Best WordPress SEO Tips and Tricks

In this post, we are going to learn how to implement best SEO(Search Engine Optimization) tricks for your blog.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine‘s “natural” or unpaid (“organic“) search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users. 

WordPress SEO 

The SEO can be braodly divided into 3 different categories-
  1. On Page SEO – The content of a page is what makes it worthy of a search result position. 
  2. On Site SEO – The content of a site is what makes it worthy of a search result position.
  3. Off Page SEO – Off site SEO includes things like link building and social interaction.
As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. 
Lets see 7 best WordPress SEO tips and tricks to implement on our blog-

1.WordPress Sitemap

Sitemap is a list of pages of a website accessible to crawlers or users.It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for web design or webpage that lists the pages on a website, typically organised in a hierarchical order.

By default the WordPress sitemap is

Go to Google webmaster tool, yahoo webmaster tool and bing webmaster tool and submit and verify your blog sitemap.

2.Controlling Indexing of WordPress Blog

Automated website crawlers are powerful tools to help crawl and index content on the web. As a webmaster, you may wish to guide them towards your useful content and away from irrelevant content. They consist of the robots.txt file to control crawling, as well as the robots meta tag and X-Robots-Tag HTTP header element to control indexing. 

You can use WordPress SEO plugin named Yoast to achieve controlled indexing.

3.Setting Image Alt tag and Image Sitemap

Similar to the blog sitemap setting up the image sitemap and submitting it various search engine webmaster tools you can ask the search engine to crawl the images properly and it will help to reduce the page load time. And eventually to reduce the bounce rate.

Image Alt Tag will helps the user to understand what type of image is there when sometimes it’s not displayed due to some technical reasons. 

4.WordPress Permalink setting

The WordPress permalink is the URL of your blog post. For example:

But, by default the WordPress permalink is not at all user friendly.

So, once you setup the WordPress you should first change the WordPress Permalink setting.

5.Implementing unique Meta Title and Description

Implementing a brief and catchy Meta Title will help your blog post to be ranked better and gives your better Click Through Rate(CTR).

In a similar fashion, you must also provide a well structured keywords rich description to get higher blog post ranking in generic search.

6.Floating share bar Digg Digg

Well, this tip comes under SMO(Social Media Optimization) but it’s a must for you blog to have.

Digg Digg is a WordPress plugin which will provide all the social web buttons as like Facebook, twitter, and link to other social websites which will help your blog user to share the content easily and it will help your blog to get better user exposure.

7.Date Exclusion SEO plugin

The Date exclusion SEO plugin will help to turn off the date of publication from the generic search results after certain period of time as you configure in your plugin. 

It will help to give your blog post to look fresh even though it might have been published back a year or more. Because users have a tendency to click the posts which are fresh and latest updated.

So here we wrap up our discussion for the best WordPress SEO tips and tricks.

Now, it’s your turn to try this techniques and get the best results out of your blog.

If you have any questions or you would like to share the techniques which you implement in your blog to increase SEO ranking, please leave your comment below.
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Top 10 Best Smartphones 2014

The smartphone market is changing everyday. Even a few months old Flagship device from a cell phone manufacturer

is getting replaced by a new Flagship by the same manufacturer. The cell phone manufacturers are releasing two or more flagship devices in a year. Now, you can see how volatile the smartphone market has become.

But, there is no need to worry. We are here to help you. We have carefully scrutinized all the best of the best smartphones in the market and categorized in this Top 10 Smartphones of 2014 for you. One should have a look before going to make a final decision on their next smartphone.
Let’s check the “Top 10 Best Smartphones of 2014”-
10. Motorola Moto X

Moto X is a flagship Android smartphone developed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility. 
Moto X was met with mostly positive reviews, with particular praise towards its hardware design, Motorola’s new approach to customizing Android, along with its suite of contextual features, and the influence of its “mainstream” targeting on its overall performance, user experience, and battery life. 
9. Apple iPhone 5S

