Custom Reports for Blogger using Google Analytics

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We have recently been considering the best time to release our new posts and have been trying to figure out when we get our most hits. We figure that the best time to release new posts is when the most amount of people are actually on our site, so this led us to Google Analytics so that we could create custom reports for Blogger.

We have been using Google Analytics since the launch of this site some time ago but we never really use it all that much as we have never felt the requirement. However, having looked into the data information it has about our site, we were quite shocked!

Apart from all the real time and “hits” information, the ability to track downloads and create custom reports is something that we will now be monitoring very closely. We have been tracking our downloads for a while as well but although the information has been piling up in Google Analytics, we have never really taken the time to look at it.

But, moving on to the question that we want answering – when is our busiest time of day?

Well, within Google Analytics you can create custom reports and if you use the correct settings you can create a report that tells you the following information:

  • Most page views per hour
  • Most page views per day of the week
  • Most page views per month of the year

So we have set this up and found out that most of our traffic hits come from the US between 12:00-15:00 GMT (as we are UK based) and our busiest day is Thursdays on an average.

This means that we now know that we should ideally release our posts around 12:00 GMT and any big releases should be released on a Thursday.

Great – but how can you find out the same information for your site?

Well, there are two ways, we have kindly exported our own template that you can import into your own Google Analytics which you can access from the link below:

Google Analytics Custom Reports for Blogger Template

Pageview Custom Report Template Link

or you can follow the detailed instructions below to create your own.

Instructions

Remember that this walk through is just for the page views – once you understand the process of creating your own custom reports, you can tweak this to provide you with all sorts of different information.

You should login to your Google Analytics portal and you should see at the top of your page the Google Analytics logo and then four options of Home, Reporting, Customisation and Admin. You should now click on the Customisation tab:

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You will then be able to create a new custom report, to do this, you should see a “New Custom Report” button, click this:

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You will then be taken to a page that should look similar to this:

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This is where you will build your custom report criteria. So the information that you want to enter should be as follows:

  • Title – Anything you want but for demo purposes we will call it “Busiest Periods”
  • Name – Time of Day – this first “tab” will be the Time of Day for page views (we will add more tabs later in the process…)
  • Type – This should be set to Explorer as per default
  • Metric Groups – you should now click “add metric” and then in the search bar type in “pageview” and you will see under Users that the metric you want is called Pageviews as per below:
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Select Pageviews and then move onto the Dimension Drilldowns. You should click the “add dimension” button and in the search, type in “Day of Week Name” and select it:

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You should then at the bottom of the custom report (depending if you have multiple websites under your Google Analytics) select the site that you want to base this report on and then click the Save button:

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As soon as you click the Save button, the report will be created and will show you your data in a format similar to ours below:

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As we said earlier in this post and as you can now see from the above screen shot, our busiest day during the last month has been Thursday. Now, you may have noticed two other tabs on our report called Time of Day and Month of the Year:

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To create these new tabs within your report, you will notice an Edit button towards the top left of your report, click this to edit your report:

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Once in the report editor, you will notice to the right side a Duplicate this tab link – click it:

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When you do this, it will do just that, create an exact duplicate of your current tab that you have setup. So you can now firstly change the name of the tab, lets say to Time of Day. You can then change the Dimension Drilldown options to Time of Day and then save the report.

When the report shows up again, you should now notice that you have an extra tab with the Time of Day statistics on it. You can play about with the Metric Groups and the Dimension Drilldowns options to create a number of tabs and custom reports until you have all the information that you require.

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AMP Reports created with Google Analytics

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Are you using AMP but now you want to create AMP reports in Google Analytics? Then this guide is for you!

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) seems to be all the rage at the moment. This is because with the advancement of technology with smart phones and tablets, more people are using the internet on smaller screens than ever and this trend is only going to keep going that way.

So when you browse to a website that is using AMP, you will get a sort of stripped back version, a lite version, something quick and simple to load up on a mobile device.

On our blog, we have actually just started using AMP. We had been testing it for a few months and it has been tricky in getting it right for the look of our site and also for the internal linking. Sometimes the AMP would show up for the landing page, but then clicking on an internal link took the visitor to the desktop version. So if you are going to use AMP, make sure you test everything, including links to ensure that you get it right. We do believe that we now have everything correct and should you be viewing our site on a mobile AMP version, we would love to hear your feedback by leaving us a message in the comments section.

