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Thursday, July 22, 2010

ADD STUMBLEUPON SHARE COUNT BUTTON IN YOUR BLOG POSTS

Stumbleupon is another website where we can share our blog posts or the posts which we like with our friends. Stumblers are considered to be a major arm in discovering and sharing great websites. Stumbleupon button or Stumble it buttons are very helpful for a blogger to provide an option for an easy one click submission of posts to share with others. Stumble It buttons are available in many sizes. Here in this post, I would like to share some of the popular, cool Stumble It share count buttons for your blog. If you feel that the post is useful, don't hesitate, Stumble It. 

How to Add Stumble It count buttons to your blog posts

STEP A
Log in to Blogger Account, go to Layout -> Edit HTML and check the box "Expand Widget Templates". Now, find any of this code in your  template. (Please make a backup copy of your template before doing any sort of editing)

<div class='post-header-line-1'/>

OR

<div class='post-header-line'/>

 

STEP B
Then immediately after the above given code, copy and paste the code given below. You may select the code of any one of the two StumbleUpon Counters. If you want code of more smaller StumbleUpon counter, then please comment here.

Something to edit:

  • Change the position of this button by changing the right to left or center.

 

Large StumbleUpon counter

stumbleupon counter button large

<!--STUMBLEUPONCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><script type='text/javascript'>url=&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;; </script><script src='http://www.stumbleupon.com/hostedbadge.php?s=5'/></div><!--STUMBLEUPONCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

 

Small StumbleUpon counter

stumbleupon counter button large

<!--STUMBLEUPONCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><script type='text/javascript'>url=&quot;<data:post.url/>&quot;; </script><script src='http://www.stumbleupon.com/hostedbadge.php?s=2'/></div><!--STUMBLEUPONCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

After pasting the code, just look to preview the blog and check whether the button appearing on the correct place. If you feel any trouble, ask me.

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ADD RETWEET COUNT BUTTON IN YOUR BLOG IN YOUR BLOG POSTS

Another count button that help to know how many readers retweet your post and publish that number automatically near your post. This is one of the best  button to prompt your readers to share your post using tweetmeme buttons. This buttons are available in two size, one is compact or small and other is large. Both buttons will display how many retweets happened to particular posts. While clicking on this button, readers of your blog post will be taken to a Tweet submission page automatically. 

Add Retweet count buttons to your blog posts

STEP A
Log in to Blogger Account, go to Layout -> Edit HTML and check the box "Expand Widget Templates". Now, find any of this code in your  template. (Please make a backup copy of your template before doing any sort of editing)

<div class='post-header-line-1'/>

OR

<div class='post-header-line'/>

 

STEP B
Then immediately after the above given code, copy and paste the code given below. You may select the code of any one of the two Retweet Counters.

Something to edit:

  • You may change the position of this button by changing the right to left or center.

 

Small Retweet counter

 RETWEET COUNTER SMALL

<!--RETWEETCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><script type='text/javascript'>
tweetmeme_style = &#39;compact&#39;;
</script>
<script src='http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js' type='text/javascript'/></div><!--RETWEETCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

 

Large Retweet counter

 RETWEET COUNT BUTTON LARGE

<!--RETWEETCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><script type='text/javascript'>
tweetmeme_style = &#39;large&#39;;
</script>
<script src='http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js' type='text/javascript'/></div><!--RETWEETCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

 

Once you finish adding the code, click on preview to check whether the counter button is appearing on right place. Then save the template. If you feel any trouble, please comment and ask here.

 

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ADD FACEBOOK SHARE COUNT BUTTON IN YOUR BLOG POSTS

Many bloggers email me asking about how to add social media icons sharing buttons which shows the total number of  sharing occurred for a specific post. This will help you and your readers to assess how many readers shared and what is the potential of an advertisement based on a post in your blog. I will explain one by one in my future posts about how to add a share count button for, Facebook, Retweet, Digg, StumbleUpon and Google Buzz.

