Interview With Gaurav Kumar Founder of eAskme

When it comes to starting something new, it is always recommended to take the help of professionals. The same rule could be applicable in the case of blogging as well.

No matter you are a new blogger or a blogger who is looking for expert advice, professional bloggers are always there to help you out with their coaching or tutorials that you find on their blogs.

Interview With Gaurav Kumar Founder of eAskme

Interview With Gaurav Kumar Founder of eAskme

Today, I am glad to share the interview with an expert blogger, who is the founder of eAskme.com.
What I know about Gaurav is that he is a blogger who makes money by helping others how to make money. He is not just a professional blogger but a great affiliate marketer and motivational speaker as well.

Now let's learn more about Gaurav and his blogging career in his own words.

Founder of eAskme: Meet Gaurav Kumar

Q1: Hi Gaurav, It is so good to have you on my blog for this interview session. It will be great if you can share something about yourself with my readers.
Gaurav: Hi, I am Gaurav Kumar, Professional blogger and affiliate marketer from India. I am an Arts Graduate. After my graduation, I worked in various MNC`s until the time I have not found out my real passion.

eAskme has established me as a professional blogger and like you said a blogger who makes money by helping others to make money. On eAskme, it is allowed for every single person either he is a blogger or not to ask questions and I try to provide the best suitable solution in every way.

Q2: How you turned into a blogger from an MNC guy?
Gaurav: During my MNC days I was not aware of blogging till 2013. I was doing well in my work as I have learned a lot about how to handle and satisfy customers, but I was not satisfied with what I was doing.

I was looking for something which can help me make money online. I tried many things such as online surveys, PTC sites but those were not good to make the regular income.

It was 2013 when one day I was at a game parlour, where I met a college student who was also there to play some video game. We both were talking about work and the internet, and he told me that there is a way to make money online and that is Blogging.

I was not aware of Blogging, so I asked how to start a blog and how to make money. He was also not much aware of things, but he has given me an idea from where should I start. After that, I spent few weeks doing research and launched my very first blog on Blogspot. That blog was the hit of 2013, as from the third month my blogging earning reached $500+.

That is the time when I fully devoted my life to blogging.

Q3: What changes Blogging bring in your life?
Gaurav: Being a professional blogger is definitely a life changing event. Blogging not only helped me to live a Boss free life but also get me out of working in shifts which I hated most.

There is no doubt that blogging helps me to make money and that is why I am able to build my own house in Hoshiarpur. Blogging not just makes you earn passive income but can be an excellent source of active income also.

Blogging also brings name and fame. The more popular a blog become, the more popular a blogger becomes. That is why I am being interviewed by many blogs and also get many offers from big brands like Micromax, Acer, etc.

Q4: How you make money with blogging?
Gaurav: When it comes to making money blogging there are numerous opportunities available online.

Still, newbie bloggers focus on Adsense only. There is no doubt that Adsense is best contextual ad network which pays much better than other similar networks, but there are many other ways which help a blogger make much more money than Adsense.

I make money not just from Adsense and Bing but also with:
. Affiliate Marketing
. Sponsored Reviews
. EBooks and coaching
. Native Ads
. Creating and selling blogs


Q5: What is the best place to start a blog between Blogspot and self-hosted Wordpress?
Gaurav: We all know that free things always come with limitations. You can start a blog for free on Blogspot, but there are various limitations like you cannot have full control, and Google can anytime take down your blog with content.

But Self-hosted Wordpress blog is always better if you are ready to invest on your blogging. You can not only do SEO really quickly but also have full control over the content of your blog. I have also created few helpful guides for newbie bloggers such as Domain Name Guide and blogging for money guide.

So I say that self-hosted WordPress blog is always better than a blog on Blogspot?

Q6: How you promote your blog posts?
Gaurav: Promotion is the thing which consumes most of the time in the life of a blogger. There is a well talked 80:20 rule where 20% time goes to writing 80% time goes to promotions. But this is not for everyone.

After publishing my article, I promote it on various
. Social Networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.
. Social Bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg, Scoop.it, etc.
. Email list.


Q7: What are your favourite blogs?
Gaurav: Blogging is a continuous journey of a learner. A pro blogger also knows where he can get inspiration and learn things before anyone else can do.

