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Fungsi Kategori dan Tag Dalam WordPress

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Kategori berfungsi untuk mengelompokkan artikel yang kita buat. Hal ini memudahkan kita dalam mencari apabila artikel yang kita buat jumlahnya sangat banyak. Selain ini fungsi kategori dapat mempertajam SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Blog yang baru dibuat tidak serta merta dikenal oleh Search Engine seperti Google, namun dengan bantuan kategori artikel kita akan masuk ke Google atau Google akan mengenali artikel kita meskipun blog kita belum masuk.

Tag Berfungsi untuk pengelompokan artikel. Konon, sekarang banyak search engine yang mendata setiap artikel yang masuk berdasarkan isi tag atau kategorinya. Kelebihan tag dibanding kategori adalah ia lebih fleksibel. Kita bisa menambah tag di kotak yang tersedia di bawah kotak posting tanpa meninggalkan jejak di barisan kategori di sebelah kanan posting. Jadi, untuk kategori buatlah seperlunya. Yang sesuai dengan isi tulisan.Untuk tag, bolehlah kita isi yang agak “ramai.”

fungsi kategori dan tag di wordpress

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Le’thok Jowo

Kalau sobat semua pernah berkunjung ke Klaten, Jawa Tengah rasanya belum sempurna kalau tidak mencicipi sarapan pagi dengan tahu lethok. Bahan dasarnya tahu yang diolah dengan bumbu-bumbu racikan yang komplit dengan ditambah santan dalam proses pengolahannya. Jenis lauk ini sangat cocok jika disantap dengan bubur nasi, apabila tidak dengan bubur nasi, dengan nasi pun juga cocok dan terasa lezat di lidah.

Saya rasa tak cukup hanya bercerita tentang kesan-kesan si lethok itu tanpa berbagi resepnya. Resep yang saya dapat ini tergolong spesial, karena hasil karya Emak tercinta. Berikut :

Bahan Utama:

  1. Tahu
  2. Tempe Busuk

Bumbu Dihaluskan:

  1. Bawang Merah
  2. Bawang Putih
  3. Cabe
  4. Garam
  5. Gula
  6. Daun Jeruk Nipis
  7. Jahe
  8. Salam
  9. Laos
  10. Kunyit

Ditambah santan kental.

Pembuatan:

  1. Semua bumbu dihaluskan kemudian ditumis.
  2. Setelah tumisan cukup, masukkan tahu dan tempe busuk (tempe busuk di ulek dahulu).
  3. Aduk-aduk supaya bumbu tercampur sempurna dengan kompor api kecil.
  4. Kemudian terakhir, masukkan santan.
  5. Aduk-aduk sebentar kemudian diamkan sebentar dengan api kecil hingga meresap ke tahu yang dimasak kurang lebih 3 sampai 5 menit.

Selesai.

Semoga resep ini bermanfaat untuk kita semua 🙂

 

 

 

Tanaman Paling Berbahaya dan Mematikan

Gympie-Gympie adalah tanaman yang memiliki racun paling mematikan. Tanaman berdaun lebar menyerupai hati ini biasa tumbuh di hutan hujan di Timur Laut Australia dan Maluku, Indonesia.

Sengatan dari Gympie-Gympie dilaporkan mampu membunuh anjing, kuda dan bahkan manusia. Anda bisa dibilang beruntung jika bisa bertahan hidup setelah terkena tanaman ini. Pasalnya, rasa sakit yang ditimbulkannya bisa bertahan berbulan-bulan, bahkan bertahun-tahun.

Begitu mematikannya, meski tanaman ini kering selama beratus-ratus tahun, racun yang dikandungnya tetap menimbulkan rasa sakit yang teramat menyengat.

Tanaman ini bisa tumbuh hingga 2 meter dan memiliki daun hijau berbentuk hati dengan buah berwarna ungu. Kecuali akar, bagian daun, buah dan batang tanaman ini ditumbuhi bulu halus.

Bulu halus itulah yang digunakan Gympie-Gympie untuk menembus kulit korbannya dan melepaskan racun bernama moroidin.

Kadang-kadang hanya berdiri di dekat Gympie-Gympie dan terkena bulu yang rontok di udara bisa menyebabkan gatal, ruam, bersin hingga mimisan parah.

