How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog – Come to know the requirements and the actual facts

To get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog is every blogger’s dream, because AdSense offers you rates for ads that no other online based ad agency can offer. So if you have a blog that has enough content in a language supported by AdSense and follows AdSense policies to the point, then you too can apply for AdSense. Since this blog is mainly for YouTubers, I will describe the procedure assuming that You already have an AdSense hosted account for your YouTube channel.

I’m writing this article today because I have not found to this day any straight forward and detailing post that describes how to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog and also how to implement the ad code correctly. Some of the existing articles on the web might be popular, but they are incomplete too. If you follow any of those as a blog owner you might be misguided like the way I once was. I was misguided in the sense that the article I followed didn’t completely narrate the procedure, so my ad implementation procedure was incomplete which is why I may have to suffer in the near future.

Things you need to do before applYing for AdSense

Firstly you have to choose an effective and unique niche for your blog. But don’t make it so unique that it might be difficult to get viewers for your blog. Then write a few articles, at least 10 to 15 and SEO them. Make sure every article is at least 300 words long. Since we’re talking about how to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, you can use Yoast plugin for SEO purpose. This is a nice plugin I have been using for a long time now. This has been so effective for my blog that I get almost 67% of my viewers from search results.

Yes, I confess that I have not been able to send good amount of traffic from my social networking pages and accounts. Also my site currently doesn’t have a huge number of traffic on overall basis. Despite all these a 67% search engines traffic sounds very promising. To be totally honest, earlier I wasn’t interested to SEO my blog and use any plugin like Yoast. This is because, luckily I started to have a good size of traffic for a beginner blog. There’s a saying ‘don’t fix it until it’s broken’, you know. But when I was interested to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, I made a few searches on the web regarding the requirements for it.

They say SEO is a must to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog

So I started to SEO my articles, but I was not exactly happy about it. Because by making my posts search engines optimized I actually lowered down the size of traffic on my blog; at least the statistics said so. Well, nobody can say that I improperly SEO’d my articles. To prove it, I present the following link which describes how to SEO an article and also the description of a YouTube video.

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Anyway, I’d suggest you to make further search on web to find out whether SEO is mandatory to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog. In my opinion, it isn’t. If you have a good size of traffic on your blog without search engine optimization, you should naturally be considered for AdSense approval. I’m saying this because the purpose of SEO is to send sizeable traffic to your blog. Now if you’re able to do that through social media pages alone, you may not need to SEO your content. SEO is still preferred over social media pages because these pages may be unpublished any time by the concerned authorities, can’t they? God forbids, should something so unlucky happen, you might have a sharp decline in traffic size to your blog which would be really devastating.

Then again there is something called ‘luck’. If you’re lucky enough, search engines will keep sending traffic to your blog on their own; you don’t have to optimize your articles for that. This happens when your articles provide information people are looking for on the web. For example, when I published the article describing how to properly appeal the termination of YouTube account, I started to have a huge number of traffic on this post right from the very first day. This is because, in those days hundreds of thousands of YouTube accounts were being suspended every now and then.

Things to avoid if you must get the approval from AdSense

If you know how to, or can get it done by someone else, go ahead and SEO your articles. But while doing that you need to keep a few things in mind; you mustn’t be carried away while doing SEO. Keyword density is good, but too much density of that can actually get your blog in trouble. Because I came to know from a reliable source that sites/blogs that use too many keywords may NOT be considered for AdSense approval. Here ‘too many keywords’ means an excessive scale of keyword density and a high number of used tags.

Then again, I also came to know from another source that Google doesn’t like SEO. I partially believed that. This is because SEO is an artificial way to send traffic to a blog. Since ‘most searched keywords’ change every few months, your blog and articles can never be ‘SET forever’ with the aid of SEO. This means, you have to change the focus keywords and other parameters for your articles every few months. If you don’t do that, you can’t possibly consider your articles search engines optimized any longer.

