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  The Right Way to Tag Your Blog Posts | Hostperl
Posted by: ramanrana - 07-29-2020, 06:08 AM - Forum: Content Writing/Marketing - No Replies

It’s easy to overlook the humble post tag when you’re setting up your blog.

But tags are worth a second look and then some. These little labels can deliver a lot of value when you know what they do and how to use them wisely.
Tags on your blog posts can make it easier for readers to find what they’re looking for.
They can help search engine crawlers understand the content that’s on your site.
And tags can help you organize, update, and repackage your archived posts. With the right tracking tools, your tags can even show you which direction your new content should take.
What a Blog Post Tag Is—and Isn’t

Tags are similar to a lot of other site elements, and it can get confusing. Let’s start by clearing up what a tag is and is not.
First, blog post tags are not hashtags. They have similar functions, but hashtags work across an entire platform, which is why you get results from about a million different accounts when you search for #puppies on Instagram. Post tags work within your site, so clicking the puppies tag will return only your posts about wee puppers.
Post tags also aren’t the code snippets used to track marketing campaigns with Google Tag Manager. Two totally different things.
Post Tags Complement Categories
Tags are optional, but WordPress automatically sorts blog posts into categories. If you don’t set up your own categories and use them, your content will be “uncategorized.”
That’s not helpful for your readers, you, search crawlers, or people using search engines to find the topics you write about. So please, use your categories.
Some bloggers don’t tag their posts because they feel like categories take care of all their sorting needs. That can work if you have a small blog that you don’t update that often, but the more content you have, and the more varied your topics are, the more useful tags will be.
Here’s why: Categories sort your posts into a top-level groups that provide a general outline of your content. For example, baking blog categories might be cakes, pies, cookies, and brownies.
But you can tag posts in any of those categories with specific labels like Christmas, gluten-free, and so on, so readers can find all your Christmas or gluten free recipes in one tag search.
Category and tag management menus in WordPress
Post Tags and Meta Descriptions Have Different Jobs
Meta keywords show up in a search results snippet for your post, and they get scanned by search engine robots. They can share some of the same words you use in your post tags, but tagging your posts doesn’t automatically generate meta descriptions. You need to enter them in the meta description box for your post.
4 Ways Post Tags Make Your Blog Better
1. Tags can help your SEO.
Before you start freestyling your tag names, check out your Google Search Console data to see what keywords people are using to find your blog. By tagging with keywords, you help search engine bots find and categorize your posts. That helps new readers find your blog more easily.
2. Tags make a big blog more manageable and appealing to readers.
Consider the tags on a TechCrunch post about robot food delivery. TechCrunch has been around for more than a decade, so they’ve got a huge archive. But they limit the tags to a few relevant labels.
Seven of these tags lead to lists of related content that readers can scroll through. The Berkeley SkyDeck tag only applies to the Kiwi story for now. But as the startup accelerator gets more coverage, that tag may appear on more posts. You’ll notice one tag that’s not on this post is food delivery. Even though it’s central to the story, most TechCrunch readers are not there for food delivery stories. Their focus is tech.
So keep your tags tied to what your readers are looking for. Resist the urge to toss in oddball tags, because you’ll end up with a bunch of one-off tags that make your site navigation harder instead of easier and don’t help your SEO.
3. Tags relate your blog posts to one another.
Once you have a few posts with the same tag, you’ve got a little niche within your content that readers can explore. Behind the scenes, you can also use your tags to find related blog posts you might want to link to in new posts. You can do this manually or you can use a WordPress blog plugin that will automatically surface related posts for you.
Once you have a few posts with the same tag, you’ve got a little niche within your content that readers can explore. Behind the scenes, you can also use your tags to find related blog posts you might want to link to in new posts. You can do this manually or you can use a WordPress blog plugin that will automatically surface related posts for you.
You can review your tags to see if it’s time to put together a mega-post that updates and combines related content from several different posts in your archive. Tags can also help you pull together material for an eBook quickly.
4. Tags can show you which blog topics your readers like most.
You can track metrics for your tags, and even your categories, but you’ll have to do a couple of workarounds for Google analytics to make it happen. One option is to create custom dimensions for your tags and categories in your analytics dashboard. If you do this yourself, you’ll also have to modify your tracking code, too.
If you’d rather not mess with your tracking codes, you can use a plugin to set up your custom dimensions. The MonsterInsights Pro plugin has an add-on for exactly this purpose. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics also lets you set up custom dimensions for tags and some other post elements.
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Casey Kelly-Barton is an Austin-based freelance B2B content marketing writer. Her specialty areas include SMB marketing and growth, data security, IoT, and fraud prevention
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  How to Optimize Your Google My Business Listing | Hostperl
Posted by: ramanrana - 07-29-2020, 05:59 AM - Forum: SEO E-books - No Replies

