Yearly Archive 2017

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What is Dwell time and how it affects SEO?

Dwell time is an important metrics for SEO auditors; it helps them in analyzing how their website is performing on search results.

Dwell time can be evaluated with the help of mainly three factors:

  1. Average Session Duration
  2. Bounce Rate Percentage
  3. Click through rate in Search Engine Results Page

Let me explain these factors one by one-

  1. Average Session Duration is the mathematical average of amount of time that users spend on a website. Example: If there are three visitors who spend 2 Minutes, 3 Minutes and 4 Minutes on a website before closing it or going back to the search engine, the average time will be 3 Minutes.
  2. Bounce Rate Percentage represents the amount of visitors that leave our website without visiting the second page. If 100 users visit our website and 60 of them leave the website by closing the page, clicking back button of the browser or opening some other tab then the bounce rate will be 60 %.

What is Dwell time in SEO and how it affects SEO?

You can see Average Session Duration and Bounce Rate Percentage in the Google Analytics report Dashboard for any website.

  1. CTR in the SERP is very important for determining what percentage of visitors clicks our links in the search results as compared to other links. If you will search any keyword on google you will find 10 organic results on the SERP by default. If 1 result Out of those 10 results is of your website then user may or may not click your link from the SERP.

You get impressions in search results and out of every 100 impressions the number of times your website’s URL gets clicked by a user is the CTR in the SERP.

You can see CTR in Google Webmasters Tools >> Search Analytics section.

These three factors are very important for computing the DWELL TIME.

Lower bounce rate good CTR value and higher Average Time Per User for our website will help our website in gaining better ranking and SEO.

Please comment below if you have any doubt or suggestions.

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PHP & MySql Tutorial for Beginners

Slidescope has a team of Software Engineers with 6 Years of experience in developing web applications using PHP and MySql.

In our Free PHP & MySql Tutorial for Beginners we are sharing Step by Step Process of Installing PHP and MySql.

With the help of our articles and video lectures students will be able to develop and host advanced applications using PHP.

Students can share their problems related to coding and web development with our community and we will be happy to help them.

PHP & MySql Tutorial Articles

  1. Introduction to PHP
  2. Important tools to run PHP on local server

 

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Tools needed to Run PHP on local server – PHP Tutorial Part 2

We introduced PHP to students in the Part 1 of this tutorial. In order to run PHP locally or in your computer or laptop you will need following resources:

  1. Apache Web Server

Note – Nginx (high-performance HTTP server), lightspeed (open-source web server) etc. are some alternatives to Apache.

  1. PHP

You can download php from www.php.net/downloads

  1. MySql Server

Needed to Create and Test Databases.

These three resources must be present in your computer in order to run and test PHP code.

PHP can run on any operating system from Microsoft, Linux and Mac-OS if you have necessary resources installed.

If you don’t want to install php manually you can use a simple tool that will install APACHE, PHP, PERL and MYSQL in your computer.

You will need Web Browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla to run your web pages.

We suggest you to use any of the following tools to Install Server for PHP and MySql in your PC or laptop:

  1. XAMPP – https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
  2. AMPPS – http://www.ampps.com/download

XAMPP is commonly used for running PHP websites in local server but AMPPS is also as efficient as XAMPP.

These tools will install all resources needed to run PHP in Local Server.

After Installing XAMPP you will get a folder in your default drive (or chosen drive while installing) named XAMPP.

xampp-folder

 

Inside XAMPP folder you will find configuration files for all resources which you can see in this image.

Tools needed to Run PHP in local server

Inside the XAMPP folder you will see HTDOCS folder. This HTDOCS folder is the root folder of your local website hosting.

step by step php tutorial

Directories created within HTDOCS folder will represent new Websites.

For Example: If you will create a directory named SLIDESCOPE in your HTDOCS folder then inside the SLIDESCOPE named folder you will put your web pages and files.

After Installing XAMPP you will find XAMPP CONTROL PANEL in your computer. It looks like this:

 

xampp-control-panel

 

 

Yu can see that it is showing the Operating System Details and the status of APACHE and MYSQL server.

In order to run PHP and MySql you have to start the APACHE and MySQL in control panel.

