07 Jul

Top 5 Best SEO WordPress Plugins

seo plugins for wordpress

Search Engine Optimization(SEO) is the process of making your website more visible to the search engines and increase organic traffic to your website. There are many WordPress plugins available these days to make your website SEO optimized but here is the list of Top 5 Best SEO WordPress Plugins:

See Also: Top 10 SEO Facts

seo plugins for wordpress

1) WordPress SEO By Yoast

One of the best SEO plugin to improve your WordPress site SEO and have a fully optimized WordPress website to increase organic traffic from search engines.

Here are some of the main features of this plugin:

– Write SEO optimize content
– Page Analysis
– Snippet Preview
– XML Sitemaps
– Edit your .htaccess and robots.txt file
– RSS Optimization
– Verify your website with Google, Bing and Alexa
– Permalinks Settings
– Social Integration
– Author Metadata, etc.

2) SEO Ultimate

Another great SEO plugin for WordPress. I am using this plugin on one of my website and WordPress SEO by Yoast on another website and I must say that both plugins work great.

Here are some of the main features of this plugin:

– Title Tag Rewriter
– Meta Description and Keywords Editor
– Deeplink Juggernaut
– Canonicalizer
– 404 Monitor
– Linkbox Inserter
– Slug Optimizer
– Rich Snippet Creator
– Webmaster verification
– Nofollow Manager,etc.

3) All in One SEO Pack

My least favorite among all. But it’s a very simple plugin to optimize your website for Search Engines.

Here are some of the main features of this plugin:

– Support for Google Analytics
– Custom Post Types
– Advanced Canonical URLs
– ONLY plugin to provide SEO Integration for WP e-Commerce sites
– Automatically optimizes your titles for search engines
– Automatically Generates META tags
– For beginners, it works out-of-the-box. Just install it, etc.

See Also: Best Alternative To ‘All in One SEO Pack’ – ‘WordPress SEO By Yoast’ Plugin

4) SEO Smart Links

SEO Smart Links is a great plugin to provide SEO benefits for your website in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow links and much more. It helps to get your blog posts internally linked or add affiliate links to other websites.

See Also: Add ‘Nofollow’ To All Links With This WordPress Plugin

5) Google XML Sitemaps

Google XML Sitemaps plugin will generate a special XML sitemap to help search engines better index your website.

See Also: Top 15 Must Have Plugins For Your New WordPress Blog

6) Greg’s High Performance SEO

This plugin helps you to configure over 100 separate on-page SEO features. The best part of this plugin is that it loads under 700 lines of code per page load as compared to other SEO plugins such as “All in One SEO” which loads around 2000 lines of code per page view. It saves CPU Consumption and provides high performance SEO at its best.

06 Jul

Top 10 SEO Facts ( Infographic )

facts about seo industry

Search Engine Optimization(SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website and bring organic traffic from search engines to that website.

But do you know, How big is the SEO industry? Spanish-based SEO firm BlueCaribu shared this amazing Infographic about SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) and its interesting facts on the internet.

The Infographic reveals that India is the number one nation with the maximum interest in SEO. Till now 13 million blog posts have been published with the term “SEO” in the title.

Check out the Infographic for more details:

facts about seo industry

27 Jun

Learn SEO in 10 Minutes ( Official Google Video )

Google has released a new video titled, “SEO for startups in under 10 minutes”.
Google says the video is great to watch if you are working on a company site that is under 50ish pages, or hope to rank well for your company name or just want to learn more about search engine and how to improve search rankings and searches.

SEO-Search-Engine-Optimization

Find more tips of SEO for Startups at developers.google.com/startups.

13 Jun

Overview: Facebook Official WordPress Plugin

facebook wordpress plugin social publishing

 

Facebook finally announced its official WordPress plugin to simplify integration of Facebook into your WordPress website. The plugin allows you to easily cross publish content on your profile and Facebook page. You can also choose to mention your Facebook friends as a part of the post which means more distribution of the website.

facebook wordpress plugin social publishing

In addition, you can use the Recommendations Bar, which allows the users to click and authenticate to enable social reading.

