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How To Find Top Keyword- Keyword Research Trends That Matter In 2017

Keyword Research Trends That Matter In 2017

Despite what you’ve been hearing, keyword research isn’t dead. Without keywords, there is no SEO… right? Let’s look at the facts.

93% of online experiences in 2016 started with a search, and the search starts with words. Keywords will remain relevant as long as people use words to interact with search engines. The only thing that has changed are the additional factors that have influenced how we use keywords for SEO.

The truth is that search engines are no longer looking only at keywords, but also value many other factors. Keywords are now just a miniscule part of the pie. That is not to say that keyword discovery isn’t important. In fact, it is important in the way you go about it: we need to go levels deeper – to the precise level that users are searching for, and search engines are indexing for.

This post will focus on the three main focuses of valuable keyword research in 2017:

(1) user intent
(2) long-tail keywords
(3) Google voice search

User Intent

User intent is critical to keyword research and discovery in 2017. Marketers need to understand how to work together with search engines to provide the content users really want. After all, it’s not about attracting visitors to your site, but the right kind of visitors.

So what exactly is user intent? User intent refers to “a user’s ultimate objective or goal” in making a search query. Every single search query has an intent, a goal, perhaps a problem the user wants to solve.

For example, a search query of “Chandigarh to Delhi” gives me flight schedules. Adding “travel” to make it “Chandigarh to Delhi travel” does not only provide me with flight results but bus and car information as well.

Adding one word to a search query greatly impacts the results of the search as Google automatically recognizes the change in intent. In fact, Google refines its algorithms 500-600 times a year to get user intent right. And if Google is focusing on it, so should you.

You need to make user intent central to your keyword research. It is critical that you understand your user’s goals when they make search queries. This understanding or lack of it could make or break your organic traffic.

The great thing is that user intent is pretty easy to figure out the longer the search query is. Long queries give us a lot of information on what a user exactly wants so we can give it to them. They also enable us to get targeted organic traffic for long-tail keywords. Speaking of which…

Long-Tail Keywords

I’m sure you’ve heard long-tail keywords uttered over and over again by marketers in 2016 (and even before). It looks like it’s set to dominate 2017 as well. I’m sure you’re already familiar with long-tail keywords, being that you’ve been focusing on them, but let’s cover the basics first before we delve into how to successfully incorporate it into your SEO strategy.

What are long-tail keywords? Long-tail keywords are search terms with four or more words. In fact, 51% of all search queries in 2016 contained four or more words (source).

So where should you start off on finding relevant long-tail keywords for your business? Well, you need to first find actual terms that are being used in your specific industry or field.

You don’t need to use the expensive keyword research tools to get a good list of long-tail keywords. There are some free keyword research tools that will give you a good list to start with. Keyword Finder (suggests long-tail queries and search volumes but only allows a few daily searches) and Keyword.io (suggest long-tail queries but does not provide search volumes) are free (but limited) tools you can start off with if you’re on a budget. And of course, there’s always Google’s very own Keyword Planner that’s integrated into Adwords.

By far the best premium keyword research tool is Moz Pro’s Keyword Explorer. You start by searching your main keyword and it will return a comprehensive list of keywords that you can rank for relevancy and search volume. From there, you can go down the list and pick out the long-tail keyword phrases or search queries. The great thing about the Keyword Explorer is that you can click on any long-tail keyword to generate a new list of queries related to that keyword. The new list features more long-tail queries than the initial list.

Google’s Voice Search

Perhaps the most interesting development in keyword strategy is Google’s voice search and natural language capabilities. According to Google, 20% of mobile searches are now voice searches! This trend is quickly taking and has prompted Google to create answer boxes and Knowledge Graph panels. Here you can also find a fun infographic regarding the matter.

Let’s take a look at how natural language, both spoken and typed, has changed search. For example, users, like you, used to search for “keyword research”, but now ask, “what is keyword research?” or “what is the most effective keyword research strategy?” You can see the change from keywords to long-tail keywords or queries. Voice search capability is quickening this development in SEO content marketing.

So how can you keep up with this development to plan an effective SEO content marketing strategy?

(1) Look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for your industry or brand and match this to your existing content. Do you have pages or posts that address those questions? If so, make sure that the questions are put forward in a very natural way and are highlighted on the page.

(2) Create an FAQ page for questions that you can answer in a couple of paragraphs. Answer the questions in clear, concise and natural language.

(3) Try and come up with long-form content for the questions by breaking them up into “What, when, why, how, who and where?” components. Create subheadings for each so that search engines can index them and users can easily find the content.

Wrapping Up

A good understanding and grasp of user intent, long-tail keywords, and Google voice search will help you better refine your keyword, and overall SEO, strategy for 2017. Start to figure out what your audience really wants so you can begin communicating with them in the best way as soon as possible.

Mohit Saini is a freelancer and is actively engaged with several websites providing with articles on technology. He likes to stay updated with the current tech news related to Web Hosting and Domain Registration. For any questions, mail him 11mohitsaini@gmail.com

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Add Google Adsense Ad Under the Header in WordPress Websites

Google adsense produce large amount of revenue if you can use it properly. To increase your ads ability on your website you need to placing ads on different  places of your website. On wordprss it is easy to place ads on sidebar, footer and main content of page, but is is difficult to place ad on header section and within to structure of blog.

So here I wants to explain you how you can place your ads on the header section of your website. It is necessary to place ads on header because this is top section of every page so the chances of getting click form the visitors more in header section.After few research we found that Ads under Navigation Menu works GREAT. Its CTR is high.

You can use different Ads like Leaderboard (728 x 90) or (728×15) Displays 4 links. For me, Link Unit generates more click, though earning isn’t so high.

So in this post I’ll show you how to add Adsense ad under nav menu in WordPress.

