Showing posts with label Content. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Content. Show all posts

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Understanding Google In-Depth Articles' Market Share

In-depth articles are typically long-form content from major publications, but, unlike news results, they may be months or years old. Google seems to be targeting “evergreen” resources, focusing on proven articles from trusted publications.

While some marketers have received excellent traffic bumps from in-depth articles, they’ve had to compete against some major websites. It appears that in-depth articles are actually slanted to favor larger, more established sites, at least according to a Forbes article by Dr. Peter J. Meyers and Denis Pinsky written earlier this year. They found 10 websites accounted for nearly 65 percent of the results for in-depth articles.

Here are the top 10 sites dominating the in-depth results.

  1. — 25.3 percent
  2. — 8.0 percent
  3. — 5.7 percent
  4. — 5.6 percent
  5. — 4.2 percent
  6. — 3.9 percent
  7. — 3.7 percent
  8. — 3.3 percent
  9. — 2.8 percent
  10. — 2.7 percent

Top 25 Phrases with In-depth
  1. jobs
  2. ancestry
  3. wedding dresses
  4. shoes
  5. toms
  6. 50 shades of grey
  7. laptop
  8. halloween costumes
  9. diabetes
  10. smartphone
  11. bruce springsteen
  12. pregnancy
  13. led
  14. tablet pc
  15. depression
  16. tory burch
  17. global warming
  18. laptops
  19. cruises
  20. car sales
  21. travel
  22. mba
  23. apartments
  24. router
  25. stock market

Not all Categories are Equal

Meyers and Pinsky also discovered that in-depth articles don’t appear as frequently for some topics as they do for others. Here’s a list of topics, and what percent of searches within those topics triggered an in-depth article box:

  1. Family & Community — 14.4 percent
  2. Health — 12.8 percent
  3. Law & Government — 12.0 percent
  4. Arts & Entertainment — 7.2 percent
  5. Finance — 7.0 percent
  6. Jobs & Education — 5.8 percent
  7. Hobbies & Leisure — 5.6 percent
  8. Computers & Consumer Electronics — 4.8 percent
  9. Internet & Telecom — 4.4 percent
  10. Food & Groceries — 3.6 percent
  11. Home & Garden — 3.2 percent
  12. Sports & Fitness — 3.2 percent
  13. Travel & Tourism — 3.2 percent
  14. Dining & Nightlife — 3.0 percent
  15. Real Estate — 3.0 percent
  16. Apparel — 2.8 percent
  17. Beauty & Personal Care — 1.6 percent
  18. Retailers & General Merchandise — 1.4 percent
  19. Vehicles — 1.2 percent
  20. Occasions & Gifts — 0.8 percent

If you want more traffic and you’re in a category that’s low on this list, in-depth articles might give your search traffic a major boost.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Store Locator and Local SEO Plugin for Wordpress

Yoast has just released a major update to its Local SEO plugin. This new version has some new functionality; most important is the new store locator option. 

This option is especially handy if your company has multiple locations or your brand is sold in many different stores. 

The store locator will allow customers to easily find the nearest location of your company. 

Customers can fill in their home address and a list of the nearest locations of your company will appear! 

Check out the new functionality and buy the Local SEO plugin!

This Local SEO plugin largely improves the usability of the contact page of your website. It allows you to:
SEOlocal_icoon_mapsInsert Google Maps - This extra functionality will make it easier for your customers to  (physically) navigate to the location of your company.
SEOlocal_icoon_adressInsert address(es) of your company - Our Local SEO plugin makes it easy to show your company address(es) in a clear and uniform format, while adding all the necessary technical markup for search engines.
SEOlocal_icoon_openinghoursInsert opening hours of your company - Our Local SEO plugin makes it easy to show your opening hours in a clear and uniform format.
SEOlocal_icoon_storelocatorInsert a store locator - The store locator will allow customers to easily find the nearest location of your company. Customers can fill in their home address and a list of the nearest locations of your company will appear.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

How OutBrain Amplifying Content Works?

Dreaming of seeing your article featured on the CNN, USA Today, NY Times, or many other big names? for amplifying content is offering an exciting PPC advertising method, not for ads like Google, Microsoft, and yahoo are doing, but for actual content titles.

So, how does Outbrain works?  

