Jul 22, 2009

One Tech Site's Secrets in Making Money With Google Adsense

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If you are a blogger who monetizes blogs with Google Adsense ads, you probably understand why a blog has to be regularly updated. Aside from building consistent following and traffic, revenue from adsense ads tends to go up as well.

So now you must be wondering why my last post was exactly a month ago! I should pay attention to my own tips from now on.

Luckily for me, this blog is still earning some pretty amount from adsense, even though the last update was a month ago. Let me just say I took some pretty good time out enjoying the real world for several weeks - and simply forgot about blogging for a while.

Of course everything has a price - so, increase in earnings was very minimal on this blog, and traffic was not as good as a month ago (alexa went down from 120K to 170K). I can’t complain though. I simply had fun with my vacation - and so my online friends and readers (I think I have a few of them - thanks to you folks!) will probably forgive me for that.

Everybody knows anyone can make money online with blogs - and the more dedicated you are the bigger is the opportunity to earn more. And it’s not just about regularly updating your blog. What’s more important is that each post you publish will draw interest and traffic from readers, and hits from search engines.

On the average, Bloggista.com gets 75 to 85 percent of its daily traffic from search engines, particularly Google and a few from Yahoo! And many of the search terms are high value keywords - which may earn higher revenue per click when relevant adsense ads are displayed and clicked by the visitors.

So wondering why some bloggers earn a lot from adsense? Here are some of their secrets (that you probably know already - LOL):

1. They write pillar articles. Pillar articles will definitely drive traffic to your blog. When you’re gifted with the talent of writing a long article that’s packed with researched and useful information - preferably with more than 700 words; or an expert on a particular subject matter and can write an article that’s timeless, that readers can read over and over again, then these are your “flagship contents“, your pillar articles.

It’s a great way to drive traffic and increase the chance to earn more with the relevant adsense ads.

2. They publish keyword rich posts. Short posts are always good - easy to read, don’t take much of your time especially when you’re blog hopping. Short posts can be stuffed with relevant keywords that will attract high-yielding adsense ads.

Remember article on Top Paying Google AdSense Keywords? Just make sure these keywords are relevant to your blog topic, and not just simply putting these keywords just to attract high paying adsense ads. Google may not like it, and readers may feel misled you’ll lose their trust.

3. They love current events. Many people surf the internet for current events. They love to check out who’s Susan Boyle, who are the American Idol finalists. If you love sports and can write about NBA Playoff games, or UEFA Champions League current standings, you’ll be able to get huge amount of traffic, and some decent earnings too.

And if you are well informed about latest showbiz and entertainment happenings - you’re on your way to blogging traffic and income stardom. Sports and Entertainment blogs are so popular one can drive tens of thousands of hits everyday.

4. They love future events too. Wondering why many bloggers write about Michael Jackson? I too wrote a few posts about Michael Jackson. How about Michael Jackson free live streaming? Familiar blog post titles?

Many, especially the “purist” bloggers will frown upon seeing these topics, but for serious make money online bloggers, any popular future event is a great way to make money with adsense. When posting articles of a future event, think like a google search user.

5. They love social bookmarking sites. What’s the best way to get your site or topic indexed in major search engines like google and yahoo? No, you don’t need to pay hundreds of dollars to an SEO expert, simply have your articles submitted to social bookmarking sites like Digg, Mixx, Stumbleupon, Reddit, Propeller, Del.icio.us, and ehem (plugging) Blogjoints.

Just be careful in submitting your own posts though, as many of these sites don’t like people who submit their own posts. So it’s better to socialize with others who are more than willing to submit your posts to these social bookmarking sites.

Social bookmarking sites are a great way to drive traffic to your site, but may not generate as much revenue. But since your articles can be indexed in search engines in just a few hours (even minutes), these can drive targeted traffic to your site - which is one of the best ways to generate adsense clicks.

So there you go - whew, what a lengthy post. There is actually a 6th secret - “Take criticisms constructively, even if they intend to put you down.” If you are without balls and are afraid of getting mocked by others because you can’t write good English, you have no right to be in the blogosphere in the first place.