Other tips to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog

You need to make your blog user friendly and easy to navigate. If readers don’t find where your articles are located, your blog is in a ‘bad’ standing then; you certainly don’t want that. That’s why, my suggestion is that you make your latest posts as your blog’s homepage. In order to do that, while you’re on your site’s WordPress dashboard go to settings and then ‘Reading’. After selecting as following, be sure to hit the ‘Save’ button below.

AdSense on WordPress blog

You got to have a few effective plugins for your blog. The plugins that I’m currently using on this blog are Akismet Anti-Spam, Floating Social bar, Jetpack by WordPress, MaxButtons, Really Simple SSL, Securimage-WP, Simple Social Icons, Sucuri Security, UpdraftPlus, WP-Copyright-Protection, WP-PageNavi and Yoast SEO. You are advised to install and activate them all.

To get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, you have to follow guidelines and policies provided by AdSense and Google. According to these policies, you’re NOT allowed to post something that describes how to do something unethical like cracking the paid version of a software, invade a Facebook account etc. If such contents are found on your blog, you may not be approved for AdSense, frankly.

Now you may think that once you get the approval, you’ll then start posting these contents. Well, you’re not thinking straight then. Because if any such content is found on your blog while AdSense ads are being displayed, it might be banned by AdSense once and for all. Such activities may even de-index your blog and its pages from search engines. So beware and always follow community guidelines – this practice will save your blog from all hazards.

Is AdSense approval process automatic?

No one knows for sure whether the process of approval for AdSense on WordPress blog is automatic or not. Recently, I have had conversations regarding this with a few experts from AdSense forum. They claim that the AdSense approval process is automatic. I’m neither supporting NOR against this.

Well, all I know is that Google mentions of a thing named ‘crawler’. I’m not sure what this is, because I’m not a big expert on this sort of technical things. This ‘crawler’ thing must be an automatic system or artificial intelligence created by Google that visits a site/blog and determines what the site is about. If this gets a good (passable) signal from the site, it may decide to approve AdSense on WordPress blog.

Most possibly that’s why Google always advises to keep your blog/site easy to navigate. This is because, no matter how much content your blog has, if it isn’t easy to navigate and contents are not where they’re supposed to be, ‘crawler’ might send a negative signal about the blog and hence it may be ‘NOT approved’ for AdSense. So from this point of view, AdSense approval process seems to be ‘automatic’.

Then again, there are numerous arguments against it as well. Recently, one of my friends ran a test on his blog which is mainly on contemporary affairs and his personal experiences. To gather some traffic, he posted a few stories which are not exactly ‘sex stories’, but contained sexually provocative (indicating/meaningful) language. He didn’t use any slang languages or words whatsoever. Then he applied for AdSense on WordPress blog of his. Well, the response was negative. The reason that was given from Google was ‘Adult content’.

Now the question is, how ‘automated system’ would find adult content, if no direct slang was used? This clearly seems to be a verification job by a human. Automatic or not, as an applicant for AdSense on WordPress blog, you really have nothing to do about it. Just make sure that your blog has enough content, it is user friendly and follows Google’s community guidelines and policies. That way you’re basically paving the way for your blog to be approved for AdSense.

The things to do on your hosted AdSense account

We told you earlier we would be assuming that you have an AdSense account to use on a YouTube channel (hosted AdSense). This is because this blog is mainly for YouTubers, so chances are that you too are a YouTuber. Also, I have the experience of upgrading a hosted AdSense account in order to use it on a non-hosted blog. I have not had the experience of creating a new AdSense account to use on a non hosted blog yet. If I ever happen to experience that, I’ll certainly share it with you guys whom I consider my friends. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

While you’re on your AdSense dashboard, click on ‘My ads’, then click on ‘Other products’. You will see the following page.

AdSense on WordPress blog

Here in the blank box, you need to put the url of your blog and then hit the ‘Submit’ button. After that you’ll be asked to connect your site to AdSense. Basically you’ll be told to copy a few lines of code and paste it at a certain place (between the <head> and </head> tags of the html) of your blog. Simply copy the code by clicking on the ‘Copy code’ button, check the box below and hit the ‘Done’ button. You’ll be shown the following message.

