Senin, 30 Mei 2016

COPmo: Best Responsive Blogger Template [HQ]

COPmo: Best Responsive Blogger Template [HQ]

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COPmo: Best Responsive Blogger Template [HQ]

Posted: 30 May 2016 03:33 AM PDT

COPmo responsive blogger template

After 5 years of waiting we have finally decided to release our premium blogger templates, plugins and widgets. Internet is flooded today with blogger templates but what is missing is a clean code, SEO friendly layout and a robust XHTML structure that could meet search engines' ranking criteria. To fill these missing gems, STCnetwork's team of professional developers and SEO consultants have stepped ahead to take blogger to the next level. Presenting our first multipurpose template for blogspot blogging platform, entitled as "COPmo"

Introducing COPmo

COPmo stands for "Customized, Optimized and Monetized by default".

It is the simplest definition for a fully functional, code extendable and dynamic theme that is both user friendly and SEO friendly. COPmo is the first advanced magazine responsive BlogSpot template that offers unlimited color schemes, responsive fluid layouts, easy customization options, SEO support, and tons of widgets & plugins. It is exclusively built for non-techy users, one-click install, simple drag and drop!

COPmo template is best suited for categories such as:

  • Lifestyle,
  • Fashion,
  • News,
  • Technology,
  • Clothing,
  • Movie,
  • eBooks,
  • Games,
  • Diary,
  • Music

Lets see all its features in a unique illustrative way.

COPmo Features

COPmo is made by default SEO friendly to meet best SEO practices to develop a robust structure that provides a smooth experience to search robots and social media networks. All Important SEO plugins are built-in and extra care is taken to make the core content easy to crawl and index. It meets all important search engine ranking criteria and makes sure you rank well in Google SERPs. Same SEO that is applied to MBT blog has been implemented to COPmo.

COPmo magazine responsive blogger template

Tons of premium plugins have already been added inside the layout to make your blogging hobby even more worthwhile. From helping you build Email lists to formatting your posts in a professional way, almost every widget and web element has been included.

COPmo also supports multiple comment plugins be that Facebook, Disqus, Google+ or Blogger default commenting system.

COPmo Features

COPmo is a multilingual template which has separate themes for Left-To-Right languages and also for Right-To-Left languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, Thaana etc. All international languages are supported, may it be LTR or RTL.

Even the sharing buttons have been changed to the RTL language. The Blogger and Facebook comment systems can also be changed in your local RTL language.

facebook in local language

Multilingual Blogger Template

Download COPmo
Created 24 May 16
Last Update 24 May 16
Download Size 3.86MB
High Resolution Yes
Widget Ready Yes
Technology Used XHTML, AJAX, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript
Compatible Browsers IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, Edge
Software Version Google Blogger 1.0
Files Included XML, HTML, CSS, JS, PNG, JPEG
Template Types XML Blogger Template, Static HTML ThemeNEW 
Columns 2
Text Direction LTR, RTL
Category Technology, Diary, Lifestyle, Fashion, Clothing, News, Movie, eBooks, Games, Music
Documentation Well Documented (126 Pages)
Layout Mobile Responsive

Whether your visitors are iPad lovers or smartphone addicts, COPmo is extremely fluid and flexible in design and adapts just perfectly to all device screen sizes be it a Laptop, Desktop PC, Tablet or a Smartphone.

COPmo is unlike a normal responsive template, it is ultra modern in design which you can experience if you test its responsive behavior in different devices. It is extremely fast loading and loads instantly on mobile devices thanks to the use of Mobile conditional tags unlike display-none which is not a recommended approach. Several breakpoints are used to make sure your design does not crash at all, thus providing an awesome UI experience.

Mobile Responsive Blogger Template -COPmo

You can display your posts by label/category in different layout boxes. You can choose to display a horizontal list of recent posts on homepage or vertical list. You can display posts inside a carousel, slider or even inside gallery grid. You can display them with thumbnails or without thumbnails. Full options are supported. Every layout box is given a name for simplicity.

For videos, most of our clients asked for a method through which they could display thumbnails for all video network sites not necessarily YouTube. Keeping that in mind we integrated a custom method which will help you easily display thumbnails of your choice for any video iframe you want.

Layout Boxes For Blogspot template - COPmo

COPmo can easily be customized with a click of a button thanks to the built-in functionality of Blogger Template Designer which works just perfect with this template. You can change fonts and colors through simple checkboxes and drag/drop system. You can add any background you like to your template using template designer.

Furthermore you can also add overlay and patterns to your background to control its darkness or brightness, an option that is rarely seen in blogspot templates i.e. Multi Layered Background. Observe the background difference in demo of COPmo1,2,3.  Everything is automated!