The blogosphere is a free world - and is not only for people who write English well. Funny thing is many of us are so particular with English grammar they laugh and mock people who can’t write well. Oh, so mock me, its fun.Guides

Jul 21, 2009

How To Promote Your Blog Using Facebook

One of the more effective ways of promoting your blog is to use a site everyone either loves or hates – Facebook. The social networking site allows you to create a page to promote your blog or business – and it’s completely free.

By having a Facebook page for your blog, you can set up your RSS feed so your new posts appear on your fan page. Facebook members can then become a “fan” of your posts and comment on your posts inside Facebook.

In short, you can:

  • create a mini community of loyal blog readers inside Facebook.
  • encourage them to click through to your blog and sign up for the proper RSS feed.

So, are you interested in getting your page set up? If so, here’s how to get it set up quickly.

1. Sign up on Facebook

First you have to have a free Facebook account. If not then go here and set one up.

2. Click zee link

Then click on this link to get your fan page going. Here is the page that will then appear :

If you are creating a page for a blog / website, you will need to choose “Brand, Product or Organization”. Then from the drop-down list, select “website”.

Enter the name of your site (or whatever you want your page to be called) in “Name Of Other Business”, tick “I am authorized to create this page” (assuming of course you ARE authorized), enter your name under “Electronic Signature” and then click “Create Page”.

3. Customize Your Page

Your page will now be set up and you will be taken straight there.

Here are some of the things you can do to customize your page :

uploadpicture Customize your image :

The first thing your page obviously needs is an image. For blogs, the obvious image to first consider is your logo.

To upload an image, just point your mouse to the image area and a menu will pop up with various options.

You can either upload a photo, take a picture with your webcam or choose from a Facebook album.

Customize your site information :

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In the “Info” tab, you can type detailed information about your site such as the URL, the “overview” (so this would be a good place to enter any tagline or motto that your site has. Your IT Zone is (“Computer News, Tutorials, Tips and Tricks”).

You can also enter information such as when you started the site and if you have any “products” you’d like to talk about.

In short, use this section to blab away about your site.

Set up your blog RSS feed to show your new posts in Facebook

This is, I think, one of the most important aspects of a blog fan page. If you are unable to show your new posts, how can you possibly persuade people to come to your site and sign up for the RSS feed?

  • First, click on the “notes” tab at the top of the page.

  • Select “Import A Blog” in the Notes Setting section. You can only import from 1 RSS feed at a time. Simply “Stop Importing” if you want to change the RSS feed.

  • Enter the RSS URL in the box provided. Check the box next to the statement that you actually own the content. You cannot import RSS feeds from websites that are not your own or that you do not have permission to reproduce.

  • Click the “Start Importing” button. Facebook will import the content of the RSS feed for you to preview. If everything looks OK, then go ahead and press the “Continue” button. Your RSS feed will now be automatically imported into your “Notes” section.
  • After that, everytime you publish a post on your blog, a summary of the post along with a link will appear on your Facebook page.

4. Publicize Your Page

Now that your Facebook page is all set up, all that remains to be done is to publicize it to your readers so they can “fan” you. Some methods to get the word out there include :

  • Writing a blog post about your new Facebook page (don’t forget to link to it).
  • Putting a prominent link at the top of your blog or in the sidebar. Just grab a Facebook logo from Google Images and then link it to your page.
  • Sending out an email to all your Facebook friends and telling them about your new fan page. If they were interested enough to become Facebook friends with you, I’m sure they will be interested in your blog too.

Do you have a Facebook fan page for your blog? If so, how successful is it in getting new RSS subscribers for your site?

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Jul 20, 2009

Fuel-Saving Secrets

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Here are 10 tips you can use to squeeze the most mileage out of every penny spent at the pump. Some involve proper maintenance of your vehicle, but most require a change in behavior. All will help ease the burden on your wallet.

Stop Driving Like a Maniac
Changing the way you drive is the most effective way to reduce the amount of fuel your car consumes. Accelerate gradually, drive smoothly and with care and you could see as much as a 33 percent gain in fuel economy on the highway and 5 percent around town, compared with what you'd get with an aggressive driving style, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That means skipping those jackrabbit starts at stoplights and sudden pedal-to-the-metal maneuvers on the highway.

