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Redmi Note 5 Pro Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications

Redmi Note 5 Pro Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications

Redmi Note 5 Pro Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications Redmi launched its another smartphone Redmi Note 5 Pro in February 2018. The phone weights 181g only, The phone comes with a 5.99-inch touchscreen display. It measures 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (height x width x thickness) with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels pixels., at the price of only Rs.15,550.

Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by Android 7.1.2 Oreo with 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor and Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 chipset for faster multitasking. As we talk about the battery Redmi Note 5 Pro contains 4000mAh non removable battery with good battery lifetime. The phone comes with 4GB/6GB of RAM and internal storage of 64GB depending on the price which can not be expandable upto 256GB via microSD card.

Redmi Note 5 Pro contains 12 Mega pixel and 5 Mega pixel primary camera with PDAF & laser AF, OIS, gyro-EIS, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED dual-tone flash, face detection, HDR, panorama for better video quality it can capture video upto 1080p and for the front camera it contains 20 megapixel for perfect selfies which can capture video upto 1080p quality.

Redmi Note 5 Pro contains dual SIM (GSM+GSM ) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM.and can use 4G network upto 40 bands for better LTE connection with sensors like  accelerometer, proximity, compass,Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Compass/ Magnetometer and fingerprint sensor.

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

Release date February 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.60 x 75.40 x 8.05
Weight (g) 181.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold
SAR value 1.19

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.99
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 20-megapixel
Front Flash LED

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.1.1
Skin MIUI 9

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Samsung Galaxy J5 prime Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J5 prime Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications

 

Samsung Galaxy J5 prime Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications, Samsung launched its another smartphone Samsung Galaxy J5 prime in september 2016. The phone weights 143g only, The phone comes with a 5.84-inch touchscreen display. It measures 142.7 x 69.6 x 8.1 mm (height x width x thickness) with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280, at the price starts from Rs.9,999.

Samsung Galaxy J5 prime is powered by Android 7.1.1 Oreo with 1.7GHz  Quad-Core processor and Exynos 7570 Quad chipset for faster multitasking. As we talk about the battery Samsung Galaxy J5 prime contains 2400mAh non removable battery with good battery lifetime. The phone comes with 2GB/3GB of RAM and internal storage of 16GB/32GB/64GB depending on the price which can not be expandable upto 256GB via microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy J5 prime contains 13 Mega pixel and primary camera with PDAF & laser AF, OIS, gyro-EIS, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED dual-tone flash, face detection, HDR, panorama for better video quality it can capture video upto 1080p and for the front camera it contains 8 megapixel for perfect selfies which can capture video upto 1080p quality.

Samsung Galaxy J5 prime contains dual SIM (GSM+GSM ) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM.and can use 4G network upto 40 bands for better LTE connection with sensors like  accelerometer, proximity, Ambient light sensor.

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

Release date September 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 142.80 x 69.50 x 8.10
Weight (g) 143.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2400
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Gold

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 6.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Huawei Nova 3e Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications

Huawei Nova 3e Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications

Huawei Nova 3e Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications Huawei launched its another smartphone Huawei Nova 3e in march 2018. The phone weights 145g only, The phone comes with a 5.84-inch touchscreen display. It measures 162 x 77 x 8 mm (height x width x thickness) with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels., at the price of only Rs.29,990.

Huawei Nova 3e is powered by Android 8.0 Oreo with 1.7GHz  Octa-Core processor and Qualcomm Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 659 chipset for faster multitasking. As we talk about the battery Huawei Nova 3e contains 4000mAh non removable battery with good battery lifetime. The phone comes with 4GB of RAM and internal storage of 64GB depending on the price which can not be expandable upto 256GB via microSD card.

Huawei Nova 3e contains 16 Mega pixel and primary camera with PDAF & laser AF, OIS, gyro-EIS, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED dual-tone flash, face detection, HDR, panorama for better video quality it can capture video upto 2160p and for the front camera it contains 24 megapixel for perfect selfies which can capture video upto 1080p quality.

Huawei Nova 3e contains dual SIM (GSM+GSM ) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM.and can use 4G network upto 40 bands for better LTE connection with sensors like  accelerometer, proximity, compass,Ambient light sensor

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

Release date March 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 148.60 x 71.20 x 7.40
Weight (g) 145.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Colours Black, Blue, Rose Gold

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.84
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2280 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1.7GHz octa-core
Processor make Kirin 659
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256

CAMERA

Rear camera 16-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 24-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 8.0
Skin EMUI 8.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes

SENSORS

Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes

Huawei Honor 9N (9i) Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications

Huawei Honor 9N (9i) Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications

Huawei Honor 9N (9i) Price, Reviews, Full Phone Specifications Huawei launched its another smartphone Huawei Honor 9N in june 2018. The phone weights 152g only, The phone comes with a 6.00-inch touchscreen display. It measures 149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm (height x width x thickness) with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels, at the price of only Rs.13,990.

