16 April 2014

Tips to Use Images in Your Blog Posts: How it Can Better Your Post Exposure

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Using images in our posts is always very important, adding a good quality image into your posts can easily increase post appearance on social media and search engines. If you know that which type of image would be perfect for your post which can describe your posts easily that’s really good when you choose an image like that for your post.

There are many blogger and website owners who really don’t care about images which they use in their posts. But it’s really important if you want a better result from your published post on social media and search engine.

SEE ALSO: 7 Secrets On How To Get Your Guest Post Published
Tips to Use Images in Your Blog Posts: How it Can Better Your Page Exposure
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There are things which you should take care when using images into your blog posts.

1- Quality of the image: It’s really important that you use a good quality image into your post, a good quality image is more eye catching than any other low quality image. A good image easily makes people to see at your post if the image is good in quality and has a picture which describes you’re your post that what it is all about. You can use many free image hosting websites like Flicker and Getty images these are some of the most popular image hosting websites which you can use to get relevant quality image for your blog posts.

2- Size of the image: The size of the images is also very important which you use in your posts. Try to find a size of your image which is just perfect for your post pages. You can use image size according to your page width or if you use blogger then you can simply choose from four different sizes according to your need or you can manually adjust its width and height just by editing the HTML section of the post. If you are using Flicker to download images then I will suggest you to download medium size image which is a perfect size for you post.

3-    Always use Insert Image option: You should always insert an image into your post using the insert image option in your blogger blog. It's because when you don't use the insert image option or you simply copy and paste or when you insert image by drag and drop from another website into your post then it might create a problem on your blog appearance. Some time in blogger when you choose to show 5 or 6 posts on your home page, then your blog home page shows only one post and then you think why this is happening? It's because when you insert an image into your posts without using the insert image option, then it increases the size of your image and that's why your blog shows only one post on your home page.

4-   Use Alt and title tags: Using alt and title tags in your image is also very important as it helps search engines to find relevant images on your blog post when you a user search for an image on Google. A good alt tags can easily describe about your image and it also provides additional details to search engines like Google to better understand about your blog images. In blogger, you can simply add alt-tags, just add an image into your post by using the insert image option now click on the image and go to properties now inter alt tags and title tags there. You can find more information on using alt and title tags here.
Use Alt and title tags

5- Always use CC license Images: You can easily use any image in your post, You can download any image for your blog post from Flicker or any other image hosting website, you can use CC (Creative Common) images in your post. You can easily find and download CC licensed images from flicker and Getty images, to get CC images on Flicker just to go the site and search for your image and you will get so many images related to your search, now click on ''Advance Search'' option on the top right site of the page, now scroll down the page and you will get option for Creative Common images, now check the first two boxes and click search and it will search Creative Common images for you, if available.
Use CC license Images
Also, if you use an image that you have downloaded from any other website then you must give credit to that website by adding captions in your image. To add caption just click on the image that you have inserted into your post and click add captions. You can also add this at the end of the post just by writing this ''Image Credit'' to website name or URL, you can add the website link also by adding a No-Follow attributes you can review my post to check how i use images and give credits in my post.

6-   Share your images on social media: after creating and publishing your post on our blog, we simply promote our posts on social media by sharing our post on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, Pinterest etc. But important thing is how you share your posts on these social network sites? you can just go to any of these site and put your post URL there and that's it your post is shared on social media no, you should do this in a better ways, always use a good image for sharing on social media sites with your post, today every social media site provides image upload option with the content.

SEE ALSO: How to Make Adsense Unit and Widgets Only Appear on the Specific Page in Blogger

Now twitter has also added the image upload option so people can upload an image with their tweet. Trust me some time people don't read a single word of the shared content but they click the link button or share your post because of the image, it's my personal experience too that some time when i see an image which is very good in quality and has a good picture i really don't care about the content but hit the like button and i simply share the image on my profile too. You can see the response on one of my previous post on Google plus below.

Conclusion:
It's only up to you that how you use images on your blog posts, but try to consider using the good quality images, it helps people to easily catch your post on social media. You can use all the tips i have mentioned above, which will surely increase your post exposure on search engines and social media sites.

