Twitter recently added a new feature that allows you to add a header image to your profile. Twitter header is basically using the same concept as Facebook timeline or the Google+ but with the new Twitter Header, you can easily see your profile image, username, Twitter account name, bio, location and your site link all in one place.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
One best way to attract more audience to your blog is by writing controversial topics. This is because, controversial topics usually ignite people minds and make them feel the need to respond. Though writing a controversial topic may be fun, it is also important to make sure you have done enough research and the information you are writing about is factual.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
This post is in response to one of my readers who wanted to know how he can add images next to post titles or post summaries. Before you do this, you will need to set the post to show only the post summaries. You can read my previous post on how to customize the expandable summary.
Monday, October 22, 2012
If you frequently like submitting your sitemap to Google, you may have noticed every time you submit it, only 26 pages are submitted and indexed. This means that Googlebot only crawls and index the last 26 pages and all other pages you had previously written are not indexed. This is can lead to an overall reduction in the site traffic which is not good for any blog.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
A page 404 error occurs when a page which had previously been indexed by search engines is longer existing. An error message "Error 404, Page not Found" is usually displayed whenever someone clicks on the link pointing to a page that is not available on a site.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Adding a short description in every post is a good way of describing your post in a few sentences. This is an importance step in SEO process since it helps the search engines in understanding your post better and ranking it according to relevancy.
Monday, October 15, 2012
If you have a long list of posts under your labels, it would be much better if you would arrange them in columns. This not only improves the appearance of your blog but you also make it easy for your readers to access to your posts or to see your posts easily without having to scroll down. It is also a way of saving your space since they will occupy a less space.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Even though most people turn to Google to search for information, writing posts with keywords targeting other two major search engines (Yahoo and Bing) may help your blog in ranking high for that specific keyword. This is because, unlike Google where most keywords have a very high competition, in Yahoo and Bing, the competition may be slightly lower. This help you to rank for a keyword that you wouldn't have ranked for in Google.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
If you are using a template with no borders or maybe, you would like to add some borders to an existing template, here is a simple tutorial on how to go about doing this. I am going to show you how to add borders on a Simple Template Design since it is the one that I am using on this blog;
Monday, October 8, 2012
If you do not want to show your social share buttons below the posts titles or on your blog side bar, you may decide to display them at the end of each blog Post. Displaying your social share buttons at the end of blog posts is almost similar with displaying them below the posts titles and you only need to make slight changes in the coding.
Friday, October 5, 2012
An easy way to promote your blog in social networks like Facebook is to have it set in a such way that whenever you udpate your contents, the new post is automatically posted in social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Though, there are a few websites like seesmic.com, which provides tools that you can use to automatically post your contents in various networks.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The power of online press release is undeniably great. Journalists go online to look for information (quotes) but due to time limits, most of them do not have time to browse through other news sources and they simply turn to PR distributions sites for latest news release. This is one reason why you should make your press release eye catching, so that, it can attract the attention of media.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
If you take a look at this blog, you will notice that, I have bullet points on my related posts links but there is none on my popular posts links. If I want to add bullet points on the popular posts, I can easily do it by changing the list style in my blog template.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
When doing a blog marketing campaign, it is important to consider using a Press Release Distribution Sites. By posting news in Press Release specific websites, you increase your site visibility and your site is more likely to attract media attention.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
If you are searching for information about SEO, you will definitely find alot in internet and the only thing that you need to do is to know the proper way to implement the information that you have found. Today, I am going to discuss about a few tips that can boost SEO. These are simple tips but a must especially for bloggers who are doing blogging as a professional.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
If you are looking for ways to make money online, may be you are already thinking of getting involved in affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is where you get paid a commission based on the number of people that you send to the advertiser's site but only if, they purchase something from the site.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Website evaluation is an important part of measuring a blog success and should be done at a regular basis. Starting a blog is usually the first step and how successful your blog becomes will be defined by your set goals and how you plan to accomplish them. If you are one of those few bloggers who have not yet set a specific goal, most probably you will not be able to accomplish anything meaningful in blogging.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Having too many posts on the homepage, slows down the page which can be sometimes annoying to your users. In some cases, you may want to show as many posts as possible on your homepage but you cannot think of a better way to do this without slowing down the page.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sometimes your readers do not have time to comment and you would like to know how they feel when they read your contents. You can simply know how they feel by adding a reaction. Blogger comes with an inbuilt feature that allows you add reaction below all your posts.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A live traffic feed allows you to track your visitors by showing which countries they are originating from and which pages they have viewed. Apart from this, it also acts as a mini web analytics since it displays words and phrases visitors are using to arrive to your site. One reason why I like using live traffic feed is because it is very easy to access. I do not need to login and I can immediately find out the source of all my last 50 visitors by clicking on real time view.