You should also ensure that you have AMP reports available to you from whatever analytics system you are using to keep track of AMP visitors and how they are using your site.

As we were testing our AMP pages, we noticed that there are not many AMP reports available for Google Analytics, which is what we use for our site traffic analysis. This lead us to create our own custom AMP reports for all AMP traffic. We will go through the steps to create this report for your own sites.

Prerequisites

For this to work, you need to ensure that you have setup your site for AMP Google Analytics tracking first. There is a guide on how to do this from Google here. Without this, your AMP reports will just be blank.

AMP Reports in Google Analytics Guide

So, first things first. Login to your Google Analytics portal and head to the Administration page.

Creating the Content Grouping

We are going to use Google Analytics Content Grouping to distinguish visitor hits between AMP and non-AMP.

To do this, we need to create the two content groups, so from within the Administration page, on the right side of the three panels, click on Content Grouping:

AMP Reports Content Grouping

In this section, click on the New Content Grouping button:

New Content Grouping

We then need to build the criteria for our AMP traffic.

So, give the group a name, we will use AMP Content Grouping. Then under Group Using Rule Definitions, give the definition a name, we will use AMP Traffic and then define the rule as Page > Contains > /amp/ – this is assuming your AMP traffic is using /amp/ as its page redirection. If you are using something different, make sure you enter it correctly here.

AMP Reports Content Grouping AMP Traffic

We then need to create our definition for non-AMP traffic. So click on Create a new rule set:

Google Analytics Create a new rule set

Then give the definition a name – we are going to use non-AMP traffic. then we need to set the rule as the opposite as our AMP Traffic rule. So, Page > does not contain > /amp/

Google Analytics content grouping does not contain amp

Then click on the Done button. You should now have two rile definitions, one for non-AMP Traffic and one for AMP Traffic:

Google Analytics content grouping Group Definitions

You can then go ahead and click on the Save button.

Viewing the Reports

Come out of the Administration part of your Google Analytics and then click on the Behavior menu option then click on Site Content and then All Pages:

Google Analytics Behaviour Menu

You will now see the Content Grouping option on the report:

Content Grouping on report

Go ahead and click the none dropdown and select the AMP Content Grouping you have just created:

Google Analytics Content Grouping Dropdown

You should now see the report with the two definitions shown, one for non-AMP traffic and one for AMP traffic. At this point, we would love to show you a screen shot, but we cant – because we do not use AMP so we do not have any AMP traffic! But trust us, if you are using AMP traffic, you will now see the two sets of data.

You can then just use it as it is or start to costomise the report further to suit your requirements.

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How to Setup your Website with a free SSL Certificate

Redirect your website from HTTP to HTTPS

Security is a must these days and if you have spent as much time as I have on your blog, then you want to ensure that it is safe for your visitors to come to you and submit information, safe in the knowledge that it is protected and secure.

Also as a blogger, traffic is probably very important to you and where do most of everyone’s traffic come from? Google of course.

A third temptation to get you to move over to an encrypted site is the little green padlock in the address bar of your browser and a valid certificate, like our one (taken from Google Chrome browser):

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So how can you take these two factors and satisfy them both with one simple fix? the answer is very simple, move away from your insecure HTTP setup to a secure HTTPS setup.

I have read many posts and comments on social media where “non-techy” people are scared stiff of making these changes in case it completely screws up their website that they have spent years working on. However, the process is super simple and you don’t need to be a geek or a techy to do it, nor do you need to spend any of that hard earned Google Adsense money.

What I am saying here is that you can set up your site with a secure HTTPS (SSL certificate) connection for completely free. No scams, no clickbait – just simple and free.

What options do you have?

Let’s Encrypt

I must stress here that there are a number of ways you can do this, there is a Let’s Encrypt option which again is free, by may be a bit more complicated. I’ve never used it so it’s not really fair for me to comment too much on it, but it is an option if you want to do some research into it.

