12 Things to Do Before Applying for Google Adsense

applying for adsenseI know you want to make some good money with Google AdSense right? ;)

But it’s not easy to get into AdSense program now-a-days. You have to follow few things before applying for AdSense.

You must be thinking that…

How to apply for AdSense

How to qualify for AdSense

Am I eligible to apply for AdSense

What are Google AdSense Requirements

Why Google AdSense rejected my applicaton

This post is going to answer all your questions. It’s going be a bit long so grab a cup of coffee.. ;)
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Get Huge Discount on CommentLuv Premium Developer License

Looking to buy commentluv premium plugin with lot of features?
 
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Get Huge Discount on CommentLuv Premium Developer License with 6 Bonuses . Today is  Commentluv Premium’s Birthday Today! It’s the first anniversary! So Andy decide to sell it at very low price with extra Bonuses.

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  1. CommentLuv with Social Enticements
  2. GASP (GrowMap Anti-Spambot Plugin)
  3. Trackback Validation
  4. Keyword Name
  5. TwitterLink –
  6. No Self Ping-
  7. DoFollow / Nofollow Control
  8. Top Commentator widget
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Customized and Stylized Subscription Widget

ABT widget sidebarMany of this blog readers asked me which plugin/code I’m using in sidebar for Stylized Subscription Widget. So today I decide to share this with you! because It’s almost more than 2 months. I’ve not shared any Stylized Subscription for Widget Blogger and WordPress Widget.

Coming back to topic this widget simple uses HTML and CSS. It’ll keep your sidebar clean! ;) It contains FeedBurner Form, Twitter Follow Button, Facebook and Google buttons.

To see demo copy code below and place it in our HTML Editor.

Adding Customized and Stylized Subscription Widget

You just need to place a code to your blog widget Follow following steps to add Customized and Stylized Subscription Widget to WordPress and Blogger both!

Adding Subscription Widget To Blogger

  1. Go to Dashboard > Design > Page Elements.
  2. Click Add A Gadget. In window, select HTML/Javascript .
  3. Copy the code below and paste it inside the box.
  4. Save the gadget. Drag the gadget and reposition it under Blog Posts gadget.
  5. Click Save button.

Adding Subscription Widget To WordPress

  1. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Available Widgets.
  2. Drag Text widget into a sidebar.
  3. Paste in the code.
  4. Save.

Code for Stylized Subscription Widget

<style>

 #ABT-mashable-bar {
background-color: #f9f9f9; box-shadow: 0 0 3px #b0b0b0;
     border:1px solid #ccc;
       padding:6px; 
width: 270px;

    }

#subscribe-box .fb-like-box { border: 1px solid #EBEBEB; padding: 5px; background:#f7f7f7;}
	#subscribe-box .gplusone { background: #f7fcfc; border: 1px solid #EBEBEB; border-top: 1px solid #fff; color: #000; font-size: 10px; line-height: 1px; padding: 9px 11px;}
	#subscribe-box .twitter-follow { background: #eef9f9; border: 1px solid #dff6f6; border-top: 1px solid #fff; padding:5px 11px;}

	#subscribe-box .email-box { 
   border-right: 1px solid #C7DBE2;
        border-left: 1px solid #C7DBE2;         background: #d3e0ed;

border: 1px solid #ccdaed;  padding:11px; margin-bottom: -4px;}

		#subscribe-box .email-box h4{color: #555;font-family: Arial;font-size: 12px; margin: 0 0 10px;}

#subscribe-box .email-box .txt,#subscribe-box .email-box .txt:focus{

border: 1px solid #d2d2d2;

color: #a19999; font-size: 12px;

border-radius: 5px;
-moz-border-radius: 5px;
-webkit-border-radius: 5px;

height:21px;

padding: 6px 28px 8px; width: 93px;

}

		#subscribe-box .email-box .btn,#subscribe-box .email-box .btn:focus{ float:right;

margin-top: 0px;

background: #30a146; 	background: linear-gradient(top, #30a146 0%, #249334 100%);  background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #30a146 0%, #249334 100%);   background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #30a146), color-stop(100%, #249334));  background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #30a146 0%, #249334 100%);   text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, .4);  font-weight:bold;    font-family: "Droid Sans","Lucida Grande",Tahoma,sans-serif; 

    font-family: "Arial","Helvetica",sans-serif;
    border-radius:3px;
    -moz-border-radius:3px;
    -webkit-border-radius:3px;
    border:1px solid #248334 ;
    color:white;
    text-shadow:#d08d00 1px 1px 0;
    padding:8.5px 10px;
    margin-left:3px;
    font-weight:bold;
    font-size:12.2px;
    cursor:pointer;
    border-image: initial;} 

