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SEMrush Review : SEM Tool To Research Competitors Keyword

 

Today’s post is about SEMrush review. But before proceeding with it, let me ask you a simple question.

Who would not like to be number one on Google search results and dominate his competitors?

Now, I guess your answer will be:

Obviously, everyone wants to!

Don’t you?

But here’s the truth:

Achieving number one in search engine ranking for a keyword is very tough. It requires lots of skills like SEO, link building etc. which takes most of our time.

Agree?

But here’s the kicker:

Today I will share with you a tool named SEMrush which makes all this quite easy. If used to its full potential, then number one spot on Google is yours!

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Guide To Bing Webmaster Tools For SEO

Guide To Bing Webmaster Tools For SEO: Many of the bloggers only focus on optimizing website for Google only, but I feel that we should optimize our site for all search engines and not just one when it comes to search engine optimization of a website. The best and most popular search engine is Google followed by Bing and others.

But the gap between Google and Bing has closed down a little bit in the last few months. Bing is a search engine from Microsoft.

Traffic from Bing search is increasing well; the reason may be regular Google Algorithm changes. Microsoft has been integrating social aspects into their search engine.

Bing Webmaster Tools for SEO

So it’s better to optimize your website for Bing search engine. To get traffic from Bing search engine, you need to add or submit to the site to Bing Webmaster tool. Bing Search index is important for getting traffic from Bing.

Here is a guide on how you verify your website in Bing webmaster tools and submit the sitemap to Bing Webmaster tools and increase you presence and traffic in Bing search engine. So let’s start with this tutorial and also please refer to the screenshots for better understanding.

How To Submit Your Site To Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing Webmaster Tools is a free service by Microsoft. You just need to submit a site to Bing, and you can get full SEO report and information related to your website. I would highly recommend you to

I would highly recommend you to submit your site to Bing Webmaster tools as there are some features which are not available in Google webmaster tools.

So let’s start with the tutorial on Bing Webmaster Tools:

  • Firstly you need to create a free account on Bing Webmaster Tools.
  • Once you have created your account, you need to add your website and Verify. Enter your site’s URL and click on Add.
  • After you have submitted your site, you need to add details related to your site. You need to add your website sitemap URL. If you haven’t created a sitemap for your site, you can create using Google XML Sitemap Plugin or using XML Sitemap functionality in Yoast WordPress SEO plugin. Adding sitemap URL help Bing to crawl better and index your website.
  • Under “Contact preference,” You can set alert preferences and how often you would like to receive email related to your sites issues like crawl errors, index issues, sitemaps, and malware. In my case, I set it as daily alerts so that I get notified about my site health problems.
  • Once You have filled all the details, click on Save, and you will be redirected to Site Verification Page, and if not you will be redirected to Bing Webmaster Dashboard, and On the same page, a message will appear saying “Site Ownership has not been verified, Verify it now.” Now lets us see different methods to check your site in Bing Webmaster Tools.

    add site in bing webmaster tools

How To Verify Your Website In Bing Webmaster Tools

After you have are finished with creating and adding your site on Bing Webmaster Tools, now you need to verify your site. You can choose any of the following methods to verify your site:

    1. Adding Meta tag in header
    2. CNAME record to DNS
    3. File Upload
      verify site ownership in bing webmaster tools

I would recommend you to use adding meta tag method as it is the easiest way for site verification. You can choose any of the following plugins:

  • Insert Header And Footer Plugin: Download and activate Insert Header And Footer Plugin. After activation Go to settings>Insert Headers and Footers and paste the meta tag in the header field and click on save settings. Once you are finished, go back to Bing  Webmaster Verification page and click on verify button.
  • Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin: Download and install Yoast WordPress SEO plugin. Once you are finished with the installation IN the left plane Go to SEO> Dashboard, Under Webmaster Tools you will see option “Bing Webmaster Tool” just paste your meta tag here and click on save settings.Once you are finished, go back to Bing Webmaster Verification page and click on verify button.
  • All In One SEO Pack Plugin: Download and install All In One SEO Pack plugin. Once you are finished with activating this plugin Go to Settings > All In One SEO and under “Additional Home Readers” paste meta tag into the text area. Go back to Bing Webmaster Verification page and click on verify button.

Site Verified On Bing Webmaster Tools And Wandering What Next?

Now we are done with the submitting site to Bing Webmaster Tools and with site verification. Now a few extra settings for getting better results.

