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Hiding pages is not really something you should do, but there are a few occasions where search engines such as Google will let you off for hiding pages. The reason they do not like it is because quite often when a person hides a page it is for nefarious reasons. These reasons are not in keeping with the rules on usability that Google have, and so you are likely to have your blog penalized for hiding pages. Here is a list of reasons why you may hide a page(s) on your blog. Some of them are Google approved, such as hiding secret sign in URLs or checkout pages, and some are not approved such as hiding offensive pages or link soliciting pages.

Hide Them If They Are a Separate And Secret Sign In Page

These are pages that only the blog contributors know about. They are not linked to, and are used as somewhere to sign it. It makes it harder for people who are trying to crack your password as they will have no idea where to enter it.

Hide Them If They Are For Preferred Viewers Only
This is what you may do if you want to communicate with a select group of people. It means that you must hide the pages from other users; otherwise what is so special about the preferred viewer pages?

Hide Them If They Have Information That Is Sensitive On Them

This is more of an eCommerce or staff website problem. Still, if you have information on a blog page that you do not want the whole world to see then not having them indexed by Google is a smart move.

Hide Them If They Are Any Sort Of Checkout Pages

Most of these pages are navigated to via a JavaScript widget so that Google does not index them. They offer no benefit to anyone other than the person buying the product, so there is no need for Google to index them. If you sell things on your blog then hide the checkout pages.

The search engines do expect that some pages need to be hidden, and this is one of the pages they expect. However, be aware that Google will not expect a checkout page on a blog, so keep an eye out for whether these pages are having any sort of drag effect on your SEO, especially if you discover that they were suddenly indexed.

Hide Them If They Ask For People To Link To The Blog

If Google catches you trying to solicit links for the rest of your blog then they will penalize your website. That is why it is a really good idea to hide any pages that solicit links or any that may be deemed as black-hat SEO. Obviously, when you submit your XML sitemap, you should not include these pages. You should also be wary of linking to them from social media sites, just in-case the link is mirrored on a website and then indexed by Google.

Hide Them If They Are Unfinished

Google will forgive you for this, and you may improve your case if the page actually says that it is being updated or constructed, just in case the Google admin staff find it. It is unclear what the rules are for having unfinished pages, but too many of them is going to be a bad thing, especially if your on-page links lead to multiple blank pages.

Hide Them If They Contain Content That May Offend Your Blog Viewers
Quite why you would have put such pages on your blog in the first place is really up to you. If the pages run the risk of offending your blog viewers or new blog viewers, then it is a good idea to not have links to the pages splashed across the Google SERP (Search Engine Results Page).
 
Hide Them If You Do Not Want The Pages Made Public Yet
You may be looking to release the pages soon at the most publicity friendly time. If this is the case, then hiding the pages for a few weeks should not get your blog penalized by Google. Any longer than that and it may just be a good idea to upload the data at a later date instead of just hiding it.
how to write in blog

Since you already are a blogger we’ll skip the part on how you can improve your writing and talk about what you can do to improve your process of writing, i.e. become more productive and efficient, ease your blog writing tips  and create blog posts with finer clarity and more punch.


Research And Plan
If you skip the planning stages, the chances are you’ll end up wasting lots of time procrastinating and having trouble to write a clear and concise blog post. Before you start to write take time to “google” the topic and see how well others have covered it. Once you know what is out there, map and categorize your ideas and put them into order to start creating the post. When you know what you are writing about the process becomes much easier; if writing a decent post took you 1 or 2 days, with proper preparation now you’ll only need few hours.

Pick A Format And Stick To It
You can compose the best content in the world, but if the average Joe comes to your blog, takes one look and leaves the page, it is a bit pointless. Don’t try to appear smart; write as you would want to read something online, apply formatting that your readers understand and recognize, and lay everything out clearly and in an organized manner to get the content closer to them.

Keep Your Writing Within Your Niche
We all want to reach as many people as we possibly can, but unfortunately that’s not how it works. If you write about many different things, you won’t master any of them. Instead, pick one specific topic and write it properly, because it’s quite possible that most of your target audience appreciates specialists over generalists, and if things work out in the future and you get yourself a good reputation you can always build up to more subjects to cover.

Put A Personal Touch In Your Posts
People more relate to websites that have a “human” side, where they can see and feel there are real people behind the curtains. Put a personal touch in your writing, share anecdotes; it will help you build a recognizable name for yourself in the niche you cover and start increasing your traffic. Also, remember to include an ‘About the Author’ at the bottom of your posts so anyone who reads them will also be able to learn more about you.

