30 January 2009

Pixelpipe: Distribute your Media Content through Multiple Networks

Given the constantly growing number of micro-blogging, photo sharing, and video hosting sites, it is getting harder and harder to keep all these accounts updated. One of the outstanding applications, according to the ReadWriteWeb review, developed to post media files to a variety of services is Pixelpipe. Pixelpipe takes care of the distribution of your files, so that you can simultaneously post a picture to flickr and Facebook, and send a message with a link to that picture to Twitter. Thanks to a large number of updates in the last few weeks, Pixelpipe has become even more versatile than ever before and now lets you share almost any kind of file.







While other services like Tubemogul or Ping.fm focus on specific media types, Pixelpipe works with audio and video files, photos, text messages, and now even supports most other types of documents.

Post to 60 Different Services

Pixelpipe has already added support for dozens of new services since its launch, and the amount is growing pretty fast. You can post images and videos to all the prominent video and photo sharing sites, including Youtube, Vimeo, kyte, SmugMug, flickr, Picasa, Facebook, and Photobucket. Pixelpipe also lets you post photos to most popular blogging platforms.







Post PDF Files to Twitter

This month, Pixelpipe launched a new feature that lets you posts links to videos, photos, PDF files, or any other document to text-only micro-blogging service like Twitter, Rejaw, FriendFeed, or identi.ca. Pixelpipe will simply add a link to the document to your text messages and the files will be hosted on Pixelpipe’s Amazon S3 storage.

Even if Pixelpipe’s internal video player and document viewer isn’t compatible with a file, it will still give you a link to download the document. The upload limit is 200 megabytes.

Post from Anywhere

One of our favorite features of Pixelpipe is that the company has developed plugins for almost every conceivable desktop application for Mac, Linux, and Windows PCs. You can post videos from Windows Movie Maker, photos from iPhoto, Live Gallery, or Picasa, and when all else fails, you can also just email your media files to your personal Pixelpipe address. For mobile use, Pixelpipe provides applications for the iPhone, Android, and Nokia N Series phones.

Power users can also create routing tags (think: @friendfeed or @picasa), which allow you to selectively send items to a specific service or a group of services.

Verdict

The latest round of updates has turned Pixelpipe into an even more versatile tool. Now, sharing a PDF file with your Twitter friends is as easy as emailing it to your secret Pixelpipe address. If you often send the same document to a variety of services (or if you just want to send a picture from your phone to Twitter, but also keep a copy on Flickr), Pixelpipe is definitely worth trying.







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25 January 2009

Submitting Blogger Sitemap to Google Webmaster

Submitting your Blogger.com or Blogspot.com blog site to Google Webmaster will enable Google to find, index, and rank your site. For those who are new to this, you may go to the official Google Webmaster Tools site to create a new Webmaster profile.

Upon logging in using your Gmail account, key in your blog site URL, and click OK. You will then be asked to verify your site. This is to ascertain that you are indeed the owner of the site.

There are two ways to verify your site. You can either add a Meta Tag or Upload an HTML file. If you are using the Meta Tag method, Google will generate a Meta Tag code. Copy the META tag that is generated for you, and paste it in your site’s home page in the first section of the page, before the first section. What you do is to go to your Blogger dashboard. Under Template ->Edit HTML, somewhere near the top of the script, add the Meta Tag as follows:-

<head>
<META TAG>
<b:include data=’blog’ name=’all-head-content’/>

Replace the META TAG with the code generated by Google Webmaster. Once done, Save the Template. When you return to Google Webmaster site, you can click the button that says “Verify”.

Note: The second method of uploading an HTML file is NOT applicable to Bloggers using Blogger.com or Blogspot.com because this requires you to upload a file to the root directory of your Blog, which is not possible. There is therefore only one method for you to verify your site, and that is by inserting the Meta Tag as explained above.

After you have had your site verified, click on the Sitemaps tab as shown below. By adding a Sitemap, you will be providing Google with more details and information about your Blog. With this, Google will crawl your site, report information on any errors in the Sitemaps tab, and index your Blog site at a faster rate.