Huawei Honor 9N (9i) is powered by Android 8.0 Oreo with 1.7GHz  Octa-Core processor and HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset for faster multitasking. As we talk about the battery Huawei Honor 9N (9i) contains 4000mAh non removable battery with good battery lifetime. The phone comes with 83GB/4GB of RAM and internal storage of 32GB/64GB/128GB depending on the price which can be expandable upto 256GB via microSD card.

Huawei Honor 9N (9i) contains 13 Mega pixel and 2 Mega pixel primary camera with PDAF & laser AF, OIS, gyro-EIS, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED dual-tone flash, face detection, HDR, panorama for better video quality it can capture video upto 1080p and for the front camera it contains 16 megapixel for perfect selfies which can capture video upto 1080p quality.

Huawei Honor 9N (9icontains dual SIM (GSM+GSM ) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM.and can us 4G network upto 40 bands for better LTE connection with sensors like  accelerometer, proximity, compass,Ambient light sensor.

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

Release date June 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 149.2 x 71.8 x 7.7 mm
Weight (g) 152.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Ruby Red and Star Diamond Black

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 6.59
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2280 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1.7GHz octa-core
Processor make HiSilicon Kirin 659
RAM 3GB/4GB
Internal storage 32GB/64GB
Expandable storage No

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 16-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Skin Funtouch OS 4.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB OTG Yes
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

Global translator WordPress plugin problem for SEO

Global translator WordPress plugin problem for SEO

Global translator WordPress plugin problem for SEO,  which help you translate your WordPress blog into different languages and help you getting extra traffic from other languages search engine.

When I installed Global translator plugin, I was very happy because I started getting lots of traffic from various linguistic search engine.

It improved my Search engine traffic from 1k to 1.2K/per day.

Global translator was doing his work with full loyalty but soon I realized the downside of translating my blog post into different language

Lots of errors in Google webmaster tool : Google Webmaster tool started showing lots of unreachable errors. See the screenshot.

Server load : With the translation it increase the server load to a great extent. Thanks to Dreamhost hosting that I have not faced any issue regarding server issue. Though many of other blogger friend who used this plugin faced the server issue.

Web space : Global translator creates a seperate folder in your directory for different language. Like /ar, /hi and so on. It saves the cache of all the translated pages in the respected directory. So if you are not using any unlimited web space hosting , you will again face issue with web space.

# Violation of Google translator TOS :Another good point brought up by Amit Agarwal from labnol here is regarding TOS of Google translation API

You may copy, store, archive, republish or create a database of results returned from the service, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, except that you may store results in a temporary cache for a period not to exceed Fifteen (15) days solely for the purpose of using those results to carry out a specific user-requested action

He brought up the point, that Google TOS doesn’t allow to   store the translated pages for more then 15 days. Global translator plugin stores the pages for years.

Translation of new pages : Though translation of new pages doesn’t happen automatically and it takes time to translate them.   Too many translation request might result in the banning of your IP and any request generating from/for your domain.

Duplicate content :   Though changing language will save you from Google penalty of duplicate content but to make sure I checked the meta tag of translated page and found that meta tag for English and one of the translated page is exactly same, which is a big disaster for the SEO purpose. Google might penalize you in terms of either PR , slow indexing or no indexing of web page.

Traffic variation : Though I mentioned above that using Global translator wordpress plugin helped me to get traffic from those corner of world, which I never thought of but later I realize it drastically changed my position in search engines. My earlier posts which were doing great in the search engine has gone down and few posts have come on no.1 in new languages.

So what next ?

For now I’m removing the Global translator plugin and then I will be removing the indexed foreign language web pages manually using Google webmaster URL remover tool. I know there are almost 4000+ indexed pages and I might see a great drop in my traffic graph.

For sure I’m going to enhance my 404 pages with Google custom search or adsense enabled search. Since I’m going to see lots of 404error I might use this to increase my adsense revenue.

Alternatively I might use 404 notifier plugin to get notified of any 404 error on my blog.

I hope you have not checkmark the option to include your translated pages in sitemap. If yes, you might need to spend more time removing pages from Google index.

What I have learnt here?

This is a great set back for me at the starting of my full time blogging career. Though I simply pray I won’t face any major issues in terms of SEO and my search engine traffic here. As it is I never advocated use of lots of plugins, but one thing which is very important here is, never make any changes in your blog which can have permanent consequences.

