Sunday, 14 August 2016

Completely remove footer credits from Blogger Template

Blogger is the best free blogging platform for the newbie blogger. In every way, blogger is the simplest way to start a new blog for a kick start. Look and feel is one of the big factors to run a successful blog. Thousands of free blogger template is available online today. These themes are customizable according to user need and optimized for best performance. But, there is a small problem you must keep the template developer credit link or footer credits link intact to the blogger template if you want to use their free blogger template.

Completely remove footer credits from Blogger Template


              The most secure way to remove these footer credit link from blogger template is buying the blogger theme from the developer. It's cost around 10$-20$ only for most blogger template. Buying is secure because you are not violating the creative commons rules, and you are supporting the developer also for their hard work. Besides, you can get free support from the template developer also. Till, if you want to remove the footer credits from blogger template read carefully to hide or delete the footer credits from blogger template.



              Most newbie bloggers do not want to invest on their new blog to buy a blogger template for some reason, or just they are unable to pay. A few years ago I was also one of them and didn`t want to spend money (Actually I was then unable to bear the small amount even it was to buy a custom domain name for my blog). Before hiding or removing the credits link from blogger template, I would like to update you few things.


What is a footer credit link for blogger template?


              Footer credit link is an outbound link to the template developer website or a template design copyright link redirecting to the template designer site. As a free blogger template user, you are giving a free backlink to the blogger theme developer website. If you do not wish to give that backlink to the developer sites then either you have to buy the theme from the developer for a footer credit free blogger template or need to remove the footer credit link from the blogger template.

              There is no advantage of keeping the footer credits for blogger template for a free blogger template user. The disadvantage is you are providing an unwanted backlink to the template developer website.

              Do not try to edit or delete or remove the footer credits link from blogger template if you are not aware how to remove completely footer credits from blogger template. Otherwise editing or removing the footer credits will automatically redirect to the template developer website when you or someone visits your blog.



How to hide footer credits from blogger template?


              Hiding footer credits link from blogger template does mean your blog reader will not see the credit link when they visit your blog, but the footer credit link will be there in the background, and you are till providing the backlink to the template developer website. Here how to hide the footer credits link from blogger template.

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1. Login to your blogger dashboard.
2. Clicks on the Template from the left side.
3. Clicks on the Edit HTML from the right side pane.

Template Edit HTML


              Now the find the footer credit link in the blogger HTML. It will look similar to the below screenshot. You can search the template HTML code by click inside and press CTRL+F and search by keywords like Designed By, Created By, Template Designed By, Powered By, etc.

Example
Example - Footer Credits


              Now add the code style='visibility:hidden' just after the class like shown in the bellow screenshot. It will hide the footer credits from blogger template.


Hide Code Example

How to completely remove footer credits link from blogger template?


              Footer credits links are created and connected with some encrypted JavaScript code. You need to find out those encrypted JavaScript and delete those JavaScript to remove completely footer credits from a template. These encoded JavaScript do either restore the footer credits into the blogger template or redirect to the developer website when someone tries to visit your blog. 



              Editing of blogger template is a crucial part so you should make a backup of your template before doing any experiment.

              To make backup of your live blog template go to:

              Blogger Dashboard > Template > Click on Backup/Restore button > Download Full Template


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              Now again go to template Edit HTML mode and find the encoded JavaScript code similar to the bellow screenshot and delete (From var to the end of the JavaScript Code)them. After deleting the encoded JavaScript delete the "Example-Footer Credits" part HTML code to remove completely, footer credits link from blogger template or theme.

Encrypted JavaScript
Encrypted JavaScript Example

              Different blogger theme developer place this encoded or encrypted JavaScript in different places so you have to determine which is the right code connected to the footer credits link. You may not be successful every time, but this is the procedure to remove completely footer credits link from blogger template. Check all those JavaScript presents in your blogger template definitely; you will find one similar to the "Example-Footer Credits."



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              If you can purchase blogger theme, then please support the theme developer by buying the template. This article was written only for education purpose.

Block Internet Access to Specific Program On Windows 7,8 and 10

Downloaded software and applications are by default allowed to use the internet connection on Windows computer. Some downloaded program software contains third party application sponsorship and advertisement, perhaps most of them are the free downloaded software and application. If you connect to the internet, and you run those programs, they are using your internet connection in the background and shows advertisement. Either in the beginning after opening the application or at the middle of work or the end of work. It looks annoying and irritating and ends up with uninstalling those applications or software.

Block internet access to specific program on windows pc

              Those who have a bit of basic knowledge of computer operating system may know how to get rid of background internet data access on a Windows Computer. A bit of tweaking with the firewall in the computer operating system can stop internet access of unwanted application software in Windows Computer. Here a step by step procedure to block those applications or software or programs from accessing unprecedented internet data access on Windows 7,8 and 10.



Block Internet Access To Specific Program On Windows 7, 8 and 10


Step 1. Open Firewall Settings


              To open RUN command on your computer press on START+R. Now type firewall.cpl and press ENTER to open the FIREWALL window. This procedure works on Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems to open FIREWALL. To block Internet access to a particular program on a Windows computer you need to create an inbound rule and outbound rule. Click on the Advanced settings to open Firewall Advanced Settings and Security window to create or modify the rule.

Firewall advanced settings

Create an Inbound Firewall Rule to Block Internet Access




              From the left side of the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security settings window click on the Inbound Rules (As shown on Screenshot) and next click on the new rule to create a new Inbound rule.

Firewall advanced and security settings window

Select Rule Type to Block Internet Access


              Make sure you have selected the radio button for the program on the rule type window. Click on the next button to move forward to create the rule.

