Saturday, 19 July 2014

How To Change and Use Fonts in Blogger

Google Fonts For Blogger
Undoubtedly, Blogger is an amazing platform to create and manage blogs even if you're a newbie as we can see the number of blogs raising rapidly. Okay, everybody know this, but the most common problem with mostly every blogger user is using perfect template for blog as it matters a lot. Template should be user friendly, its font should be eye-friendly and easy to read, it should also be responsive and some more features we want the template.

Everybody have got any blogger template to use in their blogs either they're beautiful or ugly but we're using them. But the main thing is content and there font matters a lot. If you're feeling that your blog doesn't have beautiful font than you should change the font immediately. Because in the blog, the main thing is content or articles and if you've used any bad font that makes the article difficult than definitely it will affect on your blog visitors and you might loose your visitors.

Changing font is blogger is not a big deal. We've great collection of web fonts available on Google Fonts for free from where you can pick up any font and start using it on your blog or web. Google Fonts is one of the most popular place for fonts and almost every website is using fonts from there because there fonts are great and are hosted on Google servers which are really fast. Implementing fonts in our blog is really easy, we just need to add a html link tag below <head> which calls the font to load in our blog and use font-family CSS property to call the font in any web element.

Don't worry, if you're a newbie and don't know how to change and use Google Fonts in your blog because below I'm going to show you step by step that how can we easily do that.

How To Change & Use Google Fonts in Blogger?

Okay, So here I'm going to divide the tutorial in two pieces just to let you understand it easily. In this part, we'll remove the existing font in your blog and in second part, we'll install and use new font. Let's get started.

1. Removing The Existing Font

  • Go To Blogger >>  Template >> Backup Your Template
  • Click Edit HTML and Search For The Following Code
fonts.googleapis.com
  • Mostly, This will be available below <head> of the templates.
  • After finding the above code, you'll see it in the html <link> tag like the image below. 
  • Just remove that html link tagline.
  • Save Template.

2. Installing New Font in Your Blog

  • Go to Google Fonts and find the best font that you want to use.
  • After choosing font, click on "Quick use" button, shown in the image below.
  • Tick mark all the styles
  • Scroll down and copy the html link tag code.
  • Go To Blogger >> Template >> Edit HTML
  • Search For <head>
  • Paste The Code Below It and Save Template.
  • If it gives error, try adding / before > at the end, after that ending will be like />.
  • Okay, now font is installed and lets call it in our template.
  • Come back to Google font page and scroll down more.
  • There, you'll see the block like below.
  • Copy that code and Go To Blogger >> Edit HTML
  • Search for body { or body{
  • There you'll see font-famiy:bla-bla-bla;
  • Remove that font-family property till semicolon and paste the new one there.
  • Save Template.
  • If the font is not working properly now than add the following code above ]]></b:skin>
body, h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 .post, .post-body, .content-wrapper, .main-wrapper, .outer-wrapper, .footer-wrapper, #content-wrapper, #main-wrapper, #footer-wrapper, #rsidebar-wrapper, .sidebar-wrapper {FONT FAMILY PROPERTY HERE!important}
  •  Paste the font family property in the highlighted and remove semicolon because we've added !important tag that will call the font importantly in the given areas.
  • Save Template 
  • You're Done!

Final Keystrokes

Seems like your blog is looking awesome after installing fresh font. Hope you successfully did this through this guide as we've tried to make it step-by-step. Even if you got stuck anywhere than feel free to ask below in comments. Please leave your views in comments, share this article with your friends and keep visiting us for more easy tutorials. Have a nice day!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

How To Make and Run Giveaways With Gleam

Gleam
If you're a regular reader of us than you might have remembered that we had published an article on how to properly offer giveaways on your blog. In which we shared the benefits of offering giveaways and also a tutorial on how to make giveaways and run them on your blog. But now, that method of creating giveaways with PunchTab is now out of date and is not working so today we're back with another similar method that works amazingly.

PunchTab was an amazing giveaways generator which many bloggers and webmasters used to manage giveaways for free but now can not use it for free because they have changed their plans and they only allow their premium customers to for creating giveaways. Means, you'll need to purchase subscription in order to make PunchTab giveaway generator.