Monday, September 10, 2012
You may have seen a donation button in other websites and maybe you are also considering having one in your blog. A donation button allows your users to donate a few dollars through your Paypal account. Even though it is expected that not all your users will donate, sometimes you may be lucky and get a few dollars.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
In my previous post, I discussed how to add a floating social media button in a blog. In this post, I will discuss how to add a static social media share buttons on your sidebar directly from the blogger or using codes.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Twitter been one of the most widely used microblogging social network for promotion. It is important that any webmaster should consider having a Twitter button in a blog. Twitter allow us to share our contents with users all over the world which in return generates traffic to our blogs.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
It is true that most people associate online advertising with advertisers but they forget that, some bloggers are also turning to paid advertising to market their websites and make money. Online advertising is much bigger than pay per click or what most people think and for anyone planning to do a successful marketing advertising campaign, a proper strategic plan is needed.
Monday, September 3, 2012
If you are thinking about starting a blog, I know there are obvious questions that are going inside your mind right now. One of the commonly asked question by upcoming bloggers is; How Can I get a blog or where can I get a blog? This question may seems very obvious to those of you who already have knowledge in blogging but for an inspiring new blogger, it may be very difficult to even know where to start.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
In my previous post, I discussed how to place Adsense or Chitika Ads in between the blog title and the post for a better CTR. Today, I am going to discuss how to put the ads on the left or right side of the blog post or below the post.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
If you are used to commenting in other blogs, you may have noticed that most of them are set in such a way that they require a visitor commenting on that site, to fill in captcha or a word verification before posting the comment. This may sometimes be very annoying especially if you come across captchas that are very hard to read or those that are almost invisible.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Google offers webmasters an easy way to share their contents in different ways such as through the free blogger platform and the Google plus account. Another way of sharing web pages which is underlooked by many bloggers is by use of Google site. Google Sites remain one of the easiest and best way to avail information to people who need quick, up-to-date access to information.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
For those of you who do not know what is a shoutbox. A shoutbox is feature that allows you to chat live with your audience whenenever they are browsing through your web page contents. Users can be able to send short message directly from your blog through the use of a shoubox.
Friday, August 24, 2012
If your website is having enough traffic and you are planning to monetize it or may be you are already doing it and you are not satisfied with what you are getting, you may need to take a look at different internet advertising networks. Depending on your website traffic and your niche, there are different advertising networks that you can try.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
If you have many different categories/labels, you may have problem displaying all of them in a page. One reason been that, they tend to occupy a lot of space which may make your page look so crowded. The other reason would be because, you just do not want to have a lot of information on your side bar.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Blogspot comes with a feature that allows you to insert labels so that it is easy to place related posts under one label. In some cases, you may want to show labels in categories. This simple tutorial will guide you on how create label category.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
A smart social media marketing plan should involves understanding the role that the social media tools play when it comes to marketing or in promotion of a blog. The key point here is knowing the main purpose of doing social marketing which should be to serve and to support. Any kind of social media marketing should create some value that get people into action and increases their urge to get engaged.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
By adding an email subscription form in your blog, you offer your readers with more options to choose from when subscribing to your contents. There are some readers who are not very comfortable when subscribing to the RSS feeds and would prefer to receive updates through their emails.
