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Google Adsense vs Google Adwords Fuzzy? Let Me Help!

Google Adsense vs Google Adwords What's the Difference?

Google Adsense and Google Adwords, such similar terms, many people mix them up. What is the difference between Google Adsense and Google Adwords? The short answer is: Google Adsense pays you, and you pay for Google Adwords.the following comparison explains more about how the Google Adsense and Google Adwords programs work, and gives a few tips on how you can increase your profitability from each program.

Google Adsense – How it Works

Google Adsense ads are the advertisements  you see on this blog, and many other sites. The ads you see, are determined by a rather amazing algorithm which takes into account both your browsing and the content of what you are reading on the site. The ads you see may be quite different from the ones I see. Contrary to popular belief, Google Adsense is not a get-rich quick formula to the internet, but it does pay, and you can increase the amount you receive in payments by changing the look and layout of your ads, but most importantly,the number of visitors to your site. Who pays you? That's where Google Adwords comes in.

Google Adwords - How it Works

Each Google Adwords ad appearing on a site, is paid for by that advertiser. Google Adwords are an excellent form of advertising, and can outperform print advertising in many ways. For example,if you place an ad in a newspaper,your ad will appear in a certain number of newspapers. However, the paper cannot guarantee how many people will really see your ad. Google Adwords, statistics on the other hand, let you know exactly how many people saw your ad, and how many people clicked your ad to find more information. Making sure your ad appears to qualified potential customers, and turning those clicks into loyal clients, is where increasing your return on investment comes in. After countless hours of study, and work with Google Adsense, Google Analytics, and Google Adwords I have found several keys to statistically increase your return on investment with Google Adwords campaigns. A successful Google Adwords Campaign will have your ad appear before your target audience, lead qualified potential customers to your site,and have them perform an action transforming them from curious browser into loyal customer. Would you like help creating that type of campaign? Contact me today!
Suzanne
Suzanne Sholer B.A. B.Ed., is an award-winning public speaker, who uses statistical analysis to help small businesses and organizations establish a better blink, and increase their return on investment both online and off line in marketing their businesses. She has been writing for 'the net' under an alias for over 5 years A member of Toastmasters International, and International Social Media Girlfriends, she founded the Omemee Pigeon eFlyer –providing targeted synchronized online advertising for a small rural community, this innovative use of integrated Social Media networks lead to the development and expansion of ‘Our News’ a password protected international online training and development program for those wishing to develop localized social media synchronised online publications. Suzanne saves small businesses time, and helps them get found online by their target audience.
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Try Picnik - Powerful Free Photo Editing App!

With Picnik's Free Options Why Upgrade? [Review]

Update: Picnik, unfortunately was discontinued, but many of its functions are now integrated into Picasa.

Picnik has to be one of my all time favourite free apps available on the internet both for taking screenshots and working with photos. Picnik also offers a reasonably priced upgrade - only $24.95 a year,which you may want to take advantage of, but personally I've been using the free App for about 4 years,and only occasionally thought of getting the upgrade. This is a brief overview of what you can,and can't do with Picnik. Here are just a few things that this Powerful free App has allowed me to do.

Picnik Screenshots:

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Insert Automatic ‘Read More’ Jump Breaks Into Blogger Posts!

Spice Up Your Blog-Read More Thumbnail Jump Breaks [Review and Tutorial]

Update: This widget stopped working, but a solution was posted on the original article. Apparently, the script used to run the widget was moved.
If you have installed this script previously replace the javascript line 
with
http://widgets.way2blogging.org/blogger-widgets/w2b-auto-readmore-blogger.js

Blogger offers the option to add a jump break to your posts, so posts are displayed as just short summaries on the home page, with a link to read the full post below. Jump breaks in  posts have a number of great advantages including: speeding up your page load time, visitors see a selection of your posts without the need to scroll, and it gives a professional polish to your blog. Plus, since visitors have to click through to the full post, it can increase page views.  However, having to manually insert jump breaks post- by-post, can be very time consuming, and since I maintain a large number of blogs, I went searching for a time-saving solution.

