Minggu, 29 November 2015

Blogger Sitemap.xml Now Contains 150 Links Per Page - [FIX]

Blogger Sitemap.xml Now Contains 150 Links Per Page - [FIX]

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Blogger Sitemap.xml Now Contains 150 Links Per Page - [FIX]

Posted: 28 Nov 2015 08:16 AM PST

blogger sitemaps errorsHave you observed a sudden drop in your Blogger sitemap index data inside your webmasters tools account? Do you see a major drop in your URLS Submitted data compared to Indexed data? If yes then there is nothing to worry because just this week Blogger has updated the total number of items in its Atom Feed and RSS Feed. The maximum number of blog post entries in these XML files were previously 500 Links but after this latest update, your blogspot XML feed has now been broken down into smaller groups containing a maximum of 151 Links in each page. This means that now webmasters will show a count of 151 in the Submitted data column which was previously 501 for URLS in web index. The default feed count is same i.e. 26 links in both RSS and Atom Feed.

This surely looks like a much better approach for faster indexing of your blog posts and this will also help Google webmasters tools to better organize your sitemap pages into smaller parts which are easy to index and crawl thus saving processing time. The same update is applied to Blogger Sitemap.xml file where each sub-page will now consist of only 150 links, previously 500 URLS were grouped per page.

How to fix Submitted and Indexed Data Difference?

You are seeing this error or difference of sitemap data inside your webmasters search console account because you have submitted multiple custom sitemaps to Google either using our Sitemap Generator tool or using a custom sitemap submission method using atom feeds. This sitemaps are located at atom.xml. The screenshot below shows the

custom atom feed sitemaps

In the screen shot above you can observe that the submitted urls are 151 while the indexed urls are 496. The Indexed links are greater than submitted links because webmasters tool is showing you the old cached indexed count of blogger sitemap where the sitemap contained a maximum of 500 links. The indexed data is thus an old cached count while the submitted data shows the refreshed Link count after Blogger updated sitemaps.

Blogger introduced Dynamic Sitemaps for all blogspot blogs from January 2015 onwards. Now you can excess all your sitemap data from a single sitemap.xml file as shared below:

Your sitemap.xml file is hosted at this location:


Our Blog Parent sitemap is hosted under this link:


All you need to do is to delete the custom atom.xml sitemaps and instead submit sitemap.xml as the only sitemap inside your webmasters account. Follow these steps:

1. Go To Webmasters Tools > Crawl > Sitemaps

2. Delete all your old sitemaps which uses the atom.xml Feed structure

delete sitemaps

3. Next submit the dynamic sitemap.xml as the only sitemap

ADD/TEST Sitemap

4. That's it!

This single parent sitemap will automatically update its sub-pages and submit your new posts to Google index. If you click the sitemap link you can easily see how many sub-pages does the sitemap contain. This is a better and standard way to create sitemaps and widely followed for wordpress blogs as well.This parent sitemap is divided into sub-pages each containing a total of 150 links per page. Since we have published around 1435 posts so far therefore the total number of our sitemap pages are thus 10 where each sitemap contains 150 links. It is basic math i.e. 10 x 150 = 1500

Pages inside Sitemap.xml

It takes around 24 hours for all links to get indexed. 

Already submitted sitemap.xml?

If you have already submitted the dynamic sitemap months ago but still see a difference in your submitted/indexed data then you just need to resubmit the sitemap so that Google may fetch all newly submitted links.

resubmit sitemaps

After resubmitting our sitemap the index data got back to normal:

blogger Dynamic Sitemap

Need Help?

I hope this clarifies all your answers and help you guys troubleshoot this technical SEO problem that you were facing recently. Let me know if I could be of any further assistance. Feel free to post your questions in the comment box below. Wishing a great weekend buddies. Peace and blessings! =)

This article was requested by our reader Basit Khan. I personally thank him for bringing this problem into our notice.

Jumat, 27 November 2015

2015 HostGator Black Friday Discount For Bloggers - 80% OFF!

2015 HostGator Black Friday Discount For Bloggers - 80% OFF!

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2015 HostGator Black Friday Discount For Bloggers - 80% OFF!