Hosting Providers

You can of course log a support ticket with your own hosting provider and see what options that they may have available to you. If you are looking for a new hosting provider or your current provider cannot help, I would suggest that you take a look at the siteground hosting review page as this will give you honest opinions and reviews from real-world users which might tempt you to change your provider. While, on the other hand, if you’re interested to know what are some stable Siteground alternatives available, check out the referenced article on AlterWebHost.

But the way I am going to demonstrate is the way that I have setup all mine and my clients sites.

What Content Management System are you using?

The first thing you need to do is to identify what you are using as your content management system (CMS). For a large majority of blogs, WordPress has been the CMS platform of choice, it is also mine. This guide will walk through the steps needed to setup for a WordPress blog, however, if you are using another CMS platform and you are hosted on a Nginx or Apache server, then I would suggest you take a look at this guide from Kinsta that explains how to set that platforms up. It is more complicated though, so for this guide, I am going to go through the process using WordPress.

Cloudflare

NOTE: For Cloudflare to work, you have to redirect your nameservers to Cloudflare. This means if you want to make any DNS changes in the future, you do it in your Cloudflare portal, not through your hosting. If you are not happy with this, do not bother reading on!

The first thing you will need to carry out is to setup a free Cloudflare account. Cloudflare offer you a free service which includes free caching, free enhanced security again attacks on your site and what we are really here for, free SSL certificate for your site.

The sign up process is simple, just complete the registration form and you are in. Then you need to add your site to your Cloudflare account. To do this, at the top right of the screen you will see an Add site button:

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Type in your domain name and then click on the Add Site button:

Add your site to cloudflare
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Then select the Free plan:

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Cloudflare will then pull through all your DNS entries for you, you should not have to make any changes here unless you want to. You can go ahead and click the Continue button.

You will now get to the part where you will be given the information to change your nameservers. All you need to do is to take note of the Cloudflare nameservers that they want you to change to:

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Then email your host and ask them to change your domain nameservers to those provided by Cloudflare. Once you have made this request and your host has made this change, wait up to 48 hours for the change to propagate and login to your Cloudflare account. You should now see that the status is now Active:

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Applying the SSL Certificate (HTTP – HTTPS)

You can have a browse around the Cloudflare portal if you like and try out some new settings like Caching, Analytics and Apps, but for now, we are going to go into the Crypto section and change the SSL setting to Full:

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Then on the same page, scroll down and change the following to be switched on:

  • Always use HTTPS
  • Automatic HTTPS Rewrites
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You then have to wait for around 24 hours for a certificate to be produced and then automatically applied to your site.

After that time, go to your site and you should now see that you have HTTPS setup. You should also noticed that even if your visitors go to your site using HTTP, that it will automatically redirect them to your HTTPS site.

Sanity Checking

There are a few things you should check once you have carried this out:

  • Are your images appearing correctly? – if not, install a WordPress plugin called Really Simple SSL and activate it – this should resolve any issues with hard links to your images or other little niggles you may have.
  • Is HTTP redirecting to HTTPS? – if not, check your Cloudflare portal and make sure the two features above are switched on.
  • Clear any caches that you may setup.

That is it, you should now have a fully functional site with HTTPS enabled. Google will love you and so will your visitors!

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Make Your Blogging Easier with These WordPress Plugins

Make Your Blogging Easier with These WordPress Plugins

Whether you have a standalone or a business website blog, you know the drill. You have to come up with great topics, produce amazing text and visuals, engage, amuse, educate, and inspire viewers, and do it regularly. It’s a tall order, but you cannot keep and grow a following without doing these things.

Anything that will make your blogging “life” easier would be welcome, indeed. So, here are nine WordPress plugins that will do just that. One word of caution here. While they all look great, you may not need some of them, at this time at least. Only download those that will serve you well – too many plugins slow down you load and navigation.

JetPack

This plugin will give you traffic stats. You will see how much traffic each of your posts receive, where that traffic is coming from and even what people are looking for.

You will also find some SEO tools, backup service, and several other great features.

Best of all? It’s free.

You may be finding trending topics from such sites as Buzzsumo and/or using quality writing services as evaluated by sites like Rated by Students, but unless you are tracking the popularity of what you are posting, you are “working in the dark.”

Akismet

Of course, your blog must have conversation opportunities. Among the comments you get will always be a certain percentage that are spam, and you want them out. Akismet will analyze the comments and weed out what is spam, moving them to a spam folder that you can look through when you have time. This will save you the time of weeding out yourself, will keep your blog “clean,” and all for free.

