider it a useful feedback and try to improve. By using Social Media you can add value to your services by understanding the needs of your customers. Just make sure you do it professionally as it is vital to define your objectives and align them to your corporate communication strategy.  Generally a change of customer’s opinion for a brand can be achieved only if a campaign has specific and clear objectives.

Tip: If your objectives target only on increasing website visits (traffic) then Social Media are not recommended.  Instead, try internet advertising options such as pay per click, display ads etc.

Using Social Medias for successful Business 33. Social Media Planning & Execution

A successful Social Media campaign, like in all communication campaigns, requires an action plan. So open an excel sheet, list the channels and schedule the various tasks (i.e. monitoring, replying, posting, community building etc), add corporate announcements, events and seasonal “material”. Remember that you should have clear objectives and predefined available resources for this campaign.

4. Community Development

Social Media community development is the process to build your global network within social media. This network can be a source of information related to your customers needs or to your brand reputation.

Follow people of common interests on twitter and start new discussions in groups on Social Networks like LinkedIn or Xing. Share content that your target audience will it find useful. Don’t try to reach millions of people in one day. After all community building is a long term process.

5. Cross Linking to other Social Media

Driving traffic through various social media embassies of your business can be an effective way to promote your business. This is because in this way you take advantage of the different characteristics that are supported in the various Social Media. So when you build accounts or when you post messages on Social Media don’t forget to cross link them.

6. Measuring Social Media

Measuring the effectiveness of a Social Media campaign depends on the objectives you have set. The various metrics that Social Media networks provide can be useful way to understand the reaction of the users on the messages that they receive.

10 Tips to increase your Facebook Fans

BLOGGER, INTERNET, MONEY MAKING, SEO, SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBMASTER, WEBSITE, WORDPRESS

10 Tips to build your Facebook FansFacebook is one of the most powerful tools for all online marketers since it enables us to promote products and services by using highly targeted campaigns with relatively low cost. Either you are using ad campaigns or viral techniques, one of the main targets is to Increase your Facebook Fans of your pages.

In this article, we will provide 10 fast, ‘simple’ and creative ways to increase Facebook Fans and we will describe the first steps that one should take to creatively build a genuine fan base of truly engaged fans.

Firstly, we must consider why a Facebook Fan ‘likes’ a page. Except of ‘just for fun’, there can be an array of more or less obvious reasons like getting exclusive content or education, show support to friends, get coupons or special promos and discounts. Taking into account all these reasons we list the 10 following ‘miraculous’ ways:

1. Use applications

Free or paid, applications are the online marketing tools that will enhance your online Facebook Strategy. Either you create a coupon, an online streaming or contest application; the opportunities for Marketers are many and need to be investigated. There are literally thousands of applications that can help you improve your visibility. A great place to look is the website AppBistro.com.

2. Invite your email contacts-subscribers like your page

Just click ‘Build Audience’ and then ‘Invite friends’ in the Admin Panel of your Facebook Page. Each admin can immediately invite friends and instantly be supported by Facebook contacts. In the past it was also possible for simple users to invite their friends, but this functionality was disabled to fight spam and of course increase FB’s advertising revenues.

3. Organize campaigns

Creative posts around industry related subjects for a specific time period can be a dynamic way to attract new audience.

4.  Offer valuable quality content

Avoid auto-posting and emphasize mainly on personal creative inspired messages of added-value: tips, photos, videos etc.

5. Run a contest

As we discussed in a previous article, social media contests are a great way to gain visibility in social media channels and increase audience. Often organizing them involves lower costs than using paid ads.

6.  Facebook ads

This tool is similar to Adwords bidding vehicle nevertheless it allows you to serve much more targeted banners depending on the interests of the user. Thus it is worth to explore and invest on it as an advertising tool. Don’t forget though that Facebook is an image-driven network and thus the pictures that you will use on your campaigns will significantly affect your Click Through Rate.

7. Link to Twitter


Twitter and Facebook posts can be linked by using various applications. Connecting the two channels is usually a good move nevertheless you should not ignore your initial Twitter strategy and practice.

10 Tips to build your Facebook Fans likes8. Provide exclusive content for fans only

Providing exclusive content to the people that liked your page can help you increase your fan base. Coupons, exclusive offers, content for fans, special events, previews, and trials can become great incentives for your users.

9. Invite fans to tag your page like they tag on an image

As already discussed, Facebook is image-based and thus tagging your page on images related to your product/service is a clever way to increase your publicity.

