Showing posts with label seo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label seo. Show all posts

How to Improve Alexa Rank Free and Fast (6 Steps)

It is very hard for new Bloggers to get lower Alexa Rank because they have low traffic. You may know that traffic is the major thing that can increase your web/blog popularity and also improve Alexa rank. Traffic is a hard task. A website/blog that has less than 100,000 Alexa rank, can be considered good. Many advertising companies give good ads rate to lower Alexa rank sites. In other words, Alexa rank can increase your revenue. But how to improve Alexa rank free and fast? This question arises in your mind. What is experienced while improving Alexa rank? I would cover all important things according to my experience that anyone can do to improve website's Alexa rank but first of all you need to know that what is Alexa and how it works?

Alexa is a company (by Amazon) that rank to every site. It gives ranking to every site that is called Alexa rank. Lower Alexa rank means that website is more popular. It gives two types of ranking. First one is worldwide ranking and second is local ranking (where your domain server is located or from where you are getting most visitors). 

2-How Alexa works:


Every day Alexa estimates the daily visitors and pageviews of a website. Website/blog with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews of last 3 months is ranked # 1. In straight words, Alexa ranks sites on the basis of visitors. Both worldwide and local rank is dependent on visitors. The more traffic you will gain, the more rank will be improved. Local rank shows that in which country, your website is most popular. Local rank is also dependent on server location. If your website is hosted in the USA then your local rank will be from that country. Although you can manage this in your "Google Webmaster Tool" but it is exception discussion, we would talk about it in next articles. Now you can understand about Alexa Worldwide and local rank. Let's move forward and see what we can do to gain more traffic to improve Alexa Rank free of cost. 

3- What is Importance of Alexa Rank :


One more question that can arise in your mind. What is the importance of Alexa Rank and why everyone tries to improve it? If you want to see the popularity of a website then just go to Alexa and see what is its ranking. Although Alexa gives estimated rankings many advertisers see Alexa rank before providing advertisements to a site. Simply I can say that lower Alera rank can increase your revenue.

4- Does SEO Improve Alexa Rank :


What is Relation Between Alexa and SEO

Yes, SEO improves website's Alexa Rank. I already told that "number of visitors" means lower Alexa rank. SEO is the best way to get quality traffic. SEO provides long-term quality visitors. According to my personal experience, On-page and Off-page, both types of SEO improve Alexa rank. So, do proper SEO of your site or hire an expert if you do not know about SEO. Website speed is also an important factor in SEO. Make your website faster because search engines and users both do not like slow sites and your Alexa rank will also effect. Here is a simple tip which you can use to increase website/blog speed. How to Optimize Images to Make Website Faster



5- How to Improve Alexa Rank Free:


You can do a number of things to improve Alexa rank. Let's start to discuss them one by one. 

Six Important Things to Do to Improve Alexa Rank Free and Fast


* Install Alexa Toolbar:


How Alexa toolbar can be helpful? By installing Alexa toolbar, you allow their server to receive your every hit on all sites. When the people who have installed Alexa toolbar will visit your site then Alexa will count hits on your site by visitors.
Installation of Alexa toolbar is very easy. Go to Alexa toolbar page (put external link) and click on install Alexa extension. Complete the process of installation. Alexa extension added successfully. 

* Add Alexa Widget in Website/Blog:


Another task to improve Alexa rank free and fast. Add Alexa widget to your website/blog. Unfortunately, all the people who visit your website, have not installed Alexa toolbar that's why you have to add Alexa widget to your Wordpress site or Blogger blog. This widget will help Alexa to track your website's hits even visitor did not installed the toolbar.
Just copy the below code and add it to your blog/website to show Alexa widget. 

<center><a href="http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/bloggingefforts.blogspot.com">
<script type='text/javascript' src='http://xslt.alexa.com/site_stats/js/s/a?url=www.safetricks.net'></script></a></center>

* Post Valuable Content:


Valuable content indirectly increase website traffic and you know that when you will gain quality traffic your website Alexa ranking will automatically improve. Make your that your content is not boring readers. I am giving additional tip which will help to write good content. Search for that topic about which you are going to write. Now visit your competitor's sites and read how they are delivering content to their readers and what is their style of write which made their blog popular. Your competitor's sites can teach you many things if you are a little bit wise. I know you must be. Now do more better to your competitors. Explain each & everything and be friendly with your visitors. I think this tip will help you to gain more traffic. I would explain more about it in my incoming articles so do not forget to subscribe my blog. Make sure your articles are grammar mistakes free and 100% SEO optimized. Additionally, add videos in posts which compel a visitor to spend more time on your site. This is all about Posting. Let's move to the next point.


