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ikmalThink : free link exchange

Since I'm new to blogging, I've been working hard to gain rank and yet still do not acquire my PageRank - by Google. Even though my Alexa is growing by day. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. But I will not give up. If you have any suggestion regarding this, please drop a note and I will really appreciate them.

On top of that, I will love to exchange links with any sites that are more or less related to ikmalsays.blogspot. Please drop a comment and I will be gladly get back to you. You can check my reciprocal link on the sidebar. Link exchange will increase your rank, even though inbound link is better (link from a site without linking back means you get an inbound link).
I'll submit a post about link soon.

Best of luck for us bloggers!

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ikmalTips : adding digg button to blogger post

I always love the look of post with a Digg buttons embed in the post. It just look so professional and does not clogged everything much. I've been using the script for a while now. Its been on the net since forever.

The reason I post this because there are problems when using it. Read on.
For anyone who not very familiar with Digg, it's actually a social bookmarking tool. You can Digg your favorite post and the more Digg it gets the higher its visibility and more chance of the post being expose.
I'm sorry for not stating my source of the code. My defense is, I simply forgot. You can use the code provide here. Credit to anyone who provide them. Or let me know.

Digg Button on Blogger Post
Step 1 - Back up your original template
  • Whenever your tries to customize your blog template ALWAYS save the original template into your computer. In case of anything goes wrong either with the code or the after-effect are worse, you can always revert back to the original template before you applied the editing.
  • To back-up your Blogger template, go to Layout > Edit HTML and click on the "Download Full Template" link near the top of the page. You will be prompted to save a copy of your blog template as an XML file to your computer. Be sure to save this to a location where you can easily find it if required.
  • To restore to the original setting (before editing), simply upload the template using the upload form located on the same page.
  • Or, a quick method I always use. Check Expand Widget Template option and copy all the text (Ctrl + A) in the scroll bar box and save it onto any simple text application (Notepad, Wordpad, etc). In case of mishap, simply reverse the process. - useful when you are going to restore in between editing time.
Step 2 - Start adding the codes
- Please check Expand Widget Template radiobox (the box. :P)
  • Find this in your template (use Ctrl + F for Firefox)

  • Exactly before the code stated above, copy and paste code below
<div style='float:left; margin-right:10px;'><script type='text/javascript'>digg_url="<data:post.url/>";</script><script src='http://digg.com/tools/diggthis.js' type='text/javascript'/></div>
  • If you want your Digg button positioned to the right, instead of using
<div style='float:left; margin-right:10px;'>
  • Replace the code in orange, with the code below for alignment to right
<div style='float:right; margin-left:10px;'>

However, after using them for a while; I noticed that your site loads a bit slower than normally it does, IF :
  • Your post has been Digg-ed, thus it needs to check with it server for verification
  • Your page has more than several post. Meaning more Digg button and more script to load and connect to server
I remove mine because of this. But you still can Digg post using Addthis! social bookmark button. (? Leave a Comment)
Otherwise, I would say that Digg is cool feature. You can check out Yahoo! Buzz as well.

That's all. Good luck guys and happy Digg-ing!

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ikmalThink : make money with blogspot

The population of internet society increase every day. People are obsessing over create a massive amount of money on the net. Is it possible? How hard could it be?
Aimed for a million dollar profit income annually is simply a wrong decision to make. Regardless, on any amount of money your make within the period will discourage you for posting in the future. As if, earning 3 bucks monthly aren't hard enough for a new blog. I've seen a lot of this lately.

People are getting crazy over the rave review giving the idea of creating 'the big bucks' and after a month or so, they stop.
Please get this straight; there is no such thing as easy money. You need to earn it. Those people who earned a lot on their sites doesn't post like we normally did. They experienced enough to know which post will make a solid strong structure. They experienced trial-and-error themselves.

Looking up to them as a role model is good. Pretending to be one of them from the very beginning is a no-no. Regular update on empty, pointless content does not make you a million dollar blogger. It's what matters that count. You need to create readable posts that people a looking for. You post still be search-able in the future. Submit your site to search engine. Attract your visitors. Every visitor is a percentage chance of you reaching your goals.