Limit Use of the Brake Pedal
Anticipate stops so you avoid sudden braking. In fact, spend as little time on the brakes as possible. "Any time you hit the brake [in a traditional gas-powered vehicle], you are throwing away energy," says Eric Kaufman, engineering manager for fuel economy and drive quality at General Motors. Take a long view of the road ahead, coasting safely to an intersection in front of you where you see traffic stopped.

Observe Posted Speed Limits
A car or truck moving at 55 mph can get about 15 percent better fuel economy than the same car going 65 mph. While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional 24 cents per gallon for gas.

Use Cruise Control Whenever Possible
Sure, it's a luxury convenience. But, when used properly, cruise control can also be a fuel saver. It smoothes out driver input, helps maintain an even speed and allows the driver to take a long look at the road, rather than reacting to every little change in the surrounding traffic.

Avoid Excessive Idling
Idling uses more fuel than turning the engine off and restarting it again. So if you are stopped for more than a minute, shut off the car. That means don't waste fuel by sitting in that drive-thru lane at McDonald's or Taco Bell; park and go inside instead. And shut off your vehicle while waiting outside the elementary school to pick up your children.

Turn the AC Down
When you're in slow city traffic, keep the air conditioner off, if possible. Lower the windows and open air vents to keep occupants comfortable. The air conditioner is a burden that uses fuel, and if you're tooling around town, you can see a slight improvement in gas mileage by keeping it turned off. On the highway, however, keep the windows closed and AC on low. Open windows will impede aerodynamics and hurt fuel economy.

Pulse and Glide
This is a favorite technique of so-called hypermilers, a unique breed of drivers who go to extraordinary lengths to get as much as they can from each gallon of gasoline. However, it can be done only with hybrid vehicles. The first step is to accelerate the vehicle to around 30 or 40 mph (pulse). Then, ease slightly back on the accelerator until no energy arrows appear on the energy monitor, indicating that the vehicle is neither relying on the engine nor recharging the battery. As a result, the car begins to glide. When the vehicle slows to about 30 mph, repeat the whole process again. The pulse-and-glide technique improves fuel economy by minimizing use of the internal combustion engine.

Plan Trips Ahead of Time
Combine your errands into one trip, rather than striking out multiple times during the day. Organize your stops so they're near each other and so you don't retrace your path. You may even be able to park in one central spot and walk between some of your stops, rather than driving and parking at each one. For commutes or events, organize a car pool and plan to travel during less congested times of day. When there's less traffic, you're more likely to drive smoothly. Use navigation aids on the Internet or in your vehicle to keep from getting lost — and thus wasting fuel — when you're headed to a new, unknown location.

Keep Up With Maintenance
A well-maintained vehicle operates at peak efficiency. An inefficient engine — with fouled spark plugs, for example — won't make optimal use of fuel. Be sure the air filter and the fuel filter are clean. Replace them if they're not. Even something as simple as having tires inflated to the automaker's maximum recommended pressure can improve gas mileage by as much as 6 percent, while periodic wheel alignments can help improve fuel economy up to 10 percent, according to the EPA.

Get Rid of What You Don't Need
Clean out that trunk, cargo area or pickup bed. Take out unneeded items that only add weight to your vehicle. Extra weight decreases gas mileage. According to the EPA, every 100 pounds of unnecessary weight could reduce fuel mileage by up to 2 percent. Also remove anything that causes additional aerodynamic drag, such as a bug shield, roof rack or cargo carrier. These have the same effect as adding weight; i.e., they increase the demand on your engine, causing premature wear and tear and reducing your car's fuel efficiency.

Jul 19, 2009

SkyDrive – Sky is the Limit

  • 1 GB of storage ? Everyone now gets 1 GB of space.
  • RSS feeds ? You can subscribe to RSS feeds on public folders. You will receive a notification anytime someone changes the folder.
  • Add a contact from the SkyDrive website ? You no longer have to go to Hotmail or Messenger to add contacts to share with. You can now add contacts on the SkyDrive website.
  • See who uploaded a file ? On the page that tells you all the details about a file, you can now see who uploaded the file.
  • Share with non Live IDs?In the past, only Live ID contacts would appear in your contact picker. Now, you can share with any e-mail address. The owner of the non Live ID e-mail address will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the shared folder.

There are also lots of little features and fixes, check out the SkyDrive Team Blog for more information.