Saturday, March 30, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One smartphone comparison review Read more:

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is here so we've looked at how it compares to the HTC's One smartphone. Read our Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One comparison review to find out more.Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One
The Galaxy S4 is the Samsung's latest flagship smartphone for 2013 but how does it stack up against the well-received HTC One? We investigate in our Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One comparison review.
Despite a bit of a delay, the HTC One has launched in the UK and in a month the Galaxy S4 will be released for some fisticuffs. See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3 comparison review.
If eyeing up these two heavyweight Android smartphones then this comparison review will point out the differences which will help you decide which is the right one for you.
We haven't seen the Galaxy S4 yet but we can accurately compare it to the HTC One based on specs, and as usual we'll throw in our observations and opinions.
Take a look at the following two articles for more details on each smartphone:
HTC One review
Samsung Galaxy S4: details, what you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: Design

At one point Samsung's phones were accused of looking too similar to the iPhone, but with the Galaxy S4 and HTC One it's the latter which looks more like Apple's smartphone. The HTC one has a squarer look but with rounded corners and a curved back. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 has a more rounded pebble-like design similar to the Galaxy S3.
See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Apple iPhone 5 comparison review.
Materials are quite different since the Galaxy S4 uses a predominantly plastic build but the HTC One has an iPhone-esque combination of glass and aluminium. HTC's smartphone has a uni-body design and the Galaxy S4 has a removable rear cover.
If size and weight is important to you then it's the Galaxy S4 which comes out on top at 7.9mm and 130g. The HTC One is 9.4mm and 144g, according to our own measurements.
HTC One smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: Screen

Things are similar in the screen department. As predicted, the Galaxy S4 has a 5in display with a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920. The HTC One also has a Full HD resolution but on a smaller 4.7in. See also: Group test: What's the best smartphone?
Going purely on numbers, the HTC wins here since its pixel density is 469ppi against the Galaxy S4's 441ppi. In real life this difference is not noticeable by the human eye. Put simply, these are two of the best displays on the smartphone market.
Technology in use on each phone does vary, though, as Samsung uses SuperAMOLED while HTC employs Super LCD3. We haven't seen the two side by side so can't comment on which we think is better.
Another minor difference is that the Galaxy S4 uses Gorilla Glass 3 which its maker, Corning, says is up to three times more damage resistant than Gorilla Glass 2 which the HTC One offers.
Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: Processor

The HTC One is our current record holder in the GeekBench 2 test with a score of 2721 thanks to its 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz processor with 2GB RAM.
When we heard the Galaxy S4 was coming with an octa-core processor we thought, that will be our new record holder. However, the UK model will come with the same Snapdragon 600 chip. It's clocked slightly higher at 1.9GHz and there's 2GB of RAM so we still expect it to beat the HTC One, but not by as much as it could have. Each has the Adreno 320 GPU so there should be little difference here.
We'll bring you benchmark results from the Galaxy S4 as soon as we get our hands on it.
Ignoring benchmark results, it’s a similar situation as the screen – both are at the very top end of the smartphone market.

HTC One video review - One of the best smartphones there is

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: Storage

It's swings and roundabouts when it comes to storage. There're more models on offer from Samsung as the Galaxy S4 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. HTC offers just 32GB and 64GB for the One.
However, you have to pay more for less – the 16GB Galaxy S4 costs £629 SIM-free while the HTC One costs around £510 for the 32GB model. The Galaxy S4 is the only one with a microSD card slot which swings things back Samsung's way somewhat. (See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 price in UK; Galaxy S4 UK network availability.)
There's no obvious clear winner here as it depends on personal needs. I would personally rather spend less for the 32GB HTC One, going on storage alone.
HTC One Ultrapixel camera

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: Cameras

HTC has gone in new direction with the One's camera. The Ultrapixel camera is only 4Mp in resolution but captures 300 percent more light than a regular smartphone camera. We found the camera to be good and especially in low light situations.
HTC's bold move makes it pretty difficult to compare with the Galaxy S4's 13Mp camera which we expect to be a good camera. Each rear camera can record video in Full HD 1080p quality.
Things are almost identical in terms of front facing cameras between the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. They have 2Mp and 2.1Mp cameras which can each record video in Full HD.
Results are key here so look out for our Galaxy S4 review soon.

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: Connectivity

There's nothing to split the HTC One and Galaxy S4 when it comes to connectivity. Both offer what we expect from a high-end smartphone: dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC, microUSB with MHL output, GPS and support for 4G LTE networks. Plus they both have infrared for controlling your TV and other gadgets in the home.
Samsung Galaxy S4 TouchWiz interface

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: Software

Both of these smartphones run Google's Android Jelly Bean, albeit slightly different versions. The HTC One comes with 4.1.2 (upgradable to 4.2.2) while the Galaxy S4 will ship with version 4.2.2.
More and more smartphone makers are using a more and more vanilla version of the Android interface so we would say that software is not an area of great difference. However, the HTC One and Galaxy S4 have modified versions so this is not the case.
Samsung's TouchWiz user interface is largely the same as previous versions so fans will likely want to stick with it. HTC has gone a little crazier with Sense 5.0 including the BlinkFeed which sits next to the regular homescreens and a completely different app menu and recent apps layout to other Android smartphones.
Each firm offers plenty of their own apps and services which you'll only find on their handset, too so this area is worth investigating and trying out for yourself so you can see which of the two you prefer.

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One: Battery

It's the Galaxy S4 which has a larger battery at 2600mAh, which is removable if that's important to you. HTC's battery is smaller, at 2300mAh, and non-removable. With similar core components we would expect the Galaxy S4 to go further on its battery although the clock speed of the processor is higher so the difference may not be huge.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: Beauty or the Beast, Which Phone is Right For You?

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally been unveiled. But HTC is trying to break back into the smartphone market with its HTC One. How do the two flagship phones stack up?