“Hal pertama yang dirasakan saat terkena Gympie-Gympie adalah rasa panas yang sangat dan bisa berlangsung selama setengah jam hingga akhirnya sangat sakit,” kata Mike Leahy, seorang ahli virus.
Setelah itu, persendian akan terasa sakit dan muncul benjolan yang sangat sakit di ketiak. Dalam kasus berat, keracunan Gympie-Gympie bisa menimbulkan kematian. Selama menempel di kulit dan tidak segera dicabut, bulu Gympie-Gympie akan terus melepaskan racun hingga satu tahun.
Karena itulah, Gympie-Gympie adalah musuh utama para pembuka lahan dan penebang kayu.
Marina Hurley, Entomologi dan Ekologi, mengatakan para profesional tidak berani masuk daerah yang dipenuhi Gympie-Gympie jika tidak membawa respirator, sarung tangan tebal dan anti-histamin.
“Tersengat Gympie-Gympie merupakan kesakitan yang tak terbayangkan – seperti disiram air asam dan disetrum secara bersamaan,” kata Hurley.
Ia sendiri pernah terkena Gympie-Gympie saat melakukan penelitian tiga tahun di Atherton Tableland di Queensland. Saat itu dia adalah mahasiswa pascasarjana Universitas James Cook dan tengah meneliti herbivora yang memakan tanaman beracun tersebut.
Menariknya, tentara Inggris diduga pernah tertarik pada Gympie-Gympie dan berniat menjadikannya senjata biologis pada akhir 1960.

Divisi Pengembangan Kimia di Porton Down (laboratorium rahasia yang mengembangkan senjata kimia) mengontrak Alan Seawright pada 1968, meminta spesimen pohon penyengat ini.
Alan, yang saat itu seorang Profesor Patologi di Universitas Queensland, mengatakan: ‘perang kimia adalah pekerjaan mereka, jadi saya hanya bisa berasumsi bahwa mereka sedang menyelidiki potensinya sebagai senjata biologis.’ (Sumber: odditycentral.com) dikutip dari Dream.co.idgempie

Cara mengatasi Transaksi menggantung Pada Mesin EDC SYRNET

Biasanya kasus ini ditandai dengan tidak keluarnya kertas pengesahan atau pendaftaran pada mesin EDC SYRNET. Berikut ini beberapa langkah untuk mengatasi masalah tersebut :
1. Pada menu utama tekan EENTER, kemudian ketik angka 99, kemudian ENTER lagi.
2. Masukkan password “000000” kemudian ENTER
3. Muncul Program Function, kemudian ketik angka 9, kemudian ENTER
4. Pada pertanyaan TYPE, ketik angka 06 kemudian ENTER
5. Pada layar akan muncul pilihan DELETE REVERSAL Host Name CAR, kemudan ENTER
6. Muncul pilihan Yes/No, kemudian ENTER
7. Pada pertanyaan TYPE ketikkan angka 06, kemudian ENTER
8. Tunggu sampai proses Remove Reversal Complete dan kembali ke menu utama
9. Sekarang cobalah pengesahan kembali.