Select Rule Type

Select Program to Block Internet Access


              Click on the Browse button to select a program from the program installed directory for which you want to block the Internet access. Click on next to continue.



Program Selection

Select Rule Action


              Now select an Action to apply to the created rule. To block the internet access for the chosen program click on the radio button to use Action from Allow the connection to Block the connection. Click Next to continue.

Select Action Window

Profile Selection


              Select your Computer profile environment or leave as default selection and Click Next to continue.

Select profile type

Rules Name and Description


              Type a rule name for the selected program and write a description (Optional). Click on Finish to complete the rule creation.

Rule name and description

              You have successfully created an inbound rule to block inbound internet access for the selected program now create an outbound rule to block outbound access to the web following the above step used to create an inbound rule. Just click on Outbound rule then click on New Rule and follow the same step used in Inbound rule.

Additional Info




              Click on your created rule from the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security window to view or modify your created rule. You can enable or disable a rule if you need to allow or block access. You can delete, copy or cut a rule also.

Additional info

              Hope you have enjoyed these steps to block internet access to a particular program on Windows computer. These steps are all same to work on a Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 operating system to block internet access for a program.

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Monday, 18 July 2016

Why Google Search Console Tool is essential for Blogger

Google search console provides a summary and enhancement suggestions on your blog indexing, crawling and structural data. Every blogger should take advantages of Google search console`s resources to enhance their blog performance. Google search console provides a lot of valuable data besides the primary focus how well you blog getting indexed. In this article, I am going share how will you be benefited from taking advantages of Google search console resources and why Google search console is an essential tool for Blogger?

Why Google Search Console is an essential tool for Blogger


What is Google Search Console?


             Google search console owned its name in the year 2015, where previously it was known as Google webmaster is a free but very useful tool for the website owner, bloggers, webmasters and SEO professionals, serviced by Google Inc. Google search console is used to index blog and websites on the search engine Google and a lot of things can do check later described in the article.

Why Google Search Console?


             As market wide the search engine behemoth Google holds more than three-quarter of search market share, so it is essential to index our blog and websites on Google to gather massive organic traffic

Google search console login


             Already if you have added your blog or website on Google search console and had access to Google search console account, then you can sign into Google search console to know how to take advantages of Google webmaster tools resources, otherwise, add your blog or website to Google search console first. Adding your blog or website on Google search console is as easy as 123. If you need help how to add a blog or website to Google search console then here a step by step guide to add your blog on Google search console.

Submitting your blog XML sitemap to Google Search Console


             An XML sitemap provides Google search console an overview of how your blogs URL connected? It`s an important part of indexing to the search engine.Submitting an XML sitemap of a blog is an easy task. If you have not submitted your blog XML sitemap to the Google webmaster tool then its time to add your blog XML sitemap to Google Search Console for better indexing in Google.


             Assuming you have signed into Google webmaster tool and added your blog and submitted your blog XML sitemap to the Google Search Console here I have described few important Google webmaster tool resources summary and their advantages.

             Clicks on your added property in the Google Search Console tool and you will be redirected to the property dashboard.

1. Messages


             Google webmaster tool will always notify you through the messages whenever their will something important changes either in your property or any recommendation or any violation of the Google Webmaster guidelines from the Google webmaster tools. Also, you will be informed through your login email containing the same message. Check messages regularly for recommended action.

2. Search Appearance


             Clicks on the link Search Appearance to expand. It`s where you can find the information about how your blog appears in the search result page and search appearance errors.

             Structured Data: If you have used structured data to make available your information in a relational database then you can find your structured data related query and errors under the Structured data link. You can check your blog with Google Structured Data Testing Tool to ensure that you do not contain any error related to your blog structured data markup.

Structured Data Image
Structured Data ScreenShot - Click to view larger Image


             Rich Cards: Google uses the Rich Cards to populate informational Rich Snippet on the search result page. Rich Cards are very useful if you are running a movie or food blog which needs a review rating for a movie or the nutrition value for the recipe. Rich Cards uses Scheema.org to originate enhanced Rich Snippet. Under Rich Cards link you will find errors and enhancement suggestion about Rich Cards.

Rich Cards Screenshot
Rich Cards - Click to view larger image


             Data Highlighter: Data Highlighter is a manual process of Structured Data markup. If you have used Structured Data Markup ready template for your blog then it is not necessary to use the Data Highlighter option. Otherwise, just click on the blue button "Start Highlighting" and use your mouse to select and highlight your data for the selected information category.

Data Highlighter Screenshot
Data Highlighter - Click to view larger image


             HTML Improvements: HTML Improvements provides useful information about meta description, title tag or non-indexable content available on your blog. Correct any issue appears on the HTML Improvements section will both increase your site performance and user experience of your blog.

HTML Improvements Screenshot
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             Sitelinks: If you think that a link should not appear in the search result as a link to your site you can use the "Sitelinks" option to demote a link.

Sitelinks Screenshot
Sitelinks - Click to view larger image


             Accelerated Mobile Pages: If you are driving an accelerated mobile page for your targeted mobile devices visitor you should regularly check "Accelerated Mobile Pages" link. Any error related with your AMP (Accelerated mobile page) will appear here. Clicks on "Get started with AMP" button to start building your accelerated mobile page.

AMP Screeshot

Search Traffic:


             Under the "Search Traffic" menu, you will find all search result related query and information. This one is the most important and you should check regularly all that metrics at a weekly interval or at least once in a month. The most important resource of Google search console is "Search Traffic Resources". Here I have presented them in a very short description.



             Search Analytics: To run your blog successfully you must know who are your blog visitor and what are they looking for? Search analytics will help you to analyze and understand your blogs several metrics. I have highlighted some things in the given screenshot such as Clicks, Query, Impression, Average Position and so on. You can use the filter option available in the resources for a deeper analyze.

