Monday, October 26, 2009

How to add a multi-level navigation bar to your Blogger

ddmenu From this tutorial, you will be able to add a multi-level navigation bar to the header of your Blogger powered blog. The entire interface is rendered in plain HTML, enabling this script to be easily customized to fit your Blogger template and allow all of its content to be search engine friendly. You can also set which tab you want to be selected by default when the page loads (ie. 1st, 2nd, 3rd tab, etc.), or have the script automatically select a tab based on a match between the current page’s URL and one of the menu tabs’. If there is a match then that tab will be selected. Before attempting this tutorial, make sure you back up your current template in case it doesn’t turn out as expected.

Click here to see the demo page

Steps to follow:

1. Login to your Blogger Dashboard and select the Layout tab > Edit HTML (do not click on “Expand Widget Template”)

2. Hold CTRL+F and find the following section code:

<div id='main-wrapper'>
3. Once you’ve located this code, right underneath it should have the following section code:
<b:section class='main' id='main' showaddelement='no'>
<b:widget id='Blog1' locked='false' title='Blog Posts' type='Blog'/>
</b:section>
</div>
4. You will need to modify the showaddelement to “yes” and the locked to “true”, so it will look like this:
<b:section class='main' id='main' showaddelement='yes'>
<b:widget id='Blog1' locked='true' title='Blog Posts' type='Blog'/>
</b:section>
</div>
5. Once you’ve modified your section code, hold CTRL+F and locate the following section code: ]]></b:skin>

6. Paste the following section code right underneath it:
<script src='http://www.blogspotvision.com/bspotvision/dropdowntabs/dropdowntabfiles/dropdowntabs.js' type='text/javascript'>

/***********************************************
* Drop Down Tabs Menu- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
* Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code
***********************************************/
</script>
7. Next, you will need to paste the following section code right above: ]]></b:skin>
/* Drop Down Navigation
----------------------------------------------- */
.bluetabs{
border-bottom: 1px solid gray;
}
.bluetabs ul{
padding: 3px 0;
margin-left: 0;
margin-top: 1px;
margin-bottom: 0;
font: bold 12px Verdana;
list-style-type: none;
text-align: left; /*set to left, center, or right to align the menu as desired*/
}
.bluetabs li{
display: inline;
margin: 0;
}
.bluetabs li a{
text-decoration: none;
padding: 3px 7px;
margin-right: 3px;
border: 1px solid #778;
color: #2d2b2b;
background: white url(media/bluetab.gif) top left repeat-x; /*THEME CHANGE HERE*/
}
.bluetabs li a:visited{
color: #2d2b2b;
}
.bluetabs li a:hover{
text-decoration: underline;
color: #2d2b2b;
}
.bluetabs li.selected{
}
.bluetabs li.selected a{ /*selected main tab style */
background-image: url(media/bluetabactive.gif); /*THEME CHANGE HERE*/
border-bottom-color: white;
}
.bluetabs li.selected a:hover{ /*selected main tab style */
text-decoration: none;
}

/* ######### Style for Drop Down Menu ######### */
.dropmenudiv_b{
position:absolute;
top: 0;
border: 1px solid #918d8d; /*THEME CHANGE HERE*/
border-width: 0 1px;
font:normal 12px Verdana;
line-height:18px;
z-index:100;
background-color: white;
width: 200px;
visibility: hidden;
}
.dropmenudiv_b a{
width: auto;
display: block;
text-indent: 5px;
border: 0 solid #918d8d; /*THEME CHANGE HERE*/
border-bottom-width: 1px;
padding: 2px 0;
text-decoration: none;
color: black;
}
* html .dropmenudiv_b a{ /*IE only hack*/
width: 100%;
}
.dropmenudiv_b a:hover{ /*THEME CHANGE HERE*/
background-color: #edf3f3;
}
8. Before you save your template, preview it first to see if all section codes have been properly applied. If you can preview your blog, your codes have been properly applied, if you can’t, your codes are not properly applied.

9. Once you’re able to preview it, Save Template and switch over to Page Elements, under the Layout tab of your Blogger’s Dashboard. You should be able to see “Add a Gadget” under your header now.

