Google Panda algorithm update mainly targets content farming techniques. For a moment forget about the content you stolen from other web sites. Do you know that your own content can affect your rankings because of misconfigurations of your script? For example if you run WordPress web site like I do, sometimes it exposes duplicate pages to google bot. /?replytocom , /?comments=true are a major headache to webmasters. You can check if your site has the same problem by searching this on Google
That will show all indexed pages with /?replytocom links. This severely affects your Google rankings because duplicates of same page will be indexed on Google search such as /abc , /abc/?replytocom , /abc/?comments=true
If you are using a SEO plugin like WordPress SEO you can set it not to index these links but if you already got those indexed, there is a way to remove this from Google Search. Continue reading →
If you mostly rely on the search engine traffic on your web site, you might be regularly searching for new ways to increase the traffic flow by following new search engine optimization techniques and such. As a blogger I would like to get higher positions on Google search to maximize the visitors and keyword targeting is the best way to do that. I have recently discovered about HitTail, which is basically a advanced, keyword suggestions and tracking tool. HitTail offers a free trial to try out their service and I decided to give it a try to see what it can do for me. Continue reading →
Have you ever got struck with the black white pages while editing something on your theme? If you cant access the wp-admin to change the theme you have 2 solutions to get back up and get your wordpress site to running condition again. One is that you can delete all the theme files from wp-content folder except for the wordpress default theme. I guess that’s the most popular solution.
But what if you just want to change themes manually without going to wp-admin ? I have faced this problem. I have many themes installed on my themes directory and when I go to Appearance >Themes only the activated theme shows up and it says Continue reading →
Apache 2.4 is the latest version of Apache web server. Apache 2.4 comes after a many years of constant Apache 2.2 development and according to Apache foundation, Apache 2.4 brings lots of new modules and enhancements to the 2.2. You can find details about Apache 2.4change log here
WHM Cpanel is the most popular server control panel available and they didn’t took much time bring Apache 2.4 support to Cpanel. Although its advertised as experimental and you shouldn’t use it for production environment just yet. You can upgrade to Apache 2.4.4 from the WHM’s Easyapache, Apache updater very easily. I have did it on my test server and decided to share some benchmarks with you. Continue reading →
Google is taking rel=”author” markup to a whole new level with Google+. You are most likely missing up if you haven’t added your author profile to your web page already. Rumor has it that adding rel=”author” and verifying your authorship is helping for your SEO and SERP’s (Search Engine Ranking Positions). So how can you add this to your WordPress blog or web site without editing any code or whatsoever? Read on, Continue reading →
I have lately found this kickstarter crowd funded project named “Ghost” which is a new blogging platform trying to enter to the market crowded with WordPress users. Ghost project is already fully funded and still they have 19 days to collect more funds.
It certainly looks nice and Ghost is node.js application which uses Sqlite for its database. There is not much fully functional proof apart from the basic tryghost.org but they have some nice screenshots and a video on its kickstarter page . Continue reading →
See that WordPress comments box above? If you ever built a generic business page or something on WordPress you might want to remove the this comments section from the page/post. There are numerous ways to remove the comments section from a WordPress installation. You can do this by editing the CSS or editing the single.php , home.php , index.php or comments.php and it differs from theme to theme.
2 Factor Authentication is a nice way of adding an extra layer of security to your web apps and accounts. Having just a user name and password makes it easy for hackers to guess or brute force your login’s and access your accounts potentially harming your data. Multiple factor authentication is designed to overcome this situation and adding one more step ( factor ) to your usual login details will sufficiently improve your security.
Adding 2 Factor Authentication is really easy thanks to WordPress “Google Authenticator” plugin, however you will need an Android or Apple smartphone to generate the authentication codes. Search for it on Google Play store or App store and install it. Get the wordpress plugin installed and configuration is very easy. After installing just hop over to Users -> Your profile on your wordpress dashboard. Continue reading →