How to Target Country-Specific Website Traffic

How to Target Country-Specific Website Traffic

Over time I have shared many ways to drive traffic to your website, but as most of us know, traffic from countries such as the U.S. and the U.K. converts better in terms of advertising and affiliate sales, because of the purchasing power of users from these countries. There are many factors that can help you to get country specific traffic. For example, ShoutMeLoud has an Indian Alexa rank of 388, which shows how popular ShoutMeLoud is in India, where as global rank is 3588, which shows how popular it is globally. I could actually work on targeting (17 comments)

How to Use Rel=Canonical for Content Syndication and SEO

How to Use Rel=Canonical for Content Syndication and SEO

Are you out of interesting post ideas but don't want to skip a day of updating your blog? Read on for a detailed guide to content syndication and the resolution of duplicate content issues with the help of the rel=canonical tag. Content syndication is the process of sharing your original work on other platforms to drive more traffic, and publishing other bloggers' work on your blog while keeping your blog updated. Content syndication is a useful aspect of content marketing, and many popular websites like Lifehacker and Bufferblog are doing (16 comments)

Page Layout Algo : Too Many Ads Above Fold Bad for SEO [Update]

Page Layout Algo : Too Many Ads Above Fold Bad for SEO [Update]

11th Feb 2014: On 6th February 2014, Google rolled out another refresh of Page layout algo targeting websites which is still showing too many ads above the fold section and have too little or almost no content at the above fold. If you are seeing a drop in your search engine traffic after 6th Feb 14, you should check if your website have too many ads. If yes, you should work on placing the ads below fold. Do read the complete post to learn how you can optimise your website to avoid too many ads alto penalty. Here is the official tweet from Matt Cutts (23 comments)

How To Use Google Keyword Planner Tool For Keyword Research

How To Use Google Keyword Planner Tool For Keyword Research

Keyword research is one topic, which every blogger should learn from day one. Probably, every Blogging or SEO blog you have read till now, I’m sure Google Keyword planner (previously Keyword Tool) and “Keyword research” are not a new term for you.  But if not, you are missing out the basic of any Blog SEO. Read: Keyword Research- First step to creating a successful site How to find high paying AdSense Keywords using SEMRUSH Blogging has evolved from just quality content to SEO optimized social content. Writing quality content is must, but at the (29 comments)

(not provided) – The Alternative Path to Organic Keyword Data

(not provided) – The Alternative Path to Organic Keyword Data

As a direct result of Google switching to a secure connection (https) and encrypting user searches, we have been witnessing how an increasing amount of keyword data in Google Analytics fell under the (not provided) category. While in November 2011 about 12% of search queries were 'not provided', the percentage rose to 50% by August 2013, 80% by December 2013 and is closing in on 100%. (source: http://www.notprovidedcount.com/) Slowly, we reached the moment we were so terrified of, that moment when search data no longer made it back to us, creating (12 comments)