In some cases, misspelling good keywords is a good way to prevent your traffic from being hurt. Some of the good keywords that you may be optimizing for may be difficult to properly spell out. Where is your traffic going, and how can you change things so that you can attract all traffic, regardless of whether they are spelling their search terms correctly or incorrectly?
Commonly Misspelled Words
Yes, you have worked hard in order to create a website that is sleek and professional looking. You should not, by any means, ruin the readability of this website by messing things up with good keywords that are improperly spelled. You can, however, find other ways to optimize your website for these keywords. One example of a tactic that you can employ is to include these commonly misspelled good keywords in the META tags for your website. Planting misspellings intentionally is only going to help you when it comes to words that are actually misspelled commonly. Look at the keywords that you are featuring on your website, and brainstorm the ways that they could potentially be easily misspelled. Make sure that you are including these misspellings in the META tags for your website.
Think about the errors that you have personally made when it comes to content creation for your website or while you are searching for certain things on the internet. What do you have a habit of misspelling when you are conducting a search online? The chances are that other people will be having the same difficulties that you have when it comes to spelling certain words – So if you have experienced a misspelling, other people are probably experiencing the same misspelling for otherwise good keywords. A great resource for misspelled keywords is Your Dictionary. This unique resource will help you find not only some of the most commonly misspelled words, but also how they are misspelled so that you can take advantage of these keywords when optimizing your website.
When you are looking for something online, you are probably using simple terms when trying to direct the search engines in the right way. Anybody that uses search engines will find that all it takes is a few short words to direct the search engine toward the right results. This is great for people who are searching for stuff online, but is not necessarily ideal for the people trying to create the content that caters to these keywords. You don’t want to look at the keyword as an individual entity, but rather want to see how you can string it in a sentence. For example, if you are trying to optimize for a keyword like “buy cheap wine”, try using sentences like “where you can buy cheap wine” and “how to buy cheap wine”, in order to use good keywords in your content.
While it is true that some websites are going to correct you if they think you meant something else, but this is only if a word you entered is more commonly spelled in some other manner. If the word isn’t suspected to be spelled wrong, how will the searcher benefit?
Here is something else to consider: Even when the search engine knows that a word is being misspelled, it is still going to return results. So it may be saying “Did you mean misspelled?” when you type in “mispelled”, but it is still going to display results with the misspelled word in place. So who knows if there’s a company, a person or a place out there that is spelling their name differently from yours? Your valuable visitors and traffic may be going somewhere else because they were looking for you but they mistakenly found someone else instead. The search engines are going to return results whether they perceive the word to be misspelled or not. Would you rather appear in the search engine results page when the keyword terms are spelled correctly, or incorrectly as well?
While many people using search engines may simply click on the top link and then continue to search using the right spelling of the word, there are also users that are probably not going to do this. They will choose, instead, to forge ahead, and to select whatever site appears first on the list regardless of whether or not the words are being spelled correctly. When all of your words in your content are spelled correctly, and you are only optimizing your content for the words that are spelled properly, then those users are never going to find your content because they only see the results that are spelled improperly. Is this a big deal? Is this going to affect you in any way? The most important question to ask you is this: How many visitors are you losing?
Anyone is capable of making a mistake: This truth has never become more evident than it has online. Casual surfers online are creating misspelled words all the time, to the point where businesses are learning how to capitalize on the most commonly misspelled terms and words. These companies are focusing on common misspellings in order to sweep up all of the traffic that would be accidently diverted away from them. They are enjoying a great increase in traffic as a result of this. Think about how quickly people are surfing online, and you will more than likely realize that there are likely to be misspellings occurring with every passing moment.
People are misspelling product names, city names, celebrity names and even common words, and these misspellings are happening constantly and all over the world. How can you ensure that they help you gain traffic rather than hurting your ability to attract people to your website?
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There are setting to control the frequency and regularity of the posts. Other than that simply run the plugin and tweets will begin. I am now running this plugin and pointing it at the Blog Traffic Exchange twitter feed.
How does it work? After setting your Twitter username, password, tweet frequency, and tweet regularity the plugin will run on a schedule. Each time the plugin executes it will select a public blog post from your blog at random. Then it will use the post as the search seed of the Blog Content Exchange repository. The content repository will return a tweet containing the most relevant website, famous quote, or other content in the repository.