* Be Regular in Posting:


According to my personal experience, If you will make a timetable for posting and post on-time then your Alexa Rank and search engine ranking will improve dramatically. Adjust date and time for posting. It does not matter that you are posting 3 - 4 articles daily or posting 1 article in a week, if you are regular then your blog rank will not fall. Always write your own content and never copy other's content nor use spinners.

* Increase Backlinks:


Backlinks play a very important role to improve search engine and Alexa rank. Not only dofollow but nofollow also help in ranking. Increase your backlinks by submitting your site to directories. Post on related forums and social media sites. When crawler will crawl your site to more and more places then rank will increase. According to me, 4 backlinks on daily basis are enough. It will protect your site from search engine spamming. You can make 2 dofollow and 2 nofollow backlinks daily if your site is new. You can make backlinks by commenting other's sites that are related to your site, submitting to directories and bookmarking on social sites.

* Make Your Website User-Friendly:


A site where users can easily find their desired content can be referred to a user-friendly website. Make your website faster which is important for a user-friendly site. If your site is taking too much time in loading then the user will suddenly leave which will increase your bouse rate and time spent on site will be decreased. Use attractive website theme. Avoid social content locker and similar tricks which some bloggers use to increase their blog's social popularity. All these things will leave negative impacts on the visitor. He can make a mindset to not visit your site again even it is showing at the top of Google search results.
Think as a visitor while searching something on Google, sometimes you select a specific site even it is showing at 7 or 8 positions because you, this site is user-friendly and you can easily find all information on it. You prefer a site on others because it is user-friendly. Is this explanation enough? I think its enough. 

These are some tips to improve Alexa rank free and fast according to my experience. What is your experience? Share with me in the comment. If you still have any question, just comment below or connect with me on social media. Do not forget to subscribe my Blog, also share it with others. 

10 Blogger (Blogspot) SEO Tips for Higher Rankings

This post is about Blogger seo tips which will help to make search engine rankings more better. Although in this post, i am not covering all about seo but tell as much as important for Blogger seo (BlogSpot on-page seo). Blogger is 2nd biggest blogging platform. There is only one problem with Blogger. BlogSpot search engine optimization is hard. Lot of plugins are available in Wordpress which care for website's seo but Blogger do not have any automatic process, every thing is manual. On the other hand, Blogger provides many features. Unlike Wordpress, Blogger users do not need to pay even a single penny for hosting. Blogger provides unlimited space which is totally free. Blogger security is very strong as compared to Wordpress. You can also find beautiful Blogger themes which are free as well as paid. Only problem is Blogger seo but it is not as much hard as some persons think. Following are important Blogger seo tips which will help to improve BlogSpot search engine rankings.

10 Blogger SEO Tips for Higher Search Engine Rankings and More Traffic

1- Important Things Before Starting Blog :


Blogger SEO tips before starting a blog which are important to tell. Newbie who do not have proper knowledge start their first step with a wrong action which leads them to failure in online business. According to me, 4 things are very important to know before starting a blog/website. Your struggle for search engine rankings starts when you just think to create a blog.

Blogger SEO Tips, Important Things Before Starting a Blog

* Plan Your strategy:


This is very first blogger seo tip. Before starting a blog, you have to decide blog niche. You must have proper knowledge about your niche. Without proper knowledge, it is very hard to be a good blogger. Do not start a "multi topic" blog. A site which contain more then one topic (e.g Songs, Games, Videos in a single site) is referred as multi topic site. Its seo is hard. Only select one topic (e.g seo, web development, wordpress training). Such site can easily rank.

Next thing to decide is this, how you will deliver content to your readers. When you will post and how many posts you will do in a week. Lot of posts are not necessary for high rank Good content is key for higher rankings in search engines. Make post of at least 700 words also include images as many as possible. Make your own time table for posting. It does not matter that you will post one articles per day or one article per week but you must be regular in posting. If you plan to post one article after every 2 days then must do it on time. But if you do not have too much time then post one article in a week.Search websites related to your topic/niche and see how they are delivering content to readers. Always write your own content and never copy or spin other's content. Google always looks for some thing new and more better so try to do more better then others.

