Monday, March 3, 2008

Add Blogger Sitemap to MSN and

By adding you sitemap or structure of your blog to a search engine you help the engine to index all your pages and contents of the site. When you have all your pages indexed you will easier get your content to more potential reader and improve your page rank. When you get more reader and a better page rank you can earn more money, so this is a easy method to earn more money.

If you have a external domain site, there is a lot of free sitemap generators which help you create a sitemap file. Then upload it to the root of your website and call it sitemap.xml. The URL for the sitemap will be something like But if you are using blogger you can't upload files to the root directory, you can use it rss feed.

Add Blog Sitemap to MSN
MSN doesn’t have a address where you can submit sitemaps to but you have to logon to Webmaster Portal where you can create sitemaps, submission and ping tools.

Submit Blog Sitemap to

Adding your sitemap to Ask is easy too. Just copy and paste this line into your internet browser, replacing the portion in red with the name of your Blog. And remember to change "YOURBLOG" with you blogs name.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Matt Cutts gives Whitehat SEO-tips to bloggers

Googles Antispam leader Team Matt Cutts gave a lecture about "legal" (Whitehat) SEO-tips for bloggers at WordCamp (WordPress-conference). The video is about one hour long and really informative. It covers the most SEO aspects about blogging, at its impressive how sympathetic Matt Cutts is, even thow he actually is Googles "Police officer".

If you are blogging and what to learn more about SEO and blogging it is worth watching the video.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Earn money by selling your pictures

If you have a digital camera you can earn mony by selling your pictures on stockphoto sites. There are alot of them out there but I have tried some of them and I have sold a lot of pictures and earned some money.

To start selling your pictures you have to create an account on the stock photo site you would like to sell your pictures at or you can try to sell them on more stock photo sites. I have my pictures for sale on more stock photo sites and I can recommend this method because you will have your pictures showed to more potential buyers.

You can sell a lot of different pictures for example if you have been on a vacation you can try to sell your pictures from your trip or you can try to sell pictures of different objects/items you have at home (pictures of special or homemade items have a tendency to sell really good). But these are just examples of pictures that can be sold.

To sell your pictures you have to give you pictures a title and add some keywords. This is very important that you use some time to get the title and keyword right because buyers find the pictures by them. If you have trouble finding title and keywords try to look at similar pictures and get inspired by there title and keywords.

I have seen proves of photographers earning over 2000 $ a month just by selling pictures. They have also over 500 pictures for sale. Start making money today by selling photos and you can get a good extra income from selling photos.

Places I can recommend are:

I you start selling your pictures online at stock photo sites you will also become a better photographer because you can't expect that all of your pictures get accepted the first time. You may have to submit them again with better lightning or have used a noise reduction program to remove noise from the picture.

Have fun taking pictures and earn some money from selling them.

Friday, March 23, 2007

16 tips to improve your AdSense Earnings

Every webmaster would like to make a lot of money by showing ads on their websites. Some have managed to make a living by running website showing ads. You can also be one of them, if you work hard and are ready to keep optimizing your websites.

I have put down 16 very useful tips to help you improve your AdSense Earnings. Some of the tips can help you earning more right now and some may take a little time before you can see the improvement.

16 AdSense earning tips

  1. AdSense don't make the money for you, but the traffic to you website do.
  2. Follow Google’s rules. Read AdSense Program Policies and Terms and Conditions.
  3. Don't click your own ads. Eventually you get banned.
  4. Experiment with ad formats. Some work better than others and each site is different.
  5. Blend AdSense ads in your blog or homepage design. Then you have a better change to get the reader to click your ads.
  6. Put AdSense ads at the top of your pages. Do not try to hide your AdSense ads.
  7. Use Google sitemap. Helps getting you website added to Google.
  8. Use channels to track performance for ad units. If one is doing poorly- adjust it.
  9. Optimize your pages for search engines. Helps getting a lot of traffic to your websites.
  10. Optimize your keywords. Keep in mind to optimize to high paying keywords.
  11. Add your blog or homepage to search engines like, yahoo and google.
  12. Be patient. Don’t change your ads because you had a bad day or two.
  13. Good content and a lot of advertising will eventually result in a lot of traffic.
  14. Monitor your traffic to see changes. Look for good and bad changes. Remember to fix the bad changes.
  15. Add you blog or home page to Social Bookmarks sites to get more traffic.
  16. Learn HTML to make changes to your blog or homepage.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

How to Hide Blogger Navbar in New Blogger

Do you want get rid of The Blogger Navbar/Toolbar?

blogger navbar
The Blogger Navbar is a default navigation and search bar on top of all blogspot blogs and they allow you to change the color, but sometimes it may not blend with your template.

