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Website SILO Architecture for SEO

SILO Architecture is a kind of website structure that can be applied in websites for the sake of optimizing it for Search engines.

If Silo is applied correctly in any website then according to statistics that website will start getting higher rankings in search engine results.

Silo Architecture uses the concept of grouping posts and articles that belong to same category, together.

If your blog is about any single category of topic then you can keep writing your articles without labeling the category but most of the websites and blogs write articles in different categories, users may or may not be interested in reading articles belonging to all categories. If we can present pages that are dedicated to a certain label or category Eg: Computers and Electronics, Money Making, Digital Marketing etc.

Stacking Posts of same category together in one page and providing easily navigable url of that page in the home page, top menu will let users in finding topics of their choice easily.

Sometimes we use information like Our Services in our website and Our Services can be further classified into sub categories and in the pages of those sub categories there can be a list of pages belonging to respective category.

You can refer to this example –

Website using SILO Arhitecture

You can view this image which is taken from the Wikipedia page of Silo Architecture –

Ofiicial SILO Architecture

And you can compare it with the example of one website given above.

This structure will result in better indexing of grouped pages. Every page can be optimized for respective keywords.

We can take example of these squares.

If I ask you to find All Red Squares in this image then you will be able to find them but let us take another example

Website SILO Architecture

Which of them was easier to find All Red Squares?

Grouped Pages also work in a similar way. Users and Search Engines will be able to recognize and find articles and content related to a particular topic easily.

If you have anything to share with us on Silo Architecture, please comment below.

If you worked on this architecture to create a website please share the name and link of your website so that our students and other users can analyze.

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What is the Difference between UX and UI Designing?

There is a huge debate about UX and UI Designing on web.

Many people are still confused about difference between UX and UX.

We are writing this article based on our research and our understanding of these topics.

UX stands for User Experience and UI stands for User Interface.

We will deal with the topics of UX and UI one by one in order to understand them clearly.

What is UX Design?

User Experience is the measurement of overall satisfaction level of any visitor who interacts with our website and hence UX Design is the process of improving that satisfaction by providing elements on our website that or easier to interact.

User Experience Design is done after analysis of various factors.

We can think ourselves as website visitors and we shall write down some points that make our experience on any website smooth and hassle free.

An easily navigable website structure is one such point.

Process of finding the content based on our query in any website easily is another point.

If the content loads quickly then the user will be more satisfied with our website. A good but slow loading content will ruin user experience.

All these points are winding up to one thing that the overall experience of user on our website should be good.

Everything that is mentioned here has a lot to deal with the design of website or application but you can easily figure out the points that are improving user experience.

User Experience is achieved using non-digital and non programming methods. It is achieved using cognition.

Analysis of how the user will react to certain elements if presented in the way in which we are planning.

User Experience Design is done after Research and Development, Analytics, Testing various outputs and choosing the best for improving user experience.

What is UI Design?

User Interface Design is like an art and is performed using Digital tools. Digital tools include use of programming and development frameworks to create beautiful user interfaces.

UI designing can be compared to painting. Flawless strokes of brush and usage of elegant colors can make any painting alluring.

Think about a painting without any theme or planning in the mind of artist and random use of brushes. Such painting can randomly look attractive but it might not be pleasing to those users who look for deep meanings and hidden messages in painting. A meaningful painting can only be created with the help of planning and research and understanding of the respective topic.

In a similar way it is possible that an interface is eye pleasing but it is not upto the standards of user experience and it is also possible that something meets user experience criteria but is not good looking at all.

Many Government websites provide required information that visitors are looking for but most of them have average looking interface.

Having a balance between User Experience and User Interface is very important.

A good looking, fast loading, easily navigable page with tiny animations on page load (if needed), attractive images, light weight sliders, beautiful forms and buttons etc. will provide good UX and UI both.

These are two very important elements in design of any product.

Many users on internet are confused between these terms. Our article will help them in clearly understanding the difference between them

Great Job Opportunities are there in the field of UX Design and UI design.

If you are creative and artistic and you think you can design better looking interfaces you can chose UI Design and it you are more analytical in your approach towards things and you thing you can provide a better user experience based on your analysis you can go for UX Design.

Proper understanding of both UX and UI design will be needed in any case.

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What is SEO and Why it is Important?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, it is the process of optimizing a website or a blog by updating its programming code and content such that it gets indexed in the top ranking search results.