Plugins for Customization

There are thousands of plugins that fall into this category, but here are three that you should seriously consider:

wpDiscuz

This plugin will allow you to customize your blog’s comment section. The original conversation section with basic WordPress is, frankly, boring and bare.

You can customize your comment form, fields, template and style, including the type of info you want from those who are commenting. And it is responsive for all device types:

wpDiscuz

Fancier Author Box

You can also customize your author box, over the basic format that comes with WordPress. Add color, cool typography, and even social sharing buttons. Add your photo, change it anytime, and choose where that box is placed on each post.

This is the place where you establish your credibility, through an author profile. And that profile should be well-written and compelling. And your bio/profile will change over time. If you are unsure about writing yours, checkout a writing service evaluation site like All top Reviews, where you can find top-rated profile writers.

Your new and/or revised profile can easily be laced in your great author box. And this plugin is totally free. So, you can uninstall it once you have the box you want and then re-install each time you want to make a change.

There is another plugin, User Profile Picture, which will allow you to place a photo in your author box and to change it any time you want to. And you can add it in the comment section as well.

Plugins for Traffic

There is work involved in driving traffic to your blog, not the least of which is to create amazing content. That involves choosing topics your readers are looking for; it means crafting each post so that readers are engaged and want to share what you have presented; it means creative use of both words and visuals, and it means posting often and consistently. It’s easy to get behind and finding creative writing backup may be a good idea. You can check out the top-rated writing agencies at Top Writers Review and try a few of them out.

For optimizing traffic to those amazing posts you publish, here are a couple of key plugins:

Yoast

This is a “must” plugin for SEO. You will actually get a score on your use of keywords, links, image tags, readability, meta descriptions, and other elements that all factor into your Google search ranking. If you get a low score, the plugin will tell you what to do.

There is a free and paid version of Yoast. Check out the differences and choose the one that will work best for you now. You can always change.

Social Media Warfare

You love your readers; but you can love them more when they share your amazing posts with their communities. And this plugin gives you ways to remind them to do this, with the simplicity of buttons.

You can place social buttons anywhere on your blog or within posts. You can set up hover buttons on your images; and you can set up which mage you want to appear when your content is shared.

After a free trial, this is a fee-based plugin, but it is well worth it.

Lazy Load

Speed counts. Internet users now have an attention span shorter than that of a goldfish. So, how long do you think they will wait for one of your pages to load? Maybe 3 seconds, if you are lucky. There is a lot you can do to speed up load time, but here is a nifty little plug in that will not load your images until a user actually scrolls over them. And it’s free.

W3 Total Cache

This plugin uses a number of technical features to speed up your load time. While you may not understand all of the technology involved, you will understand that your blog is loading faster once you install this plugin.

Resize Image After Upload

No blog exists without images, and no one wants to manually resize images to fit. This plugin not only lets you automatically compress images, it will automatically re-size them to a size you specify. Kind of a “must have.”

These are just nine of many plugins that make a blogger’s life easier. And they are pretty critical for beginners and veterans alike. There are others that will meet specific, more advanced needs, so search for them and consider what they have to offer. Again, remember this: the more plugins you add, the slower your blog will respond – always keep this in mind, and be selective.

Submit Your Website to Search Engines But Which Ones?

Submit Your Website to Search Engines

There are a large number of sites out there that will claim to submit your website to tens of thousands of search engines for a few dollars.

Really? Submit your website to 10,000’s of search engines?

Sound’s great doesn’t it, almost too good to be true? A few dollars to submit your website to all these search engines? Web traffic will go through the roof!

Yeah you guessed it, it is basically a scam.

Where should you submit your website?

The only search engines you realistically need to submit your website to are the following:

  • Google
  • Bing/Yahoo
  • Yandex

Approximately 98% of all search engine traffic comes from a combination of these big three search engines. That means that just 2% of web traffic is left for the rest of the search engines.

If you take the figure of one of these website submission companies that will submit your website to 10,000 search engines, that means you are getting, each for search engine they submit to, just 0.0002% of the search coverage available. Even for a few dollars, is it worth it?

