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How To Get Featured Image On Facebook Post

This post shows how to get your thumbnail image or featured image shown when you make a Facebook post using the Facebook Open Graph.

Copy and paste the following code into your header.php of your custom theme:

<?php $image_id = get_post_thumbnail_id();
 $image_url = wp_get_attachment_image_src($image_id,'large');
 $image_url = $image_url[0];?>
 <link rel="image_src" href="<?php echo $image_url; ?>">
 <meta property="og:title" content="<?php the_title(); ?>"/>
 <meta property="og:type" content="blog"/>
 <meta property="og:url" content="<?php the_permalink() ?>"/>
 <meta property="og:image" content="<?php echo $image_url; ?>"/>
 <meta property="og:site_name" content="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?> "/>
 <meta property="og:description" content="<?php
 if ( function_exists('wpseo_get_value') ) {
 echo wpseo_get_value('metadesc');
 } else {
 echo $post->post_excerpt;
 }
 ?>">

How To Find Advertisers For Your Website

Selling advertising is one of the key ways to monetize your site. Isn’t that the reason you’re trying to build and grow a site in the first place? The good thing is there are many ways and multiple services to make this an easy process. However, the most difficult part is actually finding the advertisers. I have compiled a listing of the best ways on how to find advertisers for your website.

1. Add an “Advertise With Us” link in your navigation

Include an advertise link in your navigation that points to a page describing all of your advertising options. The advertising page should have a listing of all open ad slots as well as their pricing structure. Make sure to include other relevant information such as pageviews and visits. This will give the buyer a better understanding of the amount of times their ad will be seen on your website.

2. Create a welcome post for advertisers

On your blog, you should write a post welcoming advertisers to come aboard and advertise on your website. Also, the post will be the first thing on your website they will see until your next post, so it will get a lot of attention.

3. Email your list

If you have an email list that you use to send out to your customers, you should use that try and lure in potential advertisers as well.

4. Put a advertising link at the bottom of your posts

At the bottom of your blog post, let advertisers know that this space is available. Either create an “Advertise Here” image in Photoshop or ask a question like “Want to feature your company at the end of a post? Then get in touch with us.

5. BuySellAds.com

This is becoming one of the better advertising platforms. It has really taken off with the design and technology blogs bringing in thousands of dollars per month for blogs. You can filter websites by your budget or search publishers by impressions.

6. Google Adsense

Launched in 2003, Adsense has proved to be an easy way for website owners to make money on their site. With Adsense, you don’t have to do much but choose your ad size and place the code on your site. It recognizes the content on your site and tailors ads according to what it finds.

7. Sponsored Tweets

BuySellAds now has the option where website owners can sell a sponsored tweet. For someone with 10,000 followers or more, this could bring in a decent amount of money.

8. Find similar sites 

Search for sites or products that are similar to yours and contact the site owner. You might possibly be able to work out a deal and place a link to their site for a small fee which could bring in additional revenue.

9. ClickBank

ClickBank provides a repository of products for you to sell on your website. It’s basically a huge affiliate program. If you have a lot of traffic on your site, this is definitely  an easy way to monetize on it. If you find a really good ClickBank product that you think would work well on your site, then send out a blog post on it. You might be able to make one months revenue in just one day.

10. Place a message in your RSS feed

For visitors that don’t get to visit your site regularly and only get your content via RSS, then make sure to post about advertising in the bottom of your RSS feed.

Bonus Tip:

Hopefully you learned a few tips on how to find advertisers for your website. Write quality content, get in bound links and grow your traffic…then the advertisers will be begging to give you money each month. Good luck!

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How To Show Twitter Follower Count On Your Site

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This tutorial shows you how to display your Twitter follower count on your website or blog using PHP and the Twitter API.

First, if you are using WordPress, copy and paste the following code into your functions.php file:

<?php function fetch_twitter_count($user) {</pre>
$json = file_get_contents("http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.json?screen_name=$user");

if(is_wp_error($json)) return 0;

$count = json_decode($json, true);

return intval($count[''followers_count'']); }

?>

Next, place the following code inside your template where you want your follower count to appear:

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<?php echo number_format(fetch_twitter_count(''yourUsernameHere'')); ?>
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Don”t forget to change yourUsernameHere with your actual Twitter username.

If you are not using WordPress, you can place both sets of code together on one page.