Monday, 28 October 2013

How to set up google authorship with blogger blog

Setting up Google Authorship is very important for your site to attract more visitors. It also allows your site to get a better position in search engine. Google has provided writers a way to verify to readers that the content is unique, valid, and yours. 

How to set up Google Authorship:

Step 1

Create a google plus profile and fill in all the relevant details on your profile page, add a headshot photo of yourself to your profile. Save the page and make a note of the Google plus profile url with the long number in it. You will need to add this in Step 2.

Step 2
  • Make an about me page on your blog. Include a photo of yourself , make sure it is same photo you used for google plus profile
  • In your about me page, start with an opening sentence that says: My name is “add your name here” I am the author of “your blog name here" 
  • Add this link to your name once you have added your details in the where the red script is.
<a href="https://put your google plus page url here /" rel="author" target="_blank">put your name here </a>
  • Link your blog url to your blog name in the sentence.

         Add any other info about your self on the about me page.Save the page

Step 3

Go to your google plus page and open the page, click on about.
Click on edit profile and in the section that says other profiles add the following:

  • Your blog about me page url
  • Your blog homepage url
  • Your twitter url
  • Your facebook url
  • Your  pinterest url
  • You can also add any other profiles you have like linkdin, stumpleupon ,network blogs etc
Step 4

Click on the edit contributor section and add the following:
  • Your blog homepage url
  • You can add url of any other websites you write for.

Step 5

Click on the edit link section and add the following:
  • Add your blog about me page url
  • Add your blog home page url

Make sure you hit save after adding all this info.

Step 6

Open this page:
Click on this link and verify your email address, this email address should be the same for googleplus and your blog login.

 Step 7

Now go back to google plus page about page and you will see your email address will appear in the contact information with a tick next to it.

Step 8

To see if Google Authorship has worked click on this link:
Type your blog url  in the box and check if authorship has worked.

Google authorship can take anything up to three months to start working. 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Launching my 1st set of Vegetarian cook books and a giveaway.


 I am so proud that my two vegetarian cook books  Easy to cook Snacks and Easy to cook Potatoes are finally ready and available to purchase. Both books offer a selection of  vegetarian multinational cuisines and are all accompanied with colourful photography and easy step by step recipe instructions.They are neat and compact lightweight so perfect for your kitchen shelf ready at hand when you need that simple recipe idea. Both books are perfect for young students living away from home who want a taste of home cooking that is easy and quick to make.

The books are available to purchase on line in Europe, India, China, Australia and in the UK from Waterstones Book shops. They are retailing at £ 9.95 each  and are perfect for Eid, Diwali, Halloween and Christmas Presents.The books can also be purchased directly from  and as special introduction offer to the celebrate the launch of these books is offering  25% discount  plus free postage for UK orders when both books are purchased together making them £ 15.00 per pair. (Postage will apply for overseas orders.)
Please complete the order form to place your order in time for Diwali and Christmas.
Fill out my form!

To mark this double celebration of's 5th anniversary and the launch of my two new cook booksI am giving away one set of books to one reader.The giveaway is open worldwide as has so many readers all over the world and would like to thank each and every one who has visited the site, inspired and motivated me and shared so much love in the form of comments and visits.

  • Competition ends 28th November 2013 6.00 pm
  • This giveaway is open to all readers WORLDWIDE who are over 18.
  • The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter (which uses and announced on this page. 
  • The winner will be contacted by e-mail, if they do not respond within a 7 days another winner will be chosen. 
  • There is one prize of a a set of books (Easy to cook Snacks and Easy to cook Potatoes)
  • By entering you are **agreeing** to share your address with to receive the prize.
  • The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. reserves the right to **substitute** the prize for one of a similar type / value if the prize above is not available. 
  • Instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • All entries will be verified, failure to follow instructions correctly will result in participants being disqualified. Please do not cheat.
How Rafflecopter works:
  • You will need to complete the mandatory entry first – usually making a blog comment. You can do this by clicking on leave a comment at the bottom of the post and leaving your reply in the comment box.
  • Login to Rafflecopter – click to see what the question is. Make a comment answering the question on the blog.
  • Go back to Rafflecopter and click the green button to tell me you have made a comment, this will unlock all the other options. All entries are checked to see that the mandatory question is answered, if its not all bonus entries will become void. 
  • Rafflecopter will tweet, like and follow on your behalf. For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here.
  • For bonus entries you can return to this page and enter the daily bonus entries. 
  • If you are still unsure as to how Rafflecopter works please do check out this short video

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, 7 October 2013

How to add Link Within to a Blogger Blog

Link Within is a blog widget that links related stories from your blog archive. It helps to increase page views and keeps the reader engaged allowing you to retrieve archived posts and present them to your readers with the new posts.

Here are simple instructions on how to add Link Within to your blog.

1. Sign in to your Blogger Account.
2. Open the Blog you want to use add Link within to.
3. In another tab open
4. On the Link within page enter your email-id, your blog URL and then your blog platform.
5. Next select the number of links of posts you want to show.
6. Click Get Widget
7. Then on install widget page click install widget in the first line.
8. Select your blog name and click Add Widget.
9. You will be redirected to your blog , make sure you are logged into your blog.
10.In layout you will find Link within widget included automatically.
11.Drag the widget to the bottom of your blog post on the layout .This will give it the best exposure.
12. Save layout and refresh blog.
Widget should be installed.

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