Sunday, 26 August 2012

Under-19 World Cup: India beat Australia by 6 wickets to win the title


The Indian boys did it again. Beating the defending champions Australia, India bagged the 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Townsville, Australia.
It was literally a skipper's day out there as Indian captain, Unmukt Chand, scored a century to take India to their third under-19 title.
Earlier, India frittered away the early advantage as defending champions Australia recovered from a shaky start to post a competitive 225 for 8 in the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here on Sunday.
Electing to field after winning the toss amid overcast conditions, the Indians had the Aussies on the mat at 38 for 4 before host skipper William Bosisto (87 not out) rebuilt the innings with the help of some notable contributions down the order.
Both teams named the same XIs that had got them through the knockouts. While Australia, aiming for a fourth title, entered the final undefeated, India had lost one game in the first group stage to the West Indies.

Sandeep Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for India, grabbing four wickets in his 10 overs that conceded 54 runs and included a couple of maidens.
In conditions that have favoured bowlers all through the tournament, two-time winners India could not have asked for a better start as Sharma struck in his very first over.
He removed both the openers - Cameron Bancroft (2) and Jimmy Peirson (0) - in his first spell itself. The Oz team was looking down the barrel as a couple of more wickets fell in quick succession.
However, Bosisto took charge of the proceedings and gradually steadied the ship sharing a 65-run fifth wicket stand with Travis Head (37) to start with.
But the Indians managed to get back when Harmeet Singh and Baba Aparajith combined to run out Head after a mix-up between the two batsmen.
Head took off for a single from the non-strikers end, but was sent back by Bosisto. Harmeet moved quickly to pick up the ball and threw it to Aparajith, who ran out Head.
Head's 56-ball knock included five fours.
The Indians, however, let slip the advantage once again as Bosisto found another able partner in Ashton Turner (43). Together the duo accelerated the scoring rate and put on 93 runs for the sixth wicket.
Turner was the more aggressive of the two batsmen, sending down three boundaries and a six during his 50-ball knock before becoming Sharma's third victim of the match.
The Aussie score read 196 for six at that stage and it wasn't long before the Indians managed to send the tail back to the pavillion.
But Bosisto held fort at one end and his 120-ball patient innings included six boundaries.
More importantly, the skipper managed to take his team past the 200-mark, which gave the Aussies the crucial psychological edge as most of the games so far have been low-scoring thrillers.

U-19 WC final: India win U-19 World Cup

India are on 205-4 in the final of the U-19 World Cup match against Australia in Townsville, Australia. Skipper Unmukt Chand is on 103 in 126 balls and Smit Patel is on 50 in 79 balls. Earlier, Australia made   225 runs for 8 wickets in their alloted 50 overs.  

India got off to a shaky start losing opener Prashant Chopra for 0, Baba Aparajith and Hanuma Vihari. After 20 overs, they were 86/3.
India frittered away the early advantage as defending champions Australia recovered from a shaky start to post a competitive 225 for 8 in the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Townsville on Sunday.


Electing to field after winning the toss amid overcast conditions, the Indians had the Aussies on the mat at 38 for 4 before host skipper William Bosisto (87 not out) rebuilt the innings with the help of some notable contributions down the order.

Both teams named the same XIs that had got them through the knockouts. While Australia, aiming for a fourth title, entered the final undefeated, India had lost one game in the first group stage to the West Indies.

Sandeep Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for India, grabbing four wickets in his 10 overs that conceded 54 runs and included a couple of maidens.

In conditions that have favoured bowlers all through the tournament, two-time winners India could not have asked for a better start as Sharma struck in his very first over.
He removed both the openers -- Cameron Bancroft (2) and Jimmy Peirson (0) -- in his first spell itself. The Oz team was looking down the barrel as a couple of more wickets fell in quick succession.
However, Bosisto took charge of the proceedings and gradually steadied the ship sharing a 65-run fifth wicket stand with Travis Head (37) to start with.

