25 February 2015

Why Alexa is Important and How you can Improve Alexa Ranking?


What is Alexa Rank?

Alexa.com defines themselves as a “web information company“. They rank every website and blog based on their traffic and some other factors. This Alexa Rank is updated daily. Lesser the number your site has – better for you.

These rankings are generally consistent with the amount of traffic they have. However, Alexa rankings change every week depending on the variation of visitors visiting a website. You can click here to find the latest Alexa ranking for the Top websites in the Internet.


What is the rating algorithm?

While Alexa ranking is based on page views and sites popularity, its algorithm only counts only the hits, which were processed through their systems. Most of the advisers will claim that the system records only the traffic from users who have the Alexa toolbar installed on their browsers, not taking in account any non-certified hits. That is not exactly the case. Alexa’s measurement panel is based on a very large and diverse set of browser extensions and plug-ins. The Alexa Toolbar is just one of many browser extensions that include Alexa data. And, for sites that have installed the Alexa Certify code, Alexa directly measures traffic from all visitors to the website whether or not they have a browser extension installed.

How to Improve Alexa Rating?

Install the Alexa Tool Bar

While Alexa Tool Bar is not the only way to get yourself noticed, it represents one of the most popular and well-known approaches. Therefore, Download the Alexa toolbar and use it every day to visit your own website. Alexa even gives you the ability to co-brand the toolbar with your own logo and give it away. You can also tell your friends and family members to download the toolbar and use it regularly. You will be amazed at how fast your rank will drop just by implementing this one, simple tip.

You can download the toolbar here: http://www.alexa.com/toolbar

Comment on Other Blogs

While the average blogger does not know, and does not care, about the Alexa rank, many professional bloggers are targeting their site rating position improvement in Alexa, installing the toolbars on their computers. If you leave quality comments on multiple blogs in your niche, there are good chances they will come back to your blog and return the favor.

Engage your Visitors

Encourage your website visitors to add their positive testimonials (comments and reviews) on Alexa’s detailed listings page for your website. This can be done by placing a link to the appropriate Alexa page on your website and asking visitors to “Click here to rate this website”.

Well this is a selective recommendation, and it is not for everyone.

Use Alexa Widgets

Download the Alexa ranking button, traffic history graph, info links, and other traffic counters onto the page of your website that receives the most traffic. You can do this by visiting here.

Everything Else

All other activities you are planning to increase your blog exposure, improve content, or enhance your social media penetration, will also be helpful for your Alexa ranking improvement, so continue doing (both non-SEO and SEO) steps to make your beautiful website with smart content visible to more people, and Alexa ranking will reflect this success.




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16 February 2015

How Can Hemingway be at your Service for Better Writing?


Spend more time on the unique posts preparation and data collection and leave the fine-tuning of your writing to Hemingway – your valuable web assistant.

Hemingway App will help you to improve your posts readability, making your writing bold and clear.

Hemingway is a free online writing assistant, making the automatic suggestions for your text improvements, highlighting long, complex sentences and common errors. If you see a yellow highlight, shorten the sentence or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers may, probably, get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.

Adverbs are helpfully shown in blue. Get rid of them and pick verbs with force instead.

You can utilize a shorter word in place of a purple one. Mouse over it for hints.

Phrases in green have been marked to show passive voice.

Paste in something you are working on and edit away. Or, click the Write button to compose something new.


Desktop versions for Windows and MAC are available for a modest price of $7.



11 February 2015

How to Add Expanding Photo Stack Effect for Blogger?


Impressive expending stack effect may be quite useful for attracting the visitors’ attention and generally impressive. It is relatively easy to implement, and each and very modern browser supports this effect. You can add this widget to Blogger side bar by resizing several selected images. The simple CSS3 coding is used to create the highlighted animation effect.


Check the effect demo in the embedded frame by hovering with your pointer through the pictures.