Search Analytics
Search Analytics - Click to view larger image


             Links to Your Site: We all know backlinks are the most important to rank high in the search engine result page. The more backlinks from high domain authority site will push your blog to rank high in the search engine result page. You can analyze your backlinks from the link "Links to Your Site".

Links to Your Site
Links to Your Site - Click to larger view


Note: A backlink from trusted site will push up to rank high in the search engine result page, on the other hand, a backlink from spam site will pull down your rank in the search engine result page. So, whenever you will find a new backlink you should check the site helth who have linked back to your blog.

             Internal Links: It is where you can analyze how your blogs internal URL connected. Internal links also an important metrics to rank high in the search engine result page as well as an important search engine optimization parameter.



             Manual Actions: Google sends you manual action notice if Google finds that anyhow either your content, structured data markup or template design violates Google Webmaster Tools guideline. Check regularly if there any manual webspam occurred or not. If you have received any manual action notice, rectify them as soon as possible and request a review reconsideration to Google. Google bot will stop crawling and be indexing your blog until you correct the manual action. Your organic traffic from the search engine giant Google will drop suddenly if any manual action found by the Google Webmaster Tool. If you need help, then ask to the Google Webmaster Central forum to help and resolve the issue asap.

             International Targeting: Provides language tag information and error. If you are running a blog for country specific then you can customize from here.

             Mobile Usability: Any error found in mobile usability then you will locate the error under the "Mobile Usability" link.

Note: Any error found in the Mobile Usability then your site will be demoted in the mobile search result page.

Google Index: 


             We all add our blog and sites to the Google webmaster tool to get index in the search engine Google. You will find index related information under the tab Google Index in Google search Console dashboard. Clicks on the Google Index to expand the menu. Below is the description of the sub menu of Google Index.

             Index Status: Index status will show the data count of your blog indexed and data count of indexed blocked by the robot. There is two tab, basic and advanced, switch basic from advanced to know the index blocked count by the robot.

             Content Keywords: Content keywords provides the information about your content researched keywords. You can click on "Show more keywords" to view more keywords on the search console window or clicks on the "Download this table" to download the whole keywords list as a CSV format or Google Docs format.

             Blocked Resources: Any resources that were blocked by the Google Webmaster Tool will appear here.

             Remove URLs: Use "Remove URLs" if you wish to remove any URL from indexed in the search engine. You need to remove the URL from the source page to completely remove the URL.

Crawl:


             Crawling is the top most of indexing a blog or a website. A search engine bot crawls a blog or website and collects information to index in the search engine directory. Under the "Crawl" menu you will get information about how your blog is crawled by the Google bot. Clicks on "Crawl" to expand. Here few points are discussed below.

             Crawl Error: Any error found during crawls a blog or website will be listed here. The desktop tab allows to find error appears on the desktop version designed URLs, and the mobile tab gives information about the errors appearing on the mobile version URLs. Rectify error in your blog and then select the error and clicks on "Mark As Fixed" to resolve the issue from the Google Webmaster Tool.

             Crawl Stats: Here you will find the information about Google bot activity on a blog for the past 90 days. The information shown in the graph on the Google Search Console page is per day parameter consisting a period of 90 days.

             Fetch as Google: Use "Fetch as Google" if you have done something changed in your blog. "Fetch as Google" will force Google bot to crawl your blog within a few moment. This service limited to 10 times in a month.

             robot.txt Tester: Check your robot.txt file status and error. Also, you can check a particular URL status is allowed to index or not.

             Sitemaps: Under this submenu, you can add or test your blog XML sitemap to the Google Webmaster Tool. If you were earlier submitted your sitemap to the Google search console you can see the total indexed URL count.

             URL Parameter: If you are using same content using different URL then should use URL parameter. Otherwise, it's not necessary because an imperfect use of URL parameter can stop your whole blog indexing. Use it with strict knowledge.

Security Issues:


             It is where you will find any security related issue on your blog or website. A safety issue like a malware attacks your blog. Or you are referencing a site that has malware.

Other Resources:


             These are important links related to indexing and optimizing your blog.

             That is all I have included above from the Google webmaster tools. So hope you have understood the importance of Google search console tool. Try them and if you have any query regarding this then feel free to ask them in the comments section. Subscribe us via mail or connect us to the social network to get the latest post update first.

Friday, 8 July 2016

How to add Floating Social Media Network Share Buttons for Blogger

The impact of Social media network has been increasing in our life over last few years. We are habituated to get an update from social media network and to update our favorite social media network like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, etc., each moment.

Floating social media buttons for blogger



          Have you ever noticed that why high SERP ranked blog and sites are using a floating social media network share icon widget? Every time we share our article on the social network its creates an automated backlink to our blog or site. The major search engine Google, Bing have started counting the popularity of our blog on the social media network. Especially Google Plus. They are now considering social network popularity as a ranking factor in the search engine.

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          It's gradually more important to us, bloggers, online marketers or product reviewers to have a floating social media network share icon available to our potential visitors. So they can share their loved article on their favorite social media site instantly.

          Here I have presented how to add floating social media network share icon on a blog. These are few pre-configured user-friendly social media share icon and techniques that you can easily configure to match your website look and feel.

Floating Social network share button from GetSiteControl


          Get site control (GetSiteControl) is a website that offers to configure floating social media network share icon on your blogger blog or website with installing a one-time simple script in your blog template. The social network share icons are responsive enough to display on various screen size. Get site control offers statistics in a beautiful way about the social media network widget, like, how many times the floating social media network icon displayed or impression count statistics, share count statistics and much more. You can change the social media network icons native color to your own to match your test and website look.

