Saturday, February 27, 2010

Boost traffic using AdWords to find effective keywords and phrases

One way you can increase traffic performance is by using keywords and/or phrases suggested by Google themselves, through Google AdWords.

google_alexa_rank With an alexa traffic rank of number 1, Google AdWords gives you the opportunity to work with the widest range of audience that’s already interested in you or what your website has to offer, and can offer higher click-through-rates for your website or business. Upon completion of each campaign, Google AdWords will provide new keywords and phrases that they feel is the most effective and will help increase traffic performance for your website and bring you the highest CTRs, allowing you to eliminate guesswork. Let’s take a look at how we’re able to derive keywords and phrases from this.

Steps to follow

1. You can sign up for Google AdWords here.

2. Once you’ve signed up, create a new campaign, under the “Campaigns” tab, and select the “+ New campaign” button.

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3. Next, set up your campaign settings and create your ad. Allow it to run for a day so Google can review your site and campaign to provide better feedback and new opportunities on the keywords and phrases.

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4. To check if opportunities are offered, click on the “Opportunities” tab. If opportunities are present, you can go through a range of keywords and phrases Google has found being the most effective for your site and will drive the most traffic through organic searches.

adwords_new_keywords

Note: Take time to do research on the geographic area most interested in your site’s niche or service. Targeting areas where there is a high interest can greatly increase CTRs.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Image Rollover JavaScript

fig-bubble Here’s a script to add to your styling when designing your blog. This script makes an image change or switch to another when the mouse is placed over the original image. This can be applied to almost anything on a site that’s in image format. For example, navigation menus, subscription and advertisement boxes, and social network links on your site or blog.

Click here to see the demo

Steps to follow

1. Add an HTML/JavaScript from the Page Elements tab under Layout.

2. Copy and paste the following section code below as the HTML/JavaScript.

Note: You will have to replace the .gif file to the link where your image is located. Where “img1.gif” represents the original image and “img2.gif” represents the rollover image.

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Daily Notes

Emperors

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Features:

Instructions: Download > Upload XML File
Coder / Designer: Deluxe Templates / Design Disease
Compatible with: FF, IE, Chrome
Language: English
Properties: 2 Columns, Adapted from Wordpress, Fixed width, Right Sidebar, Gray, White
Categories: Personal pages

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Old Albums

Emperors

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Instructions: Download > Upload XML File
Coder / Designer: Deluxe Templates / WP Themes Free
Compatible with: FF, IE, Chrome
Language: English
Properties: 2 Columns, Adapted from Wordpress, Brown, Fixed width, Left Sidebar
Categories: Grunge, Personal pages, Photography

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Scruffy

Emperors

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Instructions: Download > Upload XML File
Coder / Designer: Templates Block
Compatible with: FF, IE, Chrome
Language: English
Properties: 2 Columns, Adapted from Wordpress, Blue, Fixed width, Right Sidebar, Yellow
Categories: Grunge, Personal pages

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Emperors

Emperors

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Features:

Instructions: Download > Upload XML File
Coder / Designer: Anshul / WP Theme Designer
Compatible with: FF, IE, Chrome
Language: English
Properties: 2 Columns, Adapted from Wordpress, Fixed width, Gray, Gallery, Photolog, Right Sidebar, White
Categories: Ads ready, Photography

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Design Pile

Design-Pile-Blue

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Features:

Instructions: Download > Upload XML File
Coder / Designer: BloggerThemes / Site5
Compatible with: FF, IE, Chrome
Language: English
Properties: 2 Columns, Adapted from Wordpress, Black, Blue, Fixed width, Gray, Premium, Right Sidebar, White
Categories: Art, Personal Pages

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Minicard

minicard-blogger-template

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Instructions: Visit author web-site
Coder / Designer: Blog and Web / Blue Anvil
Compatible with: FF, IE, Chrome
Language: English
Properties: 1 Column, Adapted from Wordpress, Blue, Elegant, Fixed width, Fresh, Green, Orange, Premium, Rounded corners, Web 2.0
Categories: Business, Internet, Jobs, Personal pages, Twitter

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Friday, February 19, 2010

10 drop down menu solutions

Here are 10 pre-made menus if you need a quick navigation menu for your template. These come from the web and can greatly shorten the development process. The one's listed here are mainly jQuery and CSS based and are either drop-down or just multi level menus. Nonetheless, they all bring functionality and appearance inclination to your template.

A different top navigationa_different_type_tabbed

A circular navigation menu with sub-menuscircular_navigation_menu

Designing the Digg navigation bardigg_navigation

A fancy drop down menufancy_drop_down_menu

Vimeo-like top navigation from JANKOjanko_at_warp_speed

Fancy MooTools sliding tabbed navigationmootools_fancy_sliding_tabb

"Outside the Box" navigation menu with jQueryoutside_the_box_jQuery

Sexy drop down menu with jQuerysexy_drop_down_jQuery

Designing a Twitter look-alike sign-in formtwitter_sign_in

Vertical sliding menu: how to and downloadvertical_sliding_menu

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