This is our Phase 3 on "how to start a blog". In our previous phase, I discussed 4 important decisions you need to make when starting a successful blog.
In this phase, we are going to talk about things you need to do while setting up your new blog the perfect way. This will cover everything starting from your very first interaction with WordPress to better search engine indexing setting of your blog posts.
The reason you are here reading this article could be that you recently checked crawl errors inside your Google webmaster console.
There you may have seen multiple pages with 404 error type.
No worry! No need to get into the technical part to fix this error on your site. But first you need to know what is 404 error and why is it showing on your site.
When you start blogging, you can easily handle different tasks of your blog yourself and run it successfully.
But, when your blog starts to grow, you don't get enough time to create sufficient amount of content to meet the growing demands of your audience.
In order to continue the growth and expansion of the blog, you invite other bloggers and writers to contribute to your blog.
However, managing multiple authors on a blog is a challenging job. It is always difficult to keep the co-authors in control, get quality content from them on the right time, making payments for their contribution etc.Continue reading
WordPress is the most used CMS (content management system) in the world. To utilize the maximum benefits of this CMS, one should know about various tricks and tips to improve a WordPress website.
One such thing is the rich snippet in blog post. If you are not already using this awesome tool, you should start right away.Continue reading
One of the most asked question in WordPress SEO optimization is which is the best WordPress permalink structure for SEO point of view.
Today in this article, we are going to talk about the best optimized WordPress permalink structure. And how to change permalink structure in WordPress.
You may have seen many big old blogs are still using default permalink structures or date/months structure which looks very ugly and not at all optimized to me.
The search function provided by WordPress is only good if you know about the content and exact keywords but if you are looking forward to relevant content then the search function will for sure disappoint you. But now you can use the best search engine “Google” within WordPress only, that will help people to find any relevant content to their search term and also it makes the whole searching experience more professional.
Google Custom Search Engine is very helpful as it shows the data directly searching from Google. It will have more impact on the visitors as they can now access Google search engine to search for your content. It also gives the benefit of modifying the search results if you have Google account.
Having Google custom search box in WordPress is so far the best search option you can get for your WordPress blog. And I cannot recommend anything better than this.
This is one of the two methods of adding Google custom search box in WordPress and it is recommended for beginners as it doesn’t change your theme file.
#2 After activating, go to Settings » WP Google Search to setup the plugin.
#3 The plugin will ask you to provide a Google Search Engine id and you will get your id by visiting Google Custom Search Engine website. There you have to click on “New Search Engine” on the left then provide your site’s URL in “Sites to Search” field. Then choose the “language” of your website and click on the “create” button to continue.
#4 Now Google will create your custom search engine and will display a success message. To continue editing you have to click on the “control panel” button.
#5 This will redirect you to control panel for your custom search engine. Now firstly, you have to click on the “Search engine ID” and copy your search engine ID.
#6 Then move on to the “Look and Feel” section and under the layout tab, choose results only.
After completing all the steps, click on the save button to save all the changes that you have made.
Now go back to your WordPress site and paste the Search Engine ID that you have copied earlier from the WP Google Search’s setting page and then click on the save changes button to store the changes made.
After that go to Appearance » Widgets page, there you will find WP Google Search Widget in the list of available widgets, click on it and drag and drop the widget to the place where you want to display the search form.
Then click on the save button to store your settings of the widget.
Go to your website and you will find all the setting has got saved and your Google Search Box is in the place where you want it to be and you can search from your website only.