Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Top 9 Killer Blogspot SEO Tips For bloggers

BlogSpot SEO: Useful Tips and Tricks


When we talk about SEO, very first thing which you need to keep in mind is: We can control on site and off site SEO. On Page SEO is covered by you which includes article quality, how well it’s optimized for Keyword and meta value for that article. No need, to feel furious or lost with above SEO terminology, as below mentioned guide will help you to learn every basic and make your Blogger blog more search engine friendly.

Keyword research for Beginners
OnPage optimization for every Blogger
Format Blogger post URL link


Permalink plays a great role in search engine ranking of your post. There are few rules which everyone should follow for Blogspot permalinks:

Keep the number of characters in post title to 50
Remove Stop Words from permalink (Ex: A, an the)
While writing a blog post, you have the option to edit the permalink. Simply use it to edit your permalink and remove the stop words. A good idea is just to use Keywords in your permalink. (Don’t make it look spammy). While writing the blog post, you get the option in your right panel to keep it automatic permalink or manual permalink. Simply select manual permalink and edit it according to your wish. Check this screenshot for example:


Harsh has already covered this feature in detail, and you can read it over here: How to use the custom permalink for BlogSpot blogs.

Maintain the keyword density

Keyword density is an important aspect for better ranking. Too less will lead to less ranking and stuffing your Keyword will lead to over optimization. I usually maintain a ratio of 2%/post. Though, you can pick keyword density for your Blogpost SEO, account to one which works for you. Publish articles in relevance to post title and include necessary keywords in the post. Never stuff keywords to manipulate search engines. But after finish writing, you can analyze the whole post to find out suitable locations where the keywords can be safely inserted without distracting readers.


Blogspot proper labels and related posts

Label adds to the keyword density of the post. Labels should be widened rather than putting them into the single narrow category.I will explain this point by an example. Consider a situation when you are posting about Google Chrome and putting them into label Windows software’s or browser. Here you will miss keywords like Chrome browser, Google chrome, etc. which would otherwise add to the keyword density of the whole post. Labels also affect related posts widgets in Blogger.And if there are so many posts tagged with similar labels, it would affect the arrangement of articles in related posts.

Format Blogger post title

When we talk about BlogSpot SEO, post title plays a major role. Blogger post title is usually followed by home page title. Have a look at the image shown below.

blogger-post-title Here the post title should be “city of (long-distance ) Love! “. But the title is included in the home page title ” Still in Berlin “, and this would harm the SEO friendliness of the article title. Here is how to fix this. Go to Blogger edit HTML > find out code section

title><data:blog.pagetitle/></title>
and replace it with

<b:if cond= 'data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageName/></title>
</b:if>
Now the individual pages will have post title itself.

Format Blogspot images for SEO

We have already shared a detailed article on Image optimization for SEO and basis of optimization your image on BlogSpot is by adding alt tag and title tags in every image. In WordPress, this could be easily achieved by using plugins but in BlogSpot, this needs to be done manually. You should insert them manually after uploading each image. Here is ShoutMeLoud popular guide on Image optimization for SEO.

Provide meta tags

Meta tags are generated HTML tags used by search engines to identify the title, description, and other details of a URL. They don’t have much influence on search as they were before, but would make a slight impact on targeted keywords.

Read: BlogSpot SEO advanced search preference

Provide good title, description, and footer text

The title, footer, and description plays an important role in search engine optimization of every blog. If you are targeting, some keywords make sure that you included those keywords in the above-mentioned locations.

Nofollow external links

Nofollow is an HTML attribute specified on hyperlinks to block search engine advantage of external links in a website. In Blogger, you can select HTML section of the post window and add rel=”nofollow” attribute just after URL to prevent search engines from crawling a particular link. Also read: How to add nofollow link attribute to any link.

Format comment section

The Comment section should be no-followed and moderated to avoid spam comments. Try to include the post keywords when you are replying to reader comments. This would also add up to the total keyword density of the post. Since Google have integrated Google plus comment form with BlogSpot, I highly recommend you to enable it. This will ensure that you get higher social media interaction and share for your post.

Read: How to enable Google plus commenting on BlogSpot blog

Blogspot is Google’s baby blogging platform, and if you do it right probably, you will be doing great regarding traffic. Always get your basic right.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Need WordPress Plugin That Filters Posts By Tags In Admin Panel? Check This Out

By default the WordPress "all posts" page only allows you to filter posts by dates and categories. Hence, if you want to filter your WordPress posts by tags, you will definitely not find it easy to do.

