It’s been a long time since I have talked about Google Panda and other algorithm updates. Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam confirmed at SMX West that Panda is now a part of Google search algorithm, and you can not push it manually. Meaning, it will be a major problem for webmasters in future, as it will be hard to diagnose why the site traffic is going down. Till now we had tools like Penguintool, AlgoSleuth, which checks your analytic report against known panda updates date to confirm if you got hit by Panda or not. You can listen to audio clip from the show below: This is a quick guide on How to find whether Panda has hit your site or not? How to fix your site traffic and search engine ranking when affected by Google Panda? Find whether Google Panda has hit your site If your site is penalized by Panda, it could be because of many reasons, but the two most common reasons are: Your content is poor and of low-quality. It includes writing content which is not up to … [Read more...] about How To Fix Google Panda Penalized Website : Where to Start?
When we talk about Google penalties under SEO, Content duplicity is a critical issue which demands special attention. Google remains very careful while indexing various web pages, and if you have not paid enough attention towards this field, you must get ready to be penalized for spamming. If the similar type of content has been posted on your website in 3 to 4 pages, then Google would get confused on which page to index for a particular keyword, and this is the reason it penalizes you. Most of the bloggers among us remain careful in selecting a unique topic for every post, but unknowingly or unwillingly, even they can become the victims of content duplicity across different pages. According to Google, duplicate content refers to the availability of the same content on two different web pages, on the same website. It might arise due to any of the following reasons: 1. The First reason for content duplicity is a non-optimized website URLs. If you have a same post, which is available … [Read more...] about How to Fix Duplicate Content Issues in WordPress Blog?
Although I am a newbie blogger as well who is yet to make any money, I read and follow the top bloggers in the industry. In this post, I would like to highlight the top mistakes that newbie bloggers make. 1. Not Building An Email List “The money is in the list.” If you haven’t heard that line before, you have not blogged long enough. Whatever your blogging goals are, building your email list should be your top priority. If you are blogging to make money, you would soon notice that your blogging income will be directly proportional to the number of email subscribers. Making an growing, an email will ensure that you have a steady stream of visitors as soon as a publish a new post. You could also segment your visitors and send them targeted emails or drip campaigns. This way you would successfully make sales if you created your own products. Having a growing subscriber base will also Google Proof your website. You can still get a good number of visitors on your blog if … [Read more...] about Mistakes Bloggers Make That Costs Money & How To Fix Them?
Responsive design demands two major qualities- flexible images and media. It seems like an easy thing to do from the surface. However, beneath the surface lie a lot of technicalities to consider. You simply cannot call it a day by removing the width and height attributes on images or by simply setting their maximum width to 100%. While working with such attributes, you might face challenges with performance or with art direction. In such a situation what can be the right solution? Well, there is a wide field of responsive image solutions to help you deal with the responsive designing issues quite efficiently. Let me inform you beforehand that while working with responsive images, you might come across some major challenges. Do you know the solutions to those problems, well, if not, reading this blog post will make you aware of the possible problems associated with responsive images and its right solutions. Common problems with responsive images: The performance problem: With responsive … [Read more...] about Fixing Responsive Image Problems with Corrective Solutions
The other day I noticed that my WordPress site (ShoutMeloud) started responding slow and at times it was giving error connecting database issue. At many instance it was giving me following error “Connection lost. Saving has been disabled until you’re reconnected. We’re backing up this post in your browser, just in case.” while writing a blog post. It was unusual, as my traffic was consistent and there was n change in server configuration. For the first few time I simply ignored this issue and today I ran into another issue with comment moderation. Even after accepting or trashing the comments, it was re-appearing. With that I was sure something is wrong with the database and I thought of repairing my database. Instead of using WP DB-manager plugin or WP-optimize plugin, I straight away used PHPMyAdmin to repair and optimise my database. For the first time I encountered something very unusual as I noticed few of my WordPress database tables couldn’t be … [Read more...] about [Fix] WordPress Database table doesn’t support repair Error