          GetSiteControl social share buttons for bloggers offers various display position, vertical, horizontal and popup. All you need a GetSiteControl account and installing a small script in your blog template HTML to configure this beautiful social media network share buttons for blogger.


          A disadvantage of using free version GetSiteControl is you can not disable share icon on the mobile device. If you have configured AdSense page level ad unit, then a visitor may get difficulties to click on the page level ad unit as the expandable share icon displays on the page level ad unit.



          Another disadvantage of GetSiteControl Social share buttons widget is social icons availability are limited to few.

Get site control floating share bar preview

Attractive Floating Social media share icon from Sumome


          Sumome is another excellent website that offers to configure social media network share icon on your blog or website with installing a simple script in your blog template. Sumome also provides lots of excellent features besides floating social media network share buttons for blogger.


          To configure this floating social share buttons on your blog, you need an account on Sumome and install the small script in your Blog HTML just before the </body> tag.

          There is a little disadvantage of using Sumome widget is there will be a non-removable icon representing Sumome brand.

Sumome Features List

AddThis floating social media share buttons for blogger


          AddThis is another website offers beautiful floating social share icon for bloggers with share count feature. The free version of AddThis social media floating widget is more than enough for your blog, but if you are looking for more customized look floating share buttons, then you need an AddThis Pro account.


          Configuring this widget on your blog is same above, Login with your AddThis username and password and copy the script code and paste it into your blog template HTML just before the </body> tag.



          A removable AddThis brand icon + will be there, but the disadvantage of the button is if you remove the icon you will miss a lot of share icons except your selected primary social media share buttons.

Add this social share buttons

Pure CSS3 and HTML Coded Floating Social Media Share Buttons for Blogger


          Why I have included here, this CSS3 and HTML coded floating social media share buttons for bloggers? The search engine king Google gives preference in the ranking factor those sites have good speed. The above-described techniques of adding social media share buttons for bloggers used an external script which may slow down your blog speed.

          These floating social media share buttons for bloggers loads on a blog extremely fast and very easy to configure. I have not used any script, so the share count feature is missing from this Floating social media network widget.

HTML CSS3 Floating Share bar preview

How to configure this Floating social media share buttons onto your blog?


          Sign into your blogger dashboard using your Google account username and password.

          Scroll down the left side menu and click on Template.
          Clicks on the Edit HTML from the right side.
          Copy and paste the bellow font-awesome code between the <head> and </head> tag. (Do not need to paste the font-awesome code if there already present one.)

loadCSS("https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.6.0/css/font-awesome.min.css");

          Now copy the CSS floating social media share buttons style code and paste before the </head> tag.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<style type='text/css'>
.dd_floatingsocial {position: fixed;bottom: 30%;padding: 0;left:0;background: none;text-align: center;margin: 0 auto;z-index: 99999999;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu {display: inline-block;float: left;list-style:none;max-width:40px;margin: 0;padding: 0;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_facebook {background: #09db3b;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_facebook:hover {background: #314a83;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_twitter {background: #09db3b;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_twitter:hover {background: #0092cc;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_googleplus {background: #09db3b;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_googleplus:hover {background: #be3f2b;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_pinterest {background: #09db3b;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_pinterest:hover {background: #ae181a;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_stumbleupon {background: #09db3b;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_stumbleupon:hover {background: #c7401f;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_linkedin {background: #09db3b;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu .button_linkedin:hover {background: #224EB4;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu &gt; ul {margin: 0;padding: 0;list-style: none;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu &gt; ul &gt; li {margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;position: relative;text-align: center;list-style: none; list-style-type: none;padding: 0px;border: 0px;border-left: 0 solid rgba( 0,0,0,.4);height: 50px;width: 50px;overflow: hidden; display: block;box-sizing: border-box;background: none;box-sizing: content-box;-webkit-transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;-moz-transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;-ms-transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;-o-transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu &gt; ul &gt; li a {display: block;width: 100%;height: 100%;box-sizing: border-box;padding: 13px 0px;cursor: pointer;text-decoration: none;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu &gt; ul &gt; li:hover {border-left: 5px solid rgba( 0,0,0,.3);width: 50px;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu &gt; ul &gt; li i {color: #fff !important;font-family: FontAwesome;font-size: 24px;font-style: normal;font-weight: normal;line-height: 1em;-webkit-transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;-moz-transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;-ms-transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;-o-transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;transition: all 0.3s ease-in-out;}
.dd_floatingsocial .social_menu &gt; ul &gt; li:hover i {opacity: 0.9;}
@media only screen and (min-width:768px) and (max-width:979px) {.dd_floatingsocial {bottom: 20% !important;}}
@media only screen and (min-width:480px) and (max-width:767px) {.dd_floatingsocial {bottom: 15% !important;}}
@media only screen and (max-width:479px) {.dd_floatingsocial {bottom: 10% !important;display: none !important; /*---delete 'display: none !important;' to display on mobile--*/}}
</style>
</b:if>

          Now click inside template HTML code of your template and press CTRL+F to find the code class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'