But guess what? There is a WordPress plugin that lets you filter posts by tags right in the WordPress admin panel. It also makes it very easy to filter WordPress posts by author, date range etc. It simply gives more custom filter option in list pages (posts/pages/any custom post types).

I use the plugin on my WordPress sites and I've decided to share it with you.

How To Filter WordPress Posts By Tags With WordPress Plugin

>> Sign in to your WordPress admin panel
>> Install and activate Easy Filter WordPress Plugin
>> Go to WordPress "Settings" and click on "Easy Filter"

>> Enable "Custom Filter"; enable "Taxonomy" option and select "Tags" as seen in the screenshot below :

>> Click "Save Changes"

If you go to the "All Posts" page, you should now see the "Tags" filter option as seen in the screenshot below:


>> Click the "view all tags" dropdown, select the tag you want to display it's posts and click the "filter" button.

That's all.

Source - www.ogbongeblog.com
Good news for those who are eagerly waiting for Nokia’sAndroid smartphone, this is an evidence that Nokia Mobile is fully set to bounce back into the mobile market. Since last year, Nokia has been rumored to be working on an Android phone with images as seen here.


The good news is, Nokia DIC was sported at Antutu last week and it clearly shows that it is a mid-range smartphone.


The benchmark suggests the Nokia DIC runs on Android 7.0 nougat out of the box, powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz running on Adreno 505 GPU. It will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage with a microSD expansion slot.

The camera specs on Nokia D1C will boast a superb 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with an 8MP shooter on the front for selfies.  The Nokia D1C will come with a display of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This is the right time for Nokia to push the right button considering the facts that Samsung has been having issues with Galaxy note 7, HTC and LG are no where to be found.

Source - www.yomiprof.com

Three 3 Ways to Disguise a USB Drive

Even in the age of cloud computing, USB flash drives are pretty important. Some USB flash drives are more important than others. You might be storing private information on them that you don’t want anyone else to get their hands on.

USB flash drives are great for storage, but they have so many other uses. Here's how they're worth their weight in gold.

Unfortunately, a USB drive itself isn’t that secure, even if you add some basic password protection to it. Instead, go ninja and hide in plain sight by making a masterful USB drive disguise.

Which USB Flash Drives Can You Use?

If you’re the DIY kind, you can work with any standard flash drive. But it’s ideal not to go for the best or most rugged USB keys. What you need is something cheap and tiny.



If you’re buying new, look for a flash drive that has a simple silicon moulding, instead of a hard plastic case. It’s fine to use a plastic case too, if you have several of those lying around. The 16 GB Super Talent Pico-C (UK) meets the requirements perfectly.

No matter which USB key you use, you’ll need to crack or peel its case open. What you need is just the PCB with the USB port, nothing else. As long as you can manage to get to that, it doesn’t really matter what type of flash drive you have.

1. Disguise as a Broken USB Cable

When you see a broken cable with its wires frayed out, you think it’s time to throw it out. You won’t ever think of connecting it to your computer. That’s why it’s the best hiding spot for a USB flash drive.
Let's cut to the chase here — in a benevolent ploy we only really want you to read this article for one reason: to throw away those shredded, damaged chargers NOW.

EvilMadScientist’s guide shows you how to make this disguise. Take any old cable you have lying around. Cut along the side of the USB port deeply enough so that you can peel back the rubber.


Using a small screwdriver, remove the tabs and pieces that hold the USB key in the wire. If you’re using a compact flash drive like the Super Talent Pico, insert the drive into the USB port. If you’re using a flash drive with the PCB and USB port together, then remove the frayed wire’s USB port and shove in your drive.

Seal everything back up and test the drive once. If it’s working, it’s time to seal it permanently. Apply some heat-shrink tubing or electrical tape for insulation. Then fill the remaining space with five-minute quick drying gel-style epoxy.

Voila! You got yourself a flash drive that looks like a broken cable. Make sure the edges of the cable look frayed, with a few wires jutting out, to complete the trick.

It’s the kind of disguise that has multiple uses. You can even turn the USB drive into a lock/unlock key for your PC. No one will suspect it’s the key, even if it’s lying next to your computer.