Well, There are many other alternatives of this to create giveaway generators but most of them have not such features to make beneficial giveaways but Gleam is one of the best of them which can fulfill our needs. Just like PunchTab, we can easily create giveaway generator in which there will be many useful ways to let participators make entries through different social sharing and other actions. It is easy with Gleam to implement the giveaway generator in blog posts, Facebook page tab or anywhere, you just need to take code and put it anywhere. Yeah! Gleam has also premium packages which have mind blowing features but free is also amazing to make successful giveaways.

Hey! If you don't know about offering giveaways on your blogs, why do we do this, what are its benefits or if you want to find out answers of such questions and I strongly recommend to checkout this article.

How To Make and Run Giveaways With Gleam

Okay, So this is the tutorial part and here we're going to show that how to make your first giveaway with Gleam. The guide is basically for beginners and it completely easy to setup giveaway with Gleam. There will be three stages. First one making an account there, second is making giveaway and third is publishing giveaway on your blog. Lets start with the first stage.

Stage #1: Create an account on Gleam

  • Go To Gleam.io
  • Click "Start Using Gleam"
  • Now, You can create account with two ways. Either make account with your email or with your Facebook account. I prefer to go with email.
  • Enter your email and Click "Start"
  • Fill out with simple form in which you've to give your name, password, site name and your site URL. At final, click "Create My Account".
  • After that you'll reach to Dashboard and a pop up will also appear asking for choosing any plan. Choose Free Plan.
  • First Stage Done!

Stage #2: Create a giveaway

  • Click " + New Compeition " button at the right corner in competitions tab.
  • Here you got to do the competition setup.
  • Enter your competition name, setup date from where to start and also the ending date, write terms and conditions if available and its optional, check and uncheck some settings also setup login with options for users.
  • Click second tab "How To Enter" to setup entry ways.
  • Here the ways are listed that how users can enter and how your promotion will be done. Simply, click the buttons to include that entry method in your giveaway. After clicking button, you also need to setup like if you're adding tweet than you'll need to put tweet content. After adding ways, you can drag to rearrange them.
  • After setting up "How to enter" click on third tab "Prize"
  • Nothing special, you just need to write the name of the prize and also the quantity of them. You can also put its description and its optional.
  • After setting this all, simply click "Save" button at the bottom.
  • Second Stage Done!

Stage #3: Installing giveaway in your blog

  • If you did all properly, after clicking "Save", you'll see "Competition has been successfully created".
  • Now, copy the code and put it in your blog post.
  • If you're using Blogger, follow the steps below.
  • Go To Blogger >> Create New Post 
  • Click Edit HTML >> Paste The Code There
  • Complete your post and publish it.
  • That's it.

Final Touches

I don't think it was much difficult to make and run giveaway on your blog. But with the help of this tutorial, it will be completely easy for newbies to setup their first giveaway. Hope this little tutorial help you all to manage giveaway in a better way while Gleam has amazing entry options and others have limited them for free plan accounts. Share your thoughts in comments and also share this article with your friends. Cheers!

Friday, 4 July 2014

BuySellAds Review: Best Advertisement Platform For Bloggers

BuySellAds
It has always been a big problem for newbie bloggers to monetize their blogs. While the best way to make money from blogging is to do things by planning. Make a proper plan and do according to get success. Yeah! We need to a lot of patience to kick off earnings but most of newbies also don’t have patience and give up. Well, they also depend on Google AdSense only and just get stuck on it as AdSense also need quality publishers and keep disapproving the low quality publishers. However, there are many more alternatives of AdSense and even there are many effective ways that can make even more money than AdSense and newbies should come to know them. Other than AdSense, blog can be monetized by paid posts, direct banner ads, CPM ads, CPA ads, services and many more. But what about BuySellAds? BuySellAds is also the best advertising network for bloggers and you might have heard about it but today, we’re going to review this network deeply.

BuySellAds – Introduction

BuySellAds is the web advertising network where ads are being sold and bought for promotion and earning purposes. Basically, it is a place where both advertisers and publishers meet with each other and make a deal about advertisement easily. For bloggers, they can join the publisher account and start selling ads of their blogs.