10.  Add a large button linking from your website

As we mentioned several times in the past, adding social media buttons on strategic places on your website and blog is a basic but extremely effective way to enhance your target audience and convert your visitor into a follower/fan.

Following the above tips can help your increase your fan base, nevertheless one should not forget that listening to the feedback and comments of your users is an important and essential task:

True Engagement, personal immediate interaction and feedback are important in order to show and prove that YOU CARE.

Tips for Google Adwords PPC campaign

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Tips for Google Adwords PPC campaign

Google Adwords PPC campaign is very successful if you concentrate on some tips like Decision making and Planning.

Decision making

Identify the audiences, the goals considering the available budget and define what conversion means to your campaign:

  • Brand awareness
  • Sales
  • Registration
  • Just to inform

Planning



Adwords is a marketing tool which can be successful when used as a part of a general strategy and not as a stand alone action. A careful planning can help you avoid a full-size failure in the competitive environment of the search market. Adwords platform provides options to plan when, where, how as well as  the ad spend of your campaign.

Building the campaign

Build a theme based structure with separated ad groups for different categories of products. Separate ad groups, to enclose clear messages, describing what you are offering. Link your ads to a customized landing page containing relevant information  with a user friendly structure in order to interact.

Endorse your values in a clear message including all the information a user needs to respond to the call to action.

Users are always seeking answers to questions like:

  • What does the website offers?
  • Why should I click here?
  • Which are the benefits for me?

 Promoting the message



The path a message follows to reach the right audience using Google Adwords,  starts with a carefully selected and fine-tuned keyword list.

Write down  keyword lists with specified theme, use related phrases, synonyms, misspellings etc.
Tips:

  1. Use different keyword matching      options
  2. Define negative keywords to      filter the traffic and reduce the campaign cost
  3. Enable product extensions
  4. Enable various devices targeting
  5. Target both search and content network

 Action

Let`s say the message has reached the audience. Now the action begins.

During this stage you need to forget the term “audience” and focus to the client. The user’s experience in online business is a high priority. Pay attention to the landing page. The design should emphasise to user’s experience as a matter of usability and easy navigation that will drive to conversions and not a good impression for the design aesthetics

Customers are seeking profitable solutions to their needs, fast simple and easy. So all you have to do when a user is clicking on your ad is to make the conversion process as easy as possible.

Tips for Success

  • Use customized landing pages with easy navigation
  • Remove possible obstacles (i.e. too many clicks or too many forms to complete)
  • Make the user feel safe to interact
  • Just make it simple

Ongoing adjustments

  • Frequently monitor the campaign performance and adjust the bidding settings.
  • Eliminate the keywords that do not perform.
  • Try alternative ad text and/or different call to action.
  • Experiment with the landing page and monitor the performance using different layouts

Tips for Make Money with Blog Advertising

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 Increase Your Blog Advertising Success and Income

There is more to making money from your blog and to blog advertising success than publishing a few Google AdSense ads and calling it a day. Blog advertising success actually takes time, testing, and effort to find the right recipe that works for your blog audience and generates the highest income for you. Use the 10 tricks below to set up your blog so it can make the most money possible through advertising. Read more

WordPress – Why should you use?

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So what is WordPress and why is it raved about so much? We listed good reasons why you should be using it for your business or personal  website. AS the description on the main wordpress.org site says, WordPress is simply web software that creates beautiful websites or blogs. It started in 2003 and is now the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, and is used on over 60 million sites that are seen by tens of millions of people every day.

WordPress is an Open Source project which means nobody ‘owns’ it. You are FREE to use it for anything, from your dog’s home page to a FTSE 100 web site without paying anyone a license fee.

You may hear about WordPress.com and WordPress.org  for which there are differences:

  • WordPress.com is hosted for free, but comes with limited functionality (you have to pay to upgrade to use this added functionality).
  • WordPress.org can either be hosted by yourself or if you don’t know how to do that, then a web designer will arrange your hosting (most likely all you’d pay is the cost of the domain name which is often $10 a year). This is the better choice as all the functionality of WordPress is available. The code can easily be ‘hacked’ and any adaptations easily made (see point 5 below).

With WordPress you can build a blog, a website, or both together as one.  It lets you create both pages and posts for your site and use the benefits that come with both.

WordPress is a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that can be used for more than just blogging. It can store all your images, files, documents, links and easily retrieve and use them as you see fit.

It is designed and suited to publishing and changing content easily. You don’t have to have working knowledge of html or css to create a great looking site.

Using the functionality of WordPress (such as widgets, plugins, and themes) requires no code experience or expertise, as anything can be added, removed, and rearranged within the WordPress Administration panel.

