adsense tips and tricks

The Google AdSense solution is used by millions of web masters around the world. Some of them have great success and good income, while others get only a few dollars.
Here we will share some basic tips which are known to help increase the revenue generated through Google AdSense.
First, you should choose the advertisement block format which best suits your web site visual style. The experience shows that the 336x280 Large Rectangle, the 300x250 Medium Rectangle, and the 160x600 Wide Skyscraper are the most effective shapes. Still, you should mind the visual appearance of your web pages when you insert the AdSense code. If you have a little space for ads, the best solution will be the link unit format.
Additionally, you should pick the most suitable color palette for your ads block. If you have a light background on your web site, it is better to use a similar light palette for the AdSense box. The contrast choice for an ads box palette is good only for web sites with dark background. Still, it is better to pick a color which already exists in your web site.
It is better to create an ads unit which includes both text and images. In this way both will be displayed and this will increase the chance to get a click on an advertisement by a web site visitor.
Next, you should consider the location of the ads on your web pages.
Probably the best position of the advertisements is in the top / header of your site. However, this can break the consistency of your content, so you should be careful using such a solution. Other good locations are just below the navigation bar, above the footer and in the left menu area. You should always put yourself in the visitors' shoes and look to the web site from their point of view. If the ads block makes you feel uncomfortable while browsing the web site, you should consider a different position or formatting.
Additionally, you should define the number of the advertisement units per page. There are some restrictions about it. You are allowed to have up to three advertisement units per page (in addition to three link units and three referral units). If you have a web site with a lot of content, which requires the visitors to scroll down the pages or you manage a forum or a blog, it is wise to put more AdSense blocks. However, always make sure that the main unit which will generate the major part of the revenue is loaded first in the web site source code. In case you wonder, if you place more than 3 ads units on a page only the first 3 will appear.

adsense popup widget for free

#topbar {
background: #005094 url('');
#adsground {
margin:0 auto;
width: 400px;
border-bottom:2px #005094 solid;
border-right:2px #005094 solid;
border-left:2px #005094 solid;

#headlineatas {
border-bottom:1px #005094 solid;
border-bottom:0px blue solid;
<script type="text/javascript">
function getValue()
document.getElementById("headlineatas").style.display = 'none';
<div id="headlineatas">
<div id="topbar">
<img align="left" style="padding-left:2px;" src="" />
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<span style="color:#fff;font-size:13px;font-weight:bold;text-shadow:black 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em;float:right;padding-top:3px;padding-right:10px"> <target="_blank" onclick="getValue()"><img src="" /></target="_blank"></span>
<div id="adsground">
<h3><a href="">click and win</a></h3>
<p align="left"><h3></h3><script async src="//"></script>
<!-- mybloggerbuz_sidebarright_AdSense1_1x1_as -->
<ins class="adsbygoogle"
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

you just have to change the id number with your adsense id number above written in red.

DNS tips that you have to know

How to Confirm your DNS records are working using WHOIS and Dig

After you have pointed your domain to the DigitalOcean name servers, you might see that pinging it still displays the old information.
This may occur because the old DNS information has not had a chance to propagate. For example, your home internet provider will cache the DNS information for a designated amount of time known as TTL (Time To Live) and will provide only that information until it expires. The time to live is commonly set to half an hour.
You can verify that you are using the DigitalOcean name servers by running WHOIS; the output should include the most current name servers information:
   Registrar: ENOM, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Status: ok
After checking that the WHOIS information has been correctly updated, you can use dig to verify that the DigitalOcean name servers are serving DNS records for your domain name.
dig -t NS
; <<>> DiG 9.7.3-P3 <<>> ns
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 62068
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 3, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;  IN NS

;; ANSWER SECTION: 7200 IN NS 7200 IN NS 7200 IN NS

;; Query time: 47 msec
;; WHEN: Mon Sep 10 17:44:49 2012
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 101
All of this information is useful as it provides the fastest way to confirm that your site is connected to the correct name servers and that the information is propagating while your site is updating.