How It Works For Bloggers?

BuySellAds can be the main source of income for bloggers if they work with it with huge interest. First of all, Bloggers need to apply for this and before applying they must checkout the criteria so that they may not get denied. If their criteria is not much matching for your blog than you may work on your to get such result. After you applied for it, it will take some time to get your application reviewed. Once you’ve got approved, you’re ready to go.

After getting your blog approved there, now you need to make some ad slots on your blog. Check which space is available in your blog and make ad slots for those places. Try to choose such places where visitors are having high impressions like above and below content, header, etc. So, after creating ad slots, you’ve to put codes there. They are automated codes and will show ad banners automatically if some purchased. These codes also collect data such as impressions and blog traffic that helps you to make sales.

Once you’ve done the setup, within some days, your blog will appear in BuySellAds directory for selling ads on your blog. BuySellAds have large number of advertisers and slowly slowly your blog will sell more and more ads. When someone will purchase ad slot on your blog, you’ll see message in your account about that and you’ve to decide, either you approve or deny it. After that the banner ad is displayed next 30 days on your blog and it will vanish away automatically after 30 days. Within these 30 days, you’ve to do nothing with these ads, you just need to work on your blog, update it, and promote it or whatever. But don’t be inactive because it may lose your blog traffic and it can effect on your BuySellAds.

Payment System

You also don’t need to worry about payment system because it is also automated and secured. Your each ad slot will get specific price and the advertiser will pay exactly that fixed price. After the ad slot is sold, you will receive the money in your BuySellAds account and all the money is first stored there until you decide to withdraw it. Another thing, BuySellAds also takes commission from your each sale and its reasonable because they manage everything for you. Now you can withdraw your earned money with two methods.

The first method is PayPal. The most loved way to send and receive money online. I think you know about this, right? Every blogger is known with PayPal. So, the minimum threshold for PayPal is $20 dollars which means you must have atleast $20 to withdraw with PayPal. Secondly, there is wire transfer method that is common and easy. Its minimum threshold is $500.

Some Approval Tips

So, This is your first time for applying to BuySellAds Publisher account and almost 70% of publishers have got rejected in their first application. So if you got disapproved than don't feel that you can't do it but you can do it by knowing what kind of publishers they want and be the one of them. Okay, here are some approval tips for you.
  1. Domain Name : The first and important thing that you must have is domain name. BuySellAds don't accept sub-domains like .BlogSpot.com but try to get .com, .net, .org or any other good domain for your blog and than go for BuySellAds.
  2. Blog Content : Your blog should have high quality content and not copied from other blogs. Your blog niche should also be available in the category of BuySellAds.
  3. Blog Design : BuySellAds also consider design as important thing as it helps them to make more sales. Try getting a professional and responsive theme for your blog.
  4. Blog Age : You blog must be at least 6 months old before applying for BuySellAds.
  5. Blog Loading Speed : Try to make your blog fast to load and keep your blog clean by removing unwanted things.
  6. Privacy Policy and About Us Pages : These pages are important to be made before publishing the first blog post. And they also help to get approved from several popular companies like BuySellAds.
  7. Blog Traffic : You must be getting 50,000+ impressions per month on your blog.
  8. Other Ads: Remove all the ads from your blog before applying for BSA.
  9. Page Rank & Alexa : You must have good page rank and alexa rank should also be less than 20,000.
  10. Social Followers : This one is also important so make sure you've good number of social followers on every network.

How To Apply For BuySellAds?

Okay, so once you've got all these things than you're ready to apply for BuySellAds. Follow the steps below to apply for your blog.
  • Go To BuySellAds >> Signup and Make Your Account First.
  • Now Login To Your Account.
  • Go To Publisher Dashboard and Click "Submit a Property"
  • Now, the form will come up which you've to fill.
  • In that form, you've to give your blog URL (without http://), blog name, blog description, language, blog type/category and average monthly impressions. 
  • Simply, fill it all and click "Submit" button at the bottom.
  • That's it.

