5 Ways to Protect Your Blog From Panda Effect

Google Panda update is a positive measure that they have taken to remove contents that are of low quality during your keyword search results. Since Google makes money via users having quality experience when they search for things inside of Google, and if they use Google repeatedly the more money they make.

5 Ways to Protect Your Blog From Panda Effect

Google decided to do business and therefore has introduced the concept of Panda. The concept of Panda is that at the end of your search results only those websites that are of high quality containing high quality content. So, with this in mind, if you could follow a few guidelines while you write, you could protect your website from Panda effect and rather develop a stronger website. Follow these simple guidelines to save your blog from the panda attack.

1. Avoid Duplicate Content

This has been the rule for a long time, and has serious impact on your website these days ever since the launch of Panda. Google will be neglecting your website if you are going to post duplicate content and you will lose being indexed by Google. Try to write and develop unique and original articles that will be noticed, even if you rewrite from previous information.

2. Emphasize on the use of social media to spread a word about your blog posts

Panda seems to be carried away with the websites that has more number of likes or tweets or stumbles or Google +1 factor. The more the number of these figures that you can get for your blog posts, the higher the chances that you are being indexed by Panda to appear as the top sites in the search results of via Google search engine. So this is always advisable to include these buttons and widgets for each and every post that you write.

3. Stronger emphasis on onsite fundamentals and high quality content

Panda is just another name given to Google’s algorithm for refining their performance as a search engine. This ultimately aims to retain their position in the top most ranking amongst search engines. Getting your website in the top in one of the topmost search engines is a heinous task for which you need to sweat out writing very good high quality content and establish yourself as a reputed writer in your niche area, so that you are assured of a very higher number of readerships. I always focus on this strongly for my gotomeeting promo code and gotowebinar promo code blog as I believe this is one most important thing to be followed. The ultimate thing to do for this is to stick onto your SEO fundamentals stringently so that Panda will index your website easily. Write high quality content that are also SEO optimized.

4. Avoid the use of External links

Try to develop as much as increased inbound links and avoid the use of external links, especially when you are monetizing using your website. Do not use paid links for the cause of monetization as Panda hates such paid links and this will pull your website down the Google ranking, making you ‘penny-wise pound-foolish’.

5. Improve Speed or loading time of your website

Panda loves websites that loads faster and are not crumbled with loads of advertisements, which takes longer time to load. Therefore, keep your website optimized for speedy loading by reducing the number of pictures, images and videos. Optimize them if unavoidable by increasing the loading speed.

These are some of the ways by which you can keep the vicious eyes of Panda from bringing your website down on the Google search engine ranking.

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How To Make Your Blog More Interactive

How To Make Your Blog More InteractiveSo many blogs out there are writers talking at their audience. One of the most innovative aspects of the Internet that separates it from old media (think newspapers or magazines) is its ability to be interactive and generally conversational. A successful blog not only teaches and entertains, but also allows the reader to gain an emotional stake in the blog. This is the difference between having a blog with loyal readers and having a blog only read through search engines. Here are some ways to make your blog more interactive.

1. Run Opinion Polls

A quick and easy solution to making your blog more interactive is to ask your readers’ opinion. This can be as simple as discussing a prominent issue of the day in a blog post and at the end, asking readers to submit their thoughts. Another example is to ask your reader to pick the next topic you cover. If they feel like you are covering topics they are truly interested in, they will keep coming back for more. You can use your facebook fan page to run opinion polls.

2. Read And Respond to Comments

Respond to Comments - Make Your Blog More InteractiveAnother simple solution is reading and responding to the comments. So many bloggers ignore what the readers have to say about them (either because they want to ignore criticism or they don’t have time). Sometimes the criticism is constructive and can make the reader’s experience more pleasant if you listen to suggestions. If they have questions, make a concerted effort to answer them as best as you can. Readers love to be able to feel like they have a real relationship with the blogger because communication should be a two-way street.

