Saturday, April 27, 2013

What is the use of shortlink or short URL?

Shorten you URL here

Enter a long URL to make tiny:

Short link is also a type of permalink. (Read what permalink is)It directs you to the original permalink.

Short link is very useful when you use a source like Twitter to promote your post. In twitter, you can use only 140 characters. A lengthy permalink may eat up the number of characters.

It is very easy to get the short link in Wordpress. In Wordpress self hosted sites, when you create a post, you may see the permalink right below the title of the box. Near it, there is Get Shortlink button. When you click it, an automatically generated short link pops up and you can copy and paste it.

 In blogger, you can click the link icon that you see in the right hand side of a new post template. There is an option for custom permalink and you can create a short link using it. 

Any URL can be shortened using Google URL Shortener. The URL it has is also curious. Simply

The permalink of this post is

This is the shortlink created by pasting it in the  Google URL Shortener.

Here is another shortlink to the same post

It was created with Bitly

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What is permalink? is the primary URL of this blog.

But this post has this URL:

This second URL is the permalink. It is a unique address to this post.

You can find the permalink of any webpage in the address bar when you are in that web page. If you want to link that page somewhere you should use this permalink.

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How to recover a deleted blog post

You may delete a blog post by mistake. Blogger does not provide facilities to undelete or to recover your item. There seems only one option now available to recover it.

You may find other options in internet. But they do not appear to work properly in new blogger platform.

The only option available is to find a cached copy of your post in Google. This is possible only if your blog post is indexed in the google search.

Open a Google search page and type  the following: the title of your blog post
If you can see the article in search result, click the downward arrow which can be seen immediately after the green color address.

Fill in the red parts with your information.

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How to find your blogger blog ID

To find blog ID in Blogger

  1. Go to your Blogger home page. It is also called dashboard. 
  2. Now you may see the names of your blogs. Of which blog do you want to find the blog ID? Click on that blog name.
  3. Now look at the address bar. The number which follows 'blogID=' is your blog ID. 

The address may look like this:

The number similar to one in red color is your blog ID.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

How to become a seller in and earn money

You can earn money by being a small scale seller of your products like books at This is the way to do it. Open in a different tab or a window and continue following the step by step guide.
  • First register in Visit this page for new users.
  • You have to provide your email address and select a strong password for your Amazon account.
  • This page provides information on the services.
  • Under Sell on Amazon category, you can choose to sell things. For the beginning, select the basic plan which is free of charge. You can't sell many products here. You can sell less than 35 items per month through this plan.If you want to sell more, you have to buy a Pro account. You need to pay £25.00 subscription fee.
  • There is no monthly subscription fee for the basic account. The fixed closing fee is £0.75.
  • If you are a new seller you need to sign in again. Enter your email address and the password.
  • You will need a credit card number to proceed.
  • You will be prompted to enter your phone number and a call will come after clicking Call button.
  • As you click the Call button in the form, you will see a pop up window on screen and enter the PIN shown there into the phone via phone keys.You can read the number after the caller. This is an automated phone call.
  • Then submit the form for registration by clicking Register and Continue button..
  • Now you can Create a product to sell.
  • After that classify your product. Select a category from All Product Categories section 
  • I selected media > printed media > books> 
  • Then click Select
  • Fill the form. It is easy. There are some essential boxes to be filled.

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