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Friday, 17 July 2015

The Delicate World of AdSense- Do’s and Don’ts

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AdSense is a program run by Google that allows the Google Network publishers to support and provide advertisements in the form of texts and media to target groups to get better traffic. The advertisements follow a proper algorithm of being sorted and handled by Google and no matter how smart one might feel he is to trick AdSense into trying to make more money, there are a few do’s and don’ts every business should remember when dealing with AdSense as a marketing technique.
Here are a few Golden Rules to working with AdSense, to help you increase the cost per click:

Watch what you click
The Google algorithm is very particular about who is clicking your ads. The biggest blunder most beginners make is asking their relatives and circle of friends to click on the ads. This is a big no and will lead to a ban on your AdSense Account. Doing so would result in fraudulent clicking and can land you into pretty thick soup. The clicks should always be authentic and organic to get the best returns.

Patience is Key
Most people enter the Google AdSense arena with the mind-set that it will lead to sky rocketing returns in no time and it’s a great way to mint money. This is far from the truth. AdSense requires patience and time. You need to invest in time in order for the returns to fully materialise and you cannot have a money making attitude towards it if you want to reap the benefits of your labour, you need to have endurance.

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Play to Your Strengths
Many a time bloggers and publishers try to publish content to fit in high ranking keywords to get better pay. However this should not be done at the cost of content quality. You should rather focus on publishing what you have good knowledge about as quality content matters more. If you have a passion for a particular topic, it’ll come more naturally to you and will engage readers better than a poorly written article on a topic you’re not well versed with. Hence don’t try to impress your audience with things you’re not keen and passionate about.

Keep Clicks Genuine
It’s important that your ads get clicks genuinely rather than you having to post on different social platforms for views. It’s a technique Google can catch after a while and it’s not a safe practice start ad click contests and try add your website to other traffic generating websites. By asking friends offline to click on your ads can help but this would not be a beneficial practice in the long run as the ads would not be targeting the right focus group.

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Avoid Robotic Clicks
Trying to get softwares to increase clicks is again a big no and this practice too can get you banned on Google AdSense. This again is against the rules of Google if it finds out that clicks are generated using fraudulent practices. Don’t try paying for clicks either as again it would not help advertisers to get them the audience they are looking for. Just clicking on ads is not enough if call to action is not being performed and real conversions are not being realised.

Quality Content
It’s very important to maintain the quality of the content you publish. Do not try to use violent topics like terrorism, ammunition, alcohol and other controversial topics just to get viewers as this too is against the Google policy. It keeps a check on the data and keywords you use and this too is a point to keep in mind.

With these do’s and don’ts of Google AdSense, you can streamline the way you use keywords and ads to get organic and genuine traffic and by knowing what practices to avoid, you will always be on the good side of AdSense which will help you generate revenue.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

How to get more comments on your blog

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Do you have a blog with enough comment and you are still not seeing user interaction in the comments? Comments are a great way to read your audience mind and to build up a positive conversation that results into a genuinity of a blog/website. If you are not happy with the number of comments on your blog, perhaps you should start paying attention to it. There are some general practice/points which you can follow to get more comments on your blog. In this article, I am discussing some of the points.

Why comments are a positive things (if it is)?

The answer is simple. You must have sometimes landed on a blog and read the complete article, and then hover down to read the comments to see if what's been written is accepted/declined by the readers. Comments are the best way through which your readers share their opinions and show their respect/acceptance/denial to the words you have put in the article. In addition, comments can sometime be a motivational factor for you to work harder on your blog. People in the blogosphere do tends to praise something that clear their doubts.

How to get more comments on your blog. 

So, the question if how you can get more comments on your blog. Well, it's not in your hand. You can ask your readers directly to post a comment and I'm very much sure anyone will hardly give any attention to it. Its the way of writing and the way you ask your readers to continue the article you have written in the comments that can lead to more comments on your blog. Lets discuss the points on by one to get more comments on your blog.

1. Write an awesome article

Yes, if your reader is not satisfied with what he has just read, you won't get any comment. Even if someone writes it, there are more chances of a negative one. Do you wish to have a negative comment on your blog for which you have devoted your your time? Certainly not. So, try to ending up writing a good quality article that solves the query of your reader.

2. Ask your readers / engage with them.

You can always ask small things in your article from your readers and ask them to put their responses in the comments. Like, ending an article on smartphone review with "do you think this phone will serve your purpose", or "if you have got one, how is it performing for you". These questions lead to more comments on your blog.

