Showing posts with label Robots. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robots. 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. nytimes.com — 25.3 percent
  2. wsj.com — 8.0 percent
  3. newyorker.com — 5.7 percent
  4. theatlantic.com — 5.6 percent
  5. wired.com — 4.2 percent
  6. slate.com — 3.9 percent
  7. businessweek.com — 3.7 percent
  8. thedailybeast.com — 3.3 percent
  9. forbes.com — 2.8 percent
  10. nymag.com — 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

Using the “The Skyscraper Technique” for SEO and Content Creation

This SEO technique is called 'he Skyscraper Method' because it shares the same logic of Skyscrapers; People always prefer the best of the best. and the highest of the high.

There are 3 basic steps to The Skyscraper Technique To Get Quality Links and Targeted Traffic:

Step 1: Find link-worthy content


Either by getting the top articles on Google SERP for your keyword, or by searching for the most shared pages of your competitors or Benchmarks (you can use MOZ's OpenSiteExplorer to get the pages with most backlinks for specific sites you believe have Skyscraper content.

Step 2: Make something even better


By converting keywords in your titles like (How to, Top, lists, Best, Free, Great, Why, Tips, etc.) and implementing SEO wisely, like using the KWs in the title tag, Header, and URL. also making your page mobile and social media friendly, using multimedia (images, and videos), or creating infographics. And of course making the page fast and clean.

Step 3: Reach out to the right people


There are many ways you can reach the right people for this sculptuerd piece of content. Just be creative. You can simply share this content manually with the websites you mentioned within your blog post, or searching for similar content on blogs, forums, or social media pages, and share it.



Wednesday, 4 September 2013

More than 50 Reasons Why SEOProfiler is a MUST Have Tool for SEO

I am sure you have heard of SEOProfiler  before. I believe everybody is talking about it now.
But why do SEO Specialists think it is a strong competitor to Raven Tools, Moz, Web CEO, and Webmeup?

Here are 50+ reasons: 
seo profiler for 1$ only


  1. Keywords Ranking monitor             
  2. Check rankings on Google, Yahoo & Bing
  3. Number of keywords in ranking monitor
  4. Search depth
  5. Alerts
  6. Opportunities
  7. Get actionable items
  8. Website audit  
  9. Weekly audit
  10. Number of links and pages
  11. Web page optimization               
  12. On page optimization
  13. Neighborhood checker
  14. Readability checker
  15. Link building tools          
  16. Backlink analyzer
  17. Get backlinks by category, etc.
  18. Hub finder
  19. Backlink manager
  20. Link manager links
  21. Backlink optimizer
  22. Link opportunity finder
  23. Starter backlinks
  24. Automatic backlink check
  25. Contact information finder
  26. Competitive intelligence            
  27. Competitor backlink spy
  28. Competitor Google AdWords spy
  29. Competitor Google ranking spy
  30. Social media checker    
  31. Check social media mentions
  32. Check likes and clicks
  33. Analyze Twitter followers
  34. Website submission     
  35. Automatic search engine submission
  36. Submission to article directories, etc.
  37. Website analytics           
  38. Integrates with Google AdWords
  39. Submission to article directories, etc.
  40. Keyword research         
  41. Keyword suggestion tool
  42. Keyword difficulty tool
  43. Competitor keyword spy tool
  44. AdWords keyword optimization tools
  45. CSV reports      
  46. Create PDF reports
  47. White label reports
  48. Custom Dashboard
  49. Integrate with Google Analytics
  50. Different plans with prices starting from 49$ up to 999$ a month
  51. Ability to use all the features with only 1 dollar for a whole month
Why do not you Give it a Try NOW

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! 








Thursday, 1 August 2013

Presentation on The History of Search Engines - Slideshow and Infographics

The History of Search Engines and SEO goes back to the 1990 and is getting upgraded in a very vast speed. In this Slide show you will see how it starts, what techniques people used to do to rank on search engines and how hard and technical it was until google updated its algorithms and made SEO more about content, Value, and User Experience.
The slide show is 101 slides, but I promise you will find it very interesting and informative and won't take you more than 30 minutes.


And Here is the Infographic 



Top search engines


And Another One Too 



Search Engine History
Infographic: Search Engine History by Infographiclabs

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Where to Start SEO for New Websites - 30 Things to Do

By +Mina Adly Younan
You plan to create a new website for your business? Everybody is talking about SEO and you want to employ it but you do not know where to start from?