          Copy and paste the below HTML code just after the above code.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<div class='dd_floatingsocial'>
    <div class='social_menu'>
<ul>
<li class='button_facebook'>
<a expr:href='&quot;   http://www.facebook.com/share.php?v=4&amp;   src=bm&amp;   u=&quot;   + data:post.url + &quot;   &amp;   t=&quot;   + data:post.title' onclick='window.open(this.href,&quot;   sharer&quot;   ,&quot;   toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436&quot;   );   return false;' rel='nofollow'><strong><i class='fa fa-facebook'/>
<div class='share-btn' data-service='facebook'>
        </div></strong>
</a>
</li>
<li class='button_twitter'>
<a expr:href='&quot;https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=&quot; + data:blog.url + &quot;&amp;text=&quot; + data:post.title + &quot; via @digitaldoubt - &quot;' onclick='window.open(this.href,&quot; sharer&quot; ,&quot; toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436&quot; ); return false;' rel='nofollow'><strong><i class='fa fa-twitter'/>
<div class='share-btn' data-service='twitter'>
        </div></strong>
</a>
</li>
<li class='button_googleplus'>
<a expr:href='&quot;   https://plus.google.com/share?url=&quot; + data:post.url' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href,&quot;   &quot;   ,&quot;   menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizbutton_le=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600&quot;   );   return false;   ' rel='nofollow'><strong><i class='fa fa-google-plus'/>
<div class='share-btn' data-service='google'>
        </div></strong>
</a>
</li>
<li class='button_pinterest'>
<a data-pin-config='beside' expr:href='&quot;   http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;   &amp;media=&quot; + data:blog.postImageUrl + &quot;&amp;description=&quot; + data:post.title' onclick='window.open(this.href,&quot;   sharer&quot;   ,&quot;   toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=500&quot;   );   return false;' rel='nofollow'><strong><i class='fa fa-pinterest'/>
<div class='share-btn' data-service='pinterest'>
        </div></strong>
</a>
</li>
<li class='button_stumbleupon'>
<a expr:href='&quot;   http://www.stumbleupon.com/submit?url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;   &amp;   title=&quot;   + data:post.title' onclick='window.open(this.href,&quot;   sharer&quot;   ,&quot;   toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=500&quot;   );   return false;' rel='nofollow'><strong><i class='fa fa-stumbleupon-circle'/>
<div class='share-btn' data-service='stumbleupon'>
        </div></strong>
</a>
</li>
<li class='button_linkedin'>
<a expr:href='&quot;   http://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&amp;   url=&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;   &amp;   title=&quot; + data:post.title + &quot;   &amp;   summary=&amp;   source=&quot;   ' onclick='window.open(this.href,&quot;   sharer&quot;   ,&quot;   toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=500&quot;   );   return false;' rel='nofollow'><strong><i class='fa fa-linkedin'/><div class='share-btn' data-service='linkedin'/></strong></a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>
</b:if>
</b:if>

          Change the highlighted Twitter ID digitaldoubt with own Twitter ID.

          Click on Preview Template and clicks on any article to see that how it`s looking. If you are satisfied with the look then clicks on Save Template.

          So we have known how to add Floating social media network share buttons for blogger. Keep one thing in mind that external script will slow down your blog speed so wherever possible use script asynchronously.

Do not miss: How to submit a blog XML sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools

          Tell me in the comment box which one you are gonna try? Your feedback and suggestions are always welcomed.

          If you like this post please share with your friend on the popular social network. The floating social bar is waiting for your click. Good luck. Happy Blogging.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

How to submit a blog or website on Google Search Console Tool

Submitting a blog or website to the major search engine like Google webmaster tools means you are ten steps ahead to improving your search appearance on the search engine result page. We are helping our blog or website indirectly to get crawl and indexed well in the leading search engine. The leading search engine Google webmaster tools or Google search console allow us to submit an XML sitemap to crawl better and index our blog and sitemap. But before submitting an XML sitemap, we need to add our blog or website to these webmaster tools.



How to submit a blog or website on Google Search Console Tool

In this article, we shall learn how to add or submit our blog or website to Google webmaster tools or Google search console tool and how to verify our blog or website ownership. We will use three easiest methods to check our blog ownership. Later we shall learn how to submit an XML sitemap to these webmaster tools.

Basic Requirement to provide a blog or website to Google webmaster tools


          1. A blog
          2. Google Webmaster Tools Account.
          3. Access to your Blog HTML (For ownership verification)
          4. Google Analytics Account. (For ownership verification)
          5. Access to your DNS management console. (For ownership verification)

Assuming you all have a well-designed blog moving forward to the next step Google webmaster tools account. We need a Google account to sign into the Google search console account formerly known as Google webmaster tools.



We are aware how easy of creating an Account on Google. Sign into Google search console account using your Google account username and password.

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          1. Clicks on the "Add A Property" red button to add your blog or website URL.
          2. Type your blog or website URL in the box. As I have typed http://www.digitaldoubt.com
          3. Clicks on Add to add your blog or website to Google search console.

Note: Provide an appropriate URL to Google webmaster tool otherwise you will not able to verify your blog or website ownership. If your domain name continues on HTTPS cersion URL then provide HTTPS URL. A domain name URL with HTTPS and HTTP are not the same, as well as determine which version of custom domain name you are willing to use that is www version or non-www version then provide the URL to the Google search console.

Don`t Miss: How to add a custom domain name to a blogger blog.

After clicks on "ADD" button, you will redirected to the ownership verification page. There you will get five different ownership verification method. You need to verify ownership for your blog or website using any one method of five methods. Although it's good to check ownership of your property using more than one method according to Google search console.



Available blog or website ownership verification methods


          1. Verify uploading an HTML file to the root of your Website.
          2. Adding an HTML tag in the head section of a blog
          3. Adding a CNAME record to the DNS
          4. Verify using your Google Analytics account.
          5. Verify using your Google tag manager account.

We`ll show here the easiest method to verify your blog or website from this five verification procedures.

