10 Most Important things, you must know for monetizing any blog

Blogging is the well known money making way. You may notice that whenever you google anything, there will be more than 70% of results from sites that are actually blogs.  All these blogs can give you every bit of information you want and these blogs are not only surviving but also making big bucks. Blogging is the way that everyone can adopt to make money online. But every blogger is not making money from their blogs, though most of them are trying hard.

With all my blogging experience and researches, I have managed to identify the secrets of  the popular money making blogs. Here are the 10 most important things that a blogger or blog owner must know for monetizing any blog.

1.  Content is King

content is king

Every reader or visitor of a blog expect some new information with each post. So it is extremely important to provide unique and  fresh content with each post. This is also important to get maximum exposure in search engine results. Blog’s content is primarily responsible for blog’s search engine rankings. Google and other popular search engines are always hungry of fresh and unique content. Good Search engine positions can provide you massive organic traffic.

2.  Presentation of Content

A blog can have lots of good, fresh and unique content and it will be well appreciated by search engines. But all of this will be worthless, if blog reader does not find it interesting to read.  In this era of web 2.0, a page full of only text lines will look so boring.  So it is very important to use other media like Images, graphs, slideshows or videos at every possible part of each post.

3.  Impress the visitors, Do not irritate them

Impress or irritate

As mentioned in top 2 points, we really want to impress search engines and blog readers/visitors. Blog readers have very important role in any blog’s success. With my research on popular money making blogs , I found that each one of those blog has massive amount of regular readers of their respective blogs.  They impress new visitors to make them regular reader and subscriber of their blog posts.

Placing many ads,many social media icons and many links around blog posts, really irritates readers/visitors and they feel like leaving those blogs quickly, no matter how good information you have provided in your blog posts.

 4.  Communicate with your readers/visitors

communicate

Replying or commenting to the readers comments, make them feel that their views are important to the post author or blog owner. Sharing thoughts and resources is extremely important in this social media dominated cyber world. This is very certain that it is impossible to attend each comment of  each post but a time to time commenting from author, will make post more lively.

55 Most Wanted Free WordPress Themes You Should Grab

It can pretty tough to decide whether to invest in premium WordPress themes or just simply stick with the free WordPress themes. It is because most of us have the perception of premium WordPress themes are always better than the free WordPress themes in terms of designs especially.

However, for today post, I’m going to proof that the perception is baseless. I will show that there are actually a lot of awesome free WordPress themes. You are going to impress with the free themes that I have found for this post.

What you need is actually a little effort to look for the free themes and you will find awesome free WordPress themes which sometimes ‘hidden’ among billions of websites out there.

No worries because I have helped to find the themes. You just need to decide which one that suits you best.

So, enjoy the 55 Most Wanted Free WordPress Themes You Should Grab!


Stunning Press

Stunning Press - Best Free WordPress Themes

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Berita

Berita - Best free WordPress themes

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Shopping Press

Shopping Press - Best Free WordPress themes

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Marangal

Marangal - best free WordPress themes

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Ice Breaker

Ice Breaker - Best Free WordPress themes

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Adding jquery – colorbox,thickbox popup on your blog/site with a time delay

Happy New Year, Everybody !!

You may have seen many sites/blogs use a time delayed light weight Jquery popups like colorbox,thickbox and lightbox etc. for capturing leads or promoting something. See a example here -> Facebook Profits ( First we see their normal salepage, but after some seconds they serve a discounted price page with the help of colorbox )

Lets do this here. I hope it will help you.

We are going to setup a content colorbox using a “settimeout” javascript function. For this we need to include two .js files and a .css file in our webpage’s header.

1. jquery core file        2. colorbox widget files

Add following lines before </head> tag of webpage.

<script src="file-path/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="file-path/colorbox.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="file-path/colorbox.css" type="text/css" />

Download these files via following links :

Jquery.js : jQuery JavaScript library
Colorbox : colorbox widget

Colorbox can be used in many different ways like showing any outside URL in a frame box on any trigger of html element. You can find all example in the colorbox download. We are going to supply a url to colorbox main function which will popup a box with the supplied url.

So here is the colorbox function, we will use to pass url… 

10 WordPress Plugins That Can Make a Huge Difference to Your Blog

WordPress is the most popular blogging software in the world because of its open source capabilities. Anyone can program a plugin for WordPress, so there are thousands of options out there for any budding blogger. The list has been culled, and here are ten of the best WordPress plugins that can make a huge difference to your blog.

1. SEO Smart Links

This is a great solution to interlink your blog posts, getting the most out of your SEO. SEO Smart Links will automatically take the keywords and phrases on your blog and link them to the relevant categories and tags. Increasing the number of links within your blog has a chance to boost your page ranking and page views.

2. Subscribe to Comments

Keep your readers informed with a link to subscribe to comments on your posts. Readers are notified by email about further entries to a post, enticing them to return to your page and respond to the response. Commenters have plenty of options available to them: they can block the notifications, unsubscribe to posts, and even change the email address to which they are notified.

3. Top Commentators Widget

Top Commentators creates a widget in your sidebar to show who is commenting the most on your blog. There are options and customizations for this plugin that make it even easier to use.

4. Mingle WordPress

Mingle WordPress changes your WordPress blog into a social water water cooler. The plugin allows for Profile Pages, Friending, Friend Activity Pages and a Full Member Directory. Instead of having ‘just a blog,’ you can develop a full blown community with this plugin.

ShopperPress: Online Store WordPress Theme With 23 Awesome Design Options

For the last couple of months, I have share a lot of WordPress themes for online store as base on my observation, WordPress themes developers have started to develop more WordPress themes which outside the scope of magazine/blog styling to focus on more advanced WordPress themes such as online store, portfolio site, micro-blogging and Q&A site like Yahoo! Answers.

For example, WooThemes start to develop few WordPress themes such as Retreat and Cinch that will make your WordPress blog works like Tumblr which will come with iPhone app to make it easier for you to update your blog and share what is happening around you straight away.

And for ShopperPress which comes with the $79 price tag, has developed a really good WordPress theme for online store which I think the best among other online store WordPress themes. It is because Shopperpress is jam-packed with great features and comes with 23 great templates that come for free.

Among features that you will fall in love are:

  • Sales Analysis & Tracking – You can view newly placed orders and exporting sales & customer data for use in a spreadsheet or QuickBooks.
  • Inventory and Promotions - ShopperPress includes full inventory control, order management for viewing newly placed orders, “Out of Stock” Messages and discount coupon codes for gift certificates. It has also built in price variable options such as “buy 1 get 1 free” and a fixed cost mark-up on the entire store prices.
  • Security – ShopperPress is a secure online system that supports hundreds of extra security plugins for WordPress as well as HTTPS/SSL secure page.

For today post, I would like to share 14 Shopper templates which have the best look from all 23 templates which are available for you to choose from.

Shopperpress - Best Online Store WordPress Theme

Camera shopper is a very popular shopping cart theme for selling electronic products online such as TV’s and cameras.

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Shopperpress - Best Online Store WordPress Theme

This theme is popular among the animal lovers, this shopping cart theme is ideal for selling all sort of animal and pet products online.

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