Saturday, 23 December 2017

Blogspot SEO: How to Search Engine Optimize Your Blogger Blog
Do you want your blogger blog to rank high in search results and want to increase your website traffic then optimizing your blog for search engines is very much important. If you want to know how to do SEO for Blogspot then you landed on the right place. As i have researched online i have founded a lot of results related to it but i haven't seen any post with a full guide on this topic.

How to fully do seo for blogger and make your blog visible in search engine a full seo guide for blogspot.


So i have planned to create a post which will guide you how to fully search engine optimize your blogger blog with a step by step guide which will cover all the topics what you need to do to improve your Blog SEO even if you are a beginner.

As we all know that Blogger do not have so many features like Wordpress Plugins and there had been competitions between Blogspot and Wordpress but i think both of them are top blogging platforms as Blogger is best for creating a free blog while Wordpress is self hosted and you need a Web Hosting for using or installing Wordpress.

Optimize Blogger Template

In default blogger templates or in third party templates you have to add a code known as All in one SEO plugin for blogger/blogspot which will provide your blog a good title, description, keywords, Google, Bing and Yandex verification code, Facebook, Twitter and Google plus pages to search engines and it will automatically improve your site ranking.

I will show you how to set it up just follow the steps below.
  1. Go to your Blogger dashboard.
  2. In the left sidebar click on Theme.
  3. Now click on Edit HTML to open your template editor.
  4. Now Press Ctrl + F and search for <head>
  5. Now paste the below mention code below <head> in your template editor.
  6. Click Save to apply changes.
Copy The Following Code:
<!-- All In One SEO Pack 2018 for Blogspot By: PROTECHBLOGGER.COM  Start -->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> - <data:blog.title/></title>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.metaDescription != &quot;&quot;'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' name='description'/>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;archive&quot;'>
<meta content='noindex, nofollow' name='robots'/>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' name='keywords'/>
<meta content='index, follow' name='robots'/>
</b:if>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageTitle != data:blog.title'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' name='keywords'/>
</b:if>
</b:if>
<meta content='GOOGLE VERIFICATION CODE' name='google-site-verification'/>
<meta content='BING VERIFICATION CODE' name='msvalidate.01'/>
<meta content='ALEXA VERIFICATION CODE' name='alexaVerifyID'/>
<meta content='YANDEX VERIFICATION CODE' name='yandex-verification'/>

<meta content='global' name='distribution'/>
<meta content='1 days' name='revisit'/>
<meta content='1 days' name='revisit-after'/>
<meta content='document' name='resource-type'/>
<meta content='all' name='audience'/>
<meta content='general' name='rating'/>
<meta content='all' name='robots'/>
<meta content='en-us' name='language'/>
<meta content='USA' name='country'/>
<meta content='Facebook Insight ID here' property='fb:admins'/>
<meta content='@twitter.com/AfrasiabAliKhan' name='twitter:site'/>
<meta content='@AfrasiabAliKhan' name='twitter:creator'/>

<meta content='Afra Siab' name='author'/>
<meta content='Youremailhere@gmail.com' name='email'/>

<link href='https://plus.google.com/+AfrasiabAliKhan/about' rel='author'/>
<link href='https://plus.google.com/+AfrasiabAliKhan/posts' rel='publisher'/>
</b:if>
<!-- All In One SEO Pack 2018 for Blogspot By: ProTechBlogger.Com End -->

How To Customize This Code

  1. The text colored Orange should be changed by you with your own usernames, pages and verification codes.
  2. The Verification codes of Google, Bing, Alexa and Yandex should be changed by you with your own verification codes provided by them.
  3. Change USA with your Country for example PK, CA, UK etc.
  4. Replace Facebook Insights with your Facebook admin ID.
  5. Replace @AfrasiabAliKhan with your Twitter username.
  6. Replace Afra Siab and Email with your name and email.
  7. Replace +Afrasiab Ali Khan with your Google Plus account.

Format Post URLs

The URL of a blog post also known as permalink is also very important for your blog SEO. It can play a vital role in ranking your post in search results as it is also crucial with every part of search engine optimization for blogspot.