The following social plugins are also available as WordPress widgets:

1) Activity Feed: Shows readers their friends’ activity on a particular website.

2) Recommendations: Personalized suggestions to the readers for pages on a website.

3) Comments Box: SEO enabled comments. It means now search engines can index your comments. But this comment system will hijack your default comment system such as Disqus or WordPress.

The plugin will support internationalization and will also work on mobile devices. It’s a great move by Facebook as WordPress powers 16.6 percent of the web with more than 600 million unique visitors per month. Now you don’t need multiple third party plugins as this plugin completely make your website social in a couple of clicks only.

Download the Facebook WordPress Plugin here.

Do give it a try and share your thoughts in comments.

12 Jun

Top 7 Websites To Check Duplicate Content ( Plagiarism Checker )

Check duplicate content or Plagiarism checker

 

“Content is the King” but it is very difficult these days to safeguard your content from being copied and used by other sites. We spend hours and hours of our time brainstorming that idea and writing down about it and someone steals out content without even giving us any credit. Plagiarism is a serious issue for bloggers. But with the help of various tools, you can find out if your content is being copied or not. These tools also helps you to find out whether guest article submissions on your website are original or not. All these tools are free to use with the paid version also available for more services.

Check duplicate content or Plagiarism checker

See Also: 5 WordPress Plugins To Protect your Content From Being Copied

1) Copyscape

The best tool to check duplicate content. You can check whether you content is being copied or not free of cost for up to 50 searches for a website per month. Just copy the URL in the search box of Copyscape, and it will search the web copies of your page, and how much per cent of content is same on different web pages.
You can also try premium services to check the originality of your content even before publishing it. Charges are 5c per search.

2) Similar Page Checker

To compare two different pages or URL’s, you can use this free tool. You can also try Duplicate content to compare two URLs.

3) DupliChecker

Just enter the text in the search box and this tool will search all the URL’s containing that text. You can try Plagiarisma for the same function.

4) Copygator

It is an amazing tool to keep an eye on your feeds. Just add your feed URL and it will automatically watch similar posts on the entire blogosphere. You can then read the detail overview of your feed.

5) Plagium

Another great tool where you can check URL or text for copied content.

6) Article Checker

Check articles and website pages for content duplication.

7) Google Search

You can also search copies of your content by using Google search tool. Just enter the text and fill in various additional details and Google will return pages containing that content.

11 Jun

How To Track Google Adsense Payment Check?

track google-adsense check

 

Google Adsense is the best contextual advertising solution for bloggers to earn money. It is easy to earn money on Google Adsense if you’re writing original content and having a decent traffic on your website. Google pays you only when your account balance reaches threshold of $100. And you are informed as soon as Google sends your check via courier with all the details. The best part of Google Adsense is that now you can track your cheque.

track google-adsense check

How to Track AdSense Cheque in India (Non-American Residents):

1) Log into your Google Adsense Account.

2) Click on Payments Tab on the LHS of Home Page.

3) On the RHS, you will find “Last Issued Payment”. Click on “View Details in Payment History”.

4) Now scroll down to the end of that page, you will find details of the Last issued payment.

5) Copy the “Payment Number” without zero. For example, if your payment number is “074683837, copy only “74683837”.

6) Now go to Bluedart website.

7) On the LHS, select “Ref No” and paste the payment number without zero.

8 ) Click Go and you will find all the details of your Adsense cheque such as Pick up date, Status and Expected date of delivery.

 

Note:

1) Recently, I received my first Adsense Cheque and it took exactly 2 weeks for Bluedart to update the tracking status of my cheque. Else, it will show “No matching Waybill/Reference Number/Order Number.”

2) Check out Bluedart Location Finder to find out information on various locations serviced by Bluedart.

 

How To Track Adsense Check in USA:

1) Follow the same 5 steps as explained above.

2) Go to DHL-USA website, select express services and copy the payment number without zero as I explained above.

3) Click on “Track” and you will find all the details of your Google Adsense check such as Pick up date, Status & Expected date of delivery.

