Showing posts with label Blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blogging. Show all posts

Sunday, 20 July 2014

How to upload and make downloadable zip files and pdf files in blogger

upload files
Guys, you must have wondered at one point of time about creating a download page for your users/followers of your blog and went on to search for options on the web or if you were a noob then you must have tried to find out just how it is achieved. We'll see how to upload zip files and pdf files and make use of an attachment in blogger. Now, we're not talking about a download page that lets you download images but a page that would also let you download Zip files, rar files, pdf files and other file formats. We all know Blogger doesn't support all the file formats we just mentioned. But what is the solution we have apart from those services like Dropbox, 4shared, mediafire, etc. where you would have to make an account for downloading content in some cases? Why to get yourself in all that mess? We have a very simple option for this to be done. Amazed? Oh you should be. Read on to find out how it's done.


Follow these steps:


1) Head over to Google sites.
2) Sign in with your Google account there.
3) What you see next will be very much the same what's given below in the image.


Create a Website

4) As soon as you this, click the red button which reads Create.
5) After you click create, name your site as shown in the image below.


Choosing a name for your business

6) Now that you're done with the site creation, you'll see your site listed like in the image below.


Blog sites list

7) Click on your site link and you'll be directed to a page that looks like this. Now click on the gear icon at the top right corner of the page and then click Manage site.


Manage site

8) After you click manage, you'll see the next screen like in the image below:


attachment

9) Click on Attachments, then Upload a file of your choice. After you've successfully uploaded a file, right click on the Download link as shown above and press Copy link location as shown in the image above.The Link you've copied can be shared as a download link in any of your posts on your Blog!

Related: Forums for Blogger, Wordpress and other websites

Yes, THAT simple! Why approach other file sharing services when you have Google sites at your disposal. Plus the added advantage of using one single login of your Google account to use this particular service! 
I hope you have learnt how to upload zip files and pdf files and make use of an attachment in blogger.
Happy Blogging!
Cheers!
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Thursday, 17 July 2014

How to make Images Unclickable in Blogger

Welcome back! A lot of bloggers would want to know how to make images unclickable in a Blogger blog. Firstly, why the need to have unclickable images?
Two reasons :
1. To cater to your whims and fancies.
2. Because Blogger provides upto 1 GB of storage for images.
Now if your blog is solely intended for images, (basically, photographers, photo editors and artists) and you post high clarity images, HD stuff all the time; then beware!


Related: How to set alt and title tags for images in Blogger.


  • 'Picasa Web Albums' provides 1 GB image storage facility.
Find out how much of your storage has already been used on Picasa Web Albums. Sign in with your gmail accout and view the bottom of the page.


Secret : If you have upgraded to Google+ , then you get 15 GB of storage for storing your Blogger images on Google+. That's the reason you see 15360 MB storage in the image above. Go, you do it too!

Two tricks to obtain unclickable images :

Trick 1 (To techies. . . . . . . yours lovingly, from laymen) :

It's too simple. You'll lol after finding out.
  • Whenever you insert an image, the Link attribute is highlighted as shown in the image below.
  •  Hover your cursor on it and it says 'Add or remove link'
  • Click on it and you are done. Your image is now unclickable. Publish your article and test the un-clickability of your image. It's awesome right?

Trick 2 (To laymen. . . . . . . yours lovingly, from techies) :

  • Go to HTML of your blog post on the top left.
  • The hyperlink of your image is given by href attribute as <a href="http****1.jpg" anchor tag="blah"style tag="blah" and close>*******blah************blah********blah*************</a>
 Delete the content highlighted in blue and the </a> boxed in blue. You're done! Post your article and feel (or don't feel) the un-clickability.

Related: How to set alt and title tags for images in Blogger.

What we follow on Knowbabble is have both clickable and unclickable images on our website. If an image is necessary for close range observation like the one above, we let it remain clickable. If not, then we lose the hyperlink.
Hope you are now able to obtain unclickable images and hence reserve ample storage for important images on Blogger.
Thank you and happy blogging!

