Tuesday, 9 January 2018

15 Simple Ways To Increase Your Website Traffic For Free

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Any online business, be it a blog or an eCommerce website needs enough traffic or page visitors in order to be popular and make more sales. The amount of traffic that comes to your business is directly proportional to the number of sales and your profit as well. This is why a lot of online business spend good sum of money to drive visitors to their platform. It has also been proven that the best type of traffic that converts when it comes to monetary value is organic traffic - that is traffic from search engine. This brings up the quest for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This tutorial article reveals to you 15  free, simple ways to boost your website's traffic and some paid ways as well.
how to boost your site traffic for free
Let's get started!

15 Free Ways To Boost Your Website Traffic

Pay Special Attention To Your Site's Usability 

It is worth taking care of the speed of loading the pages of the site, remove pop-ups and unnecessary advertising. Also, special attention should be paid to the development of the interface and navigation on a website; any information should be easy to find.

A website should contain interesting and, most importantly, regularly updated content. Always upload news feed with new articles, posts, pictures and crucial information for newcomers and regular visitors. RSS feed might also be needed to inform all visitors and registered users about new updates.

In case, if there are tables on the website, the size should be stated in pixel instead of percent.  Different users have various screen dimensions and these tables, as well as any other content including posts and pictures, will be displayed in multiple ways. In addition, a website should work correctly with all types of web browsers, or at least with the most popular ones (Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE, Safari, etc.).

The last but not the least feature that should be improved is website design. However, it depends on affordability. There are two possible options to solve this problem. The first one is to use an already created template or a brand new one that will be much more effective than a template but the last one requires additional financial support.

However, after all these requirements have been completed, regular updating should be continued. Add new posts, new pictures, news and other interesting content that may attract new visitors and improve relations with regular ones.

Utilize Facebook Page & Groups

Facebook is the largest and the most popular social media in the world. You can utilize facebook to drive more traffic to your blog by creating an official facebook page for your website. You can share the links to your new posts and products in your facebook groups and also invite your facebook friends to like your page. The more likes your page gets, the more engaging and active it becomes and also the more traffic it directs to your website.


Another means to utilize facebook is to joins relevant facebook groups. Search for relevant facebook groups that relate to your website niche or products. Share your post links in these groups especially new post links, but don't overdo it. The members of these groups who are interested in your article or product links will click the links and this will direct them to your website or blog.

Utilize Popular Online Forums

Another easy way to increase the traffic of your website is to join popular and relevant online forums. You will find people who are interested in the services of your website. Some forums also allow you to submit articles for free on their platforms. You can write an article for them and include your site link or product link. This way, you will drive a huge percentage of the visitors of these forums to your website.

This is a fairly simple method that might result in new visitors. First of all, create one or multiple accounts on various forums and blogs. Communicate with people, comment photos, articles and any other updates. Add a website for promotion to the bio or in comments but not at ones. Those who want to promote a website in this way should be reliable users.

Some suggested online forums that allow you post articles for free on their platforms are: Nairaland.com, kuforum.co.uk, jackobian.com, etc. You can sign up with them for free.

Write Guest Posts & Request For Some

Guest posting is of two way; you can write some articles for some sites in the same or similar niche to yours and also invite other websites of similar niche to submit articles in your website. But be careful when guest posting and accepting guest posts because spammy guest posts attract stiff penalties. 

Identify some popular online businesses in your area whose audience is relevant to your business. See if you can contribute a post to their blog with a link back to your website. Also make sure your content is relevant and useful to their audience, so that it’s more of an even exchange.

Write Relevant, Engaging Blog Articles & Use Catchy Post Titles

Add new interesting topics. Do not include new irrelevant topics and products that do not refer to the original topic of a website. It might exacerbate relations with visitors and stop new visitors from coming.  Stay within topic borders adding new and relevant ones. However, an inflow of new visitors will depend on the updates in each topic.

When writing new articles in your website, use attractive and catchy post titles. You can even carve out many captions and choose the most appropriate one that suites the post. Another way to know the most suiting title for the post is to search it on google and see how similar articles are captioned.

Add Schema Microdata To Your Website

Recently, search engines like Google now value websites where schema microdata has been implemented. Implementing schema  microdata (markup) does not directly increase traffic to your website on its own, but it will make it easier for search engine bots to find and index your pages. Another benefit of using schema for SEO is that it can result in better rich site snippets, which can improve click-through rates.

Google has made it easier for webmasters to implement schema markup in their websites through Google Tag Manager. See How To Boost Your Site's SEO With Google Tag Manager

Add Internal Links To Each Post Article

Do not only add external links in your post articles. Also add relevant links to other articles or products in your website. But try to make it looks natural by putting them in form of complete sentence.

