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Showing posts with label Blogging. Show all posts

17 December 2016

How Long An Article or Blog Post Must Be

How long should each blog post be? This is one of the most controversial question that’s always trending online by bloggers. Well, as I can say there is no official answer to the above question, but we can rely on some concept of probability and assumption about how long an article will be. This is a myth that many bloggers are arguing about because how long or short one write article determines the objective of the blog.
Now we can look at some benefit and problems attached to both lengthy and short articles to help one decide on how to write article on his/her blog and the one that is of most beneficial on the blog in use.


Writing blog post of about 1500+ words are the lengthy blog post some will consider because it will provide all the details required to the topic in discussion. Now let’s outline some benefit of writing a lengthy content;

Benefit of writing a long blog post.

SEO: search result is one of the factor that one has to put into consideration when composing a suitable blog post. SEO is everything to blog/site because it determines or ranks your site exposure to the search engine, which will then yield traffic from search result.   Writing a lengthy blog post will definitely perfect your SEO and make the blog/site gets indexed fast by search engine.

Simplicity: Long blog post usually explains information in details that will satisfies the audience reading it, hence they wouldn’t be required to ask a lot a questions in the comment. All the ambiguity aspect of the post will definitely be discussed in a lengthy blog post.

Professionalism: Writing a good comprehensible long blog post will make the blog audience know that one is professional to what he is doing, and that will also fetch some returning visitors because anything is nailed down in detail.

Traffic: Once a blog is getting indexed fast by search engine, the blog will keep getting huge traffic from search engine result page (SERP). Definitely, every blogger is after traffic and that is one nice way to get easy traffic, i.e. by writing lengthy content.

Disadvantages of Lengthy blog post

Timeliness: Writing a lengthy blog post usually takes time and effort because one has to undergo thorough research of the topic to discuss. The longer one is gathering information, the lengthier the blog post will be and hence it take a lot of time to make a good comprehensible post.

User Engagement: A blog with lengthy blog post usually, don’t have user engagement because a well known research shows that most web users don’t read blog post word to word. As a result, the post will not be shared much and one can’t get enough comments on the post.

Frequency: Lengthy blog post always take a lot of time to compose, hence that will limit one’s post frequency making it to compose just few post in a week or month.


A short blog post is a post that contains something less than 400 words. A blogger can decide to post short blog content depending upon his reason and the niche that the blog is operating. Most new blogger nowadays don’t tend to write long post as a result of insufficient knowledge on how SEO is evolving.
Now let’s look at some advantages of short blog post and to derive a conclusion.

Advantages of short blog post

Frequency: A short blog post writer can make up to 5 post a day because the content is too short, hence it will be written with much ease without sufficient details.

Visitors Commitment: Visitors that usually visit blog site that post short articles are likely to be committed and engage with comments and other stuff like sharing and liking the post.

Effortless: Short articles are actually effortless because there is no enough formatting as a result of insufficient text and that makes it very easy to compose and publish.

Problems of Short Blog Post

Zero SEO: Most short blog post doesn’t have a good SEO because the words on the post are not enough to rank it higher in the search engine result page (SERP).

Decline in Traffic: When SEO is zero, then there is certainty that the post won’t get rank higher in search engine and hence, the blog will not get much traffic from search engine.

Ambiguity: Most short blog post contains some information that are ambiguous and that will make readers not to understand what information the writer if trying to pass.


After considering the above mentioned points on both short and lengthy blog post, one should understand that writing a post depends upon the audience interest. You can write a long post to get a good rank from SEO and receive huge traffic but you will definitely lose user engagement. It is also pertinent to note that most web users don’t read blog post word to word, hence they just scan it and go, which makes it important for a blogger to make a post with headers, subheader, listing and other elements that break your post into pieces which will be suitable for skimming and scanning. The final decision is yours, depending on your interest and your audience interest.

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7 December 2016

How To Keep Your Blog Articles Safe From Scrappers

As Blogging is progressing in the field of internet technology, it is vital to consider some black hat bloggers which relies on other people articles to survive or feed their site. It is important to know who content scrappers are, what they do? How they do? And how you can get rid of them in other to make our online article 100% accurate.
Online activities is becoming more competitive as many passionate developers, webmasters, bloggers are now coming in to existence with so many potentials, and the ability to play smart is success from your end, no matter how you twist or change someone’s else work, definitely there is going to be some differences and thanks to the sophisticated search engines available that are penetrating and detecting plagiarism in a systematic and simple way. Now lets get to know who content scrappers are.

Who are Content Scrappers?

Let me just say it in a layman’s word that scrappers are those so-called online users that take someone else work and make it their original work without attributing credit or taking permission from the original author of the article. Don’t forget to put that in mind; even if you change the words or sentence of someone else article, it still belongs to him and you are just stealing content elsewhere.

What Content Scrappers do

Some content scrappers are trying to act smart by copying articles and change some phrases and paragraph in such a way that will convince the reader that what he/she is reading is accurate and original, that’s exactly what smart scrappers do, and some others just copy directly without changing even an alphabet letter irrespective of word.