So rather than having to rely and pay someone to update it for you, you can log on an have full access to do whatever you want – amend spelling mistakes, add and delete pages or posts, change the look and feel of your site. You name it, there will be a way to do it, and all within your control.

There are thousands of widgetsplugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine:

  • free design themes to give your site a completely different look at the click of a button
  • the ability to extend your website with logos, polls, newsletter sign-ups, contact forms, ratings or hundreds of other cool features
  • eCommerce shopping cart plugins can list products, services and digital downloads and take any means of electronic payment.

All tools are available without having to hire a web developer to install or set up and configure them.

There are hundreds of people all over the world working on WordPress to continually update and improve the way it works and what it offers.  The wordpress.org/support site is fantastic and features extensive forums as well as documentation on anything you can think of to do with WordPress.

There are also thousands of other support sites, blogs, forums, Twitter feeds, newsletters, videos, podcasts and more all focusing on top tips and tricks to get the most out of WordPress. Any help you need is literally just a Google search away!

You can of course makes an amazing site, but this is pointless unless it can be found easily through the many different search engines available. Luckily WordPress provides many excellent seo benefits and most are completely free. This includes guiding search engine crawlers through posts, pages, and categories, the ability to create permalinks, plus blogrolling, and pinging. There are also a large number of third party plugins and hacks which can be used for search engine optimization (SEO).

It really is. You shouldn’t be asking yourself  ‘why should I use WordPress’  for my site but really  ‘why shouldn’t I be using WordPress’!

I use it daily to create websites for friends, colleagues and customers, for both personal and business use.

All sites that I have created in WordPress have been perfect for their owners and have really impressed.

Know About – What is WordPress?

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WordPress is a self hosted blogging tool in the world. It provides you dashboard which helps you in uploading your contents or posts onto the webpage. Here, you will be provided by thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes accordance to your preferences. It is an easy way to set up your own blog. But thanks to the efforts of a large “open source”. The wordpress designs are based on the “themes”. Their are several kinds of themes available in the market which you can use according to your thoughts and imagination.

Most of the times people wanted to build there own blogs but they don’t know that how to build and from where to build there blogs.

Most of the people are not aware from wordpress.

What is wordpress?

Blogs and blog hostingplatforms abound on the internet. If you’re looking to start a basic blog with minimal features, you have your pick of several blog services. However, if you want to take blogging seriously, you’ll end up importing your entire blog to WordPress in the long run. It may be easier to just start with the service

While WordPress.org is a completely free posting service, its companion site, WordPress.com, is a blog hosting site. You still have the option of posting for free, yet you will more than likely want to upgrade or get a premium theme to take advantage of every feature WordPress has to offer. For years, every one of WordPress’s competitors has raised their standards to meet the services that this blog platform offers.

With WordPress and other blogs, you can amuse, inform, promote or rant to your heart’s content with ease. Whether you’re an experienced blogger or new to this electronic expression of your thoughts, you’ll find every feature you’d ever need from traffic tracking, widget addition and even spell check. As it has been for the past few years, WordPress still deserves the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award for the best blog sites.

Design Tools

While WordPress is designed to be simple enough for non-coders, it does allow you to customize templates. There are many open source templates out there for you to choose from, or if you like (and you have knowledge of CSS), you can alter your own to fit your needs. If you’d prefer to stick to standard WordPress templates, you still have hundreds to choose from, so you won’t be limited in designing your blog. You can customize the templates with your own header image, font color, sidebar widgets, plugins and more. Once again, if you are new to blogging, you can go with a standard setup in your chosen theme and it will look great. WordPress leaves it up to your experience when it comes to appearance and customization.The posting box is easy to operate and can be used in either text or HTML mode. The standard text box operates a lot like a word processor with similar controls. For instance, there are buttons and fields that allow you to change fonts, increase font size, bold text, change text colors and perform many other standard formatting options. The WordPress posting box also has a spell check and a preview. You can easily add links, videos and images to each post. While it may be a non-issue, the images do need to be in .jpg format.

The HTML-based posting box is for people who both know HTML and prefer more exact control over their content. The WordPress apps fully support embedding video, podcast and music players in your blog by simply copying the embed code into the HTML viewing pane.

Another benefit of using WordPress is the wide variety of plugins and widgets that you can use on your blog. WordPress is very popular, so many people have created additional plugins to increase functionality. These widgets and plug-ins can be whatever you want them to be. You can add an archive list, add a list of your top posts on the sidebar and even show recent comments on the blog.