2. USB in Lipstick or Chapstick

The easiest way to hide a USB key in plain sight is to put it into an old case of lipstick or chapstick. Most people aren’t going to open your lipstick to check if it’s actually lipstick inside.


You’ll need an old lipstick or chapstick, as well as moldable and gel-style epoxy for this. First, make sure the lipstick case is completely cleaned out, so that only the shell and the cap remains. Of course, your USB drive should fit in the case for this to work. You might even be able to use a full-sized fast USB 3.0 flash drive, so check the size before you start the project.




Take your USB stick and apply moldable epoxy around it, so that the surface is covered but not submerged. Place this into your empty lipstick case, such that the USB port comes out neatly. Fill the remaining space in the case with gel-style epoxy. Wait for everything to dry up, and clean off the edges with an exacto knife.

Place the cap back on, and you have a hidden USB key in a lipstick case. Check out WonderHowTo’s guide for a chapstick USB drive, in case you get stuck along the way.

3. Hide in Plain Sight With a Wall Dead Drop

The USB Dead Drop project is a pretty cool way to participate in a global geek movement. In it, people hide a flash drive in a wall somewhere on a street, and post its location on deaddrops.com. Anyone is then free to come and get whatever is on that drive.



We’ve shown you how to create a dead drop and participate in the project, but a wall-based dead drop has more uses. It needn’t be public, first of all. It also can be two way, so that you and a group of friends can exchange files on campus without anyone else finding out.
Who’d have thought in 2011 - the year of the fibre optic broadband connection - we’d be cementing USB sticks into the wall to share files? Not me, but that’s exactly what the term "dead...

Instructables user frenzy put together a simple, step-by-step guide to create wall drops. You’ll need a stripped down USB drive, plumber’s tape, quick-dry patching cement, and something to chip away cement with. If you can get a cordless drill, that’s best.

Wrap your stripped USB drive with plumber’s tape so that it’s waterproof. Then dig a small hole in the wall using the drill or any other tool you got. Put your drive in there, apply the cement to patch it up. There you go, you just got your own USB wall dead drop!

Source - http://www.makeuseof.com

3 Websites To Get Started With Learning C++ Programming Language

Learning to program can be difficult for many, even with relatively easy programming languages. While Java is easier to get started with (where we have numerous articles here at MakeUseOf for Java as well as Internet scripting languages and deciding which one to learn), C++ may not be.
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However, those with some programming experience will find learning C++ less difficult than beginners, although there are plenty of good websites to teach yourself with.

Why Learn C++?

Why would you care to learn C++? It is a very powerful programming language which basically has a “trust the programmer” motto. While that stance also increases the chance for errors without the complier freaking out, it does give the programmer more flexibility in how they actually write their code.

Due to this, most programs are at least partially written in this language or its cousin, C. Learning C++ is also beneficial in another way – as C++ is very similar to C, you can understand and (for the most part) code in C as well.

1. LearnCpp.com


LearnCpp is a great place for both beginners and somewhat experienced programmers to get started with C++. The author of the site has very well written, thorough tutorials that literally cover every basic lesson (such as installing a good IDE, like my favorite Geany for Linux) to some pretty advanced stuff (such as the latest changes in the 2011 revision of C++).

Surprisingly, Linux doesn't offer that many good IDE's (Integrated Development Environments). I believe this is because back in the day most Linux programmers took out good old Notepad (or gedit in this case), and started...



Out of all the sites I list here, I recommend trying this one out first before all the others. The tutorials follow a very logical pathway that builds on previous tutorials as you go along. Additionally, after each lesson, the author offers you a quiz to see if you understood what the lesson was about, which I find fantastic.

2.  CPlusPlus.com

CPlusPlus is another great website for learning C++. Although this website also has some tutorials, it is better used as a reference. There are multitudes of programming concepts that you can look up, which is very helpful when you want to use a certain technique but happen to get stuck.

This site may not be the absolute best for beginners, as its referential nature implies that it includes more jargon than LearnCpp.com would. However, the information included on the site is still very good and should be used as long as you understand what it says.



3. Cprogramming.com

In case the first two websites aren’t your cup of tea for whatever reason, maybe you’ll have a bit more luck with Cprogramming.com. This website also includes a well-written tutorial and other goodies you can definitely make use of. I just personally happen to prefer LearnCpp.com because I find the tutorials on that site a little easier to understand, and it’s easier to navigate between lessons as they’re more organized (again, my opinion). However, your opinion may not be the same as mine, so if this works better for you, use it!

