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Supplemental Website Posts That Help With SEO Scores

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Creating a successful website these days requires a different set of skills than was required even a few years back. And the primary reason for this shift is because of the importance of good SEO. In the past, you could hijack search engine optimization processes with word stuffing and paid backlinks. Now, a little more thought has to go into the process.

And that’s why supplementary content has become so important in the scheme of things. It’s not good enough anymore just to have valuable information in text form. Now you have to think about things like semantics and Google penalties. So, what are these supplemental types of posts you can make to help you out with this?

Testimonials

Publishing testimonials is a good start to your SEO project. What this does is add intrinsic natural value to the subject of your website. Because people will naturally be using keywords that are associated with your business as they explain that they had a good experience with you, this will organically translate into a much better score from Google, especially compared to a site that doesn’t bother publishing these kinds of reviews digitally.

Blog Posts

And no matter what your website is about, you should always maintain a blog section. This is not only good for business because it shows people the most current news going on, it also ups your SEO score every time you post, assuming you follow basic SEO rules, like making sure there are at least 300 words, paying attention to headlines and subheadings, ensuring that you don’t overuse anchor words, and all of those details.

About Me and Contact Pages

And you should never forget to make contact pages and about me/us sections. Not only does it tell visitors to your site more about ownership and add to transparency, it also gives you ample opportunity to make use of phrases that Google will look on as adding value to your overall website. You can really dig into SEO phraseology in these sections, while still maintaining a completely natural formatting system.

Social Feeds

You can also use social feeds to populate your website in a way that will help with your SEO scores as well. If you have Facebook or Twitter feeds run directly into your site somewhere, Google’s crawlers will see the text as well as the links and images and add that value to the authority of your site.

Authoritative Explanations

And lastly, if you choose to either have authoritative explanations and language directly near certain terms in order to define them more clearly, or even have a separate section where you can use these phrases, that will also give your site a comparative advantage in terms of quality of quantity.

Best Social Media Publishing Tools

Sharing one’s expertise and establishing credibility is a breeze these days what with the various tools available online. Coaches, publishers, business owners and marketers are fortunate to have them as a way to reach out to their target audience and establish rapport.

The social media publishing tools are now among the most widely used. Through the years, social media has evolved and has provided its users with more avenues for connecting with people and sharing their expertise. Apart from allowing short status updates, they have developed new features that enable users to publish articles on the platform.

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Here are some of the top social media publishing tools that can help you attract more people and boost your social media traffic. Continue reading

WordPress Plugins for Adding ReTweet Button to Your Blog

logo2Like I said recently, if you haven’t added a “ReTweet This’ button to your blogs yet, now is the best time to do so. The ReTweet button will boost your blog readership. Well, at least based on what happened to my recently opened blog.

But of course, you should still promote your blog posts on both your Twitter account and Facebook updates and other social media/sharing sites to get people to read your blog posts. And if you’re confident that you have made a compelling blog posts, hopefully readers will ReTweet your posts using the “ReTweet button.

So here, we have some of the WordPress Plugins that lets you easily add the “ReTweet This” button to your blog. All these plugins are proven to work on the latest vesion of WordPress. Continue reading

Frustrations With WordPress: No Server Optimization Guide

Recently, I have been talking to more and more people who are complaining about the server usage that WordPress is putting on their hosting. Some are buying inexpensive shared hosting accounts, some, like me, are on a managed VPS, while others have their own dedicated server.

The amount of server resources used by WordPress varies wildly for these people, with some coming across horrible performance walls with less traffic than myself, and others having much lower usage levels on their servers than I do. The part that bothers me so much is that there isn’t a nicely compiled guide out there to performance tune WordPress hosted blogs.

Sure, there are caching plugins, but going beyond that Matt Mullenweg has said that Automattic has helped hosting environments with their situations so that they can better support more traffic with the resources they have available, and so why isn’t there a basic server performance guide for WordPress? A best practices guide when setting up a server for displaying the PHP pages that WordPress needs to generate, or dealing with MySQL calls, or best practices for caching. Which applications should we be using to get the most performance from our WordPress blogs?

If there are so many great tips out there for making WordPress run effectively in high traffic situations, where is the organized guide for web hosts, or server owners? This could resolve so many issues that my friends are having, and help me reduce the load on my own VPS. Sure, it would take some time to compile, but the guides out there for serving up PHP pages and optimizing MySQL are currently difficult to understand, with little information on the overall benefits with relation to WordPress itself.

Come on WordPress ninjas, it is time to write a best practices guide for server administrators.

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