Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How to Buy a Domain Name for Your Blog at a Greater Discount In

This tutorial will give you an extra discount on your domain name purchases online in This is what I do every time I buy a new domain name or even renewing my domain names.

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Choose A .Com Domain

The cheapest domain name is using an .info extension. However, I would not recommend this because the discounted value is only for it's first year. You will have to pay the succeeding years, if you still wish to renew it,  to its normal price.

You should choose a .com domain because it is what every knows about. If it's a website and we don't know the extension, we always assume that it's a .com domain.

Use Coupon Codes

Coupon codes are used to avail discounts. The deduction may be in percentage or in fixed amount. These are the codes I used to get deductions on my domain purchases.

  1. FUN3 - $7.49 / YEAR
  3. CJC749CHP - $7.99 / YEAR

More Than A Year

Though you will still get a discount using the coupon codes above for a year, it is best to register for more than a year. I usually register domains for 3 years because I expect a website to last for this long. Search engine ranking doesn't happen in a matter of days, it takes years for a website to be know and I believe it should be at least 3 years.  

Friday, June 17, 2011

Blog SEO Tutorial: How to Choose the Best Title For Post

Make your story the TOP 1 on your targeted keywords on the 3 largest search engine, Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
This is a simple tutorial on how to select a title for our new post that will top on the 3 largest search engines. The main idea is be on the first result. It doesn't matter if it is clickable on the part of the researcher or user as long as the keywords you are targeting are in there and it is understandable. But of course you still have to consider the spelling and grammar of the title. Before anything else, I would like to think that you already have an existing content or story. But if you don't have any, this is also a good start for creating a new one.

Draft a title

Of course you need to have a title for your post. The title must contain the main idea that you want to share to your readers. Let's take a look for this post as an example. My first title for this post is "How to choose the best title for new post that will be on top 1 on search engine results." I believe that is a good title for this one.

Search the title on Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

(I took screenshots on the results on this one in case there will be some changes once I will post this content. Google, Yahoo, Bing)
In trying to search the title on these 3 search engine, you will find out what keywords these search engines used out of your drafted title. The bolded words or phrase on the search results are the keywords used by the search engine.

Define Your Targeted Keywords

When trying to search my drafted title on the search engines, I found out that they actually search on wrong keywords. Now, this helps me define what keywords I want them to search. Out of the title, I draw out these keywords I wanted to target.

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In choosing a keyword, it doesn't matter if the words are not connected to each other as long as the words you wanted to target is on the title.

Formulate the Title

After choosing the keywords, you may now formulate the title.

Example of titles that I formulated before arriving to this titile.
  • How to Choose the Best Title For New Post Tutorial
  • How to choose the best post title for new post
Try searching new title on the 3 major search engine to avoid duplication.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Unbelievable! "Blogroll" Keyword 5th Position / Place on Google Search

Happy Blogging on Google's 5th position on "blogroll" keyword.

I could not believe what my statistics showed when I checked Google Webmasters, until I tried it on Google Search. I don't know when did this happened. Happy Blogging placed 5th on a single keyword and on the least expected keyword.

The Keyword: Blogroll

I don't regularly checked on my statistics. It just happened that I am cleaning my account, deleting those unnecessary websites I have included, I come across to this top queries page on Google Webmasters when I observed that the keyword was on the top of my list. I thought this was just an error on Google's system but when I checked it by searching the keyword itself, it placed 5th on the list. I am happy to see this for the first time. I really don't know I did to that page which I am hoping I know.

Random Tracking of Post Ranking

March 1, 2012 - 5th Place

Monday, November 22, 2010

What is the correct image url for blogger favicon?

.ico, .gif, .jpg, .png - correct favicon image extensions

Now you have learned how to change your blogger favicon to your favorite icon or image. However after following the instructions, it still has that old blogger favicon and the code didn't work at all. You might have inserted a wrong image url.

Favicon / Image Extensions

There are many image extensions but you should consider only four that can be used on the web. These are the GIF, JPEG /JPG, PNG, and the icon extension ICO.

