Google Plus One Code


In this tutorial I will show you how to add the Google Plus One Button to your website, it’s going to be added to the apps folder very soon, but for now you must do it the manual way.

To get started open up you need to add the meta code to your head tags you can do that by clicking edit on the page you wish to add it to.  Once in the editor click on this icon:  this is the page properties icon.

Once it pops up, look at the bottom of the pop up where it says: Additional head tags: 

and paste this code:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
(function() {
var po = document.createElement(‘script’); po.type = ‘text/javascript’; po.async = true;
po.src = ‘https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js’;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s);
})();
</script>

Now what you want to do is add a text box, and replace the “new” text with this:

<g:plusone annotation=”inline” width=”400″></g:plusone>

Now where ever that text box is, is where your Google plus one button will appear.

HINT: I adjust the font size so the text box is rather small, I suggest making the text font 8px.

How to add Google Analytics to your website

Your first step is to make sure you have a Gmail account, if so then all you need to do is go to Google.com/analytics .  Once you get there just sign up using your existing Google account, look for the admin button on the top right and click it.

And then click on new account to add your first website, it looks like this:

Once you click New Account, you will enter in the information for the website.  Such as a Account Title, this can be something like “Your Website”  and then it will ask you for the website URL.  With a drop down for “http://” or “https://”, if you have SSL you select the “https://” if you do not know what this is then you most likely have “http://”.  Next to that you just enter in  YourWebsite.com, the www is really not needed and you may see an example below:

Once you are done, you will be provided a tracking code as you see below:

Now do keep in mind this code is to be placed in the head of your website, when using WebPaper you just go to the editor and click the Page Properties icon with the red bar under it as you see below:

And a pop-up will appear, just paste the code you copied from the Analytics page into the bottom box that says Addition head tags:

Once your done hit ok, and then click the floppy disck icon on the top right to save.  Or you can hold CTRL and hit S to save as well :)

How to build a website

When building a website, the first thing to think of is an idea.  Most of the times you already know your idea so that should be quite easy, then you want to think of a title for your website.  Now the title can be very important so there are some great FREE tools that you can use to help you choose the right title.  Google provides some great tools like Google Insights or Google Adwords Keyword Tool, both of these tools can help you see the popularity of they keywords you might be looking into. Google Insights will show you the past popularity and future predictions of the keywords you search, along with giving you a few other related keywords. Google Adwords Keyword Tool also shows you the popularity of a keyword, along with other related keywords.  But it will also show you how dense the market is  this comes in use when you are trying to think of other ideas or names.  If your fighting against more people then your fighting an uphill battle but it can still be done.  For the easier path you want a market that is less dense so you can dominate it and then go after more markets once you have succeeded in the first one.

Now that you have your title picked out, we can move onto how to build your website.  There are many Content Management Systems (CMS) to choose from, some people who want a blog choose something like Blogger or WordPress as they are 100% Free but do keep in mind with free solutions some limitations do apply.  Now if you want full control over all your pages to drag anything anywhere and add videos to any place on your website then I would highly suggest WebPaper, they do offer a free solution with 3 pages and 2MB of storage for uploading of images and much much more.  But also if you want you can sign up and get much more access and applications to add to your website.  The great thing about WebPaper is it’s drag and drop simplicity that no one else can compare to.

Now you might want to consider Search Engine Optimization (SEO), this is how search engines will find you.  Although search engines scan the web looking for new websites all the time, it really helps if you have the right information in the right places so the search engines know just what your website is about.  This is so they list you in the type of market or results you want to be listed in, so your traffic is full of people looking for just what you offer.  Now Search Engine Optimization consists of a lot of things, but I will cover a few crucial ones now.  Keyword Density is the amount of times you use a target keyword in your content, from my understanding and past work you want to try and keep it at 8% – 10% this means for every 100 words use the keyword no more than 8 to 10 times.  If you exceed that then search engines will consider you a robot or spam and possibly sand box or black list your domain/website.  Now meta tags such as title, description and keywords are also a MUST!  and just F.Y.I. WebPaper lets you set them right as you start building your website, so it’s very easy and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Friendly.

Now do watch out because you might be saying oh I know some website builder that works to, well don’t just try any website builder.  As some build the websites in FLASH, and the bad part about FLASH is search engines don’t understand it.  Not to mention it wont work on cell phones or mobile devices, and as iPad’s and Smart Phones become more and more popular.  You will lose out on a huge and very fast growing market, so just keep that in mind.