Blogger template with Unlimited Color Schemes

Keeping search engine penalties in mind, all efforts are made to make sure your entire structure offers a smooth crawling experience to search robots and meet all major SE ranking metrics. You can now focus on your content and let COPmo handle the SEO part!

SEO friendly Blogspot template

Ever wondered that a blogger template could have a well written guide document of over 160 pages? This shows our dedication towards work and sincerity towards our clients. The document itself is a complete offline website in itself.

The document is written in an interactive way with easy explanation, navigation and engaging guides.  All four important parts of installation, customization, optimization and monetization are covered in detail. You can read it anytime, anywhere!

Blogger Template Documentation

COPmo is coded only for serious bloggers who have a passion to make a lucrative income online and establish their online empire. It's a complete toolkit for people who wish to take their blogging hobby to the next level.

If you liked COPmo, please do not forget to share it with your friends using the social sharing buttons to your left.

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STCnetwork products such as templates are not cloned, stolen designs or a $20 scrap. All our products are professionally developed, manually crafted and well maintained by a dedicated team of SEO consultants and programmers.

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Minggu, 15 Mei 2016

Alexa Rank Dropping Fast in April 2016 - [Case Study]

Alexa Rank Dropping Fast in April 2016 - [Case Study]

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Alexa Rank Dropping Fast in April 2016 - [Case Study]

Posted: 14 May 2016 10:20 AM PDT

What caused the Alexa Rank Drop in 2016

Since the start of 2016, webmasters across the web have experienced a massive drop in their Alexa Ranks. The drop in Alexa's traffic ranking drastically increased during February, March and April (2016). Websites around the globe have lost Alexa Rank within a month despite the same traffic, unique hits and pageviews. Alexa rank of websites which are under 100,000 (100K)  is still dropping fast. Their seems to be a wave of extreme anger among bloggers who worked day and night, trying their best to improve the monetary value of their sites but all their efforts went in vain. Despite knowing the fact that SEO agencies and web marketers rarely consider Alexa as a reliable or trustworthy metric to measure a website's traffic but sadly Alexa ranking is still hugely popular and some sponsors still regard it as the magic-stick for judging a site's popularity.

Webmasters are giving different reasons for this latest Alexa rank drop which effected global traffic rank data, however our private research has lead us towards one such factor that could answer all our questions. I hope you will find this comprehensive case study useful and meaningful.

Websites Which Saw a Drop in Alexa Rank

Before I could give a reason lets look at some of the most significant drops in Alexa Ranks of corporate sites and blogs.

Mashable

If you observe carefully you will notice that mashable blog's Alexa started declining from March 2016 onwards, with slight ups and downs in-between but the overall trend is downwards. Mashable lost its rank by 46 points difference. Which is surely a bigger dent for a site of such traffic volume.

mashable lost Alexa Rank

TechCrunch

TechCrunch's Alexa Rank started declining from the start of 2016 and it got worst during Feb-April. It went down by a rank of 178 points. Currently holding a rank of 738 and still continue to see a drop.

techcrunch Alexa Rank drop

Facebook

Facebook has seen a steep fall in its Alexa Ranking. Surprisingly Facebook lost its second position in Alexa Traffic Rank data and is pushed down to number 3 by YouTube.com. Google being number#1 at present.

Do you really think people have started visiting YouTube more than Facebook? 

Facebook Alexa Rank drop

LifeHacker

LifeHacker lost their Alexa rank during March and April by a total of 36 points.

Lifehacker Alexa Rank drop

Blogger

Google's Blogging platform, blogspot has seen a bigger dent of 8 points compared to WordPress.com (not self hosted wordpress) which lost its position by only 2 points. Blogger's current Alexa rank is 78. So blogger users are not alone in this painful situation!

Blogger alexa rank drop

WordPress.org

Self hosted WordPress has seen a massive drop in ranking. Going down from a rank of 200 to 285 during February and April (3 months cycle). Wordpress lost its position by a total of 47 points and still dropping. 

Wordpress Alexa Rank Drop

eHow

ehow saw a massive fall in rank of about 204 points, landing it at an Alexa Rank of 1,186 which continues to drop till this date.

eHow Alexa Rank drop

eBay

Bad luck started for ebay since the start of 2016. It climbed down from an Alexa Rank of 16 during January to a Rank of 25 in May. A lose of 9 points in total.

eBay Alexa Rank drop

Twitter

Twitter saw a massive dip in its Alexa Rank on February 22, which indicates that the fall in Alexa traffic data actually started from Feb onwards as opposed to the official statement that marks April. Twitter is currently the 10th most visited website as per the doubtful Alexa Traffic Rank data.