Here is what they say about themselves:

Outbrain is the only content discovery platform dedicated exclusively to the distribution of high-quality content.
With Outbrain Amplify, links to your content appear as recommendations on the web's largest content publishers including sites like Wall Street Journal, Reuters &
Plus, Outbrain optimizes on engagement so the more interesting your content and the more traffic you drive, the more you will be recommended around the web.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

9 Components of a High Converting Page - Infographic by Neil Patel

You may spend thousands of dollars on a PPC campaign to drive traffic to your site. But once you get visits, they bounce because you do not have the right components on the landing page.
So what are those components and how to place them on your page to make the best use out of them?

Source: The Anatomy of a High Converting Landing Page - Quick Sprout - Neil Patel

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Top Resources to Learn and Master SEO

Zach Bulygo created a list of 58 resources to help any one becoming an seo expert. I would love to share the list with you as it is truly handy not only for seo newbies but also for seniors as well.

But since it is 58, a strange number in fact, I will added 2 more resources to make it a complete SIXTY :) Is not Sharing Amazing?

Ok Here we are:

SEO 101

1. How Google Crawls – Discusses the basics of how Google crawls the web, indexes, and serves results.
2. How Google Works – If you want to get into SEO, you’ll need to understand the basics of how Google (and other) search engines work. This video provides a background on Google search.
3. Getting the Basics – If you want to get traffic from Google and rank well, you’ll need to have a site that Google views as high quality. It has certain signals that it uses to gauge a site’s quality. This article covers the basics of what attributes you’ll need.
4. PageRank – To understand the Google search engine and why some sites rank higher than others, you’ll need to have an understanding of PageRank. This Wikipedia article gives a good background. (It’s even referenced by Google employees.)
5. Quick Sprout’s Guide to SEO – A 9 chapter, infographic-style guide to SEO. A good resource if you don’t want to read a book but want something more thorough than a simple explanation.
6. Moz’s Guide to SEO – Don’t want to learn about SEO through long infographics? Then check out this 10 chapter guide written by the folks over at Moz.
7. SEO Starter Guide – Written by Google – A 32 page document which explains how to run SEO. This document was written by Google in 2010.
8. 8 First Step SEO Tips for Bloggers – Are you a blogger who wants to increase traffic to your website? Try reading this article first to get a good start on your SEO knowledge.
9. SEO Tips for Beginners – Are you a total novice when it comes to SEO? If so, read this short article which lists 5 things you can do right now to get you pointed in the right direction.

Free Tools

Quality, free tools – what could be better? Check them out:
10. Google Webmaster Tools – Before you look at any other tool, check out this suite of tools provided by Google. For help using Webmaster Tools, check out this page. Also check out Bing Webmaster Tools.
11. Open Site Explorer – Also known as the search engine for links, Open Site Explorer is a Moz creation. This tool allows you to see who links to your site, find links that point to old and broken pages, and research competitors to see who links to them. To check out the toolbar and view the product demo, check out this page. In order to understand this tool, you’ll need to be familiar with the termsPage Authority and Domain Authority. Note: this is a limited free tool. You can pay for enhanced access.
12. Microsoft SEO Toolkit – The Microsoft web team made an SEO tool. Check it out here.
13. Broken Link Finder – Having broken links lowers the quality of your website, which in turn hurts SEO. Find them and squash them with this free tool.
14. SEO Site Tools – An extension for Chrome that pulls up page rank, meta description, incoming links, and more for the site you’re visiting.
15. Keyword Suggestion Tool – A free tool (with an account) from SEO Book. Shows the number of searches for a specific keyword and gives suggestions.
16. Majestic SEO – A good tool for viewing backlinks to your website. Also check out Link Diagnosis.
17. Spider View Simulator – View your website the way a spider would. This will give your site a different perspective and may help you find and fix errors. Also check out their other tools.
18. Spider Test Tool – Similar tool as above, but this one is from SEO Book.
19. Robots.txt Checker – Errors in your robots.txt can cause problems for a spider’s ability to crawl your webpage. Find them with this free tool.
20. WordPress SEO Plugin – A popular plugin for WordPress. View the webpage to see a list of all the features.
21. Anchor Text Over Optimization – Google is cracking down on websites that are overly optimized for SEO. Part of that involves anchor text. This tool highlights where you may be at risk for anchor text over optimization.
22. Test Page Speed – Your website speed affects your page ranking, so you want to ensure your website loads as quickly as possible. This tool (from Google) will measure your site’s speed and offer suggestions for improving speed.
23. Google Trends – Shows volume of searches over time. A good tool to view keyword popularity.

