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Monetize your Bengali Site with AdSense!



Monetize your Bengali Contents with Google AdSense



Dear Bangladeshis! If you have an Account with Google AdSense then probably you got a message last month - AdSense now understands Bengali that means you can publish AdSense Ads on your Bengali blog or website and start earning. It's really a great news for webmasters who publishes contents in Bengali . . .


It's been more than a decade since AdSense started their Journey. Google AdSense is a worldwide advertising platform that supports both the publishers and the advertisers. Depending on the market trend AdSense is stretching its range. Inclusion of new languages, Ad formats and Sizes is a part of routine development of AdSense. 


Now the publishers 0f 41 languages can monetize their contents using Google AdSense. 



Who are the Actual Gainer?

I think the publishers of my country (Bangladesh) are the actual gainers. There are more than 150 million people whose primary language is Bengali. And there are more than thousand publishers who generates Bengali contents. 


Besides Bengali is one of the prime languages in some parts of India i.e. West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Jharkhand etc. Around 10% of Indian people talk Bengali. So the publishers of these areas will also be benefited by the inclusion of new language in AdSense. 


And I feel really unlucky that I've no Bengali site yet! Cause when I started blogging AdSense didn't understand Bengali that time. 



The Challenge of Bengali Publishers

It's true that a large number of world population talk in Bengali. But it's not an International language and it's not well known worldwide. So catching visitors worldwide for Bengali contents is not that easy. 

But luckily there are millions of immigrants in different countries whose primary language is Bengali. So the publishers will get some International traffic for their contents. 


So the publishers it's time to leave. Wish you all for a better luck with mother tongue . . .


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Blogger Introduced Special Characters


Default option for using special characters on blogger



From now you can choose and insert your desired special characters in your blog post. Recently Blogger has added this option in its post editor. It offers several fonts and categories of special characters. 


While writing a new blog post you may need some special characters. Or sometimes you may need emoticons to share your feelings with the readers. To fulfil your need, blogger has added a new feature named - Insert special characters 👌


You will get this option at the editing toolbar and it's very next to the Insert a video option. Look at the image below - 


Special Characters option on blogger



Simply click on the marked icon and you will get the following dialogue box - 


Using Special Characters option on post editor



Using this dialogue box you can search your required characters from different categories. You can also search a character by keyword or by name. 


Another useful search method is also available - drawing. Yes! You can manually draw the your character in the blank box. And this dialogue box will automatically find the desired symbol for you. 


For example, few days back, I was trying to insert a symbol in one of my posts. It is called vertical ellipsis ( ). But that time the name of this symbol was unknown to me. Then I just drew the symbol and it appears in the list. Look at the image below - 

Draw and find your desired special characters


You just need to draw the symbol in the right side box. And the similar symbols will appear on the left. Isn't it really handy?! 


So guys, hope this trick will be of great use for you. See you in the next topic . . .





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Try out the New Themes of Blogger!!




Select your site theme among Contempo, Soho, Emporio, Notable




I was expecting some new themes from blogger for a long time. As a renowned blogging platform, blogger should have more professional themes. And finally some beautiful themes have been added to the list. Now the blogger users can choose from 11 categories of themes . . .


Previously blogger had only the following themes - 
  • Simple
  • Dynamic Views
  • Picture Window
  • Awesome Inc.
  • Watermark
  • Ethereal
  • Travel


And the new categories are - 
  • Contempo
  • Soho
  • Emporio
  • Notable

Each new category includes 5 variations. 



How to Change Theme?

Changing your blog theme is as easy as changing your phone wallpaper. But before you make any change, you should preview it and customize the theme if necessary. You should also keep a backup your current theme


If you would like to change your theme, then follow the procedure below:
  1. Go to your blogger dashboard.
  2. Then move to the Theme (Previously it was known as Template).
  3. Here you will see the list of default themes by blogger.
  4. Now click any of them which attract you most. 
  5. Now you will be able to see the preview. If you like it then hit on Apply to Blog button.
  6. Or if you need to change some parts of the theme, then hit on the Customize button and make necessary changes.
  7. After making the changes, if your site looks good, then hit on the Apply to Blog button and view your site. That's it.