3. Use a good comments system

Do not be satisfied with the Blogger's commenting system if you want more comments on your blog. Blogger has evolved a lot over the years, but the commenting system is still 100 years old. You can use intense debate / commentLuv / Disquss commenting system and there are numerous tutorials over the web that can easily guild you to integrate in your blogger blog. WordPress has got a better default commenting system along with the options I just  mentioned.

4. Create some positive controversies

People just love to contradict. Yes, you read it right. Creating a controversy over the blog will help you getting more comments. However, be sure not to over do that and have a mix opinion while putting a controversial things. Let your readers discuss and be aggressive. You mustn't yourself.

5. Reply to the comments

Be responsive to the comments you receive. This will give a positive indication to your readers that you pay attention to the comments and their voice will reach to you.

Final Words: These 5 points are the basic practices you can follow to engage your readers and to receive more comments on your blog. Do you have any other points that I missed? You got it write, I am asking you to put them in the comments. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

How to Change Blogger's Default Template.

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This topic has been over written on web and still I find that many new bloggers working on Google Blogger platform don't know how to change blogger template.

In this short post, I will tell you how to change blogger template and replace the default templates with the third party templates which looks more professional and elegant.

Lets first discuss why their is a need to change blogger template. The most important reason to change blogger template is that Google Blogger Templates has not been updated for a while and the old templates have lost their relevance in today's scenario with WordPress having professional themes.

Blogger however implemented dynamic templates but almost all the bloggers avoid these dynamic templates since they do not allow javascripts and hence people cannot put up an ad and make money from blogging.

The benefit with the third party templates is that some of them are SEO friendly and AdSense ready. Some of them will give your blog a professional look and  may attract more visitors to your blog.

▌ How to change blogger template - steps. 


♦ Go to Blogger Dashboard > Template.

♦ Click on Backup / Restore on the right corner of your dashboard.


♦ A window will open. Now download a copy of template so that in case anything goes wrong, you have a back up of your blog.


♦ Browse the template with which you want replace the existing template and upload it.

♦ The template will upload and you are done.

▌ How to restore blogger template. 


To restore blogger template, you just have to follow the same process as described above.

       Personally, I feel its time for blogger to update the template section. What do you say? 

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Make money online with Dailymotion video sharing.

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Do you want to earn money from sharing videos without even creating them? Dailymotion gives a chance to earn money through sharing videos online on your blogs and on your social profiles like Twitter and Facebook. The more number of people watch video shared by you, the more you will earn. You do not have to create a viral video, rather you just have to share a video that has already been viral.


With YouTube, the first problem is that you yourself has to create the videos and bring traffic to it. It is really difficult to create a video that receives a hell lot of views and earn you some money. With Dailymotion you have to pick up a video from their collection and share it on your blog / Facebook / Twitter and earn money.

Another problem with YouTube is that you need a valid AdSense account to monetize your videos. You have to work very hard for an approval and there always remain a chance of being banned due to some fraud clicks or illegal activity which violates there terms and services.

So, how can you make money with Dailymotion by sharing videos? 

Earn money sharing videos


Sign up for a Dailymotion publisher account.

During sign-up, they will ask for your blog's address. Now, this is the only precondition they have. You must have a blog running.

You will be given a syndication key. Each time you will embed any daily motion video on your blog or share any video on your Facebook or Twitter account with your syndication key included, you will earn. 

When you will browse videos and select the appropriate video that you want to share or embed in your blog:


The Embed code and the social sharing code includes your syndication key. Now share it and earn revenue when someone watches it.

How it works.


How can you earn money by sharing videos? When you share any video, an ad is displayed in-between the video or before the video starts. You will earn a percent share of these ads. The syndication key is necessary since it is responsible for tracking the videos and ads and so, revenue.


Have you ever thought you can earn money by sharing videos? Here's an option. Go try it and share your experience in the comments. 
 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Make money from Chitika - CPM analysis.

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Chitika provides a combination of CPC, CPM and CPA ads and you are paid accordingly. However, I personally wanted to earn only through the CPM advertising since the clicks these adverts generated on my blog was not so considerable due to my blog niche. So, I asked chitika about how I can limit the ads to only pay-per-impression rather than the combination of all these ads and they told me how-to do it. You have to send a minimum of thousand impressions before they will start showing pay per impressions ads on your blog. They will till then analyze your blog for proper categories and the traffic quality.

 

Make money from Chitika - on CPM basis.