. johnchow.com
. moz.com
. zacjohnson.com
. searchenginejournal.com
. quicksprout.com
. seoroundtable.com

Q 8: Recommend the most efficient blogging tools.
Gaurav: There are many tools available online. But here I am sharing what I found the best.
. Ahrefs
. SEO Powersuite
. Google Keyword Planner
. Facebook Power Editor
. Hootsuite
. SEMrush

Q 9: Please share where my readers can connect with you?
Gaurav: As you know there are various blogs under my shadow.
eAskme: You have question, We have answer
WikiAskme: On Demand Technology Blog
Wikihealthblog : A complete health Pedia
iOSCrunch: Micro niche blog
AwardWinningBlog : How to win as a New Blogger

Also, Connect with me on my social networks
Q10: Message for Readers
Gaurav: To readers, you want to start something new or blogging, then you should be serious about that. Always believe your instincts.

Also, Blogging is for all. If you want to start a blog, start it now. Start living your own blogging journey before anyone else can take your blog name.

What a reader can learn from Gaurav Kumar's Interview:
I would like to thank Gaurav Kumar for sparing his precious time for pro blogger interview session.

Anyone can start a blog, but it takes time and efforts before you actually start making money. Making money blogging is not an overnight thing. Build your brand and be big like pro bloggers and you have money that you can only dream about.

So what you have learned from this interview of Gaurav Kumar? If you have any question feels free to share via comments.

Also Read: Interview With Rakesh Madala Founder of Techedge

How To Embed Images From Google Photos

Images and videos are being very commonly used in the website and blogs, as it adds a lot of value to the articles and a reader could connect and understand better much better with those. So embedding some relevant images to the website is not a bad idea at all.



Why To Embed Images Or Videos : How To Embed A Picture


Embedding Images and videos are being a regular work, and it is quite useful too as those are being hosted on some other websites, which does not effect a lot to the site where it got embedded, it won't be increasing the HTML file size. Which results in the better loading speed of the site.

Advantage

Separation of all codes, which decreases the script volume, and obviously a good thing for the site and the developer too, for maintaining and modifying going further.


Disadvantage
The site has to make the HTTP request to get the code.


Embed Images From Google Photos

How To Embed Images From Google Photos: Blog or Website

There are plenty of ways to embed a picture, here we will look into an easy way how to embed a picture from Google Photos. 
So far Google Photos has not incorporated any feature of embedding the pictures in their app. But there is the solution for it, an app which is developed by Amit Agarwal, owner of CTRLQ and Labnol converts a URL into an Embed Code. Which allows us to embed google Photos quite easily to our website. Those who do not know about Google Photos basics, can go through this.


Embed Google Photos

  • Login To Google Photos
  • Click on one of the images which you want to embed on your website.
  • As the Image opened, you will be able to see some feature icons at the top right side, click on the share icon, then a window will pop-up.
Embed Images From Google Photos



  • Click on "Get Link" button.
  • Doing that one more window will appear showing social sharing icons and a shortened URL of the image.
Embed Images From Google Photos


  • Click on Copy to copy the URL to the Clipboard.
  • Now Go to CTRLQ.org developed by Amit Agarwal.
  • Paste the copied link(URL) in the provided space and hit the "Generate Code" button.
  • Now the above action will generate two Codes "Direct Link URL" and "Image Embed Code".
Embed Images From Google Photos

  • Copy the Image embed Code as we want to embed that image to the site.
  • Go back to your site and paste it in the HTML mode, where you want to see that image.
Following these steps will complete the Google Photos embed process. This is definitely a much more organized way to maintain your website.




Top 10 Blogger Templates 2017: Insanely Fast Loading

Fast loading blogger templates are very important for any new blogger. And the good thing is we can find some tons of free themes for blogger templates on the web. A theme must have good blog layout. Let us see few best premium blogger templates with some best blog layouts. Free blogger responsive templates are very important to a new blogger with premium looks to engage the mobile viewers.

Here are Top 10 Blogger Templates with awesome loading speed

Digizena

An elegant and blogger templates for photographers, which is perfect for the gadget blogs, It has sort features as well, which is designed in a new style. So that articles the reader could sort the articles easily and quickly. The template feels very light which enhances the user experience.

Dizigena Blogger Template
Designed by: Idntheme

Cool features or Dizigena
  • Responsive
  • High CTR
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Fast Loading
  • Footer Link
  • Well designed social sharing icons
  • Shortcodes
  • Numbered Unlimited Page
  • Contact Form can be customized
  • 2 column
  • Search box (At top)
  • Adsense Friendly (Fully Ads Responsive)

Invert Pro

Invert Pro is a very professional template, yet loads very fast and a responsive template. All the widgets are very well designed, and moreover, all are SEO friendly. Invert Pro is not a free template, but definitely worth more the price they mentioned. So if you are planning to buy a template, if could be a better idea to go with it.
Invert Pro
Designed by: Idntheme