How to Add Google Adsense Ads on Header section

If you are going to use Link Unit then I suggest you to make it look like navigation bar. Change the background and text link color according to your navigation menu just like this:


For Leaderboard, use Image/rich media ads only.

Now follow the simple steps.

1. At first, Login your Adsense Account and create you desire ad unit. Copy the code.

2. After copying the code, login to WordPress dashboard. Go to Editor and Find Header.php file on the editor.

3. Open the header.php file and paste the Adsense codes at the bottom of the file.

4. To make it center just use the center tags like <center>Google Adsense Code</center>.

That’s it you’re DONE. 

If you’re using Thesis 1.8 then just follow the bellow steps.

1. At first take a back up of your custom_functions.php and Custom.css file which are to be used in this steps. In case of any mistake you can back up will help you.
2. Now put the following code in your custom_functions.php file.

function addmenu() { ?>
<ul id=”addmenu”>
<?php }

Click on save button.

3. Then put the following code on your css file.

.custom ul#addmenu {
height: 20px;
background:#E6E6E6 none repeat scroll 0 0;
padding-top: 5px;
width: 100%;

Click on save button and you are done.

I hope this article is helpful for you. And you can enjoy your blogging with you adsense acccount.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Monetizing Your Blog With Affiliate Marketing

How do you monetize your blog?

If the answer is Advertisement, then I know you have a hard time generating money from your blog unless you have tons of traffic.

When I started blogging, I thought Adsense is good enough to make some serious money from my blog. But the reality was different. Adsense requires a lot of traffic to generate some good amount of money.

As I didn’t have a lot of traffic, I started looking for other monetizing methods. Then I came to know about Affiliate Marketing.

At that time, I didn’t find any step by step guide about monetizing blog through affiliate marketing. However, I was able to learn some basic affiliate marketing tips from different blogs (for example, for Amazon affiliate marketing, I’m following Market ever).

After having some ideas about affiliate marketing, I started trying it on my blog. It took almost six months to get my first affiliate sale. It seemed a slow process to me.

Recently I’ve bought a new blog and monetized it through affiliate marketing. I followed some steps that I’ve learned from my four years of blogging journey.

If you want to monetize your blog with affiliate marketing but don’t know where to start, this post is for you.

In this post, I am going to share those 7 steps that I followed to monetize my new blog through affiliate marketing.

Step #1 – Check If You are Already Promoting Products/Services That Offer Affiliate Programs

If you’ve been blogging for few months, chances that you’ve already linked to a number of recommended products/services on your blog posts that have affiliate programs.

The easiest way to get started with affiliate marketing is to find those products/services and join their affiliate programs. As you are already sending traffic to those products/services, it will be easier for you to earn affiliate commission from them.

Now let’s see how to find those affiliate programs. Follow these simple steps…

At first, you need to find where you are sending traffic from your blog. You can use Jetpack stats to see which links users clicked to leave your blog. Just install Jetpack plugin and connect it with your WordPress.com account. Most of the features of Jetpack including ‘Site Stats’ will be activated automatically. You need to give it few days to collect data for you. However, sometimes one-day data is good enough to get started.

If you are already using Jetpack plugin, that’s awesome. Just go to your WordPress dashboard and click on “Site Stats” from Jetpack.

You will find a “Clicks” section there showing external links that users clicked.

Then click on “Summaries” to see the overall clicks.

Now you have the list of sites where you are sending traffic. Make a list of those sites that offer products/services. Then go to those sites one by one and look for a link (mostly on the footer) that says “Affiliates”, “Affiliate Program”, “Become An Affiliate” or “Referral Program”. Follow the link and sign up for their affiliate programs.

You can also search on Google to check if there is any affiliate program for a particular product/service. Just search for terms like “[Product/Service] Affiliate Program” or “[Product/Service] Referral Program”

If there is an affiliate program for searched term, just join the affiliate program. If you haven’t found any affiliate program for the product/service, just set up a Google Alerts for the terms “[Product/Service] Affiliate Program”. You will get notifications about the affiliate programs.

I hope you’ve found some affiliate programs. But remember, just because it has affiliate program doesn’t mean you should promote it. You have to make sure that you are promoting the right products. If you end up promoting a bad product, you will loose TRUST of your audience which is very important for affiliate marketing. So choose wisely.

Now join the available affiliate programs that seem right to you. It might take some times to get approved by Affiliate Program.

Keep a list of the affiliate programs that you’ve joined.]

Step #2 – Find Relevant Affiliate Programs

If you haven’t found any affiliate programs (or just found a few programs) by following step #1, don’t worry.

In this step, I will show you how to find relevant affiliate programs for your blog.

Finding relevant affiliate programs is very important to get success in affiliate marketing. Just because someone makes huge money from Web hosting affiliate programs doesn’t mean this will work for you too. You have to find products/services that are relevant to your blog.

Here are some ways to find out the right affiliate programs for your blog.

  1. Think of some relevant products/services you like and check if there are any affiliate programs for those products/services.
  2. Do some research on successful blogs on your niche. Discover what products/services they are promoting on their blogs. Take a look at their sidebar banners and resource/tools page. Check if there are any product review posts on their blogs.
  3. Search on Google. If you are running a health blog, search for the term “Health-related affiliate programs”
  4. Use an Affiliate Network. It acts as a mediator between publishers (you) and merchant affiliate programs. It’s a marketplace of affiliate programs. You will get thousands of affiliate programs on a single affiliate network. There are a lot of affiliate networks and here are some best affiliate networks.
  • Shareasale is one of the most popular affiliate marketing networks that has over 3900 affiliate programs. It has affiliate programs for almost every niche.
  • ClickBank is the best marketplace for digital products. It has digital products for every niche.
  • CJ Affiliate by Conversant (formerly Commission Junction) is one of the oldest networks.
  • Impact Radius is very popular for tracking, reporting, and payment.
  • Amazon Associates is the biggest affiliate program offered by Amazon. If you are planning to promote physical products, join Amazon associates.