Read this post and share it in Facebook ……

How to add Facebook share count buttons to your blog

STEP A
Log in to Blogger Account, go to Layout -> Edit HTML and check the box "Expand Widget Templates". Now, find any of this code in your  template. (Please make a backup copy of your template before doing any editing)

<div class='post-header-line-1'/>

OR

<div class='post-header-line'/>

 

STEP B
Then immediately after the above given code, paste the code given below. You may select any one of the two Share count button, copy and paste the code given after the image

Box Counter

FACEBOOK SHARE COUNT BUTTON LARGE

<!--FACEBOOKBOXCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><a name='fb_share' type='box_count'/>
<script src='http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share' type='text/javascript'/></div><!--FACEBOOKBUTTONCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

 

Small Button counter

FACEBOOK SHARE COUNT BUTTON SMALL 

<!--FACEBOOKBUTTONCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><a name="fb_share" type="button_count" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php">Share</a><script src="http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share" type="text/javascript"></script></div><!--FACEBOOKBUTTONCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

Something to remember:

  • You may change the position of this button by changing the right to left or center.

After pasting the code, check the preview of blog to see the position of counter  button. Then Save the template. If you feel any issues, please ask by commenting here.

Happy Sharing…..

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ADD GOOGLE BUZZ SHARE COUNT BUTTON IN YOUR BLOG POSTS

Google Buzz helps net riders to share interesting articles, videos, posts and images with one button click. Google now announced official Buzz button that shows the total number of Buzz on specific posts in your blog or website. Here in this post, I would like to share the code of two Google Buzz share count buttons, Small and Large buttons. Whenever a visitor click on this button, it will automatically pick the URL of your post for quick sharing through Buzz. If you like this post, buzz it now…

How to add Google Buzz share count buttons to your blog

STEP A
Log in to Blogger Account, go to Layout -> Edit HTML and check the box "Expand Widget Templates". Now, find any of this code in your  template. (Please make a backup copy of your template before doing any sort of editing)

<div class='post-header-line-1'/>

OR

<div class='post-header-line'/>

 

STEP B
Then immediately after the above given code, copy and paste the code given below. You may select the code of any one of the two Google Buzz Counters.

 

Small Buzz counter

GOOGLE BUZZ SMALL COUNTER

<!--GOOGLEBUZZCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><a title="Post to Google Buzz" class="google-buzz-button" href="http://www.google.com/buzz/post" data-button-style="small-count" data-locale="en_IN"></a>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/buzz/api/button.js"></script></div><!--GOOGLEBUZZCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

 

Large Buzz counter

GOOGLE BUZZ LARGE COUNTER

<!--GOOGLEBUZZCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><a title="Post to Google Buzz" class="google-buzz-button" href="http://www.google.com/buzz/post" data-button-style="normal-count" data-locale="en_IN"></a>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/buzz/api/button.js"></script></div><!--GOOGLEBUZZCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

Something to edit:

  • You may change the position of this button by changing the right to left or center.

Once you finish pasting the code, then click on preview to see where the button appears. If is is in correct position as you desired, then save the template. Still got some problems? ..Ask me…

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ADD DIGG THIS SHARE COUNT BUTTON IN YOUR BLOG POSTS

As you know Digg is one of the major content sharing website in internet.  After our Facebook Share count button, we would like to present the code of  Digg this share count buttons for a blog post. Digg This button is of three types, Compact, Medium and Large. We recommend our readers to add the Medium button as we did in our blog. You may select the one button of your choice as described below. If you love this post, please don’t forget to Digg This.. Happy Digging…

How to add Digg This share count buttons to your blog

STEP A
Log in to Blogger Account, go to Layout -> Edit HTML and check the box "Expand Widget Templates". Now, find any of this code in your  template. (Please make a backup copy of your template before doing any sort of editing)

<div class='post-header-line-1'/>

OR

<div class='post-header-line'/>

 

STEP B
Then immediately after the above given code, paste the code given below. You may select any one of the three Digg This count button, copy and paste the code given there.

