How to Add Blogger Blog to Google Webmasters Tools

Google has integrated Webmaster tools for Blogger / Blogspot Blogs since long time but still newbies face problem getting verified and submitting Blogger sitemap to Webmasters tools
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Follow the simple steps to add blogger blog to Webmaster Tools. Adding your site to google webmaster tools increases your blog’s visibility in search engines which means more traffic.

Add and Verify Blogger Blog to Webmasters Tools

  • Login to Blogger Dashboard.
  • At the end of the page, under Tools and Resources box – Click on Webmaster Tools.
  • If asked, enter username and password again to Login.
  • Your Blogspot blog is now verified and it is added to Google Webmaster tools.

Submit Blogger Blog Sitemap to Webmasters Tools

Sitemap is basically page containing Article URLs of your blog alongwith metadata. It is updated whenever you post an article and used by Search engines to crawl Blog data. Not only Google but also use by other search engines like Yahoo, Bing,etc.
  • Inside Webmaster tools, click on Submit a Sitemap and add the following code inside the box :

atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100

  •  If you have more than 200 posts then replace value 100 by something bigger number like 500.
  • You have successfully added Blogspot blog sitemap to Google Webmasters Tools.
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7 Important Tips to Make Your Blogger Load Faster

Load time or speed of a blog is basically very important now a days in SEO’s prospective. So here I’ll give you some tips about how to check and reduce your blog’s load time. And this surely affects your blog’s ranking.
For checking your blog’s ranking, you can use several tools available online. But to be honest, all tools aren’t accurate, however, some tools are there which are created by professional organizations and they work just perfect. One of those tools is created by Google itself, and which I can say is the best one. Because it gives you exact and live loading timing of your blog. You can also get ideas for improving your blog’s time by using Google’s tool.

Here is the link of Google’s speed checker:

Above tool is the only free tool which accurately shows you about your blog’s speed time. Just enter your blog’s URL in the field and click Analyze, within seconds you’ll be able to see your blog live, and this tools will give your site points out of 100. So if you got points more than 90 than your blog is at nice level. But if you got less then 90 points or less than 80 points then you must think about improving your blog’s load time.

How to Reduce Blog’s Load Time?

Now here I come up with few tips that can surely reduce/improve your blog’s speed in very less time. But keep in mind that you’ll have to keep this thing in your blog’s to-do-list.
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Show limited ads Many bloggers use lots of ads on their blogs to earn more money. If you are doing so, then you are doing wrong. Advertisement gadgets use javascript that reduces your blog speed. Use limited ads to make your blog load faster.

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Avoid heavy Flash Media and components Flash media and components though provide a nice readable experience for readers, they can make your page load much slowly, so you should always avoid heavy flash files and if necessary, you can compress them.

3
Please Avoid JavaScript JavaScript may have a lot of functions but in fact, it also affect your blog’s speed dramatically, so make it sure you don’t unnecessarily use JavaScript, avoid using JavaScript as much as possible.

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Don’t use too much images Having images in Blog posts is great thing, but using just one or two images is far a more better idea. So make sure you use only 1 or 2 images inside your blog posts, this will also reduce your blog’s speed.

5
Optimize Images Optimizing images means, just make sure you re-size your images by using a  photo editor like Photoshop or Paint, because if you download an image from internet and uploaded as same as it is then it will be harmful, however, if you re-size an image from 1000 * 800 to  500 * 300 then it would give you two advantages, one that the image will be now having less size and the second that you’ll own the image. Means there will be no copyright issues.

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Get Rid of Extra Widgets Using widgets in blog is very time saver thing, but don’t use extra widgets, they also take too much time when someone visits your site. So make sure you only use important widgets and avoid using widgets such as State counters, Google Translators, Feedjit etc.

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Few Posts on Home Page Your home page is considered as the king of your blog other pages. So make it sure your blog’s home page is loading faster than other pages, don’t show too much posts on home page, instead just show up 3 to 5 posts on home page. Google also says this.

I hope these tips are unique for you and by using these tips you’ll be able to improve your blog’s speed. Let me know if you have further questions. If you have any tips expect mine, then do share them with me.