			#subscribe-box .email-box .btn:hover{

opacity: .8;
    border-radius:3px;
    -moz-border-radius:3px;
    -webkit-border-radius:3px;
    border:1px solid #248334  ;
    color:#FFFFFF;
    text-shadow:#d08d00 1px 1px 0}  

</style>

<div id="ABT-mashable-bar">
<div id="subscribe-box">
<div class="email-box">
<h4>Subscribe updates on your <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=latestbloggingtips4u" target="_blank">Email</a> | <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/latestbloggingtips4u" target="_blank">RSS</a></h4>
<form action="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify" method="post" onsubmit="window.open('http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=latestbloggingtips4u', 'popupwindow',  'scrollbars=yes,width=700px,height=700px');return true" target="popupwindow">
<input class="txt" style="background: #FFF  url('http://i.imgur.com/2BCD0.png') no-repeat 6px !important;" onfocus="if (this.value == 'Your email ID ')  {this.value = '';}" onblur="if (this.value == '') {this.value = 'Your email ID ';}" type="text" name="email" value="Your email ID " />

<input type="hidden" name="uri" value="latestbloggingtips4u" />

<input type="hidden" name="loc" value="en_US" />

<input class="btn" style="margin-left: 4px;" type="submit" value="Subscribe" />
<div style="clear: both;"></div>
</form></div>

<div class="fb-like-box"><iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden; width: 80px; height: 21px;" src="//www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fallbloggingtips&send=false&layout=button_count&width=80&show_faces=false&action=like&colorscheme=light&font&height=21" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="320" height="240"></iframe><a style="color: #3b5998; font-family: ubuntu; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 20px;" href="http://www.facebook.com/allbloggingtips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Like on Facebook </a>
<div class="clear"></div>
</div>

<div class="gplusone">
<div style="float: left; width: 90px;">
<div id="___plusone_0" style="height: 24px; width: 106px; display: inline-block; text-indent: 0pt; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; border-style: none; float: none; line-height: normal; font-size: 1px; vertical-align: baseline;"><iframe id="I1_1322986463651" style="position: static; left: 0pt; top: 0pt; width: 106px; margin: 0px; border-style: none; height: 24px; visibility: visible;" title="+1" name="I1_1322986463651" src="https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.allbloggingtips.com%2F&size=standard&count=true&annotation=&hl=en-US&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fapps-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fwidget%2F__features__%2Frt%3Dj%2Fver%3D-8uDua_W7bo.en_GB.%2Fsv%3D1%2Fam%3D%218NuGo4ypxRCIwtBaLA%2Fd%3D1%2F#id=I1_1322986463651&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.allbloggingtips.com&rpctoken=511986996&_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="100%" height="240"></iframe></div>
</div>
<a style="color: #dd0000; font-family: ubuntu; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 24px;" href="https://plus.google.com/103280517588083500359" rel="author" target="_blank">Circle on Google+</a>
<div class="clear"></div>
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<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
  (function() {

    var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true;

    po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js';

    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s);

  })();
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<div class="twitter-follow">
 <iframe style="width: 300px; height: 20px;" title="" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/follow_button.html#_=1322986464549&button=blue&id=twitter-widget-22&lang=en&screen_name=allbloggingtips" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="320" height="240"></iframe>

<script type="text/javascript" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script></div>
<div id="mashable" style="height: 12px; background: #f9f9f9; border: 0px solid #CCC; border-top: 1px solid white; text-align: right; border-image: initial; font-size: 10px;"><span class="author-credit" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.allbloggingtips.com" target="_blank">Widget »</a></span></div>
</div>
</div>

If you face any problem with code. Please download this code..

Customization!

Due to some issue. I can’t highlight changes you’ve to make in above code. Hope you won’t mind ;) . Now look for bold letter above and replace it with your Username, IDs like;

  • Replace latestbloggingtips4u with your feedburner Feed URL.
  • Replace allbloggingtips with your facebook Page URL.
  • Replace allbloggingtips with your twitter url.
  • Replace allbloggingtips with your blog URL.
  • And at least replace https://plus.google.com/103280517588083500359 with your Google+ Profile Link.