Spice Up Your Blog Auto ‘Read More’ Code Advantages

Paul Crowe of Spice Up Your Blog, offers a script that automatically turns your posts into 'read more' summaries on your blog's home page with a few added extras. Here are some of the features of Paul's auto 'Read More' as used in this blog.
  • Your posts automatically display as short summaries with a 'Read more' link
  • The first image from the post will be re-sized into a thumbnail and displayed beside the summary.
  • You can choose how much text is displayed in the summary.
  • You can choose the size of the thumbnail.
  • All Previous posts will also have the jump break so you don't need to go through your archive adding it.
  • Posts will also will also appear with jump breaks on your label pages and archive pages.

Spice Up Your Blog Auto ‘Read More’ Code Disadvantages

The coding used in Paul’s Blogged Tip seems to pull a truncated feed of your post and display it, since most formatting disappears in the post summaries. This is a liveable disadvantage, but still not quite what I would like to have, and will keep looking for a tweak. 

How to Add Auto 'Read More' Post Summaries To Your Blog

Skill Level:Intermediate-Requires fiddling with HTML of your Blogger blog. If this tip is outside your comfort zone or patience level,please contact me for help implementing the code.
Here are the steps to implementing this code adapted from Spice up Your Blog:
Step 1. First,in your Blogger dashboard click Design > Edit Html > Tick The Expand Widget Templates Box
Step 2. Next,find the following piece of code in your blogs Html : (Click CTRL and F for a search bar to help find the code )
</head>
Step 3. Copy the following code and paste it Directly Above / Before </head>  Note –If you are using a mobile template, place the code before the first instance of </head>
<script type='text/javascript'> var thumbnail_mode = "no-float" ; summary_noimg = 430; summary_img = 340; img_thumb_height = 120; img_thumb_width = 120; </script> <script type='text/javascript' src='http://widgets.way2blogging.org/blogger-widgets/w2b-auto-readmore-blogger.js' ></script>
Important Code Tweaks
The code in red sets how the post summaries are displayed. If a post has an image, it will be re-sized into a thumbnail to be displayed beside the summary.If the post does not have an image, just a text summary will be displayed.
summary_ noimg= 430; --> The length of the summary if the post does not have a thumbnail. summary_img = 340; --> The length of the summary if there is an image in the post that will be converted into a thumbnail. null_thumb_height = 120; --> The height in pixels of the thumbnail. null_thumb_width = 120; --> The width in pixels of the thumbnail.
Step 4. Now,find the following piece of code in your blog's Html : (Click CTRL and F for a search bar to help find the code)
<data:post.body/>
Step 5. Then,replace <data:post.body/> With The Code Below
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'> <data:post.body/> <b:else/> <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'> <data:post.body/> <b:else/> <div expr:id='&quot;summary&quot; + data:post.id'> <data:post.body/> </div> <script type='text/javascript'> createSummaryAndThumb(&quot;summary<data:post.id/>&quot;); </script> <div style='clear: both;'/> <span class='rmlink' style='font-weight:bold;padding:5px;float:right;text-align:right;'><a expr:href='data:post.url' >Read more ... </a></span> </b:if> </b:if>
Notes:
  1. You can change the text in red from Read More to "Continue Reading", "Read Full Post" or anything you like.
  2. The first image in each post is used as a thumbnail.Try to have the first image in your posts as close to square as possible, so they work well when used as thumbnails on your home page.Images that are rectangular, for example, will appear distorted when they are re-sized.
Step 6.Click Pre-view if the preview loads correctly, then proceed to step 7,if not,click ‘Remove all changes 'and try again.
Step 7. Finally Save Your Template.
Now all your posts including all archived posts will now be displayed with a summary and ‘read more’ on your home page, labels pages and archive pages.
See the original article at http://www.spiceupyourblog.com/2011/03/blogger-read-more-thumbnail-jump-break.html
Please leave a comment and share where you used this code,so others can admire your handi-work!
Suzanne
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Wondering About SEO?

What is SEO? Why is it important?

SEO,catch phrase for numerous techniques website masters use to increase search engine page ranking,is also surrounded by a mystique of ‘black hat’ and ‘white hat’ techniques.This article,inspired by Dan Vanderzwet, defines SEO,and gives some examples of ‘white hat SEO web wizardry’.

SEO : Definition and Explanation

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization -in other  words-making it easy for search engines to read and categorize the content of your site.The easier it is for search engines to accurately determine the content of your site,the higher your page ranking will be in search results. There are many techniques which can be used to SEO your site, but stay away from 'black hat 'techniques.