Best Of Luck

BuySellAds is really one of the best advertisement platform for bloggers, once you got approved there than you might forget all other networks. So, best of luck in get approved there and hope you liked the review. Don't forget to share your views in comments and also share this with your friends.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Optimize Email Marketing Campaigns For Better Conversion

Email Marketing
We all know how instrumental email marketing is when it comes to boosting your business’ sales and establishing your brand, right? The more optimized your campaign is, the better.

The thing is, not many marketers know how optimizing your campaign for better conversion is an ongoing process - it isn’t done one time - that is, if you want the best results.

Some would say that there’s nothing to it but to produce quality content. If your content is of high quality, then you’ll get the best conversions with your campaigns, right? Wrong!

The thing is, more than just producing quality content, there are other elements of your email marketing campaign that you need to pay close attention to if you want to get the best results. The tips that we’ll be sharing will detail just that.

1.) Add your call-to-action above the fold

First off… I hope you’re adding CTAs on your campaigns because if you aren’t, then you’re leaving A LOT of money on the table.

If you’re already adding them, I hope your crafting it in such a way that it’s visible above the fold. The thing is, having the readers scroll down to find your CTA might actually reduce your conversion rate. This is especially true if you’re copy is so long and your email list are those that are always on the go.

Most of these readers just don’t have the time to read a long email and scroll down to the most bottom part of your email. It’s exactly because of this that you need to add your CTA above the fold.

2.) Focus your email message on one call to action only.

Focusing your email message on one CTA avoids distraction and laser focuses your entire campaign. Just like how affiliate marketing works (probably with other marketing methods as well), the more targeted you are, the better.

Having to talk to them about how they should sign-up to your form, click the link, and share your email all at the same time is just terrible habit to have for email marketing. Think you got it right? Think again – you can always do better and improve your conversions. Do split testing to assess your CTA performance by trying multiple versions of your landing page.

3.) Add quality images with a positive theme 

We all know how powerful using images are for your campaigns, right?

Now the question is - all things being equal - what type of images will you add on your content? To illustrate my point clearly, let’s imagine your business being on the debt management niche. Are you going to share images that depict people who are excruciatingly broke? Or are you going to show positive themed images where there are people smiling and experiencing happiness with their financial status?

I hope you answered the latter. Because studies have shown how the latter allows for higher conversion rate. The psychology behind it is that when they see these positive images, they picture themselves being the one on the image thus making them want to have your product. While looking at negative images makes the prospect customers picture themselves as the ones experiencing the hardships/challenges making them think twice about clicking your CTA.

Even if you follow all of these tips, it’s important to note that you’ll all get varying results. That’s because there are several factors that affect the prospect customer’s buying behavior. But in general, you should get good results if you follow these tips.

Have you managed to increase your email marketing’s conversion rate just recently?

If you’ve experienced just that, I urge you to share your tips and ideas to the community. Whether you have questions, comments, or recommendations, the comments section is all yours. 

Giveaway: Win 3 Premium Blogger Templates From ThemeForest

Premium Blogger Templates
It has been long we'd shared premium stuff with you. But today, we're back an awesome giveaway that can help you to bring professionalism to your blogger blog. Yeah! Let us announce this giveaway, now you can win any 3 premium blogger templates from ThemeForest for free just by participating in this giveaway. Most of you guys might have joined our first giveaway of free domain name that was held in previous year. Rules and conditions are same that were used in previous giveaway but don't worry we'll mention them again for newbies. Lets know about the prize first.

The Prize

The prize is "3 Premium Blogger Templates from ThemeForest". As you know we're "Blogger Buddies" and we always talk about them so we picked up premium templates for the giveaway. ThemeForest is a company where we can sell and buy any kind of web themes. It also has a big shop for Blogger Templates where awesome templates are placed. Instead of buying some best blogger templates for the giveaway, we're leaving it on the winners choice to get any 3 blogger templates from ThemeForest. Means winners will let us know which templates they want and we'll get them for them. Don't worry, If you can't decide the best suitable template for your blog you can also leave it us for choosing the most suitable template for you.