Adding internal links also increases the relevance and quality of your articles. It is also an SEO tip which also reduces your site's bounce rate and increases your site engagement and as well increases your website traffic.

Utilize LinkedIn & Other Popular Social Media

LinkedIn is another popular and booming social media these days. It has become much more than a means of finding another job. It is no longer jut a social media or network, it has now become a valuable publishing platform in its own.

To utilize this great publishing platform and social media, you need to sign up with them for free and then share your posts to LinkedIn on a regular basis. Also make sure you have a large number of followers.

Optimize Your Article Images

There are plenty of search engines that help people find information, like images, for example. By means of these search engines, we can significantly increase website traffic. That's why place as more images as possible with every post or update on a website. Add interesting descriptions with certain keywords to attract new visitors benefiting from search engines.

Also make sure that every image has an alt text which clearly describes the image. This is necessary because search engines use the image alt text when crawling and indexing your website.

Provide Promotions & Discounts

Provide new and regular visitors with interesting promotions and discounts to significantly increase the attendance of a website. It depends on the intention of a website. It might promote certain product or service and good discounts will be a good option or this is an informative website where you can conduct a competition with good awards for the victory or various challenges. It will depend on the content of a website.

Newsletters & Email Marketing

Interesting emails informing about new updates will increase traffic and make regular visitors read them. There is no need to send two emails per day, one or two emails a week will be enough to keep in touch with the visitors. Continue creating interesting content to entertain visitors and inform them about new posts on a website. It is important to post truly unique articles. Soon enough increased number of visitors will be observed. Moreover, this method can help to contact with regular visitors to convince them that he or she is not forgotten.

Email marketing is one of the traditional methods of boost a website traffic. It can be a powerful tool, and even a moderately successful email blast can result in a significant uptick in traffic. Just be careful not to bombard people with relentless emails about every single update in your business.

Infrequent Queries

In order to benefit from this method, fill your website with high-quality content including keywords with infrequent queries. All these articles or posts should be interconnected and decorated with unique pictures and graphics. It is also important to constantly update a website with relevant and interesting posts, which, undoubtedly, will positively affect the number of visitors and place in the search systems. There is no need to publish all the posts at once. Do it regularly but one by one. It will help attract new visitors within the first month.

Other Paid Ways To Increase The Traffic To Your Website 

Running Google Adwords

You can utilize Google Adwords. Google AdWords is an advertising service by Google for businesses who wish to display ads on Google and its advertising network. The AdWords program enables businesses to set a budget for advertising and only pay when people click the ads (PPC). The ad service is largely focused on keywords. With Google Adwords, you can increase the audience reach of your website or product.

Running Facebook & Twitter Ads

Facebook ads are more relevant to online businesses who sell products through their website. You can also utilize facebook's high number of traffic by running ads on the platform. Facebook allows you to define your audience, by choosing countries. You also specify your daily budget amount and the duration of the ads. Then facebook displays your ads to relevant audience.

Conclusion:

I have clearly explained up to 15 easy ways to boost your site traffic, both free and paid means. But don't forget that the main way to increase your site's organic traffic is by optimizing your website and pages (i.e. SEO). 

I know you have some suggestions and questions on how to increase your website traffic for free. I will be glad to hear it in the comment section below.

About The Author:

When free time allows this brilliant and skillful writer: Melisa Marzett writes various kinds of articles on interesting topics. However, this is not the only occupations of hers. She is also a professional freelance writer that works on Online Paper Editing Services - GetEssayEditor.com and has a huge background in different fields of knowledge. She is always available for those who are searching for high-level writing help.

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

10 Best, Free And Paid SEO Tools To Boost Your Site SEO Ranking

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With many years of experience in SEO and web development, I have come to know that one of the secrets to building a successful blog or website is Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This is because you can boast of a successful website if more than half of its traffic come from Search Engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. SEO involves making your site to be search engine friendly by using the right tags at the right time and place and also avoiding all those things that search engines hate. The easiest way to optimize your website or blog for search engines is to use some SEO tools or software to test your site and improve its Search Engine ranking. One of the most important SEO tip you must do before you write any post article is to first carry out extensive keyword research. This will help you discover the most relevant keywords for that topic and how to use them when writing the article. This tutorial article reveals to you the 10 top, best, recommended SEO tools for your website, both the free and the paid ones.
top best SEO tools to boost your site's search engine ranking

