08 March 2014

How Much Money Can You Make Off YouTube



YouTube offers a Partner Program to help you easily monetize your videos on YouTube. Once you are accepted into the program, upload a video “that you have created” on to YouTube, enable advertising for that video and wait for the money to pour in.


The current split is 55-45 so if Google sells $100 worth of advertising against a YouTube channel, the partner’s share is $55. But how much many can your really make off YouTube?


Mahalo founder @Jason recently shared some raw numbers for XHIT, a popular fitness channel on YouTube with half a million subscribers, and the revenue graph isn’t very encouraging.


The video channel has accumulated over 33 million views in the last 18 months and the total advertising revenue that the channel generated from YouTube in the same period is around $90k. That’s about $2.7 per 1000 views (CPM) which isn’t an impressive deal considering the kind of effort and resources that go into producing videos.


Total YouTube Video Views


YouTube Earnings (in $)


The advertising revenue is almost directly proportional to the eyeballs.


For a majority of YouTube partners, the advertising revenue from videos may help pay the utility bills but only a few can expect to strike it rich. On the positive side, as @Jason says, YouTube does help build your brand on the Internet.




This story, How Much Money Can You Make Off YouTube, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 07/03/2014 under Google AdSense, YouTube, Internet

Lock Down These Services Now With Two-Factor Authentication



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Two-factor authentication is the smart way to protect your online accounts using something you know (like a password) and something you have (like a smartphone). Also known as two-step verification, it involves entering a code when logging in on new devices, and provides an excellent level of protection. With two-factor authentication even if your password isn’t particularly strong, your account is still relatively safe as you’ll need to authorise any log in attempts. Today we’ll be taking a look at few of the services you can lock-down with better security. How Does It Work? We’ve already taken a look at...


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07 March 2014

4 Alternatives To YouTube’s Constantly Changing Interface Mess



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Love YouTube, but wish it was laid out differently? You’re not alone. Every time YouTube changes its interface millions protest, but YouTube rarely listens. Some people yell about it for a while, then move on. But not everyone. Some build browser extensions that replace the interface. Some build entire websites for browsing YouTube videos. And some use YouTube’s own TV interface on their desktop, avoiding the things they dislike about the site. Here are the best alternative YouTube interfaces out there. Hopefully one of them makes YouTube better for you. Unique YouTube Skin (Userscript) Videos are the reason you use...


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4 Alternatives To YouTube’s Constantly Changing Interface Mess



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Love YouTube, but wish it was laid out differently? You’re not alone. Every time YouTube changes its interface millions protest, but YouTube rarely listens. Some people yell about it for a while, then move on. But not everyone. Some build browser extensions that replace the interface. Some build entire websites for browsing YouTube videos. And some use YouTube’s own TV interface on their desktop, avoiding the things they dislike about the site. Here are the best alternative YouTube interfaces out there. Hopefully one of them makes YouTube better for you. Unique YouTube Skin (Userscript) Videos are the reason you use...


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How To Disable Windows+L Shortcut Key In Windows 7/8.1



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There are many users who often have to switch between Windows and Mac OS X. For instance, some of you might have installed Windows on Mac using Boot Camp Assistant or without Boot Camp software and frequently switch between two operating systems. As you know, on Mac OS X, we use Command + L hotkey […]

Satoshi Nakamoto Unmasking, Spotify Echo, Vine Porn, Cortana Leak [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, the creator of Bitcoin is (allegedly) unmasked, Spotify acquires The Echo Nest, Facebook (finally) settles on its new News Feed design, Vine bans pornography, Microsoft’s Siri-alike leaks, and LG releases the creepiest commercial of all time. THE Satoshi Nakamoto Unmasked? Newsweek claims to have found THE Satoshi Nakamoto, naming the alleged creator of Bitcoin as a 64-year-old man living in Los Angeles. The Nakamoto they fingered is denying any connection with the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin was created by someone calling himself (or herself) Satoshi Nakamoto, who has always been an anonymous figure extremely keen on remaining...


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Limitless For Chrome: The Ultimate Productivity Companion



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Where did the time go? You got on your computer and the next thing you know it’s been 3 hours and you’re in some vast part of the Interwebs, or perhaps on one of the many sites notorious for wasting time, neither of which of anything to with why you got online in the first place. Does that scenario seem familiar? I would bet that everyone can relate to it to some degree – I know I can. There are a lot of techniques when it comes to managing your time, such as blocking time-wasting websites. One thing I found...


