MBT resources from blogger templates till social networking icons, read more buttons, navigation buttons, feedback buttons, Facebook custom tabs, fonts, web2 icons and a lot more were restricted to subscribers only, but since due to growing readership serving each download request was becoming difficult therefore in order to provide you all with a more flexible access to all our goodies and blog related buttons and icons, we designed a separate download page where you can download anything you want just with a click of a mouse.
This is a continuation of Part -3 of our series on Blogger SEO Pack 2012, the title sounds different but it will help you out to optimize links in blogger like comments, archives, categories/labels and related hyperlinks. We ended our last post with the difference between rel="nofollow" and rel="external nofollow" link attributes and we will continue from there. If you have not read that part we recommend you read it first. All links are given below:
This is the last part of our series on Blogger SEO PACK 2012 series and it will help to remove great misconceptions and wrong seo concepts that are unfortunately spreading like fire everywhere. As Google, Bing and Yahoo continues to make search experience more trustworthy and neat and clean by removing all spammy and non-trusty sites, SEO has become the most famous name for webmasters. Since blogging is mostly about publishing fresh links to these search engines therefore it is important that you must equip your links with proper rel link attributes. Blogger is pretty different when it comes to labels. In wordpress we have categories and then sub categories that are called tags. Tags were introduced in wordpress so that pages could be provided a much deep navigation. However we don't have sub categories in blogger, what we have are called Labels. These labels in SEO terms can be called simply Tags. You attach tags to your posts to categorize posts. Don't confuse your selves with categories, labels and tags, they are all considered the same by search engines and can be described as category links.
In our post on 8 ways to make money online, we discussed that you can even earn money by selling your photographs. Photography is an expensive hobby and now you can make money from it as well. To me it was a new concept and I felt interested in finding out its details. Would you like to read what I have found? To begin we need to know the proper terminologies. Stock photography is the term referring to the photographs or images that can be licensed for specific use. And micro stock photography means you can buy high quality and high resolution images at specified prices.
Surprise! It gives me great pleasure to present to you our first self hosted wordpress blog entitled as "Smart Earning Methods (SEM)". It focuses mainly on how to turn your skills into cash by sharing tons of topics on niches such as affiliate marketing, freelancing, social media marketing, blogging and online earning secrets. This new blog aims at serving mainly students, housewives and those who are scratching their heads to learn ways to make money online. Business in real world has changed its orientation towards Online marketing. The number of internet based companies is spreading widely and internet users have crossed the 2 billion limit. What you can earn online would take you double the effort to earn in real world. Internet needs skilled and hard working people and the only thing that internet still lacks is providing people with correct direction to learn proper ways to make cash online by selling and investing their skills the best they can. MBT was launched to serve newbie webmasters but SEM blog has a much broader Goal to achieve.
A few days back when I was surfing through internet and obviously this beloved blog of ours, the display bar above snatched my attention. With a mood of adding something into existing series, I clicked on Create and Sale E books. And the next moment I realized that there’s something missing. We can take it a step ahead by providing a demonstration of it. When I started working, I realized it is not that easy and there are a number of considerations that I should share with you all. And so I decided to compose this post.
I am taking PHP classes these days and its going really great so far Alhamdulillah. Its really easy to learn this beautiful dynamic scripting language. Wordpress framework and all its plugins are build using PHP. Its an open source language and you don't need to buy any license to run it on your web servers. Facebook the biggest social media network is a live example of what this amazing language can do. PHP is really easy if your programming background (C and C++ ) along with HTML4/CSS3 skills are strong. In the second part of "Blogger SEO PACK 2012" series we discussed how to generate and submit multiple blogger sitemaps to Google, Yahoo and Bing, the same post gave me an idea to create a tool that may accept blog links and post count as an input and generate sitemap and ping links automatically as output. I used basic conditional statements to make this widget work. I am excited to present this cool new tool exclusively to all MBT readers. Please have a look at it first.
Social media has become the in-thing when it comes to marketing and getting traffic to your website/blog because it is about the easiest way to get to know people, befriend them and turn into your fans without really spending a lot of money to convert them into your regular visitors and eventually into buyers.
Several people are trooping to social media sites daily because the world is a social circle and everyone wants to belong: nobody wants to exist in isolation. New friends are made daily and people are identifying with those who are successful or influential just to share in their success stories.