3. Invite Popular Contributors to Write Guest Posts

Invite Popular Contributors to Write Guest PostsThe more you read and respond to the comments on your blog, the more you will be able to pull out insightful readers. Increase the interactivity of your blog by approaching those regular contributors and asking for a guest post. This doesn’t have to be much, but the chance for a regular reader to write something for your blog makes them feel part of it. You can also have a series of guest posts from popular readers, which will give incentive for others to participate as well.

4. Hold Competitions That Promote Reader Interaction

Giving things almost always gives a huge boost to your blog, but holding a competition that promotes reader interaction is the most effective way. For example, if you run a kite blog, hold a contest where readers submit a picture of their favorite kite. Another option is to have them submit stories about their favorite (insert something related to your blog). Either way, doing this and then giving something away afterward will significantly boost the overall sense of interaction.

 

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Author – Timothy Martinez Jr. is a freelance writer and blogs about a number of subjects, including bird feeders for Backyard Chirper.

7 Great Resource Sites for Blogging Newbies

You are inspired. You have a dream of starting a blog and making money from home. Well, the good news is that it is possible and many people do succeed at it. However, blogging can be a long trial and error process. If you have the determination to make you blogging dream come true, the following seven seven great resource sites are invaluable resources for speeding up a new blogger’s learning curve.

Resource Sites

Problogger (problogger.net)

Darren Rowse is one of the top bloggers in the world and his website is full of information for bloggers of all levels. Rowse offers tips on everything from killing writer’s blog to pay per click advertising and more. Problogger also chronicles Rowse’s own different ventures in the world of blogging.

Daily Blog Tips (dailyblogtips.com)

Daily Blog Tips is a regularly updated blog that covers all aspects of blogging. The blog covers subjects as simple as earning your first dollar and offers tips and everything from blog design to social media. Daily Blog Tips is a digital library of articles written for bloggers.

Blogtrepreneur (blogtrepreneur.com)

Blogtrepreneur covers the more entrepreneurial aspects of blogging and focuses primarily on monetizing your blog as well as building your blog into a business. However, Blogtrepreneur does over some general blogging advice as well. If you’re serious about making money with your blog, this site is an excellent starting point.

Digital Point Forums (forums.digitalpoint.com)

The forums are the best part of the Digital Point website. New bloggers, and even experienced bloggers, can find answers to almost every imaginable question related to blogging. The forum’s users are often very helpful and often quick to respond. It is worth adding this forum to your Favorites menu for the occasions where you have questions and need fast answers.

Quick Online Tips (quickonlinetips.com)

Quick Online Tips is a great website for learning blog promotion and Internet marketing. If you’re wondering how to promote your blog on Facebook or Twitter, this site is an excellent resource. Quick Online Tips also has a lot of great advice about search engine optimization.

Young Entrepreneur (youngentrepreneur.com)

Young Entrepreneur focuses mainly on the business of blogging like Blogtrepreneur, but it has a great blog and a friendly discussion forum where you can get help. The greatest feature of this website is the “Ask An Expert” form on the main page. You can type in a question, pick the category, enter your contact info and someone from the site will contact you with information.

The Blog Herald (blogherald.com)

This website is like The New York Times for bloggers. The Blog Herald offers reviews, articles, guides and more. You can find just about anything and everything related to blogging on this website. It’s a wise addition to your RSS subscriptions.

Blogging about blogging has become a market in and of itself. If you’re struggling with getting your blog noticed and/or making money from your blog, there are plenty of resources to help you. Don’t waste time struggling with problems, seek help and you will find it.

How Blogging Contests Help You Generate Backlinks

How can we organically increase inbound links without spending tons of money? How to promote our business without making search engines suspicious?

Many businesses ask SEO experts these questions, believing regular SEO techniques to be enough when it comes to promotion and link building. However, the truth is that regular SEO methods, alone, cannot provide organic inbound links. To increase your backlink count, you need to involve your own resources and attract people who are closer to your business: Your Readers.

blogging contests generate backlinks

A good backlink campaign could never be effective without the involvement of the masses. Bloggers are the key to success, but usually, business owners do not see their full potential. Blog advertising is not enough, and it could turn easily into a trap if not planned and led correctly.

A simpler, more efficient method exists, a method that could easily boost not just backlinks, but also clients’ trust and enthusiasm: blogging contests.