Credits!

This widget is first shared on AllBloggingTips. Readers are requested to link back if you’re going to share this widget on their blog!

That’s all. I hope you’ll like this widget. Let me know if I missed anything or you face any issue!

Happy Blogging :D

12 Tips For Writing Engaging Content For Readers

Are you not getting any readership?

Why?

Because your content is not engaging!

In this post I’ll tell you 12 Tips For Writing Engaging Content For Readers. So read from top to toe! ;)

12 Tips For Writing Engaging Content For Readers

After reading your posts, your audience should feel like hanging around to ask questions, agree, disagree and see what else you’ve got to say. After all, we’re talking potential long term relationships here. Try these 12 Tips For Writing Engaging Content For Readers and you’re halfway towards bagging that customer.

Tips For Writing Engaging Content For Readers!

1. Pose Engaging Questions

At the end of a post, pose a brain-stimulating question. Make them ponder, make them wonder and churn those grey cells to figure out what you want. The idea is to put your site and business fully into your reader’s head so that they come back for more. One of the best ways to achieve this is by stimulating their thought process.

2. Put Out An Ethical Conundrum

Do you feel celebrities are doing good by adopting children from poor African countries? Should those children be taken away from their families just because they can have a better quality of life in the US? That’s an ethical conundrum right there. Put something like that out there in your post and motivate your readers to comment and argue amongst themselves.

3. Get Them To Offer Tips To Solve Something

It could be a problem that you’re facing, or something your customer is facing. It doesn’t matter. Write a post about it and open the door to your readers to contribute 5 unique tips each to combat the issue. In fact, make it a contest; publicly credit the reader with the best tips on your blog so that everyone can see.

4. Open The Door To Sharing

Share a personal problem you’ve experienced in a post and explain how you handled it. Then ask your readers to share how they would handle a similar situation. If you can get them to submit their thoughts in about 400 words or so, that’s a blog post you can use. With just one move, you manage to engage your readers plus get blog posts out of it.

Read : Top 10 Best Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress

5. Share Half A Story And Ask For Projected Outcomes

This is a spin-off from the old college game of spin the tale. Write a post detailing a problematic business or personal situation without detailing the final outcome. Ask your readers to contribute ideas for possible outcomes.  You can suggest some ideas from your side to motivate them along.

6. Start With An Engaging Opener

Your post opening should engage the reader from the word go. Remember, your readers can get all kinds of facts online. They don’t want another fact-spewing post. They want something that’ll ignite their curiosity, motivate their thought process and get them engaged. Make your opener funny, insightful, poky, witty and outrageous if need be.

 7. Make The Content Graphically Vivid

Paint a picture with your words, and draw people into the scene you’re painting. You don’t need to have Pulitzer-worthy authoring skills to do this. Just write in your speaking voice, as though you’re chatting up to your mates at the bar. Throw some adjectives and invectives in (watch out – no profanity!). Throw in some cultural flavor that reflects your background.

Read :  Short Length Post Vs Length Posts – What’s Best?

8. Use The Active Voice

Long, droning passive voice sentences are okay for legal docs and long procedural guides. When it comes to your blog post, keep the voice active. Your reader must be able to relate to the information you’re presenting in a live sense. The purpose will be totally defeated if your blog reads like old prose.

9. Use The First And Second Grammatical Person

It’s your blog; you’re talking to your readers – what’s with the third person? No more ‘they’ and ‘them’ and stuff. Write directly to your audience using first and second person only. This makes your reader feel closer to you and creates a virtual bond of familiarity.

10. Be Direct

Use active verbs instead of inactive verbs to deliver a direct, immediate and energetic impact. Instead of, “I was thinking how to address your issue”, write, “I am thinking about how to address your issue”. The difference is the directness of the tone and also the direct action mode.

11. Play With Words

There are many ways of writing what you want to say and it’s in your hands. For example, instead of saying, “I cannot put up with their holier than thou attitude anymore”, say “If I put up with their holier-than-thou attitude anymore, I’ll just call me a cow and be done with it”. I am sure you can come up with something funnier and more engaging.

12. Provide A Conclusion

Let’s face it; no one has tons of time to read every line of every post. Encapsulate the essence of your article in a short conclusion to help out these busy people. Your conclusion should ideally tie up your points together and provide a short glimpse of what the article is all about.

Read : 4 Reasons Your Blog Will Never Grow!

