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Showing posts with label blogspot. Show all posts
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Tips For Creating A Blog: Bringing The Best From Blogger

I am sure that every blogging gurus will tell you NOT to use any free blogging platform to start your blog. To tell you the truth, they are right. Blogging is a business for some people. If you are very serious about building your business online, use paid domain name. That is the best place to have your business running.

But this doesn't mean that free website platform is bad. If it is that bad, why Google even bothers to buy Blogspot in the first place? There are a lot of free website platform that you can use for blogging such, Tumblr, 000webhost and including Blogger.

Blogger was known as Blogspot before Google bought it. Blogger doesn' t change a lot and it is still free to use. As mentioned above, there is also a lot of other free blogging website where you can start your own blog for free but I use Blogger as example here and because I love using it.

Most internet users are used to Blogger especially for blogging beginners. Besides Blogger, Wordpress is also a popular people' s choice. These people who start blogging are usually teenagers and individuals. They use Blogger as their diary and also like other people, they also use Blogger to share their thoughts to the world.

Using a free platform for your blog is not a bad idea. I often heard that blogging gurus always say that you will lose everything in the blog if Google closes it. Technically, this is true. That will happen ONLY IF your blog violates their terms.

There are not many tips that I can share with everyone here because this is about a free domain blog. You can’t really tweak and customize your blog exactly like what you are thinking. In that case, I will share three best tips for blogspot. This is how you can really make the best out of your blog.

Tip #1: Choose the right template

I usually go to Btemplate to download free template for Blogger. This is my favorite place because there are no hustle to install your new template and it is easy to use. But you can choose anywhere on the internet for your satisfaction.

Choose template with large font, large icon and large everything. Most important is the font. People go to a blog to read something interesting. If you use small font, it can tires the eye or visitors will leave without reading anything because they are too lazy to review your blog one by one.

People judge a blog by its cover (looks). Good quote I have there LOL. Choose any beautiful template design that you can find. People are attracted to beautiful things and if your blog looks like a dump site, they will leave. No doubt about that.

Tip #2: Arrange your widget nicely

Assume your widget as decoration on your blog. How you arrange them will tell visitors that your blog is carefully arranged or not. The default arrangement is acceptable. If you started to put some ads, you will face a few problem. Ask someone to look at your blog first before you change your widget arrangement.

Do not overdecorate your blog with ads. I’ve seen a few blogs full of ads and it’s quite hard to find the content. The worst part is sometime you don’t know where are the content. Make your content stick out than your widget and ads.

Tip #3: Tweak your Blogger blog

Tweak your blog for the best performance. Keyword density is not a very good idea to win the heart of the search engines. Tweaking here also means that it’s including sending your blog to search engines so that they know your blog exists. To tweak a free blog, you have to do it manually. It doesn’t have automatic plugins like paid hosting. Spend some time to do this

Monday, 16 June 2014

Advantage and Disadvatage of Blogger Blog

Advantages Of Blogger

1. Free to register and use

2. User friendly and easy to use. You don’t need to know a lot about html to use Blogger.

3. You can still make money like any paid domains

4. Free templates everywhere

5. If you want to, you can register your domain name only for $10

6. Build in membership registration

7. Receive low criticism because people know it’s free

8. Have built in analytics

9. You can post adult content. Blogger have built in permission page before entering adult content

10. Comments can be moderated

Disadvantages Of Blogger

1. Technically the blog is not fully yours

2. Cannot customize exactly like what you intended

3. Little choice of paid template because people rarely use Blogger paid hosting. The best place to look is Themeforest. They have pretty cheap theme.

4. It is hard to trust a free hosting blog especially if you don’t have an about me page

5. Can be closed by Google without further notice

6. You are bound to the Blogger T&C

7. Limited writing tool

8. Hard or less methods to promote

9. The built in analytics also trace bots. The analytics is not reliable

10. Easy prey for spammers and bots

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Methods To Promote Your Blog For Free

Bloggers are so crazy about visitors. Many bloggers check their blog visitors every day to see how many people are visiting their blog. This is because all bloggers want other people to read what they are trying to say and their personal opinion.