Monday, August 13, 2012
If you would like to follow your Twitter updates when you are still in your blog, you can do this by adding a Twitter Website Widget. Having a Twitter Website Widget is also another great way to engage your visitors. If visitors are spending more time in your website, they are more likely to click some of your links or to view some more pages.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Linking to your internal pages increases a site ranking and it is a way of boosting SEO process. In most cases, search engine spiders do not crawl deep inside your pages and by linking to your older blog posts, you are basically giving a new life to those posts so that search engines will not forget them.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
If I may ask you right now, what type of traffic do you think it much better or if you had the the option to choose between the three, would you go for organic, direct or referral traffic? I may not be able to get an answer to this question right now but I have a feeling that, most people would opt for an organic (search) type of traffic.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Many bloggers creating a Facebook page usually forget the importance of having SEO page and instead they only concentrate on getting followers. If you have a well optimized page plus a high number of followers, your page will be getting traffic in two ways; your followers and search engines which can bring a lot of traffic.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Increasing site popularity is one of the best way to attract quality targeted visitors to a website. While this can be done through several ways like using social networks to promote your contents and buidling quality backlinks. There are a few best known and proven ways when it comes to generating quality traffic.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
You may have great contents in your blog but if your users are having a difficult time navigating through your website, you will definitely fall short of your goals. In some cases, it might be due to a minor problem such as a broken link or something else which could be negatively affecting the user experience while navigating through your website.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Having well optimized titles for your posts increases the visibility level of your website. In some cases, we tend to overdo the whole process and we end up with meaningless titles stuffed with keywords. These kinds of titles are not appealing to the users and are less likely to convert to your desired goals.
Monday, July 30, 2012
It is true that no matter how much you may try, one time or another they will always be someone who might not be happy with your progress and would like to pull you down. In other times, it might be your business competitors who are looking for ways to tarnish your company reputation. Other comments may just be true negative comments based on the user's unpleasant experience.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
If you are concerned about your site traffic as I am or as most bloggers do. I am sure you are thinking and wondering what you might be doing wrong which is resulting to the decline in traffic. Having low traffic is a big concern not only for small websites but also for well established websites since maintaining a constant site traffic is an important part of a blog success.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
For sometimes now, people have been using Google+ for making individual/personal accounts to either promote their business or for social purposes but all this has recently changed when Google made it possible to create a business page.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
If you have been blogging for sometimes now and you have not noticed any improvement on your website performance. This is the high time that you start evaluating and finding ways to improve your website. Research has shown that, if your website does not appear within the top 10 to 30 search results (top 3 search pages), there is a possibility that no one will ever find your website and instead users will find your competitors' website (iProspect).
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Promotion of your contents through different social media is an important part of blogging campaign and a must for everyone who is looking forward to increase the visibility of his website. Google offers an easy way to connect your blogger account with your Google Plus account so that every time you publish a new post, you can easily share it with your friends.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Social media marketing strategy involves knowing and understanding the right way to use the social medial tools. Most people find themselves overwhelmed by the increasing number of social media tools and they tend to forget the meaningful or the right way to use them.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
You may have unique, quality contents and everything else that a good website should have but without doing right promotion or some form of web marketing outreach, your contents become useless since of lack of exposure. When you build a website, it does not mean that readers will start flocking to your blog. You must promote and do a web marketing outreach campaign, so that you could build traffic and attract as many readers as possible.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Search engine optimization of images is an important factor when it comes to SERP (search engine results pages). Naming your images properly can enhance your site visibility and increases your site traffic.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The number of people doing blogging has tremendously increased in number. One reason been that, over the last few years, free hosting platforms like Wordpress has also increased in number and anyone can start one anytime for free.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Getting high quality backlinks is the utmost goal for most webmasters. This is simply because having many quality backlinks pointing to your website signify your site popularity and is a way of recommending your site to others. If you would like your site to get noticed by search engines, then you must work towards getting quality one way backlink.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
If your blog is for monetizing purposes, it obvious that you would like to place your ads on top of the page or somewhere where visitors can be able to see your ads easily and probably click on them. The best place to put ads has always been above the fold or half upper part of the web page or on the sidebars.
