What is AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)

What is AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)

Blogging Insights
Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP is a Google backed Open Source initiative to standardize display of web pages on a smartphone or mobile screen. Screen or display real estate is at a premium on mobile phones. There is just about five inch of screen to pack in text, pictures, videos, titles, etc. Google is committed to provide the best viewer experience for its search engine users. And by the looks of it, AMP is the way forward for publishers and bloggers. AMP Official website and announcements The official website for AMP is the first place to start for details. It is almost the single reference point to begin with AMP. https://www.ampproject.org/ But for the beginner point of view, this is the best way to start understanding about AMP. https://googleblog.blogspot.in/2015/10/introducing-accelerated-mobile-pages.html This…
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Why so less followers on Instagram

Why so less followers on Instagram

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Social Networks have changed our way of living. A large screen smart phone and an app like Instagram or Facebook transports you to another world. Social media means interaction. Also important is a give and take relation. Public figures and eminent personalities can afford to have large number of followers. It is the nature of their public life. But they still need to reach out to their followers. Concept of followers and following on Instagram Instagram is an app based social networking platform which allows you to post photos and videos. This is then visible to all fellow Instagram users who are following you. They can like and comment on your posts. This is the basic feature of Instagram. As the popularity of Instagram increases, more and more features are…
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Are restaurant reviews by Food Bloggers sponsored

Are restaurant reviews by Food Bloggers sponsored

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Food Bloggers have to regularly review restaurants and eating destinations. Reviewed content fuels their blog and each word is lapped up by their readers. The review is also splashed on social media which reaches a wider audience. All this while there is an important dilemma faced by Food Bloggers when visiting a restaurant. Do you announce your status as a food blogger or not. Let us understand this issue in detail. Two types of promotion events by restaurants Restaurants need the social media for greater coverage. An SEO powered blog with sizeable number of followers is like a gold mine. It is easy publicity and direct access to potential customers. Two basic techniques used by restaurants for publicity with¬† food bloggers. Bloggers Event or Bloggers Table This type is basically…
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Is cloud hosting necessary for bloggers

Is cloud hosting necessary for bloggers

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Hosting companies have started unveiling their Cloud Hosting plans. From a bloggers perspective, for a low traffic blog or a beginners blog is mostly hosted on Shared Linux Hosting which is the best value hosting plan. Cloud Hosting is now placed at the top end of the hosting plans. Plus there is this tricky criteria of CPU and Memory allocation as per the plan chosen. So do bloggers need to migrate to Cloud Hosting. Understanding Shared Linux Hosting Shared Linux Hosting is the easiest way to mass host number of websites on a single server. The server in question is a Linux based Web Server. A Web Server is a machine or a computer which does the job of hosting a website or serving web pages to visitors on the…
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Submission of blog links

Blogging Insights, Blogging News
Submission of blog links is essential to increase the outreach of your website/blog. Submission of blog links is different from link exchange since you submit your URL to those website which accepts links from others as well. So ultimately it does not become a link building exercise but rather that of content exchange. It also becomes a meeting place for bloggers or people with like minded interests. Facebook is perhaps the most popular link submission platform of recent times. What is a submission of blog links A webmaster or admin opens a page or a post announcing the acceptance of links for a particular theme or a topic. Members or guests accordingly post their links in the main post or the comments. Technologies like Inlinkz has helped simple blogs to…
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How bloggers use Instagram

How bloggers use Instagram

Blogging Insights, How To, micro Blogging
Instagram is a photo messaging and photo sharing app. It can only be used on a camera enabled smart phone or tablet. A desktop app is also available with limited features. Instagram is a blend of social networking and photo sharing. It allows people to showcase their content as well as connect with people with similar interests. The popularity of Instagram has grown immensely in recent times. Lets check out what is Instagram and how bloggers use Instagram. What is Instagram Instagram is primarily a smart phone app. It has been designed to be used only on a smart phone. Photos can either be clicked though the phone camera or can be selected from the gallery. The front camera is the primary instrument of choice for selfies which are quite…
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What is a blog

What is a blog

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What is a blog We still find a lot of people asking this question, What is a blog. Sometimes it looks sounds more like a statement. In this article we will try to explain the answer to the question of What is a blog. Also please note, the whole website of team SBW is the answer to the question of What is a blog. A blog is a.... A blog can be simply called as an online journal or a diary. So like a journal or a diary, you start making entries on certain dates, daily or otherwise. Now in the earlier days it was a hard coded html website with entries made by amending the code. But now in the days of blogging platforms and Content Management Systems, we…
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Yoast SEO Plugin error for XML Sitemap : 404 Page not found

Yoast SEO Plugin error for XML Sitemap : 404 Page not found

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There is a well documented error for XML Sitemap generated by Yoast SEO Plugin which¬† leads to the XML Sitemap not found and a 404 Page not found error generated. The details of the error and its possible resolution can be found at the following URL http://kb.yoast.com/article/77-my-sitemap-index-is-giving-a-404-error-what-should-i-do [caption id="attachment_25" align="aligncenter" width="772"] Article from Yoast SEO for Sitemap Error While the article is clear about the error and its resolution, a lot of users are faced with the sitemap not being generated and then they have to resort to the solution as explained in the article or go for another plugin.[/caption] Solution for error for XML Sitemap This site also faced similar problem while generating sitemap for submission with Google Search Console. So the immediate reaction was to use another plugin…
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