Verify Adding an HTML tag on the head section of a blog


HTML meta tag example
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It is the easiest method to verify your blog ownership by adding an HTML meta tag to the head section of your blog HTML. Copy the provided HTML meta tag and paste it into the head section of the blog HTML. To insert the HTML meta tag into a blogger blog sign into 

Example HTML meta tag in blog HTML


          1. Blogger dashboard
          2. Click on the Template from the left side menu
          3. Click on the EditHTML tab
          4. Add the HTML meta tag in the head section of Blog HTML
          5. Click on Save HTML to save the template. 

Website owners can insert the HTML meta tag of their property into their website HTML file to verify their website ownership.



Back to Google search console and clicks on "Verify" to complete the property verification. Next, add an XML sitemap of your blog to the Google webmaster tools so that Google search console can crawl and index your blog efficiently. Read here how to add an XML sitemap to the Google Search Console tool.

All done, you have successfully added your blog or website as a Google search console property. If you have got any problem verifying your blog to Google search console tool, let me know in the comment box. Subscribe Digital Doubt newsletter to get the latest update first via email. Share this with your friend on the social media site to spread the knowledge.

How to submit a blog xml sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools

Today's article main memorandum are how to submit a blog XML sitemap to Google webmaster tools or Google search console, has reintroduced as Google search console in the year, 2015. But, before going forward how to submitting our blog`s XML sitemap to Google Webmaster tools we should know a little bit about Google search console or Google webmaster tools and a blog sitemap.



How to submit a blog xml sitemap to google webmaster tools

What is Google Webmaster Tools or Google Search Console?


Google search console formerly known as Google webmaster tools is used to indexing and crawling our blog and websites. Without indexing your blog and websites, you are missing a massive organic traffic. It is free to use master tools serviced by Google Inc. for webmaster and site owners and bloggers to analyze and rectify various things like search analysis, your strategic content keyword ranking, blog or website structured data analysis, data highlighter and so on.




What is a sitemap?


An XML sitemap contains all the direct URL connected with your blog or website domain name, published or last modified date and time of an article, XML version, etc. A blogger blog owner can directly access to see what their sitemap file contains using a URL (http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/sitemap.xml and those who have added a custom domain name for their blog can use URL as http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml) in the browser address bar.

Why should submit blog sitemap to Google Search Console?


Submitting a blog sitemap to Google search console means we are helping Google bot to crawl and index our blog in the search engine Google. Indexing and crawling of a blog or website are directly dependent on how you have configured your robot.txt file. You can check your robot.txt file configuration from Google Search console tool also.

Google Search Console Account and Login


Create your Google Search Console Account using your Google Account username and password. Add your blog or website as property and complete the ownership verification process using one of five methods. If you need help, read here how to verify blog ownership in Google Search Console Tool.




Submitting a blog XML sitemap to Google Webmaster Tool


Assuming you have completed the blog ownership verification, we are going toward how to submit a blog XML sitemap file to Google search console. Now, Sign into you Google search console account and follow these steps.

Submit blog XML sitemap file to GSC
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          1. Click on Dashboard from the left side menu of Google search console.
          2. Scroll down and clicks on Crawl to expand.
          3. Click on the Sitemaps.
          4. Now you can see there an Add/Test Sitemap red colored button. Click on it.
          5. Type sitemap.xml in the box.
          6. Click on Submit to complete your blog XML sitemap submission to Google Search Console.


Note: Submitting sitemap does not effect on your SERP ranking, however, you can analyze your Google search console data how to improve your SEO to stand on the top on the search engine ranking page. Indexing your blog can take some time from few days to few weeks after submitting your blog sitemap to Google search console. So keep patience.

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Friday, 24 June 2016

How does Expert use File and Doc Search Tricks in Windows 10

Windows 10 is the most user-friendly Operating system announced by the Microsoft Corporation until the day. Most of us ordinarily use Windows Explorer file and document search daily to find our files and documents. But a few of us use the advanced search tricks to find our file and document stored on a Windows computer.


                   Maybe you have kept your file, folders, and document very organized, however, if you have a lot of files, folder, and document to modify and save for later use, it`s hard to find every file and doc instantly. In such situation, if you know how to do advanced Windows Explorer file search, you can locate the file and document immediately.

How Does Expert Search File And Doc In Windows 10


                   Here I have shared some superior Windows Explorer file search tricks lies upon on Advanced Query Syntax or using an Advanced operator which makes your files and document search ultra simple.

                   Learn: How to show My Computer AKA This PC on Windows 10

Windows File and Doc search tricks


     Using "Date:" Advanced Query:


                   Using the advanced query string Date: you can search your saved file within a range of date or search the exact dated save or modified the file and doc. Just select the date and your search result with date selection will be on the screen instantly. Here an example, I had created a new folder on 19th June 2016, and I am looking for the folder.

Advance search query date

Advance query "Datetaken:"


"Datetaken:" is an advanced query string which is useful to find image file within a range of date or with an exact date. Almost every image file has date taken value attribute. Here is a search example with datetaken: advanced query.

Datetaken Search Query



Advanced Query "Size:"


"Size:" advance query is a fascinating Windows Explorer search string, with this search string you can search your file according to file size. You can use file extension with size: search string to be more accurate in file search result. You can also use an operator or wild cards with this quest syntax. A user can define all the parameters added with size search string according to their needs.

Size Operator


Search Example: "size: > 15 MB xls

Explanation: This will include all the Microsoft Excel files which are greater than 15 MB in size. Here I have used the operator "> greater than" to search all MS Excel files which are more than 15 MB in size.

Search File and Document with File Extension: 


You can use the file extension such as mp4, mp3, Doc, Xls, 3gp, etc. in the search form to search all file with the extension search category.



Using File Search Operator AND, NOT, OR 


It is another way to refine your search result using operator AND, NOT and OR. 