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Use Professional Photographs from Getty Images for Free



The gorgeous photographs that you see on news websites are licensed from companies like Getty Images and Corbis. Anyone can purchase the rights to use these images but the licensing (usage) fee for professional photographs is often prohibitive for most small websites and blogs.


Getty Images, the world’s largest online collection of news and editorial pictures, have added a new feature that makes their millions of professional images affordable for all. In fact, you can now embed pictures from Getty Images for free on your website. The pictures do not carry any watermark, there are no view limits and you can use any number of available images on your website.


Also see: Can I Use This Image from the Internet


Getty is following the YouTube model. You can embed an image from their website using a line of code and the embedded images, in future, may carry advertising. It’s a win-win situation for both parties.


Getty Images - Embed on your Website


There are a couple of restrictions though. One, you cannot modify the size of images embedded through Getty Images (see workaround). Getty says that you cannot use their images on commercial sites where the intent is to sell a product (if your blog has AdSense, it should not be an issue). Also, since these images are served inside an IFRAME, they will not be indexed by search engines.


Which Getty Images Can I Embed


Not all images on the Getty website are available for embedding on your website. When you perform a search, hover your mouse over the image thumbnail and look for the embed icon. If the icon is present, that image is embeddable and you can click the icon to get the actual embed code.


Also see: Sell your Instagram & Facebook Photos


Making Getty Image Embeds Responsive


The embed code from Getty has a fixed height and width and it may thus break the layout of your website, especially on mobile devices. As a workaround, we can add a bit of responsiveness to the embed code (remember Google Maps) so that the embedded image will automatically fit the screen of the user.


All you have to do is take Getty’s HTML code and add it inside the .getty-images class in the snippet below. Here’s a working demo.



<style>
.getty-images {
position: relative;
padding-bottom: 80%;
height: 0;
overflow: hidden;
}
.getty-images iframe {
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
width: 100% !important;
height: 100% !important;
}
</style>

<div class="getty-images">
<!-- Getty Images Embed Code Goes Here -->
</div>

[*] The value of padding-bottom in line #4 is basically the aspect ratio of the image and you may have to modify this number based on the dimensions of the image provided by Getty.

Related: Buying Tips for Stock Photos




This story, Use Professional Photographs from Getty Images for Free, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 06/03/2014 under Embed, Images, Internet

3 Fantastic Free Extensions to Improve Wikipedia on Google Chrome



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As an avid Wikipedia user, there are two tools I have found quite helpful in my research, and another one which I believe makes Wikipedia far more beautiful to browse through. Want to know what these are? It’s been a while since Saikat rounded up 10 fun and useful Wikipedia extensions for Chrome, and since then, there have been a few great new tools released that you should be using if you use Google’s browser to access the world’s largest encyclopaedia. WikiTube For a digital encyclopaedia, I’m surprised that Wikipedia does not have much video content, if any at all,...


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3 Fantastic Free Extensions to Improve Wikipedia on Google Chrome



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As an avid Wikipedia user, there are two tools I have found quite helpful in my research, and another one which I believe makes Wikipedia far more beautiful to browse through. Want to know what these are? It’s been a while since Saikat rounded up 10 fun and useful Wikipedia extensions for Chrome, and since then, there have been a few great new tools released that you should be using if you use Google’s browser to access the world’s largest encyclopaedia. WikiTube For a digital encyclopaedia, I’m surprised that Wikipedia does not have much video content, if any at all,...


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06 March 2014

Can You Get An iOS 7 Device To Work Well With Linux?



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Android devices play nice with Linux, but the same can’t always be said for iOS devices. Support for them on Linux is still far from perfect, but here’s what you can do to get it working as best as possible. libimobiledevice There’s a piece of software available for Linux called libimobiledevice. This library – as the name implies – tells the computer how to communicate with iOS devices, like the iPhone and iPad. If you’re running the most recent release of your favorite Linux distribution then libimobiledevice is most likely already installed. If you’re unsure whether you do actually have...


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Download Pushbullet For Windows Now



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Pushbullet, a popular Android app (recently released for iPhone too!) that lets you quickly push files, messages, and links from your smart phone to PC and vice versa using the Chrome extension on your PC, can now be used on your PC without having to install the Chrome extension. Yes, the team behind Pushbullet has […]

Upgrade From Windows XP To A Modern OS In 7 Simple Steps



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If you’re still using Windows XP on your computer, stop it — right now. Windows XP has become so ancient and outdated that even Microsoft is pulling its extended support for it in a little over a month. In order to stay safe and get the most out of your computer, it’s important to upgrade to a newer operating system. If you’re unsure how to do this, just follow these steps. Why Should You Upgrade From Windows XP? Windows XP has been out for over a decade. Meanwhile, the Windows operating system has undergone many iterations. Maintaining old versions forever...


