How To Submit Your Blog Sitemap To Google Search Console

If you have just started blogging then you would be curious that how your blog can appear on google search results and drive traffic.

Many newbies think that they need to pay to Google or hire some agency in order to show up their website in search results.

But, Its Free.

Yes! Listing your blog on google search results page is free and would require a few easy steps from your side.

If you want your website in Google as soon as you start your website then our guide How to index a website in 24 hrs in Google search will definitely fulfill your requirements.

Google Search Console a.k.a Google Webmasters Tool is the tool that we are going to use. It is a free tool by Google which will help you list your blog and show up on search results.

To get started with Google Search Console, you need to verify that you own that domain and your are the current owner. To verify you will need to add a meta tags or other verifying methods.

After you have verified your website in Search console the next step is to submit your blog sitemap to google search console by submitting your sitemaps.

So before you begin, you should know what is a sitemap and why it is important to submit your sitemap to google search console.

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap is a map of links of your website. The sitemaps is a XML file that contains all the links of your website. New websites are missed by google crawlers when they go around the web to crawl and index new links.

As new websites have fewer links and contents, the bots are not aware of them so by adding a sitemap to google search console you let the bot know about your blog and all the contents on your website.

A sitemap has various properties that can affect the performance and how its crawled by bots. This are size of the sitemap, number or links, priority and content type.

In WordPress sitemaps can be generated dynamically by using a plugin, but if you have a normal website then you need to use sitemap generators, but you need to repeat this process every time you create a new content but on WordPress it is a one time work.

Now you have known about sitemaps, its time to get your website listed on search results.

Submitting Your Blog Sitemaps to Google Search Console:

I will assume that you have created your sitemap by using a plugin if you are using WordPress or by using some online service if you have a static website. If you don’t have a sitemap, you can create a XML sitemap for WordPress in 2 minutes.

If you have created your sitemaps using offline apps then you need to upload it to the root directory of your website.

So now login to your google webmasters tools and select your site. From the menu on the left side, click on Crawls > Sitemaps > Add/Test Sitemaps.

Submit Your Blog Sitemap To Google Search Console - sitemaps

After submitting your sitemaps, you will need to refresh the page or reload it. Google webmasters tool will show you whether the sitemap has been accepted and submitted or not.

Submit your blog sitemap

Depending on the size and the type of your sitemap, it may take time to render. If your blog has lots of images and custom post types, it is advised to use separate sitemaps for each of them as it will make it easier for you to maintain them and for google bots to crawl and index them.

The tool also shows the status of the sitemaps, like the number of web pages submitted and indexed, It also shows a separate status for images.

Once you have added all the sitemaps to Google search console, you have done all the steps required to get your blog showed up on Google search results.

That’s all. We hope this article helped you learn how to  Submit Your Blog Sitemap To Google Search Engine. You may also want to see our guide on 15 Best Ways To Increase Google Crawl Rate Of Your Website that you should definitely read.

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10 Mistakes Blogger Make with SEO & How to Solve them?

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the most searched, analysed and researched topic on blogging and all that goes with it, and it incredibly plays an important role in successful blogging. But this is also the only topic where many bloggers gets confused and finds hard to understand well – particularly for beginners.

You can easily get an expert help in this area, but it is also the fastest changing topic since no one knows when search engines will change the details related to it.

10 Mistakes Bloggers Make with SEO and  How to Solve them?

1. Crawls:

2. Length: Not having a good post length can also significantly impact your SEO. It is recommended to have a 2000+ words post length increasing your chances to be indexed and crawled by Google and ranking higher in search results.

3. Webmasters: Most newbie Bloggers don’t have Google Search Console set up a.k.a Google Webmaster Tools – this console/software explains everything you need to know about how Google knows about your site, things like errors, broken links, duplicated titles etc.  [How to setup Google Search console with Yoast SEO]

4. Post Type: As said by Neil Patel, using list type post increases the chance of being indexed by google, ranking higher in search results and also increasing the readability of your audience.

5. Not optimising URL structure:  URL or permalink is where very few people pay attention and if your permalink isn’t simple enough, Google will rank you lower than someone else whose permalink is quite simple. Google doesn’t care how fancy is your website or how complicated theme are you using to make your visual appearance great, it is all about speed and accuracy, and if you have a weird URL they might skip over you. But wait don’t rush to change all your links just be reading this article, you will break your entire SEO and your sites value if you change your permalinks without redirects!