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Step By Step PHP Tutorial – Part 1 – Introduction

  • PHP is a server side scripting language and it stands for Hypertext Pre-Processor. Originally PHP was called “Personal Home Page”.
  • PHP was created by Rasmus Lerdorf in the year 1994.
  • PHP was primarily developed for Web Development Purpose.
  • PHP can be used to post and retrieve data from one html form on any other page.
  • You can insert PHP code inside HTML or HTML code Inside PHP code.
  • Knowledge of Basic HTML and CSS is preferred to learn PHP.
  • Syntax of PHP is very easy to learn. If you are familiar with C Programming language then you will be able to understand PHP easily.
  • PHP is not a client side programming language which means that it cannot run without a server.
  • APACHE server can be used to test and run PHP.
  • PHP is an open-source programming language. It has a huge community of users and hence it has a lot of support.
  • PHP can be used in a Procedural Programming Style and Object Oriented Programming Style.
  • Beginners will start with Learning Procedural Style and then OOPs style.
  • Websites like Stackoverflow and Php.net can be used to get solutions to any problem related to PHP.
  • A server side scripting language like PHP can be used to communicate with the database directly.
  • It can be used to Create, Read, Update and Delete records of a database.
  • Database is used to store data in tables. Tables have columns that are named as per the data which will be stored n them.
  • MYSQL database is commonly used with PHP and we will learn MySql in this tutorial as well.
  • PHP can be used to Create, Read and Delete files on targeted folders and directories.
  • PHP is the backbone of many popular CMS tools like WordPress, Drupal, Magento etc. After learning PHP you will be able to configure above mentioned CMS scripts to any extent.
  • PHP can be used to set and access Cookies and Sessions. It is helpful in creating Login and Signup Based User Management Systems.
  • You can use PHP to encrypt data.

This is a Step By Step PHP Tutorial & In this introduction part of PHP we have covered some common points that a students or a beginner must know about PHP before learning it.

Some point may have not been covered in the introduction section but you will find them in the newer parts of this tutorial.

If you have any doubts or feedback related to this introduction, you can comment below.

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List of Free Online Tools for Creative Images and Product Mockups

We are sharing our list of Free Online Tools for Creative Images and Product Mockups.
Creative Images, eye-catching banners, flyers, posters, social media headers, mockups etc are needed every day by Digital Marketers.
We have been using these tools to create attractive marketing material for our Digital Marketing clients and for our own website.

1. Canva.com – Graphic Design Software

Canva.com is one of the most popular and easy to use Graphic Designing Software. You can signup for free or login using your google account. This website has plenty of templates of every shape and size which are as per the required dimensions of social media. You can choose pre configured size or your custom size and create stunning images and marketing material with drag and drop. You can add text and chose from thousands of free icons.
There are some resources on this website that need you to pay. If you don’t want to pay you can use the free icons and illustrations in your designs. Using Canva you can create graphical content like:
a. Social Media Covers
b. Social Media Posts
c. Infographics
d. Resume
e. Advertisements
f. Flyers and Posters
& much more.

Note: The Featured Image of this Post is created using Canva and some other icons.

2. Easel.ly – Create Visual ideas using Infographics

Easel.ly is also a powerful graphics designing tool like Canva. It has hundreds of free icons and illustrations. It has many characters (humans), graphs, charts and text customization options. It is one of the best tools on internet for creating Infographics.
Infographics is a creative way of summarizing an analytical research using graphical content.
You can see this image with characters that can be used in Easel.ly and as the name suggest it can be done easily.

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3. Smartmockups.com – Product Mockups Generator

Product Mockups are required in Digital Marketing mainly for e-commerce and educational services. Mockups are a creative way of presenting your product and services to consumers.
If you want to show how your website, application or software tool looks on devices of different orientation and technology then you can use product mockup generator tool like this.
Using this tool you can create product mockups for your screenshots on:
a. Tablets
b. Laptops
c. Desktops
d. Watch and TV
Print Mockups can also be created to represent E-Books, Software Tools and Digital Downloads on E-Commerce websites.

Here is an example image created using this tool:

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These tools can be introduced in any Digital Marketing Course.

If you are a digital marketing professional and you have a list of Free Online Tools for Creative Images and Product Mockups:

Please mention your favorite tools in comment section.

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W8-BEN form – Why and when is it needed for Affiliate Marketers

If you are registered as an affiliate marketer on any network then you will earn commission on every sale that is made by you or from your network or channel. Whenever you get a commission your account is credited with some money and hence you have to pay the taxes, approximately 30% if you are from USA and the Company in which you have registered is also from USA. You are paid on the basis of CPA Model or CPL model.
(Cost Per Acquisition or Cost Per Lead).

Affiliate marketers require a W8-BEN form if they are from any country other than USA. Affiliate marketing on internet has been there for more than a decade and people are signing up in affiliate marketing portals like Amazon or Commission Junction at a faster rate now a days.

