101Helper | Blogger tips,tutorials,widgets,menus,seo,tools: Blogger Tips And Tricks
T Monday, May 01, 2017


As you know that 101Helper was upgraded to the101helper.com some months ago and then it was again degraded to blogspot, the reason for this was that custom domain doesn't give you things that you expect and so it is not good to buy a custom domain in my opinion. So this post is on request and I am going to share my experience of why I upgraded 101helper to the101helper.com and why I degraded it back. I hope that if you are also thinking of upgrading your domain, you might get some advice from this post.

So the main goal to buy a domain is to:

1. Boost traffic.
2. Increase earnings.
3. Get popular and improve ranking.
4. Make a brand.

etc.

But actually you don't always get all the things mentioned above for example if you think you can increase your traffic after buying a domain then its wrong, reality is that after buying a domain you lose the traffic which you have gained. And similar to that if you lost your traffic you will ultimately lose your ranking, earnings etc. So here are the reasons to avoid buying a domain.

1. Its not free:

Everybody knows that buying a domain is not for free, although there are some domain name providers that give you a discount but still you have to pay atleast $10 to buy a domain. There are some fake offers too like HOSTGATER says buy a domain for $0.01 but when you come to register they ask you to pay $20 or more for two years or whatever.

I purchased my first domain at Ipage and no doubt there service was good, always available to help but they were also lying at the time of buying domain like the offer "Get $100 in Google adwords after spending $25" and when I asked them about this offer they told me that this offer is available for USA only while at the time of purchasing domain they didn't tell the truth.

Similar to Ipage other domain registrars also use these fake tricks to get more customers as I mentioned Hostgator above.

2. Rank, Shares, Backlinks Lose:

When a blogger blog is upgraded to a custom domain Alexa and other ranking websites do not include the backlinks and shares of old blog so you get traffic from these sources but the rank and backlinks you got for the blog are no more. Also Alexa forgets the old blog after sometime so you lose everything.

3. Fake Pageviews:

I am not sure about all the domain providers but when I upgraded 101Helper to the101helper.com I saw a dramatic increase in my traffic but the sources were unknown and blogger was unable to track the viewing source. So I got 2000 to 3000 pageviews but ad-views were just 600 because it was real traffic.

4. Ad networks Lose:

Some ad networks like Google Adsense, Yahoo Gemini and Content.ad do not accept new domains easily and review site again and reject it so if you have a blog and got approved for Adsense or Content.ad are you upgrade to a domain, you'll be not allowed to show their ads until you get approved and the approval process starts again and its almost impossible to get approved for the new domain. Even after specifying that its the upgraded version of the same blog you are unable to use the same account and network. So it is a very big lose I guess.

5. Search Rankings:

After upgrading to custom domain "search ranking"  is also lost. It means if your blog is on first page of search results it may go to 5th or 7th page of search results or it may even disappear and take months to re-appear again and the hard work you did to get you blog to top of search results is wasted. So if your blog is appearing on 1st or 2nd page of search results for a keyword then buying a domain would be a bad choice and your competitors will get a good chance to replace you.


6. Search Engine Results Intermixed:

You might have heard this first time but when a blogger blog is upgraded to a custom domain the search engine is confused and show mixed results and it happened with 101Helper also. When I upgraded to a custom domain, everything was fine for a month because Google, Bing and Yandex were busy in replacing old links with new domain links but after a month I found that my mobile site links with "?m=1" suffix were showing up in the desktop version of Google and I tried to fix it with Webmaster tools but unfortunately I was unsuccessful in doing so.

So visitors were viewing mobile site on desktop or desktop site on mobile which was bad for user experience and I was loosing traffic because of it.

7. Post Preview Feature Lose:

Blogger is the easiest platform for blogging and it has many features and among them a feature is that you can Preview a post while editing it or writing it or adding any ad inside it. But when a blog is upgraded to a custom domain this feature is lost (in my case it was lost) and when preview button is clicked, the whole page is crashed and nothing works so you have to close the whole browser while writing a post and it becomes very difficult to edit or write a post.

