Last month I wrote an article on how to remove dates from search engine results, and this one month has given me enough data to share this case-study with you. In my earlier article on how to recover from Google Panda, I mentioned that removing dates had a positive impact on the overall search engine ranking. This created a lot of buzz in the blogosphere & many bloggers reached out to ask for more data on this. Before you remove the date from your blog post ( Do read the hat tip at the bottom), go through every word written in this article. It was a risky thing to do a case-study on ShoutMeLoud, as it’s my main source of income. Anyhow, I thought of having a little fun & decided to do a SEO case study by removing & re-adding the dates. I put the dates back on my blog posts to see the effect in search engine ranking. This case study will allow me to illustrate for you how my blog traffic was impacted, and to explore some possible solutions to … [Read more...] about Effect of Showing Dates on Search Engine Ranking [Case Study]
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One of the most primary questions that come up time after time on blogosphere and between webmasters is, “why do the search engines is always changing their algorithm sustainable“. In my opinion, the search engines really don’t chop and change their algorithm, really they don’t. They just do one important thing, to deliver the most relevant results to the internet users who use their search engine. In addition, the ranking algorithm which calculates the relevancy and placement of the results ascertained according to the unrevealed factors keeps on changing. Dynamism is the intrinsic attribute of the search engine algorithm. This zing of the algorithm is quite frustrating for the people optimizing the website as they can never be 100% sure that their efforts will reap fruitful results i.e. the rankings and traffic as per their choice. So the question comes up, why the search engines guard their algorithms so closely. The answer is quite simple – they value … [Read more...] about The Truth About Search Engines Algorithm Changing
Are you on shared hosting & wondering does it affect SEO of your blog? Do you need a dedicated I.P. for your shared hosting account? Let’s find out the answer here. For the beginners, those who are not aware of Shared hosting, It’s a server where lots (10+ up to 200-300) sites are hosted on same server and thus sharing the same I.P. Usually you get private I.P on a shared hosting for $2-5 which is not much if you are running a professional website. Though Matt Cutts said some time back in a video that shared hosting won’t impact your search engine ranking. Google allows certain limit on indexing and it’s based on server I.P. On shared hosting if a website is already consuming too many resources (bot crawling) you will be affected and might notice slow indexing or search engine bots are not crawling your blog. Eespecially I have seen many web-hosting companies offers a complete new package by saying it as SEO hosting, where they give Private I.P’s for … [Read more...] about Does Shared Web Hosting Affect Search Engine Ranking?
Few days back I told you about Reseller club hosting summit 2013, which happened at Hyatt, Gurgaon and I was one of the speaker for WorkShop over there. This was my 2nd such Workshop, and it was a great learning experience for me. At the workshop, I interacted with many small business owners, who are into online business, but still don’t have a blog to promote their business. In the workshop, I talked about why every small business should integrate a blog with their business, and how to make a strategy and planning for your small business blog. When we started the workshop, it started with 20 people and within 15 minutes of Workshop, the room was packed. As I told you before in one of my article, that I follow a presentation strategy, where I use images to deliver my point, and explain them in detail with live examples. The Workshop was full of interactive and like-minded people, and I happened to learn a lot from people queries. Here are some of the images from the workshop: … [Read more...] about My Presentation on Small Business Blogging At Hosting Summit
I think you’ll agree with what I’m going to say: Getting traffic from search engine is hard..buying traffic is easy. But do you know Organic traffic (Search traffic) is the best traffic for your blog or business.. as it sends you most targeted traffic. Well, there are ways by which you can start getting traffic from search engines naturally. You will learn it right now, here. There are unlimited ways by which you can drive traffic to your site. We have already discussed some of the working and actionable methods like using Blog commenting, Guest posting campaign, using Flickr, buying paid traffic and today we will see how we can increase and get organic traffic to our blog and Websites. The best of profitable visitors which you can get to your site is from Organic search results. This means, when people search for something and land on your website because these are the people who are most likely to convert into customers or clients. In blogging, it’s also most … [Read more...] about How To Get Organic Traffic From Search Engine To Your Blog