30 Nov

15 Best Tools To Write Epic Content

Tools To Write Epic Content

When it comes to content research, there are a lot of resources available all over the web to help you write epic content. From keyword research tools to content ideas, you can find tools to help with every step of writing the blog post. With these tools, you would be able create epic content that is search friendly and at the same time would grab people attention to your blog.

Tools To Write Epic Content

So, let’s take a look at best 15 Tools to Write Epic Content:

1) Factbrowser: Factbrowser is google for data research. You can find all kind of research statistics there to use in your articles. The data can be broken down by topic, country, source, format, or demographic.

2) Evernote: Evernote helps you to take notes on the go easily. It works with nearly every computer, and mobile device out there. So that means, you can access your data anytime and anywhere.

3) Google AdWords Keyword Tool: Every content research starts with keywords. The Google AdWords: Keyword Tool is the best free keyword tool available in the market. You can find out which keywords are searched more than others based on broad, exact or phrase match volumes, in a particular area.

4) Qualaroo: With Qaularoo, you can easily survey your customers or readers to find out answers to any of the questions.

5) Quora or LinkedIn Discussions or Yahoo Answers: Find out what are the frequently asked questions and what type of content could be useful to your customers. You can write around those topics.

6) Topix: Topix is a great resource to find content ideas. The site categorized the news and events on the basis of user location.

7) Soolve: Soolve displays keyword suggestions from up to 15 different sites. All you need to do is to write a keyword and this tool will suggest keywords from sites such as Google, Answers, Amazon, eBay, etc.

8) Ubersuggest: Ubersuggest is a free tool like Soolve to get keyword ideas from Google and other suggest services.

9) CreativeCommons: Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing & use of creativity & knowledge through free legal tools. So, next time if you need to use any picture in a blog post, just head over to Flickr and use any CreativeCommon licensed photo that are free to be used commercially. All you need to do is to provide credit to the artist.

10) Spezify: Spezify is a social search engine to find out what is being shared on social media. This tool creates a visual search of related tweets, music, images, etc.

11) Jing: Jing helps you to take screenshots of your computer screen and record screencasts(onscreen video).

12) Google Correlate: Google Correlate finds search patterns which correspond with real-world trends.

13) Wordle: With Wordle, you can write amazing looking word clouds to use in your blog posts.

14) Slideshare: Slideshare is a great platform to create your presentations and share in your articles.

15) Google Alerts: Google Alerts is a free tool to monitor the latest news in your niche by keywords to help you come up with new topics to write about.

So, what are your favorite tools?

29 Jun

Learn SEO From Google’s Webmaster Academy ( Top 10 Videos )

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Last month, Google launched a new resource for small businesses – Webmaster Academy. The main goal of this resource is to teach small businesses the basics of how Google search works, how to rank your content higher in search results and how to improve your site performance overall.

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Google has updated the resource with many helpful videos. So, here’s the list of Top 10 videos for you to check out and learn more about Google search and Search Engine Optimization(SEO).
You can also download Google’s official Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide.

1) How Search Works

Do you know that the life span of a Google query is less then half second, and it involves quite a few steps before you see the most relevant results. In this video, Matt Cutts explains how Google crawls, indexes, & serves the web.

2) Make sure Google knows about your website

Find out if your website is in Google’s search results already or not, and if it is not, how to get it included.

3) How to influence or improve your site’s listings in Search

In this video, Matt Cutts discusses how Google creates search result snippets and how you can optimize your website for Google.

4) How to Create great content that performs really well in Google search results

In this video, Alexi Douvas from Google’s Search Quality Team discusses how to create great content and improve your organic traffic from Google.

5) Webspam Content Violations

In this video, Michael Wyszomierski from Search quality team talks about webspam content violations.

6) How to improve your ranking in Google search results if your website focuses on video or images

7) Use Sitemaps to help Google to find content on your website

Sitemaps help Google & other search engines discover content on your website so that relevant content can be served for relevant queries.

8 ) An Introduction to Google+

9) Link Your Google+ Profile to your content

What is Authorship Markup and its benefits.

10) How malicious parties can spam your website

09 Jun

Google Released Algorithm Changes For May

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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

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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.

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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.

12 Feb

Top 12 Funny & Awesome Google Tricks

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1) Google Gravity: Enter “Google Gravity” in the Google search bar. Hit “I’m feeling lucky” . And watch your world falling down in front of you. [ If you have Google Instant enabled, it is on the right hand side of the suggested searches ]

2) Do a barrel roll: Type “Do a barrel roll” in Google and see the magic.

3) TILT: Type TILT in Google & see the magic. Or type “Askew” for similar magic. You might have to tilt your head to see everything.

4) Recursion: This is for the nerds & philosophy majors. Search for “recursion” and Google asks “did you mean recursion?”

5) Play Snake on a Youtube Video: Watching a boring youtube video?
Do you know you can play Snake Game on a youtube video?
Just click on the video and press the “Up+Left” arrows simultaneously to enjoy a game of “Snake” over the youtube video.
Note: This trick only works in YouTube’s new player, which is only available for videos that don’t include annotations or ads. It’s limited to the videos played on YouTube’s site & it doesn’t work for embedded videos.

6) Pacman: Getting bored on Internet?
You can play the all famous Pacman at http://www.google.com/pacman/ and enjoy your time.

7) Google Earth flight simulator: Google Earth allows its users to fly an F-16 fighter jet anywhere in the world.
Just press ‘Ctrl + Alt + A’ to activate the flight simulator and enjoy.

8 ) Answer to life, the universe, and everything: When you search “Answer to life, the universe, and everything”, it comes up with the result 42. When you ask the same question to ‘Siri’, it also comes up with the same answer.
The number has received attention in popular culture as a result of its central appearance in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”.

9) Epic Google: Type “Epic Google” in Google and Hit “I’m feeling lucky”. And enjoy the Epic Google.

10) Google Hacker: DO you want to see how the Google Homepage will look if it gets hacked?
Type “Google Hacker” in Google and Hit “I’m feeling lucky”.

11) Annoying Google: Type “Google Annoying” in Google and Hit “I’m feeling lucky”.

12) Heart (Valentines’ Day Special) : Just type
sqrt(cos(x))*cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01,
sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5
” in Google Search bar. And find a present for this valentines’ day. Or you can send the link to your loved ones.

13) New Trick: Type “Zerg Rush” into Google and get a pleasant surprise.

Also Check Out: 8 Google Secrets you should know to enhance your Search

Note: Some of the tricks might not work in some browsers.