Sunday, August 10, 2008

Placing Adsense ads inside or between blog posts

How to add adsense ads inside Blogger blog posts or between blog posts:-

Adding adsense ads inside blog posts is a very good thing to do to increase your CTR.
CTR means"(the number of times your ad clicked) divided by (number of times it is shown).So,the more CTR you have,the more $$ you get.

As we know,there are more chances for the ads to be clicked when they are in the middle(blog posts) rather than at the sidebars(especially the right sidebar),footer,etc.So,

How to place adsense ads between Blog posts:

By doing this,the adsense units will be displayed between the blog posts in the homepage,archive pages and permalink(individual post pages).
Follow the procedure to do this:

1.Sign in to your blogger dashboard>click on the layout link

click on the layout link

2.Click on the Edit link in the "Blog Posts' column[look at the below screenshot]
click on Edit ..............a pop up window opens..........

3.Check the box next to 'Show ads between Posts'

next,configure the ads,choose the format,colours,etc and SAVE THE CHANGES.
configure the ads That's it! Now your adsense ads will show between blog posts.

If you want to know how to add the adsense ads inside the blog post rather than between the post, follow this:-

Showing adsense ads inside Blogger blog Posts:-

1.Sign in to your blogger dashboard>layout>Edit html

Check the box next to 'Expand Widget Templates'

2.Scroll down the window till you see this code

3.Replace that code in the template with the below code

4.Again,scroll down the template and find out data-post body tag[look at the below screenshot]
and paste the below code just above that code{this will show ads above the post body}.If you want ads to show below the post,paste the code below that tag.

Here is the code to paste:-

That's it!

Leave you comments if you like the post or if you have any questions doubts.

how to submit blogger sitemap to google-useful tip for new bloggers

This tip explains how to generate and submit blogger sitemap to google webmaster tools:
Before doing this,let me say what are sitemaps and how they will help us.The reason we use them is,they will help google bot to crawl,index pages of your site and tell you if there are any problems when they try to index it.It also helps you to know,how many pages exactly are indexed,and what people searched in the search engine to visit your site.
Let me explain the detailed procedure on how to submit your blogger sitemap to google.
1.First,go to google webmaster tools and sign in with your gmail account.
2.After you logged in, you will see this asking you to add a site.
google webmaster tools
Add your blog url('t add with http or www.

3.Next,it asks you to verify your site.It is just to confirm whether you are the owner or not.

CLICK on the 'verify your site' link.

click the 'verify your site' link


choose verification method

4.There are two ways to verify your ownership but, there is only one way for the blogger users to add a metatag.

copy the metatag

5.Copy the metatag.

Now,sign into your blogger account>click the layout button>Edit html and paste the metatag just after the head tag and save the changes.

paste the metatag like this
and click the verify button in the google webmaster tools and there will be a confirmation message saying that you have sucessfully verified.

conformation message

Now,you have to submit a sitemap for google to crawl your site.Go back to the google webmaster dashboard or (home) and click the 'Add' link which is next to your blog name and in the Sitemaps column.Then,you see this,

Choose 'Add general web sitemap' from the dropdown menu and type rss.xml or atom.xml next to your blog address as shown below


and click the 'Add General Web Sitemap' button.

6.That's it.Now your sitemap is successfully submitted to google.Check 2 or 3 days after and you will see the detailed statistics of your blog(indexed pages,any errors,etc.)

If you have any questions regarding this,you can ask here via your comments

Adding meta tags to blogger(blogspot) blogs,websites-SEO

If you don't know what meta tags are, and what is the importance of adding meta tags, here is the detailed description on how to add them to your blogger(blogspot) blogs or any website.

Do you know adding meta tags is so important if you want to get more traffic from search engines like google,yahoo,msn,etc,especially the meta description is the most important one.

If you don't know what meta tags are,Meta tags are the tags which describes your site and tells the search engines what your site is all about.Adding meta tags is an important factor in SEO.(Search Engine Optimisation).Meta tags allows search engines to index your web pages more accurately. In other words,Meta tags communicate with the search engines and tells more information about your site and make it index correctly and accurately.
Here is an example.This is what I got when I typed 'Kranthi tips' in the Google Search Engine.

adding meta tags to blogger
As you can observe.'Tips and tricks............' is the meta tags description which I added to my site.

