A verified account with good standing will get more additional features than the normal user accounts. Also new features will be rolled out quickly to these verified accounts. If you’re a YouTube partner, make sure to get verified. This will also help to make your account secure with your phone number being associated with it.
How To Verify?
Log into your YouTube account.
Goto Channel Settings.
Features -> Account Status
There is a Verify button. Click on it to provide with your phone number.
A verification code will be sent to your phone for the purpose of verification.
You can also get a voice call, if your provider does not support SMS facility or block Google SMS’es or SMS from short codes.
To enable additional features on your account, we require you to verify that your account is currently under your control by providing us your phone number. Please enter your phone number, and we’ll either call you or send you a text message containing a verification code from Google.
Note: If you were previously not able to apply for Content ID Appeals (Ability to appeal rejected Content ID disputes), you could finally do it, after your account verification.
It was April 01 and Google announced that YouTube was just a contest and is closing down and will stop taking entries further!
Well, we all knew it was a April Fool Prank and then, Hosted AdSense for Content’s earnings stopped showing inside Adsense account, making people think YouTube shutdown might be a real thing.
To clear everything: YouTube shutdown was just a April Fool Prank.
Hosted AdSense for Content
You’re able to see the impressions, clicks but no earnings. Why?
That is because, all these stats and your earning details along with many more stats are now available inside YouTube Analytics.
If you still want to look at the earnings from inside your adsense account:
Goto Performance Reports tab.
In the left side sidebar, click on the Products link.
Now click on Hosted AdSense for Content.
Look at the top right corner, change the date and fetch the Hosted AdSense for Content stats and earning details.
For details like, video impressions, time of video being watched, drop rate, earnings, subscription, unsubscription rates etc, look at YouTube Analytics.
Earnings information in AdSense reports
You can find finalized earnings within your AdSense account. A link with specific earnings details will be posted to your Payment History page if your account has reached your payment threshold.
To see your YouTube payments:
Sign in to your AdSense account.
Select Payments on the left sidebar.
Look for “Earnings – YouTube” in each month to see your YouTube earnings for that month. This will include YouTube AdSense earnings (formerly listed as “AdSense for Content host”).
Other reports in AdSense, such as the performance reports, will not include your YouTube earnings. To view your detailed YouTube financial performance, including daily estimated earnings, please visit YouTube Analytics.
This is a guest post by Rosette Summer. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines.
Faster processor: According to sources familiar with the plans of iphone 5S, the basic design is just the same as iPhone 5. The significant factor is it comes with a more powerful and advanced processor.
Better camera: Being the S-class iPhone, it is obvious to get the bar raised and iphone 5S matches with the level with iPhone optics that comes with a much better camera in the same casing. As per the recent speculation, its camera which is based on LED technology comes with Smart Flash and a fingerprint chip while the versions will support time-division duplexing (TDD) standard of China. The improved camera of iphone 5S is produced by Sony and the “smart flash” comes white as well as yellow LEDs and a low-light capability of ƒ2.0. With this the white balance is expected to get improved.
Thinner casting: The best part is instead of making the casting thinner the device is essentially the same with a slight betterment in the overall quality.
Higher-resolution display: According to the speculation, in comparison with iPhone 5, the latest model will have a higher-resolution display. In that case the screen of 5S will be more detailed and brighter while the handset will come with a little bit less thickness.
Increased storage capacity: As per the other anticipations, it will have an increased storage capacity measuring 128GB which is much more than what was available with iPhone 5 with a maximum capacity of 64GB.
New A7 Apple chip: The new iphone 5S which is going to be launched this summer is expected to be powered by a new A7 Apple chip. This will be baked in 28-nanometer process. It will also have a fingerprint-sensing authentication system. This authentication system is based on technology which was triumphed over by Apple during its borged AuthenTec last fall.
Display: iPhone 5S is speculated to have the same display like that of iPhone 5 with specifications of 7.6mm and 112 grams. It will be same slim as iPhone 5 and weigh same too. Like the present top-of-the-line iPhone 5, it is too anticipated to come with the same metal case. The two color choices may be “white & silver” and “black & slate”.
Variety of colors: As stated by an industry analyst, iphone 5S will be available in a range of different colors for the first time.
Larger screen: According to some analysts the newer version will carry a 5-inch screen and this is an upgrade from the previous ones. Apart from being thinner and lighter it will be with bigger screen too. Some predict that the phone will be launched with a 5-inch screen with same resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels which is just the same as iPhone 5 screen.
New operating system: The latest iPhone 5S comes with iOS 7, the new operating system. This is going to make multitasking and data syncing a lot better.