SEO:Black Hat SEO

‘Black Hat SEO’ vs ‘White Hat SEO’ is an ongoing controversy. Many are drawn to using ‘Black Hat SEO’ as a quick fix, unfortunately ‘Black Hat SEO’ is also a fast fail.  Search Engines penalize,and even de-list sites found to be using Black Hat SEO techniques,such as white on white words unrelated to your site, or using competitors’ names as keywords. ‘Black Hat SEO’ also results in a high ‘bounce rate’,as visitors soon discover your site has nothing to do with their search query –further dropping your search engine ranking. Why waste time,money and effort on ‘Black Hat SEO’  techniques,when there is plenty of 'White Hat SEO' that can be done.

SEO: White Hat SEO

'White Hat SEO' or 'White Hat Wizardry' on the other hand, has long lasting effects. Some easy 'White Hat SEO' techniques include:
  • Using appropriate niche keywords in: website names, headers, alt tags on pictures, the first paragraph in an article, as well as
  • Avoiding leaky link lists, and
  • Creating a network of appropriate back links through website listing,  reviews,and leaving appropriate comments on blogs and forums.
  • Using search engines to your advantage  search for your site using keywords,or the name of your site and click the link to your site, and only visit a competitor’s site by typing their actual search address into your browser bar,never clicking their link.
There are many more legitimate custom 'White Hat SEO' techniques that can be used to help your business using statistical analysis of your products, services,and your competitors. If you would like assistance either learning these techniques in a hands –on Skype workshop with others or one on one, this can be arranged. Ob the other hand, if you are short on time, you can contract out 'White Hat SEO' as well.When hiring someone to do SEO work,make sure their work will not place your site in jeopardy of being de-listed. ‘Black Hat SEO’ is a waste of your money.

This article was inspired by Dan Vanderswet of Potash Creek Farms who asked:'I am unfamiliar with the acronym SEO. Can you explain?'
Need SEO Help? No time to work on white hat SEO’ Need a ghost writer? Want your product or service reviewed?  Please post your comment below. Want help with another topic? Post your comment on our Minute to Market Facebook Wall , Tweet Suzanne , or email http://scr.im/webwizard Wishing you success,
+Suzanne

About Suzanne Sholer
image  Suzanne Sholer BA B.Ed Social Media Marketing Enthusiast
Suzanne Sholer BA B.Ed
Growing up a daughter of serial entrepreneurs, gave me an appreciation for small business marketing. Add to that ;a passion for empowering others, a B.A. B.Ed with undergrad courses in psychology of marketing gained through media studies, and you get Blogged Tips - A DIY file of Social Media Tips where I blog solutions to Social Media questions.
Need help implementing this tip or with another Social Media conundrum? Drop a confidential comment with your email address on any post.
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G+ Everywhere!

How to Tweet and Share G+Posts ~

G+ has the potential to influence search engine rankings,and the probability of people giving your site more than just a passing glance. Being a multi-tasking timesaver, I  was pleased to run across this tip from Michael Babcock in one of my circles. This tip can save you time, and perhaps eventually help you build better search rankings,and customer confidence.
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How to Email Posts to Your Blogger: 5 Quick Steps!

Save Time! Email Your Posts!

Blogger Tutorial with Pictures by
Skill level: Easy
Using Blogger? You can save time by emailing your posts to Blogger. I used this on a blog where I post all those nifty forwards people send to me, but it’s also a handy option for other people too. Here are the steps to setting up your Blogger blog, so you can save time by emailing your posts to your Blogger account!
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2 Methods of Creating Effective Backlinks!

Effectively Create Back Links to Sites!

Creating Effective Backlinks: Skill Level - Easy  to Intermediate

When sites post a relevant do follow link to you, it can help your SEO by linking back with a relevant "do follow" link. Deep linking to the specific spot where your link is located is preferable to a general link. Note: I highly advise against linking to irrelevant sites, or building hundreds of links overnight - this type of linking can hurt rather than help your search ranking. Here are two ways you can create a list of "Do follow" links of sites linked to you,so you can complete the SEO circuit, and keep search bots running smoothly.These two tips tell how to create a link list using html code that you can insert into a page,or Html box on most sites, and in Blogger using a Gadget. Are you looking for back links to your blog or site with tips about Social Media ?  Please leave a comment below, or contact me directly for link exchange queries.
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Page Impressions vs. Hits vs. Unique Visitors – Which are best?