Over To you!

I hope you’ll like these 12 Tips For Writing Engaging Content For Readers. Have I missed any? Do let me know in comments!

Happy Blogging. :D

Dean works as content developer for ecommerce conversion optimization company Invesp. Invesp helps businesses in optimizing landing page templates and improving the experience of website visitors.

How To Get Traffic To A New Blog ?

increase blog traffic[Most of the newbie bloggers quit their blogging just because they don’t see any traffic from their blog(s). Even who have started their blogging career long time ago don’t see much improvisation in their traffic.
 
Why?
 
Because they don’t follow few tips which has to be followed to Get Traffic to A New Blog . ;)

How can any blogger Get Traffic to A New Blog?

Though there are many ways to Get Traffic to A New Blog, the most important factor is NETWORK. The more network you have the more traffic you’ll get.

The best way to build a network around your blog is: start interacting with others using

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Why I’m mentioning only these two sites because, it’s easy to spread your word and follow other bloggers easily using this social media sites and  Get Traffic to A New Blog.

How to Get Traffic to A New Blog ??

Following are some EXCEPTIONAL ways to bring traffic to a new blog (0r) any blog.

1. Blog Comments:

Comment on top blogs in your niche try to be the first 5 commenters.

Tips: Subscribe to their RSS feeds.

Don’t spam their blogs by writing one liners. Add value to your comments.

If you want to get traffic daily this is the best way to go.

Type “your niche + blog” in google to know which are the top blogs in your niche.blogging blogs

Ex: “blogging + blog”

Read : Why You should comments on other blogs?

2. Network with others using Facebook and twitter

Facebook: Join in Groups.. Promote yourself out there.. BTW facebook alone is giving me 100+ leads daily (even without promoting everyday!). Ammar Ali is also getting huge traffic from Facebook ;) . So don’t neglect bringing Facebook traffic to your blog.

You may find it difficult in the beginning but when you start promoting others content and when you get to know each other on Facebook, it becomes very easy!

PS: You can join our group ‘Everything About Blogging‘,  and can promote your blog there!

Twitter: Follow top bloggers in your niche and follow their followers. This is the simple yet effective way of increasing your targeted twitter followers. Once you have done this, you can tweet your new articles and ask your followers to retweet it.

3. Video Marketing:

Create a 2 min.video and add your blog link at the starting

Submit them to YouTube, metacafe etc.

Tools to use: Use Screenr to create free videos

Read : Is Video Blogging Worth Trying?

4. Spend time on writing detailed articles.

Never assume that you can bring quality traffic without much efforts.

You need to differentiate yourself with others to become successful. It takes time to create content, I agree but you shouldn’t spend whole time creating only normal or average 600 words posts.

Spend time to create great content.

Write detailed posts with 1000 or 1500+ words once in a while. If you’re not a full time blogger like me, at least try to create detailed posts once or twice a month.

So that you can grab others attention and you can show your blogging expertise to your readers.

It’s really important for you to create killer articles regularly to survive in blogosphere. This can bring your quality traffic from other sites or search engines.

4. Don’t forget SEO

Most people say forget about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) when you’re just starting out.SEO TACTICS
 
I think that’s the dumbest suggestion!
 
You need to focus on what keywords to use and how much keyword density you should maintain in your content to get search engine traffic to your blog.

It’s extremely important to bring organic (search engine) traffic to your blog. Because it’s free and highly effective!

Make sure that you’re not keyword stuffing your content. It makes your readers hard to digest what you’re saying in your articles.

And do proper keyword analysis before you’re writing the articles. Then embed them into your posts. If you’re a beginner then this is enough! Don’t go beyond, you’ll better understand about SEO when you’re spending more time on blogging.

Don’t Miss : 5 Basic Pillars of Creating Successful and Profitable Blog!

Conclusion:

Always try to retweet and promote your fellow bloggers before asking them to promote your content. This can make others to promote your content sooner or later and you will have high chances of getting their attention if they find it useful. 

I dint recommend guest blogging here in this post. Major reason is without having any online reputation you can’t cope up with other bloggers to get accepted your guest posts. When they reject you, you’ll feel down to submit another guest post to them.

So, focus on building a network by blog commenting, writing great stuff and social media networking using above tips.

Have I missed any other way to  Get Traffic to A New Blog? Take your action by commenting below ;)

Top 10 Best Twitter Applications Of 2012

Looking for some free or Best Twitter Applications?