Best Blogging Tips for Making Your Blog Better in 2015

Almost halfway, we are still planning to improve blog traffic and impress the masses with the posts made. However, it isn’t happening.
Surely the reason behind the same is that we are making some mistake that prevents us from creating a successful blog.
If you feel the same, here are some tips that should help you improve your blog’s traffic and impress the masses.
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Focus on quality content: We often confuse a blog to be a sales or marketing tool. However, it is neither a sales tool nor a marketing tool; it is a communication tool that allows your followers to connect with the content they expect on your blog.
Yes, adding a couple of promotional sentences or links will not harm your post, but if you have an entire post that is only promotional, you can expect your followers to unfollow you.
You should stay focused on quality content that is what people have followed you for!
At this point, it is important to note that bloggers often lose traffic because they do not know what the purpose of their blog is!
If it is ‘time pass’, you should not expect people to follow randomly you and keep a track of every post that is made on your blog.
To be a successful blogger, you should have a definite purpose and do not lose sight of it.
There can be n number of purposes that include sharing your passion, establishing your expertise or expression your opinions.
Also, you can use the blog to promote a service or product, but it should not be done in the traditional website way. For that, you have an established website. Here, you can post articles related to your service or product.
For example, if you have a blog that is made to promote coconut oil, you should post articles like, ‘Benefits of coconut oil’ or ‘Many uses of coconut oil’ and so on. The only issue with these blogs is that you cannot write negatives or move out of line. This means that you are limited with articles, and you have to work really hard to keep your followers entertained and engaged.

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Quality and quantity: It is often said that you should look for quality and not quantity. However, for the past couple of years, rules have changed, but we are still following the same rule.
Yes, good quality products are still important. The new rule is for quantity, and it notes that you should know your blog’s purpose, field and need to determine the quantity.
For example, if you have an informational blog that relates to technology, you should know that there is a huge demand for the same. So, you should try to cater to the needs by posting more and more articles in a week.
Make sure that you maintain quality; otherwise your followers will dump your blog and look for an interesting alternative.

3
Is it all about you?: Well, then you might be the only person to read it unless you are a celebrity.
People love to know about things, but if you have come up with a blog that brags about your goodness, kindness or madness, people might not appreciate it.
So, make sure that you do not make posts that are only about you.

4
Smartphones and tablets: There are a number of smartphones and tablets available in the market, and you might have one or a couple too!
So, use it to add posts on your blogs so that you can instantly post something interesting. Remember, bloggers can find interesting things to post anytime.
So, use your smartphone or tablet to make quick posts.
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Schedule your posts: Well, if you have made ten posts today, don’t post them all today itself.
Set a schedule and publish them weekly, biweekly or daily.
Also, make sure that if you have a trend of publishing posts weekly, make sure that you post them weekly and do not miss it. With every miss, you can expect a set of followers to miss an interesting most next week. So, make sure that you do not miss it!

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SEO and SMO: Optimization is important, whether it is Search Engine Optimization or Social Media Optimization. If you do not optimize your blog, no one will read your blog unless you are a known personality.
For these optimizations, you should have adequate knowledge if you do it on your own. If not, you should get an expert’s help to resolve the issue.
Marketing your blog is important because without marketing no one will know about your posts.
Today, we have platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Google and so on that can help us promote our posts with ease. However, with the evolution of these platforms, competition has even risen. So, you need to be smart and outsmart others to improve your blog’s traffic.
So, if you do not have adequate knowledge of the same, you should either get an expert’s advice on the same or learn about it.
For the latter, there are books available online that can help you know more about it.
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Concluding, these important tips should be on your mind to have a successful blog.
Apart from this, what else can one do to have a successful blog? Share your views in the comments below so that our readers can read and appreciate your efforts.

7 tips how to deal with negative comments in your blog

You have written a blog. Now, someone read your blog and wrote a negative comment. What’s next: You can either be submissive, by accepting the comment and apologizing to the reader or you can be too rude by beginning to argue with the commenter.
In any case, by doing so, you are either perceived to be passive or aggressive by your blog readers. Both perceptions are not going to get you the ‘Blogger of the Day’!
It is okay to apologize to a reader, if you are sure that the reader is right. However, in most cases, it is good to be assertive. Now, being assertive does not mean being aggressive or rude.
By being assertive, you can explain the reader, ‘how your point of view has a strong standing too’ and if you find the readers point equally strong, then you could also acknowledge that! Remember, it is the comment that is negative, but the commenter may not be negative!
You could say: I do not agree with you, but it is certainly worth giving a thought to the opinion expressed by you. In certain cases, this will project you as if you are trying to sell an idea. But don’t walk into the seller’s shoe, yet.
Let us look at 7 ways you can deal with the negative comment:

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Don’t get angry: First things first, never ever get angry about a negative comment on your blog. Yes, negativity hurts, but let us look at it this way. Whose blog reputation are you spoiling by arguing with the reader? The reader will easily walk away by writing unnecessary things and more so no one may even notice the reader – if the reader has posted the comment as an anonymous user. You are the reputation manager of your blog and it is not advisable to get angry.

