Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tips on how to find backlink opportunities and quality links


BackLinks is still an essential factor of the SEO ranking in 2018 because it tells the search engine that your website is trustworthy and relevant. Now the quality of links is changed because now SEO is going forward to using more of natural links which will ultimately eradicate black hat tactics of link stuffing and link selling.  In this article you will be learning some tips and tactics on safe link building and how to find backlink opportunities and how to choose quality links. 

Tips for Building Backlinks:

Guest blogging:

Guest Blogging or Guest posting is a medium where can you post articles on websites that is other than your own website. So in this process, you are providing the blogger with a free valuable content according to their norms and in turn, they help you. So this way you can build your own personal brand and make a name in that particular domain. You can share your knowledge and also get a larger audience to read your post and visit your website or service through it. By doing this you will get a good amount of traffic to your website and you will also gain a quality link to your website. 

Now when you are doing a blog post, your main goal should be about delivering content to the audience and not stuff the whole content with links. Contents that are written only with this aim will never get a good recognition so when you are writing a post for the guest blog then make sure that the quality of the content should be first and not about the backlinks. 

How to do Guest Blogging?

If you want to find website or blogs that accept guest then First, you should look out for popular blogs and publications in your niche. When you click into such website or blogs you will find at the footer or on the header side of the page where it will be written write for us/ editorial guidelines. If you don’t find it then you can try searching in the Google search results by typing the name of the blog and type guidelines and write for us along with it. So blogs that have pages that accept guest posting then it such blogs will be listed at the top of the search results. Make sure that you read the guidelines and instructions carefully so that you don’t fail to keep up with their rules and regulations. You can then send the article to the editor and make the necessary edits and then wait for the publication. 

Google It:

You can easily find guest posting blogs in search engine by simply typing your niche and along with it, you can write for us. The Google search engine will give you a list of website that accepts guest posting.

Trending Content:

If you want more traffic, exposure, shares, and links then you can create content on your blog that is currently trending or viral. People love content that has infographics because without quality content and no pictures the content will look like a plain desert. So by sharing stats or infographic along with the content can make your blog gain hundreds of natural links. Create shareable content like ultimate guides, studies, infographics, evergreen content, roundups and evergreen content. People will share your content if they find it interesting and then link it to their own sites. You will be constantly receiving natural’s links without much effort. 

Influencer Marketing:

The influencer marketing is where the influencer gives a great exposure to your articles. This tactic is same as above where many people reach your post which gives you more chance of having more backlinks. 

Now you must be thinking why an influencer will share your post so the answer to this is that you both will be helping each other in some way. This is how you both will help each other; For example, you have written a unique article where it peaks the interest of the influencer or you can gather interesting stats that the influencer will be interested in. If the influencer love what you have written then he will share it on his social media platform and share it with others. So this way the influencer and you both benefit. 

Sharing content on Social Media:

You can also promote your content on various social media platforms such as Medium, Quora, Reddit, Linkedin publishing, Google+ and other relevant forums. When you are sharing your content you should also post the link that refers to your website where the article was originally published. So this way you not only get exposure but also get a lot of backlinks. 

Testimonials, Mentions, Interviews:

Creating author online presence

If you want your blog or website to get more traffic and exposures and also get some natural links then your golden ticket to get all this will be by making your blog into one of the leading publications. So to do that you have to create your own online presence and personal brand by being part of the professional community and show up to events that can give you great exposure. You will need to write valuable and unique articles on other external platforms so as to prove your professional skills. You can also give testimonials, interviews, and review of your product or services to create engagement. If you really want your blog or website to have that great exposure then you have to also give yourself the exposure. That is one way of leading traffic and links back to your website. When you create a brand then you also have followers that will keep a follow up with your website. Basically, you are engaging people to your website and this way more and more people will engage on your website. 

Interviews and testimonials

When you take interviews and testimonials from your customers then other people learn that you are trustworthy and that is how you build trust. When you build trust then you have people to buy your products, services and have an ever growing consistent engagement. Make sure to link your site when you share interviews or testimonials.

Friday, 13 July 2018

G Suite users can now build and easily deploy apps with the new Google's App Maker tool


Google’s App Developer lets you create business applications which is a low code application development environment that will make it easy to build a custom application to speeding up the workflows and make the process much simpler for the Team. 

The WYSIWYG environment is build so that the customers can build applications according to the business need with coding knowledge and it is cost-effective. Anyone who as a Business, Enterprise or Education G Suite subscription can build an application from the range of app maker tools and templates. 

G Suite App Maker tool is not a non-coding solution but a low coding solution that will highly benefit someone who is knowledgeable in this domain where they can easily deploy their application quick. Once you have created the application it can be stored in the G Suite, Google Cloud or you can also keep it local or in JDBC database with a REST API. 

