Changing The Nofollow Attribute To Dofollow In The Blogger’s Blog

Changing The Nofollow Attribute To Dofollow In The Blogger’s Blog

Blogger templates are planned such that one can add nofollow properties to all hyper-links in the comments section. A nofollow tag prevents many search engines from pursuing blog links. Initially the nofollow property was enforced to keep away spammers. If a user wishes to receive many comments on their blogs and encourage their readers to take part in their on-going discussions, then they have to make their comments division as dofollow.

By changing the comments division to dofollow, one authorizes all spiders to pursue their blog’s links. This is similar to providing a link back to the entire blog. This will certainly get more visitors and brings more comments. More comments on the blog is like showcasing how active the blog is, and also encouraging the readers to be inter-active as their comments are very valuable.

Steps to make a user’s blog comment section dofollow:

To make the comments division as dofollow, a user has to edit the blog’s template. Before doing this, ensure that a backup of the entire blog is made. This backup is very much needed if something goes wrong while changing the template.

  • Sign in to the blog from blogger’s dashboard.
  • Browse Layout, select edit html, select expand widgets template option.
  • Open the template and locate the code provided below in the template.

<dl id=’comments-block’>
<b:loop values=’data:post.comments’var=’comment’>
<dt class=’comment-author’expr:id=’”comment-” + data:comment.id’>
<a expr:name=’”comment-” +data:comment.id’/>
<b:if cond=’data:comment.authorUrl’>
<a expr:href=’data:comment.authorUrl’ rel=’nofollow’><data:comment.author/></a>
<b:else/>
<data:comment.author/>
</b:if>
<data:commentPostedByMsg/>
</dt>

A red colored code which is in bold font is displayed. The code is rel = ‘nofollow’. This code adds nofollow properties to a user’s blog. Now delete this cipher from the template. Save this template by clicking save changes option. This completes deleting the nofollow attribute from the blog.

The changed attribute can be made known to the entire blogging community by displaying the dofollow attribute on the sidebar of the blog.

Steps to follow to display dofollow option on the sidebar of a blog:

Sign in to the blog from blogger’s dashboard, and then browse to Layout, select page elements, choose add a gadget, select html /javascript. Now, type in the below mentioned line in the widget box.

  • All the comments listed on the users’ blog are dofollow
  • All the comments are controller or moderated.
  • Spamming will not be tolerated.

Save the changes made on the widget and later place them below the sidebar. This completes the process of displaying from nofollow to dofollow attribute in the comments division on the sidebar.

The no follow tagline has been successfully removed from the blog and made the same as dofollow. Few people are of the opinion that making the comment division as dofollow would harm their SERP and PR related issues. There are many dofollow blogs with more than 6 as their PR and are doing very good. It is a wise thought to obtain many comments on the blog by changing to dofollow.

Delete Older Blogs From Blogger Account

Delete Older Blogs From Blogger Account

Bloggers can create and post many blogs as there is no limit on it. If excessive blogs are clogging-up a blogger’s dashboard, then managing the new blogs may become inconvenient and difficult.

Generally, this occurs when a new blog is ready to be either edited or posted. However the cause could be anything, but there might be a requirement to remove few older blogs from your blogger account.

Few simple steps to remove blogs out of the blogger account are as follows:

  • Login to blogger account with your login information.

  • Now, on the “blogger dashboard”, select on: “settings” tab.

Users can also try selecting on either “New Post” or “Customize” tab in the Navigation-Bar while viewing the blogs to be erased. In such cases, select on “settings” tab.

  • Now, select on the “delete blog” button on the top right corner of basic settings window page.

  • Now, select on “Delete This Blog” button to affirm the permanent removal or deletion of this blog from bloggers account.

Note: Before Deletion of the Blogs make note to save those blogs by downloading them on your local computer systems. There is an option provided to Export blogs on navigation bar with “Export it” button and the exported blogs are available in “.XML” format.