SEO is expensive, competitive, and hard. But there are many free tools you can use to do optimize your search rankings.
Google My Business is a free tool offered by Google for business owners to manage how their information is listed in search. With Google My Business, you can manage your location on Google maps, the knowledge graph, and online reviews. If you have a local business, you will definitely want to set up your business location on Google My Business so people can find you when they search in Google Maps.
Half of consumers that do a local search on their smartphone end up visiting a store they found there that same day.
When people do a search in Google, they’ll see a map and a list of the top three local listings that are nearby, before they see any other results.
In local searches like this one, users get plenty of information on those top three choices right away – they can see both how other customers have rated each of them and exactly how far away they are. For most consumers, that’s enough information to make a decision and head out, without ever bothering to scroll further down.
For local businesses, it’s equally important make sure that your Google My Business Listing is optimized. Here’s how to optimize your Google My Business listing:
1. Set up your Google Business Listing (if you haven’t yet).
The first step is to set up (or claim) your Google My Business Listing. Go to Google’s My Business page and click “Start Now” in the upper left corner. Then fill in every relevant field that Google offers. You want to make sure the profile is as complete as possible and that every piece of information is accurate.
Don’t have a store front or physical location? You should still have a Google My Business listing! When you first create your Google My Business account, the set up wizard will ask if you want to add a location that customers can visit. If you answer no, you can list your business as a “service area business” to indicate which cities or postal codes you cover.
2. Choose a relevant, specific category.
The category you choose will help Google decide which searches your local listing belongs in. You have to choose from the list of available categories, you can’t create your own. If there’s not a specific category that describes what your business is, settle on a more general one that still describes it accurately.
If possible though, you want to go for the most specific category available. “Grocery Store” is a more competitive term than “Gourmet Grocery Store” or “Indian Grocery Store.” The latter categories are more likely to land you in the top three for relevant searches, especially if you’re in a city with a lot of grocery stores.
3. Load quality, high-resolution images.
Photos help your listing to stand out and give potential customers a glimpse of what to expect.  Make sure you use high-quality images that make your business look good and show off your products (if you sell physical products).
Consider hiring a Google approved photographer to create a 360-view virtual tour of your business for customers. According to Google, listings that have a virtual tour and photos generate twice as much interest as those without.
4. Make sure your information matches everywhere else.
One thing Google’s algorithm looks at to verify the legitimacy of a listing is a consistency in how it’s listed across different websites. While that seems simple enough – your address is the same each time you enter it somewhere – it’s easy for little differences to slip in. Maybe you wrote out the Road part of the street name one time, and shortened it to Rd another time, for instance.
Pick a standard way to write out your address, a consistent phone number to use, and make sure all your listings match both each other and the information you provide on your website. And work on getting your website listed in as many relevant directories as possible.
5. Use a local number.
In addition to keeping your phone number consistent between your different listings, it’s also important to use a phone number with a local area code. That’s one extra signal to Google that you are actually local. Make sure the number you use for your Google My Business listing is also displayed somewhere on your home page or whatever landing page you link to from your Google listing.
6. Avoid penalty-inducing offenses.
Any work you do to optimize your website or local listing will be for naught if you incur a penalty. Google suspends business listings for a range of offenses. Getting suspended is stressful, confusing, and bad for business, so it’s best to avoid doing anything that puts you at risk of it.
Read through Google’s guidelines for Google My Business listings so you have a full understanding of what not to do. Some of the main things to avoid are:

