Thursday, March 19, 2020

How to Add Copyright to Blog Footer After Removing Powered by Blogger (Complete Guide)

March 19, 2020

How to Add Your Own Copyright to Blog Footer After Removing Powered by Blogger.

One of the things you would want to have on your blog as a professional blogger is your own copyright footer. Yes you will want to let people know that you know what you are doing and that the blog or website is copyrighted to you. Seriously it's a great feeling. 



I also know you may just have started this great journey of blogging and that's why in all my posts I'm taking out time to help you become a professional.

In this post, I will show you how to add your own copyright to blog footer after removing powered by blogger. Just relax this will be fun as it won't take you up to 3 minutes and you are done. 

First what's a footer copyright?



A copyright in the general sense legally indicates the owner of a creative work. Thus, a copyright footer indicate same that you own the blog. So you see it's some worth important to your branding.

How to Add Copyright to Blog Footer?


In my recent post I showed us the few steps involved in removing "Powered by Blogger". If Powered by Blogger is still showing on your blog footer then read This. After you have understood first how to remove that blogger footer or attribution, then it's time you add your own footer copyright.

Steps by Steps How to Add Copyright to Blog Footer

1. Login to Blogger
2. Click on "theme" or "template"
3. Click on Edit HTML
4. Scroll down to the last part of your HTML codes until you see the closing body tag. A closing body tag has a less than sign follow by a forward slash sign and then closed with a greater than sign:
Look at my screenshots below:


When you have logged in to Blogger and click on Edit HTML like I said earlier scroll to the very bottom of your codes to see the closing body tag as shown in my screenshot below:


   
Now just immediately before the closing body tag, add this codes: <p style='text-align:center;'>Copyright (c) 2020 <a href='https://www.paulomogie.com/'>Paul Omogie</a> All Right Reserved</p>


Please remember to put your own blog URL and your Blog name in Place of mine and my name, if not my name and website URL will be on your footer and I'm sure you don't want to make such mistake. And just to add that you can also write "Power by" or whatever you want there in place of Copyright. Look at my screenshot below:



Once you are done, save it. Yes! You have done it. You have successfully branded your own website as the full owner.

Now visit your blog again you see something like this as have shown below:


That's how your footer copyright should look like. Note you can always edit the year.

Now that you know how to add a footer copyright to your blog, I want you to go implement it, and drop your blog URL in the comment section below let me assess your progress, and please do share this post on social media. Thank you

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How to Remove Powered by Blogger (Complete Guide)

March 19, 2020



How to Remove Powered by Blogger.



I know you want your new blog to look neat and professional and I understand that feeling. 

First I want you to know that "Powered by Blogger" is an attribution from Google saying "Hey we own this thing" LOL. 
Well yes they do no argument but we still want it off our blog so let me guide you through the few steps.

Step 1:

How to Remove Blogger footer?

Login to your Blogger and click on your theme or template and then click on edit HTML. As shown in the screenshot below:











When you click on edit Html, the codes of the template or theme pops open.
 Now look for the closing head tag. 
And please take note a closing head tag   is different from an opening head tag  you can see the first one has a forward slash  after the less than sign. So here we are talking about the one with a forward slash. That's the one you are looking for. So if you are using mobile phone to do this, after seeing the one without forward slash, scroll down until you see the closing head tag 


For those using a computer, simply press the Ctrl and F button in your computer to open a search and type in the search box and type this exactly within the Html.
 Look at the screenshot below:
Then hit enter so it highlights where the closing head tag is.









Now just below that closing head tag 
Click Here to copy and paste the code as shown in the screenshot below:





Look at my the screenshot below:

After you have done that, simply click on save. Yes! You have done it. Go back and view your blog; Powered by Blogger should be gone.


Another way to remove this attribution is this:

How to Remove Powered by Blogger footer?

Step 2:

Again login to your Blogger click on edit HTML as I showed you earlier, but this time click on "Jump to widget" and select "Attribution1" from the list as shown in my screenshot below:













Once you select the Attribution1, the codes opens, look for this line: 
locked='true'
title='' type='Attribution' visible='true'. Now change the "true" to "false" in that 'locked='true'. Thus, it becomes locked='false'. Just as have shown you below:








When you have done that, click save and then finally go to layout from your Blogger template or theme and remove the Attribution widget. Wow! You did it yet again. See screenshot below:











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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

How to Change Your blog URL from Blogspot.com Extension to Custom Domain Name like Dot COM

March 10, 2020

What is a Custom Domain?


Blogging is a serious business and Google will only approve Adsense for serious looking blogs. Here I mean in general a blog should be organized, easy to navigate and very unique. One of the uniqueness Google is looking for before approving your blog for Adsense is having your own custom domain name.  E.g yourblogname.com, .net, etc.


 In this short article I'm going to show you how you can get your own custom domain name with ".com" extension from Google for just $12 for a whole year. The fun of this is that Google will also host this domain for you all for free plus it's very much secured as it will be viewed over "HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure, HTTPS"  meaning your domain name has the Secure Socket Layer, SSL. This is a security Digital Certificate.


