How To Get More Visitors to Your Blog – SEO Tips With Video

How To Get More Visitors To Your Blog - SEO Tips With VideoIt is easy to create a blog but it is not so easy to make it successful. Their is an art of getting more visitors to your blog and SEO is one of that art. Here I Am Sharing a Video along with the Article That provides you the knowledge of 5 Common Mistakes and 8 SEO Tips Those are Useful To Get More Visitors To Your Blog.

 

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5 Essential Facebook Tools for Bloggers

Do you have a Facebook fan page? You should! Facebook fan pages are among the most effective ways of connecting with your audience, and of gaining new readers for your blog. Janis Curry, founder of Really Kid Friendly has put together these practical tips on how to use Facebook fan page tools for bloggers, brands and businesses.

5 Essential Facebook Tools for Bloggers

Automatically post blog updates to your Fan Page wall :

5 Essential Facebook Tools for BloggersRSS Graffitiis a popular and easy to use application which allows you to automatically post your latest blog updates on your Facebook Fan Page wall. This is an excellent way of gaining new readers from outside the blogosphere and outside of Twitter. One of the best aspects of RSS Graffiti that you don’t see with similar applications is that you can update your wall with content from multiplesources for free. That means you can promote content from your partners or sponsors, your favourite blogs, or other RSS feeds that you feel will strike a chord with your audience.

How to install RSS Graffiti:

In your Facebook Fan Page, click the Edit Page link. Click Apps from the list of links along the left of the page, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click Browse More Applications. Search “RSS” and you will find a list of about 100 RSS applications to choose from. Click Go To App(top of the RSS Graffiti page) and follow the simple instructions to install the application and enter the desired Feed URL(s). Setting up RSS Graffiti only takes a few minutes, and soon your fans should start seeing the title, snippet and image thumbnail from your latest blog posts on their News feeds and on your Fan Page wall.

A good alternative to RSS Graffiti is Social RSS, but be aware that the free version of the Social RSS application is limited to one RSS feed.

Automatically write selected tweets to your Fan Page wall :

Updating your Facebook Fan Page status from Twitter is a great time saver, but let’s be honest – your fans really don’t want to see a status update that just says @someonesmama LOL icon surprised 5 essential Facebook tools for bloggers ) This is where Selective Tweets application comes in. This application will watch your chosen Twitter account(s) for tweets endingwith the hashtag #fb.

How to install Selective Tweets :
Edit page > Apps > Browse More Applications > Search “Selective Tweets” > Click “Go to App”. To install the application type your Twitter ID in the Your Fan Pages tab, then click Grant Permissions. You can also tick the box in the Settings tab to allow #fb anywhere in the tweet.

Promote your Facebook Page on your Blog or Website :

How do you entice your readers to become fans? You can choose to display a Facebook Badgelinked to your Facebook page. By default it will show your Page’s profile picture, but you can edit the settings to include the number of fans and your latest status update. Better still, you can display a Facebook Like Box on your blog (note that this is NOT the same as a Facebook Like Badge). This displays your Facebook profile picture, and allows users to Like your Facebook page directly from your blog, without even having to leave your website.

Use Facebook under the guise of your brand or business :

As a blogger you have a brand – whether you know it or not! Your blog name, your Twitter alias, your Twitter profile picture, your blogging themes and even the colours you choose say a lot about your blog and will have an effect on who follows you and who doesn’t. From this week, you can now carry that brand identity through to Facebook.

Click on the link that says “Use Facebook as …” to do exactly that. You’ll notice the news feed and the links along the top will change to reflect your Brand’s profile and favourite pages. The feeling of being more connected to your fans is instantaneous – seeing notifications of your fans liking and commenting on your wall in real time draws you in and entices you to interact with them, thank them for their comments, and to click on their profiles to find out more about them. In doing so you better understand your audience, and the conversations switches in a moment from being a one-sided outpouring from your blog to a genuine engagement with your readers. The result is even more comments, likes and other displays of loyalty from your fans, and the impetus to write better and better content. Invaluable for any blogger.

You can also write on other Pages’ walls using your Page identity (your brand) rather than your personal profile. For example, let’s say you’re running a competition on your blog and want to gain some exposure by posting it on Loquax’s facebook wall. Before the Facebook upgrades, the Loquax wall post would have been linked to your own personal account, like this:

5 Essential Facebook Tools for BloggersIt’s a possibly unwelcome intrusion into your personal life, and you’d have thought twice about whether you really wanted all those strangers to know the connection between your blog and you as an individual. Now you can write on Loquax’s wall as your Page, like this:

5 Essential Facebook Tools for Bloggers

Use Facebook Insights to learn more about your audience :

If you want to use your blog to connect with your audience, one of the most important things you can do is understand who they are, where they come from, and what makes them tick. Not only will this be critical when you approach a potential sponsor or advertiser, but it will help you write better, more relevant content for your blog. Facebook Insights gives you a quick snapshot of your demographics, in other words the ages, gender and geographical location of your fans. You can also see the number of Likes, Comments and Views, and how this changes depending on the content you posted.

