Video Advertising and Monetization

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Adsense have introduced a new type of advertising called 'Video advertising'. I don't know if I'm going to use it myself but it seems pretty interesting. Here's the video from Google introducing this new advertising technique. See the full explanation on the Adsense blog

Adsense

Posted by SoccerFire | 2:13 PM | | 0 comments »

Well there are a lot of ad serving programs on the internet that you can use on your site or blog. The most famous of all these is Adsense. Adsense is an ad serving program created and administrated by Google. Almost every webmaster or blogger can
join Adsense. With Adsense you can generate revenue trough text, image and video advertisements.

It's easy to use and it has a friendly userinterface. The only thing you have to do is add a simple Javascript code to your web page, and relevant ads will appear on your site/blog. Once you've added the code to your page you can start earning money.

Tips and tricks for using Adsense

1.Position your ads in the right places

The places where you put your ads are extremely crucial for getting clicks.
You need to blend the ads with the lay-out of your page. People must see them as a part of your page, and not just as an 'another' ad. This way you'll have a lot more clicks, and hence a lot more money. Be sure to not exagerate with placing ads on your site. If you place too much ads, people will find you site/blog to 'busy' which will result in a loss of traffic.

Here's an image provided by Google 'the heatmap' that tells you where to place your ads. As you can see there's a big chance on getting clicks when placing your ads close to the primary content and in the sidebars.














2.Having the right keywords

Adsense ads are almost always relevant, but there are exceptions. Sometimes Adsense generates totally unrelated ads on your site/blog. This will result in a lowering of your clicks.

The thing you need to do is to make sure that some words in your content are bold or just bigger (a bit of SEO ;d),
this way adsense will generate more relevant advertisements.

3.Clicks with no money

I had this problem in the beginning, and I discovered that there are some special ads (Public Service Ads)that don't generate any money if someone clicks on it. The main reason is that Adsense couldn't find any suitable ads for your page.

Solutions?

1.Don't place to many ad blocks (Max 3) (TOS rules of Google only allow 3)

2.Adjust your meta tags, headers with keywords related to your page.

3.Keywords in your content are important too. (adsense crawlers will better understand your page content, and will give you more relevant ads)

4. There's also a little tool in Google Adsense that allows you to block some the public service ads, but you can only block a limited quantity of URL's.

4. TOS for Google Adsense

The things you really shouldn't do when using Adsense on your page:

1. Clicking your own ads.
2. Asking your friends to click on your ads, Google will see this and almost immediately ban your account.
3. Placing ads on pages that contain adult material, drugs, ... related content.


The full TOS of Google Adsense can be found here.




'The Internet Revolution'

Posted by SoccerFire | 7:52 PM | | 0 comments »

Here's a video from some time back. That explains you the the basic understanding of E-commerce and earning money online.
It's a bit of 'propagandic' video if you ask me.
Take a look at it and feel free to comment it.


Google Images











If you want to have traffic by using images just follow the simple steps:
First I'm going to talk about how to get your image indexed.
So you first need an image that corresponds with your blog.
Stop! Before you upload your image you first need to change the name of your image file.
Think about the name of this file. The name needs to be competitive and needs to correspond to your post!
This way Google will index your image correctly (could take some time though) but beware Google will always index

your image but it's just better to give your image file a name that has something to do with your blog then just for

example: 'imagefile name dog789.jpg.'

Is this all ?
NO...

You could always change the properties of your picture, to give google more information about your picture.
Click on edit Html to see the code.

1. Size property (width and height property) keep it big and not to small, visitors love high quality pictures.
2. Alt property gives the image an extra description, and gives extra information to google to know more about the

image (this is the name that will appear in the google image results).
3. Give your image a title property.

Here you can see an example of some code:

... src=”http://popularblogx.blogspot.com/popularblogx.jpg” title="Make your blog popular" width=273 height=267

alt=”tips and tricks to make your blog popular!”>

Is this all?
Yes ;D and enjoy your traffic.

Time Based Posting

Posted by SoccerFire | 6:08 PM | | 0 comments »

Time Based Posting









In this post I'm going to talk about the effects of posting your posts on specific times. What I've noticed on my Google Analytics graph is that time plays an important role on my daily visitors count.

I always get a lot of visitors on the weekends. I'm not telling you anything new, everyone or almost everyone, knows that he/she has to post his/her articles at the beginning or during the weekends. But what to do during the rest of the week? Then you're thinking: should I post or not? In my opinion, a blogger should post every day. This keeps your content fresh and attracts a lot of new unique visitors, or visitors that are returning to check out your new posts.

