I have previously shared 30 plugins which I use here at ShoutMeLoud. For today's post, I have compiled a list of recommended WordPress Plugins for SEO. You do not need to use all of these SEO plugins, but each works in a different way, so I would suggest choosing and using the ones that best suit your needs. In this list I have included some free SEO plugins and some premium plugins, so there is something useful here for all readers. I will also link to my previous review of individual SEO plugins, so you can learn more about them and decide which SEO plugins are appropriate for your blog. If you think there are any WordPress SEO plugins missing from our list, do let us know, and we would be happy to review them and possibly add them to our list. Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast is a best free SEO plugin for WordPress. This single plugin takes care of many aspects of your WordPress blog's SEO. Using … [Read more...] about Must Have SEO Plugins for your WordPress Blog to Drive Immense traffic
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If you said SEO, you're absolutely right. Not that I'm a big fan of SEO but when done right, search engines like Google send you a ton of visitors (and sales) to your sites overtime. If you're new to blogging or SEO, you might be getting frustrated with the fact that SEO is complicated. SEO involves in too many techniques and tactics like; Practicing bad SEO things like black hat SEO techniques can kill your site's reputation both in terms of search traffic and readership. So in this post, let's discuss about some of the dangerous black hat SEO techniques some bloggers still practice and should avoid them like the plague if you want to get better at SEO. Are you ready? Let's dive into the details. What is black hat SEO? Black hat SEO involves in bad search engine optimization practices such as building links from spam sites, creating duplicate content, keyword stuffing etc. It's a disapproved practice to increase the domain authority and search engine traffic of a site in Search Engine … [Read more...] about 8 Crippling Black Hat SEO Techniques to Avoid Like the Plague
Home » SEO » Technical SEO: The Ultimate Guide to Improve Search Visibility And User Experience SEO is a battle. It's a NEVER ending game. Believe it or not, the success of your website or blog largely depends on SEO. If you're struggling to increase your overall organic traffic or sales, I've a quick tip for you: perform technical SEO. What is technical SEO? Technical SEO is all about how you make sure your website is properly compatible with search engines guidelines. Technical SEO basically involves in; Finding your site's SEO related issues (broken links, lengthy titles, pages with no meta description, images without alt tags etc) Evaluating whether your site is penalized or not Conducting site audits to fix your site issues The following image explains what technical SEO is all about in a simple way, so have a look at it. Why technical SEO is important? Technical SEO helps you improve your website's usability, search engine crawling and indexing. In a nutshell, … [Read more...] about Technical SEO: The Ultimate Guide to Improve Search Visibility
Home » SEO » The Beginner’s Guide to SEO: How to Increase Website Traffic In 2017 Ae you looking for a beginner’s guide to SEO to increase your website traffic in 2017 and beyond? Well, you are in the right place. Here’s where you will find almost EVERY important factor of SEO that helps to boost your search traffic. Believe it or not, SEO is a HUGE ocean. On-page SEO, off-page SEO, content, keyword research, backlinks, competitor’s research, web analytics, usability, mobile, design – it involves in a gazillion number of factors. Trying to become an SEO expert is the surefire way to screw up your life. But if you ignore SEO completely, you won’t get even 100 visitors a day to your sites let alone the sales. That’s the harsh truth. So what can you do? Sit quiet, blame yourself for your fate and give up? Or learn some SEO basics to increase your website traffic? This MONSTER (6000+ words) beginner’s guide to SEO was written … [Read more...] about The Beginners Guide to SEO: How to Increase Website Traffic In 2017
Just like a new born child learns to say “Ma” and “Pa” as the first words when he learns to talk, similarly a newbie in blogging field always counts “SEO” among the first few terms which he needs to explore. The young man sets up the blog, tries to master every skill required, and also tries his best to collect as much from the ocean of SEO as possible. This field is not very fast, but when it comes to a new blog, you are bound to keep a track on every trick to gain the maximum out of Google. In this post, we are going to provide you a basic SEO checklist of items which you must always keep in mind when launching your latest blog irrespective of the niche you have chosen. To a normal user, the 2 addresses http://www.example.com and http://example.com might appear same, but to Google, these two are completely different. You may say that both correspond to the same page, and in fact they do, but it is always recommended either of the two versions on … [Read more...] about SEO Checklist for a New Website
Global translator WordPress plugin helps you to translate your blog into multiple languages. However, there are major problems which I faced with Global translator plugin : Duplicate issues Violation of Google translator API TOS Violation of Google Adsense TOS Webhost instability In my previous post, I talked about how Global translator plugin violates Google translation API TOS. Here, I will talk about how it violates Google Adsense TOS and how you can fix it. How Global translator plugin violates Google Adsense terms and conditions? If you look at the Google Adsense supported language page, you will find that Adsense doesn't support every language. You can see the list of AdSense supported language here. Scroll down to the end of page and you will see these lines : Please also be aware that placing the AdSense code on pages with content primarily in an unsupported language is not permitted by the AdSense program policies. So, now, you are stuck in a situation where your AdSense … [Read more...] about Global Translator WP Plugin: Google Adsense TOS Violation And Solution
Site updates, theme updates/changes, plugin updates, adding a new plugin/functionality, and other changes like updating a file using FTP can cause some accidental errors that could lead to on-page SEO issues. Unless you proactively look for these errors, they will go unnoticed and will negatively influence your organic rankings. For instance, I recently realized that I had been blocking out images in one of my blogs for almost 6 months because of an old and neglected Robots.txt file. Imagine the impact such a mistake could have on your rankings! Keeping the importance of SEO in mind, here are 7 important checks that you need to conduct on a periodic basis to ensure that your on-page SEO is on point. Note: Even though these checks are for people running a WordPress blog, they can be used for any blogger on any platform. 1. Check your site for broken links. Pages with broken links (be it an internal or external link) can potentially lose rankings in search results. Even if you … [Read more...] about 7 On-Page SEO Checks That You Need To Conduct On A Periodic Basis
Home » SEO » How Are You Doing Link Building in Google Panda and Penguin World? Google is slamming the websites that have poor web pages and filled with thin content. It has introduced many algorithms that include Google Panda and Penguin. The main reason for these Google updates is to give better user experience for any keyword you type of Google search results. We all know the importance of link building to get better search results for the keywords that we want to rank for. Then how are you doing link building in Google panda and penguin world in 2017 and beyond? Whether you agree it or not, link building can be a tedious task. It is very difficult to build quality links in Panda and Penguin world especially if you are a new to search engine optimization. It doesn’t matter whether you are link building yourself or outsourcing your SEO efforts to someone else, you need to focus on some fundamentals to grow your website. If you have noticed Google recent search … [Read more...] about How Are You Doing Link Building in Google Panda and Penguin World?
“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?
Google recommends best practices and guidelines to webmasters in their support center and have also crafted an SEO Starter Guide. So, I’m going to explore Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) starter guide for you. Note: If you’re displaying Google AdSense ads on your website then I also suggest you to check out their AdSense Program Policies. AdSense publishers are required to adhere to the Google Webmaster Guidelines as well. Wait, if you still don’t know how Google Search works… Google Webmaster Guidelines: Do This, Not That! Once your website is ready, submit the URL to Google for inclusion in Google’s index and submit a Sitemap via Google Webmaster Tools which is the only way to submit a website to Google directly. Make pages primarily for users, not for search engines. Design & Content Guidelines Do write high quality content and give the visitors what they’re looking for. Do link to other sites as … [Read more...] about Everything You Need To Know