The procedure

1. Go to Blogger Dashboard > Layout
2. Click Add Gadget and select 'HTML/Javascript'
3. Paste below code.

/* The CSS Code for the image starts here bloggertrix.com

<style>

#btrix_imgstack{

  width:300px;margin:0 auto;margin-top:2%;

}


#btrix_imgstack a{

  width:288px;

  height:200px;

  position:absolute;

  display:block;

  border:6px solid #f0f0f0;

  border-radius:2px;

  box-shadow:0 0 10px rgba(0,0,0,.3);

  transition:margin .5s;

  -webkit-transition:margin .5s;

}


#btrix_imgstack img{

  width:288px;

  max-height:100%;

}


#btrix_imgstack a:first-of-type{

  margin-top:-5px;

  margin-left:-20px;

  transform:rotate(-3deg);

  -webkit-transform:rotate(-3deg);

}


#btrix_imgstack a:nth-of-type(2){

  margin-top:-5px;

  margin-left:-10px;

  z-index:-1;}


#btrix_imgstack a:last-of-type{

  transform:rotate(3deg);

  -webkit-transform:rotate(3deg);

  z-index:-2;}


#btrix_imgstack:hover a:first-of-type{

  margin-left:-310px;

  margin-top:5px;}


#btrix_imgstack:hover a:nth-of-type(2){

  margin-top:-5px;}


#btrix_imgstack:hover a:last-of-type{

  margin-left:290px;

  margin-top:5px;}


#btrix_imgstack a:first-of-type:hover,#btrix_imgstack a:last-of-type:hover{margin-top:-5px;}

#btrix_imgstack a:nth-of-type(2):hover{margin-top:-10px;}

</style>

<div id="btrix_imgstack">

 
  <a href="#">

    <img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QGXmU_vZcLw/UodXeQiAQZI/AAAAAAAAISM/g7bIszohkSw/s1600/btrix_image1.jpg" alt />

  </a>

 
  <a href="#">

    <img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fiipDQF9DQ8/UodXeTIb8vI/AAAAAAAAISI/n2G_uw2NKvA/s1600/btrix_image2.jpg" alt />

  </a>

  <a href="#">

    <img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lf2EzJ_UHUA/UodXah-Z74I/AAAAAAAAISA/jjcN70BWR7I/s1600/btrix_image3.jpg" alt />

  </a>

 
</div>

Replace # with your links.
Replace Red color Link with your Image link.

4. Now save your HTML/Javascript'.

You are done.



25 January 2015

SETT – Community Based Blogging Platform Help to get you More Visitors


SETT is a new, community-focused blogging platform that promises engagement. Similar in style to Medium and Svbtle, it claims it can help writers get 98 percent more comments — on average — and a lot more attention, just based on its community of users.

So, SETT is a blogging platform that is looking to emphasize community, so that new users can find a right audience immediately and long-time bloggers can interact with higher-quality commenters and contributors.

Aside from features that are now standard these days like a news feed of content and WYSIWYG editing, SETT has a top bar where it is easy for bloggers to track comments or even private messages from others in the SETT community.

From the start, when new users sign up for an account, SETT refers readers to your site. It has a word-matching system internally that compares posts to one another. If a reader happens to like a post about one topic, the platform will recommend other similar ones to them. Therefore, through Sett's InstantAudience, your posts will be exposed to readers even before you get your first subscriber.

There are other features meant to enhance a reader’s relationship with a blogger like a simple, one-click e-mail subscription system. Subscribers are notified of new posts and new comments on posts they have decided to individually follow. MailGenius is Sett's integrated email system. With just one click, readers can subscribe to your blog via email. They also get replies to their posts emailed to them and can subscribe to individual posts. Each email has links at the bottom to automatically log in, reply, and upvote your post, making it effortless for your readers to interact with you and your content.


Sett's editor is lightning fast, gets out of your way, and allows you to insert pictures just by dragging and dropping. Resizing them is even easier. Want to insert a Youtube video or media from one of the other 250 sites they support? Just paste in the address and Sett handles the details for you.

Even posting is easier on Sett. Post immediately, schedule a post, or add a post to the AutoQueue, which will post automatically for you on a schedule.

Readers can also start their own independent discussions about posts in a community section, where they can see, who is online and which posts are being actively read by many users.

There are four pricing levels for SETT, from free to $99/month.


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