And it takes time, years to be exact. Great Wall of China doesn't build overnight. It takes time to develop something profitable. Post something great and post a lot of them.
I started blogging about 4 months ago - first time I know what blogging is. So it's exactly previous 2 months from this moment when I knew a thing or two about blogging. And I'll be cashing out AdSense in a month. This is good enough for a start.
A great start promises a great ending
- Ikmal Ezzani. *wink
I don't think blogging would be my career, but earning a decent side-income would be great, right?
Blog for fun, money is just a bonus. *Good luck to all of us

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ikmalTips : cannot access high traffic sites

On a featured post earlier. I already post a decent amount of paragraph complaining my browser cannot access my Blogspot account. I'm so frustrated but able to solve the problem. The problem caused by Trojan Vundo - correct me if I'm mistaken.

Problem accessing/signing in to Blogspot and high traffic sites.
What it does was basically corrupting browser, mostly on Firefox when accessing high traffic sites like GoogleMail, Yahoo, Redtube and also effect our beloved Blogspot. After a quick search I encounter a few post describing the problem caused by bad cache (pronounced as kash~) or internet cookies. All you have to do is:
  • For Firefox - Press Ctrl + Shift + Del
  • For IE - On top of the browser. Choose Tools > Internet Options > General tab, look for browsing history and click Delete
If the above procedures failed (like on mine) download Spybot S&D here. Run the program. After a quick restart, the problem will be fixed (as on mine).
But after a while, I checked on my settings and find out Redtube was disabled to normally stream because Spybot was blocking the sites. Thus, effecting my porn streaming. *wink. But it does fixed to access blogspot which what matters to me.
There a dozen of porn sites, but only one blogger account. Enough said. Damn to the trojan! *pesky bastards.

P/S: using Malwarebytes also help. Download here.

That's all. Thank you and happy fixing.

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ikmalThink : is Entrecard no longer useful?

I heard numerous amounts of ramblings saying that Entrecard is giving empty traffic. People are arguing whether traffic for Entrecard really bring along a reader or merely a dropper. But then, there are still few advantages of collecting this so called 'EC point'.

For most of you don't know, Entrecard is a widget that let you drop business card to other site in exchange for a point. Visitors may also do the same to your site. Read my post on optimizing Entrecard banner.
Entrecard gets a big thumbs up for its ability to place banner on quality sites or you get to use the point to buy banner placement on other sites via EC Shop (currently under maintenance). Also:
  • sell it to other - earn extra bucks
  • create a competiting using EC point as the prize - attracts visitors
But now, they have changed the rule. Send credits to others are limited by 14 transfers a week up to maximum of 1,000EC. Whichever comes first. This is really devastating. For me at least. Because you are not able to sell it either. Then this will lower my spirit of actively dropping everyday. What else do you need that point for.

My real goals were to provide huge amount of credit for competition. But now.. *sad faces.
My site is really new and I really need extra boost as such to gain more traffic.

Should I remove my Entrecard widget? But then again..

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ikmalThink : optimizing blogger for multiple topics

It's been weeks now since I get a head start to continue writing in this particular blog. I've been tied up trying to optimizing my other sites. But it's certainly worth it. And I still receive hits on ikmalsays.blogspot.com even I'm not even on it. At least, I know it will survive under circumstances.
And my Alexa not even drop its rank.
I'm not trying to brag even one bit. It's just made me thinking. Now, I'm sure that writing a powerful, strong post is a lot better than empty post content submit regularly. I should create a post on this. *smiles.
And I heard about how Alexa was not really precise on their ranking which explains my rank. Or is it? That's something to ponder upon.
Drop a comment if you know anything about this

Also, I made some minor changes to ikmalsays.blogspot.com, since my first day of blogging (4 months back); I'm having difficulties or more like identity crisis for this site.
- I have no idea what to blog about.
Instead walking one step at a time, I rather get on a Lambo and speed my way up. This brings me to series of topics I had on this site alone.
Those are music, tips, general, sells and review. A whole lot for a noob like me. It's ridiculously hard to maintain and navigate by post. Lesser traffic and fewer subscribers - due to random topic.

After a careful consideration, I create different site for each. The hardest to maintain was this one and my movie review site. Because I need to be updated constantly, and I am barely right now.
Those two are two hard to maintain and decided not to go further on ikmalMusic, which gain lesser attraction.
But I manage to establish ikmalSells and it works brilliantly with my girlfriend support. Thanks Iris. It's called FukuShop. It's an online store for ladies by the way.

I hope I can do well enough right now. Below are link to my other sites:

  • ikmalReview | my review on movie/tv series and provide link to watch for free
  • FukuShop | my online store of clothing for Malaysian - not shipping others yet. sorry
Well, I think that's all for now. Hope for the best. *smiles.
Thank you and have a nice day.

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