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

See An Alternative Way To Verify Adsense Address Without PIN

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If you request for your google adsense address verification pin up to 3 times, you will notice that the “Resend Pin” button will no longer be clickable. This is because google allows for a maximum of 3 verification pin request. If you have used up your 3 trials and still never received the mail containing your adsense address verification pin from google, don’t worry! There is an alternative way to verify your google adsense address without providing the verification pin. You can use a valid Identity card (ID card) for your address verification. This tutorials gives you a step by step guide to verify your adsense address without the verification pin, with screenshots of each step to simplify the whole process.
how to verify your adsense address without pin
Google knows that because of the poor mailing services in some countries or remote areas, some adsesnse publishers may not be able to get their verification code or PIN. Therefore, they provided this alternative means, which is address verification with a valid ID card.

Here are some accepted proof of identity that you can use to verify your adsense account:
  • Electricity Bill
  • National ID Card
  • Bank Statement
  • Driving License
  • Aadhaar Card (For those residing in India)
Note that the proof of identity must have your name and the same address you specified when creating the adsense account, else it will not be accepted.

Other Details you will need to provide are:
  • Your Real Name which must be the same with the one on your proof of identity.
  • Your Contact Address which must also be the same with the one you provided when creating your adsense account.
  • Your Adsense Publisher ID. To view your publisher ID: click on the Settings tab, then click on Account Information. You will now see some details like Publisher ID, Customer ID, Time zone, Active products, Account status. Copy out your Publisher ID.
Keep these details handy because you will use them to fill a proof of identity form shortly.

See: How To Get A Valid US, UK Address And Verify Your Adsense Account For Free

To Verify Your Adsense Address Without PIN:

1. sign in to your AdSense account.

2. If you have not verified your adsense address, you will see a red notification bar reminding you to do so. Click on Verify Address link from that notification bar.

3. If you have requested your adense address verification pin up to 3 times, you will now see an option to verify your address with a proof of identity. Click on This Form as shown in the screenshot below.
adsense verification alternative screenshot
4. You will see a short proof of identity form which you are to fill with the details I mentioned above. Fill out the form with your authentic details. Upload the Proof of identity. Then click the Submit button as shown in the screenshot below.
adsense address verification - proof of identity form
5. Congrats! you have verified your adsense address without the verification PIN. But wait! It is not yet over. Check your email after about 30 minutes to 1 hour. If the adsense team verify that all the details you provided are authentic, they will send you a mail like the one shown in the screenshot below.
adsense address verification - confirmation mail sample

Conclusion:

I have clearly explained how to verify your adsense address without the verification PIN. Once you have verified your adsense address and filled the tax form, you can now receive your adsense payment once you reach the threshold which $100 by default.
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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

How To Get A Valid US, UK Address And Verify Your Adsense Account For Free

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If you have an approved Google US or UK adsense account, you will be required to verify the US and UK address you used for your adsense registration once you earn up to $10 and 10 pounds respectively. When you request for a verification pin, Google sends the pin to the address you specified when signing up for adsense. You must verify your Google adsense address before you can receive any payment from Google. But most times, it is very difficult to get a US address which you can access since you are not a USA citizen. But don’t worry, this tutorial gives you a step by step guide on how to get a valid, accessible US, UK and China address for free which you can use to verify your Google adsense address and also use to ship goods you bought online to your location, anywhere in the world. Note that you can request for verification pin only for 3 times or trials. Also, you can request for a new verification pin only if the time for the last sent pin has elapsed.
how to get a valid us uk and china address for your adsense address verification

This tutorial is divided into two main parts:

  • Part 1: How to Get a Valid US, UK or China Address
  • Part 2: How to Verify Your Adsense Address
Let's get started!

Part 1: How to Get a Valid US, UK or China Address

Apart from getting help from asking a friend or relative living in US to help you receive your Google Adsense verification pin, the other alternative is to use a third party service. These services help you receive the verification pin and then mail it to you in your own country or they send it physically by air or ship. i will reveal some of these third party websites that can help you get a valid US address and also receive your adsense verification pin.

The 2 most popular of these third party websites are:
  • Shoptomydoor.com
  • Travelingmailbox.com
See An Alternative Way To Verify Adsense Address Without Pin

See Also: How To Fill And Submit The US Adsense Tax Form For Non-US Citizens

How To Get a Valid US, UK And China Address From Shoptomydoor.com

Shoptomydoor.com helps you ship any good you buy online to your current location. They issue their clients a valid address in US, UK and China which you can use as your billing address when purchasing the item. You can equally utilize their service to get a valid US or UK address for your Google adsense Address verification. In this case, you will enter the US or UK address given to you by Shoptomydoor.com in your Google adsense account when requesting for the verification pin. 