Knowing the Status of Your Website

Want to know how optimized your website is for SEO? Check out these for help:
24. Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Web Page – Unsure of how to make an SEO optimized page? Or not sure if your page is optimized? Print out this graphic and hang it in your office.
25. Webmaster Guidelines – Take a while to read these guidelines and make sure your site is in compliance with Google. Don’t forget to check out the Link Schemesdocument, which has recently been updated. For a background on the update,check out this article.
26. Marketing Grader – HubSpot’s popular free tool gives you an overview of your marketing efforts, including an SEO analysis.

Tips and Tricks

By “tricks,” I don’t mean “If you just do x to your site, you’ll soar to the top!” That won’t work. These articles don’t promise anything of that nature. They give quality information for you to know:
27. Setting up an SEO Friendly WordPress Site – WordPress is a publishing platform that is used by millions of websites. Read this article if you have a WordPress site or want to get set up with one and are not too familiar with SEO.
28. SEO for Blogs – Don’t have a WordPress site but still want SEO for blogs? Have a WordPress site and want to learn about SEO for any kind of blog? If yes, check out this article.
29. Patrick McKenzie’s SEO Tricks – McKenzie provides some SEO tricks. Even if you’re advanced with SEO, it won’t hurt to read this.
30. Making Content Memorable – If you run a blog, it’s important to not put your time and energy into getting tweets, likes, +1′s, etc. Why? Because it’s still not totally clear how these play into Google’s ranking. You should be spending your time focusing on producing great content. This SEO Copywriting (SuccessWorks) article gives a good overview of how to turn an article from “meh” to memorable.
31. Strategic SEO for Startups – More good SEO tips from McKenzie, this time focusing on “Startup SEO.”
32. Quick Wins in SEO – Want some quick wins (that you may not be familiar with already) in SEO? Are you familiar with title tags and h2 tags? If not, check out this article. It’ll help bring some quick wins to your website.
33. SEO for Software Companies – Run a software company and want to know how to get traffic to your website via content creation? Check out this article for all the details.
34. SEO Tips from Gabriel Weinberg – Ever heard of the DuckDuckGo search engine? The creator of that search engine, Gabriel Weinberg, gives a few of his SEO tips here.
35. SEO for ecommerce – An 8 part article which delves into optimizing an ecommerce site for SEO.
36. Conducting a Competitive SEO Audit – HubSpot gives an overview of how to conduct an SEO audit of the competitive landscape.
37. What Every Programmer Should Know – Are you a developer that’s a little unsure about SEO? Read this article written by a developer explaining the ins and outs of SEO.
38. Best SEO Tactics Post-Panda – In February 2011, Google released a relatively significant update to its algorithm. The update was known as Panda and it hurt the traffic of a lot of sites. This Quora thread gives good tips for surviving and maintaining strong Google traffic in a post-Panda world.

Staying Updated

As mentioned, staying updated on Google algorithm changes is important. Of course, there are a few principles that are timeless and good policy. For example, maintaining a quality site with accurate information is top priority, because content is king. These things won’t change.
But being aware of any changes or updates to the Google guidelines and complying with what they’re looking for is required, too. These resources will help you do that. They also contain solid advice that you can use for your SEO efforts. Add these blogs to your RSS reader to stay on top of all things SEO:
39. Google Webmaster Central Blog – The official Google blog for all things related to its search. Written for webmasters.
40. Google Algorithm Changelog – A good, unofficial resource where you can find the change history to the Google algorithm.
41. Google Webmaster YouTube Channel – Frequently updated with a Q&A from Matt Cutts. If anything about SEO is a “must watch,” it’s this. No speculation, no conjecture, just accurate information from a key employee on Google’s search team.
42. Moz Blog – A variety of topics in the SEO arena are covered. Features a variety of guest bloggers.
43. KISSmetrics SEO posts – A collection of SEO articles that have been posted to the KISSmetrics blog.
44. Search Engine Land – This homepage has lots of good articles related to SEO.
45. Dave Naylor – Dave Naylor is well respected in the SEO industry. Read his blog to get the latest insights.
46. HubSpot SEO Posts – A collection of posts HubSpot has relating to SEO.
47. SEO Book Blog – Aaron Wall is well known in the SEO community. This is his blog, which is part of his site.
48. Search Engine Journal – Gives you tips while also providing some industry news and commentary.
49. SEO Roundtable – Provides a good overview on SEO news.
50. YouMoz – Blog posts written by the Moz community.
51. Search Engine Guide – Contains lots of intriguing and educational posts..
52. Alltop SEO – A continuously updated collection of all the top posts from a variety of SEO blogs.