There are many other companies for blogger templates but ThemeForest is one of the best that has the best of all blogger templates which contain each and every feature. They're professional, responsive, user friendly, SEO friendly and easy to use. 

The Competition

So, It is going to be a game, competition of whatever! But it will be fun! Anyone can join and participate in this giveaway of competition. It is easy to join and compete others. There is a giveaway generator in the end of this post in which you need to login through your any social account and do as the generator asks. Don't need to worry man! It won't let you do any illegal or bad activity but it will just let you do the promotion of Blogger Yard with ease! Yeah! It is all about promoting us and the one who does the most promotion can be chosen as winner but do you know how we'll know that who is doing the most promotion? It's simple! After you login to this generator, each and every task you do like liking our fan page, sharing blog, following on Twitter or else, it gives you points or every task and we've track of how you made these points. So, simply who will have the highest points will be the winner. Oh! I forgot to tell that in the last, you'll be given a referral link and you've to share it with others as much as you can because on each visit on that link through your link will drive more points to you.

This competition will end after 30 days and after ending the giveaway, winner will be announced and given the prize. There will be actually 2 winners. The first one will get the two premium blogger templates and the second one will get one premium blogger template and yes they will get templates of their own choice. Now go and make most of points/entries to win this giveaway.

Join The Giveaway

Win 3 Premium Blogger Templates From ThemeForest
Congratulations! to the winners of this giveaway. Aavesh has achieved the first position by making the highest entries among all but Zaeem also tried his best while he has achieved second position. Winners have been contacted and are asked for the templates which they want and they will be awarded soon! Best of luck for those who tried their best but didn't succeed. Keep visiting us and we'll surely manage new giveaway soon!

Best Of Luck

Best of luck guys and we hope those will win who are hardly in the need of these premium blogger templates. Hope everyone understood the way of participating in this giveaway and if someone has any question than feel free to ask in comments. Now don't waste time here and get to the work of winning these awesome blogger templates. Cheers!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

MoboRobo:Manage Your Android Smartphone & iPhone Never Like Before

MoboRobo reviewMoborobo is all in one table management and smartphone for windows. It works best in Windows 8 as well as in old versions of Windows and it is a freeware. USB cable is used to connect with Wi-Fi or PC. MoboDaemon is needed to be installed if the user wants to connect it through Wi-Fi and it is also free. You can manage all your data such as phonebook and contact’s from the PC desktop with the help of this App. by using USB divers it support many devices via USB.

 It also supports many devices via Wi-Fi. Basically, it is an App with the help of which you can do easy Android Management from your PC desktop. It is the all in one Smartphone PC manager that provides you many facilities like it offers you the ability to restore or backup your device, it also enables you send as well as receive messages from your PC, it provides the facility of transferring of data from Android to iPhone and may others like these.

It is also offering wide variety of games, ringtones, wallpapers, themes and Apps to its users. It is also called as App store for all Android devices and an offline desktop manager. Moborobo is something similar to Google Play but provides you offline facility to manage your Apps and contacts. It acts like a Desktop management software and enables you to install new applications on your devices.

Some more traditional offers are also offered by this e.g. you can manage all your data, themes and much more stuff. It is an extremely useful tool and is available for free to download. Its interface resembles to the App store that enables you to make ample of customization software as well as also allows you keep on adding new games on your device. Moborobo is the first PC suit software for Android.

It is simple and easy to use software and is all in one PC manager. It has an installation size of 19MB and is available with driver updates for your device that is the main problem for a number of tablets and smartphones that are manufactured by Alien Brands. For these devices you cannot find right drivers whereas the Moborobo helps to update drivers automatically by detecting your device and use for adding apps. Both Wi-Fi and USB is supported by this tool.

It keeps your data backup by synchronizing your device with the desktop. Mobo Daemon aplication is also downloaded by Moborobo that acts as a bar code scanner and helps you to download applications from app store Moborobo. For this purpose, all you need is to connect your device with USB to your PC and Moborobo will identify your device by enabling the debugging mode of USB.

Features:

Some of the distinct features of Moborobo are as follows:
Transfer of Contacts: it is the first software that supports the cross platform for transferring of contacts for both the Android and iOS devices. This feature has made it easy for the people to upgrade or switch to a new phone.