The Related Websites plugin is the latest to come from the labs of the Blog Traffic Exchange. The Related plugin has been built by a blogger for the benefit of fellow bloggers everywhere.
There is no advertising present on member blogs – only pure, highly relevant links, that enhance the user experience while increasing traffic. Consider the Related Websites plugin as a related posts plugin for the entire blogosphere.
The Related Websites WordPress plugin is released in the GPL. Any blogger with an API key can now easily utilize the plugin to display relevant links from around the web directly on their site and without the tedium normally associated with the process. This is an unprecedented opportunity to increase traffic in an organic way without using spam tactics or anything that could dilute the quality of a blog.
These unique traffic opportunities exist for members and users of the plugin only. Here is the way it works.
After installing the Related Websites plugin, it will auto-install various links to related posts from other “Related Website” member sites, displaying them at the foot of each previously published post.
This is the most elegant, out-of-the-box, and organic method for building traffic and refining your user experience from anything else currently available.
See it in action now on this blog!
All links are randomly rotated both locally per page load and globally every 24 hours, and though a proprietary traffic balancing algorithm rewards blogs who send diverse traffic into the exchange with more frequent placement, relevancy is NEVER compromised.
Membership requirements: In exchange for displaying the related blog posts of other Blog Traffic Exchange members, your blog posts are also displayed on other members’ blogs whenever possible and relevant.
Not only is relevancy never compromised, but ads (in the form of traffic opportunities) are never sold to member blogs.
In the past, people that were trying to rank their website in search engines would make use of misspelled search engine keywords because they wanted searchers to find them even if they were incorrectly entering certain keywords. Today, most search engines now automatically offer suggestions that are designed to correct these misspellings in search strings, and yet many websites are still trying to focus on ranking for misspelled search engine keywords. Why is this? How is ranking for misspelled search engine keywords going to affect your website traffic?
It is completely common for people to make minor spelling errors when they are searching for things online. When typing in search engine keywords, typing in a misspelling used to mean that people looking for your website would be unable to find it. Luckily, things have changed and now most search engines are making suggested spellings when certain words are spelled in correctly. For example, should someone be searching for “search engine optimization” and accidently type “search engine optimisation”, a search engine like Google would ask “Did you mean “search engine optimization?”
You may spend a of time in the process of web writing, trying to make every single page on your website perfect by ensuring that the phrasing is right and that all of the working is perfect. How long do most searchers online spend when they are typing keywords into a search engine? Misspelled keywords and errors in grammar are absolutely common, and they are actually also the source of many nightmares in search engine utilization. So, what is the nightmare in question? You may end up seeing your website located on the very bottom of a search engine results page, even when your keyword density is spot on.
Within a single region as well as across the globe, you are going to find people that pronounce and spell words completely differently than one another, as well as differently from you. People tend to spell things in their very own fashion as well, and sometimes this is going to skew their search engine results. In many cases, they may not even realize that they are spelling something wrong or making any mistakes while they are entering information in online. Places, names and buildings can be commonly misspelled within a search string, but many additional keywords are also wrongly typed including some that are innocuous. Is your website attempting to cover these keywords as well?
But wait a second – Aren’t many major search engines putting a fail safe in place for just this occasion? Aren’t these search engines becoming so user friendly in this day and age that they can pick up on accidental spelling errors, correcting them automatically?
The structure behind WordPress is generous enough to allow for built in SEO advantages which come with building pages that static web page building and other blogging software cannot afford you. By using WordPress, you already have an advantage over bloggers, but only as long as you are willing to take advantage of the right permalink structure. By default, your dashboard in WordPress gives you three different choices that you can select from. The default permalink structure and one of the other options are both pretty terrible options. Basically, the three permalink structures that are available to you would create blog post URLs that look something like this:
Which of these linking strategies do you think is going to be the most ideal for SEO purposes?
The truth is, while the bottom two seem to both be advantageous, including the date in your blog posts is not the best strategy to follow, making the third option the best option for you to follow.
