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The Most Important SEO Tricks!

The Most Important SEO Tricks that will help you prepare your site for a massive boost in the rankings.

 

Trick #1: Natural Anchor Text and Distribution SEO Tricks

-Brand and URL should be used the most. For example: viewen.com, http://prab.diffcraze.com, www.viewen.com, etc. Different variation of your URL that is natural.

-Backlink relevance is important. What you want to do is get the most relevant backlinks as you can. Having too many irrelevant backlinks is not a good things, and Google my consider it spam.

  • Links from diverse, trusted sites; stay away from low quality sites. The Root Pr is a good way to filter, but it is not the only way to filter.
  • On-page factors are important
  • Frequent updates and regular promotion
  • Easy backlink sources like article directories and social bookmarking sites are STILL valuable in getting low to moderate competition keywords ranked. (Reddit, stumbleupon, etc.)
  • Social signals are NOT a ranking signal!

High Quality Backlinks

To move your site to the top of Google, the only way is to build high quality backlinks. The biggest problem that most folks will have is finding authoritative sites that will want you to link to your site.

12 SEO Tips to Reach Your Customers

If your website isn’t performing the way that you think it should then you probably need to work on your SEO (Search engine optimization). Here are 12 SEO Tips that can get you to page 1 of Google if followed correctly:

Tip #1: Is your website mobile friendly?

– Google prefers sites that pass their mobile-friendly test, since it provides a better overall experience for their search engine users. Take a moment and google “Google Mobile-Friendly Tool”, or go to: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/. You can also Run the test for your own website here, and see if you pass or fails.

Tip #2: Does your site load quickly?

-Google prefers sites that load quickly for the same reason as the preferred mobile friendly site – user experience. Google sinks or swims on whether we like using them to search. Lets take a moment and see how long it take to load your site: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/. Like a traffic signal red is bad, yellow is cautionary, and green means all systems are go.

Tip #3: Are you listed in the top 100 local business directories?

-Google loves businesses that are listed in many of the top local business directories. The reasons are two-fold: First, a business that has taken the time to list themselves appears like a business that will be around for the haul. Second, these directories can send traffic to your site, and Google looks at referral traffic when determining rankings.
-The top 30 local directories receive over a 150 MILLION visitors each and every month! So getting listed in those directories can be a very important source of traffic.

Tip #4: Are you set up on the MOST IMPORTANT Social Media Accounts?

SEO Tips
SEO Tips
Social media isn’t just about sharing, you need to be on at the very least: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
-Google loves websites listed in these top social networks because *First, these businesses appeared to be more BRAND AWARE, and google loves Brand, and *Second, these social platforms can again send traffic to your site. -Plus, being listed on these sites makes your business much easier to be
shared and recommended amongst your customers and their friends.

Tip #5: Are you aware what your competition is doing online to rank?

– Knowing what your competition is doing, what they’re spending, and what keywords they’re going after, is absolutely crucial if you want to be able to overtake them in the search engine results, you need to know the effort that they are taking can generally be tracked with decent accuracy using certain online tools. –SEMRush.com is a very popular online tool, and it will give you great insights into your competition and it’s a great way to see what search terms are sending them customers. Head over to SEMRush.com now and compare your website to your competition. Analyze those businesses whose position you’d like to be in, and notice who is crushing it in your marketplace. After you finish, come back and continue working through the rest of the SEO Tips.

Tip #6: Is your website optimized properly?

-Figure out the keywords (i.e., the words people search for) that you would like to show up for. Head to Google and do a search for those keywords, and look at the page 1 results (the first 10.)  *Blue Text = Title Tag,  see how many of them have keyword in the title tag. now check your website do you have it there? There are a NUMBER of these “on-page SEO” factors that Google loves websites to have, and the Title Tag is considered by many to be the most important. Read up also on “Heading Tags”, “Meta Tags” and “Keyword Density” for additional help.
NOTE: just smearing keywords on your page is NOT enough, because Google is semantic (i.e., smart!) and they view that as spam.

Tip #7: Is your Contact Information Easily Found?