We have to add two meta tags to the head section of the template.One is the Meta description which describes your site and another one is Meta Keywords which tells about your site keywords(what your site is all about)

Here is how to add meta tags to your blogger(blogspot) blog:

1.Sign in to your blogger dashboard>click the 'layout' button[see the screenshot below]
click on the 'layout' link
2.Click on the 'Edit html' tab
click on the 'edit html' tab

Here is the code you have to add

'DESCRIPTION HERE' name='description'/>
'KEYWORDS HERE' name='keywords'/>
'AUTHOR NAME HERE' name='author'/>
DESCRIPTION HERE:Write your blog description
KEYWORDS:Write the keywords of your blog
AUTHOR NAME:Write the author's name(Your name)

3.Add the above code just after this [Look at the below screenshot]

add the code just like this
Don't forget to add description and keywords.
and save the changes.


Several people were filling with just the keywords in the description.DON'T DO THAT.Google and other search engines will ban your site from the search engines list if you did so.And also,don't repeat the keyword more than 3 times.

That's it!You have sucessfully added the metatags to your blogger(blogpsot) blog.If you want to check whether you added the meta tags correctly or not,just type 'meta tags analyzer tool' in the google and you will find so many sites which can check whether you have added the tags correctly or not.

How to add "Email Subscription Form" to your blog(blogger,blogspot)

This post explains how to add "Email Subscription Form"to your blog:

If are a new blogger,you may have seen an email subscrtiption form like the below one in other blogs while browsing.

It is delevered by FeedBurner.When people subscribe,they will recieve a email with your blog posts whenever your blog is updated.It is a very easy thing and make your visitors come back again and again to your blog.

So,Let's see how to add a "Email Subscription form" like that in your blog:

1.First,Sign in to your FeedBurner account.If you don't have a FeedBurner account yet,you can register it here

2.Click on the "My Feeds" link at the top of the page and next ,click on your blog name[look at the below screenshot]

3.Next,Click on the 'Publicize' tab as shown below.

4.Select the "Email Subscriptions" option[look at the left sidebar]

5.Next, you will see like this

Click on 'Activate'

6.If you look at the sidebar now,there are a few more options under the Email Subscriptions column namely Subscription Management,Communication Preferences,Email Branding and Delivery options.Edit them according to your needs.

Now,Click on the Subscription Managemant option and copy the code they provide[see the below *screenshot*]

7.Um............Finally,the last step

Sign in to your blogger dashboard>layout>add a page element>html/javascript

and paste the code and SAVE THE CHANGES.

That's it!..........too long process know? No.Very simple process to do.

OK.Why don't you subscribe to this site Email updates -So,you will be up to date with the latest blogger tips and tricks.More & More coming soon................

How to track your blog visitors?

As a new blogger(webmaster),it is always interesting to know how many people are visiting your blog/site,pageviews,where they are coming from,which sites are referring,how many are coming via Search Engines(google,yahoo,etc) and what they are typing in the search engines to visit your site.
These stastistics are very handy interms of improving your blog and it is for FREEsmile

If you search the google,you will find hundreds of sites which will track the visitors of your blog/site.But,some sites will provide more information about your visitors than the others.
So,how to do this?
Here are the best tracking sources interms of the feautures they provide.

Note:One thing is common for all the tracking sites.First you need to register,and provide the necessary information about your blog/website.Next,they will give you a html code and you have to embed it in your blog.
How to do that in blogger?
1.Sign in to your blogger dashboard.
2.Click on the 'layout' link next to your blog name.
3.Click on the "Add a Page element"
4.Select "html/javascript" and past the code they provide and SAVE THE CHANGES.

From then,your blog will be tracked and you can check your blog stats from time to time after logging in to your registrate's website.

So,here are the good ones:- one is one of the Most Popular tracking source.This is as simple as 123. Just create an account,copy the code from your account and paste it in your blog as suggested above.
You have also the option to keep your blog stats PRIVATE.
They will give you the stats on how many pageviews(hits) per day,unique visitors,geolocation of the visitors,how many users online,and much more...As it is simple(not much animation),you site will load as fast as it is before.Stats are updated hourly.
You can setup a Free Account here the Sitemeter which is very simple, this site will have very cool and animated counters.
animated countersanimated countersanimated countersanimated counters

Tracking is updated every 5 minutes.I personally using this site for my blogs.Like Sitemeter,
this is also have the option to keep your site stats PRIVATE.
They will provide Animated graphs about your site visitors and fully animative.
You can register with them here

statcounter here!As in the name,it is a stats counter.It is fast,free,and quick loading.
Invisible tracking is available and no ads on your site.All the stats are in real time and super fast.It is not much animated as will provide pageviews,unique vistors,visitors activity,search engine wars,keyword analysis,and many more..
Register a free counter for your blog here

How to disable right click in blogger(blogspot) or any webpage

This post explains how to disable right click on blogger(blogspot) or any other webpage using a html(javascript) code.
It is so annoying if someone copies(thefts) your blog posts,articles,images and another kind of information owned by you saying that they are the original owners of the content.
But,I think 'disabling right click' is not the right solution for that.
Most people come to your site to read information and very small percentage of people come to your site to steal your work,images,etc.So,most people feel it insulting and I think it's very unprofessional thing to do

If you want to protect your images,my suggestion is to add a Watermark(logo) of your sitename,or your name on the images,pictures,etc.
Note:Using this javascript code,you only disable the right click by warning the visitors that the content is copyrighted.

