We have talked about SEO Over optimization earlier, and probably this is the right approach from Google, to discard those Websites, which are misusing known SEO tricks to stand out in Google search. We all know, there are many known signals to rank #1 in Google, and anyone can use it to rank higher in search engines. For example, backlinks with anchor text will help any webmasters to improve their keyword ranking,but how about if you buy 100’s of exact match anchor text, and outrank all existing competitor? Penguin update, and Exact match domain penalty are introduced to penalize such Websites, which are over optimizing their Website for search engines. (Mainly Google search). The search engines publish rules and guidelines about how to get your website ranked higher on their Search Engine Results Pages (SERPS). These rules and guidelines are called SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). There are also guidelines that other people publish online after they conduct legitimate or … [Read more...] about How to Avoid SEO Penalty for Over Optimization
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Since last year, Google has made some major changes in search engine algorithm, which starts with Google panda updates, search plus your world and moved to Page layout algo and many more yet to come. If you follow SEO news, you’ll no doubt know that Google are preparing a number of changes to their algorithm which are going to “level the playing field”. What does this mean? Well, it means that Google are preparing to “clear the spam” out of their search results by penalizing sites who have over-optimized SEO. This brings a number of thoughts to mind… just what are they up to, and why are they doing it? What is over SEO over optimization? Well, as we all know search engine optimization is just an algo which uses many signals to rank websites. It’s actually a rocket science but not impossible to understand what all signals Google consider to rank a website better. Keyword density, backlink building, invisible text, doorway … [Read more...] about SEO Over Optimization Penalty : The Axe Hangs but over whom ?
Forums are very useful for a niche blog to form a community around the blog. It become a space for everyone to talk, and once as an admin you succeed in creating an active forum, you can easily leave it on users, as a good forum is mostly community driven. Your role would be to moderate the forum, and keep it clean from spam and other nonsense. From long I have planned to integrate forum on ShoutMeLoud, and in the past I also integrated one Q&A forum, which was good but it lacked many features like: Proper structuring of post It was hard to navigate And over all, it failed to create the community due to bad structure. From last one month, I have researched on different ways to integrate a forum with WordPress blog, and found many solutions. In this article, I will discus some of the most common available options for forum integration with a WordPress blog, and in future post I will share more on my finding. I will discus some of the grey areas of integrating a forum using … [Read more...] about Best WordPress Forum Plugins & Important Advice
When we talk about SEO, we distinguish them in generally white hat, Black hat and Grey hat SEO. According to me, it’s only white hat SEO, which is considered as Good SEO practices. Basically, our target is to follow all quality and safe SEO guideline from Google and make our website more search friendly. SEO is a crucial part of any website or Blog and Good SEO leads to increase web traffic, which in turn leads to a higher ROI. A website is no good without traffic. Now, unless you have a large advertising budget, you are going to have to do SEO to get more traffic. So, what is good Search Engine Optimization? The steps you need to follow for good SEO are not too different from the steps you would follow during a job interview. How Good SEO and Job interviews are related: 1. The Look: If you dress badly to an interview, you probably won’t get the job. If you want to create a good first impression, you have to dress appropriately and groom yourself well. Similarly, your … [Read more...] about Good SEO is like a job interview
Improving your blog is not a simple task, as who is to judge what an improvement? Plus, the hot blog improvement advice from 1999 is now a thing to be mocked, so who is to say that what you read here will not be outdated in a few years (or even months)? The answer comes from understanding what improving something means. It is a constant process just like sand erosion on rocks in the dessert. And, just like erosion, improvement is a constant process that reshapes the things it affects.So, let us start with something you should not do: 1. Do not make a list of the bad points of your blog You will read a lot of low brow online “gurus” tell you to list all the things wrong with your blog. They may even quote how Henry Ford did this when he was redesigning the car, but what they fail to mention is that Henry Ford did what he did with an almost demented edge, as he simply would not quit. His family was considering having him committed until (years later) it became apparent what … [Read more...] about 8 Simple Steps On How to Improve Your Blog