Genesis Framework from StudioPress is one of the best frameworks I have ever used for developing a WordPress site. It is highly flexible and customizable, all sorts of customization are achievable based on your requirements. The best thing about Genesis is it comes with 35+ child themes that offers you to develop any niche website within a very short period of time. I”ll be sharing couple of tutorials on different Genesis Child Theme customization in a series of posts, the first topic to share with you is “How to Rename Genesis Child Theme”. Renaming your child theme is essential for branding purpose. [Read more…]
Online Reputation Management is a technique to monitor the reputation of an individual or brand over the web with the aim to ensure a positive image in the global market. There are basically two aspects of online reputation management – protecting your reputation and repairing your reputation from the damage caused by the negative comment. A negative review or misleading information in complaints board, customer review websites, forums, blogs, articles or in social media sites can hugely affect your online reputation. [Read more…]
SEO professionals are always on the look out for the recent updates from Google and it’s constant changes in search algorithm. Being a part of SEO industry, it is really important to understand the Google Panda and Penguin update. Both the updates are related to Google Search Engine Ranking Algorithm which rolled out on 24th february 2012 and 24th April 2012 respectively. Google Panda and Penguin updates are aimed to provide better search result to the users by increasing the quality of sites ranking higher in Google.
Google Panda update is designed to filter out the low quality spam websites from their search result which provides no intrinsic value to the user, duplicate content from other websites violating Google’s existing quality guidelines. Google Panda updae targeing the webspam will decrease ranking for lower quality sites and provide better ranking for the high quality sites who focusses on their websites’ content, potential and overall online presence.
Google Penguin update on the contrary targets over-optimization of the websites, a term coined by Google’s distinguished engineer Matt Cutts. It is mainly related to offsite SEO. The black hat techniques like keyword stuffing – the deliberate overuse of keywords to rank higher in search engine ranking, cloaking – presenting 2 different versions of web page content for search engines crawlers and visitors and irrelevant link building to and from external sites. [Read more…]