Operator - AND, Example - cat AND dog, Uses of this operator in search are that a file which contains both the word cat and the dog will be included in the search result even if the two terms are in different place in the file.

Operator - NOT, Example - cat NOT dog, This will search the file which contains the word cat but not the dog.

Operator - OR, Example - cat OR dog, This will search the files that contain either of the phrase cat or the dog.

Search by file Kind:


Kind is an operator syntax for search file of file types. Example for finding all video file format the search string can use "Kind:=video." There a lot of file types you can use with the "Kind" search operator.

Kind Operator

Use of Wild cards in Windows Explorer File and Doc Search


The "?" and "*", two wild cards are regularly used to search file and doc in Windows 10. ? The operator works for unknown character between two known character. Let me explain with an example. You have two or more different files stored on your computer with a name starting and ending P & G, Like, Pig.jpg, pag.png, pog.doc. If you have entered search term p?g then search result will include all the file starting with P and ending with G and one unknown character in the middle of the two P&G.

* is also used for search file and doc in Windows 10. It has vast uses as a search operator.

* at the beginning of a search term. *ing.ext will include all the files which ending with ing.ext.
Ki**.ext, at the end of the file name search term, will add all the files which start with Ki and extension is .ext.

King.*, If you use the * operator as exension search term, then it will include all the available files that have the same name but have a different extension.


Final Thought: Hope this search tips and tricks will help you to find your document and file instantly on WIndows 10. If you knwo more search tricks feel free to share in the comment box, I`ll include that search tricks in this list. If you find this helpful, please share this with your friend. Subscribe us for stuff like this directly to your mailbox or you can connect us on the social network to stay up to date.

Ever Needed Free And Premium Tools Before Publishing A Blog

Blogging is a splendid idea to offer more insight into your company philosophy, realizing your idea, engaging potential customer and community in building your online presence. Assume you are blogging to showcase your personal interest or to develop better customer relationship all you need engaging the potential visitor to be a successful blogger.

Ever Needed Free And Premium Tools To Publish A Blog


              To reach out more people, you need a structured and organized blog. An organized blog uses several free and premium online and offline tools to publish their blog.


              There are thousands different web pages present online stating about these tools, but when I started my first blog I haven`t found these tools in one place. I have surfed over hundreds of web pages to knew these tools and techniques. As a novice blogger, you must know and need these tools before publishing your blog.

              So I have decided no more difficulties for beginner blogger to find out these tools and shared these ever needed free and premium tools on one web page to publish a blog successfully. These tools will offer you increase your SEO ranking; keyword research, analyze your blog data, error detection and manual action you need as a webmaster and much more.

              I have described here a step by step depth in the guide from the beginning to the end to set up a successful blog. Let's start with the blogging platform.

Blogging Platform:


              There are plenty of blogging platform available depending on either the used technologies or open source or premium and proprietary blogging platform from the well-known organization. These are few traditional weblog platform to choose one from them. Most of the tool I have included here are best suited for Google Blogger serviced Blogspot platform.

              Blogger (Subsidiary of Google Inc.)
              WordPress (Open Source, Available both in free and premium, By Automatic Inc.)
              Tumblr (Available both in free and premium, By Yahoo Inc.)
              Typepad (Premium)
              Squarespace (Premium)

Google Analytics:


              Google Analytics integration on a blog is essential. The free version of Google Analytics offers you so much useful data that you do not need to go for Google Analytics Premium service (Google Analytics 360). If you are running an e-commerce or enterprise blog, then you should go for Google Analytics Premium.

              Google Analytics provide detail statistics about your visitors, who are they, what are they looking for, where are they from, goal conversion, pageview and session details and much more.

              Integration of Google Analytics on a blog is very simple. Sign up with your Google Account username and password to get a Google Analytics Account, Add your blog as property, Note the Google Analytics Property ID of the respective blog and add on your blog.

              To add a Google Analytics Property ID on a Blogger blog, Sign into your Blogger Dashboard>Settings>Other>Analytics Web Property ID >Save Settings.

Webmaster Tools:


              If the search engine does not index your blog, you will miss a lot of visitors from organic traffic as it will not include your blog in search engine result page when people are searching on the search engine.

              Here I have used the headings as Webmaster Tool is where you need your blog to add for indexing in the desired search engine. Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tool, Yandex Webmaster Tool are the primary webmaster tools to monitor and examine a blog or website indexing, crawling data, errors and manual action needed for the webmaster.

              Here is the link to add your blog to the respective search engine. You need an account to sign into each webmaster tool. These services are free to use.

              Google Search Console, Indexing search engine - Google
              Bing Webmaster Tool, Indexing search engine - Bing, Yahoo.
              Yandex Webmaster Tool, Indexing search engine - Yandex.

Blogger Template or Theme:


              Choosing a template for your blog is a very crucial part. Every blog has own definition in the sense of content management. A well-designed theme should have these minimum qualities, SEO Optimized, Mobile Friendly, Responsive, Well page speed score both on a mobile and desktop device, Well designed structured data, etc.  Thousands of websites are available that are sharing template or themes from the skilled developer and designers, but I have found these are few sites are most useful to find a perfect relevant template for your blog.

              WordPress Theme Directory (WordPress Theme, Free, and Premium)
              Themeforest (Premium Theme Publisher)
              Gooyaabi Templates (Free and Premium Theme Publisher)
              CSS Author (Free and Premium Theme Publisher)

              Recommend For You: Best free responsive blogger template

Responsiveness Test Tool:


              Users of mobile devices increase rapidly over the last few years. The search engine algorithm also has been changed a lot with this growth variation of using different screen size. It is now the most matter of concern that having a responsive design template for your blog or website is essential. Most search engines love to index a responsive design blog faster than a non-responsive design blog.