Sometimes, I wish I never knew about SEO, so that, I could write articles without worrying about Keyword research, Ranking on the first page of Google or driving an insane amount of traffic. Truth is, over the time this has become a necessity. Without traffic, our blog is just a star among countless stars in the universe which people would never know about. So, that’s where SEO comes in. WordPress being the best platform for blogging comes with an ample amount of plugin options. We wish to make our WordPress blog SEO optimized, we have hundreds of plugin for the same. We wish to make our blog secure, we have an unlimited number of WordPress security plugins available. All the other plugins are fine but what worries me is the number of SEO plugins available for WordPress. Do a simple search in Google for “WordPress SEO plugins” and you will be bombarded with options like: These are just a few of them. Now the question is what SEO plugin should we rely on and how many … [Read more...] about The Problem With Unlimited WordPress SEO Plugins
Are you running an old WordPress blog where you have allowed others to contribute guest post and get links in return? Or do you have a WordPress blog where you have multiple authors to publish content on your blog. Chances are that you might not be taking complete editorial control and many of your old links are redirecting to some spam site or broken. . After Panda and Penguin update it has become important for anyone to take complete control of all the existing links on your blog. This plugin is for those bloggers who have a WordPress blog which is over one year old and for those who plan to blog for long. ShoutMeLoud started accepting guest posts from 2009 and since then over 500+ bloggers have contributed here. In the past 5 years a lot has changed and many of the links posted by the guest authors are dormant, be it link to their own blog or links that has been mentioned in their article. For fixing broken links it’s easier to do it with the help of Broken link checker … [Read more...] about How LinkPatrol Plugin Fixed WordPress Blog External Link SEO Prob
You: I need urgent help? Customer support: We are looking into it after 10 minutes… You: Hey, Any update? My site is down Customer support:Sir/Mam, we are looking into it. I know how much it’s irritating and hard to imagine that someone has willingly ignored your request for support – Whether it is for premium themes & plugins or hosting or for any other products. It’s more frustrating that we have stuck somewhere while using their product and after writing an Email for a support request, we are not getting the help from their side. If it is not an emergency then we can wait some days for their response but what if it is urgent to resolve the problem? Feel like your own story? Well, this happens to many of us all the time.. .. This is why today you will be learning many secrets of writing support request that will get answered quickly. What to do to get attention for our problem from the support team of the product? How to write a … [Read more...] about How To Write A Support Request That Will Get Problem Fixed ASAP!
Update: So finally, after lots of trial and error, I reduced my replytocom links from 25K to a mere 300. These 300 will eventually go away after some time. I will keep updating the article based on my experience. If you have any questions or suggestions, drop us a message on Facebook. I was trying to figure out what lead to a 20% traffic drop of ShoutMeLoud after I was trying to recover from the Google Panda launch. In the process, I was fixing 404 links using the Google Webmaster Tool and, most importantly, working on duplicate posts. Thanks to the QOT tutorial, I was reminded to cross-check replytocom links for ShoutMeloud. I have already taken care of this by adding a parameter into the Google Webmaster Tool, but I was shocked to see lots of replytocom links still indexed from ShoutMeLoud which must have created the duplicate content issue. Here is a screenshot: Replytocom is for blogs which allow replies to comments. So whenever you “Reply” to comments, you will see a … [Read more...] about How To Fix ReplytoCom Links Issue in WordPress
Whenever we talk about WordPress SEO, WordPress duplicate content is one thing which every SEO professional will suggest you to avoid. It doesn’t mean when people say “WordPress is SEO optimized” they are lying, they are right, but the duplicate content issue in WordPress arises because of many reasons. Today, we will look into some of the basic reasons and will try to fix it one by one. Whenever we talk about WordPress, one common comment which you will always get “WordPress is SEO optimized”. That’s true but not completely. You can start a website on WordPress and expect to start ranking well. By option for WordPress as your Website/Blogging platform, you have taken a wise decision but that’s not all. There are many things which you need to do from the first day when you start using WordPress. What exactly is WordPress duplicate content issue? Content which is the same but can be accessed by two URL. This could be within your blog or could be … [Read more...] about What is WordPress Duplicate Content Issue & Fix for SEO