After creating a website our second task is to submit URL to Google for indexing. Usually, we do have to submit the URL to different search engines to get maximum index and exposure. But Google is our first priority that’s why we will submit our website on Google first. Before you are going to submit the website on Google, make sure you have completed the site development. Not sure if it’s complete or not, read our tutorial to create a WordPress website. After creating the website properly, now you will submit the URL to Google.
We submit URL to Google for indexing what we have made or written inside the pages. Once Google’s crawler bot discovers the pages it will scan for content inside it. After scanning the page the bot will send the information to Google’s search database. Once the page’s information appears inside the Google database it becomes discoverable by users search queries. So it’s a very important task to submit URL to Google search engine.
To submit and verify your website with Google you have to use the webmaster tool. Webmaster tool is cloud-based software developed by Google specifically for the website owners. This is like a gateway to submit your work to Google’s search engine. Before verifying your website you should know that the webmaster tool has two different versions. Google had introduced the new version of search console (webmaster tool) back in first of January, 2018. However, you can still access the older version in case you like to use. Now to access the webmaster tool you will need a Google account. Normally we all have our account on Google. But if you want to create a new one then you should apply here.
Bonus point: Connecting your Analytics account to the webmaster is recommended. So try to use the same Google account for both the tools. Now go ahead and follow the tutorial below to submit URL to Google search engine.
After submission, the tool will automatically scan for your submitted domain availability. Once the scanning is completed, it will provide five options to verify that the domain is yours.
To verify the site, you have to follow one of the given methods. Here we will go through the first two processes of URL verification.
The webmaster tool will generate an HTML file. You have to download and upload it back to your Domain /root folder.
HTML tags are meta tags written in HTML code with specific number-character string. Webmaster tool will provide you a unique HTML tag which you have to paste inside your home page’s <head> section. There are various ways to insert that HTML tag inside the heading section.
Using Yoast and Rank-Math to verify the HTML tag is more efficient than the header and footer plugin.
Remember: When you are going to paste the HTML tag always open a new tab. Because you will need to verify tag placement form the webmaster page.
In WordPress left admin bar go to SEO > General > Webmaster tool.
Paste the HTML tag inside the blank box and click “save change“. After saving go to the Google webmaster tool’s verification page and click on verify.
After installing the Rank-Math plugin, go to Rank-math > General settings. Then go to Webmaster tools > Paste the HTML tag inside Google Search Console. Scroll down and save the settings.
Now like the previous example, go to Google webmaster tool and verify the website. Once the verification process is done, you can access the webmaster tool dashboard. The next step is to submit your website’s sitemap into the webmaster tool.
Having an XML sitemap is really essential for SEO. Google can retrieve important update of a website from the sitemap very fast. The sitemaps are updated automatically when you add or remove or update any content inside your website. This will also include the post types that you want the search engines to index.
To generate a sitemap for your website, you can use any one of the mentioned plugins below.
After confirming the sitemap address, it’s time to submit URL to Google for indexing. To submit the URL to Google, go to your webmaster dashboard and click on the sitemap.
Now add the last part of sitemap URL inside the blank space after your domain name and click on submit.
After submitting, it will send a notification saying that Google will check for the update soon.
As you have already submitted the sitemap, you can track the status of indexing. You can also detect the number of URLs discovered during the last indexing. Moreover, to check the status of child sitemaps click on the primary sitemap.
To verify the indexing of individual URLs you can inspect them on the top search bar. It will show whether the URL is indexed by Google or not.
You can also submit URL to Google individually (don’t need to submit sitemap every time when the website gets an update). This method is useful for content such as a blog post, a new page, etc. After creating your post you can apply the inspecting procedure to get indexed even quicker. Here’s are the steps to follow:
Apply these steps to submit URL to Google for faster indexing. This method is very beneficial if you want your page on Google quicker. The quicker a page is available to Google, the faster you can start ranking. (But to rank higher you need better On-page & Off-page SEO)
Conclusion: Keep exploring the amazing features of Webmaster tool. They have included a branch of new and very useful stuff recently. So far webmaster tool is alone very useful for submitting, tracking and analyzing your website growth. I hope this standalone tutorial will help you to submit URL to google search engine easily and also get faster indexing of pages. If you have any query related to this article please add that inside the comment box. For more such article, keep visiting my blog and if you wish you can subscribe to our newsletter for quick information of the new article. Also, don’t forget to share this post. It will encourage me to craft more useful stuff here.