WebPaper also offers tons of free website templates to help you get started quite fast, all you have to do is adjust the pictures with your own, and maybe add or adjust some text and your done!

Now it is up to you to share your website with friends and family, and ask them to share it with their friends and family.  Soon you will see the traffic grow as your site takes listing on Google in a few days as well.  From then on it’s just about keeping up with the posting and addition of content to your website.

Best of Luck ! and feel free to check out more blog posts on our Blog for more website building and marketing information.

How to gain more traffic to your Website

Gaining traffic onto your website can be a headache, with so many different ways where do you start?
The best way to answer this question is to dig deep into what your website is about.

Remember staying on topic is KEY! Having a photography website then talking about computers might be on topic but it all depends on how you are talking about computers on a photography website.

For example if I have an environmental website then I talk about computer mouses it would be straying off topic.

So now that “staying on topic” has been explained, ask yourself “What is my website about?” and “What is my websites goal?”.
Of course everyone’s overall goal is to make money, but what is it you need to accomplish to produce that income you are looking for?

Quality content, quality work; QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY! The better your content (written, images, videos, graphics and audio), the more overall stance you will have over your competition and longevity your content will have. Understand your field and understand what you need to deliver to not only satisfy but to bring back those users.

Having users come back to your content for references, usage or other reasons is a great thing to have. Think about it like your website is a supply base, people need supplies and you are providing it, whether it is knowledge or a physical product.

Key points

  • Quality website and Product (physical or not) content (images, written, videos, graphics and audio)
  •  Give users a reason to come back
  • Understand what your website is about and stick to it. Stay ON TOPIC!
  • Regular updating and additional content. Communication; talk to your users, let them talk to you as well.
Traffic Generating tips

  • Make quality videos about your website or product, post them on popular video sharing websites.
  • Stay connected to your audience, use Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Myspace, Instagr.am ect. (Research these social media networks, they change all the time [might be new ones out])
  • Blogging, this gives your website organic traffic from search engines. Try and blog as much as possible, it really is the best and most powerful tool right now.
A combination of quality content, blogging and staying in touch with your audience is a great way to bring traffic to your website. Just remember this stuff takes time do NOT expect traffic overnight. Make realistic goals and be consistent.

Website Building Tutorials (1)

We have started a series of tutorials that will walk you through the full steps of building a full scale website.  These tutorials might be more useful to some visitors interested in learning just how WebPaper can help them build a full scale website.

More videos will be added very soon, showing more advanced website building tips using WebPaper and the website building tools it offers.  If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to check out our new developer community at http://WebPaper.me.

Why Flash Websites Suck

Flash SucksFirst off lets just say Flash at times can be useful, but for something large scale and as technology progresses it deems to be more and more useless.  HTML5 is said to be the next solution, but until it’s accepted by all browsers that would not be suggested for use.

html5 is better than flash

Just some fun facts, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO,Apple Inc., Co-founder and CEO,Pixar, Co-founder and CEO, NeXT Inc. Steve Jobs even made 6 great points on why Adobe Flash was not going to proceed into the future:

Steve Jobs

  • Flash is a closed, Adobe-controlled system.
  • H.264 is a “more modern format” for Web video
  • Flash would make iPhones, iPods, and iPads less reliable.
  • H.264 video consumes about half as much battery as Flash video.
  • Flash was not designed for touch interfaces.
  • Flash is cross-platform and not Apple optimized.

Steve Jobs concludes his letter by saying:

“Flash was created during the PC era — for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open Web standards — all areas where Flash falls short…New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML 5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML 5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.”
But lets just tell you a few really good reasons of our own, here in 2012 that we have found.  And we are sure as time progresses this list will grow more and more:
  • Search Engines do not understand flash content, therefor your site content is over looked.. Hurting your organic ranking and SEO and not allowing you to optimize it.
  • Does not work on mobile devices, does not look like this will change.. and with iPads and smart phones growing in sales.  This marketing is surely growing, and growing fast.
  • Longer loading time, might lose up to 20% of visitors due to this alone.
  • Bandwidth hog, Flash uses tons of server bandwidth .. and as you grow that starts to cost quite a bit of money.  Even with unlimited hosting, they server can only handle so much.
  • You cant bookmark a page, such as if you are inside a store on a very cool product you like.  If you wanted to bookmark or save that page, or even email it to a friend… you couldn’t due to flash being all inside one page… so you must start at the intro every time…
  • There is 100% nothing Flash can do, that HTML5 or Javascript cant produce better.
Fuck Flash

Also lets keep in mind the remarks from Adobe it’s self:

From the Adobe announcement ZDNet published:

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.