For starters, putting the date stamp in your URL like the second example dilutes the value of your keyword, increasing the number of characters in your URL. While there is no real rule here, and while some SEO experts do seem to appreciate having the date stamps, it does seem to be much more advantageous to leave the post date out of the URL of your permalink structure. When you are trying to rank for keywords that you use in the titles of your blogs, and when you want to be found for the titles of your blogs, you need to show Google and other search engines how important your pages are based on their URLs. If you have a date stamp in your URL, Google will perceive the date stamp to be more important than your keyword, which can have a negative effect on your SEO effort.
It is surprising how important your URL names can be when it comes to your SEO effort and the efficiency of your blog. Not only are there numerous factors that make it worthwhile for you to leave the date stamp out of your URL, but there is also no good reason not to.
There is an added bonus to leaving the date stamp out of your permalink structure, in that it allows you to revitalize old posts, bringing them back to the forefront of your blog without having to mess with the date stamps. If someone links to your blog at http://www.yourwordpressblog.com/2008/01/01/the-name-of-your-post and you decide to change the date of your blog entry to bring it back to the front of your blog, all of those links will be destroyed, and your SEO effort will be largely undone in one fell swoop.
The Blog Traffic Exchange’s version of the Related Posts plugin utilizes the same cloud based, Relevant Chaos technology that is behind the Blog Traffic Exchange in order to maximize the internal linking within your blog.
In order to view related posts you must have first installed the Related Sites plugin and then obtained a valid membership key from the Blog Traffic Exchange.
BTE’s Related Posts plugin eclipses all other related post plugins currently available for WordPress because it is able to randomize all the relevant posts within your site, so long as they are above the relevancy threshold.
This in effect, maximizes the internal linking power of your website.
Upon installation of the Related Websites plugin and receipt of the API key, you will start to immediately witness the plugin’s massive value – and that is before you have been able to experience the extraordinary benefit of the Pro account.
All Pro accounts receive access to all traffic data, allowing members to see view the flow of incoming and outgoing links.
The plugin automates a steady balance of incoming and outgoing links, but Pro accounts are permitted to run at a traffic deficit in addition to regularly receiving extra opportunities for additional traffic without reader relevancy ever being compromised.
The technology behind the Blog Traffic Exchange is impressive for sure, but so is the price of a pro member account. Pro members need only pay twenty dollars per month – the best value for organic traffic available anywhere.
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Making the decision to move my blog from http://www.courseladder.com to http://www.golfballdriver.com was a big one, and a good one, and it taught me a lot about learning how to relocate your WordPress blog to a new domain name under the same hosting provider. Course Ladder suited me for a while, but from an SEO standpoint it was not a good domain name for me to stick with over a long term and I am glad for the change.
The double entendre between the products and the persona.
What You Need to Do:
The first thing that you want to do is to create a new add on domain for the new domain name.
The next step in the process is to copy the entire contents of the old domain folder, which includes your entire WordPress blog, into the brand new domain folder within the same hosting area.
Next, there are a couple of SQL statements that you need to run:
* First, to update your WordPress options with the new location of your blog, the following SQL command needs to be put in:
UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, 'http://www.old-domain.com', 'http://www.new-domain.com') WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl';
Next, you are going to need to fix the URLs of your posts and pages on WordPress. The URL values are stored as absolute URLs rather than as relative URLs, so you need to use the following SQL query to change them.
UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, 'http://www.old-domain.com','http://www.new-domain.com');
If you have linked internally at any point within your blog posts or your pages using absolute URLs, then this links are going to be pointing to the wrong locations after you change the location of your blog. You need to use the following SQL commands in order to fix all of the internal linking in all of your WordPress posts and pages.
UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, 'http://www.old-domain.com', 'http://www.new-domain.com');
Once you have put all of these SQL queries into action, the next step is to browse through as much of your WordPress blog as you can in order to make sure that everything is in good working order. You are also going to need to login to your WP Administration section because the authentication cookie will become invalid when you change domains.
Now you can delete the old folder contents so that your blog is not appearing in two different places.
In order to 301 redirect all old links from the old domain to the new domain, place a single file .htaccess into the now empty folder. You want to be sure to 301 redirect else you will permanently lose any hard earned links you have developed. Here is what the file should contain:
Finally, update your WordPress blog to have the new blog name in your title.