How to use Facebook Insights :
Edit Page > Insights. For more details about your Users or Interactions, just click See Details, and from there you can choose to view by Week, by Month, restrict results to a particular range of dates, and even export to Excel.

I hope that these pointers have helped you understand how to use Facebook to engage with your blog followers and to gain new readers. If you don’t yet have a Facebook Fan Page and are excited about its potential, check back here soon for a step-by-step tutorial on How to Set Up a Facebook Fan Page and How to Choose Between a Facebook Group and a Facebook Fan Page. If you need more detailed instructions on any of the topics covered above, ask below!

Which other tools do you consider essential to Bloggers?

Google’s Blogger New App is Now Available for iPhone

Google’s Blogger New App is Now Available for iPhone

This is a great news for Blogger users with an iPhone. There’s an official Blogger application for iOS available for free so that you can share your thoughts while on the go. You can write a new blog post and either publish it or save it as a draft while you are mobile and using your iPhone. You can also pick up where you left off on your PC and even add pictures available in your library (or take a new one using your phone’s camera). The application is free and is available in the App Store, though it will only display the interface in English. If you’re using an Android-powered device, you can download the Blogger app for Android which is available already in the Android Market.

SOURCE: iTunes, Google Mobile Blog

5 Best Image Search Tools for Bloggers and Web Designers

Although Google has been playing with some fun image search toys in its lab and the official Google Image Search has recently significantly upped its game, some of its most hyped features — color search, instant scrolling, hover preview — are but mere shadows of sleeker, better versions that geekier, more sophisticated image search tools offer.

Here are five of my favorites which I use regularly :

Multicolr search lab :

Multicolr search labEasily the most useful color-based search tool yet, and also a throwback to our deep archives, Multicolr Search Lab offers a simple yet sophisticated way of finding images based on a color or color combination you’re looking for. Images are pulled from more than 10 million of Flickr’s most interesting photos and you can add up to 10 colors as your search criteria, including multiple swatches of the same color to indicate ratio — say you want an image that’s almost entirely yellow with a bit of blue, you may select yellow four times and blue once.

Ritrievr :

Ritrievr

Retrievr is an experimental image search tool that uses color recognition to retrieve Flickr images that reflect the spatial color arrangement of a digital sketch you draw on a canvas. It’s important to keep in mind that the algorithm doesn’t recognize shapes, but does color and space relationships — so if you doodle the outline of a martini glass in black, you’re more likely to get a lamp post, but if you go with an inverted triangle in blue, you may just get that Cosmo.

TinEye :

TinEye

TinEye is reverse image search — feed it any image, either by uploading or by pasting the image URL, and it’ll tell you where it came from. TinEye can be particularly useful for identifying the artist or original source of photographs and artwork that you happen to stumble upon on Tumblr or another all-too-often unreferenced photo bookmarking service.

CompFight :

Compfight

CompFight is a Flickr search tool tremendously useful for all your comp stock image needs but also doubling as a visual inspiration ignition engine. It lets you search based on tag or text, spitting out a pleasant wall of thumbnails. Particularly useful: The CreativeCommons search option, which filters results by image rights license type.

oSkope :

oSkope is a visual search assistant that lets you browse images and products from popular sites like Amazon, eBay, YouTube and Flickr in a highly intuitive way. You can skim thumbnails related to your search keywords and save search results from different services to a visual bookmark bar at the bottom of your browser screen.

New Fresh Look Of Blogger – Latest News

As you may have heard, things are starting to look a little different across many Google products—and now, Blogger is the next product to get a makeover.

From long time they did not make any major update in blogger. Google’s Blogger engineers made a lot of changes in blogger for make it faster and more efficient for us. —and easier for us to update and improve over time.

Throughout the design process, They conducted user interviews to help identify how to make Blogger even easier and more enjoyable to use. They watched us try new blogger interface and they will make many changes according to our feedback.

A streamlined blogging experience
Whether you’re on a dashboard or settings page of blogger.com, you can always create or edit posts with just one click at the top of the screen. Additionally, the post editor has been expanded and simplified to give you a larger canvas for drafting and previewing your work.

New Fresh Look Of Blogger - Latest News

 

Monitor and grow your audience at a glance
In the new “Overview” section of your dashboard, you’ll be able to quickly get a pulse for how people are reacting to your blog with a graph of your most recent traffic numbers, comment activity and follower counts. For extra guidance and inspiration, you’ll also find a list of helpful links, a feed of Blogger updates and a showcase of other blogs you may find interesting.

 

New Fresh Look Of Blogger - Latest News
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They’ll gradually let all bloggers choose to turn on the new UI, so your Blogger experience won’t be updated until you enable it. Over the next few days, keep an eye out for a pop-up announcement on your dashboard with instructions on how to get started, and check out this Blogger Help Center page to learn more about what’s changed.

If you have suggestions or feedback about the new look, click the gear icon in the top right of the navigation bar and select “Send Feedback.”

Blogger team is  working hard to fundamentally revamp and improve the Blogger experience from the ground up, and they hope you enjoy the first in a series of major updates that are on their way in the coming months.
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