-This is a huge point, especially from a CONVERSION stand-point. You want to make
sure that your phone number is in a prominent position on your page. People don’t want to have to dig for it.  Make sure your Number is clearly visible, in a font size that is easy to read, and a color that makes it stand out from the rest, and ideally with click-to-call HTML coding to make sure that mobile users can just press the button to call you!
-Have a CONTACT US with your company name, address, phone number, and links to your social profiles on Google+ Facebook, etc.

Tip #8: VIDEO! Do you have at least one video embedded on your website?

-First, Visitors WATCH Videos – that’s just a fact and having a video keeps them on your page.
-Having a video keeps them on page longer.
-Google uses the length of time that people spend on your page to work out how good your website is compared to others.
-Having a demo of a product, a welcome message from the owner, or an explainer style video will keep people from “bouncing” too quickly, which increases Google’s overall understanding of your relevance to their searchers. YouTube, Vimeo and DailyMotion are examples of common video sites that’s free to host and you can simply use the code from those sites, and pre-paste them on your website and use that to put a video
immediately on your web page. We understand making a video takes time, however having this as part of our SEO Tips was very important.

Tip #9: Are you listed on free ad sites?

-For this one’s a little counterintuitive to some people, but it actually makes sense of what we’ve already said – sites like Craigslist, BackPage etc have lots of visitors searching for local service providers, so list your site there and take advantage of free traffic!
-You can make money directly from direct contacts who simply want to use your service and you get free referral traffic which Google loves! You are also building up hot links to your site from trusted authority sites which will talk about a minute.

Tip #10: Do you have an About Us page?

You need to introduce your business properly to your visitors with a well-written page (or video!) that builds rapport and converts them into a customer. -Think about your page as speed-dating with your visitors – you have a few moments to win them over.

Tip #11: Are you showing Testimonials on your website?

How do you look compared to your competition in the search engines?
-It’s a fact that 92% of all consumers read online reviews for local businesses.
-97% of the up-and-coming generation of 18-34-year-olds do, too. That’s essentially EVERYONE. Now that’s how we all search for everything from a new pair of shoes to a new plumber or dentist. We look at the reviews to make sure we’re going to have a good experience. Testimonials and/or reviews on your website will improve your business’s chance of making a sale, we can definitely make sure that those are on the various pages like Yelp and Google Plus as well that show up in the search engines and they also keep your visitors and web page longer reading them or even watching if you make them into videos which is a great video idea by the way.

Tip#12: Do other web sites linked to yours?

-Now this is actually a REALLY important part of our SEO Tips.
-Web sites linking to your website is like a vote of confidence in your site, a digital thumbs-up.
– Google likes websites with links because it generally means they’re “popular” and “relevant” to the
searchers
-HOWEVER: not all links are equal, and more is not always better, especially if they’re built very artificially. Sites like ahrefs.com can show you the link profile that you have currently and that of your competitors, so you can see what they’ve been doing to get their site out there. You can also build the same kinds of link’s then, which will help you “catch up”.

SEO TIPS SUMMARY:

If you want to success in SEO, if you want your businesses web site to be on the page 1 of the search results in Google, as well as Yahoo, Bing and the other search engine out there.
*Mobile friendly, Fast Loading, Listed in local directories, top networking sites, and optimize correctly, with embedded videos, and testimonials, having a clear contact and about Us page, and having great backlinks. This is the bare minimum, but of course SEO can go much deeper, like having posted, relevant content, high trust flow, low citations flow, high domain authority and page authority, being panda and penguin compliant, using schema mark-up, and more.
Now, add up 1 point for each of the above that you’ve got knocked out of the park. What’s your score? How many out of 12 did you just score? If you notice that your website hasn’t made the grade, don’t worry. We can help you fix any or all of the issues, unless you want to do it yourself. All these SEO Tips are only as good as the personal handling the process. Many business owners get to confortable with having a very basic website.

Using WordPress to Succeed Online

For those who love to cook, you know how important an oven is; for those who like to eat, thank God for those who know how to use an oven. WordPress is the most amazing oven that the web hosting industry has seen, and there is good reason for that. This article will take you through the full process of properly setting up and using WordPress.

Using WordPress

There are so many article on the web about WordPress and why it’s one of the most amazing platforms on the web to establish your website. This article will focus on the installation of WordPress, and the basic optimization.