Getting Inside the SEO Industry

Want to engage and communicate with SEO enthusiasts? Check out these resources:
53. Webmaster Central Forum – A large forum hosted by Google where you can get help with SEO issues.
54. Moz Community – A community hosted by Moz that features a Q&A, articles written by others in the community, and webinars.
55. SEO Subreddit – An SEO community in Reddit. Features news, Q&A, case studies, and more.

Get Help

In addition to getting help with the 3 resources mentioned above, you can also try these paid methods:
56. Talk with an Expert – Need to talk to someone for help or advice with SEO? Check out the experts available on Clarity.
57. SEO Book Community – A popular SEO community. It does require a paid account of $300 a month.
58. Inbound – A Hacker News-like discussion board where many inbound marketing issues are covered. There’s a heavy focus on SEO here.

To Make them 60

Good LucK! 

Do your Webpages Speak The SEOish Language? Another Infographic

The Seoish Language School

An ideal webpage that search engines will love and favor over the billions of other sites is the one that respects it and speaks with its robots' language (the SEOish).

It is also a page that understands that SERPs algorithms is about User Experience and Value Proposition.

webpage speaks seoish

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Building Link Wheels with Social Signals

Link wheel is a widely used internet marketing strategy. The basic idea of link wheels is to create a pattern of links which flow from one website to another which would finally link to a targeted website requiring promotion.

Link wheels have been widely used since the spark of the search engine optimization concept which is considered to be in 2002. Back then, the content marketing sites and the article directories were widely used to create the link wheels. Content would be written based on the targeted keywords and published at the content sites. Links would be placed within the content, which would flow from one site to the other. Usually, every published content would carry one link to the adjacent site and one link to the parent website that is being promoted.

With the introduction of social media sites and the possibility to post content and gain links in the social media sites, the link wheels were made purely using these social media sites. Due to the viral nature of the social media sites, link wheels framed with them reflected huge effectiveness.

As a matter of fact, there is no specific pattern or rule when it comes to framing a link wheel. The effectiveness of the link wheel depends on how organic the pattern is. SEO experts believe that link wheels should not be framed to trick the search engines but should include a natural flow from one site to another. For example, the link can flow as more information about an article presented at the adjacent site. This would keep the readers interested along with gaining the attention of the search engine bots. As obvious as it is, different internet marketers make use of different patterns. Some of them would be using only social media sites, while some of them would use mixed media such as video sites, image sites, forums, discussion boards etc.

It is said that “Content is king” when it comes to search engine optimization. The same rule applies with the link wheels too. As already said, the link wheels should keep the readers interested, which is possible only by publishing well researched unique content. Usually, short informative articles would be written and posted to a handful of web 2.0 sites such as blogger and wordpress. Links would be placed in the anchor texts present in the articles.

There are many structures for Link Wheels, it could be simple, or complex (see examples below), but what matters most is how natural these links are, as well as the content used?

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Traffic Generation Strategy for Websites:What I learned from 5 Years of SEO

I asked myself what 5 years of experience in SEO has taught me to answer this Ultimate Question: 

How to Generate Traffic To a Website? 

To generate Traffic to any website, that is of course offering a good fresh and uniqe content, one needs to invest in:
  1. Onsite SEO
  2. Offsite Seo
  3. Social Media
  4. Link baits
  5. Traffic bank
  6. PPC and PPM for a specific Exact Match List of Keywords and Placements
  7. Brand Reputation Management (BRM)
  8. Monitoring and Analysis

1- OnSite Seo Tactics:

The Onsite SEO tasks vary between already developed and running websites and New Websites that have not been created yet. But the first thing that should be studied before doing anything is to identify a List of the Strategic Keywords and Phrases.

For Old Websites we need to fully audit the website and make a list of all onsite tasks to fix with the help of the website developers. These tasks include but are not limited to:
  1. Sitemap
  2. Broken Links
  3. 404 Navigation
  4. Site speed
  5. Meta tags (Titles, Description, Headers, URLs, Alt image, Microformats, etc.)
  6. Interlinking (and Anchor text)
  7. Mobile Optimization and Responsive Design
  8. Social Media buttons
  9. RSS feeds and newsletter subscriptions
  10. Contact us page (for Local Business)

 For new websites, the developer should have the previous list to make sure that the website is SEO’ed then whoever is responsible of the website content should create it witrh respect to the Meta Elements.