Is it Necessary to Adapt the New Themes?

No, not at all. If you think that your current template is nicely designed, then you need to bring any change. But if you're now using any old blogger theme without modification, then I will suggest you to try out the new ones. 

They are really gorgeous. Depending on your contents you will guess which theme looks better. You can also take suggestions from your visitors. 


New themes come with some features which are not available in previous templates. Some new features are - 
  • Featured Post
  • Keep reading button
  • Better position for ads
  • Great designs of Layout

Some of these features are easily found in the third party templates. But the difference is that, the third party templates are not fully compatible with blogger layout design. But these default themes are blogger's own and that's why you will no problem to work with them.

So guys, give a great look to your site . . . 





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Webmasters Should Avoid Harmful Ads on their Sites . . .







Advertising has been a major business in this time. And online giants like Google and Facebook are making huge profit through online advertising. But there are some culprit advertisers who try to install harmful adware on personal computers. If a user gets trapped and install any of those adware by mistake, I can swear that his computer will be as good as hell. 



Getting Trapped by Adware

Most users get trapped when they try to download Windows Activators or IDM Cracks. There are different websites and blogs which offer crack software. And adware advertisers target those websites for selling their harmful ads. Inexperienced computer users are not aware of those adware and they download and install this poison on their machine. 


And when they do so, their computers become the world of irritating ads. They may see ads everywhere in the browser when surfing the web. These ads could be of different types like banners, fly out ads, or the texts of a website might be highlighted. 




Marks PC Stopped Sharing Adware

To be honest, few months back I used to sell those adware through my site Marks PC Solution. And I was sharing those adware for last few years. And I'm really sorry for that. I apologize to those users who have suffered by installing adware from my site. In that time I didn't know how dangerous those ads are. 




My Personal Experience with Adware

Few months ago, I've downloaded one of those ads from my site and installed it on my PC. You might be surprised to know that I tried a lot but couldn't find a way to delete that stupid software. It was really difficult for me to browse websites with that adwares. When I browse any website, my browser used to display some unwanted ads that doesn't belong to the website I'm surfing! These ads also slow down your browsing speed and consume data.


Then I had to reinstall my Windows to get rid of this trouble. 



Request to the Webmasters

If you are a blogger or site owner then I would like to request you not to make any deal with those type of advertisers who share harmful adware through download buttons. Because these adwares trouble a lot. If a visitor downloads such things from your site and gets into trouble, then certainly he will curse you. And he will never visit your site.

And ultimately your site will loose the ranking. Because Google gives priority to those sites who have more returning visitors. Even your sight might be blacklisted by safe browsing authority.

We display ads for earning revenue. But money is not everything. You can't harm your visitors for money. So, you must be careful and make sure that the users of your site is absolutely safe! 



Benefits of Avoiding Harmful Ads | My Personal Experience

  • My Google AdSense revenue is more than double 
  • Number of visitors has also increased by 30%
  • No warning from Safe Browsing Authority or Google AdSense Team 


Even if you are not an AdSense publisher, you should avoid adwares on your site. If your site is neat and clean then you will get the benefits in the long run . . . 




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AdSense Terms & Abbreviations . . .



Common AdSense Terms & Abbreviations



Google uses some terms and abbreviations in their AdSense dashboard. If you're a webmaster and if you're working with AdSense then you should know those terms clearly. If you understand what do these mean, then you will realize what to do to boost your revenue. So guys, let's read the following sentences . . .


The most confusing terms of AdSense belong to the performance overview section. And I'm gonna make it clear for you . . .


AdSense Overview on Android Phone



ESTIMATED EARNINGS  |  Subject to change

This is the estimated earnings for a particular period (Maybe one day or one week or as per your selection in the period section) and it can be changed automatically. Though it doesn't change much. In most of the cases estimated earnings remain same even when it's finalized. But sometimes you may experience change only by few cents.



PAGE VIEWS  |  The views of your site's pages by visitors

The number of time a user views your page displaying AdSense Ads. AdSense will count only one view even if there are multiple ads. 