Cool features of Invert Pro
  • Fully Responsive
  • High CTR
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Fast Loading
  • Footer Link
  • Well designed social sharing icons
  • Shortcodes
  • Numbered Unlimited Page
  • Contact Form can be customized
  • 2 column
  • Search box (At top)
  • Adsense Friendly (Fully Ads Responsive)
  • Ajax Search Box
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 404 Page
  • Stylish Author Box
  • Recent Post Widget
  • Subscription Box
  • Sticky Header Bar
  • Well Animated Pages Menu
Demo | Download


Invert

The invert theme is absolutely free and looks clean, goes well with the tutorial blogs. It's mobile friendly and Adsense friendly too. A clear design and it looks to enhance the user experience.

Invert
Designed by: Arlina Design

Cool features of Invert
  • Fully Responsive
  • High CTR
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Fast Loading
  • Footer Link
  • Well designed social sharing icons (Both at start and End of the post)
  • Subscription Box (Below the Post)
  • Contact Form
  • Animated Category Widget
  • 2 column
  • Members Login pallette
  • Search box (At top)
  • Adsense Friendly (Fully Ads Responsive)
  • Ajax Search Box
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 404 Page
  • Stylish Author Box
  • Recent Post Widget
  • Sticky Header Bar with Social Icons
Demo | Download

Vienna Lite

Looks and great loading speed is a plus of this template. It is a good conversion oriented theme and Adsense Friendly too. Thankfully the designers are giving it for free of cost. Very High CTR.
Vienna Lite
Designed by: Arlina Design

    Cool features of Vienna Lite
    • Fully Responsive
    • High CTR
    • Mobile Friendly
    • Fast Loading
    • Well designed social sharing icons (Both at start and End of the post)
    • Subscription Box (Below the Post)
    • Contact Form (In page)
    • Decent Looking Menu
    • 2 column
    • Search box 
    • Adsense Friendly (Fully Ads Responsive)
    • Breadcrumbs
    • 404 Page
    • Stylish Author Box
    • Recent Post Widget

    Ripple

    Ripple is a premium looking blogger template, importantly with fast loading. As in most of the templates for enhancing the design of a template, designer fails to make it load fast. But we cannot see the same in Ripple. Kudos to the Arlina Design Team.
    Ripple
    Designed by: Arlina Design


      Cool features of Ripple
      • Fully Responsive
      • High CTR
      • Mobile Friendly
      • Awesome Menu Design
      • Fast Loading
      • About me Box at the top
      • Well designed social sharing icons (Both at start and End of the post)
      • Subscription Box (Below the Post)
      • Contact Form (In page)
      • Decent Looking Menu
      • 2 column
      • Search box 
      • Adsense Friendly (Fully Ads Responsive)
      • Breadcrumbs
      • 404 Page
      • Stylish Author Box
      • Recent Post Widget

      View

      View is a premium looking grid Style Template. Useful for multipurpose, any niches blog.  Looks very professional and gives high CTR. Recommended for gadgets and photography blogs.
      View
      Designed by: Arlina Design
      Cool features of View
      • Fully Responsive
      • High CTR
      • Mobile Friendly
      • Awesome Menu Design (Dual Menu)
      • Good Social Icons
      • 1 Column in Homepage
      • 2 Column in post
      • Big Thumbnail Popular Widget
      • Decent Sign up Box
      • Social Sharing Icons
      • Author Box
      • Related Posts Widget
      • Fixed Menu
      • Search Box
      • Inbuilt Contact Form

      Lycoris 2

      Lycoris 2 is a grid style template, can be used to creating portfolios, gallery. Perfect for the Photographers to showcase their work and also could be very useful if you have any gadget blog. It gives the good conversion rate with High CTR.

      Lycoris2
      Designed by: Arlina Design

      Cool features of Lycoris 2
      • Fully Responsive
      • High CTR
      • Mobile Friendly
      • Fast Loading
      • Grid Style
      • Premium Looking Menu
      • Subscription Box at the Footer
      • Well designed social sharing icons (Both at start and End of the post)
      • Subscription Box (Below the Post)
      • Contact Form (In Page)
      • Animated Category Widget
      • 1 Column (Homepage)
      • 2 column
      • Random Post Option
      • Adsense Friendly (Fully Ads Responsive)
      • Breadcrumbs
      • 404 Page
      • Stylish Author Box
      • Recent Post Widget

      G Vusion

      G vusion template is a perfect choice for niche blogs, has two menu and could experience fast loading as well.
      G vusion
      Designed by: Arlina Design