How to Set Up DNS Load Balancing

DNS records can provide a way of building a simple load balancer to distribute site visitors across several IP addresses, each one serving identical content. If more than one IP address is connected to a site, visitors will be sent to one of the connected IP addresses in order. Although this is a helpful way to serve more visitors and prevent the site from going down if one server fails, DNS load balancing remains a very simple algorithm that does not account for geography, network congestions, or user IP address (among others).
To setup DNS Load balancing fill out the site’s A records with @ in the hostname, directing users to the main domain, and with the correct IP in the IP Address field. Your set up should look something like this:

How To Change Name Servers Without Site Downtime

When changing your site’s nameservers from your current host to DigitalOcean, you can do so without any site downtime.
Start by setting up all of your DNS settings in the DigitalOcean interface. Doing this will have no effect on your current website because the site has been configured on the original host.
Once you put in your A, CNAME, and MX server records, access your domain registrar. If you do not remember where you registered your name, you can look it up using “WHOIS”, a protocol that displays a site's identifying information, such as the IP address and registration details.
Open up the command line and type:
The command will display all of the details associated with the site, including the Technical Contact which contains your domain registrar.
Once you have the information, you can change the nameservers to point to DigitalOcean (,,, and the website will be transferred over with no downtime.

computer tips and tricks

Typing Tricks

Delete an entire word Instead of deleting a single letter, pressing CTRL + BKSP will delete the entire word behind the cursor. This makes deleting text quicker if you screw up a whole word.
Move Cursor to beginning of the next or previous word Moving the cursor around manually while typing is a great way to make your work take longer than it needs to. To speed of the process, move the cursor around with keyboard shortcuts. To move it to the beginning of the previous word, use CTRL + Left Arrow. To move it to the beginning of the next word, use CTRL + Right Arrow. In OS X you can accomplish the same using the Option key.
Making sub and superscript text If you need to make sub or superscript text (think exponents for superscript), press CTRL + = for subscript and CTRL + SHIFT + = for superscript.
Paste plain text of what was copied When you copy text from any source, programs will usually copy any formatting that comes with it. To paste this as plain text, press CTRL + Shift + V instead of the standard CTRL + V, and the system will paste unformatted text.
Note that many programs follow this parameter (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) but not all, particularly Microsoft programs like Word or Outlook. For those there's a few alternatives that go beyond copying and pasting in Notepad: 1) CTRL + ALT + V will show a 'paste special' dialog box. 2) CTRL + Spacebar will remove formatting in already pasted text. 3) Download Puretext and choose a hotkey to always paste plain text with it.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Copy only active window to clipboard Normally, the Print Screen key copies the entire display (or two displays if you got them), ALT + Print Screen only copies the currently active window to the clipboard. Whether taking a screenshot to diagnose a problem, or just because you want to show something to a friend, this will come in handy.
Fix those little mistakes Did you know you can undo almost any action? CTRL + Z is the ultimate hot key, and for sure you knew about it already, however note that undo doesn’t just apply to typing. If you accidentally delete or move a file, you can hit CTRL + Z to bring it right back to where it was. In Chrome and Firefox you can also undo closing a tab using CTRL + SHIFT + T.
Cycle through open windows Pressing ALT+TAB allows you to cycle through currently open windows. This makes switching back and forth between running processes quick and painless. If you want a more stylish method of cycling through open programs, Windows + TAB will do the job for you.
Interrupt all processes CTRL + ALT + Delete is one of the most common PC shortcuts, and one almost everyone is familiar with. The important thing to note is that it interrupts all processes, including the one that is bogging down your system, which can mean the difference between needing to restart or not.
Close the current program Typing ALT + F4 will close the program that is running. This is useful as it saves you time mousing over the "X" and clicking. People will often use this as a joke, telling you to press ALT + F4 to fix a problem. Don’t fall for it unless you want to close what you are doing.
Minimize all windows Sometimes you have a bunch of stuff running, and you want it all to go away so you can get to the desktop. Simply pressing Windows + D will minimize everything you have up, which will save you some time pressing the minimize button for each window. It should be noted that Windows + M offers similar functionality, but there is no undoing, so Windows + D is the more favorable approach.
Open the task manager directly If you want to bypass the interrupt that happens when pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL and jump right to the task manager, typing CTRL + Shift + ESC launches it directly.
Close the current window/tab Stick of moving all the way to that X button? Press CTRL + W and the current window will close. (Don’t do it now, or you will miss the rest of the tricks!)
Bring up the system information window This is so much quicker than digging this out the traditional way... Just press Windows + Pause/Break and the System Information panel will be ready to go. This might be the only use for the Pause/Break key you will ever find, so enjoy it!