Posted: 26 Nov 2015 11:54 AM PST

HostGator Black Friday Discount Coupon For bloggers

The time for people who can not afford high expensive webhosting costs has just arrived after 365 days! HostGator Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sales have officially started now with Flash sales as high as 80%. It is once in a year opportunity for bloggers to get huge discount deals on premium services. Being a consistent customer of HostGator services for the past 6 years, we receive exclusive discounts each year to share with our loyal readers so that they may get a considerable discount on all webhosting packages that they purchase. These sales will start from 27th Nov and will last till 30th Nov, 2015. This year we have received two types of special discount coupons from HostGator. One set of coupons offer a 65% Straight OFF whilst other set of Coupons are based on Flash Sales that will last only for ONE HOUR at different time interval. These flash sales are a straight 80% Discount! Domains will cost as less as $2.99 for .net and .com TLDs.

The count down timer below will last till the end of the Black Friday Sale. You only have limited time to make up your mind and start your online business dreams today.

Never Purchase Something unless you are convinced!

Before you make a purchase please read the article by clicking the link below to fully understand the importance of webhosting for your professional blogging and webmaster career online. This opportunity comes only once a year and only serious bloggers make productive use of it.

You can also read the following articles to better understand why we consider hostgator as the best choice of webmasters and why have we hosted all our 7 sites on hostgator:

Which Plan to Purchase for Better Discount and SEO?

I strongly recommend that you read the following article for in-depth analysis:

Just remember these points while choosing a plan:

  • Choose Hatching Plan for 3 Years if you want to register just a single Domain
  • Choose Baby Plan for 3 years if you wish to register multiple domains in future
  • Business Plan is definitely not for you but for corporates!

We are using baby plan currently. Google often considers sites which are registered for few months or ONE year as spammy therefore in order to make sure you have an SEO edge and your site is considered as E-A-T (Expert, Authoritative, Trustworthy), do register for no less than 3 years. This will give you a better discount as well as favor in SEO rankings later.

How To Apply Coupons Correctly?

Follow these steps to make sure you get maximum saving on the package you purchase:

1 Go To Hostgator Welcome Page

2 Click the Get started Now! button followed by Choose A Plan button on next page.

3 Choose your Plan and hit the button (Up to 30% OFF) under it!

4 You will see two options:

  • If you are registering a new domain then choose the first option. You will buy both Domain + Hosting.
  • If you already own a domain then choose the second option. You will buy only Hosting here.

 register a domain

5 Next choose your Plan and fill the forms. Make sure you select the 36 months cycle which means 3 years:

choose a hosting plan

6 Enter your Billing Info. You can pay both with a credit card or paypal. I did with Paypal.

7 In the "Additional Services" section uncheck all options because none is that useful.

8 Finally Comes the discount coupon section. Copy the Coupon codes that we have shared below and paste it inside this box and click validate.

Use Discount Coupon for Hostgator 

9 In the Review Order Details section, confirm that the discount is applied. If you see a discount field then congratulations you have done all steps correctly!

Recheck Order Details

10 Finally hit the "Checkout" button to make your payment with a healthy discount! =)

Note: In the above picture I have used the 25% discount coupon of mbtblogdiscount but the coupons I am sharing below are as high as 65-80%!

65% Discount Coupons - Deadline 1 Day

You can grab any of these coupons based on their expiry date. These coupons will work full day and you can apply them anytime during that specific Sale day. Note that the timings are in US standard Time. I have mentioned the Indo-Pak Standard Times also.

All Sales Follow this time:

US Time: Friday, 12:00 am till 11:59 pm CST

India Time: Friday, 11:30 am till 11:29 pm

Pakistan Time: Friday, 11:00 am till 10:59 pm

Sale Day: 27th November / Apply Now!

Coupon Code: BF2015 

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Coupon Code: CM2015


80% Discount Coupons - Deadline 1 Hour

Below you have the full FLASH SALE schedule. Each of these flash sales will only last ONE HOUR so if you really want a bigger discount of 80% OFF then try your luck during these times:

Note: All times are give in US standard Time. Use World Clock by following this targeted link for Indo-PAK times.


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Need Help?

If you need help or advice with regard to anything we discussed above or need any support with any technical side then please feel confident to post your questions in the comment box below. I would love to offer my full support 24/7. Signing up for webhosting was the best decision we made back in the year 2009 and this is one reason which blessed us with a Full Time Office  and the first registered Company of Pro Bloggers in the country (i.e. STCnetwork). All praise be to God.