Page Impressions,hits,unique visitors-Effectively using Site Stats ~

Page Impressions,hits,and unique visitors, are three of the most commonly used terms people pull out when discussing their website effectiveness.What's the best way to gauge the effectiveness of sites? Depends on your view point. What is the purpose of your site? Is it being fulfilled? Often people will state their site statistics to demonstrate the effectiveness of their site, some of these stats can be an effective tool; while others are as useful as - well we have a rather rude farm saying for that here in Canada. Read on to find out which statistics tell you what, and whether you really want to disclose them.
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How to Create Pages Tabs Showing Labelled Posts ~

Display Labelled Posts as Pages In 5 Steps!

Tutorial Level:Intermediate – Requires Fiddling with HTML
Blogger just rolled out a wider blog template with capability of supporting the new expanded Pages Widget, which lets you create up to 19 pages in addition to the standard blog Home page. But the multi-tasker in me, still wanted more.Wouldn't it be great if pages populated themselves? I found a great Blogger Hack and after experimenting with it, I’ve re-blogged it below with a couple of tweaks,and two variations.
Would you like tabs that will call up all the posts by particular labels? This is how I created the tabs for: Blogger Tips,Facebook Tips ,and Twitter Tips,as well as Reviews above. Give it a try, and if you run into problems, drop me a comment,or Contact Me. I can also talk you through the process,or add them to your blog for you, if you’re short on time.

5 Steps to Creating a Tab Displaying Posts with a Particular Label

Adding a Tab to your Pages list in blogger is fairly easy, if you follow the following steps::
  1. First, label your posts according to subjects or categories.
  2. Second, Get the label URL by clicking the label under a post,then copy the URL from the browser address bar. Paste the URL into Notepad.The URL should look like this:
    http://YOURBLOGNAME.blogspot.com/search/label/YOURLABEL
    or if the label has more than one word,like Facebook Tips, the Format will be like this:
    http://YOURBLOGNAME.blogspot.com/search/label/YOUR%20LABEL
    ie.
    http://bloggedtips.blogspot.com/search/label/Facebook%20Tips
  3. Prepare your line of Code. The Pages widget is a link list.,You just need to tweak the label URL a bit to add it as a line to the Pages widget as another link. The line you will insert needs to be formatted as follows:
    <li><a href='YOURLABELURL'>YOUR TAB NAME</a></li>
    for example:
    <li><a href='http://bloggedtips.blogspot.com/search/label/Facebook%20Tips'>Facebook Tips</a></li>
  4. Next,Insert the code.
    Go to Dashboard > Design > Edit HTML.
        Tick the Expand Widget Templates box on top right of the HTML window.
  5. Put the code for the additional line, right after </b:loop> and just before the end of the unordered links list</ul>.     Look for the line of code in the Pages widget like this:
<li><a expr:href='data:link.href'><data:link.title/></a></li>
    </b:if>
    </b:loop>
    PUT THE CODE FOR THE LINKS HERE
    </ul>
    <b:include name='quickedit'/>
    </div>
    </b:includable>
    </b:widget>

    5. Finishing steps  Preview your changes before saving. If the preview will not show, delete all changes and start over, you nay have misplaced a punctuation mark. Otherwise, simply save, and enjoy!

Variations:

  • To make the link open in a new window or tab, add target="_blank" attribute right after href="YourLink".
  • To add the new tabs before the static pages insert the code at the beginning of the link list right after"<ul>"
So, how will you use your label Tabs to ‘sup’ up your Blogger Blog?  I’m adding it to our village eZine Omemee Pigeon eFlyer to create lists of Featured articles.
When you use this tip.please leave a comment with a link to your handiwork, so we can enjoy it too!
Looking Forward to seeing your handiwork!
Suzanne
See the Original Article: Add Label Tabs to Navigation Bar
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Free Essential Blogging Tool:Notepad?

Notepad Review,and Tutorial!

Notepad: Who Needs It?

Forums are filled with people asking why their feed stopped working,usually it has to do with incompatible code that has been copied from another document along with the formatting. Read on to find out how the Free program Notepad, is an essential tool for Bloggers.
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Automatically Publishing Your Blog To Facebook?: RSS Graffiti!