6. Post Structure:

7. Spammy traffic (Referral SPAM):

Have you ever noticed a sudden spike on your traffic graph or a site that has nothing to do with you and your blogs niche and still sends a lot of traffic your way?

Perhaps you have. Because no matter how smart Google gets,people manages to send spam traffic referrals into our Google Analytics reports.

Visitors from Spammy referral traffic don’t even stay on the site for a second and bounce back immediately. Adding a sudden spike of traffic received in your analytics and secretly adding a bounce spike in google.

All such traffic is spammy referral traffic.

And, it’s not just spammy looking domains that send this icky spammy traffic. Even authority domains send spammy referals and spammers can use any domain to send spamy traffic. Any URL can be used as the referral source.

2 ways to solve the spammy referral traffic problem:

Method#1: Block known bots

On your google analytics account you will find the bots that send the spammy referrals, by blocking them you are a little safe from being hitted by spammy referrals.

Method 2: Block spammy referring domains one by one

All this is to be done in the Google Analytic Account, Go to Acquisition > Referrals > Copy the Spammy URl

then go to Admin > Property > tracking Info >  Referral Exclusion and paste the URL there

8. Duplicate content:

Have you heard about “Google’s penalty for duplicate content”?

I’m sure you have. Wait! You have a Surprise.

There’s no such thing.

In fact, Google understands that duplicate content happens all the time all over the net even CMS like wordpress automatically duplicates your content.

Google doesn’t penalize any sites for publishing duplicate content from others but it doesn’t means you should, it does punish the ones by ranking them lower that try to manipulate the search engine rankings.

Everyone should still resolve all the duplicate content issues on their site.

Why?

Here’s Why? Because when Google bots and crawlers go to different URLs on your site and repeatedly find identical information, you lose precious crawler cycles that could be used to fetch your newly published contents. Due to this, the crawlers on your website won’t be left with enough resources with them to crawl over your freshly published contents.

9. Speed issues: In 2010, Google officially included speed, page’s/site’s loading time — as a factor in ranking.
Google announced in its official blog that not only speed is going to affect the site ranking in its search results but also it is going to reduce your operational cost.
No matter how much you optimize your site, there’s always opportunities to do better.

I’d like you to suggest a few tools you can try to analyze your site performance with regard to speed. Read this Post: Super Fast: Speed Load WordPress Blog within 2 Seconds
Once you know your site’s current speed and performance, you can try the following speed tips one by one and see how each of them improves your site speed and performance.

Tools to test a site’s speed

Page Speed – This amazing tool is by Google and it allows site owners to measure the performance of their sites. In addition to speed statistics and performance, Page Speed also gives insights about how site owners can use to improve their sites’ loading times.

Pingdom Website Speed Test: It is just like Page Speed, the Pingdom Website Speed Test tool also lets you measure your site’s performance and gives you actionable tips to optimize it with a graph with numbers that impacts your website.

YSlow – Yslow is another page performance test tool by yahoo that shows how your site performs in different performance criteria.

To test your site using YSlow, you’ll be required to install its addon/extension to your web browser . After getting the addon, just go to your site and ignite the addon

WebPageTest –  The WebPageTest tool also measures your site’s speed performance. Along with the speed metrics, the WebPageTest tool also produces an optimization checklist that distinguishes between the resources/process optimized correctly and not.  Resolving these could make your site more speedy.

Tip #1 – Optimize images

Tip #2 – Remove unused plugins

Tip #3 – Avoid Redirects

Tip #4 – Optimize your above-the-fold area first

Tip #5 – Enable compression

Tip #6 – Minify resources

10. Interlinked: Interlinking your post is another way to optimize your SEO and alert google about what is important in your blog and which links should be prioritized. interlinking posts or creating sneeze pages can help your post crawl ability and index rate and significantly impact its search rankings.

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Tools mentioned in this post

Yoast Plugins for SEO 
Google Search Console 
Google Keyword Planner‎
Recommendations on hosting
Screaming Frog SEO tool 
Moz 
SEMRush

Conclusion

Whether you have a few SEO issues or dozens of them, whether you care about it or not, you should try and tackle them one by one. Its alright, you may not be able to get to them all correct right away at the same time.  But, if you ignore them, it will just create more problems in the long run with a long list of problems.

I know I used to have problems with page speed on SmartActiveBlogger and still I do and I didn’t end up doing anything about it. But once that was fixed I saw a 30% increase in search traffic and I am optimising it yet again to get another great result. That’s a nice gain.

I hope you’re now ready to fix some of the most common (and frustrating) SEO issues on your site.