Better multiple monitor control There are several useful keyboard shortcuts for controlling open windows on multiple monitors. Pressing the Windows Key + Arrow Keys will cause a window to quickly snap to each side of either monitor. Alternatively, hitting Shift + Windows Key + Arrows will cause the window to jump to the other monitor. Lastly, pressing Windows + P will allow you to quickly set up a second display or projector.

Web Browsing Tricks

Automatically add www. and .com to a URL You can shave off a couple of seconds typing in a URL by simply click CTRL + Enter after you type the name of the site. Need .net instead of .com, press CTRL + Shift + Enter instead.

Jump to address bar There are a number of ways to jump right to the address bar from anywhere in browser. Pressing CTRL + L, F6, and ALT + D all accomplish this goal.
Bring back a closed tab We covered this already, but it's super useful. Accidentally closed a tab? Simply press CTRL + Shift + T to reopen the most recently closed tab and get back to what you were doing.
Use private browsing The uses for not having cookies and history saved are obvious for certain activities, you know, like shopping for gifts on a shared computer (of course!). Pressing CTRL + Shift + N will launch a new private in Chrome, CTRL + Shift + P will do it in Firefox and Internet Explorer.

File Management Tricks

Rename a file quickly Right-clicking and selecting rename is not very efficient. Instead, simply press F2 while a file is selected to change its name. To alter the name of another file, type TAB without deselecting the current file.
Rename files sequentially in Windows You actually don’t need to download any programs to perform a batch file rename in Windows. Instead, you can select all the files you want to change, right-click the first one in the list, select rename (or use F2), and type in the name. This will automatically change all the other files with the same root name with a suffix: (1), (2), and so on.

Security Tips

Run programs on an infected PC Often times, malware will prevent a computer from running certain programs. Changing the name of the .exe file can often override this. If that doesn’t work, changing the extension to .com is another useful alternative, and the program will still be able to run in spite of the extension change.
Read installers Even major programs can install toolbars and other unwanted pieces of software during installation. Take a few seconds to read each step to make sure you are not agreeing to install something other than the program you were actually seeking. Far too often people just push next over and over, and end up with a browser covered in various search bars that just aren't needed. In the worst of scenarios, these can have nefarious intentions.
Lock your computer if you get up Sick of your "friends" going onto your computer at work or home and posting things on your Facebook/Twitter page on your behalf? It’s certainly an annoyance, but an easy one to prevent. Windows + L will lock your system right away, requiring a password (if you've set one) to log in again.

earning online methods

1. Earn from ptc online jobs

Ptc online job is very simple. Anybody can do this work. Here you can make some extra income online by clicking ads( advertisements). Apart from viewing ads, they have other ways of earning money like completing surveys and tasks. And if you are very smart to make people join under you then you will get good commissions.

2. Earn from micro freelancing jobs

Micro freelancer jobs means the small jobs provided by some employer or Advertiser . If you have little knowledge about internet then you can do this work. Works are like commenting in youtube videos, giving a g+ like, posting in online forums, many more small tasks.

3. Earn from survey sites

From survey sites you will earn money by providing your opinions. There are two kinds of surveys one is daily survey and another is research survey. Daily survey are about your lifestyle and research surveys are product specific.

4. Earn from youtube and free blogspot blog

YouTube and Blogspot are product of Google. All of you may know about the YouTube. It is the largest  video sharing community on the internet. People watch the YouTube videos for entertaining purpose. But you can earn money from it simply joining its partnership program

Blogspot is another product of google where you can create your own blog. Its a free platform where you can publish your own articles and share your own knowledge. Once your blog will be popular you can earn money by monetizing it with google adsense ads.

5. Forum posting job

Get paid for posting in forums. Forum is a discussion board where people discuss about various topic like your daily life, education, politics, sports, online earning, music, many more. You can start a discussion by creating a thread or you can reply others discussions  both way you will be get paid.

This is a very simple job. At least if you can write 2 sentence then you can earn money. From each thread you create or reply others you can earn from $0.01 to $0.50 . It is just like interacting with your friends as you do in facebook.

6. Earn from reading commercial emails

This is like ptc sites. Here you will make money by viewing ads. But the difference is here you will be notified via emails that number of paid ads is waiting for you to click. Hits4pay is a site a which pays you by reading their commercial ads.

