Google; love ’em or leave them. Leave them and become obsolete sooner. That’s a lesson many bloggers learn early in their online content life. If you’re hoping people will find some of your articles, it’s best not to irk them… at least that’s what most people believe.
Can you index which one is me?
A couple of months ago I went through the exhausting process of working through the Google algorithm via their search console “page indexing” category. Google and I have kind of a bad relationship when it comes to this blog; I’ll come back to that in a minute or two (depending how fast you read lol). In this case I’d been receiving monthly email saying my articles weren’t indexing. It wasn’t just this blog I own that had that issue, but it had a high volume of articles it wasn’t indexing compared to the others.
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Congratulations; you’re getting a two-fer via today’s post. Let’s start by talking about written copyrights and your blog.
Back in 2010, just before the start of summer, I was contacted by a company called Digiprove. They asked if I wanted to try out a new plugin and program they had called Copyright Proof, which would add code at the bottom of your articles to let people know that you owned the copywritten material on the page.
This is explained down below
You might not believe it now, but back then this site was ranked in the top 75,000 websites in the world. I was doing SEO much differently back then, and it worked wonders; take a look at the article I wrote before this one. I used to get lots of free offers to try things out, and this was one of the few I decided to go for. The plugin added this:
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How’s that for a blog title? Yes, it’s accurate… but slightly misleading. It was also necessary.
I’ve also lost 70 pounds since 2012!
I have deleted over 500 articles in total; just not all of them on this blog.I’ve deleted about 350 here, and about 150 on my business blog. I’m about to tell you why, because it’s something you might want to think about when it comes to your blog, especially if it’s older.
Continue reading I’ve Lost Over 500 Articles; Why?
By now those of you used to reading this blog know that I love to play poker. I’ve written a few posts over the years comparing poker and blogging, including this one, 5 Things Bloggers Can Learn From Poker. I’m kicking this one up a notch and I’m going to talk about winning poker tournaments. Did I win a poker tournament? Stay tuned as we go through these 5 keys.
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1. You have to prepare for the long haul.
Poker tournaments are long. If you’re in a very large one in person it could take multiple days. The main World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas takes more than a week, not including the final table, which is usually held months later. Smaller tournaments can take a couple of days to complete, although some will end in one day; it’s rare that it happens that way.
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I’m going to start off talking about a plugin called WP-Touch. It basically does one job for your blog; it makes it mobile friendly in a very easy way so that you don’t have to re-code your entire blog (which I had to do years ago for my regular websites. It worked “almost” immediately, because I had to go back and remove certain code that I’d put into my blogs while trying to make them user friendly on my own.
What it looks like on mobile
So, it was mobile friendly, which was nice; it was also broken in a few ways. Once you’ve added the plugin, you go to Appearance on your internal sidebar, then select Customize. That’s where you get to make certain changes in how you want your mobile page to look. You only get one theme unless you pay for the Pro version, which I decided I didn’t need. I got to change the colors, determine how many articles I wanted to share initially, etc. There’s lots of choices one can make, and since I was going to do the same for every blog I have and manage, I didn’t want to overdo it.
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