Google’s Unparalleled Brilliant Tool “Wonder Wheel” Promising Accurate Search

Google’s Unparalleled Brilliant Tool “Wonder Wheel” Promising Accurate Search

Google has created a new tool named as “Wonder Wheel” to make the search precise. Wonder Wheel is brilliant tool which helps in finding information automatically by segregating the information through a chain of many sub topics for a main topic.

Wonder Wheel is considered as a unique tool created by Google, as it produces a wide and knowledgeable spectrum of data. This data is used in procuring detailed information through many chains of subtopics. Its unparalleled feature makes it a prominent option for doing a research on any Subject.

Steps to follow in order to launch the Unique Wonder Wheel on Google platform:

  • Enter the link http://www.google.com/ in address bar.
  • Once the Google window is launched type in the information to be searched in the search bar.
  • Now, select the “Show Options” located just above the searched results.
  • Then navigate through the set of options listed on the left Hand Side of the web page displayed to explore the Wonder-Wheel option.
  • Spectacular, now one can find and search any topic through the spectrum Wonder Wheel.

A list of few comments on Wonder Wheel to explain how beneficial it is:

  • If Blogger needs detailed information on any given subject, in order to access the information, they browse through many topics on different browsers. Now through the help of Wonder Wheel any Blogger can find wide spectrum of information they would require for their blogs. This can also help Bloggers in getting many more key words for their blogs listed which may be enclosed in their postings
  • Researchers browse for core information on varied subjects. In order to complete their research they browse through many topics; hence using this wonder wheel can make their research jobs easier and faster.
  • For individuals, Wonder-Wheel is most effective in finding information through its unique feature of creating chain of sub topics. This allows one to gain more knowledge on any given subject with detailed information.

Disadvantages of Google’s Wonder Wheel are as follows:

  • While browsing information on Wonder Wheel if one tends to Navigate through back button some times they would find problem as it might not work correctly. But it’s not required for an individual to select back button as the entire sub topics they browsed through will be listed below and one can select the same if they tend to view previous key words.
  • Secondly, there will be an issue in launching the Wonder Wheel if any individual types in the link in address bar as www.google.co._ with their country’s abbreviation. They will not be able to get the Wonder-Wheel launched. Hence in order to get Wonder Wheel launched, an individual needs to type the link in address bar as www.google.com

Creating A Backup For Your Blogger Blog’s

Creating A Backup For Your Blogger Blog’s

A blogger should always create backups for all their blogs. One can do so using templates provided by blogger. Once the template generated from blogger is saved securely on your computer, then any changes will not create problems. As a backup blogger template can easily restore the contents back to its previous look.

It is mandatory before one attempt to change the template. Before making any changes one should create a folder and backup all the contents for future usage.

Steps To follow to backup the Blogger templates:

  • Sign in to the blog from blogger’s dashboard.
  • Browse Layout, select edit html web page.
  • From the edit html web page, select the download full template link. This initiates the downloading of the current blogger’s template.
  • Save this template on your system. Now the backup process is completed.

Bloggers Backup templates bear different names, some of them wither have random numbers or names for example 679221402848742.xml. This is very common as blogger generates these files automatically. A user can rename the blogger generated files and store them on their systems for future usage.

There are many more tools available online which can take a backup of the blogger’s blog. One can try these online tools to manage your backup.

Adding A Widget For Your Recent Comments To Your Blog

Adding A Widget For Your Recent Comments To Your Blog

More comments on a user’s blog showcases the blogger’s activity. A widget specifically catering to the comments section would be great for a blog, as anyone can easily add comments using this widget. This widget is situated in the sidebar of your blog, and is provided for your readers to leave their comments.

By looking at a user’s blog, one can conclude that the blog is very active and persuades him to leave his comments on the blog. This allows a user to collect more info to let others view posts and leave comments. Get the “Recent Comments Widget for Blogger” and append it to your existing blog from BlogSpot.