* Do Proper Research :


Another important Blogger seo tip. Do proper research about your niche before starting a blog. Gain more and more knowledge. Use "Google Keyword Planner" and "Google Trends" to see how popular is your niche, in which country this niche is most popular and how you will (compete) others and attract visitors. Visit other websites that are related to your niche, read their content and think how you will do more better. You have to write more better content then others to get higher search engine rankings.

* Domain or Subdomain (Blogspot) Name Selection :


Domain/subdomain (BlogSpot) selection is also an important part of Blogger seo. Be wise in domain name selection. Use maximum two words as domain name. Longer domain name is not good for seo. Keep domain name shorter as much as possible. Try to use relevant Domain/subdomain name. If related name is not available then choose a brand name. Brand name means a name which will be easy to remember (like our domain name "BloggingEfforts"). Make sure that your domain name keywords have low competition. Low competition keywords can optimize easily as compare to medium or hard competition keywords. I suggest two free tools for domain name suggestion. First one is "Lean Domain Search" and second is "Shopify Name Generator". Below are link of these two tools which will give many ideas about domain names :
1- Lean Domain Search
2- Shopify Name Generator

or buy a domain name from BlueHost using below domain search tool.


* Blogger Blog Design :


This is last blogger seo tip. After this you can create blogger blog and then we shall proceed to more Blogger seo settings. Google says that websites must have user friendly design. Keep your website clean and do not use so many widgets. It can create loading problems for visitors and affect your seo. Make sure that visitors can easily search each and every thing that they are looking for. Create a good navigation bar. Unlike olders days, now you can find beautiful themes for Blogger that are seo optimized and user friendly. Here is link for "Free Blogger Themes".

Buy Advace Themes from ThemeForest

2- How to Make Blogger Title SEO Friendly :


Title plays important role in Wordpress as well as Blogger SEO because visitors read only title in search engines to visit a page. Do proper research about keywords in "Google Keyword Planner" and use your selected keywords in title. Title length must between 35 to 60 characters. Remaining characters after 60 will not show in search engines. Avoid to use stop words (e.g a, an, the). Such words occupy space but do not give any benefit for Blogger SEO. Do not use a keyword multiple time in title. It compel Google and other search engines to remove your post/page from their search. Following Example will help to understand more better.
Example : How to Do Blogger On-Page SEO & Off-Page SEO. Here keyword "SEO" is used two times. Google will not include it in search because it is considered as "Keyword Stuffing".
Blogger post title usually includes home page title which is bad for seo. You have to optimize Blogger post title for better seo. Follow the following instructions :
Go to your Blogger Blog >> Edit HTML >> Search for the following code

<title><data:blog.pagetitle/></title>

and replace it with following code :

<b:if cond=’data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;’> <title><data:blog.title/></title> <b:else/> <title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title> </b:if>

Now your title is seo optimize and it will show only post title.

3- SEO Friendly Meta Description :


 Meta description also plays important role in Blogger SEO. In meta description, use all your selected keywords. Meta description also has limited words. You can not use more then 150 words in meta description. Remain keywords will not show in search. A keyword can be repeated maximum 2 times. Do not cross this limit. Otherwise you are breaking Google's rule. Use this tool to see how your title and description will look in Google.

4- Blogger (BlogSpot) Custom Permalink :


Permalink/url is also important part of SEO. Blogger gives 2 options. First one is to use their automatic generated link for post and 2nd one is to create custom permalink. Always use custom permalink which allows to edit post link according to your wish and search engine requirements. You can see custom permalink option is right side while writing a post. Use max 3 to 4 words in post permalink. Post url also depend on your domain/sub-domain name. If your domain name is contain less characters then you have more space for characters in permalink. 
As you know Google has created specific lines for webmasters and we can not cross them if we want good rankings in search engines that's why a good Blogger seo tip is to use maximum 3 words in url/permalink.Do not use stop keywords (a, an, the) in BlogSpot permalink. SEO friendly permalink contain only keywords. Do not repeat keywords in permalink otherwise it will be consider as keyword stuffing. Below screenshot tells how select and edit Blogger custom permalink.