  • Using a URL that redirects to your website’s URL, rather than the actual URL itself.
  • Trying to awkwardly add keywords into your business name field.
  • Having multiple local listings for the same business location.
  • Using any address for your business that isn’t a physical storefront or office space where you meet with customers.
Use common sense and don’t try to play the system or get extra listings and you’ll probably stay on the right side of Google.
7. Encourage reviews.
You’ll notice that the local businesses listed in the map snippet of a local search usually have star ratings next to their name. Google wants to provide the most useful information to its users, and users want to find the nearby business that seems the best. In both cases, it benefits your business to have a high star rating.
Ask your happy customers to take a few minutes to give you a review on Google. Include an encouragement on promotional materials you hand out or put up in your store. A gentle nudge or a reminder of how much it means for your business can make your loyal customers that much more likely to take the time to say a few kind words about you.
8. Make sure your website and content is optimized for search.
All the usual SEO advice that helps strengthen the authority of your website in the eyes of Google matters here too.  So don’t focus on optimizing your local listing to the exclusion of optimizing your website as well.
Make sure that you:
  • Incorporate relevant keywords into the meta tags and copy on each page, where you can do so naturally.
  • Add schema markup to your website.
  • Create content with a local focus.
  • Look for local linking opportunities.
A strong website that’s optimized for both your customers and search engines will be that much more likely to make it into the list of the top three in a local Google search.
Local SEO takes some time and work, but the payoff can be big. You want to be easy to find when someone in your city is looking for what you sell, and Google is the best way to get in front of your customers at that exact moment. Don’t let the opportunity slip by because you didn’t take the time to properly optimize your Google My Business listing.
Kristen Hicks is an Austin-based freelance content writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to learn new things. She uses that curiosity, combined with her experience as a freelance business owner, to write about subjects valuable to small business owners on the HostGator blog. You can find her on Twitter at @atxcopywriter.
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  How to Install PIP?
Posted by: ramanrana - 07-29-2020, 05:51 AM - Forum: Linux - No Replies

PIP (Python Installs Packages) is a package management system designed to install and manage software packages written in the Python language. While most installations of Python come preinstalled, it may sometimes be necessary to manually install PIP on your machine. PIP can be installed on all major operating systems, including most varieties of Linux distributions. In this guide, we will outline how to install and test PIP on both CentOS, Ubuntu, and Windows 10 machines. If you are using Linux, you will first need to login via SSH.

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Installing PIP on CentOS

To install PIP on CentOS 7, we will be making use of the YUM package manager.

Before installing PIP, you have to first add the EPEL Repo:
Next, you will want to update your machine:
yum -y update
Next, install PIP using the following command:
yum -y install python-pip
Now that we have PIP installed, we can use a few simple commands to test if the installation was successful:For a list of commands available in PIP:
pip --help

To check the version number of PIP:

pip -v

Congratulations, you have installed PIP on CentOS!

Installing PIP on Ubuntu

To install PIP on Ubuntu, we will use the apt package manager.

First, update your Ubuntu machine:
sudo apt update
Next, install PIP with the following command:
sudo apt install python-pip
To ensure that the installation was successful, run the following command:
pip --version

Congratulations, you have installed PIP on Ubuntu!

Installing PIP on Windows 10
First, open Command Prompt.
Next, check if Python is installed on your machine with the following command:
Then download the PIP .py file from the Python Package Authority (PYPA):https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py
Install PIP using the following command:
python get-pip.py
Then, verify the installation with the following command:
pip help

If the installation was successful, you should see something like the following output:

pip 18.0 from c:\users\path\to\pip

Congratulations, you have installed PIP on Windows 10!