There are a couple of points that you need to remember while creating or editing your permalink.
  • Do not exceed your post title from 50 characters.
  • Remember not to use these kind of short words in your permalink (The, A, Is, An etc)

The permalink of your blogger post is created automatically same as your post title when you publish your post but if you want to change or edit your permalink then you can do it while writing your blog post from the right side of the screen as shown in the image below.

how to customize your permalinks and make proper post URLs for better SEO.

Meta Tags

Meta Tags are the HTML tags which are provided to search engines for helping them to know the title, description, keywords etc of a URL. These HTML tags will help you in your website ranking on Google. If you have already added All in one SEO plugin for blogspot mentioned above then no need to add these because it will make multiple meta tags.

You should also be careful with these tags and must include the main keywords in it as these are very important for search bots to read and understand.

Proper Post Titles for Blogger

The title of your post is also crucial if you are doing SEO for Blogger because it plays a major role in search engine optimization.

An example of proper post titles are shown in the image below.

how to remove blog name from post titles and optimize your blog titles for seo to rank high in search results.


Well let me show you how to remove Blogger homepage title from post title. It is simple just do the following steps and you are all clear.

  • Go to Blogger dashboard > Theme > Edit HTML.
  • Press Ctrl + F and search for the below code.
<title><data:blog.pagetitle/></title>
  • Replace the above code with the code given below.
<b:if cond= ‘data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;’>
<title><data:blog.title/></title>
<b:else/>
<title><data:blog.pageName/></title>
</b:if>
 You are done! Now you will see only your post title.

Proper Headings

Headings tags are very valuable to be used in your text paragraphs because these headings like H1, H2 and H3 organize your blog content in a proper way so that it is very simple to understand by your website visitors and search engines.

We use H1 tag for our Blog post title and H2 tag for post titles but In some blogger templates you have to customize these settings because they are not done by default. So to make it right follow my steps below.

  • Go to your Blogger Template Editor.
  • Search for H3 and change it from CSS to HTML all the H3 heading tags to H2. There might be 8 or 9 so change it all.

Control Keyword Density

If you want higher ranking then it is very important for you to care about Keyword Density because using of too many keyword will be considered as keyword stuffing which will strongly damage your SEO and not using enough keywords will also not work for you.

You need to be careful about putting keywords in your posts. You should place keywords where they are needed and which should not disturb your readers as well as search engines.

Try to focus on 1 or 2 keywords per posts which will help you focus on achieving your goal.

Using of long tail keywords in your posts will be much more grateful as there are users trying and searching for long keyword terms and this way you can build up the right type of website traffic you want.

There are some specific parts where you should include your main keywords and those are Title, Headers, Body and meta description and the URL of your post.

Importance of Labels and Related Posts

In blogger categories are known as labels. Basically these are used for organizing your blog content which help the users to read and find a specific post with the help of labels.

Remember while adding labels to your post make sure do not mess up your post with a lot of labels as i have seen in many other blogspot blogs using tons of labels thinking these are tags which may affect and damage your blog ranking.

Try to keep it simple and easy i will show you with a short example. Suppose you are posting about Firefox then you should create labels for it like Browser and Software's. Don't try to use Firefox browser, Firefox etc.

Using proper labels in your posts will properly organize the related post widget at the bottom of your every blog post so it will help you generate more page views for your blog.

Optimize Images for Blogspot SEO

A blog post should not only contain text but we should add related images which can easily explain our posts. Images are not only added to beautify a post but it also plays an important role in search engines if we optimize images properly for image SEO.

To easily optimize blogger images you should use Alt text and Title in every image you upload to your blog post. This will help you drive some extra traffic from image search engines like Google image search.

Below is an example of image properties when you add title and alt text to optimize images in Blogspot.



If you want to fully optimize your blog images then you have to care about every thing like image title, alt text, image name, image size and the link to the image. All these things can matter and can make a lot of difference to your traffic and SEO.

External Nofollow Links

External links are the links present in your blog which are pointing to other domains and when you add a HTML attribute of Nofollow to an external link then it indicates the search engines that not to crawl a specified URL.

