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Why Web Hosting Is Important? How It Affects Your SEO?

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Who else wants to increase their traffic from search engines?

Website traffic is the lifeblood for any blog that makes decent income. If your website doesn’t get enough search traffic, it’s going to die eventually.

Did you know that most bloggers quit because of lack of traffic from search engines? If you’ve tried all the methods to increase your website traffic, still if you’re not getting enough results – there’s a problem with your web hosting.

Do you know that the web hosting you use hugely affect your overall search rankings?

If you’re using a free or cheap hosting services, you should stop and move to a better web hosting that is reliable, fast and secure.

I know that, starting a WordPress blog doesn’t take even take 5 minutes to setup, but the real challenge lies in choosing the perfect web hosting service for your blog that makes sense. Luckily, you don’t have to rob a bank to pay your web hosting bills, there are few good companies that offer great hosting at an affordable price by also giving discounts.

Let’s talk about why choosing a better web hosting is important and how it affects your SEO.

Why choose a reliable web hosting service?

The answer is plain and simple. If you want to give better experience to your website visitors, you need to use a hosting that offers excellent performance.

Using a reliable hosting can not only improve your overall website speed but it will also boost your search rankings. If you’re really serious about making money from your blogs, you need to invest money on web hosting.

If you’re really on a budget you can choose services like Bluehost and get hosting for under $100 for 1 year (you’ll also get a free domain name). So, it’s not a big deal if you are working hard to making your blog a passive income source.

Let’s now get into the details of how your web hosting determines your search rankings.

How does website hosting affects SEO?

web hosting affects seo

Web hosting mainly determines two things on your website

  1. Downtime
  2. Speed

Whether you are aware of it or not, Google considers website speed as one of their major ranking factors. It means, if your site takes too much time to load, it will affect your search rankings and you’ll get low rankings for your keywords.

Google also rewards the sites that load faster (web pages that take less than 3 seconds to load). If your website takes more than 3 seconds to load, make sure to speed up your website by using less plugins, installing a cache plugin, optimizing your images and more importantly using a better hosting service like Bluehost or HostGator.

Uptime/downtime issues: What if you see a sudden traffic growth on your blog and it suddenly stops responding? This is often called downtime. Cheap and free hosting providers don’t use extra bandwidth and capacity to match your website visitors.

So if you get more visitors from search engines or other sites, you’ll get downtime issues. This is not at all good when building a profitable blog. And it also impacts your search rankings. Frequent downtimes on a blog always lead to penalization by Google.

Website speed: We all know how important it is to speed up a website loading time. If a visitors lands on your blog for the first time and if it takes forever to load for what he’s looking for, he’ll abandon your site. No one likes to wait, they will simply head over to other sites that load faster than you. So don’t leave your potential customers to your competition by using a bad hosting.

So which is the best web hosting for WordPress?

There are way too many companies that are offering web hosting to their customers. But there are only few web hosting companies that provide reliable and faster services at an affordable price range. Here are 3 web hosting recommendations for WordPress users.

Bluehost: I’m a huge fan of Bluehost and I’ve been using it on all of my blogs from the last 5 years. So you can guess that I’m a satisfied Bluehost user. I’ve encountered any downtime issue (even though often times my site gets more visitors) and they’re fast and secure. It also gives huge discounts for the WordPress users, if you’re a beginner – I highly recommend their services.

Price: $3.95 per month (1 year free domain name)

HostGator: If you’re on a limited budget and want to pay for hosting every month instead of paying every year, HostGator is for you. HostGator is one of the most trusted hosting companies out there that offers excellent hosting services to its users. It has 3 hosting plans you can choose from.

Price: Starting at $3.96 per month

WPEngine: If you want an advanced and the most reliable hosting for your websites, WPEngine is for you. If you want a speed loading site, there’s no other hosting that comes closer to the services offered by WPEngine. It is undoubtedly one of the fastest loading times providing hosting company.

Price: $29 per month

Take away

Now that you know hosting affects your overall search engine rankings, you need to be careful in picking up the right hosting service for your WordPress sites. If you’re really concerned about getting more traffic from search engines and giving better website experience to your website visitors, use a reliable and secured hosting service.

Make sure to take regular backups of your sites from your hosting provider to make sure your site is safe from data lose.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try one of the recommended hosting services from the list mentioned in this post.

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Anil Agarwal is the guy behind Bloggers Passion blog where he is helping newbie bloggers in starting their blogs, and then taking their blog’s traffic & revenue to the next level. He also owns HostingMonks.com, a blog dedicated to web hosting solutions.

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Who Do You Surround Yourself with in Your Blogger Network?