How to login to cPanel

Installing WordPress is pretty straight forward with Viewen,  the following instructions will walk you through this entire process:

  1. Log into your Client Area.
  2. Click on the Services tab.
  3. In the My Products & Services area, click the “Active” button.
  4. Under the Actions section, click “Login to cPanel.”

Installing WordPress

Once you login to cPanel, the battle is almost won. The next few steps is really all you will have to get your WordPress platform installed.

  1. In cPanel, enter inside the search area “QuickInstall.” This should either 1) Open the QuickInstall Marketplace for you, or 2) show you the QuickInstall icon (If it shows you the icon, click it.)
  2. Under the Popular Installs area, click “WordPress.”
  3. Under the Install WordPress for FREE section, click “Install WordPress.”
  4. Click on the drop down arrow to select your site (Leave the Install/path/here empty.)
  5. Fill out all the information and click Install WordPress.

    Using WordPress is fast and easy.
    Using WordPress is fast and easy.
  6. If a popup appears, you can click “No thanks, I’m a web designer.”
  7. After it’s installed, go towards the top right and click, “View Credentials.”

    Access WordPress through QuickInstall
    Access WordPress through QuickInstall
  8. Copy the password, and under the admin area, click on the link.

That’s all you do to install WordPress using our automatic script installer. Very simple and fast.

 

 

How to design a Webpage

Before a chef enters a kitchen he goes to the local market and decides on all the ingredients he’s going to use to make that amazing lasagna that he’s been talking about all week. He can already smell the finish product even before one single ingredients touches kitchen. Just as a chef prepares every single aspect of his meal, we want to prepare you with the right ingredients to design a webpage that is stunning!

How to design a Webpage
How to design a Webpage

The ingredient list

Yep, we need to make sure we have all the correct ingredients to design a webpage that is successful.

  • Hosting account – Where are you going to cook the meal? Your apartment, condo/townhouse, or house? If you don’t have a space to cook your website at, Viewen.com is more than happy to set you up with a prime hosting space that is absolutely stunning!
  • WordPress – If you want to bake the perfect website, then you’ll need to have the best oven! WordPress is considered by many the best of the best when it comes to conventional ovens.
  • Drag & drop page Builder – Unless you’re going to simply throw all your ingredients into the WordPress oven, then you’re going to need all the pots and pans to bake in. In order to create a responsive & mobile friendly WordPress sites with stunning features, lets get you hooked up with an awesome framework. This is actually the same framework we personally use for viewen:  [themify_button style=”medium green rounded” link=”http://prab.diffcraze.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/themify-simple-1.zip” ]Free Theme[/themify_button]

Design a Webpage

Now that you have all the correct ingredients to design an amazing website, let start putting it together. Lets pre-heat your oven by logging into your WordPress admin dashboard. How do I log into my WordPress dashboard you may ask? Typically this is done by entering your domain name and wp-admin afterwards. Here’s an example: http://www.viewen.com/wp-admin

Once logged in, we need to install the free theme we provided within the ingredient list. How do I install a WordPress theme you may ask again? It’s actually quite easy, follow these instructions and you should have this knocked out:

  1. Click “Appearance” which is located at your left-hand panel.
  2. Click “Add New” located towards the center lower top of the page.
  3. Click “Upload Theme” which is located at the center lower top of the page.
  4. Search for, “If you have a theme in a .zip format, you may install it by uploading it here.” click the Choose File button. After, locate the theme you downloaded from Viewen.com, and click “Install Now.”
  5. Last, click to activate theme and you’re down with this part.

Just like in cooking, creating a well designed website is about the preparation. Thus far, we have all the ingredients and tools that we’re going to need, now lets continue cooking!

The Secrete Sauce

The secrete sauce to any successful website is ensuring that you properly brand it. If you gotten to this point, we’re going to assume that you have already bought a domain name, and it’s properly pointing to Viewen. If you have not, and are ready to actually see your site live on the internet, then take a few minutes and update your nameservers at your domain registrar.   Here’s a quick Q&A about establishing your online identity.

