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Importance of Meta Tags for SEO

The importance of title tags and meta description tags still remains high on the list for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). With Google Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs) displaying the title and meta description from your website. We should focus on what keywords you are using and the strategies you have in place to increase click-through-rate (CTR) in organic search.

Google Plus Page for Your Small Business

Just like Facebook, Google+ offers you the opportunity to create a business page to promote your business, organization or a specific product you have in mind. The Google Plus community is growing in numbers and you can take advantage of a Google Plus page to get your business to a wider audience.

I want to take you through the process of creating a Google Plus page for your business or organization. Just like Facebook, you will need a personal profile on Google Plus to get started. If you don’t have one yet, sign up and create a personal Google Plus profile first. You can only create that business page once your profile has been created.

If you have a Google Plus personal profile, follow these steps to create a new Google Plus business page.

Following the General Guidelines below will help Google find, index, and rank your site.

We strongly encourage you to pay very close attention to the Quality Guidelines below, which outline some of the illicit practices that may lead to a site being removed entirely from the Google index or otherwise affected by an algorithmic or manual spam action. If a site has been affected by a spam action, it may no longer show up in results on Google.com or on any of Google's partner sites.

General Guidelines

 

Help Google find your pages

  • Ensure that all pages on the site can be reached by a link from another findable page. The referring link should include either text or, for images, an alt attribute, that is relevant to the target page.
  • Provide a sitemap file with links that point to the important pages on your site. Also provide a page with a human-readable list of links to these pages (sometimes called a site index or site map page).
  • Limit the number of links on a page to a reasonable number (a few thousand at most).
  • Make sure that your web server correctly supports the If-Modified-Since HTTP header. This feature directs your web server to tell Google if your content has changed since we last crawled your site. Supporting this feature saves you bandwidth and overhead.
  • Use the robots.txt file on your web server to manage your crawling budget by preventing crawling of infinite spaces such as search result pages. Keep your robots.txt file up to date. Learn how to manage crawling with the robots.txt file. Test the coverage and syntax of your robots.txt file using the .

Improve the click-through rates and the SEO of your website with optimized title tags and meta descriptions.

Title tags and meta descriptions are important elements of your website’s content. The title tag and the meta description tags should include keywords relevant to the content of the web page they describe. This helps Search Engines understand what the page is about and index your web pages accordingly for relevant keywords or keyword phrases. Learn more about title tags and meta descriptions.

What is a title tag?

The <title> tag defines the title of the document.The title element is required in all HTML/XHTML documents and is one of the key on-page SEO elements. It is a “meta” element, meaning that it gives information about the HTML/XHTML file, but does not appear on the page to users. However, this doesn’t mean it’s not seen by users; the title tag appears on the results pages just above the URL (see below) and also appears at the top of a browser. Moz.com, the largest SEO community in the world believes that it is the single most important on-page SEO element (behind overall content).

SEO trends in 2017 - SEO is a very volatile industry because of the many changes that take place in the Google algorithm within a period. The algorithm set in place this month may not be the same the next. It is an always evolving algorithm that encourages SEO specialists to stay on their toes and keep abreast with updates.

Now we are well into 2017, it has become more important for specialists to look out for trends that can affect search rankings for their keywords this year.

Newly updated, this comprehensive resource is a practical guide for marketing managers to increase the contribution of SEO to their business. It covers the activities they and their agencies need to work on to improve their ranking in the organic search results of Google.

WordPress Installation 1Step-by-step Manual WordPress Installation Guide

In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install WordPress on your web hosting account. Follow these guidelines if you want to perform a new, manual installation of the latest WordPress version.

Follow these steps to install WordPress manually:

Step 1: Download the WordPress installation package

Step 2: Upload the WordPress files to your server

Step 3: Create a MySQL Database for WordPress to use

Step 4: Go through the installation process

STEP 1 -1Download the WordPress installation package

To start the installation process, first you need to download WordPress from it's official download page. We recommend that you always download and install the latest stable version of WordPress.

1.  Joomla 3.0 Installation Configuration

After going to your website installation link, you will be presented with a 3 step Joomla 3.0 installation process.  The first step is the Joomla 3.0configuration where you will enter the Main Configuration.  Please enter in information relevant for your website.

  • Select Language = English
  • Site Name = Cmsmind Elaine
  • Description = Cmsmind.com Elaine’s testing Joomla 3.0website
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  • Admin Username:  This is the username used for your Joomla 3.0 backend
  • Admin Password: This is the password used for your Joomla 3.0 backend

online radioIf you’ve ever wondered how internet radio stations work and/or wanted to create your own, this tutorial will show you how. It is actually very easy, and you can set up your own radio station and begin broadcasting songs in about 10 minutes.