8. Encrypted Page(HTTPS) Feature Lose:

This is another feature which is lost after upgrading to a custom domain, it tells visitors that the page they are viewing is secure. So to get this feature back you have to pay for it and the amount they get for this feature is more then the domain price! So its better to get this feature for free.

9. Your Information Is Available to Everyone:

This is another thing that made me stop using custom domain which is they ask you the info and allow public to view it and to secure this info they again ask you to pay.

10. You Don't Have Full Control:

Blogger gives you full control over your blog but domain providers don't. Such as you can't make changes in your DNS in case of mine I was not able to do so. So I  had to go to support everytime I wanted to make changes in DNS. And when I asked them to let me control my domain's DNS they said you are not allowed to do so, first buy a hosting (not domain) which was of $30 and then you will be allowed to make changes in DNS.

11. Fake Offers To Get Customers:

As I mentioned above many registrars like Hostgator and Ipage have fake offers in their promo pages and banners e.g free adwords credit, seo marketing tools, FTP features(upload files), Email sending feature. All these offers are just to attract visitors and these are just tricks to get more customers and sell their packages.

Confusions And Wrong Concepts

Ad Networks Approve Custom Domains:

You might have read alot of posts on other blogs and websites that some ad networks like Google Adsense is approved when you have a custom domain which is absolutely a wrong concept. The reason for this confusion is these bloggers and website owners actually want to refer you to domain providers and get commissions.

PageRank Increase Slowly With Subdomains:

Almost all bloggers favoring custom domains write in their posts that buying a custom domain is the first requirement to gain a good rank which is again a very wrong concept because you can check many sites which are registered for years but rank is not that good.

More Shares And Followers:

Another wrong thing that I have read in some blogs and websites is that your post social media shares get increased along with your social followers when you have a custom domain which is again a wrong concept and the reality is that if you have a good, helpful, meaningful content that people like they will surely share, bookmark and read your content and also they will follow you because they like your content and they don't want to miss more content in future.

Reputation:

This is also a wrong concept that if you have a custom domain then you have a good reputation because I have seen many blogs which have better design, more followers and more readers than websites. So if you thing that purchasing a custom domain is going to help your reputation then its wrong!

Conclusion:

I am not against domain registrars, I am just sharing my experience. Although some people get success by upgrading to Domain but if you are starting a new website then you should start it from domain and not from blogger because it takes a long time and hard work to make a successful blog and then after upgrading you don't get full of it. So in my opinion if you want to start a domain later after success in blogging then its not good choice. Also if you are beginning a website then choose the best domain provider and also your website should have a topic that will rock otherwise you can't get success in websites.

If you have any questions or any suggestion or opinion please feel free to share it with me and others by leaving a comment below. Thanks for visiting 101Helper.

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Disadvantages Of Buying Custom Domain For Blogger


T Friday, March 24, 2017
How-To-Make-Mobile-section-For-Gadgets-in-Layout-In-Blogger
As predicted by Google that from now people will read blogs and sites more from phones rather than from desktop that's why everyone should make their mobile site and maintain it to get maximum traffic not from only desktop but also from mobile. It is also good to get mobile traffic because it can increase your earnings from both Adsense and Appnext. Specially mobile traffic is best for Appnext.

Making mobile site is not easy in a platform like blogger because everyone is not able to do it as its not easy to code and also most methods don't work in blogger. So I frequently write about making mobile site for blogger blogs to make it easier for other bloggers to make their own mobile site.


So in this post I am going to teach you how to make sections for mobile gadgets in blogger layout. So follow below steps to make sections for your mobile gadgets.

Step 1: Go to blogger > login to your account and navigate to Theme.

Step 2: Click on Edit Html to begin editing your blog theme to make sections for mobile gadgets.

how-to-edit-blogger-theme

Step 3: Search for below code by using CTRL+F:
<b:section class='header' id='header'

You will find this code:
<b:section class='header' id='header' maxwidgets='1' name='Header' showaddelement='no'>
<b:widget id='Header1' locked='true' title='Horizontal scroll menu (Header)' type='Header'>....</b:widget>
</b:section>

how-to-make-mobile-section-in-blogger

Step 4: Now just after above code paste below code and save your template.
<b:section id='mobile-section-1'>
</b:section>

Step 5: Go to layout to see your mobile gadget section.

