Thursday, April 18, 2013

Recovery from the Penguin Algorithm

Google Panda & Penguin Introduction

You need to understand which algorithm, Penguin or Panda has penalized your website if you are going to fix it. Penguin is the cause if you can see a drop in Google traffic on the 24th April 2012. Whichever keywords dominate your back-link anchor text will usually be the ones hit hardest by Penguin. There is a free back-link checking tool at www.majesticseo.com which will show you the search terms currently being used in your back-links.

Back-Links

The Google Penguin algorithm requires text link density of less than 5%. A Google friendly linking profile will have mostly URL related links, Brand related links and lots of different ‘junk’ links instead of keyword rich links. Brand links are variations of either your website name or company name. URL links should be varied as follows;

http://www.xyzcompany.com
http://www.xyzcompany.com/
http://xyzcompany.com
http://xyzcompany.com/
www.xyzcompany.com
www.xyzcompany.com/
xyzcompany.com
xyzcompany.com/

Getting links from different Class C IP addresses is really important for your back-linking strategy. It is more important than ever that your inbound links come from relevant sites instead of random content sites. The trust score of the domain carrying your link is important. A back-link from a page that is already being linked to from a quality resource is a great link to get.

Link Networks

We would advise website owners to avoid automated link networks because they rarely provide anything other than low grade links and when Google discover the network it will lose all its ranking influence and sites it links to will be penalized in search.

Google Panda Requirements

Check your meta-data tags in Google webmaster tools because duplicate tags on two or more pages can lead to a ranking penalty. Each page should have it’s own bespoke meta description data. The meta description tag is frequently used in search engine results below your page heading. For this reason you should compose it to get a better click through, not for keyword spamming.

How Visitors Engage with Your Content

Google penalizes slow loading sites. Check that your site is fast enough using YSlow in Firefox. The bounce rate for your website measures the amount of visitors that don’t like your content. This is an indication to Google that your content isn’t what visitors are looking for, and so you will see your website drop for the search terms with the highest bounce rates.

Page Views

Increasing the number of pages that your visitors look at is a good way of increasing the quality score for your website content. Getting your visitors to click through to a second or third page on your site is beneficial for your search engine rankings. The average time spent on your pages is an indicator of content quality. Website visitors should stay on your site reading your content for as long as possible.

If your site has a weakness in any of these areas then your search rankings will be affected. You need your site to reach a minimum standard for each element listed if you are going to rank well.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

E-Commerce Electronic Vaporizer Website Launched

Deeho Design, the Bedford based web design agency recently launched a new client site www.electroniccigarettevaporizers.com built at the clients request on a WooCommerce platform. The WooCommerce structure gives the website owner easy control of sales, product control, stock management and because it is such a widely used platform, offers considerable ongoing support from any web designer familiar with using WooCommerce.

The brief for the site was to create a simple, easy to navigate ecommerce site that would load quickly, be reliable as well as being attractive.

Our client has all the control that they need for their website, being able to easily edit products, page content, descriptions, as well as the all important SEO elements that make their new website work for them.

As a new business, getting found online by visitors looking for electronic cigarettes and vaporizer devices was very important to them and so it was natural for them to turn to our proven SEO Consultants to optimise their content for search.

After just one week live, the site is already attracting around 50 hits per day, and is already making online sales. Our client was keen to see a fast return on their investment and their new site is well on target to deliver an outstanding ROI for them in the months and years to come.

Deeho work with a variety of website platforms depending on our clients requirements, so we deliver the precise functionality that our clients need.

Find out how we can help to drive your online sales by contacting us today.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What's the Best Way to Make Money Online

Best Ways to Make Money Online

There are so many opportunities to supposedly make money online, but which are the best? The ones that actually work, that are easy to operate, that don't require much capital to get started, that will make you money rather than cost you money...... we are asked these questions every day......

so.....

What is the Best way to make money online?

The first part of our answer is that it depends what you want to do. Do you want to earn some extra cash? Or Do you want to build your own online business?

Earning extra cash is relatively easy to do, you can advertise your skills on sites like http://www.peopleperhour.com/, http://www.freelancer.com/, or https://www.elance.com/, which all allow you to find work such as data entry, content writing, and administration work or a per hour or per job basis.

If you want to break free of the rat race and start your own business, then you have two basic online options;
  1. Sell Products
  2. Sell Information

Make Money Online Sell Products

If you decide to sell products, a good starting point is eBay or Amazon as they both have large traffic volumes already in place to show your products to. The downside to selling products is that you will need to have some capital for stock and advertising, unless you opt for a 'dropshipping' business model, which typically has lower margins, but the benefit of not having any stock to hold.

