Monday, October 23, 2006

How to "Continue reading here..."

For the past few weeks, I've been looking for a tweak on Blogger to put a "Continue Reading here" on the main page and archive page, forcing the reader to go to the permalink pages where your advertisement are more relevant. I can't find a decent tutorial on the net, but I did find some Blogger blogs with such kind of functionality. What I did was to study their techniques (by reading the source code! hehehe) until I finally figured out how they did it.

Now, I am going to share it with you. ;) There are 4 steps to follow in editing the template and 1 step when posting. But before you do anything, back up your original template, ok?

Template changes.

1. Copy and paste this code on the CSS declarations. That is between the <style></style> tags.



span.fullpost {display:none;}
span.fullpost {display:inline;}


2. Copy and paste this code just after the style closing tag (</style>):

<script type="text/javascript">
var memory = 0;
var number = 0;

3. Copy and paste this code just after the <$BlogItemBody$> tag.

<script type="text/javascript">
spans = document.getElementsByTagName('span');
number = 0;
for(i=0; i < spans.length; i++){
var c = " " + spans[i].className + " ";
if (c.indexOf("fullpost") != -1)
if(number != memory){
document.write('<br /><a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>" title="permanent link">Continue reading "<$BlogItemTitle$>" here...</a>');
memory = number;

4. Republish your blog.

Now, after republishing your blog, it is now set for Continue Reading Here kind of post. All you have to do now is to edit your post to mark which part of your post to be hidden. Here is how to do it.

Open a blog post in Edit HTML mode. To mark the part that you want to hide, simply put those part between <span class="fullpost"> </span> tags.


Example Post

This is an example post. This one is displayed on the main and archive page. <span class="fullpost">This part of the post is hidden and can be viewed only on the permalink page.</span>

This is how the post will look like on the main or archive page:

Example Post

This is an example post. This one is displayed on the main and archive page.

Continue reading "Example Post" here...

The permalink page will contain the full post. For comments and suggestions, don't hesitate to contact me ;)

That's all!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Money for blogs

Recently, I earned a total of US$80 from my personal blog and my textmates blog, just for putting up a single text link on the sidebar! Interested? Visit this site. It's not a scam! Want some proof? Check this out.

By the way, I'm starting to learn Wordpress. Check my Wordpress blog here.

That's all folks!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My MFA sites list

Since I'm getting numerous requests of the MFA sites that I blocked using Competitive Ad Filter, your waiting is over. Here is my MFA sites list. To the owners of these sites, sorry guys but I don't want your cheap advertisements on my blog. Ok, here it goes...

I don't guarantee that if you block these sites, your Google Adsense earnings will double or triple. It just happened to me, so, it's worth the try, anyway, you can still unblock them if the result is not favorable to you.

That's all folks!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Using Web Directories As A Link Building Tool

by: SeoAmitPatel

Even in this era of technological breakthroughs, many website owners have a wrong idea about web directories. They think these web directories are simply a way to gain a one-way incoming link. Inclusion in the different web directories is seldom perceived as more than a one-time entry event. The aim is to get listed and obtain the inbound link, for better of for worse. Traffic from some mainstream directories is almost always low and rarely seen as part of the equation. The dormant capability of the directory listings as a source of potential link partners is almost never reckoned as a strategy at all, which is not a wise move at all.

In reality, web directories have far more possibilities concealed within their listings than it is generally believed. Many webmasters and search engine optimization experts ignore the less obvious value residing in the numerous categories.

By looking beyond the single link and searching abilities of a web directory, a website owner can have unrestricted access to innumerable potential link partners, waiting to be added. These partners can be found without much effort in the major internet directories and in the copious niche directory listings as well.

Not all web directories are adept in searching for links. The DMOZ (also known as the Open Directory Project), The Google Directory, The Yahoo! Directory are the directories which one should use in order to carry out link research tasks.

It will not be an exaggeration to compare the web directories to a gold mine of linking partners if one can get the full out of appropriate strategies. Any enterprising and prospecting webmaster can successfully use the web directories as an effective link building tool. It is expected that the readers will now be able to avail this opportunity after reading this article.