2- OffSite SEO Tactics:

A dedicated Team or member should manage the website Seo through “submissions”:
Such Submissions should be natural and only through sites with quality pages and high authority.
Types of Submissions are:
  1. Article Marketing (Eg: Alltop, technorati, Ezinearticles, Squido, etc.)
  2. Video Submissions( Eg: YouTube, Vimeo, metacafe, TubeMoguletc.)
  3. Infographic Submissions
  4. Wikis and How To sites
  5. Directories submissions (with PR 3 at least)
  6. Forums participation
  7. 3- Link Bait
  8. It is simply about creating that kind of content that other blogs or sites like to share like:
  9. How To articles
  10. Guides
  11. Top lists
  12. Trends
  13. infographics
  14. Short Animated Videos
  15. Reviews
  16. Comparisons

4- Traffic Bank:

Investing in a traffic bank is a must do strategy for any online agency. Such bank is simply a network of websites or even a Big website that is well-invested in through content, design, and advertising (online and offline).
This website (or network) will be used to support new products and clients through mentions, ads, blogs, or links. Ergo, drive them direct organic traffic.

5- Social Media

Social Media is divided into three main tactics:
  1. Social Bookmarking submissions; which is the same task done in offsite seo bu on Social bookmarks like Reddit, Pinterest, stumble upon, delicious, dig, tweetmeme, friendfeed, diigo, scoop it, Socialmaker, etc.)
  2. Community Management: A community manager is an online representative who comes with ideas, games, competitions, promos, new catchy stuff to share, to grab the social media fans to the page and make them interact. Such a representative will be a trusted source of information and can easily drive traffic to new content pages.
  3. Social Channels Update: It should be out of question that any created content should be live on the main social media channels (facebook, twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Tumblr) either by an individual or automatically through RSS.

6- PPC and PPM

Although Pay per click and Pay Per impression is money consuming but if it is done wisely, it will be profitable. The best way to do it if you don’t have any special events or products is to select a very narrow set of keywords and placements (websites ad spaces) and target them. Try to be noticed every now and then.  

You do not necessarily have to use Adwords or Bing Ad Center, there are tons of other Ad servers, or you can even contact any website and have your banners on their pages for weigh less than you will pay for Google and Microsoft)

Use Remarketing and Ad Exchange, if you are selling products and want to target clients who have visited you before and showed some interest in your business.

Investing in Press releases also pays off. So, when you have a valued content don’t hesitate to let the Professionals talk about it (there are PRweb, market wire, etc.)

7- Brand Reputation Management

Finally, you cannot run an online Business without BRM.
  1. Add a review to your site, service, or products
  2. Watch out your mentions on search engines and Social media through Brand Monitoring (there are tens of tools to do that)
  3. Watch out your competitors mentions and don’t let them grab more attention over you.

8- Monitoring and Analysis:

All the Above efforts will cost you a lot of time and money and you need to know which tactic is profitable to you and which is not? Which channel is driving traffic, leads, or conversions, and which are blocked? And above all, which properties (sites) you have deserve to be maintained and which need to be executed to focus on more valued one.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

SEO Tips for Online Business in the U.S.

USA retailers SEO tipsThe USA online market is now growing more than anytime before. Consumers are becoming more and more confident shopping online, and the result is that the country’s internet retailing sector is now a multi-billion dollar industry and competition is also getting stronger.

Here are a few tips that should leverage your Online Business SEO:

1- Your TLD should be ".us" not ".com"

Although it is an online business on the World Wide Web, it is still Local and you want to rank higher for your country for real ROI.

Most merchants often forget that their SEO efforts will be measured by "organic rankings" on (and not .com). It would also be a good practice to bu the ".com" and redirect any traffic coming to it to the official ".us"

2- Set Geo Targeting in Google WebMaster Tools

Google’s Webmaster Tools is important for a number of SEO reasons, but it can be especially useful for US companies, as it allows you to tell Google the location of your website. This is important if you are using a .com.

3- Use your Local Keywords:

If your business is targeted one state you have to mention its name in many places in your pages. If you are a country-wide business try to create pages for each state and target it as an entity. Use the Title Tags, headings, rich snippets, etc.

4- Take Advantage of Physical Addresses

It’s important to add any relevant physical address to footers or a Contact Us page, particularly for merchants with a local or regional focus. Also, do not forget to add your business to Google Places for business 

5- Develop States-focused Link Building Strategy

Do some research to find potentially relevant American websites and social media influences  See what they’re doing and interact as much as you can. In the meantime, get busy sharing, replying/retweeting, and posting relevant content.