Make Money Online Selling Information


They call this the information age, and that is exactly what it is. The internet is all about exchanging information, ideas, methods, etc.

Information is a very valuable commodity. Have you ever heard the expression "Knowledge is Power"?

People sell information in many ways, but one of the most affordable to get into is the world of blogging.

Blogs are big business. In our opinion, the best way to make money online is blogging.

There are millions of blogs covering millions of niches, and the truth is, most of them never make a penny.

But some of them.... they make millions, thousands more make hundreds of thousands a year, and then there are millions of others that make tens of thousands a year.

So what is the difference between the successful money making blogs and the million of unsuccessful blogs?

The answer to that is simple..... blog strategy.

Every successful blog has used the same or variations of the same strategy for blogging success.

They all started the same way, as one person in front of a computer with an idea and grew into million dollar or pound operations.

So how did they do it?

They follow a proven strategy that will work for anyone who has something to say.

Blog Success Strategy
  1. Find a Profitable Niche to Blog about
  2. Build a quality blog to a proven structure
  3. Add content on a schedule
  4. Promote that content
  5. Monetize the content
That is basically all there is to it!!

Get your totally free copy of the Ultimate Blogging Guide and find out for yourself how to build a successful blog.... CLICK HERE

Monday, January 14, 2013

How to Make Money Online Blogging

How to Make Money Blogging

Blogging is a great way to start a business online, and more and more people are setting up blogs every day. Most of them however are doomed to failure because they fail to understand what it is they are trying to achieve and how they should be structuring their blog posts in order to attract traffic and make money blogging. This post will guide you through ALL the important points that you need to address in order to be confident that you will end up with a great, high quality blog that people love to read.

Getting Started Blogging


All successful bloggers have a work schedule that they stick to with religeous passion.

How frequently you post new content to your blog will depend on how nuch time you have available and of course how much you have to say on your subject.

Just so you know, the top 100 Technorati ranked bloggers all post to their blogs daily...... is that a coincidence or is that a habit that you need to adopt if you are going to build your blog into a 5 or 6 figure income?

To get started blogging, read this post

then;

download the Free 'Ultimate Blogging Guide'

Which will help you to define your Niche, choose a URL, set up blog hosting, install your blog files, set up your blog so it is SEO friendly and ranks well, as well as showing you how to get traffic to your blog, how to use social media to build your readers, how to use email marketing to connect with your readers regularly and much, much more.....

In the early days, while traffic volumes are low, you will have to put a lot of effort into traffic building and creating LINKS to your blog posts in order to help their search rankings and popularity.

Link Building


Link building is the process of getting other websites and blogs to link to you. One of the most effective methods of doing this is to 'Guest Blog'.

Guest blogging is the process of writing high quality, unique, interesting and engaging articles and having them published on other blogs within your themed niche.

There are many sites that have developed ways to speed up the guest blogging process, but you need to bear in mind that the more you automate the guest blogging process, the more you will reduce the quality of the guest posts that you create.

Blogging is all about quality. Guest blogging is all about...... yes, you guessed it...... quality.

In an ideal world, you want to make a relationship with a fellow blogger who has a high quality blog, related to your niche, who will allow you to write a post containing a link back to your blog content.

That will ensure two things, firstly, you will know that your blog post is on a quality site and secondly, you will know that your linking content is unique to you and therefore of higher quality.

Some of the guest blogging sites that automate the process duplicate your content out to several sites so you will end up with the same content linking back to your blog from differnet sites. This will detract from the quality of the post, and reduce the link value that your new link gives you.

Guest Blogging Tips

  • Write Unique Content for each Guest Post.
  • Link to a related post on your blog, not just the home page.
  • Make personal contact with blogs that you want to guest blog on.
  • Quality beats quantity every time.
  • Add a few links to your guest posts once they have been published.
It is important that you support your gust posts with a few links from related topic blogs or websites. It is also a great strategy to bookmark your guest posts and share them social too as this will help them to be found quickly and easily.

Your Blogging Schedule


Adding new content to your blog can be a challenge at times, but if you want to create a quality resource that you can earn an income from, it is the first thing that you should be thinking about.

In order to promote your blog, you will have to write guest posts that link back to your money site, so for many people, a blogging strategy of adding at least one new post 'to the web' daily is a more practical strategy.

This means that on Monday you might publish a post on your main blog, then on Tuesday, you might publish a guest post on another site, on Wednesday you might write another guest post, and on Thursday you might publish two or more Web 2.0 posts linking to your guest posts.

By Friday you are ready to post to your main site again, with another uniquem hig quality post.