Twitter Alexa Rank drop

Alibaba

Alibaba lost its Alexa Rank by a total of 10 points.

Alibaba Alexa Rank drop

Alexa

Alexa was at least slightly unbiased in not favoring its official site. Alexa's site itself lost its rank during March and April as indicated by the chart below.  Although strangely Amazon.com's alexa rank is unchanged. Ebay and Alibaba suffered so badly but strangely Amazon is untouched! This raises questions on the accountability of Alexa team.

Official Alexa website lost its Alexa Rank

Amazon Alexa Rank unchanged

 

 

Websites Which Saw a Rise in Alexa Rank

When you are loosing on one side, someone else is winning on another side. This is law of nature as long as the results are not artificially manipulated. I could share a long list of websites which experienced a rise in their Alexa traffic ranking but for simplicity lets discuss the giant ones only.

MSN

Microsoft has really benefited from the current Alexa panel update since the start of 2016. It went from number#23 in global traffic ranking to number#13. A rise of 10 points in total. Which means a lot for a corporate site.

msn Alexa Rank Rise

YouTube

YouTube has been fortunate enough to have pushed down Facebook from its position and attained position#2 on Alexa's  Global Traffic rank data. All this happening during April. What caused it, we will it discuss shortly.

YouTube Alexa Rank Rise

I was honestly not believing this change in YouTube's ranking unless I researched to see if YouTube has really started receiving more traffic than facebook. To my amazement these were the results from SEMRush. Indeed SEMrush's show estimated reports but they are almost close to accurate when comparing corporate sites.

Facebook's current estimated organic search traffic is 631 Millions per month while YouTube is receiving a crazy traffic of over 804 Millions per month as per SEMRush's analysis.

 Facebook Monthly Traffic

YouTube Monthly Traffic

But wait! That was organic traffic from Google.com to each of these sites, it does not include direct traffic or referral traffic! Of course Google being more inclined towards YouTube (Since Youtube is a Google product) will display it more in search results compared to any other social media network for search queries. I have seen this biased approach of Google and they certainly favor YouTube more in search results, compared to Facebook videos.

With that being said, how can one ignore the direct traffic and referral traffic to Facebook? Which is certainly beyond anyone's expectation. Most internet users certainly have a Facebook account if not a YouTube account. I am leaving that on you to decide whether Alexa's new ranking is correct or not.

Instagram

Instagram saw a big jump of 2 points.Instagram Alexa Rank Increased

Whatsapp

Though Facebook went down in ranking but its product 'whatsapp" enjoyed a rise in alexa ranking of 24 points.

Whatsapp Alexa Rank Increased

 

Why Is Alexa Rank Dropping So Fast For All Sites Globally?

On April 4, 2016, Alexa team published a blog post informing about the increase in the size of Alexa's Global Traffic Panel. They mentioned that one of the ways they calculate the metrics is by using a data panel, which is a sample of global Internet traffic, made up of millions of people worldwide. The bigger the sample, the better the estimate. This is where everything got worst!

Alexa Rank Drops due to Increase in Global Traffic Panel

They claimed:

A more robust panel with greater global coverage means we can offer you more accurate rankings, estimated traffic metrics, and actionable recommendations.

What surprised me was the word "Increases Again" in the blog title, which means this is not the first time Alexa has expanded their data panel, it must have happened before too. But none of us have experienced such a worst drop ever in the history of internet! I mean literally how can you expect your Alexa rank to drop by 10,000 points over a month despite the same organic traffic and frequency of updates?

Indeed I am aware that the Alexa Traffic Rank is not only based on traffic of a website, but it takes into account the traffic to all sites and ranks sites relative to each other.  Which means that our site is ranked relative to other sites, changes in traffic to other sites will certainly affect our site's rank.

But have your competitors increased so much in competition compared to you that you were pushed down by 5K-10K points within a month?? Never has this happened before. Traffic relativity was never above 1000 points or 500 points for a month. Websites which were not updated frequently would lose their rank slightly on daily basis with a difference of 10-100 points, but the moment you would update your site, Alexa rank would improve back the other day with a significant rise. I saw no such behavior during the last 3 months. Alexa kept on dropping despite updating our websites and working hard on organic traffic.

I left a comment on their blog, to which I did not receive any reply so I tried contacting the Alexa team via Twitter and this is what they had to say:

Their tweet linked to a page which made it clear that all our doubts were correct: Source:

In April 2016 we had a significant increase in the size of our data panel, which is why you might see changes in your site's ranks around that time.