6- Submit to Web Directories and Local Directories 

One of the most effective ways to generate quality backlinks is to submit to major directories, including general web and business directories (DMOZ, Yahoo Directory, etc.), RSS feed directories, and those unique to your niche. Also, identify your Local directories and submit your business to them and get listed.
The more you submit, the more you will increase visibility to search engines and potential visitors. But of course take care not to submit your site to low quality directories or it will have negative results on your rankings and might get you penalized.

Read Also:

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Google Email Targeted Adwords Display Ads

By +Mina Adly Younan
Google has launched a new type of Display Advertising Ads targeting your Gmail Account with supposedly relevant and contextual ads.

What is new about this type of Ads is that when you click them, they do not take you directly to the Ad Landing Page, but to your inbox where you can find a more promotional email.

The Perks are: 

1- You can save it to your inbox
2- Forward it on
3- Or you can dismiss it (then you won't see it again).

Google Email Markeing Adwords
A Screenshot from My Gmail inbox

In My opinion, it is very useful especially when you are advertising coupons, offers, events, or informative resources that your clients might find them useful and would keep them inboxed.

So, Are Google up to the email marketing business now or what?! 

Monday, 25 March 2013

Do You Know What is TOFU in Online Marketing?

Inbound Marketing Experts separate the "Inbound Marketing Sales Funnel" or Calls to Actions (CTAs) into 3 basic parts. "ToFu", "MoFu", and "BoFu".

TOFU: Top-Of-The-Funnel

A top-of-the-sales-funnel offer may be a "free ebook" that offers information about or a solution to a particular problem your prospect may have. The "ToFu" part of the Funnel is primarily unaware buyers, or uninformed prospects in "research mode". These people aren't necessarily ready to buy, but are beginning their research mode.

MOFU: Middle-Of-The-Funnel

The "MoFu" part of the Funnel is Interested Buyers that see that you're a possible solution for their "problem". They're intersted in your product or service but not necisserily from you.This may be something like a case study of how your product or service solved a particular issue for one of your customers. It is still informative, but showcases your product or service and what it can do for the prospect.

BOFU: Bottom-Of-The-Funnel

The "BoFu" is for those viewers or prospects who are ready to buy, and know you have a solution for them.
When someone is ready to really check out your company and what you can do for them they will respond to this offer. An example would be "Free Consultation", "Free Evaluation", or "Free Demo".

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Easy Offsite SEO with Simple and Fun Tools - A Complete Guide for you and the Kids

Let's do some Easy offsite SEO Work here! In this post I will show you how to make your content getting its own backlinks (and from your Scarpers too) and also will give your LinkBuilders some easy task to work on: Pinging Your new Posts!

The best tool to monitor and and trace and add a link to every piece of content scraped from your website is called TYNT. Tynt SEO essentially inserts a piece of code on every single page (not just content) of your site, and every time your text or images gets copied, Tynt adds automatically an attribution link, back to where your content was copied from. You also get some real cool SEO reports (e.g., how many copied your content and linked back to you.

  • Tynt has also many features that will  benefit your SEO:
  • Tynt automatically creates new fixed links across blogs, social networks, and other websites.
  • Tynt inserts links back to your pages whenever users share content copied from your site, creating a new source of social traffic.
  • Expand your reach to a like-minded, socially connected audience by enabling users to easily share your content through social media sites.
  • Tynt reveals your most engaging content and the topics & keywords driving users to and from your site
  • Tynt ensures your brand travels with your content wherever it’s pasted, expanding your brand’s reach to new audiences.

Why Don't you Ping Them too?

First, Do you know what Pinging a webpage is? 

Have you Ever Asked Yourself these Questions before?

  1. Why are blogs more powerful than ordinary websites?
  2. Why do search engine easily index blogs while other websites struggle to get indexed?
  3. Why do blogs attract more traffic than ordinary websites?

The answer is the blog’s ability to PING. Its not just a geeky term. Its a lot more powerful tool and process than you have imagined.

Whenever a blog pings, many background processes happen which get your blog quickly indexed by search engines as well as bringing traffic from many other sources.

There are many blog directories and ping services which accept pings. When you add a new post in your blog, it sends a ping to all these websites saying, “Hey, I’ve just added a new post in my blog”.

