Mar 29

Adsense and Its friendship with Blogger

Is adsense approval from blogger.com easy?

Hello, recently one of my visitors had asked me whether Google owned Blogger.com can be an easy medium to obtain an adsense account.

The answer is simply no. Information contained in this article is by experience and not via any written policies of the companies mentioned here. Last week I was engaged in a lot of research regarding approval of adsense from blogger. Here’s what I found out:

Many sites as well as videos claim that adsense approval gets easier when you apply it through blogger. Well, let me tell you, this is does not even qualify for a trick. Adsense approval from blogger is equally tougher as it is through any other website. Earlier, adsense partner websites such as hubpages.com, indiastudychannel.com, etc were facilitating application to adsense account through their website, but now even such applications are being reviewed with similar seriousness. I must say that adsense approval is more or less same for any kind of website.

You must be well aware of adsense policies and criteria have to qualify as an adsense publisher and hence I need not mention it here. If you aren’t then you can consult adsense official help forum for the same. Since adsense has a monopoly in this world of advertising, and also largely due to increasing amount of adsense publishers and increasing violations of terms and policies, Google has made entry into adsense via these partner sites difficult too.

If you are thinking to get past all these stuff by some trick, then probably you got it all wrong. Adsense applications are reviewed manually and there exists no specific algorithm for the same. Even though thousands of websites are submitted for review every day, Google makes sure that they are scanned manually for a period of time even after partially approving it.

Hence my advice to you is not to waste time trying tricks such as changing IP address via proxy, using blogger ( of course it is an excellent blogging platform) , or using partner websites to obtain an approval, but your business strategy should go somewhat like this

1. write about what’s required for this world and not re-write what already exists. i.e. make your content unique.

2. Writing unique content doesn’t mean it would fetch you ads and visitors and clicks. You must ensure that your content is useful to your visitors and also such traffic would be useful to the advertisers bidding for your blog.

3. After working with adsense for over 2 years, I realize that adsense thrives on 3 things

Quality,

Relevance &

Quality again. Obviously, if you write about stuff that are very rare, products available for advertisement related to such content would also be very rare. Hence it is extremely essential to research what to blog about!! Write about stuff that people need the most. Search engine Optimization follows later.

About adsense account sale

“Crime thrives in the land of adversity” . Yes, Google has clearly stated in its policies that adsense account cannot be transferred. In Asian countries, changing the payee name is banned. But even if it was allowed, it is not difficult for anybody to find out your real identity. So if you are barred from adsense, then improvise your site and reapply and please don’t buy an account. Such an account will be soon disabled and you can lose the money that you spent on buying such an account.

Also please report Google about such activities as it can help your fellow innocent publishers.

About “adsense ready” websites

Adsense ready websites are available for as low as 10$ . I fairly do not believe that such websites would earn you an adsense account. The easiest way to get an adsense account is by being honest. Trust me because you’ll be reading this blog post again after you finish exploring all other options available for getting adsense account approved.

Thanks and keep contributing!!

 

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Mar 29

22″ PC monitor review

HOME BASED BUDGET MONITORS REVIEW

 

1.       Well, the first one in my list and my favorite is BenQ G2220. It is not a great brand as Samsung or LG but the G2220 is one product which gives great performance for amazingly low price

 

Priced at Rs 7500, it gives a brightness of 215 cd/m2 though company claims 400 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 500:1 which is pretty good for its class. 16:9 ratio is a nice feature but this monitor doesn’t have HDMI port. So what, you can use a quick converter for that. The E2220 priced a 1000 bucks more has speakers and HDMI but is really not worth paying that much more.

 

Panel type is TN, though I always advocate IPS, for home based use TN should do.

 

Sense eye human vision tech: No idea how it helps!!! For detailed specs visit the brands webpage.

 

2.       Acer 235H: this ought to be the next as is priced equally to benQ E2220 but it far overpowers it. With a resolution of 1920*1080 and HDMI port, you can get the best possible picture quality for dirt cheap price. Contrast ratio is great at 473:1 but brightness sucks, its just 191.3 cd/m2. So think about it

 

3.       Samsung syncmaster 2233SW : priced same as Acer, for 8500 Rs, it has actually got nothing other than the brand to boast of. No USB, no speakers, no HDMI, bad vertical viewing angle. Resolution of 1920*1080 is what you can all get out of this. It doesn’t have swivel/pivot making you unable to adjust height : too bad.