India: Prashant Chopra, Unmukt Chand (c), Baba Aparajith, Hanuma Vihari, Vijay Zol, Akshdeep Deependra Nath, Smit Kamleshbhai Patel (wk), Kamal Passi, Harmeet Singh, Ravikant Singh, Sandeep Sharma.
Australia: Cameron Timothy Bancroft, James John Peirson (wk), Meyrick John Buchanan, Kurtis Robert Patterson, William Giles Bosisto (c), Travis Michael Head, Ashton James Turner, Alexander James Gregory, Mark Thomas Steketee, Joel Samuel Paris, Gurinder Singh Sandhu

Friday, 24 August 2012

5 Ways to Boost Your Google Adsense CTR

There are Adsense publisher for some time now, and it would like to share 5 Adsense techniques that helped me increase your monthly Adsense income. Hopefully these tips will work for you, too.




1. Blend your Ad background with your content. Nothing turns off a visitor more than a page that's full of loud ads. Take a calmer approach to your advertising, and make your Adsense ads look like relevant, helpful content instead of instant money makers.




2. Stay away from the Default Adsense Template. As web surfers, we all have become oblivious to the default Google Adsense layout. Alter your palette, and bring an original look to your site's Adsense units.




3. Use Blue Links. Ever since the internet was born, visitors clicked on blue links. Everyone's used to it. So stick with the blue links, and test lighter/darker versions of them.




4. Use fewer Adsense Units. When I switched from 3 adsense units to 2, I experienced a quick boost in CTR. Many of your Adsense units go unnoticed, which hurts CTR and CPM. Experiment with few Adsense units, and see if it helps your CTR or not.




5. Test, Test, Test. This is the most important concept of all. Never get too complacent with your CTR. You can probably always do better. Always use channel tracking to follow your changes. Keep testing and tweaking, and so enough you will find the best Adsense recipe for your websites.

Related Posts Widget for Blogger

The related posts widget will show a new related posts section below your post page.The related posts are fetched from the those posts having the same label as the current post.
1. Sign in to your blogger account.Go to the dash board.
2.From there goto Template > Edit HTML and expand your widget templates(option on the right)
3.Now Search for this Code
</head>
4.Reaplace it with


<!--Related Posts Scripts and Styles Start-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<style>
#related-posts {
float:center;
text-transform:none;
height:100%;
min-height:100%;
padding-top:5px;
padding-left:5px;
}
#related-posts .widget{
padding-left:6px;
margin-bottom:10px;


}
#related-posts .widget h2, #related-posts h2{
font-size: 1.6em;
font-weight: bold;
color: black;
font-family: Georgia, &#8220;Times New Roman&#8221;, Times, serif;
margin-bottom: 0.75em;
margin-top: 0em;
padding-top: 0em;
}
#related-posts a{
color:blue;
}
#related-posts a:hover{
color:blue;
}
#related-posts ul{
list-style-type:none;
margin:0 0 0px 0;
padding:0px;
text-decoration:bold;
font-size:15px;
text-color:#000000
}
#related-posts ul li{
background:transparent url(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_u4gySN2ZgqE/SnZhv_C6bTI/AAAAAAAAAl4/Rozt7UhvgOo/s200/greentickbullet.png) no-repeat ;
display:block;
list-style-type:none;
margin-bottom: 13px;
padding-left: 30px;
padding-top:0px;}
</style>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var relatedpoststitle="Related Posts";
</script>
<script src='http://files.bloggerplugins.org/related/related.js' type='text/javascript'/>
</b:if>
<!--Related Posts Scripts and Styles End-->
</head>

5.If you want to change the title of your widget you can edit this line of the above code

var relatedpoststitle="Related Posts";
6.If you want you can edit the blue and black colors present in this code
7.Now find this line of code

<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>
Or

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>

8.Now immediately after any of these lines(whichever you could find) place this code snippet


<!-- Related Posts Code Start-->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<div id='related-posts'>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<b:if cond='data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;'>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<script expr:src='&quot;/feeds/posts/default/-/&quot; + data:label.name + &quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=related_results_labels&amp;max-results=6&quot;' type='text/javascript'/></b:if></b:loop><a href='http://www.bloggerplugins.org/2009/08/related-posts-for-blogger-widget.html' style='display:none'>Related Posts Widget</a>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var currentposturl=&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;;

var maxresults=5;
removeRelatedDuplicates(); printRelatedLabels();
</script>
</div>
</b:if>
<!-- Related Posts Code End-->


this line determines the number of related posts that are displayed..and by default 6 posts are fetched from each label.