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Forums for Blogger, Wordpress and other websites


Forums
Forums are much needed these days to discuss the various problems netizens face in this world. These places on the internet are gatherings where solutions are most likely found. This is where users share their individual experiences, ask questions, post queries and state accomplishments to inspire and help others. Desired topics can be added and classified helping the users of the forum to be able to follow a particular topic. These provide a user-rich environment where a social environment is well in place and ideas are given out and shared. So we'll be helping you get a forum of your own for your beloved website. Please read on to find out the options and how they can be implemented.


1) Create a forum with Nabble

Nabble is a free to use forum provider. All you have to do is go to their homepage and sign up for a free account. The account we sign up for will be the moderator of the forum. After getting a verification mail, and confirming your account with Nabble, we have a wide range of options to customize the forum's look and feel. As given in the Image below, Go to Options, click Application and then click Change Appearance.

Change appearance
We can completely customize the forum's appearance from there including CSS of the forum.

Giving this forum a proper structure

With that being said, we move on to give the forum a proper skeleton. Categorize topics. Click on Options, then click on Application and then select Change Application Type.
See the image below for a visual of the steps.

Change application type




Choose the forum categories and save your changes.

Create Categories

Finally we have to create sub-level categories. Now go to Options again, go to Structure and click Create new sub-forum.
See the image below too.

create new sub forum

Name these categories and you'll have your forum up and going fine.
The other options are for fine-tuning your forum. You can try the other options for creating avatars, user permissions, etc.

Embedding this forum on Blogger Blog

 
Now for embedding this forum you have created, all you have to do now is click Embedding Options under Options and the copy the javascript code you get.

embedding options




Now that you have the code, go to your Blogger Dashboard, click on Pages on the left sidebar and then click on New Page as shown in the image below.

Blogger new page



And when you have created a new page, click on HTML as shown in the image and copy the entire javascript code you obtained from the embedding options in Nabble.

blogger page html

And when you have pasted the entire code. You'll have your new forum ready to be used by you and your beloved readers.

Nabble forum on blogger


2) Create a Forum with Google Groups

 
Now how many of you knew that Google Groups could be used as forums? Not many know this. But Let me tell you of one advantage you would have over other Forum providers that Google has. Google Groups and Blogger require one login and can be montiored very easily from your Google account. So when Google has a forum solution why approach others? But yeah, if you want to customize your forums you must go for other forum providers. Now let;s see how we could achieve the same with Google groups.

Steps:

1) Go to this link.
2) Click on Create Group.
3) After that, Enter the details for Group Name, Group Description and Group Email Address.
4) Set the Group's default language from Group's Primary Language and then select the Group type.
5) You can also meddle with the Group permissions to achieve your desired requirements.
6) Lastly, Click Create and you're done here.

Visual Steps


google groups create group

google groups settings



google verification




Google groups embed code


Embed the code in a page in Blogger as we did in the case of Nabble. The same Procedure must be followed. And voila you must see a result like ours down below!

Google groups on Knowbabble

I hope this article has suggested you the best solutions for freely available forums out there. 
Hope you have enjoyed reading and learning something new from us.
Thank you fellow Blogger.
Cheers!
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Thursday, 10 July 2014

5 ways to build backlinks to your website

backlinks
Hey guys, it's been quite sometime since i posted the last time. This article today we'll be discussing about is Link-building. Link building is a very very crucial part of SEO. So those who don't know what this term means, these are links from various other sites that are basically pointing towards your domain and telling Google and other search engines that yours is a very resourceful website and has very reliable content. So the more the backlinks, the better. The search engines take this as a way of determining how valuable your website is and whether it should be indexed regularly and given high search engine rankings. So yeah, Backlinks are pretty much a big deal.
Backlinks to your site coming from high PR sites indicate the search engines that you're in a good "neighborhood". Backlinks constitute pretty much everything in Offsite SEO. We'll  be discussing various ways of link building.

Related: 10 ways to drive traffic to your website using Google+

Create a website for the masses

It's a pretty well established fact that search engines follow what people tend to follow. If they happen to like your content they'll keep coming back for more and that's natural. There is no other true way of building links to your site than getting the people to talk about it. If you build a great resource, that's reliable and useful people will want to make use of content and also keep in touch.

