5 Immediate First SEO Settings To Be Applied To Get Quick Results

To be successful online, you need to work hard and moreover, ‘smart’ If you are not smart online, someone else would take the cup. So, basically blogging is a crowded mall with a lots of shops representing blogs and you have to attract the visitors i.e. the customers moving around in the mall. In this post, I’ll be covering very basic but very important SEO settings which you should immediately apply if you have a new blog or are going to restart your existing blog.

First SEO Settings To Be Applied To Get Quick Results

Some Points To Keep In Mind:

#1: Meta Tags

Lets begin with some things who everyone knows. Meta tags are certain tag scripts which help Search Engines to recognize many fields of your site like title, description, keywords (not considered), etc. There are some OG (Open Graph) meta tags used by facebook to crawl the content with accuracy. The very basic Meta Tags you should apply immediately to your blog are:

<!– SEO –>

<meta charset=”UTF-8″>

<meta name=”description” content=”Description”>

<meta name=”keywords” content=”Keyword”>

<!– SEO –>

The last 2 defines your description and keywords. Generally they are placed in </head> tag but you can place it anywhere you want. For UTF-8, you can read what it is here.

#2: Sitemap Creation

Obviously that you made a new site, you cannot submit a blank sitemap to Google. The first and the fast task you need to do is to create your official sitemap which you have to submit to Google later on when you have decent number of posts. On wordpress, certain plugins make it easier to create your own sitemap like Google XML Sitemap and some platforms like blogger provide your automatic sitemap generation service.

#3: Google Verified Authorship

Time to attract your visitors to your website. Make your search results stand apart from others and verify your authorship in Google+ to show up a small image of yourself besides your search results. This is a really easy task. Just you have to do is to add 2 [ <link rel=”author” href=”profile”/> and <link rel=”publisher” href=”same profile”/> ] to your header file or wherever you want. But that file should load on every post and page. Header file is recommended.

#4: Buying Adwords Credits

If you are looking for quick customers, adwords is the best place for you. Unlike adsense, adwords allows you to buy advertisement space on Google Search results and gain quick and healthy human customers fast. Adwords is cheap, effective, and really works. Some of my friends running a full time business started their business with adwords only.

#5: SEO Friendly Framework

Make sure you don’t mess up your coding stuff and internal framework in your website. Since we mainly write for readers and not for robots, we always forget how and why it can affect our SEO settings and rankings. A bad structured framework site can confuse google bots and can drop your positions in search results. Always take care of this.

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Quick 5 startup points that are surely going to give you a boost up start for your website. If you have some more awaiting to munch, we’re here to post ‘em here too. Let ‘em coming!

Guide to Finding the Best PHP Hosting Deal

This article will provide some tips that are both general and practical to help you locate PHP hosting deals on a budget.

Before diving into the tips, it is worth reflecting a bit on the state of the existing hosting industry.

Dedicating hosting services, which are also known as managed hosting services or dedicated servers, are types of internet hosting where clients who lease internet space can lease complete servers that are not shared with other individuals.

This is different from shared hosting, where individual servers are shared across multiple clients; dedicated hosting is more flexible since an individual client can have complete control over the server or servers he or she uses; this includes the ability to choose hardware and operating systems.

However, the tradeoff of using dedicated hosting services rather than shared ones is that dedicated servers are usually going to be more expensive.

PHP refers to a dynamic scripting language that more than 20 million websites all over the world use, from the biggest social networks, including Facebook, to the smallest blog sites.

There are a few common factors you will come to discover when searching for PHP hosting deals; these are found throughout the existing hosting industry. For example, you will generally spend more money the more bandwidth you are looking to use on a monthly basis through your server.

Similarly, the more server space you are asking for, the more money you will pay for the privilege. You will also find a mixture of Linux and Windows hosting systems, and ardent supporters of both. Security will be another area that different hosts advertise, as will the levels of support they offer and the amount of uptime they promise per month.

When searching for the most cost effective PHP hosting deals, a good place to start is with Linux based hosts. Because Linux operating systems tend to be free, web hosts tend to charge less for servers based on Linux (e.g., RedHat, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Slackware) than they do for servers based on Windows (e.g., 7, Vista, XP, NT, 2000). You are also likely to find more secure servers when using systems based on Linux or Unix operating systems due to the designs of the operating systems, but generally, regardless of which operating system you choose, measures for security will be in place.

Another way to potentially reduce costs is to sign a longer contract at a time with a web host. The longer the amount of time you promise to send a company money, the lower the monthly rate they are likely to charge you. However, be careful not to sign a contract containing too many months, as you might want to switch to a different host later, and you won’t want to be trapped into one for years to come.

A final tip is to sign up for only as much bandwidth as you anticipate needing by the end of your lease. Bandwidth means money, and the less you use, the less you’ll spend.

Shortcomings of Duplicate Content

Duplicate content is content that appears on the Internet word by word on more than one different URL. The duplicate content is also termed when the same site contains multiple pages with largely identical content.

Besides the word ‘duplication’ is also sometimes used when the search engines get confused between pages with same description when displaying search results.

Different popular search engines always discouraged the duplicate content because they want to give internet users unique results which will become food for their thoughts while eliminating same content available on different websites from their result pages.

Types of Duplicate Content

The issue of duplicate content is circulating among many internet users from quite some time which has created disturbance among many online peers. So it is a real dire need to settle down the dust of disturbance.

Basically there are many shortcomings of a duplicate content but here we will first dissect the types of duplicate content and then discuss the shortcomings of it.

One type is deceptive or malicious duplicate content and the other kind is non-deceptive or non-malicious duplicate content.

Shortcomings of Deceptive Duplicate Content

Deceptive duplicate content is categorized when the content is intentionally duplicated on various websites to manipulate the ranking categorized by search engines or to improve the page ranking of a particular site.

The shortcomings of this type of duplicate content and deceptive technique will ultimately cause the page ranking of the site to suffer or in severe cases the site might be entirely removed from the index of search engine.

Search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc absolutely discourage and hate the duplicated content. These search engines, mainly Google is totally aware of this technique and have implemented back end crawling tactics to dig out the sites involved in duplication of content.

Shortcomings of Non-Deceptive Duplicate Content

Non-deceptive duplicate content is considered by search engines when the same content is placed more then once in same site under various URLs.

For instance if any one of you have clothing business and the product red trouser is your newly added product or it’s the main item on your website then for sure you will place the same content about red trouser on your different pages. Google will instantly consider it as a duplicate content.

Even if you write copyright policy of 300 words at the end of every page then again it will be considered as a duplicate content because Google will see it as keywords stuffing on every single page. There are also some shortcomings of this type of duplicate content. When Google finds same content on same site it only choose one page of that site and discard the rest.

How to avoid Duplicate Content and its Shortcomings

Now as a matter of fact now there are many ways to avoid non-deceptive duplication of content to outrun from its shortcomings. You can block content of some pages of your website with ‘noindex’ meta tag or adding ‘robots.txt’ meta tag in the head section to stop the spiders of search engine to index that page.

But the best way to become Google friendly website is to use canonicalization. Canonicalization is used when there is more then one identical content on your website and you want to stop Google to consider it duplicate content then you pick a canonical URL (preferred URL) to consider for indexing.

On and off you should also check the content of your website for any replication. If you found yourself a victim and your content is theft and duplicated then you can report the matter to Google under their DMCA guidelines.

Besides this, there are also some disadvantages of Google’s policy of removing duplicated content which is hampering the page rank of many sites. But this topic is a subject of totally another topic which will be discussed afterwards.