Submit Blogger Sitemap to Google Webmaster

Click the link that says “Add a Sitemap”. This will take you to another screen where you should choose the type “Add General Web Sitemap”. The Sitemap URL for any normal website is usually the index page that is stored in the highest-level directory of that site. In the case of Blogger.com or Blogspot.com, the only way to add a Sitemap is to use either of the following 2 Sitemaps:-

http://YOURBLOGNAME.blogspot.com/rss.xml

OR

http://YOURBLOGNAME.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Remember to replace YOURBLOGNAME with that of your Blog’s. For Blogger blogs, do not add "www." to YOURBLOGNAME. Once you have added your Sitemaps, you will receive a confirmation telling you that reports are being generated but “may take several hours to update”. Congratulations! You have successfully added your Sitemaps. When you login to your Google Webmaster days later, you should be able to see the indexed pages and statistics of Google webcrawl of your Blog.

Leave the meta tag in the template if you want to view the statistics of your site. If Google can’t find the meta tag, it will show an error message in your webmaster toolbox and you may have to verify your site again.

Source: http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/2007/02/submit-blogger-sitemap-to-google.html

22 January 2009

LiveJournal on the Verge of Collapse

At the midst of the terrible recession, on the day, when Microsoft announced 5,000 employees workforce cuts, information on the 12 to 20 employees lay offs by LiveJournal does not look neither surprising, nor unexpected. However, if think about the total number of employees in the LiveJournal San Francisco office as 28 employees only, you understand that this cut might be really fatal for the LJ bloggers platform functioning. Valleywag reports that the social-media pioneer laid off all of its product managers and engineers, “leaving only a handful of finance and operations workers - which speaks to a website to be left on life support.” Matt Berardo, a Yahoo executive hired on last summer, has also left.

Founded in 1999 by Brad Fitzpatrick as a way to keep his friends from high school updated about his activities, LiveJournal was among the first blogging services and social networks. The company was bought in 2005 by blogging-software company Six Apart and then sold two years later to Russian online-media company SUP.

According to the statement from LiveJournal, the company’s servers, technical operations, administration and customer-service teams will remain in the United States. However, global product development and design now will be coordinated out of the Moscow office.






The company’s Moscow-based management has told employees it blames the "global economic downturn" - the kind of pat excuse every boss is giving for layoffs, even when mismanagement or a bad business plan is really to blame.

The brutal, abrupt cuts suggest something different: That Sup founder Andrew Paulson (above), who paid an estimated $30 million for LiveJournal a little over a year ago, has realized his expensive mistake in buying at the top of the bubble. Someone familiar with the company tells us Paulson lost the CEO job last summer to Annelies van den Belt, a former News Corp. executive, and was given the meaningless title of chairman; he’s essentially out of the company now.

18 January 2009

Free Tool to submit your pages to Social Bookmarking sites

Submitting your pages to Social Bookmarking Sites provides multiple opportunities for your content exposure without violating any rules, creating similar publication, and with minimum time and efforts spent. The offer presentation will show you a way to make the process easier for your visitors to submit your site automatically to major social bookmarking site. That might give you an enormous boost in terms of site exposure and related AdSense income.

1. About BlogSocializer

BlogSocializer is a simple widget for your Blogger based blog. It enables blog readers or visitors to submit your blog to major social bookmarking sites, including Digg, Technorati, Delicious, Yahoo! MyWeb, Google Fusion, Blink, Furl, and Simpy.