For the Apple fans the launch of iPhone 5S is going to be quite exciting and though not the most innovative one, it is expected that this gadget is going to be much better than its predecessors. With new powerful processor A6X, 15-megapixel camera loaded with 360-degree Photo Ball feature is definitely going to make exciting photos. Above all it can be said that iPhone 5S with all its new features and technology is going to come up as one of the best models you can check out.
Rosette is a technology lover who loves to try and review the latest technologies in the market. Keeping an eye on the technology market, the author also writes about anticipated products in the technology industry for companies like Sim Only Deals that can create a rage. She advises that there are many options you can look at if you want new gadgets deals with them.
So often we encounter with situations wherein we don’t find a way to accomplish things.
We find ourselves in blocks! People name it depending on their work – writers block, creativity block, productivity block etc
My Own Story
I was so much pumpedup with the idea of working online and making huge money to live a life with ultimate financial freedom
Read some success stories, took notes from their success stories: by then I knew, taking action is the key! Couldn’t wait to get started. I had all these wonderful ideas for blog posts. Wrote all those articles one after the other continuously and then started checking the stats and even replied to those spam comments, which said, I’m not able to subscribe to your blog etc
After some days I had no more ideas to write. (I was new to blogging)
Later on switched topics. As human beings, we’ve interests in wide area of topics. So I had knowledge in other areas which I started sharing on my blog. Next again changed topic!
Later on, with experience learnt that sticking on to particular topic with a domain works out better!
Similar things happen in all the fields: Business, Personal life, Relationships etc
We set some expectations, we do something, we fail, and then we learn, next if we don’t quit- we excel.
Now I can almost write endlessly on the topics of my interest. I can see something special in everything I encounter, that I can share with my readers in a relevant manner.
“Once you master a craft you can recognize it in anything you do.”
Then what is this BLOCK people talk about ?
If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.
Be solution oriented, and not problem oriented.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein
Find out what you absolutely love doing:
Stop telling stories which support your excuses.
Know that it’s for your goodness that you need to find a way.
If you keep giving excuses you’ll be cheating no one but yourself.
Be conscious of your steps towards your goal: Take the first step first.
Don’t keep postponing things. Have proper strategies and execute your plans.
Today Todd Garland, founder of BuySellAds, sent out the following email:
Announcing BuySellAds PRO
BuySellAds PRO brings together everything you need to manage your ad space: direct sales, ad serving, relationship management, and overall monetization control. From direct advertiser invoicing to effortless day-to-day management of what’s currently serving, BSA PRO provides the tools needed to earn more from your properties and keep your entire team on the same page.
Under the hood, BSA PRO packs a powerful ad serving API and custom ad engine to help you build never-been-done-before ad products for high-end campaigns, invent new ad formats, and innovate your monetization strategy. Come build with us. The possibilities are endless.
BSA Team has done it again! Innovation as we call it. After introducing asynchronous ads for the first time into the advertising industry, now they are ready with a whole lot package of things which will revolutionaries the industry.
Key Highlights of BSA Pro
Direct Ad Sales: You can take advantage of the innovative ad serving platform of BuySellAds and Sell advertising directly to your advertisers based on your pricing.
This is what I love.
Using BSA ad serving API, now you can innovate with BSA.
Work on your own ad format and your own monetization strategies!
Anything is possible
The power and flexibility to create better
BuySellAds PRO gives you the tools to make the impossible possible. Build stuff that’s never been done before. Integrate ads into anything with our flexible ad serving API. The sky is the limit here – the larger the scale, the better.
Roadblocks / Takeovers In their own words: A roadblock offers advertisers a chance to get a very focused burst of attention for an event, product launch, or just a general boost in their campaign by purchasing all of the impressions during a specific time period across one or more ad units. Using PRO, you can sell concentrated, timed bursts of traffic to advertisers while putting your other ads on hold automatically.
Most publishers only allow roadblocks one or two times per month to maintain their usual advertiser flow. The choice is up to you, and we’re happy to talk about best practices and implementation.
Advertiser can design the image which suites with the theme of the publisher, with the help of BSA Pro’s standard self-serve mechanism this image can be served as the background image of the site.
The skin is clickable, seamless, and premium!
Had enough of DFP?
Got confused with Google DFP? or was not able to get into DFP account due to some stupid error messages?
Whatever it might be: Try BuySellAds PRO for all your advertising needs.
A good user interface is one, which do not need a user guide!
It’s really a PRO.
Other stuffs you can do with BuySellAds PRO ..
Sell across any medium,
Integrated invoicing and billing,
Multi-user access to sell advertising on your site,
See full purchase history,
BuySellAds PRO Advertiser CRM
Support for retina display for ad creative.