AdSense on WordPress blog

Don’t be assured to see this statement. If your site is going to be rejected for AdSense on WordPress blog, you’ll receive an email within just a week or so stating why it has been rejected (the reason). But if your site is going to be approved, then it will take around two months of time. This is particularly true if you’re in a developing country like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. Now if you’re from a first-world country like USA, UK or Canada, it might be a whole different scenario. In that case you might get the confirmation (congratulations) email just within a week after submission. But most people say it takes several weeks to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog.

How to implement the code into your WordPress blog

Log into your WordPress blog, be on dashboard. Place your mouse cursor on ‘Appearance’ tab, a menu will emerge where you’ll be clicking on ‘Editor’. You’ll be now on ‘Edit Themes’ page. To the right of the page you’ll see the vertical list of ‘Theme Files’. Just scroll down a little bit and click on ‘Theme Header’ when you see it.

You’re basically about to change the html coding of your site. You need to worry about nothing if you’re a conscious person. But in case you often mix things together up, then you had better ‘backup’ your entire site right this moment. You can use the ‘Updraftplus’ plugin to do that. I, for one, saved the previous html coding of the header file in a word document. Now remember the code you copied from AdSense? You need to paste it now after the opening <head> tag. Before pasting it should look like below:

AdSense on WordPress blog

As you can see from the above image that there is nothing between <head> and <meta charset> tags at the moment. Now you may go ahead and paste the code right between these two things (I do so all the time – it is the best practice indeed). After pasting it should look like following:

AdSense on WordPress blog

Now you need to hit the blue ‘Update File’ button below and get out of there before you mess something up. After this pasting procedure you may visit your site by typing the url of your blog into the address bar of a browser and then hitting ‘Enter’ button on your keyboard. If it shows the homepage correctly, then you can assume that you messed up ‘nothing’ during the editing of the html file. Now it’s time for you to await any responses from The Google AdSense team. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

What to do if you receive ‘Negative’ response

In case you got negative response from the AdSense team, they will show a reason why they rejected your application. This email usually arrives within one week after appeal. Now after being rejected you need to work on your particular issue. If they say ‘insufficient’ content, then you’ll have to add more articles to your blog. But make sure that each of them are at least 300 words long. The lengthier, the better; provided that they contain useful information or interesting content, NOT unnecessary garbage.

If you have sufficient content on your site, but still they say ‘insufficient content’, then you have to assume that the navigation system on your blog is not user friendly. That’s why they don’t find the content. In that case you should set ‘recent posts’ as the homepage of your blog, also use ‘WP-PageNavi’ plugin.

There might be other reasons as well to reject your appeal for AdSense on WordPress blog. For example, they might say ‘Unsupported language’. In that case, you have to add at least 15 to 20 articles written/composed in a supported language (by AdSense) and then apply again. If you’re confident that you deserve to be included in the AdSense program, then it shouldn’t take more than two or three appeals to get finally approved.

However, remember that when you’re going to be approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, it’s likely to take a lot of time like two months on an average. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

The first ‘congratulations’ mail from AdSense team

If AdSense team thinks that your site/blog is eligible for their program, they will send a preliminary ‘congratulations’ mail. If you receive this mail, then you just crossed the first level of AdSense approval (according to AdSense forum experts). My first congratulations mail looked like following:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

The second stage of AdSense approval might take another two months. Recently I got my second congratulations mail as well. In the meantime I contacted the experts on AdSense forum. But their behavior and suggestions were not appropriate. If you’re interested to know what really happened there you may choose to read the following article. You can also click on the link that follows; this one shows the conversation I had with a few forum people in the first week of this month.