The HTC One has a huge screen, 4.7 inches, nearly as large as the old Galaxy S III. It boasts a 1920x1080 widescreen 16:9 display. But Samsung has increased the screen size on the Galaxy, to a 5-inch 1920x1280, 441 ppi display. Bigger isn't always better, as people with small hands will attest, but both these phones are two-handers. 

These are a bit harder to compare, as it seems likely the Galaxy S4 will come in two different versions, each with a different processor, and we're not sure which version is for the American market (though it's likely the Qualcomm).
The S4 will have an impressive eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, though some versions may run a more standard 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, which is exactly the same processor in the HTC One.
The Galaxy S4 has up to 64 GB on internal memory and an SD card slot that can accommodate up to another 64 GB. It's a wash, as the HTC One comes in the same configurations.
Operating System
HTC loyalists have long loved the company's stylish and intuitive Sense interface, which overlays the stock Android OS from Google. Now HTC has revamped Sense, to version 5.0, ditching some of the sacred cows in favor of a more interactive experience. While older users might not like the full integration of apps (even when sometimes you don't want them talking to each other), users who don't differentiate between emails and texts will be happy.
Samsung, on the other hand, uses TouchWiz, it's own in-house overlay. It's more full-featured, but less user-friendly, and less pretty.
The Galaxy S4 will come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the latest current build. But Key Lime Pie is due out soon, so fans are hoping the S4 will be fast-tracked for an upgrade. The One still packs Android 4.1.2, and HTC isn't known for quick OS updates, but they might speed things up to stay in the game this time.
Too keep prices lower, Samsung is continuing to use polycarbonate plastic in the body of the S4. The HTC One, meanwhile, is all aluminum. In terms of looks, the One wins, hands down.
HTC is trying something new with the One. The camera is only 4 megapixels, but HTC has branded them "UltraPixels." They're larger than typical photo sensors, so HTC says they capture 300 percent more light than normal smartphone cameras, allowing photos in low-light conditions that otherwise would yield a gray blur. While the resolution suffers a bit, HTC is betting it will still be good enough for web or mobile viewing.
In keeping with the Galaxy S4's "make everything bigger and faster" aesthetic, it boasts a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and the ability to take photos and video with both cameras at the same time.
Nearly every reviewer says the HTC One is an impressive, excellent phone. It had better be, because if it doesn't perform well, HTC may go under. And losing such an innovative and creative company would be a shame for consumers, especially in a market dominated by Apple and Samsung.
Compared to current phones, the One is also far ahead of the pack, with plenty of features and tech to futureproof it (as much as any piece of hardware can be). But the Galaxy S4 is technically superior, judging from the spec sheet. It will also likely be more expensive, and if it sells anything like the S III, everyone and their grandmother will have one.
Either phone will suit consumers just looking for an upgrade. For a phone with personality, the HTC One is the better pick. For the most powerful phone on the market, go with the Galaxy S4.

So, this was our review. To choose, which one fits best in your terms is still your choice. Which phone do you think is the winner. Please, do comment below. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 an evolution of S3, not a revolution?

NEW YORK: Samsung unveiled a slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 on Thursday as its new champion to take on Apple in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena.

The South Korean consumer electronics giant introduced the Galaxy S4 on the stage of New York City's Radio City Music Hall and said the smartphones would roll out in 155 countries in late April. Pricing was not disclosed.

While some industry analysts gave a thumbs up to the new phone and the plethora of features it boasts of, others refrained from terming it as a path-breaking product. Comparing it to Samsung Galaxy S3, technology analyst Jeff Kagan said, "The Samsung Galaxy S4 is very good, but looks like an evolution to the S3, not a revolution."

"It is now clearly Samsung's flagship device; jam-packed with technology," said Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg.

"The question is how many of these features will resonate with consumers."

Samsung played up its online hub for music, books, and video and the ease with which the S4 can share video with televisions made by the company.

"At this point, smartphones are all about software and ecosystems; showing up with compelling hardware is the expected starting point," Gartenberg said.

"This is about a Samsung ecosystem that happens to be built on Android."

S4 features include a high-definition, five-inch (12.7-centimeter) screen, enhanced picture-taking capabilities and the capacity to translate to and from nine languages.

"For each of us, life is a journey," said Samsung mobile communications division head JK Shin.

"What we want is a device that can join us on that journey; a companion that helps us experience life in the fullest."

Samsung is the biggest and most successful maker of smartphones powered by Android software that Google makes available for free.

Samsung has become the top smartphone maker worldwide with a 29 percent market share, according to IDC, while in the US market Apple remains the king and sells more than one of every three mobile phones.

The Galaxy S3 has sold more than 40 million worldwide since its launch last May and has some analysts debating which of the two firms is ahead in innovation.

"We are always listening to learn from people around the world about what kind of progress they really want," Shin said.

Samsung stressed innovation as it continues to defend itself against charges made by Apple in public and in lawsuits that the South Korean rival has copied the California company's creations.

The S4 is thinner than its predecessor and weighs just 130 grams despite having a bigger screen and battery.

The smartphone also boasts a "dual camera" function that lets the front and rear-facing cameras be used simultaneously for pictures or videos that combine images of subjects with that of the photographer.

A Group Play function lets S4 handsets close to one another share music, photos, documents or games, or even work in unison as a sound system for a song.

An S Translator feature lets people speak or enter text in one tongue and have it instantly converted to another

Samsung Galaxy S4 specs vs iPhone 5 and rest of the competition

Samsung Galaxy S IV is finally here. Samsung trumpeted the much-anticipated phone's arrival Thursday at an event accompanied by a live orchestra while an audience of thousands watched the theatrics unfold on a four-level stage. Summoning up a touch of Broadway, Samsung employed 17 actors to demonstrate the new phone's features in a series of scripted vignettes.