If you have any queries regarding tracking status, leave that in comments and I will try to answer it asap.

09 Jun

Google Released Algorithm Changes For May

Penguin update tips

 

Penguin update tips

Google released its big list of Algorithm changes for the month of May, 2012. This time Google made 39 changes to its algorithm. Key changes include improvements in the Penguin Algorithm to improve the signals & refresh the data used by the penguin algorithm. Apart from that, Google also introduced new sports features in their Search results, better detection of hacked pages, and much more.

See Also: 20 Tips To Survive Google Panda or Penguin Updates

Search algorithm 39 changes for the month of may

07 Jun

7 Free WordPress Plugins To Generate Sitemap For Your Blog

sitemap wordpress plugins

 

A Sitemap is a XML file which contains list of pages(URLs) of a website  along with additional metadata about each URL such as (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, & how crucial it is, in comparison to other URLs on the website) so that search engines can easily crawl your website. In short, A sitemap is a complete index of your website. Creating sitemap will help major search engines to better discover your website and show in search results. Read Google’s Guide To Sitemaps.

sitemap wordpress plugins

Check out 7 Free WordPress Plugins To Generate Sitemap For Your Blog Posts, Images, Video or Mobile Website:

1) Google XML Sitemaps

The most popular WordPress plugin to generate sitemap of your website. This plugin generate a special XML sitemap to help various search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing to better index your website or blog.
With this sitemap, it’s very easy for the search engine crawlers to see the complete structure of your website & retrieve it better in search results.
Apart from that, it also notifies various search engines every time you post something on your website.

2) Google XML Sitemap for Images

This plugin is developed by India’s First Professional blogger and legend in this field – Amit Agarwal. The Image Sitemap plugin will generate a sitemap for your WordPress blog with all the image URLs that are used in your posts & pages so that major search engines can discover images on your website easily.

3) Google XML Sitemap for Mobile

The Mobile Sitemap plugin will generate a sitemap for your WordPress blog with URLs that serve your mobile web content and helps in better indexing of mobile version of your website by search engines.

4) Google XML Sitemap for Videos

This plugin will generate an XML Sitemap for your WordPress website using all YouTube videos that you have embedded in your blog posts or pages. If the video that you have embedded has been removed from YouTube, that information in the sitemap file will also be ignored by search engine bots.

5) WP Archive-Sitemap Generator

It is another simple plugin that Generates Archives/Sitemap based on your posts & pages.

6) RPS Sitemap Generator

A simple and lightweight XML sitemap generator with Multisite awareness.

7) XML-Sitemaps

Generate XML, HTML, ROR or TEXT sitemaps of your website online.

06 Jun

7 Free WordPress Plugins To Push Your Email Marketing Campaigns

WordPress-plugins-for-Email-markeing

 

Email Marketing is the best and cost effective solution to stay in touch with your readers, customers & potential clientele. Here is the list of 7 Free WordPress Plugins To Boost Your Email Marketing campaigns. All these plugins are packed with useful features which you can use to kick start your Email marketing campaigns. Suggestions are welcome for more useful WordPress Plugins for Email Marketing.

WordPress-plugins-for-Email-markeing

1) What Would Seth Godin Do

This amazing plugin implement famous marketer Seth Godin’s idea and welcomes new visitors with a special message & invites them to subscribe to your mailing list.
You can also customize the message, its lifespan, & its location on the post page.

2) AWeber Web Form Plugin

AWeber is an email marketing campaign service that helps website owners to stay in contact with their website visitors and readers. AWeber web form plugin helps lets visitors subscribe to your mailing list easily on your blog. Read more about how to set Aweber account here. The cost of using Aweber starts at $1 for first month. The best alternative to Aweber is Google Feedburner which is free to use(but lacks some features).

3) Socialize

Socialize is an awesome WordPress plugin to selectively add actionable social bookmarks such as social sharing options and Subscribe to our Email option to your posts. Read full review about Socialize Plugin here.