2. Copy the code
First just copy the widget code below. (right click, than Copy)

<!-- Start of BlogSocializer Widgets -->
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
var addtoMethod=1;
var AddURL = document.location.href;
var AddTitle = escape(document.title);
-->
</script>
<script language="JavaScript" src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/blogsocializer.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<!--
Get this Blogger widget at
http://fariezweb.blogspot.com/
and
http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/
-->
<span style="cursor:pointer;" title="Add to Technorati" onclick="addto(8)"><img src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/technorati.gif" border="0"/></span>
<span style="cursor:pointer;" title="Add to Delicious" onclick="addto(2)"><img src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/delicious.gif" border="0"/></span>
<span style="cursor:pointer;" title="Add to Google Fusion" onclick="addto(5)"><img src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/google.gif" border="0"/></span>
<span style="cursor:pointer;" title="Add to Digg" onclick="addto(3)"><img src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/digg.gif" border="0"/></span>
<span style="cursor:pointer;" title="Add to Yahoo! MyWeb" onclick="addto(7)"><img src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/yahoo.gif" border="0"/></span>
<span style="cursor:pointer;" title="Add to Blink" onclick="addto(1)"><img src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/blink.gif" border="0"/></span>
<span style="cursor:pointer;" title="Add to Furl" onclick="addto(4)"><img src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/furl.gif" border="0"/></span>
<span style="cursor:pointer;" title="Add to Simpy" onclick="addto(6)"><img src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/simpy.gif" border="0"/></span>
<span style="cursor:pointer;" title="Add to Stumbleupon" onclick="addto(9)"><img src="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/stumble.gif" border="0"/></span>
<br />
<span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, Tahoma, Arial; font-size:10px;" title="Get this bookmarking widgets for your blogger"><a href="http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/">[get this widget]</a></span>
<!-- End of BlogSocializer Widgets -->

3. Paste the code
Now paste the code to your Blogger template. Can work either on new or classic template. In New template (.xml mode) you can simply add a new widget in ’edit layout’ area. But for classic template you just need to paste it at ’edit html’ area. Just for tips, you may insert the code below post content area. You can find some templates with this widget ready to use at TheFachia.

Blogger edit template area

4. Save and Test
Now time to test your new widget. Try to submit one page of your blog to Digg or Delicious. And see how simple it works. Or you can test the script now as demo how it works. Submit this page to one of your favorite social bookmarking below.

You can find detailed instructions of adding new widget here: http://www.smartbloggerz.com/2008/04/how-to-add-bookmarker-widgets-in.html

Developers website: http://blogsocializer.googlepages.com/index.htm

14 January 2009

Do not let visitors leave your blog!

The simple but effective method of keeping your readers on your site is - creation hyperlinks open in a new window when they are clicked.

Why Define Hyperlinks to Open a New Window?

"Why would one want to have their links open in a new window?", you might ask. The primary, and probably the only reason a blogger would do that - is to trying to keep the user on their site as long as possible. You provide the reference link in the text of your posts not just because you want you reader to go away. In some cases, reader might come back after reviewing the site where you sent him, in some case, he will stay there, move further, or just close the online session. If you have the hyperlink opening a new window in every case, it will be easier for your visitor to come back to your site, when he is done with exploration of the link, you created. And he will be able to painlessly resume investigation of your own site after coming back.

When you provide internal links, directing to your own content, this issue is not very important, since your visitors does not leave actually your site, but just continues its exploration. Opening every time a new window, when customer clicks a new link, is not recommended, since your reader might get a feeling that you are spamming him. He will get annoyed and leave.

But if you are referring to another blog or web site, have a new window opened to display the web page, while keeping your own page in the background.

Create a Hyperlink That Opens a New Window

The basic structure of a hyperlink looks like this:

<a href="http://internet-traders.blogspot.com">Online Stock Trading for Beginners</a>

If you use this code, the clicking on the link will lead the clicker to the new location. To manually change the hyperlink properties, forcing to open a new window on every click, requires code modification. Just add one more property to the ’a’ tag to make it do what we want.

All we need to add is:

target="_blank"

Just like the href property/value pair (href="some value"), you need simply to include the target="_blank" to the ’a’ tag of your hyperlink. Here is what the finished hyperlink will look like:

<a href="http://internet-traders.blogspot.com" target="_blank">Online Stock Trading for Beginners</a>

Some desktop software HTML authoring utilities are able to provide this functionality as an option for you when you create a hyperlink. For example, Post2Blog, I use can do that easily. But if you use online Blog editor, like Blogger, you do not have ready to go option for the hyperlinks properties modification. You need to review the HTML source, find the ’a’ tag you want to modify and then add the target="_blank" value pair to the hyperlink definition.