And that’s when magical things happen:

  • Some of those websites add your blog in their directory giving you a one way link.
  • Some of those websites list your blog in their recently updated blog list.
  • Search engines quickly come to your blog, index it and start sending traffic.
  • Blog search engines like Google Blog Search, Yahoo Search Blog, etc… also crawl and index your blog which in turn send additional traffic.
  • People visiting those blog directories see your blog there and come to your blog.
  • Blogrolling scripts like and WordPress check update services to see if you’ve updated and then they reflect that on everyone’s site, usually by moving you to the top of people’s blogrolling list or putting a recently updated indicator by your link.
  • Services like Technorati ( spider your links to tell who is linking to you and who you’re linking to, almost in real time. If you show up on someone’s Technorati link list for their site (often called an “egorati search”) they’re likely to visit your site to see what you said, increasing your exposure.
  • Other sites like and list the most recently updated blogs and many people browse these to find something new when they’re bored.
  • Isn’t this pinging service a dream come true for the webmasters?

So, Let's Do Some Ping!!!

Ping-O-Matic is a service to update different search engines that your blog has updated. So, that you are proving to the digital world that you are the first who posted such content.

PingoMatic regularly check downstream services to make sure that they're legit and still work. So while it may appear like they have fewer services, they're the most important ones.

Where Does Pingometer Ping your posts?

  3. Feed Burner
  4. NewsGator
  5. My Yahoo!
  7. Blogdigger
  8. Weblogalot
  9. News Is Free
  10. Topic Exchange
  11. Google Blog Search
  12. Spinn3r
  13. SkyGrid
  14. Collecta
  15. Superfeedr

Specialized Services

  1. Audio.Weblogs
  2. RubHub
  3. A2B GeoLocation
  4. BlogShares

Make sure to only ping specialized services if they're relevant to your blog, otherwise you'll cause an undue burden on them.

There is also Pingler. It Pings your posts to the following list:


You can also use Ana Hoffman's list of Pinging Services: 

XML-RPC Ping Services


An alternative is Feed Shark, which pings over 60 services for free.
Feedburner users can use the Feedburner Pingshot service, which will alert most popular ping services.
If you're interested in manual configuration, have a look at the WordPress compressed ping list.
Check Vladimir's WordPress Ping List, manually checked and updated

How To Ping Comments and Mass Ping?

You can Ping comments the same way you ping posts. by enabling them to have their own URLS and adding them to the above lists. And if you have a lot of comments that you want to Ping them all at once, you can also do that in Bulk vua PingFarm. First, you need to create a list of all the URLs, then upload them to this tool.

A Ping Warning for WordPress Bloggers!

You have seen numerous advantages of using ping but this same ping can work against you if you don’t use it properly. If you are using WordPress the way it is provided then it’s very possible that by now your blog has been banned from many ping services because of ping spamming.
If you are using WordPress the way it is provided then it’s very possible that by now your blog has been banned from many ping services because of ping spamming.
Also, scheduling future posts in that way will actually irritate ping services and your blog will quickly get banned from the ping services.

So, What is the Solution for such a dilemma?

The Solution: MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer Plugin. MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer plugin corrects WordPress’s pinging system and solves all the problems listed above for even the latest version of WordPress.

How It Works?

  1. When you create a new post, your blog will ping and notify all the ping services that it has been updated. This encourages search engines and different blog directories/services to index your updated blog properly.
  2. When you edit an existing post, it won’t send an unnecessary ping to ping services and saves your blog from getting banned.
  3. When you post a future post by editing the time stamp, it will ping only when your post appears in future. It won’t unnecessarily ping many times when you schedule posts as WordPress does by default.

What if you do not want to be Hotlinked to Save your bandwidth? 

You can stop others from hotlinking your site's files by placing a file called .htaccess in your Apache site root (main) directory. The period before the name means the file is hidden, so you may want to edit your file as htaccess.txt, upload it to your server, then rename the txt file to .htaccess in your directory. Contact your web host on how to access your directories and configure your .htaccess file.

Example: Your site url is To stop hotlinking of your images from other sites and display a replacement image called qX4w7.gif from an image host, place this code in your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(.+\.)?mysite\.com/ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteRule .*\.(jpe?g|gif|bmp|png)$ [L]

The first line of the above code begins the rewrite. The second line blocks any sites other than your own url. The [NC] code means "No Case", meaning match the url regardless of being in upper or lower case letters. The third line means allow empty referrals. The last line matches any files ending with the extension jpeg, jpg, gif, bmp, or png. This is then replaced by the qX4w7.gif image from the server. You could easily use your own hotlink image by placing an image file in your site's directory and pointing to that file instead.