The rich media ads served from Chitika on your blog pays on impression basis. By default, Chitika shows a combination of the normal ads + rich media ads depending upon the availability and according to their some sort of algorithm. The good part is you can limit the ads displayed on your blog to only "rich media ads" show that each time an ad is shown, you are paid.

Enable Rich Media Ads


Navigate to Ads > Settings.



You will find that "Rich Media Ads" are by default preferred as Mixed. Change it to Always and save.

From now onwards, only CPM ads will be displayed on your blog. 



Important points regarding Rich Media Text. 


1. The fill rate may not be 100%. You might see some of your impressions counting out without any ads. However, gradually you will see a better fill rate.
2. Chitika will ask you to send a minimum of thousand raw impressions before they can server the Rich Media Ads on your blog. So you won't earn for the first thousand impressions.
3. Switching to only Rich Media Ads is not advisable if you have low traffic. Making money from CPM ads require a good amount of traffic.
4. If your blog is engaging and adverts receives good click through rate, then perhaps you should not switch.

Final Words: Do you use any money making CPM advertising networks? With Chitika, the rates are somewhat between $ 0.10 - 0. 18 per thousand impressions. How much your advertising network paying to you.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Adversal Publisher Network Site Requirements and Review

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Adversal is one of the leading advertising network in the market with good CPM rates. It is a CPM network that pays on Cost per Impressions rather than clicks or sales. Adversal has been the choice for a large number of webmasters and the only reason is that it's easy to use dashboard and high cpm rates.


The biggest problem with any CPM advertising networks is the low CPM rates they offer. However, with Adversal you can hope to get a reasonable rate.

Features

Multiple ad units - They have a wide variety ad formats available.

100% fill rates - With 100% fill rates, you will always be sure to earn from each visits. Many of the CPM networks offers good CPM rates, however they have very poor fill rates.

Minimum payout is low - There minimum payout is 20$, quite easy to reach.

Payout terms - They pay on Net-35 basis and have PayPal, Bank Wire or check as payment options.

Affiliate programs - They also have an affiliate program where you will earn 10% of whatever people joining under your affiliate link earn.

Minimum Site Requirements for Publisher

Blog must be complete and running for a month.

Original and high quality content.

No adult contents.

Spam websites are not accepted.

Must not be a part of Paid-to-surf or click programs.

Sites that supports image hosting, file upload services, URL shortening services, proxy websites, a toolbar or plugin are not allowed.

Site must not contain excessive advertising.

Legally questionable websites are not accepted like hacking/cracking blogs, excessive vulgar language websites, weapons related blogs and sites, illegal pirated contents etc.

Blog must meet a traffic requirement of minimum 50,000 page views / month.

How to join

You can join Adversal publisher network here.

I have been rejected. What to do know? 

If you are rejected by Adversal Publisher Network, you will receive a mail and the reason as to why your application is rejected. Improve your blog accordingly and re-apply after a month. They allow re-submission after 30days.

Read more here:

♦ Google AdSense alternative - Technorati Media Review

♦ Best CPM Ad Network for small Publishers. 

♦ Infolinks Review- In-text Ad Network 

♦ Value Click Media - CPM Ad Network Review. 

♦ AdSense Alternatives: GloAdMarket Review.   

Final Words: Getting accepted is tough for Adversal Publisher Network with a minimum of 50,000 page views / month. However, once accepted its quite possible to earn a good amount of money with them with 100% fill rates.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Google AdSense alternative - Technorati Media Review

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Technorati Media is one of the largest social media advertising networks and are operating since 2008. They offer advertisements in the form of CPM ads. They accepts websites with original content, high quality design and a good amount of traffic. CPM advertisements has been a great source of income for blogs with good amount of traffic since publishers generate revenue for each impression rather than any clicks or sales generate. Hence, every visitors counts in your earnings. In this post, I am going to review Technorati Media - a CPM advertising network, a great way to make money from your blog.

Minimum Requirements for Technorati Media

Technorati Media do not have any specific minimum site's requirement for approval. However, they need websites with original content, quality design, and a good amount of traffic. The websites must be in English and do not accepts websites that include or promote pornographic content, gambling, illegal download sites, torrents sites, hacking content, terrorism or illegal materials.

Ad units supported

Technorati Media supports a wide variety of ad units - this includes Skyscraper (160x600), Medium Rectangle (300x250) and leaderboard (728x90). They offer some non-traditional ad units like Half Page (300x600), Portrait (300x1050), Pushdown (954x250), Billboard (970x250) and  Marquee (606x300). They have some other custom ad units which you can find in their dashboard.

Is Technorati Media accepts all country traffic? 

