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Tired of the orange color “B” favicon appearing on the browser address bar for your blogspot blog? Well; if you are like me who has taken enormous effort to customize your blogspot site to make it distinguished from the generic blogger templates, and hosted your site on your own domain, I’m sure you might be wondering how to add your own site favicon to the address bar of the browser. favicon is a small, 16x16 image that is shown inside the browser's location bar and bookmark menu when your site is called up. It is a good way to brand your site and increase it's prominence in your visitor's bookmark menu.

It’s easy as ABC. Let me guide you through it step by step.

First create the image you want to use as your favicon. Make it perfectly square. You can design it as a larger picture but then resize it to the size of 32 X 32 pixels. Save it in PNG format.


Upload your PNG favicon to your web server or to an image hosting service like Flickr, Photobucket or Picasa.

Now get the exact URL of your image.

Now login to your blogger account and go to “Layout” and click on “Edit HTML”. Tick on the box, “Expand Widget Templates”. Look for the tag..



Below this tag, go and paste a new line as below.



replace "Your_Favicon_URL" with the actual URL where your Favicon is hosted.

Once you do this, save your template and check your blog on live. Changing the favicon of a blogger/blogspot site is that easy!

Here's a screen shot to see where to locate this code.

[File under "blogger tips"]

This page is a regularly updated directory of web resources (mostly within this domain and some from external sources) related to the topic "Blogger" the Google owned free blog host service.

rpc_relay.html - Error on Google Webmaster Central[

[If you are using Google webmaster central to monitor your blogger (blogspot) hosted blog, you are most likely to encounter this error "Pages with missing title tags - /rpc_relay.html‎" . On some other reported occassions, the save /rpc_relay.html‎ file is involved in another error "Crawl Error: Not Found" /Ps/Rpc_relay.Html" In both these occassions, a file Rpc_relay.Html is involved and none of us have actually create this on our blogger site. What is this Rpc_relay.Html file, and how it is being created on blogger sites? [Read More]

How to change favicon in Blogger / Blogspot Hosted Blogs?

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Tired of the orange color “B” favicon appearing on the browser address bar for your blogspot blog? Well; if you are like me who has taken enormous effort to customize your blogspot site to make it distinguished from the generic blogger templates, and hosted your site on your own domain, I’m sure you might be wondering how to add your own site favicon to the address bar of the browser. [Read More]

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If you are using Google webmaster central to monitor your blogger (blogspot) hosted blog, you are most likely to encounter this error "Pages with missing title tags - /rpc_relay.html‎" . On some other reported occassions, the save /rpc_relay.html‎ file is involved in another error "Crawl Error: Not Found" /Ps/Rpc_relay.Html" In both these occassions, a file Rpc_relay.Html is involved and none of us have actually create this on our blogger site. What is this Rpc_relay.Html file, and how it is being created on blogger sites?

We Googled for a solution for this and found several alternative theories. Paul Lindner answers the question by an Apache user group member "Can someone please explain what the purpose of the rpc_relay.html file
>is? How does it work? How it should be used?"

Paul writes, "This file is traditionally used for the ifpc rpc mechanism. This allows for cross-domain communication between a gadget and container. The contents of rpc_relay.html are loaded into an invisible iframe that transmits the data. Newer rpc mechanisms do away with much of that. Still to insure greatest
compatibility you should insure that the rpc_relay.html file is hosted on the same domain as your container server."
Apol the Great has the exact same trouble with Rpc_relay.Html and he suggests this file got something to do with Google Friend Connect feature. But on our site Google Friend Connect is not even enabled still, and we are getting the same issue.

We will continue to scan for a fix for this Rpc_relay.Html error on Google Webmaster Central, and keep this page updated. Meanwhile if any of you got an answer to this problem, please leave a comment or a resourceful link.

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If you blog on a blogger (blogspot) hosted blog, you've probably noticed that the URL of your individual blog posts always carry the year and the month in which the post is entered (Date Values). This is not much needed feature from the point of view of a blogger. I tried selecting "unarchived" option from the "archiving settings" option in the blogger back office, but still the URL's read with the date values.

This is unfortunate from two aspects. From SEO aspects, this is adding irrelevant search terms to your URL (file name). As a priniciple we know, to gain maximum value of SEO one must optimize the keyword usage in the URL of the page.

On the other aspect, if you are planning to migrate a blog from another host to blogger; then again you will find it inconvinient not to get an opportunity for re-directing the already search engine optimize URL's to the most relavent destination.

This is where WordPress becomes more handy where they allow us to customize the post URL of our blogs. However, this alone cannot be taken as a reason for someone to judge WordPress as a sueprior blog host to Blogger. Blogger has it's own advantages in SEO aspects, and more importantly the low cost of maintainance.

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Email Marketing Tailored to the Sri Lankan Small and Medium Size Businesses

ePlanet Interactive provides perfect Email Marketing solutions to clients in all business sectors, starting from SMEs to any of the larger Sri Lankan corporations. We have our capabilities in sending out bulk email promotion campaigns in Sri Lanka to over 50,000 receivers, segmenting email marketing campaigns, identifying perfect mix of email marketing and other emarketing budgets for Sri Lankan businesses.

We provide Email Marketing Reports to our clients, so that the clients will better understand how their email marketing campaigns performed and on which areas they should pay more attention on.

Why Sri Lankan Companies Need ePlanet Interactive to Support Their Email Marketing Campaigns?

The everyday experience of sending and checking emails has made email a powerful tool for marketing for most Sri Lankan businesses.

Email has become part of everyday life of most Sri Lankan consumers, in this high tech driven society; and like any other media channel, it is increasingly being used as a marketing tool. Better use of email marketing is an efficient, and cheaper method to better reach the consumers, build customer relationship, reach the correct target markets, and be more environmental friendly since email marketing does not require any physical material.

Most Sri Lankan companies choose to use email as a tool broadcast a one way message to an unidentified mass of receivers through cheap email marketing service providers in Sri Lanka. This is not the right thing to do. You have to keep in mind the regulations regarding the spam laws and the effectiveness of reaching the exact inbox of the receivers of your email marketing campaign. Most emarketing agencies in Sri Lanka does not follow these best practices.

Generally speaking, email marketing is a low cost, efficient way of transmitting information to existing or potential customers. It is having the advantage of being an active form of marketing, since the messages are delivered directly to the users, as opposed to a website that has to wait for users to come to it. The results generated by email marketing are easily tracked, and the kind of messages sent through email can be highly specialized to suit the individual needs of the customer.

While email marketing has many advantages and continues to be a great way of marketing on the Internet for Sri Lankan companies, it is a tool that requires caution. Many legitimate email marketing materials are increasingly mistaken for spam by most email clients, and are either manually deleted or blocked by spam filter software. This can be hard to avoid because of the sheer volume of spam, and the many different methods used by spam filters to distinguish between spam and legitimate messages. Therefore, companies in other countries increasingly utilize voluntary mailing lists instead of sending out bulk emails, since the latter can be considered as spam. We also suggest our clients to build their own email list through a separate campaign and then start a more targeted email marketing campaign.