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2018 - Adsense for Youtube New Ad Monetization Rules - Small Channels

January 2018 Youtube announced changes to their Advertising rules relating to channels that show Ads...

10000 Views 4000 Hours per Year 1000 Channel Subscribers...
This pretty much kills of 90% of small hardworking content creators.... or as YouTube puts it...
"Though these changes will affect a significant number of channels, 99% of those affected were making less than $100 per year in the last year, with 90% earning less than $2.50 in the last month. Any of the channels who no longer meet this threshold will be paid what they’ve already earned based on our AdSense policies..."
So here's the thing... We are a small channel and like almost all the other small channels we know, have a few loyal subscribers. The content created is created from passion and a willingness to make a happier positive difference... We are not going to argue if this move is good or bad and all the stuff you would see on Forbes etc... Here are the facts...

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2018 - How to Check Youtube Earnings For A Monetized Channel

Adsense will as of 2018 ... Please note that early next year AdSense will no longer show YouTube metrics. The best place to see your estimated earnings and other monetization metrics is the YouTube Analytics Revenue report.

How and Where to Check Youtube Earnings For A Monetized Channel... 
Channels must have more than 10000 Views as well as Follow the Youtube Partner Programme Policies and Guidelines to Show Ads.

Youtube is also testing the new Creator Studio Beta Layout... 

Make sure you follow and comply with all the Adsense Program Policy Guidelinesto prevent your account from being rejected or banned.
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Joomla 2.5 - Google Webmaster Verification on Your Joomla Website Template

How to Google Webmaster Verify Your Joomla Website Using the *head* tag on your Joomla 2.5 Template

How to Google Webmaster Verify Your Joomla Website Using the *head* tag on your Joomla 2.5 Template...

Google Webmaster Tools are Great for Webmasters, User Friendly, and Easy to Understand.

Google Webmaster Crawl, Fetch as Google and Indexing Your Website - Google Webmaster - Indexing and Crawling your Website - This is a Useful Feature allowing Google Bots to Crawl and Index Your Website. You can add multiple websites within the Webmaster Tools Framework.

A Google Gmail Account is required to Access Google Webmaster Tools...

The *head* tag can be found on your Joomla Template - Templates - Select Template - CSS Personal - Index.php...

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More SEO Videos ... Live Lab SEO

2018 - Joomla 3 - How to Change the Default Editor

How to Change the Default Joomla 3 Editor...

Kindly note that if you are working it HTML it is better to stick to No editor.

Joomla editors scramble code on saving...

Online Apps to Boost Your Online Content

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Learn the Basics of Web Designing

Understanding Content Management - CMS - Software like Joomla and Wordpress
Articles and Menus and how they relate to your CMS Software

Learn the Basics of Web Designing

Next - How to Add Meta Data and Keywords Previous - How To Choose Your Website Domain

How To Choose Your Website Domain

How To Chose Your Website Domain
 Your Website Domain must encompass your business framework...
Good Hosting cost Money
Your Domain can be a .com .org .za .net ...
Avoid long domain names...

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Twitter Verified Accounts

Please note that: @TweetSmarter is not verified, not a Twitter partner, we don’t work for Twitter, and we don’t run Twitter ads.

The upshot: Unless you’re famous and being impersonated, or an important politician or government agency, to get verified:
It costs $15,000 to be verified for 90 days -or-You need someone who spends (probably more than) $5,000/month to ask on your behalf (many artists get verified this way without knowing how their agent or agency got them verified) This is based on my experience, and a recent article from the holder of a verified  Twitter account that says specifically this is how verification works:
“…you need to spend a minimum of $15,000 ($5K over three months) in order to “buy” verified status from Twitter. Or you need to know someone who’s “in” with Twitter (read: spending ad dollars with them) who wants you or your business to get verified.”(But: see below for some “loopholes.”) This has also been confirmed by AdAge, which states “A Twitter Sales Re…

Search Engine Optimization and Online Business Footprinting

Put Your Small Business on the first page of Google… So naturally curiosity will kill the cat… as Google to me always seemed to be an awesome cat and mouse tool… Could this really be done...?
Watch the SEO and OBF Video Below

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and having a website alone is not sufficient… Online Business Footprinting is the activity businesses share utilizing online Tools - Apps and Software so before you go around paying 5k for a 3 month stint to an ‘expert’ here is how you can tackle the SEO basics for your small enterprise…
Your Business Domain Name
Your Domain name is most things, the be all and end of all of it all.

Avoid long domain names. Simple Domain names that encompass your business framework and the design of your business. You can opt for many different types (.com - - .biz - .info etc).

