As I’ve been doing the rounds of some internet marketing forums recently to generate traffic to my blog I’ve seen some questions about a WordPress Slug.
So, I thought it would be a good idea to explain what it is here for those who don’t know.
Let me assure you that it’s certainly not some fat slimy creature that slithers its way through your blog chomping on anything it fancies on the way like a destructive computer virus!
In fact, a slug is a string of a few well chosen words that helps with the SEO of your blog.
What Is A WordPress Slug & How Does It Work?
According to WordPress Glossary:
“A slug is a few words that describe a post or a page. Slugs are usually a URL friendly version of the post title (which has been automatically generated by WordPress), but a slug can be anything you like. Slugs are meant to be used with permalinks as they help describe what the content at the URL is.“
When you post a new page or article on a WordPress blog, the site automatically creates a miniature “slug”.
It appears under the blog post title in the editor.
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In this digital world, effective and comprehensive strategies of online marketing can help every business owner to increase its potential customers. While evaluating the strategy, you must focus on the six components mentioned below to fuel up your business growth and take your business to the next successive level.
Your website is the face of your company, so your website must be professional, simple and easy to navigate. While designing the website, you must focus on following:
- Include call to action buttons on most of the pages so that the readers can think about what your organization can do for them.
- Optimize your sites on all the web browsers, including smart phones and mobiles as these devices are growing at fast pace and most of the people are browsing internet on these devices.
- Inserting the keywords in your content in a natural way.
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Content marketing is hot! Content marketing is the new SEO. Content marketing has killed SEO. Content marketing is the buzzword for 2013.
These are some of the headlines I saw as I was blog hopping my way round the internet on my blog commenting exercise to drive traffic to my blog for both the Quick Start Challenge and Turn $100 into $2,000 in 60 Days Challenge
What the heck is content marketing?
I found some really long and complicated explanations about it but the simplest one I found that sums it up nicely was this:
“Content Marketing is the creation and sharing of content for the purpose of promoting a product or service.”
In other words, it is content that you put on your website and promote. It can be text, video, infographics, images, whatever you put on your site.
The word is out that Google is favoring content marketing.
Continue reading 5 Content Marketing Strategies for Bloggers To Boost Traffic
We are always hearing about the importance of getting backlinks to your site and internal linking to get ranked in Google but what about outbound links?
As I was doing forum commenting for the Quick Start Challenge and the Turn $100 into $2000 Challenge I saw a lot of debate about outbound links or external links as some people prefer to call them.
An outbound link, if you don’t already know, is a url that you have on your site that links to another website. When you think about it the world wide web is formed from links from one site to another and enables it to be what it is. does
By linking out from your site, you are “voting” for the site you link to. That is the whole point of getting backlinks to your site.
When other sites link to your site you get a backlink from that site which is one of the factors that Google takes into account in it’s ranking algorithm.
But what if you link out to other sites?
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As I have been blog hopping to drive traffic to my blog as part of the 60 Day Challenge I have noticed that some bloggers to not take advantage of internal linking their blog pages.
Internal links are links that go from one page on your blog or website domain to a different page on the same blog or website domain and they play an important role in helping your site advance in the search engine rankings.
We hear so much about getting good quality backlinks from high pr sites that it’s easy to overlook the importance of internal linking.
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If you use CommentLuv Premium on your blog you will probably have seen the discussions about the bad or broken links in the comments and their possible effect on your SEO.
Google scans your blog’s comment section and some users have removed the plugin for fear that the broken links could damage their ranking.
There is some controversy about that but broken links can affect your blog load time and Google takes that into account in it’s ranking algorithm.
A key part of SEO is making your site friendly to the spiders. If they can find their way around your site, they can index it, and then your site will get more page views.
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A couple of days ago I discovered that my detox blog was not loading properly so I decided that it would be a good idea to write this post about blog load times. It is important to have a fast load time as many believe that Google takes it into account when ranking sites.
By chance I noticed that when I typed in the URL of my blog into my browser all I got was a list of posts and nothing else. No theme, no header, no menu, no banners, no Google ads. It took quite a few minutes for the whole blog to appear. An absolute disaster!
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I just came across these Pinterest videos which show you some great Pinterest tips.
How to add Videos to your Boards
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If you want to get more traffic to your blog you might want to take a look at SEO Super Comments plugin for WordPress. I have just installed it on this blog after seeing it listed on a blog post that Adrienne Smith wrote.
I must admit, although I studied quite a few reports for the best plugins to install when I first set this blog up and try to keep up to date with the latest plugins I had never come across this one before.
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One if the things I read recently about SEO and getting traffic to my blog was that I should submit my blog to Technorati. They call it “claiming” your blog which you have to do with a claim code that looks like this 3JFEU6AJR6JY. Something I had completely overlooked until now.
Technorati, if you don’t already know, is a search engine for searching blogs. It’s a big and important blog directory. By adding your blog you can get another valuable backlink to your blog. Technorati has a page rank of 8.
Continue reading I Have Claimed My Blog On Technorati!