Feel free to leave your feedback, we love to hear from you, if you have any thing to ask just leave it in the comments below.
Rizwan Ahmad
About the Author:
This article is written and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of cyberockk.com, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,
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How to Keep Devices Safe When You Take Them Out

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These days most of us tend to carry a lot of expensive equipment on us at any given time. If you have a nice watch, a smartphone and perhaps a shoulder bag with a laptop in it then that's several thousand dollars' worth of loot right on your person. And to make matters worse, this technology won't just be expensive: it will also be private and contain a lot of confidential information/personal data and even sentimental media.

For all these reasons it's crucial that you keep this technology safe and don't let it get into the wrong hands – but that can be mighty difficult when you're out and about with those products and constantly taking them out of your pockets…

SEE ALSO: Tips to Ensure the Security of Your Home
How to Keep Devices Safe When You Take Them Out
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Here then we will look at some of the things you can do to keep your technology safer even when it's exposed…

Lanyards and Chains: A lanyard is a loop you can use to attach all kinds of items to each other or to hang them around your neck. Often these are used for ID badges and the like, but if you look closely you'll find that some of your devices have little loops where you can loop them through too. What this then allows you to do is to attach a clip and fasten your device to your belt loop or to the edge of your pocket. Ultimately that means that your tech isn't just going to fall out of your pocket, and that even if someone were to try and steal it from you they wouldn't have any luck in getting away with it. And if you want to go one step further then you can even attach a keychain!

Security Software: There are also a range of different apps and programs you can use to add security to your devices so that they will at least keep their secrets in the event that they are stolen. Some will allow you to remotely erase sensitive information, while others will just keep people locked out. In some cases you can even take snapshots of thieves or track the location of your device via the GPS which will of course greatly improve your odds of locating it…

The Cloud: Another thing you can do to keep the information safe is to save your personal files on the cloud and deleting them off of the device's internal memory. If you were to use DropBox to store photos for instance then you wouldn't lose those photos even if your device was lost or stolen. Better yet though it would mean you could simply change your account details and thereby lock anyone out of those files should they locate your phone or tablet.

Bags: If you're keeping your technology in a bag then there are several ways you can make this more secure. For starters that bag should have a zip and to get more from this you can wear the bag so that said fastener is facing inwards towards you. Now if someone were to try and get into the bag they'd have to put their arm under your armpit.

SEE ALSO: Five Fun Gadgets You Can Use With A Tablet Or Smartphone

Make sure never to let your bag out of your sight, and if you're sitting down try looping the strap around your knee or foot so that people can't easily drag it away.

Buffer Devices: Finally the best scenario is obviously to avoid taking your expensive/highly personal technology out with you in the first place. Find a separate device that you can use when you're travelling or that you're taking with you and make sure not to save anything important on that. Using the cloud you can upload all the information back to your home devices which will this way be safely kept under the best security locks along with all your other valuables.

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 Nancy
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The author of this post is Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for Ultimate Lock System. As an avid car enthusiast, she likes to go on long drives during the weekend. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.
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13 April 2014

Tips to Get Back all Your Saved Google Chrome Bookmarks on any PC or Laptop

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It’s pretty obvious that when we browse the web on our PC or laptop, then many times we find some very interesting webpage or a website, but every time we don’t have much time to read the full page story, so we simply decide to bookmark that page on our browser it could be Google Chrome or Firefox.

There are two simple ways you can use to bookmark any webpage on your browser, here I am talking about Google Chrome so we will talk about Google Chrome only, and we will see how you can add a bookmark, after that we will discuss about how to get back all of your saved bookmarks of the Google Chrome browser that you have saved on your PC but now you need those bookmarks on any other PC or laptop.

SEE ALSO: Get Miss Call and SMS Alert with Google Hangout App for Free

You can bookmark any webpage in two ways see below how to do this.
Get Back all Your Saved Google Chrome Bookmarks
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     1- In chrome you can simply bookmark any web page just by clicking on the yellow ‘’Star’’ on the top right side on the browser and choose the folder where you want to add the bookmark page and then click ‘’done’’.

     2- The other way is, you can simply add a bookmark just by going to ‘’Customize and control Google Chrome’’ option and then you can simply go to bookmark and click bookmark this page.

