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
Why does blogging help with seo
The social factor plays a major role in terms of search engine ranking. But the truth is it’s hard to get social shares for certain kinds of content. In general, more often than not, social traffic is difficult to get. If you blog about SEO, people who are in the industry and who interact with your content may not share it on social media sites because it’s not the kind of content that is generally discussed on places like Facebook. Content from sites like 9gag and viral video sites are more likely to do well. Even a generic publication like the Wall Street Journal or Entrepreneur will do well on social media. But how do everyday bloggers like you and me get the social traffic we crave? Well, there is always a way to do everything… A great tool that helps with social sharing and shareability is SmartBribe. SmartBribe, according to the founder, was born out of an idea from one of Noah Kagan’s websites. In this website, they collected email IDs in … [Read more...] about Get Free Social Traffic To Your Blog Using SmartBribe
Two of the most commonly asked questions regarding changing a WordPress theme are: Will it affect my blog’s SEO? Will it affect my blog’s traffic? The answer to this question changes with different scenarios, and I will try to answer this question from all angles with regards to WordPress, SEO, and traffic. But before I move ahead, there are a few things that you should know: Many WordPress themes like Genesis and Thesis come with built-in SEO options, and if you are using the theme’s SEO feature, chances are high that your blog’s SEO will be affected. If you are using an SEO WordPress plugin to handle your blog’s SEO, you are more likely to retain your overall SEO, but only if your new WordPress theme is SEO optimized. Who is Handling Your Blog’s SEO? WordPress Theme or SEO Plugin? Before shifting to the Genesis WordPress theme last year… … I was using the Thesis theme, and thanks to the Thesis SEO feature, it handled all of my … [Read more...] about Does Changing WordPress Theme Affect SEO & Traffic?
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?
When I started blogging, I used to post the content without interlinking to my older blog posts, and I didn’t notice its importance until I moved to use Blogging as a source of income. Earlier in those days when I simply do a blog post and promote it on forums, Facebook, etc. I get visitors for that blog post only. Most of the time my visitors take a look at 3-4 posts and then leave my blog. After analyzing my blog visitors entrance and leaving path from my stats software, I found out that most of my visitor enter my blog at the most recent blog post and leave it after visiting 1 -2 older blog post. But now when I see my stats I can see that my visitors are spending a longer time on my blog reading my older blogs too, and this is all because of interlinking. How does Interlinking help in user experience and SEO? 1. Further Reading: It was not my primary motive to publicize my older posts by interlinking it to my new blog posts but to provide user further reading options and … [Read more...] about Top Benefits of Interlinking Your Blog Post