Since its launch the status message inspired micro blogging site has been a great hit among people of all generations. Every developer around the world is trying their hands on it and inventing different things.

Twitter can also become a useful platform for marketing purpose. As your twitter account will grow you will have to spend more time on it to manage your followers and your tweets. So the best way to do this is by using various best twitter applications.

Here I am presenting eleven best twitter applications of 2012. They can also help you generate some traffic from twitter. ;)

1

Tweetdeck application twitter

 

A very powerful application for twitter, Tweetdeck has effective filters which allow having the posts, of your likings, at the top. It also allows multi-column view of tweets, and it supports multi accounts. Just like Buffer, Tweetdeck also allows pre-scheduling of Tweets. Simply schedule your tweets and leave it up to Tweetdeck to tweet your posts on the specified time. It is a multi-platform client of Twitter. Tweetdeck is a free application.

Seesmic Desktop

applications for

 

Another multi-platformed Twitter’s client, Seesmic Desktop is available in two forms- browse-based and application- based. The browse-based Seesmic Desktop enables you to handle multiple social profiles simultaneously, under a single window. It supports Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. The application-based Seesmic Desktop provides over 90 third party services, including Klout and Stocktwits. Both the types of Seesmic Desktops are available at free of cost.

Kiwi 

 

Kiwi has a very pretty and interactive interface which you will love to look at. The filters, available, works under certain mentioned rules, but you are provided with several sophisticated services such as auto complete, user groups, and themes. It also has an optional service which merges timelines that show tweets, mentions and DMs all together. Kiwi only works on Mac OS X. You don’t need to pay an amount in order to have it.

Weet

weet

 

The one and only short coming of Weet is that it can only run on a Mac OS X platform. It is yet to be enhanced for other platforms; however it is extremely good-looking and convenient to use. It supports multiple accounts and ReadItLater and Instapaper integration. It uses user-names and keywords for generating filters. Unfortunately, Weet was never upgraded since its last version 1.0, which was released on February, 2011.

Socialite

socialite

 

People who are keen to get hold of an application, that not only facilitates Social Networking, but also enables photo sharing and RSS feeds then I would definitely ask them to take a look over Socialite. It integrates Google Reader, other RSS feeds and also photos from Flickr. Through Socialite you can also connect with your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Its exceptional interface makes us feel that some obedient email client has come to our service.

Twhirl
Twhirl

 

It not just works on Linux, but you can also make it work on different platforms. It allows us to connect to multiple Twitter accounts, but at the same time we can manage different social network profiles, such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn, from it. Users can avail the basic services, conveniently, from Twhirl and that too, at reasonable prices.

Spaz

spaz

 

Weird named Spaz, is an open-source application which supports multiple themes. It is a multi-platform Twitter’s client which rose to fame because of its Laconica microblogging platforms and for supporting the Markdown language. It is a free application and will always remain so.

Metro Twitter

metrotweet

 

It had to face many debates, since its inception, but now it is a significant fact that Metro Twitter has the best looking interface among all other Twitter clients. It is absolutely built to run on Windows platform. Metro Twitter has been implanted with very powerful filters that not only filters Users and keywords, but also percolates various applications. It has a very handy feature of tweeting and undoing the tweets you just posted. It comes at a free of cost but if you find the adds annoying you, pay a subsidized price to make your account add-free.

Itsy

itsy

 

Itsy is a very simple and easy handling Twitter client, which goes perfectly by the words of its developer, “Itsy won’t hog up your screen or do other crazy things”. It is completely dedicated to the Mac OS X platform and will always remain free to purchase.

 

The name, as well as the interface may disappoint you at the first glance but YoruFukurou has plenty of customizable features. It is a multi-account Mac OS X based Twitter Client, which uses decent rule-based filters. It also has keyboard shortcuts which makes its usage fast and easy. It is available at free of cost.

Skimmer

skimmer

 

If you are keen at gaining knowledge from Twitter, or other social networking sites then you must take a look at Skimmer. Along with Twitter, it integrates Facebook, Youtube, Flickr and other internet social giants. It enables slideshow view with the help of which you can watch photographs without getting distracted. Skimmer can be downloaded free of cost.

Do you think we missed any Best Twitter Applications which fits this list perfectly? Then tell us through comments. :D

This guest post is by Debarshi Ghosh Dastidar. He is a twitter addict and recommends his friends to buy twitter followers