 

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Mar 29

20″ PC monitor review


Before publishing this articles, I’ve revised it so many times because my research constantly gave variable results. However this is the final list and the best comparison possible.

 

I’m going to talk about 20” monitors here. Please don’t buy any screen size lesser than this because there isn’t much price difference between 18.5” and 20” ones and no joy either

 

1.       LG E2041t : This is what I would say buy and I too recently got one and it works great. I’ve never been a fan of LG but the great decision to change over from Samsung to LG has yielded results. Let me tell you why. In India, it is easily available, no need to hunt for dealers, with a resolution of 1600*900, HD (not full HD : Full HD is 1900*1080 and is available for monitors above 22”) and contrast ratio of 8000000:1 and response time of 5ms and the latest price of 6300Rs (125$) it Is the best product available at an unbeatable price. Dimensions 476 x 364 x 166 . HDCP and f-engine present in LG and all these features makes it a must buy.

 

2.       Samsung SA20A300N : its 11$ costlier than the above one but with no extra or lesser features. However LG performs better and I’ve hunted down almost the whole of Pune to find this product but in vain. Hope God helps you get this one. It has a separate sync signal port, to show off the Samsung expertise. Dimensions 478 x 365 x 177mm. Special Features are       Eco Saving, Multi Screen S/W, Samsung MagicAngle, Samsung MagicBright³, Samsung MagicColour, Off Timer, MagicTune, Customised Key, Image Size. But it cannot be wall mounted as LG e2041!!! Same power consumption of 20 watts, same response time of 5ms, same resolution of 1600*900. Same viewing angle of 170/160. So please buy LG e2041 as I do not find a good reason to Samsung( I’ve used Samsung monitors for 12 years and they are as steady as rock)

 

3.       DELL IN2030M : same features as above gets beaten in its appearance. I’m not sure but it is only LED backlight and not full LED as the upper two ones. It is widescreen, and more useful is working split screen( if you are a stock trader ). Dell has its name, far superior to LG or Samsung but this monitor is priced at 6000 bucks only..great na!! But don’t get carried away, please find out whether its truly LED. All the above are HD and not Full HD, please remember.

 

4.       AOC E2043FK : not available everywhere and not much established in India ( if you need service) has similar features but there is no data on its performance.

 

You must ideally get all these ones for below 6800Rs. If you can invest 2000rs more you can go for 22” Full HD ones and I’ve described them in my next article. Thanks for reading and choose the right product!!

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Mar 28

adsense for domain not anymore!!

Google adsense is retiring its adsense for domain feature. So if you have bought a premium domain and expect to earn with it then you have probably got it all wrong. No new accounts for domain can be created and the existing users can continue to earn only till april 18th !! If your earnings have reached a threshold then you might get paid for the same. This is a serious bad news for publishers. whats your say on this folks?

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Mar 27

resolving php mess ups

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting 

This is the error you might have come across while visiting my website a few days back. But its solved now and a pretty simple way to solve it. Here’s how it goes

1. first download a file of the theme you are currently using . for e.g. if you are using theme graphene then download its zip file from wordpress.org

2. It contains the respective files you tried editing, e.g. If you tried editing the theme-functions.php file then the same might be available.

3. Using file zilla, access the root folder of your site. Replace the existing file with the new one.

That is it. and yes, if you want to edit the theme-functions.php file for inserting some widgets in your posts or so, please edit the functions.php file and not the theme-functions.php file followed by the index.php file.

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Feb 23

Get smart while buying a monitor

So you’re looking monitor but with no idea how to find a nice one. Here are some parameters you should consider for judging a monitor.