Download Apps:

There is a built-in resource downloader in Moborobo that allows user to hut for a number of applications, games, ringtones and much more to download to your phone through PC network and saving your 3G data. All applications are free to download.

Secure Data:

The restoration of data is now become quick, secure and easy with the help of Moborobo that helps to back up your important contacts as well as files from you Android/ iOS to PC. You can create backup not only for your contacts and file but also for messages, images, call logs, files and even app data.

Multi-media File Management:

The various tabs of Moborobo helps for easy file management such as images, music and video tab thus allowing users for faster as well as more convenient access to their media files. Its drag and drop option helps in the easy management of files.

SMS Reply

It enables users to send and receive messages through your computer no matter either you want to send messages to a group of people or friends or to a single person it is simple, easy and quick.

Reviews

There are a lot of reviews available for Moborobo by users:

Prevents Vital Information:

The tension of losing information while switching devices is easily avoidable and we must thanks to new software Moborobo. It is the first cross platform software that helps to transfer data between iOS and Android with the help of PC. This software has also removes the frustration of losing contacts, calendar, photos as well as other information in the phone when the user want to switch from one phone to another. It also enables apps to be transferred via PC network. The Moborobo’s built-in resource center helps to manage wallpaper, apps and other games. There are various tabs in the software that helps to manage everything including media files, music, videos and photos. The drag and drop option make it quicker and easier in order to manage files smoothly. It has also removed the biggest problem of user’s f navigating their phones when they are trying to send SMS, now Moborobo has made it easy and they can do easy and quick chatting with the help of their PC by using Moborobo.
Review form another user is:

Helps to manage their Devices:

The most distinct feature of this device is that it supports both the Android and 0OS devices. This enables the users to manage their both devices without having any additional tool. As we all know that for iOS iTunes and iTools are available and HTC Sync and Samsung KIES are available for Android devices. Unfortunately these devices support only one system and works on their respective operating systems while Moborobo has removed the use of additional tools and you can now use it for all operating systems.  In addition to this it has a user oriented interface and simple steps to connect to device?Its interface is simple and easy to use there are different tabs are available at the top of the windows with the help of which you can easily access your data, apps, music, videos and so on. In addition to these tabs there is a button available for backup your data on all kinds of data stored on devices.

Pros

  • Featured pack
  • Uninstall applications in bulk
  • No need to root 
  • Access all of your media and files in one application
  • Manage iPhone and Android from PC 
  • Send and reply of SMS from Desktop
  • Multi-media file management
  • Helps to download all apps including videos, images, music etc.
  • Easy to use interface
  • Free to download
  • Easy to navigate
  • Allows export, archive and import of SMS
  • Featured address book with direct sync with SeaMonkey, Gmail, Outlook, Thunderbird, Lotus Notes and Tobit David
  • Enables to organize and change calendar view 
  • System of file browser is act like cache system that helps to minimize data transfer and automatically syncing of photos.

Cons

  • Some lag
  • Initially the installation of drivers take some time
  • No MAC version
  • iTunes need to be installed
  • some issues when used with Galaxy S4on Windows XP

MoboRobo Screenshots :

Checkout some of the screenshots taken from android device while testing out the features of Moborobo:





Final Words 

Most of the bloggers these days are using android smartphone and other android devices, therefore I think MoboRobo will be the best choice for them to manage their android smartphone easily. They can also install various useful blogging android applications including WordPress, Google Analytics, Blogger etc. We have finally published the honest review about Moborobo and recommend it to people who are using android devices because of it's amazing features for managing android smartphone.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

How To Make Your Blogger Template Responsive

Responsive Blogger Template
About some months ago, We had published the basic guide to create blogger template which helped many of our readers to become blogger developer and it also went viral, but still its rolling there. It was basic guide and we left many things than can make you pro blogger developer and today we're back with one of the most important thing that every blogger template should have. We're gonna discuss that how can we make our blogger templates responsive. Don't know about responsiveness? Don't worry, we're here to tell you all.

What Is Responsive Web Design?

