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Weekend Links – Jan 16, 2009

  • 45+ New jQuery Techniques For Good User Experience – by Noura Yehia. JavaScipt libraries have made huge leaps and bounds in helping developers write code and develop products …
  • Display custom url if comment authors url is blank – Here is a nifty trick for your comments.php template. If someone comes to your site and leaves a comment but doesn’t leave a url back to the…
  • Anti-AdBlock Plugin – Ty Bone, maker of the useful WP Greet Box Plugin, has just released Anti-AdBlock, a WordPress plugin that detects if the user is runn…
  • How To: Integrate Twitter into Your WordPress Blog – Although I personally am not a major Twitter user, I do see the value in the service and have made several attempts to use it more often. Fo…
  • How to: enlight searched text in search results – Open your search.php file and find the the_title() function. Replace it with the following:
    echo $title;
    Now, just before the modified line,…

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Anti-AdBlock WordPress Plugin

Support and development for this plugin has been disconnected due to the lack of demand for this plugin.

AdBlock TextToday I would like to announce the release of ‘Anti-AdBlock’ WordPress Plugin, a plugin that can help you increase your blog advertisement revenue. Again, feel free to use the comments section for bug reports and feature requests/suggestions. Please refrain from debating the ethics of AdBlock software in the comments section so that people who are using this plugin can get timely support for it. Lastly if you have a creative custom message that you use to appeal to your loyal visitors, please share them in comments!
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How to Discourage Visitors from Using AdBlock

How to disable AdBlockIf you are a new user and you use any form of advertisement blocking (e.g. AdBlock) on your browser, you would have been greeted with a neat little message saying “Doh! It appears that you are using AdBlock software…”.

The purpose of this post is to show you how to create such a message for your own website. I had this idea from a comment I found on one of my favorite blogs (Webmaster Source) regarding combating AdBlock.

Before I go on, let me say that I am not interested in discussing/debating the use and ethics of AdBlock software in depth in this post. I’m planning on writing a post with my research and data on the effects of discouraging AdBlock use in a later post, so let’s save that discussion for another time.   For now I would like you to evaluate the pros and cons of this mod and decide for yourself if you would like to install the mod or not.
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Weekend Links – Jan 1, 2009

Weekend Links – Dec 26, 2008

  • Lazy Blogging with Postalicious – You guys have probably noticed [and hopefully found useful] my “Weekend Links” series that I post at the end of every week. In this post, I …
  • Promote Your Content with the Greet Box WordPress Plugin – If your WordPress blog gets a lot of referral traffic, there is a WordPress plugin you may want to check out called Greet Box. This plugin a…
  • 15 Beautiful High-Quality Free Fonts – Every now and again we take a look around, select “fresh” high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is…
  • How to: Retrieve images in post content – To achieve this recipe, simply paste the following code on one of your theme files. It will search for all images contained in the post cont…
  • How to Secure an Advertiser for Your Blog – How do I sell advertising on my blog? It is a question that I’m asked a lot so when Brandon J. Mendelson asked if he could write a post on t…
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Weekend Links – Dec 19, 2008

  • Mastering Your WordPress 2.7 Theme & Admin Area – Mastering Your WordPress 2.7 Theme & Admin Area: Tips and Tricks.: Noupe has a nice writeup on mastering WordPress 2.7 Admin and underst…
  • How to: Embed Adsense anywhere on your posts – First, you have to add the following code to your function.php file. Don’t forget to change the adsense code, unless you’d like to display m…
  • 8 Useful WordPress SQL Hacks – By Jean-Baptiste Jung – Over the past 10 years, the MySQL database has become incredibly popular on the Web. Every WordPress blog is driven by…
  • Smashing Christmas Icon Sets – In December we asked few designers to come up with some creative, beautiful, memorable yet usable icon sets. Some designers had a tight sche…
  • Hack: insert ads in your RSS feed – If you have problem while using the recipe here, try that one: Simply paste the following code on the functions.php file from your theme. Cr…
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Ways to Increase Visitor Activity on Your Blog

The goal of this post is to help you increase visitor activity on your blog.  First let me define the term “activity” as anything your visitor does to interact with your blog.  An activity can be a variety of things, but the ones I want to focus on (which are also the most important ones) are: clicking on advertisements, donating to your cause, subscribing to your blog, sharing/voting for your blog posts, commenting, and navigating deeper into your blog.  To increase these activities, I to use the following 3 guidelines:

  1. Make it easy (and obvious) to interact.
  2. Ask them to interact.
  3. Do not nag.

So without further ado, here are some strategies on increasing visitor activity on your blog.

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