Now you have learned that how to bookmark a web page. But what would you do when you need these bookmarks, but you don’t have your PC or laptop with you? That’s not a problem you can actually get all of your saved bookmarks anywhere on any laptop or PC.

The process is pretty easy, if you have many bookmarks saved on your PC or laptop, you can actually sync all of your bookmarks to your Google account, so you can easily get them anytime, anywhere on any laptop or PC. How to do this, see below.

     1- Open Google Chrome browser
     2- Now go to ‘’Customize and control Google Chrome’’on the top right side of the browser.
   
     3- Now click ‘’Sign in to chrome’’, this will sync all your new and older bookmarks to your Google account.
     4- Now all of your Google Chrome bookmarks will synced on your Google account that’s it

SEE ALSO: 5 Useful and Life Improving Things You Can Do on Smartphone

Now how you will get those bookmarks which you have synced with your PC on any other PC or laptop? It’s simple, to get all of your bookmarks on any other PC or laptop, just open Google chrome and now sign in to your Google account from which you have synced your bookmarks.

Now wait for few second or a minute and you see all of your saved bookmarks that you have saved on your PC are now available on the other PC or laptop. To check just go to ‘’Customize and control Google Chrome’’ again and you should see all your bookmarks there.

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Rizwan Ahmad
About the Author:
This article is written and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of cyberockk.com, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,
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12 April 2014

How to Make Adsense Unit and Widgets Only Appear on the Specific Page in Blogger

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Are you looking to make any of your Adsense ad unit and widget to be appear only on the home page of your blogger blog? Yes you can easily make any of your Adsense ad unit and widget appear only on the home page. This will also allow you to add more than three Adsense ads units on your home page and all post pages. You might have seen on many websites that there are more than three Adsense ads unit appear on the pages and you think that how it could be possible when Google allows only three Adsense ads units and three text ads units on a page. 

SEE ALSO: Top Advertising Network For Blog Publishers And Advertisers

Well, you can also make and show more than three Adsense ads units by making some of your blogger widgets only appear on the home page of your blog or post pages. You can actually do this with any of your blog widgets like Adsense widgets, HTML widgets, or any JavaScript widgets and other page elements. If you have noticed there are more than three Adsense ad unit appears on my blog post pages and only three Adsense ads unit on the home page when you go to the home page of my blog!
How to Make Adsense Unit and Widgets Only Appear on the Specific Page in Blogger
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But when you go on any of of the post pages you can see that there are more than three Adsense ad units appear, two of them appears on the post and one appears on the bottom of the page and two more unit appears on the right sidebar of the blog. So when you go on the post pages on my blog you can see total 5 Adsense ads unit appearing on the post pages and when you go on the home page you only see three Adsense ads units.

Lets see how you can you do tins in your blog.

Making  Adsense Ads Unit and Widgets Only Appear on the Home Page

To start you have to follow the steps i have listed below see below.

1- First login to your blogger account

2- Go to the layout >> and locate the widget that you want to appear on the home page. If you want to make an Adsense widget only appear on the home page, then first add an Adsense widget by using ‘Ad Gadget’ option, now right click on the edit option of the Adsense widget and copy the ‘Link Location’ or ‘Link Address’.

3- Now open notepad and paste the copied link there and locate the widget ID see below.

If you copy an Adsense widget ID then it should look like this:

https://www.blogger.com/rearrange?blogID=554588999752040849&widgetType=AdSense&widgetId=AdSense3&action=editWidget&sectionId=sidebar

For a HTML/JavaScript it should look like this:

https://www.blogger.com/rearrange?blogID=554588999752040849&widgetType=HTML&widgetId=HTML12&action=editWidget&sectionId=sidebar

4- Now copy the widget ID shown in the red, the number of your widget ID could be different from my ID, it depends on how many widgets you have added.

5- Now go Template >> Edit HTML and don't forget to take backup of your template if you are going to make any changes in your template.

6- Now click Format Template >> Now click on the HTML field and press Ctrl+F and copy the widget ID and paste it into the search bar and hit enter.