People Trust Search Engines for their queries, getting amongst top results for search queries will help any business in getting potential customers.

  1. SEO helps in Growing a Business.
  2. SEO helps in Meeting Business Objectives.
  3. SEO helps in improving Online Reputation of any brand.
  4. SEO helps in getting more visitors to your website.

Search engine optimization is classified into two parts:

  1. On-Page SEO Topics:

These optimizations are fully in our control

Optimizing Website Structure or Architecture

Knowledge:

Understanding Domain Names and Extensions

Understanding Basic HTML Structure

Better UX and UI.

Activities:

Optimizing HTML Code

  • Analyzing Deprecated Tags and replacing them.
  • In-page, in-line and external CSS & JavaScript

Optimizing Meta Tags

  • Title Tag
  • Meta Description
  • Social Media Optimization Meta Tags

Optimizing Content

  • Keyword Density
  • Use of Heading Tags
  • Optimized Paragraph Tags
  • Optimized Images

Images Optimization

  • Alternate Text Attribute
  • Title Attribute
  • Image Compression

Website Speed Optimization

  • Compressed HTML
  • Compressed CSS
  • Minified JavaScript

Optimized Page URLs

  • Pretty Permalinks Setup

Optimized File URLs

Google Analytics Integration

Sitemaps Creation

  • Dynamic Sitemaps
  • Static Sitemaps

RSS, Atom, Comments Feeds – XML

Optimizing Robots.txt

Canonical attribute in link tags of web pages for duplicate content.

 

Understanding Schema Markup and writing Microdata & JSON-LD scripts to implement Rich Data and Structured Data on Your Website

 

  1. Off-Page SEO Topics

Understanding Domain Authority & Page Authority

Understanding Page Rank

Back-link Building Strategies

Google Business Page Optimization

Directory Listing

Classified Advertisement that works

Linking website to Social Media Profiles

Forum Participation

Commenting on Blogs (Non –Spam)

Webmaster Tools for Submitting Websites to Search Engines

  • Google Webmasters
  • Bing Webmasters
  • Yandex Webmaster

Online Reputation Management

Guest Blogging Concept

We have a Module of Search Engine Optimization in our Digital Marketing Course.

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How to Display Corporate Contact Information in the Google Search Rich Cards

Corporate Contact information helps business owners in displaying various contact numbers and details on the search engine results page in the Google Knowledge Panel for business.

Let’s consider a simple example If you have a business and you want to display your company’s Customer Support Number to the searchers with and information about toll charges on the number then you can use the Structured Data code on your website at prescribed locations.

If a user searched for Customer Care Number of Flipkart, the SERP on desktop web appeared as follows:

 Google Search Rich Cards

You can see the Card Result with customer care number and also the Customer Service number in Orange Circle which is Google Knowledge panel in searches.

 

Also look at this result in mobile based search for same query and here also you can see the number clearly display in bold and increased font size.

This is done to help searchers in finding accurate results without much hassle. It saves time of searchers as well.

Business owners publish these Corporate Contact information numbers in order to help their customers in finding correct information.

Here you can see Logo of the Organization as well and in order to publish it you have to use following code in your website:

<script type=”application/ld+json”>

{

  “@context”: “http://schema.org”,

  “@type”: “Organization”,

  “url”: “http://www.SlideScope.com”,

  “logo”: “https://slidescope.com/slide-scope-logo.png”,

  “contactPoint”: [{

    “@type”: “ContactPoint”,

    “telephone”: “+91-8604000569”,

    “contactType”: “customer service”

  }]

}

</script>

You have to replace your details with our contact details.

You can also add the Area Served Option and Type of Contact Number as well:

“contactOption”: “TollFree”,

    “areaServed”: “US”

Note: You can see that last entry is written without a comma. Remember this to avoid mistakes.

Where to Place the Structured Data JSON-LD code to get rich cards in search results?

You can place the above given JSON-LD code in the HTML of your Contact Us page or About Us Page.

Please make sure that your code is correct as per the standards of Structured Data Schema Markup.

You can use the Schema Markup Testing Tool to verify the correctness of your code:

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

If you want to learn Digital Marketing Please Contact Us

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How to add Video Object Rich Card in website or blog

In order to get a Fully enhanced Rich Card for video objects in your website you have to use the Structured Data Markup for Videos.
If your website supports AMP – Accelerated Mobile Pages, then Google Search will work as an entry point for Searching and viewing videos and you will see rich cards of your video in search results.