Here is a Checklist of 30 things you should think of when you start a new website to make it Search Engine Optimized as well as User Friendly and Engaging.



  1. If it is a Local Business website buy a local TLD (.ca) and direct the (.com) to it
  2. Homepage and inner pages' titles are the identity of the site and they should be a well selected combination of the targeted message and Keywords  
  3. Meta Description, and Headers should reflect each page’s message and value proposed
  4. The URLs has to be readable
  5. The Content has to be engaging, trending, well-designed, Tightly themed on all pages, and user friendly
  6. The 404 page has to be customized, navigable, and engaging
  7. Create Robots.txt
  8. Create Sitemap.xml
  9. Submit the site to Google Webmasters
  10. Submit the Site to Bing Webmasters
  11. Create an analytics account
  12. Link Analytics with Webmasters tool
  13. Index the pages to Google and Bing
  14. If it is a WordPress Site, install SEO plugins (like Yoast)
  15. Make sure that the Domain is purchased for more than 2 years (10 years is the Best)
  16. If it is a Local business, submit to Google Places
  17. Create a French Version for a Luxury Canadian Brand
  18. Create a Mobile Version
  19. IP canonicalization and www resolve
  20. Create Social Media Pages (FB, Twitter, YT, LinkedIn) and link them to the site
  21. Submit to DMOZ
  22. Submit to Local Directories
  23. Create and Publish a PR on the new website launch (it is recommended if it is a paid PR like on PRweb or MediaWire)
  24. Submit to Industry/Business-related Directories (The higher their PR the better ranking the site will get)
  25. Submit RSS Feeds and Ping related networks and search engines
  26. Invest in targeted PPC campaigns to reveal the brand to the fans
  27. Invest in a Social Media Marketing to start with social media fans base to create the buzz
  28. Start a blog and share its content on Social Media
  29. Monitor and Optimize
  30. Design and Content A/B Testing 

SEO for Under construction websites


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 Google.us (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.


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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 blogrolling.com 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 (http://technorati.com) 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 weblogs.com and blo.gs 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?

  1. Weblogs.com
  2. Blo.gs
  3. Feed Burner
  4. NewsGator
  5. My Yahoo!
  6. PubSub.com
  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:

  • api.my.yahoo.co.jp/RPC2
  • audiorpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
  • blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
  • blog.with2.net/ping.php
  • bloglines.com/ping
  • blogpeople.net/ping
  • blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
  • blogpingr.de/ping/rpc2
  • blogsearch.google.ae/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.at/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.be/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.bg/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.ca/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.ch/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.cl/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.cr/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.hu/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.id/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.il/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.in/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.jp/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.ma/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.nz/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.th/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.uk/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.ve/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.co.za/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.ar/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.au/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.br/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.co/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.do/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.mx/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.my/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.pe/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.sa/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.sg/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.tr/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.tw/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.ua/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.uy/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com.vn/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.de/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.es/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.fi/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.fr/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.gr/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.hr/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.ie/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.it/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.jp/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.lt/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.nl/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.pl/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.pt/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.ro/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.ru/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.se/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.sk/ping/RPC2
  • blogsearch.google.us/ping/RPC2
  • i-learn.jp/ping/
  • ping.blo.gs
  • ping.blogs.yandex.ru/RPC2
  • ping.feedburner.com
  • ping.kutsulog.net/
  • ping.myblog.jp
  • ping.pubsub.com/ping
  • ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
  • ping.wordblog.de/
  • pingoo.jp/ping/
  • rpc.aitellu.com
  • rpc.bloggerei.de/ping/
  • rpc.pingomatic.com
  • rpc.reader.livedoor.com/ping
  • rpc.twingly.com
  • rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
  • services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
  • www.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
  • www.wasalive.com/ping/
  • www.zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php
  • xping.pubsub.com/ping/
  • zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php