7- Now you should see the following piece of code
<b:includable id='main'>

8- Now just below the above code paste the below code.
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>

9- Now scroll down and you should see the below code
</b:includable>

10- Now just above code paste this code
</b:if>
If you do it for a HTML widget then it should look like as shown in the image above.

That's it, now you can see preview or you can simply save your template and you can see that the widget is only appears on the home page. Also, if you add more than three ad units then Google automatically hides the extra ad unit from your pages, but when you use the above trick then it will not hide from your home page, because now you have made it to be appear only on the home page.

There are many other different places where you can make your widget appear in a specific place only, Below i have mentioned all of them except the above one.

SEE ALSO: How To Choose Custom Fonts For AdSense Ads Units

Ho to show Adsense Ads Unit and Widgets Only Appear on the blog posts.

All the process is same but there are some changes you have to make in your template. In step 8 you will have to make a small change to make your Adsense widget appear on the blog posts, Just replace the code:

<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>

With this

<b:if cond='data:blog.url == "Blog Post URL"'>

Don't forget to replace Blog Post URL with the URL of your post for which you want the widget to be appear.

How to make the widget appear on the post pages only

To make your widget appear on the post pages just use the below code on step 8.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'>

How to make the widget appear on the list pages only

To make the widget appear on the list pages only use below code on step 8.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "index"'>

How to make the widget appear on the archive pages only
Use below code on step 8 to make widget appear on the archive page.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "archive"'>

How to make the widget appear on the archive pages only
Use below code on step 8 to make widget appear on the archive page.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "static_page"'>

Conclusion:
Using these ways you can easily make your Adsense and other widget appear on a specific page locations on your blog, so they can appear separately on a specified locations. It also helps you to show more than three Adsense ads units on your pages.

Feel free to ask if you have any problem or if you want any help and just let me know how this post helped you?.
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is written and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of cyberockk.com, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,
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10 April 2014

Safety First: 5 Safe Apps for Safer Driving

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Smartphones are a wonderful invention, filled with new and exciting breakthroughs nearly every day, but they also provide innumerable distractions, particularly while driving. Here are 5 apps that will allow for safer driving while on the road.

Drivesafe.ly Pro
Drivesafe.ly Pro is one of the most innovative safe apps available. Downloadable for all Blackberry, Android and iPhone devices, this unique app reads both the drivers text messages and e-mails aloud the moment they receive them, allowing the driver to forgo touching their phone.

http://www.drivesafe.ly/download/
Safety First: 5 Safe Apps for Safer Driving
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TextArrest
With texting becoming an excessively popular form of communication, it's extra important to stave off doing so while driving, as no one wants to receive a texting while driving ticket. The TextArrest app will disable both texting and e-mail on your smartphone, as the app is able to know when your car is going above 5mph and locks the phone screen accordingly.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.textarrest

Cellcontrol Application
Cellcontrol uses Bluetooth technology in combination with the vehicle diagnostics of your car and will disable portions of your phone upon sensing motion from the vehicle. It also handily works with both laptops and tablets, so you're never itching to use one of those devices instead.

http://www.cellcontrol.com/where-to-buy-cellcontrol/

Steer Clear Mobile
Steer Clear Mobile is one of the more basic safe apps available, but also extremely useful. This app is a learning tool for young and inexperienced drivers that will teach them a large variety of different driving lessons. These drivers also have the ability to record their mileage, driving time and road conditions while they're driving, which they can look at and study later on. Anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod can download this app for free.

https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/innovation-research/mobile-apps/steer-clear-for-iphone

Safe Driver
If you're a parent, one of your biggest worries is seeing your kid earn their drivers license and fretting every time they are on the road. With the Safe Driver app, you can put your mind at ease. This app will directly monitor all of the driving situations and locations of the teenage driver. It will, in turn, alert parents through either text or e-mail any time that driver goes past certain speed-limits or other similar unsafe driving mistakes. This app can be found on an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sentersix.safedriver.android

While all of these safe apps offer a number of different functionalities, they each provide substantial safety tools that could really help keep you or your children from being distracted while driving.
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by karleia steiner and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of cyberockk.com, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,
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07 April 2014

What are Sitelinks? How To Get Sitelinks on Google Search

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Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is written and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of cyberockk.com, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,
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