Long posts dominate the search results, everyone knows that. But how do your visitors navigate through the giant piece of content? The answer is very simple - add a Table of Content (ToC) to your long posts. This will provide clear information about what the post contains and enable them to jump directly to their point of interest. This also leads to a significant enhancement in the user experience. What's more, adding a table of content will enhance the search engine visibility of your content. For articles with ToC, Google will show jump links directly in the search results. Since adding ToC offers so many benefits, it makes perfect sense to add the table of content to your WordPress blog. There are several WordPress plugins to help you do that. Continue reading to know more about the best WordPress table of contents plugins. Best Table Of Content WordPress Plugins Built with: Thrive Content Builder 1. Table of Content Plus Table of Content Plus makes it very simple to add a … [Read more...] about Use these plugins to add table of contents to your WordPress blog posts and pages.
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If you have a WordPress blog then you know how easy it is to use. Not only is it easy to write with, but it also has tons of themes and widgets to add productivity and interest to your blog. But all those widgets will mean nothing if you do not have the readers coming in. How can you get more readers and loyal followers on your WordPress blog? Well, here are 10 ideas for you to implement that will improve your WordPress blog and also get you more followers. 1. Great Titles One of the first things to catch reader’s attention is the title of your blog post. You want to make it pertinent to your content, but you also want to make it interesting to readers. Nothing is worse than a boring or overly technical blog post title. If you can make it catchy and fun in some way, people are more likely to want to read the post. Apart from reader’s attention, you have to attract search engines, so you need to make make your titles seo friendlyat the same time. 2. Accurate Tags Tagging … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Improve Your WordPress Blog
WP Candy: When this site was hacked, I’m really surprised. Not only because it’s a WordPress tutorial site but it also teaches other people about securing their WordPress sites! Famous bloggers: This site was not hacked – it was tracked! It means the intruder guessed the passwords of the site owners blog (CPanel) and changed everything in it from the hosting service. The site owner (Hesham Zebida) brought his site back after 3 days though but lost almost $2000 by this activity. And many other blogs (that you know) can be added to this list.. If you don’t want to be added to this hacking list, make sure you’re implementing few security tips to keep your WordPress blog safe. Before getting into the details… we’ll talk about few other things first. They’re as important as securing your WordPress blog. Why should you be protecting your WordPress blog? There are hell lot of hackers are trying to access dozens of blogs everyday to blackmail … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your WordPress Blog Safe from Hackers?
During the month of April, more than 90,000 WordPress blogs were affected by botnet attacks. That number has continued to climb in the months to follow and will continue to do so…. A recent study found an estimated 73% if the 40,000 most popular websites utilizing WordPress are vulnerable to a hack attack. With WordPress being the most popular blogging and content management system (CMS), it is bound to be under attack quite often and as such you need to be vigilant in ensuring its security. After many days that turned into weeks which turned into months of struggling to find a business that I could start from home on a shoestring budget, I finally picked one and built a blog around it. The excitement was short lived when soon after, in an unfortunate turn of events, my WordPress blog was hacked and nearly destroyed. It was a nightmare of sorts and as such I learned the hard way how to secure my blog. I’ve outlined some helpful tips below so that you too can protect your … [Read more...] about How To Secure Your WordPress Blog From Hackers
Here at ShoutMeLoud, I thought I had covered everything when it came to how to create and generate money from a successful blog. But one thing I missed was how to buy web hosting and a domain name. Well, that changes right now. Many new bloggers make the mistake of buying hosting from unreliable companies, and they regret this misstep later. In this step-by-step guide, I will share everything you need to know in order to buy reliable web hosting and a domain name. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will be using Bluehost, which is an officially recommended hosting service for WordPress. Bluehost offers free SSL certificate which is must have & also you have an option to upgrade to PHP 7.0. As a bonus, with Bluehost, you will get one free domain name. Not only will this save you money, it will also allow you to manage everything in one place. I suggest you follow along with this guide and purchase your hosting plan and domain name as outlined … [Read more...] about How To Buy Hosting & Domain Name For Your WordPress Blog