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05 March 2014

Bored With Programming Books? Try 3 Fun Ways To Level Up Your Coding Skills



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If you’ve ever tried to learn to code from a book, you know how boring it can be. Why not try some engaging options to make learning more fun? Each of these websites has its own distinctive style, but they all have elements of games built into them. They’re quirky and fun, and they’ll keep you coming back to learn more. Code Combat If you’re looking to learn JavaScript and you don’t have much — or any — coding experience, give this free game a try. Take control of a wizard and his minions. Level up from simple concepts like...


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Yahoo User Logins, Bitcoin Regulation, Project Spark, Windows XP Pop-Ups [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Yahoo rejects third-party logins, Japan plans Bitcoin regulation, Project Spark comes to Xbox One, Twitter talks “impressions,” Steve Ballmer talks retirement, Microsoft nags Windows XP diehards to move on, and Arduboy brings Tetris to the business card. Yahoo Forcing User Logins I was greatly confused when Yahoo started allowing G and FB logins. Unclear though, if they can sustain their own ID effort. People moved on — Romit Mehta (@TheRomit) March 5, 2014 Those of you accessing Yahoo services will soon have to log in with a Yahoo username, as opposed to signing in with...


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Make HD Video Calls From Outlook.Com Website



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Up until now, Skype for Outlook.com was available to select number of users and only limited number of users had the privilege to make video calls from their Outlook.com account without having to install Skype app or the desktop client. Today, Microsoft announced that it has rolled out Skype for Outlook.com feature worldwide, meaning that […]

You Wish You Owned Google [We Ask You Results]



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When Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion it set us wondering how things may have been different if certain websites or apps had been either created by other people or bought before they matured. We hoped this would be worthy of a serious and invigorating discussion amongst the MakeUseOf readership. We were wrong. Google, And Not Much Else We asked you, What Website Or App Do You Wish You’d Created? The response to this question was extremely disappointing. Not only was the number of replies low, but the quality was also lacking. Just a few of you nailed it, answering...


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04 March 2014

3 Browsers With Cool Touch Features For Windows 8



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When you’re using your Windows 8.1 device as a tablet — or just touching your laptop’s screen — the last thing you want is a desktop browser that hasn’t been properly designed for touch screens. Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome all have different interfaces specifically for Windows 8. There are even other browsers to choose from in the Windows Store. Note that you can only access the “Windows 8-style” version of a browser if it’s your default browser. In other words, if you want to use the touch version of Firefox, Firefox has to be your default browser. You won’t...


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It’s The End Of Days For Windows XP – Microsoft Will Send Pop-up Reminders



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It’s the end of the line for Windows XP. Microsoft is planning to use pop-up warnings to remind users to upgrade and it could start as soon as next week. Windows XP will end its 12-year successful run on April 8th and Microsoft wants the considerable number of users to shift over to more modern versions of its operating system. The pop-up notifications will be enabled from March 8th following the monthly patch cycle of Windows Update. Pop-ups will continue to be displayed on the 8th of every month unless users tick the “don’t show this message again” option. Running...


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Create The Perfect PHP Development Environment In Android



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It turns out you can actually code on Android productively. For the longest time, it has been accepted that whilst computers are for productivity and creativity, Tablets exist purely to allow the passive consumption of content. I believed that as well. I’m a software developer by trade, and I use a 13″ Macbook Pro to write all my code. I wouldn’t have it any other way. OS X comes with everything I need to be productive as a developer, and I’ve built my workflow around that. Android on the other hand? I’ve never really thought about writing code on Android....


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Microsoft Changes, Kutcher Phones, Gates Billions, Leather Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Microsoft switches things up a little, Lenovo loves Ashton Kutcher, Bill Gates is still rich, Samsung brings the leather look to Chromebook, Kickstarter takes $1 billion in pledges, Oppia goes beta, and kids cannot get their heads around rotary phones. Microsoft: From Scroogled To Strategy Everyone ripping on Microsoft for promoting the guy who came up with Scroogled…he was also the guy behind their superbowl ad too. — Brad Sams (@bdsams) March 4, 2014 Microsoft has embarked on an executive reshuffle, with some people being promoted while others are shown the door. This is the...


