Category: How To

May 31, 2009

Revenue How To For Blogs & Websites = Automated Ad Control

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Do you want to make money with your website or blog, If so, then a professional Ad manager for your website is the best way to go.

In this article I will be talking about the need for Automated banner and Textlinks and Reviewing All in one Ad Manager by OIOPublisher.

On a side note, this program works with WordPress as a plugin, but it will work with any type of website and all.

For websites that’s not using wordpress, you will need a database and the ability to add in Javascript or php and from there the installation process is automated, even offers a web install. I plan on using this software for a few Joomla and Zencart websites I run, because I have been unsatisfied with the ad manager components currently available.

Quick Overview

Do I recommend using the Ad manager software from OIOpublisher?

In one word or less, absolutely. It is a must for anyone who takes their website seriously and needs to make money in a professional, automated, and non time consuming way.

The Review Of Ad Manager by OIOPublisher and why you need it for your website or blog.

Ad Manager by OIOPublisher is extremely powerful, feature rich, and the tech support team is the one best I have ever seen. The support team helps with everything from installation issues, Ad setup, general questions, and custom coding that may be needed for your website. (more…)

May 29, 2009

WordPress Themes – What Sidebar Style To Use? Left, Right or Both?

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wordpress sidebar layout Wordpress Themes – What Sidebar Style To Use? Left, Right or Both?If you have low end, cheap hosting package, then the simple answer is, go with right sidebars.

If you have a high end host then it doesn’t matter, but I still recommend going with a right sidebar. Scroll down to see why I recommend using right sidebars for a blog, without the technical reasons.

Technical reason for using right sidebars, instead of left sidebars.

When browsers are loading up a website they process coding from top to bottom.

On a typical website, the first area loaded is the Header or the top area. Then afterwards it loads the body of the website, then the footer.

The body area is typically programmed as a large box, with several small boxes inside of it which are programmed using Tables or CSS.

Typical body coding forces a browser to load up the left sidebar box, then the content box, and then the right sidebar box. After the rightbar is loaded, then the footer area is loaded and displayed. (more…)

May 28, 2009

Have Super Cache or Hyper Cache? Use Widget Cache For Improved Caching

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Wp-Widget-Cache is designed to work with WP Super Cache or Hyper Cache. It increases the efficiency of the caching mods, while lowering database queries.

Wp-Widget-Cache – Does what the name says it does. It will cache your widgets. Super cache and hyper cache, waste a lot of time caching widgets for every single static page they create. This mod will cache the entire widget area of your website while reducing SQL queries and give you total control over the cache time of your widgets. The author of the mod does a good job of explaining the need for this mod. (more…)

May 27, 2009

Howbits Spring Cleaning – Maintenance Day

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Today I decided it was time to clean up howbits.com and speed up and optimize the website.

I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you. I will be doing most of my changes on the back end of the website, but it may cause the website to slow down as I am making backups of the website and rearranging files.

Thanks for your patience,

Djames

May 27, 2009

Add Printer Friendly Capability With Flexible Page Printing

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Printfriendly.com offers a free widget that will add a printer friendly icon to any type of website or blog.

If a visitor wishes to print a page and clicks the icon, it will open a dialogue where they can add or remove paragraphs and images from the information before it is printed. (You can click the printer friendly icon at the top of this post to see how it works.)

 

Screen Shot

print function Add Printer Friendly Capability With Flexible Page Printing

It’s easy to install, only requiring a couple minutes to setup. Works in Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, zen cart, oscommerce, etc. (more…)

May 26, 2009

[Fix] Adobe PhotoShop – Stuck on Hand Tool

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This is a list of various fixes to stop Adobe Photoshop from permanently staying on the Hand Tool.

I have listed seven fixes, ranging from the easiest to do, to more in depth. The last fix is the most extreme, but it does work about 90% of the time.

Fix 1 – Simplest Fix, Open Adobe Photoshop, open an image, and Press Space bar.

Fix 2 – Quick Mask Mode or Revert

Open an image and Press Q to turn on Quick Mask mode, and press Q again to turn it off. This sometimes fixes the problem

Go to file, then Revert. Or press F12 to Revert.

Fix 3 – Select Your Workspace or Go back to a Default Workspace (more…)

May 19, 2009

Free Stock Photos & Royalty Free Images

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Looking around the blog-o-sphere and found two great blog article with links to free stock photos and free vector images. Great resources for marketing material, website design, etc.

25 Places to Find Stock Photos — Free and Cheap!

10 Website For Free Vector Images

Three websites not on these links that I use for design projects…

Zentextures.com – Free Large textures for whatever you are looking for. Stone, metal wood, paint, rust, plants, and more.

Istockphoto.com – I miss the days when images were a dollar on this website. But still a good place to find high quality stock photos.

bazaardesigns.com – Free Icon Sets, Vector images, stock photos, fonts, logos, website templates; the list goes on, but check it out, nice website big selection.

May 18, 2009

Need Credit Cards or Paypal Logos For Your Website?

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If you are looking for Clean Paypal, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express (Amex), or ACH – eCheck logos, then I recommend visiting these two websites

http://www.credit-card-logos.com/

http://www.fastcharge.com/html/card_logos.html

They offer several different image sizes or layouts for whatever style you are looking for. They have images with just a single credit card to images with a Paypal wrapper around Credit card images.

**You can also find Free Shipping and Anti-Spam logos on the second link.

May 9, 2009

How To Prevent Firefox Google Search Redirect – Clickcheck.ru

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I have had this very annoying problem happening with Firefox for the last couple weeks. Whenever I did a search using Google, I would have some links that would redirect me to clickcheck.ru and then I would be redirected to an Advertising website.

Permanent Fix for Clickcheck.ru – Thanks to EefJe

You can click on the link below to go to GeeksToGo Forum that has the Fix posted. Just remember to flush out your DNS entries after you have fixed the problem. (more…)

May 2, 2009

Website Badge Layout & E-Commerce Traffic Sales Conversion

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I currently maintain two E-commerce website and I am in the process of building two more e-commerce website. This is a combination of my knowledge and experiences with the use of website badges for traffic conversion.

**In this article I am already assuming you have traffic via SEO techniques, Paid advertising, or whatever sources you prefer to use for traffic and you are trying to improve the traffic conversion rate.

One of the major problems people have with an E-Commerce website is getting visitors to buy their products or services.

Web gurus consider traffic conversion to be a science, but I like to think of it as an Art Form tied to a dynamic uphill battle. By dynamic uphill battle, I am referring to the fact that you will have to change your e-commerce website several times until you find the right combination of trust building and website style that works for your store. Once you reach the top of the hill and start getting customers on a consistent basis, then it gets progressively easier and from there all you need to do is make small changes that you can monitor with the intent of increasing conversion rates.

In my experience, the reason people are not buying your products is typically something small and easy to fix. The problem with being the owner of a website is that you can’t see the website as a new visitor would see with a fresh pair eyes. You most likely have looked at your websites hundreds of thousands of times, and a as result, you are near sighted and unable to see what is broken on your website that is hindering conversion. Sometimes this small issue can feel like finding a needle in a haystack.
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