Affiliate Marketers get a portion of Sales Amount as a commission. Some states in USA require taxes from affiliate marketers which is a percentage of the amount received as a commission. This tax is required only from USA Residents. If you are a Non-US resident and doing business as an affiliate marketer then you have to fill this W8-BEN form.

This form is a proof that your nationality is from a country other than USA.

If a company registers you as their affiliate then they should mention your details in their records and keep this W8-BEN form with them.

What is Official Meaning of W8-BEN form ?

Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting (Individuals)

You are not allowed to fill this form if you are a citizen of USA. This form is for NON – US residents, individuals.

This form is managed by Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

You have to fill this form and submit it to the Payer.

You can view or download the W8-BEN form from the official website of IRS or simply click the link below.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf

W8-BEN form for affiliate marketers is divided into three parts.

Part 1- Your personal details like Name, Date of Birth, Country of Residence etc.

Part 2 – Claim of Tax Treaty Benefits

Part 3 – Certification

 

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List of free online SEO tools for Digital Marketers

Team Slidescope is excited to share a comprehensive list of free online seo tools for Digital Marketing Professionals. These tools are free to use and you can apply them in your daily digital marketing tasks.

  1. Google PageSpeed Insights

This tool is for Analysis of Web Page Loading Speed for Mobile and Desktop devices with suggestions to improve overall speed performance.

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

  1. Google, Yandex and Bing Webmaster Tools

SEO is one of the most exciting tasks in Digital Marketing. Webmaster Tools help you in proper indexing of your website in respective search engines and analytics of traffic from search results. These tools also help you in detecting problems in your website which can be rectified to get a Good SEO score.

  1. Keywords Research and Marketing Analysis

Analyze related search terms, Cost Per Click rates for Keywords, Search Volume etc. for all major search engines.

www.keywordtool.io

www.semrush.com

www.ahrefs.com

  1. MOZ Open Site Explorer for comprehensive url analysis.

https://moz.com/researchtools/ose/

  1. Keyword Planner by Google Adwords

http://adwords.google.com/keywordplanner

  1. Google Trends Explore

Graphical Analysis of Search Traffic and Data for Search Terms and Topics

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore

  1. Schema.org Markup Generator for Different Type of Content

https://hallanalysis.com/json-ld-generator/

free online SEO tools schema json-ld code generator

If you are trying to generate Microdata for a Local Business you can use this tool as well –

http://microdatagenerator.org/localbusiness-microdata-generator/

  1. Google Structured Data Testing Tool to Test, Preview and Validate Schema.org Markup

https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool

  1. Keyword Position Checking Tools

To know the position of your website for respective keywords in Search Engine Results you can use these tools.

https://serps.com/tools/rank-checker/

free online SEO tools keywords position checker

Check Upto 5 Keywords

http://smallseotools.com/keyword-position/

Note: You can chose Search Engine Country and Specific area or location to know the position of any website in search results for respective search queries.

Reports show average monthly searches for that keyword as well. It will help you in analyzing the potential of that keyword.

  1. HTML, JSS and CSS Compression Tools

https://htmlcompressor.com/

This tool will help you in compressing your HTML, CSS and JavaScript code. Compression is an important step in optimizing page speed.

If you are using a CMS like WordPress, you can plugins like W3 Total Cache or Autoptimizer for the same job.

  1. Image Compression Tools

Image compression is an important task for SEO and Web Development professionals. It is always a good practice to compress your Images before uploading them to articles and pages. This tool will help you in compressing the images in bulk and one by one as well.

http://compressjpeg.com

  1. XML – Sitemap Generator Tools

Sitemap files are very important for proper indexing of website urls in search engines. There are many sitemap generator tools that can automatically create a Siitemap.xml or Sitemap.html file for your website which can be submitter in Google and Bing Web-Master tools.

If you are not using any famous CMS like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla etc. then you can use this tool to generate sitemap for your website.

https://smallseotools.com/xml-sitemap-generator/

Or this tool

https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

These tools will generate static sitemap file. If your content change frequency is low then only this method is recommended.

CMS tools like WordPress have famous plugins like Yoast SEO, All in one seo pack etc. to generate dynamic sitemaps for you.

  1. LOCAL SEO Search by MOZ

Know the local seo score of your website in Search Results.

https://moz.com/local/search

 

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How to index a website to Google Search – Webmasters Tools

Adding or indexing a website to Google Search is an essential step in digital marketing of any business or product. If you are doing digital marketing of an app or a website then Google Webmasters Tool will help you in proper indexing of your website.