How to Create Custom SEO Friendly Permalink in Blogger

5- Keyword Density in Article :


Article is the main thing which brings visitors to your web/blog. Articles must be reader and search engine friendly. Before writing a post, make sure that you have enough knowledge about that topic. After that go to "Google Keyword Planner" and search keywords. See analytics of different keywords and select some keywords for your post.
After keyword planner, go to "Google Trends" and see details of your keywords. Google Trends tells when and where this keyword is most popular and what is current status of this keyword. These two tools by Google are very amazing and gives many ideas to webmasters to improve their seo. Must use them for Blogger SEO.
After doing proper research, you can start writing post. Your keywords must not be greater then 3%. This is maximum quantity. Mostly we try to cover it in 2% which is best for seo. Wordpress users can install seo plugins which tell about post seo but Blogger users do not have such facilities. Do not worry, every problem has a solution. Blogger users can still check seo of their posts. I am telling two online tools to check Blogger post seo. Both tools are almost similar in working. One of them is from "Yoast SEO" and second is from "SEO Review". These tools will analyze post and tell how much your article is seo optimize. Following are links of these two tools :

 6- What is Label in Blogger :


Label plays same role in Blogger which category plays in Wordpress. Use your keywords as label for Blogger SEO and better search engine rankings. Let me explain it with an example. Suppose i wrote a post about "How to Do Image SEO in Blogger". Then my label will be Image SEO, Blogger SEO, Image Optimization. Did you understand? You can add more then one label but these must be related to post. 

7- Interlink Posts : 


Another Blogger seo tip. Interlinking is important in on-page Blogger seo. What is interlinking and how to do it?. Interlinking means to link similar pages/post with each other. You just have to put link of a post in another post but both posts must be similar which means they may be under same category. 
Suppose I already published a post about "Image SEO in Blogger" so while writing new post about "Blogger SEO Tips", i can interlink both posts with each other. But do not put link any where in the post. You have to make a good connection between both posts. You need to know some thing important about interlinking posts. Read below instructions and follow for good Blogger SEO.
>> Always interlink similar pages.
>> Use at least 3 keywords as anchor text.
>> Link can be add in image. ALT tag will work as anchor text.
>> Do not use "nofollow" tag for internal linking. We use nofollow only for external links.
>> Do not add too many links at a same place.

What is Interlinking in SEO. How to Do Interlinking in Blogger

8- Blogspot Image SEO :


Image seo helps in two ways. First it helps in seach engine optimization and second it increase website speed. You have to do some simple things for image optimization. Choose best image format. Give a good name to image. Always give title and alt tag to image. Compress image online using tinypng if you are using Blogger or use image compression plugin if you are Wordpress user. Read this post "How to Optimize Images for Blogger SEO" for complete guide.

9- Blogger SEO Settings :


Blogger seo settings are some types of instructions to search engines. Blogger seo settings tells search engines, how to crawl your blog. You give instruction that which page will be crawl and index and which pages will not be crawl. Wrong use of these settings can effect Blogger as "Blogger" already has mentioned in this section.


* Custom robots.txt :


Go to your Blogger blog then "Settings" and then "Search Preferences". Scroll down and paste below code in "Custom Robot.txt" box. 

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
Disallow:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /search?q=*
Disallow: /*?updated-max=*
Allow: /
Sitemap: http://bloggingefforts.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=updated

Change "bloggingefforts.blogspot.com" with your Blogger blog address. That's all.
Below is a screenshot which will help to understand more better.

Custom Robots.txt for Blogger SEO

* Custom robots header tags :


This option is after "Custom robots.txt"on the same page. Just look at the below image and apply all settings according to it. That's all.

Custom Robots Header Tags for Blogger SEO


10- Nofollow vs Dofollow :


Nofollow and Dofollow are two attributes which play different role. Nofollow attribute prevent search engines to crawling a link while Dofollow attribute allow search engines to crawl and follow that link. You can apply these two attributes in Blogger very easily. Whenever you put link in a text, the link box gives option "Add rel=nofollow Attribute". Link will not be crawl if you will check that option. Use nofollow attribute while adding external links and always use dofollow attributes for internal links. It will improve your Blogger seo.