ShareASale is an Affiliate Network that is used by thousands of bloggers.

Make a list of relevant affiliate programs for your blog. And start joining them one by one.

Step #3 – Cloak Your Affiliate Links & Add Those Links Automatically into Your Posts

I hope you already got approved by some of the affiliate programs you’ve joined.  If you haven’t got approved by all programs immediately, don’t worry. While some affiliate programs approve immediately, others might take some times.

Every affiliate program provides you a unique affiliate link to track your sales. This link may look something like this:


This is pretty ugly and scary. You’d not love to add this link to your blog posts.

What you can do is cloaking the affiliate link. It means masking the affiliate link. Your cloaked affiliate link will be something like this:


It looks good and it’s easy to remember.

Like everything, you can do it by using a WordPress plugin. There are a lot of affiliate link manager plugins out there.

I am using ThirstyAffiliate to manage my affiliate links. It’s very easy to use. Just Install the plugin and go to WordPress Dashboard > Affiliate Links > Add New.

Yes, it’s that much easy.

I’ve seen a lot of bloggers not to cloak affiliate links. It’s a huge mistake!

If you don’t cloak your affiliate links, you’ll be in trouble when one of your affiliates decides to change its affiliate link. Recently HostGator has moved its Affiliate Program to Impact Radius from in-house. As an HostGator affiliate, I have to update all HostGator links with the new affiliate link. It’d be tough for me if I wasn’t using an affiliate link manager plugin.

So cloak your affiliate links right away.

Now let’s see how to add affiliate links automatically to your blog posts.

As you weren’t in affiliate marketing from day 1 of your blogging journey, chances that you’ve linked to recommend products/services several times. But those were just plain links, not affiliate links. Those won’t generate commission for you.

It’d be tough for you to find those links and replace those links with affiliate links one by one.

Here’s an easy way. Thirsty Affiliate has an add-on named Autolinker that will do it for you.

ThirstyAffiliate Autolinker scans your all blog posts and replaces all specified keywords into affiliate links. Just setup your affiliate links with a list of Keywords and it takes care of the rest.

However, it’s a premium addon-on which costs $49 AUD (about $35 USD). But it worths your money.

Once you’ve installed the add-on, you will notice “Autolinks Keywords” section when you’re about to add a new affiliate link. Just specify the keywords that you want to replace with affiliate links.

You can also add Keywords to your old affiliate links. Just edit those links.

You can select the number of times you want Autolinker to add affiliate links.

Automatic affiliate linking will surely increase your revenue.

Step #4 – Use An Affiliate Aggregator Service

If you write about many topics on a single blog, then you will have to join a lot of affiliate programs to monetize your blog properly.

It will be time-consuming. On that case, you might consider using an affiliate aggregator service like VigLink which will automate access to thousands of affiliate programs.

VigLink is connected with more than 30,000 affiliate programs. It converts your website’s outbound links into affiliate links. It also adds links to products or brands within your content.

For example, if you mention the word “iPad” on your blog post, VigLink will automatically add an affiliate link to this word. You don’t have to join any specific affiliate program for that. VigLink will take care of that.

If you mention lots of products name on your blog posts, I’d suggest you to start using VigLink on your blog.

Step #5 – Update Your “Most Popular Posts” With Affiliate Links

No matter how you have been blogging, some of your posts will be generating more traffic than others. Those are the most popular posts of your blog.

These posts can help you to generate affiliate sales. All you have to do is adding affiliate links properly to your most visited posts.

Here’s how to do it.

  1. At first, login to Google Analytics/Jetpack/Clicky or whatever you are using to track your visitors.
  2. Find the most visited posts of your blog. If you are using Jetpack, just go to WordPress Dashboard > Jetpack > Site Stats and click on “Summaries” from “Top Posts & Pages”.

3. Make a list of top 10 posts and start with the first one.

4. Review the post and look for affiliate opportunities. But don’t be aggressive.

5. Check how other bloggers are monetizing the same topic post.

6. If you haven’t found any relevant affiliate links for the post, at least, try to link a post which you’ve monetized with affiliate links.

7. Do the same for other posts.

I’d suggest you not to be aggressive while adding affiliate links to your most popular posts. If there is no relevant affiliate link for the post, just keep as it is. But you can optimize the post for subscribers, social exposure etc.

Step #6 – Write Blog Posts That Generate Sales

By now you should have a good idea of what products/services to promote on your blog. But if you don’t know how to promote it properly, you won’t be able to increase your sales.

Now I’ll be sharing few blog post types that generate sales.

Review Posts – Though product reviews shouldn’t be written just for the sake of affiliate sales, but you can expect some sales from your reviews. Just make sure that you are honest with your reviews. No product is perfect. So don’t hesitate to write the cons of the products.

Here are some essential tips for writing product reviews.

  • Write pros and cons of the product/service.
  • Share your personal experience how you use the product.
  • Use keywords like price, problem, and review to generate traffic from Search Engines.
  • Give rating to the product. I use WP Rich Snippets Plugin to do that. It will increase your CTR.
  • Add a clear recommendation.
  • Share special discounts or free trial if there is any.

Comparison Posts – These posts are very effective for affiliate marketing. People often search for comparison between products. You can take this advantage.

Just pick two products that are very similar and people get confused about which one to choose.

For example, HostGator and Bluehost are two best web hosting companies. People often search for the term “HostGator Vs Bluehost”. You can help people to choose one and expect some sales.

‘How to’ Posts – These are the most popular posts on the internet. You can use these posts to generate affiliate sales from your blog. For this, you have to find out how your affiliate products/services can solve others’ problems. And write ‘How to’ posts based on affiliate products.