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Microsoft Changes, Kutcher Phones, Gates Billions, Leather Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Microsoft switches things up a little, Lenovo loves Ashton Kutcher, Bill Gates is still rich, Samsung brings the leather look to Chromebook, Kickstarter takes $1 billion in pledges, Oppia goes beta, and kids cannot get their heads around rotary phones. Microsoft: From Scroogled To Strategy Everyone ripping on Microsoft for promoting the guy who came up with Scroogled…he was also the guy behind their superbowl ad too. — Brad Sams (@bdsams) March 4, 2014 Microsoft has embarked on an executive reshuffle, with some people being promoted while others are shown the door. This is the...


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Microsoft Changes, Kutcher Phones, Gates Billions, Leather Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Microsoft switches things up a little, Lenovo loves Ashton Kutcher, Bill Gates is still rich, Samsung brings the leather look to Chromebook, Kickstarter takes $1 billion in pledges, Oppia goes beta, and kids cannot get their heads around rotary phones. Microsoft: From Scroogled To Strategy Everyone ripping on Microsoft for promoting the guy who came up with Scroogled…he was also the guy behind their superbowl ad too. — Brad Sams (@bdsams) March 4, 2014 Microsoft has embarked on an executive reshuffle, with some people being promoted while others are shown the door. This is the...


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How To Slipstream Office 2013 SP1



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By now, you probably have installed the recently released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2013 or at least have heard about the release of SP1 for Microsoft Office 2013. As most of you know, SP1 includes all previously released updates via Windows Update service and also additional fixes to various issues. Even though the […]

Danny MacAskill’s Bike Stunts Are Crazy [Stuff to Watch]



Danny hit it big in 2009 when he put a compilation of stunts online. Here are some of his best videos.

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5 Security Software Myths That Can Prove Dangerous



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While the media doesn’t pay as much attention to malware as it did a decade ago when the threat was new, tens of millions of PCs remain infected worldwide. Some are damaged by their infection and become unstable, others allow criminals to steal private information, and still others force the target to join a botnet. You’d think such threats would make people take malware more seriously, but many myths persist. Here are five common misconceptions that can lull you into a false sense of security. A Virus Can’t Infect Your PC If You Don’t Download Anything Most people think of...


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03 March 2014

Connect Your Xbox 360 To The Internet Using Your Windows Computer



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For those of you still stuck with an old Xbox 360 that doesn’t support WiFi, connecting your 360 to your computer can be a quick and easy way to get connected to Xbox Live. Wireless adapters run upwards of $60, and establishing a connection to an Ethernet port isn’t always possible. Thankfully, Windows (8, 7, Vista, and XP) has a built-in feature called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) that allows you to share your computer’s Internet connection with your 360. Using nothing but a spare Ethernet cable, you can get Xbox Live up and running within minutes. Plus, if your University...


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Google Says Bon Appétit: See Restaurant Menus In The Search Results



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It’s only for Google users in the U.S. for the moment, but this is one Google Search feature that everyone could do with. Type in a restaurant’s name and Google Search will display the menu from the place. The restaurant menus are displayed as a OneBox-style answer when you type (or speak) – “Show me the menu for“. The immediate benefit is that you don’t have to wade through restaurant websites or recommendation tools to arrive at the perfect destination for the perfect evening meal. You can cover the entire menu with the “At a Glance” main section. But the...


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Pixable Is The Universal Photo Inbox You Never Knew You Needed



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Once in a while, you come across a product that fills a void you never knew existed. Think of the iPhone. Think of Twitter. Comparing Pixable to the likes of these is, admittedly, a bit of hyperbole. But among all the photo aggregators I have used, not one has come close to what Pixable achieves. It has the potential to revolutionize how you use images. Pixable used to be a different service. In its earlier avatar, Pixable was about personalized printable calendars. In its second coming, it has taken on the role of an app that manages all your photos....


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Easy Context Menu: Add Useful Options To Context Menu



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A large number of computer users who’re running recent versions of Windows aren’t aware of the hidden options in file or folder context menu. In addition to options that appear when you right-click on a file or folder, you can reveal hidden options by pressing down the Shift key while right-clicking on a file or […]

02 March 2014

Google’s Oppia Is A Smart Open Source Educational Tool For Interactive Learning



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With its continued focus on education, Google has launched Oppia (beta). The Open Source project is a free educational tool that lets anyone create online educational activities through the web interface. Interactivity is its strong suit. The interactive activities are called “explorations”. Explorations can be created by anyone in any part of the world – alone or working in teams. Oppia is designed for everyone – no programming knowledge is required if you want to create your own explorations. Lessons can be created with numeric, text, and multiple choice inputs. Specialized lesson tools like a clickable map and a code...


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