The Problem With Comments On Your Blog

Most blogs allow customers to configure the blog comments on any of the jobs. These observations relate to the blog or may be completely independent. Comments may also be positive or negative in nature. Whatever kind of note left by a visitor to the blogger can choose to deal with these reactions in many different ways. The blogger can respond to these comments, the block of individual customers to leave comments or use in the future management options to remove comments or to set the blog to require approval of the information as soon as they are posted on the blog. This article will focus on each of these decisions in response to comments on a blog with more detail.

Reply to comments on your blog

The bloggers who commented on the blog can respond to these comments. Applications blog through the blogger to post comments on his personal blog, which allows a blogger to respond directly to comments. This feature bloggers can survive for several completely different conditions, with a destructive feedback, constructive comments and questions. Bloggers, who will receive a devastating comment on the blog can choose to respond to these observations, direct and counter-claims is harmful comments. This makes it possible to identify a critical blogger and defend his original place. The bloggers, who are optimistic about the comments could also respond to these comments praise to thank guests. However, several bloggers can get feedback, which put a question on a blog or a blogger yourself. Bloggers can choose to answer these studies to develop better relationships with visitors to the blog.

Blocking individual customer feedback

Another option is to deal with blog comments that are negative for nature is the dam of feedback from visitors to the blog. In general, bloggers can be a great blog you selected to leave comments on the blog. Bloggers can use this option in situations where the visitor blog comments is a very vibrant media. Bloggers may also want to deny the visitors from making comments on individual blogs, if you tried to clarify in advance the visitors to the visitor, however, continues to provide comments destructive. Bloggers may also want to prohibit people to take a feedback from visitors to the blog, if he believes that the comments are spam.

Use of administrative

However, the alternative choice to survive blog includes comments by using the administrative functions to remove comments or edit the settings to allow the feedback is displayed until the blogger approves them. Weblog homeowners sometimes have the ability to delete a comment left by visitors weblog. Removing this feedback process is often quite easy. However, it is not entirely the result of such a powerful technology blog visitors would be able to learn from these comments before they are deleted. Then remove the comment could prevent some of the guests read the note, but does not guarantee the comment is not to see all blog visitors. However, there is a way for bloggers to make the visitors who do not read the negative comments. Most of the species on the blog software has options that require the blogger to approve all comments before they prove to be accessible to the public.

This gives the blogger the flexibility to remove an earlier comment, either to learn from one of the visitors weblog. The blogger can simply delete all the comments they do not want others to read it before feedback is posted.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

HTML Character Count SEO Tool for Blogger

HTML Character count Tool is a popular tool to count characters that is used for SEO.You can count characters in the following Tool.Character count is mainly used to count Blogger post title characters. In Google SERP(Search Engine Result Page), Google shows 61characters of title of blog post.So keep Blog Title less than or equal to 61 characters. Manual counting of characters in title with white spaces is, i think it is bit difficult So use this tool to count.. 

HTML Character Count Tool
Char Count Tool
Number of Characters:

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Set a Blog to Earn Adsense Revenue


One of the easiest and most popular means to make money online is to set a blog to earn money from Google Adsense. All you will be required to do is to set up a blog, write good content and place Google Adsense code on it. You will earn money whenever anybody clicks on the ads supplied by Google Adsense. Though this concept may seem simple and easy, but it requires hard work, persistence and consistent efforts. Today, I want to share 6 steps on how to set a blog and earn money from Google Adsense program.

#1. Find a Niche


What is a niche? Niche simply means an activity or position that suits someone talents and personality. Though if you’re already into blogging or any online business, the meaning of a niche won’t sound new to you. But whatever the case may be, if you’re planning to run a blog that you don’t want to run out of content in the future, you must find a niche that you have passion for so that it can be easy for you to write about it. Examples of some popular and profitable niches are Weight loss, Education, Make Money Online, Sport, News and many more.


#2. Start Your Blog


After finding a suitable niche for your blog, the next thing to do is to think of starting your own blog. I have come across so many people online and offline who think blogging is a hard thing to start, but what I always tell them is that blogging is the easiest thing to do, you just have to learn how to do it. If you can access your Facebook, Twitter and Email account on your own without anybody’s help, then you can blog.

There are many blogging platforms out there for you to start with such as blogger.com, blog.com, wordpress.com, wordpress.org etc. Some of these blogging platforms are free while some are paid. If you have enough money to start a paid one, you can go for wordpress.org. But if you don’t have enough money on you to start a paid one, you can go for a free ones like blogger.com. After setting up the blog that suit you best then sign up for adsense. Blogger.com is the best free and easy to use blogging platform while wordpress.org is the best paid blogging platform.