You can also use Ana Hoffman's list of Pinging Services: 
  • http://1470.net/api/ping
  • http://api.feedster.com/ping
  • http://api.moreover.com/ping
  • http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
  • http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
  • http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
  • http://bitacoras.net/ping
  • http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
  • http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
  • http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
  • http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
  • http://coreblog.org/ping/
  • http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
  • http://ping.amagle.com/
  • http://ping.bitacoras.com
  • http://ping.blo.gs/
  • http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
  • http://ping.feedburner.com
  • http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
  • http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
  • http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
  • http://ping.weblogs.se/
  • http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2
  • http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
  • http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
  • http://rpc.blogcatalog.com/
  • http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
  • http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
  • http://bblog.com/ping.php
  • http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
  • http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
  • http://ping.feedburner.com
  • http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
  • http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
  • http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
  • http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
  • http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
  • http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
  • http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
  • http://xping.pubsub.com/ping
  • http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
  • http://rpc.newsgator.com/
  • http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
  • http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
  • http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
  • http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
  • http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
  • http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php
  • http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
  • http://www.blogoole.com/ping/
  • http://www.blogoon.net/ping/
  • http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
  • http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
  • http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
  • http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
  • http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
  • http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
  • http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php
  • http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
  • http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
  • http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
  • http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
  • http://www.wasalive.com/ping/
  • http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
  • http://xmlrpc.blogg.de/
  • http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/
  • http://rpc.odiogo.com/ping/

XML-RPC Ping Services

http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://rpc.twingly.com
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://www.feedsubmitter.com
http://blo.gs/ping.php
http://www.pingerati.net
http://www.pingmyblog.com
http://geourl.org/ping
http://ipings.com
http://www.weblogalot.com/ping

Alternatives

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 www.mysite.com. 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)$ http://i.imgur.com/qX4w7.gif [L]



The first line of the above code begins the rewrite. The second line blocks any sites other than your own mysite.com 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 imgur.com 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 myspace.com, blogspot.com and livejournal.com, 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)$ http://i.imgur.com/qX4w7.gif [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.

HOW DO I TEST IMAGE HOTLINKING?

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




Thursday, 7 March 2013

A Tool to find if a Site is Penalized by Google

Spam sites attempt to game their way to the top of search results through techniques like repeating keywords over and over, buying links that pass PageRank or putting invisible text on the screen. This is bad for search because relevant websites get buried, and it’s bad for legitimate website owners because their sites become harder to find. The good news is that Google's algorithms can detect the vast majority of spam and demote it automatically. For the rest, we have teams who manually review sites.

Spam sites come in all shapes and sizes. Some sites are automatically-generated gibberish that no human could make sense of. Of course, we also see sites using subtler spam techniques. Check out these examples of “pure spam,” which are sites using the most aggressive spam techniques. This is a stream of live spam screenshots that we’ve manually identified and recently removed from appearing in search results.

We have talked before about How to find if your site is reported in the Spam Blocker Directory.
But, being reported to the Spammer Directory does not mean that Google has penalized your website and it does not appear on its SERPs anymore.

So, here is an interesting tool created by Bary Schwartz, that is based on a webpage created by Google where Google shows about 50 results on that page and updates it every hour.

What Schwartz thought of, smartly, was to archive all of those examples, this way we have a collection of pages Google manually delisted from their index.

I know, it is not a complete example, not by far, but these are examples and over time, the data will grow and grow. It includes:

  • Search for any domain name for a match
  • Browse the complete archive (currently up to over 3,000 pages
  • Browse the monthly archive.


Resources:
Google Webmasters quality Guidelines 


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Ultimate Guide of How to Start a Profitable Blog? The Niche Finder Method

If you are into starting a new blog and want to find a niche that has low competition and high search volume. here is your ultimate guide:

First of all you need to understand that Google is starving for content. But at the same time, there are millions of publishers who feed it with a lot of content every second. So, You need content, and this content need to be searchable (people are looking for), and there is no enough amount of other similar content that may compete with you. In other words, you need to create a value.

Although, it may sound hard, if you set up your mind, have the right strategy, and the right tool, it will be a real life challenge, that would not only make a lot of money from your hight traffic, but also a lot of karma, providing your audience with valuable free content.

