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How to Make Blog Fast Loading by Cleaning Your Stylesheet

As we design our blog for a long time, tweaking and making changes to make it better we may accumulate overlapping styling sheetsDesigning our websites includes adding widgets and scripts most specially css/styling codes, while increasing the codes inside our blog it may compromise the loading speed of our webpage, so lets now see how to avoid this by cleaning the unused codes inside our site.

Custom style sheets may become:

Used Twice, for instance, we may have put the blog background color twice and doesn't noticed it.

Overlapped
, i.e. many different values for one styling property, such as 2 different designs for the body background. on this scenario the browser will only shoose out one design, making the other useless.

Unused. You may have added a beautiful widget and added custom stylesheet for it. But then later decided to change it for a new one or delete it entirely. The style sheet for this widget still remains behind, no longer in use.

How to clean unused stylesheets?

More than just these redundant css may add to your host file size and loading time of your website it also affects how the site performs because of needing to process the extra styling codes. 

How to Make Blog Fast Loading by Cleaning Your Stylesheet

A well known browser extension, tagged as Dust Me is used for just such a purpose. It searches your site pages, and lists all the overlapping and redundant styling sheet rules. Other browsers like Firefox and Opera users will need to add this plugin, and fortunately for its users, Google Chrome have is own built-in developer options in which you can use to clean redundant CSS.

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MUST READ: Is Your Blog Actually Traffic Worthy?


A blog is a personal website of an individual or a group recording their own opinions, news, interests, videos or even links to other blogs. During the 1990’s, blogs are like online journals of a blogger’s interests with the aim to express oneself. However, nowadays, that is not the only game in the blogging communities; it can also be used as a part of a company, a way of business and to earn money.


Just 2 years ago, in 2012, in Wordpress.com alone, there are 42,000,000 blogs with 500,000 new posts a day and 420,000 daily comments. Which is why, to actually create something unique in the internet world is quite hard.

The question though, that stinks in every blog is— is the blog actually “traffic worthy”? Do the contents of your blog deserve to be clicked by people?

One major issue is the copyrights violation. This is when a person copies off a content of another one and to post it as his. Some bloggers discreetly post such just to have content. Originality, people, be original. It is not merely copy-pasting but you’re stealing. What is even more nerve-wrecking is that most of the time, the bloggers don’t even know if the content or the information they’re copying is actually true. This goes to many blogs nowadays, who just create “noise”, most especially in the news section unless of course, if it is a satire. Some people call the current journalism as highly biased without even knowing they are doing it themselves in their own blogs!

The next one is the scam sham- to which some people are still foolish enough to click it. One would post something online, promising something- perhaps a downloadable software, music, games or even explicit sex tapes or the classic “You are the 1,000,000th visitor. Collect your prize!” This is a cheat and smells desperation but goodness, it DOES work (well, to some people who haven’t learned a lesson anyway). If the traffic in your web page comes from misleading links, think about it a little, you’re the guy running for a place in the government promising good life but turns out to be a jerk.

The last one to be discussed is the never-ending-not-quite-original spam in the comment boxes. These are those comments which say, “Good Article,” or “Nice one,” Then pastes the link of his blog. Oh sure, did you even read the article? Even in Youtube, where vlog (video blog) are quite prosperous have these comment spams. Most bloggers are better off without those. Actual discussions of the article are quite rare nowadays which tells something.

Whether or not a blog is traffic worthy is a subjective matter. But the thing is, wouldn’t it be nice if you search keyword/s on Google, Yahoo or Bing, you’d actually see a blog worth reading? Is your blog traffic worthy? It is up to you to vote.
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FIXED! Adsense Ads not Showing in Homepage of Blogs or Website

Problem Solved! have you experience your Adsense ads not showing on homepage? Ads are showing on other pages except for homepage, well just this week I had a hard time figuring out why my ads are not showing in homepage.

I have another blog that is using Adsense ads. After a day of fixing almost all my template errors still the Adsense ads are not showing so I tried to search for it on internet.

Some forums will tell you that it is about updating your privacy policy pages, well I did that also but there's no effect.

The solution is very simple just navigate to blogger setting or wordpress seo settings. I'm focusing on blogger since my blog is in blogger platform.




Go to Blogger settings ->> Search Preferences->> Enable search description. Click yes then put your sites description and save. That's it! reload and see the magic :D

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Install Wordpress Site on your Computer using XAMPP

Installing a WordPress site on your local computer would be very helpful in practicing blogging. This is a great way to develop your website or blog. It allows you to try things out and get your website configured perfectly without running the risk of experimenting on your actual site. Recently I received an email through the Contact page and the reader asked if there was a way to install wordpress blog on Windows computer. Windows? As a matter of fact there is. It’s a similar application called XAMPP.

What is XAMPP?
The X in XAMPP represents four different Operating Systems. Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. Yes that’s right, it works on all four of them. So the actual acronym goes like this:

X = four different Operating Systems
A = Apache
M = MySQL
P = PHP
P = Perl

With all the functions and scripting languages that today’s websites use, especially WordPress, this application gives you everything bundled together in one neat little package. Cool huh? So without further ado, here we go.


To begin, go to the website and download the software. This link will take you directly to the Windows download. The easiest way is to get the “Installer” version. This will make installing it much much easier for you.

http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#641

Once you have the downloaded installer, go ahead and double click on it to get things started. If your computer has UAC (User Account Control) activated you may see this little window popup.