IMPRESSIONS  |  The number of Ads displayed 

An impression is counted for each ad requested that returns at least one ad to the website. For example - your site contains 3 ads. If your site is viewed for 10 times and all the ads are displayed properly, then your impression will be 30. 



CLICKS  |  The number of times that a user clicked on your ads

There is nothing more to write about. But I would like to suggest you to be aware of few things:

  • Never click the ads of your own site even not to test
  • Never encourage someone to click on your ads


CTR  |  Click Through Rate
  • Page CTR : The number of ads clicked divided by the number of page views.
  • Impression CTR : The number of ads clicked divided by the number of ad impressions. 




CPC  |  Cost per Click

The amount that an advertiser pays for each click. You can calculate it as - Estimated Earnings divided by the number of clicks made by the visitors.




RPM  |  Revenue per Thousand Impressions
  • Page RPM: The average earnings per thousand page views. Mathematically you can say, Page RPM = (Estimated Earnings/ Number of Page Views) * 1000.
  • Impression RPM: The average earnings per thousand impressions. Or you can say, Impression RPM = (Estimated Earnings / Impressions) * 1000.  


I've modified the explanations little bit. If you would like to read the terms directly as Google says, then read this help page and scroll down to the Performance section . . .



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Never Give Up . . .



Never ever give up



Started writing in 2012 and this is the 500th post of Marks PC Solution. In this landmark, I wish to share my feelings/ experiences with you. I also would like to inspire you. I don't know how to start and where to end. But I will try to motivate you for sure. Let's go . . .


Before you read this post, you may also have a look at this - 






Okay we can move forward. I would like to start with an image - 



Never Give Up Illustration by Frog & Egret


What do you see? A frog is getting down through the neck of an egret. But the frog doesn't give up. It wants to survive even at the end. It catches the neck of egret by hands. 


This picture looks very funny. And really it is. But you must understand the actual meaning of this picture.


It teaches us how to survive. Whatever happens to you, never give up. I'm not only talking to webmasters. With all of my readers I would like to share the same message. Don't give up your hope under any circumstance. 



Be honest in your side and do your work properly. Believe yourself and someday you will succeed. I consider myself as a successful webmaster. Though I'm engaged with an organization, I would like to express myself as a webmaster!



List of Barriers in my Blogging Career

  • Lack of sufficient time 
  • Slow and limited net connection
  • Job
  • Transfer from home city to another (02 Times)
  • Plagiarists (Marks PC is a source of copying contents!)
  • Personal & Family Problems
  • Lack of physical & mental energy
  • Lack of writing scope
  • Refusal of Ad Proposal by AdSense (About 05 times)
  • Less revenue than expectation
  • Lack of motivation (Poor Ranking, Few Visitors etc.)
  • Blah blah blah . . . 


Still I face these problems. But I never give up. Sometimes I feel bore. I get disappointed. And this is very natural. But later I start with more enthusiasm. 


And this is how you can recover - 
  • Stop working for some days
  • Reset your mind
  • Go for travelling
  • Watch nature, flowers and trees

And then get back in life. Get back to your work. Don't expect the best result always. Bad things happen. You just do your work honestly. Don't think about result too much. Just keep in mind that, someday you will get the reward. 



But remember one thing. Never stick to something which is absolutely impossible. In that case it will be a loss project. What is not yours just leave it. But which you need to achieve, don't compromise it. 


Never give up example under the mountain




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Blogger Introduced Featured Post Gadget!!



Default Featured Post Widget for Blogger



Well, I was expecting this from Blogger for a long time. And never thought that Blogger has already introduced this gadget in last month. Just yesterday, I was about to fix someone's blog and discovered Featured Post gadget in the blogger's layout! And to be honest, I was more than happy . . .


Featured Post

Maybe most of you are familiar with the featured post. Though Blogger had no such option earlier, webmasters were able to display a featured post with the help of third party templates. 