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  VPS Hosting vs Dedicated Hosting: 7 Key Differences You Should
Posted by: ramanrana - 07-29-2020, 05:48 AM - Forum: VPS - No Replies

VPS Hosting vs Dedicated Hosting: Top Providers

Here at Website Builder Expert, we’re not content with simply explaining the differences between types of hosting – we want to give you some real insight into the providers who offer them.

That’s why we conduct our own expert research. We’ve spent hours looking into hundreds of hosting plans, and put together a list of the top-rated providers based on the factors we’ve discussed.

Top 3 VPS Hosting Providers

From our research, InMotion is the standout provider for VPS hosting – and with top features and great value for money, it’s easy to see why. InMotion offers a respectable uptime of 99.97%, up to 260GB of storage, 6TB of bandwidth, and 8GB of RAM. You also get access to an abundance of help features, a free domain, and a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

A2 Hosting is all about putting its customers first. You can get help and support 24/7 via phone, live chat, a ticketing system, or though its excellent knowledge center. Its uptime (99.95%) and features may not quite meet InMotion’s lofty heights, but there’s an anytime money-back guarantee, and you can get hosting on both a Windows and Linux server.

Of the top three VPS hosting providers, Bluehost and Hostperl has the cheapest plans. It also provides the best uptime at 99.98%. Features such as storage space and bandwidth are slightly smaller, but still pretty plentiful. Where Bluehost comes into its own, though, is WordPress hosting, so we’d definitely recommend checking it out if that’s something you need.

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HostGator is the king of hosting. As the leading provider of dedicated hosting, HostGator gives you the best uptime of 99.99%, 24/7 help and support, and tons of features with massive limits. These include up to 1TB of SSD storage, unmetered bandwidth, 30GB of RAM, and 8 CPU cores. If you need the best of the best, look no further.

Bluehost again offers the cheapest plans when it comes to dedicated hosting from the top three providers. The 99.98% uptime it offers is one of the best around, and its features are pretty great too. Although the limits are lower than those from HostGator, you do get a free backup, and the same level of help and support.

InMotion’s main focus may be shared and VPS hosting, but the fact it’s a top three provider for dedicated hosting is a testament to how good the service really is. InMotion’s top-tiered pricing can look a little off-putting, but few websites will ever need that level of plan. With up to 16 CPU cores, 64GB of RAM, and 15TB of bandwidth on offer, InMotion certainly is a big player in the dedicated hosting space.

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  Do I Need VPS Hosting?
Posted by: ramanrana - 07-29-2020, 05:42 AM - Forum: VPS - No Replies

When it comes to choosing the right kind of hosting packages for your website, you’re going to have a lot of different options to choose from.

Not only do you have to find a quality hosting provider, but you have to decide between a multitude of hosting types as well.

You’ll have a lot of things to consider:

The hosting features that your site requires
The scalability of your web hosting environment
The level of server resources you require
If your traffic levels are rising quickly
If you require any unique server software
And a lot more

One of the most common forms of hosting you’ve come across in your search is VPS hosting.

Below we breakdown what VPS hosting is, how it works, and the pros and cons, so you can decide if this style of hosting is going to be the best fit for your needs.

By the end of this post you’ll be able to answer the question, “Do I need VPS hosting?” with a resounding yes or no.

What Is VPS Hosting?

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. That might give you a couple of clues as to what this type of hosting is all about.

First, we’ll start on the “server” portion. A server is essentially a big computer that’s used to store website files. When you purchase any kind of web hosting you’re renting server space from a hosting company who runs hundreds or thousands of servers, known as a datacenter.

When someone types the URL of your website into their browser, the browser will communicate with the server and display your website’s files. All of this happens in a fraction of a second.

To understand the virtualized aspect of a virtual private server, let’s compare it to a few other forms of hosting packages.

With shared hosting, you’re renting a portion of a server, which you split with other users.