Technorati media primarily offers services for US and UK traffic. All other traffic may see only non-payment ads usually called Performance Enhancements ads. So, if you have a good amount of traffic from these two countries, you are going to make a good amount of money from Technorati Media.

How to join Technorati Media?
 
You can  Sign Up for Technorati Media here.

Verify your account through account activation email.

You will soon receive an approval or denial mail from them.

After your blog is approved, you need to fill up Company profile, Tax information and Website information.

Technorati Media will review all these information and will notify you to create ad tags when everything is ready.

Create your ad tags and implement it in your site. Ads will start showing up within 3 hours of implementation.

Other Information

Technorati Media asks you to place half of the ad units above the fold. If you want to place 4 ad units all over, two of them must be above the fold.

The ads can only be implemented to those websites which are exclusively approved.

Their reporting system is very effective counting every impressions.

To block any ads, you have to contact them personally.

Even though your website was disapproved, you have signed up for technorati media and you can anytime submit another websites.

If you would like to submit the disapproved websites, you can mail them with sufficient reason. These reason may include increase in traffic and quality contents.

Payment Information.

Net 60 days payment. Technorati Media pays on the basis of net 60 days. This is one of the downside of technorati Media since, if you reach the minimum threshold in January, it will be processed on March 31, and you will recei

ve you payment in April.

Minimum Payout for Technorati Media is 50$.

Technorati Media pays via Check and PayPal.

If you are a US resident, you will receive your check within 15days. For international publishers, it will arrive within 30 days.

Final Words: Have you worked with Technorati Media? What's your review with them? How much CPM they paid you for your traffic? We would love to know in comments.

You may find these articles useful:

♦ Best CPM Ad Network for small Publishers. 

♦ Infolinks Review- In-text Ad Network 

♦ Value Click Media - CPM Ad Network Review. 

♦ AdSense Alternatives: GloAdMarket Review.

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Monday, 6 January 2014

How to make money with Infolinks

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Infolinks is a great way to monetize your blog. With Google AdSense getting more strict in approving small blogs these day, Infolinks is serving both a replacement and a complementary solution to the AdSense money making program.

How you make money with Infolinks.

Infolinks is a CPM advertising network i.e. it pays on according to ad views. The more ad-views you generate, the more money you will make with Infolinks.

Infolinks is basically an in-text advertising network. It selects keywords from your blog and associate an ad with it. Whenever a visitor hovers his mouse over these ads, you will earn some cents. There are other monetizing options like in-tag, in-search and in-frame. You can read more of it on infolinks website Infolinks for publishers.

The best part of Infolinks is that it is a CPM network. You do not need to wait till someone clicks on your ads or any sales is generated.

How much you can make money with Infolinks.

The answer to this question is the amount of traffic you have. Higher the traffic more you will earn. The normal CPM rates for Infolinks has been 0.5$/1000 adviews for me. Once, I calculated it according to the impressions of my blog rather than ads and the number was reduced to 0.23$. That means on an average I earn 0.25$ / 1000 visitors.

Note: I calculated it according to number of visitors. However, Infolinks pays on ad views. If you get 1000 visitors and no ad views you will not earn.

Why Infolinks and not any other in-text advertising programs to make money.

There are different factors which influence the success of an advertising program for you. Infolinks is a great way to make money since it accepts all country traffic, easy to integrate, the approval criteria is minimal and counts all impressions.
According to my niche and the source and amount of traffic I receive, Infolinks performed better for me.

Infolinks can be used with AdSense?

Yes. Infolinks can be used along with AdSense to make some extra money. They can be used with any other advertising solutions. I recommend you to try it out.

How you can make maximum money with Infolinks.

There is no fixed defined steps to earn more money. However these steps will make more money for you.

Implement all Infolinks products - in-text, in-tag, in-search, and in-frame.

Customize your infolinks text with the same color of your blog's text.

Selecting dotted pattern instead of double underlined performs better since it do not gives an impression that it is an ad.

Generate more traffic to earn more money.

Final Words: If you are banned from AdSense, you can try Infolinks to make money. You can use it along with AdSense to make money.

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Sunday, 5 January 2014

How to check your blog's MozRank

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MozRank is a link popularity score given by MOZ. It signifies the importance of any page and is given out of 10. The higher the MozRank, the better it is. MozRank is a logarithmic scale, i.e. it is easier improve your MozRank from 2 to 3 than from 6 to7.

The only way to improve your MozRank is by getting lots of backlinks to your blog from popular and semi popular websites / blogs.

