Thursday, February 19, 2009

Vimeo has the simplest sign-up form

Vimeo has just be redesigned and i like it.I always like to sign-up for a  website if its sign-up form is simple.Sometimes iam even quite lazy to search within the site for the sign-up form and so just leave the site without signing up.So its good to see web designers keeping the sign-up form easily visible and simple.Simple things go a long way in enhancing user interface designs.Good work Vimeo !


vimeo design

Contact form for blogger blog – coolest widget for blogspot blogs

Its always good to have a contact form in your blogger blog so that people may give you suggestions personally through your mail or ask for guest blogging or link exchanges.You can give the mail address directly in your blog and tell your readers to contact you.The other option you have is not to disclose your e-mail id but yet allow the readers to contact you.How is it done ? Very easy.just sign up with the following service :

contact form for blogger blog


The more coolest thing about this widget is that it gives you an ajax form and also a button stating “contact me” .nice service from kontactr .

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

how to add a stumbleupon button to my blogger blog ?

Although social media may not be good for earning money through adsense its the most effective method for gaining readers to your blog provided you have great articles.The method for adding a stumbleupon button is pretty simple and is explained by Antonio in the following article :


If its not good for earning money through adsense then why i should i install it ?

Its not that you wouldnt earn through social media – you might get some odd clicks from them – but the major advantage is developing close contacts with the bloggers of your niche.By meeting the best bloggers of your niche you can have a link exchange with them or you might also ask them for guest blogging.One or two guest blog posts in the most popular blog will get your blog to greater heights in the eyes of Google Bots .So dont always aim for money and start networking with your niche bloggers.

how to install delicious button with a counter to a blogger blog

Antonio of Woork has an interesting post explaining how to install a delicious button with the counter to a blogspot blog.The tutorial is well explained in the following article :

Install delicious button in blogger blog

I hate Google localized results sometimes – its just fu**ing crazy

I agree that Google’s way of providing localized results to its users is a great idea.I mean when someone in India searches for “buy watches” it is best when the user gets results saying the stores and ecommerce websites available in India.But sometimes it is just irritating to see localized results for some search terms.Here is an example:


Iam now searching for the term “ecommerce CMS” and this is what i get :


Searching for “ecommerce CMS” in Google India domain [ pls open the images in a new tab to have a clearer picture ] :


google cms


google cmss


One of the best results for this search term would be the article found in the following blog :

But when searching in the Indian Domain i dont find this result in the first page.


Searching for “ecommerce CMS” in  Google US domain :


google cms3


google 4cms3


You can see that the above said article is listed as the 8th relevant article for the search term in the US domain.But why is it not there in the Indian domain and in some others ? Google has done a lot of improvement in its algorithms lately including punishments for paid blog posts [which is the prime factor in G’s algos] – but i really would be happy if G takes this matter seriously.G should know when to use localized results and when not to.


So those of you searching for terms like “ecommerce CMS” can get more better results by trying out the US domain rather than your country domain.

Basic styles of Blogging – Do you know all of them ?

Iam finding interesting slideshows everyday in that i just couldnt refrain myself from blogging it.I just found a slideshow speaking about 25 basic styles of Blogging and its quite interesting.The terminologies are especially nice .Have you heard of “Piggyback Blogging” ? I found that term in the slideshow .The author says Piggyback Blogging is writing about topics currently popular in news media or blog search .Sounds good.Here is the slideshow  :

Blogger users can start using wordpress in their PC

If you have been blogging in the Blogger platform and love to get accustomed to the Wordpress platform and its themes you can install the wordpress cms in your computer locally.The process is very simple and takes just a few minutes.By this way when someday if you are going to host your Wordpress blog you will already be familiar with some cool Wordpress themes and plugins.You can install various plugins in the wordpress running locally in your computer and see for yourself why people say Wordpress is the best platform for blogging.Here is the tutorial on how to install Wordpress CMS locally in your computer :


All credit goes to Rupesh , the author of this slideshow.Thanks Rupesh .