Don't Bother People With The Introduction - Headline Is The Key
Great headline is your best chance of reaching greater audience. The first thing your potential readers see about your post is the title (in most cases they don’t bother to read the provided introduction) and if your title doesn't intrigue them to click the link, it will also be the last thing, leaving your content useless. You can write introductions for your posts since they make the content flow better, and they can also be used as excerpts for the home page, just don’t expect they’ll attract the attention of your readers cause in most cases they won’t.

Always Use Lists Where Appropriate
You've probably noticed this for yourself when you research information on the Internet and whenever possible quickly scan through the provided lists to see if what you need can be found there. If it is appropriate to the topic you cover in your post, always use lists to stress the main areas and ease to your readers when they scan your content. Lists will also help you demonstrate your writing skills, and if your audience likes your knowledge and writing they’ll more likely go look around the rest of your website.

Photos And Diagram Are Also Helpful
One of the key elements your blog needs to have to draw the readers’ interest and keep them on is a strong visual representation with pictures that covey your message and diagrams that help you get your point across. Creating diagrams may be a little bit difficult and time-consuming at first, but since they are interesting and useful for your readers, you’ll soon see from your increased traffic how worth of the effort they actually are.

Maintain The Following
It’s hard to gain a network of followers in the first place, but once you have one they’ll continue to come back, as long as you also continue to deliver the quality they are used to. To make sure you have fans and followers you should start your social marketing efforts through Facebook and Twitter early and use these platforms to remind your readers of your new blog posts. You can easily update your fans on Facebook but getting people to like your page can be difficult; on the other side, it’s easy to get followers on Twitter, but your post won’t stay long in their feeds to get the deserved attention. If your followers retweet your shared blog posts, they’ll certainly help you build greater following for your blog.

Never Missed An Opportunity To Keep Your Readers On Your Blog
Provide links to other related content on your blog throughout the posts so your visitors will read more and stay longer on your website. At the end of your posts invite your readers to share their opinions and ask questions in the comments section, like your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter, so they’ll feel more engaged and want to interact with you in more ways on your website.

Interact With Your Readers
As we mentioned before, readers more connect to interactive websites, with personal touch, where they have opportunity to talk with one another, ask you questions, send you emails to give them certain advises or just share opinions, comment on your blog, or communicate on Facebook and Twitter. Show respect to your community and they’ll give you their love in return.


Before the year of 1976, most computers engulfed entire rooms and had very little functionality. The technology continuously improved, forcing internet-enabled devices to become smaller and smaller – they now fit in your pocket.

While it’s great that you can access information from anywhere in the world, there is a big problem for website developers – our websites aren’t going to be optimized for every platform.
The small screen of an Android will most likely output a different image than the larger screen of your desktop. Luckily, there are many ways to solve the problem – and they’re all pretty easy to accomplish.

Viewing Your Website

Before you should even worry about optimizing your website for multiple platforms, you should first see how it appears among different User Agents and screen resolutions.
Although this tool isn’t an exact match to that of the iPhone’s screen, it is pretty close. You can see the general idea of how your website appears inside of the iPhone/iPod Touch. If it looks good, it will generally look good on the iPad, too.
I’ve found that the Opera Mini simulator is dead on – it’s definitely WYSIWYG. My demographics clearly displayed the fact that Opera Mini made up a large amount of my mobile visits – and the website looked terrible on it. Opera Mini doesn’t do justice to WordPress.
If you’ve ever needed to see your website on many browsers on four different Operating Systems, then BrowserShots is for you! With support for multiple versions of IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Netscape, and more, you’ll surely find what you need.
AnyBrowser is perfect for figuring out how your website looks at different resolutions. With support for both default PC and Mac screen sizes, they surely will have the size you’re looking for.