Lets say you have a MozRank 0. Now, getting a few links from blogs that have high MozRank (say 6-7-8) will improve your MozRank more as compared to getting the same amount of link from lower MozRank websites. So, in order to rank high, all you have to do is find high ranking blogs and create inbound links either link swapping, guest posting or commenting.

In this article, I am only describing a way to check your blog's MozRank. There are several third party sites that checks the MozRank of your blog and I am talking about one of them.

How to check your blog's MozRank. 

# Go to http://moonsy.com/mozrank/ to check your blog's MozRank.

# Enter your domain name.

I am checking the MozRank for my blog www.mbblogging.com.

# You will see the MozRank of your blog.


MozRank for my blog is 3.50. Its still on the lower side and I am hoping to improve it. Moz in its MozRank introduction says that an average MozRank of a normal page on the Internet is 3. That means I am a little ahead of Normat :)

Did you check your blog's MozRank? Share with us.

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

PageRank update on 6th December 2013

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Amidst all predictions and Matt Cutts saying - he will be surprised if there is any PageRank update in year 2013, Google finally rolled out its much awaited PageRank update on 6th December 2013. Some webmasters achieved more than what they expected while some of them were disappointed by the results.

What is PageRank? 

Google PageRank update

PageRank is a 10 point grading scale from Google to measure the importance of a page. It was initially an important factor in determining the search engine ranking of a page in Google Search Results. Google has gradually sidelined its importance as a ranking factor however Google still says PageRank is one of the more than two hundred ranking factors.

How to check PageRank? 

There are numerous websites that may tell you your PageRank. Google used to provide a PageRank toolbar which has been discontinued lately. So, these sites are the only options to check your PageRank.

You can check your PageRank pr checker.

How to Improve your PageRank? 

PageRank is a less important factor these days as a ranking factor, however it still is. The major concern for new bloggers is to improve their PageRank.

PageRank is all about Link building. The more inbound links you have from high PageRank websites/blog, the more you will get your PageRank.Writing high quality content will result in these high PageRank sites linking back to your content. The most natural way to improve your PageRank is to create genuine, quality and unique contents.

You can do it manually too. You may search for high PageRank blogs that accepts Guest Posts and submit your articles to them. Guest posting allows you to put your links in either the content itself or in the Author Bio section.

You can also do it by searching Do Follow commentLuv enabled blogs and commenting on them.

So, what's your rank? 

PageRank was updated on 6tht December 2013. How much you got out of 10?. Share along with your blog's address in the comments.
Since, I am using Blogger's default comment section chances are that putting links in comments may land your comment in spam folder. Don't worry about it. I will restore it as soon as I discover it :)

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Friday, 3 January 2014

Most Common SEO mistakes - Keyword Selection

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I am not going into the details - rather just giving you an overview of keyword selection process.

Why should I mention keyword selection as the most common seo mistakes? Anyone who has been blogging around for some time and knows a little bit about search engine optimization is aware of the importance of keywords in deciding the rankings.

Most Common SEO mistakes - Keyword SelectionThe different aspects of keywords research - choosing the right keyword phrase, where to put keywords in your blog, and keyword density has high influence in deciding whether you will land on first page of Google or the last one.

Keyword selection - I will illustrate it through an example of my own blog. I write about blogging, making money and seo tips.

Lets say I decided to rank higher for "Search Engine Optimization". Now, since this is a common term and chances are that thousands of high quality blogs who have spend dollars and time on keyword planning and research has already been ranking on this phrase, it would be almost impossible for me to rank better than them.

So, what should I do now?
There comes the concept of long-tail keywords. I may choose "Search Engine optimization for beginners" as a keyword or "Search engine optimization tips for WordPress bloggers". I can easily determine that these are comparatively less written keywords than "Search Engine Optimization"and chances of ranking higher is more. However, these long tail keywords have low number of searches.

So you have two choices - ranking on 10th page of Google for "Search Engine Optimization" for 1million searches OR ranking on 1st-2nd page of Google for a long tail keyword with say 10,000 searches. Which will you prefer if I ask you how many times do you even go to the third page of Google search results while querying.

Another point regarding keyword selection.
The searchers these days are more specific towards search. If you want to know the price of a smart phone, you won't simply type the model of that phone. Rather, you will end up querying something like "price and specification of XXXX 1234 Model". This becomes the long tail keyword that may get you higher in search results.

What I have written here is just a summary of the complete story. I will try to write more about these points in coming days.

I am waiting for your comments if you want to add something or you have something else going up in your mind.

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