Build Loyal Visitors and Increase Traffic To Your Blog/Website With Punchtab

Getting more people to visit your blog is quite attainable but making them a regular visitor of your platter might not seem that easy. For that you need to play the trick, you need to lure them.

The underlying idea is simple you reward your visitor with something when he comes, and if the reward seems to be interesting enough he’s bound to bounce back for more. Now it comes to the rewards and I am pretty sure there are hundreds of options, including party casino and other goodies.

The installation is fairly simple on most of the platforms including Blogger and WordPress. after installation a “Rewards” tabs appear in your blog which when clicked by the user opens up a dialog offering the rewards.

loyalty marketing

You choose where to keep that button and you choose your own rewards.

02e create reward

Choose or make your rewards, set the number of points needed and you’re done!

02g choose points

You can also offer a one-time give away offer to your readers.
04c giveaway preview

The last step is copying the generated code snippet and pasting it in the HTML mode of your blog post.

blog loyalty program

Try this now, Click here!

Optimize your Article While You Write It With InboundWriter

If you are write for your blog, for some one else’s blog or if you write some kind of online articles, then here’s a simple tool for you that works as a personal SEO for you while you write your stuff. Inbound Writer informs you about all the related conversations, searches and many more things while you arte your topic. It monitors Social Media and Search Engine Optimization keywords in real-time time of your writing and helps you to improve your article.

However like all great things, this isn’t entirely free but you can manage with 8 free posts a month with a single account.

From inboundWriter’s Official YouTube Channel

Inbound-Writer-Subject-Words

Inbound Writer is rather very easy to use and can be easily utilised by even a novice. In the begin it asks you to give three words that describe your post and then it uses those words to drive search keywords for your article.

Additionally you can supply Inbound Writer with upto three URLs that have authoritative information about your article.

How-Inbound-Writer-Works

Document-Score

After this some keywords will be generated that will help you shape your article based on what people have been talking about your topic.

The document score helps you determine your use of targeted keywords in your article.

You just need o continue writing based on advices that the writing has been giving you and you shall automatically see your readings go up as more people reach your article via searches and social media.Inbound-Writer-Focus-Terms2

This saves you all the effort of learning about SEO and social media trends and leaves you to focus on the writing, while still getting you some great results.

Try it here.

Enjoy!


Share this post :

Shareaholic – Sharing Integrated With Browsing

ShareaholicRecently we discussed about Rockmelt, a web browser that integrates with your facebook and twitter accounts and makes sharing easy, but for those of you who are in pure love with their cute browsers and those who would like to adopt RockMelt only after there are no more bugs left, we have just found something great and interesting.

Sharaholic in action

Shareholic, the simplest way to share something online, might it be an article, or an image or the webpage you are working on with friends on digg, del.icio.us, facebook, friendfeed, Google bookmarks, magnolia, mixx, reddit, stumbleupon, tumblr, twitter and many more websites.

Its an add-on that creates a small shareaholic button either on your navigation menu or the address bar and every time you click it, it displays an organized menu which lets you choose the services to share upon. You can customize the menu either to just display your customized websites or to change their order. Sharing is simple and clean, the concerned dialog appears and you can now choose to proceed or not

Shareaholic is believed to influence general user activity on diffrent websites making sharing easier which will increase web traffic. It also keeps a track on how many times the web page you’re on has been dugg or saved to del.icio.us.

Click here to share us with shareaholic!

Track Your Mobile Visitors Through Percent Mobile

Last month I launched a new site, loaded with few cool mobile products and other stuffs. . I have linked it to Google Analytics to have a summary of visitors viewing my site. But I wasn’t satisfied much with it as it doesn’t provide Information about the traffic coming from Mobile Users . Lately I came across a super Cool website which offers Mobile Analytics in detail .

It was Stan Wiechers who launched a super cool new service that provides Free Mobile Analytics – PercentMobile – A New York based Company.

PercentMobile is a New York-based mobile analytics firm that helps global brands understand their mobile Internet audience.

It is a fully hosted mobile analytics service that measures and analyzes the mobile traffic to your Desktop or Mobile Web Site.

7 Reasons to Consider Mobile Analytics by PercentMobile

· Easy to understand mobile analytics reports.

· Built from the ground up for mobile-specific data.

· On-demand. Fully hosted.

· Support is just a tweet away.

· Born out of extensive mobile experience.