How to Apply Nofollow and Dofollow in Blogger


Last Words :

Blogger blog can be successful after applying all seo techniques. Apply above Blogger SEO tips to get more traffic from search engines. If you think this article is helpful then also help other Bloggers by sharing it. Subscribe us and follow us to get more tips about seo, blogging and make money. Now its over to you. Happy Blogging !

How to Optimize Images for Website SEO & Rankings

Website speed is also an important factor for SEO. Google looks how fast a page loads and then rank it. Like other SEO techniques, webmasters need to fast their web pages. Keep in mind, not only search engines but users also do not like slow sites. A slower site can loss number of visitors. observations cleared that images are major reason to slow down website. You need to optimize images for website seo and ranking. Optimize images online if using blogger or use plugin if using Wordpress site. Optimize images can reduce number of kbs and prevent to slow your web. How to optimize images or compress them for website's seo and better search engine rankings? This is common question specially from newbie webmasters. Here are some simple things that you can do to optimize images for website seo and rankings.

Optimize images online for website SEO & rankings

1- JPEG vs PNG (Which is Better) :

Choose image format wisely. PNG and JPEG are two popular and most using formats. Question is this which one is better for website?

JPEG : 

Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) is lossy compressed file format. It creates file with complex colors which means it is good for photographs. This type of file gives high quality image but it also increases file size which is not good for website speed and indirectly affect search engine rankings. JPEG file will reduce quality on compression. This file format also do not give transparency. Final words, It is good for Photographs.

PNG :

Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is lossless file format. This is good alternative for both JPEG and GIF. This type of file gives transparency. PNG is a good choice for storing line drawings, text, and iconic graphics. This format is supported by all web browsers. That's why it is common choice of webmasters. PNG do not loss quality on compression which means it is good for website seo.

JPEG vs PNG which is better for website

I think this piece of information is enough to guide about which is best image format for website. Lets proceed to next step.

2- Give Good Name to Images :

Images with numbers or useless alphabets do not help in image optimization. Give good name to images offline by using your keywords. This name is also captured as image title. It makes easier for search engines to recognize image. 
For Example : If i have an image which is providing information about "Advance SEO Tips" then its name will be same these keywords or related to this. Important is this, image name must be relevant to image otherwise there is no benefit. Still confused? Look at the below sample image. This picture is telling about " Steps to Optimize Images for Website SEO & Rankings". I gave it a title "Optimize Images for Website SEO". Image name contain proper words and also main keywords. Now it is good for SEO and ready for next step of image optimization. Is every thing clear now?

5 steps to optimize images for website seo & rankings

3- Compress Images :

It is very important to compress images. Compression reduces file size and increase speed. How to compress images on Wordpress and blogger?

Compress Images on Wordpress :

If you are running your website on Wordpress then image compression is very easy for you. Just install Tiny PNG plugin and your images will be automatically compressed after uploading. Nothing more, That's all about compression on Wordpress.

Compress Images on Blogger :

Blogger is used by number of people so it is important to also guide about it. Unlike Wordpress, there is no automatic process of image optimization for Blogger users. You need to compress image online. Compress images manually every time before uploading. Tiny PNG is amazing site that reduces number of kbs without losing quality. Here is a link of Tiny PNG. Go to this link just upload image and it will be compressed. After that download it and upload in blogger. 

How to Optimize Images Online for Blogger

4- Give Alt Attributes: 

Search engines robots can not identify images. They only  crawl text. That's why we use text for images as title and alt tags to make an identification of image. Alt attributes are important part of image optimization for SEO. When you upload an image in Wordpress on right side there is an option of alt tag. In blogger, upload image then go to image properties. Write title and alt tag. You have to completely describe the whole image in few words. Keep alt tag shorter as much as possible.

5- Additional Tips :

* Some additional information which will be useful. Avoid to use copy images. Create your own image in Photoshop or some where else. Copied images will be filtered by Google and will not be show in search. Create your own images, does not matter how much you are good in graphics. Your own even simple image will be good for seo. Any how if you are going to use copied image then must edit it a little bit which will reduce the risk.
* Use a good hosting for Wordpress. A good hosting makes website faster. I recommend these two web hostings Hostgator and Bluehost. These two hosting companies are trusted worldwide and provides good results.

These are some techniques to optimize images and make website faster. Check results on PageSpeed or GTmetrix before and after applying them. comment below how much this article is helpful. Do not forget to share post to encourage me. Happy Blogging !