Google AdSense forum: How effective and helpful is it? – Here’s my experiences regarding it.!msg/adsense/KAxfgNB2Cl8/jPkq_hzkDgAJ

In the last few days I have received the second congratulations mail four times; on the 8th, the 10th, the 12th and the 14th of January, 2018. Well, each time this mail looked like following:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

How to implement ad code on your WordPress site

Every congratulations mail will prompt you to implement ad code on your site. When you first applied for AdSense on WordPress blog, you put some code in the header html of your site, remember? After putting the code it looked like following (although this image is already given above, still for your convenience we provide the picture here again):

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

By putting this code you basically took necessary actions to activate page level ads. You did your part, the rest is on AdSense team.

Now you will learn to implement ad code in other parts of your site like sidebar, footer etc. You have to first login your AdSense for this purpose. While you’re on your AdSense dashboard, you will have to click on ‘My ads’ on the menu to your left. Now you have to click on the ‘+New Ad Unit’ button. You can now select ‘Text & display ads’ and proceed. You have to give the ad unit a name. I always name ad units according to the date I create them on, because I never create more than 1 ad unit a day. Then you can scroll down by keeping all the defaults and hit the blue ‘Save and get code’ button.

This time you have to copy the ad code and get out of there by hitting the ‘close’ button and logging out of your AdSense account. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

Putting the ad code in your site’s sidebar

While you have the ad code copied to clipboard, you have to log into your WordPress dashboard. Hover your mouse cursor over the ‘Appearance’ section and then select ‘Widgets’. You’ll probably see the ‘Text’ portion already added to your site’s sidebar, as shown in the following figure:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

If ‘Text’ portion is not added yet, you have to add it now. Just scroll down while you’re on Widgets page until you find the ‘Text’ thing. Click on it and select ‘Blog sidebar’ and then hit the ‘Add Widget’ button. Now scroll up and go to the ‘Blog Sidebar’ portion, the thing shown in the above figure. You can drag the text segment to the top if you would like ads to show up at the top of sidebar. Now click on the ‘Text’ section.

You may enter a value (some text) in the title field, I prefer to leave it empty. Then between ‘Visual’ and ‘Text’ tabs click on the ‘Text’ tab and paste the ad code in the big rectangular shaped gap/box provided below. Then it should look somewhat like below:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

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How to fight spam comments on a WordPress blog – My experiences and policies regarding it

This blog is supposed to be on YouTubing tips. Well, it in fact is; 90% of the posts are based on YouTube tips and tricks. But other than that there are a few things I have to share with the world. Otherwise, I guess I might actually deprive common people of some exquisite new information and experiences I just happened to encounter. That’s why today I’m going to write and publish a post on how to fight spam comments on a WordPress blog.

I guarantee you that this article is exclusive in that it covers latest scenario and what you actually may have to go through while attempting to stop spam on your blog. There are definitely good articles on this topic from famous and popular blogs. But I’m afraid that they may not be updated and thus are kind of misleading to the readers. If you try to follow them to every single word, you might actually get yourself in jeopardy.

how to fight spam comments on WordPress blog
Spam comments come in hundreds, don’t they?

Let me give you an example: they may be suggesting you to use a particular plugin; but when you decide to install that, you may not find it at all. May be the name of the plugin has changed or it is no longer available. Whatever it is, I say ‘Stick with me on this post to the end and I will show you how I finally got rid of all the spam comments on my blog once and for all’.

Comment spam WordPress: Bloggers stop it and look for alternatives

Spammers turned on me the day I started my blog

It’s not only my experience, but also other bloggers’ experience as well that they become victim of spam commenting virtually from the very first day of blogging. The fact is that the more popular your blog becomes, the more it is likely to be spammed.

When I first saw that many people/parties were commenting on my posts, I became happy as I thought my blog was getting popular day by day. But within a short time, I found that most of the comments were ‘average’ ones. That means, these comments could be submitted on any post on any blog; they were not specific to my posts/blog.