With CRT’s and TFT’s out, choise remains between LCD’s and LED’s. with the recent surge of LED’s even LCD’s are on the vere of extinction. Here’s a short distinction between the two

LED and LCD monitors are based on the same basic technology for image display, but differ in the kind of backlighting used. While LCD monitors use cold cathode fluorescent lamps for backlighting, LED monitors use light emitting diodes. LED monitors nothing but an improvement over LCD ones which cure one of the basic problems with LCD TVs, i.e. the inability to display true black colors. They can produce true black hues, by switching off LEDs entirely, increasing the ‘blackness’ quotient of black colors, providing better contrast in the process.

Why buy a LED monitor?

LED’s are softer on the eyes, making it easier to work for longer hours. As no mercury is used in its production and as LED’s consume lesser power, they are ecofriendly too. Also LED monitors last longer than LCD ones. A price drop recently in LED monitors makes it the number one choice and there remains no reason to prefer a LCD monitor

Vendors usually give you a long list of features to attract your attention but the basic and most essential information is never talked of. Before you jump into knowing what the native resolution is, just check out what is the panel type of your favorite monitor.

Which panel type to look out for?

You must know the panel type of the monitor you’re thinking of buying as it not mentioned in the features list usually.

The best one is IPS or in panel switching. In-plane switching (IPS) panels have the liquid crystals in parallel to the panel, not perpendicular to it. Advances in this technology are super IPS which provides an increased contrast ratio, Horizontal IPS and E IPS or enhanced IPS which reduces the response time to a few milliseconds. However such monitors are too expensive and fit for professional gaming or graphics work. For home based usage, you need not drive such a big hole in your pocket.

Another alternative to IPS ( used by DELL ultra sharp series) is Super PLS or panel to line switching. It is found only with Samsung monitors and the most selling model is Samsung S27A850D. it is as good as IPS monitors and are relatively cheaper.

The next and most widely used one is Twisted Nemantic or TN panels. They are cheap with excellent response times and perfect for home use. However Display and performance can be no were compared to IPS technology, but they are best suited for office work such as surfing, word processing etc. it uses only 6 bit colour, and do not display the 16.7 million colors available.

A mid way between these two extremes, both in price and performance is VA panel technology. They offer better color reproduction and wider viewing angles than TN panels, but have slower response times. Better contrast ratio than both IPS and TN panels as well as a color reproduction and viewing angle comparable to IPS ones makes them stand out, but a horrible response time lets them down. They are worse than VA panels when it comes to fast pace gaming. But both VA and IPS use 8 bit color, that is why they have an enhanced color reproduction

Native resolution

It is the max resolution which a monitor can display. Most of the 18.5” and 20 “ monitors come with 1600×900 which is pretty good for this screen size. But monitors above 22” need to have resolution of 1920×1080 atleast. Also check out the refresh rate. a 75 Hz should do fine but 85 hz is what you should get for today’s technology.

Other features which improve display

DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort is a must nowadays to enhance the digital quality of display. Don’t worry the analog ports are available with all of these. The latest trend being HDMI which allows you to see full High Definition pictures making it a must have

Response time

Rise-and-fall response time indicates the time required for a pixel to change from black to white (rise) and back to black (fall). You need a lower response time for advanced gaming, otherwise a response time of 5 ms is good enough. Another indicator gray to gray is often promoted by vendors but this is not much useful.

Brightness:

It is measured as candelas per square meter (cd/m2). A minimum 250 c/m2.  He one’s having 300 give a more than needed desired level of brightness.

Viewing angle

A minimum viewing angle of 160 degrees is needed. ISP monitors offer till 178 degrees allowing you to view that perfect picture from any desired angle. As long as you don’t work with someone sitting by your side or watch movies from a distance, you don’t need to mind settling with one having viewing angle of 160 deg.

Contrast ratio

This is an important parameter you must know. It is the difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the darkest black. A ratio more than 600:1 is required but most of the brands offer a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Another indicator is the dynamic contrast ratio. But these parameters is not as useful in determining your choice.