The Google App Maker tool automates the process that in general, it slows down the application process. So the idea of automating most of the process will help you focus on the core part of the application development. Google said that G Suite App Maker helps you to allow the line of business teams to develop the application for the task that other apps don’t support. App Maker tool can help you resolve or modernize the process such as requesting purchase order or filling and resolving the help desk tickets where you have built the process yourself. 

With App Maker tool you can easily drag and drop UI design or templates and the declarative modeling makes it convenient for the IT developers to design apps that will empower your business. You can integrate your application with other third-party service or you can use the Apps script to access the Google Cloud Platform that will make your application function more powerful. With G Suite Administrator you gain full control over the overall functioning of the application as to who is using and how people are using the application and who has the permission to access the application. This provides the visibility over the overall functioning of the application. 

With G Suite App Maker tool you can build different types of application for the organization such as HR app, Accounting apps and much more. You can save cost and you also get the overall control over the applications and revamp the business.  

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Step by Step Guide in Switching Website to HTTPS

HTTPS website

Earlier not many had an idea about online security so there were many people who took risk in storing their data and information on the website. When online payment gateway was introduced it wasn't so secure but there were some people who had partaken in such activity had faced heavy loss. At the start when the online world was introduced, the traditional modes of working, sharing and communication methods changed but even though if there was evolution, it had come at a certain risk. But if we discuss the online world now we can for sure say that it is far more secure than before. 

Online Security has become a Priority now and to make the website secure you need to switch to the HTTPS web hosting solution. You will need to use a SSL Certificate which stands for Secure Sockets Layer which will be the way of building an encrypted link between the web server and the computer browsing.  

Why adopt HTTPS?

HTTPS secures your website from the Online Threats and hackers. A website that has a small padlock on the browser bar is said to be secure or you can also choose a green browser bar but that will depend on the type of the certificate that you will be choosing. Apart from being a security consideration HTTPS is also encouraged by the Google for ranking factor. Google wants the website owners to have an HTTPS so that the browsing experience becomes more secure for everyday users. A website that has HTTPS will be taken into consideration by Google when it comes to Search Engine Ranking Factor

Types of SSL Certificate:

Domain SSL - 

Domain SSL Certificate is the most popular SSL. Browser Padlock and Domain Name will appear in the browser bar. It is low cost and instantly issued because there is now paperwork so you have to not wait but it is only limited to one domain. 

Wildcard SSL – 

With WildCard SSL it is same as Domain SSL but it can be extended to the subdomain of the Domain. 

Organizational SSL –

It is expensive SSL type where domain ownership and Company Verification is required. It is issued in 1 to 2 business days. With Organizational SSL the Browser Padlock will show with the domain name and the company name in the browser bar.

Extended SSL – 

This is the most expensive type of SSL but it comes also with distinctive benefits where a green browser bar will shop up with the company name in the browser bar.

SSL Certificate can be purchased from the hosting company but it will depend on you whether you want to have a website with www. or without www. which will be according to your personal preference and requirement. 

First, plan an order of the SSL Certificate that you wish to install and then you will receive an email asking your confirmation that you approve the SSL Certificate for your website. After you approve the mail your host will then provide you with a dedicated IP address and will install the certificate for you. 

As you are moving to the HTTPS make sure that you do a full back up of your website. You need to also reflect HTTPS on your internal links so that when people are trying to find out your other pages on your website it shouldn't show 404 error (file not found). 

If you have a big website and thousands of pages then worry not because there are tools that can help you with this procedure very quickly. External Links can also be changed to the HTTPS but if it is not under your control then worry not because you can later make changes and meanwhile the HTTP traffic can be redirected to the HTTPS. 

Tools and the code libraries will be required to be changed for the users who have complex and larger websites. Implementing 301 redirects will be a smart decision because 301 redirect is a permanent redirect that enables the HTTP traffic to be sent over to the HTTPS. 

"If you have a Content Delivery Network then you should let your host support team know about your switch to the HTTPS so that they can update the Content Delivery Network."

If you are using Third Party Tools and transactional Emails then you should ensure that you update all the links with the current HTTPS link. Anyway, the HTTP links will be forwarded to the main link but it will be more professional if you update these links so that it will be a smooth browsing experience. 

If your website is using the Google Search Console and Google Analytics then make sure that you update it by just setting the default URL to HTTPS. If your website has a landing page setup then the 301 redirect will automatically update it but its better you double check just to be sure. 

Switching the Website to HTTPS may need some time and some procedure to be performed but looking on the brighter side you will be saving your website from hackers and online threats. 

People are also becoming aware of the importance of HTTPS so now is the time where in the future it may become compulsion for every website to have HTTPS so that no one have to compromise with the security protocols of the website. There are different types of SSL in the market varying from the usage and features that it will provide. Choose a Web Host that will install the SSL certificate with you and provide 24/7 technical support team.