So you started blogging on WordPress our of passion & like million others you started your journey with entry-level shared hosting. Now your blog is getting great traffic & it’s becoming a source of your bread butter, just like mine. One fine day, your existing hosting company emails you to “Buzz off” as they can’t handle your website load. In most of the cases, a non-technical blogger would feel dishearten, dissatisfied & helpless. I had been that situation when ShoutMeLoud traffic grew from hundred of page views a day to 10k+ pageviews a day. Have you ever felt the similar situation? If your answer is “No”, then you are probably already on a hosting company that can handle high traffic site or you are yet to experience the sweet taste of millions of page views. This guide or call it your resource for hosting selection will help you to pick the hosting for your growing or overgrown site. Another aspect that limits the growth of a … [Read more...] about Which is Best Managed WordPress Hosting for High Traffic Sites?
This is 2017 and the competition amongst webpreneurs continue to be fierce, and only the fittest, well-informed, and action-takers have the chance to survive. And to help the less privileged who might not have the budget for running huge and fearsome advertisement like the top guns in the industry, Google decided to introduce the application known as Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), which strictly helps to improve the mobile experience of end-users. Understanding that not so many people know about this let alone know how to go about applying it on their WordPress blogs to start enjoying the benefits themselves, I decided to write this guide on what Google AMP is about, why it is important, how to install it and the configurations. I hope you will find it useful. What is Google AMP? Google AMP is the short form for Google Accelerated Mobile Pages, which is simply geared towards improving the loading speed of mobile websites, just so it can function optimally and maximally, thereby … [Read more...] about Beginners Guide To Setting Up Google AMP For WordPress Blogs
Because we each now alert that Google weigh website speed as a fresh ranking algorithmic rule and we all need to care about how to step-up page speed. There are about two hundred factors that Google weigh for ranking of any internet site in Google search and web site speed is among them. We altogether acknowledge around on page optimization, off page optimization, social bookmarking, forum entry, social media optimization and so on. These each parameters are weigh for actual ranking in SEs but know begin thinking of step-up website speed. I extremely recommend to download YSlow that will show up your site gross score. This score will render you accurate thought how much work out you need for your internet site to load speedier. Compare your competitor’s sites and check out how much they score, whenever you score is take down than your competitor so you require to care about your internet site performance. Less HTTP request – Cut down the amount of HTTP request while this … [Read more...] about 7 Quick Tip to Speed up your Website Load time
Blogging in 2008 was a completely different experience from how it is to blog in 2016. Earlier, no matter how good or how bad your posts were, you would end up getting some traffic from search engines. In fact, a few pieces of low-quality content wouldn’t affect your whole entire domain. But when Google launched Google Panda (April 2011), they changed the face of the blogosphere. Having thousands of pages indexed in Google will no longer give you great results. Only quality articles will help you survive the SEO battle. One of the other major differences with the Panda algo is that if your blog has a few low-quality pieces of content, you might end up losing your site quality value and you will notice less SERP’s ranking. (FYI, the Panda 4.2 update happened one year ago (July 2015), and there is no way Google is going to give you back your lost traffic. If your site is still missing out on traffic from search engines, it’s time for you to take some serious action … [Read more...] about How to Find Low-Quality Content & Create A Better Site
And you are like “what, where is my website”? I have got a bad news for you… Your website has got hacked and all your data is gone. Sound scary? Isn’t it? I did not mean to scare you, but this happens with many bloggers who choose a free theme for blogging instead of a premium one. Let me tell you the truth- free is not always good, even if it is a WordPress theme. In this post, I will show you why choosing a free theme could be dangerous for the blog. Imp note: There are many good looking free themes who offer encrypted free footers (Link free footer) & are of great quality. But, again their are still few donwside of using free WordPress themes over Premium WordPress themes. Why Free WordPress themes are not worth your time? 1. Unwanted URLs in the footer When you choose a free theme, you also accept the user agreement from theme developers. In exchange of the free theme these developers always want you to keep their affiliate URLs on your website’s … [Read more...] about Why Choosing Free WordPress Theme Is Not Safe All The Time
As a Blogger, most of the time I get paid in Dollars and via PayPal. So, it’s important for me to keep a track of current exchange rates. There are many sites like XE, Yahoo Currency converter, in short Currency exchange rate conversion sites which helps us to find day to day foreign currency exchange rates. In the world of Internet, money can come from any part of the world and thus currency conversion tools are very handy when you are getting paid in foreign currency. Here I’m sharing 10 useful online Currency conversion tools, which will help you to view conversion rate chart of foreign currency into yours and vice versa. Useful List of Current Exchange Rate conversion sites: 1. XE XE is the one of the world’s most popular Internet foreign exchange tools and services provider. It features outstanding cross-rates charts that updates on its own. XE Trade processes billions of dollars for many of its clients. This site loads quickly and also updates almost every … [Read more...] about 10 Online Free Currency Exchange Rate Conversion Tools
Google Chrome turned out to be one of the best browsers in short span of time. I’m not sure how many of you are a fan of chrome browser, but from a user perspective I love chrome. We have already shared some productive chrome extensions earlier to do more in less time and today we are going to extend our series by sharing more useful chrome extensions which you can consider installing. Chrome extension store is full of useful extensions and here at SML, we have covered many such extensions in the past. In case, if you have missed it, I will hand-pick some of the post which any Google chrome lover like you and me would consider installing. Though, before you install tons of chrome add-ons on your blog, make sure you limit it to a certain number. Reason being, too many extensions will slow down your browser and especially you will face issues with browser crashing. So here are some posts, which I would suggest you to have a peek: I have explained every extension I mentioned here … [Read more...] about Productive Chrome Extensions for Every Chrome Lover
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