Go ahead and click OK and exit out of the installation. For now, the simplest thing to do is to deactivate UAC. You can do this by navigating to Control Panel->User Accounts and Family Safety->User Accounts->Change User Account Control Settings. Simply slide the slider all the way to the bottom. If you already have UAC deactivated, then you will see a different message stating that your system is good to go.

Now, go back and start the installer again. It’s perfectly fine to accept all the default settings that are presented to you and simply clicking ‘Next’ all the way through the process will give you a successful installation. After everything is finished you should see the following message. Go ahead and click ‘Yes’ to start the Control Panel.


This is what the Control Panel looks like.


For WordPress you will need MySQL and Apache. Click the ‘Start’ button next to each one to get them running. You’ll notice that they become highlighted green and the ports they are running on are displayed in the column to the right. That’s it. You my friend are up and running. On to the next step!

You’ll need to create a database for WordPress before you install it. Simply click on the ‘Admin’ button for MySQL in the XAMPP Control Panel. Your web browser will open and you should see this screen.


If all you see is a blank page don’t worry. It’s simply a Firewall issue. The easiest way to get around this is to turn your firewall off, but only for Home and Private networks. Leave the firewall on for Public networks. If you’re not familiar where to do this, the settings are located at Control Panel->System and Security->Windows Firewall->Turn Firewall On/Off. If you are not comfortable with turning your firewall off, you can open up the ports that Apache and MySQL require. For now, turn off the firewall and if you want you can turn it back on after you are finished.

Clicking on the ‘Databases’ tab when you are in phpMyAdmin screen will bring to the following screen where you can enter your database name and click ‘Create’. For this tutorial I chose ‘testsite’.


You should receive a confirmation that the database was created successfully. That should do it. Almost finished!

First you will need to download WordPress. You can get the latest version from their website.

Once you have it, place the .ZIP file in the following directory. “C:\xampp\htdocs\”

Now extract it using WinZip, 7Zip or another similar application. Personally I use WinRAR and use the “Extract Here” function. Once you have it extracted, you should have a folder labeled ‘wordpress’.

Once you have completed this, open up your web browser and type the following in the address bar.

http://localhost/wordpress

This should take you straight to the WordPress configuration screen below.

Now you should be on familiar ground. Go ahead and click the “Create Configuration File”. Enter in the following information when you are prompted for it.

database name = whatever name you created in Step #8

database user = root

password = <none>

database host/server = localhost

One thing to keep in mind. Typically you would not want to use the root user, nor would you want to have a blank password. But for this tutorial and if you are only going to be using it locally for development and/or testing this is acceptable. If this were a real installation, you would want to implement proper site and database security.

Lastly, enter a blog name and an email address. That completes the installation. You now have a local WordPress installation that can be your personal playground and the great thing about it, is if you screw something up, simply delete the ‘wordpress’ folder and extract it again from the .ZIP file. Ta da!! Brand new WordPress.
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How to Enable, Disable, Show Existing, and Hide Existing Comments in Blogger Specific Page and Post

Blogger comments is one way of communicating to your audience and readers. There are some bloggers who are looking for topics asked by their commentators. Many of us are using comments system to talk about the specific article on how we see and understand it including your own experiences in the said article. That is how important comments are for us but there are some instances that we don't want others to comment on some of article and pages that we create ex. is contact, about us, and other pages we do not want to be commented.


Here are steps on how you can disable or enable comment system on your specific post or page. You can also hide or show if there is already comments.

Just follow the step by step instructions.
Step 1 Go to https://www.blogger.com and Sign in to your account

Step 2 From Blogger Dashboard enter into specific post or any static page where you want to disable or hide comment.

Step 3 now you would see at the right sidebar of writing panel or post editor Post Settings Option.

Step 4 Under Post Settings->Readers comments Post select Don't Allow, Show Existing or Don't Allow, Hide Existing


Step 5 And finally press on Done button. And check your selected post or page for seeing the effect. Your Blogger comment box is not visible.

If you want to allow comment again for that specific post just return and select "Allow"

If you want to disable comments in all your post and pages just go to Layout-Blog post (edit) and uncheck comments then save.



Read here on how to use Blogger, Facebook and Disqus comment system in blogs.
http://www.blogs911.com/2013/09/how-to-use-facebook-disqus-and-blogger.html

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How to Find Total Number of Posts of Other blogs

You started a blog in a certain niche, and did all the research about the topics. One of SEO things that you can do is to spy on other blogs or competitors. You will be able to see how they survive and the techniques they used. You may also want to know the total number of posts they made till date. It's fairly easy to find out the same, just follow the following instructions.

How to Find Total Number of Posts of Other Blogger blogs

*Go to the blog feeds by adding /feeds/posts/default to the blog.

Example:
http://www.blogs911.com/feeds/posts/default or
http://www.blogs911.com//feeds/posts/default?orderby=UPDATED and then

1. Right click and select view page source. another page will pop up.
2. Search for <openSearch:totalResults> (Control+F on keyboard then type <openSearch:totalResults>) and you can see the number of published posts on that blog, enclosed withing the <openSearch:totalResults> and </openSearch:totalResults> tag.

 Now you'll have an idea on how long or how many posts made by the blog you're spying. anyway this is just for researching purposes no harm intended.

Hope this gave you another worth of time knowledge in your blogging career.

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