A user can easily customize it suit to their needs. This widget displays more than 100 comments posted recently. Displaying just 5 to 10 recently posted comments on their blog is a very good idea. One can also select the total number of chars to display for every single comment. It’s recommended to maintain the total number of character anywhere between 50 and 100. This can be done by editing the code for the widget.

A Recent Comments Widget will have options like selecting fill up all options, choosing apply, selecting adding widget to your blog option to create. One can also add a widget for recent posts similar to the widget for recent comments.

Free Group Messaging From Google

Free Group Messaging From Google

Sms’s and Text Messages are the latest and most convenient way of remaining connected to your friends and loved ones. Free SMS Packs and offers are the latest sell outs amongst mobile phone users.

This trend has brought a revolution which helps users send SMS’s from the internet. There are a number of websites and portals that allows users to send free SMS’s across the globe.

 

The new Google SMS Channel launched by Google allows its users to send SMS’s all around the world. The portal also allows you to subscribe for blog updates, news alerts, score updates, jokes, horoscopes, community messages and lots more.

Google SMS Channel is absolutely free for both, the channel owner and subscriber. The user can create his/her own channel and get SMS alerts for every update made on the channel. You can ask your friends and relatives to join your channel and always be in touch.

Try Out These 30 Firefox Plugins To Enhance Your Blogging Experience

Try Out These 30 Firefox Plugins To Enhance Your Blogging Experience

Majority of the bloggers prefer Mozilla Firefox to other browsers not only because it is fast, cool or error free, but because it is the most convenient browser that possesses a number of blogging solutions in the form of plug-ins and add-ons. The Mozilla Firefox store includes some great plugins that add more intellect to blogging. Here is a list of 30 Firefox plugins which are immensely helpful in blogging.

  • SEO Link Analysis:  A Firefox plugin that customizes Yahoo! Site Explorer and Google Webmaster, thereby enhancing your blogging experience. It basically customizes the link data in Yahoo! Explorer interface and Google Webmasters Tools by showing the Google PageRank accredited to the linked webpages, nofollow links, anchor text user etc. It helps you understand the blog SEO factors.

 

  • easyComment: You must be aware that posting comments on other blogs influences your PR, increases exposure and attracts incoming traffic. This plugins fills in the details such as Name, URL and Email in the respective fields automatically, thereby making the commenting task easier.

 

You may configure different profiles and values (in case you have more than one identity or blog) and simply click on the link “easyComment” located on the status bar. This saves a lot of time and makes post commenting faster.

 

  • FeedBurner Subscribers: This plugin efficiently monitors the visitors on your blog and presents you with a report to allow you to track the RSS activities. It keeps a watch on the RSS subscribers depending on how many RSS feeds have been hit. You no more need to logon to FeedBurner account. You may monitor everything from the browser itself.

 

  • OnlyWire: This add-on has ability to submit content to more than 30 social networking websites with a single click. You do not need to submit your content to various websites manually. After installing this add-on, you will have a flawless experience while you submit contents as OnlyWire bypasses all the captcha verifications during content submission on websites like Reddit, Digg and StumbleUpon.

 

  • Screen grab to WordPress: Bloggers often require screenshots of various web pages, screen activities etc. to add to their posts. Normally, you capture screenshots using keyboard or other tools, customize them and finally upload them using the image upload feature in WordPress. However, this plugin enables you to directly save the screenshots and upload them to your WordPress blogs.

 

  • Share Buttons: This add-on adds buttons of social media websites such as Twitter, Digg, Facebook, Reditt, StumbeUpon, Email etc. to your posts. These sharing buttons become visible only when you publish the posts. This add-on supports blogger platforms like WordPress.com and Blogger.

 

  • MySpace Blog Editor: This plugin would be an ideal one in case you use MySpace for blogging. It allows bloggers on Myspace to post to their posts directly from the Firefox interface itself.  When you publish posts from Firefox, they automatically get published on your Myspace blogs.

 

You can also save drafts, use features such as drag and drop in order to copy text or images from webpages, format images and text, etc.