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Feb 13

create a website locally and get it online in 8 easy steps

1. first download xxamp, then install joomla or wordpress CMS on your local host. read here to install wordpress CMS on your server..
2. create the website using joomla or wordpress.
3. Go over to PHPMyAdmin on your localhost. Select the database on the left side of the window. At the top of the page there’s a Export tab. Click it. If it says “Quick Export” then you’re good to go. If not then make sure to “select all” in the tables window. Make sure that “IF NOT EXISTS” is selected as well.
4. Export the database as a file. Don’t worry about all the default setting, just click “go”.
5. Open that file in a text editor; strip out everything from the top down to the first “IF NOT EXISTS” or “TABLE STRUCTURE FOR….”
6. Go to your new hosting cPanel or wherever the Databases are and create a new DB. Some hosts have the “database wizard” that will create the db, db user and password all in one swoop. Get those credentials and keep them handy.
7. Go back to the file you have from the exported database. Copy everything (Select all) from that text file then go over to the new host’s PHPMyAdmin window. Remember, select that new database you created, then instead of going to “Import” select “SQL” at the top then paste everything into that window and click “GO”.
8. If you did it right then it should execute the command and then you’ll see all your tables over on the left and then you can set your config file to the new database credentials, etc and you can have a happy life from there on out with your new website and better yet, newfound knowledge
for more details check out http://mytechsearch.flaminghorns.com

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Feb 09

no clicksor ads please

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I just received emails from some of my fans stating that this website was being blocked by their virus scanners. On inspection, I found out that the culprit was clicksor ads that I’d put up recently. Please do not go for clicksor for your website because:

1. they slow down your website

2. Irritating banners and pop ups

3. Some stupid malware they run scarring off visitors.

So a small piece of advice for all buddy bloggers.

Please let me know if I’ve the wrong information, any criticism or advice is always welcome!! thank you for reading folks!!

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Feb 02

Does domain name affect your site ranking in search engines?

Since the last few days I’d been researching about effect of domain name on ranking in search engines such as google.
My two domains, www.mytechsearch.tk and www.mytechsearch.wordpress.com were used for comparison. I’m using dot.tk domain because it is free and has superior quality of service as compared to that of other free domain names. Also .tk extension makes my domain name sweet and short too.
.tk is a ccTLD i.e. country code top level domain while the wordpress one is a free sub domain provided by wordpress. .com domains are generic TLD like .org or .net . the ccTLD’s rank high in the country to which it belongs. For eg if my domain was www.mytechsearch.in , (.in for India) it would achieve higher rankings in India but not worldwide. But this is not absolute. Highly relevant websites always get a higher ranking no matter what is the domain extension.
The domain www.mytechsearch.wordpress.com did rank in the first page of google search results. In my previous article I had advised to go for dot.tk domains because they are absolutely free and high indexing on google but I’d like to say that when it comes to ranking internationally, you need to have a .com domain name to compete
So what’s recommended?
As my articles are directed for newbies I would always recommend you to start up with something free and later move on to paid services once you get settled and gain some experience in this field.
Another option for newbies is to start with sub domains or else wordpress or even blogger would do fine. WordPress.com provides a free account but with basic facilities only. You cannot run java/html scripts and thus you cannot put your own ads e.g. adsense
Blogger is way better when it comes to freedom but the user interface is not as developed as wordpress. So getting something for free is so very difficult. If you want to earn a free domain, then there’s a ray of light : www.freedomainfactory.com . you have to fill up some surveys and u earn points which then can redeemed for a domain name. 50 points would do it. Its advantageous for us residents as they get more surveys to complete and earning them is not difficult. But I’m not sure whether it works as I could complete 50 points since I do not have much surveys available for my country. You can check it out HERE

How does your domain extension play a role in search engine rankings?
There are 3 elements which determine rankings
1. Content
2. Domain name
3. Ip address and server location

Content
Speaking of content, it is the single most big thing that can change the game. Using search engine optimization techniques such as tags, keywords, unique content can have a visible effect on your rankings
But let me tell you just working hard for the content is not enough. You need to consider other factors too, they are
Domain name
Your domain name : generic ones like .com, .net, .org are the top most
Then come the ccTLD’s like .co.uk, .in, .au, .us
Ip address and server location
If you want to target visitors from a particular country for e.g. India then u can use a .in domain name and also host your website in India. Obtain an Indian static ip address which will definitely boost your website’s ranking.

so decide which visitors you are targeting and chalk out an appropriate plan. remember everybody has different needs and you need to understand yours thoroughly before you make a decision

 

 

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