Leah

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  • in reply to: 125 ads #18711

    Leah
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    PS it hasn’t shown up. I haven’t worked on it again, but I have some more ads to go up (from someone else) so maybe I’ll get some hints from that since instruction on how to do it is provided. But meanwhile, does it sound like I’ve done it right? I can’t imagine these other ads will be any different.

    Hate when this happens–I get all pumped up to do something and can’t figure it out lol

    in reply to: Keywords #18554

    Leah
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    Hi Chicoi, I am going to check out your tutorial as soon as I get a chance. I keep meaning to and then I have a blog post to write or something else I have to do. Thanks! I’ll let you know how it goes, probably over the weekend.

    Leah

    in reply to: Abono-Organico.com – what do you think? #18602

    Leah
    Spectator

    I think the maroon looks good too! Even though I originally thought green, I think this looks nice. Reminds me of rich, dark earth and soil, which is what your site is about!

    in reply to: Abono-Organico.com – what do you think? #18601

    Leah
    Spectator

    Hi Samuel,

    I think it looks very nice. You’ve set up the magazine style very nicely. Nice photos, very colorful but not too busy. I like your Google ads up at the top right. I don’t remember seeing that option in Adsense–it’s sort of like Google search. In your case, with your topic, I think you’ll probably get a lot of clicks there because people are always looking for stuff about organic gardening–at least I am! I’ve been gardening all my life so I’m pretty familiar with that topic and all the things you need or want and can buy.

    The only thing I don’t like so much is the black background.I like the contrast of color and how it’s set up in general. But I think black is too hard on the eyes, and I don’t think it gives the feeling of “abundant life” or something like that, which is what gardeners would rather see, in my opinion. What about a dark green? You can’t go wrong with green on an organic gardening site. I especially notice the black when I clicked on some of the the “Anuncios Google” links because it’s all black. Even blue would work because it’s cheerful, or yellow (but if you want dark I would go with green, I think).

    Overall it’s very neat and professional-looking. Good luck with it!

    Leah

    in reply to: Keywords #18553

    Leah
    Spectator

    Hi Samuel,

    I don’t know of any plugins to analyze traffic. I’ve just been using Google analytics and Webmaster tools. I did install the All in One SEO pack and the site map plug in, and things are picking up slowly.

    Do you have a recommendation for something else?

    Leah

    in reply to: Two sites hacked today #18579

    Leah
    Spectator

    For anyone who wonders, here is what my hosting company said:

    “Wp-config.php has been tampered.”

    I wonder how they do that? So what I have to do is re-do a fresh wp-config-sample.php, rename it, and put the correct information in it.

    I think, since I didn’t have hardly anything up on the one site (and nothing on the other except WP basic software) that I should just delete everything and reload. Hmmm

    What would you do?

    in reply to: Two sites hacked today #18578

    Leah
    Spectator

    One site is WordPress 2.9 with Swift. On the other, it’s whatever the default is, when you first load it (you know, the one that says Hello World). I don’t think I upgraded that one from 2.8 yet. Plug ins….nothing on either one. There were only two short posts on one and nothing on the other (I just set it up).

    I did some searching with thehacking.org and came up with lots of sites that were hacked. No apparent pattern.

    If I get any info from my hosting company or anyone else, I’ll post it. I have no idea how bad it is for anyone else but thought I ought to tell people.

    in reply to: In the comment section #18565

    Leah
    Spectator

    Thanks! I just saw your response; don’t know how I missed it.

    Well it worked fine…I should have thought of that but I thought maybe it could be done somewhere else. I don’t often touch the code but now, having looked at your site, I think I’ll get a little more daring! lol

    Thanks (and is that the Farmville that people play on Facebook? And I like your forum! The whole site looks very nice).

    in reply to: Website grader not recognizing blog #18572

    Leah
    Spectator

    Looks like I double posted somehow, sorry.

    Anyway, looks like Sitemap is easier than I thought. Instructions said I had to write some files, or something. But it looks like it’s all set up properly through the plug-in installation. I’m verified now on google, yahoo, and bing (did all the authentication stuff) so I think things should be good. I checked if I’m recognized in a search with site:myurl.com etc and that looks good. Won’t be able to see if Google is crawling and whatever else on Google Webmaster for maybe 24 hours, looks like. But I think this will help a lot.

    Thanks!

    in reply to: Website grader not recognizing blog #18571

    Leah
    Spectator

    (I am reposting my reply because it looks like it didn’t post, in case there are two now)

    I tried the Feedburner plugin. It says it’s only compatible up to 2.5 and I have 2.9. I uploaded it anyway (since it said it just wouldn’t pick up tags, or something) but when I activate it says:

    “The plugin does not have a valid header.”