Good Hosting Costs Money – Expect to pay between R50 to R150 a month (+-1.2K (R1200.00) a year) for a reliable and good host. Also check the track record of the h…

How To Get Your Local Business on Google

Google Launches Major Push To Get Local Businesses Online, Improve Data
New site offers tools, content and solicits business owners to update information.

Google is introducing a program it’s calling Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map. This new portal (Get Your Business Online) is not unlike Facebook’s Blueprint and Learn How sites launched this week. It offers resources to business owners (and potential partners) to help them get online or correct and complete their online presences.

Each user who visits will see a localized version of the site (based on IP detection). In addition to various FAQs, videos and other information, Google invites business owners to search for themselves and then tells them whether their listings are present and complete. If “incomplete” it asks businesses to update their information.

For those not online at all, Google is also offering a free domain and hosted website (for one year) through Startlogic.

Consistent with its AdWords reseller strategy Google is …

How To Rank No.1 With Googles New Hummingbird Algorithim

How I ranked at the top of Google… On accident.

Why new marketers shouldn’t be afraid of Hummingbird.



If you’re new to online marketing, you might have read quite a few anecdotes of how Google has ruined search with their latest update, Hummingbird. Black and white hat marketing forums were littered with stories of how their keyword packed pages that were once reigning the top of Google search are now in the dark abyss (read: second page of search results).

This was because Googlers got smarter. On an average, people were typing more words into their Google search results. People are no longer writing vague, short-tail keyword terms to find their desired information. They’re now writing keyphrases. Keyphrases have been what replaced keywords.

For example, if I were selling low-priced blankets (I’m writing in bed right now) I would want any customer who searched “Where to buy the cheapest blanket?” to see me immediately. This is what would be known as long-tail keywords in t…

Google Is Looking To Rank Sites Based On Accuracy Of Information

In the future, Google may value the accuracy of your content more than the quality of your backlinks, according to a paper (PDF) recently published by researchers within the company.

New Scientist reports that Google is working on a system where it can determine the trustworthiness of a page not by who is linking to it, or how many incoming links it has, but by the number of facts it contains.


A score, called a Knowledge-Based Trust score, would be computed for each page by cross referencing the content with facts stored in Google’s Knowledge Vault. The Knowledge Vault is a database of 2.8 billion facts extracted from the web, and is the primary source of information behind theboxes that appear on the right side of some searches.

The more facts contained on a page, the better it will rank. In instances where few facts are found on a page, Google will check the accuracy of other content contained on the site to determine how well it can be trusted overall.

In early tests, the resear…

How To Make a Great Business Logo

Your company's logo is the foundation of your business branding. It is probably the first interaction that you will have with your customers. An effective logo can establish the right tone and set the proper ethos. After years of crafting logos for different projects, I've come up with a set of questions that I always ask myself before delivering a new logo.

1. What emotions does the logo evoke?

Above all design guidelines, the most important criterion is whether the logo reflects the character of the company. The emotions that the logo evoke should be appropriate to the company values. For example, the Disney logo evokes a sense of happiness and optimism. The curvy, fun typeface is appropriate for a company that has been making cartoons and animated pictures for kids. However, a similar logo style on a sales platform would not be appropriate.

Behind every great logo is a story.

Designers should understand the psychology of colors and the effect that typeface has on the design o…

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Setup Your Google+ For Business

Since Google quietly did away with Authorship, many people have questioned its worth as a marketing tool. Whilst Google maintain that the program wasn’t providing enough value and that the removal of Authorship didn’t reduce traffic to sites, this has been questioned by some marketers. For example, in a Marketing Profs article, Will Mitchell claims that the Authorship markup improved a search result’s CTR by 150%.

It’s true that G+ isn’t right for every niche as it’s mostly niches such as digital marketing and technology that seem to be active on the site. However, there’s little doubt that G+ improves SEO, as ranking factor studies have shown +1s to have a correlation with better rankings. For this reason alone, it’s a good idea to have a G+ presence, but it’s also a good channel for distributing content, especially if it gets shares and +1s.

With that in mind, today we’ll be looking at how to set up and use Google’s social network for your business.

Set Up Your Business Page

You wi…

25 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Website

Ask a marketer or business owner what they’d like most in the world, and they’ll probably tell you “more customers.” What often comes after customers on a business’ wish list? More traffic to their site. There are many ways you can increase traffic on your website, and in today’s post, we’re going to look at some of them.

1. Advertise

This one is so obvious, we’re going to look at it first. Paid search, social media advertising and display advertising are all excellent ways of attracting visitors, building your brand and getting your site in front of people. Adjust your paid strategies to suit your goals – do you just want more traffic, or are you looking to increase conversions, too? Each paid channel has its pros and cons, so think carefully about your objectives before you reach for your credit card. If you’re hoping that more traffic to your site will also result in more sales, you’ll need to target high commercial intent keywords as part of your paid search strategies. Yes, com…