#3. Sign Up For Google Adsense


After setting up your blog the next thing you need to do is to sign up for Google Adsense account. Google Adsense is free but your blog will need to be reviewed before you will be approved. The approval may take three days.

In case you applied but you were not approved, don’t get discouraged. Google Adsense will send a message to you with the reasons why your applications was rejected, use it to fix the problem(s) and re-apply again.


#4. Write Quality & Useful Content


One of the key elements of a successful blog is a quality and useful content. If you really want to make money with your blog using Google Adsense, you need to write tangible content on your blog in order to attract visitors and keep them coming back to your blog. Always make it a duty to post new and quality content to your blog often so that your readers will always find new content on your blog and you will have more chance to have more readers. The number of readers you’re able to attract to your blog will determine the number of clicks you get on your ads.

#5. Drive Traffic To Your Blog


Though you have set up your blog, install adsense on it and have written quality content on it, if you don’t let people know about it, that mean you will be the only one reading your blog. You need to drive traffic to your blog to make it expose to the world.

There are various means to drive traffic to you blog, we have paid and free means. But I will advise you to stick with free methods because they last longer and obviously don’t cost any money. Some of the best free ways to drive traffic to your blog are: leaving a useful comment on blogs related to yours, participating in forums, using social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, Myspace etc.), writing quality articles on major article directories with link back to your blog. These are the easy free ways to drive traffic to your blog. Note that the amount of traffic you drive to your blog will determine your earnings with adsense.


#6. Repeat Step 4 and 5 Again


If you wish to continue earning adsense revenue on your blog, you need to constantly post fresh and quality article on your blog and also keep driving traffic to your blog. Strive to make your blog better if you want to be successful with adsense revenue program.

Finally, for the first few months, most new blogs with Google Adsense program don’t make much money, but as time goes on their daily earnings improve due to hard work and consistent. But once you start making money with adsense, you will be amazed to see how easy it is to make money with adsense on your blog.

5 Effective Ways to Build Organic Backlinks


Here are 5 Effective Ways to Built organic backlinks quickly. Apart from writing quality content and promoting it through social media, it’s necessary to have some quality backlinks to your blog. After the recent search algorithm changes by Google, many blogs are punished for several reasons. To stay safe and ahead of your competitors, it’s necessary to take some action and building organic backlinks will surely help.
This article is written after getting inspired from a video by Matt Cutts, the head of Google SPAM Team. He clearly mentioned some good points on how to build organic backlinks.

WHAT ARE ORGANIC BACKLINKS ?

There are thousands of ways to build links to your blog and none of them are equal to “Organic Backlinks”. In simple words, organic backlinks can be explained as the links that are naturally constructed, which usually happens when you focus on high quality and unique content.

HOW TO BUILT ORGANIC BACKLINKS ?

Here are 5+ sure fire tips that help to built organic backlinks to your blog.

1. CONTROVERSIES

Indulging in a Controversy will easily highlight things mostly if you are on the negative side. You need to follow-up regularly and have to be in touch with trending topics. Words have such a great power and believe me, with a single blog post you can grab the attention of the whole media. Play it safe or otherwise you may face some legal issues.

2. EXPERIMENTS

Experimenting on things will depend on your interest and passion to achieve something. Not everyone can do experiments as it needs lot of time and patience. So, if you are goot at something, then try to experiment on things and publish posts like How-to guides on your blog. This is how unique content can be built and organic backlinks will flow to your article, sometimes for years.

3. FREEBIES

Using a feebie to get subscribers and backlinks is an old yet powerful strategy. You cannot get backlinks immediately, but over time you can get some quality backlinks. This depends on the quality and type of freebie you are providing. If its a regular one, like a free PSD template or a free theme then there wont be much use. Try to work on creative things and give them away for free.

4. COMMUNITIES

Lets consider some blogs in the WordPress niche. There are quite popular and useful blogs on WordPress that help to make the most out of your WordPress blog. Whenever they write an article or list out some resources, links to the articles on other blogs will be included. This purely depends on the author of the article and so its necessary to establish some connections with fellow bloggers.