With dedicated hosting, you’re renting an entire physical server that’s entirely dedicated to your site.

VPS hosting acts as a combination between the two. Your virtual server will pull from multiple different shared server environments, but it’s entirely private, so it operates similar to a dedicated server.

You’ll have access to a greater level of server resources, improve website performance, higher levels of security, and a lot more. You’ll learn more about the advantages of VPS hosting below.

How Does VPS Hosting Work?

As you learned above, the virtualization aspect of VPS is one of the biggest differentiating factors between VPS and other types of hosting. Instead of a physical server being divided up into tons of shared server environments, it’s broken down into a handful of virtual servers.

So, yes you’re still technically sharing a physical server environment. But, there are much higher privacy protocols in place, so any other VPS hosting users will never affect your ist in any way.

The virtualization aspect works to create a virtual dedicated server.

This gives your site advantages like:

Better site performance. With a VPS server, you’ll have access to a guaranteed level of server resources, so you can always expect the same level of high performance.
Higher security standards. Your server will be completely isolated from other websites, and you can implement stricter security firewalls and the like.
Greater server customization and access. With a VPS server, you have direct root server access, with greater control over server OS, scripts, and more.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of VPS hosting.

Pros of VPS Hosting

For some website owners, VPS hosting will be their dream hosting setup. It offers your website a great blend of server performance, security, and control, all in an affordable server package.

Here are some of the biggest advantages to VPS hosting:

1. High Level of Server Resource Access

With a VPS server, you’re guaranteed greater access to server resources. This means higher levels of storage, bandwidth, CPU, RAM, and more. Plus, access to the resources spelled out in your hosting plan is guaranteed.

Sometimes, if you’re on a shared hosting plan you might notice a drop in site performance due to other sites on the same server. With VPS hosting this will never be the case.

So, not only are the plan limits much larger. But, you’ll always have these resources available and dedicated to your site alone.

2. Greater Flexibility and Control

When you choose VPS hosting, you’re giving yourself greater server access and customization options. Essentially, you’re less limited with VPS vs. shared hosting when it comes to what you can do with your server.

Using a VPS gives you more server customization options right out of the gate, plus the ability to customize your server down the road. For example, with most VPS hosts you’ll have a choice of operating system, as well as the type of software you’d like to install on your server.

Most VPS plans will also give you SSH access, which is secure direct server access. Some users might not require this, but for those that do, this will be invaluable.

3. More Affordable than Dedicated Hosting

If you want some of the benefits offered by a dedicated server, but don’t quite have the budget for it, then VPS can be a great choice.

Sure, technically VPS isn’t the same as a dedicated server, but it operates in mostly the same way.

Basically, with VPS hosting, you’re getting a lot of the performance and the features of a dedicated server, but without the high associated costs.

Plus, by configuring your site to run on a VPS server now, you’ll gain the understanding you need if you ever do decide to upgrade to a dedicated server. When that day comes, you’ll have a leg up in terms of the learning curve.

4. More Scalable by Nature

If you ran into the limits of your shared hosting plan, then you’re probably looking for a form of hosting that will grow with you as your site grows.

VPS hosting is pretty scalable, meaning you can add more server resources if your site requires it. Plus, VPS servers can be quite large, so they can support very large and fast growing websites.

Now, it isn’t as instantly scalable as cloud hosting. But, it’s still scalable, you’ll just need to notify your hosting company about the increase before you hit your plan limits.

Cons of VPS Hosting

VPS hosting is a very popular form of hosting for those who want a hybrid blend between shared and dedicated hosting. But, it still won’t be the perfect form of hosting for everyone.

Here are some of the biggest drawbacks to VPS hosting you’ll want to be aware of:

1. Requires More Technical Expertise

VPS hosting isn’t technically advanced, but it does require more tech skills than a basic shared hosting plan. Shared hosting is built from the ground up for beginners and the intuitive nature of shared hosting reflects that.

