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1. Authors Comments
to Submit an Article to
up a Custom Google Search on
your own Site
and I are on vacation starting today, and we will not publish an issue
purchased a lot near
of the articles in this issue contain step by step explanation of how
accomplish an activity on the Internet.
will get the most from these articles if you print them so you can read
you are performing the steps on your computer.
How to Submit an Article to
you did not read last week’s article, “Write Articles and Multiply Your
Marketing Results”, you can read it at http://www.boomer-ezine.com/V1I21_090106.htm.
week, we promised you that if you wrote an article, we would lead you
how to submit it to eZine Articles.
are making good on our side of the deal.
assume that you have your article.
if you did not write an article because “you’re not a writer”, think of
all the reports that you have written in your business career.
Think of the long letters or emails that you have
These are the same as articles.
are approximately 300 words long and in them you expressed yourself.
Use the same ability and write your first article.
The second one comes easier once you earn the title
to the home page for ezinearticles.com at http://www.ezinearticles.com.
On the top left of the page click the link, “Submit
This will load the Account Creation page.
Complete the input form and click the “Create My
will immediately be presented the Submit an Article page.
The first input to complete is the “Select a
Each article is given a category and unfortunately,
you can only choose
one category so spend some time with the drop down box and select from
categories and subcategories.
enter the title for your article.
have 100 characters for this. After
the title, enter the keywords for your article that might be searched
next input field is the article summary.
the main thought from your article and summarize it.
This is where you sell your article so that someone
who reads the summary
will be compelled to read the entire article.
comes the big moment, you get to enter your article into the input box.
I recommend that you compose your article using a
word processor and when
you like it and you are ready for the world to see it, copy the text
it into the input box.
is an option that you can set under Account Manager / Account
you want to use the WYSIWYG editor.
stands for “what you see is what you get”.
It can help you with your entry since you will see
exactly what will be
displayed in the article as you write it.
you do not use this, you can write in text and use the limited HTML
at the top of the input box to control some of the features of your
If you do not know HTML, I recommend the WYSIWYG
link to Account Manager is located on the link bar at the top of the
final and probably most important step is to enter your bio information.
Ezine Articles will not allow you to blatantly
promote yourself or your
site in the article, but you can “get your licks in” in your bio.
Make yourself sound like the expert that you are.
Articles allows three resource boxes and a bio.
The resource boxes are in case you want to say
different about yourself depending on the article subject.
This will allow you to vary the bio info slightly
for the article type.
Once you enter the resource info, it will be saved
for future use.
that this is not the full bio. You
can enter that under the Profile Manager / Enter Author Bio link.
I recommend that you do this as soon as you enter
You can also enter the link to picture of yourself
so it will appear in
you have finally reached the bottom.
certain that you check the “Yes I Agree” box.
Now you have the option to Preview Article, Submit
this Article, or Save
as Draft. I
recommend that you
Preview Article with the “Spell Check on Preview” option checked.
This will open a new window for your viewing.
Close the window to return to the input page.
you want to Save as Draft, you can do so and come back later and log
You will find your draft in your account.
When you are ready to submit, click Submit this
The article will be placed in the Pending Status and
the wait begins.
Each article is reviewed by an editor and it can
take up to a week.
You will be sent an email when the article has been
read and action has
status of an article on Ezine Articles is:
– approved and posted as
a published article.
– waiting for an
editor to take action.
– rejected by an
editor. You must
resubmit or delete article.
– waiting for you to
edit and submit.
published article has been modified and is waiting for editor approval.
have had an article rejected because the editor felt that there was too
promotion in the article. Linda
helped me rewrite it to make it acceptable to the editor and it is now
an article has been published, you can edit it and change it.
If you do, the changed version will be placed in
Modified Status and will
be reviewed by an editor again.
following section is a walk through the Ezine Articles site.
If you have no interest in publishing on the site,
skip to the next
article. However, I
on you enough that you can write articles for publication on this site.
It will jump start your Internet business whatever
it might be.
that you are a member of Ezine Articles, and you are logged into your
you will see links across the top of the page as follows:
area is where you manage your articles.
first link in the dropdown is Article Home where you can see all your
They fall into the following categories: Live,
Problem, and Draft. These
were explained above. I
it to you to read the explanation on the website.
Article Manager there is the selection to Submit a New Article and Edit
Article. This is
where you get
started with submitting a new article and editing an article.
section is where you can view your account status (Ezine Articles has
levels of membership based on the number of articles that you submit),
your account information (mailing address, etc.) change your password,
your account preferences.
Profile Manager you can add an alternate author name (This is if
managing your articles for you. There
are services that will do that on the Net), edit author resource box,
author bio and edit author photo.
author resource box and the author bio are very important.
Write a bio that sells you as an expert on your
dropdown contains View My Article Reports, View My Author Rankings,
Article Feeds, Article Promotion, eZine Submission, Press Release
View My Article Reports will show you how many times
your article has
been viewed, etc. View
Rankings compares you to the other authors in your categories.
important one is View My Article Feeds.
will allow you to build a feed that can be pasted into your website
your articles and giving links back to your articles in Ezine
We have set this up for the Retirement
Jobs Online (RJO) site.
and select Articles on the navigation bar and you can see the results.
