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Got my 1st Payment from Google AdSense!!


First Payment from AdSense through Wire Transfer


To be honest, I'm really surprised. Just 20 days ago, I shared a success story - 2nd Payment from 360 Ads! In that post I mentioned, due to the transaction issue, my AdSense Payment is not coming to bank account. But only a few days ago, I got my Payout from Google AdSense


Only a few months ago, Google introduced Bank Wire Transfer for Bangladeshis. And I selected this payment system immediately. Then Google sent $272 to my Bank Account. But the payment was rejected by Citi Bank NA Singapore due to compliance issue. And I got disappointed. 


Then I've contacted AdSense team. They assured that, the problem will be solved soon. Days were passing but I found no luck. Again they sent payment of $438 on 21 February, 2014. And I was continuously checking my bank account. Few days later, AdSense Compliance Team informed me that they need some additional information to verify my account. I've provided the necessary information. 


After checking my Bank Account for more than 10 times, I got bored. Finally the payment came to my account on 20 March, 2014. And it was automatically deposited into the account. So I didn't know the balance has been added silently! And that's the most interesting part. When I was continuously trying to get the payment, it didn't come. But when I give up the idea, it's come automatically. :) 


If everything is okay, I will not suffer to collect my next payment. Since AdSense has resolved the compliance issue and verified my account. 


Have a look at the Payment Receipt below: 

Google AdSense Wire Transfer Receipt


Payment Method: Bank Wire Transfer

Payment was made through Bank Wire Transfer. And the service charge is really low. Google doesn't take any fee over the transfer. 


Google sent me $ 438.90 = Tk. 34,142

And I received $ 434.40 = Tk. 33674

Transfer Fee $ 4.5 = Tk. 350 (I'm really confused! I thought it could be at least $30) 


Next Plan

My CPU is about to die - shuts down any time without notice! Sometimes it runs 3 days without problems. Sometimes it doesn't run for 3 minutes properly! And the most recent problem is Hard Disk Error. Windows 8 has detected a hard disk error. It warns to back up my files. I may lose all of data any time. 

So I've decided to purchase a new system. My budget is $ 350. After purchasing the PC, hopefully I will discuss about PC configuration, hardware etc. 


And as I'm earning continuously, my parents hardly get borded with my PC works. :) Now I've got more opportunites to enrich my site. And the visitors of Marks PC Solution will get more . . . 


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Related Posts Widget for Blogger


Add a Related Post Widget for Blogger


Hey bloggers! Hope you're running your blogs fine. Today I'm gonna share a simple  related posts widget with you. You know how important it is. A related posts widget can retain your visitors. It helps to increase visitors' engagement with the site. Have you noticed, when you visit a site to know something and get a related post just at the end of that post you also read the related post! 


Let's consider my own case. Few days ago I visited My Blogger Tricks to know something. At the end of the post there were 05 related posts. I've also read one of those related posts. From that post, I discovered another posts which I like! After reading the 03 posts from that site, I've used the search option to find another post. 


And this only happens due to the related posts widget. Instead of one pageview, My Blogger Tricks got at least five pageviews from me. And I spent almost an hour on that site! Can you imagine? One hour instead of five minutes. And this is exactly what Google wants. 


Visitors' Engagement with the Site


And if you're able to satisfy Google, you will get - 
  • Improved Page Rank
  • Improved Search Position
  • More Pageviews
  • Finally, more Ad Revenue

Maybe I'm talking too much about SEO. But this is not my today's topic. Let't back to the related posts widget. All you need to do is just - Add a simple JavaScript to your template. And you will get 05 related posts under each post as the image shows below: 


You May Also Like Widget for Blogger



Adding the Widget to Blogger:
  1. Sign in to your blogger account and go to the dashboard.
  2. Layout > Add a Gadget from the bottom > HTML/ JavaScript Gadget.
  3. Copy the following code and paste it in the Content box.
  4. Save the Widget and View your site.