10 SEO Plugins for WordPress To get Higher Ranking.

If you know about SEO then you would definitely know how quick changes are rolled by search engines and to stay on top of that updates, you should either have the full knowledge of the new SEO changes or better to rely on some top SEO plugins.

Since wordpress is just like smartphone where plugins power the entire functions just like the apps.

Here are the criteria I used to make this recommendation on using a SEO plugin for wordpress instead of changing the codes behind the theme:

1)  Easy to use.  Every posts of your blog should be optimised for search engines since it has a special area where you enter the keywords and other meta informations and it even suggests keywords for you.  It tells you if the post has good or poor SEO using a red light – green light method or any other easy to understand methods.  In the admin dashboard, you immediately see which posts still need more work.

2) Instructional.  Even if you don’t know anything about On-Page SEO you can learn it by using the plugin.  Each post gets a special widget that guides you in what to do next by highlighting the areas you need to improve.  For example:  It tells you when your Post meta description is missing.  It suggests keywords that you should be using instead of the keyword you originally thought or you did’t care of it.  This used to take a lot of research to get this right and also the use of several tools and plugins.  The plugin does it for you.

3)  It is updated constantly.  Creator of the plugin keep improving the plugin to stay on top of the competitors and other plugins so that they would have

Ranked according to the comments and user popularity:

1. WordPress SEO: seems to be designed to specifically replace the other SEO plugin options due to its simplicity. It offers virtually the same feature set as the others SEO plugins and includes XML sitemaps for webmaster tools, RSS footers and breadcrumbs.


The plugin allows you to configure many settings relevant to search engine optimization both on a global and local level. Its features include:

  • Editing SEO titles, meta descriptions and more
  • Keyword suggestion from Google auto suggest
  • In-depth analysis of your content for optimization opportunities
  • Optimizing your content for social networks
  • Automatically create XML-Sitemaps

Which makes this plugins all in one plugin that beats of its competitors quite good. It comes with a animated SEO visualizer that informs the user about the onepage seo of the post/pages and the site.

Download WordPress SEO (http://wordpress.org/extend/plug…)

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2. All In One SEO: The another most popular wordpress seo plugin is AIOSEO, we used this plugin when we get started and it is been still used on many on my niche sites.

Although SmartActiveBlogger uses the Pro version of WordPress SEO and my niche sites uses the pro version of AIOSEO.

This plugin by Michael Torbert is very similar to Yoast’s but with little difficulties with the UI. It offers much of the same functionality, however, is geared towards less technical users who don’t want to configure every single detail about their site.
The feature list is quite similar:

  • Set titles, descriptions, and other important markers for posts and pages
  • Webmaster verification for different search engines and ranking tools.
  • Works with WordPress eCommerce sitesand blends perfectly with them.
  • Beginner friendly: Works out of the box,
  • No technical skills required to operate.

All-in-One has gotten lots of votes here. Used to use it. Switched to WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast. Great features, updated often, no-nonsense approach and Yoast writes great plugins.

All in One SEO Pack Pro is easy to use right out of the box, so you can start improving your search engine results right away! It comes in free and paid version, of which the paid version is used and tested by us, which definitely has some great features over the free version.

You can also check out the comparison of All In One SEO free and Pro and the 25 Essential Plugins to be used by bloggers

Download All in One SEO (http://wordpress.org/extend/plug…)

3. Squirrly SEO: Squirrly is another great SEO plugin for wordpress that helps you in real time to optimize your articles to 100%, while you are writing or editing them. It is said that Optimized articles done with Squirrly get +285% more traffic on average, than the articles that are not optimized with it.

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Squirrly SEO offers both a free version and premium version. The free version is sufficient for blogs publishing about five articles a month or for new bloggers that write a few articles. If you publish content more frequently and you are a problogger, you’ll need the premium “Pro” version, which offers more for a monthly subscription fee.

The Pro version is definitely worth the price as it significantly helps to bump up the onpage seo of your post and articles.

Download Squirrly SEO (SEO Plugin by SQUIRRLY)

4.Premium SEO Pack:

Premium SEO pack is a Premium wordpress plugin that is sold exclusively on codecanyon. It is one of the top SEO plugins being sold on codecanyon.

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It provides lots of function and facilities,

  • OnPage optimisation
  • SERP Tracking
  • Sitemap
  • Google analytics
  • 404 Error management
  • meta manager
  • Backlink Builder
  • social Stats
  • SEO friendly images
  • Compress Images
  • Minimizes js/css
  • Optimize load time
  • Caching
  • Option to exclude file loads

The Premium SEO Pack for WordPress is the ultimate tool for optimizing your website for search engines. Premium SEO Pack contains all the features that you would expect to find in dozens of different WordPress plugins, moreover it comes with other .