11 January 2009

How to choose a good Domain Name

The first your visitor see about your website or blog is the name of it. It is like a mini business card, which can be encouraging or discouraging to go further. I would say that it should truthfully represent the main idea of your website, but it also should be attractive enough to get reader’s interest.

I often read complaints that all the good names are already taken. It is not true. Be creative, go out-of-box, and you will find one that will become your real brand name.



1. Your Domain Name - Your Website Name

Naming your site after your domain may seem obvious to some of you, but you’ll be surprised to learn that not every website is named after the domain name even when the webmaster owns that domain name.

Naming a site after its domain name is important, for the simple reason that when people think of your website, they’ll think of it by name. If your name is also your URL, they’ll automatically know where to go.

What if you cannot get the domain name of your choice? It really depends on how committed you are to that particular name. If you have an existing brand name that you’re known for, you’ll probably not want to ditch that name just because you couldn’t get the domain name. After all, it took you a lot of time and money to establish that name. If so, you might simply want to try to buy over the domain name from the current owner. Check up the "whois" information for the domain, and contact that person listed to see if they’re willing to sell it. You probably should be aware that they are likely to want to charge a higher fee than you’ll normally get when buying new domains (assuming they want to sell it in the first place).

On the other hand, if you’re just starting out, you might prefer the cheaper alternative of trying to obtain a domain name first, and then naming your website after the domain that you’ve acquired.

2. Generic Names or Brand Name Domains?

I know that a number of people seem to think that your domain name really must be some generic name like "cars.com" if you are selling cars. Witness, for example, how much money those generic names are being sold for. But seriously, if you were looking for a car, you’ll probably already have some brands in mind, and you’re more like to try out things like generalmotors.com or toyota.com rather than just cars.com.

A domain name that matches your brand name is very important. The very name that you use to advertise your product is the name that you will want for your domain, because that is the first thing that people will try in their browser. It is also the easiest thing for them to remember, and whatever that is easily remembered, will be more likely to be tried out than the obscure domain name.



3. Long or Short Domain Names?

Domain names can be of any length up to 67 characters. You don’t have to settle for an obscure domain name like avab.com when what you mean is AcmeVideosAndBooks.com.

Having said that, there appears to be some disagreement about whether a long or short domain name is better.

Some argue that shorter domain names are easier to remember, easier to type and far less susceptible to mistakes: for example, "getit.com" is easier to remember and less prone to typos than "connecttomywebsiteandobtainit.com".

Others argue that a longer domain name is usually easier on the human memory - for example, "gaepw.com" is a sequence of unrelated letters that is difficult to remember and type correctly, whereas if we expand it to its long form, "GetAnEconomicallyPricedWebsite.com", we are more likely to remember the domain name.

Some of these arguments are actually academic. It’s increasingly difficult to get short meaningful domain names. I have not checked, but I’m fairly certain that names like "getit.com" and "good.com" have long been sold. If you manage to get a short domain name though, the key is to make sure it’s a meaningful combination of characters and not the obscure "gaepw.com" in my contrived example above.

Long domain names that have your site keywords in them also have an advantage in that they fare better in a number of search engines. The latter give preference to keywords that are also found in your domain names.

I would recommend sticking for the shorter name if you can get a meaningful one, but longer names are acceptable as well. Certainly, avoid extremely long names verging on 67 characters. Aside from the obvious problem that people might not be able to remember such a long name, it would also be a chore typing it and trying to fit it as a title on your web page.

4. Hyphenated Names?

Should you get a hyphenated name? There are a few things to consider here:

a. Disadvantage: It’s easy to forget the hyphens when typing a name. Many users are used to typing things like freecpluspluscompilers.com but not free-c-plus-plus-compilers.com. They’ll probably leave out the hyphens and wind up at your competitor’s site.

b. Disadvantage: When people recommend your site to their friends verbally, having hyphens in your domain name leads to more potential errors than when the name does not contain hyphens. For example, how do you think your visitors will refer to your site if it is named "acme-books-and-videos.com"? They might say, "I visited Acme Book and Videos dot com yesterday. It was fabulous." Their friends, remembering that comment later, might type into their browsers "acmebooksandvideos.com". Oops.

c. Disadvantage: It’s a pain in the neck to type. Enough said.

d. Advantage: Search engines can distinguish your keywords better and thus return your site more prominently in search results for those keywords occurring in your domain name.

e. Advantage: The non-hyphenated form may no longer be available. At least this way, you still get the domain name you want.