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://blogger-related-posts.googlecode.com/files/related-posts-widget-1.0.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
relatedPostsWidget({
   'containerSelector':'div.post-body'
   ,'loadingText':'loading...'
});</script>


Note: This widget may slow down your site's loading time


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Convert PPTX to PPT Online!


Convert PPTX to PPT Online


Hey Guys! Stil using the old version of Microsoft Office? Office XP or 2003? Then you could be trapped several times! Because Office 2007 or later versions save your file with extension x. Such as docx, pptx, xlsx. Last year I published a post about how to convert DOCX to DOC Online. And this time, I am gonna show how to convert PowerPoint files - PPTX to PPT Online! 


Actually I've found a nice tool for you. With this tool you can convert your files within this page! Look at the online converter below. You just need to upload your PPTX file to convert. 



Convert PPTX to PPT Online!







Hopefully you can easily understand the procedure. Or follow the instruction below:

  1. Hit on the Choose File button.
  2. Now locate your PPTX file from hard disk and select it.
  3. Hit on the Convert PPTX to PPT button. 
  4. You will be redirected to a new page. (It may take few seconds)
  5. Open or Save your file from there. (Look at the image below)

Open/ Save Converted PPTX file




Remember: This site doesn't store your converted file. And it will be removed permanently after 1 hour. 


What else you need? 

Do you need to convert more files? Multiple file formats? Instant Document conversion has everything you need to convert! 

  • DOCX/ PPTX/ XLSX/ TXT
  • ZIP/ RAR/ PDF
  • JPG/ PNG
  • HTM/ HTML/ PDF
There are more than 150 conversion formats! Can you imagine? 





Note: I've tried for 20 minutes. But couldn't find the main page of the site. The URL changes with every conversion type. When I open PPTX converter, it shows  pptx2ppt.com. And when I choose DOCX converter it shows docx2doc.com. And when I go to PPTX to DOCX, it starts with pptx2ppt.com. That's why I can't directly share the site URL. There is no home/ main page!!


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Managing Windows 8 Tiles


How to Work with Windows 8 Tiles


If you ask someone - What's new in Windows 8? There could be 100 answers. But what should come first? Definitely Tiles. With live tiles, Windows 8 has got an absolutely different look. But most of the PC users are not comfortable with this attractive feature! Users are often confused while working. Today I'd like to discuss about working with Windows 8 Tiles. 


What are the Tiles Actually? 

In fact, tiles are the modern look of previous start menu. Due to the growing demand for Smart Phones and Tablets, the sales volume of desktop and laptop PCs is falling down. And ultimately it hits the market share of Windows. And definitely the future of Windows was  at stake. 

And that's why Microsoft was looking for innovation. Windows Team was trying to make an operating system which works with PCs, tablets and mobiles. Windows 8 is such an operating system. 

And live tiles have been added to Windows to make it more popular. Windows Tiles let you do many things which are not possible by traditional Start Menu. 


This post is for the new users of Windows 8. And if you're afraid of upgrading your OS to Windows 8 due to the tiles, hopefully you will be interested to upgrade after reading this post! Let's start . . . 


Start Screen (Press Start Button)

After opening PC, Windows 8 will take you to the start screen first. And what you see in the start screen, is known as tiles. Some of them are live and others are not. You can go to the Start Screen by pressing Start Button


Pin/ Unpin Tiles from Start

Windows 8 has some built in apps which can be accessed from start screen. And when you install a new program, you will get the shortcut in the Start. But sometimes you may need to unpin tiles from start. Or you would like to pin something to the start screen. 

  • Pin to Start: To pin an app to the start you have to click right mouse button on that app. Now choose Pin to Start option from the menu. You can also choose Pin to Taskbar to get access there quickly. See the image below:
Pin Apps to Taskbar

  • Unpin from Start: To unpin an item from the start, go to the start screen first. Then click right mouse button on that item and choose Unpin from Start. Look at the image below:

Right Mouse click opiotns in Windows 8 Tiles



Show/ Hide Administrative Tiles

By default, Administrative Tiles are hidden from start menu. Even on earlier version of windows, you have to open administrative functions from Run. But if you show Administrative tiles, you will get many handy tools from there. 