10. Click “Add a Gadget” and select HTML and paste the following section code in the box:
<div id="bluemenu" class="bluetabs">
<ul>
<li><a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com" rel="dropmenu1_b">CSS</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com" rel="dropmenu2_b">Partners</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">Tools</a></li>
</ul>
</div>

<!--1st drop down menu -->
<div id="dropmenu1_b" class="dropmenudiv_b">
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">Horizontal CSS Menus</a>
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">Vertical CSS Menus</a>
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">Image CSS</a>
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">Form CSS</a>
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">DIVs and containers</a>
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">Links and Buttons</a>
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">Other</a>
</div>

<!--2nd drop down menu -->
<div id="dropmenu2_b" style="width: 150px;" class="dropmenudiv_b">
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">CSS Drive</a>
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">JavaScript Kit</a>
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">Coding Forums</a>
<a href="http://www.blogspotvision.com">JavaScript Reference</a>
</div> <script type="text/javascript">
//SYNTAX: tabdropdown.init("menu_id", [integer OR "auto"])
tabdropdown.init("bluemenu")
</script>

11. Click “Save” and your template should now have Drop Down Menus.

*Tutorial Completed

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Add to your source of online income with Facebook

fbadi If you’ve just been using Adsense as a way of generating income or you’re already in the affiliate game with social networks, here’s another way to generate real steady income through social networks and a few useful tips to generate the highest possible income.

There’s a lot of buzzing going on about social networking sites and affiliates these days. With it’s ability to reach millions of active users each day, social networking grounds definitely proves indispensible to online marketers and can be a real good source of steady income when correctly implemented.

Understanding today’s current trends, fashion, and technology are just a few things good online marketers know and research before starting any campaign. So do some researching before hand and start applying for affiliate programs that you think might push sales. Before you can actually start this tutorial, you should already be working for an affiliate network. If you don’t have one, we recommend LinkShare, this network is excellent for beginners and is free to join. You can sign up by clicking this link or the image below:

logo

Once you have signed up for the program, start applying for links that you believe you can build on and push the most sales from. Some of today’s hottest and highest click through rates are:

  • Online dating
  • Ringtones
  • Fashion

Once you’ve applied to some programs and have been accepted, start by creating an ad for your product on Facebook. You can select the advertising link shown in the picture below:

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Create your ad and be sure to fill in almost all blanks if not all. This is when your Google Analytics come in handy. Pull up your site specs and visitors stats, even though you might not be trying to advertise a similar product to your site, you may want to take a look at where most of your traffic is coming from. Target those areas anyways regardless of your product and anywhere else that has high specs. We will leave the creativity and strategic planning up to you guys. Always be patient until you find out which product is working for you and remember to read affiliate terms before attempting social networking campaigns. Happy Earnings.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Affiliate Networks list

Untitled-1Affiliate bot – this program is for both publishers and bloggers. For publishers, affiliate bot provides some of the top names in the game today along with excellent click through rates on hundreds of programs you can promote. For bloggers, affiliate bot offers a robust system that empowers you to have access to top-notch tracking and reporting capabilities, so your promotional efforts are properly rewarded and optimized to bring you the highest income possible.



affiliate_network_logoGoogle Affiliate Network – Google’s affiliate network program. If you’re already working with their adsense, you should sign up for their affiliate network as well. Offers your sales commission being added to adsense revenue before payouts, and with it being one of the top companies to work for, their program can off you hundreds of top names and companies to promote.



funtoniaFUNtonia – an affiliate program with high click through rate and offers of more than 500,000 real MP3 ringtones and more than 10,000 wallpapers all constantly updated and diversified to today’s hottest music and wallpapers trend. Ringtones and cell phone services has been one of the highest internet marketing payouts and will continue to grow along side with today’s hottest music in entertainment. Includes highly effective marketing materials to help you push sales and real time historical records of ad performance to track your visitors.



pj_logoPepperjam – Top 100 affiliate company listed in Inc. 500. Pepperjam offers a thousands of names, full-service agency, and programs that has high potiential for successful marketing campaigns. Their affiliates provides relevant ads with strategic graphic designing channeled towards pulling interest and driving click throughs.