7. Earn from CPA offers

CPA offers are known as cost per action. CPA is a kind of internet marketing where you will be paid by promoting their product. Here you should not have to sell anything to get commissions but all you have to do is provide them the lead.

That means once you joined with CPA network they will give the product link to promote via your blog or social networking sites. If any body clicked your affiliate link and take an action like providing their email or then you will be paid.

These are all  7 free and easy online home based jobs you can try from your home. Later we will update other new ways to earn money online.

how to earn money online without investment

In today’s world, earning money can be as easy as answering survey questions or sharing something in your Facebook account. In simple terms, you can now earn money online without any investment.
Yes, you read that one right. You can now earn money online without you spending any money.
So, how do you earn money online without any investment?
Well, I came up with this list of five things that you can do to start making money online now without you spending a dime.

5 Ways How To Earn Money Online Without Investment

Make Money Online by Answering Surveys

I personally tried making money online by answering simple survey questions. Unfortunately, I learned more things about these surveys and survey companies than what I had earned answering them. Here are some of the things I learned during the time I answered those surveys.
  • If you live outside the United States, you’re chances of earning money answering surveys are not that good
  • It takes time to make money answering survey
  • Some survey questions are just plain ridiculous
  • If you’re under 18 years old, the chances of you being sought for by a company to answer their survey is very slim
You can make anywhere from $0 to hundreds of dollars answering survey questions online. Now, to make it easier for you, here’s a list of legitimate websites that you can sign up for that actually pays you whenever you reach their minimum payout.
  • SurveySavvy
  • CashCrate
  • Ipoll
  • Global Test Market
  • ZoomPanel

Sell Your Stuff Online

One of the easiest ways you can make money online without investment is selling the stuff you don’t need in the Internet. Start cleaning your home or room, and determine the things that you’re not using anymore. If you think it can still be used by someone, then don’t throw it away. Keep it for a while until you find a buyer for it.
Another good thing about selling your stuff online is that it won’t cost you anything, it’s totallyFREE. You can sell your stuff on eBay, Craigslist or by posting an ad on your social networking accounts like on Facebook or even in your Google+ account.

Become A Freelancer and Start Making Money Online

If you’ve got skills in writing, editing, social marketing, web design, translating or just about anything that can useful for someone online, then you can become a freelancer, and start earning money online by finishing different projects or tasks.
Becoming a freelancer is easy, all you got to do is sell yourself, or more specifically your skills, to other people. The hard part of becoming a freelancer is that there are already thousands of other freelancer today trying to earn money online.
The good thing about becoming a freelancer is that there are sites dedicated to help you. For you to increase your chances of scoring a gig, you can create your profile and post your resume on the following sites where most clients look when they need help on something:
  • Odesk
  • Elance
  • People Per Hour
  • Freelancer
As a beginner, you’re going to have a hard time finding clients, so building your reputation as a freelancer can be hard as well.
Unless you got some connections that can get you customers, then you’ll have to find clients on your own.

Start A Website Using Blogger and Monetize It Using Google Adsense

Blogger is an online blogging platform, just like WordPress, that can be used by anyone for free. You can even have your own domain name, but your domain will have an extension like this one, “”.
If you want to get the usual domain name without extension that is easier to remember and to type like my domain (“”), then you’ve got to spend more or less $10 to get one.
Now, once you have sufficient content and get your site some visitors, you can monetize your site using Google Adsense. Adsense is also free just like Blogger, and they are both managed by Google. All you need for both is a Google account, and you must be at least 18 years old for you to get accepted in the Google Adsense program.
Your earning may vary depending on your niche, the number of people who visits your site, and how you place those ads on your website. You can easily get a hundred dollar earnings, which is the minimum payout, within a month if you’re site is receiving a reasonable number of visitors from search engines.
Oh. One more thing, I just want to tell you that blogging or creating your own website isn’t easy. If you want to earn money doing it, then there’s a possibility that you really have to spend your money for you to earn a good income out of it. It also takes time, a lot of time actually, so before you start blogging make sure that you’ve got the time, patience, and dedication to manage your own website.
Now, don’t despair. There’s a lot of really good, FREE information on the internet about starting a blog or a website. That’s how I got started. There are some people online who are willing to share a whole heap of really useful information. I suggest you check out some of that free information to get started. One blogger I can highly recommend is Yaro Starak. Yaro has been blogging for years and he has a great site with heaps of free information. He also has a lot of great interviews you can listen to for ideas . I have been following Yaro for a while and so I can highly recommend him. Below is a link to one of his free resources.