First of all, let me give you a quick rundown on how it works. You have your music player (I will use Winamp, get it if you don’t have it) and you play your music as you normally would. You probably need a fast internet connection so you can broadcast without buffering occuring. Through a plugin (which you will download and install), Winamp will send the music you play to the broadcasting server (which can be on your PC or on another one with a larger connection), and the server sends the music to the listeners, reencoding it to a better format, if you are so inclined. Note that the amount of listeners you will be able to support is limited by your outgoing bandwidth and the bitrate of the song you are streaming, so if you’re streaming at 128 kbps and you have 256 kbps upload bandwidth, you’ll obviously be able to support 256/128 = 2 listeners.

The programs I use are Winamp for playing, oddcast DSP for broadcasting to the server and Icecast for serving. You can use Winamp’s own Shoutcast plugin and server, but I prefer to broadcast in Vorbis because it’s smaller and has much better quality than MP3.

John Mueller from Google recently a webmaster replied that one small change will result in a drastic increase when it comes to ranking on search engines. There is a very simple statement immediately killed Barry Schwartz on his blog. Of course this statement by Google may have given way more relaxed from a different perspective that Google pushed for years, work patiently on content, forget about shortcuts and everything else and rating will come sooner or later. This strategy is ok, but the small and simple things can do wonders when it comes to ranking and traffic, but also time. Barry is a prime example of said simple and basic setting title tags which can result in a huge difference, but it is not the only little thing that you can do.

The titles of your articles can be one of those little things; the article targeted specific topic can certainly mean a lot to visit. Several stronger and better links can lift the entire domain. There is a whole set of little things that can significantly and positively affect the growth of traffic. Pay attention to your stats and understand why someone landed on your domain and you will immediately understand how can the smallest things, a change that may take 2-3 seconds to bring someone else.

Which new features turned out to be the most expected ones?

Joomla with custom fields We mean, Joomla already had this feature, but could only be added with the help of extensions which was, let’s say, less comfortable. How is this novelty helpful? Firstly, custom fields provide an additional and very specific information (it might be pricing, rating options, details about a certain user or any other value needed) on a separate article/post, etc. In this case, custom fields would be added to articles, users, and contact forms.

Let’s see how it looks like now:

There’s added a new ‘Fields’ item

There are so many bad SEO techniques but this one has to be up there with the worst of them. Buying links of any kind doesn’t just cost a pretty packet, it’ll cost your site it’s ranking too as Google is now wise to people purchasing links.

Link farms are being shut down left, right and centre and people that are associated with link farms, much like spam, are finding their site is slipping down the rankings. This technique is labelled as black hat SEO, a term used within the industry to describe techniques which are sometimes illegal, immoral and punished by search engines.

Rather than wasting money and time buying links, you’d be better off investing the time in generating unique and original content and getting it in front of the right pair of eyes.

Whilst not the be all and end of keyword research and checking how many specific searches your keywords get every month, the Google Keyword Tool is a very solid starting point.

The keyword tool allows you to check monthly search volume for specific phrases. One of the best things about it is there’s no limit (that I’ve come across) to the number of keyword ideas that you can check with it. You can also check monthly searches by location giving you a great insight to help making targeting specific areas and countries with your campaigns much easier.

Another of the benefits of the tool is that it also gives you a string of keyword suggestions. So if you’re burned out thinking about unique and different keywords to drive traffic to your site have a look at some of the suggestions and see if any of them will work for you.

Google offer a great variety of tools. If you’re serious about digging into your website’s optimisation, I’d definitely grab yourself a Google account and make use of the Keyword Tool as well as Webmaster Tools and Analytics.

A lot of businesses and websites try to optimise their site to appear on the first page of Google which is completely understandable. The first several positions on the first page of Google bring in a high amount of organic search traffic. However, recent studies have shown that you’re better off being top of the second page than bottom of the first.

With the Canny Creative website I noticed a dramatic drop in web traffic when the site broke through from the top of the second page onto the bottom of the first. My visitor count dropped off and only started picking back up when my page was making it’s way above the fold into the fifth to first positions of Google.

If you’re trying to rank for a highly competitive keyword such as design, design agency etc, and you don’t think you have a hope in trying to rank above the fold on page one, you should aim for the very top of the second page and try and maintain your rank there.

  • Use of Social Media
  • Quality Link Building

Use of Social Media - Use of Social Media not going to build follow back links but it's a powerful source to deliver traffic to the website. Traffic signal is also important factor in SEO so use the social media to get traffic.

Quality Link Building - Don't build your Link too much faster. Quantity of Back links that's not matter Quality will Matter. So write your articles good and interesting then the Back link will flow automatically to your content.

Businesses are growing more aware of the need to understand and implement at least the basics of search engine optimization (SEO). But if you read a variety of blogs and websites, you’ll quickly see that there’s a lot of uncertainty over what makes up “the basics.” Without access to high-level consulting and without a lot of experience knowing what SEO resources can be trusted, there’s also a lot of misinformation about SEO strategies and tactics.

1. Commit yourself to the process.SEO isn’t a one-time event. Search engine algorithms change regularly, so the tactics that worked last year may not work this year. SEO requires a long-term outlook and commitment.

2. Be patient.SEO isn’t about instant gratification. Results often take months to see, and this is especially true the smaller you are, and the newer you are to doing business online.

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