The Galaxy S 4, which crams a 5-inch screen into body slightly smaller than the S III's, will go sale starting April.

Samsung didn't say what the phone will cost, but it can be expected to start at $200 with a two-year contract in the U.S. That's comparable to the iPhone 5.

JK Shin, the executive in charge of Samsung's mobile communications division, promised the money would be well spent for a "life companion" that will "improve the way most people live every day."

That bold promise set the tone for the kind of flashy presentation associated with the showmanship of Apple, the company that Samsung has been trying to upstage. Apple contends Samsung has been trying to do it by stealing its ideas - an allegation has triggered bitter courtroom battles around the world.

One way Samsung and other makers of Android phone have been one-upping Apple is by increasing the screen size. Every successive generation of the Galaxy line has been bigger than the one before. The S III sported a screen that measures 4.8 inches on the diagonal, already substantially larger than the iPhone 5's 4-inch screen. The S 4's screen is 56 percent larger than the iPhone's.

Apart from the larger screen and upgraded processor, the S 4 has a battery that's 20 percent larger than that of the S III. Samsung didn't say if that translates into a longer battery life - the added capacity might be gobbled up by the bigger screen or other internal changes.

The S 4 comes with a built-in infra-red diode, so it can control an entertainment center as a universal remote. This is a feature that has showed up in Android tablets before.

The S 4 comes with several new technologies intended to help users interact with the phone. For instance, the screen now senses fingers hovering just above the screen, and some applications react. The Mail application shows the first few lines of an email when a finger hovers above it in the list, and the Gallery application shows an expanded thumbnail.

Users can control some other applications by making gestures in the air above the phone. In the browser, you can command the screen to scroll up by swiping from top to bottom a few inches from the phone.

The Camera application can now use both the front and rear cameras simultaneously, inserting a small picture of the user even as he's capturing the scene in front of him.

When several S 4s are in close proximity, they can link up to play the same music, simultaneously - perfect for headphone dance parties.

The Galaxy 4 S also will include a tool that enables users to create a dividing line so part of the phone is devoted exclusively to work while the other part is filled with personal information and photos. The feature is similar to a function on the latest BlackBerry - an indication that Samsung is going after other smartphone makers besides Apple with its latest model.

So, which smartphone is the winner in your point of view? Which is your favorite one? Do leave your comments below.

Friday, March 8, 2013

How to Increase Google AdSense Revenue

One of the best ways to earn money online is by using Google AdSense. If you are a blogger and your blogging/web software allows you to copy and paste HTML code, then you can implement Google AdSense. In this way you can earn extra income from your blogging hobby whether it is a part-time or full-time endeavor. This two-part article will help you maximize your AdSense income.

The most obvious problem faced by Google AdSense publishers is low AdSense revenue/income. How much you consider to be "low" depends on your expectations or target. Since one is not allowed to share or divulge detailed Google AdSense statistics with other person (see item seven in Google AdSense terms and conditions), we can only talk here about estimates, not actual data coming from a Google AdSense report.
As I mentioned in the introduction, this article is a two-part series that will hopefully increase your Google AdSense blogging income if you follow the techniques, methods and principles discussed here.

Setting Expectations and Assessing Situations

It is not a good blogging objective to earn a massive amount of Google AdSense income. In that situation, your blog is NOT a content-based blog; rather, it’s more of an affiliate blog which can be classified as "spam" in an extreme case. You may have seen such blogs, which have only a few words per blog post, but are cluttered with ads, or have content that is copied from other sources and then have Google ads placed throughout.
Of course, since you are also aiming for blog authority, search engine rankings and online popularity, you as a blogger should continually be writing great content and posting it on a periodic basis as a means of providing information to help visitors looking for content.
Google AdSense should NOT be the only reason you blog. If it is, you lack the motivation to continue blogging if your AdSense income falls below your expectations. Sadly, most of the time, you have no control over this.
In fact, it can be true that if your website is VERY good, you will have a low click through rate (CTR) for your Google AdSense banners, which can result in low AdSense income. Why? When visitors come to your website, they are looking for information. When they find your content sufficient, good and satisfactory, they will not need to look around your website and click Google ads.
What should you do for income in a case like this? Consider offering some services for a fee, or enable visitors to make a Pay Pal Donation (add a "thank you" button). Lots of visitors may be willing to donate some money for your good content.

The best way to set expectations of how much income you can get from Google AdSense is to look at it like a long-term investment. Do not listen to stories of million dollars Google AdSense checks or those websites that say they are earning more than a thousand bucks in daily AdSense income and claiming that they achieved these figures in a short period of time. This kind of get-rich-quick scheme will never work in the long term.
This case is analogous to betting on a lottery, and leads you to the wrong mindset for setting realistic Google AdSense goals.
Instead, set expectations based on what your website can currently do (your content, niche, visitors) and what you are able to do (based on current time and commitment, skills, marketing techniques). Even aiming for daily amount of $ 0.85 is NOT low at all if you have great content and an authoritative website. Looking at this number in the long term, if that is your daily average:
$0.85 x 365 = $310.25
That is already higher than what your "NORMAL" bank savings account earns every year.
Here is an important tip: use keywords with SEARCHES in your post title tag. This first step is the most important.

Lack of knowledge of what keywords to target can be the root cause of low search engine traffic (which can account for 60% of all of your website’s traffic sources). Low search engine traffic can certainly affect Google AdSense clicks.
The above article link provides all of the tips and techniques you need to tackle researching the best keyword to target for your main blog page or important pages.