As you can see, WordPress does a good job of catering to people that need simplicity as well as those that prefer advanced options and functionality.

Feature Management

The problem with many blog sites is that they place ads on your blog posts to justify the fact that they’re providing a free service. WordPress allows you to place ads on your own site, but the only person benefiting would be you. You can run banner ads, Google ads or affiliate links in as many widgets as you like. For the clutter-free approach, you also have the option to leave the ads off entirely.

A feature we love about WordPress is the ability to moderate comments. You can choose to turn the comments off. However, if feedback is important to you, there are discussion settings available to allow you to see and approve every comment before it’s officially uploaded. We chose to let comments automatically be approved if the commenter was previously approved. These discussion settings give you a clear view of the spam that would overtake your comments section if you didn’t have strict settings.

Once you’ve posted a video or image into your blog, your media library will carry that file forever. This will help you if you reuse certain images or need to look for family pictures, such as if you run a “mommy blog.”

Promotion

WordPress.com sends your blog information to Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines, and it allows readers to subscribe to RSS or Atom feeds. We found our sample blog on Google within a day.One of the most incredible features of WordPress is the quality of traffic stats available; especially considering it’s a free service. It keeps track of views for individual posts, both daily and all-time views, and overall page view numbers for your entire blog by day, week and month. There is also a list of the top referring sites, the top keywords that brought people to your blog and the links that people clicked on while visiting your blog. The average user looking to create a personal blog will probably only be concerned with how many people visit, but if you want to create a following or report on a particular industry, the other stats will prove quite useful in monitoring growth and finding out how people have found your blog.

WordPress has the edge over many blogging sites by allowing you to incorporate your website name without including the awkward “.wordpress.com” after. Owning your own site name does require you to pay services like bluehost.com or godaddy.com, but you can hardly find a better site creator than a simple WordPress template.

Help & Support

While you may never need to refer to any support channel while using a WordPress theme, the fact that there are several resources out there is good insurance. The help section directs you to a knowledgebase where you will deal with the majority of your problems, the dashboard. There are also expansive community forums, where there’s a good chance that others have run into the same problems as you.

You’ll also find troubleshooting tips and FAQs. If there’s one problem with WordPress, it’s that there are so many customization options that you may get overwhelmed. We found that the FAQs and the WordPress advice blog cleared up common problems.

Summary

If you want to eventually make money just by writing a personal or business blog, WordPress is the best place to start. They offer free blog hosting, but you will quickly be tempted into spending a few dollars more to get a premium theme or to host your own site using the WordPress dashboard. We highly recommend this blog service to new and experienced bloggers looking to maximize and capitalize on their site traffic.

PROS / The dashboard and design tools are crisp-looking and top of the line.

CONS / You will most likely want to buy a premium theme or host your own site, making the experience no longer free.

 VERDICT / WordPress provides hundreds of widgets and plug-ins but keeps the experience easy enough to run a professional-looking blog.

This wordpress tool can be used by your web browser, iphone and android also.

So try it today and enjoy!!
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Homepage : www.wordpress.com

 

Tricks to Use Keywords in Your Blog Posts

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One of the biggest sources of traffic to your blog will be search engines, particularly Google.  You can boost the traffic that comes to your blogs from search engines by implementing search engine optimization (SEO) tricks into your blog layout and writing.  You can get started by doing some keyword research and determining which keywords are likely to drive the most traffic to your blog.  Then focus on incorporating those keywords into your blog posts using the tricks below.

1. Use keywords in your blog post title.

One of the best ways to incorporate keywords into your blog posts is to use them in your blog post titles.  However, don’t sacrifice a title’s ability to motivate people to click through and read your entire blog post.  Learn Tips for Great Blog Post Titles.

2. Focus on using just one or two keyword phrases in each blog post.

To maximize the traffic that comes to your blog via search engines, focus on optimization each of your blog posts for just one or two keyword phrases.  Too many keyword phrases dilutes the content of your post for readers and can look like spam to both readers and search engines.  You can learn more about using specific keywords to maximize search traffic by reading about long tail search engine optimization.

3. Use keywords throughout your blog posts.

Try to use your keywords (without keyword stuffing) multiple times in your blog post.  For best results, use your keywords within the first 200 characters of your blog post, several times throughout your post, and near the end of the post.  Take some time to learn more about keyword stuffing and other search engine optimization don’ts.

4. Use keywords in and around links in your blog post.

Search engine optimization experts believe that search engines like Google place more weight on linked text than unlinked text when ranking search engine results.  Therefore, it’s a good idea to include your keywords in or next to the links within your blog posts when it’s relevant to do so.  Be sure to read about how many links are too many for SEO before you start adding links to your posts.