The practice of blogging contest is more widespread between bloggers than company websites/blogs, but it can work just as well. Let’s illustrate the concept better with an example.

Blogging Contests

We have a company ABC who runs a corporate blog along with its main website. This company sells stationery material and its media staff updates the company blog often with news and ideas for its customers to know and be enthusiast about. Customers turn into good blog readers and come visit often, especially returning customers, and they leave feedback through comments and emails. Most of these customers are bloggers (which is the most widespread case, as nearly everybody on Earth has a blog nowadays) or have a social media profile.

A smart move from company ABC would be holding a blogging contest on its blog, offering digital prizes to its customers in exchange of a mention or review on their blogs, the placing of a banner on their profile, the referral of their friends or some kind of specific feedback (suggestions on a new logo design, recycled paper yes or no, etc.). Prizes offered could be like online services such like blog hosting, freebies, e-books, guides, coupons.

Company ABC would set a 30 days deadline: less than that is not recommended for two reasons, one being search engines getting suspicious at the sudden burst of backlinks, and secondly because customers are busy people too.

An Exemplar Strategy

More importantly, backlinks should look (and be) natural, so do not suggest keywords for the links: let your customers have the last word on that matter. Obviously, if you notice any of them using spam terms, it’s advisable to contact them and ask them to change the anchor text, motivating your request.

Links and Prizes

Prizes work may take extra time and energy, but think of the results: writing a few page e-book is nothing in comparison with the flow of natural backlinks that will come from the contest!

To end: plan your contest ahead, setup your prizes, send email/social media messages to your customers, and let them do the remainder. Genuine links will start flowing days afterward.

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Author: Luana Spinetti is a creative SEO writer with a passion for anything art, writing and imagination. She’s a fan of Character Blogging and Isaac Asimov’s science fiction stories.

How To: Upload Favicon to Blogger Blogs (New Feature)

I know many blogger (through social network) using default favicon provided by blogger, just because they don’t know the way to customize it in their blogs HTML form. To make this easy, today Blogger in Draft have added a new feature for their users were you don’t need to do anything with HTML, just click and you can upload favicon to blogger blogs.

What is Favicon?

A quick note on favicon for those who still don’t know about it, a favicon is a tiny Image displayed in your browser’s window it gives identity to a blog.

How To Upload Favicon to Blogger

As I told, you don’t need to do anything with HTML here. Once you have decided and done with the design of your favicon you can add that favicon from the Design | Page Elements tab.

Now as you can see the new option available just above your navbar – favicon, by clicking Edit on the new “Favicon” setting one new window will come out were you been asked to select an image from your hard disk to replace the default blogger favicon image from your blog, to generate your favicon try – favicon.cc. By default it only support .ico files but if you have any jpeg or png file you can easily covert it, by using icoconverter.

Once everything is ready and you have selected your custom favicon by choosing file option, now your part is over blogger will automatically resize the image to its correct dimension. You can check by seeing the page element and when you save your template you can see the changes, your custom favicon is been placed were the default blogger favicon was placed.

Still the team is working on to add support on non-ico format. I’ll update this article once they launched this feature with non-ico format files. Let me find you in comments.

How I Redirected My Bloggers Blog Traffic

It was May 31, when I finally bought a domain for RealTimeTricks and shifted my blog to WordPress. It was tough; it took thousands of minutes to settle down the whole blog into WordPress but when everything was almost over, I was wondering how to redirect my blogger’s blog traffic to my new wordpress blog.

I asked few successful bloggers on social networking sites to teach me how to do so, but this wasn’t help. Finally, I thought to do by myself. I started Google to find my needs and here I tell you how I did.

If you recently have moved to wordpress and done with all importing stuff but unable to import traffic of your previous BlogSpot blog. Try to follow these steps. 34JWEU93R24P

How To Redirect Blogspot Traffic To WordPress?

Go to – Blogger To WordPress Redirection

1. Install the above plug-in in your wordpress blog. After installation and activation of the plug-in. Go to ‘Tool’ you will find a new menu name Blogger To WordPress Redirection, click on the menu.