YouTube monetization is another solid source of income nowadays. As presenting your ideas and thoughts via video is more effective than blogging. People used to integrate their YouTube channel to Google AdSense to earn good revenue. But you can also use below-mentioned Adsense alternatives for youtube. However, earning money from vlogging on YouTube is growing day by day as put your ideas in pictorial presentation catch more eyes than blogging. But if you are linking the YouTube channel to Google AdSense, there are chances of getting banned due to a strict policy. If your account is temporarily disabled or banned from Google AdSense, then how you will monetize YouTube videos without AdSense?
There are AdSense alternatives for YouTube, which will make earning easy if your account is getting a ban from AdSense temporarily. Here, are the five Google AdSense alternatives for YouTube which can be used to monetize your YouTube videos.
AdRev is one of the best AdSense alternatives for YouTube. It provides multi-platform technology and services to content owners. As the platform has more popularity that over 56 million videos are monetized up till with copyrights this platform is YouTube certified so it is reliable for monetizing your YouTube videos. However, this network also helps to promote your channel which gets over 100 Billion annual viewers. It protects and monetizes your audio-visual content effectively with customized solutions and tools. You just have to submit your audio-visual content in any common file format and it scans for exact matches of your content continuously to protect it from any cracks. AdRev pay-out to their clients on a monthly basis. You can monitor your earnings anytime video-by-video. The minimum payout is $10 via PayPal. Channel network will optimize your channel time to time and engage the audience on your channel. AdRevs also guides about how to leverage all the youtube’s features. Though it requires 500 visits per day.
Freedom is the most effective YouTube partnership network. It integrates your channel with multiple platforms and connects with other creators to enhance your business. It doesn’t require any contract or commitment. However, there’s no minimum pay-out if you have made $1 then you will get $1 via PayPal. It also provides referral programs which boost additional revenue of about 15% for one year. There is another source of extra earning by affiliate marketing. YouTube has already given the Content ID system for copyright management. The platform also provides the digital right management team to monetize unauthorized content. It also provides music library and sound effects to customize your videos. It is suitable for all the channel. There’s no minimum subscriber required for personal partner management.
Fullscreen is a global network in social entertainment. It also serves with various brand opportunities to secure deals that fit your content. It takes your content on the next level by providing effective tools and merchandising. You can easily upload the videos on multiple platforms at the same time. It also stores and takes a backup of your non-compressed videos. The platform provides effective tools and customized thumbnails which will boost the SEO on YouTube channel. You can figure out the targeted audience of your channel by having free access to Epoxy. You can also create the GIFs from your video and share it on social platforms. From the video manager, you can edit the video which is to be monetized. It has various ad formats from which you can easily choose which format is suitable for your video, normally it depends on the length of your video. You have to hit the $50 threshold to receive payment from service. When you hit the required threshold, you will receive the payment at the end of the month from the service. You can add sound effects to your videos from the music library. However, it has a two years contract. Moreover, the platform is suitable for all the channels. Fullscreen direct will help artists by engaging the audience using tools of marketing.
Maker Studio is the digital network which delivers high-quality brand stories and delivers them globally. As maker studio is integrated with Disney network, it will create more promotional opportunities to boost your channel. There is no commitment or contract required to join the service. The service also not require any particular no. of visits per day. However, it is suitable for all channels. You will receive payment via PayPal. The platform provides the high CPM YouTube MCN network for the channels which matches with the subject of maker studio requirements.
Machinima aims to deliver your content to the targeted audience effectively. However, it is associated with various brands to distribute your content widely. Like other platforms, it also provides a wide music library to give sound effects in your videos. It has performance and financial analytics tools which helps you to monitor your earnings and track your performance. It helps you to secure your sponsorship, start the campaign and aware people about your brand. For gaming channels, this is a suitable network as it is the top entertainment network for gaming on YouTube. You will receive payment via PayPal. However, it contains 3 years contract to join their service.