Once you have decided on the best keywords to target, the easy way to directly implement it with some SEO benefits is to use those keywords in your post title tag. For example, say you have decided to target "How to write a suspense novel." You can write the title tag like this: "How to write a suspense novel – rare tips and techniques"
Put the most important keyword first, and make your title tag as descriptive as possible. For me, the most effective way to target keywords is arranging them from the most difficult/broader key word for your home page all the way down to the ones with low estimated searches (the least competitive keywords) as the ones you will be targeting for your daily or weekly blog posts.
For example, say I am running a PHP development website that focuses on customization of templates and layouts. Then I will use the higher traffic (broader) keyword as the main keyword to be targeted on the blog’s front page, while I use the keywords with lesser searches as the targets for blog posts.
Below is a sample screen shot that shows a rough glimpse of the blog structure. It includes the front page and blog post title tags:

The bold keywords are targeted keywords researched using the process above. The italic supporting words are there to make the title tag more descriptive and meaningful.
Bear in mind that since the main page/front page has most of the inbound links coming from other domains (most of the time), the broader/more difficult keyword will be targeted to this page. Also, blog posts should support the main theme of the website.
Why is this technique important? As soon as you have a lot of blog posts, Google crawls and indexes those URLs. According to the relevance of the keywords in title tags and your content, the search engine will return your deep blog posts in its results, thus contributing to an increase in website traffic, which in turn can increase your AdSense income.

The easy way to research keyword ideas for your blog posts is:
Step 1: Go to
Step 2: Set results tailored to "All Countries and Territories."
Step 3: Under "Enter one keyword or phrase per line," try entering your favorite keyword ideas at that moment. If you have a blog about playing Counterstike Source, then you might start with "Counterstrike console commands" if you are thinking of writing a blog post about the game’s console commands.
Step 4: Uncheck "Use synonyms." This will let Google’s keyword tool give you direct and related keywords pertaining to your query. After that, click "Get keyword ideas."
Step 5: Under match type, change from "Broad" to "Exact." This will give you a more accurate estimate.
Step 6: You can even click the link "Global Monthly Search Volume" to sort from highest to lowest keyword traffic.
Bingo! The targeted keyword idea has some traffic associated with it (and it is not competitive, since search volume is below 300~500), so you can write a blog post about it and use a descriptive title tag. For example, you might try "Counterstrike Console Commands: Complete List (Updated)"

The rule of thumb is that you need to maximize the potential of every blog post you make if you need to increase your Google AdSense income. One of the effective ways to do this is by researching keyword ideas in advance, before you write a blog post. This will ensure that your blog post attracts long tail traffic from search engines, which will not only help your AdSense effort, but also improve the SEO aspect of your website.

I hope this will help you understand various factors which affect your adsense earnings. The best tip is "try yourself and find which thing works for you best".

If you have any suggestions and doubts, please do comment below. 

Increase Google Adsense Income with Simple Tweaks

As an experienced Adsense publisher, you know tons of Adsense Optimization tricks that will yeild maximum advertising revenue.

To quickly recap, you know by heart that wide rectangles perform better than banner formats, that Google Ad colors should blend with page background color, that section targeting serves more relevant ads, that border-less Ads convert best, that split testing helps you shortlist the best ad formats, that Google CSE is much better than Adsense for Search.. the list goes on and on.

But what’s the next step when you have experimented with all these Adsense tweaks but the CTRs and eCPM figures are stationary or aren’t moving north as you would like them to? Well, the simple solution is – some more optimization.

1. Turn Low Performing Units into Image Only Ads

Say you have a skyscraper in your sidebar or a leaderboard at the bottom of the page. It may exhibit a very poor CTR because it’s so out of sight and visitors often tend to miss the ad unit completely.

In that case, an alternative is to use Image Only Ads for that using – Image ads are generally CPM ads so you will generate revenue each time the ad makes an impression. Image ads are also effective in places where the visitors are Adsense publishers themselves and less likely to be interested in clicking your ads.

Use Google Adsense Sandbox to see image and Flash ads that are likely to appear on your web pages for visitors from different countries across the world.

2. Harness the Comments Section of Your Blog

When people read a blog, they’ll will first read / scan the main article and then they’ll jump to the comments section.

If they have a question or need more information about the product / service mentioned in the blog post, they’ll either leave a comment or will leave the site search for more resources.

That’s why an ad unit placed in the comment section would immensely help. The visitor is in a mood to search for extra information and the Adsense unit in the comments could have an ad for a product that might appeal to the visitor. The best place for place an ad unit their is immediately under the comment textarea box.

3. Don’t Use Adsense At All

Some Adsense publishers are shy of placing ads in prominent and visible locations on their site thinking that that ads might turn away visitors. So they will put ads in some corner hoping that visitors will still find them.

Think from the perspective of Adwords advertisers who are renting space on your blog with the hope of getting prospective customers. Why would they be willing to invest in your site (by buying ads) when they are not getting the expected returns. If you want advertisers to bid on your site, it is advisable that you place ads above the page fold else don’t use Adsene at all.

4. Sell Your Website to Adsense Advertisers using Channels

You can use Adsense channels to convince potential advertisers as to why they should advertise on your site.
When you create a custom channel in Adsense, edit the channel settings and allow Targeting. Then type a marketing pitch – tell your advertisers about your site, where the ads will appear and why should they advertise on your site. Believe me, this works.

5. When Nothing Works, Put One at the Top

Thanks to tabbed browsers like Firefox, IE or Opera – a horizontal ad unit placed at the top of your web page can perform quite well because visitors often notice the areas near the browser tabs.

Whether they are planning to exit your web page by pushing the close button of the current tab or cycling to another browser tab, chances are high that your ad near the tab bar will get noticed. See implementations at Statcounter and Digital Point forums.

6. Avoid Using Common Blog Words

As far as possible, do not use the common jargon like “feeds”, “RSS”, “blog”, “XML”, etc as that might result in RSS and blog related ads even when your website belongs to a different niche.

You can again use section targeting to suggest Adsense bots to ignore the blocks of text that have irrelevant words.