My last advise is to post in the evening. In the evening everyone comes home from work or school and wants to check out the latest posts on your blog.

Content Is King!

Posted by SoccerFire | 5:25 PM | | 1 comments »

Content is King












The key to getting good traffic to your blog is to write 'good' content, because you all know that in the blogging world 'Content Is King'. Without the good content, people won't turn back to your blog. You can have a well designed blog but this doesn't guarantee you having a lot of traffic, but I must admit design has also an effect on your blog.

1. The key is to be unique

As I said in previous posts, one of your biggest concerns is to write unique content. It has to be unique, because your blog must be the only place where people can find answers on their questions.

'The' tip is when you're starting to blog, is to write about something you're passionate about or something you're interested in. Be unique!

2. Answer the question!

To attract readers, you have to answer the questions of the readers. Write about what you think the readers don't know yet. Just look around on the internet there are millions of people who are asking questions and want to find an answer on those questions. So answer them with your blog.

3. Be yourself

The make your blog unique, you just have to be yourself. When you're writing an article or a post, write them like your talking to somebody, keep the reader entertained. Don't fill your articles with all the technical stuff, this
will only confuse the readers. Try to keep your post/article as simple as possible.

How To add an RSS Feed on Blogger

Posted by SoccerFire | 5:34 PM | | 1 comments »

RSS FEEDS (Really Simple Syndication)

RSS feed is a very interesting thing and it's almost a must have on any site or blog!
RSS gives your visitors the latest news about your blog and its posts.
This way visitors can get a quick view of the content of each blog/site and if they find something interesting they can simply click on the link and read the post on your blog. In conclusion it's usefull for your visitors and easy to use! You want one yourself ?

Here's a mini tutorial:

1- To add an RSS Feed you need to log into your Blogger.com account, obviously.
On the Dashboard page you see all the blog(s) you've created. On this page you need to select the blog on which you want to add RSS.

2- When you're on the customize page of your blog, you need to go to the Lay-out Tab. Here you can see all your different Page Elements. Click on 'Add Page Element'. Now you have a list of all the different things you can add. Click on the 'Add to blog' underneath the Feed element. This opens a Configure Screen.

3- Now to get the RSS link URl you need to click on the orange icon that's next to your blog address. Clicking on this will open a new window with the Feed url. Select the link and copy it.

4- Paste the RSS link in the 'Feed URL' box of the Blogger 'Feed' congfiguration screen. Then click on continue.

5- Save your changes and customize your feed by selecting your preferences. When you're satisfied just on click 'Save Changes'. (note. You can always change the position of your feed by dragging and dropping it somewhere else in the 'Lay-out' page.)

6- If you want to display a little orange icon on your blog, you just have to sign in with for example Feedburner. Follow the step by step installing guide. And you'll have an RSS Feed on your blog!

A very handy video

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This video gives you a view of some very handy tools
to search good paying keywords, analytics...
It's explained in an very understandable way.
This will help your search in finding good paying
keywords. There is also an explanation about analytics
on how to track your visitors.

SEO & Choosing Your Subject

Posted by SoccerFire | 9:01 PM | | 1 comments »

SEO










The subject of your blog and SEO.

Many people ask themselfs wich subject they should write about.
I know that it's a very hard choice. Think good about your subject and take all the time that's needed time, because your subject is the key of your blog. It will lead you to succes or to the opposite of that. Remember content is king! So now you need to do some research, try to look for keywords or "niches" that you are interested in. These will make you a good profit in time. On the web there are a lot of sites with keyword lists choose one of them if you really don't have any inspiration. Take your time nobody is pushing you. Once you found your subject that you want to write about, begin collecting information about it. And make sure that the keywords are present in all the titles of your post and in the title name of your blog. This is important or you will get problems with getting good traffic to your blog! Once you did that you need to write a post, and in that post you need to mark the important words and maybe even link some words to other sites for more information. Marking words is necessary it will give the viewer a good idea of the structure of your article, and it will help crawlers index your page more easily. Be aware of using flash because sometimes crawlers have a hard time indexing them.


SEO

Now, lets talk about SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
The goal of SEO is to try and give your site a good position in the search engines and give you quality targeted readers that read your content and are interested in it. To reach this goal you need to have:

1.A blogname with some relevances to your subject not always possible but think hard.
2.Marking important words in your content (body ,title). The format is also important!
3.Backlinks (Links form other pages to your page) this gives you a higer pagerank.