No one creates a blog for the sake of blogging without anyone visiting them. That is what a blog is all about. Blogging is socializing. You don’t have to be a great writer to start a blog. You blog because you want to hear other people’s opinion and also show others what is your opinion on a certain topic.

Bloggers that have extra cash to spend, they sometimes spend big only to bring people to their blog. One of the most popular place to advertise your blog is through Google Adword. If you don’t know what you are doing, you can create a hole in your pocket through the wrong step you take.

Don’t feel down with competitors that have the cash. You can go slowly in driving traffic. The best way to bring traffic to your blog is through free methods and not by spending so much in ads. Don’t get me wrong. If you have the money, you can go the faster way.

In the other hand, I prefer free traffic through free methods. I hate to pay for ads except for driving traffic to a landing page. That is a different story because you are trying to sell something. You will usually get your money back if you can sell something. Here are the free methods that can make a difference to your blog:

Blog commenting

Leave your comments at other blogs that have the same topic or niche as you are. Keep the blog’s address for you to go back in the future. It is a good idea to make friends with people who have the same interest as you. 

Blog commenting allows you to leave your blog’s address when you leave your comments. Don’t do this to spam other blogs or they will block your comments. Leave quality comments so that other people who read your comment knows that you are not a spam bot.

Use social media

Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are use widely around the world and the best part of it is you can use it for free. Post something that people love to read about for instance something funny, sad and touching story. When other people likes your post, they will help you share.

Blogging style social media such as Tumblr, Pinterest and Squidoo also plays an important part. You can write something about your blog or about your topic and leave a link there. If someone is interested in your article, they will click your link and you will have free traffic.

Article marketing

For me, this is the hard part but this is the best way to make your blog known to others. English is not my first language. That means I will have grammatical errors everywhere on my article no matter how much I check my article. for this reason I stick with social media.

If you think your English is great and you know how to format your article, you are good to go. The best way to send your article is to Ezine Article. People always look around Ezine to find free articles and probably they will find yours. Ezine is just an example. You can send your article in any article directory website that you prefer.

Word of mouth

This is a traditional way of promoting. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t intend to ask you to promote your blog to anyone you see (that also works). What I meant here is when your blog is popular and worthy to read, people can introduce your blog to their friends. 

If you have a business card, you can write down your blog there. Some people start a blog for business purpose and giving business cards away with their blog’s address is a pretty normal thing to do. Don’t be so down in promoting your blog.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Easiest Way To Monetize Your Blog

There are many ways to monetize your blog even if you are using free platform such as blogspot. It doesn’t matter what platform you use. Monetizing can be done anywhere. For instance, google adsense allows you to put their ads no matter what are your blog ranking or what platform do you use.

However, the monetizing method can be very limited for new user even for paid host blogs. It really doesn’t matter because you can still do it slowly. No one ever said that blogging is a get-quick-rich scheme program. Start slowly and you will be rewarded for your patience.

Below is a few monetizing methods that you can use. For some of you who know a bit about monetizing a blog, you may notice that I didn’t mention some of them. That is because below are used by baby blogs which means the blogs are still new and they still don’t rank well and have low visitors. 

Google Adsense

If you don’t know about Google Adsense, you might have living under the rock for a while. This is a common and the easiest method to monetize your blog. All you need to do is register with Google and you can access Google Adsense immediately.

Google Adsense is a Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising. To use Google Adsense, you can log in to your Google Adsense account, copy and paste the html given and post it in your blog. Whenever visitors come to your blog and click your ads, you will get paid. The range of payment is from $0.01-$3.00.

The payment range can change according to the advertiser. To cash out your payment, you will need to reach $100.00. Payment will be made using checks.


I think this is the best ad network available, at least according to my own opinion. Infolinks create link ads within your blog post. The links will be underlined in any color that you choose. When you hover over the link, an ad will appear. They also have banner ads and categories ads. 

Infolinks claim that they are the highest payee for publishers. I don’t know if this claim is true. All I know about is I’m going to make money out of it. I am still new with Infolinks so I don’t have much to tell. You can check it out yourself.

By the way, this blogspot blog is not approved by Infolinks. I only add Infolinks to my wordpress blog which is a paid domain. Don’t worry about this. I have seen Infolinks on other free blog platform. Blogs are easily can be accepted into their ad network. Maybe there are some content on this blog that they don’t like. 


