Home » Blogging » 10 Ultimate Blogging Tools Every Blogger Should Be Using In 2017 to Succeed I started this blog in 2010. Since last 6 years, I’ve been trying out a lot of blogging tools. I’ve tested and used hundreds of tools over the years. Some of them are incredibly powerful and most of them are not worth giving a try. Seriously, getting access to the right tools is the fastest way to create great content, drive more traffic and boost your website sales. 2017 is nearing and if you are wondering which blogging tools you must use to build a profitable blog, this roundup post is just for you. I’ve covered all the tools ranging from email marketing to SEO to content generation so you will find it extremely easy to pick the right tools among them. Are you curious to find out the ultimate blogging tools for 2017? Let’s dive in. Top 10 blogging tools you should be using in 2017 #1. GetResponse The #1 reason why I put it first in the list is it is … [Read more...] about 10 Ultimate Blogging Tools Every Blogger Should Be Using In 2017
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I have read ShoutMeLoud post on WordPress sites using Timthumb.php is Prone to Hacking couple of days back, and after 2-3 days “www.abc.com contains content from counter-wordpress.com, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.” I also check my site at different browsers (Mozilla, IE & Opera) but this weird message was appearing only on Chrome browser. I was certain that my site is hacked and like any other guy, I searched about this issue on Google and found tons of useful information which helped me to recover my Hacked WordPress blog. Since timthumb.php hack is going to last for some time as many people haven’t updated their themes, plugin or unknowingly some plugin might be using this script. So here I’m going to note down steps which I have taken and other steps which you can take to recover your hacked site. Update everything: Most of the plugins and themes which were using bugged … [Read more...] about How I Removed Virus from My Hacked WordPress blog
Few days back, one of my client websites got infected by malware. It was affected by some self-replication malware via infected PC. His Webhosting company cleaned all the malware but one problem still persisted in terms of visitors getting the message Warning : Visiting This site may harm your computer! Due to this, his traffic was dropping as no users were opening the site after seeing this warning. None the less, we noticed a significant drop in the ranking of many prominent first page keywords. Sigh! It was a bad situation. In this post, I have shared what you can do if you find yourself in my client shoes: Clean your blog By cleaning I mean, remove malware from your blog. You can do it yourself with popular WordPress plugins or you can ask your hosting company to do that. If you are on a free hosting kind of place, I believe you are in real trouble, as free hosting companies don’t offer support.Try to use Malware checker WordPress plugins to find malware and then delete … [Read more...] about How To Remove: Visiting This Site May Harm Your Computer
Website hacking is nothing new, and being a blogger, it doesn’t matter how much hacking preventive measures we take, hackers will always find a way to gain access to your Website. Especially, when you are using WordPress with too many plugins, this makes it easier for hackers to find a loophole on your website. Here at ShoutMeLoud, I keep talking about various methods to make our website hack-proof, but at the same time, there is no 100% guarantee that your website will never get hacker. Yesterday when I was travelling, I got this Email from Google search console, notifying that few of my sites are distributing malicious codes, and they started giving warning message (This site may harm your computer) to users accessing my website via Google. Such situations are common, and thanks to Webmaster tool, for notifying me about this issue. For the record, Dominder tool that I reviewed some time back also sent me an Email letting me know about my site issues with malware. Here is … [Read more...] about How to Remove Website Malware Warning from Google Search
If you are in a hunt for cheap yet powerful web hosting to run WordPress sites, I’ve a great recommendation for you and that is ScalaHosting. It is voted in top 10 of the best cPanel hosting providers of 2016 and they are in the hosting business for over 9 years now. So if you’re looking for an affordable, super fast and secured hosting service to run your sites, ScalaHosting is just for you. One thing I liked most about ScalaHosting is that they got a ton of positive reviews from its users. That’s what I look for before selecting a hosting provider to run my sites. Just look at the following screenshot as they got a ton of 5 stars from their users (which is a good sign which says it’s a reliable hosting). That’s a great social proof and it came from the REAL users who’ve used their hosting and fully satisfied with it. That’s the kind of stuff you need to look for while selecting the right hosting for your WordPress sites. Now, if you are … [Read more...] about Cheap WordPress Hosting With Uber-Cool Performance