RSS Graffiti Beats Networked Blogs -Review

RSS GraffitiWhile Networked Blogs helps bring higher Search Engine ranking,and can bring more followers to your blog,than RSS Graffiti , when it comes to increasing the sharing of your posts, RSS Graffiti beats Networked Blogs hands down. While I highly recommend registering your blog at Networked Blogs, I am in the midst of switching al my blog feeds to RSS Graffiti.  Want to know why? Leave a comment,and I'll answer.

I;m writing this on the fly,and hoping to finish it tomorrow.After I reset my feeds to RSS Graffiti When I get a question,I’ll know someone wants the answer,and I’ll finish this post.

Suzanne

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5 Blog Myths Keeping People From Blogger!

Blogger Baloney!

Where these myths started, I have no idea, but I am fed up with these fallacies getting in the way of people using great free tools. Have you heard these myths? Are any of these holding you back?  Are there other blogging myths you've heard? Please share! Let's bury these once and for all!
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Facebook Introduces Timeline - Opinions?

Facebook Timeline: Review ~

Facebook Timeline for personal profiles rolls out within the next few weeks. Samuel W. Lessin, a Facebook product manager, outlined some of the highlights on the Facebook blog last Thursday.  Here is my take on the new changes, including praise,and a caveat. What do you think of the changes? Have your say in the comments below.

Facebook Timeline:Woah! Where did Everything Go?

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Increasing Adsense Earnings Tips-Placement

Are You Above the Fold?

There are manu different factors involved that influence the likelihood of your ads producing more revenue-whether they are from Google Adense or another affiliate. One of the most important is placing ads where they will be seen. One prime ad spot tends to be ‘above the fold’. Read on to find our how to optimize your ad placement.
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Google Adword Suspended? Disapproved? Try This!

Disapproved Google Adwords May Need Tweaking – Suspended? Tweak Your Site!

Often Suspended or Disapproved Google Adwords,may only need a little Tweaking to fulfill advertising policies. Here;s how to find out what needs to be fixed,and what to do,once you have remedied the problem.
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FB Tips – Migrate Personal Profile Friends to Page Likes!

How to Turn a Personal Profile into a Page

Frequently, businesses and organizations,and public figures mistakenly create a personal profile instead of a page.There are many advantages to having a page , rather than a personal profile, for your group, business ,or organization. For example: pages are not limited in the number of ‘Likes’ they can have,other pages can tag your page,making it easier to do cross-promotions,and there are numerous Apps only available to pages. These easy steps will help you convert your personal profile into a page,so all your ‘friends’ turn into ‘Likes’, and your profile pictures will be transferred.

First-Save Your Facebook Profile Information

When you convert your profile to a Facebook Page, the Facebook program transfers your profile pictures. and adds your friends as people who like your page. However, no other content will be carried over to your new page, so be sure to save any important content before beginning your migration. To avoid losing important content, do the following :
  1. Download your profile information. You can download a file that contains all of your sent, and received messages and all of the photos and videos you’ve uploaded to Facebook.
  2. Set up a personal profile, if you don’t have one already,and ‘Like’ Your page using the new personal profile.Appoint your new personal profile as admin of any groups or pages that you currently manage using the profile. The account you’re converting will lose its admin rights during the conversion process.-Remember to include any networked blogs in this conversion as well.

Next Convert your Profile Into a Facebook Page

When you are ready to convert your profile to a Page, Go to  the Facebook Page Creation Migration Page.
When setting up your Facebook page,you may find my article ‘10 Easy Steps to Setting up A Facebook Page’ Helpful.
Be sure to leave a comment and let me know about your new Facebook page,so I can personally pop over and congratulate you!

Suzanne
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Need Help Setting Number of Posts to Display ?

Setting Number of Blogger Posts to Display –Two Ways

Have your blog already set up, but want to change the number of posts displayed? Here are 2 ways to change the number of posts displayed starting at your blog page when you are signed in:
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How to Repost A Blog Feed Using Labels -

Repost a Feed of Specific Posts!

Ever wish you post a feed of specific articles? You can!

This little trick is a tweak added to info from Blogger Help, with a dash of my Feedburner experience. By using labels, you can select specific posts to add to a feed, and republish them with the "Buzz Boost" option on Feedburner. Similarly, if a blog you read is using labels, and has site feeds enabled, you can pick  and choose which topics you want to subscribe to as well.