You will find your gadget section below header section in layout but if you want you can make another one in the footer by the above method, all you need to do is to paste below code above </html> in your template.


<b:section id='mobile-footer-section'>
</b:section>

how-to-make-footer-section-for-mobile-gadgets-in-blogger

Important Note: Although you can make unlimited sections for your blog's mobile site but you will need to enable each gadget you add in these sections for mobile only. So after adding a gadget in mobile section of your blog go to your template and add mobile='yes' after locked='false' in your gadget code as shown in below image. For details about how to enable a gadget for mobile device only read How To Show A Widget In Mobile View In Blogger

how-to-show-a-gadget-only-in-mobile-blogger

Don't for get to give us feedback about this post, if you have any questions ask me in comments. Share this post with other bloggers. Thanks for visiting 101Helper.

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How To Make Mobile Section For Gadgets In Layout In Blogger


T Thursday, March 09, 2017
404-error-message-adsense-blogger

Before explaining about hiding things on error pages, i am going to tell you why do you need to do so? Its because Ad networks like Good Adsense and Adhitz both prohibit showing ads on pages which are empty or on error pages and reason for not showing gadgets in error pages is that nobody needs them and these gadgets makeerror pages look ugly and error pages also load slowly so visitors are unable to leave page until the page is loaded completely so it's necessary to hide gadgets and ads on error pages.

In this post i will show you how to hide any ad or gadget on error page.


Step 1: Go to Blogger Dashboard and open template / theme.

how-to-hide-ads-and-gadgets-in-blogger-error-pages

Step 2: Edit Html.
hide-ads-on-error-pages-in-blogger

Step 3: Now find the gadget in which you have added your ad code or if you have added your code directly to your template e.g below </head> or above </body>.


Step 4: After finding your ad code gadget or ad code, copy below code.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != &quot;error_page&quot;'>

Step 5: Paste this code above your ad code if you have added code directly to your template and in case of gadget paste the copied code below this line:

<b:includable id='main'>

As shown in below image:

how-to-gide-google-ads-in-error-pages-in-blogger

Step 6: Add below piece of code at the end of your code and above </b:includable> in case of gadget as shown in above image.

</b:if>

Step 7: Save your theme / template and you are done.

To check if your code is working fine, open any url of your post and add any wrong characters to it and view it, your gadgets or ads which you have hidden will not show on error pages.

What else can you do with above code?

A special thing about this code is that you can hide unwanted gadgets on error pages and also you can use it reversely by making a small change in it. Then it will start showing content on error pages only like if you want to show an error message or a search box to your visitors who accidentally reach an error page to let them search your site and find what they are looking for. So here is the reverse effect code:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType = = &quot;error_page&quot;'>

Also don't forget to close it with the same ending code: </b:if>

Your final code should be like this in both cases:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType = = &quot;error_page&quot;'>
My Content / Ad Code
</b:if>

If you have any confusion or problem ask me in comments or contact.

Thanks for visiting 101Helper.

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How To Hide Ads And Gadgets On Error Pages In Blogger


T Tuesday, February 14, 2017
eliminate-render-blocking-javascript-css


As page loading speed matters so much that's why I write frequently about how to make blog or site load faster and so is this post about and I am writing this post on request of a visitor to help him and also those who also have this problem in their blogs. So let me start with intro of what is render blocking scripts and CSS.

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T Tuesday, January 17, 2017
GoogleAnalytics-blogger
What Is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics are tools powered by Google which are super good to analyze your site. It keeps all information about your site e.g where your visitors are coming from, what is the country of your visitor, How much time is your visitor spending on your site, What is the behavior of your visitor etc. So with the help of Google Analytics you can keep every info about your site or blog and use it to improve your earnings and to make your site or blog better.