cj_logoCommission Junction – a global leader in the online advertising channels of affiliate marketing and managed search. Maximize your revenue opportunities by developing sustainable relationships with top-tiers advertisers. Perform and get paid for every sale and lead you generate. Qualified publishers enjoy more advantages with next-level industries.



logoLinkShare – good affiliate program for beginners looking to get their feet wet and learn more about affiliate networks. Offers top names and companies to work with along with reports and advanced reports to analyze for better performance.



header_regnowregNow – a software affiliate program that offers today’s hottest software titles with commissions up to a high 75%. Provides tools and resources to help you succeed and try-before-you-buy links to drive click throughs.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Adding adsense inside your post section

adinsidepostFrom this tutorial, you will be able to add any type of adsense service you are working with to the top or bottom section inside of your posts. Placing too many ads on the homepage of your blog can actually drive your visitors away because of the impression that your blog gives them on first sight. Working with adsense is a great way to make a profitable income if you understand how to generate clicks and place ads where they are likely to be viewed and clicked on. Placing ads inside postings is one of the most effective ways to pull visitors interest on the relevant topics they are truly interested in.

*Before attempting any tutorial, please make sure you back-up your current existing template in case it doesn’t turn out as expected.

Assuming that you are already working with an adsense service and have created your desired ad to be placed inside your postings, lets get started.

Steps to follow:

1. Log into your adsense account and copy/paste the code to the “Paste Ad Code to Convert Here:” at this website and select “Convert Ad Code”: http://www.eblogtemplates.com/blogger-ad-code-converter/

2. Once your adsense section code is converted, Log into your Blogger Dashboard > Layout > Edit HTML (select “Expand Widget Templates”)

3. If you want your ad to appear right under the post title, search for the following section code:

<div class='post-header-line-1'/>

4. Once you’ve located this code, copy/paste your converted ad code right below it, for example:
<div class='post-header-line-1'/> 
<div class='post-body'>

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<hr align='center' color='#dddddd' width='100%'/>
<center>
&lt;script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;&gt;&lt;!--
google_ad_client = &quot;pub-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX&quot;;
google_ad_host = &quot;pub-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX&quot;;
/* 468x60, created 7/17/09 */
google_ad_slot = &quot;XXXXXXXXXX&quot;;
google_ad_width = 468;
google_ad_height = 60;
//--&gt;
&lt;/script&gt;
&lt;script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;
src=&quot;http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js&quot;&gt;
&lt;/script&gt;
</center>
<hr align='center' color='#dddddd' width='100%'/>
</b:if>

<div style='clear: both;'/> <!-- clear for photos floats -->
</div>

Note:

The section code labeled in red is the IF tags, used to tell Blogger that you only want this displayed inside postings(when they actually read the post individually)

The section code labeled in blue is a horizontal line, you can remove this if you want, but it’s to separate your ads from your posts.

The section code in orange is self explanatory, to center your ad.

5. If you wish to have your ad posted right under your postings, then search for the following section code below and add your converted ad code right below it:
<div class='post-footer'>
<p class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'>

6. You can preview before you save, but in order for you to be able to see your ad position in preview mode, you should remove the IF tags before you preview, if that’s the position you want your ad in, simply re-add the IF tags and select Save Template.

*Tutorial completed

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Money Making Adsense Networks

logo3 WidgetBucks – does the heavy lifting by creating contextual ad widgets that your visitors will actually find interesting and engage in. You reap the rewards of PPC ad widgets that earn better than $2 CPM. WidgetBucks also offers the Referral Program, in which affiliates can earn a 15 percent referral fee based on the commissions earned by the people they refer. Payouts are monthly and paid along with commission checks.



logo-with-tagline AdBrite - Generate more revenue from your ad space. Adbrite offers customize ads to match your site, approve and reject ads for your site, works alongside with other ad programs, and supports: text ads, inline ads, banners, britepic, and fullpage ads.



adsense_logo Google Adsense - free program that enables website publishers of all sizes to display relevant Google ads and earn money. Great program for beginners and learners, offers in-depth analytics.

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