That's all my personal opinion,However if you despirately want to add this feauture,You can get this code here.

Where to paste it in blogger ?
Sign in to your blogger dashboad>layout>Add a Pageelement>html/javascript(look at the screenshot below)
and paste the below javascript code and Save the changes.

How it works?
If you right click on the webpage,a message will pop up on screen saying "function disabled".If you want to change the message to you own one like "sorry....the work is copyrighted" or something like that,replace the "funtion disabled" text with your own message in the Javascript code.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


One quality often characterizes people who work abroad: Determination, in this case, to make it to another country. If you're going to move to France, Thailand or some other far-off land, this quality is often a prerequisite. Searching for work in the US alone can be a challenge, and now you're dealing with the additional hurdles of a foreign language and unfamiliar customs.

But determination is not enough. Typically, those who succeed in finding work abroad have a strategy to make it happen. How do you turn your determination into results? Here are five strategies for finding international jobs.

Just Go

This isn't the strategy for everyone, given the risks, but it's one time-tested, adventurous way to jump-start an international career. The idea is simple: Choose your country, move there and hope for the best. Actually, those who subscribe to the "just do it" mentality often incorporate an extensive amount of planning into the process.
They research the job market in a particular region, make contacts and assess how long they'll be able to make it on their allocated funds. If all goes well, they reason, they'll find a job. If not, they've had an adventurous experience.

Move up the Ladder

A more conservative approach is to find a company known for sending its employees abroad. There's no guarantee you'll be among those chosen for an international stint, but setting this as a goal, and letting your managers know of your interest, is one way to work an overseas job into your long-term career plan. If your employer knows you're interested in an international assignment, you'll be able to use periodic reviews as a way to discuss the possibility of achieving this goal. Companies need to match the right people for overseas assignments, but they also want those with a strong desire to work abroad.

Make Connections

In these days of global communications, it's often possible to make contacts in other countries. To get started, join online discussion groups related to your profession. Whether you're a Java coder or a marketing guru, you will be able to find email lists and other forums devoted to your profession, often with members from other countries. Get to know them, seek advice and offer some to learn about opportunities in other countries. Online forums unrelated to work may be valuable meeting spots, too, but those connected with a specific field or area of expertise are often best for making the sort of contacts helpful in finding international work.

Go to School

You may think you've had enough of education, but learning opportunities abound in other countries, from immersion language courses to archaeology programs connected with ongoing digs. Once you're in a country, you'll be in a much better position to make the local connections needed to find paid work. Of course, you should be aware of the rules for work permits. Taking a full-time job may be prohibited under the terms of a student visa.

Start a Business or Freelance

Again, this isn't for everyone, but it is one way to make it to another country. Gain experience abroad, learn the language and start making local contacts. Those able to freelance from another country, such as technical writers or graphic artists, may be able to support themselves on US work as they establish themselves elsewhere. Starting a business abroad, whether it's as a bed-and-breakfast in Mexico or a tour operation in Russia, is another route. Ambitious, yes, but it can be done.

Excerpted from the Australia Career Guide

Employment in sales, IT, accounting and finance, office support, and marketing should be abundant in the near future. Other areas showing positive employment signs include health care, pharmaceuticals, call centers and customer service, consumable goods, transportation, wholesale distribution, domestic travel, and leisure camping and eco-tours.

Excerpted from the Australia Career Guide

A recent government study identified skills shortages in Australia in the following areas:

• C++ programming
• E-commerce security
• Firewall/Internet security
• Java security and electronic commerce
• PeopleSoft
• Progress
• Satellite design
• Siebel
• Sybase SQL Server

Excerpted from the Australia Career Guide

Specialists remain much in demand. Increases in personal bankruptcies and failing businesses have created demand for specialists in insolvency and corporate recovery work. The New Tax System introduced in 2000 has caused many commercial headaches, creating a strong need for high level Chartered Accountants.

The introduction of the new system has also prompted a significant interest in freelance bookkeepers to oversee the traditionally ad hoc approach to accounts many small businesses followed. Bookkeepers are now much in demand, particularly those with a solid knowledge of the industry-standard Australian software MYOB (Mind Your
Own Business).

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