So, this was our suggestions on increasing your Google Adsense Income. If you have any doubts or suggestions, please do leave your comment below.

10 Tips to Increase Google Adsense Revenue

There is always scope to improve your Google Adsense Revenue and one good change can easily increase your adsense income by 33% to 100%.

Tips to Increase Google Adsense Revenue (As suggested by Google Itself):

1. Opt for text & image ads.
according to google, this will lead to large ad inventory for your site
and google can select the best text or image ad suitable for your webpage.

2. In google webinar for AdSense publishers it was suggested that:
a) the middle, above the fold location performs best for ads. (try 300*250)
b) if you usually write long articles then the bottom of article is a good place to show ad.
try 300*250 as (text + image ad) or try 336 *280 as text only ad
  Note: Apart from this, if you want to show ad at the top of website then i suggest try 728 * 90
             leader board.

3. Consider Your Content When Adding New Adsense Units
be creative and aesthetic while adding ads in your site.
the ads should merge with your content and should not spoil the user experience.

4. Opt-in to Placement Targeting
Placement targeting allows AdWords advertisers to choose specific ad placements in your site
and most probably, you will get more revenue per click.
still confused?

5. Use Link Units on Pages with 3 Adsense units in a page.
(these link units give some extra revenue but not always suit in every website design)

6. Display Google Search Box at a very prominent place in your website.
the best place to display search box is top left corner of page.
you can display maximum 2 google search box in a page.

7. Create Custom Channels for your google adsense units
so that you can track the performance of your google adsense units
and optimize the adsense units which are not performing well.

8. Use the best performing google adsense units
e.g. 728 * 90 (Leaderboard), 160 * 600 (Wide Skyscraper) and 300 * 250 (Medium Rectangle)
as a thumb rule, wider google ads perform better.
(i suggest consider 336 * 280 ad for “text only” ads.
otherwise use 300 * 250 ad for “text & image” ads.)

Other Tips to increase Google Adsense revenue
1. Don’t blindly implement Google suggested tips on adsense.
e.g. most of the time 728 * 90 is a better performing adsense unit than 468 * 60 ad unit.
but in certain webpage layouts 468 * 60 might work better than 728 * 90 ad unit.
so basically one has to use his mind to see which ad unit is more suitable in my website.

2. Study the Heat map and consider using Crazy egg tool to know the best ad location in your website.
basically, you have try different layouts for few months and find out which website layout and google adsense units gives best performance. frankly speaking, you have to experiment to find what suits your site.

3. more traffic means more click.
so post good content and give better user experience on your site.
don’t place the ads in such a way that it irritates the user.

Now here you have two Strategies to follow:
a) you don’t care about returning visitors
and you just want to get more adsense clicks as you think most of your site traffic is via google.
this strategy is like a typical tea stall in a railway station…
where the stall owners knows that most of his clients are new and are one time visits only.
most people who follow this stradegy display ads at the top of page (because it gets maximum attention from readers) and they also display ads within the post (mostly at the starting of the post).
you definitely get more clicks, but you lose building subscribers and no one shares your post
as readers are in a hurry to leave the site, forget about promoting the site !!!.
b. or you give a better user experience and want to have returning visitors
presenting a good website also leads to more sharing of your post by readers via Facebook, twitter etc
this strategy is like drinking tea/coffee in cafe coffee day
(i go for second strategy. moreover Google approach to rank websites promote the sites which are giving good user experience and less bounce rate. and this is the way search engines are evolving.

4. Don’t forget the new Google update on penalizing the sites showing more ads above the fold than content.

5. choose your niche and focus on it.
if your post is not focused on a certain keyword
then Google might face problem in displaying the correct adsense for your content.
a) For Google Content is critical to ad targeting
so write content rich articles focused on some keyword.
b) Google also suggest to use Section Targeting to highlight important content in your page to Google.
c) build your site reputation with Google on a certain niche.
this will attract good ads in your site for that particular niche.
(for this write post on that niche regularly, get links from related sites and do not deviate from your niche)

6. find out which keywords are high paying keywords in your niche
and focus more on writing post in these high paying keywords.

7. Create a good Adsense unit
a) Most of the cases, the best performing ad unit color blends with your site background.
e.g. border and background of Ad Unit color should be same as your site background color.
b) Use Same font for Ad Unit as you are using for your links in your site.

8. Study the big sites like,, or other big sites because big sites generally have staff to optimize their adsense revenue and you will get some new idea to display adsense units.

9. Integrate Google Analytics with your Adsense to study how your pages are performing in terms of revenue versus traffic.
at adsense home page, google share link to tutorial for connecting google analytics with adsense account

10. Check Google Adsense Sandbox Tool to know which ads are displayed in your site at other countries.
i generally Block categories in Google Adsense which are not performing well.
(categories which have high page impression but are giving low revenue).

NOTE: It is believed that the highest paying ad in a page is the one which comes first in your page.
so some people suggest that show less ads in your page so that Google display best ad in your page.
but I don’t agree with this tip and i go with Google suggestion to display more ads.
at the same time, you can sacrifice a Google adsense unit to show affiliate banner if you are making money via affiliates or to make the user experience better.

Its good that you read till here and you know these facts but the biggest tip is to experiment keeping this facts in your mind.

Are you satisfied with all the above information. Please, do share your personal experience.

Make more money with Google Adsense – Simple trick explained

After the Google Adsense post the other day and explaining some of my settings and strategies, I thought one tip I mentioned should be given more explanation.

