Showing posts with label Wordpress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wordpress. Show all posts

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Let your users log in with their existing social account from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and over 20 more!

LoginRadius is a simple Social media tool with plugins for almost every type of CMS.
It enables social login on a website letting users log in through their existing IDs such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo and over 15 more!

This plugin not only eliminates the long registration process of filling up form and verifying email ID but also saves the user from remembering another set of username and password. So, the users are just one click away from logging in to your website. Along with Social Login, LoginRadius plugin also provide features like Social Sharing, User Profile Data and Social Analytics.


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, 11 April 2013

What to Do if your Are Penalized by Google?

It may happen that some inexperienced SEO guy gave you some old-fashioned SEO advises that may have involved black hat or low quality SEO and the results was being penalized by Google's Panda and Penguin Algorithms.
Now, you know your fault and learned the lesson that Quality Content and natural links is what Page Raking is all about, it is time to fix (or try to fix) what has been broken.

In few points, I will list what should be taken care of to build your emergency strategy

  1. Think Quality and start building for the future and Google will compensate you. 
  2. Remove over optimized anchor text. and use more natural ones like (your domain, click here, learn more, etc.)
  3. Remove your links from all link farms and sites with low quality content and page rank (you can use SEOmoz and Webmasters Disavow Tools)
  4. Clean up your content and remove any low quality and duplicate pages. 

remove google penalization

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Best WordPress Plugins InfoGraphic

Here is an interesting infographic illustrating the top WP plugins.
All you need is:

  1. A Domain name (Try GoDaddy.com)
  2. A Host Plan (Try HostGator.com, or GoDaddy.com too) 
  3. The Right Plugins 



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.




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 Answers.com. Take these question-like keywords and enter them one-at-a-time into boardreader.com, 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



Wednesday, 6 March 2013

How to Make WordPress Blog Look Like a Normal Website?

by +Mina Adly Younan
Have you ever dreamed of having your own website, or your company's, or team website without that costing you a lot of money, time, and bugs?

You don't need to be a developer to create your own website. For me, I am an SEM Socialist and I created tens of websites that took me no time and are highly Optimized and Professional.



Here is how, in few simple steps:
  1. Buy a domain name and a host plan (I prefer godaddy and hostgator) 
  2. Install Wordpress on that server (from the CPanel)
  3. Login to your Wordpress admin page (www.yoursite.com/wp-admin)
  4. Go to Appearance > themes > and install a new theme or upload one that you can buy (try the ready made WordPress themes or Theme Forest
  5. Start Posting and creating your Pages
  6. Redesign your banners and background
  7. Install a plugin to allow you to post in different pages than the main page.
  8. Use “Nice Search” Plugin for Clean Search URLs. Nice Search is a very simple plugin that makes searches performed on your website look less “WordPress-y” and more like a custom search engine installed on your website.
  9. Remove or Customize Default Text and Title Attributes. There are also title attributes that are embedded in anchor tags throughout the site. Here is one example, found in the index.php file: <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
  10. Use the “Pages” Sidebar Section as Your Main Navigation. In the default WP theme, here’s the code that generates the “pages” section of the sidebar, found in sidebar.php: 
<?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<h2>Pages</h2>' ); ?> 

Simply take that piece of code and place it wherever you want your main navigation to display. Of course, you’ll have to style it to your liking, in line with your theme’s look. And most likely you’ll want to remove the title of that section. You can do that by simply removing everything after the equals sign in the single parameter, so it will look like this:


<?php wp_list_pages('title_li=' ); ?>



   11. Remove the dates from the CSS file:
    The “proper” way to do this would be to edit your theme and remove the code that displays the post dates.


    1. Backup your theme, just in case
    2. Go to “Appearance > Editor” and repeat the following steps for each of your theme’s PHP files
    3. Look for these function calls in your theme’s code: the_date(), echo get_the_date(), the_modified_date(), and the_time()
    4. Surround the function calls with PHP comment markers (/* and */); here are some examples:


    <?php /*the_date();*/ ?>
    <?php /*the_date('F j, Y');*/ ?>
    <?php /*echo get_the_date();*/ ?>
    <?php /*the_modified_date();*/ ?>
    <?php /*the_modified_date('', 'Last modified ');*/ ?>
    <?php /*the_time( get_option('date_format') );*/ ?>



    5- You may want to remove other text surrounding the function call. For example, if your theme has this code…


    <div>Published on <?php the_time( get_option('date_format') ); ?></div>


    …and you replace it with this…


    <div>Published on <?php /*the_time( get_option('date_format') );*/ ?></div>



    Here are 3 Methods for removing the dates from the wordpress Blog So that your website appear as a CMS not as a Blog.