The iPhone 5S is a revised version of its predecessor, iPhone 5. The phone maintains a very similar design to its predecessor, aside from the introduction of a new home button design using a laser-cut sapphire cover surrounded by a metallic ring, Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system built directly into the home button which can be used to unlock the phone and authenticate Store and iTunes Store purchases, and an updated camera with a larger aperture and a dual-LED flash optimized for different color temperatures. It also introduced the A7 dual-core processor, the first 64-bit processor to be used on a smartphone

8. Nokia Lumia 1020 
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a Windows Phone 8 smartphone developed by Nokia, first unveiled on 11 July 2013 at a Nokia event at New York. It contains Nokia’s Pure-View technology, a pixel oversampling (a data binning technique) that reduces an image taken at full resolution into a lower resolution picture, thus achieving higher definition and light sensitivity, and enables loss-less zoom. It improves on Nokia’s previous versions of PureView by coupling a new 41-megapixel 2/3-inch BSI sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), and a high resolution f/2.2 all-aspherical 1-group Carl Zeiss lens.
7. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has a 4.3 inch display and is released as a cheaper and smaller version of the Xperia Z1 which features a 5 inch display.
Like its larger sibling, the Z1 Compact is waterproof and dust proof, and has an IP rating of IP55 and IP58. The key highlight of the Z1 Compact is the 20.7 megapixel camera, paired with Sony’s in-house G lens and its image processing algorithm called, BIONZ. The phone also comes with dedicated shutter button and has an aluminum uni body design, with a glass front and plastic rear.

6. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 serves as a successor to the Galaxy Note II, the Note 3 was designed to have a lighter, more upscale design than previous iterations of the Galaxy Note series (with a plastic leather backing and faux metallic bezel), and to expand upon the stylus and multitasking-oriented functionality in its software—which includes a new navigation wheel for pen-enabled apps, along with pop-up apps and expanded multi-window functionality. Samsung has sold 5 million units of the Galaxy Note 3 within its first month of sale and broke 10 million units sales in just 2 months.

5. LG Nexus 5 

The Nexus 5 is a the successor to the Nexus 4, the device is the fifth smartphone in the Google Nexus series, a family of Android consumer devices marketed by Google and built by an original equipment manufacturer partner. The Nexus 5 was unveiled on 31 October 2013, and released in black and white colors the same day for online purchase on Google Play, in selected countries.
The Nexus 5’s hardware is similar to that of the LG G2, with a Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip (SoC), and a 4.95-inch 1080p display. The Nexus 5 is also the first device to feature version 4.4 of Android.

4. Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 is successor to 2013’s Galaxy S4. As with the S4, the S5 is an evolution of the prior year’s model, placing a particular emphasis on an improved build with a textured rear cover and IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, a more refined user experience, new security features such as a fingerprint reader and private mode, expanded health features (such as a built-in heart rate monitor), and an updated camera.
The Galaxy S5 received mixed, but mostly positive reviews; while praised for the improvements to its design, display, software, and camera, the S5 was panned for only providing modest design and hardware improvements over its predecessors, continuing to suffer from feature creep, and its fingerprint sensor was criticized for being too inconvenient to operate.

3. LG G3

LG G3 is  a successor to 2013’s G2. The new model retains design elements from the G2, such its thin screen bezels and rear-mounted power and volume buttons, but is also distinguished primarily by its 5.5 in (140 mm)quad HD display, a refreshed hardware design that is intended to give the device a more premium look and feel, and a user interface designed to provide a simpler experience for users.

2. Sony Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z2 is a successor to the Sony Xperia Z1. Like its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 is water and dust proof with an IP rating of IP55 and IP58. The phone features a new display, a Snapdragon 801 processor and the ability to record 4K videos. The Xperia Z2 also allows removable microSD storage.
Sony Xperia Z2 is the most premium phone available in the market today. If you want quality and premium device Sony Xperia Z2 is a way to go. 

1. HTC One M8

The HTC One (M8) retains a similar design to the first generation HTC One, but features a larger, rounded chassis incorporating a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core QualcommSnapdragon 801 processor, a depth of field sensor which can be used to individually refocus and apply various effects to the foreground and background elements of photos taken with the device’s camera, a higher resolution front camera, improvements to the device’s front-facing stereo speakers, expandable storage, new gesture functionality, and a refreshed version of HTC’s Sense software.
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