4) Email newsletter

Email newsletter wordpress plugin lets you send HTML Email to registered user and also to the comment posted user free of cost. This plugin also provides contact form which can be used for feedback from the users.

5) Newsletter

Newsletter is one of the most popular WordPress plugin to add a real newsletter service to your blog. In seconds. For free. It provides many tools such as subscription widget,statistics, and custom settings for the newsletter and subscribers and is really a boon in the field of email marketing tools for WordPress.

6) WP Autoresponder And Newsletter Plugin

With WP Autoresponder you can easily create email newsletters, follow up autoresponders & provide custom subscription to blog via e-mail.

7) ALO EasyMail Newsletter

ALO EasyMail Newsletter is an amazing WordPress plugin that allows you to send custom newsletters, and to gather and manage the subscribers list. Apart from that, it has many more useful features to make it a perfect plugin for Email marketing campaigns.

03 Jun

Best Positions For Adsense Ads

best adsense ad positions

 

Adsense is one of the main tools for bloggers to earn money. Though there are many other Ad networks too but without any doubt, Adsense is the best paying advertising network. But to maximize the earnings from Adsense, you need to know the Best Locations for Adsense ads.

Best Positions For Adsense Ads

Check out this “Heat map” from Google which illustrates the best ad positions. The colors fade from dark orange (which indicates strongest performance locations) to light yellow (weakest performance). Ads that are ‘Above the fold‘ are tend to perform better than the ads ‘Below the Fold‘. Though the best ad positions also varies from website to website and it totally depends upon your content and traffic.

best adsense ad positions

To conclude, try to put ads above the fold and close to the main content to maximize your revenue. You can also use Google Adsense Tool to find out whether you have implemented the ads above the fold.

03 Jun

How To Drive Huge Traffic To Your Website From Google

increase website traffic

 

Today, I will share few tools to find out trending topics/keywords online and you can drive huge traffic to your website from Google by writing around those topics or keywords.

increase website traffic

1) Google Trends

Google Trends helps you to find out Top searched keywords of a particular region within a particular time frame. You can choose any time frame between 2004 and present time. Visit www.google.com/trends to know trends of USA, www.google.co.in/trends for India and similarly other countries.
Visit http://trends.google.com/websites to find out Trends of specific websites and compare different websites.

2) Google Alerts

Google Alerts are regular, daily or weekly email updates of the latest relevant Google results (blog, news, etc.) based on your queries.

Just sign up for Google Alerts by Entering a search query you want to monitor. Here are some of the uses of Google Alerts:
– Monitor a news story
– Get the latest on any celebrity or your favorite sports team
– Monitor any topic online

3) Alexa What’s Hot

You can also find hot and popular topics online through Alexa. It shows all the popular pages trending online according to the Alexa Toolbar.

4) Trending Topics on Twitter

Twitter can also help you to find Trending topics. Read my recent post to know more about this – Top 5 Tools To Search/Browse Twitter By Hashtag.

In conclusion, you can easily increase your website traffic by writing on trending topics. But you need to be smart and write only original content around these topics if you want to drive huge traffic to your website from Google. For example – when London Olympics was around the corner, there were millions of searches everyday. So, I wrote few posts having main focus on the keyword “London Olympics” and received around 500 visits everyday on those posts for continuously two months. This process is also called “NewsJacking”, which means to capitalize on the popularity of a news story to amplify your sales and marketing success. The key to do “NewsJacking” successfully is to act fast on news stories and write detailed & original content.

17 May

22 Killer Ideas To Create Compelling Content ( Infographic )

 

Creating compelling content regularly for your website or blog is not an easy task. Sometimes, you might face the situation called Writer’s Block where you run out of the ideas to write great content. And if you content is not good enough, readers won’t take more than few seconds to move onto the next website. But don’t panic.

Check out this Infographic from Copyblogger to find out 22 Brilliant Ideas on how to write compelling content when you have no clue. The graphic was made by BlueGlass infographic team.

 

22 Ways to Create Compelling Content - Infographic
Like this infographic? Get more content marketing tips from Copyblogger.