Once they get the letter containing the verification pin, they ship it to your permanent home address. Therefore you should enter a valid detail and address when signing up with Shoptomydoor.com. Another advantage of this third party service is that you can always track the current location of your goods at any time.

Note that Shoptomydoor.com will charge you for the shipping cost before they send your good or adsense verification letter to your address. They charge per transaction.

To sign up with this website visit www.shoptomydoor.com. Create and verify your account. Then you will be issued a valid US, UK and China address.

How To Get a Valid US From Travelingmailbox.com

Travelingmailbox.com helps you receive any physical mail. Then they scan and forward the mail or letter the email address you specified while signing up with them. 

So if you are planning to use their service to receive your pin, they will issue you a valid US address which you will enter in your Google Adsense account while requesting for your address verification pin. Google adsense sends the physical mail containing your verification pin to that Us address. Once they receive the mail, they scan it and send it to your own email address.

Note that Travelingmailbox.com charge you monthly and they have 3 categories of packages with different features as shown in the screenshot below.
features of different packages of travelingmailbox.com
So before you sign up with them, you have to choose a package. Then you will verify your email. Also note that beforeTravelingmailbox sends you the scanned document or letter, they will require you to verify your Identity using your country issued card (National Identity Card, Driver's License or International Passport). So ensure that you have any of these IDs before you continue to sign up with them.

Other Alternatives

Another alternative way to get your Google adsense address verification code is to utilize the services of some fiver sellers who volunteer their address. They charge from $5 upwards. Simply visit www.fiverr.com and search for them. 

As I said earlier, if you have a friend or relative living in the US or UK, you can simply ask them to help you out with their address as well. This is another alternative.

Now let me show you how to request and verify your adsense address in your Google adsense account.

Part 2: How to Verify Your Adsense Address

To Request for a Verification PIN:

1. Sign in to your AdSense account.

2. At the top of your AdSense homepage, you will see the PIN verification notification that says, "your payments are currently on hold because you have not verified your address". Click Verify.

3. To request for PIN resend: On the Account information page, click Resend PIN. Adsense will resend the verification PIN to the address you specified.

To Enter Your Verification PIN:

1. Sign in to your AdSense account.



2. At the top of your AdSense homepage, you will see the PIN verification notification that says, "your payments are currently on hold because you have not verified your address". Click Verify.


3. On the Account information page, enter the exact PIN ant the click Submit. Adsense runs a check to see if the PIN you entered matches with the one they sent to you. If the PIN you typed matched with the one sent to your address, your adsense address will be verified.

Conclusion:

I have clearly explained how to get a valid US, UK and China address from any country and how to verify your Google Adsense account with those address. Once you have verified your adsense address and filled the tax form, you can now receive your adsense payment once you reach the threshold which $100 by default.
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How To Fill And Submit The US Adsense Tax Form For Non-US Citizens

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If you have a US Adsense account, but don’t reside in USA or you are not from US, you will need to fill a tax form before you can receive any payment from google. You will be required to provide a  Tax Identification Number (TIN) before you can submit the tax form or even get your Adsense payment. This is because you are US Adsense, and every United Citizen is issued a TIN which is used to track how much each citizen earns and how much to charge as tax. but since you are not a US citizen, it might be difficult to get this TIN. There are so many ways to request for the Tax Identification Number. This tutorial article guides you on the step by step guide to fill and submit the Google adsense W-8 BEN tax form using a valid virtual TIN/EIN/SSN/ITIN which will be issued to you instantly. This method works for any non US citizen or country.
Let's get started now!
how to fill and submit the us adsense tax form


How To Fill And Submit The W-8 BEN Tax Form

1. Login to your Google Adsense account and click on Settings > Payment. Next click on Manage Settings as shown in the screenshot below.
click on manage settings

2. Scroll down to the Payment profile section. Next, click on the pencil icon near United States Tax Info and click on Add Tax Info as shown in the screenshot below.
click on the US tax info pen icon
3. This takes you to the tax form page with questions. First you will be asked: Are you a US citizen, US resident alien, US corporation or US partnership? Select NO.

Next, you will be asked: Please choose the description that best fits your business status: Select Corporation.

Next, you will be asked: Is this product's income effectively-connected with your business operations in the U.S.? Select NO.

