Millions of bloggers across the globe are successfully using WordPress to reach out to their target audience. According to WordPress usage statistic published by Torque, 27% of all websites available as of October 2016 were WordPress-based. What makes WordPress more important is the fact that this platform can be efficiently used as a Content Management System for running your website. Many businesses are leveraging of this amazing feature to reflect their business priorities cost-effectively. In fact, WordPress’ market share among all content management systems is close to 60%. I have compiled a list of 10 plugins here, which prove useful for businesses because they extend the functionality of the WordPress site.Tip: Get 10X more e-mail subscribers with this WP plugin 10 WordPress Plugins for Business Websites 1. OptinMonster:OptinMonster, provides webmasters an easy-to-use form builder that allows them to create beautiful opt-in forms that are proven to … [Read more...] about 10 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Business Websites
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While a lot of energy is being spent trying to figure out how to take advantage of the anticipated growth in emerging areas like voice search, there is a much easier search medium that seems to be underutilized: image search. According to Rand Fishkin’s analysis of Jumpshot and Moz data, image search on Google is the second most highly used search platform behind Google.com and it is searched more than the remaining Top 10 web properties combined. According to data from Jumpshot and Moz, Google Images accounts for a considerable number of searches, dwarfing those performed on YouTube, Google Maps, Amazon and Facebook combined. Searches in Google Images are made more than 10 times as often as any search on Bing or Yahoo, and they represent more than 40 times the number of searches on Facebook. Graphic courtesy of Moz. The above chart doesn’t present a complete picture of search, as it doesn’t include search on other media such as voice search, … [Read more...] about 9 SEO tips for better Google Image search results
When deciding which blogging platform you're going to use, one of the first questions you're faced with is whether to host it yourself or go with a "free" version that is hosted on another social blogging site. In an earlier post I outlined five important blogging platform questions that you can use to determine what kind of platform functionality you need. Within those, there are often a range of free (or low-cost) and self-hosted blogging platforms to choose from. There are advantages and disadvantages to each option, each important to understand before you jump in with both feet. Some blogging platforms come in both free and hosted versions, so you really have to know which will benefit you the most. I'll tackle some of the pros and cons for each one by one, to give you a broader perspective of each option and how it might impact you and your blogging abilities. There is always a cost associated with blogging. Whether it's time, energy, effort or money out of your pocket. … [Read more...] about Blogging Platform Options: Free vs. Hosted. Which Is Right For You?
Are you a robot? A spammer? A sock puppet? A trusted author and content developer? A trusted agent in the eyes of Google? (More on trusted agents below.) When you interact on a social network, or write a review online or update information to an internet mapping service, how much does the service you are using trust the content that you add, or the changes that you might make? These aren’t rhetorical questions, but rather ones at the heart of approaches from services like Google Web search and Google Maps, which are focusing more and more upon social signals and social collaboration to provide the information that they do to the public. If you’ve seen a +1 button within Google’s search results or on a site, and you’ve clicked upon it, or shared a page or post or site in Google Plus with others, you’ve engaged in endorsing the work of the author who created that site. How much weight does Google give that endorsement? If you find an error on a Google Place … [Read more...] about Are You Trusted by Google?
When the long-awaited DisavowTool from Google was announced finally at the PubCon Las Vegas, search professionals around the globe breathed a sigh of relief. There is a way now with which they can deal with the penalties laid on them by the Penguin Update due to ‘un-natural links’. They can now ‘disavow’ these links and get their site back in Google’s good books. If you want to use this tool, you will have to identify your bad links first and then work on pruning them. Once you submit the list of links you have to disavow, you will be given a choice of comments or links or domains to block. Of these options you must choose accordingly. But remember that you must use the tool only on the links which you haven’t been able to remove manually. Google itself has stressed that the tool is a last resort after you have exhausted all manual efforts to get bad links removed. Because once Google disavows them, you may even lose the good links and eventually … [Read more...] about A How to Guide on Identifying Bad Links and Pruning Them Using Google’s Disavow Tool