    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.
    yahoo-clues-image1
    • 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).
    twitter-search-image2
    • 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:





    Tuesday, 5 March 2013

    How to Best Optimize Your Keywords?

    by +Mina Adly Younan
    To best optimize your posts, keywords should be inserted in all of the following:

    • Title
    • Description
    • H1 Headline
    • Body Text
    • Anchor Texts
    • Image Alt attributes
    • URL



    Here is a good example of a well-optimized page:





    Body Tags


    • How many Times keywords should be used per post? - 2-3X for one page, 4-6X for more than one page.
    • Keyword Usage Variations - We recommend employing at least one or two variations of a term. You can use synonyms, plurals, acronyms, etc. (example: playing soccer with your children, Plying football with your kids)
    • Image Filename - Since image traffic can be a substantive source of visits and image filenames appear to be valuable for this as well as natural web search, we suggest using the keyword term/phrase as the name of the image file employed on the page.
    • Bold/Strong - Using a keyword in bold/strong appears to carry a very, very tiny amount of SEO weight, and thus it's suggested as a best practice to use the targeted term/phrase at least once in bold, though a very minor one.
    • Italic/Emphasized - Surprisingly, italic/emphasized text appears to have a similar to slightly higher correlation with high rankings than bold/strong and thus, we suggest its use on the targeted keyword term/phrase in the text.



    Page Structure


    • Keyword Location - We advise that important keywords should, preferably, be featured in the first few words (50-100 words of a page's post. Search Engines (Google) do appear to have some preference for pages that employ keywords sooner, rather than later, in the text.
    • Content Structure – Although not declared by search engines, it is better to use a particular content format (introduction, body, examples, conclusion OR the journalistic style of narrative, data, conclusion, parable).




    Meta Description:


    The Meta description is a short paragraph (60 - 160 characters) that can be added to each page of a website (in a specific place in the HTML) where it can appear on SERPs after the page title as a description to that page’s content. If a blog author forgets to add a Meta description, search engines will index the top 2 lines they find on the post content and show them after the page title as a description. In most of the time they are not written to describe the whole page’s content or to give an encouraging message for the searchers to click on that specific page and read its content. Meta Description is also important as it appears on social media when the page is shared and on sitelinks on SERPs (like in the below example):

    Thus, it is always recommended to create a compelling unique descriptive paragraphs (between 150-160 characters) for all the site’s pages.





    Monday, 4 March 2013

    Why having a Blog is Good for SEO?

    If you need more traffic, more visits, returning visitors, and more online exposure, you will need content. A fresh and growing content means a Blog.

    But having a blog has many other benefits like:


    1. A blog shows visitors that you know you understand your industry, market, and business.
    2. Having a Blog shows how generous you are sharing information with others.
    3. Blog posts are link baits. People will like your post, and link or refer to it.
    4. Blog posts are shared on Social Media
    5. Blog Posts when lined to Google Plus Profiles will increase CTR (Authorship Semantic Markup)
    6. You will own your content and have it all archived (indexed) for a long time.
    7. You can create “How to guides” posts for you products.
    8. Blog posts can serve as a channel for Customer support.
    9. Blog comments are free feedback.
    10. Blog insights are free market insights
    11. Blogging is marking your online territory. “I Blog therefore I am… Online”

    search engine google robots crawling

    15 SEO Elements SquareSpace can do for you

    Founded 10 years ago, Squarespace is a SaaS-based content management system (CMS) which is composed of a website builder, blogging platform and hosting service. The service allows individuals and businesses to create and maintain websites and blogs. In 2012, SquareSpace had a completely new system featuring a more free form and flexible layout system. Added portfolio templates, responsive designs which work well on mobile devices. This version added a true developer platform allowing full control of all HTML, CSS and Javascript files. And ofcourse SEO:

    Hereunder are 15 SEO Elements SquareSpace can do for you


    1. Has a Clean HTML markup
    2. Has its own Powerful Blog
    3. You can validate the site with Google+ profile so that google Author Rank Will be enabled for the posts.
    4. You have full control over the ordering of your page titles, even down to being able to create different title schemes for your homepage vs item pages and collection pages.
    5. Automatically generates and links a proper sitemap.xml, which enumerates every single URL on your site, with proper priority, for perfect indexing even if you use a Javascript heavy template.
    6. Generates proper meta tags for all pages.
    7. Generates proper tags to associated RSS feeds for your pages.
    8. Automatically generate a correct robots.txt, link your sitemap, and exclude all Squarespace service/search endpoints.
    9. Image descriptions are converted to ALT tags properly.
    10. All primary pages on your Squarespace site contain clean URLs that are easily indexed and read.
    11. Generates proper rel="canonical" tags that ensure search engines are picking up the proper versions of your pages when content exists at more than one URL.
    12. Given multiple domains, Squarespace will redirect users and search engines to the right domain and use rel="canonical" to fix these references.
    13. Generates proper Facebook open graph tags that are used when your links are shared on social services.
    14. Squarespace is a paid service that aggressively fights spam.
    15. Add a geolocation to the pages.




    SquareSpace Awards


    1. In 2011, Squarespace Founder and CEO Anthony Casalena was named one of Crains New York's Top Entrepreneurs of 2011.
    2. In September 2012, the company was listed in Time.com's 50 Best Websites of 2012.
    3. In December 2012, the company was ranked #2 Best Place to Work in New York City by Crain's New York.
    4. In January 2013, the company placed #45 in Forbes' annual list of America's Most Promising Companies.
    5. In January 2013, Squarespace Founder and CEO Anthony Casalena was named one of America's Most Promising CEOs Under 35 by Forbes.

    Websites WireFrame Creation Tool: Fun, Easy, Free

    Balsamiq Mockups is a Very Strong and Friendly WireFrame Creation Tool that anybody could use to create his new website structure in a very presentable and friendly way.

    WireFrame Creation free Tool


    Here are some of the basic components of Balsamiq Mockups:


    • UI Control - A standard user interface "widget" (e.g., Button, Image, Dialog Window). The building blocks of any Mockup.
    • Canvas - The grid-lined area where UI Controls are placed.
    • UI Library - A row of UI Controls that can be dragged onto the Canvas.
    • Property Inspector - A floating toolbar that contains common actions (e.g., copy, group) and actions that are specific to each UI Control.


    Unfortunately, Mockups cannot be exported direcrly to HTML/CSS/JS, MXML, XAML, Ruby, etc. But still it is a very handy tool that any webmaster or designer will find helpful and even professional.
    Here is an introductory tutorial video on how the Balsamiq Mockups works.



    Monday, 18 February 2013

    A Winning Content Creation Strategy for SEO

    by Mina Adly Younan

    Since “Content is the King”, it needs to have a strong content creation strategy.




    Here are 7 winning content creation aspects for search engine optimization and better and more engaging user experience. 







    1. Update Rate: The website has to be updated on a regular basis with fresh and unique content at least thrice a week.
    2. Authorship: All posts need to be presented in a way that the author is clearly declared with a nice photo, contacts info, and an authorship semantic markup rich snippet (rel=author) for authorship declaration on SERPs
    3. Citation: If another source or sources are used for the content Curation, references for such resources should be mentioned with links to pages with high authority and PR, to avoid unnecessary plagiarism.
    4. Assortment: Adding rich media content (videos and photos) is highly recommended and avoid using flash. Also, make sure to implement the ALT attributes for the images files to make it accessible by search engines and if possible add a short excerpt describing the video content with the relevant keywords.   
    5. Engagement: When writing a new article encourage your readers to participate via comments or private emails and try to engage them in discussions.
    6. Viral: Add a call to action in all internal pages to share or like the post on their social media channels.
    7. Referrals: Add a list of similar posts after each article. 
    8. Interlinking between posts by mentioning old and related posts and linking to them via a linkable anchor text.  
    9. KW Planning:  Create a strategic Keywords mapping file to create an SEO keyword density. The file should be as follows: 

    Selected KWs for the article
    Optimized subfolder URL
    Optimized Page Title
    Optimized H1 Tags
    Optimized H2 Tags
    Meta Description
    Target Audience
    Edit Date
    Inbound link from a different page with anchor text