Before installing any plugin , instead of searching for benefit, search for drawback.

Why You Need To Use A Custom Domain Name For Your BlogSpot Blog

Why You Need To Use A Custom Domain Name For Your BlogSpot Blog

 

Why You Need To Use A Custom Domain Name For Your BlogSpot Blog, Most newbies who start a blog prefer to use BlogSpot as their blogging platform. It makes sense. BlogSpot is free, and you need less technical skills to get started. The investment is zero, and the returns are high.

Also, you get unlimited bandwidth and unlimited storage in BlogSpot(Though storage is not technically “unlimited”, we have plenty of options, like creating a different author profile and using it to store images and files.)

 

One thing which you might not like with BlogSpot is the .blogspot domain name, which can easily be fixed by buying a custom domain name.

A BlogSpot URL is something like:

  • www.domain.blogspot.com

A custom domain name is:

  • www.domain.com

A custom domain has many added advantages over a .blogspot domain name.

Why should you buy a custom domain for your BlogSpot blog?

1. Buying a domain name is cheap

Buying a domain name is pretty cheap. You can get a good domain name for $1-$13.

You can buy a cheap.com domain name from GoDaddy.com.

2. Social media credibility

BlogSpot, being a free platform, is often overrun by spammers.

This is one reason that these sites are less likely to be trusted by people on social media.

When you use a custom name for your BlogSpot blog, it removes the impression that you are using a freeblog , and hence, are not a spammer.

3. Web promotion

Web promotion could mean a lot of things from social media to link building.

But when talking about credibility, most top websites don’t like giving a link back to a BlogSpot domain.

This makes promotion much more challenging.

4. Seriousness toward blogging

Even though you may be working a lot on your BlogSpot blog by creating great content, without a nice layout, a nice template, and a custom domain name, people will not feel that you are serious about blogging.

Basically, if you are not ready to spend a few dollars on the thing you love, no one will believe you are an authority on your topic.

5. Branding

The perceptions that you create in your readers mind, is imperative for your blogging success.

Using a customized domain name helps you to establish your blog as a professional brand.

You can also use a nice logo, favicon, and a banner to further brand yourself.

6. Google Apps

With a custom domain comes the ability to use a custom domain-based email address.

You can have an email address with your domain name like: admin[at]globalspecification.com.

Check out this article to see how you can create a custom domain based email with google apps.

7. The SEO advantage

If you plan to migrate your blog to WordPress, a custom domain name will ensure that you will not miss out any precious link.

Your migration will also be more search engine friendly.

How to get a custom BlogSpot domain:

So if you are convinced that you should have a custom name for your BlogSpot blog, here is what you need to do:

1) Find a domain name. Find a perfect domain name for your blog. Don’t use your personal name, rather use something which is brandable and memorable.

2) Follow this detailed guide: Setting up a custom domain name on BlogSpoy

Note: WordPress is a much better blogging platform than BlogSpot. According to the January 2016 report, 25% of the websites in the world are powered by WordPress.

I would suggest you stick to BlogSpot for a couple of months, and then move to a self-hosted WordPress blog.

Go ahead and give yourself a cool, custom domain name for your BlogSpot blog. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me via the comments.

NetworkedBlogs Application : Blog Directory on Facebook

 

NetworkedBlogs Application : Blog Directory on Facebook

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NetworkedBlogs Application : Blog Directory on Facebook, We have been looking into many applications on Facebook lately and especially with 850+ million users, Facebook gives us (Blogger) enough reason to have a solid presence. One of the process of being active on Facebook is syndication. I have already talked about one tool call postplanner, which I use these days to auto-syndicate post from my blog to Facebook and today we will look into one more such app call NetworkedBlogs application.

NetworkedBlogs Application for Bloggers:

This app is meant for Bloggers and as well as for readers. If you are not using facebook interest list features as a reader, NetworkedBlogs could be a nice pick to find useful posts.

There are many ways by which you can popularize your blog on Facebook, and one of them is by using Facebook fan page. There are many dedicated apps like postplanner, hootsuit, which auto publish the blog post on your Fan page and similarly, there is another app call Networked Blogs app, as the name suggests this app is specifically for Bloggers.

Facebook is becoming popular day by day. Facebook lately realize the popularity of blogging and, therefore, it is coming up with lots of application for bloggers.

If you are not using Facebook for branding, then I will suggest do that and at the same time you can use it to get a decent amount of traffic.

Networkedblog previously known as Blog networks has become a popular hub for bloggers on Facebook. Networked blog has inbuilt ability to pull up feeds from your blogs once you have at least ten members on your blog network. You can also simply start following blogs in your niche and keep an eye on update using this app. You can add any site and later on the author of the site can claim his website on Networked blogs.