This creates a page of content on the RJO website
with very little
effort. Again, this
Submission - If you are publishing an ezine, you can register it on
I recommend you do this to promote your ezine.
Once you are approved, you can copy a “Featured on
graphic and put it in your eZine.
have placed one in the header of Boomer eZine.
Release Submission – you can create a press release for submission
are going to leave it to you to explore the Author Resources on your
It includes Editorial Guidelines which you must read
to know how to write
one other link that you need to follow is the Featured Author Banners.
Now that you have published your first article, you
can display these
banners on your site. We
one in the header of Boomer eZine.
summary, this has been a long article, but we feel very strongly that
it is an
important part of being in business on the Internet.
Congratulations on being able to add “author” to
Don’t forget to go to Ezine Articles and update your
bio for your new
are services that will post articles on the various article sites for a
One service in
Set up a Custom Google Search
The other day I was
searching through the past issues of the Boomer eZine for all the times
referenced Site Build It. As
searched, it occurred to me that the number of past issues of the
grown large enough that I could no longer instantly remember when I
a given topic. I
found this a nice
problem to have, but one that needed a solution.
I remembered that Google
offered the ability to download a Google search box to your website to
the content of the site and present it in the same format as the Google
engine results page. I
this was what was needed on Boomer eZine.
From my research on
Google, I found there were two options.
If you go to Google Free
you can register to get the HTML code that will put the Google search
site. This requires
that you fill in
information that is requested and the site will be customized for you.
You can then preview the results, and if it is what
you want, you copy
the HTML code that Google gives to you and paste it into your web page
want the search box to appear. It
fairly easy to do.
This will put the Boomer
logo on the search engine results pages. Click
the following link to see the Boomer eZine example http://www.boomer-ezine.com/Boomer_eZine_Search.htm.
Once the search page loads, enter SBI in the search
box and search.
The results will be all of the times SBI appears on
the Boomer eZine
site. Notice the
Boomer logo on the
customized search engine results page.
I personally like the
look of the results page, but notice the Google Adwords ads on the
Since I am an affiliate of SBI, and I am selling
Site Build It, I do not
want competitor’s ads showing up on my website searches.
With this type of search, you do not have any
control over what appears
in the Google Adwords ads on the search engine results pages.
The other option is to
use Google Adsense for Search. Since
I am already a member of Adsense, I logged on my account and selected
for Search. This
will create a
customized Google search for your website, and this option has filters
can set to exclude certain websites from being included in the Adsense
your site. The
other benefit is if
someone clicks on an Adsense ad, and purchases an item, you get a fee
If you want to sign up
for Google Adsense, click the following link.
(For those of you reading this in text format or on
the blog, I cannot
put the link here since it is a script.
access the link, please go to the Boomer eZine site and follow it from
When you log on the
Google Adsense site, you can choose to use Google Web search or Google
search + Site Search. Since
to search the Boomer eZine site, I chose the Google Web search + Site
On the page that sets the
options for the search function, enter the URL for your site and other
will be given the
chance to review what it will look like and you can come back and
parameters if you do not like it.
At the bottom of the
page, there are three options for how the search results are displayed.
results on Google in the same window
results on Google in a new window
results within my own site
Option three requires
that you specify a web page for the search results, but that is easy if
a template page built for your site.
first, I built a page for the search input box and a separate page for
results and loaded them on the site.
took about ten minutes with Front Page.
I experimented with the search live on the website, I decided that I
the search results on the same page as the search box.
This is very similar to the way Google designed its
On the next Adsense page
you specify the color scheme for your ads, the country for the search,
want to use Safe Search (keeps porn from coming up on the web search),
you want to use a tracking channel.
recommend that you use channels for each different use of Adsense so
you can see
where your revenue is coming from.
On the next Adsense page,
you will get two sets of HTML code.
set goes on the page where you want the search box and the other goes
page where the search results will be placed.
Copy the HTML from the box and paste it into the
proper location on the
web page. I found
that when I first
viewed the results, they were left justified so I used the HTML center
center the search box and the frame on the page.
(<XMP> Center tags are
<center> and the closing center tag is
that the XMP tags tell the browser to ignore any HTML between the tags
it as text.)
The code for the search
box begins and ends with the comment <!-- SiteSearch Google
After you have pasted the code into your page,
insert the center tags
just before and just after the beginning and ending comments.
The code for the search
results location begins and ends with <!-- Google Search Result
Begins --> and ends with <!-- Google Search Result
Snippet Ends -->.
Put the center tags before and after these comments.
Upload your page to your
site and it will work for you. For
the final results on the Boomer eZine site, go to the home page http://www.boomer-ezine.com
and click Search on the navigation bar on the left.
This will take you to the search page.
Enter SBI as the search term and click the search
The results will be displayed under the search box
along with the Adsense
ads at the top and bottom of the search results.
This is a handy tool to
use. It does not
cost anything and
you can make money with it if someone clicks on an Adsense ad on the
results page. A
real win, win deal!
That wraps up our issue
for this week. Don’t
we are on vacation next week. Until
September 22, stay tuned.
John and Linda Howe
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