Mainly we use the No-follow tag if the website we are pointing to is low quality website or the website is not trusted. So adding Nofollow attribute to low quality website, affiliate links and advertising banners is much important if you want to improve your website ranking in search engines.

Adding a Nofollow tag is very simple you just need to add rel="nofollow" in the anchor element. You can see the example in the image below.

how to add no-follow attribute to links in blogger blog post.

Setup Comment Section

The comment section for blogger blog should be no-followed and try to moderate comments so you should allow comments yourself to show up on your posts. This is how you can easily protect your blog comments from auto comment robots and other spam.

Try to make it very easy for your visitors to leave comments on your blog posts because people do not want to waste a lot of time by logging in or registering and then leaving a comment.

You should also add your focused keywords in the comment replies which will also help you rank in search engines and make your blog more visible to receive organic traffic.

Page Speed Optimization for Blogger

Page speed is one of the most important factor of On page SEO for blogspot. The faster your blog loads the more chances are to rank higher in popular search engines. If your blog takes more time to load then your visitors will bounce and the bounce rate will increase which will damage your website ranking in search results. You may check out our post given below to improve blog speed.


There are several tools which you can use to check your blog speed. I will recommend you to use Google Page Speed Insights which can show you the current page load time in mobile and desktop and this will also recommend you what changes you can do to make your blog load more faster.

Internal Linking for Better SEO

Internal links are most important part of On page SEO because it plays a vital role in ranking your posts for your targeted keywords and there are many more benefits of internal links if you do it correctly.

The first benefit is that visitors stay on your blog for longer time if you have useful content inside your posts so as long as visitors are viewing your website your bounce rate will become much more better than before.

The second benefit from internal links is that you will get higher ranking in search results for your posts that you link inside your content because it will tell search engines how important and useful is the content of your blog.

Breadcrums (Navigation)

Breadcrums makes your blog navigation more easy and simple and are also important for every perfect blog because it makes your website in a structured form which helps users to navigate your blog easily and it is properly visible where exactly a user have landed on a website.

It also helps search engines like Google and its very beneficial for your Blogger SEO to have Breadcrums in your blog because it shows Google how your blog is structured.

Submit Blogger Sitemap

A sitemap is a kind of guide for search engines to get all the information present and located in a website. If you are doing SEO for Blogger then it is very important for you to create and submit a sitemap for blogger.

While creating a sitemap for blogspot you have to insert a simple code in your Robots.txt file.

What is Robots.txt?

Robots.txt is file with a simple code which tells the search engines about how to index and crawl a website to show up in search results. So in this way you get organic traffic from search.

And with the help of this you can also restrict the search engine bots not to crawl some URLs like your labels and other pages which are not so important.

Custom Robot Header Tags

You have to enable the custom robot header tags in blogger because it maximizes the visibility of your blogspot blog in search results.

It is very simple to enable your custom robot header tags in blogspot just follow the steps given below and you are all good.

How to Enable Custom Robot Header Tags?

First of all go to your Blogger Blog Dashboard >> Setting >> Search Preference. There you can see Custom Robot Header Tags under Crawlers and Indexing.

Enable it and make changes to it as shown in the image below.

How to make changes to the Custom Robot Header Tags in blogger/blogspot.

Create Custom 404 Page

You should have a custom 404 page in your blogger blog as it is important because if a user visits a link which have been changed or removed from your blog then they are redirected to your custom 404 page. 

A custom 404 page in blogspot makes your page more user friendly and provides confidence to users in your blog if they find any broken link in your blog. So it is also important to add a custom 404 page to your blogger blog as it will also help your blog in search engine optimization.

Create Unique Content

Creating unique content for your blog will be more efficient which will rank your blog faster in search results and you will receive more organic traffic. You may have heard Content is King and if your blog have quality content for your targeted keywords then Google will love to show up your blog for your targeted keywords in their search results.

Suppose your blog have more content and quality then your competitors for some keywords then what do you think who will rank higher in search results? Of course you!