Also these ‘average’ comments had links to weird sites. I realized that these comments were submitted NOT because the readers(!) found interest in my posts, but they basically wanted to gather traffic on their sites. Because anyone clicking on their names would be directed to those apparently unsafe links. (This blogpost is on How to fight spam comments on a WordPress blog)

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I was in a dilemma with these comments

Since the comments had built-in links, they could not only steal my traffic/audience, but also could lead people to unknown and dangerous sites. So I wanted to NOT approve these comments. But I was still bound to approve them more or less, because I came to know that the number of approved comments indicate the popularity and standpoint of a blog.

Then I thought about getting rid of the links. At a point, I started doing that; I approved the comments after deleting the links. That way I was preventing my audience from visiting unsafe links. Still I wasn’t happy about the comments because they were being submitted every now and then. It felt like I would have to spend a significant amount of my time in dealing with these comments. In short, they became a constant threat to the peace of my mind.

Also in most of the cases, the comments didn’t have appropriate names for the posters. Whereas a comment poster’s name could be ‘John Smith’, many of these comments had weird phrases like ‘Health & Fitness’, ‘Legal Advice’ in the name section. It was obvious that even if these were real people, they were not interested in my posts or blog; they were simply interested in posting comments and attempting to increase traffic to their creepy blogs.

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Comment is submitted but post wasn’t viewed

I was still trying to remain happy thinking that the number of approved comments on my blog was increasing day by day; this should get my blog in a better global ranking. But I was wrong, these comments without links were doing neither good nor bad to my blog. I was just stuck in a loophole, that’s all. Had these approved comments contained harmful links, they would certainly cause harm to my blog’s ranking.

I came to learn about this through another blog of mine. I experimentally approved a lot of comments on that blog and I didn’t get rid of any links. Clearly, 95% of those comments were no way associated with the posts of the blog. Within two or three days of time, I found that views on my blog sharply declined. So finally I learned my lesson. From that moment on, I was thinking about getting rid of spam comments once and for all.

That’s when I did a little research on how to fight spam comments on a WordPress blog. I found a few nice posts: some of them were from famous blogs and others were from NOT so famous ones. I decided to read the post from the most popular blog and really liked it a lot. But while I started to implement that on my blog, I faced a lot of problems. (This blogpost is on How to fight spam comments on a WordPress blog)

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A post from a ‘popular’ blog just misled me

A few plugins were suggested on that post. I decided to install apparently ‘the most reliable’ plugin. But it complicated matters much more than I could withstand, so I got rid of it. Then I tried to install the ‘second reliable’ plugin, but it was not found at all. May be its name was changed after the publishing of that post, or it was deleted. Whatever the case might be, I was unable to install it. Then I tried the third plugin; it worked and I found it very useful.

This was actually a captcha plugin (Securimage-WP). It makes sure that only humans are able to post comments; this is exactly what I needed. You guys now might be asking me ‘Why are you blaming a nice blog that helped you find the particular plugin you were looking for?’ Well, I’m not exactly blaming it! I just want to stress that even the most popular blog or post could mislead and embarrass you.

For example, the blog I just mentioned here embarrassed me one more time. It had a post on ‘honeypot’ technology. I’m grateful to it because I learned about this nice technology from this blog. But when I decided the install the ‘honeypot’ plugin suggested by the blog, I just didn’t find it at all. I was disappointed once again. These are the reasons why I’m writing this post today on how to fight spam comments on a WordPress blog. Because I can claim that whatever information and strategy I’m offering here are updated and latest.

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I also learned to use Aksimet to fight spam comments

For a long time, I’ve been hearing that Akismet helps you fight spam comments on your WordPress blog. But I was never able to use the plugin in this regard. This is because every time I advanced to use the ‘Aksimet’ plugin to detect and fight spam comments, an API key was sought for. And when I visited the associated site to get API, it asked for money. Frankly, I’m yet NOT in a position to spend money for plugins. So I simply used to quit on that site.

But recently I carefully observed ‘the money’ thing. I saw that it said ‘Name your price’. Previously I thought I had to pay at least a small amount. Although I was able to spend an amount of $5 to fight spam comments on my blog, I just didn’t have a credit card or any others standard means to pay that. So that stayed as ‘a bone in my throat’ up until now. Finally the creativity in me grew to try sliding the knob to its leftmost end. And I was successful! I finally discovered that I didn’t actually have to pay anything to use the ‘Akismet’ plugin help me fight spam comments.