Compact Digg This Button

 DIGG THIS COMPACT BUTTON

<!--DIGGTHISBUTTONCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><script type="text/javascript">
(function() {
var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0];
s.type = 'text/javascript';
s.async = true;
s.src = 'http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js';
s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);
})();
</script><a class="DiggThisButton DiggCompact"></a></div><!--DIGGTHISBUTTONCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

 

Medium Digg This Button

 DIGG THIS MEDIUM BUTTON

<!--DIGGTHISBUTTONCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><script type="text/javascript">
(function() {
var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0];
s.type = 'text/javascript';
s.async = true;
s.src = 'http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js';
s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);
})();
</script><a class="DiggThisButton DiggMedium"></a></div><!--DIGGTHISBUTTONCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

 

Large Digg This Button

 DIGG THIS LARGE BUTTON

<!--DIGGTHISBUTTONCOUNTER-CODESTARTS-http://businessvartha.blogspot.com--><div style='float:right;padding:4px;margin-top:-4px;'><script type="text/javascript">
(function() {
var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0];
s.type = 'text/javascript';
s.async = true;
s.src = 'http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js';
s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);
})();
</script><a class="DiggThisButton DiggLarge"></a></div><!--DIGGTHISBUTTONCOUNTER-CODESTOPS-->

Something to remember:

  • You may change the position of this button by changing the right to left or center.

Check the preview of your blog, when you finish the pasting of the code. In the preview you can see whether the position of the Counter button is correct or not. Any problems? feel free to ask me..

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Monday, July 19, 2010

WIN TOTAL OF $500,000 FOR YOUR IDEA FROM GE’s ECOMAGINATION CHALLENGE

World renowned General Electrical Company announced Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid, a $200 million open innovation challenge to find and fund the best ideas for bringing their power grid into the 21st century. The entire process is co-funded by four distinguished venture capital firms, Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, KPCB and Rockport Capital.

GE ECOMAGINATION CHALLENGE

Submit an idea and earn huge money

Register yourself in the challenge, http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ideas After registering, you may enter as many ideas as you wish to submit in the three categories such as, Renewables, Grid Efficiency and Eco Homes/Eco Buildings. You may submit your ideas between July 13 and September 30, 2010.

Your entry must be in English, explaining a clear, detailed proposal describing an innovative, original smart grid technology. You may submit any idea that you feel could bring in some changes in normal human life. You may submit photos, pictures and videos that support your idea.

GE’s representatives and its investment partners will form an evaluation committee to consider possible investments based on your ideas in you or your company. GE has also selected an Ecomagination Challenge panel of judges, including individuals from GE’s business units, representatives from academia, venture capital firms, government research specialists and others. The panel will select entries to receive cash awards. The entire challenge is in two rounds.

Round 1: Starts from July 13 – September 30, 2010, in which the general public will vote on your submitted ideas.

Round 2: From October 1 – November 30, 2010, in which, GE will announce those entrants with whom GE intends to pursue commercial relationships. In November, GE will announce any business deals with GE that have been formalized.

What you will earn from GE’s Ecomagination Challenge

As they say in their website, “the entry receiving the most user-submitted votes, will receive, subject to GE’s review for appropriate content, a cash award of $50,000. GE will present each of five innovation challenge award recipients with $100,000 in cash, for a total of $500,000, to acknowledge these entries as examples of outstanding entrepreneurship and innovation.”
Judges may also award one or more entrant:

    • GE Scientific Merit Award to work with the GRC

The evaluation committee will consider one or more of the following for selected entrants:
    • An equity investment by GE or others
    • A cooperative agreement to develop a product or technology
    • A review of your product or service for possible qualification to be a part of the GE Ecomagination program.

Who can participate in GE’s Ecomagination Challenge

As the website says “Any individual 18 years old or older can participate, as can any organization, except a bankrupt person or organization and/or a criminal offender under any national penal system. (GE employees are not eligible to enter.)
If you are participating as a team, one designated team leader must be solely responsible for all activities related to the competition”.