And there are also many scripts to help you out regarding featured post. But you don't need to use them anymore. Now you can use the default featured post gadget of Blogger. And it's really easy to install. :) 



Use of Featured Post

You know, a blog always shows the latest post you've published. As you publish the new posts, the older ones are out of focus. But sometimes you may need the older posts to be displayed on special occasions. 

Suppose I've some posts to be displayed in special occasions - 


Besides I've many other posts which I may show as featured one any time. And you can also use this great feature if you need. 




Add Featured Post Widget from Blogger's Layout



Adding Featured Post Gadget

Before you go, make sure you're signed in to your Blogger account. Now follow the steps below: 
  1. Go to your Blogger dashboard/ control panel.
  2. Choose Layout tab from the left pane.
  3. Now hit on the Add a Gadget option from any place where you wanna place it (You can also fix the position by dragging)
  4. Then you will get the Configure window as shown in the image below.
  5. Go to the Select a Featured Post > Search your preferred post by labels or title > Choose your post > Check the Preview > Hit on the Save button.
  6. View your site!


Configuring Featured Post Gadget


Hopefully, this is gonna be a great tool for bloggers. If you need any further help, please knock me . . .



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Test your Site on Safe Browsing Site Status



Google Safe Browsing Report


Couple of days ago, I noticed a sudden fall in my site's traffic. It was not clear why Marks PC is experiencing a decreasing traffic. Later I discovered a harmful content in my site. That's why Google Chrome was stopping visitors to enter my site. Then I fixed the issue with the  help of Google Safe Browsing and Webmaster Tools. In this post, I'm gonna share my experience with you . . .


Warning Message from Google Chrome



About Safe Browsing Site Status

Safe browsing site status is a part of Google Transparency Report. Everyday it collects and examines billions of URLs to find out harmful contents on those websites. If a site is safe to surf then it's okay. 

But if harmful contents are found, Google enlists the sites in blacklist. And Chrome browser shows warnings to the visitors. 



Check your Site

You can check any site on Safe Browsing Site Status. It maybe your own site or any other site you visit often. So, what are you waiting for? Let's check a site on Google Safe Browsing Site Status . . .


Follow the URL below - 




Then you will get following view - 


Google Safe Browsing Report


Here you can see a search box named Status of. In this box, you will enter the link of your desired website. As soon as you hit the search button, you will see the current status. If the site is okay, you will see - Not Dangerous

If any malicious contents are found, you will see the status like dangerous or harmful



Taking Actions

If you're a site owner and find your site dangerous, don't delay a second. Immediately go to the Google Webmaster and sign in there. There you will get a message for critical issues. 

Sometimes you may know what is the problem exactly. Then fix it and inform the Google Webmaster that necessary actions have been made. Then you will request a review for your site.

If you're not sure about the problem, then talk to the experts. Or sometimes this problem might be caused by harmful ads shown on your site. In that case, you need to talk to the Advertisers. 

And never avoid this issue. If you avoid it, then your traffic will fall dramatically. And you will lose revenues. 


After taking corrective actions, Google will review your site. Within few hours (not more than 48 hours) Google will update your security status. 



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Get a Free SEO Report for your Site


WebRank Page SEO Report for your Site


Trends in the practice of SEO has changed a lot. In fact, it's getting changed always. Now Google focuses on the mobile friendliness of a site. And the impact of unique and useful contents has increase as well. Still there are some technical issues which you need identify and fix. Let's get an In-page analysis of your site . . .


If you search google with the query - Free SEO Report, you will get thousands of free tools. But all of them are not effective, all of them are not reliable. I'm gonna introduce you with WebRank Page which I use very often. 



About WebRank Page | In-Page Analysis

WebRank Page gives you an insight of your site. It conducts analysis on the following major categories - 

  • In-Page Analysis
  • Social Analysis
  • Link Analysis
  • Security Analysis
  • Others . . .
And you get these services for free!



How to Use?

Using this service is as simple as visiting a website. Follow the method below - 

Visit WebRank Page > Enter your site's URL (i.e. markspcsolution.com) > Hit on the Analyze button.

Or you can directly enter this URL in the browser's tab - 

http://www.webrankpage.com/analyze/markspcsolution.com


Just change the last part of the URL with your site's domain. 