Either it is blogger template or any other web template, we can generally call it "Responsive Web Design". Let me describe in simple and common words, Responsiveness is a feature of the web theme that allows the design to fit in any screen size. In the today's technology world, people use different devices like laptop, tablet, mobile to surf the internet which have different screen sizes and our web themes must be optimized for all screen sizes to fit automatically in any device so that users may not face any issue while surfing our blog or site.

These days, almost everyone have updated their web themes to fit in every screen but some old websites and lazy designers like me don't have updated yet. Yeah! Blogger Yard is not yet responsive because we're busy right here but soon we'll introduce the totally new version of Blogger Yard which will also be responsive.

There are several reasons for making our blog themes responsive, the first and simple, it improves the user interface, it can increase tablet and mobile users and we can also generate more money with it if we display responsive ads that can appear in every screen size. 

Things To Know Before

Before we start the tutorial, let me know either you will be able to turn responsiveness in your blogger template or not. 
  1. CSS Skill : Do you have cascading style sheet skill? Yes? Great! Bringing responsiveness to blogger template is all CSS work and if you've skill in it than you might not face any issue in it.
  2. Template Structure : Do you know the structure of your blogger template? If the template is designed by you than you must know how you've wrapped the header, content and other sections. While making responsive blogger template, we play with each HTML element and for that we must know how the template is structured. If the the template is not designed by you than you can take a look on its structure and study it than you may continue making it responsive.
  3. Useful Chrome Extension : This is not the thing to be known before but we're recommending a useful chrome extension here that will help you a lot to work on responsiveness. Its Resize Window chrome extension that will help you to resize browser window with the size of different device screens. I recommend to work on every screen size that is listed in this extension.

How To Make Responsive Blogger Template?

So, Its time to learn responsiveness and we'll take a lot of time of you because we're gonna make this guide as long as we can. Let's start it.

As you know that responsive web design can be made by using CSS only and there is an special tag in CSS that we can use for responsiveness. You can use Media Queries (@media) and its just simple like drinking water if you know CSS very well. These media queries acts like If Else Statements in JavaScript and also Conditional Tags in Blogger. We make many media query tags for each and every device screen size and put CSS content in it. The CSS content that will be added in these media query tags will only work in the specified screen size. 

Its not end here friend! There is one more thing that we forget to mention. Before working with media queries, we should add a meta tag below head that helps the browser to detect the screen size and work properly with media queries.

Adding Meta Tag For Responsiveness

  1. Go To Blogger >> Template >> Backup Your Template
  2. Click Edit HTML >> Search For <head>
  3. Paste The Following Code Below It.
  4. Save!
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1"/>
There is nothing much difficult with this viewport meta tag. You have to just add it below your <head> and it will start working.

Working With Media Queries 

Okay! So, I've prepared the simple media queries code with different screen sizes on which you must work.
@media screen and (max-width : 1280px) {
/* CSS FOR NETBOOK AND DESKTOP ------------*/
}

@media screen and (max-width : 1024px) {
/* CSS FOR TABLETS ------------*/
}

@media screen and (max-width : 768px) {
/* CSS FOR SMALL TABLETS ------------*/
}

@media screen and (max-width : 640px) {
/* CSS FOR IPHONE ------------*/
}

@media screen and (max-width : 480px) {
/* CSS FOR MOBILES ------------*/
}

@media screen and (max-width : 320px) {
/* CSS FOR SMALL OLD MOBILES ------------*/
}
Look, how the code is written. Its simple. Starting with (@media screen and), adding screen size (max-width:1280px) and brackets where the CSS will be stored. It simply tells the browser that if the screen size is less than max-width than apply the code in brackets. Yes! If the screen size will be exact max-width or less than it will work until it reaches to another media query. You can also change the max-width size according to your own.

Some Advanced Tips 

Tip #1 : While you're writing the code for media queries, try to specify web elements in the way we're showing you. You should use "em" instead of "px" for font-size, padding, margin etc, use percentage for defining with of columns and use box-sizing, max-width and min-width properties.