2. Now you’re on the plug-in page, click the Start Configuration button to generate code of your previous BlogSpot blog, your previous blog name will display automatically.

3. Click on the Get Code button to generate the redirection code.

4. Once it appears on the screen, open a new tab for your BlogSpot blog. Now go to your blogger account and select ‘classic template’ for your BlogSpot blog. Dashboard>Design>Edit HTML, you will find the classic template link at the bottom of the page.

5. Copy the code you generated before (step-3) and past it here, hit ‘Save Template’. You are done! You can test by clicking any of the BlogSpot link from your blog. It will automatically redirect your new wordpress blog.

RealTimeTricks is Now Shifted To WordPress

Shifted To WordPressSo finally the day have arrived, RealTimeTricks is now www.realtimetricks.com isn’t it nice? I got my domain.. finally I have my own domain and it has nothing to do with bloggers. Feeling like, achieved biggest biggest goal of my life.

Why I Shifted To WordPress?

Reason is damn simple, wordpress gives you all necessary stuff you required for blogging. Another reason is, when I was blogging in bloggers I got many suggestions, people were asking me why I’m not moving to wordpress and the reason was simple, one needs money to purchase his own hosting account.

How I managed WordPress?

Its not been a month here, I just have moved from bloggers to wordpress still the journey is very long and also there Is lot of competition in my niche so have to work hard. It took thousands of minutes for me to settle my whole blog in wordpress and it was almost impossible for me, if I didn’t have a brother like Salman Siddiqui (nofullstop.com) he helped me in my entire process of shifting, importing, managing, etc.

What Next?

Next? I guess I have plenty of work left in this blog, my theme is incomplete, plugins are left to install, feed, and the biggest one is, traffic. I have to work hard to bring traffic to RealTimeTricks. Still the main focus of this blog is to help people from the idea’s, tricks and tips I have to share in my articles.

Also, with the success of Onibalusi Bamidele I too have thought to write guest post on as many blogs (my niche) as I can. In this way I can bring traffic, solid backlinks, exposur e, etc. Ending with, a hope of getting your comments and suggestions so I can think on them and try to improve this blog as per your expectation.

5 Ways to Get Quality Traffic to Your Blog

Traffic is a soul of every blog without having traffic, blog is nothing. We feel inspired to see our Blog getting more and more traffic also it improves our way of writing from simple to professional and also it improves the way we produce contents. With every little success we get in our blogging carrier make us strong and that lead us continue our journey as a Blogger.

The first big question comes to every newbie’s (bloggers) mind is “how to get quality traffic to your blog”. There are lot other ways to get traffic to your blog but how does we get quality traffic is still a big question for us. Few gets disappointed at few moments when they didn’t get traffic, it also becomes the first reason for them to quite blogging.

In my blogging experience I found that, the best way to drive quality traffic to your blog is social community. It is the only way for bloggers to get quality traffic for their blogs. After a long search I found these points in which a blogger can support each other and the hope for traffic gets fulfilled.


Avatar: Take it as seriously it’s not only a picture but a way to make you visible for others to notice. Make sure you placed an attractive display picture as your avatar. Try not to change it on regular basis.

Make Friends Online: I’m not asking you to start a full day conversation with an unknown person over messengers like yahoo messenger, Google Talk, etc. I’m asking to join directories like indiblogger and submit your articles for others to read and promote, there you get chance to make friends by participating on forums.

Find people having similar niche blog, promote their articles, post review for their blog and follow them, make a business conversation. You’re going in a right way, do not stop here or you missed the aspect of supporting your fellow bloggers and therefore you missing their support for you.

Comment on Blogs: One of the easiest and proved ways of getting quality traffic is to make comment over your niche blogs. Try to find your niche blog via directories and make comments on them, on a regular basis. Do not promote yourself in comments, try to tell them how you like or dislike their blog post. This will also help you make friends. Also, if you comment on do follow blogs of you niche you’ll a free backlink.

Submit Your Story/Share: Register yourself with Digg, Y-buzz and facebook and submit + share your story immediately after publishing article on your blog. This will improve both traffic and backlinks.