If you have already tried blogging before, and you want to take it to the next level, then here are some tools and products that I believe can help you out in achieving your blogging goals and start making more money online ASAP.
I get all my domains at NameCheap, a place where you can get different types of domain names at a very cheap price, and also they give you a FREE WhoisGuard for one year, an item that can help protect your identity and keep your email address away from spammers.
Now, when it comes to web hosting, I only recommend the two best web hosting providers today that still offer their services for a very reasonable price: HostGator and BlueHost.
I personally use HostGator‘s web hosting services because they have all I need when it comes to web hosting. I was also able to set up a website without any website experience and without exerting too much effort the first time I started blogging. They also have an awesome customer support, so whenever a problem arises you can contact them and get the problem resolved as soon as possible.
As for BlueHost, I read a lot of positive reviews about them, and they are trusted by millions all over the world. If you’re the kind of person who is always looking for freebies, then BlueHost is the right web hosting for you because they give out a FREE domain name when you sign up. You can even host unlimited domains, get unlimited email accounts, and unlimited hosting space.

Become An Affiliate and Sell Other People’s Products

Another thing that you can do to earn money online without investment is by selling other people’s products and/or services. You can sell those products and/or services on your website, your social networking accounts, or by sending emails to people you know, all depending on the terms given on the affiliate program that you choose.
You can earn anywhere between $0.01 to hundreds of dollars for every referral or purchases that people who used your link make. It may sound easy, but affiliate marketing also takes time just like blogging, some great strategic planning, and of course, a little bit of luck for you to earn a lot doing it.

top online jobs

The concept of working at home is getting extremely popular these days. Everyday, the number of internet users is increasing. With this increase, the demand of online jobs is also exponentially increasing.
The concept of working at home is getting extremely popular these days. Everyday, the number of internet users is increasing. With this increase, the demand of online jobs is also exponentially increasing. People are willing to spend some time on the internet in order to make some money. Some people are even doing full time online jobs and they are making some good money.
The world of internet is now providing a lot of online money making opportunities. The biggest problem is to distinguish between scam and legitimate opportunities. If you don’t pay anything from your own pocket, then there is no need to worry about scam involvement right?

The best, easiest, free and legitimate online money making opportunity is provided by freelancing sites. This is the place where we can earn a lot of money via doing online jobs. Its 100% legitimate as you never have to pay anything to anyone ever from your own pocket.
Buyer post jobs, the service provides complete these jobs and after completion, buyers pay service providers for the work. There are many online jobs available at freelancing sites for example; Simple data entry jobs, Copywriting jobs, Website development jobs, PHP jobsFree Web Content, Java jobs and many more.
If you can write spelling error free and grammar errors free English then you can do copywriting jobs. You will need to visit freelance sites and then look for online jobs which you think you can do.
Place a bid on projects which you think you can complete. I suggest you spend at least 2 hours at freelance sites as new jobs are posted every minute. You will definitely find at least one job per day. I once won a programming job. Work was extremely easy.

Make money with youtube

Youtube is not Only video sharing Platform. but it is also a very big source of making money online. There are thousands of videos uploaded on youtube every minute so the people who uploaded videos are not fooled enough to upload larger files for free. they are making thousands of dollars for those uploads.
many are make money with youtube in pakistan, making from youtube in pakistan is not impossible. so in this article i will describe how to make money with youtube in pakistan. below is urdu written article, read complete and learn how to make money with youtube in pakistan.
Now youtube is available in pakistan but (youtube partnership program is not available) in pakistan. so you need to change country from pakistan to USA or other. than you access to make money with youtube.

my earning secret from clixsense

Hello. I am Swapna. I am going to share my journey and success I had with ClixSense. 

I had joined ClixSense in mid-December 2013. I have to admit that I had to work till January 2014 and then stopped working due to some personal reasons. Next to that I had my doubts while joining the website which pays for viewing ads and I had earned enough to continue for more than a month. Oh! I Was So Wrong. I think you must be facing the same doubts as I did. 