So mainly focus on creating quality content and to make it more unique research for it first because Google is looking for content having Quality, Uniqueness and Relevance.

Avoid Spelling, Grammar and Sentence Mistakes

You should also avoid such mistakes in spelling, grammar and sentences because having mistakes like this can also damage your SEO if you miss spell some words or create wrong sentences so try to create good English content which will be much more better.

Use Google Search Console

The most powerful tool for blog SEO is Google Search console previously known as Google Webmaster Tools. This tool can manage your blog search functionality and you can improve the appearance of your blog in search engines.

How to use Google Search Console for Blogger SEO and why it is important.


Google Search Console have the following functions to improve your Blog:

Search Appearance: To improve your appearance in search
Search Traffic: To check your blog traffic statics
Google Index: To index or remove URLs
Crawl: To check errors, submit sitemap and test Robots.txt .

Make your Blog Mobile Friendly

Mobile friendliness is very valuable to Google as they have updated their algorithms in the past and it is a ranking factor for search engine optimization to make your blogger blog mobile friendly.

If your blog is mobile friendly it will also reduce your bounce rate because non mobile friendly blogs will not look the same as they look in your desktop.

So you should choose a mobile responsive template for your blog because more than a billion users worldwide use Google in their phones for searching and if your site is mobile friendly then you will have the advantage to receive traffic from mobile devices.

Conclusion

As i have mentioned all the tips of On page SEO for Blogspot now you can fully optimize your blog to generate organic traffic and if you want to increase more website traffic keep on looking other posts of this blog. If this Blogger tutorial helped you then must share it in a way to say thanks. Happy Blogging.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Social Bookmarking Sites: 100+ Free High PR DoFollow Sites 2018
Are you searching for the list of high PR social bookmarking sites 2018 with DoFollow backlinks? If yes then you came to the right place. As in this post i will show you 100% working latest high authority bookmarking sites 2018 which will generate backlinks for you and also help you to improve your website ranking.

A list of latest high PR dofollow social bookmarking sites for generating quality backlinks to your website and improve search rankings.

Social Bookmarking sites does not only generate backlinks for you but it also improves your search engine ranking, alexa ranking and also generate traffic to your website.

What Are Social Bookmarking Sites?

Social Bookmarking websites are those where users share their posts, articles, web pages, videos and images. These sites will give you a lot of advantages and by submitting your content on these websites people will get aware of your content.

The more people see your content the more it will go viral.

Advantages of Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking sites can produce a lot of link juice and some bookmarking sites are NoFollow attributed but don't worry and don't fool yourself about that as search engines are looking farther for all the incoming links from bookmarking sites to indicate its value to search index.

  • If you have a new website and want to create backlinks for it then social bookmarking is the best option as it will generate quality traffic to your website.
  • Popular search engines like Google also shows results from social bookmarking sites and if you have your content submitted then there are very high chances for your site to rank high in search results.
  • The meta data submitted by the users like Title, Description, Tags and Categories are very valuable for the search engines.
  • Search engines can also collect the information from bookmarking sites about the votes people gave to your site and how people really feel about the quality of your website.
It is very amazing and can give a lot of benefit to your website.

