A splendid and joyous Happy New Year to everyone! 2012's history chapter just got closed and the sun has now taken a new spin to open the new year's chapter. On behalf of entire STC Network (i.e. Raheem, Qasim, Nida, Bhavesh, Shams and Me!) I wish that this blessed new occasion may fill up your life with Happiness, bright Cheer and bring to you joy and Prosperity for the rest of the shiny blue days that follow. God bless you all throughout the new year buddies and may your incomplete dreams (if any) and goals in life get completed successfully this year and you may return home with a smile each single day. May you make abundance of sweet and loyal friends this year. The new future surely awaits you!
Your Gift this year?
To keep the healthy tradition alive, we would love to gift all our loyal and million dollar worth readers a memorable gift. It took me around one week to craft, slice and then finally hard code a carefully structured Blogger template for the blogging community. The name chosen this time is "Salahuddin Ayubi" Its far better optimized then Monop or Tanzanite and carefully coded by keeping in mind both Search robots, social media networks, and the priceless visitors.
Salahuddin Ayubi is a legend in both western and eastern cultures and this man is known to all for his beautifully led empire. Since I am highly inspired with him, therefore I coded a template on his name as a tribute! :D
Click the image below for DEMO!
The reason why this template is different from any template available online is due to the features stated below:
Nothing counts more for me than SEO. Design comes second!
- Dynamic meta description tags for Post editor already installed
- Data Variables for Titles and Post Pages already swapped
- The clean HTML structure would make it fairly easy for search robots to crawl and index the pages easily without useless scripts block access.
- Entire structure follows a hierarchal flow of Heading tags as per Search Robot requirements. H1 for Blog title, H2 for post & sidebar titles and H3 for sub-headings
- Labels, Comments, Archive Links and Archive Pages are well optimized by setting robot entries
- Commenting system is well shielded from spammers
- Load Time has been kept in mind as per Google Webmasters latest Page speed requirements
- A floating sharing widget has been added to post section to easily report social vote counts to Google
- In short this template is a repository of all SEO features that a blogspot blog can contain!
Social Media Optimization
- Schema Tags for Facebook and Google+ has been already installed to avoid thumbnail and description snippet errors
- Sharing counters would easily pick the right Image and post description
- Around 360+ social media sharing options are added both at the bottom and slide panel of the post section.
- Subscription widget is designed by keeping reader's psyche in mind, providing major focus to Email subscription only. Includes multi subscribing options for RSS, twitter and Facebook.
- The template is designed in order to force visitors to stay longer and make more Page views.
- How better experience could a template offer if it's design is perfectly compatible with all major browsers including the horrible IE!
- The Scripts and Style sheets work just perfect in IE, Firefox and Chrome. Slight conditional tags will still be introduced tomorrow for IE, just ran out of time tonight.
- The layout colors are chosen by keeping standard Hexadecimal and web friendly fonts. This is often acceptable by a wide variety of readers especially visitors with sight vision problems and those who are aged. No dark or eye burning colors!
- The header, content wrapper, post section, sidebar section and footer, all comes with handy widgets to make the site navigation more like a fun.
- A friendly search box is added next to menu to provide easy site search.
- Our recently released Blogger notification bar is already included thus keeping your readers updated with latest announcements or deals.
- A beautiful footer at the bottom with author info would tell the visitor he is not reading a dead blog but one that is ran by a real man! Author bio would also appear below each post.
- We can keep on describing more but let leave rest for you to decide.
Widgets & Plugins
Why don't you check and count them yourselves? :)
Our hostgator account is undergoing some maintenance and as soon as it is in normal working condition, I would inform you all through the notification bar and the download link would be added to both our download page and here.
Update: Download the template right now! Visit our Download Page
A separate detailed tutorial will be shared soon in order to help you all more comprehensively wit the technical details and template installation.
I started blogging using free gadgets and using a free platform like blogger which changed the way I live today. Free goodies and resources are no less than a great favor from one person to another. Here at MBT we aim at motivating new and young teenagers to start their online careers and enrich the community with their creative skills. Some remain thankful to us by crediting us for the resources we offer and some forget us. Those who respect copyrights are certain to survive online and be respected by everyone around.
We are tired fighting new comers when they re-share our resources (icons, buttons, tutorials, templates etc.) without permission and attaching credits. For those who really respect and are humble, this template is a gift from us to you. We expect that our watermark on the Blogger notification bar and link at footer may remain intact.
Upgrade To Premium Version
Our Free resources come with copyrights restrictions but we have a large collection of premium resources that are shared with clients alone. If you wish to order a similar template, then please contact us via the services page or if you wish to use the same template by removing the watermark logo and credit link at footer, then you may kindly contact us via the contact page only. Invoice details will be shared via email only.
The Second Surprise?
Apart from this free Template surprise, the second surprise which even amazed us all today was when we observed that this little blog just hit an Alexa Rank of 5K Alhamdulillah, which according to un-official blogger stats, is the only Blogger blog ran by non Google employees with highest Alexa Rank. I am not sure how many blogspot blogs exist in Google's directory (near 300 Million or more), but I have personally not came across any family friendly blog with such rank apart from some adult blogs which are not even worth discussing.
All praise goes to you buddies for your continuous love and support. If there is anything I did, was providing you with content rest all these sweet little gifts came from you. You made a stupid guy so happy today. Thank you a millions! :)
PS: We hit 6K 4 months back and then lost it for following 3 months. We hit 5K today so the Alexa Rank can surely go worse again! but lets celebrate this day at least! ;p
New Year Resolutions If any?
Last year my resolution was to control my anger which I badly failed! Now before I ask what are your great commitments for this year, lets share my little one first!
I will try again to control my anger this time, by hook or by crook! :D
Want to check what surprises we shared on 2012's celebrations?
- Read: Happy Past Year 2012!
Do tell me buddies, whether you succeeded with your last year's commitments or not and what promises do you make for coming future. Feel like a family here, no reservations please! I wish the best of life for you all. May you succeed far more than you dreamt of, may you achieve far bigger milestones than us or anyone you may know. Tomorrow awaits you dear brothers and sisters so go hug it as warmly as you can! Peace and blessings pals! :)