Support for responsive ads etc etc ..
This is a guest post by Nathan Strauss. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines.
Magneto is an open source web technology that facilitates the development of intuitive and user friendly websites that perform. With increasing popularity of Magento in the web development space today, several companies have emerged, offering professional Magento development, configuration, implementation, and integration services that facilitates developing websites that perform and generates revenues on the long term. Magneto e-commerce features high flexibility and advanced set of features and functionalities that are particularly designed to offer extendibility and versatility. With Magento, professional developers help you build the best online shopping cart that specifically suits your business objectives.
However, this blog addresses the common mistakes or complaints pertaining to installing extensions to Magento. There are several Magento extensions offered by different companies, and installing these may come up with errors or other common mistakes. Fortunately, there are solutions to cope with the errors in installing extensions to Magento. At the same time, beware of the common Magento compilations, which are the source of possible errors and issues in extension installation.
Two common errors that you face at the time of installing extensions to Magento via the auto-load mechanism are:
Fatal error: Class ‘Activo_Adwordsconversion_Helper_Data’ not found in /home//public_html/app/Mage.php on line 516
PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function toOptionArray() on a non-object in /var/www/includes/src/Mage_Adminhtml_Block_System_Config_Form.php on line 421
It is important to note here that both the errors may occur after you have successfully installed the extension via Magento Connect Manager and trying to access the System>Configuration area. It is also noted that both the errors highlight the same symptoms, i.e. the classes are not found properly via the Magento Autoloader. These two are the most common errors that may arise during installing extensions to Magento e-commerce website development tool. The problem is with Magento compilation, and it is important to beware of it every time you install a new extension to your Magento component.
Mostly, such errors in Magento extension installation arises when websites are hosted in small environments, perhaps a semi-dedicated shared or VMs environment. This results into poor performance, which leads to Magento compilation. This will not occur if the sites are hosted in a nice environment, with Alternative PHP Caching or other Opt Code Caching mechanism for PHP. The best way to resolve the errors and issues with Magento compilation is to recompile.
The ideal way to cope up with the errors in extension installation is to recompile Magento. Since the major problem stems out of Magento compilation, the best way to resolve it is to recompile.
There are two different ways to achieve Magento recompilation. The first way is to go through admin panel> System> Tools> Compilation, and then hit ‘Run Compilation Process’ button.
Another way to go via the command line, as mention herewith:
It goes without saying that you have to undergo several SSH access permissions to run and execute PHP, but at the end, it facilitates Magento recompilation, helping to avoid errors in extension installation.
BuySellAds.com has turned into a 10 million dollar company (and still growing at a faster phase) in a shot period of time.
We’re happy to let you know that, BSA has revamped it’s User Interface and seem to have made software great and easy to use. With implementation of a nice looking Dashboard which includes detailed earning report, performance report and ad scheduling information. Also Campaign overview and campaign invoice.
New Layout The new layout seems to be extremely professional and we hope the new features catch-up nicely with the publishers.
You can add new property by clicking on the + (plus) symbol present at the top menu bar. You can find profile settings at the extreme top right.
Todd Garland, Founder of BuySellAds
BuySellAds PRO is turning into a MONSTER product. Not sure if that’s good or bad. One thing is for sure, no product like PRO exists.
Todd Garland, founder of BuySellAds.com hinting about Pro version on Twitter.
With this new BuySellAds.com Pro(v3) version, we’re expecting something so innovative that it would improve the current marketplace systems for publishers and also helps advertisers to get better target audience for their product/service.
Remember the asynchronous ads first introduced by BuySellAds?
iPhone / android Apps
Going forward with the new release, we could even expect iPhone and android apps to approve / reject ads.
Personally I love BuySellAds.
It has a innovative team, lead by a inspiring person ‘Todd Garland’.
We wish every success to BuySellAds and it’s team in all their efforts.
BuySellAds Pro has not yet been released. We hope to see it in early 2013!
This is a guest post by Neil Davidson. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines.
This is a basic guide to editing in Pinnacle Studio on the Apple iPad. If you are new to editing, you will find it useful to familiarise yourself with some of the terms used. But luckily for you, many of them are self-explanatory e.g. a ‘splice’ is literally a cut in a video clip. A ‘transition’ is a visual effect that takes your from one clip to another in a particular way. Also, if you are used to Apple touch screen products, you will find Pinnacle very intuitive.
Pinnacle can be downloaded for free for the App Store (for a limited time only).
1) Starting a new project and giving it a name
To start a new project you need to click the ‘+’ button. This will make a panel appear in which you need to name your project. You will then be taken to your workspace.