I wish the best of luck with all your future endeavors and pray that you succeed with all your online dreams and ambitions. May the best be yours. Peace and blessings buddies! =)

We respect and trust our readers a lot. Therefore we would like to mention that the above post surely contains some affiliate links. When you make a purchase, we get a commission from the company. HostGator is so far the only product after Godaddy that we recommend to our readers because we are using it since 6 years and we can confidently recommend it to all our readers so that they could live a better future with quality products online.

Kamis, 26 November 2015

Blogger: 10 Popular Questions on Web Hosting

Blogger: 10 Popular Questions on Web Hosting

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Blogger: 10 Popular Questions on Web Hosting

Posted: 26 Nov 2015 07:16 AM PST

Webhosting for Blogger BlogsIt is time to make up a decision! With over trillion of web pages published each day, competition is at its peak and if you have not yet made the decision to kick-start your online business in a professional way then you are missing a great deal of marketing edge. We receive tons of questions daily on webhosting through our forum, Emails and blog comments. To make sure we reply each question in detail, we have crafted this post with the only hope to clarify all your doubts concerning hosting your blogger blogs.  This post shares some of the very honest reasons that has helped us tremendously in becoming the Brand that we are today Alhamdulillah and this could have been never possible without making a wise decision of selecting the best web hosting company for our network blogs and websites.

1. Difference b/w Domain Hosting & Web Hosting?

Domain hosting means that you are simply purchasing a custom URL with TLD extensions like  .com .net or .org etc. which will mask  .blogspot.com. It costs around $10-$12 a year to buy a domain from blogger itself. With this option you only get a free email ID such as admin@yourblog.com. You can not upload files in your hosting nor can you create sub-domains. You are limited to Blogger Dashboard only.

Web hosting in layman terms is simply buying a storage space for your website online, just like a folder online. Your files will be stored in secured hard disks owned by the web hosting company. Like all our files of services page, tools and Forum are stored with our web host. When you buy webhosting you also get a free domain with it. You can choose to use your existing domain or buy a new one. You can upload JavaScript/CSS, PDF files, Videos, Audios, almost anything on your web host and each file will get your branded URL. For example we have stored our ebook " Pro blogger Secrets Revealed" on the subdomain "Downloads":

http://downloads.mybloggertricks.com/ProBlogger Secrets Revealed.pdf

2. What Can I Create with Web Hosting?

Webhosting gives you wings!

You can create almost anything using the software found in your webhost control Panel (Cpanel). We are using HostGator which gives us the power to create the following list of cool tools or websites.

  1. Blog Software  eg: Wordpress, LifeType
  2. Forum Software
  3. Gallery Software
  4. Website Builder - Free 5000 Fancy Templates!
  5. Guestbook Software
  6. Website Builder
  7. Mail Software  eg: admin@mybloggertricks.com
  8. Social Networking Software   eg: Facebook, mySpace
  9. Wiki Software
  10. Survey Software
  11. Billing Software
  12. Chat Software
  13. Directory Software
  14. eCommerce Software

3. Why Buy a Custom Domain?

Without it you are an unknown identity, without a brand name!

Because buying a custom domain means your first step towards serious online business! No sponsor or Ad network like buysellads will ever advertise on a free blog containing a free domain (.blogspot.com). Sponsors always look for professional bloggers who could give better promotion to their products. AdSense also gives more preference to sites with Custom domains. This gives you a big marketing edge.

Second free domains have less reputation in blogosphere, as a result people will rarely subscribe to your blog nor will choose to link your content or share your content in social media, as a result you loose several precious backlinks to rank you higher in SERPs. Thus you will suffer a lot when it comes to better blog marketing and blog SEO.

4. Can you Host a Blogger blog on a Private Web Server?

You can not host or transfer Blogger's Content Management System (CMS) anywhere else i.e the dashboard that helps you control your blog settings and publish posts. But you can surely host your Blogger Blog's Domain name and subdomains at Hostgator. You can surely upload files to your account and share it on your blog.

In our case we manage our blog from "www.blogger.com" but we manage all its subdomains and files (i.e. Our Forum, Contact page, Service Page) at "portal.hostgator.com/login"

5. Can you Transfer a Blogger blog To a Web host?

You can not host Blogger CMS system anywhere but you can surely host it's content (i.e. Posts & comments) on a web host if you choose to download all its files from

Once you have download your blog, you can then transfer it to a new Blogging platform like Wordpress using your Web host. But first read this

Transferring or migrating your blog equals shifting your house from one place to another.