Monday, July 9, 2012
One of the major components when it comes to search engine optimization process is the selection of the right keywords. Choosing the right keyword for your blog is the utmost goal and an important part of SEO and especially so, if you really want to compete with your top competitors.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The best SEO tactics are not what we see or rather they are not the most obvious. In reality, SEO best practices are nearly invisible to us but are clearly seen and defined by search engine spiders. Knowing a few things about SEO can get most things done but knowing deep and critical points about SEO may require the help of experts. This is one reason that nowdays, they are thousands of companies offering those services.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Social media networks are expanding by day and it is becoming even harder to know which marketing tool suits a particular niche or business. While most social media tools can be used together such as using a tweeterfeeds to posts links to your Twitter accounts, Facebook or other networks. One important thing that people need to understand is the social media sub-categories. These sub-categories are powerful tools when it comes to marketing and choosing the right tool for the right job, would create more meaning in social networking.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Blogger blogspot allows you to set the maximum number of posts that you would like to be displayed on your homepage but this only affect the posts but not the labels. Incase you use labels menu tabs to show different posts links the way I have done in this blog, I guess you have already observed that, when you clicks on the menu tab, a long list of posts falling under that label are displayed. This increases the loading time of the page and the audience has to spend much more time scrolling down the page.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Blogger blogspot comments are embedded below the post and are only visible once someone is viewing a blog post. In some instances, you would like comments to be easily visible in your homepage/side bar where they can easily be accessed by your readers. This is also another way of encouraging conversation among the readers since they can easily follow up the comments on the sidebar.
Friday, June 29, 2012
When it comes to SEO of tags, there are three tags that one has to put into consideration; the title, description and the keywords. The title or document title is the text that appears within the <title>.......</title> tags in the HTML code of your webpage and it is very important part of search engine optimization process. Titles are displayed on the user's browser.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Writing a blog post may be sometimes challenging especially during those times when you find yourself running out of ideas. In some cases, the ideas are presents but it so happens that you just do not feel like writing. Updating your contents more often is very importance since visitors and search engines are always looking for something new. If you make it a habit of updating your contents consistently, you are more likely to get many visitors which equals to more income.
Monday, June 25, 2012
One dilemma which most bloggers face is deciding on the right web host once you decide to shift to your own domain or even when starting your own website. Nowadays, there are so many web hostings which make it even harder for one to decide which one is the best. Deciding on the right web host is not an easy decision.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Most people think that starting a blog is very easy and no other things are needed apart from some basic knowledge on HTMl and a good niche to write about. This is one of the misconceptions about blogging. Blogging is much than just writing your favorite articles. It about keeping your audience on mind while writing any post and making sure that they can have a pleasant time while reading and navigating through your content.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Bloggers Blogspot has the insert jump break feature that allows the users to create expandable summary links leaving only the introuduction part visible on the main page. Creating expandable summary links is easily done while you are on the post editor.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
To make sure that your understand how your blog is performing, it is important to test both the messages and medium. Medium includes such things as; the page layout, design, graphic, images etc while messages is the actual contents that is found in your blog.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
If you are using your blog for monetization purposes. One thing that you need to put into consideration is your ad placement. If your ads are placed in the right place, you are more likely to have a high CTR which is equivalent to a higher earnings. One such best place to display your ads is just below the the post title and the post body.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Opening your sidebar posts/articles on a new window help in the sense that you do not want your readers to close your blog main page while reading the other posts. Even though the reader can still go back to the original page by using the back button, it much better if your blog remain open and visible to the reader. If your blog is still open, there is the possibility that the reader may get interested in checking more posts.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Over the recent years, Facebook users have increased to over 500 million. Infact, if Facebook was to be a country, it would be among the top largest countries in the world. According to Washington post in 2010, Facebook population now equals the population of United States, Japan and Germany combined. With the current high number of users, Facebook is has emerged itself not only a social network place; where family and friends meet but it is also a place to market your business/blog.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Web Analytics enables you to know how well your blog is performing and what you need to improve on, in order to make your blog even better. It usually a clear indication of whether your strategies are working or not and whether your overall goal has been met.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
One way to make sure that you blog remain on top of search engine results is through frequent updating with quality contents, social networks promotion and making sure that your contents is rich with the right keywords. Search engine optimization process is usually an daunting task and it requires proper understanding of what to do and what not to do. In most cases, if you don't have adequate knowledge on the right way to go about doing it, you may end up overdoing it and eventually getting your blog penalized.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
While most bloggers would prefer blogging at their own convenience or whenever they are available. Writing and publishing a blog post at the right time may affect how much your post get shared and how many pageviews it generates. There are a few things that can guide you in knowing when is the right time to publish a blog post.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Twitter has grown to popularity and has become a leading social network for marketers or for anyone else who is looking forward to promote his/her work or product. While your success with Twitter will depends on many factors such as; the number of followers, what you are selling/promoting and how well you are able to influence your followers in buying/promoting your work. There are other top tips that can help you in increasing your blog expsoure and gaining a high page rank.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