  1. What are Viewen’s nameservers? They are: NS1.viewen.com and NS2.viewen.com
  2. What’s a nameserver used for?A nameserver is a computer that is permanently connected to the Internet and translates domain names into IP addresses (or vice versa), enabling you to enter www.viewen.com instead of 192.163.196.126.
  3. Does Viewen.com sell domains? No. Viewen offers Free Hosting and Free Web Design, however we do not offer domain registration.

Your unique online identity is truly your secrete sauce. If you own a burger shop name, Little Bitty Burger Barn, then the most logical name for your website would be www.littlebittyburgerbarn.com.

If you’re wondering how you can update the Site Title in WordPress – here’s how you would go about it.

  1. Click on Settings.
  2. Fill in the empty area next to, “Site Title.”
  3. Click on Save Changes at the very bottom.

Since you’re already in the General Settings area of WordPress, lets also update your Tagline. Right below Site Title, you’ll see “Tagline.” in a few words, explain what your site is about.

  1. Start by providing context for your title, if it doesn’t already clearly indicate what you do.
  2. Make sure to emphasize or draw attention to the purpose of your site.
  3. It should set the tone for your site.
  4. Ensure they contain keywords that will help your site show up in searches.

To design a webpage that is stunning, we’ll have to take into consideration how many people are going to eat – in other words, how much traffic are you planning to have.

Free Web Hosting Service to Make Your Joomla! Site Live

To build a functional website is hard; to find a good paid or free website host isn’t any easier. Seriously, a tremendous number of hosting companies exist on the market today. Choosing the right hosting provider in general and a hosting provider in specifically should depend on what type of Joomla! site you want to create: business, personal, hobby, blog, etc.

After researching some Shared web hosting providers, I have made two lists of two common web hosting types: free and paid, including the best web hosting providers for Joomla sites. In this article, we will review if a free web hosting services can support a Joomla platform.

Free Joomla! Site Hosting
Free Joomla! Site Hosting

Should you consider a Free Web Hosting service to bring your Joomla! site live?

If your website has very demanding needs, most free providers might not be for you.  This is due to all the limitations that come with many free hosting providers. On a platform like Viewen’s, the client gets the exact same features they would on any paid hosting account. It provides unlimited Add-on domains, unlimited parked domains, and unlimited sub-domains, full access to FTP, PHP, Apache and Control Panel (cPanel). It also allows .htaccess access. There are no pop-ups or flashy image banners; making this the only free host that is a totally practical option.

Criteria

For hosting a Joomla! site, you should pay attention to these features:

  • Disk space (refers to the amount of hard disk space the hosting company offers for your web pages) and Bandwidth limit (refers to the amount of data that website visitors can download from a website): as much as possible
  • FTP access support: it allows you to upload files, esp. Joomla’s files from local host
  • File restrictions: some free hosts impose a maximum size on each of the files you upload
  • Advertisements: no forced ads is the best
  • User reviews: you should make it a point to check out what others have to say about the web host.

Shared Hosting vs cloud

As I’m sure you know, Shared Hosting is the most popular platform currently being offered on the web. You install WordPress through a control panel and you hope that’s all to it. If you’re lucky, once you have installed your WordPress blog, maybe 1 or 2 people will ever see it.

Okay, so Shared Hosting has one flaw, and that’s the general all-around function is to make the user experience less complicated. It’s a powerful server, which is amazing resource in the handles of experience webmaster. For this platform to be effective, it relies on people actually having an understanding on how to combine the multiple available tools to fully publish a website.

So how much traffic do you need, exactly, to earn with Shared Hosting or should you be thinking about a VPS or Dedicated server?

Low Traffic Means a Bad Investment

What does traffic have to do with shared or cloud hosting? Traffic is actually the most important factor about any type of hosting, but it’s rarely presented in this manner.

  • A site that is built with the wrong content doesn’t rank well. This typically means sites that are nothing more than the original WordPress installation, sites that have all of their content embedded in Flash or videos, and sites that are full of spam and low quality content. There are also some content industries that will get you rejected, like illegal pharmaceuticals.
  • A site that has a design making it virtually unusable. Something like white text on a neon yellow background is unacceptable as far as Google is concerned. If your design is hard to use, Google may well reject you.
  • A lack of essential pages can earn you a rejection. Essential pages, as far as Google is concerned, are the privacy policy, the about page, and the contact page. Google loves it when webmasters make these pages, even if they aren’t strictly necessary for something like a basic personal blog.