Understanding the Result . . .

Here you will see a lot of things. The blue factors indicate that you're okay. And the problematic aspects will be marked red
  • After you enter your site, the page will generate report on it. The first thing you will notice is a grade. It maybe A, B, C, D or E depending on your score. So far, Marks PC Solution scored C. 
  • Just by the side of grading score, you will see the top 5 things you need to be fixed in your site.
  • Next you will see SEO Report Summary - Successful and failed parameters.
  • Basic Analysis will analyze your - Google Pagerank, Title, Meta Description, Meta Keywords, DocType, Encoding, Language, Load Analysis, Favicon, URL, Domain age and validity etc.
  • HTML Code Analysis will examine your - Text/HTML Ratio, Headings, Images, Keywords, Tables, CSS, Flash, W3C Validity.
  • Social Analysis will measure the strength of your site in social sites- Google+, Twitter, Facebook.
  • Linking will count your internal and external links.
  • Pages Indexed will show whether your site is indexed in Google and Bing.
  • Visitor Analysis will show information based on Alexa.
  • Security Analysis will show the security issues of your site. Whether it's listed on spammers' directory or affected by malicious software etc.

Have a look at the screenshot - 


WebRank Page Score Report



Taking Actions

Based on the report and your understanding, you may take corrective actions for your site. If you're a new blogger/ web developer, then you may not understand all the parameters. In that case, don't worry too much. 

Just fix the parts which you can do. And try to learn the other parts gradually. And don't be nervous about any part of the report. No page is successful in every aspect. 

Just try to improve always . . .



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Analyze your Site through WebRank Stats


WebRank Stats - A Free Tool for the Webmasters


Webmasters today have a lot of free tools and services to monitor and analyze their sites. WebRank Stats is something like that which I use regularly. This site provides thorough information about your blog/website. Today I'd like to introduce you with this site . . .


WebRank Stats Large Icon PNG




A free service for webmasters, SEO practitioners and web users as well. As a webmaster, you can get detailed information about your site. SEO practitioners can justify their works comparing with other sites. And general web users can compare among the sites which they visit often . . .


WebRank Stats View



How to Use? 

Very simple! You just need to visit the following site - 



Then you will get a search box at the top right corner. You've to enter your domain in the following format - 

yourwebsite.com (Avoid www)

Suppose, our URL is www.markspcsolution.com. But you've to enter markspcsolution.com only. Now press enter to access to the stats page. 


Or you can directly follow this method - 


http://www.webrankstats.com/webstats/markspcsolution.com

Just change the last part of the above URL with your domain. 



What Information you will Get?

In fact, WebRank Stats integrate many other tools in its report. It collects data from major web services like - Google, Bing, Alexa, Complete, Quantcast, Similar Web, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus etc. 

It has a scoring system like Google Page Rank. As you can see in the above image, our rank is 1.86 out of 10. Most of the time, this score matches with Google PR. 

  • General Information: This includes your Meta Description, Keyword, Sitemap, Text/HTML Ratio etc.
  • Website Ranks: This will show the rank of your site in Google, Alexa, Quantcast & Complete.
  • Website Safety: Is your website safe to browse? Here you can check it.
  • Pages Indexed: How many pages of your site is indexed by search engines - Google & Bing. 
  • Backlinks: How many backlinks you've according to Google, Bing & Alexa.
  • Sociometer: Your social performance on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn & StumbleUpon.
  • Server Analysis: Your IP address, latitude, longitude, region etc.
  • Header Analysis, DNS Analysis
  • Traffic Graphs from Alexa, Complete, Unique, Quantcast etc.


Toolbar

WebRank Stats has toolbar available for your browser. It supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer and Opera. And it's really handy to use as a browser extension. 


Limitations

WebRank stats is quite a nice service for the webmasters. But it has some limitations. Sometimes it may not display your rank properly. 

Suppose you've 20 backlinks on bing. But it may show your 0. Or you may have 2000 FB likes. But it may show more or less. 

But this problem is not a big deal. Hope all of you will enjoy this site . . .



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