· Features for brands, agencies, and enterprise.

· It’s free.

Check it out if you want to see how many of your users are viewing your site on a mobile device and what kind of device they are using.

clip_image002

 

How does it work ?

Percent Mobile

Keep An Eye On Your Tweets

You are running a site and you want to know all those people who are linking to your site and are constantly tweeting your website. With BackTweets you can easily monitor all those who are linking to your site. How can these be helpful to you ?

backtweets

Well here are the answers :

  • Connect With Your Fans: Now if you know who are the ones who are tweeting your posts, you can easily start building a relations with them. Connecting with your fans is the most important step i the success of your site.
  • Monitor Your Posts : You can easily monitor your posts and optimize them. If you know all the hit topics of your site, then you should start concentrating on that particular topic theme.
  • Ability To Search Keywords : With an ability to search for keywords, one can easily see if the topic that he is going to post is already tweeted or not.

BackTweets is developed by BackType which is a conversational search engine and index and connect millions of conversations from blogs, social networks and other social media so people can find, follow and share comments. BackType was founded in June, 2008 by Christopher Golda and Michael Montano.

Create Search Plugin for your Blog

Many of us must be using Mozilla Firefox, So I’ve created a search engine extension which works on Mozilla Firefox and searches with in Chill Geeks. You could also create a similar extension for your blog. Creating Search engine plug-in for Firefox web browser is very easy. Some of the prerequisites to make your search addon,is that, you should have a little idea about working with XML. You can start making your own blog Search Engine using the template below-
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns=”http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/”
                       xmlns:moz=”http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/”>
<ShortName>engineName</ShortName>
<Description>engineDescription</Description>
<InputEncoding>inputEncoding</InputEncoding>
<Image width=”16″ height=”16″ type=”image/x-icon”>data:image/x-icon;base64,imageData</Image>
<Url type=”text/html” method=”method” template=”searchURL”>
  <Param name=”paramName1″ value=”paramValue1″/>
  …
  <Param name=”paramNameN” value=”paramValueN”/>
</Url>
<Url type=”application/x-suggestions+json” template=”suggestionURL”/>
<moz:SearchForm>searchFormURL</moz:SearchForm>
</OpenSearchDescription>



I’ve got this template from Mozilla Developer Center. Various terms used in above template are described at Mozilla Developer’s Center
I’ll explain how I created search engine plug-in for Chill Geeks.WithoutImage

  • Open C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxsearchplugins
  • There you’ll see all search engine plug-in’s xml files, open up any file using Notepad++ or any text Editor and you will get an idea about the working of various search engine addons
  • Now create a new file over there, name it as yoursite.xml
  • Use the template above and make the required changes.

See the example below, which I’ve made for Chill Geeks
<SearchPlugin xmlns=”http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/”>
<ShortName>Chill Geeks</ShortName>
<Description>Chill Geeks Google Search</Description>
<InputEncoding>UTF-8</InputEncoding>
<Image height=”16″ width=”16″ type=”image/x-icon”>
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww248/chillgeeks/flex.gif</Image>
<Url type=”application/x-suggestions+json” method=”GET” template=”
http://suggestqueries.google.com/complete/search?output=firefox&amp;client=firefox&amp;hl={moz:locale}&amp;q={searchTerms}”/>
<Url type=”text/html” method=”GET” template=”
http://www.chillgeeks.com/search”>
  <Param name=”q” value=”{searchTerms}”/>
</Url>
</SearchPlugin>

DetailsSuggest

  • Searchplugin is used to define starting of plugin xml
  • Shortname is used to display name in search bar
  • InputEncoding, keep it UTF-8
  • Image, specifies the path of favicon of your site.
  • Url type JSON, fetches Suggestion quiries from Google.
  • Url type html, specifies site to search within.
  • Param (Parameters), vairable seach term.

If you want to get above xml file, please click here.Now you can easily create your blog’s plugin just by modifying this file and changing www.chillgeeks.com to yourblogname.blogspot.com or www.yourcustomdomain.com
You could also specify Image that will appear in search bar by replacing http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww248/chillgeeks/flex.gif with your own favicon image URL.
You can also submit your extension to Mozilla Add-ons, which will increase the popularity of your website. Please let me know by comments, if you get any difficulty in making your search engine extension.