This little tweak can improve your earnings significantly so it is something to keep in mind when you plan your monetization with Adsense.
I mentioned that if you want to make more money with Adsense, you should have less ads. Yeah, sound crazy, I know. But it works.
There is one important number in Adsense which we will revolve around in this post – CTR, the famous Click Through Rate.
Ad CTR = Clicks / Ad impressions
The higher the CTR the better your pages are performing. High CTR means that a large percentage of people are clicking on your ads (in simple words).
Now I am getting to the point of the post… Every advertiser wants their ad to bring traffic, so he wants more clicks. Obviously, pages with high CTR are getting more clicks and advertisers want to see their ads on those pages.
They “compete” to put their ad on a high CTR page. If you have one of those, you will get better, higher paid ads on your page. Higher paid ads bring more money.

How to increase your CTR?

By using all the tips about placement, colors and sizes (and everything else) from the previous post – Money From Google Adsense. But that is only the start.
The next thing you need to do is – remove ads from some pages. You will remove the ads from all pages that have low CTR.

How to find pages with low CTR?

  • The best thing you can do for your blog/site is to track everything using free Google tools. That includes Adsense and Analytics. So to track your efforts easy, connect your Adsense account to your Analytics account.
  • That way, you can see exactly which pages have low CTR. No need for some complicated settings, it is there in plain view.
  • Make sure you have something to look at, like stats from last 3 months or something similar. Looking at stats from the last week is not a good starting point, you need more data.
  • Once you have all your pages in front of you, you need to choose which are the ones with lowest CTR. Don’t look at the ones with only a few clicks if their traffic is low as well. Low traffic and few clicks usually mean average CTR.

What you need are the pages that don’t perform well.

  • First, determine which pages have the best CTR. See if there is a group of such pages.
  • For example, when I did this on my site, I tested about 45 pages that had Adsense on them. I found 10 that performed really well, with CTR about 3%. About 25 of them had CTR anywhere from 1.5% to 3%. But I had 11 pages that had CTR below 1%.
  • So this should be your guide. Find pages that have CTR significantly lower than the majority of them.
  • Track the traffic the page is receiving. If you have a page that gets 2.000 visits but CTR is 0.5%, you are not doing great. Maybe you can monetize that page much better!? It is obviously not working with Adsense.

What to do when you find low CTR pages?

  • I removed Adsense from all of those 11 pages. So overall, my CTR went up. (I did this such a long time ago, I wish I had the screenshots to show you the differences, you would be amazed).
  • As soon as I did this, I am talking after a day or two, I started getting more money from a single click. That means that the ads delivered to my site were more expensive.
  • So, simply remove ads from pages that don’t perform well!

What do you need to get this to work to the max?

  • You need to have a topic focused site. That way Google will deliver very targeted ads. Targeted ads mean more clicks.
  • Keyword focused pages. Yes, every page should have one keyword to focus on (these are basics of SEO).
  • Connected Adsense and Analytics accounts for tracking purposes.
  • Previous tested: best colors for ads, best sizes, best placements.
  • Certain amount of time to determine which pages have good CTR and which don’t.
  • A lot of tracking and testing.

Delete and “throw away” everything that is not working.

Extra tips and tricks for making money with Adsense

  • Lower your page bounce rates. If they are high, the problem might not be the ads themselves. What might be happening is that people are clicking the back button before even having the chance to click on the ads.
  • Find the best paying keywords using Google Keyword Tools or Market Samurai and put them in the paragraphs above and below the ad units (but only if they make sense in the text). That usually pulls up even better targeted ads.
So, here ends our part of explaining you to boost your Adsense earnings. Now, it's your turn to experiment and earn more.

If you have any doubts or suggestions, please do leave your comments below. 

Make Money With YouTube Revenue Sharing Program

Every website adopts a monetization avenue such as advertising to earn revenue. We find banners promoting brands placed along the sides, top and bottom in a website. YouTube, originally a video sharing website, also has a monetization method called the revenue sharing program.

This video website competes with Facebook for the amounts of time people spend watching videos on YouTube daily. On YouTube people explore, watch and share original videos, acquire rates, comments and respond to videos with a respond video. If you are Youtuber, use the revenue sharing program to earn money from your own videos.

Revenue Sharing Program

The revenue sharing program comes as an incentive to Youtubers who have a lot to share with world through videos. To be a part of the program you need a Google Adsense account and an invite from YouTube to enable revenue sharing for that video. YouTube shall approach you when your video is an original video (not a copyrighted one!), has video copyrights and distribution rights to display and has valid views. By valid views I mean good traffic and subscription to your video. I guess nobody is able to figure out the exact view count as yet, probably a view count of 1000 will definitely get you an invite from YouTube to join the program. You would also need to tell about your video for an approval.
YouTube - Revenue Sharing
Once you have joined the program, ads will placed will be on the right side of your YouTube video box or sometimes at the bottom on the video player. When people click the ad to see it, you get paid into your Adsense account. Just a click on the ad is required for you earn! YouTube and the advertisers pay for promoting their brands to your friends. A separate menu in your YouTube account called the revenue share videos shall have all your earning videos. If you are able to earn from two or three videos, you’ll have the option to monetize almost every video you upload on YouTube. Videos with ads bring along curious subscribers apart from some money.

Youtube Monetization

YouTube considers monetization options for popular videos which are not a part of the program to expand the reach of the site’s program. So any Youtuber’s viral video gets a chance of being a revenue share video.
  • Upload HD videos to attract more views. HD videos deliver clarity with respect to picture and sound. People would like to stay on the video and not leave easily.
  • A catchy video title helps you get more people to view your video.
  • Above all creating a good quality content contributes to the success of a video.
YouTube - Revenue Share Videos
Although the revenue sharing program appears to be an easy way to earn money, as a Youtuber you also need to know:
  • You don’t choose ads for your videos so you might get ads of companies which are not your preference.
  • You can’t expect huge earnings from this program. Even earning $100 would take a long time.
  • Video ads are sometimes too disturbing. Your subscribers have to close them to watch the video. [Learn how to increase YouTube Channel Subscribers]
  • Your video has to be original and make sure you own the rights to all the video content. There are chances of rejecting based on copyright infringement.
A lot many profitable ways are available to make money on this video website. YouTube’s revenue sharing program although a slow pace money machine gives an opportunity to work towards sharing good video with world.