About The Author
The Author SeoAmitPatel is a SEO Expert who owns a SEO Company and which is working a major SEO Project

Friday, October 06, 2006

Keyword Density & SEO

by: Mike Francis

Keyword density is an important factor in search engine optimization (SEO). Keywords, as the name indicates, are the key factors in a web page, while searching. The webpage will be displayed in response to the search about the particular keyword. However, it won’t be an easy job for the search engines to list the results, as millions of web pages, with the respective keyword, are indexed in the internet database. The viewers will require the most comprehensive search, and hence, search engines have formulated certain criteria to rate the quality of the web pages. And, keyword density is one of the significant parameters of the search engine algorithms in listing the webpage in the search engine result pages.

Keyword density is the relative frequency for the appearance of the keywords to the total amount of words in the text. The web page will be oriented on the keyword and obviously, the keyword has to be repeated several times. The number of repetition of the keywords will be increased along with the increase in the word limit. Since the word limit of the web pages differ, it will be difficult to suggest an optimum number of repetitions for keywords. And, keyword density has thus formulated as an adequate parameter to represent the number of repetitions of the keyword corresponding to the word count of the whole text.

As for everything, optimum limit exists for keyword density also. It is certain that search engines as well as viewers are bothered about the quality of the content in the web pages. As a rule, it is reviewed that a lower amount of keyword density will reduce the focus of the webpage on the keyword, and increased number of keywords are feared to affect the readability of the subject. The keyword density will also account the phrase keywords.

Keyword density of a webpage becomes crucial, when the webpage developer tries to optimize it according to the preferences of the search engine. Everybody is in the urge to place their webpage in the top ranking and hence they have to adopt the search engine principles, to maintain their position. The optimum keyword density is important in SEO since the search engines will not entertain both the lower levels as well as higher levels of keyword density. The lower keyword density pages will lose their importance in the listing. But, overstuffing of the keyword is a serious offense for search engines and considers it as an act to deceive of them with keyword stuffing. Chances exists that search engines may run spam on higher key word density web pages and ultimately ban it.

Hence, an optimum keyword density is always advised as a part of SEO techniques. Even though the exact values of the search engine algorithms are not clear, 5-7% is approximated as the optimum limit of keyword density. For strict maintenance of the keyword density in the particular ratio, keyword density analyzers are available in the internet. Adopt any such tool, maintain the optimum keyword density and ensure a better position in the search engine results.

About The Author
Mike Francis' page : is a free web directory, that helps webmasters increace their traffic and get known on the internet. For more quality directories try

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My blog got indexed after 2 days!

Yeah, and I was surprised!

Here is what happened...

I made a new blog, last October 3, and put its link on my PR5 blogs ( and Up to now, this blog is not yet indexed.

Now, here is what surprised me. I made another blog last October 4, it's Mesothelioma Awareness. I did the same thing, I put a link on my PR5 blogs. And I did another thing that I think made the difference. I showed my blog here. And today, October 6, I found out from Google that it was already indexed! I tried searching the URL in Google and I just found two results. The post I made on that forum and the indexed blog itself! Wow!

That's why I showed my blog here too, hoping to get indexed in the next 2 days. =)

Just sharing my experience. It worked for me, it might as well work for you.

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Preferred domain name on Google Sitemaps

Do you have incoming links to your blog in http://www.*** format and http://*** format? The bad news is that Google treat each links differently, as if they are pointing to 2 different pages. This is the reason why my currently has a Pagerank of 5 and has a Pagerank of 3. Imagine if these links were treated as one, counting all the links to the same as a link to, then, I might have a higher Pagerank, right?

Now, here is the good news. I recently signed-up with Google Sitemaps, and from there, I found out that you can tell Google your preferred domain name. I set my preferred domain name as A link to will be counted as the same as a link to And since I set it up as my preferred domain name, will no longer be displayed on their index.

This is one great feature that any SEO practitioner must use. Right? For more information about this feature, visit Google Help Center here.

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