To show Administrative tiles, Press Start > Move your mouse to upper corner to open Charm > Hit on the Settings gear > Choose Tiles > Show Administrative Tools > Slide to option No to Yes


Turn Live Tile On/ Off

Live tiles are the most attractive features of Windows 8. But to enjoy the live tiles, you have be connected to the Internet. And net speed should not be absurd! I recommend minimum 512 kbps net speed to work with live tiles. News, Sports, Weather, Mail, Message, Windows Store and what you need? Live tiles will be updating always. 

But if you are using a limited bandwidth, then live tiles are not for you. :( It may consume huge amount of data. So you have to keep them turned off. 

To turn off a live tile, you have to click right mouse button over that item > Now choose Turn Live Tile Off

But if you see Turn Live Tile On, that means the item is already turned off. 



Resize/ Reposition Tiles

If you pin/ unpin programs randomly, your start screen could be turned into a massacre! But Windows 8 has options to resize and rearrange the tiles. Let's find out how - 
  • Resize: Click right mouse on an item, and choose Smaller or Larger. Remember, some items are not resizable. And in Windows 8.1, you will find more shapes of tiles. But in Windows 8, you will get two shapes only. 
  • Reposition: Just hit on an item and drag. Place it anywhere. In Windows 8, there is no group of tiles, But in Windows 8.1, tiles are divided into groups. Even you can rename a group. 


Switch Between Apps

Windows 8 has made multi tasking easier. In fact this version of Windows has been optimized for multi tasking. If you run multiple apps at the same time, see how to switch between them: 

Move from One App to Another in Windows 8


Open 3/ 4 apps randomly. Now move mouse pointer to the upper left corner of your screen. You will see the app thumbnails as the image shows above. Choose an app that you wanna jump into. 

You can also press Alt+Tab to switch between programs. 



Closing the Apps

To close an app, you have to press Alt+F4. Or you can use your mouse too. Move your mouse to the top of the app. You will get a hand icon. Now drag it to the bottom. Your app will be closed. 

Note: Never run too many applications at the same time. Your PC will be slow down. So, close all the unnecessary applications to work smoothly. 


Uninstall the Apps

You can uninstall built in apps from Start. Because these apps can't be removed from Control Panel. Click right mouse button over an item and choose Uninstall. It will be removed immediately. 



BIG Deal! It's almost a 1000-word post. I get nothing more to clarify. But if you have any question/ query regarding Windows 8 Tiles, don't hesitate to leave a comment. I'm here to serve you . . . 




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Verify WordPress Site in Google, Bing & Yandex


WordPress Site Verification Services


WordPress, you know, the most sophisticated platform of blogging. It has both free and premium versions. But free version doesn't let you customize the theme or edit CSS. That means, if you don't go premium, you can't edit the code of your WordPress site. But WordPress allows you verify the site in Google, Bing & Yandex through Website Verification Services. 


Last year, I published a post on Blogger Vs. WordPress. If you're interested to know more about blogger and WordPress, you can have a look. 


What WordPress Says about Site Verification & SEO?
WordPress provides enough information about your site's traffic. But if you would like to know more, then you can verify your site in Google or Bing Webmaster. Though it's not necessary to verify your site to be indexed by Google, Bing or other search engines. 
WordPress itself takes care of your site and it does all necessary SEO for you. When you publish new post, WordPress automatically sends data to search engines. WordPress themes are search friendly too. All you need to do - is just blogging


In blogger, you can verify your blog in any search engine or social site. You just need to collect the verification code and then place it in the <body> tag. But in free WordPress site, you can't do this. WordPress only allows to verify the site in - 

  • Twitter Website

And the verification process is almost similar for Google, Bing, Pinterest & Yandex. But to be indexed with Twitter Website, you must be a premium member. 

Before you go, you must sign up in Google, Bing, Pinterest and Yandex if you haven't already. And make sure you're signed in to all of these accounts. Now go to your site's dashboard: 


Hit on Tools > Available Tools

WordPress Tools


Or directly follow this URL - 



Don't forget to replace the word munnamark with yours! :) 

WordPress site Verification Page


Here you will get all the verification options. You just need to collect the meta tag from Google, Bing or Yandex. And place it in their respective fields. Finally hit on the Save Changes button. 


