Do you feel like the engagement on your old content fades away over time? As bloggers, we have numerous ways to promote our old content and help them attract the audience that matters. One of such alternatives is to recommend related content following a post or article. Have you been recommending old content to your readers too?
February 28, 2015
February 3, 2015
What are your prerequisites when it comes to connecting with someone on Facebook? Probably, from acquaintances to close family and friends. May be, no prerequisites at all. Yet, some of you may just like me - keep in touch with a small circle of loving family and friends. Still... Have you got a growing list of pending friend requests awaiting your confirmation?
January 15, 2015
If you are familiar with instant messaging / chatting or at least messaging, you might have come across emotion icons aka emoticons. Haven't you? Basically, emoticons are portraying facial expressions which comes in handy to convey your feelings or mood while drawing the attention of receiver. Imagine what if you could be using them in your blog comments as well. That could be fun, don't you think?
January 8, 2015
Have you got a collection of Pinterest boards filled with your favorite images found on the web? Either you are a Pinteresting fan or not, as a publisher, I believe your blog / website is almost pin ready for your visitors. If you already integrated the Pinterest Pin It button, your visitors must adore you for making your content pin easy as well. I do love having a Pin It button around when I stumble upon interesting content that should goes right into my Pinterest boards. How about you?
August 30, 2014
If you are on Blogger blogging platform, you know that the best possible way to interact with your readers is via comment form. As the platform enriched with Google+ social features, now bloggers can switch to Google+ comments to expand the horizon and to take conversations into a whole new level too. Yet all the conversations are made available to public. Don't you have a necessity for a contact form despite of having a comment form on your blog?
March 30, 2014
If you have been blogging for some time, you might have notice that your older content need a promotional strategy to get more eyes into it. Obviously, your SEO strategies may help new readers discover your content through search engines, internal links will invite readers to keep engaged, and effective navigation aid them to explore your older content. Got more strategies to keep your readers engaged with older content?
February 16, 2014
Are you almost established your blog on a custom domain? Mmm... Looking forward to? Great! If you are an early friend or follower of Mayura4Ever, you might recall moving this blog to a custom domain after about one and half year of survival on blogspot subdomain - mayura4ever.blogspot.com. Does this domain name makes sense at all? Wrong question, kiddo! ;)
December 15, 2013
Have you ever found your blog or website has been suffering from outages? Probably, if your loyal readers or visitors found they can't browse your site as they used to be, they might let you know right away. That's very nice of them. C'mon! You really can't depend on them to report back everytime it occurs. What if someone found your site having some sort of outages and left unsaid? May be, they won't come back again.
September 10, 2013
If you are on Blogger blogging platform, you are not away from Google+ anymore. As both products are owned by Google, Google+ being integrated deeply into the Blogger, and more social features being added too. Have you been experiencing the new features introduced? Google+ Comments, Mentions, Followers, Share and Badges are already live on Blogger. You can count on more in future too. What else in your wish list?
September 4, 2013
If you are managing a site online and expecting to reach more online users, you do count on search engines. Search engines can be helpful on delivering targeted traffic onto your site, and if you can impress them very well, you will be able to create long lasting relationships with visitors too. Hence, I believe you have been following effective SEO practices or hired a SEO expert to take care of your search engine visibility. But, mistakes can happen with or without your knowledge. Will search engines accept your apology?
August 21, 2013
Is your blog or website optimized for mobile devices? We discussed about enabling mobile version on Blogger though. Modern days, people are very fond of using mobile devices and even reports indicate that most of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter are mostly accessed via mobile devices too. Did you know that 43% of phones are smartphones and over 85% of them used to access the Internet? If your site is still in the waiting list to support mobile devices, you are definitely missing out the opportunity and turn your back to lot of users who could have make use of your content.
August 5, 2013
Generally, blogs have two types of pages - Post and Static pages. Now, you are on a post page too. Static pages come in handy when you need to display information related to your blog, which may not fit in for usual blog posts. For example, biographies of authors and story behind the blog. Unlike blog posts, static pages may not visible to visitors unless you decide to show them on homepage or somewhere easily accessible. Have you got a navigation menu for your blog?
July 30, 2013
Have you been capturing beautiful moments in your photographs or videos? Now you don't need to worry about purchasing a digital camera or video camera, as smart devices such as smartphones or tablet computers are capable of capturing and processing of still photographs and moving visual images. Hmm... Smartphones and photography. I wouldn't be surprised if you are murmuring "Instagram" right now. Aren't you?
July 23, 2013
If you are a blogger or webmaster, I have a question for you - How many of you are familiar with the term Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? I don't think I can find many bloggers or webmasters who haven't heard of this term. May be you are already experimenting with advanced techniques too. I'm not sure about webmasters, but I know that bloggers are very fond of SEO. Why don't we just talk about it?
July 17, 2013
How many of you are using Internet Explorer as your regular web browser? If you are using Microsoft Windows operating system, I wouldn't be surprised though. However it has its own way of doing things. Yeah, quite stubborn. Those who are familiar with design or development of websites, probably know what I'm talking about. For example, a blog theme or template may render very nicely in any web browser except for Internet Explorer because the theme / template has no specific instructions for Internet Explorer. Can you recall such experiences? Well, I've got some!
July 3, 2013
The Google+ social platform is not just another Google service for us anymore. Online users have been embracing this social platform and its new features, eventhough some used to hate it initially and couldn't find many advantages over the leading social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It's been 2 years since Google+ started to evolve on the web and now it's enriched with pretty interesting features. Aren't you on Google+ yet?
May 28, 2013
Google Webmaster Tools now known as Google Search Console.
Google Webmaster Tools - A WORST Nightmare? You might feel you are challenging yourself when you get started with Google Webmaster Tools (GWMT) for first time. But there's nothing wrong with you. How are you getting along with GWMT, after being through the series so far? I hope you have got some understanding about it right now. Especially about what is it capable of.
May 15, 2013
Have you been using headings in your blog posts or articles? Headings are helpful to break down information for readers without overwhelming them with texts all over the page. Not only human readers, but also electronic devices and automated tools read your content and make use of headings to structure your posts or articles to present in a better way for human readers. Even search engines index your content effectively and structured manner if you use HTML header tags properly and your content will perform better in search results too. You love some SEO boost. Don't you?
May 8, 2013
Google Webmaster Tools now known as Google Search Console.
Well... Well... Well... We are getting closer to the end of this series. So far we have been touching Configuration, Health and Traffic sections in Google Webmaster Tools (GWMT). I know, it's associated with some technical aspects and you need to have some basic knowledge about them. So far I've been trying to explain necessary terms and tidbits you needed to know. I'm happy with responses and questions coming in even on Social Media. Are you?
April 23, 2013
Hello Blogger folks, do you enjoy blogging at your end? I know you are. I have no doubt about that. Few years back, it felt like Google abandoned Blogger platform as it wasn't getting much attention. But recently Blogger has been offering some wonderful features to the blogging platform to improve the experience of bloggers and readers. Blogger's new look, Dynamic Views, integrating Google+ social platform and introducing threaded comments are few of them. Are you satisfied with the default comment form and its capabilities?