Also note that Google Adsense tends to approve more quickly custom domain name bought from Google.

Steps:
Note: Use a computer for this process

If you have already created your blog with blogger.com and with the ".blogspot.com" extension, don't worry. Kindly follow this steps below:





  1. Sign in to Blogger.
  2. Select the blog to update.
  3. On the left, click Settings and then Basic.
  4. Under "Publishing," next to "Blog Address," click Buy a domain





  1. At the top, search for a domain you wish to buy to see if it's available.
  2. Next to the domain you want, click Buy.
  3. To finish buying your domain, follow the on-screen steps: Here just fill in your name, country, etc. and Click continue


  1. Fill your payment details and address and pay
  2. Your Custom or Unique Domain Name is now ready if your payment went through. That's it


Now you can go back to blogger and again click on settings, basic, to redirect your formal URL that has the ".blogspot.com" extension to your custom domain name. Note; if you don't want to use a sub-domain name with the new custom domain that you just bought, when google ask you to put a sub-domain, just ignore and leave that space blank so it can redirect to your new unique, custom domain name. Also select Yes for HTTPS and HTTPS Redirect so that your domain can enjoy Google security. 

Now you are all set. Give it few minutes for your new custom domain to propagate and goes live!

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Monday, March 2, 2020

How to Create and Submit Blogger XML Sitemap to Google Search Console and Boost Your SEO (Step by Step)

March 02, 2020

What is XML sitemap?

Simply put, a sitemap is a map of your site or blog. It contains all the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or links of all the pages in your blog.  This determines how search engines can navigate around your site and pull up searches..

It's important to know that when Google and other search engine crawlers, crawl new domains on the web and your site or blogger don't have a sitemap, will mostly be left behind and this will affect your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) negatively.

A Sitemap can be in HTML ( HyperText Markup Language) or XML (Extensible Markup Language).
A Sitemap in HTML usually help your blog visitors have a smooth Navigation, while a Sitemap in XML helps search engine crawlers to Navigate your blog smoothly. Note, the key word here is to Navigate and Crawl your blog.





Now let me quickly show you how you can create an XML Sitemap and boost your SEO

First click here, insert your blog URL in the format https://yourblogdomain.blogspot.com or if you have your own custom domain as http://www.yourdomain.com or dot whatever and generate your XML Sitemap just as in the screenshot below:



here have put my blog URL as a example, please like I said earlier replace with your own blog or site URL and click Generate Sitemap.

The next XML file will appear. Copy all of it as have showed you again in the screenshot below:



Note: That 500 there means that Google can even crawl up to 500 of your post URLs and pages.

Now go to Blogger.com and login and click on search preferences and click on edit Custom robots.txt and select yes and paste the code in there and click save. Look at the screenshot below:




Now you have an XML Sitemap in your blogger and it's time we put in the Google Search Console for Google to check and validate to see it we are correct.

So since you are still in your blogger, on that section just before Custom robots.txt you will see Google Search Console. Click Edit to login. Google will want to make sure you have the admin rights to access this feature. See the screenshot below:





So since you are accessing the console for the first time, google will tell you to add your property and in this case your blog URL, click continue and follow the prompts, validate and add your URL to the Console. Enter your URL as shown in the screenshot below:



Now on the upper part of the Google Console, click on those three lines as circled in the screen shot below to display Sitemap and then click on it:





Now as you click on the Sitemap, a field is open for you to fill, asking for your Sitemap URL this is all you are putting in that field:


atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500



Look at the screenshot below:








Note: If your URL still have the ".Blogspot.com" extension from Google make sure to put it plus atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500. Meaning in the Sitemap URL field, you will put your domain URL plus. For example: https://paulomogie.blospot.com/atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=500 would have been my full Sitemap URL if not that I already have a Custom Domain

Now click submit and if you did everything right, Google will tell you Success and begin to crawl your posts and pages URLs. Congratulations your blogging abilities are getting better.


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Friday, February 21, 2020

How To Write Useful And Readers' Friendly Blog Articles?

February 21, 2020


How To Write Reader Friendly Blog Article




An article is a piece of useful information written either as hard or soft copy.

Yes an article must be informative and useful. Underline the word Useful. If the piece of information you are passing don't solve any problem, then it's all garbage and readers' waste of time.

Infact statistics says that an uninteresting article is usually abandoned by the reader within the first 5 seconds of glancing through it. Same way an interesting article will catch the readers attention even within 3 seconds.

In this article I will take you through what you need to do to make your article simple, yet very useful and readers friendly.

How To Write Reader Friendly Blog Article?

1. Choose the right title or topic for your article. 

2. Remember that the readers are looking for information to solve their problems: Have already told you in the intro of this article that your article should be Useful

3. Your article should be concise, (correct spellings and sentences) straight to the point, don't beat around the bush.

4. Have a good knowledge about the topic before writing an article on it: No reader will love to finish reading a post and get more confused than before.

