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Tricks to increase your Subscriber’s count

Every Blogger is keen to know his feed subscriber count, isn’t it? and we always try to increase it’s number but it always goes on changing from up and down. So guys, on this article I’m giving some tricks to increase your subscriber’s count. There are many big blogs (I’ve seen) who have thousand of feed readers!

So, by seeing their strategy to increase the number of feed readers, I’ve also came up with the following tricks :

1.Try to Be Unique :

Your blog should have quality content so that, visitors would like to subscribe your feed. Don’t copy other’s blog content (really a bad habit) If you need that post, Be honest to provide source link or backlinks.

2.Use welcome text on the top of your post :

I’ve seen this trick working on weblogtoolscollection.com which has the following text on top of the post :

Thanks for visiting! If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. This blog posts regular WordPress news, updates of themes, plugins, ideas, hacks, quick fixes and everything about blogging, especially with WordPress. Go ahead, subscribe to our feed!

Also, you can provide Email subscription form as I did following Jackbook.com.

3.Ask your visitor to subscribe to your RSS feed at the end of the post:

If your post content is good enough, visitor will subscribe for sure so give him the links at the end. Be creative in writing that sentence :

If you like this post then please consider subscribing to my full feed RSS. You can also subscribe by Email and have new posts sent directly to your inbox.

4.Try different ways to attract your visitors :

This job is beautifully done by JohnChow.com who uses “free e-book subscription” to increase his feed count :

 


5.Provide an easy way for your reader to subscribe :

This trick is followed by ProBlogger.net and have a big number of feed count :

6.Run a Subscribe-to-win contest on your blog :

Many Upcoming bloggers conduct such contests i.e. they offer money or free ad-space or link to your blog. You will surely get a good number using this (I will also have to follow as this is a new blog).

But this trick has an evil side also, you may also have decrease in feed count when contest is over since many readers will unsubscribe when their motive is fulfilled.

So what about you? Do you have your own trick that I haven’t listed here? Share it with us on the comment form below. I end this post with a hope that you will subscribe my feeds.

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Referrals and Affiliates can be fruitful

We generally depend upon Ad units to make most of our Blog-income but recently I posted posted an article “Reviewing Ad-networks and Affiliate Programs” which proved to be fruitful for me. Taking part in Referrals and Affiliate programs can help you earn double (or more than that) of your regular Blog-income. Moreover, you don’t have to do anything more than referring other people to the particular Ad-Network.

So, just have a look at glance on popular Ad-networks’ referral program with their pay structure and all:

Adbrite : When you refer an advertiser or publisher to their network, you get 50% of total revenue for the first three months and 10% of total income for next nine months.

Sign-up for Adbrite

Google Adsense : With an affiliate program, they have a very attractive referral program with number of products of varying types. On referring adsense publisher, you get 5$ when he earns 5$ whereas when he reaches minimum pay-out amount i.e.100$, you get 250$. Also, on referring 25 publishers within a period of 180 days, you get $2000 bonus. Revenue earnings from other than google products varies according to product.

Sign-up for Adsense

Bidvertiser : When a user signs as a publisher and first earns $10, you get $10. When that same publisher earns $50, you will be credited with an additional $40 which is very fair amount.

Sign-up for Bidvertiser

Text-Link ads : I’ve already told you that they are very choosy in approving publisher account. So, if your referred publisher gets approved, you get 25$ in your account.

Sign-up for Text-Link-Ads

Widgetbucks : With WidgetBucks’ Referral program, you can earn a 5 percent referral fee based on the commissions earned by the people they refer. You will receive this 5 percent for the full 12 months after the new member joins.

Sign-up for Widgetbucks

So, all those who have not joined with the above ad-networks can sign-up from the given links and for those who already have account can paste referral codes on your blog/site. Readers should note that this post contains referral links so, if you don’t want to be the one referred by me, you can sign-up from the respective homepages.