5. Use keywords in image Alt-tags.

When you upload an image to your blog to use in your blog post, you usually have the option of adding alternate text for that image which appears if a visitor cannot load your images in their Web browsers.  However, this alternate text, can also help your search engine optimization efforts.  That’s because the alternate text appears within the HTML of your blog post content as something called an Alt-tag.  Google and other search engines crawl that tag and use it in providing results for keyword searches.  Take the time to add keywords that are relevant to the image and post in the Alt-tag for each image you upload and publish on your blog.

Know About – What is Blog Post

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Introduction to a Blog Post:

A blog post is the most important part of your blog. Your posts are the entries that take up at least 75% of the screen space on your blog’s site. Blog posts appear in reverse chronological order, so your blog stays timely, fresh and meaningful to visitors. It’s your current content (in the form of blog posts) that will keep readers coming back to your blog again and again to read what you have to say about your blog’s topic.

The Blog Post Title:

The title of your post is basically a headline. It is meant to lure readers in and entice them to read more. At the same time, blog titles are a useful tool in terms of search engine optimization. Search engines value titles strongly in ranking results and using popular keywords in your blog titles can help drive traffic to your blog. Just be careful to use keywords that are relevant to your blog post’s content else your title could be considered spam by search engines and negatively affect the traffic sent to your blog.

Blog Post Publication Date:

Since blogs are most successful when they are updated frequently and provide timely content, readers will check the publication dates of your posts to determine the value of your blog. Blog posts that are published erratically with long gaps of time between posts are typically considered to be less valuable than blogs that offer more current and consistent posts.

Blog Post Author Byline:

The blog post’s author byline is important to identify who wrote each post and is particularly important for blogs that are written by multiple authors. Furthermore, the author byline typically provides a link to your About Me page, which provides additional promotion for you and your blog.

Images in Blog Posts:

Images provide more than just color and visual relief from text heavy web pages on a blog. They also act as another way you can drive traffic to your blog. Many people perform keyword searches through search engines for the purpose of finding images and pictures online. By strategically naming the images you use in your blog posts to match relevant keyword searches, you can drive some of that image search traffic to your blog. Just make sure the images you use enhance your blog rather than detract from your blog and confuse your readers.

Links and Trackbacks in Blog Posts:

Most blog posts include links within the content of the post. Those links are used for two purposes. First, links are used to cite an original source of information or an idea used in a blog post or to provide additional information beyond the scope of your post. Second, they provide a breadcrumb trail and a tap on the shoulder to bloggers whose posts you are linking to in the form of a trackback. A trackback generates a link on the blog you’re linking to in your post, which acts as an additional source of traffic to your blog as readers on that blog are likely to click on the trackback link and find your blog.

Blog Post Comment Section:

Aside from your blog post content, blog comments are the most important part of your blog. Comments are where your readers have an opportunity to join the conversation. It’s essential to the success of your blog that you respond to the comments left by your readers to show you value them and to further build the two-way conversation on your blog and the sense of community your blog creates.

 

Tips for Great Blog Post Titles

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Writing blog post titles that get attention and traffic is a unique form of writing, because you write blog post titles for multiple reasons. First, you want people to be intrigued enough to feel compelled to read the actual blog post. Second, you don’t want to trick anyone by writing a title that is irrelevant to your blog post content. Third, you want your blog post to help drive search engine traffic, so you need to focus on keywords when you come up with your blog post titles. That’s a hefty list, but you can meet all three goals when you write blog post titles following the steps below.

 

1. Pique Curiousity and Get Attention

Your blog post titles should be interesting. They should intrigue readers enough to make them want to click on the link to your post and keep reading it. That’s not to say that straightforward titles aren’t effective. They are! However, you need to have a mix of creative and intuitive post titles to get the best of both worlds.

2. Avoid Bait and Switch

You don’t want to be accused of tricking people into reading your blog post based on the title and then have them be disappointed in the actual content they find within the post. That can do more harm to your blog than good. If you bait them in your blog post title, you need to be sure that you deliver the content they’re looking for within your post content.

3. Consider Search Engine Optimization

Writing blog post titles to maximize keywords and search engine optimization (SEO) is a great way to boost your blog’s incoming traffic from Google and other search engines. If you can marry a creative headline with a search engine optimized headline, then you’ve hit the jackpot! Just remember not to stuff irrelevant keywords into your blog post titles!

 

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