Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How To Promote Your Blog Post On Quora Without Spamming?
How To Promote Your Blog Post On Quora Without Spamming?
Quora, as you know, is like a social engagement website where people are so humble, love sharing their experiences and you'd find the solution to each and every common problem there. Whether you're in depression, you're sad, or you're thinking about your future, or even if you want to find some reviews of your planned school/college/university, solution of everything is there.

So, when everything is there, then traffic is also there, and there are over 100 million monthly active users in Quora.

That was a brief description of what Quora is.

Now, how can we get traffic and readers from Quora without being called Spammers? Is there really a way? I think so.

The ways I think could work are explained below. :)

By the way, I don't write on Quora. I just read answers there, and in this blog post, I'm writing about what I've observed in others' answers.

Post Answers, But...with images (and...)

See, if you want to promote your blog on Quora, then getting the maximum number of views and upvotes is what you need the most.

Now, how will you get them? When you'll write detailed and lengthy answers. Don't write to promote. Write because you love it.

Now, what you can do is, you can use images in your answers, but with your watermark and your blog's link in the description. Impressed observers/viewers of your reply may look at your blog.

This totally depends upon the effort you put on writing any answer. The more views and upvotes you get, the more will be the number of observers. :)

Use 'Source' & Your Blog Post's Content To Answer Queries

If you want to promote your blog, then, of course, you have a blog, and you write on the same niche on Quora too.

So, why don't you just use your own blog's content to answer questions in Quora?

No, I'm not saying to copy and paste from your blog post to Quora, but, you can use some data that you'd found while researching for the same blog post.

For example, two months back, you were trying to know that what was the history for "Blogger" and after your research, you wrote in one of your blog post that the last post by real "Blogger" team (before Google bought it) was published on April 11, 2011.
Now, find on Quora for questions like "What was the history of Blogger?" or something like that and then, while answering, you can link to your blog post as "Source", and that won't be considered as "Spamming" because it's actually not!

Read more: 6+ Things Your Visitors Could Hate About Your Blog & You! (I'm Warning You!)

Promote, Promote & Promote

This one doesn't directly affect your promotion progress.

But, indirectly, and in the long term, it's effective.

See, on a social site like Quora, answering is not enough.

To be able to get maximum upvotes every time you post (which is must, if you want to promote your blog post) a well-explained answer of yours (instead of waiting for the answer to go viral), you need to get followers.

I'm saying that don't just create your profile on Quora because you want to promote. Create profile there, to learn, to share, to "achieve" followers also. It's same as, if you're doing blogging for money, you won't get success but if you're doing it for "achieving readers" or for passion, then there aren't any limits for you and your success. :)

Final Words

I hope the two ways that I mentioned here would help you to promote your blog in the excellent website Quora. Want to remind, don't just do promotion there, because, in Quora, you can learn a lot, give a lot and always, achieve a lot (respect). Thanks for reading!
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

5 + 1 Extremely Helpful Links (Must Have Bookmarks For Bloggers)
5 + 1 Extremely Helpful Links (Must Have Bookmarks For Bloggers)
As a blogger, I surf a lot, and when I have nothing to search, I just open Google.com or YouTube.com or Twitter.com. Because I'm addicted to doing surfing, internet surfing and so are you.

And when there is life, then there are problems.

And this is last day for some of your problem, because I am today going to solve some of them for you. Through bookmarks.

Well, sadly I need to write 1000+ words to get this blog post ranked. But for you, I'll give you the links here (but if you want to know about these links more, you can read what I've written below):
  1. LMGTFY: Send people the search links without wasting a jiffy of a second of yours.
  2. 10minutemail.com: Want to see some content of a website? But...you need to sign up to be able to see the whole site content. No worries, 10minutemail.com will let you get an email for 10 minutes.
  3. Embed.ly/code: You need to present a URL in a good manner in front of your senior? Here you succeed in doing so.
  4. Gmail - Inbox: Having slow net connection? An important mail might me in your inbox? Add this URL to your bookmarks, and you'll be able to check your mailbox despite having so slow net connection.
  5. Googleweblight.in: Wanna see the content of a page so quickly? But the internet is dying? No worries, Google Web Light will load that page for you without JavaScript, in seconds.
  6. For Android GeeksAndroid File Host: Wanna see if there're developers for your device? Or want stock ROM/stock recovery? Search your device here, you'll get them most of the times.

Know More About These Websites

LMGTFY

LMGTFY does not have any "special" thing in themselves but, this site can save your few seconds.

Remember that moment when you had to say your friend to Google for "XYZ"? And you wanted to send that lazy a link that will just open the searched page. What you did?