5. Plurals, "The", and "My" Forms of the Domain Name

Very often, if you can’t get the domain name you want, the domain name registrar will suggest alternate forms of the name you typed. For example, if you wanted website.com, and it was taken (of course it is), it might suggest forms like:

thewebsite.com
mywebsite.com
websites.com

and the like, if they were not already taken as well. The question is, should you take them?

My personal opinion is that if you take the "the..." and "my..." forms of the domain name, you must always remember to promote your site with the full form of the name. Otherwise, people are likely to forget to affix the necessary "the" or "my".

On the other hand, I would not take the plural form of the domain name (eg, websites.com) if I cannot also get "website.com", since the chance of the visitor failing to type the "s" in the name is very great. Think about the famous name tussle between etoys.com and etoy.com. Many people wanting to go to etoys.com were apparently going to etoy.com instead. If it happened to them, it can happen to you too.

6. Name Hard to Misspell

This criterion may seem obvious -- hard to misspell -- but you’d be surprised how many domain names are tough to spell if you’ve only heard it orally. Many people are poor spellers. Still others are poor typists. Combine them together and you’re better off with a short, memorable, logical, easy-to-spell domain name. Here’s one: rosevilleelectic.com. The doubled "e" in the center of the name makes you wonder about the spelling. You could put a hyphen between the words, but then you’d always need to explain on the phone, "It’s roseville-electric.com with a hyphen between the words." If you always have to explain how to spell your domain name, then it’s not a very good one.

7. Numbers in your Domain Name

Although you may be tempted to do so, avoid using numbers within your domain name. Including a number within your domain name can cause problems. When you tell someone your web address, you will continually have to tell them it’s a number and not the word. For example, if you selected a domain name like number1shoes.com, if you were to tell someone your web address, they may try to type it as ’numberoneshoes.com’ instead of ’number1shoes.com.’ This type of domain name can cause confusion.

8. Legal Considerations

Be very careful not to register domain names that include trademarked names. Although internet domain name law disputes are tricky and have few cases in existence, the risk of a legal battle is not a risk worth taking. Even if you believe your domain name is untouchable by a business that has trademarked a name, do not take the chance: the cost of litigation is extremely high and unless you have deep pockets you will not likely have the resources to defend yourself in a court of law. Even stay away from domain names in which part of the name is trademarked: the risks are the same.


9. COM, ORG, NET, etc?


One common question I encounter is from people who can’t get the ".com" domain of their choice, but find the ".net", ".org" or other country-specific top level domains (TLDs) available (like .de, .nu, .sg, etc). Should they try for these?

The answer is not as straightforward as you might think. If your website or business caters to the local community, such as a pizza delivery business or recruitment agency or the like, then it makes sense to get a country-specific domain. You actually benefit from having such a local domain because the people in your country know that they’re dealing with a local entity, which is what they want. After all, if they stay in (say) the United Kingdom, they’re not likely to want to try to order pizza from pizzaparlour.com, which suggests a US or an international site. You’ll have better luck calling it pizzaparlour.co.uk, ie, with a UK domain.

What if yours is a site or business that can benefit from an international audience? There are actually many schools of thought on this. I’ll just mention a few common ones.

The first school of thought goes on the premise that it is better to have a domain name of your choice "myperfectdomain" even if it has a TLD of ".net", ".org" or some other country specific extension, than to wind up choosing an obscure domain name for the simple reason you can’t get your first choice. Thus they would settle for domain names like "myperfectdomain.de" or "myperfectdomain.net" or whatever. Against this is the argument that if you get a country specific domain, people might think that your business only caters to that country.

Another school of thought finds that ".net" and ".org" extensions are actually quite acceptable domain names. For some, the ".org" extension actually describes the non-profit nature of their organization. So, for example, the famous Apache web server can be found at "apache.org".