Verify in Google Webmaster Tools (Gmail ID Needed)

  1. Sign in to your Google Webmaster Account
  2. Hit on ADD A SITE button. 
  3. Enter your site's URL in the box. (ie. munnamark.blogspot.com)
  4. Choose the HTML verification process and copy the meta tag from there. (Copy the content part only - LewuItNI3CzeWgZzlToMIYX89OXAm3fIP5GHpdsc-SI
  5. Paste the code in Google Webmaster Tools option of WordPress verification page and save it. 
  6. Now back to the verification page and hit on the Verify button. 
  7. If everything is okay, you will get a confirmation message. That's it. 

Verify in Bing Webmaster Center (Windows Live ID Needed)
  1. Sign in to your Bing Webmaster Account
  2. Hit on Add a Site.
  3. Enter your site's URL and hit on Submit button.
  4. Copy the content of your meta tag. (ie. 12C1203B5086AECE94EB3A3D9830B2E)
  5. Again go to your WordPress site verification page and paste the code in Bing Webmaster Center box. Save it.
  6. Back to the Bing Webmaster Verification page and verify your site. 

Verify in Yandex Site Verification (Yandex Mail Needed)

Most of you are not familiar with the name Yandex. Actually this is a search engine like Google or Bing. And it's a russian search engine. It has a mail service too! It's known as Yandex Mail. 
  1. Sign up for a new Yandex Account.
  2. Or login to Yeandex Webmaster if you already have an account with Yandex.
  3. Hit on Add Site button located just below the Webmaster heading.
  4. Enter your URL in the box and click Add button.
  5. You will get several verification methods- HTML File, Meta Tag, Txt File etc.
  6. Choose Meta Tag and simply copy the Content Part. (ie. 6879ad567e1a920f)
  7. Now go to your WordPress Dashboard Tools page > paste the code in Yandex field > Save Changes. 
  8. Back to your Yandex Verification page and hit on the Check button to verify. 
  9. Within few seconds your site will be verified. You can see the site verification option to check the verification status.


Verify in Pinterest Site Verification

Pinterest is basically a photo sharing site. And it's considered as social site. To verify your site in Pinterest, follow the steps below:
  1. Sign in to your Pinterest account. 
  2. Now go to your pinterest profile. (ie. http://www.pinterest.com/munnamark/)
  3. Load the page properly - don't stop it. You will get a Pencil icon at the bottom right corner of your profile. Hit this icon.
  4. Here you will find a Website field. Enter your site's URL here. 
  5. Now hit on the Verify Website button > Choose Verify with a Meta Tag.
  6. You will get a meta tag. Copy the content part only.
  7. Go to your WordPress site verification page and enter the code in the Pinterest field. Click on Save changes button.
  8. Get back to the Pinterest verification page and click on Complete Verification. 
  9. If verification is successful then you will see Site Verified mark after your URL.

I think, verifying in Twitter is not necessary. Still if you think of adding your site in Twitter, you should be a premium member. But you can easily add your site in your twitter profile. It's free! 

To be honest, it's a long boring post. It takes half of my day. I've started writing before midday. And then I went to sleep for two hours. And I've published the post just before evening! :) 



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Convert Image into Icon Online!


iConvert: Free Online Icon Converter


Creating icons is somewhat difficult task. The giant photo editing tool I mean Adobe Photoshop has no option to convert an image into icon. Even the graphics master Adobe Illustrator doesn't have any icon format save option. But there are some converters which can convert image into icon. And most of these tools are premium. In Marks PC Solution, I hardly discuss about premium tools. :) 


What is Icon?

Icon is a special type of image format. And normally it's not used to share photos or images. Usually icons are used in folder or hard disk drive to distinguish it from others. And normally icon is small in size. It maybe 16x16, 32x32 or 64x64. 