5. VIDEO BLOGGING

Many have the talent to create useful videos yet don’t try it. Consistent exposure can be gained through video blogging and if you need a sort of inspiration to start with, then you can check TheNewBoston (http://thenewboston.org/tutorials.php). That guy got good programming skills and he is sharing some knowledge through his videos. Make videos and your articles will be linked on many blogs.

BONUS TIP

Forum Participation also helps to get some backlinks. All you have to do is help others by providing some useful answers for questions in sections you have knowledge on. And important thing is don’t SPAM posts with single word answers, it may result in a ban.

OVER TO YOU

That’s it from my side and if I have missed any important one, let me know through comments. If you don’t agree with any of these methods or want some proofs on how they work, lets start the discussion now.

How to Make your Blog Visitors Become Readers

Becoming a professional blogger is not a day job but it is achievable for the ready minded.

One of the most important things every professional blogger care for is their blog visitors, since no blogger can be successful without visitors. So therefore, every blogger must try to make their blog stand out so that visitors keep checking back. Here are some measures bloggers should take into consideration if they want their blog visitors to turn to readers.

1. Design: if you want to remain successful in your blogging career, you must make a unique template for your blog for it to stand out among the rest. You cannot just go and download any template from the internet and upload it to your blog directly without making any changes on it, because whenever a visitor comes on your blog and sees the same templates that has been used on other blogs on your blog, he/she might got a bad impression on the first visit and might not check back again. You can contact admin@justnaira.com for professional blogger templates.

2. Page Load Time: This is another factor why your visitors might not like your blog. If your blog take time to load visitors might just close your blog tab. If you want your blog to load faster, you have to get rid of some dead links in your template, remove pictures from your blog background & change it into a simple color and don’t use too many gadgets since it contributes to blog loading time. You can send in your blog template to admin@justnaira.com for dead link scanning & changing of background images to simple colors (This is only for the first 10 People).

3. Visitor’s Queries: Visitors might not like a blog if queries submitted via the comment box are not answered by blog owner(s). If visitor’s queries are ignored, there are likely chances that visitors don’t check back again.

4. Not Easy to Read: When choosing color for blog, bloggers should endeavor to choose a nice color combination for their blog since with a nice font size that is normal.

5. Writing Skills: Bloggers must learn how to write a good and well organized post on their blog. A well detailed post will give a visitor a good impression about your blog and that might turn the visitor to a reader. Visitors get bored with long and boring articles. So keep all unnecessary details away from your post.

6. Post Consistently: No visitor will check back on a dead blog again. So try to make a schedule to post on a regular interval. This does not imply that you must always post every day, but make it a duty to post quality posts consistently.

7. Copying Articles From Other Blogs: Don’t copy articles from other blog/site and paste it directly on your blog. This tends to reduce your blog reputation when visitor’s finds out the contents on your blog are copied ones. If you cannot make a post on your own, try and edit the ones you found on other blog/website to make it original.

If you take the measure outlined above carefully, you should be able to convert your blog visitors to readers. If you have other measures that are missing, use the comment box to share it with others.

How to Add Related Post Widget with Thumbnails to Blogger Blog

1.Log in to your Blogger Dashboard and Navigate to Layout ==> Edit HTML and checked the Expand Widget Templates Check box. Then use (CTRL+F) to find </head> in your templates.

2.Paste the code below before the closing </head> tag.

<!--Related Posts with thumbnails Scripts www.justnaira.com-->
<!-- remove --><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<style type="text/css">
#related-posts {
float:center;
text-transform:none;
height:100%;
min-height:100%;
padding-top:5px;
padding-left:5px;
}

#related-posts h2{
font-size: 1.6em;
font-weight: bold;
color: black;
font-family: Georgia, &#8220;Times New Roman&#8221;, Times, serif;
margin-bottom: 0.75em;
margin-top: 0em;
padding-top: 0em;
}
#related-posts a{
color:black;
}
#related-posts a:hover{
color:black;
}

#related-posts  a:hover {
background-color:#d4eaf2;
}
</style>
<script type='text/javascript'>
var defaultnoimage="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jM8-wHc3NKY/TPyEXEv34II/AAAAAAAAADE/pgs7crFJ_D4/s1600/no+Image+1.png";
var maxresults=5;
var splittercolor="#d4eaf2";
var relatedpoststitle="Related Posts";
</script>
<script src='http://olusegun-fapohunda-calculator.googlecode.com/svn/wiki/related-post-with-thumbnails.js' type='text/javascript'/>
<!-- remove --></b:if>
<!--Related Posts with thumbnails Scripts www.justnaira.com-->

