Google Webmaster tool (GWT) is one of the very first place, where you should submit your Website after launching. GWT is a free Google product for Webmaster’s, and it offers many great details, which will help you to optimize your blog for better user experience, and for search engine. More over, it will help you to achieve your goal of conversion, subscription or earn more with ad clicks. We have talked a lot about using Google Webmaster tool data to optimize your blog, and if you missed them, here are few articles that you should refer right away: You can browse the complete archive here. Today, I will be giving you more insight on using search queries feature of Google Webmasters tool, and how you will be using it for improving your search engine presence. Search Queries in Google Webmaster tool When you will log in to your GWT dashboard, under Traffic> Search queries you can find many important details like What keywords (Queries) are being used by people to find your … [Read more...] about Using Google Webmaster Tools Search Queries to Improve your Blog
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
When it comes to search engine optimization of a Website, we should make sure we optimize our site for all the search engines and not just one. Google is most popular search engine at the moment followed by Bing and others, and from last few months traffic coming from Bing search is increasing. Seems like Google algo changes which created lots of negative buzz, made Microsoft worked hard on their search engine and they have been integrating many things in their search engine like Social signals and deep Facebook integration. Now, this post is not about bing search but it’s about Bing Webmaster tools which will help Websites owners and Bloggers to get their site on Bing search index and get more traffic from it. I will keep this guide simple and up to the point to get your site indexed in Bing Search and in upcoming tutorials, I will explain other things that you can do with this free Webmaster tool. How to Submit your site to Bing Webmaster tools: If you are complete new to … [Read more...] about A Bloggers Guide To Bing Webmaster Tools For SEO
Google is the most popular search engine and being one of the popular search engine, we often practice some of the suggested white hat SEO techniques like Keyword research, On page optimization, Outbound links and so on. Though, there is nothing wrong with targeting SEO for better traffic from search engines but we often miss out most important thing and that is Blog readership. More subscribed blog readers you will have, more you will be independent of search engine traffic. What is Blog readership? Blog readership is counted as people who are subscribed to your blog via various channel. It could be Email updates, feeds, Facebook fan page, Google plus, twitter or any other way they are keeping an eye on your blog updates. These are those people, who liked your blog and willingly subscribed to your updates. For any blogger or webmaster, the real asset is number of readers subscribed to your blog, as we never know which search engine algo update, will completely wipe out your site from … [Read more...] about Why You Should Focus more On Blog Readership Over SEO?
11th Feb 2014: On 6th February 2014, Google rolled out another refresh of Page layout algo targeting websites which is still showing too many ads above the fold section and have too little or almost no content at the above fold. If you are seeing a drop in your search engine traffic after 6th Feb 14, you should check if your website have too many ads. If yes, you should work on placing the ads below fold. Do read the complete post to learn how you can optimise your website to avoid too many ads alto penalty. Here is the official tweet from Matt Cutts confirming new refresh in the algorithm: Page layout algo is the term given by Google search team for the new tweak they added in their search engine algo today. We all know that, too many advertisements above the fold or when you have to scroll down a lot to see the content or when content is full of advertisement and you find it hard to see the real content, it’s a bad user experience. Google new Page layout algo, will lower down … [Read more...] about Too Many Ads Above Fold Bad for SEO [Update]