Conclusion The above-mentioned networks are effective to monetize your YouTube videos. But your channel has to meet the requirements of the services to receive the revenue. However, it is not necessary that mentioned Google AdSense alternatives for YouTube will pay you as effective as Google AdSense but you can choose any of them if your Google’s monetization option is disabled.
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We all prefer to use images inside our article. Images are beneficial to describe what the author is trying to manifest inside an article. Displaying some images keep your readers more involved in the topic.
During content creation, when it comes to image optimization people usually suggest using proper alt text. However, optimizing an image is much more than just naming it and using suitable alt text.
Here in this article, you will read about five different techniques to optimize WordPress images which will help you to fix GTmetrix/Pingdom warnings as well as potentially rank images high up in the search engine.
While optimizing an image for SEO is necessary, optimizing that for page loading speed is the significant part. As a result of optimization, you will achieve better page speed and SEO result.
It’s always better to optimize WordPress images before uploading them to the media gallery. You can take advantage of powerful tools like Photoshop or your favorite image editor.
Prepare the image nicely by cutting, resizing, compressing, and saving in a proper format (PNG/JPEG/GIF) before uploading. Don’t forget to give a descriptive filename to it.
Hint: If your website needs high-quality images (Example: Stock Photo Website, Photography Website, Travel Blog, etc) then optimization of images will not help you because it will reduce the quality as well.
After assigning the images into the published post, the post-publishing image optimization part will start. First of all, we have to scan and identify the problems with the uploaded images. There are tools like GTmetrix, Pingdom which can help you detect the problem with an image. GTmetrix shows the problem in details so I would recommend you test a particular page with GTmetrix.
Run your website through GTmetrix. As soon as the analysis is complete GTmetrix will display all the results regarding that page into two different tabs “Page Speed” and “Yslow”.
There are 7 types of image related problem can occur on a page. We will first try to solve the most important ones before heading towards the least cause problems.
GTmetrix will show image related test results like this:
If you get a warning to serve scaled images by GTmetrix, this means that the page includes some oversized images. GTmetrix recommends you to resize them into the correct dimension (will be provided by GTmetrix) which matches with your theme design.
As soon as you resize the images into the recommended dimension the warning of serving scaled images will disappear. It will help you decrease the page size as well.
Resize The Images Manually:
In this case, you should be resizing the images manually. Using a plugin will not be helpful because every image is recommended to set in a different dimension.
You can use an online image editor to resize the images which are required. Open the editor iloveimg and upload the image file from your computer or you can download the original image from the GTmetrix link shown in the warning.
Caution: Do not change the image title.
Set the recommended dimensions inside the editor and resize the image and download the resized version.
Check the original file location in GTmetrix and now upload the resized image to that location using hosting file manager or any FTP client. You should see the overwrite confirmation popup while uploading the image and select confirm.
Resize and upload back all the images which required proper scaling. As soon as you finish the process recheck the page with GTmetrix and the warnings will disappear.
This warning usually appears when a page contains losslessly uncompressed images. Losslessly compressing an image will help to reduce the size of the image, resize image files themselves instead of via CSS, and most importantly decrease page loading time.
To fix this issue open the optimized image in a new tab which is recommended by GTmetrix and download it. Copy the original file name from GTmetrix (Image URL) and rename the downloaded file by pasting the copied name.
Now open your website file manager or use any FTP plugin and upload back the optimized images into the correct location (wp-content/uploads/date/….).
Hint: While uploading the optimized image to your file manager to replace the old image file you should get a “replace” confirmation.
Repeat the same procedure for all the unoptimized images. When finished re-test the page with GTmetrix and optimize images warning will be solved. Previously I have published a complete tutorial on image optimization. You can follow the procedure from there.
Specifying the width and height for the images (In HTML and CSS) enables faster rendering by rejecting the need for unnecessary repaints.
This warning appears when GTmetrix detects any image in your website doesn’t have width/height mentioned inside the HTML or CSS code. Some themes automatically attach the image dimension while some others don’t.