3.Now find any of this code in your template:
<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'/>
Or
<div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'/>
Now immediately after any of these lines (whichever you could find) place the code snippet below
<!-- Related Posts with Thumbnails Code Start www.justnaira.com-->
<!-- remove --><b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<div id='related-posts'>
<b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'>
<b:if cond='data:label.isLast != &quot;true&quot;'>
</b:if>
<script expr:src='&quot;/feeds/posts/default/-/&quot; + data:label.name + &quot;?alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=related_results_labels_thumbs&amp;max-results=5&quot;' type='text/javascript'/></b:loop>
<script type='text/javascript'>
removeRelatedDuplicates_thumbs();
printRelatedLabels_thumbs(&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;);
</script>
</div><div style='clear:both'/>
<!-- remove --></b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'><b:if cond='data:post.isFirstPost'>
<a href='http://www.justnaira.com/2012/07/how-to-add-related-post-widget-with.html'><img style="border: 0" alt="Related Posts Widget For Blogger with Thumbnails" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jM8-wHc3NKY/TPyFOT4CmhI/AAAAAAAAADM/MvlLp1fyfoM/s1600/blogger-widgets.png" /></a><a href='http://www.justnaira.com' ><img style="border: 0" alt="Blogger Templates" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jM8-wHc3NKY/TPyE7xQNQxI/AAAAAAAAADI/GzCRDLFH7s0/s1600/blogger-templates.png" /></a>
</b:if></b:if>
<!-- Related Posts with Thumbnails Code End www.justnaira.com-->
4. Now Save your template.

Widget Configuration

1. To change the total no of posts displayed in your blog posts, Edit the following line of code.
var maxresults=5;

2. To Edit the title of the widget, change the following line of code.
var relatedpoststitle="Related Posts";

That's all folks.

Meta Tag Generator Tool for Bloggers & Webmasters

Meta Tag Generator Tool
META tags are the most popular HTML tags that describe the contents of a webpage and tell the search engines what your blog or website is all about. Meta tags allow search engines to index your web pages more accurately, it also communicate with the search engines and tells more information about your site and make it index your site more accurately and correctly.

A Mata Tag generator tool has been created to assist bloggers and webmasters to create important tags within a second without any knowledge of SEO. Below is the Meta tag creator tool with the meaning of each terms, all you have to generate your Meta Tag is to fill the form and hit the “Create Meta tags” button and paste the results in your blog or website HTML page header i.e. between the <head> and closing </head> tag.

Meta Tag Generator Tool 


Description:
Keywords:
Author (Optional):
Robots (Optional):



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How to Disable Right Click on Blogger to Prevent Copying Content

I run a career blog where graduates can find latest job vacancies in Nigeria so I noticed some people are copying my blog content to their blog and they claim to be the owner of the post. What I did to curb this was to add a simple JavaScript code to my blog to disable right click option to prevent others from copying contents and images on my blog.

Today, I will explain how and the code I add to my blog to prevent this.
The simple JavaScript code is:

<script>
var message="Right click is disabled!!";
function clickIE4(){if (event.button==2){alert(message);return false;}}
function clickNS4(e){if (document.layers||document.getElementById&&!document.all){if (e.which==2||e.which==3){alert(message);return false;}}}
if (document.layers){document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);document.onmousedown=clickNS4;}
else if (document.all&&!document.getElementById){document.onmousedown=clickIE4;}
document.oncontextmenu=new Function("alert(message);return false")
</script>

How to Add the Code to Blogger Blogs

#1. Login to Blogger > Go to Layout > Add a Gadget > Click on  HTML/JAVASCRIPT

#2. A window will pop out, then paste the JavaScript above into the pop up window.


#3. Now click on Save 

If you follow the tutorial above carefully, nobody will be able to copy your blog contents and images again.

How to Add Beautiful Drop-Down Menu to Blogger/Blog

I was recently asked by some of this blog loyal reader that I should make a post on how they can add a beautiful drop-down menu to their blogger blog. 

Presently, there are many ways to add a drop-down menu to blogger blogs but most of these methods are sometime complicated or wrong. So today, a simple and easy method will be explained here on how a beautiful drop-down menu can be added to blogger blogs and how you can easily customize it to your taste.

