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As a blogger, we need to know how Google search & understand our blog. Why Google?

This is because Google is the largest search engine in the world. A lot people in the world use Google as their primary search engine.

As such, as a blogger we need to know how our readers search and reach our blog. From this feedback we can improve our blog by writing relevant articles of what our readers are searching for and installing effective plugins that can increase traffic to our blog.

In this way  hopefully we can improve our blog  in the search engine ranking and bring in more traffic.

To know how Google search & rank our blog, we need to go to Google Webmaster Central.

http://www.google.com/webmasters/

The Google Webmaster Central is a one-stop center containing webmaster resources that will display information that have been gathered by Google. The information is keywords & crawling result from Googlebot. It also provides suggestions on how to improve your website.

Following is the screenshot.

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Sign in using your Gmail account.

Click on +Add a Site. Key in your web / blog site name and click Continue.

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It will generate a unique Meta tag for your web/ blog site. You are to copy & paste the code in your web/blog site as stated in the example below. Then click verify or verify later.

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After Google has verified your website, you can go to the home page and click on your website name.

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The dashboard will be displayed.

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Basically it will keep track on the following information.

Search queries

Keywords

Links to your site

Sitemaps

Crawl Stats

It will display what keywords your visitors’ key in the Google search engine to reach your website & also Googlebot crawl information. This is helpful for your analysis.

See below for crawl stats

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It will also display crawl errors, malware & provide suggestions on your website html.

Following is the video explanation.

I hope you like this article.

Cheers

Alwin Chuahwpml mail Use Google Webmaster Tools to improve your blog

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There are many ways to get traffic to your blog. One of the ways I found it effective is to install a Facebook Plugin known as FbLikeButton.

It will display the Like symbol at your blog. You can configure to place it at the top and/or at the bottom of your posting. As for me, I configure for both locations.

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If you click on the Like symbol, it will try to detect your Facebook name.

Once it detected it, it will display your Facebook name at the blog.

If you go to your own facebook’s wall(eg http://www.facebook.com/alwinchuah), it will display the blog title and the blog site link.

However I notice it will post the article link to your facebook wall only once. Even though you click a few times on Like symbol or a few days later you try to click the Like symbol on the same article. However if you click Like symbol on a new article from the same blog site, it will publish it on your Facebook’s wall.

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Basically what is posted on the Facebook’s wall can be seen by your friends. If they are interested on the topic, they will click on the title. It will then lead them to the blog page.

Increase Traffic

So the best way is once you have posted your article on your blog, click on the Like symbol yourself. It will then display your blog title and link at your Facebook’s wall. Your Facebook’s friends will then be able to click on the link and visit your blog. If they like it, they will click on the Like button, your blog article title will then be displayed in your friends’ Facebook’s wall. If your friend’s friends.click on the title, it will lead them your blog. This is how you get traffic from Facebook.

Download Plugin

You can download the plugin at
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fblikebutton/

Install Plugin

This plugin follows the standard WordPress installation method:

1. Unzip the fblikebutton.zip in your PC.

2. Upload the fblikebutton folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory using ftp.

3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Configure Plugin

At the dashboard, go to Settings->’FBLikeButton’

Modify the fields to your choice and save.

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You might want to read my other article on twitter
http://www.globalblogincome.com/blog-plugin/use-twitter-follow-me-plugin-wordpress-blog/

I hope you like this article.

Cheers

Alwin Chuahwpml yahoo Use Facebook Plugin to get traffic to your blog

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