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Moving from Blogger to WordPress with Permalinks and Traffic

If you want free blog hosting then Blogger is fine but when you have your own domain, most of the bloggers prefer WordPress platform for their blogs. I have tested this out and it works perfectly, you can move from blogger to WordPress and maintain your post URL or Permalinks (Post Slugs), hence maintaining your Google Search Traffic and Page rank without losing out on any Traffic.

Advantages of Moving from Blogger to WordPress :

  1. Cutting edge and the very best blogging Software. Comparing Blogger and WordPress, WordPress beats Blogger hands down.
  2. Huge Community Which means Thousands of free cool Themes and Templates and Plugins.
  3. Easier blogging, better commenting system, spam fighting etc etc.

How to Move from Blogger to wordpress :

First of all you will need to install WordPress on your domain (you can get it free here) After installation, delete the “Hello world” post and “About Me” page, these are created by default on wordpress installation.

Step1 : Inside your Admin-panel, go to Manage>>Import

Select the source from which you want to import i.e. Blogger

Step 2 : Authorize the WordPress to impost blogger posts.

Step 3 : Grant access to Google to your posts by entering username and password.

Step 4 : Hit the “Import” button against the blog from which you want to import.

Step 5 : After Importing operation is completed Set Authors to “admin’ and hit save.

Changing URL to maintain Permalinks and traffic

Here’s the part you’ve been waiting for its pretty easy go to Options > PermalinksChange the selection from Default to Custom

Enter the Following text in the Custom Structure Textbox to

/%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%.html

This completes your WordPress configuring part. Now, go to Blogger : Settings>>Publishing and select Custom domain and enter the name of the domain which you have and all the traffic from *.blogspot.com will be redirected to new domain without losing your readers and google traffic and all.

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Get your dot com free here

This is not a sponsored post or anything like paid stuff. You might have observed that webdale.blogspot.com is now TheWebdale.com

Yes, you are right, we have our own domain and we are on wordpress platform now. Actually, I’ve got this domain for free. If you too want your domain, you can register at Hyperwebenable.com and move from (dot)blogspot.com to (dot).com, Regarding moving from blogger to wordpress, I’ll write it in my next post.

Most of the people think that domain is never 100% free but here it’s totally free. Hyperwebenable is not like other free website providers, you can compare it from below:

Services provided :

1. Complete free services no hidden cost.
2. Free Website like www.yourname.com.
3. Multiple free websites also provided.
4. Free web space of 1 GB.
5. Unlimited email ids for your website like (info@yahoursite.com,contact@yoursite.com).
6. PHP 4.x
7. MYSQL (Unlimited databases).
8. Unlimited Bandwidth.
9. Free 51 free scripts to install in your website(like Blog scripts,Forum scripts,Content management scripts, Wiki).
10. We install extra scripts on request.
11. Hundreds of free templates to select.
12. Technical support by email.

So, what are you waiting for? Go, request your free website now. My blog is a live example of this free service; if you still have any query, have your comments here. Remember one thing– while requesting free domain- you will have add “referred by TheWebdale.com” in the message space so that you can get your domain instantly and good customer service.

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Making Subtitles for Videos online | Overstream

Have you ever wanted to customize an online video by adding your own comments or subtitles in any language, or wanted to send a custom video postcard?

All of this is possible with Overstream: using our online Overstream Editor, you can easily create and synchronize your subtitles to any online video*, store them on the Overstream server, and send the link to the subtitled video overstream to your friends.

Whether you want to translate a video that you saw so that people who do not speak the language you can understand, make a graceful translation, where the text does not correspond to what is actually said in the video, or add comments sometime timely of reproduction, Overstream is just what you are looking for.

On this site:

  • You can add subtitles to online videos.
  • Create captioned videos, video postcards, video letters.
  • Anything else your imagination can come up with

For now, you can use the kids laptop, Google Video, MySpace Videos, and DailyMotion, albeit from Overstream ensure that the list will continue to grow. Then, for editing, page has a publisher himself, which greatly facilitates this task. The first time may seem a tedious task, but quickly picks up practice. Either way, the Web there are two tutorials that explain how to use it. In addition, a very interesting feature is that you can import or export files SRT.