If you have any doubts or suggestions, please do leave your comments below.

Facebook or Google Plus or Twitter – Bloggers Choice

Google Plus Facebook Twitter
Google Plus has definitely changed the way we interact and it happens to be a multilingual social networking website operated by Google.

  • Google has gone ahead and given Google Plus as a different social layer. On the other hand Twitter happens to be social networking as well micro blogging service where one can read and send text based messages up to 140 characters. All said and done, from the blogger’s perspective the obvious choice has to be Facebook.

  • Historically Facebook was launched way back in 2004 and happens to be one of the oldest social networking websites. Other than this the domain has close to one billion active users and people from all generations can use it. Lot of advantages can be associated with using Facebook as in the world of today as people tend to consider it as a part and facet of. Lot of reasons could be attributed to it which are depicted below.

Sharing of information

  • One can share pictures as well as videos and ask for the opinion of their close ones. The greatest advantage of it is that one can control what and how much information they want to share with others.


  • One can always chat with their friends on the move. It comes as a small chatting application which users can use and chat. The popularity of the social networking too has evolved to such an extent in recent times is that it has become part of meetings as well as group decisions.

Business promotion

  • From the business perspective, one can promote their business through this social tool. It narrows down your target base and it could be more centred on the basis of the geographical location as well as interests. In addition to this the customized advertisements tend to be cost effective as well


  • There is no second thoughts to the fact that this social tool is the best form of entertainment. In fact it provides tons of gaming as well as other applications. Such is the popularity of Facebook that some people tend to use it to play games only. 
  • The entertainment is not restricted to games, but they are a host of other applications which the users could enjoy as well. Some of them could be photo editing as well as horoscope

Meeting old friends as well as colleague

  • Since most of the people in the world of today have Facebook accounts the chances are bright were one might catch up with an old buddy of theirs. There is a feature in this social tool where one can find someone with their names or their mail ids. So on all counts it improves connections.
  • From the above analysis it is quite obvious that Facebook is a social networking tool which is a one stop hub for entertainment, sharing of information as well as communication. It is the most popular form and one might not find anything close to it in terms of features. Do let me know which one you prefer for your online Business and Blogging?

So, this is our point of view. What do you think? Which socializing website is best for your blog? Do, leave your comments below.

Increase Your Google AdSense Earnings

For a little over a month now, I’ve been looking at my AdSense earnings in Google Analytics to better understand my earnings, and I’ve stumbled across some rather interesting results. Without even realising it, I’ve come up with even more ways to increase my AdSense earnings each month. They range from simple ad placement, to writing specific posts, and appealing to a certain referrer. Here’s how you can increase YOUR earnings.

Setting Up

  • The first thing you’ll want to do is set up your AdSense so that you can study it in more detail, in Analytics. To do this, when you’re viewing your report overview, just click the link to integrate Adsense with your Analytics account. It’s just one click and then a small amount of information on your Analytics account. You have to be an admin on your Analytics account, otherwise it won’t let you make the changes necessary, but if you’re the only person running the website, this shouldn’t be a problem. NOTE: Because you’re adding new information, GA will not transfer over details from the past, you will only see new results from when your join the two together.

Now that you’re set up, it’s best to have a run down of what all the terms mean, so that you can understand your results better.

  • AdSense Revenue is the amount of money you’ve made in your selected time period (2 weeks for me).
  • / 1000 visits, is how much money you’ve made for every 1000 visits to your site.
  • Ads clicked, is the amount of ads clicked by viewers.
  • Ads clicked / visit, is the total number of visits, divided by the number of ads clicked.
  • CTR stands for Click Through Rate and this is the percentage of clicks you get for each ad impression.
  • eCPM stands for effective Cost Per 1000 impressions (M being a roman numeral). It’s the total earnings per 1000 impressions.
  • AdSense Ads Viewed is the total number of ads seen, from all multiple ads on all the pageviews.
  • AdSense Unit Impressions / Visit is the number of ads that are viewed by visitors, per visit.
  • AdSense Page Impressions is the amount of pages viewed that have AdSense ads on them.
  • AdSense Page Impressions / Visit is similar to pages viewed per visit, only it’s pages with ads viewed, per visit.

Tip #1 – Appeal To Your Top Referrers

  • By far, my favourite thing about using Analytics to look at your AdSense, is that you can then find out which of your referrers are worth the most in terms of AdSense revenue. My results were rather shocking for me. For quite a while now, I’ve been featured on the homepage of a photography forum with about 7000 active members, but that’s grown a lot more over the last month or so. I don’t get a massive amount of traffic from them, as I currently only have 1 link on their homepage, but when I do, it’s worth a lot to me.
  • Let me show you an example of what happened. When you go into the new GA, click on Content, then AdSense, then AdSense Referrers, this will bring up a list of all the websites that sent visitors who have clicked on an ad, as well as a timeline of your earnings. The results below are for a complete month, and unfortunately, due to Google’s rules and regulations, I’m not allowed to show you them, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. The most important part of the results isn’t the ads clicks, viewed, or even the revenue; it’s the Click Through Rate (CTR) and eCPM (effective Cost Per 1000 impressions).
  • As we discovered earlier, the CTR is the percentage of ads that are clicked, per impression, so you want that to be as high as possible. The reason the CTR is much higher than some of the other referrers is because of the quality of visitor that I’m receiving from that referrer. StumbleUpon has a particularly poor CTR, because the people who use it aren’t looking for anything in particular so it’s hard to get their attention, which may result in them clicking on an ad. UglyHedgehog on the other hand is a forum for photographers, so the people on that site are actively looking for content in my niche.
  • The eCPM is also substantially higher than the other referrers, which tells me that if I can increase the number of impressions that I’m getting from them, then I will earn a lot more money. The quality of Twitter user is usually pretty poor, as they don’t typically spend too much time on the site (00:01:47), and even though a link a lot to my website  around 10 times a day through Twitter, I still get less traffic from them than Facebook. Facebook on the other hand has a better quality of visitor, with people looking at more pages and staying for longer (00:02:29, but their eCPM is actually lower than that of Twitter.
  • From these findings I can conclude that very high quality traffic, such as forums in your niche ( has an average time on site of 00:04:09 and 2.19 pages per visit), will make you much more money, just so long as you can get the traffic you’re after. People are less likely to click on ads when they’ve come from websites such as Facebook, as they’re more interested in the content that you’ve written. They provide a good quality of visitor, but their time on site is almost half that of the forum in my niche, so it’s important to find a good balance of visitor quality. Twitter users seem to behave differently to other users, as they’re in a browsing mode, and are clicking on content that they see in their feed before it disappears. It would appear that they treat the websites they visit in a similar way, by clicking on more ads. I actually get more traffic from Facebook, but my earnings from Twitter far outweigh those of Facebook, which is good really, because it’s much more acceptable to post multiple links on Twitter.

