Here's a sobering statistic: The average time spent on a Web page is steadily decreasing, with users spending only 40 seconds on a single page. Even worse for publishers and advertisers, 31 percent of ads are never even seen. That's why last September we launched the Clean Campaign, our commitment to making the digital content experience better for everyone by cutting clutter and focusing on the content consumers care about. Messy Web pages create a chaotic experience that’s frustrating for everyone involved, including readers, publishers, and advertisers.
The Aviary Editor is now available to all Typepad bloggers!
We have been working hard on resolving the issues with Internet Explorer and the Aviary image editor and we believe we now have a fix in place. Beginning today, we will once again begin rolling out the Aviary image editor to Typepad subscribers.
The image editor hard at work.
If you're having any problems with the new editor at first, don't panic! If you're using Internet Explorer 9, you need to make sure that you have not enabled compatibility mode. Compatibility mode and the new editor are not compatible.
To turn Compatibility View off, click the Compatibility View button in your address bar to make the icon change from a solid blue color to an outline like this:
We recommend that all Internet Explorer 9 users clear their typepad.com cookies and cache after making sure compatibility mode is disabled. We have more information on how to do this in the Knowledge Base.
If you continue to have problems, please open a help ticket so that we can work directly with you to get you blogging!
Do you have a website that has branding or a look and feel you want to use on Typepad, but the layout doesn't really work for a blog? Brennan of Echelon, an energy company, found himself in this situation. The Echelon team weren't sure how they could adapt their company's website design to their blog so Brennan contacted Typepad blog services. We worked together with Brennan and Echelon to create a new design for their blog, Smart Energy, that incorporated Echelon's branding and some of the look and feel from the website but in a layout that works great for a blog. They were very pleased with the results.
Whether you need us to implement an existing design, create a new design, or (like Echelon) set up something in between, Typepad blog services has you covered! Sign up today. And be sure to check out Smart Energy while you're at it.
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Here on the Typepad team, we really love our bloggers. Today's Featured Blogger, Connie Bennett, is well known for her championship of Typepad, and for her engaging, informative blog posts. As a motivational speaker, certified life coach and health coach, and a former sugar addict herself, Connie gives back to her readers on a daily basis by providing them with the tools they need to break free - just a few very good reasons why you should be reading her blog.
And here's proof! To celebrate the release of her newest book, Beyond Sugar Shock, Connie is giving away a copy of her book, one year of Typepad service, and more! To read more about the giveaway, head on over to this post. You (or a friend) might qualify to win!
NAME: Connie Bennett BLOG:Sugar Shock! TYPEPAD MEMBER SINCE: 2005 WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Connie Bennett is known as the Sugar-Freedom Coach, and for good reason - she has written two books on the topic, and has helped thousands of people around the world successfully beat their addiction to sugar. A sought after TV and radio guest, Connie has appeared on “Oprah & Friends Radio,” “CBS News Sunday Morning,” “The Howard Stern Show," and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. Her blog is entertaining and informative, putting a fun, positive spin on today's dull diet blogs.
We've received several help tickets from subscribers who are seeing unwanted text links on their blogs. Typepad doesn't place ads on blogs without user permission, so we strongly recommend making sure you don't have malware on your computer that's forcing ads into your browser. If you don't have an anti-virus program on your computer, Lavasoft is a good place to start.
One malware application we've been seeing in particular is a browser extension called Text Enhance. When installed, the extension combs through the sites you're visiting and places spam links within the text of those sites. It can look like the site itself is serving the ads so it can be jarring if you're seeing those links on your own blog. Removing Text Enhance from your browser will resolve the issue.
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