1. Go to Blogger Dashboard ==>Template ==> Edit HTML

2. Now search for ]]></b:skin> in your template. This can be easily searched for by usingCTRL + F.

3. Paste the code below above the code stated in the 2nd step.



.menu{
border: 2px solid black;
margin:0px;
padding:0px;
font: 67.5% “Century Gothic”, “Bitstream Vera Sans”, “Trebuchet Unicode MS”, “Lucida Grande”, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size:15px;
font-weight:bold;
}
.menu ul{
background: pink;
height:35px;
list-style:none;
margin:0;
padding:0;
}
.menu li{
float:left;
padding:0px;
}
.menu li a{
background: pink;
color: black;
display:block;
font-weight: normal;
line-height:35px;
margin:0px;
padding:0px 25px;
text-align:center;
text-decoration:none;
}
.menu li a:hover, .menu ul li:hover a{
background: black;
color: lightblue;
text-decoration:none;
}
.menu li ul{
background: pink;
display: none;
height:auto;
padding:0px;
margin:0px;
border:0px;
position:absolute;
width:225px;
z-index:200;
/*top:1em;
/*left:0;*/
}
.menu li:hover ul{
display:block;

}
.menu li li {
background: ;
display:block;
float:none;
margin:0px;
padding:0px;
width:225px;
}
.menu li:hover li a{
background: ;

}
.menu li ul a{
display:block;
height:35px;
font-size:12px;
font-style:normal;
margin:0px;
padding:0px 10px 0px 15px;
text-align:left;
}
.menu li ul a:hover, .menu li ul li:hover a{
background: lightblue;
border: 0px solid black;
color: black;
text-decoration:none;
}
.menu p{
clear:left;
}  
4.Now save your template then go back to “Layout” and add an “HTML/JavaScript” widget. Then copy and paste the code below into the “HTML/Javascript Widget” box:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN”
    “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd”>
    <html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml” xml:lang=”en” lang=”en”>
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv=”content-type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8″ />
    <title></title>
    <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”menu_style.css” type=”text/css” />
    </head>
    <body>
    <br>
    <br>
    <div class=”menu”>
    <ul>
    <li><a href=”#” >Home</a></li>
    <li><a href=”#” >About Us</a></li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Recipes</a>
    <ul>
    <li><a href=”#”>Breakfast</a></li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Lunch</a></li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Dinner</a></li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Dessert</a></li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Photography<br />
    </a>
    <ul>
    <li><a href=”#”>Babies</a></li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Families</a></li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Seniors</a></li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Crafts</a>
    <ul>
    <li><a href=”#”>Scrapbooking</a></li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Kids Crafts</a></li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    <li><a href=”#”>Contact</a></li>
    </ul>
    </div>

    </body>
    </html> 
5. Finally, drag the widget to the area where you want it to show. 
If you follow this tutorial carefully, you should have something related to the image shown below:

Monday, 20 August 2012

Must Read Before Register Your Own Domain

There are many things a web designer has to think of when designing a website. Moreover, if he has full responsibility, he has to come up with a good domain name as well. Although many think it is not so important, the domain name is as important as your company name, the website or the Facebook page. Having a good domain name will many times not only bring you more traffic, but also make your webpage easier to remember – and this brings traffic too.

Finding the perfect domain name is not easy in today’s web. Many of the domains which you could think of using are either used by another company or bought for profit by individuals or even other businesses. Web professionals often spend more time finding the right domain name than designing an identity or a website.



Branding


Branding is a very important concept for a business. Every company has a brand, which represents their name, logo, color schemes and visual identity. However, not all of them are branded. The difference is in the brand awareness. A company with a brand awareness relies on their customers’ ability to recall and recognize their brand in different conditions and link them to their brand elements. It has something to do with clients being satisfied with a product and recognizing the products. It is the difference between Coca-Cola and a no-name Cola company. Or the difference between Apple and a Taipei-based unknown tablet producer.

Ten years before it was not the case, but today if you have a company and want a powerful brand, basic knowledge of domain names is very important, as it is similar to your office address. It is where people can find and get in touch with you.