Google Webmasters tool has various simple to use and understand modules which can be used to control the indexing of your website and analyze the traffic coming from Google search engine.

To index a website to Google Search please follow these instructions:

Step 1 – Login to Google.com/webmasters with your existing Google account.

Google Webmaster Setup

Step 2 – After Signing in you will be redirected to your search console where you will find an option to Add New Property.

add a property in google search console

Here you can see two values in a drop down-

  1. Website
  2. Android App

If you are trying to index an android app you have to enter the package name of your app, for example – com.slidescope.app

If you are indexing a website in Google Search you have to enter the url of your website in the text box.

For Example – http://slidescope.com which is a root domain

Step 3 – The Verification Process: You have to verify that the domain name entered by you in step 2 is either owned by you or you are the authorized person to manage it.

google webmasters console verification

There are several methods verify the ownership of domain name.

If you have access to the File Manager of your website hosting then you can chose the “HTML FILE UPLOAD” method.

You have to click the link and download HTML file and place it in the root of your domain name hosting folder. (Where you have indexp.php or index.html file)

After uploading the file you can click VERIFY button.

If you have access to the html code of your website, especially header part then you can use the second method – HTML tag : Add a meta tag to your site’s home page.

Here you have to copy the meta tag and paste it in between your website’s opening and closing <head> tag.

These are two very easy methods to verify the ownership of your domain name and then you will be redirected to the Google Webmasters Dashboard of your new account.

In you Google Webmaster Dashboard >> Crawl section you will find SITEMAP option.

You can create SITEMAP file of your website and submit it here. All the urls of your website that are there in the sitemap file will be processed and indexed by google automatically.

We have created a video to Add any website to Google Webmasters and Add Dynamic and Static Sitemaps.

You can watch them to understand the indexing process clearly.

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How to bring your Business Online Easily

Entrepreneurs who are planning to bring their business online or those who want to start a new online business will find this article helpful in understanding some necessary steps and facts.

What is an online business?

Here the term online represents Internet. Online business primarily focuses on targeting users on Internet as their potential customers.

If you are planning to build a website or a mobile app to earn profits then your business can be called an online business.

Majority of Internet Users are active on mobile and desktop equally. Statistics from past couple of years are showing that users of smartphones are increasing at a rapid rate.

We conducted a study on our clients (to whom we are offering digital marketing services) and found that business which are targeting users in the age group 18 – 35 are getting 83% of their visitors from mobile devices. It is an Acting Institute.

Some companies are targeting users in Age Group 40 – 55 are getting 65% of visitors from Desktop devices.

New companies can considers these statistics to understand that knowing your customer’s demographic info is very important for selecting a platform like desktop or mobile.

If you are primarily focusing on developing a mobile app then you should analyze that the customer group you are targeting is familiar and comfortable using mobile apps or not.

An app like Whatsapp is used by people of all age groups because the interface is very easy to understand and the app is very useful in daily conversations but the majority of users on Whatsapp belong to the age group 18-35.

It is always good to have a basic website of your organization to provide information of your company.

A Responsive Website works smoothly on Mobile Phones, Tablets and Desktop PC.

For Bloggers and Content Writers

If your website’s primary motive is to provide useful articles and content on specific topics then a responsive website will be sufficient.  Users will be able to find your articles easily by querying on Search Engines. You can go for Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing and Search Engine Marketing for getting good amount of traffic to your website.

Get a Payment Gateway

A Payment gateway is necessary to receive online payments. Payment Gateway Integration lets user to pay online using Credit Card, Debit Card or Netbanking.

Some payment gateway companies offer payment gateway to registered business owners with current account of company only.

Some payment gateway companies like Paypal or Payumoney offer services for Individuals also.

A payment gateway account is connected to your bank account. When a user makes payment the money is transferred to pg’s account and later transferred to your bank account after deduction of commission or currency conversion is some cases.

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Free Digital Marketing Quiz 2

Welcome to your Digital Marketing Quiz 2

Your Name
Which of the following is not the correct method of writing Schema.org Markup code ?
Which of the following is not a classifieds listing website?
Spot the invalid "Search Operator" from following options
Who is the founder of Open Graph Protocol?
What is correct full form of CPA in advertising ?
Which of the following online tool tells Global and Country rank of any website ?

Students can participate in Free Digital Marketing Quiz – 1 Also