You'll see a lot of popular forums, like microsoft forums and also considering Yahoo answers ranking very high in the search engines. That's all because people rely on these sites to get their problems solved. Petople themselves will link to your site and that will build enough backlinks for you to come up in the search engines.

Be of Use

Serve some purpose on the internet. Build your spot. Just like social networking sites serve the purpose of getting people to stay connected, forums tend to put an end to their problems, your website too must have a specific purpose and people should see that. People should make use of your site and should be able to help them in some or the other way. People should see why they need to use your site.

Check what your competitors are doing

By competitors, i mean people in your niche striving to rank for the same set of keywords online. They basically are people that are producing the same type of content you're producing to woo your audience. It's highly imperative that you keep tracking what your competitors ar doing. You don't wanna be left behind like a lost puppy trying to figure out where he got cut off.
Find out where their links are coming from. There are a lot of tools out there which tell you where your competitor is getting his links from. If you happen to stumble upon these freely available sources that you could get links from, then i don't see any reason why you shouldn't exploit them to your cause.

Blog Commenting

Today, Most of the blog comments are "nofollow"(Search engines won't follow and index your site and won't give any weightage). But there are dofollow blogs in existence that you can make use of and can get link weight.
I comment on various blogs to get link juice to your site. For instance if i approach a well established blogger and ask him to link to my site, it wouldn't happen for sure. But if i become an active member on their blogs, they might link to your site. These links also drive traffic to your site.

Guest Blogging

Now when i talk about guest blogging, i mean writing as a guest author for another site, mostly a reputed blog. This is the way most of the bloggers today are adopting to get links towards their sites. So why shouldn't you? It's pretty simple. All you have to do is come up with great unique content that people most likely will read with interest and submit it to a high ranking blog of your niche. Plus include a link pointing to your site. Voila, you have a backlink from a high PR site. You'll probably get paid for what you wrote in addition to that link you get to your site. Now, isn't that hell of an easy task?

Recommended: How to get your website noticed in Google.

Conclusion

So these are some evergreen sure shot ways to build and get free backlinks to your website. People also buy backlinks to save them time but Google especially doesn't really appreciate that and may penalize you for indulging in such practices. Be sure to use a Backlink checker to check links to your site. Thank you for reading. Happy Blogging!


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Monday, 30 June 2014

5 Tips for SEO survival in 2014

In 2013, Google's updates to it's algorithms namely PANDA, PENGUIN and HUMMINGBIRD had enforced a wide variety of changes in the world of SEO. A lot of websites were affected due to these updates and continue to do so this year. There search engine rankings were affected because a major change had been made in how they were ranked.
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Fortunately, we have a lot of strategies online that may help what was lost. Search engine rankings can be once again returned to their past glory. It is highly important that you stay updated with the latest trends and the latest in the tools plus techniques used in achieving better rankings in search engines. Or you may risk yourself in getting left behind.
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Monday, 23 June 2014

How to add Google Custom Search Engine bar in Blogger

www.knowbabble.comWhen you own a website, you definitely want people to search for whatever they need on YOUR website rather than others'. Then you wish that your website were like Google. Not to discourage you but you can't make another Google, can you? But don't despair, you can have Google Custom Search bar on your website. Here are steps on how to add Google Custom Search Engine bar in Blogger blog.


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Sunday, 22 June 2014

How to set Alt and Title tags for images in Blogger

Alt and title tags in blogger
Alt and Title tags

Hey buds! If you happen to own a photography blog or just any other blog that would have a lot of pictures in it, then it's highly imperative that you optimize pictures and photographs in your blog posts for the search engines. Popular search engines such as Google itself, Yahoo, and Microsoft's Bing highly favor search engine optimized images.This article shows you how to set Alt and Title tags for images in Blogger. By optimizing the images in your blog posts you have a chance of increasing traffic towards your blog.
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Saturday, 21 June 2014