    On Feedburner.google.com under “My Feeds” it shows how many subscriptions I have, so it must be working, right? I reloaded the code yesterday; maybe something was wrong before. I got four new subscribers since then.

    Privacy is set properly to be visible to everyone (good to check though).

    I like the sitemaps plug in but it looks pretty complicated, not just an easy installation, from what I read. So I’ll have to take my time with that one.

    My hosting company says the reason my blog isn’t getting picked up by Website grader is because it doesn’t say “blog” somewhere in my URL, which sounds like a load of crap to me 🙂 Does anyone here use Fatcow? A friend recommended them but their support is terrible.

    All my traffic is coming from other blogs where I’ve commented or done a review, like this one, which really is good and maybe helpful to people here:

    http://allthatcommunication.com/2010/03/awesome-free-blogging-guide/

    Also Facebook, some forums, etc so I know I’m doing that part right. I’m on Twitter and Buzz too so that helps.

    Thanks.

    in reply to: Website grader not recognizing blog #18570

    Leah
    Spectator

    I tried the Feedburner plugin. It says it’s only compatible up to 2.5 and I have 2.9. I uploaded it anyway (since it said it just wouldn’t pick up tags, or something) but when I activate it says:

    “The plugin does not have a valid header.”

    On Feedburner.google.com under “My Feeds” it shows how many subscriptions I have, so it must be working, right? I reloaded the code yesterday; maybe something was wrong before. I got four new subscribers since then.

    Privacy is set properly to be visible to everyone (good to check though).

    I like the sitemaps plug in but it looks pretty complicated, not just an easy installation, from what I read. So I’ll have to take my time with that one.

    My hosting company says the reason my blog isn’t getting picked up by Website grader is because it doesn’t say “blog” somewhere in my URL, which sounds like a load of crap to me 🙂 Does anyone here use Fatcow? A friend recommended them but their support is terrible.

    All my traffic is coming from other blogs where I’ve commented or done a review, like this one, which really is good and maybe helpful to people here:

    http://allthatcommunication.com/2010/03/awesome-free-blogging-guide/

    Also Facebook, some forums, etc so I know I’m doing that part right. I’m on Twitter and Buzz too so that helps.

    Thanks.

    in reply to: Changing the look of my header. How to? #18532

    Leah
    Spectator

    Hi Samuel,

    I’m not sure, of course, exactly what your skills are and what you already know (so correct me, please, if needed).

    If you’re a beginner (as I am, sort of) then here are the basics.

    A separate piece of artwork has to be designed for the header art. There are different kinds of software for that. The only ones I have and use and am familiar with are Photoshop and Gimp. Photoshop is expensive (for me anyway) and Gimp is a free download. http://www.gimp.org/

    As far as I can see, Gimp is every bit as good as Photoshop. I think it’s pretty easy, too, though I have some experience. There are others: I think you can use Paint, which comes with Windows. I think Quark will work too.

    Or you can link to artwork somewhere else, as Mary did (in another thread).

    So, that’s what you have to do. Uploading the artwork to your blog is pretty simple, but I’ll stop there. If I can help more let me know.

    By the way, yo comprendo un poco espanol et me gusto…well I like the topic of your blog! I can read a lot more than I speak or write 🙂

    Leah

    PS You can see what I made for my blog here: http://allthatcommunication.com/ It’s simple, but it’s OK for now.

    in reply to: Navigation bar showing as a list #18476

    Leah
    Spectator

    Hi Mary,

    Oh I see…I’ve been to that page before! It was just to get the code for the colors though, I didn’t really look at it to see all that was there since I’m happy with the basic color scheme as it is. But now I see…header colors! Background colors! lol

    I’ll have to play around. Now I see some other options for my header!

    Thanks!

    Leah

    in reply to: Keywords #18552

    Leah
    Spectator

    PS I am finding information on the h2 h3 stuff! It’s just sub-headings lol Some of this stuff is so easy but I don’t know the lingo!

    For anyone else with questions on this:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_Posts

    “Using Headings
    If you are writing long posts, break up the sections by using headings, small titles to highlight a change of subject. In HTML, headings are set by the use of h1, h2, h3, h4, and so on….”

    Also
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Designing_Headings

    in reply to: Keywords #18551

    Leah
    Spectator

    OK I’ll get the SEO plugin and the other one.

    Don’t know how to do the h2, h3 tags….where does that go? I’m reading…

    Good site here for anyone interested: http://freelancefolder.com/10-top-seo-techniques/

    “Your main page title should use the

    tag — this shows what your page is about. Use of additional tags, such as

    and

    are equally important by helping to break down your copy.”

    Right…but where do you DO that? lol 🙂

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