For many of us that own blogs and generate excellent relatable content, engagement seems to linger just beyond our reach. We write well, there’s praise, tweets, shares, +1’s – but just how much of your content is being read? Going beyond the search and keyword into how those keywords bring the visitor into content they either read or don’t read, is the next step beyond basic Google Analytics. Many in the industry believe a fast bounce from your page back to the search results is a negative in Google’s eyes. That user is basically voting your content down, saying “this isn’t what I wanted when I entered this specific query.” If this is true, and I happen to believe it is or it will be, reducing bounce rate by investigating user behavior is a great way to increase your chances of a nice ranking for any given phrase. Nice ranking plus amazing user-pleasing content equals goal achievement. You can picture how this works in a circle. How long … [Read more...] about How To Measure Content Engagement With Analytics & WordPress
Can you use adsense on wordpress
Google has officially deprecated their AdSense plugin for WordPress this month. It is no longer available for new publishers to sign up for. So if you want to use it on a new blog or you are new to AdSense, you need to find a different plugin.On April 5, 2017 existing publishers will not be able to change their ad settings or ad units through the plugin. Then on May 3, 2017 Google will no longer provide support for the plugin. Google said "We frequently review our products and features to ensure they're providing maximum value to our users. After reviewing the AdSense Plugin for WordPress, we've decided that going forward we can better support WordPress publishers through new innovative features like our automatic ad formats and other upcoming initiatives."Here are the "key dates" which I already summarized above:Early March, 2017: New publishers will not be able to sign up for AdSense by using the plugin. Early April, 2017: Existing publishers will not be able to change … [Read more...] about Google Killed Off Their WordPress AdSense Plugin
Search Engine Optimization; the joy and nightmare of most bloggers. In this article I will share you the complete knowledge of proven seo techniques for wordpress. Before we move on, I will love to discuss about SEO in particular…. What is SEO? SEO is the acronym of Search Engine Optimization. It is the process and act of tweaking; beautifying; and modifying of your website to be readable by search engine crawlers or bots. A search engine bot is a special program that is written and well structured for the purpose of analyzing webpages; and their informations to know which is relevant and useful. All search engines have their personal bots. These bots are well programmed making them able to access all information on a webpage in a split second and index them if they are relevant; where most webmasters get it all wrong is that they don’t allow access to these bots to crawl their site at all; or either their website is unreadable by the spiders. This in most cases is not … [Read more...] about Proven SEO techniques for WordPress Using Yoast SEO
WordPress is by far one of the most preferred CMS platforms on the web. And, with that popularity comes a plethora of WordPress specific themes designed to complement sites powered by WordPress. Unfortunately, while there is no limit to the number of ways you can design your website using WordPress themes, the sheer volume of available themes, both free and premium, can become plain overwhelming to even think about. Before we get started I think it is important to note that it is near impossible to whittle this list down to the best of the best without someone, somewhere, saying that a particular theme was missed. I get it, there are tons of great WordPress themes out there. That’s why, to appease all types of website owners, from bloggers to retailers, creatives to minimalists, I tried to grab some of the top WordPress themes from a variety of categories. So take it easy on me will you?! With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the highest quality WordPress themes … [Read more...] about 11 of the Best Responsive WordPress Themes
What’s next for the social network that has 900 million users? An ad network like Google’s AdSense, many believe. And today, InsideFacebook spotted the first hints of what such a thing might look like. On Zynga.com, the independent web presence of the gaming company whose apps also populate Facebook, users are now seeing Sponsored Stories ads. Clicking on “Sponsored” takes you to an FAQ page that explains: When you connect with Facebook on Zynga.com, you’ll see personalized ads and sponsored stories. The Facebook ads you see on Zynga are the same ads you see on Facebook.com. You’ll only see sponsored stories about activity that has been shared with you You can remove ads that don’t interest you by clicking the X Facebook doesn’t sell information that tells advertisers who you are InsideFacebook notes that the social networking company said last year that it would provide ads on Zynga.com — and share revenue with Zynga — … [Read more...] about Are We Seeing The Beginning Of Facebooks Answer To AdSense?