List of High PR Social Bookmarking Sites 2018


DOFOLLOW Social Bookmarking Sites Page Rank Alexa Ranking
twitter.com 10 13
facebook.com 9 2
pinterest.com 9 74
plus.google.com 9 1
reddit.com 8 8
stumbleupon.com 8 1,422
tumblr.com 8 54
del.icio.us 8 43,087
slashdot.org 8 5,684
digg.com 8 2,036
plurk.com/top/ 8 1,634
citeulike.org 8 49,786
technorati.com 7 68,805
scoop.it 7 2,737
newsvine.com 7 848
bibsonomy.org 7 98,027
flickr.com 7 155,901
diigo.com 7 7,533
linkarena.com 7 185,692
google.com/bookmarks 7 1
designfloat.com 7 190,029
fark.com 7 6,880
folked.com 6 82,314
dzone.com 6 4,424
metafilter.com 6 5,492
buddymarks.com 6 3,64,840
blinklist.com 6 1,76,776
bizsugar.com 6 1,10,440
akonter.com 6 344
ikeepbookmarks.com 6 3,48,105
pusha.se 6 301,359
linkagogo.com 6 219,118
blokube.com 6 303,425
blogmarks.net 6 220,452
linkarena.com 6 185,692
bookmax.net 6 62,302
netvouz.com 6 213,68
newsmeback.com 5 166,444
faves.com 5 456,293
wirefan.com 5 231,227
ezyspot.com 5 274,039
shetoldme.com 5 842,961
pinboard.in 5 181,294
soup.io 5 21,263
diggita.it 5 131,490
it.toolbox.com 5 46,176
killerstartups.com 5 217,785
dotnetkicks.com 5 320,592
aixindashi.org 4 182,750
registertovotetoday.com 4 239,820
usefulenglish.net 4 221,696
a1-webmarks.com 4 349,921
jodohkita.info 4 212,895
blogengage.com 4 159,577
1888pressrelease.com 4 181,647
colivia.de 4 181,294
freelink.org 4 221,554
linkatopia.com 4 221.537
cloudytags.com 4 368,111
myhq.com 4 164,774
popscreen.com 4 88,706
linkr.hu 4 387,060
sitejot.com 4 117,745
url.org 4 104,454
clipart.me 4 65,552
bookmark4you.com 4 118,221
designfloat.com 4 190,092
milocalbuilder.com 4 295,419
kingkong.com.au/socialmarker/ 4 258,827
mysitevote.com 4 246,750
whitelinks.com 4 150,096
craftjuice.com 4 690,657
indofeed.com 4 260,952
pr4links.com 4 753,132
yemle.com 4 270,014
askeet.com 3 1,734,210
addictionaire.com 3 181,294
abcphp.com 3 3,069,393
indianscoop.net 3 1,145,317
openfaves.com 3 309,888
storeboard.com 3 90,148
sfcsf.org 3 384,051
etioling.com 3 369,999
jlegalecon.com 3 365,228
elenavoce.com 3394,299
linzroll.info 3 510,917
asrona.net 3 392,552
coolpot.com 3 273,231
bookmarktou.com 3 250,291
storymint.com 3 212,262
video-bookmark.com 3 233,951
augmentedviews.com 3 1,068,926
urlsnoop.com 3 286,045
addthismark.com 3 251,090
bookmarkinghost.info 3 507,306
socialbookmarknow.info 3 716,961
sociopost.com 3 207,752
bookmarkwiki.com 2 666,174
onlinewebmarks.com 2 733,754
votetags.info 2 646,142
bookmarkgroups.com 2 583,152
newsciti.com 2 830,610
bookmarkbay.com 2 231,782
greateststory.info 2 564,707
kirtsy.com 2 378,790
startaid.com 2 190,702
bookmarks.wedigg.co.uk 2 487,523
socialmonkee.com 2 190,702
subbmitt.com 2 875,629
yoomark.com 2 299,150
bookmarkfollow.com 2 1,283,002
socialbookmarkiseasy.info 2 794,695
bookmarkmaps.com 2 674,319
activebookmarks.com 2 454,583
hotbookmarking.com 2 1,160,237

Note: All the sites and its rankings have been checked manually one by one and are 100% working. Some sites may be nofollow or become nofollow but the links you get to your sites are very beneficial.

Any Suggestions?

If you have tried any other social bookmarking sites which is working perfect for you to generate backlinks for your website then please mention them in the comments below.

Your suggestions are valuable and we may add it to our list in the future updates for social bookmarking sites and directory submission sites.

Conclusion

So as mentioned above Social bookmarking will increase your website traffic as well as your search rankings. Try to spread your posts as much as you can on social media sites so that your website will rank higher in popular search engines like Google and Bing.

If you liked this post then do share it and leave your precious feedback.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

5 Best Blogging Platforms to Create a Blog (Compared and Reviewed)
Blogging Platforms are where you can create a Blog for free and paid. There are several websites that provides you with the facility to create a free Blog but users are looking for the best Blogging platform to create a blog.