For more information, please read the full Terms and Conditions (these are the legal terms that control the Ecomagination Challenge), or contact  at ecomagination.challenge@ge.com

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

ADD RELATED CONTENT FOR YOUR BLOG POSTS USING ZEMANTA

The much awaited Gadget, Zemanta  integrated to blogger,  that helps a blogger to add related contents like  latest news to learn more about the topic, link articles to improve the value of the post and to use pictures to make a post richer. Zemanta helps a blogger to add contextual suggestions of related articles, images, links and tags. Zemanta Gadget helps a blogger to save time and find amore accurate information related to the matters that he is preparing to post. Right now, I am very happy that the Zemanta Gadget on my live writer is showing some related images which I can use in this post with one click.

When you start writing a post, Zemanta automatically offers affiliate linking support which will help you to earn more money. Zemanta collects information from spam-free database of 10000 news sources and blogs and it has an additional copyright filtering of suggested images.

For using Zemanta no need of any signup process and it is 100% free of cost. If you are using blogger, then follow this simple steps to add it to your Dashboard, New post( Post editor) near Amazon Widget.

Click here to add Zemanta gadget. to your blog.

ZEMENTA Then select one of your blogs in the drop-down box, and click Add Zemanta. This will add the gadget to the post editor for your selected blog, and take you to a new post page.

Here is a video that describes from Google Youtube that Zemanta Gadget.

 

Zemanta is available in individual versions and downloadable versions. Zemanta supports Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, Movable Type, Drupal, Tumblr and email platforms Google Mail and Yahoo!Mail.

Visit Zemanta website Download and find the required plugins for your browser. The plugin for Windows Live writer will help you to integrate Zemanta Gadget with your Windows Live writer software.

So what are you waiting for? Post your article and Zemanta will recommend it to other writers when they write about the same topic. More links, more traffic, more income. Yes, Zemanta can change your blogging life.

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MAKE MONEY WITH A DIRECTORY

Another money making opportunity for all bloggers who are able to open your own directory. Directories are very popular to make links, make money and establish own blog or website for a  beginner. Here in this post, i would like to explain about how to make money by starting a directory. If you have any doubts regarding establishing a directory, please feel free to ask us. 

How to design a good directory

MAKE MONEY FROM DIRECTORY Designing of a directory is very important as the visitors must trust your directory. You can use standard design same like that of Dmoz. While designing, you must add more categories so that your clients can select any category of choice. You may use any template that is easy to download. Once you prepare your directory, please check its downloading time, by visiting here

Design must not be complicated for search engines to crawl. There must not be any broken links in the directory, and avoid spamming blogs or websites from the list. Upon every updating, you must check the authenticity and safety of a listed website.

Maintaining a good Page rank is very important factor for a directory to exist in the field. Your directory must have at least a Google PR of 4, an Alexa rank of below one lakh and get listed in almost all popular search engines. While starting a directory this is very difficult to achieve. So you can contact any good SEO companies to do the job, probably the only investment you need.

Once you design and establish your directory, then submit it to search engines. It is better to maintain a blog along this directory. Then submit that also to search engines. This will help to increase the visibility of your directory to search engines. Click here to know how to SUBMIT YOUR BLOG TO 51 SEARCH ENGINES.

You had to design a badge for those who apply for a link in your directory. Use photoshop to design a good badge. Then how you will make it available for others to copy from your directory - Click here for that technique. This method will help you know about how to make your “directory badge” available in your directory to make a link back to your directory.

How to make money from directory

The majority of directories earn their revenue from Paid Submissions in which a website or blog owner pays a certain amount to get listed in your directory.. A blog or website owner can list by using any of these three types.

Featured Listings where the submitted URL and details of a particular website or blog will appear at the top of a certain category in a bold and highlighted format. This helps the listed entity to  gain more traffic and higher PR. Here the directory owner can charge good fee for listing for specific term.


