Google Analytics needs no introduction. It’s such a popular web analytics tool that it seems like everyone is using it. In April 2012, Nikesh Arora, Google’s chief business officer announced that over ten million marketers and websites use this tool to gauge how effective their online presence is. Barely a year later, in January 2013, BuiltWith’s report indicates that the number has grown tremendously to 17,586,002 websites or 57.3% of all websites using Google Analytics, including majority of the top 10,000 sites based on Alexa and Quantcast rankings. That is how popular Google Analytics is. (While writing this, it is being used on this blog too) I’m guessing you’re using Google Analytics, or perhaps thinking of installing it to your website. And why not? It’s free, it’s very useful, and it’s so easy to use. But did you know that there are also Google Analytics alternatives available? There’s at least 30 such alternatives … [Read more...] about The Top 31 Best Web Analytics Tools | Google Analytics Alternative
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Home » SEO » Technical SEO: The Ultimate Guide to Improve Search Visibility And User Experience SEO is a battle. It's a NEVER ending game. Believe it or not, the success of your website or blog largely depends on SEO. If you're struggling to increase your overall organic traffic or sales, I've a quick tip for you: perform technical SEO. What is technical SEO? Technical SEO is all about how you make sure your website is properly compatible with search engines guidelines. Technical SEO basically involves in; Finding your site's SEO related issues (broken links, lengthy titles, pages with no meta description, images without alt tags etc) Evaluating whether your site is penalized or not Conducting site audits to fix your site issues The following image explains what technical SEO is all about in a simple way, so have a look at it. Why technical SEO is important? Technical SEO helps you improve your website's usability, search engine crawling and indexing. In a nutshell, … [Read more...] about Technical SEO: The Ultimate Guide to Improve Search Visibility
One of the easiest ways to increase your website sales is to drive more traffic from search engines. Search engine traffic is not only free but it will send you the most qualified buyers to your websites if keywords are correctly used on your web pages. Ranking for a keyword and getting top positions for it is not easy especially if you’re a beginner to SEO. So how to improve keyword rankings without actually getting penalized by Google? In this detailed guide, we’ll discuss about few key factors to increase rankings for any keyword you are targeting. Here’s what you’re going to discover in this guide to improving your keyword rankings on Google. Few “key Google factors” that will affect your keyword rankings Evaluating the current keyword rankings for your site Attracting quality links to improve keyword ranking Doing keyword research Does social media affect SEO How to Improve Your Keyword Rankings? Want to drive more organic traffic to your … [Read more...] about Ultimate Guide to Improve Keyword Rankings on Google
ShoutMeLoud is a destination for individuals like you to live an independent & meaningful life. Along with latest online marketing techniques, I often publish articles like this which will help anyone to become a better person & thus a better entrepreneur. If you are new here, do check out our high-quality catalog of life-hack articles. “The more original your idea is, the less good advice other people will be able to give you.” – Hugh McLeod, Ignore Everybody. If you had the opportunity to read my recent piece at ShoutMeLoud on Books for cultivating curiosity, great, or else I suggest you to have a quick rundown of that article. What I’m on to write about in this piece is closely related to curiosity and how our feelings of what others perceive of us influence one’s creativity. The child in us, the one with all the dreams and the one that comes up with all the ideas is an insecure and lonely child. We often need validation for our thoughts … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why you Should Stop Caring What Others Think of You
We are in 2015 and no matter how good or bad 2014 was for you, it’s time to collect yourself and work on your blog with a fresh new strategy! If you still don’t have a blogging business plan, get one now. One of the major problems faced by most bloggers is a lack of traffic and income. Finding motivation when traffic and income are lacking is tough! In a previous post I covered motivation here: How to motivate yourself! Also read: How to increase motivation for blogging The motivation to bring visible and effective changes to your blog involves many factors including blog design, content, update frequency, promotion and more. In this article, however, I will focus on the most common blogging problem of all: What to do when no one is reading your blog! One of the most common issues that lead to the early death of a blog is a lack traffic and engagement. Many bloggers struggle with this for a while, and then eventually they give up. … [Read more...] about Why No One is Reading Your Blog, and How to Change That!