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Some bloggers cannot see the forest for the trees, like the beautiful, lush, thriving national park I visited in New Jersey recently.

The masses tend to be caught up in fear, pain and struggle because they cannot see the big picture.

Birds of a feather flock together.

You have heard that one, right?

I circle the globe and change time zones like most folks breathe. Would I be wise to surround myself with people who tremble at leaving their home town or home neighborhood? Nope. Such people would teach me the world makes for a scary, dangerous place. I would get advice like play it safe, be comfortable, get a job, buy a home and take it easy, from such folks. Such folks also live a bland life because if you rarely or never leave your comfort zone, you cannot:

  • grow
  • thrive
  • face your fears
  • serve humanity
  • be a bright light for people to follow
  • live your deepest, wildest dreams

Obviously, I chose to surround myself with bloggers who happily circled the globe as successful bloggers. I also surrounded myself with happy, successful, home body bloggers too; to learn the basics of building a rocking blog effectively. I learned how to succeed from my blogger friend network, sponging up their knowledge, inspiration and insight.

Meanwhile, if you surround yourself with new, struggling or failing bloggers you will get advice on how to struggle, fail, or flounder through your blogging day.

Do bloggers around you complain about losing $50 on blogging? Lose these zero’s immediately and surround yourself with bloggers who invest thousands of dollars on their blogs. High rollers teach you to succeed. Broke jokes teach you how to fail.

Do bloggers around you see making $25 as being a huge amount of money? You better lose the low-aiming crowd to surround yourself with bloggers who see $1000 and $10,000 and more as making coin.

Do bloggers around you circle the globe as swash buckling travelers? Check out this photo from my trip to Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.

Time to ditch the comfort zone crowd to hang with adventurous types.

Don’t get me wrong; I celebrate every cent I make online. But if you think I’m placing a sponsored post for less than $1000, you are insane. Like a famous super model who said she didn’t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000 a day, you need to develop a prosperity consciousness that demands big money and ignores appearance of poverty, lack, limitation and fear.

Who Do You Hang With?

Who do you count as blogging buddies? Happy, highly successful, prospering bloggers? You better, to increase your success.

For example, observe my blogging paperback on profiting. The aftermarket price is $45 USD. If most or all bloggers in your network would feel uncomfortable receiving $45 in royalties for a paperback, you better lose that network and surround yourself with bloggers who believe in abundance. I know John Chow feels comfortable receiving $45 for anything he offers online. Who cares? It is just money. It is only money.

Surround yourself only with bloggers who:

  • have posture
  • have authority
  • charge top dollar
  • profit freely
  • prosper freely
  • exude confidence
  • have a highly developed prosperity consciousness

You learn from the best, gain inspiration from the best and become the best by surrounding yourself with the best bloggers on earth.

But you need to be honest in who you choose to hang with in your blogging circles. Be clear. Be truthful with yourself. Maybe you feel comfortable trading comments with struggling bloggers you befriended 10 years ago but nothing spectacular happens for you if you surround yourself with struggling bloggers, being firmly fixed in your comfort zone.

Release all bloggers who are not happy and prospering.

Fill your blogger friend network with empowered, inspired, happy, successful, prospering bloggers.

Nothing personal.

Just your blogging success at stake.

 

 

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Are You Chasing the Flavor of the Month?

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My first fundamental of successful blogging focuses you on being present.

All of our power resides in the moment.

None of our power resides in the future or past because neither exists.

Time is illusion.

Only Now is real.

Look at that brilliant featured image. I snapped it from the front porch during our trip to Fiji. Sweet things happen when you are in the moment, focusing all power on the present.

This marks my 796th blog post on Blogging Tips. I feel grateful to Zac for the opportunity to serve you. Plus I feel grateful for all success that flowed to me through these guest posts.

How in the heck did I write and publish nearly 800 guest posts on one blog?

I am in the moment, mostly. I am present. Plus I never, never, ever chase the flavor of the month.

Bruce Lee and Blogging

Alonzo Pichardo and I often chatted about being patient, persistent and present during the Online Success Chats Podcast.

Being patient, persistent and present helps you tap into immense powers, including the power of being creative *and* prolific. See my 800 blog posts on Blogging Tips as evidence of such power. Toss in my 2,008 articles (between posts and pages) on Blogging From Paradise and you understand: focusing on one core task, or core purpose, in the present, leads to amazing things.

Bruce Lee spoke of fearing not the man who practiced 10,000 kicks once, but he did fear the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times. He embodied this mindset in his genius, Renaissance Man type ways.

Lee’s wisdom and physical prowess are both timeless because he understood and lived this great truth: do 1 thing so frequently, with a focused energy, being in the moment, that you do it incredibly well. He understood the truth of how I live my life: where your attention and energy goes, grows.