The good thing about Cprogramming.com is the fact that it includes both tutorials for C++ as well as C, so you can learn both languages through tutorials written by the same author. This is great for drawing comparisons between the two languages, plus if you found learning C++ to be easier with this site, it will most likely be just as easy with the C tutorial.

Conclusion

Hopefully, armed with these three sites, you’ll be able to get a grasp on C/C++ and start writing your own programs. Just remember that as you get started, functionality should be the priority over appearance, so don’t feel like your program is worth nothing if it doesn’t have a GUI. The algorithms and other coding are what makes a program do what it’s supposed to do, and if it works, then great! Mission accomplished!

Source - www.makeuseof.com

How To Setup A Blog In PHP

PHP is basically one of the commonly used scripting language for web development. It is also known as a programming language.  One of the best things about this language is that it is very simple for all newcomers and with that it also offers various advanced features for some professional purpose. So with this superb programming language you can easily learn to write scripts in short time.

PHP is a very dynamic language which can be easily embedded with HTML coding. On the other hand, it can be used in combinations with various other web content management systems, web frameworks and web template systems.


The most important aspect of this language is that its code is processed by a PHP interpreter implemented in the form of modules in the particular web server. After that, a web server correlates and combines the result of the interpreted PHP code, which further can be in any type of data or images.

Below described are various steps to set up a dynamic blog in PHP:

1. Create a database
The first and the very basic step of starting a blog in PHP is to create a database to store the blog contents and before creating a database you should list out what all you need to start a blog. Some of the obvious things to start a blog is post id, title, author name and content.


Now we can move ahead and start creating one table with mysql. A table is usually created to hold the information and most likely to start a basic blog, but on the other hand, one table is not just enough to control more data. Like you can just store the name of the author in the same table in which you have created the blog post, but if you also want to store the author’s phone number or email then you have to add another field to your table.



After this make a separate table with any name suitable to you and in this you can store all the author’s information related to his name, emails, IDs and URLs. Once it is created, then in your blog post you will table you will be able to clearly point the person you want details about and this id will be known as a foreign key which will be a relationship between your blog table and the other table you have created above.

Below are the tables which needs when you create your own blog –


Another very important thing you should have on your blog is a tag for each particular post. For this also you should have a strong database so that you can create different tables for all tags. Now to do this just create another table with any name suitable for you and it will hold two foreign keys, out of which one will be in the blog post and the other will be in a tag that the particular blog post is associated with. Therefore, by this way you can assign as many tags as you want to your blog.

2. Create objects and add blog posts in PHP
The second most important step of setting up a blog in PHP is to create objects and add different blog posts in it. Now for this you need to create objects in PHP that will handle all the data for you. Basically, objects play a very important role in the programming as they act as a medium  to pull together different variables and methods that relate to a same thing. On the other hand, objects will also help you to organize your programs in much easier way.

An object is defined as a class in PHP programming language and a class is the specific structure of each object or a programming language that is used as a blueprint to create various objects in the blog post. Till now, we have defined all the properties and now its time to define the term method. Methods are basically used to describe functions, but the main difference in this is that a particular method is the function inside the object. So you can say that all methods are also called as functions, but all functions are not methods.

So, the first method is a constructor which automatically calls up whenever you make a new entry of the blog post object. Therefore, you can create a new function called construct and can easily add various values in it like post, id, title and date. Further, for each of these variable you will put “in” before all the words so that you can differentiate functions with variables. After this you can process the data in PHP by using some simple loops in it.Till now your hardest part that is object class is complete and now all you have to do is set up your database connection to view your posts.

Below is example of creating objects and constructor –


3. Fetch the data and display it by using PHP
This is the last step of setting a blog in PHP which includes fetching up of data from Mysql database and display it by using PHP. But before you start doing anything, you need to set up a include.php file or folder to maintain references of your blog post and easily connect to your previous database. After this, just retrieve your blog posts from the database and for this you have to write a specific function. Once functions are written, the next step is to process the required data from each query and then add them to your blog. After this, you can display your data by just opening your index file and set up a basic HTML source code page. It will all start working now.

Here below is example of fetching data using sql query –


Therefore, this is all about the set up of blog in PHP. With this post, you will definitely have a better understanding of working of various object oriented programming languages.

Source - Wizblogger