The top earning bloggers are adding post to their sites, guest posts and links to guest posts all day everyday, so your strategy will take longer to get you lots of traffic, but the more you can do, the better your money site blog will perform and the sooner you will see an income from your blog.

Daily Blogging Activity

If time is not an issue, you should be doing the following;

Step 1

  • Writing a high quality post for your blog each day
  • Ping your blog
  • Share across social media
  • Bookmark your new content across 6 - 10 bookmarking sites
Then;

Step 2

  • Guest Blog linking to your new post
  • Ping the guest blog
  • Share the guest blog on your social networks
  • Bookmark the guest post
Multiple guest blog posts linking back to your new post will improve your posts rankings faster, but each guest post needs to be unique, high quality and on a niche related guest blog.

Then;

Step 3

  • Create a niche themed Web 2.0 site and add unique, high quality posts linking to your guest blog posts. The more related these posts are, the better, but again, you need unique content on each Web 2.0 post for this to benefit you.
  • Ping your Web 2.0 sites
  • Share across your social networks
  • Bookmark your Web 2.0 posts. 
If you follow this schedule, then your blog will make money as you will build a network of high quality content, all driving your money site up the search engine rankings.

Once your blog is established and has a significant volume of readers, you will be able to scale back the volume of guest posting and web 2.0 posts that you create, because your readers will be sharing and linking to your content for you.

Until you have gained enough readers to promote your posts for you, you need to be going through the above process for each and every blog post that you create.

Quality Blog Content


While it may sound daunting, and time consuming, once you build a network of guest blogging sites that like your content, and have some Web 2.0 sites created, it doesn't take that long to generate the quality blog content you require.

As I said, if you don't have the time to do this completely each day, do step 1 on day 1, step 2 on day two, and step three on day three.

An additional benefit of promoting your blog like this is that if you have days when you can't think of anything new to add to your money site...... and you will have days like that I promise you...... while you are thinking of new content topics... download this free blogging guide for help with how to develop new blog topic ideas .... you can add a guest blog post related to one of your posts you have already written, or you can add content to one of your Web 2.0 blogs.

Every post that you add linking to your money site content, or to a guest post you have published will improve your rankings in search and bring you more traffic, just remember to focus on three things, quality, quality and quality.

Find out everything you need to know about creating a profitable blog here

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ultimate Blogging Guide

Ultimate Blogging Guide

For those of you that would like to start a blog, but don't know where to start, we have put together the ultimate blogging guide to walk you step by step through the process of setting up a blog and developing it into a profitable enterprise.

Blogging can be very rewarding, but you need to do it right, and the big problem for new bloggers is that, because the results aren't instant, you can't be sure that you are doing everything right in the first place.

Blogging is a straightforward process, of publishing high quality content to your blog, which will be found, read and liked by people interested in the topic that you are writing about.

BUT..... there are some pitfalls along the way.....

Because your first blog posts won't attract much traffic, how do you know if you have structured them correctly?

There is a difference between hoping that something will work if you stick at it and keep doing it for long enough, and knowing that something will work if you stick at it and keep doing it for long enough.

Blogging requires a stubborn streak, it requires persistance, determination and a steadfast belief that you are heading in the right direction.

Our Ultimate blogging guide mirrors the blogging habits of the 100 top bloggers online today. We teach you how to do all the things that they all did in order to make their blogs successful and profitable.

Some of these bloggers earn in excess of 7 figures a year writing their blogs, and they do that because they kept on keeping on, creating quality content that people wanted to read and kept coming back to.

By writing a blog you are building a community. A community of likeminded people all interested in one topic. 

That is the main purpose of your blog, to gather those people together.

Find out everything a new blogger needs to know in order to hit the ground running, with the "Ultimate Blogging Guide" download it HERE


Monday, January 07, 2013

Why you Should Ping your Blog

Why Should you Ping Your Blog

Blog Pinging is the process of telling the search engines that you have posted new content on your blog.

When you publish new content, you have two choices;
  1. Wait for the search engines to find your content
  2.  Tell the search engines that you have new content
If you post on a regular basis, then after a little while the search engines will get used to the frequency of your posts (as long as they like the post quality) and will revisit your blog naturally expecting to find fresh content.

Until you have established a frequency of posting, the search engines might not visit for weeks at a time, so you need to inform them of new content so that it is indexed as quickly as possible.

There are several Blog Pinging sites, some of which work better than others.

We tend to use two for each post that we publish
By submitting your blog to two pinging services you will be making sure that your blog is quickly indexed so it can start attracting traffic to your blog.