Correct Image URL

Before inserting a link, make sure that the link is alive. The link should be the direct address to the image itself and not to the page or post you have seen it. The following URL format should be followed:

http://{address here}/{image name}.gif
http://{address here}/{image name}.jpg
http://{address here}/{image name}.jpeg
http://{address here}/{image name}.png
http://{address here}/{image name}.ico

You should open the link first to know that it is alive and you have the correct direct link of the image. To determine that the link is alive, when you open the link, it should display the image alone and the favicon of the link is the image itself.

Sample Images

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

How to Change Favicon in Blogger

A step by step guide on how to change the default blogger favicon to your own favorite icon.

Adding a favicon in blogger is very easy, as easy as 1-2-3. You just to need the basic knowledge of changing your blogger template. All you need to do is to insert the following link code below in your template, between the head tag. I recommend you add it above the </head> tag.

The Link Code
<link href='{image url}' rel='shortcut icon'/>
<link href='{image url}' rel='shortcut icon' type='image/'/>
<link href='{image url}' rel='icon'/>
<link href='{image url}' rel='icon' type='image/'/>

The Image URL

The image url is the web address of the image you are going to use as your favicon. It may either be in the following format: jpg, gif, or png. Since it is a web address, you need to upload it on a photo hosting site, Photobucket. Replace the {image url} with your exact image url. Do you know the correct image URL?

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The Head Tag

The head tag begins with this tag: <head> and ends with this tag: </head>. Go to Layout->Edit HTML.

Locate for end head tag (</head>) and paste your link code above it, then save it.

The result may take some time because of some delays brought by the browser you are using. I have tried once using firefox and it didn't changed the favicon immediately. But this will surely work perfectly. Do you know know where to upload your favicon?


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Friday, April 16, 2010

Where can I upload my favicon?

Of course, we need to upload our favicon on a host to make it work. Now the question is where, where can I upload my favicon? You can upload it to an image hosting site.

List of Image Hosting Sites:
1. Picasa (Recommended)
2. Photobucket
3. ImageShack
4. TinyPic

There are a lot of image hosting sites available for you to use but I recommend Picasa because it is a Google Service and it's totally FREE and with unlimited bandwidth.

After uploading your favicon image, you may now change your favicon.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How to add the Glitter Effect Mouse Pointer to your Blog

The code for this tweak is javascript. All you need to do is to add the javascript code to your template but only within the head (<head></head>) tag.

The Head Tag

The head tag begins with this tag: <head> and ends with this tag: </head>. Go to Layout->Edit HTML.

Locate for end head tag (</head>) and paste your javascript code above it, then save.

The Code:

<script type="text/javascript">
// <![CDATA[
var colour="#666666";
var sparkles=40;

var x=ox=400;
var y=oy=300;
var swide=800;
var shigh=600;
var sleft=sdown=0;
var tiny=new Array();
var star=new Array();
var starv=new Array();
var starx=new Array();
var stary=new Array();
var tinyx=new Array();
var tinyy=new Array();
var tinyv=new Array();
window.onload=function() { if (document.getElementById) {
var i, rats, rlef, rdow;
for (var i=0; i<sparkles; i++) {
var rats=createDiv(3, 3);"hidden";
var rats=createDiv(5, 5);"transparent";"hidden";
var rlef=createDiv(1, 5);
var rdow=createDiv(5, 1);
function sparkle() {
var c;
if (x!=ox || y!=oy) {
for (c=0; c<sparkles; c++) if (!starv[c]) {
star[c].style.clip="rect(0px, 5px, 5px, 0px)";
for (c=0; c<sparkles; c++) {
if (starv[c]) update_star(c);
if (tinyv[c]) update_tiny(c);
setTimeout("sparkle()", 40);
function update_star(i) {
if (--starv[i]==25) star[i].style.clip="rect(1px, 4px, 4px, 1px)";
if (starv[i]) {
if (stary[i]<shigh+sdown) {
else {
else {
function update_tiny(i) {
if (--tinyv[i]==25) {
if (tinyv[i]) {
if (tinyy[i]<shigh+sdown) {
else {
else tiny[i].style.visibility="hidden";
function mouse(e) {
function set_scroll() {
if (typeof(self.pageYOffset)=="number") {
else if (document.body.scrollTop || document.body.scrollLeft) {
else if (document.documentElement && (document.documentElement.scrollTop || document.documentElement.scrollLeft)) {
else {
function set_width() {
if (typeof(self.innerWidth)=="number") {
else if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.clientWidth) {
else if (document.body.clientWidth) {
function createDiv(height, width) {
var div=document.createElement("div");"absolute";"px";"px";"hidden";;
return (div);
// ]]>

View Demo

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Glitter Effect Mouse Pointer: Falling Glitters From Your Mouse Pointer

While I was hopping from one blog to another, I happened to notice the pointer of one of the blogs I had visited. It is very interesting because as you move the mouse pointer there is a character, a plus sign, which falls like glitters on the screen. What's more interesting to this glitter effect is that the glitters fade away like a stardust on your blog.

