10 Ways to Integrate YouTube on Your Site

YouTube gains great popularity with every day. If you’re a blogger and want to introduce some qualitative improvements to your blog, you can integrate YouTube.

Here are 10 ways how you can do it. It’s up to you to choose one that will be appropriate for you.


1. YouTube Embed Code: YouTube provides “Embed” code for just about every video on its site. It’s meant as an easy way to copy and paste the code to place a video onto your site / MySpace page, or whatever.

2. Copy and paste URL to the YouTube video page onto your site. Here you can find a more detailed explanation.

3. Create a Video Playlist:  login to your YouTube account, upload your videos to YouTube – click on My Account link at the top. Your email address will be confirmed before you are allowed to upload videos.

4. Include as a Sidebar Element: Blogger enables you to add YouTube videos as a sidebar element to your blog. Use the Blogger Dashboard to go to the Template tab, click Add a Page Element, and then select Video Bar.

5. Link your site to YouTube: In your account settings you can add your blogs and Web sites to YouTube. Then when you want to add a video to your blog of Web site you can do it with just a few clicks. See a detailed description at about.com.

6. Blog Video: find out how to use the easy Blog Video link in order to integrate YouTube onto your site.

7. Put YouTube on your MySpace page: a step-by-step guide for putting YouTube clips onto your MySpace page.

8. Badge Maker: use this tool will notify your readers of the most recent videos you’ve posted on your blog.

9. Exlusively for CS Blogs: This guide shows you how to integrate YouTube into your CS Blog.

10. WordPress Widget for your Favorite Videos: tutorial about how to install a widget that will allow your site’s visitors to see your favorite YouTube videos.

Sites That Pay You to Blog

You can earn more with your blog. You’ve earned your audience, now be compensated for your opinion. Here’s a list of web services that pays you to write for them.


Weblogs, Inc. offers you to apply to blog for one of 90 fine blogs — or suggest a blog topic and maybe we’ll start a new blog! WIN bloggers are paid to blog as little or as much as they like, are unfiltered, and can shift from blog to blog within the network. The only requirements are that you be totally honest with your audience and passionate about the subjects you cover.

PayPerPost pays for blogging. With PayPerPost advertisers are willing to pay you for your opinion on various topics. Make a blog posting, get your content approved, and get paid.

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Open Source Web Design Templates and Tools

The open source is a great way to implement the newest ideas and latest concepts into design.

WordPress Themes – a great compilation of appealing and functional WordPress themes under one roof.

WordPress Themes – excellent collection of Free WordPress Themes updated regularly.

WordPress Themes – only new and fresh WordPress Themes available for free download.

Directories of Free Open Source Web Design Templates


  • OSWD – is a collection of web designs submitted by the community that anyone can download free of charge. Currently has 2080 free designs.
  • OpenWebDesign – is a community of designers and site owners sharing free web design templates as well as web design information. Helping to make the internet a prettier place. It has 2425 designs total.
  • CSS Tinderbox – is an effort to support open source web design by providing very basic, yet solid, CSS/XHTML design templates that web designers and web developers can use as the foundation for their own projects.
  • Open Design Community -is a group of Open Source Website Designers providing hundreds of XHTML and CSS based free web design templates available for download.

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Google Blogs

Must-Read Articles to Become a Blogger

Many of you are always looking for ways to improve your blogs. I think the best way to be successful is to learn from those who have already made their mark. Here is a listing of  must-read articles which have enough information to help you to make your blog the  best.


5 Ways to Building a Better Blog

5 Tips for Writing Timeless Content

Bring Your A-game to Write for Blogs

5 Steps to Writing the Best Blog Posts

10 Sure-Fire Headline Formulas that Work

What Are You Learning from Leading Edge SEO Bloggers?

Better Beginnings: how to start a presentation, book, article…

Bring Your A-game to Write for Blogs

Increasing Traffic

How to Get Traffic for Your Blog

21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic

25 Tips for Marketing Your Blog

8 simple SEO tips for blogs

10 Effective Ways to Get More Blog Subscribers

How to Market Your Blog in 2007

How to Make Enemies and Increase your Blog Traffic?

How to Make Your Blog Rank Well in Google’s Blog Search Engine?

A Very Simple Way to Increase Your RSS Subscribers & MyBlogLog Community Members

How To Make Your Blog Sticky?

How To Make Your Blog Sticky?

How to Use MyBlogLog to Succesfully Build Massive Blog or Website Traffic?

Link building

101 Ways to Build Links in 2006

66 Ways to Build Links in 2007

10 Remarkably Effective Strategies for Driving Traffic

21 keys to linkbait success

How to prepare for the ‘Digg Effect’?

How to Generate Targeted Site Traffic Without Search Engines

Blogging SEO Basics

SEP Advice: Linkbait and Linkbaiting (Matt Cutts)

Top 10 Ways to Get a Technorati Top 100 Blogger to Link to Your Blog (Matt Cutts)

15 Ways to become a Digg Power user in only 48 hours

2 Easy Authoritative Links that will Boost your Rankings

Blogger’s Block

When you run out of things to blog about (Jim Kukral )

20 Types of Blog Posts – Battling Bloggers Block (Darren Rowse)

10 Productive things to do when you don’t feel like blogging

How to overcome Blogger’s block? (Amit Agarwal)

Tips to Help Avoid Blogger’s Block ( Deborah Ng)

5 More Tips to Overcome Bloggers Block (Hendry Lee)

Blog Community

Top 5 WordPress Plugins That Help Increase Comments (JohnTP)

10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog (ProBlogger)

10 Quick Methods to Increase Blog Comments (Andrew Flusche )

Increase Your Blog Comments ( Jason Neuman)

5 Simple Ways to Encourage Blog Participation (Matt Huggins)

Blogging Advice

10 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid (John Chow)

The Best Blogging Advice Ever. Period.

101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger (LifeHack.org)

10 Ways to Become a Better Blogger (TechRepublic)

The 5 Deadly Sins of Blogging (Pronet Advertising)

How to Become a Freelance Blog Writer

Becoming a better blogger (Robert Dobes)

Help! I’m Addicted to Checking My Blog’s Stats! (ProBlogger)