Tip #2 – Write Content That Links Within Your Site

  • This step produced shockingly good results for my earnings. If you look have a look at my graph below, you’ll see that on the 6th of November, there was a massive increase in earnings. The first thing I did was look back to that day to see which post I had published, and I found a post titled ‘A Beginner’s Guide To Photography’, and this was simply a collection of my tutorials. This meant that anyone who had viewed the page would have to click on another if they wanted to learn anything. This forced them to increase their pages per visit, which produces more ad impressions.
  • When I break down my earnings so that I’m only receiving information from the 6th of November, I can start to see which referrer is earning me the most money. is the URL shortener that Twitter uses, so I can see clearly that a small number of page impressions has yielded very strong earnings. With a large number of clicks from 76 page impressions, I have an unusually high CTR. From this response, I can see that to earn money, this is the sort of content that I need to be promoting, though as many sources as I can. I’m currently combining this content, with the forum mentioned in the tip above, so that I can drive top quality traffic, to the content that earns me the most money. After just 2 days of doing this, I’m already starting to notice a massive improvement.

Tip #3 – Text and Image Ads

  • Enabling your ad units to display both text and image/rich media ad types, increases the number of ads competing to appear on your site. More advertisers in the ad auction drives higher bids and more revenue for you. On average, publishers see a 59% increase in eCPM earnings when they make these recommended changes. 
  • If you’re not already using both, then it’s as simple as going into the ‘My ads’ tab, and clicking on ‘Edit ad type’, next to the ad in the list. This will increase the cost per click, so even if you’re not improving the number of clicks that your website is getting, you’ll still make more money.

Tip #4 – Increase Ad Size

  • Advertisers prefer wider ad units for their premium inventory, resulting in higher bids for your ad placements. Though all sites are different, publishers typically see 0.35 eCPMs when using the wider ad size. You can start by simply changing single ads on popular pages to see how well they work, and if it’s not too intrusive, then you can start rolling it out across your whole website. 
  • I didn’t do this in my sidebar because I was aware that the whole width of the sidebar would have to change, and that would not only take a lot of time, but mess up the spacing that I had laid out for posts. Instead, I added a wider ad at the end of each post, that differs to all the other ads on my website, and this saw a good improvement in ad sales.

Tip #5 – Ad Placement

  • Where you choose to place the ad on your site will make a big difference to the amount of clicks that you get, because the more obvious the ad, the more likely someone will be to see it. It’s hard to judge on your own website because we look at our sites differently to how other people view them, so the best way to start seeing results, is to experiment with ad placement. 
  • When I first started, I had two ads on my website, one at the top of the sidebar, and one at the bottom. Since then, we’ve added another ad to the side bar, and reloated the bottom one to under the subscribe button, added an ad to the bottom of each post, and put a small text ad just below our header.
  • The small text ad below our header made the biggest difference to our results because it stands out the most to new visitors, and could even be possibly mistaken for a link within our own website. It’s a very simple ad, and less appealing than a flash one, but it’s much less intrusive, and in a better position. 
  • Overall, I don’t like to add too many ads because I don’t want to put off visitors or make my website look bad. I always find it odd when people choose to include an ad block in their header, because that makes me find their website much less appealing.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 to be undermined by cheap plastic body?

With the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch creeping closer and closer, we now have as clear a picture of the forthcoming device as we're likely to get before it is actually revealed on 14 March in New York City.
However, amidst all the chatter surrounding eye-tracking technology and 8-core processors, the rumour-mongers seem to have paid little attention to the Galaxy S4's design - until now.
The latest reports indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will resist the current trend for aluminium smartphone construction, opting instead to stick with the kind of lightweight plastic casing featured on the Galaxy S3.

Speaking to CNET, Samsung executive VP of mobile YH Lee indicated that a number of factors were assessed when choosing materials for a device. Aesthetic qualities had to be balanced against manufacturing concerns and durability issues, he said, due to the high-demand such a product was likely to create.
Some potential buyers will no doubt be disappointed to hear that Samsung won't be going the premium material route with the Galaxy S4, with the Korean firm running a calculated risk in the face of luxe competition from the likes of the Apple iPhone 5 and HTC One.
Indeed, one of the few criticisms of the wildly popular Galaxy S3 was that its build-quality seemed cheap compared to some of its rivals, though that didn't stop it from nabbing the best smartphone of 2012 crown at this year's Global Mobile Awards.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to feature a raft of high-end specifications, including a beastly 8-core Exynos 5 processor, 5in Full HD display, and 2GB of RAM - follow the link to catch up on everything Samsung Galaxy S4.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

BlackBerry Z10 review