6. Do You really need Web hosting for a blogger Blog?

Every Serious Webmaster needs it!

90% Blogger users purchase only custom domain instead of web hosting because they think that web hosting is a lot expensive and they can't afford it. They also live in a misconception that why buy hosting when Blogger provides it for free i.e. You can upload images, videos for free on Picasa web album.

Its true that blogger blogs are hosted for free but with just custom domain hosting you are sacrificing a great investment. This is what you can not do with domain hosting:

  1. You can not create sub domains
  2. You can not create multiple email accounts
  3. You can not create web pages
  4. You can not create a Forum
  5. You can not store or upload files and brand them with your custom URL.
  6. You can not learn and experience new tools and technologies
  7. You will always run after free storage services, thus making your blog's load time damn slow.

7. How much will web hosting cost you per month?

Less than McDonalds Big Mac!

It costs you less than $7/month or just $80/year! Imagine you waste more than $100-$200 per month on your stomach and accessories, a small budget can build your entire future career. I have shared some discount Coupon codes that you can use to get up to 25% discount on your hosting plan.

Within next few hours I will share 80% Discount coupons for Black Friday deals which is the best time to purchase webhosting with almost no investment at all. Those with serious will to start their blogging careers will make use of this Black Friday and those who still think they don't need webhosting, they are missing a better online future and SEO boost.

8. Which is the best Web Hosting company?

Only experience can tell. You can only tell whether an Apple tastes good or not unless you had taken a bite. After having taken several bites for over 6 years, we can strongly recommend HostGator without doubts as the best choice of bloggers across all CMS platforms. Whether you are a Blogger or Wordpress user, HostGator is the name that hosts all celeb blogs, small or big. It has thus become the webhosting tycoon online after having hosted over 9,000,000 domains!

We hosted MyBloggerTricks with HostGator on 10th August, 2009 using the Hatchling Plan. Since then we never stopped launching new sites each year. We have a total of 7 sites hosted at hostGator at this moment. It is the mother that takes care of our sites and protects our data from infiltrators.

9. Will Webhosting effect your Blog Traffic and SEO?

Web hosting will give a professional touch to your blog. It gives you a brand name and look. People will be more willing to share your content on social media and link back to your pages. Your reputation would increase threefold in blogosphere. The more backlinks you receive the better your Search engine ranking.

Google considers free domains mostly as spam and so do Sponsors. After purchasing a custom domain with a storage space, your blog will be trusted more as E-A-T (Expert, Authoritative and Trustworthy) . Your chances of getting accepted by AdSense and buysellads will increase tremendously as long as you continue producing High Quality content.  It is simply a Win-Win decision.

10. How do you upload files inside a Web Host?

Files are uploaded on your web hosting drive using a FTP client. I recommend Filezilla. Using it is extremely simple and you can find several tutorials on it online. It is a simple drag and drop tool. Transferring files from your computer to your web hosting was never that simple before. All it needs is a username and password after which your computer gets a direct access to your online files on your webhost directory. 

Have Questions?

As long as you ask questions, you will never find yourself in confusion. Each year I emphasize greatly on our readers to make up a better decision and start taking their online careers seriously. Some understand the logic behind these posts and react immediately. We have always found such readers living a happy career online with lucrative income. Those who try to compete online with free tools and services are often those who end up there online careers the earliest.

My best wishes are with all of you and I wish the coming Black Friday Deals starting from this (Friday to Monday) may help you in reshaping your online endeavors. Peace and blessings buddies. =)

We respect and trust our readers a lot. Therefore we would like to mention that the above post surely contains some affiliate links. When you make a purchase, we get a commission from the company. HostGator is so far the only product we recommend to our readers because we are using it since 6 years and we can confidently recommend it to all our readers so that they could live a better future with best products online.

Selasa, 24 November 2015

Leaked: Google Forced to Release their "Search Quality Ratings" Secrets!

Leaked: Google Forced to Release their "Search Quality Ratings" Secrets!

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Leaked: Google Forced to Release their "Search Quality Ratings" Secrets!

