Showing posts with label content Marketing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label content Marketing. Show all posts

Thursday, 9 January 2014

How to Get Notified by SMS or Email if my Website is Down?

In 4 simple steps, you can Get Notified by SMS or Email if your Website is Down, and for free! 


  1. Sign-in to your Google account and then click here to copy this Google sheet into your Google Drive. You may use your Google Apps account as well.
  2. Put your website URLs in cell B2 (comma separated) and your email address in cell B3. If you wish to be alerted by text messages, just replace No with Yes in cell B4.
  3. You’ll find a new Website Monitor menu in your Google Docs toolbar. Click Initialize and you’ll get a pop-up asking for authorization. Grant the necessary access.
  4. Go to the Website Monitor menu again and choose “Start” to begin the monitoring process. Close the Google Sheet.



Export and Integrate Google Analytics data into PowerPoint or Excel

Pull together all the data that matters to you — social media, pay-per-click advertising, offline marketing — and bring into one reporting interface where it can be organized and useful. 

There are plenty of tools out there that can provide this type of service. If you are just starting, check out ShufflePoint. It allows you to export Google Analytics data and easily integrate into Excel or PowerPoint.

ShufflePoint supports a growing list of Digital Measurement platforms, including:
  • Google Analytics
  • Google AdWords
  • Google BigQuery
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Google Multi-channel Funnels
  • YouTube
  • Constant Contact
  • Bronto
  • Salesforce.com
  • Facebook
  • ZoomRank
  • Constant Contact


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

How to Give Access to Search Engines to a Restricted Content with FCF?

If you offer subscription-based access to your website content, or if users must register to access your content, then search engines cannot access some of your site's most relevant, valuable content.
Implementing Google's First Click Free (FCF) for your content allows you to include your restricted content in Google's main search index. Our intention is to protect your content while allowing for its inclusion in Google's search index. First Click Free has two main goals:
  • To include high-quality content in Google's search index, providing a better experience for Google users who may not have known that content existed.
  • To provide a promotion and discovery opportunity for webmasters of sites with restricted content.
To implement First Click Free, you need to allow all users who find a document on your site via Google search to see the full text of that document, even if they have not registered or subscribed to see that content. The user's first click to your content area is free. However, once that user clicks a link on the original page, you can require them to sign in or register to read further. The user must be able to see the full content of a multi-page article. You can allow this by displaying all content on a single page to both Googlebot and users. Alternatively, you can use cookies to make sure that a user can visit each page of a multi-page article before being asked for registration or payment.
In order to successfully crawl your site, Google needs to be able to crawl your content without filling out a registration form. The easiest way to do this is to configure your webservers not to serve the registration page to google crawlers (when the user-agent is "Googlebot") so that Googlebot can crawl these pages successfully. You can choose to allow Googlebot access to some restricted pages but not others. 

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

How to Optimize your site for Google "In-depth articles" feature?

Often when you're searching on Google for a person or organization name, or other broad topic, you'll find a block of search results labeled "In-depth articles." These results provide high-quality content to help you learn about or explore a subject. While the feature is based on algorithmic signals, there are steps you can take as a webmaster to help Google find your high-quality, in-depth content and best present it to users in the search results page. 

Search result showing in-depth articles feature.


Optimize your site for the "In-depth articles" feature

Schema.org Article markup

In general, we'll do our best to understand the metadata you provide for your pages to better present search results to users. For this feature, it's particularly helpful if you can implement certain aspects of the schema.org Article markup, notably the following attributes:
  • headline
  • alternativeHeadline
  • image (note: the image must be crawlable and indexable)
  • description
  • datePublished
  • articleBody

Authorship markup

Authorship markup helps our algorithms to find and present relevant authors and experts in Google search results. Learn more about authorship.

Pagination and canonicalization

For multi-part content, proper pagination markup using rel=next and rel=prev can help our algorithms correctly identify the extent of those articles. In addition, it’s important that canonicalization is done correctly, with a rel=canonical pointing at either each individual page, or a “view-all” page (and not to page 1 of a multi-part series). Learn more about pagination and canonicalization.

Logos

A logo is a great way help users recognize the source of an article with a quick glance. As a webmaster, there are two ways you can give Google a hint about which logo to use for your website:
  1. Create a Google+ Page and link it to your website. Choose an official logo or icon as the default image.
  2. Use organization markup to specify your logo.
Note that it may take some time for logo changes to be reflected in search results.

Restricted Content & First Click Free

If you offer subscription-based access to your website content, or if users must register for access, then search engines may not be able to access some of your site's most relevant content. If Google can't properly crawl and index your content (including text, images and videos), we can't show it in our search results (including the "In-depth articles" feature). Implementing First Click Free is one easy way to make sure your content is accessible to Google's search crawlers so it can be displayed in Google search results. Learn more about First Click Free.

WordPress In-Depth Article Generator

If you are using WordPress for your Blog, there is a plugin that you can install to Generate posts metadata for your pages to better present search results to users. Download it from Here

How OutBrain Amplifying Content Works?

Dreaming of seeing your article featured on the CNN, USA Today, NY Times, or many other big names?

Outbrain.com for amplifying content is offering an exciting PPC advertising method, not for ads like Google, Microsoft, and yahoo are doing, but for actual content titles.

So, how does Outbrain works?  




Here is what they say about themselves:


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