The power of blogs and blogging

The power of a blog is endless due to its many attributes and functions. A blog can be used to provide your own opinion, to rank about an issue, to provide information or just for business purposes. No matter how you look at it, your blog will succeed in that particular manner. If you trying to give your opinion on a particular law that just passed in your country, you will be very likely to catch the attention of the ministers and general public.

Search engines are constantly being flooded with queries, and the search engine spiders are roaming through sites 24/7. Blogs are more search engine friendly when compared to regular HTML based pages. Search engines like Google love unique content; so you should focus on posting unique, quality content. It will establish a firm reader base and still give you good rankings on the search engines. Continue reading The power of blogs and blogging

My Google AdSense account has been disabled

For the past several years ever since I became an AdSense publisher in 2006, I have come across or read horror stories of those whose accounts have been disabled by Google for various reasons, ranging from “invalid clicks” to “risk for our advertisers”. I never thought that this would happen to me, because I felt confident that because I have always been in good standing with Google and have received payments from them for years, my account will never be at risk of being banned. Furthermore, I have never told anyone to click on my ads, or click on the ads myself in order to inflate my own earnings. This is simply because I don’t believe that one should kill the goose in order to get the golden eggs.

Today, however, whatever trust I had in Google is shattered, because to my utter horror and dismay, the dreaded “Your Google AdSense account has been disabled” message has come into my e-mail. Continue reading My Google AdSense account has been disabled

Selecting an appropriate blogging platform is very important

Blogging may be an easy thing to do for those who are interested to get involved, but the real power behind blogging is the blog platform that you choose to write and publish your posts. Believe me, you would not want a platform that does not conform to your expectations or does not deliver the “goods”, so to speak. When you decide to start your own blog, there are many choices to be made. The very first choice is which platform to use. You’ll need to determine whether you would prefer a hosted or non-hosted blog platform.

Below I am listing the top five blogging platforms with a little of their details. Choose the one you think is right for you and be part of the huge blogging network today. Continue reading Selecting an appropriate blogging platform is very important

Yahoo! hacked: Is this the beginning of the end?

At the beginning of 2000, Yahoo! was indisputably the only major search engine that everyone turns to for a solution to their search queries. They also had a solid range of products, ranging from free e-mail services to photo sharing, free web hosting and various other services. Then Google entered the fray and everything has changed since then. The reason for this is simply the lack of innovation on Yahoo’s part and their disinterest in offering something of value for nothing to their users, as what Google is doing currently.

Yahoo! has been going down and down for the past ten years. They have shut down popular services such as Geocities and MyBlogLog, and even sold off Delicious.com. Now even their security has been compromised by hackers. When something serious like this happens, users lose their trust in a company and without user support, the company is bound to fail. I forsee this happening to Yahoo! in the not-so-far future. Continue reading Yahoo! hacked: Is this the beginning of the end?

Megaupload founder promotes a new website

Kim Dotcom, the billionaire founder of the Megaupload file sharing service have now resurfaced on promoting a new site called Megabox, a file sharing service and to discover new music via his new Twitter account @KimDotcom. Kim is currently awaiting an extradition case from New Zealand, as this billionaire is wanted by the FBI in the United States for various charges of copyright infringement. Apparently this has not deterred the man from coming up with new and innovative ideas to make money online through offering premium services from downloading and streaming content online. Continue reading Megaupload founder promotes a new website

Playing around with blockquotes

Being a problogger, I take pride in ensuring that my blogs are all running in the best condition possible. That includes making sure that the theme each blog is running on (I use WordPress for a large majority of my blogs and websites these days) are coded to comply with XHTML/CSS standards and also ensure that there are no bugs along the way. Sometimes, however, things go amiss when I entrust the coding of my custom themes to 5K people whom I thought are excellent coders, but fail miserably in delivering what I expected of them to do.

A good example of what I am talking about is the coder who initially did this WordPress theme for me. Upon the recommendation of another guy, I entrusted him to do the coding work for the custom theme of Blogging For Money, with the condition that it must conform to the PSD design file as closely as possible. Unfortunately he did not do too well a job at that and the blockquotes are not showing up well…or I should say, hardly at all. Continue reading Playing around with blockquotes