When you sign up for VPS hosting it’s generally assumed that you have more experience with your site. At the very least you should be comfortable with the backend of your server.

If you want to do more advanced things with your server, then you might have to hire out the necessary technical help.

2. More Expensive than Shared Hosting

VPS hosting doesn’t usually fall into the “expensive” hosting category. But, if you’re upgrading to VPS from a shared hosting plan, then get ready for a price increase.

With the additional costs of VPS hosting, you will be getting access to a higher quality server, along with greater plan limits, great server performance, and improve security. But, it will come at a cost.

Be aware that if you require a higher performing style of hosting, then you’ll have to pay for it.

But, when looking at the feature set you have access to, compared to the overall price, it does end up being a pretty good deal.

Reasons to Upgrade to VPS Hosting

If your site has been experiencing any of the issues below, then it might be time to consider VPS hosting.

Here are some of the most common reasons website owners decide to upgrade to VPS hosting:

1. Your Site is Loading Slowly

There are a number of reasons for your site to be loading slowly. But, if you’ve taken the time to optimize your site performance and you’re still dealing with very slow loading times, then it might be time to upgrade your host.

It could be an issue with your traffic levels (covered below), RAM consumption, server storage issues, or something else altogether.

By migrating to VPS, you’ll give your site support for higher traffic levels, along with more storage to effectively store your site’s files.

2. Your Traffic Levels are on the Rise

Shared hosting is meant for websites that don’t get much traffic. But, as your traffic levels grow, then you’ll also start to demand more from your web host. If you notice an upward trend in your traffic levels, then it might be worth upgrading your hosting.

Rising traffic levels mean greater server resources consumption, so to avoid slow loading times, and even server crashes, it’s smart to upgrade sooner rather than later.

3. You Want a More Secure Host

Keeping your site secure is one of the most important things you can do. Right out of the box, VPS hosting plans offer you higher levels of security.

A VPS website security checker will include improved firewalls, dedicated malware scans, monitoring, along with improved website backups (in case something goes wrong).

Plus, your site will be operating in a completely isolated server environment, so you’ll never be impacted by other sites.

What to Look for in a VPS Host

If you’re the type of site owner who could benefit from VPS hosting, then you’ll also need to ensure you choose a VPS web host that offers the features you require, and the quality you need.

Here are some of the key features to look for in a VPS hosting provider:

Sufficient Storage and Bandwidth

When choosing a VPS plan make sure the plans you’re looking at have sufficient CPU, RAM, disk space, and bandwidth.

Server Security Features

VPS hosting should have a very high level of security. Look for features like DDoS attack protection, multiple firewalls, along with regular offsite backups, in case a full website restore is needed.

Knowledgeable Support

A quality support team is a must-have. Look for a VPS host that offers multiple support channels, speedy response times, and technical team members who can help you through tough website or server issues.

High Reliability

Reliability is how often your site is online. The industry standard is above 99%, which seems high, but remember that any time your site is offline can be actually losing your site money. Ideally, a VPS host should offer you an uptime around 99.99%.

Quality Server Hardware

The quality of your VPS server depends on the physical server hardware along with the network. Keep an eye out for Intel processors, and RAID drives. On the network side, you’ll want a fully redundant network that’s built with no single point of failure.

Of course, there are probably many more features that you’ll require. But, at the very least, keep an eye out on the hosting plan features highlighted above.

So, Do I Need VPS Hosting Services?

Hopefully, you have a better understanding of how VPS hosting works, the types of sites VPS is used for, and the benefits it can bring your website.

VPS hosting services  aren’t right for everyone. But website owners who have rising traffic levels, are currently experiencing slow loading speeds, or want a higher level of security, can all benefit from VPS hosting.

Finally, you should consider if you have the technical means to manage your own VPS account. It will be more intensive than what it took to configure your shared server—especially if you’re running any custom server elements.

If you’re looking for very high levels of performance and demand the best for your site, VPS hosting delivers.

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