Can you call yourself a content marketing expert? Even if you answer “yes”, there are still lots of ways to enhance your performance. Even if you’re one of the 42% of B2B marketers that claim to be effective at content marketing, you still have a bunch of room for improvement. If you desire to make the most out of your content marketing efforts, you must know what strategies to implement, and most of all, what tools to use. Good keyword research, the perfect social media marketing strategy, and the best search engine optimization skills all can contribute immensely to your success as a content marketing expert. Unfortunately, when it comes to content marketing tools, a lot of the ones often recommended by the experts are very costly, and the average content marketer can’t afford them. Now, here’s the good news: There are a bunch of free tools out there that you can also use to get the same results, and many of them are owned by big G … [Read more...] about 10 Free And Useful Google Tools No Blogger Should Ignore
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Paid links are considered as the easiest way to get your website quickly ranked in SEPRs; but only if you have good funds with you to spend on your SEO campaign. However, it is against the natural SEO which affects organic search results. And, it’s unfair with other website owners who either don’t have that much SEO budget or believe in natural SEO. Google launched Penguin update, which penalizes webmasters who build backlinks by buying backlinks. This includes buying low-quality or high-quality links. Once Google figures out a link is un-natural, your website is more likely to get un-natural link warning notice (If you have added your site in Google Webmaster tool), and you will notice a significant drop in traffic and keyword ranking. Let’s see what Google think about paid links and how it is going to affect your website ranking. Read: How not to get penalized by next Penguin update Paid Links : Good or bad for SEO? Paid link violates … [Read more...] about Paid Links and SEO : Will Google Panalize your Website?
Some time back I shared an article on SEO optimization using Google webmaster tool and extending that tutorial, here I’m sharing how to find 404 pages on your blog using free Google tool call Google webmaster tool. ShoutMeLoud traffic is almost 20% impacted due to Google Panda and in effort to recover from Google panda effect, I’m working to fix all broken links on my blog. There are many things which I will be doing along with it, and I will be sharing my experience and tutorials along. Broken links and 404 pages are useless for search engine bots and it’s a dead-end. It’s an important part of SEO to fix all possible 404 pages. Though in WordPress we have plugin name Broken link checker which will let you find all the broken links. But, if your blog is huge, it might slow down your server for a while. You can also take help of broken link checker website to find broken links on your blog. Finding 404 Error pages: So the easy way to use Google webmaster tool to … [Read more...] about How to Find 404 Error Pages Using Google Webmaster Tool
Google’s structural official position on internet retrieves the best practices for webmasters that hasn’t changed much more over the past years. Really Google brings a little change but its impact on overall internet scatters out rapidly and to the webmasters it poses a great role. Everyday webmasters look forward to newly releasing algorithm updates which are now one of the major concerns on discussion board. First Panda on February 23, 2011 rolled out and affected around 6% of the search results worldwide. The updates continued till April 19, 2012 on different versions and affected lower ranked pages consecutively. After that Google met the webmasters with more stronger algorithm update penguin which also affected about 2% of all the English search results and today Hummingbird which is more powerful and technical that’s why Google told us the name come from being “precise and fast.” These are the official algorithm updates from Google … [Read more...] about Top 50 SEO Tools For Webmasters to Fight Against Google Updates
Last week seems to be really bad for Webmaster as Google webmaster tool unnatural link warning gave sleepless night to many Webmaster. Though, before we talk about it, another big news is related to Panda 4.0. It’s 21st of the month and like all other months, Google has released an update to their algo and as we following our algo change nomenclature, Panda 4.0 hit the globe. Google Panda 4.0 and work around: Matt Cutts announced the roll out of Panda 4.0 today on Twitter (21st May 2014) and many web masters are sharing about their blog traffic change on Twitter and Facebook. This is a major Panda update in recent time and according to SEL, Panda 4 will impact all languages to different degrees. Here is an official tweet from Google about this latest algo update: Google is rolling out our Panda 4.0 update starting today. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) May 20, 2014 As I explained earlier in my Panda recovery guide, Panda penalizes you mostly due to thin and low quality … [Read more...] about Panda 4.0 Launched and Google Unnatural Links Warning Drama