A good blog theme should act as the main source; a place where you can get ideas of your blog contents. If you blog theme is about SEO and blogging, your contents can be anything about SEO and blog related. If you find that you are having a difficult time coming up with your blog ideas, always look at the theme of your blog. You do not want your readers to get excited by your blog theme to only end up losing interest after reading a few lines.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Increasing blog traffic is fundamental to any blogger and so to anyone else who is looking forward to success in the world of marketing and advertising. Without readers visiting your blog, a blog would lose its meaning since the main purpose of a blog is to have people coming to read your contents.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Whether you are blogging for the first time or you have been blogging for years, increasing your blog exposure is an ongoing process and a must for every blogger. There are two main purposes for submission of a blog to social media directories; one is to get listed in their directories and the other one is get people liking and voting for your contents. The more your blog is popular, the higher it will appear on those directories or front page of those social media where it is exposed to million of viewers.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Search engine optimization techniques has become a daily process for most bloggers. This is because with the many new websites coming up each day, it has become almost impossible to succeed in the world of blogging unless your blog get a page ranking.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Link wheel is a method used in SEO process that helps in creating high quality backlinks to a website/blog. These backlinks comes from 2.0 web properties (websites with high page ranking) and are interconnected with each other all pointing back to your website/blog.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Whether you only own one blog or you have multiple blogs, you will definitely agree with me when I say that, any form of blogging is a kind of a responsibility. Blogging requires dedication, passion, discipline, patience, education and commitment among others. Even if you are interested in blogging and you lack most of these skills, it would simply be an indication that blogging then is not your area.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This blog is hosted by Blogger and is considered as a free blog. While there is cons and pros of using a hosted blog, there is no universal requirement that you must own your blog in order to be successful. They are many business that have used hosted blog for a long time and they are still doing very well. Though it is true that using a free blog comes with certain some limitations which may affect your marketing abilities.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
If you are thinking about buying a domain name, then you are in the right place since in this post, I will be discussing about important tips that can help you in choosing the right domain name. When purchasing a domain, it is always important to think about the reputation of the organization that you considering to buy your domain from; ask yourself whether the company is well know or it is just another company that most likely will send your visitors off since no one seem to have ever heard it.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Threaded commenting is a basic feature that comes with blogger's blog. It allows the readers or anyone to leave or respond to comments of the other audience unlike in single level commenting where you only respond to a post or post a comment to another post. It is also another way of encouraging a dialogue among readers.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Nowadays, it seems that every blogger is looking for ways that can make his/her blog land on the first page of search engines. This is because, if your blog is ranked high in search engines, it will most likely appears among the top search results when someone is looking for information. The high ranking equals many clicks or many people coming to your blog. In case your blog is for monetization purposes or you have ads that you would like your readers to click, you will definitely be able to make some money.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Pinterest allows it users to organize and share their content, discover new thing and even get to know new people. It a good channel to market yourself or even contents from other blogs that you may come across.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Social buttons allow you to share your contents with the rest of the world. It is also a way of increasing traffic to your website and making your blog more popular. Adding a floating social button in a blog is very easy since you only need to insert a HTML script code and you are done.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
You may not be aware that your blog may be considered as having paid links/selling links until when one day you wake up and find out that your blog PR has dropped from 3 to 0. For new bloggers who may not be aware of what is considered paid link. This post is meant to educate you on paid links and what you need to do to avoid falling in such a trap.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Showing only a part of your blog post reduces the amount of space that the whole post occupies and is a way of creating suspense to the readers. Readers will most likely be interested in reading further your post especially if the post is very interesting or it has important or informative information. You are also able to fit several posts in a small space reducing the amount of time spent on loading a page.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Blogger blogspot comes with an inbuilt structure of permalinks that make it impossible to edit the post's URL once you publish it. This limitations usually affect the overall performance of your blog in search engine since most likely, if you are using long titles, only the first few words on the line will appears on the search engine and the rest will be ignored.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Backlinks are an important part of SEO and have a significant positive influence on page ranking. This is because search engines like Google consider quality backlinks as a recommendation from other blog/websites but getting backlinks from those high ranking websites is usually very hard since most of them are 'nofollow' blogs/websites.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
URL restricted by Robot.txt errors may happen because of various reasons such as; your robot file might be prohibiting the Googlebot from accessing a directory where the said URL is found or from accessing a specific URL. This usually happens if the robot.txt file is set in such a way that it prohobit the Googlebot from crawling this URL. In other rare cases, you might have accidentally done some changes on your robot.txt which would have resulted into this error.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
To be called a professional blogger, it requires alot of hardworking, dedication and eagerness to work towards achieving the highest standard of blogging. Learning from your past mistakes and making sure that the same mistakes do not happen again, is one of the many factors that distinguishes a well established or a professional blogger and a newbie blogger.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Are you running out of important topics/ideas to write in your blog? This happens to almost all bloggers in one time or another. For most bloggers, coming up with an excellent, unique idea or topic is the hardest thing especially if you are looking forward to maintaining quality contents but with the help of available resources on the internet, there are several ways that you can use to discover important blog ideas.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Would you like to know about your blog ranking and key word density? Apart from the Google free Websmater, there are other free SEO tools that you can use to check everything about your blog. These free SEO tools include;
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Google translator usually provides alternative languages to anyone who may has problem understanding the language used in a blog. If you have submitted your blog to non-English directories, there is a possibility that someone from other non-English speaking countries may visit your blog or sometimes through the search engine results.