All you have to do to ping your blog is to add;
  • your blog name
  • your blog home page url
  • your blog RSS feed url
  • your email address (Google Ping only)
Each Blog Pinging service will report on the success of your pings.

Pinging your blog as soon as you post new content is a great habit to get into.

Even though some blogs 'automatically' ping your blog when you publish new content, you should still manually ping them your self because auto pinging is prone to errors.

More about Pinging your Blog

Professional Blogging Habits

Habits of Professional Bloggers

 If you want to build a professional blog, you need to be a professional blogger. Blogging is publishing. The only difference between you and a magazine publisher is that a magazine has a print deadline which they have to stick to daily, weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly, whereas you can publish each article as soon as it is finished.

The problem with being able to do things when you want to is that they end up never getting done, which is why so many bloggers fail to get their blogs off the ground.

Blogging requires discipline, persistence, determination and discipline..... ok, I might have already mentioned that one already!

There is only one difference between you and the biggest professional bloggers out there in the ether making tens of thousands of dollars, pounds, Euro's per month.... their commitment to their blog.

If you want to be a professional blogger, then you need professional blogging habits.

Without a deadline, nothing will get done.

Can you imagine what a magazine office would be like if they didn't have a deadline to meet.... their publication would never hit the presses..... there would always be something else that needs to be finished before the could hit the go button, but......... because they have a deadline to meet, their magazine always hits the newstands on time.

You need to treat your blog posts in the same way. It is really easy to say you will finish your post tomorrow, the next day, maybe the day after that...... BUT......

ONLY if you create a blogging schedule and then stick to it will your blog succeed.

It doesn't matter too much if it's weekly, once a fortnight, or whatever, develop a plan and stick to it.

If you want to go play with the big boys and have big boys toys then you should get into big boys professional blogging habits.

Is it a coincidence that the top 100 earning blogs on the planet all post content daily?

NO..... in case you wondered........ they post daily because posting daily is what puts you in the big league. It is what will develop a six or seven figure income for you if you stick to it and keep on keeping on.

Most bloggers start off with great intentions and then fall by the wayside when life gets in the way.

Take me for example. Today, I made a post on my main site over coffee this morning at 6.30. Since then I have been attending to various business issues, have created two tutorial videos for a game I am developing, and now at nine pm, I am finishing the day with a post to this blog.

Yes, according to my girlfriend I work to long, but I don't, because it's not work..... I lovr what I do and it rewards me very well. The main reason it does that however is that I treat it with the respect it deserves and stick to my schedule of thing i need to do in order to get where i want to be.

The moral of this post.... if there is one, is to come up with a schedule of what you are going to do and when you are going to do it.

Once you have that schedule, stick to it...... and you will reap the rewards.

Read more about professional blogging habits

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Why You Should Treat Your Blog Like a Business

Treat your Blog like a Business

Blogging is publishing, if you want to build a successful blog then you need to think of your blog as a publication and treat it as such.

Like any publication you should focus on delivering quality content, inspired by compelling headlines.

If you are to create a blog that performs as well as a print publication, you need to treat your blog like a business and use the same techniques that make traditional media successful.

Treat your blog like a business

Top Ten Blogging Rules;

  1. Develop a strict publishing schedule and stick to it. Traditional media publist to a timetable and you should also.

  2. Entice your readers with exciting headlines. Print media uses the front cover to encourage potential readers to make a purchase. You have 70 characters to make readers click on your post.

  3. Apply SEO to every post that you write. Effective SEO will deliver readers to your blog, so optimize every post.

  4. Write for your readers, not for yourself. Each of your blog posts should address the issues, problems, or challenges facing your readers and offer solutions to those issues.

  5. Use popular search terms as the core theme for your blog posts. Targeting your posts at real traffic flows is vital if you are going to build your readership. Anyone can rank well for search terms with no traffic.

  6. Have a promotion routine for each blog post that you write. Link to your post via social media, social bookmarking, guest posts, blog comments and make sure that you ping your blog after each posting.

  7. Track your progress with Google Analytics. The bounce rate of each post is a clear indication of the quality of your content.

  8. Monetize your blog posts with tightly targeted offers and products. Don't over sell on your blog, instead present suitable offers when appropriate.

  9. Build an email contact list for your subscribers. You 'list' is one of the most powerful marketing tools you can build. Once you have found people interested in your niche, you should stay in touch with them.

  10. Build traffic from different sources. If you generate traffic from many sources then you will insulate yourself and your blog if one of your sources should dry up for any reason.
If you follow these 10 blogging rules, then you will by default treat your blog like a business and as a consequence will develop a great resource that your readers love.