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Be open to communicate your concern: It is okay to not agree with something. After all, ‘what triggered the negative comment’ is nothing but a disagreement with ‘what you wrote’. And whether you agree or disagree – No one is going to read that particular post after a while. After all, every post has a shelf life and it may differ from one post to another. Some posts go viral and they may have a longer life than other posts. However, some posts may not have the viral effect but that does not make them any less valuable. Every post has its own value as long as the content is well-researched and well-presented.

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Show respect to your writing: You have done your homework before writing the post and you know ‘what you are talking about’. Your written word has meaning and it means a lot to you. Hence before you belittle yourself, it is best to convey this fact with the readers of your blog post. Tell them about: your experience, your expertise and ‘how you reached a specific conclusion’. Perhaps, after knowing all of it, they might as well agree with you rather than disagree.

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Give the reader more resources to read: Now, even if the reader does not agree, stay calm. You can then give the reader more resources to read and appreciate ‘your point of view’. Still, some readers may disregard you research as well.

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Invite more opinions: Move on, and invite more opinions. Let the other readers comment about this specific comment. You could do so by writing a post about the negative comment itself!

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Don’t try to sound like ‘I know it all’!: Okay, you have done the entire ‘Let us agree to not agree exercise’. But please do not try to sound like ‘I know it all’! Nobody likes the sound of it.
You could be better off by taking the entire conversation with the commenter as a lesson. Write the blog about the negative comment in parts. Let us say 3 parts and post 1 part every week.
The negative commenter will be enthralled to know that you have acknowledged the comment. It would also be a big and memorable experience for your other readers. Heard of negative publicity! Celebrities do it and yes it always works!

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Show grace: In the end of it all, thank the negative commenter graciously. And close the conversation on a polite note. Perhaps, the reader will come back even after you wrote a post about the negative comment itself.
In such an instance, whenever you feel that it is too much to handle, or it is only going to reduce the popularity of your blog – simply ignore the comment! Let it look like the commenter had the last laugh!
The earlier you sober up the better will be the result, or the earlier you let the reader sober up, the better it is for your blog.
But it should not appear as if you never tried to appreciate someone else’s point of view. Hence the 7 tips mentioned above can help you learn from a unique experience.
Happy Blogging!

WordPress vs Blogger Which Is Better?

The world needs the right to freedom of speech which is something which should be a human right. But not everyone has this flexibility in today’s world. One place where we let the ideas reach without constraints – is on the web. Blogs on the internet helps us and gives us that freedom to express and reach people, power to be heard. Two of the best free blogging services today- WordPress.com and Blogger by Google hold millions of blogs, exchanging ideas and expanding our reaches. Let us have a look at their basic features.

First up WordPress.com

WordPress.com is a content management system turned host. If you are aware of blogs such as the very famous- New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Engadget, The Verge and a bunch more of them are based on WordPress.
The free WordPress account gives you the following features:
  1. Blog- which can be switched between static and hybrid.
  2. Its own application on over Android and iOS to give you access from the phone.
  3. 3G of free storage.
  4. Free themes.
  5. Statistics to see how your blog has fared throughout.
The “premium” WordPress account gives:
  1. Custom domains for $13.
  2. Ad-free WordPress ($30) – So that they put advertisements on your blog.
  3. Paid Themes.
  4. VideoPress ($60) – Helps you post and express videos on with custom embedding.
On the contrary, Blogger is a free service completely. It started out independent but was then bought by Google. You can see just from visiting their homepages how much of a difference there is between them. Blogger seems rather less customized but simpler and WordPress, somewhere you will have more control over but a little more complication.

Let us see some key features of Blogger:

  1. Free templates to give your blog a simple outlook.
  2. Free hosting, it does not come with surprises or limits.
  3. Google advertising.
  4. Mobile access.

Customization and Expandability

So, customization is a big part of a blog. It is giving you the power to set things according to you, the way you want it, the way you want it to reflect. One must see and know what the blog is about without actually putting effort into observing. This is somewhere WordPress remains at par against blogger. WordPress can be largely controlled, from placing of archive directory to the banner to placement of articles etc. Blogger does not have any of the flexibility. It is not a good medium if you want to advertise your writing. Blogger does not have access to the plugins that make WordPress what it is known for- flexibility and expandability. No wonder there are companies that go around just helping people in making blogs on WordPress.

Social Media Integration

WordPress slogs over Blogger on this forte too. WordPress comes with deep social integration. You can share your blogs “automatically” over the social media you choose to share with. You can share it via Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and a load more of social media sites out there. In comparison, Blogger’s content can only be directly linked with Google+. Let’s face it, even as of today, Twitter and Facebook remain the best and most visited and Google+ seems a bit “not so interested in”.