Sitemap submission to Yahoo was previously done using Yahoo Site Explorer but just last year on 21 Nov 2011 Yahoo completed algorithmic transition to Bing. Yahoo merged site explorer into Bing Webmaster Tools with a partnership contract. From then onwards webmasters were requested to submit sitemaps to Bing in order to expect quality traffic from both yahoo and Bing. Site Explorer was launched in 2005 by Tim Mayer and it was a pretty handy tool to keep a close watch on how your site was performing at yahoo search engine. You could get detailed info on how many sites were linking you and could also count the total number of internal links within your site. But since now Yahoo has joined hands with Bing search engine by Microsoft, our job becomes even more easy, because submitting your blog at Bing will set it live at two search engines, i.e. both Bing and yahoo. Previously MSN did not required sitemap and you only needed to submit your link to them by pinging them but with the replacement of MSN search engine by latest BING, Microsoft is now openly following Google's footsteps.
This post marks part of our new series on "Blogger SEO PACK 2012". Due to integration of Yahoo's algorithm at Bing webmaster tools, sitemap submission has become much easy and valuable now. Previously we only need to submit links to Yahoo site explorer and would need to just Ping MSN search engine, and you had no advance webmaster settings page where you could monitor your progress report but now things have pretty much changed. Just like Google webmaster account where you submit your blog or website sitemaps, you will follow an exact similar approach at Bing and yahoo. This part would discuss the reasons on why only the latest 26 pages of your blog are indexed upon sitemap submission at Google but not your entire post pages. We will also offer a solution to this. Lets kick start Part-1 of Blogger SEO PACK for 2012.
UPDATE: Please read the updated series: Why Google Indexes only 150 Links of Blogger Sitemap?
I am a bit late at announcing that Google has again rolled in an update to PageRank. A minor update started from February 6th 2012 and continued till February 8th 2012. Major update could occur anywhere at the end of this month so keep hopes high. Google updates PageRank at quarterly period, which means all webpages are gifted with a special rank once every four months. PageRank (PR) as you know is a scale ranging from 0 to 10. A PR increase is awarded to those websites only that are well recommended by niche websites. If your homepage receives backlinks from other websites then your importance in the eyes of Google rapidly increases. Blogs with higher PageRank are crawled at faster rate compared to blogs at lower PageRank. A crawler visits any website several times per day. Blogs that have PageRank above 5 are crawled every minute and blogs below PR 5.0 are crawled every hour. The faster your blog crawl rate the higher the chances to establish your rank in search results page and higher the chances to drive traffic for your content.
Due to Blogger Threaded comments, most of the comment code structure has been seriously effected. Normally when a post exceeds the limit of 200 comments, latest comments are paginated and only the oldest 200 comments are displayed on post page. You could switch between oldest and newest comments by using the comment pagination links but due to threaded commenting system these links got messed up and would not show up now. I got a custom script from my friend nhamngahanh from simplexdesign which will help you fix this 200+ comments problem so that your visitors could access all your comments. Lets cook some new recipe today!
As we mentioned earlier that Google has slowly started converting all blogspot blog URLs to country specific Domain addresses. Your visitors will see their country's top level domain (ccTLD) version of your domain. People living is norway will see a .blogspot.nr domain and those living in Pakistan will see .Blogspot.pk and so on. Blogger team has automatically added the canonical link element to all blogger templates by default in order to avoid its negative consequences with regard to search engine optimization. Everything seems normal except for social networking buttons and Facebook comments plugin. Most bloggers complained that the facebook comments are not displaying after blogger rolled in country specific Urls. Most social media counters can show wrong counts. So in order to solve all these problems we will need to make a slight adjustment to how your template is structured. The steps will be of course very simple and safe.
The hottest BlogSpot news of the week is 302 redirection of almost all BlogSpot domains to country specific URLs. Instead of the .com domain extension, your visitors will see their country specific domain extensions. Blogspot blogs in India so far have been redirected to blog-name.blogspot.in address instead of blog-name.blogspot.com. For instance, if you are viewing a blog with address blog-name.blogspot.com from United States (USA) then you will be redirected to blog-name.blogspot.com.us. The new URLS will now correspond with the country of the reader’s current location. This is called "country-code Top Level Domain" or ccTLD in short and this redirect is popularly known us "302 Redirect" which is a temporary change and not a 301 redirect which is a permanent change of address.