Earlier, I talked about how to create Quora blog, and also explained how it will help with your online presence. Now, like every other blogging platform, your Quora blogs could be well optimize for search engines. If you are a brand, it’s a good idea to do search engine optimization of Quora blog, as it will make it more visible on Search engines, and if you can make your Quora blog rank higher, you can use it for passing quality link juice. In this article, I will explain different ways to optimize a Quora blog for Search engines. You can create any number of Quora blog, and it will be a good idea to grab a sub-domain Quora blog, with your brand keyword or your target keyword. For example, for ShoutMeLoud, I have ShoutMeLoud.Quora.com. Read: Subdomain or Sub-directory for addon blogs? Search engine optimization of Quora blog: Before I get started, here are few things which you should know: Quora uses the NOARCHIVE tag, that means your blog will not be cached … [Read more...] about How to Optimize Quora Blogs for Search Engines
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Matt Cutts, Head of Google Webspam Team revealed in an interview recently that they are working on an Algorithm change to penalize websites that are over search engine optimized. This penalty is popularly known as over search engine optimization penalty. According to Matt Cutts, it will be releases in the next month or few weeks time. Google is trying to create balance between websites that have low quality content but are highly SEO optimized and websites that just contain great quality contents. Google bots are becoming even smarter and are able to track websites that are over optimized. This is Google effort to show more accurate and valuable results to its users. Tips to Avoid Over Search Engine Optimization Penalty Frankly, it is very difficult to judge what Google will be doing in the next update. But from what I had heard from other industry experts and my own knowledge about SEO industry, the following tips should keep your website away from Google over SEO penalty: 1. Matt … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Avoid Google Over Search Engine Optimization Penalty
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]
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?
“Error 404 – Page Not Found” – This is one of the most common web errors we see in our day-to-day Internet surfing. We know that error pages offer an obviously negative user experience, but how do they impact search engines? Are 404 pages bad for SEO? Do search engines penalize websites with too many 404 status code pages? In this article, I will look at 404 error pages from the perspective of both users and search engines, and will recommend some of the best practices that one can follow to improve their 404 error pages. 404 errors can happen for multiple reasons. Some of the most common are as follows: You change your permalink or the link structure of your website. (This mostly happens when changing design, or changing permalinks.) You removed content from your website. Somebody linked your website to a misspelled link or to an otherwise incorrect link. When a user or search engine bot requests access to a bad page on a server, web servers usually reply … [Read more...] about How to Deal for Search Engine Optimization?