  • Submit Image And Video Sitemap To Bing
    You can generate image and video sitemap using Image Sitemap and Video Sitemap plugin for your site. After you need to submit these sitemaps to Bing so add your sitemap under dashboard> Configure my site> Sitemaps. Add your sitemap URL and click on Submit.submit Sitemap to Bing webmaster tools
  • Crawl Control
    Crawl control is a great feature offered by Bing Webmaster Tools, as you can to control the time and rate Bing bots will crawl your website more. This feature is useful for a site having high traffic and with limited hosting bandwidth.crawl control in bing webmaster tools
  • Geo-Targeting
    It offers Geo-Targeting feature better than Google webmaster tools does. In Bing Webmaster tools you can set Geo-Targeting for a whole site as well as a sub-Domain, directory, and even a particular page.Geo targeting In Bing Webmaster tools
  • Block URL’s And Directory In Bing Search

    By using this feature, you can stop indexing of any page or directory on your site in Block URL section.
    The URL removal applies for around 90 days, and you will get email notification eight days before completion of your 90 days, and then you can decide to keep that URL blocked or let it be indexed by Bing.block URL in Bing webmaster tools
  • SEO Report
    By using this feature, you can discover which areas of your site may need work to comply with best SEO practices.seo reports in Bing Webmaster Tools
  • Submit Individual URL
    If you have submitted an entirely new site to Bing, then it can take time for Bing bots to crawl and index your site completely. So apart from submitting the complete site to Bing, you can manually add few links for Bing bots to crawl and index them quickly. The limit is 50 URL’s submission per month, and the daily cap is 10.submit URLs in bing webmaster tools
  • Ignore URL Parameters
    If your site pages are indexed with URL parameters like reply to com in Bing search, then you can add this parameter and ask Bing to ignore such links.Ignore URLs parameters in Bing Webmaster tools
So we are done with Submitting website to Bing Webmaster Tools and looking for more visibility I would recommend you to submit site to following sites:

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Guide To Set Up Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin

SetUp Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin: Here at BroughtMeUp I use WordPress SEO Plugin By Yoast. Certainly it is the most prominent WordPress SEO plugin that is available for free. I believe it to be the best alternative to All in One SEO Pack. WordPress SEO Plugin By Yoast is packed with the feature every bloggers need and many of you would find some of the feature included Yoast SEO WordPress plugins only in premium SEO plugins.

Though the free version of Yoast SEO WordPress plugin includes most of the recommended features but you can also buy its premium version. Make your choice and use below links to download WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast.

Why Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin?

I will be discussing some of the best features of this awesome plugins that every blogger would love to have in a true SEO WordPress plugin. In free version also it offers most of its features apart from one or two and if your are going out of budget I would suggest you to download free version of Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin. Anyways lets move on to the features of SEO WordPress plugin by Yoast.

  • Verify Blog In Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools, Alexa And Yahoo Site Explorer.
  • Files Editor: .htaccess and robots.txt
  • Title Meta Settings
  • XML Sitemaps
  • XML News Sitemaps
  • Advance Permalink control : Permalink Clean up
  • RSS Footer/Header
  • Hide date From Search engine Snippets
  • BeardCrumbs Support
  • Meta Robots Configuration: Add noodp, noydir meta tags and noindex or nofollow
  • Post title And Meta description: Can be Changed per post
  • Canonical Support
  • Focus Keyword Testing
  • Google Authorship For Single Author
  • Import Settings from other SEO plugins

I think that many features would be enough to know the importance of using Yoast WordPress Plugin. Assuming You have downloaded, installed the plugin and activated the plugin, lets proceed with the setup of Yoast  SEO WordPress Plugin.

How To Setup WordPress SEO Plugin By Yoast

Setting Up Yoast WordPress SEO plugin is not at all easy as one minor mistake in its configuration may lead to decrease in your WordPress blog ranking and traffic and may stop search engines from indexing your blog. So here i am with the tutorial on how to setup Yoast WordPress SEO plugin without any mistakes.These are the settings that I would recommended so follow these steps carefully, I have tried to explain all part with screenshots for better understanding and better assisting you so you can set up Yoast WordPress SEO plugin by ease.

Step 1 Import And Export

If you are setting Yoast WordPress SEO plugin on a new blog or if you haven’t installed any SEO plugin earlier Please Skip this step. import and export feature in Yoast WordPress SEO plugin is quite useful as many of you may have other SEO plugins like All in one SEO, Headspace2, Old all in one SEO, Woothemes SEO framework or any other plugins by Yoast  like RSS footer, Robots meta or Breadcrumbs Installed you should try to import all the settings. But before you import settings you should backup your database first.
To import settings Go to SEO in left panel and then Tools > Import & Export, select the plugin from which you would like to import your settings and mark the option ”Delete the old Data after Import?(Recommended)”. and click on “Import”.