Device Optimization

Responsive Websites

One of the more popular ways to make a nice looking website in any browser is to make it “responsive”. While it’s more time consuming, it has it’s benefits – it will shrink to the exact sizes.
By calling out @Media Queries inside of your CSS file, you can easily give browsers specific orders depending on their size. The major downside is simple – everything will get smaller. It will also take a bit of time to make all of the queries.
While it is pretty simple to do with a bit of CSS experience, it may be good to use a few resources. For that very reason, I’ve compiled a few examples of responsive designs:

Mobile Themes

If you’re not too fond of creating multiple CSS stylesheets, there is still hope – a mobile theme. Mobile themes are generally stripped down to the bear-bones of the website, and rightfully so. A mobile theme should emphasize:
  • New content
  • Pages
  • Contact information
Think about it. When you’re on a mobile version of a website, are you going to be looking for the same information as when you are on the full website? You generally aren’t – you are looking for smaller bits of information for ease-of-access.
WordPress Mobile Edition
For those lucky users who use WordPress, it is extremely easy to enhance your website across the board with a plugin called  WordPress Mobile Edition.
Made with the simplicity in mind, dropping a few files into your FTP client will enable you to please the masses. Once installed, you can enable or disable mobile browsers and phones that are supported, giving you that much more control over what your audience can see.
At the time of this article, though, it only supports the default theme – something I’m not extremely fond of. With a bit of coding magic, though, I’m sure you could lace another theme into it, or even edit the default!
Other Mobile Themes
Should WordPress Mobile Edition not float your boat, there is still another way out – the hundreds of other themes out there. I did a bit of crawling and compiled a list of a few of my favorites:

How Do You Optimize Your Website?




As a new site owner there are certain tools you will need to create, manage and grow your site. Some of these are obvious such as a good site design, smart content and a killer marketing plan.

Many new site owners, though, overlook a few things which are not quite so obvious such as the three items we discuss in detail below.

Things such as tech support, community and site security. If one or more of these are not given the proper attention, a devastating blow can be lurking right around the corner.

The reason many site owners overlook these three things is because usually they only come up in conversation when the situation has already escalated such as with a nasty blog hack. Usually by the time you discover a hacked site, the damage has already been done. However all is not lost, not by a long shot – if you plan ahead and prepare in advance.

1. Tech Support

How many small business owners know a lick of HTML, CSS or PHP; raise your hands please? I don’t see many hands in the air.

This is because small business owners are busy and don’t have the time (or energy) to learn a computer language, which is what each of those acronyms mentioned above are. The good news is that you don’t need to learn this stuff at all – that’s where the professionals come in.

As a site owner this could simply mean getting acquainted with your site host providers, internet providers, domain registrars, WordPress forums, net marketing social media circles, etc. If you do this right from day one, when disaster strikes you’ll know who to contact and how they can help you.

Don’t underestimate the importance of keeping good contacts with all of your site service providers. If you can exchange services, you’ll save on out-of-pocket costs.

As a new site owner there are certain tools you will need to create, manage and grow your site. Some of these are obvious such as a good site design, smart content and a killer marketing plan.

Many new site owners, though, overlook a few things which are not quite so obvious such as the three items we discuss in detail below.

Things such as tech support, community and site security. If one or more of these are not given the proper attention, a devastating blow can be lurking right around the corner.

The reason many site owners overlook these three things is because usually they only come up in conversation when the situation has already escalated such as with a nasty blog hack. Usually by the time you discover a hacked site, the damage has already been done. However all is not lost, not by a long shot – if you plan ahead and prepare in advance.

2. Site Security

I know this from experience – a hacked site is zero fun. All your traffic, readers and revenue will be gone in no time at all with a bad enough hack. This is where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

There are plugins, tools, and apps available to make your website safer, as well as a few common sense things you can do to ward off a potential hack, such as strong smart passwords on everything from your domain registrar, webhost, internet provider, WordPress install and the rest of it.

Secure everything as tight as possible and leave no stone unturned. You really do not want to wake up and find out that the site you’ve been working hard on for the past 12 months is just about ruined because some hacker entered your site via a free WordPress theme you found on the web that you just had to add to your site. Lesson learned.

3. Community

No blogger is an island. This means that without friends and a community you’re nobody. You need web-based friends, plain and simple. But where, oh where do you get some of this good old-fashioned community?

You do so via online forums, Google Plus, Facebook groups, Twitter, Pinterest and offline you can snag some friends via seminars, workshops and WordPress Meetups. Add them to your social networks now as you score them and keep in constant contact till you’ve established a good relationship. They will pay off in spades later.

A good online buddy can reap you rewards like nothing else, for example – a guest post, an interview, a blogroll link, contest sharing, blog comments, tech support, site security, and so much more.

First note what you bring to the table and let this be known to your online circles. Maybe you’re a kick-butt web designer? Or a heck of a freelance writer? Whatever your skills, let it be known.

Owning and managing a site is quite fun and immensely rewarding when done right. Keep our three tips above in mind going forward and do let us know what else you would add to the list.
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Abdullah
Islam Blogger with white SEO