Spam blogs, Blogger Content Policy, A summary

While it is great that we can use Blogger to create blogs for free or for a paltry USD$10 a year for a custom domain, one of the worst aspect is that a lot of people are abusing it and Blogger is forced to use automated ways of trying to detect spam blogs or those which infringes the Blogger Content Policy for locking or worst, deletion.

On the other side, Blogger also provide a FLAG button in the navbar for members of the public who chances upon what they think are spam blogs to flag them. For blogs without navbar, Blogger has provided this form to report. Continue reading

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How to Find Free Pictures for Your Blog

Adding visual interest in the form of images is a widely-used method for attracting readers to blog articles. If you’re holding back from spicing up your blog for fear of cost or (gasp) copyright infringement, here’s some advice to get you informed and comfortable with posting images:

Get to Know the Terminology

Unless explicitly noted, any image you find on the internet could be copyrighted, which means you could be held liable for copyright infringement. Are you up for taking that chance? Those of us who prefer to stay legal will typically be looking for images with some form of a Creative Commons license. This license is less restrictive than the traditional “all rights reserved” copyright (to varying degrees). Here’s a breakdown of the terms, acronyms, and icons associated with them, according to creativecommons.org: Continue reading

Top 10 Facebook tips

Below is a listing of our top 10 tips for the popular social networking website Facebook.

Hide users, games, polls, etc.

It quickly gets annoying seeing some users posts, game invites, polls, etc. Hovering your mouse to the right of the post and clicking the Hide button as shown below can hide any post. Once this button is pressed you’ll be prompted with the option to hide that user or in the case of a Facebook application the option to hide that application from ever showing up on your profile.

Hide Facebook users, games, polls, etc.

To unhide someone or unblock an application click the Edit Options link in the bottom right corner of the news feed as shown below. Continue reading

Top 10 free PC programs everyone should have

There are millions of free and open source projects available, many of them better than any commercially available product. Below is a short listing of what we think is the best out there, broken down into ten categories.

antivirus and malware protection

Most PC users realize that they need protection on their computer or may have an installed antivirus program from their computer manufacturer. What most don’t realize is that there are free programs that are just as good and in some cases better than the commercial products. Below are our recommendations Continue reading

New Blogger Tips: Five Ideas to Enhance Your Content

Five Content Blogging Ideas

As bloggers, we know that it’s important to have a variety of content to attract all kinds of readers within our blogging niches. We should strive to keep readers interested in what we have to say, while also encouraging them to interact with and respond to our own posts.

By using our blogs to create active discussion within our blogging community, we can stimulate interesting ideas and activity around our blog, which we can also use togenerate profit for ourselves as well.

Of course, the way we do this is by create excellent content. If this is something that you feel you need help with, then read onward to see five ideas you can use to enhance your content. All of these ideas are concerned with creating specific content features on your blog, which you readers will come to expect each time they visit your site. Continue reading