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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Expandable post summaries on blogger

You want know how to create expandable post summaries on main page of your blogger blog? You want to display only few lines of text from the beginning of each post, and one read only link bellow each summary which is linking to the rest of article? With help of jump break blogspot feature it is very easy to accomplish it. "Jump break" feature is also called "After the Jump" feature lets you create expandable post summaries in your blog posts, so longer posts appear as an intro with a link to Read More.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scrolling text HTML code

Learn how to add scrolling text on your site or web page. Read this guide and you can make text to move horizontal or vertical. You just need to copy scrolling text HTML code from this page, adjust copied code and paste it to your HTML page.

To add scrolling text or images on web page use MARQUEE HTML tag. MARQUEE tag can work well for announcements. So, with MARQUEE tag you can easily get animated text effect on your page.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Blog decisions in new year

In the end of 2009 I stopped publishing new posts because I get tired. After take about one month vacation it is time for new posts. For new year I set two goals. First goal is to regularly publish one new post every week on tuesday. Second goal is to publish guest posts on blogs more famous then my blog and to track how this action impact on my web traffic.

Publish post once a week

This is a goal that I believe it is possible for me to achieve. My intention is to publish once a week every tuesday and keep that rhythm. If I miss to publish new article on one tuesday, then I will continue to prepare new articles and continue on next week. My thesis is that it is better to publish four articles in four weeks than four articles in firs week and than three weeks nothing for visitors and search engines. I believe it is good to keep same rhythm all the time, visitors will be used to check for new articles every tuesday.

When we are talking about blog publishing frequency there are some advices like to not publish on weekend and Public Holiday because of less visits on those days. One advice also say to not post anything for a while after very important post so your important post remains at the top of your blog.

Search engine likes blogs who publishes often and frequently. If your posts are published more frequently means more frequency of your content in Search Engines. You must be careful to not set for goal to publish too many posts per week (or day), you can burnout. My advice is to set reasonable goal and to keep regularity and rhythm. For example some magazines are published every week and you know that you can buy a new issue of magazine on specific day in week.

Publish guest posts

Publishing guest posts on blogs with high rate of visits can help your blog to become more known. First problem is to find someone who have web traffic and who is ready to publish your article with link to your blog. Currently I do not have experience with guest posting and its influence on guest poster blog web traffic but I think it have potential.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Do not count my visits in GA - cookies

Here is a guide how to exclude your visits from GA (Google Analytics) statistics with help of cookies. If you have static IP address you can learn how to exclude your IP address in google analytics by clicking this link. In linked article you can also find do you have static or dynamic IP address.

This tutorial for excluding your visits in GA is simpler than most other tutorials you can find on Internet about same topic. Main goal of this article is to help blogger users to count off their visits from GA records.

Exclude your own traffic from GA records with cookies

  • First go to web page you track with Google Analytics

  • copy code below and paste this code in address bar of you browser (don't forget to click enter)

    javascript:pageTracker._setVar('DoNotCount');alert('Cookie has been created')

  • With this line of code in browser address bar you will create cookie for visited site with content "DoNotCount" or other if you change colored text. If you want to check created cookie visit my article Check cookies on my computer

  • now you need to create filter

  • In your Google Analytics click Edit

    Edit in Google Analytics

  • Click Add filter in the Filters Applied to Profile box

    Add filter in Google Analytics

  • enter filter name, for filter type choose Custom filter, choose Exclude. For filter field choose User defined. For field pattern enter same text you set in javascript we paste in address bar (colored text, in our example: DoNotCount)

    Custom exclude filter for cookie in Google Analytics

  • now you need to wait few days and GA (Google analytics) will no more count your visits. This guide was tested on my blog and it works.