Visual editors and live page builders like Divi, Elementor allows you to specify image dimension so they can assist you to fix this problem.
If you don’t use visual editors then adding width/height in HTML code will end this warning. A great example of using dimensions in the WordPress widget area is:
Favicon is an icon connected with a web page. This little image remains in the “favicon.ico” file in the server’s root. During page load since the browser requests this .ico file, hence it needs to be present there.
Every time a browser requests this favicon file, the cookies for the server’s root are sent. So making the favicon small will help to reduce the cookie size for the server and improves performance the website as well.
Every time a browser requests this favicon file, the cookies for the server’s root are sent. So making the favicon small will help to reduce the cookie size for the server and improves performance the website as well.
You need to make sure that favicon size is 16x16px, and the file is in favicon.ico format, and is cached using cache plugin.
CDN is a set of web servers distributed over multiple locations around the globe to deliver your contents more efficiently to the users. The advantage of having a CDN, it can provide an equally fast website performance to your users across the globe.
While using a CDN you need to serve the images from a different URL, which is your CDN URL.
Image URL without CDN: https://yourdomain.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/an-image.png
Image URL with CDN: https://static-ea7a.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/an-image.png
There are various CDN provider available, but I use KeyCDN and Cloudflare. Cloudflare serves the contents with 150+ data centers while KeyCDN has 34 data centers. Cloudflare is easy to combine with other CDN provider increasing the data centers for more faster content delivery.
Since Cloudflare doesn’t set CDN URL for the images, hence you can serve images from KeyCDN. It’s very easy to set up. Just create an account on KeyCDN, verify your email address and you will be ready to launch.
Create a custom new zone URL where you want to pull content from.
Go to “zone” from KeyCDN dashboard and fill up the form.
Saving this Zone will lead to a new window where you can see the newly created Zone’s status, and access the CDN URL as well.
Install CDN enabler plugin (light weight) by developed KeyCDN and use the CDN URL that you have created few moments ago.
Clear your website cache and Cloudflare cache (if you use Cloudflare) and re-check your website address in GTmetrix. The “Serve Images From CDN” warning should disappear upon using this technique.
We can set a default expiry time for our website resources like CSS, images, java scripts, etc under which if a person visits your website again using the same browser, the browser doesn’t have to download that resource from the server. This lead to a quick page load.
See this image below.
On WordPress, the easiest way to leverage browser caching is editing your .htaccess file and add the following code into it.
Caution: Only add this code. Don’t make any other changes inside the .htaccess file.
Inside this code, we have mentioned jpg, jpeg, png, and gif and set their expiry time to 1 year. This makes certain that the media files which needs the most time to download are stored on the visitors’ computer, and won’t be needed to download again until the next year.
Hint: Sometimes, changes in WordPress for browser caching doesn’t get detected immediately after changing the .htaccess file. But it does work well.
URL redirection increases waiting time to load a resource. Redirecting a website to [https] URL from it’s original [http] URL takes extra time to load a page and can show a minimize redirection warning.
GTmetrix recommends using [https] URL to prevent content redirection.
Redirection in WordPress website can be minimized or completely stop by updating the website URLs to [https] version with the help of Better Search Replace plugin.
Alternatively, you can change the site URL inside WordPress general settings. (In case you do not serve images from CDN or other hosts)
Website theme uses small icons to represent a beautiful design. Even we use icons in our pages, mostly on the homepage. In my website, there are 4 icons on the home page. But they are actually 1 image. You can do that using CSS sprite. Combining 4 images into 1 image decrease the total number of browser request and speed up page loading time as well.
Creating CSS sprite is a little bit technical or you can use a CSS sprite generator.
Hint: Don’t use CSS sprite for your important images such as featured image, images that describe your posts. Because combining these images will lead to lost of alt tags for each of them. Alt tags are a powerful SEO factor.
Above mentioned techniques will help you to optimize WordPress images. However, these are not everything about image optimization. There are more other tricks which you can use to optimize website images as well. I will mention a few ways you can apply with the image.