You can also write List Posts, Alternative List Posts etc to generate sales. Just be creative.

Step #7 – Drive Traffic to Your Affiliate Links

The more traffic you drive to your blog, the more affiliate sales you’ll generate.

The key to getting success in affiliate marketing depends on driving relevant traffic to your affiliate links. When I say driving traffic to affiliate links, I mean driving traffic to your blog and it will automatically increase your affiliate link clicks.

Here are some tips for driving traffic to your blog.

  1. Write better titles.
  2. Do keyword optimization.
  3. Write SEO Optimized posts.
  4. Blog consistently.
  5. Leave comments on other people’s blogs.
  6. Be active on social media.
  7. Be creative.

Your Turn

Affiliate Marketing can be the best way to make money from your blog if you can do it rightly.

If you follow the steps in this post, I guarantee that you will get your first affiliate sale very soon.

However, learning affiliate marketing monetization in one post can be a little overwhelming, so leave a comment if you have any questions.

Mohit Saini is a freelancer and is actively engaged with several websites providing with articles on technology. He likes to stay updated with the current tech news related to Web Hosting and Domain Registration. For any questions, mail him 11mohitsaini@gmail.com

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Hiver The Most Popular Products Built For Gmail And Google Apps – Earn Web Tech

Email is not a good way to manage projects — Hiver hopes to change that. Gmail is my personal favorite email client, and for good reason. But there’s always room for improvement. If you’re a heavy, everyday user of Gmail (like I am), you know for a fact that there are some things lacking when it comes to following up on emails with clients or with people in your team or turning emails into tasks. Because let’s face it: Emails are as good as tasks and follow-ups are a pain. Hiver fixed that for me and my team. Here’s how.

  • As much as we try to prevent it, email all too often becomes a default storage place for important business information.
  • Hiver is a Chrome extension (used by Uber, Lonely Plant, CBS Interactive and Pinterest among other well-known companies) that turns Gmail into a project management and communication tool.

Snooze & Schedule Emails

Sometimes, you just aren’t ready to respond to an email. And thanks to a busy schedule, leaving it until later may mean leaving it until never.

With Hiver, you can snooze emails until a later time or date, so you’ll receive it all over again at a time when you’re prepared to act upon it.

Plus, instead of clicking ‘Send’ after you type up an email, you can schedule your emails to be sent at a later date. Perfect if you don’t wish for it to be sent right away.

Share Labels and Mailboxes

Hiver is an excellent tool for collaboration, and it proves that by allowing you to share email labels, and thus sections of your mailbox.

You can share emails by just adding a label to them, making emails act as assigned tasks between team members. This works across all major email clients, including Gmail, Outlook, Thunderbird, iOS, and Android.

As you share labels, certain areas of your mailbox are then shared with your colleagues, allowing them to notify you when tasks are completed.

Email Templates, Reminders, and Notes

When it comes to marketing, sometimes you have to re-purpose emails. Hive lets you write an email once, and then save it as a template You can also share those templates with your colleagues to save them time, too.

If you need to be reminded of anything, you can also use Hiver to send you a reminder at a certain time.

Furthermore, Hive gives you a small section within each email thread to make notes, which can also be shared among your team members.

Collision Detection & Useful Design

Have you ever responded to an email, only to realize that your colleague has just done the same? In the best case scenario, it looks unprofessional. In the worst case scenario, it could cost you business.

Hiver allows you to see if your team members are typing responses to emails you’re already responding to, so you can avoid embarrassing (and potentially costly) double-response situations.

Personally, though, I think Hiver’s best feature lies in its design.

Unlike other Gmail extensions – which sometimes add nothing more than clutter to Gmail’s interface – Hiver doesn’t get in the way of your day-to-day tasks. It injects small buttons and sections where necessary, working around Gmail’s existing design to add value, rather than complicate the interface.

Hiver has premium plans, but it’s free for up to three users, making it ideal for startups and small businesses.

Plus, since it’s nothing more than a Google Chrome extension, Hiver is quick and easy to get rid of if you don’t think it’s bringing value to your business.

How to install hiver?

When you click on that blue-green button that says ‘Install Hiver for Gmail’, you will be prompted to install the Hiver extension. Here’s how it looks like for Chrome. Obviously, you have to click on ‘Add extension’ if you want to start using Hiver.

Here’s how it looks like for Firefox.

After the installation is complete, make sure that you’re logged into Gmail in the same browser. If you are, Hiver will automatically redirect you to Gmail in 5 seconds.

When you are redirected, you will immediately notice two things:

  1. The Hiver logo, notifications icon and settings icon will be in the upper-right section of your Gmail interface
  2. There are new ‘labels’ created by Hiver on the left menu section

Hiver creates custom, shared folders that apply filter people and projects.

Improve team interaction

Hiver features a notes tool so users can add context to a message, comment on how to best handle a response or update a deal’s status.

Google Contacts can be shared within Hiver to allow teams to access the same people, like clients and vendors, when needed — there’s no messing with separate permissions.

Hiver also alerts folder managers when someone responds to an email under a shared folder.

This prevents people from sending duplicate messages or burdening a contact with too many emails. It also demonstrates to clients that your team is put together and organized.

Emails become tasks by merely adding a specific label, alerting the assignee immediately.

Another label will share a message with a teammate, and notes can be left for the assignor who wants it handled.

Hiver makes managing projects in Gmail smart, simple, and organized.

Control messaging

Creating and deleting folders, separating family from business messages and deciding when to hit “send” all make the once-simple act of email management increasingly burdensome. I’m always looking for ways to improve how I handle it.

Hiver includes a message snooze option that can let you put off when to respond. And its folders and tags quickly put messages in the right place.