Writing a Post

Writing a post or entry is “the” thing you do. Both, WordPress and Blogger come with HTML editing of the page. You can add tags that are appropriate. You can quote stuff, you can embed videos or images- anything you like. For someone looking for a much easier and simple way to post- blogger is ideal but WordPress gives you more control over the look and presentation of the entry. So the question here really is, do you want it simple or do you want to express even the way of expressing. But, on similar grounds they are powerful.

Wrap Up

WordPress and Blogger remain two of the most powerful tools to express in today’s trend of sharing ideas. WordPress is complicated compared to Blogger but then that is because you get a much firmer hold over it. So it is a very personal choice, for someone who does it casually, Blogger is a good choice but if you are looking to monetize your work, really want to be heard and share something worth listening to- WordPress is the way.


How to Write Good Stories: Tips and Tricks For The Beginning Content Writer

If your writing skills are good enough and you are considering building a career out of content writing or ghost even, you might find yourself in the troubling position of spending two or three hours on a average six hundred words article. Which is not bad, if your value in life is to focus on quality rather on quantity – basically to distinguish yourself from the other farm – writers out there who had the same idea for their future careers. But in a cost-effective world, if you are good enough as a freelancer, you might find yourself not being able to respect all the deadlines and all your clients’ wishes and needs. If you were lucky enough to get hired by a guest posting writing servicescompany, the amount of work is likely to overcome the speed of your fingers typing. You will be the slow one, or the one that doesn’t meet the criteria and your fabulous career in SEO or independent blogging might not see the desired outcome. So what do you do? Sacrifice content for quantity? Definitely not! Stir your wheel to more shallow approaches? Definitely not! So what do you do to write awesome content and many articles a day?


Choose your fields of interest
Content writers should be able to write anything about everything, but this doesn’t mean you have to be a scientist having deep knowledge on every possible subject. Find your best and most comfortable niches (which should be more than one, experts say) and develop them. Use your past college knowledge or even your personal hobbies and start working on them. Make a database with the best and updated information on a subject, read, and study and have them at hand. When you will need to write about a specific topic, you should know exactly where to look. Use high authority websites and even take notes about news and recent development in a field, they might be useful later. Having multiple niches at your fingertip is the best thing you could achieve: cross-referencing subjects and intertwining them allows you to be more creative, to draw inspiration more easily and to ease up the process of writing. Making analogies, being able to provide educated comparisons and interlinking different fields is one key to success in professional content writing.

Build a story starting from a general outline
Just as in creative writing, having an outline helps you save time. Before putting the words on the paper, you should know  what is the story’s subject, what are its main points, where do you want to lead your readers to. Give the story a purpose. Professional writers, just as novelists make up a story having only a vague idea and improvising along the way. This doesn’t mean that inside their heads they know nothing about what they are writing about. As a beginner content writer, your outline should include an introductory paragraph, configuring the premises, the general story and the goal, followed by the actual content. You already know it should be unique, original and highly informative so the next step and the hardest, is to provide that content.
Research
Many beginner writers lose themselves in this stage, spending a great amount of time cross – referencing the information they found, analyzing multiple sources, wanting to give their best. These are the hours that differentiate you from a prolific writer. What is to be done? First rule of journalism says to check your source and you can do it easily, because you already have an ever-growing database of resources you can verify and get inspired by. Next step is to permanently ask yourself the same question over and over again: what is this article about? Restrain your interest to the story’s subject and keep in mind that you are not working on a doctoral thesis. If you have to present five new business opportunities, do exactly that: present them, having in mind the person who reads the article. Is that information useful to them? Does it provide enough data for them to start searching on their own, if interested? Is the information presented in a logical, simple, attractive way? Will they bother to finish the article and read the conclusions? You will see that comments about business ethics stranded far away from your purpose to presenting the business, so you should know where to stop when developing on a subject.
Clear the mess at the end
Take a look to the beginning and look at what you are typing now: are you still on the subject? Does it still sound like having a purpose and is still loud, clear, informative and easy to read? If not, brush the text until it serves its real purpose. It may take you some extra – time, but once you become a little more skilled, you’ll end up doing it as it goes.
Writer’s block is only inside your head
It is true that even novel writers and professional content writers meet the so called “writer’s block”, when they don’t know where to begin and where to finish, what to write and how to sound like they are not completely bored. Many experts say that you should write no matter what. But in truth, you might end up with a messy article, showing your lack of mood and creativity and your complete disinterest in the subject. This doesn’t pay. If you experience the phenomenon, you should try to find your own methods to overcoming it. Some writers go for a walk, others read (inspiration comes from the most unexpected of places!), others take a break and do something else. You will be more efficient and your work quality will be higher if you take a break and come back in full force than making efforts to put some words on the paper, just because you have to.