Do you remember, In 2012, I wrote a post about Showing Picture on USB Flash Drive. And that custom picture must be an icon. That means the picture format must be .ico in order to show in USB drive. 

iConvert Icons: Convert Icons Online for Free!

This is a free online tool. This site allows you to create icon online. Though this site offers premium offline version of icon converter, but I'm happy with the free online version! Hit on the image below to start- 

iConvert Icon Logo

To convert an image into icon, hit on the above image or directly follow this URL. And then you can easily create icons.
  1. Hit on the Browse button to locate your image from Hard Disk.
  2. Now choose image from your PC and hit on the Convert button.
  3. And believe me, with a single click you will get icons for Windows, Mac and Linux! 

All the three icon format .ico, .icns and .png will be available to download. Hit on the download button which you like. 


Before converting an image, hit on the Options button to choose what format do you need. And what will be the size. Tick mark the options. 


Supported Formats: 

iConvert supports the following file types:


.icns.ico.svg.gif.png.tif
.tga.cur.bmp.jpg.xpm.rsrc



Drag n Drop Feature:

If you are bored with browsing and choosing the image from your hard disk then you don't need to be upset. iConvert has drag and drop option too! 




Go to the above link. Drag an image or icon into the following area of that page. Within few seconds, your image will be uploaded and converted.

Drag an Image to Convert into Icon


After finishing the conversions you will get your image in the following icon formats. 

Downloadble Formats of Icons


Hit on the format that you wanna download. Or you can download all format icons if you need. Remember-
  • ICO is for Windows
  • ICNS for Mac
  • PNG for Linux

Hope this will be helpful for you. To get more tips, please visit our Tips n Tricks Page. 



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Shut Down, Restart, Sleep & Hibernate Shortcuts!!



If you are bored with shut down option of your Windows, this post is for you. Not only shut down, this post will guide you create shortcuts for restart, sleep, hibernate and lock too. After creating the shortcuts you can keep them either on desktop, task bar or start menu. And this post is gonna be the most useful topic for Windows 8 users who face problem while shutting down or hibernating their PCs. 


Well this trick can be applied to Windows XP, 7 and 8. And I am writing this post in Windows 8. If any step is not matched with earlier version of Windows, then I apologize. 


Let's begin with Shut Down options of Windows 8: 
  • Windows Charm: As made for tablet computers, Windows Charm is a touch friendly feature of Windows 8. If you tap your finger at the upper right corner you will get this in touch devices. In desktop, move your mouse pointed to the upper right corner to open the Charm. Or you can also press Windows Key + C to open the charm. Then hit on the Settings button and click on Power. Now you get the Sleep, Hibernate, Shut Down and Restart options. Look at the image below. 


  • Alt + F4: This is a popular shortcut to exit from many programs. But if you wanna shut down or restart your Windows by pressing Alt + F4, then you have to go to the desktop. In that time all other programs should be minimized. First you have to press Windows + D to minimize all other programs. Now press Alt + F4. You will get Shut Down Windows Menu. Choose an option and hit OK

And this time I can't remember any other shut down options available for Windows 8. And now I'd like to start writing how to create Shut Down, Restart and Sleep shortcuts. 


Creating Shortcuts: 

The procedure is similar for Shut Down, Restart, Sleep and Hibernate. You just need to change the code. Let's start - 
  • Go to Desktop by pressing Windows + D.
  • Click right mouse button and choose New > Shortcut.
  • You will get the Create Shortcut window as the image below.


  • To create Shutdown shortcut, type this code - Shutdown.exe -s -t 00
  • Press Next and you will get another window to rename the shortcut. ie. Shutdown. 



Now you will get Shut Down shortcut on Desktop. Double Click on it to turn off your PC. If you're using Windows 7 or 8 you can keep this shortcut in Task Bar or Start Menu. 

Right Click on the Shortcut > Choose Pin to Start/ Taskbar. I recommend you to keep it in the task bar for quick access. 

Note: Windows XP users will not be able to create task bar shortcut. 