I started working in January 2015 and now it is July 2015 and I have earned more than $300 just by working for half an hour a day. I started giving my 100% and ClixSense started giving me what I deserve and more.

I started clicking links, completing all my tasks, survey and offers. And yes don't forget ClixSense Grid. And next to that if you complete all these tasks and click the links you also get BONUS! I saw a gradual increase in my earnings and now there is no one stopping me.

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Value Of Domain Name Selecting

Factors That Can Potentially Hinder The Value Of A Domain Name

There are factors that can hinder the value of a domain name to be sure. If a domain name was ever used for pr0n, or caught up in any legal issues, most people don’t want any part of it. Thanks to the Wayback Machine (Internet Archive) we can see snapshots of the history of many web sites, to see if it was used in any way that may decrease it’s value.

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Personal Beliefs Might Fluctuate (And Randomize) The “Value” Of A Domain Name

I think it boils down to what someone might think of your web site when hearing the domain name, whether it has value. And this is really based on personal beliefs. Let me list a few examples.
1) I hear a lot that a .net domain might be looked at as less than valuable, because it’s a cheap knock off to a .com.
2) When I told a friend my web site address, which has the TLD .xyz he thought that I was kidding and that can’t possibly be real. My girlfriend (future wife, woot!) refuses to register a .xyz because she doesn’t lend it any credibility. Tell that to Google, who registered Good buy I say!
3) A .com does always seems cooler than any other TLD doesn’t it? I know several Canadian business owners who would prefer not to purchase the .ca and opt for the .com instead, because it is “more valuable”. Is it? I don’t know.
4) Plenty of people, primarily those that still want to see their keywords in the domain name, like the idea of hyphens in a domain, for when they can’t get the “right” one because someone else squatted on the version without the hyphens. So, do hyphen domains have value? Depends who you ask. Me, in the past would say no. It felt like a spammy choice. In fact, when I was looking for screencast software that was both cloud based, and that I could use offline, I tried several for more than a year without feeling happy about the choices. And, I always skipped past in the search results because I didn’t like the two hyphens. I was a hyphen snob. Well, let me tell you, for whatever reason, I decided to try their software, and I have been using it for 3 years, and I don’t want to shop around anymore. Perceived value of a domain made me overlook a great site/tool for so long.
5) Remember that social site It’s a one word, real word, domain name and a .com to boot, 3 plusses for domain name value wouldn’t you say? Well, some people would be embarrassed to have a site with that name in their browser history. Kind of decreases the value a little, when used as a social site, I feel.

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Is There Any “Real” Value In A Domain Name Choice?

I guess my point of all of this is, if you believe for example, that a domain has more value because it is a golden oldie, and you pay more for it (or convince someone to buy yours), then it is more valuable. However, you won’t be able to sell me a .com for more than $12 just because it’s aged, unless it’s attached to a web site. Because I don’t feel that age has value in this case. It’s a matter of a opinion, one that premium domain sellers would love for you to buy into.
And, if you are holding on to the idea that using your target keyword in the domain name will bring you higher in search results, and you pay more for it, then it is more valuable (to you at least), but it’d be tough to measure your ROI.
To me, I think the value of a domain lies in what it is being used for, and if the intended audience will see it appropriate for the intended purpose.
There are areas that are pretty much undeniable true though. Things like:

How To Increase the Consumption of Blog Content

Minimize Design Distractions

You blog design has a direct impact on the readability of your content. A clean, clutter free and focused blog design allows your readers to consume content much more effectively.
So even before you start writing content, make sure your side bar has no unnecessary elements, your navigation menu is small and to the point, and your headings and body text size is large enough with proper spacing.

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Create the Right Type of Content

There are certain content types that people prefer to read and share. And depending on your niche, there are always certain topics that have a higher demand as compared to the others.
For example, research by AppSumo indicates that list posts, ultimate guides and expert round up posts get the highest social shares.
So instead of guessing and experimenting unnecessarily, create the content types with a higher success rate. To find more niche specific insights, search the Ahrefs content explorer tool with your main keyword. It will show you the most popular posts related to your topic.
Go through the top posts to get a good idea of the idea of the kind of content you need to create in order to attract more readers.