Backup Windows Live Writer

As we all know it is very easy and fast to blog with help of Microsoft’s free tool Windows Live Writer. But when it comes to formatting or reformatting operating system, there is a chance of loss of WLW data. But Now you can move securely to upgrade or format Windows, without worrying about your Windows Live Writer’s information stored. Whenever you format your PC/ Laptop, it is required to re-install Windows Live Writer, and all the previous linking database is lost. Scott has come up with a solution to this problem. He made a small program know as Windows Live Writer backup hosted at codeplex. You can download this here. MainWindow

Basic Requirements to run this release are-

  • You must have .NET 3.5 SP1 installed.
  • If you’re running Vista or Win7, to run the program you will require elevated permissions(administrative). Unfortunately, this is only required for restoring a backup.

Related Links :- Download dotNet | Product Home Page

Related Post :- My First blog Post

Set up your co.cc domain for Blogger

cc_logoNow you can have an experience of having a custom domain name associated with your blogger account, just for free. You will be getting DNS management tools to manage your domain settings and have an experience of it before buying a .com domain.  There are two ways to associate your co.cc account with blogger blog, one is by URL forwarding, (a beginner lever approach) and other is advanced level approach (used to map BlogSpot domain to your custom domain).

To do this sign up at www.co.cc, and get a free domain

  • Easy Method
    Login to your co.cc account, click manage domain on left side, and chose third option of URL forwarding and enter the URL where you want your co.cc domain to be redirected.
  • Effortful method
    This method is little effortful than above one, but it will give better results, as this will make sure that search results you get, will be in form of domain you have mapped. Just add following zone records to your account instead of URL forwarding( Just assume your domain name instead of gohitech.co.cc)
    zone records 
    Now go to blogger dashboard, select your blog, go to Settings => Publishing => Switch to custom domain => Switch to advance settings , and there put in the name of your co.cc custom domain. That’s it!!, your domain setup will take 1-2 days, after which whenever you’ll visit your co.cc domain , it will land you to your blog.

Related Links :- Sign Up at www.co.cc | Go Hi-Tech is now Chill Geeks

Create Mobile Version of your Blog

MoFuseBlog Now you can easily create free mobile version of your website or blog using a service known as MoFuse. This service easily converts your blogger blog or wordpress blog to their mobile version, along with many other features too. I’ve also created my blog’s mobile version using this service only. You can checkout the mobile version of Chill Geeks at http://m.chillgeeks.com or at http://chillgeeks.mofuse.mobi

 

 

 

 

 

 

To create a mobile version of your blog, you need to have feeds enabled. This service fetches feeds and rephrase them in mobile version. Just follow the following steps to get your own mobile site.

  1. Open www.mofuse.com select MoFuse premium service or select MoFuse for Blog, for your blog.
  2. Just enter your blog’s URL and click Mobilize!
    Mobilize 
  3. Enter the details for your web blog or web site, and you will be signed up for this service. You will get mobile version of your site at [your choice].mofuse.mobi
  4. You can also setup custom domain mapping to your blog by selecting your blog and then selecting custom domain option, and entering the custom domain, and save it as shown in screenshot
    MoFuse 
  5. Now go to your DNS settings panel and add the required CNAME record.
    GoDaddy

And you are done with setting up your own mobile blog, for custom domains, it will take some time to come up live on web.

Related Links:- MoFuse | ChillGeeks Mobile Version

Add custom Feed URL to Blogger Blog

There are two types of feeds which are generally used in Web 2.0, these are RSS and Atom. You can add an option of your own custom feed to Blogger Blog which will appear as shown below-

 



As you can see that it is showing more than some default options. You can also add an Alternative RSS Feed address similarly to your blog too. To do this follow the following steps-
  1. Login to Blogger Blog.
  2. Go to your blog’s Layout => Edit HTML section
  3. Paste the following above <b:skin>
    <link href=’Your Feed Link Here‘ rel=’alternate’ title=’Alternate Feed Title Here‘ type=’Feed Type Here‘/>
  4. Finally, save the template when you are done.

 For example I’ve added following code above <b:skin>
<link href=’http://gohi-tech.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default/-/Blogging%20tricks‘ rel=’alternate’ title=’Blogging Tricks‘ type=’application/atom+xml‘/>



By saving the above template I got something like shown below –



You can also add label specific feed, which you can show to your homepage.

To write feed type as an Atom Feed we use “application/atom+xml” , and if the feed is RSS we use “application/rss+xml, insted.
Links:- Add Label Specific Feed