There are free Blogging platforms as well as paid and both of these are different from each other.

As you know free Blogging platforms will not give you all the features and tools to use in it in your Blog but on the other hand if we take a look on the paid ones, they give you all the features as well as tools but today in my post I will show you the Best Free Blogging Platforms to create a free blog online and will also show you the ones which are paid.

List of Top 5 Best Blogging Platforms

So here we are, I have provided a compared and reviewed list of best blogging platforms below so you can choose the best for yourself.

best blogging platforms to create a blog compared and reviewed list of top blogging platforms.

Wordpress.org (Self-Hosted)

Wordpress.org is a self hosted but free Blogging platform which is currently being used by thousands of bloggers. If we define it we can say that it is a downloadable software which is used for creating a blog with your web hosting. Wordpress provides you with Rich post editor, Facilitates Plugins and several different beautiful themes. Wordpress is very easy to manage and it works really fast. Wordpress is also a SEO friendly blogging platform.

wordpress.org is the best blogging platform to create a blog and start blogging. Its the recommended and top blogging platform


What’s its price?
Wordpress.org is totally free and you can download its latest version their site.

Is Hosting included in Wordpress.org?
No. Hosting is not included in wordpress.org as it is a downloadable file package which you can upload and install on your web hosting server which you already host.

Any Skills Required?
No you don’t need any special skills to manage wordpress as it is easy to use blogging platform and you can learn using wordpress in an hour if you haven’t used it before.

Are Themes available?
Yes, There are thousands of free wordpress themes available at wordpress.org and you can choose the one you want plus you can find a lot of free themes for wordpress as there are 100’s of websites and theme stores which provide you wordpress free themes.

Plugins and Extensions?
 Wordpress is known the best because of its best plugins for wordpress as there are more than 40,000 wordpress plugins in their directory and so much more around the web.

Blogger (Blogspot)

Blogger/Blogspot is the oldest and one of the best free blogging platform to create a blog free. Blogger is owned by Google and you get your free blogger account by signing in to your google account. You can create several Blogs as you want on Blogger because there is no limit for Blogs. Blogger is fast and easy to use and you can also associate your own domain with Blogger.com and there are a lot of free templates available on the internet for Blogger blogs.

Blogger is the best blogging platform to create a free blog and enjoy your free blogging and make it to the professional level

Is Blogger free to use?
Yes, Blogger is absolutely free and you can create several blogs on blogger without any charges.

Is hosting included in blogger?
Yes, Blogger provides you with its free unlimited web hosting and you can also associate a custom domain name with a blogger blog.

Any skills required for Blogger?
No skills are required for using blogger as it is a user friendly platform and it is very easy and simple to use. You can learn it in minutes.

Are templates available?
Yes, there are some templates available by Blogger which you can use for your blog and there are thousands of templates available on the internet which you can also use by uploading it on your blog.

Plugins or extension for blogger?
No plugins are available for blogger.

Wordpress.com

Wordpress.com is also a free Blogging platform but it is not good as Wordpress.org. It is the hosted version of wordpress. The difference between these is that it is a hosted version and instead of downloading and then installing it on your web hosting you can just create a wordpress account and sign in to use this wordpress version. There are many popular websites which are using wordpress.com you can see all the notable users using wordpress.

Wordpress.com is also a great blogging platform to start a free blog and you can also make it to the next level by purchasing a wordpress plan

Is Wordpress.com free to use?
There are three plans available.
$0- Best for basic blogging
$99/yr – Best for professionals
$299/yr – Best for advance business solutions

Is hosting included in wordpress.com?
Yes, Hosting is included in wordpress.com with no extra or additional free.

Any skills required for Wordpress.com?
It is much easier than the wordpress.org version as you have to setup manually for yourself in it but in wordpress.com you only have to create a free account and start your blog in minutes. It is very easy and simple to use and there are a lot of features available for you to make your free blog perfect.

Are themes available in wordpress.com?
Yes there are some themes available for you in wordpress.com but if you purchase a premium version you can get some more features and themes. Compare to wordpress.org there are not much themes available for wordpress.com if you are using a free plan of wordpress.com.