Then I started using the plugin to detect spam comments out of the pending ones. I believe ‘Akismet’ properly does its job, though I’m not sure how it works. My reason for this is that if this didn’t work properly, why would millions of bloggers use it? Also as far as I’m concerned, Akismet is a built-in plugin provided by WordPress ‘Standard’ team. Frankly, I know nothing about this team, who they are and also how WordPress developing works! Anyway, I’m sure I will get to know about that later.

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A few tips to detect spam comments

Akismet is probably not capable of detecting spam comments submitted by real humans. I’ve done a little research on that and came to learn a few things which I’m going to share with you guys now. I’m going to address you in such a manner that you’re also a blogger same as me.

If somebody submits a comment that has the person’s name as ‘Health & fitness’ or ‘Law & legal’, you should not allow it. Because the person who posted this comment didn’t like your post or blog. They simply did this with a view to gather traffic on certain blogs they’re assigned to. Also chances are, phrases like these look like they have nothing to do with your blog or contents. If you’re a tech blogger (same as me), there should NOT possibly be any comment on your posts which claim to relate to health and fitness or even ‘law and legal’. Frankly, this is simply absurd.

Also before approving a comment, take a sharp look at the email address provided. If the email address seems to be fake, then don’t approve the comment. Because the ‘comment poster’ is not here to engage with your post and audience community, they’re here to spam only. Be careful about people who provide multiple email addresses on different comments. Also don’t approve comments by people who tend to post a number of comments in a very short span of time. That’s all for today, I’ll be giving you more tips on blogging later.

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Comment spam WordPress: Bloggers stop it and look for alternatives

What I need to say on comment spam WordPress

I have been facing comment spamming since my first day of blogging. People have been throwing spam comments on my blog. Although it is very easy to identify spam comments, I always have been thinking about getting rid of them once and for all. Unable to do that right away, I hereby like to say a few words to all new bloggers on comment spam WordPress.

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You might be sometimes fatigued of spam comments

I understand that people have been comment spamming because they believe it will do them good in the long run. It is very similar to YouTube spamming where they throw unwanted comments with links and stuff. It’s high time everyone stopped comment spamming on big platforms as WordPress and YouTube.

Why ‘comment spamming’ isn’t going to help you

When you say ‘Hey nice post/video, come on check out my link/channel’, you’re drawing attention of virtually no one. Because people take a look at your comment and they identify it as a spam right away. So if you  really want to gather traffic by commenting, then leave positive and constructive comments that add value to the conversation.

That way you’re actually making people believe that you’re a good fellow. So then some people will definitely be interested to know more about you. Thus they will visit your YouTube channel or click on your WordPress name to visit your site/post.

What you should do instead of comment spam WordPress

There are alternatives when it comes to means of growing your blog. Commenting on others’ blogs is certainly a way. But in my opinion, SEO would be a stronger tool than comment spam wordpress. I have been using Yoast SEO plugin on WordPress for the last couple of months and have found success. I for one, never thought about comment spamming. Also to gather traffic using SEO, I believe you need a bit of luck. I’m saying this because I have been using SEO on my other blog, but have had little success on it. I guess content plays an important role in this regard.

If you fail to gather enough traffic through SEO, you could try Facebook and other social networking sites. Facebook could be proved to be a very strong platform to grow your blog’s audience. I have seen sites/blogs that earned 95% of their traffic through social networking sites, yet they have a good ranking in Alexa.

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One tip on keyword research and one tip on WordPress

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Here’s a little correction on the last post on keyword research

In my latest post on keyword research, I said that you could use Google search box instead of AdWords keyword planner. Well, you certainly could, but there is a tiny problem when you solely depend on Google search box for keyword research. The thing is that you might have several suggestions, you just don’t know which one would be best to pick for focus keyword. In order to find that you still need AdWords search results on keyword research.