The format for label feeds is this:

http://blogname.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/labelname

Blog help cautions:
Be sure to substitute in the correct blog address for blogname and the label you're interested in for labelname. Also, don't miss the hyphen ("-") in the URL. That's not a typo!
An additional caveat- Blogger Help left out this important info: If you are wanting a feed of a multi-word label,be sure to include" %20" between the words.
For example,
If you only wanted the Twitter Tips articles from Blogged Tips, you would replace the coloured sections as shown below:

http://BloggedTips.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/Twitter%20Tips

How to Republish Specific Articles Using Feed Burner
These tips will help you republish a feed of specific posts using a Feedburner.
  1. Select the posts you wish to republish,and create a label for them.ie.Twitter Tips
  2. Sign into feedburner.com
  3. Burn a new feed using the label name feed as shown above.
  4. Select the 'Publicize" tab ad create a 'Buzz boost'
  5. Post the html code in an html box on your site, blog etc,
Here is the Resulting Buzz Boost of our Twitter Tips:

Ref:Can I get site feeds for specific labels?
Tool Used: Feedburner
Skill level: Medium (involves copying and pasting html)

Was this tip helpful for you? How are you using label feeds? Please take a second to share your thoughts, questions, or ideas, or even give this a "thumbs up". Thanks!
Suzanne
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Facebook Expands Tagging While Rolling Out Privacy Clarity!

Tagging! Tagging! Everyone Everywhere!

Tag You're It!

image facebook tagging people

Facebook recently unveiled changes to make it easier to share posts, photos, tags, and other content with exactly the people you want,even days after you've posted. The most lauded changes however, are the ability to approve tagged photos before they appear on your profile, the new ability to tag EVERYONE- friend or not on Facebook, and now even non-smartphone users can 'check into' locations. How will Facebook's new changes affect the way you use Facebook?

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Twitter Meets Photobucket – Concerns?

Twitter Introduces In-Tweet Photos - Will It Influence Your Tweets?

Twitter's new introduction of direct uploading has people speculating about the future of 3rd party apps, such as TwitPics, that were developed specifically to upload pictures to Twitter. How will the ability to upload pictures directly into the Twitter stream affect your Tweets? For me.this new introduction has been a pain, because I am getting constant invitations to share a photo from Twitter,each time I go to my mentions category. I went in search of an answer in the FAQ,which gives some background info on their new 'option'.

Want to know how to Upload Pics directly to Twitter? Here are some of  the FAQ adapted from Twitter:

How to Upload Pictures Directly to Twitter

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Lost Your Blogger Blog? Try This!

Is Your Blog Not Showing up?

You may have misspelled your blog name when you created it- Happens to the best of us Check out what YrHelper Infonut did with http://Deals4Canda.blogspot.com Sometimes we are sure we've typed the right blog address,but we still can't find it. Here's a quick easy way to find a lost blog:
To find your lost Blogger blog the easy way:
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Facebook.com/business Review-Read This!

Facebook Unveils Business Friendly Section!

Facebook unveiled a new online guide to help small businesses use their social networking site. How helpful is 'Facebook for Business'?

What is Facebook for Business?Facebook-for-Business

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Promote Your Business Using Facebook Events

How To Create Facebook Events

Using Facebook Events to promote your group or business is a great strategy, Here are the basic steps involved in creating a Facebook event using the ‘Events App’. Further posts will cover how to spread the word about your event, how to promote your page and business using your event, why you want to create a new event each time, and more helpful tips. Questions? Comments? Don’t be shy! Drop me a private comment below, and mark it private if you rather it not be shown.
Steps for creating Facebook Events
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Putting Adsense Above Your Header-HTML Tweak

Optimizing Google Adsense? Put it above Your Title Box!

Google Adsense advertising can pay off if you have the right combination of variables working for you. One variable is placement. This Tweak can help you place your Google Adsesnse above your title, as you may have seen it positioned on sites like major newspapers. I used this tweak on the Omemee Pigeon eFlyer. Read on to discover how you can achieve this too!
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Setting Up Facebook Pages: Create a Page in 10 Steps!

Want to Set Up a Facebook Page? Here's How!