So how do you submit your website to the big three?

It is surprisingly simple to get your website out there and have potential visitors find your website when carrying out searches.

So after reading the search engine statistics above, you now know that it is not worth paying someone or some company to submit your website to a whole bunch of pointless search engines. You just need to go ahead and get your site onto the big three. But how?

Create a Sitemap

Creating a sitemap is critical. If you are using WordPress, there is a good chance that you are using Yoast SEO. If you are not, get it installed as it is the best SEO plugin available in my own humble opinion.

What I’m getting at is that Yoast SEO will automatically create your sitemap for you. You can then use that sitemap and submit it to the big three search engines.

But, what if you do not want to use Yoast SEO or your website is not using a WordPress platform?

Well, then in that case, life is a little more difficult. However, there are plenty of websites out there that will automatically create your sitemap for you. Here are just a few:

So once you have your sitemap XML, you are ready to get going and start the submission process to Google, Bing and Yandex.

Submit your website to Google

The first thing you are going to need is a Google account. As this is Google and not Big Bad John’s Search Engine, I’m going to assume that you already have a Google account so we will move on.

Head over to the Google Webmaster Tools website and click the option to sign in. Once you have signed in you should click on the Add a Property button in the top right of the page:

Click on Add A Property

A pop-up will appear and you should then enter your website address and click the Add button:

Submit your website to Google Webmaster Tools

Verify your Website

This will then take you to the verification area where you will have to prove that you own the site that you are trying to submit.

Go ahead and choose an option that best suits your site and complete the verification process.

Submit your Sitemap

Once you are fully verified, you can now browse through the options and features within the Google Search Console. But what you need to do now is to submit your sitemap so that GoogleBot can find your website and crawl all your pages.

To do this, click on Crawl and then Sitemaps from the left side menu:

Google Search Console Sitemaps Menu

This will then take you into the sitemap area of your Google Search Console. At the top right of the page, you will see an Add/Test Sitemap button.

Google Search Console Add or Test Sitemap

You then need to enter your sitemaps URL. The first part of the mail URL will be pre-populated so you just need to enter the name of your sitemap and click the Submit button:

Google Search Console Enter Sitemap Details

Then that is pretty much all you need to do. The GoogleBot will then follow your sitemap and crawl your site. Give it a few days and your site will start appearing on Google search results.

Submit your website to Bing

So you have submitted your site to Google and now its time to move onto your sites submission to Bing.

As with Google, you will need a Microsoft, Facebook or Google account to login to the Bing Webmaster Tools website. Once you have logged in, it will take you straight to the Bing Search Console. At the top left of the page, you will see the Add a Site section:

Bing Webmaster Tools Add a Site

Enter your website URL and click on the Add button. This will then take you to the next page where you need to enter your sitemap URL:

Bing Search Console Submit URL

If you want to, you can select from the drop down regarding when you receive your most amount of traffic in the day. Once you are happy with the settings you have selected, click on the Add button.

Verify your website

This will then take you to the verification page. This is similar to what you carried out on the Google verification. Choose the best option for you and complete the process.

You will then see that your sitemap is now pending:

Bing Search Console Sitemap Pending

The BingBot will then go out and crawl your website and all its pages within your sitemap.

Submit your website to Yandex

You will have now submitted your website to two of the big three search engines. This leaves you with the final one – Yandex.

This is a Russian search engine and one of the biggest technology companies in Russia. This exposes your website to a whole new market area, not just in Russia, but in countries like Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine and the Baltic countries.

Yandex is also the forth largest search engine in the world, only behind Google, Baidu (Chinese search engine) and Bing. In case you are wondering why we have not included Baidu in this guide, it is because it is all in Chinese and we can’t work it out! But if you do understand Chinese, you should go ahead and add your website to that search engine too.

So let’s move on to getting your website submitted to the Yandex search engine.

As with the other search engines, you will need to login to the Yandex Webmaster Tools site. Once logged in, at the top left of the screen you will see the option to add a site:

Yandex Webmaster add a site

Click on the + button to go ahead and start the process to add your site. You will then hit a page asking you to enter your website URL:

Yandex Webmaster enter URL

Once you have entered your websites URL, go ahead and click on the Add button.

