- Download one of the StumbleUpon Icons from it's icon set here . Upload this picture somewhere on the web.
(This is a preview of the available icons, select and upload any one of them.)
- Login to your blogger dashboard, click manage->template.
- On the template tab, find <$BlogItemBody$> tag
- Copy-Paste this code just below the <$BlogItemBody$> tag
- Replace **LINK TO stumbleit.gif** with the full path to the image that you uploaded.
- Save & RePublish your blog.
NOTE : This installation only works with classic templates of blogger. XML Layouts users, check out this post http://zerodollarchallenge.blogspot.com/2007/11/add-stumbleupon-button-to-bloggerxml.html
Bigoo.ws - Over 50,000 images, all classified as glitters, backgrounds, cursors, quotes, animations, icons etc. Also has layouts and widgets for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster.
Stock Exchange - Free for personal use. Read the license here. [ License ]
Yotophoto.com - Indexes images in the public domain or available for free usage under various forms of "copyleft" licensing.
Freefoto.com - Free photographs for private non-commercial use on the Internet.
FreeDigitalPhotos.net - Free for use in blogs, with some conditions [ License ]
Blogger Help itself list these blog graphics resources for your blogs:
- Flickr Photos - Only those with creative commons licences are free to use.
- http://search.creativecommons.org/ - This search engine should throw up many image resources that can be used on blogs and websites for free.
This list will always be in a "work in progress" mode, as we discover new and better blog graphics for blogs. Do you know of a blog graphics site that you want to share with us? leave your comments.
Here's a free resource that will give you more color options to choose from(for the feed icon), you can also download other file format of the icon to modify and customize for your blog/site.
I have been a bit busy and haven't spent much time here lately. Sorry.
Just thought I would make you aware of a free tool that Brad Callen of SEO Elite and Keyword Elite fame is offering.
I say free but in reality it has a free version and a Pro version for $47.
The software is called "Directory Submitter" and it basically submits your sites to directories in a few simple and fast steps. It is a huge timesaver.
The more directories you are listed in the more backlinks you will get as well as an increase in traffic.
I bought the Pro version but you certainly don't have to. The difference in the two versions is that the Pro version allows you to submit to more directories. The Free version still allows you to submit to 350 directories with as many sites as you want. This will be sufficient to start with. If you get decent results then you can always get the upgrade later.
He has a video that shows you what this is about and how to use it.
I definately recommend this - Brad's software is among the best in Internet Marketing circles and his support is excellent.
Freshen up your blog or website by adding a widget from Hunkdujour.com and display a new picture of a hunk daily on your blog.(See the sample below). 4 display sizes are available for your blog. Ready to install it to your blog? See the Hunkdujour Widget for Blogger
Wondering where to get the glitter images that you see on other blogs? then read our post on Glitter Graphics for Blogs
Internet Safety for Girls
- Images as Graphical pointers beside ad units were preferred way of many ad publishers to grab the attention of the visitor who would otherwise have ignored the ads due to the “ad blindness” behavior. In this technique images or flash objects are used in order to deceive the visitors into clicking the Ad by suggesting a link between the image/flash object and the ads. Google therefore disallows any images or flash objects beside the ads, which could suggest any link between the two.
- Some publishers tried to hide the “ads by google” tagline by customizing the background color of the page and the color of the ad itself so that it would blend into the page and hardly be visible to the visitor and the ads would look like regular links. Google now uses an image tagline on ads that will not blend into the background.
- Some publishers altered the adsense code to make the ads appear as a “single line link” and then camouflaged them in between the navigation links or their recommended links. Google strictly prohibits any alteration of its adsense code.
- Some publishers would load the ad in a floating frame (
Also, One of the most common abuses of adsense that is done unknowingly by many is that they place a wide skyscraper ad on the right hand side of the page, adjacent to the scrollbar. Whenever an Image ad is displayed on the wide skyscraper the entire area becomes a “click zone”(unlike the column of text ads). Clicks are received when the user, instead of clicking the scrollbar accidentally clicks the ad. Google now considers the clicks with very low returns to the advertiser as invalid clicks and threatens to disable the account of the publisher.
The Techniques described above are for Information purpose only. Under no circumstances does this article suggest that you abuse the Google Adsense program using the techniques described above. Furthermore the author does not take any responsibility if anyone gets banned/ejected by google as a result of using the techniques described above.
Some people have reported that the new drag and drop layout of blogger does not work with google analytics. When testing the problem myself. I found out that the code which is typically in the format of
_uacct = "UA-XXXXXX-X";
is changed to
_uacct = "UA-XXXXXX-X";
upon saving and probably that breaks the code. Actually this is an installation problem. you can't copy paste the code into the blogger layout code( because its XHTML code now). Google Analytics site recommends that you paste the tracking code before the </body> tag. That install procedure is outdated.
Below are the instructions for installing Google Analytics tracking code to new drag and drop layout of blogger/blogspot without problems.
- Login to your dashboard and click "Manage : Layout"
- On the template tab, select Page Elements
- On Page Elements, click Add a page element( I recommend adding it to the bottom of the page)
- Leave the title "blank" and Save Changes
Note : Google Analytics is working on a new version ( Which will probably be XHTML compliant). See more on this http://analytics.blogspot.com/2007/05/new-version-of-google-analytics.html .
Update: Some of the visitors have pointed out that the above method does not work correctly now,So, unless we find a workaround to make Analytics work with the new blogger, both would remain incompatible.
The button might look like the one below, you can add it to your sidebar.