Although WordPress is already an SEO-friendly publishing platform, there is always room for improvement. One of the best free plugins available is the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast. This plugin has had over eight million downloads and is designed to improve your website’s SEO by taking care of technical optimization and allowing you to write more SEO-friendly content. Here we will take a look at some of the key features and benefits.
Most websites and blogs are now running on a WordPress-based platform, and this numbers are estimated to increase by a huge margin in the near future. This is because WordPress offers unlimited gains, whether you are a blogger or a website owner. A common question which most people ask is, “Is WordPress right for me?” The best way to answer this question, would be to ask yourself, “what to do I intend to use WordPress for?” If you want to establish a huge online presence, WordPress is definitely right for you. A combination of search engine optimization strategies (white hat SEO strategies) such as keywords and link building will ensure that your site gets more visitors, and you are therefore able to sell your brand more. Its connection with social media is also a huge plus, because social media has been known to convert little known brands into big companies. The way in which information is shared out through social media leaves a lot to be desired. How WordPress Can Help Your Business Grow? If you are a small-time business person who is just starting out and you are running on a low budget, then WordPress is also right for […]
After all, you have probably made up your mind to work with WordPress so you can easily up your blogging life. However, you will have to do a few post installation exertions that you will have o perform in order to spare yourself some good time and turn your blog into a money generating business.
Any successful Blog or Website takes more than a single-touch to build; it is far from rocket science and will definitely take some time, as it is an ongoing process. Building a better blog is not an overnight project. Making it successful incorporates a long-term strategy. With no proper blueprint or strategic plan, your blog can easily be neglected within the so-crowded online market. If this is not your desire, and you are in search for authentic ways to creating and managing a successful blog, then this article serves you well. As we all understand that successful bloggers are made and not born. That means you and I can both be molded into successful bloggers given the proper platform. I believe that everyone can rise from zero to hero if they steadfastly follow these few simple tips. Within this article, I will highlight some few verified tips, that will effectively aid you attain your goals to building a successful blog. Way that 90% of the ‘pros’ make huge money online At least all professional bloggers making a living out of their individual online businesses have flaccid models for income streaming. It could be that they are either selling eBooks, membership […]
Twitter is quite an amazing platform for people to share ideas and air out their views. Who have ever thought that there would ever be an avenue where the ordinary person would achieve some sort of celebrity status? This is exactly what Twitter has done, giving the common man a chance to be the shining star, without singing, acting or playing their way up there, among other talents and positions that are usually credited for giving people that stardom status.However, what anyone who has a Twitter account desires is to have as many follows as possible. For some, especially celebrities it is very easy to attract a huge number of followers without much of a struggle, but what about the ordinary person? If you find out that you follow many people more than you have people following you, then there is a big problem; you are like that uncool kid at school, who does not have friends, and we all know that feeling. This article will show you just how to get more people following you on Twitter, using ethical ways. I say ethical because there people out there who are desperate enough to use dubious methods in order to […]
The SEO community usually focuses on content strategy and backlinks to power their way through web optimization. The trend is an outcome of the continuous and ceaseless exposure to Google, which emphasizes content over everything else. However, SEO is certainly not all about content. This is not to ignore the essential and fundamental truth about SEO but to expose you to some subtle factors which have a bearing on SEO.
WordPress affords website owners with the necessary fields that enable them to easily publish pages and posts. Some of these fields include Category Options, Content Editor, Featured Images and Tags. Unfortunately, these fields are not adequate to lodge particular cases. For instance, let’s assume you come up with a Book Listing site that will display the Author of the Book, the Publisher and the ISBN number. It is obvious that you will require some extra fields from the ones you already have so you can input other additional and relevant information. The good news is that, WordPress is currently extensive than ever before. This provides developers with platform to create custom fields that carter perfectly suites any website requirements. These customizable fields could feature a general text input, dropdown menu, text area, calendar, color picker and mage up-loader. The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to easily create WordPress custom fields. So let us get on. Highly Developed Custom Fields For a realistic example, let us consider creating a book-listing site. In order to easily create our custom fields, we will utilize plug-in known as Advanced Custom Fields invented by Elliot Condon. With this plug-in, we will […]
A couple of months ago, a conducted an experiment to see how faster I could make at least one of my websites within two hours of my daily work schedule. After a handful installation of WordPress plugins while also fixing some other minute errors, I successfully improved the loading speed of the website from 1.61 seconds to a maximum 583 milliseconds. That is a good 70.39 percent perfection without necessarily making some visual changes in the website. Based on Akmai’s recent study, at least 47 percent of visitors expect a website page to load within two seconds and at least 57 percent of all visitors will leave a website page that takes more than three seconds just to load. From the study, more case studies have continually confirmed that the time taken to load pages on a website largely affects sales. Back in 2006, Amazon confirmed that a 100-millisecond increment in a loading speed of a page translates to a one percent in its actual revenue. Within a few years later, Google announce through a blog post that their algorithm takes into account the speed of a page when conducting website rankings. Mentioned below are a few nippy fixes that […]
Each time website owners and SEO strategists get word that Google is releasing a new update; it always sends shivers down their spines, including those who have done everything by the book, better known as white hat SEO specialists. This is because you never know whether the new Penguin or Panda update will hit you hard or not, and leave you looking for new options such as a total make-over, which might be time consuming and costly too. Over the past few years, Google has been releasing Penguin updates, since it first introduced the first Penguin in 2012.Since then, 5 more updates have followed, others coming unannounced and catching people unawares. The latest penguin update came through on October 4, 2013 and was labeled as penguin 2.1.