How they do

Some content scrapper will observe and monitor your sites performance secretly right from the initial state of your site to the level they think it is deem fit for them to grab your content and make it theirs.

Suggested Solutions to Online Content Scrapping

Right before giving a solution to an identified problem, it is pertinent to know its background details and information regarding the issue in question so as to give a suitable solution to the problem stated that’s why we can give you details about who content scrappers are, what they do, how they do, I believe after knowing the above stated facts you can check below for the suitable solution to online content scrapping once and for all:

Submit a DMCA Complain with the Search Engine

When you detect any online publisher masquerading the right of ownership of content in his/her site, and you know for sure that you’re the original owner of that article, you can easily file a DMCA Complain with Google giving them details about which content was stolen, what site or blog is doing the stealing and don’t forget to share your contact information with them to assist in the process of retrieving your content or requesting further clarification, you can also attach your signature to mail or fax them in other to fast track your request.

NOTE: Don’t file a complain if you don’t actually own the content because you might likely pay for court damages for infringing some else work.

Create Links within your content that’s point back to your site

When writing an article it is important to include backlinks that points back to your site within the contents sentence or phrase because some online scrappers usually copy directly without checking and that will help you curb some of them and report their sites.

Always Include Footers in your Blog Post

Footers are very important in writing blog post because it is actually stating your site or the author name at the end of your post, and usually most scrappers that copy direct contents usually include footer in the copied article and that will send back a link to your site and also help you in detecting them.

Always Write your Site Name inside your Article

I know this is very rare but it is also essential because when you always write your blog/site name in a post then there is tendency that the article theft won’t read them all and even the readers can easily get to know the original owner of the article.

Disclose Online Scrappers in your Blog/Site, Forum & Social Medias

When you get to know even if it’s a single person that steals content, you can write a post about them make people know them and their site so as to avoid visiting their site for quality purpose and if many bloggers are engaged in doing so, imagined the number of online article scrappers that will be listed out.

Over to You

Im sure by applying the above procedures it will surely kick those scrappers out of your way. Have another way that you think I missed or which of the above ones really works for you? Please use the comment below to state them and will respond you. Thank you. 
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18 August 2016

ICANN will Take Over Control of Web DNS from US on October 1 This Year

The US is set to loosen its grip on the Domain Naming System (DNS) and leave the internet as a truly global entity, although not everyone is happy about the move.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a not-for-profit global organisation, will get control of the DNS on 1 October after the US received assurances that it was "ready" to take charge.

Many US politicians, most of them Republicans, oppose the move, seeing the US as 'protector' of the internet, and have expressed concerns at possible interference by rival superpowers like Russia and China.

As such it's no coincidence that this was all done and dusted before the forthcoming US elections.

The more keen-eyed will note that ICANN has been around for years and isn't making a big deal of this. That's because it has effectively run the show for years. What is actually being transferred is the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), an organisation dating back to the days of Arpanet.
icann to take control of dns from us

IANA is responsible for the root nameservers and time zone database. The rest has been ICANN for ages anyway. And even IANA is run by ICANN under contract.

So when you untangle this, what's actually happening is that the US government is removing the contract element to IANA and giving it to ICANN which, although US-based, is geographically neutral. It just has to be based somewhere.

Lawrence Strickling, assistant secretary for communications and information at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), explained all the things in a blog post.

"For the last 18 years, the US has been working with the global internet multi-stakeholder community to establish a stable and secure multi-stakeholder model of internet governance that ensures that the private sector, not governments, takes the lead in setting the future direction of the internet’s domain name system," he said.

"To help achieve this goal, NTIA in 1998 partnered with ICANN, a California-based non-profit, to transition technical DNS coordination and management functions to the private sector. NTIA’s current stewardship role was intended to be temporary."

ICANN made its case for the change last year, but the sheer amount of stalling led some to question the US commitment to letting go.

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12 June 2016

How to Make Money Online with WINThrills Network:Up to N5,000 Weekly with N1000 bonus for sign up

Well this is far better than google Adsense and other internet money making services as their is no approval process required so its an advantage to any website owner or any other person who is in need of making money online.
its simple to generate money online now, as the situation of getting online money is more favorable capable of handling our needs and want simply, so its time for any one to make money online via any kind of device that can visit the internet with any kind of internet connection.

Well as FG of Nigeria is planning to offer employment to thousand of Nigerians I also play my role as citizen of the state as an article writer i found a very useful, trusted and reliable source of making money online mind you, not only via Adsense, running a website, affiliate marketing you can get money or fund online so lets stand up and do this.

This service is far better from Google adsense, without wasting much of our time let me introduce to you  WINThrills Network, Winthrills network is created and managed by Mandee Thrills LTD. It's a Network Advertising platform that delivers both amazing results for its advertisers and a highly profitable revenue stream for its promoters.

Since 2010, online marketers have depended on the WINThrills Network Advertising to deliver to visitors. WINThrills centralizes the advertisers who wish to promote products or services online and the promoters who are eager to generate revenue. 