Monday, April 16, 2012
We all love it when visitors land into our blogs and spend sometimes reading it rather than when they only spend one minute or even leave without reading anything. It is true that most readers who visit our blogs are brought about after searching specific information on the search engines and more likely they are only interested in the reading about what brought them to your blog. Sometimes, if we make our blogs entertaining and accessible, readers may get interested in reading other posts.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The most important part of any blog post includes; the title, the first heading (H1), (H2) and the first and the last paragraph of your blog posts . Most of the times we spend a lot of time creating the best post titles and following it up with a very good sentence or phrase make it more meaningful and attractive to read and may have a significant influence on how your blog is ranked in search engines.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Are you aware that your blog may have been hacked yet you are not even aware of what might be happening? Believe it or not, but it is true that hackers will do anything possible to make sure that you do not detect anything unusual with your blog. Hackers will go to the extent of hiding their links that you will never know it since the links are only visible in the source code.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Do you know having too many posts on home page can slow down the loading time of your blog? This is very important if you want to retain visitors on your blog or even for a positive SEO results. No one wants to spend 30 seconds or so just waiting for a single page to load.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Sticking to a single topic is one of the hardest thing to do since most of the time, bloggers are tempted to write about current “hot trend news”, especially if the story is very interesting and is getting a lot of attention. This has been a major problem for most bloggers who find themselves torn between been getting focused on a single topic or sometimes breaking the rule and going for varieties.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Keyword density is the total number of keywords that appears in a single page in comparison to the total word count. The SEO expert seems to have come to an agreement that, a keyword density of 3-7% is a good number. I totally agree with these figures but I would probably go for a medium range which is 5%.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Page titles are among the first thing that appears on any search engine results whenever someone is looking for certain information. They remain one of the important components of SEO and for those who are looking forward to succeed in blogging. In that sense, any title page that is written should be carefully thought of and written in such a way that it will be meaningful to search engines.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
SEO/page ranking is not an easy process and requires proper understanding and knowledge on how to go about doing it. There is no short cut when it comes to high ranking and SEO process and apart from the quality of your content and frequent updating of your blog, there are few things that need to be put into consideration and matters most if you are looking forward to making your blog popular and getting high ranking.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Blogspot comes with an inbuilt navigation bar that you can use to move to other blogs. This navigation bar provides an easy way to locate and comment on other blogs or to even search for blogs that are similar in content with your blog.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Google usually update/index new pages every time their Google bot crawls a page or when you submit a site map, you can read more on how to add your blog to Google search engine, but until that time, your older information or pages which had been indexed earlier (cached) are displayed in search engine.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
When you click a link on a webpage/blog page, it usually opens on the same page of your blog browser. In most cases, you may have more than one links on the same post which when clicked, still open on the same browser replacing the one that you had opened previously.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Inserting any referral link/URL to your blog posts is very easy but not so for beginners. For beginners who may not have knowledge on how to do it, here is a simple way to insert a referral link/URL. Just go to the website that your want to link from or where your referral link is found, copy and paste the URL or referral link.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Blogger blogs give you an opportunity to insert a Web search box or your blog search box that your visitors can use to either search for information from the internet or from your blog. Depending on what you want, you can either choose to have the Web Search Box or Your Blog Search Box.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Uploading images/photo makes the page looks more attractive and sometimes gives the page some meaning. For beginners who may not be knowing how to do it. Here is a simple explanation of how to upload an image in a blog post.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