Then click on CONTINUE as shown in the screenshot below.
click on continue
4. You will be presented with Form W-8 BEN Tax Info, which is for non-US citizens. For US citizens, they will fill Form W-9 Tax Info. Here, the most important aspect of the tax form starts. So pay great attention! You need to have a valid US address and a valid virtual Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)

In this form, you only need to fill Part 1: Identification of Beneficial Owner and Part 4: Certification. Don't fill Part 2 and Part 3.

5. For Part 1: From the Type of Beneficial Owner drop down menu, select Individual.

From the Country of Incorporation or Organization drop down menu, select your real country, not USA.

For the Permanent Residence Address, you need to provide a valid address which includes address, city and zip code. you can use the same address you used in verifying your adsense address. If you have already verified your address, the address you used will automatically appear in this section.

Check out How To Get A Valid US Address To Verify Your Adsense Account For Free before you continue with this tutorial article.

6. Once you have added a valid US address, check the "mailing address the same as permanent address" if it is so. Otherwise enter your mailing address.
Your completed part 1 of the W-8 BEN Tax form should be similar as the one in the screenshot below.
completed part 1 of the w8 adsense tax form
7. Now scroll down to part 4 of the tax form and read the certification terms and conditions. As I said earlier, ignore part 2 and part 3 of the form. Type in your full name in the space specified for the signature of the beneficial owner. Cross check and ensure that you got everything right as specified in this tutorial. Then Click on submit as shown in the screenshot below.
part 4 of the tax form

Conclusion:

I have clearly explained how to fill the US adsense tax form for non US citizens with screenshots to simplify each step. Once you have verified your adsense address and filled the tax form, you can now receive your adsense payment once you reach the threshold which $100 by default.

I know you have some suggestions and questions on how to fill the US adsense tax form with a virtual PTIN/TIN. I will be glad to hear it in the comment section below.

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How To Generate A Valid Virtual TIN/EIN And Other Business Details Instantly

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If you are a blogger that has Adsense or any other foreign Affiliate programs, you most times required to provide TIN/EIN/SSN/ITIN for your tax form. The Tax Identification Number (TIN) is used by United States' government to track the amount each of their citizens earn monthly and how much they will pay as tax. But if you are not a US citizen but earn or have a US based business like Google Adsense, you will need to get a valid TIN/EIN which is very difficult to acquire as a non-US citizen. This tutorial article guides you on the step by step guide to fill and submit the tax form using a virtual TIN/EIN/SSN/ITIN which will be issued to you instantly. There are other methods to obtain a TIN, but they are too stressful and requires many protocols. The virtual TIN method explained in this tutorial article works for any country so you don’t need to bother for other methods mentioned below which are stressful for any non US citizen.
how to generate and use virtual business details online
Some of the stressful ways to get your TIN/EIN are:
  • Application Through The IRS Website: For this method, you must have a valid Tax Identification Number (EIN, SSN) in order to use this method which is a major limitation. You can apply through the IRS website 
  • Application Through Fax: For this method, you are required to downloads and submit a completed SS-4 form via fax through their official fax number and also involves other protocols which may take up to weeks.
  • Application Through Mail: For this method, you will have to send a completed SS-4 form through mail. And it takes weeks to months before you can get a response or mail from Google adsense if at you are eligible.
  • Application Through Telephone Call: This method seems easier than the other methods. Although you can get your TIN instantly, but the number is not toll free, the call charge for the international call is too high. also you need to stress your ear in order to hear and understand the questions you are being asked by the google Adsense cutomer agent.  To obtain your TIN or EIN, you can call the adsense agent on 267-941-1099, available from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday (working days).
Now let me go back to the main am of this tutorial article!

See An Alternative Way To Verify Adsense Address Without Pin

How To Get A Valid, Virtual TIN/EIN/SSN/ITIN For Your Business

There is a website that can generate various virtual, valid details for your business like:
  • US Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN / Tax ID)
  • Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)
  • Interim PTIN (temporary PTIN)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN)
  • Drivers License ID
  • Car License Plate Number
  • State ID
  • Credit Card BIN Code
  • And much more 

To Get A Virtual Working Business And Other Virtual Information: 

1. Visit Elf Qrin's Cyber Lab at www.elfqrin.com.
NOTE:
The details generated from this website are not real details, but you can use them in many cases, but not all. The risk and consequences are all yours. I just provided this article to help you.
2. Then Click on Tools. Then click on the sub-menu that best describes the virtual detail you want to generate.

