17 Ways to Optimize and Speed Up WordPress Sites

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WordPress, as a platform, is extremely well coded. However, some people mess their WordPress installations up by installing tons of low-quality plugins, choosing an awful web host, and filling their site with heaps of garbage. Even if you don’t do something as stupid as these with your site, there’s still a lot of room for improvement when it comes to speeding up your WordPress site. I optimize around 8-10 WordPress sites in an average month, and there are a few techniques I always leverage to optimize and speed up WordPress sites. Here are a…

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Google Hummingbird: The Actual Scenario in Search World

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So, Google recently announced Hummingbird, the biggest algorithm update (or engine upgrade, as some are saying) since Caffeine in 2010. Officially, it’s supposed to affect 90% of all queries and improve the search experience for conversational queries, the phrases people use in real life and a majority of them, who perhaps don’t know that search engines mainly understand the queries by the keywords, use them on search engines as well. Hummingbird has been in action since a month ago, when a sudden temperature spike was observed in MozCast. Interestingly, for…

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The Definitive Guide to White Hat Tiered Link Building

Tiered link building is known to be a method mostly utilized by black hat SEOs. It can however be used by white hats in a more effective way. What I’ll discuss in this post is mainly what tiered link building is, how it’s mainly used right now, and how you can use it in a white hat way. Introduction What’s Tiered Link Building? Tiered link building has been loved by black hat SEOs since ages. It’s basically the process of building multiple tiers of links to a target site. How does that…

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How to Quickly Remove Pages from Google’s Index and Lift a Panda Penalty

As you probably already know, I didn’t start TechTage from the scratch. Instead, I revamped my beloved smartphone and general tech blog and just got a new domain for it. As I didn’t post smartphone stuff or general tech news etc. anymore, soon enough Google was having troubles determining what the site was actually about. I later came to realise that due to this, and because of the fact that the old site used to contain posts that I wouldn’t say were low-quality, but they certainly were short and lacked…

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How to Change Permalink Structure and Setup Redirects in WordPress

Here are the steps: 1. Choose the ‘/%postname%/’ Structure from in WordPress ‘Permalink Settings’ The title explains it all. You just check the box next to ‘/%postname%/’ and click on ‘save changes’ at the bottom 2. Use Yoast’s Redirects Generator The most useful tool for the purpose, hands down. Click on the green ‘generate redirects’ button at the bottom of the post. Input your site’s URL. Specify if your blog is running in a subfolder (such as /blog). Select your old permalink structure. Generate the code responsible for the redirect. The…

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9 Ways to Funnel More Link Juice to Your Infographics

Infographics are quite popular among inbound marketers and websites in technologically sound industries. You can produce infographics as part of your current content marketing campaign and see the light of some additional benefits. One of the most lucrative benefits of publishing an infographic is the backlinks that it acquires over-time. As infographics tend to seem more intriguing to people than plain text, they tend to be shared more than traditional blog posts or any other textual form of content. The vast number of shares and more importantly, backlinks, offer unparalleled SEO perks…

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Improve the Site-wide Crawl Frequency of Your Site

You might always have wanted Google to index your new blog posts the second they’re live, but it doesn’t simply happen. While expecting googlebot to permanently reside on your site is a bit unrealistic in nature, you can still make use of various ethical ways that’d make googlebot come back to your site often, and not only that, also get the new pages on your site indexed quickly, even if you’re not the New York Times or Mashable. So, without further adieu, here are some ways you can improve the site-wide frequency…

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Unrivalled Benefits of Link Marketing a.k.a. Artificial Link Building

Link Marketing is a term many of you probably aren’t familiar with, but it’s essentially artificial link building, but the sole goal of it isn’t just increasing organic traffic — it has several other long-term benefits associated with it as well. Well, why is it called artificial link building? Mainly because it’s a bit different, although completely ethical, from what Google prefers webmasters to be more interested in — link earning. Link marketing involves manual labour while link earning (directly) doesn’t. In this post, I’ll give you a basic idea of what link marketing is like. I’ll also…

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How to build link with expert interviews – Interview Link Building

How to Build Links with Expert Interviews New and unsaturated ways to build links are always welcomed with a smiling face in the link building world. At a time where large scale guest posting and infographic embedding campaigns have become pretty mainstream, you can leverage a heavily under-utilized way to earn high-quality, editorially given links to your site. By publishing expert interviews on your site, you can not only leverage the existing following of reputable people in your industry, but also satisfy readers with useful and unique questions and answers. This satisfaction…

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Boost the SEO of Your WordPress Site

Setting up WordPress sites is easy, properly optimizing them for SEO isn’t. WordPress is decent for SEO out of the box, especially the new versions. But there are still scopes to transform that ‘decent’ bit into ‘excellent’. SEO is not limited to low quality link building and blatant keyword stuffing any more. It has literally gone through an evolution in the past decade, and will never stop evolving. In this article I’ll randomly present 31 easy to implement, effective ways to boost the SEO of your WordPress blog. In addition to…

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