This is the guide to configuring the SEO By Yoast plugin. In the 3.0 version, some changes have been made to the UI, but the configuration is still the same. I have updated this with editing meta description & titles for single posts, which has changed in version 3.0. Whenever we talk about the best SEO Plugins for WordPress, SEO by Yoast emerges as a prominent name. Many of you who are using the All In One SEO plugin should know about this much more advanced plugin, which is available in WordPress with the name, “Yoast SEO“. This plugin has integrated many known features of other plugins by Joost de Valk (for example, the Meta Robots plugin, the RSS Footer plugin, and many others). Since this plugin offers many features, setting up the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin is not that easy. For this reason, I am sharing a tutorial which will help you transition from All In One SEO to the Yoast SEO plugin, and help you … [Read more...] about How To Set Up Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin
Everyone knows that hosting your blog can become a costly affair, and the question of cost arises in every new blogger’s mind. How much is it going to cost to create a self-hosted WordPress blog? There is no upper limit when it comes to blog investment, and in this guide, I will share the minimum amount you need to spend to create a professional blog which you can proudly share with the world. With WordPress, you can start a blog with very little money. The WordPress software is free. You can download it from the WordPress.org page. Still, there are some other necessary elements that you will have to pay for (such as a domain name and a hosting space). These extra costs will depend on your specific requirements. You may also choose to invest in customization, SEO, or other factors along the way. These things may also cost money. If your intent is simply to start a blog on WordPress, you can start with a minimal … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Start a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog?
Having a website today is an essential part of an online presence, and it’s important that your target customers can find your website by your brand name in search engines. Many businesses have already added blogs to their websites for faster indexing and for more exposure from search engines and social media. In this article, I’m going to share information which will help you to make your site visible to search engines in no time. Recently I worked on two websites – one for my client and one for myself. The challenge with both was to index a website in Google within 24 hours. This is not a simple task, but neither is it an overwhelming one if you pay attention to what I am about to teach you here. A proper strategy will help you to put your website into search engines within 24 hours – and maybe only in a couple of hours! Also read: You can try the following instructions with any new domain you have purchased, or with any site which you created in the past but … [Read more...] about How to Index a Website in Google Search in 24 Hrs [Case Study]
When I started blogging I was an idiot, as I thought I’m a good blogger because I was writing a post every day. After 6 years of blogging, I can say there is so much to learn and I’m still a blogging idiot, and so is you. Well, if you accept it and want to improve your blogging skills, here are 85 quick pointers which will make you less of an idiot like me. You should read each of them carefully and follow it properly. 1. Write daily: Writing is a habit and more you write, better writer you will become. Also Google loves fresh content. It’s always a good idea to keep your blog updated. If you have busy schedule, you should use post scheduling feature or at-least maintain a post frequency. Some time, it’s hard to maintain a post frequency, in such cases you can hire a content writer or hire full-time writer to do this job for you. 2. Create niche based websites: One of the most common mistakes which we make when we start blogging is we tries to cover from … [Read more...] about Here Is The Ultimate Idiot’s Guide To Blogging
Sometimes, I wish I never knew about SEO, so that, I could write articles without worrying about Keyword research, Ranking on the first page of Google or driving an insane amount of traffic. Truth is, over the time this has become a necessity. Without traffic, our blog is just a star among countless stars in the universe which people would never know about. So, that’s where SEO comes in. WordPress being the best platform for blogging comes with an ample amount of plugin options. We wish to make our WordPress blog SEO optimized, we have hundreds of plugin for the same. We wish to make our blog secure, we have an unlimited number of WordPress security plugins available. All the other plugins are fine but what worries me is the number of SEO plugins available for WordPress. Do a simple search in Google for “WordPress SEO plugins” and you will be bombarded with options like: These are just a few of them. Now the question is what SEO plugin should we rely on and how many … [Read more...] about The Problem With Unlimited WordPress SEO Plugins