              Responsinator is a free tool that you can use to check your blog responsiveness on different screen size. You can see there how will your blog display on various screen resolution.


Mobile-Friendly Test Tool:


              You can find Mobile friendliness tool is available as a part of Google webmaster tool Google search console. This tool will help you to analyze blogs mobile friendliness and which part of your blog should need an optimization for a better result in the SERP (Search Engine Result Page) or engage your potential visitor. The comprehensive list of the Mobile-Friendly Test tool is here.

              1. Google Mobile-Friendly Test Tool
              2. Google Mobile-Friendly Test Tool New
              3. Bing Mobile-Friendly Test Tool
              4. readyMobi
              5. W3C Mobile Checker

Google Structured Data Testing Tool:


              Well designed structured data websites and blogs performed well in the search engine result page. Google Structured Data Testing Tool lets you analyze your blogs structure data, code snippet and suggest for the best optimization need. Any error in structure data in your blog may violate the search engine king Google Webmaster Policies hence your blog will not be well crawled by the search engine bot, and the result may the search engine will not include your blog in the SERP. The pro bloggers rapidly use these two tools.

              1. Google Structured Data Testing Tool
              2. Structured Data Linter

Page Speed Check Tool:


              Would you like to browse a blog that takes too much time to load on a device? The answer is strict NO; no one will. A slow page speed will only increase your bounce rate. So before publishing your blog make sure that your blog takes as much possible less time to load on a device. Here these online tools can help you to analyze your current page speed score and suggest you the possible way to increase your page speed.

              1. Google PageSpeed Insight
              2. GTMetrix
              3. Pingdom
              4. WEBPAGETEST


Content Writing Tool:


              No one can beat your SEO rank if your content is unique and fresh. There are thousands of online and offline tools is available. However, I have included here only three content writing and managing tool that every blogger must try for once.

              Open Live Writer: Open Live Writer is an open source content writing software alternative and very similar to Windows Live Writer. You can write and design your content in offline mode and later you can publish in one click. It supports most of the popular blog platform.

              Grammarly: Grammarly is a spell check tool. We often missed to notice our typing mistake and published our article. To get rid of this silly mistake we should use Grammarly. Grammarly will do more than correcting a misspelled word. It`s a good option to find a synonym with a double click. Rectify thousands of grammatical mistake, plagiarism check; vocabulary enhancement suggestion is few quick info about Grammarly. Grammarly has both with free and premium service. Free services are limited to error handling functionality, and premium service provides extra functionality. The Grammarly extension bests suited on the most modern browser. Get your first-week premium service here installing Grammarly on your favorite browser.

              Copyscape: Copyscape is a plagiarism check online tool. Plagiarism is a copy paste content from one site to another. Never do a copy of other work as it will hurt your SEO rank. Creating an original content not only will help you increase your site rank on SEO parameter but also it will contribute to building your brand.



Keyword Research Tool:


              Without proper keyword research, your content may not perform well in search engine rank page. I have already shared what should be the keyword research strategy to rank well on SEO. These free and trial tools will help you to find the perfect keyword for your next blog post.

              1. Google Keyword Planner.
              2. Ubersuggest.
              3. Hittail.
              4. Semrush

SEO Optimization Tool:


              SEO is the most indispensable part of a blog. An improper search engine optimized blog will never appear on the first page of the SERP. These are few modern tools to analyze quickly how well your page SEO optimized and how can you enhance your page SEO.

              1. SEOquake: SEOquake is a browser extension to watch and analyze your page SEO score, Google index data, Alexa rank, Bing index data, Social share data and much more.

              2. MozBar: The MozBar Chrome extension lets you create custom searches, quick expose page elements, highlight links, and keywords, compare link metrics and access other powerful SEO Tools. You need a premium account to get more data on this extension.

              3. WooRank: WooRank SEO and Website Analysis is another Chrome extension to analyze SEO of any given site.

              4. Chkme: Chkme is a very useful online site to know your SEO rank instantly.

              It was very few but useful tool to enhance your SEO at a glance however if you want more reliable SEO analysis you can go for WEBCEO and SEO Powersuite Premium service. This two are best in the SEO market.

Domain Registration and Name Suggestion: 


              Using a third party URL on a blogger blog or adding a custom domain name for your blog is an essential part to show your organization or individual interest and brand value. These are few well-known domain registration company.

              1. Bigrock
              2. GoDaddy
              3. 1and1
              4. BlueHost
              5. Hostgator
              6. Google (Available only in the US)

              Domain Name Suggestion Website:

              1. name.com
              2. Name Mesh
              3. Dynadot
              4. DomainsBot
              5. DomainIt

Social Sharing Tool:


              Share content on the social network site is the most convenient way to reach out the new visitor. There are lots of site and widgets are available to share content easily on the social network, so it's very hard to include those all sites and widgets here. I have included here few familiar name.

              Social Network Site Name:

              1. Facebook
              2. Twitter
              3. Google Plus
              4. Linkedin
              5. Pinterest
              6. Digg
              7. StumbleUpon
              8. YouTube

              Social Share Widget Creation Site:

              1. Get Site Control
              2. AddThis

              Content Share Website Name:

              1. IFTTT (Automate Content Sharing
              2. Viral ContentBuzz


              Summary: That's all the things every blogger should do before publishing their blog. These tools and extensions are made to perfect your blogging. I have personally tested all the tools and got an extensive output. However some of them I have discontinued using as they are nearly similar to each other. Now try these tool and how useful you have found it provide your feedback in the comment box.

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