Step 2 General

  • Tracking: Under Tracking option uncheck “Allow Tracking of this WordPress install’s anonymous data”. Unchecking it will prevent sending anonymous usage data to the plugin author.
  • Security: Under Security Option, Check “Disable The advanced part of the WordPress SEO meta box”.If you have multi other blog then I would recommended you to keep this option checked, checking it will prevent authors to redirect posts and noindex them. If you dont trust your authors then you will not regret by using this feature in Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin.
  • Your Info: In this tab the data you are going to fill will be shown as metadata in your site. So Choose whether you are company or person and enter your name and click on save changes.
  • Webmaster Tools: Use this option to verify your site to Bing, Google, Pinterest, Yandex. It is important for your Site SEO. By using this option you don’t need to add meta tags to your site or upload a file in order to verify your site. This automatically do it for you, just add meta code that you received from Bing, Google, Pinterest, Yandex in their respective fields.Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin DashBoard

Step 3 Title & Metas

This is probably the most important part of Yoast WordPress SEO plugins and most sensitive too as any minor mistake in this part of WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast can greatly affect your site performance, traffic etc. Title and Metas section has several tabs in it. I will cover each of them one by one (please do refer to screenshots for better understanding)

Update: Now Sitewide Meta Setting is now located in “Title & Metas” and under “Other” Tab

  • General
    in this tab you can configure site wide general settings.
    Title settings: WordPress SEO by yoast can auto detect whether it need to rewrite titles or not.You can leave this option as it is but usually force rewrite titles option is unchecked.
    Sitewide Meta Settings:
    Noindex subpages of achieves: Check this option
    Use meta keywords tag: You can check or uncheck this option as Google made it official that they don’t care about Keywords meta tags.
    Add Noodp meta robots tag sitewide: Use this option if you want to prevent search engine from using DMOZ description for pages from this site in the search results.If you want to choose my settings i have checked it because if you have DMOZ listing for your site then DMOZ description usually get outdated, inaccurate or may not have written well. If you are not sure about this meta tags i suggest to leave this option unchecked.
    Add Noodp meta robots tag sitewide: Use this option if you want to prevent search engine from using yahoo! directory description fro pages from this site in the search results. Again If you want to choose my settings i have checked it because if you have Yahoo! listing for your site then Yahoo! directory description usually get outdated, inaccurate or may not have written well. If you are not sure about this meta tags i suggest to leave this option unchecked.
    Clean Up the <head>:
    Hide Rsd links: Check this option
    Hide WLW Manifest Links: Check This option
    Hide Shortlink For Posts: check this option
    Hide RSS Links: check this optionYoast WordPress SEO Plugin General Settings

  • Home
    Click on home tab
    Title template: Give title of your homepage that you want it to appear in search engines.
    Meta Description Template: Homepage meta description for search engines
    Meta keywords Template: meta keywords for search engine.
    Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin Home Settings
  • Post Types
    Under post tab you can define your own custom post types. By default Yoast WordPress SEO plugin automatically enters title template variables for all post types and leaves description and other field blank but i would recommended you to change the Title templates, you can remove the sitename and keep only actual title element.
  • Taxonomies
    This setting depends on your site SEO plan but i would recommended you to keep categories and tags as noindex and follow. I would recommended to Check “noindex, follow” and “hide”.
  • Other
    Update: Other tab now includes “site meta settings” please refer above for Title & Meta settings.
    In this tab you can set indexing of your author and date based archives. just check “noindex,follow” box and leave everything as it is.
    Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin Other Title and Metas Settings

Step 4  Social

one of the best feature of Yoast WordPress SEO plugin is that you can integrate your site with Facebook, Twitter and Google+. In this tab you can configure Facebook open graph meta tags, default image for Facebook. You can also configure twitter meta card. adding image for Facebook is useful because when a post doesn’t have image then the default image is shared on Facebook.
Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin Social Settings

Step 5 XML Sitemaps

For SEO of any WordPress site, sitemaps are very essential. With the help of sitemaps you can get your site indexed by major search engines and thus increase your website SEO and in turn increase your site traffic. WordPress SEO by Yoast makes it easy for you to add XML sitemaps in WordPress. To enable XML sitemap functionality, you just need to check the box that says “Check this box to enable XML sitemap functionality.”

