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Sunday, June 05, 2016

Various ideal image sizes for social media-ready reckoner.


The size of images for various social media accounts that we all should know. It is quite probable that we forget these important points and we again search for the information when needed, thereby wasting our time. If only, we have the habit of saving valuable resources and guides, we can all blog effectively and like a professional.

I happened to stumble onto this valuable information below regarding the various sizes of images that we see and use on social media like cover photo, profile images etc.

Courtesy: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/oh-zoe-14144799/best-blogging-cheat-sheets-4289504850

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bloggers required in abundance.


Bloggers Required

Bloggers required invites:
·         Food bloggers
·         Entertainment Bloggers
·         Fashion Bloggers
·         Parent Bloggers
·         Travel Bloggers
·         Beauty Bloggers
·         Green Bloggers
·         Technology bloggers
·         Music Bloggers

It’s a marketplace for both advertisers and bloggers. The only major difference is the reward for writing blog post. It is not in the form of cash but in kind. It is indicated that there may be cash payments too. Additionally, you will be allowed to offer a discount to the product and you get commission when your promotional effort generates a sale.

What is the exact work?
The actual blogging involves a review of a product or service of those above mentioned niches. Once you register your blog with Bloggers Required, it is exposed to advertisers and they select the blogs on which a review is required to be posted.

I have seen the best FAQs posted in the site.

Get email updates on available blogging assignments:
If you opt for it, you will receive email alerts of blogging assignments posted on the site.

In addition, you can add your blogs in their PR friendly directory of blogs. It is always helpful for better visibility.

Most of the blogging opportunities are available only to U.S,  U.K. and Canada based bloggers ; there are a few worldwide opportunities too.


Spread the word please. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Monetize your blog now with an image ad network.

Would you believe that sometime in 2013, I drafted this blog post? However, I never usually dig out the drafts to give it a finishing touch before publishing. As a typical Gemini, I quickly lose interest that some news or views kindled in me fiercely a day or two before.

I was cleaning the space for Google 15 minutes before by deleting all the drafts in my blogger dashboard when a headline, "Image ad network" stared at me from the draft posts.

I quickly looked into it and saw neatly written brief reviews of three paying image ad networks for bloggers. Out of the three, two had closed shop and the last one in my draft review 'gumgum.com' is found to be alive.

The image below belongs to them and I loved the top quality of the image.


Here is one more image that I saw in their blog located at http://gumgum.com/blog.  A stunning image.


Well, now, how can a blogger can earn money by joining a "image ad network"?
Forgive me, I could only deduce that publishers are paid by cost per impressions (CPM) basis through monetizing  images on their blogs. 

You are given a choice of three types of ads namely:
1. Im image ads
2. In screen ads
3. Native ads

Apart from this, there is no clear information or a FAQ page to throw more light. though there is a guide to publishers' monetization guide that bloggers can download and read before applying. (http://insights.gumgum.com/guides-publisher-emerging-forms-advertising)

A few facts published in their 'about' page.
* 400 million visitors 
*  2,000 premium publishers
* 81% viewability rate 
* Their clients include Disney, L’Oreal and Toyota.
* GumGum is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, with six additional offices in the US and in the UK. 
* Founded in 2007

If interested in monetizing your blog with this image ad network, please try it out now.