Monday, February 16, 2009

Blogspot traffic – is it impossible to get traffic to a blogger blog ?

I agree that wordpress is much more better than the blogger blog.Wordpress shouldnt even be compared to the blogger platform because WP is going strongly day by day and there is no way any other platform is going to beat it.


Why do i say Wordpress is the best ?

1.because it has got vast amount of plugins [almost for everything] developed by so many designers,

2.because wordpress themes are so cool that once you get accustomed to the wordpress platform you really wouldnt want to blog in a blogger blog ,

3.wordpress is developing and improving in a lightning fast manner while there are no vast improvements in blogger platform for so many years .


So is it not possible to get traffic to a blogger blog ?

This is the stupidiest question people ask after some people start recommending them that wordpress blogs bring more traffic to your blog. ha ha .I agree that with wordpress there are lot more plugins related to SEO that will help in improving your blog posts’ on page optimization.I will never agree that blogspot blogs are impossible to get traffic.Do you want to see some blogger blogs getting great amounts of traffic ? Let me show you here :


1.Web designing

2.Celebrity blog

3.make money online


Every blog listed above is a blogger blog and are getting above 1000 unique visitors every day.So who said blogger blogs do not get traffic ?


Reasons why your blogger / blogspot blog does not get traffic :

1.Because you have been writing blog post which nobody searches for [you think that by writing more on topics of your interest will bring more traffic] ,

2.Because you do not have any links from others ,

3.You do not use the keywords in your title of the blog post ,

4.spending too much time on blog directories and other social networking sites when you do not have any quality posts in your blogger blog.


Quality posts – what does it mean ?

By quality posts i mean :

1.Either your blog post should be of something that others search for and it must be extraordinarily written .

2.One other explanation i can give to a “quality post” is – the blog post need not be splendid but yet you should use the necessary keywords in your title and blog post .In short it should be superbly SEOed .


So what can i do to bring traffic ?

ways to bring traffic to a blogspot blog :

Iam not going to talk about stumbleupon or digg here.Let me tell you how you can get traffic from Google just like how your competitors do :

1.Search on the following site on keyword related to a blogging niche or whatever your niche is :

2.Now You have two options – either select the keyword that gets massive traffic or select the one that gets moderate traffic.

3.I would be selecting a moderate traffic keyword if iam just a beginner and am just starting to blog ,

4.Blog about the above topic you selected ,

5.Let the keywords be in your title of the blog post – and stuff the keywords in the blog post- dont stuff too much,

6.Now is the final and most important step in gaining traffic to a blogger blog :

Create backlinks – use any kind of promotion to get backlinks to your blog post – you will see the results ultimately.

You might wonder when your blog post will come on the top of google results ; it all depends upon how fast you fetch the backlinks – when you get the backlinks make sure you get the most of the backlinks with anchor text as your keyword [not all the links should have the same anchor text – this is important bcoz it might lead to Google banning your blog ] .

how to add a paypal donate button to a blogger or a blogspot blog

I hope you would all have seen the paypal donate button in some of the blogs and websites.Its very easy to install a paypal donate button.The paypal website gives the button for free and there is no need to worry.Since there is already a great tutorial  on how to install this donate button in Bloggertricks i will just want to give you the url instead of blogging about it again.If you still have doubts feel free to mail me .Here is the tutorial on how to install a paypal donate button to your blogger blog :

Install paypal donate button

All credit goes to the above author .

A site with 7 lakh visits per day just has 2 seconds average visit length

Some of you might be familiar with the popular site Gawker – but i am not a regular reader of gawker but yet happened to visit one of their articles.I found the sitemeter icon at the bottom of the site and when i clicked on it this is what i saw :




I was shocked to see 7 lakh visits average per day [yeah it deserves] but then i saw this one below :

average visit length = 2 seconds ? ? ? ? ? ……………..

I have always wanted people to stay on my blog for a longer amount of time.But yes ofcourse i understand why its like that.With 7 lakh visits per day you cannot expect everyone to stay on the site even for one minute.How would you feel if your blog has an average visit length of 2 seconds ?

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