Semoga tips ini bermanfaat untuk sobat semua 

Pembuatan Pupuk Organik dari Kotoran Hewan

Pembuatan pupuk kandang organik adalah proses pembuatan pupuk dari kotoran hewan yang sudah difermentasi atau dimatangkan secara sempurna, sehingga aman digunakan dan tidak menyebabkan tanaman mati.
Tanpa melalui proses fermentasi, kotoran hewan akan membutuhkan waktu lama untuk dapat digunakan, oleh karena itu dibutuhkan bantuan cairan yang berfungsi mempercepat proses fermentasi dan pengkomposan kotoran hewan. Cairan fermentasi yang biasa digunakan untuk pengkomposan kotoran hewan di pasaran antara lain EM-4, Super Degra, dll.
Pembuatan pupuk alami ini dianggap cara yang paling ekonomis, dan pembuatanya pun cukup mudah. Berikut alat, bahan dan cara proses pembuatanya ;
Alat :
1. Cangkul
2. Gembor
3. Sekop
4. Plastik lebar (tutup)
Bahan :
1. Kotoran Hewan
2. Fermentator
3. Air
4. Dedak/Sekam (kalau ada)
Proses pembuatan
1. Bersihkan tanah yang akan dijadikan tempat fermentasi, disarankan tempat yang teduh tidak terkena sinar matahari langsung dan tidak kena air hujan.
2. Tumpahkan 3 (tiga) karung kotoran hewan
3. Tumpahkan ½ (setengah) karung dedak/sekam (kalau ada)
4. Siapkan ember yang berisi air 10 liter kemudian tambahkan 20 cc EM-4/Super Degra kedalam ember, kemudian aduk hingga tercampur. ( Dosis : 2 cc/liter)
5. Tuangkan larutan Fermentator dan air ke dalam Gembor
6. Siramkan larutan tersebut ke campuran kotoran hewan dan sekam/dedak, sedikit demi sedikit hingga rata dan tumpukan kotoran hewan menjadi basah.
7. Jika air tidak cukup, bisa ditambahkan air
8. Penyiraman dirasa cukup, jika campuran kotoran + sekam terasa memel atau kalau dipegang dan dikepal tidak mudah hancur dan tidak keluar air.
9. Kumpulkan campuran kotoran hewan dan sekam hingga membentuk gundukan lalu tutup dengan plastic hingga rapat.
10. Tunggu antara 4-5 hari sebelum campuran kotoran hewan benar-benar menjadi pupuk organic. Selama proses fermentasi amati suhu campuran, apabila dirasa terlalu panas, bukalah tutupnya, tapi jangan diaduk-aduk, setelah suhunya normal tutup kembali.
11. Pupuk organic telah jadi jika tekstur kotoran hewan yang sebelumnya menggumpal menjadi gembur seperti tanah. Selesai.

Bubur Sumsum

Bahan-bahan

300 gr tepung beras
1300 liter santan (saya pakai 2bungkus santan kara 65ml dicampur air 5gelas beling)
secukupnya garam
1 lembar daun pandan disimpul
bahan gula kinca :
1 1/2 batok gula merah jawa
4 sendok gula putih
1 gelas santan mendidik yang diambil dari bahan bubur nya
2 gelas air putih matang
1 lembar daun pandan disimpul

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Langkah

Campur santan dengan air pisah kan setengah santan dan campurkan tepung beras hingga larut dan encer, kemudian sisihkan
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Didihkan santan masukkan daun pandan dan garam secukup nya
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Setelah mendidih masukkan perlahan tepung beras cair, aduk terus dengan api paling kecil, jika sudah meletup2 matikan api
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Campur semua bahan kinca sampai mendidih sisihkan

hidangkan bubur sumsum dgn kuah kinca nya selamat mencoba

list gipsum terlepas

akibat kurang rekat pengeleman list gipsum ke tembok dan ke grc, beginilah akibatnya. terkadang pengerjaan yang dilakukan oleh tukang kurang sempurna, dan terkesan tidak rapi, apalagi dengan upah harian (day wage). pekerjaan diulur-ulur supaya semakin lama. oleh karena itu, apabila saudara ingin mempekerjakan tukang, sebaiknya sering di kontrol.IMG_20131204_175715

Set your mind free

Let’s do the best thing we can. Don’t feel down, when something couldn’t be done as we want to. This life is just a scine that is so short.
We’ll never be the same one through the life. The condition will always be changed time to time, life is always up and down, so guys, take it easy. We pray to God and do the best. Good luck 🙂

6 Easy Ways To Get Advertisers For Your Blog and Website

Based on the feedback so many of you left on my First Monthly Income Report, I thought I would put together a “how-to” on how to get advertisers for your blog or website.  As I mentioned in my income report, I made the bulk of my income from direct buy private advertising.  However, if you are just starting out, this may not be available quite yet, but there are other options as well.

Here are some simple steps that I have taken to get advertisers for my website:

 

#1. Let Advertiser’s Know You Are Interested

The easiest thing that you can do to cater to potential advertisers is to let them know that you are interested in having advertisers.  Make it easy on them – people are lazy!  At The College Investor, I did this by including an “Advertise” tab on my navigation links.  This allows advertisers a quick way to see that I want them to check me out.