Are you looking to make your WordPress blog mobile friendly? If you have not yet thought about it, you should as Google have made mobile site an official search engine ranking factor. In this exclusive guide, I will share various options ( WordPress mobile Plugins + Themes) that you can use to make sure your WordPress blog is mobile readable and passes the Google mobile friendliness test. Before I start sharing all the solutions, I recommend you to go to this link, add your blog URL and it will show if your website is mobile friendly or not according to Google. If it is, you don’t have to do anything, but if the result is negative, you should work right away to make your blog mobile friendly. In this tutorial, I will explain all the solutions which you can use to make your WordPress blog mobile ready. So, lets look at the possible solutions and pick the one which you find best for your blog. Making WordPress Blog Mobile ready: Use a responsive theme: If your … [Read more...] about How To Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly – Best Solutions
Do you have a blog on WordPress.org or any self hosted website?. Well, I learned the lesson that backing up your blog is important in a hard way. I’ll explain. It all started with me wanting to change my hosting. I told a friend of mine and he did it. What I later found out was that some of my posts went missing because I hadn’t backed up my blog. I had lost a single month of my blog. I didn’t knew how to bring all that data back but Google saved me. Thanks to Google cacheI found my blog posts’ caches and copied the posts to my blog which finally ended the problem. By this incident I learnt the problem that taking backups of your WordPress blog is important. If you still need more reasons for backing up keep reading this post and you will find them. You may know, life is nothing without risks and the same is with your blogs. The risks you take with your blog may turn out to bring some amazing changes to your blog and make your blog better than ever. But it is … [Read more...] about Why is Backing Up Your WordPress Blog Important?
Here are the reasons why should you get Google authorship and also few simple steps to implement in order to get Google authorship for your blogs. Why should be worrying about getting Google Authorship? Google authorship will not only boost your online visibility but it also increases Social proof (that can visually impact more on your blogs) Image in the rich snippets can bring you more CTR’s Lets have two samples here: Without Google authorship (for the keyword – landing page tips) With Google authorship (for the same result – landing page tips) If I’m not wrong, it would be surely the one with Google authorship (smiley face on the rich snippet). Why? Because it improves the social proof, visual images can build instant trust on Google – thus Google bringing your more traffic to your blog posts. I hope now you understood the importance of having Google authorship for your WordPress blogs. Lets get into the details then.. So, how to get Google … [Read more...] about How to Implement Google Authorship in Your WordPress Blog?
Few days back Harsh informed you about Google started ranking website based on Speed and since that we all realize and understood why it’s not a necessity to offer a faster loading blog. Decreasing load time helps search engine and also your readers. Not only it will give an amazing user experience, but it will also help in reducing the bounce rate of your blog. Today, I’m sharing seven tips that will help you to reduce the loading time of your blog, and you will be serving a fast loading page to your readers. 7 Important Tips for Reducing Loading time of your WordPress Blog Don’t use too many WordPress plugins One of the biggest power of WordPress is plugins, and some of you are so obsessed with it, that you are using more than 30-40 plugins on your blog. Well, not all plugin is bad, and Harsh have covered a great write-up on how many WordPress plugins you should use. Try to minimize the number of plugins on your blog, and if you need a functionality which can be … [Read more...] about 7 Smart Ways To Reduce Your WordPress Blog Loading Time
You got a growing blog? Is your server not powerful enough to support it anymore? Is it getting slower every day? Have you tried to do everything you can like minifying your scripts, adding css sprites and even caching your site? Did they work? Right now you might be out of tricks and thinking about moving to another server. But, there’s another trick you can use… Why not host the static part of your website in a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? It will not only take some of the load off your server, but it will also give a performance boost to your site! A CDN will allow you to store your data in several servers distributed around the world so if some one tries to access your site, the content which you have uploaded to the CDN will be served from the nearest server! If that data is located in your server, every client have to go to that server to access your data, some may be close but others might be at the other end of the world. So, a CDN can save a lot of time by … [Read more...] about How To Boost Your WordPress Blog With Rackspace Cloud Files!