I have already extracted the code from that blog and the next post will be how to add the glitter effect mouse pointer to your blog.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Watching Yakitate!! Japan

One of my hobbies, if I am tired of doing nothing, is to watch anime series. Now, I was watching this baking anime series Yakitate!! Japan. It is a very nice anime. It is about a boy who is talented in baking and possesses the solar hands. This anime was already completed last year and it has about 60 episodes. Now, I am in the 21st episode, so I still have to watch 39 episodes.

Perhaps starting today I will be posting the episodes of this anime. So, you could watch it, too.

Have a nice day!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Adding Nuffnang's Alternate Code in Single Post Only in XML Blogger Template

My previous post is about adding AdSense only in single post in XML Blogger Template. Now, Patsy, a blogger friend who visited my blog, commented on that post and asked about adding nuffnang ads instead of AdSense.

I remembered that I have a Nuffnang account and I still haven't tried using there ads. So, I tried changing the AdSense code to Nuffnang. Nuffnang provided to code, the default and the alternate. First, I tried using the default code and it worked properly. However, when I tried using the alternate, it had resulted to an error.

Now, this tutorial is mainly on how to add Nuffnang's Alternate Code in XML Blogger template without an error in relation to my previous post.

Inserting directly the default Nuffnang code would not result to an error. But if you use the alternate code, an error will appear. You still need to convert a few characters into html entities to make it work.

I said only few characters because you only have to change 2 characters repeated twice in the alternate code, the < and the >. Now here's the thing, you need to change "< to &lt;" and "> to &gt;" in the document.write syntax.

It would look like this one: (click image to enlarge)

After modifying the code, you may now proceed with Step 3 of the my previous post.

I would recommend that you just use Nuffnang's default code to make it easier.

That's all folks... Happy Friday to all!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Adding Adsense Code Inside Single Post Only in XML Blogger Template

A page element is applied to the general blogs layout. Adding a page element for AdSense above or below the `Blog Post` section doesn't allow you to limit the display of Google ads on a single post only. However, there is a solution to this problem.

This technique is for advance blogger but it doesn't mean the beginners couldn't do it also. Every tutorial must be understandable to beginners also, so as possible as I can, I have made simple steps to make it easy for beginners to follow. I have included useful images to make it more understandable. Lets start.

Step 1: Generate your AdSense Code

Since our concern basically is with AdSense and Blogger, we'll start by generating our AdSense code. It looks like this one.

Step 2: Cleaning your AdSense Code

Cleaning your adsense code is very important to errors. As you have observed, there are some highlighted text on the image above. These highlighted text must be remove like this image below.

Though we have already done removing the highlighted text, the code is still now clean. We still have to replace the double quotations with the single quotations. After doing it, the clean AdSense code would look like this one.

Step 3: Inserting the Adsense Code to our XML Template

To understand more clearly the thing I am going to discuss in this step, please refer always to the highlighted parts of image above.

Before you insert the code, you need to add a conditional tag to your adsense code to make it appear only on the single post. You need to insert your adsense code in between this conditional tag.

Conditional Tag:
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
Your AdSense Code here
On the `Edit HTML` section in your Layout, enable the `Expand Widget Template` to view the complete code of your template. Locate the tag "<p><data:post.body/></p>" and insert the final code above it. It should look like this image below. After inserting the code, you may now save your template.

Isn't that easy enough for beginners? If in any case there is something you don't understand or an error has appeared, feel free to comment here and I will gladly answer you the best that I could.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cool Favicons

Looking for favicon for your blog? Why don't you try using one of the coolest favicon ever made. These icons were collected by DTB.

If you don't know how to put it in your blog, try this one.

I hope you like it. Have a nice tuesday!
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