After additions, captions are stored in your mind, so that you can change or delete it anytime. For subtitles created a link is created, style laptop, which allows you to view the video with embedded subtitles. However, the video itself, remains on the servers of origin (Youtube, Google Video…)

You can see an example here.

Source: KillerStartups

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Optimizing your website performance

Now, you can analyze your site’s performance using online tools. These tools analyzes one’s site in many various important aspects such as actual loading times for different connection speeds, how many images are loaded, how many bytes of data is being loaded, etc.

Website optimization
What you have to do is visit : http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/
Enter your site/blog URL and press “Submit query”.
Within minutes, you will get a detailed site report from where you can know Analysis and recommendations for your blog.

Also, you can enter anyone’s URL ( friends’ or competitors) to know and see how well or bad their site performed compared to one’s own site.

On wedale’s analysis on “website optimization”, I got :
Green (3) | Yellow(1) | Red (7)
So, now I’ll have to take care of Total objects and Image size in order to speed up.

Pingdom tools
Visit : http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ and hit “Test now” after entering blog URL.
You can also save your test if you want to share with others like me.

Pingdom Tools’ analysis has something that Web Site Optimization does not have – detailed load times for each item loaded! This is so totally cool! Totally useful!

To view Webdale’s analysis by Pingdom Click here.

How it works :

The Full Page Test loads a complete HTML page including all objects (images, CSS, JavaScripts, RSS, Flash and frames/iframes). It mimics the way a page is loaded in a web browser.

The load time of all objects is shown visually with time bars.

You can view the list of objects either in load order or as a hierarchy. The hierarchy view allows you to see which objects are linked to in for example a CSS file.

Source : ahkong

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Create site without knowing programming | webnode

Good option to free create site with interesting aesthetic options and without having much technical knowledge.
Webnode includes some options of possible designs that they surprise by his colorful originality.

As you can see in the Control Panel you can add statistics, modify aesthetic aspects, to create the news, to register domains (for which they do not want to remain with the domain yourname.webnode.com), webmail, etc…

It is enough to throw a look to the panel of creation and edition of content to verify that it is possible to conduct many battles with no need to be complicated the life like in other CMS.

You can see the result of minutes in aparichit.webnode.com. Nothing badly, right?

Here I’m presenting the screenshot of my website created using webnode, it took less than 2 minutes to setup.

Source : Edublog

Which features you would like to incorporate Blogger in future?

Do you have a desire to tell Blogger features incorporated into its platform? Well, now you have an opportunity to form the Wishlist that Blogger made available to users.
This list can vote between 13 features suggested by them or send your own suggestions.

Alternatives that shows you are:

# I want to restrict access only to specific posts.
# I want to show excerpts of my posts, with links to the full text.
# I want to export/import my posts to/from another blogging tool.
# I want to be able to upload other files to my blog besides images.
# I want to display my posts in reverse, or non-chronological order.
# I want to track where my visitors come from and how they interact with my site.
# I want Blogger to be available as part of Google Apps.
# I want to purchase domains through Blogger.
# I want the ability to post a podcast on my blog.
# I want the ability to read my friends’ blogs all in one place.
# I want more gadgets for the sidebar.
# I want more template options.
# I want to recommend a Blog of Note.

Several of these proposals are quite interesting, but lacks some believe that most needed, such as incorporating the feedback form within the same blog, improve the structure and efficiency of code, the possibility of incorporating style sheets (without using other services and the defining variables blogger).

Don’t miss this opportunity and send your wishlist/suggestions to blogger because, if they are taken into account then, blogging platform would be more interesting!

I have already sent my wish to them. So, which features do you want from blogger? Share it with us also, your comments are welcome here.

Place : help.blogger.com
Source : Blog and Web