Gone are the days when text dominated the web pages and there were few other elements that were incorporated to enhance the visual appeal and convey the message across effectively. Content on blogs and website is now increasingly showcasing relevant graphics, videos, graphs and infographics etc to deliver the message more effectively and this is now also a big factor on how the search engines assess and rank your page. Pages with rich media are gaining popularity both with readers and search engines. This makes it necessary on how to use these and other visual elements on the page in an emphatic and accessible way so that it gives the much needed boost to your content. In this post we will look at some of the factors that should be kept in mind while using visual media into your blogging efforts. Why should we add images, videos and animations to a blog? The simple answer can be derived from the paragraph above but there are many other reasons for which one should not miss out on … [Read more...] about Ultimate Guide To Using Graphics And Multimedia On Your Blog
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When ever we talk about promoting blog on various network, one of the wisest advice you would get is “Promote Website on Facebook“. A Social-networking site with 900+ million active users, it’s one of the easiest way to promote your website viral for free or for minimum cost. Blogging isn’t just about blogging any more. It’s about making lasting, sincere connections with people. While the blog is still the main platform, it’s not as easy as it once was to build an audience on a blog alone. People are discovering sites in many ways now, including social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook. The only question left is of how to promote website on Facebook. Each social networking site requires different actions. We’ll focus on just one today, Facebook. It’s the biggest, and presents the greatest opportunity for blogs to gain a larger following. Tips to Promote Website on Facebook : Fan Pages Talking about … [Read more...] about A Beginner Guide To Promote Your Blog on Facebook
As a blogger, we often miss out the importance of images and even if we use images, most of the time we pick it from random Websites. Here I’m sharing some useful resources for beginners to Find Images Online for free. These Image sites, will help you to pick the best image for your next blog post. For simplicity’s sake, a lot of writers use photos that they find online. Using images that are owned by someone else is fine as long as you make sure that you won’t be infringing on copyright. It is illegal to borrow an image from another site without getting explicit permission from the person who owns the rights to that image. What do we mean by explicit permission? If you find an image anywhere other than a free image site, you must contact the site and get written permission to use the image. Always trace images that you find online back to their original source, and check the copyright information once you get there. If you can’t find the … [Read more...] about Where to Find Images Online For Your Website?
It happened after reading one of Amit Bhawani’s monthly income reports. By some stroke of luck, I read a great comment from someone named Harsh Agrawal. I clicked on his comment, and it led me to a fantastic blog called ShoutMeLoud. Before reading SML, I was making small, insignificant websites for Orkut scraps, ringtone downloads, jokes, SMS features, and other useless things. I was thinking that one day my websites would become very famous, and I worked really hard to get them to generate traffic. I started getting nearly 100K visitors per month, but still I was unable to earn any significant amount of money. I was using AdSense, but after researching, I realized that my niches weren’t right for AdSense. After reading articles on ShoutMeLoud, I realized that I was actually wasting a lot of time and money in these various entertainment niches. The main reason was because these niches required a lot of multimedia items, and that required really good hosting. I was … [Read more...] about How Difficult is it to Become a Confident & Successful Blogger?
Like every other blogger, I have been using Google Images for Clip art, Images, and Photos for my blog even though I didn’t want to. But recently I created a Lifestyle blog for a friend and advised her to use Flickr for images. I was totally impressed by her image searching capability and decided to use Flickr for my blog as well. Again, the blogpost by Roni Loren titled “Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don’t Own on Your Blog” was a total eye-opener. I read that article a couple of days back and got to action. Why? Because Roni said that we can get sued for using those clip-arts, stock images, and photos which we get from Google Images. I have often, like most of you, royally ignored the warning message from Google which says “Images may be subject to copyright.” while previewing images. So where can you get images from now? Use images with a Creative Commons License. Creative Commons Attribution License indicates that … [Read more...] about 40 Image Sources & Tools For Free Stock Photos, Images & Cliparts