My Second Nuffnang Buffered Campaign

My second Nuffnang buffered campaign is DiGi Music Store LR in my Malaysia Property Reviews blog on 9th January 2009.

Daily Earnings Report

  • 09/01 – RM 0.15
  • 10/01 – RM 0.06
  • 11/01 – RM 0.11
  • 12/01 – RM 0.11
  • 13/01 – RM 0.15
  • 14/01 – RM 0.15
  • 15/01 – RM 0.17
  • 16/01 – RM 0.12
  • 17/01 – RM 0.05
  • 18/01 – RM 0.06
  • 19/01 – RM 0.07
  • 20/01 – RM 0.13
  • 21/01 – RM 0.09
  • 22/01 – RM 0.11

Total Earnings: RM 1.53

Wow it’s a lot better than the previous campaign! πŸ˜€

CMF Ads’ WordPress Plugin to Create Widget

Once you have installed the plugin, go to Appearance – Widgets and add the CMF Ads widget. You can then choose the options for this widget. You will be asked for the site ID – you can get this by going to the CMF Ads Control Panel and clicking Get Widget next to the site you’re working on.

The plugin is only available to those of you with a self-hosted WordPress blog.

You can download it here: CMF Ads WordPress Plugin

Best WordPress Plugin for Statistics

I have been hunting for a plugin to view my WP Statistics and to track my visitors’ search terms in order to arrive in my blog and there I found StatPress Reloaded!

StatPress Reloaded Screenshot
StatPress Reloaded Screenshot

This plugin (previously known as StatPress) shows you real time statistics about your blog. It collects information about visitors, spiders, search keywords, feeds, browsers, OS etc.

Once the plugin StatPress has been activated it immediately starts to collect information. Using StatPress you can see your visitors actions while they are surfing your blog or check which are the preferred pages, posts and categories. In the Dashboard menu you will find the StatPress page where you could look up the statistics (overview or detailed). StatPress also includes a widget you can add to a sidebar (or easy PHP code if you can’t use widgets!).

Multilanguage

StatPress speaks English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Norwegian, Dutch, Brazilian, Turkish, Swedish!

StatPress Widget / StatPress_Print function

The widget is customizable. These are the available variables:

  • %thistotalvisits% – this page, total visits
  • %since% – Date of the first hit
  • %visits% – Today visits
  • %totalvisits% – Total visits
  • %os% – Operative system
  • %browser% – Browser
  • %ip% – IP address
  • %visitorsonline% – Counts all online visitors
  • %usersonline% – Counts logged online visitors
  • %toppost% – The most viewed Post
  • %topbrowser% – The most used Browser
  • %topos% – The most used O.S.
  • %thistotalpages%
  • %pagestoday%
  • %latesthits%

Now you could add these values everywhere! StatPress offers a new PHP function StatPress_Print(). * i.e. StatPress_Print(“%totalvisits% total visits.”);

To download this plugin, please visit: StatPress Reloaded

Add a Favicon to Your Blog

Perhaps you have seen a lot of sites with cool Favicon but don’t know how to add one to your blog. Fret not, here’s a tutorial for you πŸ™‚

Option 1: Create from your own image

  1. Go to favicon.ico Generator
  2. Click on ‘Import Image’
  3. Click on ‘Download Favicon’ if you do not want to touch up your image
  4. Upload your Favicon
  5. Insert the below code in the HEAD section of your blog
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico">

    * href is the path of your favicon

Option 2: Download a Favicon from somewhere else

  1. Some sites that provide Favicons: favicon.ico Generator and Favicon Generator
  2. Upload your Favicon
  3. Insert the below code in the HEAD section of your blog
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico">

    * href is the path of your favicon

How to Remove Blogspot’s Navigation Bar

  1. Log in to Blogger
  2. In your Dashboard, click ‘Layout’
  3. Click ‘Edit HTML’
  4. Paste the following CSS code at the location shown in screenshot:
  5. #navbar-iframe
    {
      height:0px;
      visibility:hidden;
      display:none
    }

    Edit HTML
    Edit HTML
    Before Removing Navigation Bar
    Before Removing Navigation Bar

    After Removing Navigation Bar
    After Removing Navigation Bar

Basic SEO Lessons Part 5: IMG Alt Tag

Your images should be described using ALT Tags with the keywords you are optimizing for.

Example:
Instead of just putting
<img src=”image.jpg”>,
you should put it as
<img src=”image.jpg” alt=”Image descriptions for engines to index”>

Besides for SEO optimization, the purpose of ALT text is also to describe the image for the benefit of those who surf the Web with images turned off. Therefore, do not include keywords that are not related to your image. Keyword spamming will adversely affect your rankings in the SERPs.

Basic SEO Lessons Part 4: URL Format

When you search a term in Google, you will notice that the term not only appears in the content but is also part of the URL.

Example: If you have a post on SEO Lessons, the URL http://www.greatbloggingtips.com/basic-seo-lessons-part-3-content-body-tag/ will certainly be more meaningful than http://www.greatbloggingtips.com/p03/

Simple URL design rules:

  1. Make it short, simple but descriptive
  2. Make it human and machine readable
  3. No special characters except hyphen “-“
  4. Do not change your URL once it has been set