If you’re an SEO then you probably know that Google Panda is two years old. The first Google Panda Update (or farmer update) was on February 24, 2011 targeting content farms (and those made for search engine sites) and it was a nightmare for webmasters. And then there were more updates to penalize websites that were over-optimized (Google Penguin), using exact match domains, pages with too many above the fold ads, etc. I love all these updates as it improves the search experience of users and that’s obviously the goal of a search engine. That said, Google is STILL far away from that “perfect” search engine definition. So I’m going to focus on all major updates by Google with their recovery tips that I collected from various sources. From all this research, I can easily conclude that if you haven’t violated any Google’s Webmaster Guidelines then you shouldn’t worry about any Google updates. I guess Google became obsessed with penalty … [Read more...] about How To Recover From Google Panda & Penguin Update [Tips & Resources]
The first thing you probably want to happen after launching a blog or website is getting it indexed by Google. If you don’t index your site on Google, you won’t get any traffic from it even if you create content. Not indexing a site on Google is one of the biggest mistakes most new bloggers make. If you are also one among them and want to index your site on Google really quickly, this tutorial is for you where you will discover few quick ways to index your new site on Google search results. The very first thing you need to remember is: it’s free to index your new sites on Google. You don’t have to pay anything. I have started a lot of blogs on WordPress over the last couple of years and I know how easy it is to index a new site on Google. So without much ado, let’s talk about the details. 4 Simple Steps to Index Your New Website on Google #1. Submit your website’s URL to Google via Webmaster Account If you want to show your website content on … [Read more...] about How to Index Your New Site On Google Really Quickly?
I used to think that the more pages I have on Google index, the more traffic I am going to get. But it’s not true. I realized that when I was checking Google indexed pages of RTB for the first time. What I found was embarrassing. A lot of useless pages got indexed by Google, even some of them had no content. This is may be one of the reasons why I got hit by Panda 4.0. Having these low-quality pages can harm your SEO too. Besides, there is no reason to have these useless pages on Google index. In this post, I will be sharing how to block URLs from crawling and how to remove URLs from Google index. Before going further, I’d like to share when to remove indexed pages and when not to remove. When to Remove Indexed Pages? There could a lot of reasons to remove URLs, but here are some of the most common. When Not to Remove Indexed Pages? Though you have the power to remove any URLs from Google Search results, there can be some situations when you … [Read more...] about Remove URLs from Google Index Using Webmaster Tools
I don’t care much about Yahoo, Bing, or anything of the other lesser popular search engines. There is Google Search, and there’s everything else. Naturally, I’m concerned about how my blog gets crawled by Google and about what content gets indexed by Google. Google’s Webmaster Tool tells me the inside story of how users find my website through Google. In my opinion, the Search Console Tool is like an ECG that displays the heart beat of internet traffic – Google being the heart. To be able to use this free service by Google for your website, you need to prove to them that you are the owner of your website. Now here’s the question: How do you verify your self-hosted WordPress blog with the Google Webmaster Tool? Google lets you verify ownership of a website using one of three methods: Meta tag. Upload an HTML file. DNS Verification. This question has been answered multiple times before. Let me answer it again, with the bonus of showing you the … [Read more...] about How To Verify WordPress Blog In Google Search Console Tool
Google Webmaster is an amazing tool, and if you are a serious blogger, you should never avoid the Google Webmaster’s tools. From an SEO perspective, they’re a life-saver because they give you complete information about how your site functions in the Google Search engine. The Search Console (aka Google Webmaster Tools) offers many tools that will let you thoroughly analyze your blog. From this analysis, you can work on problem areas to make your blog rank better in the Google Search engine. Remember that search engine optimization (SEO) is a gradual process and doesn’t happen overnight. Sometimes it takes weeks or months to get a proper search engine ranking. I will not be talking about backlinks or other strategies for SEO ranking in this post. Instead, I will be sharing how you can use the best free SEO tool called Google Search Console (aka Google Webmaster Tools) to optimize your blog for search engines. How To Make Your Blog Search Friendly Using Google Search … [Read more...] about How To Optimize Blog for Google Search with Search Console Tool