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How-To Add Animated GIF Files to WordPress

Posted on February 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

Adding animation.gif files to WordPress can prove frustrating, even for the most experienced blogger. I know! I encountered the same problem and spent several hair-pulling hours absorbed in help forums to find the resolution. I don’t want anyone else to go through the confusion and frustration of scouring through all that mess to find the simple resolution.

So, getting down to the nitty-gritty, I discovered there are three main issues that can prevent your.gif file from being viewed or animating on a WordPress blog:

1.) Make sure your.gif image is below 500 pixels. I went for much less at 350X200 pixels. Various theme templates allow for different sizes, but none usually allow for files larger than 500 pixels. It’s best to be safe by making sure your file is well below the maximum allowed for most themes.

2.) Reduce the image size BEFORE loading the.gif file. If you reduce it through the WordPress “edit” tool, it will NOT work. WordPress must recognize the file as being “full size” for it to load appropriately.

3.) Change your theme. There are several free themes offered on WordPress, and some don’t allow for animated.gif files, period. Try changing themes and loading your file.

When I loaded my animated.gif file, it appeared to have loaded successfully. I could see the animation, and everything seemed correctly done. But when I checked my main blog page – nothing. I read where some other bloggers could at least see an image, but it wasn’t animating. Whereas, when I went to my blog’s main page, nothing showed-up – nothing. I was so confused and reading through the “help” forum on WordPress, only left me more confused.

Often with help forums, there are a lot of “experts” chiming-in with not-so-helpful advice. Sometimes, they demonstrate a lack of patience (I witnessed that), or speak in technical jargon that’s not easily understood by the average social media rookie. I witnessed several “experts” chime-in on one question and argue among themselves about the resolution, which is not fun for the novice, who’s seeking a quick and simple resolution.

As for me, I reduced my animated.gif file size three times, and it still wouldn’t display. Changing my theme resolved the problem. After spending hours scouring blogs for a variety of unhelpful steps and working through a lot of trial and error, I discovered the three main problems that can prevent your.gif files from loading and/or animating.

I hope this helps. Good Luck!

Tempt Prospective Clients With Animated Explainer Videos

Posted on February 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

If you remember the Kellog’s commercial, you will recall how that animated bear had spearheaded the brand’s marketing campaign to success. Likewise, myriad other companies have used animated figures, logos and clips to promote their products. Animated videos tend to find a larger audience base perhaps due to the fact that people can identify with such characters and such themes. There is an endearing quality to them and quite obviously adults dote on them as much as children do. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that businesses are now emerging with their personalized animations to catch the eye of the web surfer.

It is crucial to market in a way that is relatable to the viewer. If the viewer is unable to identify with the theme and the characters, he is quite likely to lose all interest in the product and what the campaign is trying to say. Technology has been taking colossal steps and the growth of animated explainer videos in the past decade has been nothing short of phenomenal.

Interaction is the key to success today. If you can interact well with the potential clients, you can convert them into actual buyers quite easily. On the other hand, if the person does not feel connected with your campaign, he will reject it without even trying it once. The reason for this trend is that there are just too many websites, products and rival businesses at his disposal. He does not have the time or the patience to experiment. It is, hence, indispensable to titillate through the use of graphics and intelligently inserted texts. Till a few months back, the greater stress was on written form of marketing. So, articles targeting keywords would be floated around the web and blogs would be written with gusto. While articles and blogs are still very much in vogue, now the attention has shifted towards more visual form of marketing. So, an explainer video is how a business can expect to garner attention.

Even the blogs that are now created often include an artistically designed video instead of merely comprising texts. Texts, in spite of being good in quality, ask for patience and time from the reader. Not all are ready to sit before the gadget and read up the entire article. A short video seems less taxing and more entertaining. The person can simply hit the play button and let it begin. If he is not amused by what’s on display, he has the option to pause, fast forward or simply stop. This also brings us to the important point about precision and conciseness.

Always be true to your product. It wouldn’t be advisable to make a false promise or a vague one. It can put the clients off in the long run. Staying true to your products and policies will bring you brownie points from the buyers as well as reviewers. Being quick and short is also important, and so animated videos must ideally be designed by experts. There are professionals who can create animated explainer videos taking all technical and corporate matters into account. This way, you can order customized videos to suit your business model and the immediate audience. It will also ensure that you do not toe the line of regulation framed by sites like Google.

Money Animal Review – How To Make Money Online?

Posted on February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Are you looking for a review of the Money Animal system because you want to earn an income online? This article will discuss some of the tactics of making money online, and how the Money Animal can help you get started.

There are actually many ways you can use to make money online, but only a few will be discussed here as there is just too many to share.

1. Google AdSense And Blogs

Many people all over the world are making money with blogs today. A blog is something that can be started for free. All you need to do is sign up for the Google AdSense program. You will be able to place ads on your blog, which will be ads related to the content of your blog. Every time a visitor to your blog clicks on one or more of the ads, you will earn a portion of money the advertiser pays to Google.

2. Clickbank Marketing

It is also free to sign up with Clickbank, is another popular way to make money online. There are thousands of products that you can promote in their marketplace, and you will never run out of ideas and products to make money from Clickbank.

There are various ways to market the products in Clickbank. Money Animal discusses some of the best and highly effective marketing techniques today. If you have some money, you can start earning almost immediately, since you can sign up to Google AdWords and bring the product to your target audience within under 30 minutes.

To find out if you should promote any particular product on Clickbank, check out their gravity and popularity. Basically, you do not want to promote a very unpopular product, since nobody will be looking for it anyway. Remember to check the sales page of the product to make sure it is well presented and all the links are working correctly.

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These are some of the simplest, low to no cost ways to start making a living on the internet. Of course, there are also many other networks you can join, like Amazon or Ebay, and it is also possible to make a lot of money from them. If you need step by step instructions to get started, visit the website link below.

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