Others settle for the ".com" extension and no less. As grounds for their arguments, they cite the browser algorithms used to locate a website when a user simply types a name like "acme" into the browser. Apparently, the browser searches for a domain name "acme.com" before attempting "acme.net", etc. As such, people who do that will be delivered to your competitor’s site if you do not also own the ".com" extension. Indeed, even if people do not rely on their browser to complete their typing, many simply assume a ".com" extension when they type a domain name, so if your business is "Acme", they’ll just assume your domain name is "acme.com" rather than "acme.net" or some other such name.

As you can see, there are actually good grounds for accepting any of the above views. My personal footnote to the above arguments is that if you get a domain name with an extension other than ".com", make sure that you promote your business or website with the full domain name. For example, if your domain name is "dogandcatfood.net", make sure that when you advertise your site or business, call it "dogandcatfood.net" not "dogandcatfood". Otherwise people will assume a ".com" extension and travel to the wrong place.

10. Reference Sites for Domain Name Search

As time goes on it’s getting harder and harder to find a good domain name that’s available. When all the names you keep trying are already registered, it can be very frustrating and time consuming.

I haven’t got a magic bullet I’m afraid, but I would like to share a number of useful tips and free tools with you, that will help speed up the choosing process, and free up your time for more important things.

If you have to, one option is always to try your keywords with hyphens ‘-’ in between the words. I have some domains like that, but I always prefer domains without the dashes in them, because they look better and are easier for your visitors to remember.

  1. Thesaurus - An obvious place to start. I often use the one I have as part of Microsoft Word. If you don’t have that, you can’t do much better than going to http://www.thesaurus.com/.
  2. Check Out Your competitors - Go to Google and type in your main keywords for the site you want to register. Look at the domains being used by the sites that come up in the listings and AdWords ads.
Directories like the following are also a great place to browse and see what names other people are using: http://dir.yahoo.com/, http://directory.google.com/, http://dmoz.org/. Check out the descriptions in the listings for more keywords and phrase ideas.
  1. Keyword map - try typing in your main keywords into the search box at: http://www.kwbrowse.com/. It comes back with a keyword map of interrelated phrases that a thesaurus won’t provide you.
  2. Article Directory - Here’s another way of getting your competitors to give you ideas. Go to http://www.ezinearticles.com/, and browse the category listings for your niche. Then scan through the article headlines looking for keyword and phrase ideas.
  3. Amazon - When I’m looking for inspiration I often find myself browsing Amazon. Do a keyword search and see what titles and descriptions the top selling authors in your niche are using.
  4. Forums - This is a great place to find out what keywords and phrases people in your niche use and respond to.
  5. NameBoy - Type in a couple of keywords into the search box at: http://www.nameboy.com/, and they throw back a load of domain name options using similar words. They also provide a tick sheet showing you which domain name extensions are available to register.
  6. Brainstorming Tool: http://uk2.net/uk2_name_machine.shtml. With this tool you can type in up to 15 different keywords, and it will return all the available domains using any two words in combination.
  7. Domain Suggestions - http://domain-suggestions.domaintools.com/. This is another useful tool I like, and it really does throw up some cool names that you might not have thought of. Again, with the added bonus of telling you which domain extensions are available for each suggestion.
I hope this gives you a few ideas if you’re struggling to find a good domain name.
Sources and Additional Information:
http://www.businessbrainwaves.com/blog/2006/10/useful-free-software/choosing-a-domain-name
http://www.thesitewizard.com/archive/domainname.shtml
http://www.wilsonweb.com/wmta/domain-name.htm
http://www.webvision-lk.com/domains/domain_name.shtml
http://faq.programmerworld.net/web_publishing/choosing-a-good-domain-name.html

08 January 2009

How to Put a Widget on a Specific Page of your Blogger Blog



Widgets are short and handy small computer programs that can add more functionality to any Blog platform. In Blogger, where standard set of features and embedded plugins is rather limited, adding extended capabilities with third-party widget might help to spice up your blog and increase its attractiveness. It can be added as an extra code behind the new Page Elements through the Page Elements subtab of the Template tab.