Are Plugins available in wordpress.com?
There are some plugins like stats, comments, polls which are popular are included in wordpress.com but no third party plugins can be used in wordpress.com as if you are using a free plan for wordpress.

Tumblr

Tumblr is also one of the most used Blogging platform online. Tumblr is created by David Karp which is online since February 2007. It is a kind of micro blogging platform with an aspect of social network. Tumblr is great for blogging if you want to publish short content, photos, videos, gifs etc. It is a kind of community build by users and they love to share and engage in each others content.

Tumblr is also a popular blogging platform to create a free blog. You can start a free blog on tumblr in minutes

Is Tumblr free to use?
Yes, Tumblr is absolutely free to use and the price is $0.

Is hosting included with tumblr?
Yes, Hosting is included with tumblr and no additional free is required and you get your sub domain like protechblogger.tumblr.com or if you want to associate your own custom domain with tumblr it is also possible.

Any skills required to use Tumblr?
No, You don’t need any special skills to use tumblr as it is a very easy and simple user friendly blogging platform and you can use it with ease.

designs available for tumblr?
Yes, There are a lot of  themes and designs available for tumblr and some of them are paid.

Are plugins or extensions for tumblr?
No, There are no plugins nor extensions available for tumblr.

Ghost.org

Ghost is a downloadable blogging platform software and also a hosted blogging platform free. This is a great Blogging platform, it is created by some employees who have worked in Wordpress in the past. They wanted to make it as a simple version of wordpress. Now it is one of the popular Blogging platform to create a blog.

Ghost Blogging platform is also a great choice for starting a blog but its not free you have to purchase a plan from ghost.org
Is ghost.org free to use?
If you want to use the downloadable version its $0 but if you want to choose the hosted version then they have some plans which you can choose. The plans start from $8 to $200 depending upon you the amount of blogs you want to create and the amount of website traffic you get.

Is hosting included in ghost?
Yes. Hosting is included in the pro plan of ghost but if you want to use the downloadable version then you have to find and choose a web host for it and you can also associate a custom domain with it.

Any skills required for ghost.org?
It depends up on what you are looking for, if you want to use the pro plan self hosted ghost blogging platform then it is simple and no skills are required but if you are wanting to choose the downloadable version then you have to set it up with a web host and installing ghost platform on your web server will be wanting some skills.

Are designs available in ghost.org?
There is a large variety of themes available for ghost.org but many of them are paid. There are also premium themes available for ghost blogging platform around the web.

Are plugins or extensions available for ghost.org?
No, There are no external plugins or extensions available for ghost.org but there are some features like social media, SEO, comments and much more which are already built in ghost.org.

Conclusion

Well this was the list I made about the best blogging platforms to create a blog. In my list I have shared some of the popular and best blogging platforms and software. Now you have to choose the best blogging platform. I am also giving you a short recommendation about every blogging platform in my list.

You should use wordpress.org if :
  • You are Building a professional blog for myself or business and want to take full control of it.
  • You want your blog to look the way you want and change its themes, plugins and what ever you want.
  • You want to make a lifetime blog and make money with blogging.
You should use blogger and wordpress.com if:
  • You want a blog quickly and you have no money.
  • You want to start a free blog.
  • You want to start a hobby or personal blog and write content in it.
You should choose Tumblr if:
  • You are planning to start a photo blog.
  • You are starting a micro blog.
  • You are starting a free blog and making posts on different topics.
You should choose Ghost.org if:
  • You have a passion about modern technology and want to start a blog which is most different from others.
These were my recommendations for you to choose the best blogging platform and start a blog. If you still have any questions or want to share your recommendations please discuss with us in the comments below.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Free Stock Photos: Top 10 Sites To Get Free Images For Your Website
Getting Free photos for website is not so difficult these days there are a lot of websites that provide free stock photos to use for your website. Images and photos are one of the most important part of your website. Images are used to attract your website visitors. The text in your site is also a very important part of your posts as the search engines reads it and thus headings, keywords, links and originality are also so important.
the top 10 websites that provides free stock photos and free images


Website needs attraction and it can be done by Images and photos as it plays a major role to bring visitor on your website. Images make yours posts beautiful, colorful and attractive. If you search any article or any post on the internet you will see that mostly all of them would be having beautiful and related images to their posts on their websites. It also plays a vital role to increase your website visitors.
You must have seen Google Images search engine where mostly people search for images. Your images may appear there and you can also Generate website traffic from images.