There are three conditions or solutions to Add Video Structured Data in your website.

1. IF you are Using AMP and want to use JSON-LD code.
2. IF you are not using AMP and want to use JSON-LD code.
3. If you want to use the Microdata code for video objects which is the Standard video markup.

Video Markup results appear with a badge which encourages users to click on them.

For Case 1-
AMP and JSON-LD Code You can take reference of following code –

<script type=”application/ld+json”>
{
“@context”: “http://schema.org”,
“@type”: “VideoObject”,
“name”: “Website Development Training Using Php and MySql”,
“description”: “Learn website development from scratch. Learn the concepts of Core and Advanced PHP with MySql Database Management”,
“thumbnailUrl”: “http://digital-marketing-course.slidescope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ista.png”,
“uploadDate”: “2017-08-25T08:00:00+08:00”,
“duration”: “PT2M56S”,
“publisher”: {
“@type”: “Organization”,
“name”: “Slidescope”,
“logo”: {
“@type”: “ImageObject”,
“url”: “http://digital-marketing-course.slidescope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/green.png”,
“width”: 240,
“height”: 40
}
},
“contentUrl”: “http://digital-marketing-course.slidescope.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Rec-057.mp4”,
“embedUrl”: “http://digital-marketing-course.slidescope.com/website-development-training/”,
“interactionCount”: “250”
}
</script>

You have to replace the content of your video with our content.

Change – Name, Description,
ThumbnailUrl – Web address of the Video Thumbnail you want to show,
date of video upload in the format given above,
duration of the video in the format given – 2 minutes and 56 seconds is PT2M56S,

For Case 2
IF you want to use JSON-LD code for a non AMP version of your website you can use this code in script tags:

{
“@context”: “http://schema.org”,
“@type”: “VideoObject”,
“name”: “Your video title here”,
“description”: “Your Video description here”,
“thumbnailUrl”: “urlofthumbnail.jpg”,
“uploadDate”: “2017-02-05T08:00:00+08:00”,
“duration”: “PT2M34S”,
“contentUrl”: “http://www.example.com/video567.flv”,
“embedUrl”: “http://www.example.com/videoplayer.swf?video=567”,
“interactionCount”: “1234”
}

For Case 3 – If You want to add schema to your page in Microdata format you have to change the HTML of you video object refering to following code :-

<div itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/VideoObject”>
<span itemprop=”name”>Title of your video</span>
<span itemprop=”description”>Your Video description here</span>
<img itemprop=”thumbnailUrl” src=”https://www.example.com/thumbnail1.jpg” alt=”thumbnail text”/>
<meta itemprop=”uploadDate” content=”2015-02-05T08:00:00+08:00″/>
<meta itemprop=”duration” content=”PT1M33S” />
<link itemprop=”contentUrl” href=”https://www.slidescope.com/video567.mp4″ />
<link itemprop=”embedUrl” href=”https://www.slidescope.com/videoplayer.swf?video=567″ />
<meta itemprop=”interactionCount” content=”4321″ />
</div>

In all the cases the interaction count is the number of times the video has been interacted.

You can refer to official Google Help Page for Structured Data Type = Videos – https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/videos

 

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10 Steps to Get Adsense account approved ( 100% )

Before Applying for Adsense or any other ad network consider these points :

I am sharing these points based on my experience with ad networks for more than a decade.

1. Use a website / blog that is atleast 1 months old. In some cases the minimum duration is 6 months.

  • There is no official statement about domain age in Adsense but a new domain name will not be approved easily.

2. Write atleast 20 Unique Articles (to avoid insufficient content issue) with a minimum of 300 Words Per Article.

  • Most Adsense accounts are not approved because of insufficient content in website. If you are planning to get some serious income from your websites, you must focus on writing decent amount of articles.

3. Provide an About Us, Contact Us pages which will give more authencity to your website.

4. Write Terms & Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy / Cookie Policy Pages for users.

5. Use images in your articles for better user experience and use compressed images to ensure faster page loading.

6. Add your website to Google Webmaster, Bing Webmaster, etc and submit sitemaps as well.

This will help your website in getting search engine indexing. Properly indexed websites have better chance of approval in ad networks like adsense.

7. Test your website for broken URLs.

  • Broken URLs result in page not found and other errors which is bad for user experience.