  • Save Complete:  Using this extension, you can save any web page flawlessly. Since most of the websites use CSS stylesheets to format webpages, built-in webpage saving feature in Firefox does not work satisfactorily because it does not support stylesheets.

However, this extension makes up for this drawback and has ability to save an entire web page along with all images, flash, JavaScript files, stylesheets etc.

  • User Agent Switcher:  Different people may visit your blog through different platforms like mobile phone, web based browser, iPhone etc. However, your blog’s prime readers i.e. “search robots” use an own developed platform. User Agent Switcher ensures that your blog loads perfectly on all platforms.

 

By using User Agent Switcher, you can also add a toolbar button and menus with which you can easily switch user agents.

  • Clipmarks:  Clipmarks helps you in linking to specific files rather than linking to an entire webpage. You can share desired files or a precise portion of a webpage on social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, post them to your blog directly, email them to your friends, print them or simply save the files on Clipmarks.com.

 

  • Feedly:  This plugin offers magazine-style interface in order to display your subscribed RSS feeds. It enables you to import desired RSS feeds from Bloglines, Google Reader, Netvibes or from your bookmarks and arrange them into categories or tabs. You can personalize the look by selecting options such as Title and summary, title only, video grid, image grid and entire content.

 

You can also filter the popular contents, share your articles on various social networking sites, synchronize with multiple computers, make use of keyboard shortcuts etc.

  • Better Google Analytics:  This is the most important plugin for bloggers that integrates several GreaseMonkey scripts to enhance functionality of your Google Analytics account. This plugin allows auto-login to your Google Analytics account. It also allows you to add search box facility to your keyword reports, export a CSV file of your Analytics reports to Google Docs, view full-screen reports etc.

 

  • Google Global:  This add-on enables bloggers to categorize the Google search results.  Google Global displays both, organic as well as paid results as they emerge in distinct regions, cities, ZIP code, IP address, search pages of different languages etc.

 

It is also possible that you open complete results from cities, regions and countries in different tabs so that it becomes easy to compare and filter your searches.

  • Blog This in Windows Live Writer:  This is an extension of Live Writer tool in Windows that helps you open a new Live Writer post pre-populated with title and contents of any webpage to your blog. It helps you in blogging an interesting thing on the internet quickly and easily.  After writing the post, you may publish the same to WordPress, Windows Live, Blogger, TypePad etc with a single click.

 

  • KGen:  This smart plugin pulls out the entire set of words from a webpage and locates the major keywords depending on the page weight. This helps you in optimizing your webpages and keeping track of your competitor secrets. It also allows you to choose keywords and then tag them when you submit your contents to networking sites or fill in the meta-keywords of your webpages.

 

  • Zemanta:  As a blogger, you can use Zemanta to expand your blog dashboard with related links, images and tags in order to encourage visitors to refer to similar contents. Zemanta has ability to collect news from IMDB, Wikipedia, BBC, CNN, MusicBrainz and CrunchBase, videos from 5min and YouTube, and images from Wikipedia, Flickr and Getty.

 

This plugin supports WordPress, TypePad, Blogger, Movable Type, Drupal, Ning, Tumblr and LiveJournal. It also supports email platforms like Yahoo! Mail and Gmail.

  • MeasureIt:  This is a plugin that a blogger would require every moment. Using this Plugin, you can draw a ruler to check the height, weight and alignment of a webpage. You can measure the length and width of a table, flash game, iframe etc. The vertical and horizontal center guidelines created by MeasureIt allows you to measure dimensions using multiple measurements and different units.

 

  • IE View:  You must be always concerned about how your blog loads on various web browsers. Even though Internet Explorer possesses the least features, it is the widely used browser. Therefore, bloggers would certainly be interested in knowing how their blogs load in IE.

 

If you open your blog in Mozilla Firefox with this plugin, you will be able to load your webpage in IE by simply right-clicking on it or you can set a few websites to load in IE by default.