Are you a financial advisor wondering how to get more leads online? Are you struggling to convert your prospects into clients? Read on to learn one marketing channel which will help you to establish yourself as an authority, and get more clients in the most renowned way. Personal finance or finance in any form used to be like rocket science for me until recently. The only thing I know about personal finance so far is that we need to earn, invest under some section such as 80C, 80D etc.. to save taxes, and file our income tax return. A few months ago, I got in touch with a chartered accountant/personal financial advisor/wealth management guy because I was taking out a loan to buy a flat. It was then when I realized how important personal financial planning is for everyone, including you and me. This article is not about the importance of personal finance, but is instead directed to all those personal financial advisors and wealth … [Read more...] about Why Your Personal Finance Business Needs a Blog Right Away!
One of the ways by which you can evaluate your blog growth is by the number of visitors you are getting (Use Google Analytics to keep track of your blog visits). But, just the visits are not enough to measure the growth, as the traffic has to be targeted. Therefore, to increase the targeted traffic to my blog, I have burned the midnight oil in past 48 days. There are various ways by which one can drive traffic to their blog, and I’m a firm believer of growth hacking. With growth hacking, one can use existing content and start getting more traffic to their blog. Many of you might be aware of the fact that my blog was hit by Google Panda algorithm in 2011, and this was the time when I realized the importance of SEO. I spent months on learning SEO and practicing it to recover from Google Panda (For new readers, you can read all about my recovery process over here). Panda recovery was a big relief as for once I almost lost faith and thought my blogging career is over. During my … [Read more...] about How I Increased My WordPress Blog Traffic By 28% in 48 Days
Home » Blogging » Online Reputation Management: Evaluating, Protecting, Restoring And Outsourcing Though the web has given an increased exposure to top ranking professionals, products, services and businesses, which has brought them an increased value but has also created a scenario where malicious attempts or otherwise someone or some organization might make a derogatory online statement that can spread like wildfire on the internet and destroy all the reputation that you have earned over the years. Protecting your online reputation should be one of the primary tasks that should be on your agenda if you want to prevent any such damage. In this post we will try to understand what is reputation management, how does it affect you, what are some of the top internet resources to gain more insight about reputation management and who are the best companies and people to talk to if someone has already done the damage and you want it to be rectified as soon as possible. Let us … [Read more...] about Online Reputation Management: Evaluating, Protecting & Outsourcing
Home » SEO » How to Do Keyword Research Like A Pro [Even If You Know Nothing About SEO] Doing keyword research is the #1 step to getting more traffic from search engines. Most beginners struggle to increase their search traffic because they write blog posts without doing any keyword research whatsoever. If you are one among them, stop doing it right now and start spending more time on finding the right keywords that boost your organic traffic. Finding keywords is never an easy task even for SEO experts! If you are a beginner to search engine optimization, doing keyword research is almost a nightmare. Almost every blogger on earth is aiming to find the legitimate ways to increase their search engine traffic after seeing Google latest updates like Penguin and Panda. We all now know that we can’t escape these algorithms without having great content and right kind of keywords on our web pages. Note: If you are looking for ONLY one tool to boost your website traffic … [Read more...] about How to Do Keyword Research Like A Pro
People don’t like to watch ads. Nowadays, people take information without the care of banners. So we can say that content marketing strategies are constantly evolving & changing . To stand out from the crowd, you need to have some decent content marketing strategies with you. Suppose you have written a well researched long article and nobody is interested to read it. How will you feel? I would definitely feel sad& I bet you too. There are many companies producing a good amount of content daily. To promote that content, they need to market that content. Until and unless you don’t get revenue for your content, your content is useless. So there are many big companies which are investing more and more money for content marketing. With the help of content marketing, these companies achieve their predefined goals. I know you must be aware of benefits of Content Marketing & let’s have a quick refresher. This will make it easier for you to grasp the new content … [Read more...] about 8 Actionable Content Marketing Tips For 2016