On an average day, I would say that this page is accessed about 2-4 times, which is great.  The more people/advertisers that are looking, allows for a potentially higher conversion rate.  You can see the picture to the right of what I’m talking about.

 

#2. Get Your Name Out There

Another very easy strategy to attract advertisers is to get you name out there.  By this, I mean get on every list possible of blogs in your niche.  There are two main ones for all niches: Technorati and Blog TopSites.  The College Investor is currently ranked #19 in Finance on Technorati.  This has really proven to be a great source of income from advertisers.  Many advertisers are looking at the top sites in which ever niche they are working in, and if you are ranked at the top, they will find you.

In the personal finance space, there are also two other great list sites: Wisebread Top 100 and MoneyCrashers Top 100.  Both of these lists can also be useful, but only if you are on the first page.  Both measure a site by a combination of Alexa, MozRank, Compete, Twitter, and RSS followers.  These are all things that potential advertisers are interested in as well, and so it makes sense that the higher you are listed, the more likely you are to have advertisers flocking to you.

 

#3. Network With Other Blogs

Networking with other blogs is important for two reasons: first, you will improve all of your metrics, which, as I mentioned above, are how advertisers rate your site; and two, if you are part of a blog network, you can leverage that to put together great campaigns for advertisers, and make money in the process.

There are blog networks in almost every niche, but I’m a member of the Best Personal Finance Blog Network, the Yakezie.  This network includes some of the best personal finance and lifestyle blogs on the internet, and they are a very active network.  There are other blog networks in this niche, but the Yakezie is the only one that I have found to be very helpful.

By having an active network of bloggers with a common goal, you will see that your posts will get promoted and you will get site traffic, which in turn will boost your website metrics.

Also, advertisers like working with a proven group of blogs.  By having a challenge to get in, having active members for quick responses, we really make advertising easy, which earns repeat customers and advertising renewals.

 

#4. Make It Easy On Your Advertiser

Advertisers are busy individuals.  They have ads they need to place, but they usually want specific criteria to be met prior to placement.  This is where your metrics come in handy!  Put this information out there for advertisers to easily find.  On The College Investor, I have a PDF file called “Advertiser FAQ” that I update monthly.  You can see a snapshot of it here, or you can look at the main FAQs here: Advertiser FAQ.

You can find most of the metrics you want to include on Google Analytics (Visitors, Pageviews, Time on Site, Bounce Rate).  You should also include your Google PageRank or MozRank.  Finally, if you have a lot of subscribers, followers, or fans, make sure you highlight that.

I’m also very proud of my Technorati rank, so I include that as well.

It is also important to let your advertiser know what types of products you offer to them.  This could be banners, sidebar widgets, text links, in-content links, sponsored posts, etc.

I also use an advertiser management plug-in called OIO Publisher.  This plug-in is a great way to manage all of your advertisers, types of ads, and start/end dates.  It also handles payment for you automatically to PayPal or several other services.   It is a paid plug-in, but it is well worth the price for how much it allows you to manage of your advertising process.  Also, you can usually search Google for coupon codes to get a discount on it.

 

#5. Treat All Emails as a Potential Deal

Once your website is up and running, you will inevitably get a bunch of spammy emails looking for a “guest post” or something similar.  Many of these post offers are really businesses looking to promote their sites.  I don’t call these guest posts, but I consider them sponsored posts.  And sponsored posts cost money.

If you are getting these types of spam emails, you should craft a generic response to all of them that looks something like this:

I consider your post links to be business links, and as a result, I charge for these types of posts.  For a one link article, I currently charge $XXX.  Please let me know if you are still interested.

I get rejected 9 times out of 10, but every now and then I get a taker, and there is some easy money!

 

#6. Don’t Forget The Other Options Out There

And while I made the bulk of my income last month with private advertising, that wasn’t always the case.  So, you cannot simply bypass the other options out there.  In April, for example, I made a good amount of income from CPA networks – specifically TurboTax sales since it was tax time.