Download Premium SEO Pack (http://codecanyon.net/item/premium-seo-…)

5. SEO Auto Links and Related Posts: – interlinks content and displays related posts at same time, Automatically create auto link, related posts, and slide out related posts and show ads when user reach the end of article.

Though there are lots of plugins that are found to be the same. Like related posts and zemanta, and many more. Though other plugins are used to show related posts, this plugins shows related post and also links other related post.

Download SEO Auto Links (http://wordpress.org/extend/plug…)

6. Redirection:

SEO doesn’t just depends on optising your post and pages, it also depends on handling your redirect page URLs and error/status codes. Redirection has a Easy-to-use interface that can be operated easily by anybody.

Redirection comes handy on managing the 404 Error and other redirection that can’t be handled or managed easily through wordpress.

New features include:

  • 404 error monitoring
  • Allowing you to pass a URL through to another page, file, or website.
  • Full logs for all redirected URLs
  • All URLs can be redirected, not just ones that don’t exist
  • Redirection methods – redirect based upon login status, redirect to random pages, redirect based upon the referrer!

(http://wordpress.org/extend/plug…)

7. SEO Ultimate:

seo ultimate

With more than 200,000+ downloads and a 3.9 rating out of 5, the seo ultimate is one of the fastest rising SEO ultimate plugins in the wordpress community, as it provides a ton of features straight out of the box.

Features

SEO Ultimate is an all-in-one SEO plugin with these powerful features:

  • Meta Description Editor
  • Deeplink Juggernaut
  • Open Graph Integrator
  • Rich Snippet Creator
  • Author Highlighter
  • Link Mask Generator
  • Canonicalizer
  • 404 Monitor
  • Permalink Tweaker
  • Meta Robot Tags Editor
  • SEO Ultimate Widgets
  • Plugin Settings Manager
  • Title Tag Rewriter

auto adds alt and title attributes on all images

(http://wordpress.org/extend/plug…)

8. Broken Link Checker:

This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found. It alerts the wordpress admin through its dashboard notification widget and allows the admin to fix the links and also redirect new links that doesn’t even exists.

Features

  • Monitors links in your posts, pages, comments.
  • Detects links that don’t work, missing images and redirects.
  • Notifies you either via the Dashboard or by email.
  • Makes broken links appear differently in posts.
  • Prevents search engines from following broken links.
  • Links can be edited directly from the plugin’s page, without manually updating each post.
  • Highly configurable.

Download SEO Smart Links (WordPress › SEO Smart Links ” WordPress Plugins)

9. BWP XML Sitemaps:

Sitemaps are used to show all your content to search engines directly through your webmasters tool. Though some SEO plugin pre-packs the sitemap functionality, but its always better to specify a dedicated plugin for the use of the sitemaps.

So here comes the BWP sitemap plugins which is dedicated to create sitemaps individually for posts, pages, taxonomies and images.

The BWP sitemaps plugins is widely used by wordpress users and is regularly updated to keep working perfectly with the wordpress new versions.

(http://wordpress.org/extend/plug…)

10. SEO friendly Images:

Optimising your post for search engines is a tuff task and specially if you have lots of images then you have to keep adding the alt tag to each and every post then and now, so that the search engines know exactly what the images stands for in your posts.

Also missing the alt tag for your images creates a warning in your webmasters tools asking you to add the alt tag for each and every images that are missing the tag.

But the SEO friendly Images does this task for you automatically each and every time you add a new image to your post. The plugins automatically takes the title of the image and add it to the place of the alt tag with some extra characters or tags you specify.

Download SEO friendly Images(https://wordpress.org/plugins/seo-image/)

 

Improving your position in search result pages is the most efficient way to increase traffic to your site — I know… easier said than done. Here’s a few SEO tricks for WordPress that will get you started with the job and some free plugins that make implementing them really easy.

Conclusion

Its always good to use a better SEO plugin which gets regularly updated

Why isn't my site's PageRank changing?

Is your website not improving in Google pageRank despite regular updates and original + foolproof content. wondering, What could be the reason? Fix it with the guide below.

What is PageRank?

According to Google Webmasters, PageRank is the number of links referring to your site, the referring links should not be any link. It should be a High Quality and high in numbers. Pagerank is also highly affected Google’s updates for PageRank script and Algorithm Update.