Whenever I publish a blog post I manually search Google to make sure that the post is indexed. And yeah, Google used to index my latest blog posts in real-time until few months back. Nowadays there’s a short delay in indexing but nonetheless, the crawling speed is not bad. Now what’s annoying is content scrapers. I noticed that another blog was copying all my latest posts by fetching the same from RSS feeds. And what’s even more uglier is that it’s ranking higher than me even though Google is indexing my articles before the spammer’s blog. It’s really embarrassing to see original articles showing as supplemental results (omitted results) on SERPs. And when I checked the content scraper’s website I noticed that 100% of the content is copied from other blogs by way of RSS syndication. Now what’s interesting is that the spammer is copying the articles word-by-word and is even linking to the original source (in my case) within the blog post … [Read more...] about Content Scraping? Here’s How To Deal And File A DMCA Notice
Finding the right resources while starting a WordPress blog which help ease out the technical and other difficulties from establishing a successful end product are not very often easy to find at a single place. There are various posts made around this topic, but the irony is that once a post it made, many other tools are announced in the market which are not easily available or accessible to the end users and in most of the cases they don’t even have the knowledge about it. Here in this post we have compiled a list of resources around most popular and essential blogging and successful online business management strategy. So lets begin with the niche finder segment which is one of the most essential and crucial to begin with. 1. Niche Finder: According to WikiPedia niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focusing. A niche website can be developed and promoted quickly to serve a unique and small target based customer base which is focused on raking … [Read more...] about Top Resources And Tools For Smart Bloggers
One way to keep your self secure is by knowing how do hackers hack password and what all methods and software’s they generally use. By knowing how hackers can get into your account, you will be in better situation to understand what are the possible ways you can lose your account information and passwords & you can protect yourself from getting hacked next time. Read: 5 Ways to Keep yourself safe while using Internet How do Hackers get Passwords? There are some common technique which hackers uses to hack passwords. One of them is phishing pages, where a hacker will send a login page of Gmail or Facebook and it will look exactly the same as real Facebook login page. Most of the time they use Social engineering skills like, they will send message saying “This person has posted your bad picture on Facebook, click here to check your photo”, and once you click on the link, you will be taken to login page, as soon as you enter your password, it will be sent to hacker, … [Read more...] about How do Hackers Hack your Passwords?
Here at ShoutMeLoud, I sell few e-books (Free + Paid) & plugins. I use Mac OS, as it’s more secure than Windows. Needless to say, I’m little paranoid about security. I ensure my system remains safe by using inbuilt Mac Firewall & stay away from downloading files from unreliable sources. Getting back to why I ended up searching for online virus scanner: ShoutMeLoud free WordPress Guide eBook has been downloaded more than 5000 times and in the past 2 months, I received 2 emails saying that their antivirus software (Avast to be precise) disabled the file access. Here is the email that I received: This was something unlikely to happen & I started digging more into this issue. The very first step was to check if the file is infected or not. (Do read the second section to learn about virus false positive detection). My requirement was simple, as I needed one tool that could check the database of all popular antiviruses & detect any viruses, worms, trojans or … [Read more...] about How To Check Virus Online By Uploading File?
Google recommends best practices and guidelines to webmasters in their support center and have also crafted an SEO Starter Guide. So, I’m going to explore Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) starter guide for you. Note: If you’re displaying Google AdSense ads on your website then I also suggest you to check out their AdSense Program Policies. AdSense publishers are required to adhere to the Google Webmaster Guidelines as well. Wait, if you still don’t know how Google Search works… Google Webmaster Guidelines: Do This, Not That! Once your website is ready, submit the URL to Google for inclusion in Google’s index and submit a Sitemap via Google Webmaster Tools which is the only way to submit a website to Google directly. Make pages primarily for users, not for search engines. Design & Content Guidelines Do write high quality content and give the visitors what they’re looking for. Do link to other sites as … [Read more...] about Everything You Need To Know