Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A New Tool from Google to Disavow our Website Links

Recently Google introduces a tool that enables you to disavow links to your site. When your website has been notified of a manual spam action based on “unnatural links”, this tool can help you address the issue. If you haven’t gotten this notification, this tool generally isn’t something you need to worry about.

When you have been caught by linkspam, you may have seen a message in Webmaster Tools about “unnatural links” pointing to your site. Google will send you this message when it sees evidence of paid links, link exchanges, or other link schemes that violate our quality guidelines.

If you get this message, it is recommended to remove from our website as many spammy or low-quality links to your site as possible. This is the best idea because it addresses the problem at the root. If you remove the bad links directly, you’re helping to prevent Google and other search engines from taking action again in the future. You’re also helping to protect your site’s image, since people will no longer find spammy links pointing to your site on the web and jump to conclusions about your website or business.

You can find very few spammy and unnatural links of your website, and there are still some links you just can’t look to get down, that’s a good time to visit our new Disavow links page. When you reach this page, you’ll first select your site.

Then you are prompted to upload a file containing the links you want to disavow.

All You need to upload a text with one url per line. An extract of a valid file might look like the following:

# Contacted owner of on 7/1/2012 to
# ask for link removal but got no response

 # Owner of removed most links, but missed these

In the above example, lines that begin with a pound sign (#) are considered comments and Google ignores them. The keyword “domain:” indicates that you’d like to disavow links from all pages on a particular site (in this case, “”). You can also apply for to disavow links on specific pages (in this case, three individual pages on We currently support one disavowal file per site and the file is shared among site owners in Webmaster Tools. If you want to update the file, you’ll need to download the existing file, modify it, and upload the new one. The file size limit is 2MB.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SEO Plugins for Wordpress

Wordpress  offers lots of features set with wordpress on par or better than any other software of its kind. It is committed to making the latest blogging technology available to our users. WordPress is one of the most accepted and powerful publishing platforms just now and it is identified for its strong focus on doing SEO right.

Onpage optimization is the most important part of seo for ranking the website in search engines. Basically it is about making it easy for search engine spiders to recognize and sort out your content. WordPress is a wonderful platform that deals with a lot of the SEO mechanics, it does not indicate that you cannot enhance SEO further. Here we have are in situation to use the SEO plugins.

We should always accept that there are plenty of wordpress plugins out there, and not all are doing great. Its our responsibility to find the right SEO plugin for the website. But its seriously requires some serious research to done and it is highly recommended to look for up to date plugins with good ratings which is recommended by professionals and seo experts. 

Lets check out some SEO plugins collection here, and please read the installation guides and setup information before working on it.

Wordpress SEO by Yoast Read More

Features: The features include a snippet preview that will show you how your page will appear in the search results. And also separate page analysis that helps you keyword optimizes the content, images titles, meta descriptions and more.

All in One SEO Pack Read More

Features: Helps us to customize the unique title and meta tags for each posts. It is not hard to get started, even if you are a beginner and if you are more experienced, you can also tweak many of the options and develop special parameters.

Head Space 2 SEO Read More

Features: Provides variety of options on full control over meta-data, tags/keywords, descriptions, page titles and more.

SEO Ultimate Read More

Features: Its Special feature is to edit the meta robot tags. And as like other plugins it gives Title Tag Rewriter, a Meta Description Editor, a Meta Keywords Editor. 

SEO Rank Reporter Read More

Features: SEO rank reporter will allow you to check ranking for particular keywords on your website and provide you with reports every three days that contains needed information and graphs.

Google XML Sitemaps Read More

Features: This plugin will create an XML sitemap that will help Google search engine spiders to index and crawl your WordPress website.

Platinum SEO Pack Read More

Features: This SEO Plugin is very popular. Its features loaded with automatic meta tag generation and automatic 301 redirects for any permalink changes.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tips for taking advantage of Google+ for SEO

When engineers built Google+, they constructed an SEO juggernaut to control search results above all other social platforms. Although Facebook and Twitter are essential to marketing efforts, both restrict Google from accessing much of their data. This limits their SEO effectiveness. Not so with Google+.

Here’s an experiment: If you use Google+, perform a search for your name and check the domain sharing of first 100 results. Even though we use Twitter and Facebook far more often, Google+ dominates the search results. This below graph showing the result for particular profile name search.

Follow your Profile Links

Google+ not only allows you to link to your other profiles across the web, but you can embed followed links directly into your bio with the anchor text of your choice. If you can raise your visibility by getting more people to engage with you, share your posts, or link directly to your profile, the more valuable your profile links become

Embed post links

Like profile links, Google+ also allows you to insert followed links directly into your posts – as many as you want. Simply insert the full URL and Google will automatically format it as a link. The value of these links increases the number of times the post is shared, linked to and +1’ed. If your post goes viral or is reshared by high-authority profiles, the value of those links increases.

Optimize your G+ title tags

The first sentence of your Google+ post becomes part of the title tag, which is highly correlated with rankings and greatly influences click-through rates. Choose your keywords carefully and consider that the first sentence will be the first thing most people see.

Unlimited editing power

Google+ is just like your own mini personal blogging platform. This means you can fully edit any of your posts at any time. This is important if your Google+ post goes viral and you want to make updates or changes. If need be, you can also update the title tag and any attached media as well. You may not own the platform, but Google+ gives you a broad amount of control over your own content.

Index new content lightning fast

If you share new content on Google+, chances are that Google will index the page very quickly.

Connect with influencers

Google+ lists 17 different notification triggers that can help you connect with influencers in your industry.
  1. Mention them in a post 
  2. Share a post with them directly 
  3. Share a post and you're in a circle they subscribe to 
  4. Comment on a post they created 
  5. Comment on a post after they comment on it 
  6. Add them to a circle 
  7. Suggest new people to add to their circles 
  8. Tag them in a photo 
  9. Tag one of their photos 
  10. Suggest a profile photo for them
  11. Comment on a photo after they comment on it 
  12. Comment on a photo they are tagged in 
  13. Comment on a photo they tagged 
  14. Start a conversation with them
  15. Send them an invitation or update an event
  16. Remind them about events
  17. Any activity on events they created

Optimize your author pic for more traffic

If you successfully implement the author tag and have a catchy photo, it often doesn't matter if you rank 2nd, 3rd or even 4th. With an eye-catching pic you can often grab free traffic away from even your competitor's #1 ranking.

Test drive a G+ social media dashboard

Google Analytics has progressed greatly with social media reporting, but if you live and die by social traffic you want to bring the information front and center.

Adam Singer created an awesome social media dashboard that you can use for free. At one glance you can view all your essential metrics from Google+ traffic and all other social networks including:

  • On Site Social Actions, i.e. Google +1's
  • Revenue per Visit by Social Network
  • Overall Traffic Stats by Social Source
Install this dashboard for free in your Google Analytics

Try it now by pasting in your Google+ URL to chart your daily follower growth, the virality of your posts, and even see your "CircleRank" score compared against all other Google+ profiles.

Be an awesome (Late) early adopter

Even with it's explosive growth, only 1 in 4 people use Google+ once a month. The rest log in even less, although this number is growing fast.

None of these tips matter unless you actually use Google+. Out of the 400 folks I've circled in my Google+, only about 75 actively participate. No surprise, these tend to be the more savvy SEO and media types.