Difference Between .HTACCESS and ROBOTS.txt File

It gets tough when you are a total beginner at the technical sides of running your own blog or website. I remember it took me a while to figure out the difference between the .htaccess file and robots.txt, because even though I always loved anything IT and computers, the first time you encounter a … [Read more...]

9 Ways To Make Sponsored Posts Appealing To Readers

Sponsored posts have been the love and hate of many bloggers over the years. You can guess why--- it's very difficult to please both your advertiser and your audience alike. Who should you favor? Who should just 'take it' without complaints? The truth, as always, is in the middle. Both your … [Read more...]

13 Web Tools To Help Improve Your Blog

By HomeSpot HQ (cc) To make your blog readers happy is a continuous challenge, isn't it? Sometimes it's tough to figure out what exactly went wrong when your efforts to put together a great post evaporated in a lack of comments, social shares and overall traffic. Even tougher when you are left … [Read more...]

International SEO: Hreflang Tag for Location Targeting

It can get difficult to rank your website on Google now a few years ago, especially if you run multiple versions of your site to accomodate the needs to multi-language, multi-country users. It makes sense for the search engine to get more "picky" about who to rank and how, but there are still ways … [Read more...]

How To Make Money Online With Your Blog

Dear blogger, Hope you know that, with your blog, you are sitting on a goldmine. Not even news media have as much relevance today as blogs--- bloggers are today's culture influencers, opinion leaders, even authorities, if you like. Perhaps your blog is not as popular as Jon Morrow's or John … [Read more...]

Data Mobility & Migration

Making data nimble, allowing it to move freely among users, platforms, locations and protocols is the real meaning of data mobility. Companies that are able to achieve data mobility can achieve significant competitive advantage through technology, and set themselves up to make the most of data … [Read more...]

Advanced On-Page SEO Techniques

Search engine optimization basically provides structure and clues to the content we read on the internet. In this article, we explore the relevance of advanced techniques for on-page optimizations. Keywords: SEO webmasters gain higher rankings by placing relevant keywords in the title tag, … [Read more...]

Penguin 3.0 — Google’s latest version of fighting spammy links

In October 2014, Google released Penguin 3.0, an advanced spam filter that fights spammy websites and links. This filter can detect those links that do not adhere to Google’s guidelines of genuine links. Penguin filter was first released in April, 2012 and this filter affected 3.1% of search queries … [Read more...]

Email Turns 44 in 2015 [Infographic]

In 2015, email celebrates its 44th birthday. While electronic mail messages have been around since 1971, their format and the way we use them has changed tremendously in the past 44 years. In celebration of email’s anniversary, let’s take a look back at its history via this infograhpic from … [Read more...]

SEO Title Tags Optimization in 2015

Google has been changing several title tags of articles displayed on search engine result pages (SERPs). The reasons for changes could be diverse including length of title tag to page content and search queries. Most SEO folks must know that the maximum permissible limit for titles is 70 characters. … [Read more...]