The tool has scheduling and draft collaboration (currently in beta) features so teams can work together on important messages and be sure they’re ready to go.

Plus, you can save messages as templates or create new ones. This is a great option for formalizing how teams respond to new clients or send marketing-related messages.

Hiver is currently a Chrome extension, but a Safari version is in the works, as is an iOS app and an Outlook extension.

Have you tried any Gmail boosting tools? Let us know about them in the comments section below.

Mohit Saini is a freelancer and is actively engaged with several websites providing with articles on technology. He likes to stay updated with the current tech news related to Web Hosting and Domain Registration. For any questions, mail him 11mohitsaini@gmail.com


Blogging Secrets

If you are trying to monetize your blog, the best way to make money fast is to increase traffic. When you have more page views and more viewers, you can establish your blog and then focus on higher-paying advertisers.

Here are five ways to build a following for your blog without spending any money.

Guest Posts

Although you may invest some time and effort into writing a guest post, this is an invaluable tool to increasing traffic for two reasons. First, you can add backlinks to your blog which can draw brand new visitors to your website. If they like what they see, they’ll come back. Second, by writing informative articles for another blog, you can establish yourself as an expert in your field. Just find a blog that provides information about a similar topic, and contact the blog author with a specific query.

SEO is all about Balance

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is important to draw new followers to your blog. When your blog is deemed relevant by search engines, you will show up on one of the first pages of the search results. The goal is to show up on the first page, since most followers won’t click through to the next page. If you pack too many keywords into your blog, readers will notice the redundancy. On the other hand, if you don’t focus your blog content, you will never show up in online searches. Focus on optimizing just the article titles and first sentences with keywords. Try to balance Search Engine Optimization tactics with well-articulated web content, and your followers will appreciate reading high-quality information that’s not peppered with SEO.

Enable Comments

Be sure to enable comments on your blog; this is an important way to make your web content interactive. When you add a particularly interesting or controversial article, your readers may have questions or something to add to the debate. Let them join in on the discussion with comments that will keep them coming back. This is also important for building a blog community, because readers will feel like they are part of something. As the blog administrator, don’t forget to comment on new comments yourself. Also, the more difficult it is to comment, the less people will go through the effort. Make it easy to log in without subscribing to your blog, and you will see more people contributing to the conversation.

Social Media

Social media may be the easiest way to build a following for your blog. Twitter and Facebook are free and virtually effortless tools to attract more readers. Be sure to update often; a dead Twitter or Facebook account shows readers that you don’t update information in your blog either. Use social media as a way to brand your blog; create a Twitter account that notifies readers when you add a new article or feature, and start a Facebook Fan Page that will highlight your readership. Let your readers do the work for you. With Twitter, people can easily retweet your tweets, which builds a bigger following. With Facebook, people can invite others to become a “fan,” which also reaches out to a bigger audience than you would have been able to do alone.


You may think that sending out weekly newsletters via email is a lot of work for little reward, but the opposite is true. If you are already adding web content to your blog on a weekly basis, why not highlight the main points in your newsletter? Then provide links to your blog so that readers can read more, and you will earn more page views. Reward loyal readers who allow you into their inbox every week with free tips and other information that they won’t find on the website. This will build your “blog brand” and ensure that your followers will return to your website.

If you want to make money blogging, follow these five tips to help you build a blog community, reach a wider audience, and increase traffic. All of these marketing strategies are completely free.

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12 Tips How to Convert Search Engine Visitors into Readers

If people find your blog from a search engine, how do you convert them to regular readers? You have gone to a great deal of trouble to advertise your blog through article marketing or some other form of online or offline promotion. You are now reaping the reward for that with a visit, but you only get one shot – what do you do to keep them?

Here are several factors you must consider when attempting to convert visitors into readers. No individual one of these factors will make a significant difference to your conversion of visitors to readers, but if you combine them then the results can make a massive difference to your regular readership.

1. Keep Your Links Honest

You will read a lot of advice, such as ‘be yourself’ or ‘put the reader first’, and that is very good advice that we shall discuss shortly. However, they aren’t interested in that when they first reach your blog. They clicked on your link for a reason. What they want to see is what you promised with the link.

You offer to teach them how to make money online. They click the link you provide and they see a post on how to use an autoresponder! Imagine their response: “What’s that! I want to learn how to make money online – not about ‘auto whatevers’ – why did I click this link!” Then they click away.

2. Offer a Benefit

When you promote your blog, you must persuade your potential visitors that they will benefit in some way by visiting your blog. You must promise to teach them something or help them to make or save money. People want to learn something when they go online, whether they visit a blog or a regular website. They want to learn something about their business, niche or interest, how to start their own blog or website or they want to learn how make money online.

3. Give Visitors What They Expect

If you don’t give search engine visitors what they are looking for then they will click away – it’s as simple as that. If you do offer something that attracts them, then your visitors must find that with their first click. If you run a blog about dog breeds and want to attract people interested in the various breeds, then your adverts should ideally be focused on specific breeds, and the link must send interested readers directly to your page or post on that breed.

That is often not possible, and in such cases your landing page should be one that offers links to all the breeds that your blog discusses. Take our first example as another instance – how to make money online. You must have a landing page that explains the basics of online marketing. This should include links to the specific posts that cover each factor in more detail.

The landing page can be a static page or a post. When your search engine visitors reach this landing page you can explain the basics. There should be links on that page that then lead readers to the pages and posts on your blog that teaches them more about the pros and cons of an online home business, how to set one up and how be successful in running it.

Here are some other ways in which you can convert search engine visitors into readers:

4. Be Relevant

As already stated, it is essential that your search engine visitors land on a page related to their search. Imagine yourself using a search term in Google and landing on a page that has nothing to do with what you are looking for! Make sure that your posts and pages are well optimized for the keywords you are targeting.