Posted: 23 Nov 2015 08:43 AM PST

Google Search Rating Secrets Finally Revealed!Google quality rating secrets had been leaked several times by different third party agencies and most often by evaluators hired by Google itself. A time has come when Google has finally decided to release the full version of their Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines PDF ebook consisting of 160 Pages with in-depth knowledge for webmasters, Bloggers and SEOs around the globe. The Pandora box of what exactly a Low Quality and High Quality Content has been finally disclosed with tons of illustrative examples and case studies. This ebook is the most precious resource that Google's team of quality raters uses to rate a website and decide its fate. It is the only thing you need as a blogger to learn what it takes to be a top ranked website on Desktop and Mobile! You might have seen a sudden disappearance of AdSense Ads from our Posts and changes to our site's above-the-fold content. All these changes have been made today to make sure we abide by the rules Google wants to rank us higher on SERPs.

Download Now! Size: 8.29 MB

What's is so Magical about it?

Google never wanted you to read all of this ebook if it had not been leaked in chunks in recent years. This ebook is basically a training guide for agents Google hires to research the web and rate websites/blogs based on the guidelines Google proposed to them. So this ebook is never intended for publishers like you and I but we are fortunate that Google finally made it public and we can use it to get immense SEO knowledge from it.

It answers all the confusions revolving around the web on how Google ranks content, how its penalty algorithms like Google Panda and Penguin works and how exactly does Google identifies a Low Quality content from a High Quality content. After reading it you will be able to figure out all the mistakes you had been making that caused you consistent loss in search traffic.

1. Page Quality Rating Guidelines

This is the most important part of this ebook and the soul of it. Here you will find examples of sites that Google considers to fall in the category of Pages which are Low Quality, Lowest Quality, High Quality and Highest Quality. The Page Quality Rating scale is all that you need to understand.

Page Quality Rating Scale

In page#58 Google discusses the Top Three most important (Page Quality) PQ considerations which you must read.

2. Understanding Mobile User Needs

What do you do on your mobile smartphone? :)

Google answers it here through an image:

what do you do on a smartphone

Here the book discusses Mobile users, Mobile Queries and Mobile results. More and more people are preferring mobiles over desktop devices for searching and this is one reason why you must make sure your blog design is fluid and responsive. We have written a detailed tutorial series on this for BlogSpot blogs which you can read:

3. Needs Met Rating Guideline

You can surely skip this part if you want. Here the book discusses. Here the rating is done by focusing on mobile users by deciding how helpful and satisfying a certain search result is for the mobile user and whether or not it meets his needs.

Needs Met Rating Slider

4. Using The evaluation Platform

You can skip this part if you want. The Evaluation Platform is the system raters will use to acquire and rate websites. Only Authorized users can access it through this page.

Don't have time to read all the book?

No worries!

If those 160 pages are giving you a headache then I strongly recommend that you at least read the following pages and view the Image illustrations in each example:

  1. Example of High Quality Pages ---------- Page#23
  2. Example of Highest Quality Pages ------ Page#27
  3. Example of Low Quality Pages ----------- Page#37
  4. Example of Lowest Quality Pages ------- Page#48
  5. Example of Medium Quality Pages ------ Page#55

What makes a High Quality Page?

According to this book a High quality rating requires at least one of the following Characteristics:

  1. A satisfying amount of high quality Main Content (MC)
  2. The page and website are E-A-T i.e Expert, Authoritative, and Trustworthy for the topic of the page.
  3. The website has a good reputation for the topic of the page

Does your blog qualify for any one of the above mentioned PQ requirements? Even your About Us, Contact Us Pages help you rank higher! How regularly you update and maintain your blog also counts a lot. This book is a must read and I strongly recommend that you read it the sooner possible and act upon the advices given.

It's Time To Celebrate!

Indeed this ebook is all that we as publishers needed to better understand what exactly Google wants from us? It is surely no less than a treasure for bloggers and small web publishers.

I have started making some monetization changes by changing the locations of Ad slots to make sure they do not interfere with Main Content (MC) of my site and have placed all ads inside the Supplementary Content (SC) which includes your blog header/sidebar/footer. I will see how it effects our monthly stats and revenue.

I will keep you updated with several new interesting tips and will discuss some tutorials to help you improve the Page Quality of blog posts.

Let me know how any new discovery that may come across you after reading this ebook and share it with everyone here in the comments section so that we may all learn further from it. Did you now find the answer for your low search ranking? Do share it openly without hesitation! :)