Opened Google.com, searched for the term and then copied that giant URL, sent it.

And because it was that giant, your friend preferred to search that term by himself, considering that URL a virus.

I don't know if this ever happened to you, but this happened to me. :(

At that time, LMGTFY was the saviour. Open this website, enter the term, select from options if you want to learn about images, maps and yup, you're ready to go.

They'll give you a URL (you can even shorten that URL). Copy it and it your friend, now both of you are happy. Na?

10minutemail.com

You're surfing (I'm talking about the Internet by the way).

You're still surfing.

Searching for the solution of your question.

You are going to get it.

1...2...3...

You need to click just one more time!

And...

"SIGN UP TO CONTINUE"

or some shit like that.

For the moment like this, 10minutemail.com is a saviour. They give you a temporary email for 10 minutes, when you finish signing up, that email will vanish from the internet but, you have the solution now because you'd signed up!

:p

Embed.ly/code

Sometimes, we get a URL and just hyperlinking won't work.

Because the title and description and the thumbnail of websites can do wonders (more engagements). What to do to grab the description, thumbnail and title of the link because writing any CSS, HTML or JavaScript?

Simple.

Go to embed.ly/code, type the URL there, click on Embed, and yippee! You're ready to go!
Like this:
London Edition #FoodPorn, in honour of Fashion ... And Embed.ly is not limited to URLs only, you can use it to showcase YouTube videos, Instagram pictures, Facebook posts/images and other stuff!

And do you know? I've also created a shortcode for Embed.ly/code so, you'll not be required to open that website, put your code there. If you want to know about this shortcode, surf here (again, Internet surf :P ): URL Shortcode for Blogger - Show URLs in Standard Form

Gmail - Inbox

You already know about it.

ANDROID GEEKS: Android File Host

This is not connected to Blogging at any angle, but I wanted to add this one also. Android File Host is a website that let the developers host their files for free on their servers.

And the files are, you know, ROMS, Recoveries, Patches, Kernels.

So if you're looking for custom ROMs are for your device, or stock things for your device, then do a search on Android File Host, and I think you'll get the files there. :)

Final Words

I hope you guys liked this simple 'n' sweet list of some great URLs. Don't forget to add them to your bookmarks bar. Do you know? I have more URLs that you can bookmark, but you know, anything more than enough is harm. So I'd reveal them later! If you want them, you can subscribe for future updates! :)
Oh, I forgot, Happy Valentine's day! =)
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

How To Separate Codes & Quotes on Blog Post Using CSS & HTML?
How To Separate Codes & Quotes on Blog Post Using CSS?
Hi readers,

I hope you're all good. What I am, today, going to share is, how can you separately add codes and blockquotes. I mean to say, on my blog, whenever I add any quote, it appears like this:
Hi! I'm a quote.
But whenever I add any code (let it be CSS, JavaScript or HTML), then it seems like this:
<style>
.add {
position: relative;
}
</style>
So, how I do this? Isn't this interesting to know?

Of course, it is. It also helps your visitors to identify codes & quotes correctly, I know they can, but...

Now, if you have questions about how we are going to do this task, then let me tell it to you in simple language. By the way, if you're not interested in knowing how this works, you can scroll and get the customization. :)

How We're Going To Do This?

In HTML, there's already a separate container for codes and for blockquotes, we know, that's <blockquote>.

In these so many years, bloggers, and of course writers are using <blockquote> for both of their purposes. For quoting their codes and for quoting their quotes.

What we will do is, we're now going to use <pre> for codes and <blockquote> for quotes. 

What extra you're getting here is, style. Using the codes or say CSS given below, you'll be able to add a simple style for code blockquotes. 

Now you know how we're going to get all this done, let's start implementing it!

How To Implement This Change?

Note: Please keep in mind, from now, you'll be using <pre> instead of <blockquote> in your posts.

The way to do it is simple. If you don't know how to get this done, you can see these steps:
  1. Write some text in the "Compose" section of the blog post writer;
  2. Now, you need to enclose that text using <pre> and </pre>
And for making this look classy, you'll need to use the following steps:
  • Go to Blogger Dashboard > Template > Edit HTML
  • Now, search for ]]></b:skin> and add the code given below above it:
pre {
white-space: pre-wrap;
line-height: 1.5em;
text-align: left;
background: #ededed;
padding: 18px;
overflow-wrap: break-word;
}
  • That's all. Click on the save button, and you're good to go!

Final Words

I hope this helped you. Using <pre> for codes is not just really a way to stylise the codes, but it also shows that you've got the correct knowledge of HTML. So from now onwards, remember that you have to use <pre> for codes and <blockquote> for just quotes.

Jai Hind! :)
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