Ignore those that state keywords to be outdated. Keywords are still extremely important – what you should avoid is overusing them. 1% keyword density is fine if you use other vocabulary connected with your main topic. Search engine users looking for what you have to offer will find you if your page or post has enough relevance to their search term.

However, that’s not what we are discussing here – if your page is relevant you will capture them as visitors. The real purpose of this post is to explain how to keep your visitors once you have attracted them. When a visitor reaches your blog, they want to see content that relates to their search – so be relevant, that is your first objective.

5. Focus on Benefits to Your Visitor

We have already mentioned using benefits to persuade people to visit your blog. Once you have a visitor, you must focus on the benefits you have offered them. They are not interested in what you are thinking or how happy you are to have them visiting their blog. They want to know what they will get from it. How do they benefit?

So tell them again. Tell them right away how they will benefit by staying with your blog as a regular reader. You are more likely to convert search engine visitors to readers of your blog if you provide them with what your search engine Title and Description tags say you will. Stick to your promises or you may lose then forever.

6. Enable Visitors to Subscribe

Make sure you have a subscription form on your landing page to allow interested visitors to subscribe to your blog – and even more important, subscribe to your email list. However, even if they refuse to join your email list, if your visitors subscribe to receive updates to your blog then they will have become bona fide readers.

7. Publish an RSS Link

The same is true if you publish an RSS link on your blog. Those who subscribe to that will receive notification of your new blog posts and will be able to follow developments as they occur. People who visit your blog might not want to subscribe to it or even to visit to it regularly, but they may subscribe to your feed.

This provides you with the opportunity to continue to make offers to those who have not yet been convinced to follow your blog as genuine readers. It is important to remain faithful to your niche, and to that particular part of it that your existing readers regard you as somebody worth listening to and learning from.

By providing a method by which people can continue to keep in touch with your blog, if not commit to be regular readers, then you will find it easier to convert the former to the latter – to convert the occasional visitors to regular readers.

8. Be Yourself and Be Different

Don’t just follow what everybody else does. Be yourself, and offer your knowledge and experience to your readers in your own way. Always keep on the lookout for something different in your niche and pass that onto your readers. Never copy what others are saying – it’s OK to say what they are saying if is relevant, but express it in your own way. Try to be first, however, and present new developments before everybody else does.

9. Be Controversial and Promote Discussion

Once have learned how to convert search engine visitors into readers it is important that you retain them. You can do that by being controversial and promote discussion between them – get your ‘Comments’ zinging with back and forth opinions.

Do not become too involved, whether you agree or disagree with these opinions. However, you can become involved as moderator if things get too heated, and also if a particular issue appears to be dying away. Sometimes it is OK to let a particular thread die a natural death, while with others you may feel it appropriate to add some zing to it by throwing in a bomb to get it going again.

10. Forget Keywords – Write for Your Readers

It goes without saying that humans read your blog – so there is no need to stress that you should write for your readers and not for search engine spiders. Hummingbird and LSI have largely removed the need for maintaining a high keyword density. Write for humans, and then read what you have written. If it appears stilted and overfilled with keywords, then rewrite it to look as you would like to read it.

Google always tells you to write for human readers through staff such as Matt Cutts. It is generally safe to do what Google asks you to do. They generally stress that if you write for your readers, then the Google indexing and ranking algorithms will reward you accordingly. It seems that a lot depends on your standard of writing!

11. Be Yourself, Have Fun and Show It!

Have fun when you write blog content and simply be yourself. Don’t try to be what you are not, and it’s not necessary to be a literary genius to convert search engine visitors into regular readers of your blog. Also keep in mind that you don’t want regular readers who are not interested in your niche – or your small part of it. So only make offers that are genuinely specialist to your niche.

Be yourself, and express how you feel when you write. If you feel angry about something then write as if you are. If you are happy, then show it. Have one subscription link for your list in a prominent position, but don’t push it in the body of your text at the expense of useful content. Avoid too many social buttons and a must is no pop ups.

12. Finally … Talk to Them

If you want to convert search engine visitors into readers then communicate with them. Respond to emails and set up your autoresponder to thank people by name when they register for your email list. It is not difficult to set up a forum on your blog – this is a great way to communicate with new members and discuss matters with prospects.

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4 Dead-Easy Steps to Protect Your WordPress Site Against Hackers

If you run a WordPress website, you should absolutely take basic steps to secure it against hackers.

OK. This is not really news to you and me.

The problem is, that if you are like most people, you don’t consider website security to be an exciting topic. You acknowledge it’s important, but, hey, it’s also kinda boring and technical.

Also there’s that catchy old “It won’t happen to me” chorus playing at the back of your mind.

So website security languishes at the very bottom of of your to-do list, and never gets any attention.

But what if I told you could ramp up your website security right now, all by yourself, in 18 minutes or less, without spending a penny?

Now that’s news!

Just follow these 4 dead-easy steps, you’ll soon be free to get back to the other, more thrilling tasks on your to-do list:

1. Delete the username “admin”

The default username when creating a WordPress site is “admin.” Most people keep this username. This makes it dead easy for hackers to guess your username. Then they are already half logged in to your site.

So delete any account with the username “admin.”

Note: if the account with username “admin” is the only user that currently has Administrator-level access, you won’t be able to delete it until you first create and login with a different Administrator-level account. WordPress needs to ensure that there is some way to access Administrator functions for your site.

Time needed: 4 minutes

2. Strengthen Your Password

Hackers use software to instantaneously test every word in Wikipedia against your password. So anything that is a real word or name in any language should not be used. Any logical or significant number sequence should not be used.

That means don’t use your pet’s name, your kid’s birthday, or anything else that vaguely makes sense.

The best passwords include a random arrangement of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and symbols. In other words, they should be gibberish.