To stop hotlinking from specific outside domains only, such as, and, but allow any other web site to hotlink images:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://(.+\.)?myspace\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://(.+\.)?blogspot\.com/ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://(.+\.)?livejournal\.com/ [NC]
RewriteRule .*\.(jpe?g|gif|bmp|png)$ [L]

You can add as many different domains as needed. Each RewriteCond line should end with the [NC,OR] code. NC means to ignore upper and lower case. OR means "Or Next", as in, match this domain or the next line that follows. The last domain listed omits the OR code since you want to stop matching domains after the last RewriteCond line.

You can display a 403 Forbidden error code instead of an image. Replace the last line of the previous examples with this line:

RewriteRule .*\.(jpe?g|gif|bmp|png)$ - [F]

Warning: Do not use .htaccess to redirect image hotlinks to another HTML page or server that isn't your own (such as this html page). Hotlinked images can only be replaced by other images, not with an HTML page.

As with any htaccess rewrites, you may block some legitimate traffic (such as users behind proxies or firewalls) using these techniques.


Use AltLab URL hotlink checker to check the hotlink protection on your web site. Simply enter the complete URL (ex: to see if your image can be loaded and hotlinked by a remote server.

How to Write a Blog and Also Get it Read! with an Exciting Infographic

Do you know that Shakespeare's Literature became that popular only after 100 years of his death?

Remember that when you write, blog, or even edit any piece of content.

yes i know that CONTENT is THE KING. But a king without subjects and servants worth nothing.
That's why, your content NEEDS to be served well to be treated as a king, assumingly it is a good content of course.

First: Create a Content Creation Strategy for Best Possible SEO:

  1. Strive For Originality and be unique in ideas, style, point of view, etc.
  2. Create Keepers! Your content needs to be served well to worth sharing, bookmarked and even referenced to. 
  3. Present it right, with headings, photos, and videos.and try not to make it too long or too short. 
  4. Create Authority by adding a rel=author snippet to your posts linking to your Google plus Account 

Second: Write What People Want to Read

  • Search Meter is a WordPress plug-in that records all the search terms your visitors are using.  These are all of the queries that people search for with your site’s internal search bar. If you already have  content that people are searching for then make it more visible on your blog e.g. link to it more internally.

  • SEO Search Terms Tagging 2 is yet another way to discover search terms being used to reach your blog.  Once again, it’s useful to have numerous sources of data. The plugin will also add a list of the 10 most recent searches that landed visitors on your site at the end of each post.  I recommend disabling this part of the plugin.  Because a lot of people do NOT disable this part of the plugin, we can use the footprint. A lot of people who allow the plugin to show the most recent search terms sending them traffic leave the default title that appears above the keywords.  This title is “Incoming search terms”. You can use this search string to find more long-tail keywords:

“Incoming search terms” Your Keyword
When you use this footprint along with your keyword you will find blog posts that got traffic with your keyword or similar keywords.  This will help you find yet more ideas for new posts not to mention additional phrases to include and optimize your post with.

  • Using Google Analyics you can see the search terms that are sending people to your site and how much each term is sending. Did you Know: The search volume in Google’s keyword tool is usually wrong.  I have found Google to over-report search volume by up to 75%.  Are you willing to trust Google enough to pursue a keyword that will only deliver 25% of the traffic promised? (You can useSEMRush for free to get different search volume data, and if you have the $, I’ve heard good things about WordTrackerMy point: Instead of trusting it, rely on real data that you are getting.

  • Use Tynt! It’s main functionality is that it turns people who copy and paste your content into link builders.  It does this by automatically adding a link to the pasted content and a short, customizable attribution text.  Tynt gives you a list of queries that sent search engine users to your site.  There are a lot fewer terms, but it helps to get more variation and another source of data. More importantly though, Tynt also shows you keywords that visitors are using to leave your site. 

  • So what People want? what people are Searching for? Use Ubersuggest and it will automatically extract Google Suggest terms for you. Another tool called Soovle.  It’s a lot like Ubersuggest except it also checks the top ten suggest phrases for Amazon, Bing, Yahoo, Google, Wikipedia, and Take these question-like keywords and enter them one-at-a-time into, a search engine for forums. By entering in these queries you can find people discussing these same questions. This will provide further insight into the kind of information people are looking for and will give you many new ideas for blog posts as well.  Also, you can always join the forums and link to a post after you write it for some quick traffic. Topsy is a social search engine. You can use it to find more instances of people Tweeting and discussing your search terms gathered from Ubersuggest. Using Topsy will provide you with a whole host of new, relevant sources of content. Besides helping you better understand what info people are looking for, you may also find some relevant pages to drop a link with a comment or other link building opportunities.

Third: Blog Post Writing Checklist