The layout of your workspace
You will see from the image below that your workspace is laid out quite efficiently. It consists of:
- a function window (top left): allows you to switch between different functions e.g. transitions, music files on your device, video & other media (e.g. photo) files on your device and title templates.
- source/project window (top right): will display videos that you select to view before you touch, hold and drag them into your timeline or storyboard. It is also your project window as this is where your work in progress will play back.
- the storyboard (mid-portion of your screen): this is where you will see each element of your timeline in smaller chunks.
- the timeline: this is where you will be working from (this is divided into one video track and multiple audio tracks).
2) Rebuilding your video library
You will see in the video window in the top left panel that I have been given the option to ‘rebuild’ my video library. This means that all of the video I have on my iPad is not currently accessible via Pinnacle. If I click to rebuild, it will bring any new media (video/photos) into this window so that I can use it in my project.
Tap your media to preview: When you tap a video or image in the video window (left), it will display it in the project window (right). You can select the play button to play the video.
Touch and hold your media to drag it to the Storyboard or Timeline. See image below. You can adjust the scale of the timeline using the two finger expand/shrink technology that you will be familiar with from using the iPad or an iPhone. This is helpful in terms of giving you more control over where to make cuts/splices and where to place transitions etc.
Highlight a clip by touching it. Tools appear highlighted (they are grayed out when you have no media selected) – see the centre of the screen – just above the story board. - the microphone – allows you to record voiceover
- the razor blade – allows you to splice the clip where the yellow marker is lying
- the trash can – allows you to delete a clip
3) Making a splice
- Touch and slide your media to adjust its position on the timeline – so that the yellow marker is lying on the bit of the video clip where you would like to make the splice.
- Tap the ‘video’ button that appears. This makes the splice.
- See image below – you may want to delete one part of the clip. You have two options. Either touch the clip to highlight it and click the trash can button above the timeline. Or, double tap the clip you want to delete and a panel will appear as shown below. You can also use the trash can function from this panel.
4) Adding transitions
Once you have cut your videos and are happy with the footage you have, you can add transitions to make the cuts smoother and easier on the viewers eyes. Pinnacle has a a few basic transition functions for you to use. They are divided into three sections: basics, pushes and slides. Click on the lightening bolt in the function window (top left) to reveal your transition options.
I have use a few different ones in my final video so that you can see the difference.
To add a transition to your project, you simply need to touch, hold and drag the chosen transition to the point on the timeline where you would like it. You can move them to a different place on the timeline in the same way if you put them in the wrong place. You will see that they are displayed as purple items on the timeline.
You can also edit the duration/length of a transition. The default is one second. To change the duration, touch the transition and two extra yellow markers will appear around the edge of the transition. You can then touch the yellow markers (boxes with small arrows) at the bottom of the timeline to stretch or shorten the transition.
a) Adjusting the volume of your clips
By double tapping a clip in the timeline you will bring up a function panel (as mentioned earlier). You can see from the image above that this allows you to control the volume of this particular clip and also the fade of the sound as it comes in and out.
b) Adding narration
You can see from the image below that if you click the microphone, a function appears for you to record some narration directly into Pinnacle – where you want it on the timeline. Once it has been recorded, the recording will appear as a chunk on the audio track of your timeline, just like the video clips on the video track, and it can be moved about in the same way (i.e. touch, hold, drag).
c) Adding music
By selecting the musical note in the function window in the top left, you can access any music stored on your iPad and use it in your video project. It functions in the same way as the visual media.
A finishing touch to your video are titles. The title templates available on Pinnacle are in two categories; motion titles and standard titles. In my video project, I have use a motion title to open and a standard title to close – to demonstrate the variety.
The titles function like the other elements. Select the ‘T’ option on the left of the function panel. You will then see the title options available to you. Touch, hold and drag a title template to your chosen spot on the timeline. Tap ‘Your Text Here’ in the project window in the right and a keyboard will appear so that you can add your own text. You can also drag the text box to place the title in your chosen spot on the screen.
Pinnacle will tell you when you need to render your project so that you can watch a smooth preview of your video. Click the two cogs, next to the undo button (back arrow), to render.
Click the top right icon (box with forward arrow) to export your video. Pinnacle allows you to export/share your video to a few different platforms, or simply as a video file on your iPad.
This was a basic introduction to Pinnacle Studio. Pinnacle has other functions that aren’t covered in this article such as the montage feature. It is also possible to record video directly into Pinnacle. Pinnacle is available as a free app for a limited time only.
Neil Davidson is the Founder of My Web Presenters, who are a leading web video production company specialising in video spokesperson videos. They work with businesses of all sizes to create and market compelling and emotive videos. They also write a video marketing blog regularly so please check it out.