You can use a password generator to help you do this – just make sure to save your passwords in a secure place.

So go now and change your website login password to something really incomprehensible. Ask other users to do the same.

Time needed: 2 mins

3. Delete and Update

WordPress has a bit of a bad rap for being “insecure.” In fact, a WordPress site only becomes insecure when you fail to keep it up to date. Any part of your site that is not updated to its latest version presents a security risk. Hackers find vulnerabilities in sites through outdated files, themes and plugins.

So go now and make sure that you are updated to:

  • The latest version of WordPress
  • The latest version of all installed plugins
  • The latest version of all installed themes

While you’re in there, it’s best to delete any plugins or themes that you don’t use or need. These are likely to become outdated without you noticing, creating future security risks.

Time needed: 8 mins

4. Limit Login Attempts

At Earnwebtec, we install a plugin like this on all our clients’ WordPress sites: the Limit Login Attempts plugin. It’s really a clever little thing-a-ma-jig.

One of the common ways that hackers attempt to gain access to a site is by using software that bombards the login page with an infinite number of username and password combinations, until they strike gold. And if you are not following steps 1 and 2, they will strike gold pretty fast. This was how the Brute Force attacks were so successful in destroying many WordPress sites in 2013.

That’s the beauty of this plugin: it limits the number of times that anyone can attempt to login to your site within one single hour to some reasonable human number, like five.

If you are the forgetful type, set it to 10 ?

So off you go to search for and install the “Limit Login Attempts” plugin on your site.

Time needed: 4 mins

OK. We’re done.

That’s all you need to do to take your website security up a notch.

But Wait, Will This Really Protect My Site Against Menacing “Hacktivists”?

You may ask yourself: Malicious hackers have taken down expertly-secured sites belonging to the US Government and PayPal. What chance do I have of protecting my site against them, with a few simple DIY measures?

In reality, these tips are not fool-proof but they do raise your security level over most of the sites on the web. The average hacker prefers to target the weakest among us, so by raising your site out of that category, you can really help to protect your site.

If you have reason to believe that your site could be a specific target of expert hackers, then you will need much stronger measures than this. The best way to know if you are in this high-risk category is if you have already been subject to more than one hacking attempt.

If this is you, you need to consult an expert.

For the rest of us, extreme measures are not usually necessary. At the same time, a few simple security steps could save huge headaches and a lot of money rebuilding a site that has been maliciously hacked.

So set a timer for 18 minutes and go for it!

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The most effective method to settle “google maps oops something went wrong” error

Are you seeing “Google maps oops something went wrong” in place of maps on your website? This error has become a lot more common since Google Maps started requiring an API key on June 22, 2016 (after about 10 years of allowing keyless use). If you started using Google Maps on your website on or after that date then you will need to sign up for and implement a free API key (older users still do not need a key).

Google has not made setting up an API key a very user-friendly process. Their interface is geared towards developers. As such, many users have trouble correctly creating a key. This guide is not just for our WordPress theme and plugin users but for anybody on the Internet who wants to know how to fix the “This page didn’t load Google Maps correctly” error on their website.

Find the Cause of “Google maps oops something went wrong”

First, let’s find out exactly why the “This page didn’t load Google Maps correctly” error is showing. There are multiple things that can cause it but fortunately Google gives us a way to learn the specific reason. This helps us know what to do to fix it. Notice the last part of the error says to open the JavaScript console for “technical details”. That’s what we need.

Oops! Something went wrong. This page didn’t load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details.

You can open the JavaScript console in your browser with a few keystrokes. There is an excellent answer on StackOverflow that tells you plainly how to open the JavaScript console in different browsers. After doing that, you should be able to find an entry looking something like this.

Listed below are the most common errors reported by our users.

  • MissingKeyMapError – An API key is not being used
  • RefererNotAllowedMapError – Key doesn’t allow your URL
  • ApiNotActivatedMapError – API is not enabled
  • InvalidKeyMapError – The API key used is incorrect
  • How to Fix Other Errors – More errors are possible

Fix the “google maps oops something went wrong” Error

Since you know precisely what is bringing on the mistake, you can settle it. Here are fixes for the most widely recognized Google Maps API mistakes appeared in the support.

Instructions to Fix MissingKeyMapError

MissingKeyMapError implies you are not utilizing an API key and should agree to accept one then arrange your site to utilize it. Sites that began utilizing Google Maps on or after June 22, 2016 require an API enter with the goal for maps to appear.

Create a Google Maps API Key

Follow these steps to create and implement a free Google Maps API Key.

  1. Start Google’s Get a Key process then log into your Google account (or create one).
  2. Click Agree and continue to create a new project representing your website.

3. Under Accept requests, add the two entries below (replacing yourname.comwith your own domain). Type the first entry then hit enter on your keyboard to add it. Repeat to add the second entry. Having both entries (with asterisks) will help ensure your maps work on any URL of your website.

4. Click Create then copy your key that is now shown on the screen.
5. If you’re using our WordPress plugin, go to Settings > earn web tech Theme Contentand paste your key into the Google Maps API Key field then click Save Changes. Otherwise, do similar according to the product you’re using.

Note: Google says it can take up to 5 minutes for your key to become active. We’ve heard reports of it taking 30 minutes or longer. Keep this in mind if your maps do not show right away.

How to Fix RefererNotAllowedMapError

RefererNotAllowedMapError is the most common error we’ve seen apart from not using a key. The console will also say, “Your site URL to be authorized”. It relates to Step 3 above when creating your key. Here’s how to fix the error.

  1. Go to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials
  2. Click your API key’s name to edit its settings.
  3. Under Accept requests, make sure you have the two entries below (replacing yourname.com with your own domain). Type the first entry then hit enter on your keyboard to add it. Repeat to add the second entry. Having both entries (with asterisks) will help ensure your maps work on any URL of your website.

