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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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
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.
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.”
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:
WordPress SEO plugin also offers breadcrumbs and is not about internal linking within posts. Click on Internal Links from the left panel. You 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.
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.
Using this option you can edit and make changes in your .htaccess file and robots.txt files.
When You are getting errors such as 404 you can direct that url to any other url of your choice.
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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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:
Feedburner 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.
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
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.