Best New 2012 Website Builder

2012 Free Online Website Builders

2012 Free Online Website Builders

When looking for new website builders of 2012, there are a few things to keep in mind.  First does the website builder have a free package? Or is it just a trial?  Do not waste your time with trials as they expire after some time.  WebPaper.co website builder offers 3 pages and 2MB of storage 100% Free !

Second be sure to check the reviews on the website builder, see what users are saying about the product or service they company may offer.  Third be sure they provide tutorials or walkthroughs to make it easy for you to learn.  Fourth keep in mind once you spend all this time building your website, that search engines can find it to help drive traffic to your website.  I find some website builder that create the websites in FLASH, this is not understood by search engines and/or mobile devices such as iPad’s and iPhones would not be able to pull your page up.  WebPaper.co website builder provides all websites in a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) friendly HTML/CSS website.

After you check all that, your fifth and final step is testing the service or website builder.  See how flexible it is on you, see if you can do everything you might need.  Such as moving objects such as images and text any place on your website, along with easy to adjust settings that require little clicks and time looking around.  WebPaper.co website builder prides it’s self on user flexibility, and remains to still be one of the most flexible website builders of 2012.  Letting users do everything from simple drag and drop, to meta tags and description.  WebPaper free online website builder also lets users use Google Adsense and Google Analytics by adding the meta tags into the page properties or embed codes into a text box.

So please if you are interested in a free online website builder, check out http://WebPaper.co/tour for a great video on just how our services work.  Also keep in mind we have more posts on Building a SEO Friendly Website and many more tutorials.

Building a SEO Friendly Website

When building your website, keep in mind Search Engine Optimization (SEO) helps bring viewers to your website.  Gaining rank organically through keywords, and other useful information you provide in your website content.

First keep in mind the “Title” of the website matters, if possible have a keyword or two in the title such as:

WebPaper – Free Online Website Builder

See how you can put a dash along with a sub title or h2 tag inside the actual website title.  Next keep in mind your keywords are very helpful, try thinking of other related words that users might type in and want to read or see what you are providing on your website.

Website, Free, Builder, Top, Best, 2012, About, Info, Website, Online,

Now the meta description or website description also helps users find just what you have to offer.  Try to also include some keywords in the website description such as:

Free Online Website Builder that lets users build their very own website in minutes.  Offering Image hosting and easy slide show creators to help build your very own website tonight.

Setting up your Emails with WebPaper

How does WebPaper handle my incoming emails with a set up Domain? WebPaper takes all incoming mail and forwards it to your main email address on your WebPaper account.

Can I view my emails within WebPaper? Currently WebPaper does not offer any email features at the moment. Like all features we add and support depends on its request rate from users.

What if I have multiple email addresses? We are in the works of adding settings to be able to manage multiple users and email accounts. We do currently support all domain prefixes. For example. Something@domain.com will work, including Somethingone@domain.com without any configuration from your side.

WebPaper Emails

Step 1. Set up your domains Domain Name Servers (DNS) on WebPaper and your registrar.

Step 2. Head to your main email address assoicated with WebPaper (the email address you login with on WebPaper). Recommend Google Mail (FREE), handles multiple accounts to send out mail from.

Step 3. Find “Mail Settings”. In Gmail (Google Mail) left click the gear icon at the top right after being signed in to your account.

Step 4. In Gmail (Google Mail) Left mouse click the tab “Accounts and Import”.

Step 5. Under “Send mail as” left mouse click “Add another email address you own”. Once clicked a pop up box will appear.

Step 6. Fill in the Name and Email Address fields then click Next Step. In Google mail the process should be self explanatory as their system guides you through the rest of the process. Of course if you get stuck contact your friendly WebPaper Support.

For further assistance contact WebPaper Live Support  or email us at Support@WebPaper.co

How to add a Music Player into your Website

To add a Music Player to your WebPaper website head over to http://www.podsnack.com/ and create an account. After you get an account upload some music of your own or get some from youtube.

Next select your Embed Player type and grab the Embed code. Make a text box within WebPaper’s editor on your page by left clicking the  icon. Paste the Embed code into the text box click “Save” then “Public View”.