The process is relatively simple once you have a feel for what needs to be accomplished. Above all else, it is vital that you avoid upsetting your linking structure in the process. Make sure that all of your links are still valid and working after you make the big move, and your blog should be just fine, and more importantly, better off with an improved domain name.
WordPress is a relatively SEO friendly blogging tool to begin with. It offers a linking structure that makes it relatively easy for spiders to crawl your pages, and the code contains very little validation errors if any at all. However, there are a few additional steps that you can follow in order to make your WordPress blog even more SEO friendly, and most are so simple to implement that there is absolutely no reason not to.
This can be easily accomplished by using the permalinks page in your WordPress settings, typing “/index.php/%postname%” when asked about custom structure. Alternatively, you can write a rewrite rule directly into your .htaccess file in order to have an increase in control over the syntax of your URLs.
2 – Change your page title order so that your blog post name appears before the name of your blog or the date of your blog.
The first words in your title are always given more weight than anything else, and they will also catch the attention of your readers more effectively. This can be done by editing the header.php file, swapping the order of the PHP tags so that wp_title appears before bloginfo.
3 – Make excellent use of your heading tags.
You may find that your blog entry title is insert automatically into a tag, or that your blog name is in a tag. You can edit these tags in single.php as well as header.php in most WordPress templates. You can choose a format that suits you, but the best solution is typically to put your blog entry title in, swapping your blog name for an image instead. Also make sure that you make good use of other heading tags, using a good heading structure any time that it is suitable.
4 – Avoid duplicate content issues by using “index, nofollow” tags on your tag pages, archive pages and category pages, allowing search engine spiders to follow the links on these pages but not to list them in the index.
There are a number of plugins that can make this a really simple process, and one of the best is called robotsmeta.
5 – Pay attention to the linking structure in your blog, making sure that all of your blog entries can be properly accessed with as few clicks as is possible.
Remove unnecessary links from your blog pages and remove unnecessary pages from your blog as well. You are going to want to consider using a pagination plugin to help you remove unnecessary clutter from your blog for ease of use and increased access.
There are a number of other techniques that you can use to maximize your SEO for WordPress, but this is certainly a good place to begin.
Whether you are blogging for business applications, or for personal growth, the process of writing daily is a rewarding activity in many ways. The individual writer is able to benefit from the satisfaction that is gained from personal reflection. Blogs afford the writer the means to distribute information and ideas everywhere the internet can reach. For the business, blogs enable a conduit within which real time feedback and communication with customers can occur, as well as dissemination of information in order to bolster a company’s credibility with peers and customers.
When it comes to writing a blog, there are various techniques that one can employ. One such technique is the implementation of Search Engine Optimization methods, where by the blog is ranked higher in search engines through manipulation of how the algorithms work. This is usually done by careful cross linking, adding blog keywords, including terms similar in meaning, and other similar steps.
Choosing the keywords for blog posts can also serve to provide focus to writing. Knowing the keywords for a blog’s post of the day will enable you to make sure your post stays on point. You can also use the keywords to make sure that you are not very repetitive, by avoiding using the same keywords constantly. You can use the keywords to ensure that your posts cover a variety of topics, even within a particular area of interest.
Another writing tip is to make sure you are posting in great frequency, with at least a post a day. If that cannot be managed, then one should at the very least shoot for a couple of posts over a week. Traffic to a blog tends to be proportionate to how often one posts in the blog. The posts should have value and be interesting and relevant. One should not write just to write, there should be meat to blog postings.
The average web reader will have 96 seconds worth of focus. That means they will read your posts for only about a minute and a half. So blog posts should be short and to the point, making sure that the most important information appears at the beginning. Well written posts will captivate the interest of the readers, and be within three to six hundred words in length.
In line with keeping posts short, limit posts to one important topic. Scatter shot posting will fail to keep interest for very long. Rather, the successful blogger will keep postings focused on single points. If there are multiple directions you wish to cover, turn them into blog posts, and distribute them over the week. This will help to make sure that postings stay regular, especially during those patches of time where writers block can hit.
One of the most important decisions the blogger can make is the domain and blog titles. This is essentially branding, creating a name that is memorable to your readers and will give them avenue to keep returning to your blog. It should be on point, related to the theme of your blog, and well thought out.