There are several reasons you might want to set up a Facebook page, Facebook pages are a great way for people who don't know you, to establish a connection with your product,service,or business.Facebook is second only to Google in usage as a search engine, so if you want to ‘get found’,set up a Facebook page! Setting up a basic Facebook Page can be done in about an hour using these ten steps:

  1. First, login to Facebook with your personal profile.This will make it much easier to manage your Facebook pages. Even if you are creating a page for another business, you will want to set up the page in this manner.
  2. Then, go to the 'Create a Page' Section on Facebook. Usually,you can find a link to this section in the bottom left hand column of another page. Can't find the link? Here it is: 'Create a Page'.
  3. Next, decide which type of page you are going to create. There are six main categories to choose from: local place or business; company,organization or institution; brand or product;artist,band or public figure; entertainment;and cause or community. Click the category which best suits your purposes.If you make a mistake,you can adjust your category later.
  4. Now, choose a sub-heading, where applicable.Currently, only the 'causes' section does not have any subheadings.
  5. Complete the basic page information. After entering the name of your page, accept the terms,and click 'Get Started'.
  6. Confirm your category. If you want people to stop in at your place, be sure to choose 'local business'.
  7. 'Like' your page, and complete all the information fields.
  8. Upload a picture to help people identify with your page.No camera? No problem! Use a public domain picture, or create a logo using a photo editing suite like Picnik.
  9. Are you a local business? Be sure to adjust your map and post your hours!
  10. Spread the Word! Treat it like a grand opening! Invite Facebook friends to see your page.Import contacts from your email list too.When you have 25 fans, you will be able to create a username for your page, so get the word out there!
Voila! Your page is created! Remember to post an update to welcome people to your page.Note:If you are creating a page for someone else, first click 'Use Facebook as (name of page)' in the right hand column.
Facebook pages right column
Remember, new messages are posted, above earlier messages,so you will want to create a welcome page, but this tutorial is just about setting up a Facebook page, we'll go into how to create a welcome page in another article.

Now it's your turn-What are your Facebook page concerns? Leave your comment below, and I'll do my best to answer your questions.

Suzanne 

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How to Set Up Google Adsense Ads

Set Up Google AdSense Ads on Blogger Blogs- Simply Click?

If you have a Blogger blog that’s been online for a while, with plenty of text, it’s quite simple to get Google Adsense ads running on your blog. Just starting a new blog? You may need to wait. This post offers a few tips that can help you shorten that waiting period.
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Twitter Tool-Read this Before Using FollowFriday Helper

FollowFriday Helper Tips

Using Twitter? #FollowFriday or #ff, may be something you're familiar with, or quite new. Follow Friday is a way of recommending certain people as worthy of following, but how do you decide whom to recommend or follow? What is the best way of recommending someone? What do yo need to watch for when you are using this handy tool?

Why Do You Recommend A Twitter User?

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Embedding Google Maps? Simple Code Tweak to Avoid Overlaps

Quick Tip Helps Keep Embedded iFrames From Spilling Over!

Google Maps and YouTube, are just two of the commonly embedded elements people add to their blogs and websites using iframes. When you first set up iframe content, it may look very nice, but should you narrow the column in which they are embedded, they can spill over, creating a mess of your blog or page. This problem can be easily avoided with this simple tweak.
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How to Create Multiple Pictures Under Your Blogger Banner

Update: Scorpy. Roy has disappeared from Google, so I removed the link to his profile.  I believe I may have another solution to this problem and will blog it soon. 
While looking for a solution for another problem, I came across this great tip on how to create a row of picture links under a blogger banner, from
Scorpy Roy a graphic designer offers three solutions, each with a varying level of difficulty. Difficulty, just as beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Being more conversant with code than creating images, for me the easiest solution is using the CSS code solution offered by Scorpy Roy. Which solution is easiest for you? Be sure to leave a link to show how you used this tip.
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PrintFriendly Button Add it Today!

Environmentally Friendly PrintFriendly Saves Trees

Difficulty level: Easy to Intermediate

Help your blog or website visitors save paper and ink when printing things from your blog or website by installing a free PrintFriendly Widget.  Usually web pages do not look the same on printed and will sometimes take reams more paper as well.  If you are uncomfortable with fiddling with html code, you might like to simply add a link to the PrintFriendly site  so readers can input your page url themselves. Here are the details from their site:
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Blogger Buzz: What’s New With Blogger

Blogger: Real Time Stats, Reliability Make Blogger Tops


See Blogger's video take on their new innovations, and read my opinion of the changes too. Be sure to subscribe to receive email updates on new Blogger tools and tips.Subscribe to Blogged Tips by Email to get new updates about innovations Blogger is rolling out.
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iGoogle,Gmail Blogging Tips

Quick Blogger Posts : Blogger Posting Gadget
Find out different ways to blog directly from email  or your iGoogle home page to a Blogger blog.