I have shown you enough screenshots to prove that websites were effected since the start of 2016 and that the actual drop occurred between Feb, March and April.

With that being said, it has now become clear that Alexa is still experimenting with its traffic data and has not matured enough to keep consistency in its analysis reports. It takes a lot of efforts to improve your social rankings and traffic ranking and as a blogger I truly sympathize with people who have lost their hard earned traffic rank.

Alexa Is Not Reliable and Is Easily Cheated

After this terrible update, I personally will no longer consider Alexa as a reliable and consistent source for traffic monitoring.

Who can give a guarantee that if you improve your Alexa rank again after months of hard efforts, you wont have to face this massive drop if Alexa decides to increase the size of their data panel AGAIN!

Previously the steep fall in Alexa rankings was often caused due to Safari, Chrome or Firefox browsers not supporting the Alexa toolbar. Alexa's browser plugins or extensions were often incompatible with latest browser versions. Webmasters were the only ones to suffer, never Alexa! 

Alexa Rank drops due to browser plugins

SEO agencies rarely place trust in Alexa rank due to the fact that it can be easily manipulated manually. Due to the simplicity of cheating Alexa, and the availability of the software to do it, people are beginning to doubt Alexa's purpose and reliability.

Using web-based or standalone software programs like RankBoostup, one can easily induce thousands or tens of thousands of fake hits per day. This is done through thousands of proxies to generate fake hits for a particular website. It has become a running business for some where some agencies even offer premium packages to help you improve your Alexa rank within a month through fake hits.

Unlike Google PageRank which keeps in mind 100's of metrics while deciding the popularity rank, Alexa estimates rank of sites based on the data it collects from its official Alexa toolbar or from manual submission of sites to their directory. All traffic to a site where the user is not using Alexa toolbar is not considered while ranking the site. Suppose if you receive a million hits daily but if your users have not installed Alexa toolbar on their browsers, then all this 'M' hits will go wasted! Which is one reason why Alexa rank is bogus, waste of time and can not be trusted while checking a site's traffic rank. 

Some of my clients have 10x more traffic than mbt, but they are still ranked at 200K while MBT was ranked at 10K+. This is because since we often write about web development tutorials, SEO and blogging so our targeted audience is often web marketers, webmasters or content writers who are techy and have Alexa toolbar installed on their browsers. But since my clients write on lifestyle and fashion, their targeted audience does not need to have Alexa Toolbar installed. Indeed Alexa gives wrong traffic estimates by not including the users into account who do not use the alexa toolbar.

Alexa Gives Wrong Traffic Estimates

Alexa's simple, traffic counting system has suffered badly from an insurgence of clever programmers who have succeeded in artificially manipulating the rankings and thus left the Alexa ranking system suffering from a potential authority crisis.

Alexa confirms that it can be cheated and that they try hard to remove any attempts of artificial manipulation.

Why is Alexa Rank Still so Popular?

The simplest reason is the ugly reality that Alexa was surely considered as a trustworthy source for judging a site's popularity back in 1996-2010. Alexa was the leading provider of free, global web metrics. You could search Alexa to discover the most successful sites on the web by keyword, category, or country. All this happened because it was the pioneer in this field and had no major competitors as it has now. Now people have more reliable sources and alternatives to Alexa to estimate a website's popularity like Follow.net, Compete, QuantCast, SEMRush tools, ahrefs, moz tools, similarweb and so on.

Alexa is in the web market since 1996, therefore the web is saturated with its info and since it is backed by Amazon.com, it always remained in limelight. Alexa had no competitors before 2005 like its has now, as a result of which people wrote millions of articles in its favor and build several SEO plugins where they included Alexa API to display site rank. This has kept Alexa still alive online.

Web marketers have also stopped considering Alexa which can be evident when BuySellAds stopped displaying Alexa Rank in their market listing. BSA being the biggest banner advertisement network.

Alexa still matters for some bloggers and publishers today due to the fact that some sponsors who are not very tech-savvy still check a site's Alexa rank while placing direct ads or while requesting a product review. Due to this monetary value of Alexa, bloggers have no choice but to make sure their Alexa rank keeps rising.

Alexa is dead for people with common sense

Alexa is already dead for people with common sense and understanding of traffic metrics but it will remain alive online for those who just happened to discover the world of SEO.

Did you lose Alexa Rank in 2016?

Have you lost Alexa Rank despite getting more traffic? If yes then please share your insights with us and tell us how many points did you lost within a month?

What are your views on the case study above and how has this steep fall in Alexa rankings effected your blogging career and online business. Would love to learn from your experiences.