Give comments on other related websites or blogs and leave your URL. Make sure you add your URL somewhere ... (socialbookmarks, link exchange for example, this is all explained in the previous posts.)
You can place your link anywhere, but just make sure you place it on sites that are RELATED so don't go posting your URL in a topics where the subject is "dogs". If
your blog goes about marketing. You need to attract people who are interested in marketing.

Some Info:
Primary keywords: are keywords in the title or head of your text.
Secondary keywords: are keywords in the body of your post.
Other keywords, like keywords in the anchor of a link tag are a bit more imporantt then plain text.

These are the main steps to make it easy for search engines to crawl your site and give your site/blog relevant keywords to attract the right audience.

Social Bookmarking

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Social Bookmarking is a good technique to promote your blog or site. It adds your link with a short description that you wrote, in their database. This way other users will notice your link when searching. Make sure you add some tags, this will help users to find your link much faster. But I should advice you, to not totally rely on social bookmarking. You should diversify your linking efforts and please don't SPAM these sites! Here are some good social bookmarking sites:

del.icio.us.
StumbleUpon
BlinkList
Digg
Faves

Ping Blog

Posted by SoccerFire | 10:22 PM | | 6 comments »

A new way to get your blog noticed!
Ping Blog this is a technique that notifies other servers that your content has been updated. This happens every time you make a post or edit one.
But some server owners do not share there ping data because of the competition.
So we bloggers need to do this ourself.
Now easy explained how more servers we notify how more traffic we get!
Here is a little list of free Blog pingers.

Pingoat
Ping-0-Matic
Blogflux
Bloggers

Ping once in a while an you will get noticed ;d
There are also add-ons that could help you with the pinging.

Organic Traffic

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Good video that teaches about organic traffic. It's explains how you can get more traffic to your blog or site. The video is not to difficult to understand, everything is explained in an easy and short way. Hope you like it!

Open Directory

Posted by SoccerFire | 9:30 PM | | 0 comments »

I would advise you to add the URL of your Blog or Site to several Open Directories. An open directory specializes in linking your page to other content related blogs or sites and catogorizes those links. Here I've made a list of several free open directories that I've used.

Dmoz
Lii
Femina
Aigam
Toronto1
Elib
nzs

There are many more free open directorie. I know it takes a lot of time to add your URL to the directories. But it's really worth it.

There are two main ways to make your blog popular.
You have the good way and you have the bad way. The bad way is like spamming
your link everywhere, on youtube for example or mailing your link to everybody but
thats not the right way. We need to follow the nice way, the way to succes and not the way to get banned. A good way is to make your blog popular is participate in a link exchange program. You then give your link and exchange it with someone else.
This way you will get a higher score in PageRank. Doesn't seem so hard, right?

Then there's another way that will give you a lot of popularity:
it helps when you post a comment on related blog and put your link beneath it, this way Google and other search engines will index you much faster. (I will make a list of good link exchange sites at the bottom of my blog). Be sure to add your Blog URL to the different search engines like Google, Yahoo, ... don't forget google Blog search and adding your blog to different open directories they could give your blog a big boost in traffic.

Content and Content

Make sure that your content is unique, don't go copying and pasting!
Add pictures or videos to give your articles a nice look, and make sure that it is unique and helps people solving there problems.
So don't post wrong information it will only give you a bad name.
There are exceptions, for example if you can't write or you just don't have the
time to write your own articles you could still look at free articles on the web
or even hire writers to write for you. Be aware there are some articles with copyrights so before you go copying and pasting somebodies article make sure you have his or her permission to publish the article on your blog.

Breaking news who doesn't like that?

There's also a tricky way but if you're lucky everything is possible. :D
For this you need a good source of information. What I mean is, make some contacts on the web that can give you valuable information. It takes time to find the right contacts, but keep on pushing trough.

Bad publicity?

Actually bad publicity doesn't exists because it's not killing you right?
There are many people who use this kind of publicity to get noticed and become
popular, but you need to have the guts to do this and you need be ready for the consequences of your actions.

Introduction

Posted by SoccerFire | 5:29 PM | | 0 comments »

I guess that you are looking to earn some money right?
Then you are at the wrong place, just kidding. ;d
You can earn lots of money with blogging. If you know the tips and tricks of blogging you could make a lot of money.

If you don't think you can blog, you can always try. It never hurts to try, even if you earn 1$ a day it helps! Each day you spend on blogging, the more you will get experienced in it and learn from your mistakes.
Each day you will gain experience and maybe a little bit of money if you are patient.
Some days you will earn a lot and some days will be tragical. My advice is never give up or die trying. Good luck!

Privacy Policy

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