  • User Sitemap: Under User sitemap, “check disable author/user sitemap” if your are running a single author WordPress blog.
  • General Settings: Under general settings, make sure you checkping yahoo and ping ask.com. By default after content publication WordPress SEO plugin automatically pings Google and Bing and you must check ping yahoo and ping ask.com to ping  to these search engines.
  • Exclude post types: You can exclude any post type that you don’t want to include in the sitemaps. Check the appropriate box.
  • Exclude Taxonomies: You can exclude any taxonomy that you don’t want to include in the sitemaps. Check the appropriate box.
  • Entries Per page: Enter the maximum number of entries per sitemap page. By default its value is 1000 but if you are facing memory issues, you can reduce the number.
    Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin XML Sitemaps

Step 6 Permalinks

Make sure you don’t get this confused permalinks in WordPress SEO plugin with WordPress permalinks in settings tab, these are advanced adds on to that permalinks in WordPress settings. you can clean your URLs and get rid of replytocom parameter. You can follow the screenshot below.
Check the followings and leave other as they are:

  • Redirect attachment URL’s to parent post URL.
  • remove the ?replytocom variables.
  • Redirects ugly URL’s to clean permalinks.
    Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin Permalinks Settings

Step 7 Internal Link

WordPress SEO plugin also offers breadcrumbs and is not about internal linking within posts. Click on Internal Links from the left panelYou can enable Breadcrumbs by checking it. though I haven’t tried this service of WordPress SEO plugin by yoast but you can read more about it here. When your settings are done in this step, go to Google rich snippet testing tool to check how Google will show your blog posts in Google search results.

Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin Breadcrumbs Internal Link Settings

 

Step 8 RSS

this feature automatically add content to RSS means it add link back to your blog or blog post. So that scrappers add these links automatically letting search engine knows the original source of the content. just add “The post %%POSTLINK%% appeared first on %%BLOGLINK%%.” in content to put after each post in the feed section.

rss feed WordPress Seo By yoast

 

Step 9 Edit Files

Using this option you can edit and make changes in your .htaccess file and robots.txt files.
Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin Edit Files

Step 10 Redirects (Only In Premium Version)

When You are getting errors such as 404 you can direct that url to any other url of your choice.

Step 11 Webmaster Tool (Only In Premium Version)

to enable this feature of Yoast WordPress SEO plugin you need to add the authentication code. And the you  can monitor your website from errors like crawl errors etc. as in Google webmaster tools from WordPress dashboard.

We have finished with the guide to setup WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast. Make sure of settings as any wrong settings can greatly affect your site performance i.e traffic and SEO.
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How To Burn Feed Using FeedBurner For WordPress

Setup FeedBurner For WordPress: Just Installed WordPress and wondering what to do next? Then you are on right post. One the many recommended and an essential thing I would suggest to every blogger is to Set up Feedburner after creating your WordPress blog or BlogSpot blog. If you have not created one please refer to the following guides:

setup feedburner for wordpressFeedburner is quite easy to burn your feed using Feedburner and it offers great email Newsletter features like a free email subscription, Email delivery time and much more. As far as features of Feedburner are concerned, As It is free that’s why its features are limited as compared to other paid and cheap Email marketing options available.

But for new WordPress or BlogSpot blogs, Bloggers opt for Feedburner. If you new to WordPress I would recommend reading:

Feedburner is the best Free email marketing tool. Feedburner is a must tool for all the bloggers to set up RSS feed and track the performance. Feedburner is owned by Google, You can use Feedburner email subscription service to send a free email newsletter to your subscribers and too without a limit of subscribers using Feedburner. Also, you can use AdSense for feeds to monetize Feedburner feeds.

For a newbie blogger, it is always recommended to start burning your feed from the very first day. You must use keywords or your website name in your feed name for SEO point of view.

In this post, I will be showing how you can use this free service from Google to burn feed using Feedburner.

Guide To Set Up FeedBurner RSS Feed For WordPress

Burning your feed via Feedburner you are providing more option for branding and controlling and tracking your feed and email subscribers.

Now let us move on to the guide on how to setup RSS Feed Using Feedburner

  • Login With your Gmail or Google apps account
  • Copy blog feeds URL and login to your Google Feedburner account. Then paste your blog feed URL. For any WordPress blog, default feed will be- http://yourdomain.com/feed (Replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name)burn-feed-feedburner-wordpress
  • Click on Next
  • In the next page specify the Feed Title and Feed Address, I would recommend keeping Your Feed Title same as your Blog name and Feed address must be small and easily memorable like in the case of BroughtMeUp it Is “BroughtMeUpFeed” and in your case you can replace BroughtMeUp with your Blog name. But in case you want to give different Feed Name and Feed Address then I would recommend to use keywords to make your feed reach to more audience
  • In the next page, you will get a confirmation message stating that your feed is ready.

Now you are done creating Feedburner feed for your blog. Now after successfully creating a feed using Feedburner its time to install FD Feedburner WordPress Plugin to redirect all WordPress default feeds to Feedburner feed. This plugin is easy to configure and will take care of your feed redirection automatically.

That’s all! I hope this guide will help you in setting up Feedburner for your WordPress blog. If you have any query the please share with us via comments. And please Subscribe For Updates.