How do I Start a Blog and Make Money Online? : The Complete Guide

Blog

I bet you have listened this word anywhere on the internet or outside the internet. So if you understand what the blog is, its well and good but if you don’t know what the blog is this is perfect knowledgeable article for you.

Introduction

Blog is a platform where can you write your thoughts and share your photos with world also you can share them with millions of users over the world. For doing this you need a blog and platform to handle your blog,
There are many platforms which can let you create your blog for free; blogger, tumblr and wordpress are the popular platform for setting up blog. We will take you in the deep world of blogging and let you create your blog within few steps.

How to setup/create a Blogger Blog?

What will you need?
  • Email [If with Gmail it would be preferred]
  • Time of 10 – 20 minutes
If you have these then you may proceed making your blog,
1. Open http://www.blogger.com
2. Now login with your Google account
3. If you are opening blogger very first they’ll ask you about your profile.
4. If you want to share Google+ profile with your readers then click on google+.
5. Now it’s time to setup blog
6. As you can see in image, Give your blog some nice name after choosing the name Select url for your style that you may select any,
7. For example ., http://your-blog-url.blogspot.com
8. .blogspot.com will be always there as you’re creating free blog.
9. Now click on Create Blog!
10. Whoa! You’re done with creating a blog.
You’re done setting up the blog.
Now your blog will be available for public. But still it doesn’t have any thing because its very new.

Difference between Free Blog and Custom Domain Blogz

If you’re having a free blog you’ll be get to know that all persons around world don’t click on urls when they are containing BlogSpot or any free extension.
But still there are many blogs around us they’re getting mass of traffic still when they are using a free blog.
If you are thinking to move to a custom domain then blogger has a free mapping service which will map your whole blog to your custom domain. If you have domain then you can map it or you can purchase a domain from blogger too.

Start Posting

You have completed with setting up blog.  Now it’s time to start creating posts, Post can be created by navigating to post, navigate to post and click on create post and write some content for your first post!
What is on right, eh!?
May this question ticks in your mind, so this is the interface for your post, you can give meta description, select type of html, disable and enable commenting and you can give permalink to that post from rightside interface.

The Easier Way to Get More Out From Your Blog [Monetization]

There are many direct and indirect ways to make money from your blog, but here we’ll explain you the easier way to get some bucks from your blog without paying nothing!
So your blog has started and have some posts, your blog will become popular if it have quality content, niche and nicer engagement with titles.

Adsense

Adsense is a ad serving portal by Google. Adsense is a easier way to make money from your blog without paying any charges, Adsense mostly supports all country inside world. A benefit of Adsense is Adsense is highest paying website in CPC. So what you have to do is just apply for Adsense and start making money,

How to apply for Adsense?

It’s as easy as filling up a form and it takes no time!, You’ll need google account to sign up for Adsense, and it’s all started you’ll need to fill up form out there,

  • Open Google Adsense,
  • Complete signup Process if you’re new to Adsense,
  • Login Into your account, and submit an application to Adsense, they’ll review it and after reviewing they’ll mail you up with approved / disapproved status.

After Approved 🙂 :
If your application is approved then you’ll be able to put ads on your blog start earning money when anyone clicks on links.
Disapproved :?
Still it’s not to getting worry about, you can always resubmit an application to google adsense.
But Keep This Things In Your Mind While Resubmitting an Application

  • If you have less posts, then please increase your posts count.
  • SEO is another important factor affecting to this., If your SEO is not good at all you need to optimize your site for SEO, SEO can be better by adding meta tags to your page, make your loading speed fast and almost write some quality content.
  • Adsense are not accepting spammers so be aware that your blog does not contain spam in any way.
  • Also Read : Adsense Tips

Alternatives Of Adsense

There are many alternatives of adsense like
chitika, qadabra, clicksor etc…
Chitika is a nice alternative to adsense, chitika is also serving ads in your blog with text link ads and also inside texts.
Infolinks is also a nice website for advertiser which can showed in many ways. Infolinks is also a nice alternative of adsense. Because it can make you money with intext links.
BuysellAds is also providing ad service for blogs but it does not support “.blogspot.com” because its only support top level domain.

Last but not the least

Creating a blog doesn’t make you everything works perfectly; you’ll have to be in touch with latest affairs of your blog niche, and maintaining your blog with some easier template to read, don’t implement lazy loading images in templates.