In brief, to add widget or page elements to your blog login at Blogger.com and click on Layout link on Dashboard. Then click the Add Page Element link in the sidebar.

After adding a Page Element to your blog it can be seen on all your blog pages by default, unless you wrap the widget in conditional tags. In this publication, we will present you the way on how to put selectively widgets on particular blog pages. You really can decide on which pages or a single pagethe widget should appear.

WIDGET ON POST PAGES ONLY

If you want to put the widget only on the post (item) pages then paste this line :

<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == "item"’>

immediately after the main includable line of code in the widget :

<b:includable id=’main’ var=’top’>

For this login at Blogger.com and click on Layout link on Dashboard. Then click Edit Html subtab of Template tab. Put a check in the Expand Wdgets Template checkbox at the top of the Template code box and scroll down to the widget code. Lastly in the widget code add a </b:if> before the immediate next </b:includable>. This is how the whole widget code will look like after the change :

<b:widget id=’HTML1’ locked=’false’ title=’’ type=’HTML’>
<b:includable id=’main’>
<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == "item"’>

WIDGET CODE

</b:if>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>

This widget will only appear on the Post Pages.

WIDGET ON MAIN PAGE ONLY

If you want the widget to appear only on the Main Page of the blog use the code below :

<b:widget id=’HTML1’ locked=’false’ title=’’ type=’HTML’>
<b:includable id=’main’>
<b:if cond=’data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl’>


WIDGET CODE

</b:if>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>

This widget will appear only on the Main Page.

WIDGET ON SPECIFIC BLOG PAGE

There are some cases in which you may want the widget to appear only on a specific page of your blog. For example, there might be some pages on your blog with heavy traffic where you plan to put some special ads or particular content. Create the widget by pasting the HTML in the new widget. Then modify the code as shown below :

<b:widget id=’HTML1’ locked=’false’ title=’’ type=’HTML’>
<b:includable id=’main’>
<b:if cond=’data:blog.url == "BLOG_PAGE_URL"’>


WIDGET CODE

</b:if>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>


Replace the CAPS : BLOG_PAGE_URL with the permalink of your post.

WIDGET ON SPECIFIC LABEL PAGE

You can specify a widget to appear only on specific label pages. This is useful when you want to represent your labels with icons. For example, you may have posts on books and when the label books are clicked in your blog the sidebar will show a book icon. For such widgets, you can use the following code:

<b:widget id=’HTML1’ locked=’false’ title=’’ type=’HTML’>
<b:includable id=’main’>
<b:if cond=’data:blog.url == "http://BLOG_NAME.blogspot.com/search/label/LABEL_NAME"’>


WIDGET CODE

</b:if>
</b:includable>
</b:widget>


Replace BLOG_NAME and LABEL_NAME with actual.
Source: http://betabloggerfordummies.blogspot.com/2007/12/put-widget-on-specific-page-or-url.html

02 January 2009

Spice up your blog with free cartoon

How to make my site unconditionally attractive? How to add interesting and catchy content to encourage my visitors come back again and again? How to make my readers stay longer on my pages?

I bet, you ask yourself all these and similar questions, when you try to tune and enhance your blog. And answers might be completely different. In this publication, I want to present a single way to spice up your blog and make it more attractive. It might not work for every site and every blog, but I am sure for some of you it will be a good solution.

Free daily cartoon add-on is a good way to add automatically high-demand content and liven up any page on your site. Simply cut and paste the code below into your website or blog HTML. When your readers click on the thumbnail, a larger version of the cartoon appears.

Users rules from the content developer

1. Feel free to change the code's fonts, colors, etc to match your website or blog, but please keep the text and links "as-is".

2. Cartoons archiving on your site is not permitted.

3. If you find cartoons you'd like to use, please contact the author for the aforementioned reasonable quote.

4. Adult websites are not allowed to use the free content.

Business Cartoons:


DAILY CARTOON
click to enlarge
ANDERTOONS.COM BUSINESS CARTOONS

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