5. Descriptive articles are the best: Articles that show the readers how it's done and with images or screenshots of the steps to take. They say images speak volumes.

Let me emphasize on this, have seen a lot of young and even supposed professional bloggers write descriptive articles without adding images.

 How can you be teaching the readers how it's done and no screenshots of how or steps? Unless it's not a descriptive article. Even if, cool images have been found to make the readers stay longer on your blog than usual.

I was going through an article, and it was about a soccer player and the blogger didn't even thought of adding the player's photo. So imagine I was reading a post and Googling to see the exact player he was referring to.

Immediately a reader leaves your blog to Google for that key information that you missed in your article, he or she will not come back to your blog. They always remain where the information is; there's a saying that ants only gather around where there's sweets.

So please if what you are writing about is descriptive or not, add some attractive image or images.

6. Avoid the use of jargons unless you are writing about a field that uses those jargons and the readers too may well understand them, but do not assume and if you must use abbreviations do well to also put the meaning in parenthesis, that's in 'bracket' ( ). Remember again the readers came to learn more not to come and see how good you are in article writing. Lolz

7. Very importantly learn to use headers or headings in your articles. Headings allow the readers understand easily the next step or phase of the discussion. It makes the discussion flow easily. 

Let's say you wrote an article about "How to Cure Coronavirus" because you have no headings and have a lot of information all stuffed together, for a quick reader who needed just that How? information will be frustrated trying to go through all the article line after line, but if you have a heading within the article that says "Steps to Cure Coronavirus" you see the reader knows that he or she is likely to get this particular key information under this heading.

For bloggers using Blogger.com, using heading from the post editor is very easy as you can see in my screenshot below: 

Once you click on "New Post" and make sure post is on "Compose" mode, take your cursor to where I circled red and choose to write Heading or Subheading

8. Finally always have a good conclusion or satisfactory summary.

I believe this article will be helpful to those trying to post on forum like www.viraltrend.org and get their posts approved and paid for. Implement this few, but useful tips to make your blogging journey very fruitful.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

How to Create and Apply For Google Adsense even Though Blogger Says "Not Qualified At This Time" (Complete Guide)

February 16, 2020

How to Apply for Google Adsense even Though Blogger Says "Not Qualified for Adsense This Time"




One of the very frustrating thing as a blogger is to create a cool blog and you feel you are ready to start monetizing your blog but sign into Blogger and see "Not Qualified for Adsense This Time".

 Relax even my blogger Admin shows this message but Google is serving me ads.



How to Apply For Google Adsense and Get Approved Easily

In this post, I will guide you through the registration process without headache.

Before you apply for Google Adsense, make sure you have created at least 4 clean articles that you wrote yourself. I mean from ground up or from the scratch. 

Don't copy and paste other people's contents, and articles must not necessarily be very lengthy. Just clean and quality articles in the niche that you have chosen. You can do this.

This was exactly what I did and 18 days after I launched this blog, Google started serving me Ads.

Please before you go further I recommend you read this first: 

What You Must do Before Applying for Google Adsense


So let's say everything is set and ready to apply, follow this steps:

1. You need a Google Account. Don't have a Google Account Click HERE

2. Make sure your blog or website complies with Google Policy

How to Create Google Adsense Account?


2. Click on Get Started and Sign up now. See My Screenshot below:
How to Apply For Google Adsense and Get Approved Easily


3. Enter the your site or Blog URL where you want Google to show Ads. See Screenshot below:


How to Apply For Google Adsense and Get Approved Easily


4. Enter your Google email Address

5. Choose whether you will like Adsense to send you customized help and performance suggestions. Please select it.

6. Click save when and Google will give you the Adsense Codes to put on your blog HTML. This is always easy, put the code immediately after the head tag. See my screenshot below:


How to Apply For Google Adsense and Get Approved Easily

8. Click on copy, Click submit, (Or come back and click on submit when you are done with the html) login to Blogger and click on "Theme" and edit HTML,  and paste it below the head tag as shown in the screenshot below:


How to Apply For Google Adsense and Get Approved Easily

Save the codes when you are done.

 That's it at this point in time you have to wait for Google's review to approve your site or blog. The beauty is, if your website isn't approved, don't panic it happens to everybody. Google will tell you what and what you need to do adjust the blog. When you have fixed the issues, add your website again. 


And Or:

1. Login to your Google Account and Select your country or territory

2.  Now review and accept Adsense Terms and Condition

3. Click Create account. That's it you are now signed into your new Adsense account.

At this point you can't do much again as Google will have to review your site or blog. If your blog meets Google's guidelines your website will be approved.


Note whenever you apply for Adsense, don't post any article or adjust theme or template on the blog until you get a reply. I notice that as you keep posting while waiting for Google to reply, Google will think your site is under construction and won't get your website approved.

 Please your domain should have been at least 18 days old to apply for Adsense.

In summary write clean contents, like I said at least 4 Posts with at least 500 words.

See the first 4 posts I wrote that got my blog approved. Go through them and see how I simply presented the contents:


How to start up an ECommerce Business?





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