Verify your website

Like with Google and Bing, you will need to verify that you own the website that you are trying to add. You have three options to do this; meta tag, HTML file or DNS record.

Submit your sitemap

Once you have verified your website, you should then click Indexing then Sitemap files on the menu on the left hand side. Then add the full URL of your sitemap into the text box and click on the Add button:

Yandex Search Console Add a sitemap

This will then submit your sitemap to Yandex and the YandexBot will carry out a crawl of your website just like the GoogleBot and BingBot.

Yandex Search Console Processing Sitemap

Conclusion

That is about all you have to do. Now you wait for the various search bots to crawl your website and get added to their search results. This should not take very long and you should see your website gaining traffic from these search engines within a week.

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Blogger to WordPress Mobile Redirection Fix

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If, like us, you have converted from Google’s Blogger platform to WordPress, then you will have probably redirected all your posts from your old platform to your new one. Work’s great huh? well yes it does – for normal tablet and computer browsers, but have you tested it with an iPhone browser? You may find that it is not working. This has happened to us and we have just tonight noticed and fixed it so welcome to all our new iPhone visitors!

So, what if this has happened to you – how do you fix it?

The problem is that the mobile template is still available on your old Blogger site so you need to log back into it and change it. To do this, login to Blogger and back to your old blog. Then go to Templates and change your template back to an upgraded or dynamic one. You should then have the option for amending your mobile temple options:

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Click on the little cog icon under the mobile template and you will then have the option to disable it:

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Click Save and then revert your template back to Classic to re-enable your redirections.

Now test your original site address on your iPhone browser – you should see that it redirects to your new WordPress blog!

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How to add AdSense to Google Sites

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You may have seen a notification from Google way back in October 2013 that you are not able to just add the HTML/Javascript code to your Google Sites website any longer. This is very strange….you can have a Google website but cannot put Google AdSense on it with any ease? madness!

Anyway, although you cannot just add the code into your Google Site, you can still add Google AdSense code to your site by using a custom URL gadget.

Guide

To do this, first of all you need to create your advert you want to place on your website and take a copy of the code.

Then go into your Google Site and edit the page where you want to add your advert. You should then click Insert and then click More gadgets:

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Then you should select “Add gadget by URL” and you should see where you can enter a new URL:

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You should then enter download the following file and host the XML and then enter the link address into the URL field:

Download Google Adsense Gadget

Then click on the Add button and you should then see a new gadget with these variables:

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<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script>
<!-- Ad1 -->
<ins class="adsbygoogle"
     style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
     data-ad-client="ca-pub-00000000000000"
     data-ad-slot="0000000000"></ins>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
</script>

Where these are the parameters you should enter into the fields:

  • 300px = inline-block width
  • 250px = inline-block height
  • 00000000000000 = Publisher ID
  • 0000000000 = Ad Slot

Once you have done this, click the OK button and this should then add your Google AdSense advert to your Google Sites website.

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Google Blogger Sitemap Generator v1.4 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Google Blogger Sitemap Generator v1.4

This is an update to our previous release and we have added a number of new functionality to it. The latest update can be downloaded by clicking the button below:

Downloads

Download Google Site Map Generator

Update

The details of the update are:

  • Extra entry options added
  • Online version link added
  • Copy to Clipboard button added
  • Go to Sitemap button added
  • Icon updated
  • Banner updated
  • General code tidy up

Instructions

Once you have downloaded the utility, you should enter your own Google Blogger URL here:

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Please note that you should leave in the https:// part and do not end the URL with a forward slash “/”.

You should then select the approximate amount of post entries that you have on your Blog from the drop down list as this will be the maximum amount that will be added to your sitemap:

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You should then press the Generate button:

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This will then generate your sitemap URL and will be presented to you in the Generated Sitemap URL box:

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You can then copy this generated code to use as your Google Blogger Sitemap. This can then be submitted to sites like Google, Bing and Yahoo!

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How to Make Category Tabs in Blogger

We have been asked a number of times about how we have our category tabs underneath our main website banner and how others can create these on their own Google Blogs.

Well the solution is very simple and we have actually found an excellent guide on how to do this on Blogger Tips Pro so below is this guide that should be able to help you create your own Blogger menu bars.

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Blogger Tips Pro: How to create category tabs