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T Friday, December 02, 2016
HTML tables are simple tables which gives a summery of something and are mostly used by those bloggers who own blogs about money so they show there content e.g info about ad networks in the form of tables. But not all bloggers know how to add HTML tables in blog posts and blogger does not have any option to create HTML tables so it can be added only manually. And that's actually the reason of writing this post. In this post I will share with you how to create an HTML table and add it in your blog posts. I will show you only simple one because there are a number of types of HTML tables and I can't share each and every type of HTML table so I will share a simple HTML table with text Like this!So lets get started!

How To Add HTML Tables In Blogger Posts


T Monday, July 04, 2016
twitter cards in blogger blogspot blogs tutorial 101helper

You might be thinking, why I am posting about Twitter again because I have recently created a post about Twitter follow box and before that I have also created some posts about twitter like Twitter animated bird gadget and some other posts. But the reason which made me to write another post related to twitter is something new and interesting that is "Twitter Cards".

How To Add Twitter Cards In Blogger


T Saturday, May 14, 2016

Feedburner is used by every blogger to send mails to their subscribers and hence its optimization is very important to let subscribers get maximum of it. Though I haven't shared much about feedburner except how to set it up. So I decided to share a new thing in feedburner that will benefit you.

How To Set Custom Post Title And Logo In Feedburner Emails


T Thursday, February 25, 2016
How To Index Blogger Posts Faster

Every new blogger want to increase blog traffic fast, for this you need to index your blog fast.Indexing a new blog can take two weeks or more normally but we can fasten this process by simple tricks.Actually this process include two steps.In first step google bot collect information of your posts and add it in search index box.Once your posts will index google bot start crawling your blog.

Google bot is very busy because billions of people update their blog daily and even hourly and it can not index all of them simultaneously but today i will show you how to speed up this process.

How To Index Blogger Posts Faster


T Thursday, February 04, 2016
how to use custom google web fonts in blogger

Font is one of the things that makes a site look great. A font gives your writing skills a style which impress your readers therefore choosing best fonts for site is really important. Especially in-case of fashion blogs font style is very important. Blogger has many built-in fonts but these are too common because everyone is using one or more of them, for example for titles they use a different font and for post body they use a different font so to a unique font for your blog you have to call it from some external source and then apply it in your blog. So this post is to teach you how to use custom fonts in blogger blogs. I will use Google fonts but you can use fonts from other websites also by following steps below. I am using Google fonts below they don't have any negative impact on page loading speed.

How To Use Google Fonts In Blogger Blogs


T Wednesday, January 06, 2016
boost blogger blog traffic instantly

New bloggers often search "how to boost or increase traffic instantly" and don't find any answer or usually get answers that are not satisfactory. So they head towards fake traffic or seo. Fake traffic is obviously useless because you don't either get money and that traffic is limited because same visitors visit your site again and again for points(traffic exchange) and there is no ad network that pay you for ordinary traffic. So fake traffic is not beneficial that's why bloggers optimizes their blogs for search engines to get traffic that is organic and unique, but the fact is that once your blog is optimized for search engines you will not get traffic in one day but you have to wait for months or for year. Actually it depends on your blog's topic e.g if you have a blog about making money you will get more traffic in less time because every 2nd person is surfing on internet to earn money.

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T Tuesday, November 03, 2015
how to speed up your blog

Site loading speed is a very important part of On-Page Seo and it is also important because it improves user experience. Fast sites are liked by everyone and slow sites aren't because slow sites make people frustrated. There are several ways to speed up a site as mentioned in "How To Speed Up Your Blogger Blog" But one thing is on the top that is storing extra codes on external sources. It is recommended because when extra and long srcipts or CSS codes are stored on an external sources it reduces the page size and hence speeds up your site. I personally use this trick to speed up my blog and thats the reason why my site is fast even after having ads, gadgets, smart search box, follow model box etc. So I also recommend to store codes on external sources like GitHub.