Recently launched WINThrills Network project -Global WINThrills Network- allows qualified WINThrills Network investors to become affiliates and earn money from referring businesses that seek funding.
How To MAKE MONEY From WINThrills Network

1.Click HERE to register now and received free N1000 in your account instantly as a starting bonus.

As yo can see in the picture above i received N1000 bones after singing up.

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NOTE: you can only get N1000 bonus if you sign up via Referral, so take note of that

2. Then start promoting ads from WINThrills Network on facebook or blogs and get paid per click.

3. You can earn Extra with the Referral Program: With A VIP membership plan, you can earn ?#1,000 additional income every time you refer a VIP member or Advertiser to WINs network.

How to make money via this service using Your social Network
If you promote ads on the platform, you'll need to indicate your social network pages, website or blogs in your profile.

Adding your social network page URL to your membership is quite simple. Follow instructions below:

1. Log in to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+ account etc.

2. Click on your profile or timeline.

3. Copy the link showing at the top of your browser. Some social website such as LinkedIn displays this for you on your profile page.

Your social network Profile URL is the web address of your Profile on the internet. E.g

4. Paste it in your WINThrills profile.

5. Click on the "Save" Button

You can edit your social network pages/URL at any time in your profile.

by that you can start earning cash online via any  social network account.

How to withdraw you cash

as seen in the picture above to withdraw cash you have to follow the steps bellow
  • click on member on the right hand side
  •  then click on account.
  • account setting(this is a place where you can set your account details plus you bank name for withdrawal) save and exit.
  • fund and order for withdraw that is it as shown below

Note: Withdrawal request is enabled from 25th to 30th of every month. Merchant charges (1%), Tax charges (0.5%) and Internal charges (7.5%) also applies on every withdrawal request. It could take 5 work days for funds to be processed to your withdrawal account.
Member to member funds transfer attracts 0.5% fee.

Minimum withdrawal (₦) : 3,000
Withdrawal fee (%) :  7.5
Daily limit (₦) :     1,000,000

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17 May 2016

How to Submit your Site/Blog to Facebook Free-Basics

Now i think its your time to turn your blog into something wonderful by exposing it in the world through the help of and facebook free basic program. Free Basic program is an Open source program by Facebook that will bring you free internet service in your locality without spending a dime.
As you all know that Airtel is presently partnering with facebook in providing free internet service to nigerians and other african countries and its really a nice innovation but somehow controversial, because many are critising that the act of bringing free internet service will destroy net neutrality, well lets allow this argument for those that are expert on the field.

My objective here is just to guide you on how to submit your site/blog to free facebook basic program so that users on the service can enjoy visiting your site/blog with there airtel line for free. yeah thats what i mean you can submit your website/blog to free-basics facebook programs like the wikipedia, and other sites that is already on the list and this will allow users to browse through your site for free but its really not a simple job.

Benefit As a Content Publisher

Content Publisher can really enjoy the benefit of that service because its like a source of open traffic to your blog, imagine getting an audience of 1,000 to 100,000 within a month, you can't really predict how much audience you will get from Africa, Asia and Latin America that uses the facebook service for free.

saubmit your site on facebook free basic

If you own a website or blog you can just join the free basic platform by adding your app, blog to free basic platform which in turns provide people free internet access to visit your site and other relevant online content beneficial to them.

Benefit of Adding your website to Facebook Free-Basics Program

There are many benefit attached to this particular program if you add your site to this particular platform, it can help grow or increase your audience by providing affordable access to your services and improve your ranking position on the global net service, there is also a scale of social impact to your social media, as we know you can't underestimate the power of social media and its a really a choice to improve your marketing activities in a shortwhile by providing affordable service to your online marketing tools.

Don't you think that the early the better for you to establish your brand mobile market and with over 100 million people visiting the internet daily with there mobile devices is a key opportunity for you to make your business visible to the world so that you can have a fastest-growing business environment.

What You need to Have Before Submitting your Site to facebook Free-Basic Program

Compatibility Issue

The goal of the Free Basics Platform is to provide people with a set of free basic services that will serve as an onramp to bringing them online. More people will want to connect to the internet and ultimately become paying users if they first experience the benefits of being online. To do this effectively for people who are new to the internet, it’s important to have content and services available that are useful and easy to use, to enable as many developers and entrepreneurs as possible to participate in Free Basics, and to offer services that encourage the exploration of the broader internet. you can check more on the compatibility issue here: Compatibility check guideline

This is some of the services not supported on Free Basics video files, VoIP, file transfers, and high-resolution photos (which will be truncated if larger than 1 MB). You can help your service pass this stage of review by limiting your service’s bandwidth usage.

One thing you have to put in mind is that make sure your site is not relyinh on javascript and if so you can be able to secure a working CSS script to make your site navigation simple, Build your service to be mobile compatible and Optimize for feature phones.

How to Submit your Website or Blog to Facebook Free-Basics

To Start just follow the Guidelines step to prepare and submit your service at Free-Basic Submission

add your blog to facebook free basic program now

After Submitting, Facebook will review your entry, and if approved, your content will be live on Free Basics for millions of people to access the world over.

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