3. For The Filling Of Your Google Adsense Tax Form: You will click on SSN / Drivers License / Tax ID Generator as shown in the screenshot below.

elf qrin cyber lab
4. Next, select a valid US state from the US State or Territory drop down menu. click on Generate ID. The website will generate a virtual SSN, Driver License, PTIN, temporary PTIN, EIN, ITIN, ATIN. Copy the generated Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) as shown in the screenshot below.
copy the generated ptin
5. Next, go over to your Google Adsense W-8 BEN Tax Form and paste the copied PTIN. You can also copy the generated virtual details, paste and save them to a safe location on your computer for future use. 

See: How To Fill The US Adsense Tax Form For Non-US Citizens


6. The same applies to generating any other virtual detail from the website.

Conclusion:

I have clearly explained how you can generate any virtual detail like SSN, Driver License, PTIN, temporary PTIN, EIN, ITIN, ATIN, etc. for your business.

See Also: How To Get A Valid US, UK And China Address To Verify Your Adsense Account For Free

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Sunday, 31 December 2017

See Why You Should Learn Microsoft Excel, Access & PowerPoint

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Microsoft Office is a multi software package application designed by Microsoft. The five main packages that make up Microsoft Office package are:


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•    Microsoft Excel
•    Microsoft Access
•    Microsoft PowerPoint
•    Microsoft Publisher
•    Microsoft Word


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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

How To Create And Setup A New Blog On Blogger For Free

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Creating and setting up a new blog is very simple if you follow the steps by step guides in this tutorial article. You will learn how to create a new blogger account and how to setup and configure a professional blog and the necessary things needed with screenshots to simplify the whole process. Blogger.com is not the only platform to create a blog, but one of the advantages it has over other platforms like Wordpress.com is that it is completely free. You don't need a hosting plan. Note that before you can create and setup a blog in blogger, you must have an active gmail account because you be signed in to your gmail account before you can access the back end of your blogger blog. 

This tutorial is divided into 2 parts or sections:
  • How To Create A Blog On Blogger.com Platform
  • How To Setup The blog To Look Professional
Now let's get started!

Sunday, 24 December 2017

7 Things to Consider In Order to Build A Successful Blog/Website

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The sole target of every blogger or web developer is to build a successful and trending blog or website. But before you can create or build a successful website that will boom as you desire, there are some tips you need to know, understand and apply. In this tutorial article, I will explain some of these success tips especially for bloggers and some things you must consider before creating a successful blog or website. I will also reveal how to boost your site traffic for free.
tips that can help make your blog successful
Here are some of the things that determines how successful your blog or website will be. Therefore, you need to put them into consideration before you even start creating a blog or website.
  • Considering the niche/category of the blog or website
  • Choosing the design platform/script language
  • Choosing a good domain name
  • Choosing a good blog template
  • Writing engaging and detailed blog posts and articles
  • Writing guest posts/sponsored posts
  • Promoting your blog or website
Now, I will elaborate each of these tips. Let’s get started!

Considering The Niche/Category Of The Blog Or Website

This is the first and foremost thing to consider because it will also help you to make the right choice for the subsequent listed tips above. You must first conclude to build a blog or website on a particular niche. Niche is the category of information you intend to provide on your blog/website. In order to create a successful blog, you must first choose a trending niche and also have passion for that niche.

Some of the trending unsaturated niches/categories are: Fashion, Health and fitness, Online food recipes, Sports and gaming, etc. Most people don’t succeed in blogging because they chose the wrong niche or because they don’t have passion for the niche they chose. Don’t choose a niche just because you have passion for the niche. Don’t open a blog and start writing the story of your life unless you just want to blog for fun!

You might find it very difficult to succeed if the niche is already saturated. Also, a niche might be trending but is already saturated because many people blog on the niche. A new blog might find it difficult to gain fame, grow or become noticed in such a niche. Imagine a new blog that is in the same niche with Microsoft website. Imagine how many years it might take it to gain fame and how far it fame will go! Some of the trending saturated niches are: entertainment and celebrity news, tutorials, etc.

Don’t try to combine so many niches in one website. You can combine about 3 similar niches. But if possible, maintain one niche. It helps your site to gain fame faster.

Choosing The Design Platform/Script Language

Once you have decided and concluded on the category of your blog, the next thing to consider is the design platform of your blog or website. By design platform, I mean where you will host your website and the script language to use. For a blog, the 2 most popular platforms are blogger and wordpress.

Blogger.com is a free platform provided by Google to help those who have the passion to own a blog but don’t have the money or the knowledge of how to code or build a website from scratch. One of the advantages of this platform is that you don’t need to buy a hosting. Google hosts your blog for free.. in order to use or create a blog on blogger, you must have an active gmail account. You can always create one for free at gmail.com. Check out How To Create And Setup A Blog On Blogger. Blogger offers a free “.blospot.com” domain name extension. But you can always buy and use a custom domain name which does not include the “.blogspot”.