8. Check your website for grammatical errors and correct them.

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What are Accelerated Mobile Pages and what do they actually do

What are Accelerated Mobile Pages?

Accelerated Mobile Pages is a project of Google for making user experience better and faster on mobile devices. User count of mobile devices like smartphones, tablets etc. is increasing rapidly. Number of visitors from mobile devices is a serious number to consider. If your website is not optimized for mobile then you might be losing potential clients. Google and other search engines are also taking the mobile compatibility factor seriously for evaluating the search engine rankings of website.

In simple words – Websites that are optimized for mobile viewing will get advantage in search engine ranking methodology and algorithms.

Why are Mobile Compatible Websites so important afterall?

  1. Mobile consumes less electricity than laptops and desktop computers and has almost same computing power if viewing websites for getting information is considered.
  2. Number of users who own a laptop or laptop is less than the number of smartphone and tablet owners.
  3. Mobile devices have better portability.

There are many other factors that conclude importance of mobile devices for searching information on internet and visiting websites.

Mobile Data Charges are considerably high and users get a limited amount of data in a month. Desktop version of website consumes more data and all the components are really not required to be loaded on mobile version of the same website.

Media size, page size, etc can be reduced and compressed for mobile screen which will save data and hence data consumption charges.

AMP – Accelerated Mobile Pages is a technology that can be used to build separate mobile pages for your website with the same content that is already created for the main website. The only difference will be the page size and removal of unnecessary scripts and media.

In short – AMP produces lightweight and fast loading pages for mobile devices.

You will get a better chance of ranking your website higher in search engines for mobile originated searches.

Users will be automatically redirected to your AMP enabled website if they are searching from their mobile devices.

You can see a Desktop Version of my website:

http://digital-marketing-course.slidescope.com/

& the Amp enabled version of the same website.

http://digital-marketing-course.slidescope.com/amp

You will notice that the AMP version loads much faster than the Desktop version but the desktop version is way prettier than the AMP version.

I am keeping both of them and majority of users on my website are from Web (Desktop).

After installing and configuring AMP for my website I am able to see a small AMP logo besides my listing on Google search result from my android smartphone.

How to get amp logo on search result

In order to check number of AMP pages indexed in search engine you can see your Google Webmaster Tool Dashboard.

Accelerated Mobile Pages in Google Webmaster Tools

How to Get Started with AMP?

If you are using a CMS like WordPress then it is a lot more easier to setup AMP on your website by using a plugin that will do almost everything for you.

If you have website which is not built on any CMS tool then you have to do some basic coding to get things done.

You must be familiar with Basic HTML coding, CSS and Javascripts to better understand AMP coding.

You can get started by following this documents:

https://www.ampproject.org/docs/getting-started/

If you want AMP enabled for your website you can Contact Us

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What is Google’s Fred Update?

“ Fred Update ” is Google’s unconfirmed search engine ranking update in March 2017. Web analysts and many bloggers have collected data from 100 + websites that claimed about sudden drop in search engine ranking after 7 and 8th of March 2017.

It has been a couple of weeks since this New Algorithm Update in the working of Google’s search engine.

This update was considered to target “LINK SPAM” mainly but it has also targeted those websites which have low value content on their blog with too many ads.

Search engines are focusing on providing higher ranks in search results to those links which have trustworthy and useful content with some unique information.

What are Low value and ad heavy websites considering Fred Update?

There are many websites on internet which have blog posts written for monetization purpose mainly. The content in these websites is considerably not up-to the mark for many readers and they are also annoyed by sponsored banners and affiliate links.

Bloggers and article writers put a lot of effort while preparing a good content. They need some monetary benefits for keeping things going for them. Bloggers might think :

What is wrong in making money from website traffic?

Placing Affiliate links and Sponsored banners etc it good; overdoing it is not acceptable by google or other search engines.

As per the latest Fred update a blog post should be of high value and a proper answer for searched queries, preferably with statistical and analytical data supporting the answer or solution.

 

What should we do to avoid decrease in traffic after this update?

  1. Write content in such a way that it answers all queries of the visitor.
  2. Place social share links on your article to increase its social following.
  3. Write précised post Titles with lesser amount of stop words
  4. Do not write your articles with too many focused keywords.
  5. Some webmasters are suggesting removing “tag” pages from sitemaps. Search engine indexed tag pages are considered to offer little value to users.
  6. Do not write blog posts with sole purpose of selling something from affiliate links write something useful for visitors.
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What is Influencer Marketing ?