      Cool features of G Vusion
      • Fully Responsive
      • High CTR
      • Mobile Friendly
      • Fast Loading
      • Grid Style
      • Premium Looking Menu
      • Subscription Box at the Footer
      • Well designed social sharing icons (Both at start and End of the post)
      • Subscription Box (Below the Post)
      • Contact Form (In Page)
      • Animated Category Widget
      • 1 Column (Homepage)
      • 2 column
      • Ramdom Post Option
      • Adsense Friendly (Fully Ads Responsive)
      • Breadcrumbs
      • 404 Page
      • Stylish Author Box
      • Recent Post Widget

      Simple Template

      Among Free simple Blogger templates, simple Template is one of them. As the name itself can tell the story of it. It gives the high CTR and the designer made it really SEO Friendly.
      Simple Template
      Designed by: Arlina Design
      Cool features of Simple Template
      • Fully Responsive
      • Search Bar
      • Adsense Friendly
      • Fast Loading
      • 2 Column Layout
      • Large Social Icons
      • Popular Post Widget
      • In-built Calendar
      • Jet Fast Loading
      • On Click Contact Form
      • High CTR
      • 404 page
      Demo | Download

      N Light

      N Light is one of the fastest Loading templates. According to designers of it, N Light is a modified version of Invasion Theme. Loading of it good on any devices either desktop or mobile.
      N Light
        Designed by: Arlina Design

          Cool features of N Light

          • Fully Responsive
          • Fast Loading
          • High CTR
          • Adsense Friendly (Responsive)
          • 404 Page
          • Mobile Friendly
          • Footer Link
          • Breadcrumbs
          • Good Looking Social Sharing Icons
          • Short Codes
          • Related Posts
          • Clean Admin Layout
          • Search Box (At Top)
          Demo | Download


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          How To Setup Adsense Page Level Ads To Increase Adsense Earnings

          Google Adsense Mobile Ads: Page Level Ads

          It is a known fact that tons of blog created every day, everyone does it for their own reason. Some of them does it for hobby, and the rest to share their experiences and knowledge to the world. The passion of something also makes people create a blog. But who don't want to generate some revenue from their passion and hobbies, at most everyone does.

          Now the question is how do we do that, turning hobby and passion into a profession. Well, monetizing the blog could be the best way for it. And when it comes to monetizing, one Ad network comes to mind, that is Google Adsense.

          Google Adsense born in 2003, and it is serving their advertisements on many publishers blogs and website. It is a known as a high paying Ad network. So many publishers are getting help from Google Adsense and making a living out of it as well. As mentioned above it is the high paying CPC Ad network so bloggers are able to earn a handsome income through it, many professional Bloggers too recommends the same.


          Adsense Page Level Ads

          How To Setup Adsense Page Level Ads

          In added to that now Google Adsense has introduced PageLevel Ads as well to add some more advantage to the publishers. Adsense Page Level Ads are very effective and works great to increase your revenue. As it serves sticky Ads, which are definitely better than the scrollable Ads. 

          Page Level Ads are sticky but it is removable(avoidable) from the screen just in a tap by the viewer if they don't want to see it. So user experience is not affected with it at all. Infact, as Adsense has the rich quality ads so those won't distract the users. It is the priority for every blogger to give a proper user experience, as visitor means a lot.

          Video Credit: Google Adsense

          By Default Adsense Page Level Ads won't be active, we have to do it manually.

          Setup Adsense Page Level Ads for your Blog 

          1. Login to your Google Adsense Account
          2. Navigate to My Ads - Page-Level ads 

          Here we would be able to see two types of Page-Level ads, those are

          Anchor/Overlay Ads - Activating these ads, we are allowing it to get aligned at the bottom of the device, These are the called sticky ads, which do not disturb the user experience at all.  As it occupies very less space of the screen and can be easily dismissable by the user any time if they do not wish to see those, just with a single tap or a slide.
          For Publishers - It will give more Adsense Impressions, which would be helpful to generate more revenue. So these ads are highly recommended.

          Vignette Ads -These ads occupy the whole screen of the device, while the site loads. once loaded, it could be easily dismissable by the user. The impressive thing about these ads I found, it displays while the site page loads in the background, So if your site takes some time to load even then if won't offend the user and in between this ad will be displayed, Infact the user won't come to know the loading time of the site.

          Adsense Page Level Ads

          3. Switch or click into Page Level Ads, on both the Mobile ads Anchor/overlay ads and Vignette ads to activate it.
          4. Now click on "Get Code", and copy the code.
          5. Now Go back to the Template HTML Mode and find  tag  and paste the code below it. That's all you will be able to activate the Adsense Page-Level Ads.