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T Thursday, October 15, 2015
maps-in-blogger-website-blog

Bloggers are advancing day after day and making their blogs professional by adding pages like privacy policy, contact page, about page, terms and conditions page etc which are seen in professional websites so they are trying to make their blogs look more professional to impress visitors because such things improve blogs reputation. One more thing which can improve a blogs reputation and make it look more professional is a map which shows the location of the blog. So if you have a business website converted to dot com then you can add a map in your website or blog's about or contact page and your location to your visitors as well as make your website or blog more professional. So this post is all about adding Google map in contact or about page of your blog. Follow below steps to add a map in your blog's page.

How To Add Map In Blogger Contact Or About Page


T Wednesday, October 14, 2015

One of the most wanted thing in a template is responsiveness to impress visitors. It play a very important role in reputation of a blog. As basic things of a responsive template are bold use of colors, smooth scrolling, impressive menu therefore people usually focus on them but it is not just about that because several other things are also responsible for a responsive design like a stylish scrollbar. I don't thing scrollbar needs introduction everyone knows what a scrollbar is. So this post is about customizing scrollbar in blogger by CSS. I will share some stylish and impressive scroll bars below, choose yours and add it in your blog.

How To Customize Scrollbar In Blogger


T Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Make-a-gadget-sticky-in-blogger-101helper

Making a gadget sticky or floating means to make it fixed in a position when page is scrolled down and it is possible with javascript. Gadgets are made sticky to provide visitors a good user experience such as a menu which floats with user so now he doesn't need to scroll up again and again to navigate through your blog. Similarly more gadgets are also made sticky such as ads or email subscription widget to get more clicks on ads and to get more subscribers respectively. You can see a live demo of making a gadget sticky on right side of this page(Recommended Articles). I have made it sticky to help visitors reach all of my content. Similarly you can also do it by following this post. So if you want to make any of your widget sticky then follow below steps.

How To Make Gadget Sticky/Float In Blogger


T Thursday, September 03, 2015
                                                                             
It sounds so interesting when you think of having your own website. And If you think and wish to have a website then you can create your own just in a few minutes. Creating a website has become so easy now a days that everyone can create a website because these days are gone when websites were owned by only those who had programming skills. Now the time has come that everyone is capable of creating his own site using online site builders. Websites are mainly of two types e.g personal and business websites. Most of the sites are created for businesses or to earn money online.

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T Friday, July 31, 2015
how-to-use-google-adwords-in-blogger-101helper

As far as I am concerned with blogging, Google Adwords is the only ad network which I prefer best to advertise a blogger blog. Although I get my whole traffic from search engines but in the beginning I used Google Adwords to promote my blog. You can also use Google Adwords to promote your blog and help it to start running. 


How To Use Google Adwords To Increase Blogger Blog Traffic


T Thursday, June 04, 2015
How-To-Create-Transparent-Images-For-Blog-Posts

Blogging and creating a powerful blog post is impossible without images. Images makes a blog post more interesting and easy to understand. Two things which grab interest of visitors are title and images. Other things are also important to create a powerful post like good content, colorful post and frank behavior. As images are important for a good post therefore images should be created in such a way that suits your post. For example some bloggers add effects to images. Sometimes transparent images are needed in post but most of blogger don't know how to create transparent images, so in this post I will show you how to create transparent images using online tools. So in this post you will learn two things:

How To Create Transparent Images For Blog Posts


T Wednesday, June 03, 2015
How-To-Customize-Blogger-Static-Pages-With-CSS

Static pages are those pages of a blog which are created as posts are created for example Contact page, About page, Sitemap Page, Advertise Page etc. Blogger static pages look like posts except if you have used CSS or Javascript to make it different then post pages. And all the static pages should be different then post pages to make them look like they are apart of posts. So in this post I will show you how to customize static pages in blogger with CSS.

How To Customize Blogger Static Pages With Css


T Monday, June 01, 2015
How-to-add-ads-in-blogger-feed

Do you have a feed for your blog and you have many readers, if yes then you can get benefit of it by enabling ads in your blog feed. It will help you to increase your earnings. You can add something else instead of ads also like your sitelinks, images, social profile buttons or comments. But it is good only if you have alot of blog readers. So In this post I will show you how to show ads or something else below every post in your blog feed. If you haven't set-up an RSS feed for your blog click here to set it up now.

How To Show Ads In Blogger Feed