The Flavor of the Month

Most bloggers struggle because they practice 10,000 kicks once, chasing hot niches, running after trends, and choosing to blog today, and podcast tomorrow, because everybody runs a podcast these days. Wait a second; live video reigns supreme? Time to become a live video expert. Meanwhile, as you jump from niche to niche, and from blogging to podcasting to live videos, I just wrote and published 800 posts on Blogging Tips alone. Plus I wrote and published 1,000 more guest posts on other blogs.

While most bloggers chase hot trends, profitable niches and the latest game changing opportunity, guys like Alonzo and I thrive by doing one thing alone so we do it incredibly well.

Success is yours, but success is not an overnight or week-long endeavor.

Stop chasing hot niches. Visualize your dreams in detail. Focus on your blogging wins. Invest in coaching and courses from top bloggers. Surround yourself with positive vibes and positive people.

Write, publish and connect with top bloggers by helping top bloggers.

Success Finds Specialists

I took a nap this afternoon. A calm, peaceful breeze kisses my face right now as I write and enjoy the day.

Imagine if you could work from home every day? Visualize that fun and freedom.

Sweet, right?

Specialists are the only folks who work from home full time. People who do 1 thing persistently, practicing this skill, so they become super skilled in a single, specialized niche.

I gave all of my professional energy to being a blogger for the past 10 years. I became really skilled at blogging because I never chased the flavor of the month.

Avoid program hopping, niche hopping and all forms of flavor-chasing.

Do one thing. Do it well.

Succeed.

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What Is the Incredibly Easiest Way to Drive Blog Traffic?

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Drive traffic to other blogs.

Give what you want.

Help people get what they want and people help you get what you want.

I have found this to be the easiest way to drive traffic to my blog because friends I made through cross-promotion promote me around the clock, 24-7, 365. Easy peasy.

I checked my Twitter a few moments ago. During the past 3 hours I noticed 11 mentions, engagements and retweets collectively. 3 hours, 11 engagements, more blog traffic.

I drive a heavy amount of traffic to my blog by driving a heavy amount of traffic to fellow bloggers who drive a heavy amount of traffic to Blogging From Paradise every day, all day long.

The more you give, the more you get.

The hardest way to drive blog traffic is to try to do it solo. Imagine publishing one post and hitting social share buttons. Even if I do a fine job writing the post, gaining traction solo is tough because successful bloggers know: 1000 is better than 1. 1000 blogging buddies promoting you 24-7, 365 beats you promoting yourself or you trying to write and publish 5 to 10 or more posts daily.

I used to publish 60 posts daily between 2 blogs. Short videos and short posts created the bulk of the content. I had a difficult time succeeding because you can only do so much solo. I published 60 posts in a cyber cave. Nobody listened to me because I did not listen to anybody. But making friends by driving traffic to other blogs made blogging easier and easier for me.

My blogging buddies – who appreciate me promoting them – freely:

  • link to me on their blogs
  • retweet my posts
  • share my posts on Facebook
  • share my posts on LinkedIn
  • send my blog posts to their email list

That my friends is a lot of traffic flowing to my blog easily, freely and exponentially.

Every time a blogging buddy promotes you to their tribe you gain exposure to one more large, targeted audience. Imagine when you gain exposure in front of 10, 50, 100 and 1,000 or more audiences daily? This is serious traffic! Plus it is easy traffic because your prime duties of reading posts and tapping social share buttons, or, linking to fellow bloggers on your blog, are quite easy.

How to Drive Traffic to other Blogs

I spent a fair chunk of today driving traffic to other blogs.

I promoted some of my blog posts linking to my blogging buddies. I also retweeted and Facebook shared posts from other bloggers.

Each share lays the foundation for new blogging friendships and fortifies old blogging friendships. Every time I promote Donna Merrill or Alonzo Pichardo, we bond more deeply. Easy way to keep friendships strong and to grow your blog traffic exponentially.

You Will Run out of Time Solo But You Never Run out of Friends

Eventually, I ran out of time each day trying to do it all by myself. No human is super human. No human can be in a billion places at once, by their own steam.

But you never run out of friends if you are generous. During a reasonable lifetime, no blogger will befriend all 7 billion humans. You will however keep meeting friends every day if you drive traffic to other blogs every day.

As more folks befriend you, more folks promote you. What an easy way to increase traffic to your blog. Your ever expanding friend network does much of the legwork for you and also drives traffic to your blog:

  • when you sleep
  • when you travel
  • when you spend time offline with family and friends

Sounds sweet, right?

Give freely.

Drive traffic to your blog easily.

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