Extensions


The three most used extensions in the world are .com, .net and .org. A domain name with one of these extensions might seem ideal for any kind of business. Going for a free international domain such as .tk might not be so successful. It happens many times that visitors can’t remember your website, so they try the name and these three popular extensions. This is what I also do most of the time, as I assume a company I would be interested in doing business with, or a website I would be interested in visiting would have one of these three extensions. The three top extensions got so popular that, as I just said, visitors just expect companies to use them.
  • Some domain names providers offer the option of buying all three at a discounted price. Having all three of them with your brand name will be very useful for you in the future – this is a very intelligent move that will put you in pole position.

Another advantage of using all three (or one of the three) is that they are very cheap to buy. The support for them is also all over the place and it it more difficult to find a provider which doesn’t sell them than one which does. Now I am not saying you simply have to own one of these three. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg has one of the coolest domain names ever: www.ma.tt. Yes, he has a Trinidad & Tobago domain, but  it fits his name perfectly. If you can find something intelligent like that, go for it. But think of the fact that people who don’t know too much about the web don’t even realize there is something else besides .com, .net and .org.



This section should be food for thought. However, choosing the domain extension should be one of the easiest task in creating a powerful brand. But wait, there is much more to follow.


Location


Talking about extensions, location is something else you might want to think of. It depends a lot on your business and its purpose. It depends a lot on the audience, market and their behavior. If you have a Danish company targeting only Danes, having a website ending in .com would make no sense, when the option of having a .dk extension is easy to spot. All countries have their own domain extensions. TLDs (top-level domains) are obviously not the only ones available.


Using a country-code TLD is mostly for companies and individuals in the respective country. Wikipedia has a long and complete list of worldwide TLDs. It is easy to notice that some of them require either having a company registered in the country or at least a permit of residence, therefore registering them might not be so easy if you look at coming up with a trick as Matt did.

It is also an option for the ones targeting nations not using an English alphabet, like the Asian or Arabian countries; or Russia. Those are called IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) and you should only use them to supplement a .com address (or any other TLD); otherwise it will get confusing for visitors whose main language is English or whose alphabet is the one we use in Europe or America.

Hacks



We talked about them a bit earlier. Hacks are those smart things you can do to integrate the domain extension into your domain name. Surprising or not, there are even tools out there on the web that can help you find possible combinations. Domai.nr is probably the best one to use, as it gives you very many options at a simple search. People decide to use hacks not only because they are cool, but mostly because they are very close to finding the right domain name for their company, but it is taken. This is so frustrating and it will happen so many times when you search for a domain name. Finding the right domain name for you is not going to be easy, therefore you might want to look into hacks.

Before buying


Great, now you found your domain and are ready to buy it. No, you are not! Something is missing. You need to make sure your domain name does not create legal issues. Make sure it is not similar to the one of another company doing the same business as you do.


Microsoft vs. MikeRoweSoftis the most popular dispute regarding domain name infringement. This happened almost 10 years ago and was a huge case in the media, when the young web designer Mike Rowe was disputing his domain name with the American giant because of the domain name’s resonance.

Applying for a trademark is something huge companies do, as they know their websites will be popular by default, but this is really expensive to go for. If you are just in the beginning, you might want to protect your name some other way and leave purchasing a trademark for later down the road. Some technique you could use is called bulk purchasing. Many individuals prefer to buy lots of domains with different extensions, but the same name, and redirect all of them to the main website.

WHOIS services


A mistake many individuals make is registering their domains under a WHOIS privacy service. This is a very dangerous technique, although it seems like it is a helpful one first time you hear about it. What happens if you register your domain under a WHOIS privacy service is that your contact details are hidden. Instead, the fields are filled in with the name of your provider. Why is this dangerous? Because according to ICANN policies, is the name in the WHOIS details that owns the domain.



This means that if your website gets hacked, you have little chance of proving the domain was actually yours. If their name is in the records, it is actually them owning the domain you paid for. So even if you want to protect your name, I don’t advise you to do it by using these services, as it is very dangerous.

Conclusion


Having a good domain name can also improve the user experience on your website. Even if today many of a website’s visits come from search engines and referrals, having an easy to remember domain name is always going to be helpful. They are likely to reduce the percentage of people forgetting how to find you.

Keep in mind that top-level domains can help you in search engine results. A .com will always be indexed faster and better than a .ru. Spending time to think of all details and find the right domain name is something that will take a lot of time.

Is there a specific way you search for a domain? Have you ever paid for a domain through an auction? Do you think the domain name matters?