If you have not included your blog there then add your blog and ask your friends to join:

NETWORKBLOG APPLICATION

Update: Though it’s a better idea if you focus on building only one form of community on Facebook via Fan page, as it will make things easier for you. Now, I don’t use networked blog app any more.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR BLOG SEO FRIENDLY WITH SINGLE CLICK

How to make your blog SEO Friendly With Single Click

        How to make your blog SEO Friendly With Single Click SEO of a WordPress blog is done on many levels: Starting from onsite to on page SEO. Few important factors in SEO are using an appropriate image, appropriate keywords and; appropriate Tag.

Images on your blogs are extremely important to get traffic from image based search engines likeGoogle  image search. Here, unlike text-based content, search engine bots can’t see and identify your content like a normal user. They rely on image ALT tag to identify and understand an image. Along with this, texts which are around your images also helps to improve the ranking of your images in image search engine.

How to add Alt tag to WordPress images:

Whenever you add an image into your blog post, you get an option to add Title and Alt tag, which takes care of image SEO. One easy way to add Alt tag is manually by adding it to every image you upload. However, when you have an already existing site and you have to edit all old images to add alt tag, editing manually is a very time-consuming task. To our rescue is SEO friendly image WordPress Plugin.

SEO Friendly Images is one useful free WordPress image SEO plugin, which quickly adds ALT tag to your images.

In this guide, I will share how can you use SEO friendly images plugin to optimize WordPress blog images for search engine. This plugin is developed by Valadmir, who is also a developer of popular plugin SEO smart links and founder of manage Wp service.So, let’s start with this plugin:

  • Install and activate SEO friendly images plugin. <Libk>
  • Once activated, go to Settings > SEO friendly images and configure the settings

Using this plugin you can automate both Title and Alt tag of your image. Though Search engine uses only Alt tag to understand your image, but title also plays a major role and it’s a good idea to give a meaningful name to your Title.

The best way to use this plugin is by giving a meaningful name to your image before uploading. Instead of uploading images like DSC0023.jpeg or so on, give it a Keyword rich name before uploading. For ex: SEO-friendly-image.jpeg.

An ideal settings will be:

  • Use %name for ALT tag
  • %Title for Title tag

Click on update options and that’s it. Now, your images will help you to increase the overall on page SEO of your blog. Along with SEO friendly image plugin, I highly recommend you to install Short Pixels , which will help you to optimize the size of your images and will also help you to load your page faster.

If you want to make most out of Images on your blog, you can also Create sitemap for yourwordpress blog image sand submit it to Google.

A Beginner’s Guide To The WordPress Robots.txt File

A Beginner’s Guide To The WordPress Robots.txt File

A Beginner app Wondering what the use of Robots.txt file is on a website? Amid all confusion, and to put it in simple words, this creates SEO issues on your website. In this article, I will share everything you need to know about the Robots.txt file, and will also share some links which will help you to dive deeper into this topic.

If you browse the Google Webmaster forum, you will see FAQs such as:

  • Why is Google not de-indexing a particular part of my blog where I have added the noindex tag?
  • Why is my blog’s crawl rate slow?
  • Why are my deep links not getting indexed?
  • Why is Google indexing my admin folders?

Be it WordPress, Drupal or any other platform, Robots.txt is a universal standard for websites, and it resides at the root of a domain. For example; domain.com/Robots.txt.

You must be wondering what a Robots.txt file is, how to create one, and how to use it for search engine optimization. We have already covered few of the questions for you to learn about the tech-side of the Robots.txt file.

Use of Robots.txt file on a website

Let me start with the basics. All search engines have bots to crawl a site. Crawling and indexing are two different terms, and if you wish to go deep into it, you can read: Google crawling and indexing.

When a search engine bot (Google bot, Bing bot, 3rd party search engine crawlers) comes to your site following a link or following a sitemap link submitted in webmaster dashboard, they follow all the links on your blog to crawl and index your site.

Now, these two files – Sitemap.xml and Robots.txt – reside at the root of your domain. As I mentioned, bots follow Robots.txt rules to determine the crawling of your website. Here is the usage of robots.txt file:

When search engine bots come on your blog, they have limited resources to crawl your site. If they can’t crawl all the pages on your website with allocated resources, they will stop crawling, which will hamper your indexing.

Now, at the same time, there are many parts of your website, which you don’t want search engine bots to crawl. For example, your WP-admin folder, your admin dashboard or other pages, which are not useful for search engines. Using Robots.txt, you are directing search engine crawlers (bots), to not crawl to such areas of your website. This will not only speed up crawling of your blog but will also help in deep crawling of your inner pages.