Tip #2 : Try to cover the whole design in wrapper by making div and give it different widths in every screen size or you can also do this body tag. By this, things might mess up in initial in different screen sizes but the ending corners will re-size and become responsive in other screens.

Tip #3 : Put some margin in the left and right sides of the whole body. For example if we put margin of 100px in the media screen of 768px than the design will be responsive till the 668px of screen size.

Tip #4 : While making the navigation menu, try to put label 3 lined clickable button with it for small screen sizes like mobile that shows the navigation menu after clicking on the button. If you can't do this than try to add class tags in every list item but not drop downs and hide the list items in different screen sizes where there are not suiting by calling with class.

Tip #5 : Keep doing practice with it and if you stuck than try to get help from seniors. You can also get some responsive web designs and study them to learn making blogger template responsive.

Final Keystrokes

That's how we can make responsive blogger template and we hope this complete guide won't let you face any issues but you get them, comment below and lets discuss. We're active now! 

Saturday, 17 May 2014

The Importance Of Automation Tools In SEO

SEO
In recent years, the game of SEO (Search engine optimization) has changed dramatically. There was a time when you just keyword stuff your content and voila!, you're on top of Google but those  days are ancient history now.

Thanks to ferocious blackhat SEO spammer, Google had to released quite a few big updates known as Panda, Penguin and the latest one, Hummingbird, This was done in order to cool them down (teach them a lesson).

People were using a lot of way to exploit Google's algorithm so they can climb the SERPs. Ranking on Google before was as easy as 1,2,3 and I do mean literally.
Publish a decent content on your blog
do some tiered backlink or just plain spam
that's it
but now things has gone really complicated, strategies like link wheel, link pyramid (almost same thing), extreme multi tiered backlinking campaigns and other stuff like these are being used to manipulate big G.

Now back in those and these day, one thing is really common, you know what?. People then and people now rely heavily SEO Automation tool, It has become such a common practice that there's a misconception between newbies that they can't rank in Google if they don't have the right tools.

Are Tools Really Important In SEO

Yes, they're quite important since they help us do our work more efficiently and more better, as the definition goes.

A machine doesn't get tired nor does it get bored of doing one task over and over and over again whereas a human does.

Now the same thing goes with softwares as well. you can estimate the importance of SEO tools by comparing them to the man's first and most useful invention, Tire. Yes, SEO automation tools enjoy the status of tires in SEO industry :D.

Ever since softwares like  Xrumer and Scrapebox started coming, they changed the face of SEO as we know it, what used to take hours upon hours, started happening in mere minutes so which makes them pretty useful.

But here comes the most wanted question which is often asked amongst the newbies.

Can SEO Be Done Properly Without All These Fancy Tools

The answer is NO.

I'm just messing with you guys, offcourse it can be done without tools, infact, that's the right way to do it :P.

No doubt that tools like GSA SER, Scrapebox and Xrumer makes our work a hell lot easier but they still lack one thing, Intelligence. Google has become extremely intelligent and so as its algorithm, highly complicated link structures are made to make backlinks look like natural because if they don't look "natural", you know what's coming your way?. Penalization!.

Combining Tools With Manual Link Building

Now that's where the magic happens. I'm pretty sure some of guys are skeptical about it but here me out first.

as you guys know, I'm a big fan of SEO automation softwares like GSA SER, Scrapebox, Xrumer and a few other like these but I also don't use these tool for my 1st tier backlinks, never ever. I've always said and still saying that these automation tools are perfect for 2nd tier, 3rd tier and even 4th tier but they shouldn't be used in 1st tier backlinking because it's just not right.

A lot People says that these tools didn't worked the way they thought it would, what these people don't know is that they're not some SEO magic wand or blackmagic, like any other tool if you don't know how to use them, how the heck do you suppose them to perform?.

Another mistake which is too often done by newbies is that they used content spun from Article spinners like TBS and Spinner chief on 1st tier. I think by now they should know that Google's ain't their bit** and even if it is (It is :D) then they're not its owner.

Treat Google with respect and climb the SERPs.

About The Guest Author

My name is Irfan Saleem, 17 year old and I’m a Internet marketer from Pakistan. I share my latest experiments, case studies and random things on my blog.

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