4. Click the Save button then wait a few minutes for the change to take effect (Google says it can take up to 5 minutes).

Tip: If you have multiple projects, make sure you are working with the correct one by using the dropdown at the top-right.

How to Fix ApiNotActivatedMapError

Google Maps has 16 different API’s at the time of writing. Yes, I said sixteen! The Google Maps JavaScript API is the most popular. Whichever API you are using, it’s possible that it is not enabled in your account. Let’s fix the ApiNotActivatedMapError error by enabling the API you’re using.

  1. Go to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/library
  2. Under “Google Maps API’s”, click “More” to see all API’s.

4. Click the API you’re using. Our themes use the Google Maps JavaScript APIand Google Maps Static API.                   Your product may use something different but the JavaScript API is most common.                                                            5. Click the Enable button at the top and wait a few minutes for the changes to take effect (Google says changes can take up to 5 minutes).

5.Repeat for other API’s you’re using (remember, our themes use the Google Maps JavaScript API and Google              Maps Static API).

Tip: If you’re using a different product than ours, you may need to enable a different API. If you’re unsure which API to enable, you can try enabling all of them (or ask your provider).

How to Fix InvalidKeyMapError

InvalidKeyMapError simply means the key you implemented is wrong. In other words, you created it but did not enter it into your website correctly.

  1. Go to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials
  2. Copy your key.

If you’re using our WordPress plugin, go to Settings > earn web tech Theme Content and paste your key into the Google Maps API Key field then click Save Changes. Otherwise, do similar according to the product you’re using.


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How to Create Google AdSense Account: the Tutorial

For those who consider Blogging as a profession, there are a number of ways to monetize their blog, such as affiliate marketing, advertisement, paid posts and sponsored posts etc. Nonetheless, when we consider opinion from experts in blogging, it seems that Google AdSense — advertisement network from the Mountain Valley Giant — is the choice of majority. It has to be noted that, in any case, Google AdSense is one of the most trusted, widely used and extremely popular advertising network, especially when it comes to the case of blogs and websites with medium and high traffic. That having said, when it comes to newbies in world of blogging, creating a Google AdSense account and embedding advertisements in your websites or blogs is considered somewhat tiresome! Well, on the contrary, it is a completely simple task to have an AdSense account and thus start earning from your blog or website. In this article, we will have a step-by-step tutorial to create an AdSense account. Yet, we guess a brief introduction to AdSense will be helpful for newbies out there.

Google AdSense

As we mentioned, Google AdSense is an advertising network from Google Inc that is meant to let publishers of blogs and websites show advertisements along with their content. The program works based on pay per click basis and it is indeed a powerful source of revenue if you have a website or blog with huge reach. As of now, Google AdSense does offer different methods to receive earnings, including EFT and Wire Transfer and minimum requirement of earning is $100. And, for the technical aspect, Google AdSense works based on JavaScript and you have to simply insert codes into your websites or blogs to enable Google AdSense and start earning!

Step One

First, you have to visit sign-up page of Google AdSense; you can follow this link to reach the particular page! To move on with registration process of Google AdSense, you must have a Google Account. As a blogger, we guess you will be having a Google account, and you can click on Google Account sign in if so. On the other hand, if you don’t have one Google account, you can create an account using the second link.

Step Two

This is perhaps the most important step of creating an AdSense account! Second section of registration process, ‘Tell us about your content’, is where you have to provide details about your blogs/websites that you are going to insert these advertisements in. First, in the Website Information section, you have to provide URL of your website and the primary language of website.

In the second part of page, Google AdSense Terms and Conditions and Program Policies, you can see some of the most important factors when it comes to Google AdSense. As you might have heard before, policies include prohibition of clicking on your own ads, placing ads in inappropriate websites such as pornography etc. If your website accepts the mentioned aspects, you can click on the ‘Continue’ button.

Step Three

It is the real section of Google AdSense account sign-up process! In order to submit your AdSense application, you’ve to provide contact details of yours. First of all, you have to select country and time zone of yours. In the next section, you have to select which kind of account you have — Business or Individual. You have to be a bit careful here, as the availability of money transfer methods depends upon which kind of account you have. And for your information, you can receive your AdSense revenue through different methods like check, Electronic Funds Transfer and Wire Transfer.

Further, you have to provide your address, to which your revenue checks and PIN will be sent! Here, you have to be quite careful, especially while inputting payee name. Despite the fact that it’s possible for you to change payee name in some countries, it is always appreciated to provide accurate payee name that matches with your bank account. In addition, you have to provide details such as street address, city, state, PIN code and mobile number.

In the third section, you can say how you knew about Google AdSense as well as your preference towards receiving emails from Google. In the latter case, you have an option to select emails that you want in your inbox — you can get a list, consisting of Newsletters, Special Offers etc, to choose from.

Once you have filled in, you can click on ‘Continue’ button given in bottom part of page.

Step Four OR Time to Wait

Well, yeah, as you have submitted your AdSense application, it is the time to wait, because Google AdSense team is, nowadays, a bit strict about letting bloggers use their advertising networks. So, the team will review various aspects of your website or blog and mail you.

If your AdSense account has been accepted by the team, you have a few jobs left such as inputting tax information of yours, providing your AdSense PIN etc. Once you have completed all these steps, you will be able to be smooth when it comes to managing your Google AdSense account, and receiving your earnings in the convenient format — let it be EFT, checks or wire transfer.

Extra Note

Due to several kinds of frauds in application of Google AdSense, Google has tightened the terms and policies when it comes to Google AdSense approval. Thus, you should be as authentic and credible as possible while providing info in AdSense application. And, we hope this tutorial will be helpful for all to create an AdSense account in less time.

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