Tweet and Stumple: If you do not have twitter account you should create one. If you have Stumbleupon account, that’s a plus. Promote Blog post of your friends by posting tweet, re-tweet. After commenting on their blog you can tweet that link too. Those help your friends to get more traffic and readers. And once you get the same in return with your friends then tell yourself you made a good friends and a long lasting blogging relationship.

In that way you make a group of friends who support each other. And by doing this you get a way every blog of your group gets multiple promoters and get quality traffic. You made your own social network in which tons of friends around the world will make you feel proud. And this will make you more and more traffic.

Cheers! Enjoy Blogging.

Top 50 Ways To Improve Your Blog

Starting a free blog with any platform (blogger, wordpress) is easy but hard to maintain. You have seen many time that blog starts, get popular, attract visitors but suddenly the author stop posting and blog lost its impression, traffic, position and value.

As, I myself is running 2 blogs (RealTimeTricks & Movie Fridays) with sub domain under bloggers.  I too wanted to know how to make improve my traffic & quality of content so I was searching hard last night and after couple of minutes Google, Recently I came across these 50 points to improve blogs content, traffic, and maintenance. It contains some great unique ideas that I myself have implemented on my blog.

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These points have not only help me improve my Technology blog but for them also who are interested to run blogs under their hobby niche. Below are those 50 steps which will show a right way and also change your mindset of blogging.

Top 50 ways to improve your blog

1. Start a controversy. Just remember not to cross the line.
2. Start a contest. Make sure to end it too.
3. Give away free goodies. People love them.
4. Write about other bloggers to interest their visitors to read your blog. Keep it positive.
5. Dress up your blog often (By dress-up I mean tweaking the design)
6. Interview other bloggers and post the interview.
7. Write about your personal life sometimes.
8. Ask questions to your visitors.
9. Share some secrets.
10. Celebrate your birthday with your visitors. Think of innovative ways for doing this.
11. Celebrate your blog’s birthday too.
12. Write something funny or disgusting. (Don’t make it a habit)
13. Make a bumper sticker with your blog’s name and stick it on your car. (Just make sure you drive often)
14. Write an e-book and distribute it to your visitors for free.
15. Introduce a commission based affiliate program.
16. Tell your visitors about your latest fad or obsession.
17. Post interesting pictures of your pets.
18. Congratulate the top commentators occasionally.
19. Encourage sharing of opinions.
20. Donate for a cause or become a volunteer for a non-profit organization. Ask your visitors to join you.
21. Put your blog’s ad in the local newspaper or the yellow pages.
22. Hold blog competitions.
23. Create polls.
24. Hold an auction and let people bid for something useful (For example, advertising space on your blog).
25. Write about your blog achievements.
26. Share your hopes and aspirations about your blog.
27. Start an award distribution system.
28. Make contact with your local visitors and hold a get-together or a bloggers meet.
29. Start a blog comic strip.
30. Dig up some old article that you wrote on your blog which became famous and start a discussion.
31. Try and get a photograph clicked with a real celebrity and post it on your blog.
32. Post videos that will help your visitors learn something new. Also submit them to video sharing websites like YouTube.com.
33. Write about your hobbies and interests. (For example, niche of your different blogs)
34. Post about one of the weirdest thing that you ever did.
35. Get featured in a print magazine.
36. Buy a paid review from any famous blogger(s).
37. Brand your blog with a catch phrase along with a logo.
38. Distribute T-shirts or merchandise with your blog name on it.
39. Join Yahoo! Answers and put a link on your website to your answers.
40. Keep a track of websites that pick up your articles or press releases. Offer them exclusive news or content.
41. Do surveys and publish the results to your visitors.
42. Build tools that your visitors might find use for.
43. Start a newsletter.
44. Podcasting is another good way to make your blog popular.
45. Publicize your blog to your friends and relatives and let them do some work for you.
46. Be active in Social Bookmarking websites.
47. Share Link Love and you will get it back.
48. People like to read about Web 2.0. Write about it.
49. Write about something that’s already famous.
50. Last but not the least, be yourself confident.

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