The second popular platform for a blog is wordpress. Wordpress is a free Content Management System (CMS). It also offers a free”.wordpress.com” free domain name extension you can use until you decide to buy a custom domain name for your blog. It can also be used to create a full complex website, unlike blogger. Another advantage that wordpress site have over blogger sites is that that there many wordpress plugins that help you setup or manage your blog or website.

One of the disadvantages of wordpress CMS over blogger is that you must buy a hosting plan before you can use a custom domain name. The domain registrar I recommend for you is godaddy.com. They have many packages that suits your plan.Before you decide to host your site with a hosting company, first check the features available in the hosting plan you are opting for especially the band width. Go for a plan that as high band width if you are planning to build a huge website with many media like movie, audio, etc.

There are other platforms and language scripts for designing websites and blogs especially if you wish to design from scratch such as php/MySQL, html/css, java, javascript, etc.

Choosing A Good Domain Name

When you have decided on the design platform and scripting language to use, the next important thing to consider is to choose a good domain name. A domain name is a unique URL that directs people to your website or blog when they type it in a web browser. For example, the domain name for this website is www.microsofttut.com. Domain names are usually renewed annually. There are other available domain extensions apart from “.com” such as “.net”, “.edu”, “.org”, “.info”, etc.

A good domain name will help your blog or website to gain fame easily. Here are some of the things to consider that will help you choose a domain name for blog/website:
  • Avoid too long domain names
  • Avoid names that have many spelling options/alternatives
  • Avoid names that start with numbers
  • Choose a name that will be easier to remember.

Choosing A Good Blog Template

Next is to choose a blog template that will suit your site design and which is also optimized to help your site rank well on search engines. Here are some of the things to consider when choosing a template for your website or blog:
  • How SEO friendly it is
  • The load time or loading speed of the template
  • How user-friendly it is, especially in its mobile view because up to 80% of traffic these days come from mobile phone users.
  • The colour combinations used in the template. 
There are many templates available, both free and paid (premium) versions offered by many websites. The website I recommend is soratemplates.com. They have user friendly and SEO friendly blog templates. You can also design your website or template from scratch if you are good in web development.

Writing Engaging And Detailed Blog Posts And Articles

Engaging and detailed blog posts and articles help your site to rank well on search engines. Search engines like google determine how engaging an article or blog post is by how long visitors spend reading the article because your site visitors will only spend much time reading your blog post if and only if they find it helpful, informative and useful. Avoid copying articles from other similar websites - Plagiarism. It harms the overall ranking of your website on search engines. Carry out extensive research before you write your post articles. This will help to improve the uniqueness and usefulness of your website or blog.

An engaging, unique or useful post must not necessarily be too long. An article can be long without being useful or engaging. An engaging blog post or article must contain some lively, meaningful and unique points such that your page visitors will not fell bored or tired. It can contain links to other pages where some terms are explained better. But don’t overdo it so that it does not increase your page’s bounce rate.

Writing Guest Posts/Sponsored Posts

This is another point that helps to boost the overall ranking of your blog or website. Write guest posts for bigger blog in the same or very similar niche with your blog or website. If you are promoting a product, write sponsored post to bigger similar blogs or websites. This will help to increase the visibility and audience reach of your blog.

Some websites accept guest posts for free while others require that you pay a one-time fee. This website, Microsoft Tutorials also accepts guest posts and sponsored posts from related websites or blogs. You can check out our Guest Post and Sponsored Post Requirements.

Promoting Your Blog Or Website And Blog Posts

Blog/website promotion is one of the proven ways to reach to more audience. There are many media where you can promote and advertize your site or post articles.

Google Adwords is one of the media where you pay google to advertise your website or post articles on their search engine. This will help to boost your site or post search engine ranking.

Another means for promoting your blog is through social media like facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc. You can run ads on these social media since they are already popular and have millions of users. This will help expand your audience reach.

Another free way to utilize social media is to create facebook page for your website or blog and also join some relevant facebook groups where you can share your site’s post articles. Check out How To Create A Professional Facebook Page For Your Website And Business.

Conclusion

I revealed 7 proven tips to help you build a successful and trending website and explained how to apply each tip. If you already have a blog or website and wish to boost its ranking and traffic, consider applying some of the tips in this article. It will help you a lot.