How to remove powered by blogger attribution

Remove Powered by blogger attribution in blogger
Remove Powered by blogger
Now this is a post exclusively for my friends who use blogger. Newbies, when they step into the blog-o-sphere and opt blogger as their platform might wonder about how to remove the "Powered by Blogger'' attribution in the footer. 
Blogger doesn't normally let you remove it as there is no dedicated option for it to be removed. Now we all know we don't want that in our footers. So here's a really simple way of getting rid of it. Just follow the instructions i have given below:
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Change old Permalink for better SEO in Blogger

custom permalink in blogger
Now at this time i want to teach you a trick that might help you with your search engine rankings. It's a pretty simple trick. First let's talk about the common errors we tend to do while deciding the permalink of your blog post. Yes we will we talking about setting optimized permalinks that will contribute towards better SEO and search engine rankings.
This post article deals with how to change  the old permalink to the new custom made permalink to get better search engine rankings by better search engine optimization. Keep reading to find out more about this.
The permalink is primarily set by default to http://exampleblogname.blogspot.com/yyyy/mm/blog_post_example.html‘.
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How to speed up your website load time

Site load time infographics
Site load time infographics
Well, Welcome back folks!
Have you ever come across a website that loads very slowly? So slowly, that it eventually gets on your nerves and almost immediately you decide to leave it? Well, if that is the case, you probably would be wondering what would happen to YOUR site traffic if your website gave the same slowpoke treatment to your website's visitors. It'd look pretty ugly if you were on the wrong side here. So dont worry, because this post will tell you about ways that you can learn and implement which in turn will help you reduce your site load times. This post will teach you how to speed up your website load times. Let's first discuss why does it matter really?
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Friday, 20 June 2014

10 ways to drive traffic to your website using Google+

Google plus as we already know doesn't have that kind of magic that Facebook, twitter and youtube possess but for bloggers it still can act as a boost to their search engine ventures. As it is owned by Google inc., bloggers everywhere can truly enjoy its search engine benefits. Google favors the people who use Google plus.

Google plus, despite its unpopularity continues to grow as it is the property of Google inc. which makes sure that it's users use its services even if it were to enforce its services upon them such as in the case of its messaging application Hangouts. So with Google plus under Google's wing, it pretty much continues to gather and grow users whether they like it or not.
Listed down below are ten benefits users can share:
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Saturday, 7 June 2014

How to make my browser remember passwords

 Well, Hello people! And welcome back.
I have been receiving requests from a quite a number of people now, to write a post regarding the steps involved to make your beloved browsers like Chrome, IE, and Firefox to remember your passwords for like everytime you log in.
It's pretty simple. Not to worry.
First lemme get it straight with what an ideal password should be like.
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Thursday, 15 May 2014

How to remove showing posts with label message in blogger.

Hey guys! What's up? Ever wondered how to get rid of that ugly "Showing posts with label..." message you get while you click on a certain label on your blog in Blogger? Well let's just put your curiosity to rest, shall we?
Work your way down here and follow the steps carefully to get rid of that bloody message. Okay enough swearing, it's just that i wonder why Google still puts up with this miserable message. It looks so unprofessional, doesn't it? Okay enough swearing, we have a cure. Read on. :P
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Saturday, 26 April 2014

How to get your website noticed in Google?

So what does it take to get your site noticed by google? For you to run a successful online blog, your website should be visible to most search engines like google, yahoo, bing to name a few.
But here we will be discussing just how it is done in the case of the most popular search engine there is, i.e., GOOGLE. Fasten your seat belts now, as i give you an explanation about how it's done.

Well, some of the steps required include setting up a Webmaster Tools account, submitting your website's sitemap, and making sure your site will be noticed.
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Sunday, 23 February 2014

How to add a custom popular posts widget in blogger.

Hello people! 
Today I'll be sharing with you guys how to create a custom popular posts widget.
We all know that the popular posts widget blogger uses by default isn't so attractive.
First off, let's get to know the advantages of using a popular posts widget.
1.This widget allows users visiting your page, to view the most popular posts at a glance.
2.It also attracts visitors which would mean your blog could get an increased number of views and a higher income as a result. 
 Follow the steps to achieve an attractive popular posts widget
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