Though WordPress.com offers hosted version of WordPress but many bloggers like to have it hosted on their own servers. Hosting your WordPress site on WordPress.com is a breeze but if you want to go for self hosting of WordPress there are many factors that you'd like to consider. Here we list all such factors in sufficient detail so that a beginner is able to self-host his WordPress site on his own server. WordPress Self Hosting generally involves six steps: Buying the domain name for your WordPress site or blog. Buying a hosting account on a server to host your WordPress site Setting up the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Setting up the MYSQL database for your WordPress install Downloading WordPress files, folders and transferring it to server Installing and configuring WordPress site Though this post is quite lengthy, but it is worth reading because during the course of this post each step will be explained in detail with all the complexities involved and things to take care while … [Read more...] about Ultimate Guide To WordPress Self Hosting For Beginners
In an earlier article, I have shared the complete guide to setting up Facebook Instant Articles for your WordPress blog. In this article, you will learn about making money from Instant Articles. This is an important step for everyone who has enabled Instant Articles & wants to make money from their blog. By default, Instant Articles doesn’t show any ads & you will not be earning any money. In this guide, I will talk about enabling Facebook Audience Network ads to Instant Articles. Think of Audience Network ads as “AdSense for Facebook“, but the difference here is: The fill rate & CPM is pretty high in comparison to other ad networks. The ads shown on your Instant Articles pages will be targeted based on user demographics & interest. Here is what Facebook has to say about Audience Network ads: Audience Network provides publishers and developers with engaging, high performing ad units backed by Facebook’s 3 million … [Read more...] about How To Add Advertisements To Facebook Instant Articles
So you started blogging on WordPress our of passion & like million others you started your journey with entry-level shared hosting. Now your blog is getting great traffic & it’s becoming a source of your bread butter, just like mine. One fine day, your existing hosting company emails you to “Buzz off” as they can’t handle your website load. In most of the cases, a non-technical blogger would feel dishearten, dissatisfied & helpless. I had been that situation when ShoutMeLoud traffic grew from hundred of page views a day to 10k+ pageviews a day. Have you ever felt the similar situation? If your answer is “No”, then you are probably already on a hosting company that can handle high traffic site or you are yet to experience the sweet taste of millions of page views. This guide or call it your resource for hosting selection will help you to pick the hosting for your growing or overgrown site. Another aspect that limits the growth of a … [Read more...] about Which is Best Managed WordPress Hosting for High Traffic Sites?
Blogging in 2008 was a completely different experience from how it is to blog in 2016. Earlier, no matter how good or how bad your posts were, you would end up getting some traffic from search engines. In fact, a few pieces of low-quality content wouldn’t affect your whole entire domain. But when Google launched Google Panda (April 2011), they changed the face of the blogosphere. Having thousands of pages indexed in Google will no longer give you great results. Only quality articles will help you survive the SEO battle. One of the other major differences with the Panda algo is that if your blog has a few low-quality pieces of content, you might end up losing your site quality value and you will notice less SERP’s ranking. (FYI, the Panda 4.2 update happened one year ago (July 2015), and there is no way Google is going to give you back your lost traffic. If your site is still missing out on traffic from search engines, it’s time for you to take some serious action … [Read more...] about How to Find Low-Quality Content & Create A Better Site