Regular Listings are normal listings in directories are classified according to PR, alphabetically, date of submission or according to any criteria that directory owner decides. Directory owner can decide a small fee for such listing.


Reciprocal Listings are a usually free service where the submitter has to link back to your directory in order to get listed. Some companies makes this also as paid service by quicker listing in the directory. If a submitter didn't pay the fee then it is not sure that when your submission will get listed.Reciprocal listings are helpful for the directory owner to make links for the directory and maintain the Page Rank.

Advertisements as another income source for directories

Advertisements are other major income source for directories. A directory owner can have different ways to make money using advertisements.

Link Money programs where the directory owner earns money from the links that are previously shortened with money paying URL shortening services. An easy way to make money especially in porn directories, where visitors aggressively click on most links. Major link money programs are Linkbee

Pay Per Click  or PPC is the most popular advertising program in which ads are placed on your blog and you are paid when ever your visitors click on it. Google Adsense or similar programs. The more the traffic you get, then more chances to earn money.

Directory affiliate program where a directory owner earn money from this is when the advertisement in your directory refer a user from your directory to buy a product from the advertising website. Eg: Google Affiliate Network and Amazon Associates.

Revenue Sharing sites are those sites where you can link your Google Adsense, Amazon Associates, Ebay accounts so that any revenue from impressions can be shared. This will increase the traffic to your directory also. Eg: Hubpages

Advertisement Slots – Here you must keep separate advertisement slots for individual advertisers to rent that space for certain period of time.

Ask for Donations for any good reasons by adding a PayPal donation button to your directory, requesting readers to make a monetary donation.

So what are you waiting for, start a new directory today itself

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MAKE MONEY FROM HUBPAGES

Another excellent program approved by Google, Amazon, Ebay to make money by sharing the advertisement revenue. If you have a Google Adsense, or Amazon or Ebay account, then this is an excellent way to earn money with less efforts. Hubpages allows you to automatically display advertisements  on your hubs. Hubpages earns its revenue from these ads, and split the impressions with the writers of hubs. This program is totally free, available in all countries and accurate in payments with integration with Google Analytics to monitor your traffic.

HUBPAGES

How to make a Hub and configure your Hubpage account?

  1. You’ll need to create an account in Hubpages (It only takes a minute or two.)
  2. Add your Adsense publisher ID, Amazon Affiliate ID and E bay ID with your hubpages account in “ Affiliate Settings “
  3. Create a hub by giving a title for your Hub, and add some tags that describe it. ( similar to your blog posts)
  4. Create the content capsules of your choice (Text, photo, products, comments, etc.) and fill them with whatever you’d like.
  5. Publish that content.

Ways to make money from Hubpages

Google automatically displays ads in your Hub that are relevant to your topic. eBay and Amazon products can be featured with in your Hub as per your selection. Hubpages generates great traffic to your hub, and you will get payment according to impressions of advertisements, affiliate sale directly to respective affiliate accounts.

Here is what Hubpages say about their revenue sharing options:                 (Snapped from hubpages on 08/07/2010)

HubPages splits the impressions with you in the following way:

  1. Your own Hubs: Hubbers receive 60% of total impressions.

  2. The HubPages Affiliate Program: You can refer new writers to HubPages and if they become Hubbers within 30 days, you receive an additional 10% of their Hubs’ lifetime impressions.

  3. Traffic Referral Program: If you send traffic to any Hub, you’re entitled to either 9% or 12% of total impressions. You’ll receive 9% if the Hub you’ve referred people to already has impressions allocated to an Affiliate. If there are no Affiliates, you’ll receive 12% of the total impressions.

Whatever is left from the splits above goes to HubPages. Note that these splits apply only to Hubs and User Profile pages. On all other pages, such as a referral to a Tag page or the HubPages home page, you’ll receive 30% on a traffic referral, with HubPages getting the rest.

So now, what are you waiting for?

Join hubpages, configure your account, create hubs and earn money.

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