Halt the image loading process while the other part such as layouts, fonts, CSS are loading. It will not affect the visitor’s experience because as soon as the image comes inside the display it will load separately.
EXIF data contains the information such as image shutter speed, image ISO, focal length, model of the camera, image date, and much more. These information doesn’t need while using that image on your website. So consider removing them.
Popular WordPress image optimization plugins like Imagify, Smush, ShortPixel have an option to keep EXIF data. Make sure you uncheck that.
I prefer to use PNG, JPEG and WebP format for my website. PNG is uncompressed version so you should use PNG with small images with less color effect. JPEG is compressed and can be used for colorful images. JPEG is lower in size and hence lose its quality. See this Illustration below by Labnol.
WebP is a new image format employing both lossless and lossy compression developed by Google and useful for the website as it provides image quality with less image size.
Search engine checks both name and alt tag of an image. So naming your image file before uploading and setting alt tag after uploading are an important task.
Avoid keyword stuffing in image name & alt tag. Just describe the image naturally.
<img src="https://www.rankwp.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/how-to-install-wordpress" alt="how-to-install-wordpress" width="577" height="247" />
To find images with missing alt tags you can use Image Alt Tag Checker and locate the image to add a proper alt tag.
Hotlink protection prevents other people from copying and pasting your image on their own websites. Using your images on their website can consume your hosting bandwidth resources.
Caution: Hotlink protection can prevent featured image from appearing on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter.
Final Words: As long as the image remains one of the most important parts of an article optimization is necessary. I have added some key ways to optimize WordPress images in this article. However, there are more roads which you can follow to speed up the page performance.
Make sure to optimize your website performance since this is a key factor of SEO these days. Have any thoughts regarding this article! Mention it below in the comment section.
The keyword tools for youtube, also known as a keyword research tool, are the foundation tools used to discover new keyword opportunity for YouTube videos.
Before writing articles in our blog we discover profitable long tail keywords and later optimize our article according to that keyword. Finding proper keywords is a fundamental practice of doing on page SEO.
Just like that, finding proper keywords for YouTube videos is very essential for getting organic traffic and more visibility.
Being the second highest traffic source, YouTube possesses lots of potential viewers who regularly check for their requirements and solutions.
Because you are a marketer you need to make sure to get your ads in front of the wide audience and hence you’ll need video SEO and YouTube keyword research from your side.
For that, it’s always better to use the most recommended keyword research tool for YouTube by the professionals to stick in with the trend.
It’s very straightforward. After publishing a video on YouTube it goes under ranking war. So without any proper strategy of what you are creating and how you are going to distribute, chances are YouTube marketing may go very expensive.
YouTube keyword research will help your audience to find your videos. If more people find your videos there is a higher probability of getting shared. According to the data, 76% of users will share a video [branded] only if it’s entertaining or very useful.
Keyword research also helps in finding targeted customers and the competition gap where you can grow your channel and achieve million+ subscribers to your channel.
In a case study, Brian Dean of Backlinko mentioned that he helped buffer to grow their YouTube channel by 59% in just 30 days.
In simple there are two steps:
That’s why I decided to dive deep and make this list so you can find them all in one single page.
Remember that some of these tools are supplemented by other major tools but they are always a great place to start with.
This list contains all the free keyword research tools for YouTube that are available for everyone. You can check each of them and decide which tools are best for you.
Like Google, YouTube also gives us autocomplete options when we start typing a search query. This is the place where most of the keyword tools obtain their data.
To start with you can just type your core idea and wait for YouTube to show the autocomplete suggestions. This doesn’t show you the keyword matrics but since this is the original tool hence the suggestions are very reliable.
Additional reading: how to create content in a timeline on WordPress
Google AdWords display planner is a replacement to the YouTube keyword tool back in 2014. Adword planner is not easy to use but the data it provides worth learning to use it.
To use this tool you need to fast sign in with your Google account. After that, you can find this tool on the top right corner or you can just click on this link.
To get the YouTube keyword results you need to change the settings of this tool to videos only.
Now you can get statistics on your keyboards for YouTube.
This is browser add on which works both on Google searches and YouTube search. When you type your core keyword this add on will so you the volume, CPC and competition.
