Kumar Gauraw

When was the last time you analyzed your blog traffic to identify your most popular blog posts? How many of those posts are from last year or the year before last? It s not just about Google. The real readers of your blog, the humans also tend to be highly focused on what’s new. No matter how great your content is and how relevant it is — chances are, your readers will ignore it if they notice that it was published 3 years ago. Don t trust me? Well, try bringing up one of your favorite blog posts from 3 years ago and highlight it on your homepage without changing its published date! Let s see how much traffic you receive on that post. Another good indicator could be the number of comments you receive on your older posts even though you might have a few people landing on those pages through search engines and your content is evergreen. Doesn t it mean those published dates play a role somewhere? Example Google Search With Blog Post Dates Displayed Not because you don t know about t

Many people ask how did I start making money online and if I could help. I wanted to share some of my experiences while building my online business and to share how I did  it. I have been an online marketer for at least 5 years now with a thriving web development business, a managed WordPress hosting business, and social media marketing services business. Today, I do small-to-large scale website design/development projects for professionals and companies with an offshore development center in India. It amazes many people when I say that I didn t know the difference between a static web page and a blog post. I was already making a six figure income through my profession which had nothing to do with online marketing or websites. That means, I didn t have to learn this if I didn t want to. I didn t even have an idea that I could have a business like this one day. How Did I Get Good At This Stuff? The only reason  I wanted to start my website was the desire to work on my personal brandi

This is a guest post by my friend Adrienne Smith. She is a blogging coach admired by many and an expert at building relationships and blog commenting. Please feel free to connect with Adrienne on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ Don t forget to enter the lucky draw at the end of this post, you might win a FREE Premium License! CommentLuv Premium is the brain child of Andy Bailey and I am sure most of you either use this plugin or at least have heard of it. Andy knew he could improve upon the free version but would need some beta testers to try out this new plugin before he released it to the public.  I immediately signed up since I loved the free one and I was eager to take it for a test drive. Because I have been using this plugin for all these years and I still love it to death, Kumar asked me if I wouldn’t mind sharing with his readers why I think this is absolutely the best plugin around and what you might not know about what it can do. Why Some People Don’t Like Comme

Did you know that blogging is the best way to build your brand identity? It helps you, not just in reaching out to a maximum number of people, but it is also the most effective way to get your message out to the world. Everybody I talk to understands the value of blogging. But, the biggest challenge people have is finding time to actually do it. Starting a blog is one thing; staying consistent, and continuing to blog regularly, is another. That is where most people give up. In fact, I have seen blogs with good community fade away because the blogger couldn t keep up. I don t know  about you but I certainly find it overwhelming at times. There are days I just don t feel like writing and there are other times when I don t have time to write, even though I know what to write. I have been through phases where I wonder if I will be able to keep up with this responsibility. You Can Find Time For Blogging The good news is that I have been able to streamline the process for myself. Now I kno

Have you noticed a sudden increase in the number of hosting companies offering managed WordPress hosting service? Last week, I was approached by two of my good friends asking me to recommend a reliable WordPress hosting company. Since they were just getting started, I recommended BlueHost to them as a good option for beginners. However, these people seem to have done their homework before talking to me. So, they asked, How about going for managed WordPress hosting offered by BlueHost? Now, that got my attention because if these people were allocating their budget for managed WordPress hosting service, I better take them seriously. If my company is offering managed WordPress hosting service, why should my friends think of somebody else, right? So, I compared features that Krishna World Wide Hosting offers with other managed WordPress hosting offers by companies like BlueHost, GoDaddy, DreamHost etc. and then I compared their prices with that of ours. Once I knew what my customers get v

If you check into your Google Analytics, chances are that your About page (if you have one) is among the top 5 most visited pages on your website. Especially, for your first time visitors, it is the most important page. Any new visitor who lands on one of your pages through organic search or any social media channels, it is the About page that they visit next if they like your content. I have talked about it in the past and I want to talk about it one more time. This time, I want to talk about it in detail because as I was doing analysis of my conversion rate yesterday,  I found something very interesting. Out of all the pages on my website including my homepage, the most converting sign up form on my website is the one which is on my About page. More than 50% of my subscribers in the past year have signed up for my mailing list from my about page. Why You Should Have A Decent About Page I know blogs and even business websites that do not even have an About page. I am sure that you h

Did you know that hackers may be trying to consume your server bandwidth and CPU resources at this very moment if you have a WordPress powered website? Do you have any mechanism to know that someone is trying to get into your website? Do you have any protection mechanism enabled? You Might Have Heard Of BruteForce Attacks A large botnet of more than 90,000 compromised servers has been attempting to break into WordPress websites (randomly) by continually trying to get into the WordPress admin dashboard using the default admin username and guessing passwords. This isn t an old story. InMotion reported about these brute force attacks on 17th July 2014 and a couple of websites on Krishna World Wide Hosting servers came under attack in the last two days as well. Your Username And Password Might Be Strong if you have been using WordPress for some time, you should know by now that admin, as a username, is very poor website security. In fact, some web hosts require you to remove that username

When you think branding, do you think of a logo, an advertisement on TV, radio or on the internet? You are not alone if you do that because branding is yet another misinterpreted and misunderstood  word. Branding is usually identified with the practice of putting a symbol on a thing to indicate ownership. Companies have used their logos on the products they sell and campaigned to imprint their logs in people s minds. Do You Need A Logo For Personal Branding? Recently, a gentleman sent me a review of my blog design and proposed that he could give me a better design and a better navigation for about $500. Well, he should have known that I undertake web designing projects myself and I have been doing that work for a while now. Had he taken time to go to my profile, he would have figured that out. But, that is a different issue for another time. In his remarks, he was pleased that I have a logo on my website good for branding. About that, I am still not sure if that is really a good thin

Starting your own website doesn t seem to be rocket science and, it s not. But, having a plan in place to launch, knowing exactly what to do before and after the launch is very important for your success. I have often wondered, and I have seen many of my friends beating around the bushes to find success after starting a new website. Sometimes, I have ended up making the same mistakes a second and a third time. If you have launched a website or are planning to, you know what I m talking about. With MisterAcronym.com website design and development in full swing, I am again thinking to revisit my launch plan of this website with my partner, Bill Butler. MisterAcronym.com is a creative project with the intention to entertain and educate, while helping our readers expand their vocabulary in English language in a very creative manner. We also plan to add books for children and adults, special services and many fun things when the website launches. Bill and I are very excited about this ambi

What time do you get up on Saturdays and Sundays? Why your weekends? Well, that is because I wanted you to know what time you get up on your own when you have a choice to sleep more. Those who know me know that I am an early riser (if not super early.) I go to bed after midnight and I am up around 6 AM (working to notch it up to 5 AM,) every single day. Not because I hate sleeping, but because I believe I can do better than that. An Early Childhood Practice Early in my childhood, I saw my dad getting up at 4 AM every day without exception. In fact, he was the alarm clock for my family. He would work for the government from 9 to 5, take care of our farm (yes, we did have cattle and we did not buy milk,) at night and in early morning, and then he would sit down with us to make sure we did our homework before he left for his duty. We did not appreciate being woken at 6 o clock every day, making us upset . But, I have come to appreciate his discipline and determination now that I understa