See: 10 Best, Free And Paid SEO Tools To Boost Your Site SEO Ranking

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6 Legitimate Simple Ways to Make Money Online for Free

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These days, there are thousands of ways to make money from the internet. It all depends on your passion and determination. Most current top richest people in the world today made money online. Men like Bill Gates (CEO Microsoft), Mark Zucherberg (CEO facebook) and Jeff Bezos (CEO amazon) are all internet geeks. In this tutorial article, I mentioned 6 most recommended ways to make cool money online without investing a dine and how to get started with each of them. Some of the ways I explained are:
  • Blogging and Affiliate marketing
  • Web design/development
  • Android app development/programming
  • Uploading Videos on Youtube
  • Online Book Writing/Publishing and Digital Marketing
  • Article writing
Check out each of them and choose the ones you can fit in.
how to make money online for free

Blogging and Affiliate Marketing

Blogging is one of the most lucrative online businesses that can fetch you cool cash. The most interesting part of it is that you can start it up without spending a dine especially if you are using blogger (free blog platform provided by Google). All you do is to write or update your audience on some or one category of information. The most important things you need is passion and also to find a trending niche. What I mean is the category of information you will be writing about. There are hundreds of categories but some of the currently niches or categories are:
  • Fashion
  • Health and fitness
  • Online food recipe
  • Sports and gaming
The 2 most popular blogging platforms are blogger and wordpress. Check out 7 Things to Consider In Order to Build A Successful Blog/Website.

Once you have setup a fully functional blog, the next idea is how to monetize your website or blog. There are many ways to monetize your blog. One of the main ways of monetizing your blog is to sign up with different affiliate companies. In affiliate marketing, you allow advertizers to place their adverts on your website or blog. When people buy their products or visit their product page through their ads on your blog, they pay you some money. The most lucrative affiliate marketing programs are those that pay you per click on their ads.

Google adsense  is one of the Pay Per Click (PPC) affiliate programs. Before you can get an approve Google adsense account, there are some standards that that your blog or website must meet. Check out How To Get And Approved Google Adsense Account And Why Your Previous Applications Were Rejected.

There are other affiliate programs that can also fetch you cool cash and also help you monetize your blog. I revealed The 5 Recommended Affiliate Alternatives To Adsense.

Web Design/Development

Web development is also another lucrative online business idea. There are many programming languages and platforms like php, html/css, javascript, python, etc. The most popular web design languages are html/css and php. There are many websites that provide web design tutorials both free and paid ones. 

Some of the popular websites that offer web design tutorials are linda.com, simpletut.com, etc. You can also learn web design offline from a friend or from some computer and web design institute in your locality. When you design and maintain a blog or website for your clients, they pay you and you make cool cash.

Android App Development/Programming

This is one of the trending ways to make money online as a programmer. When you design an android app, you upload and advertise it on some platforms like Google play store and make your money when people download it. You can further monetize your apps by embedding ads like Google adsense ads. When your app users click on the ads, you earn money. There are also some online websites that provide android app development tutorials.

Uploading Videos on Youtube

This is also one of the latest and trending ways to make cool cash online. You can make money by uploading your videos on youtube and signing up for youtube adsense which is easier to get than website or blog Google adsense. Google embeds some ads on your videos. When viewers click on the ads, you earn money.

Online Book Writing/Publishing and Digital Marketing 

Writing and publishing books online is another lucrative way to make money from the internet. It saves you the money you would have used to pay printers and publishers if you were to publish it offline. Also, since most people prefer to read ebooks to hard copies, your books tends to reach to more customers and you make more sales and money. You can write and publish fiction novel, tutorial books, recipes and cookbooks, etc.

There are many online book publishing platforms that help you self-publish and advertise your book online like amazon.com, createspace.com (for publishing paperbacks), bookbaby.com, etc. The most recommended self-publishing platforms are amazon kindle self-publishing platform that allows you to publish your book without any initial charge. They also pay you up to 70% of your book sales as royalty. Check out one of my articles on how to self-publish on amazon kdp. I self-publish on amazon kdp myself.

Apart from book publishing, you can also sell your products at amazon.com. All you need to do is to create a free amazon seller account and setup your products. Amazon markets your products and also pays you.

Article Writing

Online article writing is also another lucrative way to make legitimate money from the internet. If you a good writer, you can write articles for some educational websites and get paid. You can also write articles for big blogs or websites and submit as guest post and also get paid especially if you are promoting their products.

Conclusion

I explained up to 6 trusted and legitimate ways to make money online. Try out the ones that tickle your fancy and make cool cash from it and also become self-employed. There are other ways to make money from the internet but these are the 6 most lucrative, tested and trusted ways to make cool cash online.

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