PageRank is not about quality of links, its all about link’s Quality and Page authority. You can measure your Page Authority Level via the moz toolbar. Many factors affect the pagerank. Here’s a list of few of them:

  • Depth Of Link
  • Quality of Links
  • Quantity of Links
  • Authority Level of the link
  • Your Important Link
  • Number of people know about it

Your traffic decides how much your blog is going to get rank in Pagerank. Yes, all is of traffic and organic, I’m not talking about link exchange and getting traffic from any site. when you get organic traffic and your blog gets views from search results there is a chance you may get a backlink, as those visitors are searching for the content your blog may appear in search results.

You need a Tree!

You need to create a tree like structure for your blogs homepage, so that every important content and links on your blog in indexable and crawl-able by the search bots. Creating a tree structure is like a Triangle where you have all your important links and content on your homepage and the content on your homepage includes all the links to your other not so important links, so by this way you make a tree structure more easily.

Learn How you can make the search bot crawl and index all your links on your blog from a single page. 

Mr.Cutts clarified that the Google PageRank toolbar is only updated once in a while so it doesn’t change no matter what optimization is done. Clearly, if the PageRank toolbar is only updated once or twice a year or two, it wouldn’t update your ranks and show them in real-time. As google toolbar is not used anymore as newer versions of browser don’t support toolbars, not even google chrome and overtime the PageRank status indicator will most likely be removed gradually.

Cutts advises, What matters the most with PageRank is the number of backlinks to a website, which is why it’s important to make sure you have homepage with well tree links.

PageRank does not necessarily mean you get higher rank in search engine results and bring more website traffic or sales. It is more improving metrics for your site. Although PageRank isn’t totally worthless because in a way, it contributes to the indexing frequency of your website and it shows or indicates penalties from bad strategy or back linking.

Here’s a Video

50 Great Ways To Increase Quality Backlink's for Your website

When someone ask us about SEO, we say we know about it, and when a new release is made on SEO we run to read about it. So coming to off site SEO, we focus on Backlinking, specially to boost your results in search engine. As in earlier days, Black Hat SEO used to rule the SERP results but after the major Google Penguin Algorithm Update, everything went wrong or may be Right.

Previous we used to say, Quantity Backlink helps to Rank higher, but now we shout Quality Backlinks automatically Rank Higher

50 Great Ways To Increase Quality Backlink, will definitely make you stand out of the crowd only if you follow it. Even Neil Patel of Quick Sprout says to build Quality Backlinks and even Brian Dean of backlinko shows how to use the moving man method to create backlinks

The proven way to Increase Quality Backlink

Ways To Increase Quality Backlink

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Even we are using this websites to keep us ahead of our competitors.

Like here is a few of them:

  1. Check Backlinks
  2. Compare Backlinks
  3. Predict Backlinks
  4. Check Competition
  5. Estimate PageRank
  6. Compare PageRank
  7. Predict PageRank
  8. EDU Backlinks
  9. GOV Backlinks
  10. Google SERP Position
  11. Keyword Density
  12. Generate Keywords
  13. Clean Keywords
  14. Extract Meta Tags
  15. Generate Meta Tags
  16. Generate Robots.txt
  17. Generate Sitemap
  18. Website Speed Test
  19. My Browser Details
  20. Responsive Check
  21. Check Headers
  22. Obfuscate Email
  23. Analyze Links
  24. Get Source Code
  25. Get Webpage Size
  26. Ping Test
  27. My IP Address
  28. Website IP Address
  29. Spider Preview
  30. Whois Lookup
  31. Indexed Pages Lookup
  32. Blog Backlinks Lookup
  33. Blacklist Lookup

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This is the all-in-one website for all your SEO needs. I recommend you to bookmark this website for all your future needs, this website keeps themselves updated with the Search Engine Techniques and future changes. They have recently created their social account to let you know about their future updates and goals.

facebook: http://facebook.com/SmartActiveBlogger

twitter: http://twitter.com/SEOWebCheckup

The best features that this website has included is that  you can generate meta tags for your website, can check the page size of your website, Speed Test, Page speed test, whois details, ping, spider preview, Generate sitemap and many many more.

For web developers or designers it has also got tools for free, they are speed test of a website, cache size, generate sitemaps, Responsive Test and getting source code of any website.This doesn’t just let you check your website seo statistics and performance but you can clearly know which area you need to improve and by how and what.

So we can say prominently that this is one of the best services for a blogger to increase his blogs SEO performance to get greater results and SEO Optimize his blog.