The main other options include:

  • AdSense
  • Amazon Affiliates
  • Affiliate Links (Commission Junction and FlexOffers)
  • Dynamic Text Links (InfoLinks and Kontera)
  • Sponsored Tweets

I have put together The Most Comprehensive Affiliate Marketing Program List.  Check it out, you may find an option to suit your needs.  It is important to remember that to be successful with affiliates, you should place your ads contextually.  So, if my post is about investing, I would link to Scottrade or another investment firm affiliate.  That is how I’ve learned to maintain the best payouts possible.

 

Readers, do you have any tips or tricks to get advertisers to your website?  Have you had success with something I haven’t mentioned above?

How to Get Started Selling Advertising on Your Blog

Here are five steps for getting started and maximizing your advertising revenue. This assumes that you have at least 10,000 unique visitors a month. This is a somewhat arbitrary number, but it takes about this many to get prospective advertisers interested.

  1. Launch a reader survey. When you are selling advertising, you are selling access to an audience—your tribe. The more you know about them, the easier it is to arouse the interest of prospective advertisers.I started with a reader survey. I asked basic demographic and psychographic questions. I used SurveyMonkey.com to collect the information. Here’s the last one I did. (Feel free to borrow or adapt.)

    I even published what I learned as another blog post.By the way, this information will not just help you sell advertisers, it will help you better focus your blog’s content and write more relevant posts.

  2. Setup an advertising page. I had a very simple advertising page that told people what to do if they were interested in advertising on my blog. This page is now obsolete since I don’t offer advertising, but I thought it would be helpful to show you a copy.

    As you can see, I had the contact name and e-mail address my Advertising Director, a part-time mom to whom I paid a commission. I also had a download link for my “Advertising Kit” (see below).I had a link to this page in my main navigation. It looked like this: I wanted people to be able to find it, so I put it first, after my about page.

  3. Create an “Advertising Kit.” For years I worked in marketing, so I know how marketing directors think. They try to be as metric-driven as possible, so you need to provide the specifics.I included my site traffic, site rankings, reader profile (based on the survey I had done), audience details, advertising options and rates, examples, and how they could optimize their results.

    I created the kit in iWork Pages. I then saved it as a PDF : You can download a copy of the original Pages document here. (Sorry, I don’t have a version in Word.) Feel free to borrow or modify it. I delivered this as a PDF, because usually the marketing director would need to copy it for a meeting. However, you could also deliver it on a web page.

  4. Signup with an advertising service. I initially inserted the ads on my own using a plugin called WP125. However, I could only use 125 x 125 pixel ads. I also had to invoice the client and collect the money, which was a pain.Everything changed when I signed up with BuySellAds.com. They automated everything. I created the “advertising inventory” using almost any size I wanted, established the prices, and put it on auto-pilot. All I did was insert their code in my blog’s sidebar. (By the way, they have a faith-based division called BeaconAds.com) Best of all, they collected the money up front and gave me the opportunity to approve or reject each ad. If I wanted the design of an ad modified, I could even do that. Naturally, they take a commission (around 25%), but it was well worth it. The money they collect sits in your account until you “cash out,” which happens once a month.

  5. Pitch an irresistible offer. To get started, I pitched some friends I thought could benefit from access to my audience. Here was my script:

Hi [name], I have decided to begin running a limited number of ads on my blog. I think your product would be a perfect fit.

But, to be honest, I don’t know if it will be beneficial to you or not. So, here’s what I’m thinking. How about we run an ad for 30 days and then assess the results?

If it generates traffic for you, you can decide if you want to continue on a paid basis. If not, no problem. We’ll pull the ad and still be friends. What do you think?”

The big advantage for you is that you don’t have a bunch of blank ads on your page, which translates to advertisers as “no one wants to advertise on this blog.” By putting some ads up, even if they are not generating money yet, you create the impression that your space is valuable because others are adverting.

I would always leave one blank advertising spot, so it looked like I had some inventory available. This would promote click-throughs and inquiries.

Obviously, you can adjust your prices as your demand increases. Don’t get greedy or too far ahead of the market. I found that I could adjust my prices upward about every six months. I let people know I was going to do this, so they had an incentive to lock in on a rate by purchasing multiple months.

Advertising is only one of many ways to monetize your platform, but, relatively speaking, it is one of the easiest, particularly if you have the traffic to make it attractive.