There are two ways that you use to justify your text; one of them is through the use of HTML codes; Go to Blogger -Dashbord - Design- Edit HTML. Use Ctrl +F to find the following code; .post-body and add the following code just below it; text-align:justify;. Your text will automatically be aligned/justified.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Showing a list of the most popular posts in a blog is very important. This not only provides readers with information about what others might be checking in that blog but it is also a way of showing the audience what sort of information is been searched for most in the search engine.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
How you end your blog posts determines how your audiences perceive your blog. In most cases, readers comes to a blog through a search engine and only because they were looking for a specific information. If your blog posts are not well concluded, most readers just leave your blog immediately after reading the information that brought them to your blog without having to check anything else or other pages.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
If you would like to save alot of time spent on opening a blog post incase you would like to do some changes, then there is a simple way of editing your blog posts. You simply set the show quick editing icon in your blog post and whenever you would like to edit any post, you just click on it.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
If you are looking forward to moving from free blogging platforms to self-hosted blogs or domains. The following are a few steps that can help in setting up your self-hosted blog;
Friday, March 2, 2012
If you are looking for a hosted domain to start a new blog, there are a few blogging platforms that you can choose from. These platforms are free to join/use but most of them are limited when it comes to their features and they would probably not give you the same results that you would expect to get when using a self-hosted blog.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Blog posts are displayed automatically and immediately after posting but sometimes, you may have three or four blog posts and you would like to re-schedule them so that they can be posted/displayed at a later date/time. To change the time or date that you would like your posts to be displayed/posted, go to;
Monday, February 27, 2012
SEO process tends to be complicated especially for those who do not have adequate knowledge on the subject or on how to go about doing it but there are several free online tools that can help you in achieving some of those goals. This includes available free online tools that are used to check keyword and keyword density, backlinks, texts among others.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
For new bloggers making a table is not straight forward especially if you are not very familiar with the scripting language. Though it is still possible to use other applications like words or paint to insert a table in a blog, for those who prefer using the scripting method. The following is a quick tutorial on how to go about doing it.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
From my previous articles on SEO, I have emphasized the importance of choosing the right keywords that are relevant to your contents. In this post, I take a look at the appropriate areas in your blog that you can place your keywords for better search results.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The key to having the right URL address is simply by understanding and knowing what you intend to do in your blog. This not only helps you to come up with a relevant URL but it is also important for SEO. Blogs that uses relevant URL to the contents found on their blogs have the possibilities of ranking higher than other blogs. This is because, when someone sees the blog URL, they are able to have an idea of what to find in such a blog.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Deleting a blog or changing the URL is very common especially when someone realizes that, the name you gave to your URL does not match with the theme of the blog. For better SEO, it is always good to use URL with 3 or 5 keywords. These keywords should represents the theme of the blog. Any person who sees your URL, should be able to have an idea of what the blog is all about.
Monday, February 13, 2012
The process of SEO requires times and patience as well as willingness and knowledge on how to go about doing it. While it may not be possible to generate high traffic within one month, it is known that using the right strategies can hasten the process and eventually you can be able to get noticed by people sooner than you thought.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Google trends helps you to find out what world or a specific region are looking for from the internet and what topics are most searched in the web. It shows you how often your topic has appeared in Google new stories and what geographical region is searching most, your topic.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Guest blog posting is one of the best way to build backlinks easily and it has tremendous advantage when it comes to driving high quality traffic to a website or a blog. In most cases, blog owners who decide to write guest articles aims for website with high ranking so as to be able to acquire those high quality links that improves SERP rankings.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
While most bloggers are concerned about how their blogs are ranked on search engine. They are those who take little or no time to analyze the results from Web Analytic Tool. The Web Analytic Tool enables you to monitor and find out what people are looking for in your blog and how your contents is ranked in search engine.