This is also one of my favorite. I like how they manage the page and ads settings. It’s like looking at Google Adsense page with a better version. You can register as publisher, advertiser or affiliate but you can have all in one account.

Bidvertiser is like Google Adsense. They have the same format and methods of advertisement. But one thing I don’t like is the ad setting. If you put more than one ad on your blog, the template of the blog is the same. You can’t customize it differently.
Monetize your Website or Blog with BidVertiser


This ad network works depending on searches. They have banners with the searches that you made using the search engine, usually question based searches. If the visitor clicks on your link and came to your website, they will see the question they search is on the ad itself. Link ads also available.

Payment is still the same thing. It requires visitors to click on the ad before they pay you. Chitika is also easy to manage and their dashboard is simple enough for you to make your own settings. They also have website traffic graph for your convenience.

I don’t think that everyone likes kind of method in monetizing. But I wrote them here because it is easy to use. is link ads just like Chitika and Infolinks. With there are no ads when you hover over the links. Visitors have to click on the link themselves for you to get paid. 

This is easy money because all you need to do is put a link on your blog. Most people use important links for people to click on it. But the payment is not a satisfaction. One click is worth like $0.0005. 


I know that you are thinking that there are other monetizing methods that pay higher. You are right but those methods are for professional bloggers that requires your blog to rank high. For instance, Review Me. They won’t accept your blog if it is still new and have a few visitors per month. 

That is why I only recommend the above method for you to try. It is a bit slow but please be patient. Everyone that succeeds already feel what you feel now. It’s up to you if you want to be like them or to give up.

Friday, 10 January 2014

I Make Money From Blogging At Blogspot

Usually we heard or read about making money online using wordpress but what I get here is a very different effect. In my situation, I get more money by using this free blogspot platform. I have my own domain name but it doesn’t look very good, in the case of making money.

Actually this doesn’t look good for my wordpress blog. Even if I make money with blogspot, I shouldn’t feel comfortable with it. It is because blogspot is a free platform and it can be shut down by Google at any time without my concern. The blog is not fully mine. 

Don’t get too excited knowing that you can make money out from a free platform like being told here. It is not something shocking or interesting as it sounds. This is quite normal for some cases like mine. There are a few reasons why this is happening.

Here are a few things that you should know if your free platform blog is making more money than your own domain name:

Your blog’s age

How long does your blog are live on the internet will determine how many visitors you have. The longer the age, the better it will get to be well-known. A new blog will take its time to be ranked on the search engine.

In my case, my blogspot blog are older than my new wordpress blog. I got a lot of visitors every day and got some sale from my affiliate links. However, free website platform have bad adsense clicks. People don’t really trust a free platform blog’s ads. 

Affiliate links are a different story. You still can make money of it if you give an honest review about any product that you sell. The best thing to do before selling any product is to buy and use them first. By doing this, you already experienced the product yourself and you can tell if the product is good or bad. 

Your blog’s topic

What is your blog topic can also affect your earnings. This blogspot blog is mostly about technical stuff, blogging and reviews. People love reviews especially an honest one. Don’t try to lie in your review because people will know about it.

My wordpress blog is more about lifestyle and physical products. I don’t say that physical products are not good but it takes time. This blog also take its time to develop. I also have little visitors at my wordpress blog and I can’t get my blog registered at a few affiliate websites because of this.

Your product choices

Blogging about blogs have tremendous amount of product. You can choose which one that you think is best for your visitors. That is why people love product reviews. They want to know if you already try the product or not. The product doesn’t have to be good. If it’s bad, write it in your review. Your readers will also appreciate your point of view.

If you never try the product, do not write a review about it. You don’t even know what you are writing about. If you duplicate your content, you can get in trouble with the original reviewer. But in most cases, I don’t find anywhere in the internet about duplicate review for content.


No matter how much you find it is interesting that you can make money from a free website platform, don’t rely too much on it. It is not a stable business to start with. This blogspot blog that I have here is from my assignment and I continue to update it because I have my personal notes here.

It is not impossible to make money with a blogspot blog but it won’t go anywhere. When Google shut it down, that’s the end of the world for you. My advice, if you don’t want to wait to get visitors, buy a blog at Flippa.