Influencer marketing relies on reviews and ratings of an influencer. An individual who has significant influence on others (namely – followers).

Sometimes influencer marketing (or influence marketing) is done as sponsored reviews.

There are ad networks which register “influencers” and “advertisers”.

Who are Advertisers ?

Those companies or individuals who pays, offers incentives or asks for reviews, articles, tweets, etc.

Who are Infuencers ?

Those companies or individuals (in most of the cases) who have significant influence on a particular audience are Influencers. They are asked to write sponsored reviews, articles, promotional posts, tweets etc on their social media profiles, pages, websites, blogs or other channels.

The platform on which they publish their reviews have a fan following which increases the probability of sales for advertisers.

Advertisers mainly provide the idea on which the incfluencer has to write articles / tweets etc.

The tone of writing and theme etc. are as per the influencers way of doing it, such that the article fits in his blog/ website/ social media page perfectly.

How does Influencer Marketing works ?

Step 1. Influencers submit it’s blog, website, social media pages, etc. details to the Influencer Marketing Networks.
Step 2. IMN reviews the submission and accepts / rejects it in the system.
Step 3. Influencers bid on Advertiser’s Offers.
Step 4. Accepted influencer’s profile are displayed to advertisers.
Step 5. Advertisers review influencer’s application and accepts Bidsor bargains (in some cases)

Note : Influencers should alaways look for Live Campaigns to find advertisers in sponsored reviews portals.

Things to consider before choosing a perfect influencer ?

You should always remember you requirement. Here are some points that can help you in choosing a perfect influencer :

  1. Relevance to your niche / style / genre / business sector
  2. Number of Inflenced People and Potential Reach
  3. Expertise
  4. How much value he can add to your brand / products / services.

If you are looking for influence marketing networks or sponsored reviewing blogs you can contact us.

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Basic Elements of an E-Commerce Website

What is E-Commerce ?

E-Commerce deals with all the Commercial activities performed in electronic form. It mainly deals with online transactions.

Some Examples of E-Commerce Websites and Mobile APPs?

1. Booking Website – Movie Ticket, Railway Ticket, Bus Ticket, Flight Reservations, Hotel
2. Shopping Website – Eg; Websites are Amazon.com, Flipkart, Taggedjeans.com
3. Classifieds Website – With Paid(Freemium Model) advertisements Eg: Olx, Quikr, Craiglist, Trademyad.com
4. Directory Websites – Paid (Freemium Model) directory listings Eg: Sulekha, Yellow Pages, Indiamart, EnergyConsultants.in
5. Service Websites – Accpeting payment online
6. E-Wallet Websites / APPs – BHIM, Airtel Money, Phonepe, Paytm
7. Recharge Websites – Freecharge, Paytm
* Note : Most of the payments are made through payment gateways like Paypal, Payoneer, Paytm etc.

As a digital marketing professional you should always consider the different modules in these websites and particularly which modules can be promoted in SEO. All the modules will not be suitable for Search Engine Indexing

(Basic Elements of an E-Commerce Website are as follows:)

From the Development point of view we can divide these websites in following modules:
1. Administration – Roles : Setting up protocols (Terms, Conditions, Policies etc.), Design Management Module, User Access, Initial Setup of Website Pages, Setting Report Headers, Creating, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD Capabilities), Managing Logistics, Managing Marketing Activities,
media management, Offers / Coupon Management, Order Management, Logistics Mgt., Products / Services management etc.

2. Customer / Client – Registration, Profile Creation, Selecting/Accepting Roles (Like – Buyer OR Seller), Placing Orders (Making Transactions), Money Withdrawl, See Statistics / Reports

3. Guest / Anonymous – Can visit website / app, see pages and information, fill contact forms etc.
As a Digital Marketing Manager you have to create offers on festive or special occasions.
You can do that by using Coupons Management Module.
*Note : An E-Commerce website is mainly divided into two sections for all users, namely – Frontend & Backend.
SEO activities are mainly focused on Frontend Pages.
You can do SEO of various category pages, tags pages, individual products pages and vendor/sellers shop individual pages etc.
You can promote the backend functionality of your website / app using graphical presentations, images, explainer videos etc. on social media and your website itself.

If you are looking for E-Commerce Web Development Services – Contact