The biggest misconception about Robots.txt file is that people use it for Noindexing.

Remember, Robots.txt file is not for Do Index or Noindex. It is to direct search engine bots to stop crawling certain parts of your blog. For example, if you look at ShoutMeLoud Robots.txt file (WordPress platform), you will clearly understand what part of my blog I don’t want search engine bots to crawl.

How to check your Robots.txt file

As I mentioned, Robots.txt file resides at the root of your domain. You can check your domain Robots.txt file at www.domain.com/robots.txt. In most cases (especially on the WordPress platform), you will see a blank Robots.txt file.

You can also check your domain Robots.txt file using Google search console by going to Google search console > Crawl> Robots.txt tester.

Check Robots.txt file

The basic structure of your Robots.txt to avoid duplicate content should be something like this:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-
Disallow: /trackback/

This will prevent robots from crawling your admin folder followed by feeds, trackbacks, comment feeds, pages, and comments.

Do remember, Robots.txt file only stops crawling but doesn’t prevent indexing.

Google uses Noindex tag for not indexing any posts or page of your blog. You can use WordPress Yoast by SEO to add Noindex in any individual posts or a part of your blog.

For effective SEO of your domain, website, or blog, I suggest you keep your category, tags pages as Noindex but Do follow.

Summary:

  • Robots.txt file is just used to stop the bots from crawling certain parts of your blog.
  • Robots.txt file should not be used for Noindexing. Instead, Noindex meta tag should be used.

Note: If you are trying to de-index certain parts of your blog, which is already indexed, don’t use Robots.txt to block access to that part. This will prevent bots from crawling to that part of your blog and see the updated Noindex tag.

Do let us know if you use a Robots.txt file with your WordPress blog. If you have any questions regarding Robots.txt files

How to Use Categories Properly in WordPress for SEO & Usability

How to Use Categories Properly in WordPress for SEO & Usability

WordPress categories anand tags help you to structure your blog. They also play a vital role in the SEO of your website. Whenever I talk about the SEO of a WordPress site, I always follow one simple rule:

  • Keep low-quality pages out of the search index.

Today, I will be talking about WordPress categories and SEO.

I’ll also answer the question of:

  • Should we keep categories as no-index or do-index?

WordPress categories and tags are the two most important aspects from the user experience point of view.

For example, most of the related posts plugins use categories and tags to show related posts. If your categories are not well structured, related posts will show irrelevant articles, and it will have a negative effect on the bounce rate of your WordPress blog.

How To Structure WordPress Categories:

Planning the categories of your blog should be done from day one; do it as you are writing your blog’s business plan. For example, when I created the WPsutra blog, I used the following categories:

  • WordPress Themes
  • WordPress Plugins
  • WordPress SEO
  • WordPress News
  • WordPress Hacks
  • Editorial

This helps me to stay focused on my content strategy, and moreover, if I’m writing off-topic, this guide gives me a warning to get back on track.

Now, the question arises:

  • Are WordPress categories good for SEO?

WordPress categories

As I mentioned above, WordPress categories are useful for structuring your blog. From a search engine perspective, Google is much more interested in your content (posts). Moreover, category archive pages are considered a “low-quality page” as it doesn’t add any value in terms of search engine optimization.

Categories and SEO:

Usually, people think that the more pages we have in search results, the more traffic will we get.

This was true in 2011 when search engine bots were not so smart. The more indexed pages, the higher the traffic.

But with the Google Panda update, search engines made it clear that they hate content farming– adding pages into search engines that serve no value.

A category page usually contains the archive of a select category, and depending on your blog design, it may show a complete post or a post excerpt.

Now, here are two questions that you should ask yourself:

  • Is your category page solving any problem to a user using Google Search?
  • If your category page is indexed, isn’t it showing the same content as your post?

In short, category pages are useless from an SEO perspective, but beneficial from the user experience point of view as it offers another way to navigate your site. It’s also helpful for search engine bots to control your website deeper.

My recommendation:

  • For better SEO, keep WordPress categories as “no-index but “do-follow”.

If you are planning to change your existing category names to something more sensible, make sure your permalinks are not affected by this change.

If you use permalinks like “%category% / %posts%”, I would not advise you to change your categories or use a permalinks migration plugin for your blog.

Though some SEO experts suggest that using “%category% / %posts%” or %date% / %posts%” is a Google friendly permalinks structure, I would rather stick with a %post%.html” structure. The reason for this is that my posts will never get old and I can reuse them whenever I want.

 

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