You should choose the keyword/phrase with the highest frequency as focus keyword. And the rest of the phrases you find at the bottom of Google search results could be used as tags. Just make sure that they are relevant to your particular copy (blog post or YouTube video description).

Then again if any frequently searched keyword/phrase is good enough for you to use as focus keyword, then you don’t need to go through the hurdle of Google AdWords; plain and simple.

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Lately I have had some bitter experience on WordPress android app. I found that the app still needs to be modified further. Soon I’m going to report this issue to the related authority.

I was reading a published post of this blog for review purpose. At the bottom of the article, I saw ‘Comments are closed for this post’. I knew I had not closed comments for any post. So I thought it must have been a mistake by me. Many times my one and a half years old son randomly hits the keyboard. I don’t stop him from doing that, I just minimize all the windows during that time.

So I thought may be I forgot to minimize the browser window and WordPress settings were changed by my son unwillingly. Well, I checked the settings on my PC and found them to be okay, no changes were made. When I viewed a post on my PC browser, I saw ‘comments are allowed’. So the conclusion is that the WordPress app automatically shows the ‘comments are closed’ thing for every post on it’s Android version, regardless of the original comments settings.

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WordPress tips and tricks 2017 for beginners

If you are a newbie on WordPress, here are some cool WordPress tips and tricks 2017 for you. May be you know how annoying it is to have a lot of spam comments. You just published a few posts and within a short time, your site seems to be flooded with spams. To get rid of it you might install strong plugins as I did for another site. Then no comment may appear even for months. This is annoying too. So today I’m going to show a way to go around this.

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The plugin I’m talking about is WP-SpamShield. Once I installed this on my other blog, comments stopped appearing. So I’m now planning to get rid of this plugin. On this particular (YouTubing tips) blog I have both Akismet and Jetpack installed. I’m not exactly sure which one does the job of spam protection. Most possibly Akismet, because Jetpack provides me with statistics on this blog. (This post is on wordpress tips and tricks 2017)

How to take care of ‘Awaiting spam check’ manually

I’ve tried the automatic spam check procedure, but it took me too long and at some point totally stopped. I do not feel like trying it again. So instead of the automatic procedure I’ve been doing it manually in recent times. All I do is click on the ‘Awaiting spam check’ link and see whether any links have been inserted in the comment. Any links found are directly deleted, because I don’t want my blog to send traffic to other sites. This is required because I can’t guarantee that these sites are all safe places for my visitors.

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I don’t want any visitor to be misled and robbed of their private information. Also I edit the commenter’s name if needed. Sometimes people write misleading words instead of their real names. One such person posted a comment that showed his name as ‘How to enlarge Pe*is’. I readily edited the name by deleting the last word and the link provided. Thus I made sure the comment was free from spam. (This post is on wordpress tips and tricks 2017)

I can not just delete all comments that have links and misleading words within them, because comments are needed for showing viewers’ engagement. The more legitimate comments and likes I have on my blog posts, the more engaging the whole blog looks. This in turn should bring good results for the site, like more traffic and better SEO standpoint.

Try not to update your posts in a massive scale if not urgent: one of new wordpress tips and tricks 2017

I recently updated a number of my blog posts in a massive scale and I suffered because of that. These edits did me more bad than good. If you make major changes in a blogpost, it might lose all the likes it previously acquired. Thus it is going to lose its strong position in Google search results. (This post is on wordpress tips and tricks 2017)

For example, the most popular post of this blog had about 35/40 likes when I decided to insert two new paragraphs in it and checked it for misspellings. I even redistributed the content in the post. I guess the insertion of new paragraphs was kind of unnecessary and no major changes should have been made, since the post didn’t have any major flaw. That’s why, there is a saying that ‘don’t fix it until it’s broken’.

After loosing the likes the post didn’t seem to be as popular as before, it hardly got any views. That’s when I learned my lesson which I’m sharing with you guys now. I’ll be sharing more wordpress tips and tricks 2017  in a future post.

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