  • OneClick Installer: OneClick Installer is an extension specially dedicated to WordPress Blogs. This extension allows you to install WordPress Plugins or Themes from the Firefox context menu. Once you install the OneClick Plugin to your WordPress blog, this add-on detects plugin and theme files automatically and adds an option “Upload” to the Firefox right-click context menu.

 

  • NoDoFollow:  This plugin helps recognize NoFollow links present in a webpage. It is very useful to check the webpages which don’t offer credit to posted links.

 

  • ScribeFire Blog Editor:  This extension combines a popular web browser with a great blog editor using which you can create new posts, edit them and then publish them on your blog quite easily. You can easily drag & drop formatted text, make quick notes, upload and post images to different blogging platforms like WordPress.com and Blogger etc.

 

  • Screen Grab with Online Upload:  Using this add-on, you will not only be able to save webpage screenshots but also upload them to any image hosting website in order to share your screenshots instantly.  It allows you to capture the entire webpage or a specific frame. Once you capture the screenshot, this add-on will automatically upload it to the website “Imagebam.com”.

 

  • ScrapBook:  This Firefox extension allows you to save a webpage quickly and easily with correct accuracy, lightness and multi-language support. Not just webpage, but this extension can also save snippets from a webpage or the entire website and organize the saved pages in the same manner as you organize your bookmarks.

 

It also allows you to perform a full text search as well as filter the search collection results. You may also edit the collected webpages.

  • GreaseMonkey:  Using this extension, you can customize the appearance of a webpage as well as customize some default functions. You may customize a website so that it looks exactly the way you prefer.

 

  • Firebug:  This web application tool is incorporated with Firefox in order to allow you to edit, monitor and debug HTML, CSS and JavaScript codes in a webpage. Its advanced features allow you to edit and inspect HTML, make changes in CSS, visualize CSS metrics, profile and debug JavaScript, explore DOM, search errors etc.

 

  • Web Developer:  This is yet another web development tool that is loaded with powerful features. After installation, it adds a toolbar and a menu to your Firefox browser with a number of web developer options for you to customize or view webpage details like various codes, CSS stylesheet etc. Web Developer extension supports different keyboard shortcuts for making your task simpler and faster.

 

  • SearchStatus:  A blogger is much interested in Alexa rank, Google PR and complete ranking of a website. SearchStatus plugin displays all this important information needed by a blogger. The add-on also displays SEOmoz, mozRank and Linkscape along with a number of other blogging metrics like nofollow/ keyword highlighting, Alexa info, backward/related links, fast keyword-density analyzer etc.

 

  • Shareholic:  Blogging generally involves sharing content with major networking sites. Shareholic Firefox plugin enables bloggers to share content with over sixty social media sites and be well-informed about latest news, videos, images and buzzes. This is an ideal plugin for sluggish bloggers who like to get things done quickly, yet smartly.

 

  • FireFTP:  After installing the plugin, your Mozilla Firefox browser will be transformed into a FTP manager. You will not require any third party FTP tools. FireFTP not only transfers files quickly but also offers numerous advanced features like syncing directories during navigation, directory comparison, SSL encryption, SFTP, search/filtering, remote editing, integrity checks, file hashing, drag & drop etc.

 

  • ColorZilla:  In case you wish to pick a favorite color from a webpage, this handy plugin is a useful one. This plugin easily gets the color code from one webpage and pastes it to another program.  It lets you zoom-in to a webpage to check the distance between 2 points.

 

It also possesses built-in palette browser for you to choose from the pre-defined color sets and its DOM spying feature enables you to get information on DOM elements.

Simple Technique To Display A Favicon For Your Blog

Simple Technique To Display A Favicon For Your Blog

Favicon or Favorites icon is a tiny, 16X16 or 32X32 pixel icon that is associated with a website, webpage or a blog. This icon is basically displayed next to the URL of the website or blog. Favicons generally exhibit the theme of a website/ blog and are used by webmasters and bloggers to give a unique value to their website/ blog.