To successfully choose the correct platform, you’re going to have to make a decision whether or not you intend for your site to be found or not.

How shared hosting is changing for the better
How shared hosting is changing for the better

Assuming you want to be successful, Shared Hosting vs Cloud should an easy decision

Shared vs Dedicated Hosting

When we talk about dedicated hosting, we are not referring to a virtual dedicated server; it’s so easy to confuse them because a VPS environment has assigned resources, and provides its users root access. Shared vs Dedicated Hosting is the subject of this article, and we’ll spend some time going over the main differences.

The first main difference is price. Since a dedicated server is not shared by any other client, the price is going to be a lot more higher. On average, a dedicated server is going to cost you 10 times more than a shared account. The extra cost will get you:

  1. Full Root Accecss
  2. cPanel with WHM Control Panel
  3. Apache Web Server
  4. MySQL Databases with phpMyAdmin Access
  5. SSH Access and Cron Job Scheduling
  6. A few dedicated IPs

Full Root Access

If you need root (i.e. sudo or substitute/super user) access to your server, you can enable it. This kind of access is used to install applications or make high-level changes to your server’s configuration.

  1. From the My Servers control panel, click Settings.
  2. Next to Admin Access, click Change.
  3. Make sure Enable your admin (root and sudo) access permission is selected.
  4. Click Save, and then click OK.

Shared vs Dedicated Hosting

To recap the Shared environment, we go back to a previous example used to illustrate a shared platform. Shared Hosting is like living in an apartment complex where all your resources are shared among the tenants. Most small business are better served on a shared platform, and will get greater return on their investment if they were to work on the design and marketing of their website.

Most businesses websites run great on a shared platform because hosting companies typically have extremely powerful servers. Viewen.com would be perfect example of a shared hosting. Using the apartment analogy, shared user doesn’t really have have to cut their grass, clean the pools, worry about the complex insurance, and in the case of our users, they don’t have to worry about paying the rent!

If a shared environment is like an apartment complex, and a VPS environment is like a condo/townhouse, then a dedicated server is like a House.

Shared vs Dedicated Hosting
Shared Hosting is like owning your very own house.

A dedicated server is a tremendously important aspect of the hosting environment as it gives users full control, maximum customization, and flexibility of the server. Having full control means that you can create and destroy as you see fit. For the most part, you’ll most likely want to use a Linux environment, unless your specific script requires a Windows dedicated server.

Larger businesses will find that it’s probably best to start off on a dedicated server if they are going to have high-traffic websites. Find out from your web developer if your script will require them having root access or WHM access. It’s also a good idea to purchase an SSL and a dedicated IP if you’re going to be selling any products online.

The pros and cons to Shared vs Dedicated Hosting are going to primary on the amount of traffic, the type of access, and email marketing you plan on doing.

Announcement

Dear Viewen Citizen,

Please be advised that Viewen is adjusting its price for previous cPanel Access and cPanel SSD plans. There will be a small price hike of 0.51$.

All active/suspended cPanel Access/SSD accounts will be upgraded to the Starter plan.

Recurring amounts will be updated to 1.50$ per month. The updates will be reflected from 12/09/2019.

Reason: cPanel has hiked its prices by up to 1200% from September 2019.

You can review our new plans here: https://viewen.com/shared-hosting/

 

As always, we are committed to providing superior products and services to you in the continued development of your business.

We very much appreciate your business and support.

 

 

What Happens to My Existing cPanel Access & cPanel SSD Services?

For customers with existing monthly services, we will transition those services to the new model beginning 12th of September 2019.  For example, if you have a service with value 0.99$, it will be converted to the Starter plan costing $1.5/month.

 

Conversion of Quarterly, Semi-Annual, Annual and Multi-Year Services

We will honor the billing cycles of all existing non-monthly Services and convert these Services to $1.5/month billing at the end of their existing billing cycle. For example, if you purchased a 1-year service on April 1, 2019, it will convert on April 1, 2020.

 

Sincerely,

Viewen.com

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