How to hide the Navbar

It's very easy to hide the Navbar because you can do it by adding a CSS tag to your blogger template. The code below hides the Navbar in new Blogger.

#navbar-iframe {

If you just transferred form the old Blogger to the new you can see the code to hide the Navbar is not working. That's because Google have change the CSS tags to display the Blogger Navbar. So you have to find the code below and replace it with the code above to hide the Navbar.

#b-navbar {

The code I have showed you works perfect to hide the Blogger Navbar, but there is alternate ways to hide the navbar. So if you don't like this solution I have showed you, search the net to find an alternate way to hide the navbar.

Is it against Blogger TOS to hide the Navbar?

Bloggers policy page don't anything about removing the blogger navigation toolbar. So you can safe full remove the Blogger Navbar if you like so. But stay updated on Blogger TOS, so you don't violate them. Read blogger TOS.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Add search box to new blogger

Blogger have a build in search box in the top navigation bar, but that search box searches all blog on blogger. You can include a similar search box on your blog template, to give your readers a chance to search your blog. The advantage by adding this search box is that the result is showed in the main body of your Blog unlike the search box in the top navigation bar.

How to add the search box

The easiest way to add the search box is under Template chooses where you would like the search box to be placed and click "Add a Page Element". Select "HTML/JavaScript".

Add the following code, but before you add it you have to change some parts of it to make it work:

<p align="left">
<form id="searchthis" action="BLOG-URL/search" style="display:inline;" method="get">
<strong>SEARCH HERE<br/></strong>
<input id="b-query" maxlength="255" name="q" size="20" type="text"/>
<input id="b-searchbtn" value="Search" type="submit"/>

It is importen that you change BLOG-URL to the URL or web address of your Blog. You can also change the text in top of your search box by changing SEARCH HERE to your Blog-url or what you like.

Now you only need to save and refresh you blog to see the result. Now you can see a search box like the one below. You can change the length of the search box by changing "20" to another integer. A lower number will result in a short search box and a higher in a longer search box. You can always try to change to get the search box to fit you blog layout.

Search here

By adding the search box to you blog you give the readers a better change to find more information on your blog and thereby get them to stay longer at your blog. You may also have the readers come again because you give them a good opportunity to find the information they are looking for.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

How to add social bookmark buttons to new blogger blog

Social bookmarks are a very powerful tool to get traffic to you blog. When you provide this option for your readers, you are allowing them to easily save links to your blog. These Social bookmarks can be found by others and they may visit you blog and you will also get some inbound links to you blog.

I have only added some of the many Social bookmarks site out there but when you know how to add them to you blog, you can easily add more if you want to.

You can look at the buttom of my posts to see how social bookmark buttons will look like.

How to social bookmark buttons

To place the social bookmark buttons at the footer of every post you have to edit your template HTML code and check "Expand Widget Templates" to find the code to replace. When you have checked "Expand Widget Templates" you have to find:

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'/>

Here is the code you have to paste:

<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'>
Submit in: <a expr:href='"" + data:post.url + "&title=" + data:post.title' target='_blank' title='Bookmark This to'><img alt='' height='16' src='' style='border:none;padding:0px;' width='16'/></a><a expr:href='"" + data:post.url' target='_blank' title='Add to Technorati Favorites'><img alt='Add Story To Technorati' height='16' src='' style='border:none;padding:0px;' width='16'/></a><a expr:href='"" + data:post.url' title='Digg This Story!'><img alt='Digg This Story' height='16' src='' style='border:none;padding:0px;' width='16'/></a><a expr:href='""+ data:post.url + "&title=" + data:post.title' title='Bookmark to Google'><img alt='Add to Google' height='16' src='' style='border:none;padding:0px;' width='16'/></a><a expr:href='"" + data:post.url + "&title=" + data:post.title' title='Add to reddit'><img alt='reddit' height='16' src='' style='border:none;padding:0px;' width='16'/></a></p>

One of the next days I’m going tell how to add social bookmarks to the old blogger. If you are using some other blog platform you have to edit the code to make it work with the blog platform you are using.

Se also: Use Social Bookmarks to get traffic for your blog