Let's start with the tools:

  • Google Trends: Allows you to tap into Google's database of searches, to determine which keywords are most popular. View the volume of search queries over time (since 2004) worldwide or by regions and subregions, by languages, categories, and in Google properties such as news, image, or product search. Compare multiple terms, as well. Offers a list of what is trending now in Hot Searches.
  • Google Autocomplete: Google's Autocomplete is a tool that can help round out your research by providing keywords as seen through the searchers experience. When a searcher begins to type into the search box on Google.com, additional keywords are offered for searches that could be similar to what is typed. Google's algorithm works to predict search queries in real-time based on indexed web pages, personalized search history, other users' search activity, and Google+ (for person's name). Since the results are personalized, you may wish for more control over the Autocomplete feature. This can be accomplished by logging out of Google, turning off customizations, deleting web history, and Google+ settings.
  • UberSuggestGet keyword ideas with Übersuggest the free keyword suggestion tool that makes good use of Google Suggest and other suggest services.
  • Yahoo Buzz Log: Shows top overall keyword searches by Yahoo users with rank, buzz score, and how the search volume has moved in rank. There are additional options to narrow the buzz log by categories such as actors, movies, music, etc.
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  • Yahoo Clues Beta: Explore trends in search on Yahoo. Top Trends shows most popular search queries by parameters such as time frame, gender, age, location, and category. With the popular queries, you will find news related to the keyword. In the trend analysis tab, you can analyze a specific keyword terms and see demographics related to it. (Update: "Effective April 1, 2013, Yahoo Clues (beta) will shut down," Yahoo announced.)
  • Bing Trends: More of a report, the Bing Community Search Blog breaks down billions of search queries from the previous year and offers insights by popular interests.
  • Bing Webmaster Keyword Research Beta: Find query volumes for phrases and keywords by country and language. This keyword research tool shows data show from organic searches on Bing. It also provides the number of impressions for a time period with Average Bid and Average CPC for ad placements on the top and sides of search results. A comprehensive description of this tool can be found in Bing Keyword Research Tool: Highlights & Limitations.
  • AOL Search Trends: Lists the top 50 search trends both hourly and daily on AOL. Data in AOL contains web and image searches (powered by Google), video (powered by Blinkx), News, Shopping, Maps, and Yellow Pages (powered by various providers).
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  • Twitter Search: Allows you to see what people are talking about on Twitter by keyword, hashtag, or user name. Advanced search has many features, notable is the use of emoticons to find tweets with specific attitude, for example, sad emoticon represents negative attitude.
  • Micro niche Finder: A very powerful tool that you only feed it with keywords (brainstorming) and it will tell you which has low competition and higher traffic volume. It will also search for available domain names for you to register. Further, it tells you who your competitors are and what are their page rankings and their backlinks to give you a clear competitive awareness.



  • YouTube Keyword Tool: Keyword suggestions for terms you enter with monthly search volume on YouTube. As one of the largest search engines, this keyword list will reveal valuable insights as to how people search when they are looking for video media specifically, rather than general search engine queries.
  • YouTube Trends: Provides insights into popular videos based on keywords and video views. Trending Topics are algorithmically-generated topics from keywords in the title, tags, and description of the video within sets of videos that are currently rising in popularity. Trending videos are based on embedded video views and views on YouTube.
  • Google AdWords Keyword Tool: Enter a term or terms, to see search volume and keyword competition. Advanced options and filters allow you to refine by locations and languages and by desktop or mobile. 
  • eHow: On ehow people go there to find any “How to” info like…how to cook, how to start a dry cleaning business, how to find a market niche, etc.
  • Amazon: You can go through Amazon’s “Best sellers,” list and choose products from there. This list is constantly being updated. So make sure to check back often.
  • ebay Pulse: On Pulse.ebay.com you can find some of ebay’s most popular products. You can see what people are purchasing on a daily basis. Scroll through the most popular searches, etc. Great site to find niche market ideas.
  • MyGoals.com: On the Mygoals.com website you would find people that have certain goals in life that they want to achieve.   It can be anything from, “My goal is to pay off my debt, to become fluent in Spanish, to lose 50 lbs in 6 months,etc.”  IMake sure you check out the top editors pick to get some great market niche ideas.
  • TeraPeak: Terapeak.com is a backdoor to ebay products. On this site you will find statistics on the hot products on ebay.




Top Searches, Questions, Topics, Memes & More

The major search engines and social networks also put out yearly recaps of the top trends of the year. Check out these past articles to get a glimpse of the top keywords, questions, topics, and trends people searched for each year:
2012

2011

2010


Sources: