Monday, February 20, 2012

How do I get readers to like my blog in FaceBook?

Ever wonder how people with an uninteresting site manages to get three thousand, seven hundred eleven likes on their Facebook page?

Deciding that it was time to figure out just how bloggers were getting so many readers to like their sites, it was time to investigate and take a look around Facebook to see if there were any like exchange pages on Facebook.  Sure enough there were two that I discovered and joined, one being a group and the other just is readers exchanging likes in comments.  Unfortunately not everybody returns the favor but feels free to ask for the like but the ones who do is what is the most helpful.

In a previous post, click here to read more, I wrote about creating a separate Facebook account from my personal Facebook account.  This is helpful when groups and playing games, so that messages, likes and close friends does not get mixed up.  You can and will make a mess of your Facebook account in the begging until you get the hang of things, that is why it is strongly suggested that you try to keep everything separate from each other.

Since the start of using the Facebook exchange group, my Google Adsense and visitor rates have gone right through the roof in just a few short days.  This group here, Likes, is great for obtaining new Facebook, since Facebook's new policy will disable your friend request ability whenever you request to many friends and a certain number of people complain they do not know you.

The two following groups will accept your join request immediatly so that you can start posting your websites, facebook fan pages and other sites that you wish to share.

Get Your Blog Followers
Go here to view a comment exchange where you can just keep clicking on links and sharing likes with other users

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Watch your Google Adsense go through the roof with these widgets!

Ever wonder how people get those awesome looking social plug ins working in blogger?  Would you like to know how to get the twitter logo to fly around your Google Blog?

Today while working on finding receive more visitors to my blogs through Facebook, this one particular site really caught my eye.  The site had the nicest skin for a Google Blog and in the left corner of the blog was an animated dragonfly that scrolled with the blog along with a great combination of purples.  Thinking to myself, now what can I do to make my blog noticeable like that, a Google search was launched to find Google Blogspot Skins.  Instead what was discovered is this blog, with all types of nice tips on getting your google blog noticed.

What actually happened is first I was searching for a new Google Blog Skin when I came across a blog that had the animated twitter that follows a reader as they scroll through the blog.  I had to have that flying twitter and that is what next began a brand new Google search on how it was done.  As soon as these three following social plugins, with the easy guide provided by, my adsense jumped right through the roof, no joke:

Floating Google +1, Facebook, Twitter Buttons For Blogger

How To Force Blog Visitors To Subscribe?

Add a Cute Flying Twitter Bird To Your Blogs

Now when readers visit, they are tempted to check out all three of the new social plug ins, wouldn't you agree?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Advertise your blog, website and business simply when playing games Facebook games!

This sounds crazy but it is true, interacting with your friends on facebook through Games and applications is actually a great way of advertising your site.

About six months ago, while using my FaceBook account,  it came to my attention that having over six hundred friends was making it very difficult to keep track of what was going on with my FaceBook account.  The games that were being played was getting jumbled up with what my friends and family were posting in the newsfeeds.  Also, there were the people on my friends list that were more acquaintance then actually friends whose photos, videos and Farmville postings were mixing up with people on my friends list who's personal information was more of an interest than the ones that play Farmville.

That is when I decided to create a second account for just my friends, family and coworkers, it made the ease of Facebook much better for me and on my personal account all games and applications are blocked.  My old account is mainly used for playing games on and my new account is for interacting with my closest friends.  To create a second Facebook account, you will need a second email address since Facebook does not accept the same email address for two accounts. 

A problem I ran into started when both accounts had the same profile picture on it and it was beginning to really get confusing, for myself and my closest friends. A few weeks ago after updating my old Facebook profile by changing the profile name and picture, click here to view my new profile, it made things so much easier.  Instead of using my name, I use my blog name, Elizabeth's Miscellaneous Topics along with the blogs URL imprinted on the bottom of my profile picture.  Also for the new timeline feature I have created a logo with the name of my blog and the url to my blog.

To view my Facebook Photo Cover Timeline click here for an example.  What was done first is the logo was created using cooltext's free logo creation site.  Next using Gimp, a photo editor that comes with Linux, I opened the logo and resized it to 850x320.  Not all logos will look good after they are created using so you will have to probably select a size that works for you several times before it comes out right.
Now when playing games, such as Farmville and Hidden Chronicles, people see my blog name and business logo and it will always stick in their head.  At the same time I am interacting with people on my facebook friends list by playing games, giving my business a more personal touch without having to spam.

Because of Facebook's new policy when requesting friends in which you are not allowed to randomly request friends you may not know, you can click here to view my timeline profile add me to your friend list!  

Please help me out by liking this page

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Can using a custom google search on my website, blogger or even in a blogpost be beneficial?

You may have noticed the option Google offers for using their search engine for different uses, such as, for searching the entire world wide web, only your blog/website or a choice of search options you would like the reader to discover by setting up a choice of sites that will show up when the user does a search.  How can you make this beneficial to you or even waste your time setting one up when it feels as if nobody is using it.

If your site is one that is offering a large variety of games, wallpapers or website skins, it is obvious that having the option of allowing the user to search your site for what they need makes the Google Custom Search useful.  Google search engine does earn revenue in the same way that you earn revenue from Google adsense and YouTube videos through the advertisements.  The question is, how can a regular blogger like ourselves find use of a custom Google search engine?  It almost seems useless to have it on your site, that is not the case and let me explain an example of how a custom search can be profitable and work for you in just a simple blog post.

A few days ago prior to this post on my personal blog, Elizabeth's Miscellaneous Topics,  I created a post called: The trick of digging up dirt on somebody at no cost, explaining how you can do a search for people, free of charge, using Google's search engine.  In that post is a Custom Google Search engine at the end giving the reader the option to try out the topics that I am speaking about.  If you have not visited the link than here it is again so that you can get a better understanding of what I am talking about before reading on in this post.

As you can see the search engine is available right in the blogpost and people can now do a search.  What is neat about that post is that it is also has people try out my suggestion of doing a search for "Elizabeth's Miscellaneous Topics".  This will also make a possiblilty of that blog coming up in Google's Trends if enough readers try it out.

Learn how to add a custom search engine to your Google blogpost:
Elizabeth's Blogger Wikis - How to add a custom search engine to your Google Blog Post.

Have Fun and Good Luck!