There are three types of Images

Public Domain Images 

These Images are free to use and you can use them as you want. You can get public domain images free from a lot of resources online. Photos that are downloaded by you from a government website or public site are known as Public Domain Images.

Right Protected Images

These are the images which are brought for a certain time of period for a certain project. The Images negotiated before hand with the photographer. These Images are right protected and you can’t use them until you ask for permission from the owner of that Image. So I suggest you to stay away from Right protected images if you don’t have permission to share it on your website.

Royalty Free Images

Royalty Free Images are also bought or purchased. But once you have purchased it, then you can do what ever you want with it. Other sites can also buy the same image.

There are several websites from where you can get free images and stock photos, and some of the most popular sites which are used for sharing free images are listed below.

Flickr.com

Flickr for free images and free photos

Flickr is the most popular website for  free photos which lets you to share, sort, search your Images. There are a lot of photos available at Flickr and you can use any one of them as all of them are free to use and you can do what ever you want to do with it. But you should also read the terms because they have some terms and conditions for the Photos you download from there.

FreePhotosBank.com

free photos bank provides you free stock images

FreePhotosBank is another free stock Photos website from where you can get unlimited free pictures for your website. This is a great site for free Images and you can also see the popular and most rated photos on its homepage.

FreeMediaGoo.com

FreeMediaGoo provides you with free images for website

FreeMediaGoo is also one of the best site which provides you with unique royalty free Images. FreeMediaGoo also provides you Textures and digital backgrounds for free. You can use these free photos for commercial and private use.

FreeImages.com

FreeImages is a website for free photos for website

Freeimages is also a great source to get free Photos and they provide you with high quality pictures. They have more then 350,000 images present in there website. All the latest uploaded high quality free images are present on the homepage and you can also search for what kind of photo you want and its all for free.

Picsearch.com

pic search is an image search engine for free stock photos

PicSearch is an Image search engine which automatically search for different images around the web and index it. You can find several Images from here for your website. Picsearch have more than 3,000,000,000 free pictures present on the website.

Bigfoto.com

bigfoto is used to get free pictures for website

BigFoto is also a popular free Image sharing website which provides you with free Images and they have many Images in there website and you can search for any category of Image in Bigfoto. You can use the images as you want for personal or commercial purpose. For more details you can see its copyright and use its free stock photo.

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

freedigitalphotos is for free photos and free stock images

You can download premium and free stock photos on FreeDigitalPhotos. They have a long list of different free Photos that you can use in commercial use or private rules as per their terms and conditions. Be sure that you are strictly not allowed to sell or claim these photos as your own. You can search for several Images on Free Digital Photos.

Pixabay.com

free resource for free website images online

Pixabay is a website containing more than 1.1 Million beautiful free images and is one of the best site that provide free stock photos online. I also sometimes use pixabay if i need any photo for my website and it works great for me.

LifeOfPix.com

free high resolution photos and images

Lifeofpix is a place to get free high resolution photography for your website. The best thing about Lifeofpix is that it provides high definition photos and images. There are different kind of images available and you can choose your favorite free images download.

Pexels.com

Free stock photos from pexels

Pexels provides you free stock photo that you can use everywhere. Its free for commercial use and no need for attribution required. This may be your best choice to get free images for website and millions of users love to use Pexels free images.

Conclusion

So above where some top 10 websites for free stock photos and free stock images which you can use in your websites and attract visitors. There is a huge list of website like royalty free images and public domain images. If you know any other Free Image sharing site that we missed please comment below and we will surely include it in our list or if you have any question related to free stock photo please ask in the comments and i will love to answer you.