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Use Magnetic Headlines

Research indicates that out of all the people who read your post headline, only 20% actually click it to read your post.
A poor headline can waste hours of hard work that you put into creating awesome content. That is why some of the most successful bloggers spend almost as much time crafting headlines as the total writing time of their posts.
Here are a few things you should do to create magnetic headlines
  • Keep your headlines to 65 characters (they have the highest conversion rates)
  • Limit your headlines to 6 words for maximum impact
  • Use adjectives to create impact with headlines (e.g powerful, effective, supreme etc)
  • Use numbers and percentages in your headlines to create credibility
  • Use the words I, You, What, Why, How in your headlines
Your headlines have a huge impact on your content consumption rate. So make sure you get them right.

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Always Think Mobile First

More than 60% of Google searches are now generated from mobile devices. But the number of mobile users is even higher when it comes to blog readers.
Almost everyone reads blogs on smartphones these days. So you need to make sure that your design is responsive, and optimized for mobile visitors.
If you have any pop-up plugins on your blog, make sure they’re inactive for mobile readers because pop-us can be really annoying on mobile.
Also ensure that your social media sharing widgets, and comment plugins are mobile responsive.
All these things impact your content consumption rate.

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Create a Killer Intro by Making a Promise and Giving Incentives

When a visitor lands on your blog, you have approximately 3 seconds to grab his attention and persuade him to read the rest of your blog post.
Most bloggers fail to do that.
Why? Because their blog posts have boring introductions.
Here’s how to write engaging introductions
  • Expand on the problem mentioned in your headline. Give them a summary, without going into too much detail.
  • Get to the point straightaway. Your readers don’t have time for long introductions. Just tell them what value your post has for them.
  • Clearly identify your post’s objective, make a promise and give readers a glimpse of the solution
  • Give them an incentive to read till the end. For example, you could say
“Here are 7 ways you can increase website conversions (plus link to a free conversion optimization tool at the end that’ll blow you away)”

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Tell Readers What They’ll Learn

When you write long and resourceful blog posts, it’s always good to provide a skeleton view of the post at the start.
This allows the readers to identify the sections they want to read, and also gives them an immediate idea of the value your post has to offer.
You can do this simply by creating a “What You’ll Learn in This Post” section and list down the main sub-headings of the post.
You can even link each heading to the relevant portion of the post allowing readers to quickly jump spaces.

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Use Short Paragraphs

Modern day internet users are short on time. Most of them skim through blog posts instead of reading every word.
If your post has paragraphs longer than 2-3 sentences, skimming will become hard for your readers. So you need to make sure that you mix up shorter paragraphs with the occasional longer ones.
For example, you could keep the average paragraph size to 2-3 lines and insert a couple of 4-5 line paragraphs in between.

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Talk to Your Readers

Blogging is different from conventional article writing. Instead of writing from a third person perspective, you need to talk to your readers directly.
For this, make use of words like I, You and Me frequently. Use short sentences and avoid using heavy vocabulary.
When you’re writing, talk to only one person – your reader – not a group.couple of 4-5 line paragraphs in between.

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Use Sub-Headings Frequently

Intelligent use of sub-heading throughout your blog post can significantly increase its consumption. Sub-headings give your readers a clear idea of your post’s distribution and what each section of the content has to offer.
It also allows readers to easily skim through the post and jump to any particular topic they want to know about.

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Quote Experts and Cite Credible Research

Backing your arguments with credible data and research can add a lot of weight to your blog posts. Instead of making a claim all by yourself, include relevant number and studies that verify your claims.
Quotes from experts and renowned industry figures also has the same impact. When you add them to your content, it gives credibility to your arguments.

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Add Images, Infographics and Memes

Did you know that almost 65% of readers prefer infographics, memes and images in blog posts?
Visual content makes your blog posts much more attractive and digestible. Instead of just throwing a wall of text on your readers, add images to the mix.
Relevant and high quality images can complement your content and make it much more effective.

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Provide an Actionable Summary at the End

Just like the introduction, a good actionable conclusion is also good for your blog post. It should effectively summarize all the key points of your post, and its key takeaways.
An effective conclusion also drives action from the readers (for example, a comment or a share).

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Wrapping Up

Increasing the consumption of your blog content depends heavily on user experience and the type of content you create. If you can identify the topics that your audience loves to read about, and structure your posts in a reader friendly manner, there’s no reason why you can’t make readers stay on your site longer.