The utmost goal of writing any post or article is to make sure that it generates as much traffic as possible. In most cases, bloggers or writers are discouraged whenever they write those unique posts which end up been read by only a few people or not even read by anyone. This is because, most bloggers write posts that are not related to what people are searching for at that particular time or posts that are generally out of the main theme of a blog.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
First, you need a Google gmail account to continue with this process. Go to Google Webmaster Tool page, search for the following "Link Contents to a Google Profile". At the bottom of the page, you will find these two options:
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
First Link Priority is a concept in Google SEO that is used in determining which links is more important and valuable than the other. It is a Google rule that states that, the first link (outbound link) that is initially make targeting a specific page in another website is the only one that count and all other links that comes from the same page targeting the same page in the other website are usually ignored and often may lead to negative impact on SEO.
Monday, January 30, 2012
While most bloggers are aware of important of SEO, most beginners have difficult time understanding why and whether it is necessary to SEO a blog. For most beginners, having a blog is the only thing that matters and most of them forget that unless your SEO your blog, it could simply means that your blog is non existence in search engine.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
While most bloggers are concerned with SEO techniques to increase their blog rankings. There are various things that are considered search engine unfriendly and can eventually affect your ranking in a very negative way or even get your blog penalized. Others, are considered search engine friendly and increases your chances of getting a higher page ranking.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
While many people are aware of Bing, Yahoo and Google as the main search engine. There are other not so famous search engine or directories that you can submit your blog. These search engines even though they may not be well known, they can definitely help you in boosting traffic in your blog and eventually getting a good page rank.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
If you are a newbie in this business of blogging, it is not a wonder to find yourself wanting to know more about blogging by asking yourself questions like, what is a blog, how to blog. If I am going to define a blog by my own words, I would simply say that, a blog is simply a place where you choose and write topics about your favorites subjects on daily basis.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Labels can be used to show links of all posts in a blog. If used properly, they provide an easy way to access all blog posts by providing links of related posts in a specific category. They can also act as a way of retaining audience in a blog longer due to the post links, hence lowering the Google Analytics bounce rate.
Submitting a sitemap to Google Webmaster Tool is usually easy because you do not need to manually download the sitemap. It is usually automatically done. The only thing that you need to do is to go to Google Webmaster Tool Home Page, click on Optimization - Sitemap - Add/Test Sitemap.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
If you are using Google Analytics, it is possible that you have come across the word "Bounce rate". Bounce rate represents the number of audience who visit your blog through search and either find whatever they are looking for in one page or just leave your blog without having to read or click on any post.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
If you would like to have your blog title and description in the center, this how to do it. First I will start by showing you how to center the title or heading of your blog. Login in to Blogger - Dashboard - Design - EDIT HTML. By use of Ctrl + F, find out the following codes
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Most bloggers have difficult time understanding why their blogs are performing poorly in search engine or not appearing at all. While the uniqueness of your contents remains a key factor in determining the number of traffic that you get in your blog, there are other problems that can seriously affect the overall performance of your blog in such engine.
Google Adword enables you to check relevant keywords or it simply help you in selecting keywords that are more suitable for your blog. Keywords determine the number of traffic that you blog gets and it is also an important component in search engine language. If you want to discover which keywords are doing much better in search engines, Google Keyword tool is definitely the best option.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Most websites owners are looking for ways to increase traffic for better SEO rankings. One best way to do this is by having quality backlinks. Though it is still possible to acquire backlinks naturally, but for those of you who want faster results, the following are different ways that you use to getting free backlinks;
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sometimes a blog or a website may fall out of search results which may be attributed to many problems such as crawl errors, among others. To quickly determine whether your site is still indexed by Google or other search engine, just perform a site search for the entire URL.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Google has introduced a Page Speed Online tool that helps blog and website owners to analyze their blog or pages in any browser. It also features a Page Speed Mobile analysis which offers an opportunity to analyze the performance of a website as displayed in a Smartphone. The tool is easy to use and you don’t need to install it in your computer.
Backing up your blog contents is very important and a must for everyone with a blog. This is because, despite blog been very safe, there is still possibility that your blog can be detected as spam and get deleted. Once your blog get deleted, you may have some tough time trying to recover it from Google cache and this only applies if your blog is indexed by Google.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Search engine will definitely hate to have those links that end up to nowhere or posts with no productive results. If you want to optimize your site properly, then it is of paramount important to remove those broken links or invalid links from your blog. The Broken Link Checker tool helps you to determine how many invalid or broken links you have in your blog.