Favicon serves as a logo of a website/ blog as visitors start recognizing a website/ blog from the Favicon that it displays. For instance, the moment we see “Y!” and “g”, we instantly understand that the webpage belongs to Yahoo! and Google respectively. Displaying a Favicon for your blog or website is indeed a good step in order to help visitors recognize your website/ blog easily.

Favicons may have different file formats such as GIF, JPG, PNG etc. and before you can add them to your blog or website you need to change its format to .ICO. It is interesting to note that Favicons do not need to necessarily be static, but you may also make them animated.

Follow the below mentioned procedure in order to add or display a Favicon for your blog. 

  1. First and Foremost, you have to create a Favicon. You may do it with the help of online favicon generators such as Favicon.cc, Dynamic Drive, HTML Kit, Degraeve and Anti Favicon.
  2. You need to now add this Favicon to any image sharing website like Imageshack, Photobucket etc. and obtain the link to that uploaded favicon.
  3. Login to your blog, go to “Layout” and click on “Edit HTML”. You need to search for “<head>”. Once found, paste the below mentioned code underneath “<head>” 
  4. <link href=’IMAGE URL’ rel=’shortcut icon’ type=’image/vnd.microsoft.icon’/>

    You need to replace the text “IMAGE URL” in the above code with the correct link to the uploaded favicon.

  5. Finally, save the template.

 After you have finished the procedure, you will notice that the new favicon appears on your blog. If you wish to display an animated Favicon, you have to create one by going to HTML Kit.

Code To Show Advertisements Only On Homepage Or On Particular Post Page

Displaying Different Ads on Homepage and Individual Blog Posts

Displaying similar ads on all pages including homepage results in reduced clicks and low CTR (tips to increase CTR). Low CTR definitely means less revenue generation through AdSense. It is a good idea to display different set of ads on different posts to keep the visitor hooked to your blogs. A user can easily display new ads on your homepage and individual posts on both blogger and WordPress blogs.

A user is required to use some Conditional Tags along with the advertisement code. A single condition tag can be used to display ads on your homepage only, and another tag can be used to display ads for all your posts. This allows showcasing different ads for homepage and your posts.

A square banner of size 336*280 and 300*250 can be used to display ads for your posts. If a user wishes to display different ads for every single post, they can do so by adding a new Condition tag.

Steps to display ads on your individual posts and homepage on blogger:

To display ads only on your homepage, change the ad code as follows:

<B:if.cond=’data:blog.pagetype !=&quot;item&quot;’> your advertisement code </B.if>

To display ads on your individual posts, change the ad code as follows:

<B:if.cond=’data:blog.pagetype ==&quot;item&quot;’> your advertisement code </B.if>

Steps to display ads on individual posts and homepage on wordpress blogs:

To display ads only on your homepage, change the ad code as follows:

<?Php if (is_home()).{ ?>

your advertisement code

<?Php “ ?>

To display ads on your individual posts, change the ad code as follows:

<?Php if (is_single()).{ ?>

your advertisement code

<?Php “ ?>

Substitute your advertisement code with your AdSense advertisement code. If a user wishes to display same advertisements in all pages including homepage, then a user will have to remove the condition tags.

How To Embed Live Google News In Website / Blog?

Embed Google NewsShow on your Website

Do you want to make your website more informative and attractive? Now you can add or embed Google NewsShow on website to make it more informative, as it allows the users to see latest Google news. Once you embedded NewsShow to website by generating java script code along with NewsShow wizard then paste it to your website.

The below mentioned steps allow you to embed Google news slide to your website.

  1. In order to configure NewsShow requirements, navigate to the NewsShow Wizard.  You can add your specific preferences such as kind of news style, topics (business, politics, election, sports, movies, etc), and how many search results that you want to show, and many more features. It means you can customize your NewsShow according to your preferences to make it more attractive and suitable for your website.
  2. Once you have defined your requirements, you can get the preview of your NewsShow by clicking button at bottom of the opened window.
  3. Moving forward you will get a secret code at the bottom of the NewsShow preview that you have to copy and paste to your website.

By following these simple steps you can easily add or embed NewsShow to your website.