By the same way, you can create shortcuts for Restart, Sleep, Hibernate and Lock. Just replace the code: 
  • Restart: Shutdown.exe -r -t 00
  • Sleep: rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState 0,1,0  
  • Hibernate: rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
  • Lock: Rundll32.exe User32.dll,LockWorkStation


Customize the Icons: 

After creating the shortcuts you will just get a blank icon with a shortcut mark. And this looks very odd. Let's use a custom icon. 

Right click on your Shutdown shortcut from the Desktop > Properties > Shortcut > Change Icon > Browse > Choose any of the icons from your System/ Or browse for a icon from your Hard Disk. 

Note: If you have your own icons then you can use it too. But it should be an icon format image. I mean the extension will be like image.ico. 


Here I've made some icons for you. You can use these as Shut Down, Hibernate and Restart Icons. After changing the icon and setting them to the taskbar, I've got the following looks. 



Shutdown, Restart & Hibernate Shortcut in Taskbar

You can also reposition the shortcuts by dragging them. Click on a shortcut and move it to right or left by dragging. And your PC will shut down or hibernate just by a single click. You can also use Keyboard Shortcuts! 

Suppose shutdown is your first icon on taskbar. Press Windows + 1 to turn off your PC.

If restart is the second, then press Windows + 2 to restart your PC. 


Shutdown Logo 

Hibernate Logo

Restart Logo


Save these images on your hard disk if you like. Right click on the image and Save as PNG. 


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Got my 2nd Payment from 360 Adds!


Monetize Site by 360 Adds


This is actually a success story. I haven't shared any success story with you yet. And to be honest I didn't have any notable success earlier. I was just writing and writing. And continuously trying to help my readers just for nothing. Because visitors' feedback's, comments, opinions give me the mental satisfaction. 

Marks PC Solution got AdSense ads more than a year ago. But due to some compliance problems, AdSense rejected my site for 5 times! And after waiting for a long time, I applied for AdSense again. And this time my site was strong enough and got approved by AdSense. And I've earned more than $700 from AdSense so far. However not a single dollar is in my hand due to the transaction problem!  


Couple of months ago, I got an advertisement offer from 360 Adds through +Anzaq Ali. At first I thought this is fake offer. I got these types of offers earlier. And I was only interested to monetize my site through AdSense. But Anzaq was able to convince me. And later I accepted his offer. 


Getting the First Payment

After running the ads for the first month, I made only $ 115 which is equal to Tk. 8800. Anzaq paid me through Western Union. To be honest, I was really excited even with such a low amount of payment. Because that was the first earning of Marks PC Solution! Then Anzaq told me to place the ads under the post title and below the post. As I have more than 3000/ 3500 unique visitors per day, they will be able to pay me up to $ 300. 


Getting the Second Payment

After placing the ads in more places, I was getting 8/9 (in average) dollar per day. Though  it should be $10 in order to be paid $300 per month. Still I was happy. Then I've earned $186 in the month of February. But my payment threshold is $250. So I was not paid that time.

On 9th March, my total earning crossed $500. Then my account manager Anzaq paid me $440 through Western Union. And I got only $376! In fact, I was shocked. Maybe the charge of Western Union is little bit higher. 

Now I'm thinking of new way of payment. This could be Payoneer Free Master Card. And I think this will be less costly. 

Here is my payment proof. Look at the image below:


Western Union Transfer Track Image


Earlier Western Union showed detailed information of a transfer. But now it doesn't show the amount. Maybe it's to tighten the security. 


Monetize your Site through 360 Adds

Do you  have a site with more than 500 unique visitors per day? And do you have more than 2000 real pageviews? 


  • If the answer is NO, then you have to wait. Try to make your site stronger. 
  • If the answer is YES, then what are you waiting for? Why don't apply now

After sign up for 360 Adds, an agent will review your site. If accepted, then the agent will tell you the procedure to place the adds. 



Do you see the Download Now button just below my post title and at the end of post? This is the Ad. You have to place the same button. Or it could be little bit different depending on your site. 


Monetize Site by 360 Adds

Remember, you've to apply as affiliate - not advertiser. And if you need any help regarding this, I am here with you! :) 


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