Additionally, it will suggest some related long tail keywords which you can target. Keywords everywhere is very user-friendly and you can track keywords data in real time.
To use this tool you need to install the browser add on and activate it using the secret key that will be sent through the mail.
HyperSuggest is a small YouTube keyword tool which shows you four different types of Keyword suggestions from 3 data sources. As they have mentioned, the sources are YouTube, Google and Google shopping.
I have discovered this tool in a blog post and tested it by myself. The features and the data it provides makes this tool worth mentioning here in this list of keyword tools for YouTube.
The default language of HyperSuggest is Germany as it’s developers are German. This tool also includes a language filter for those people who don’t understand the German language.
This is another Chrome extension like keywords everywhere which shows keywords volume, suggestions and source.
It has an option to select keyword suggestions from different sources. So when you select resources as YouTube SEO stack will suggest long tail keywords from YouTube searches.
Additional features like filtering option for the country, language and the type of results makes SEO stack a great keyword research tool for YouTube.
This list contains all the YouTube keyword research tools which are free to use with limited features but also have a premium version if you want to use all the features. Go ahead and check them all.
Kparser is free to use but to get the full-featured version you need to debit some amount from your card. However, with the premium version, you will get a lot more out of it.
Applying the YouTube filter you can obtain the list of suggestion on the core keyword with some essential ranking factors. This is available in the free version as well. And this is the reason I have to mention this tool under the freemium category.
Along with the country and language filters, you will have some advanced filters like alphabets, numbers, questions, etc in the search terms.
This website contains various types of keyword tools starting from Amazon keyword tool to The Bing Keyword Tool. YouTube keyword tool is one among them.
This tool is mainly focused on finding long tail keywords for YouTube. Like in other keyword tools for YouTube, in this tool you have to type your core keyword and long tail suggestions will be shown in the result.
You can short your results as you want and download the list of organized keywords. YouTube keyword tool allows you up to three searches per day in free use. While you can buy the premium version for $70.
I have to say Keyword Keg is amazing. Probably this is the best tool I have ever used in terms of YouTube keyword research with everything put together in one place. The developers have included all the data from eleven different sources to show you the most profitable long tail keywords in an organized order.
To get the results for YouTube you need to select the API of YouTube and you are good to go. One more impressive filter is the country selection where the “Global” option is available which is rare in many other keyword tools for YouTube.
Keyword Keg will display ten  different matrices starting from the volume, CPC to key trends.
Wordtracker has earned its position in this “keyword tools for youtube list” with easy to use interface and feature-rich options. It’s free to use but like another keyword research tools, it has a premium version with advance stuffs included.
You can search a keyword for YouTube from six different sources for 32 countries with their states. There’s an option to include keywords from a pre-made list.
On the result, Wordtracker will display keyword suggestions with volume, PPC and CPC, Availability in anchor and title. This tool also displays nearly related keyword suggestions which are on trend.
I would include keyword tool.io into the paid tool list instead I added it here because the free version suggests you some long tail keywords. Only long tail suggestions are available unless you purchase the full version.
You can try selecting the YouTube API and the country to get recommended suggestions by this tool. Once the results appear there are options to filter for suggestions, questions, prepositions, and hashtags. Hashtags are an advantage though.
To obtains key matrices like volume, trend, CPC, and competitions you have to spend some money with Keywordtools.io.
As I have mentioned ten different keyword tools for youtube, you can choose any one of them according to your requirements. Personally, I like keyword keg a lot because of the wide range of features.
However, what matters the most is your goal, time and energy investment. If your goal is big with any keyword tool you can achieve it.
All the keyword tools provide you the same resources, some offer a little bit more while others a little bit less. One thing you need to remember that without a keyword tool dreaming for building a bigger channel is like shooting in the dark. You never know where the bullet gonna strike.
And in the end, I want to mention that this list never complete yet. There are lots of similar tools which I am aware of at this moment. But as soon as I get to know about worthy contestant I will update this list for sure.
If you haven’t seen any great tool (that you know) in this list please let me know. I will wait for your comments down below.