The Blogger Posting Gadget is meant to save people time by allowing them to post directly from their Gmail account and iGoogle home page. I love time saving gadgets, but I think there are better, more versatile solutions, As alternatives, I suggest using the "Add this" browser extension for posting online content and setting up the option to email to Blogger. The "Add This" browser extension allows you to blog online content to a multitude of sites, thus it is much more versatile then the Blog Post Gadget. Emailing directly to a Blogger blog can also be done from any email client, thus giving more versatility once again. See the directions below for using "eMail to Blogger" , "Add This" , and "Blogger Post Gadget".
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Blog Problem: Blog Opens on Different Site

Solution: Verify Address Through New Blog
A question on Blogger Help Forums inspired today’s post. A user had typed in the address for their blog, but it opened on a totally different site.
Here’s my solution:
You may have misspelled your blog name when you created it- Happens to the best of us Check out what I did with http://Deals4Canda.blogspot.com
To find your lost Blogger blog the easy way:
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Handy Twitter Tool Tweet Spinner

TWEET SPINNER HELPS MANAGE Twitter Followers

TWITTER Tuesday Tool Profile

Tweet Spinner just popped onto my horizon through a Tweet from “@georgeclegg” who apparently uses it to manage his followers. I am starting to really see the value in having a utility like Tweet Spinner as my followers are starting to climb exponentially, and I want to be sure I follow people back who take the time to follow me. At the same time, I’m getting a little tired of tagging after some of these accounts that want to send me spammy DM messages, and don’t even have the courtesy to follow me back.
Tweet Spinner Features List
Here are the features available in Tweet Spinner:
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Blogging by Texting

Busy? You can blog from your cell phone on the fly! Check  it out!
How Does Mobile Blogger Work?
You send a message - which can be a photo, some text, or both - to go@blogger.com. They take care of the rest. In other words, they auto-provision a new blog and publish the post. It's that simple.
Blogging by Cell Phone
If you have a Text messaging-enabled mobile device with a text messaging plan, you can send posts to your blog on the fly for the cost of your regular  carrier services. This is a free service from Google.
How to Start Mobile Blogging
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Blogger:Free Website Builder,Hosting Tool> Easy Customizing Tips

Blogger:easy economical web solutions for Small businesses. Get online and running in record time using Blogger.

The free website building and hosting functionality of  Blogger are a boon to small businesses for creating a website presence with customizable features.
Blogger, a tool by Google, is becoming increasingly popular for small business websites. With Blogger, businesses can create a professional blog, niche product website or even a full website presence. I highly recommend the free website building and hosting tools, available through Blogger as an option businesses should consider.

Blogger as a Website Tool: Advantages

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How Does Google Adsense Help My Site?

Google Adsense: Put your Sites to Work

Google Adsense makes Sense

Have you ever clicked an ad to find out more information? Four people were happy-you received information, the advertiser caught your eye (and maybe made a sale), Google Adsense added to their effectiveness statistics, AND the site owner was paid. Find out the advantages to using Google Adsense on your site or blog and learn how I make money with Google Adsense.
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Navigating Google Adsense Stats

YouTube:Google Adsense Statistics Made More Accessible

Google Adsense recently updated its Adsense Interface. The following video from Google Adsense gives a quick tour of some of the statistics you can access from the new Adsense interface. Which statistics are most important to you when checking out your Adsense earnings?




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Avoid Losing Readers: Open New Windows!

Links Losing Readers? Try This!

Often, when readers click a link on a page, they are whisked away to another site, sometimes never to return. You can provide readers with the convenience of links, and make it easy for them to return by using a piece of code which ensures the link opens in a new window. By opening a new window, the reader can easily return to your site.

How it Works: Link List Example

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Create Space Around Pictures

3 Ways to create spacing around pictures

Just modified this tip from the Blogger Answers Section originally posted by Good.ole Danny Boy.
There is yet another piece to the puzzle, that will save a great deal of time. Do you know the answer?
  Read on to see what I mean:
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