Ranking in the search results these days is tougher than ever. Not only is there more sites to compete against, there are also more link building methods, penalties to watch out for and tracking methods to pay attention to. In short, it’s no longer a simple task to create a website or blog, then also manage all of your content creation, outreach, and SEO in the process.
The good news is that while all of these advancements and changes continue to take place, there are SEO management companies and tools to help along the way. That is exactly what you will find with ContentKing, a real-time SEO auditing and content tracking solution that provides an up-to-date overview of your websites at all times.
ContentKing is a Real-Time SEO Solution
It’s likely you’ve already looked at different options for managing your search rankings and tracking movements. When doing so, I’m sure you came across a wide range of solutions, features and pricing plans. ContentKing has put in the time, work and effort to make sure they stand above the crowd by offering the best possible SEO tools, while also offering real-time SEO auditing and content tracking in the process. This means you won’t need to wait for future updates from Google to see how you’re most recent site changes are working for you.
Being a web-based utility that requires no installation or software to download onto your computer or server, ContentKing has a wide range of features for site owners to take advantage of. Such SEO performance tools and features include the ability to grade your existing meta descriptions, and measuring the ‘shareability’ of your content and how it may perform on social media.
With Google now placing more weight on ‘social signals’ and sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn reaching new audiences every day, looking simply at your Google search rankings could be a huge mistake when trying to grow out and improve your site. In addition to social socials and content tracking, ContentKing also offers the ability to support up to 500,000 pages out of the box, which should be more than enough for more site owners, bloggers, and brands. If not, the option is always there to upgrade to an even larger tracking plan.
Viewing Your Site through the Dashboard Area
As with all great platforms and tracking tools, having a sophisticated and easy-to-use dashboard area is key. This is exactly what you will find when logged into the ContentKing platform. By default, it will show changes from the past seven days, but you also go into weeks or dig further back in history too if you prefer.
With your site actively being monitored through ContentKing, users can log in at any given time to see a current health report of their site. At the same time, you can also see a historical chart of your site’s health and how effective your improvements have been over time.
As you can see through the screenshot below, the site is rated with a health score of 2811/400, which isn’t bad — but still, there is plenty of room for improvement — which ContentKing will provide direction on.
As you continue scrolling down through the reports area, you will find more detailed tracking and improvement information rating to different areas of SEO for your site. Everything from content, social engagement, conversion tracking, flexibility and much more. Another key point here is that this information is divided up between ‘essential pages’ and ‘other pages’. You would want to fix your most important pages first, then move on to the rest.
To understand the different tracking and management of each of these areas, we can dive further into these reports below.
Running a Deep Analysis on All Site Pages
Clicking on the “Pages” link from within your account (on the left side menu), you will then be presented with a full list of every page that is currently found on your site. Again, nothing had to be installed to set all of this up, it’s already all handled and tracked through the ContentKing interface.
In addition to seeing the URL for each page, you will also see the health score and whether it’s a secure page and if it’s correctly been indexed — among other things. Users also have the option to fully customize how these reports appear within the dashboard area as well, allowing you to add/remove columns as you please.
As mentioned earlier, ContentKing is running off a real-time monitoring platform, so any changes you might make from within the dashboard and reports area will also be reflected in real-time stats.
How to Address the Many SEO Issues on Your Site
With so many potential SEO problems existing within your site, it’s important to know not only where to start, but also how to actively monitor and fix them over time. When logged into your account, click through any of the pages within your reports area and you will see a customized report for each individual page. This will show not only the current version of your site and it’s health, but also where improvements can be made. Such areas for monitoring and improvement include meta description and headers (H1, H2) in the content, as well as the number of incoming and outgoing links, both internally and externally.
To make this process even easier, ContentKing will provide you with a “to do” list and a score for each of the tasks as they are completed. A good example of this would be adding a meta description to your page, which can increase your page health by 350 points (out of 4000 total).
Another great section that can be found within ContentKing, is the “Issues” section, which helps with the overall view of your site and any existing SEO issues that may be affecting it. From this area, you can filter based on status, page importance, and category.
Within ContentKing you will also have access to see a reports based on Twitter Cards mark-up and how it’s missing on nearly all of the pages. With a lack of Twitter Cards in place, this can negatively impact how these pages look when they are being shared on social media (ie: Twitter). Fixing such an issue on your site would result in another 300 points to your health score.
As site owners continue to make such recommendations to their site, it’s important to remember that ContentKing will also update in real-time as well. Letting you know how your site’s health is improving, and where any existing changes can still be made.
ContentKing has More Features on the Way
As mentioned at the beginning of the article, SEO and the way Google ranks websites is changing all of the time. ContentKing is unlike any other tracking and monitoring platform out there, in that they continually update in real-time, while also making it easy and effective for site owners to improve the overall performance of their sites. API implementation, ability to track changes across entire websites and also having weekly email reports are just a few of the many features currently in the works.
To get started with a ContentKing account of your own, all you need to do is sign up for one of their affordable plans — which can be done in as little as 20 seconds!
Plans are set up to fit the needs of site owners and how many pages of content they might want to track. For example, if you have one website with 1,000 pages and another with 500 pages, your total monthly cost when paid annually, would be just over $45.
For larger websites or agencies, ContentKing offers agency pricing. The main difference between the two is that an agency account will let you scale in size based on the number of actual sites and pages you need to monitor.
To entice the value behind these pricing plans even further, ContentKing offers a 15% discount on all quarterly plans, while boosting it up to 25% when you pre-pay for annual members.
The world of content creation and SEO is one that will never stop changing. To stay ahead of the curve and make sure your site is always as healthy as possible, ContentKing is there to help you along the way. Start a free trial today and see how you can start improving your site’s health today.
Conquering Blogging Fears Sometimes Involves Shedding Blogging Tears
Build a list. Publish posts frequently. Guest post. Work harder.
I did all that stuff. I still struggled. You did all of it, too. Some of you at least.
But I bet you we were in the same boat years ago. Perhaps you sit in the boat of blogging despair now. You did it all. NOTHING seems to be working. Create value. Make connections. No traffic. No money. I can advise good things take time. Or I can say to be positive and be strong. In truth, being positive, patient and strong all are effective means to conquering your blogging fears.
Shedding tears is the quickest, most direct, simplest way to conquer blogging fears. Every fear is scary because fear frightens you. Crying out fears literally dissolves the fear-fuel; as tears shed, so do fears. Chip away; be present, relax, and allow fears and tears to flow in a quiet room.
Guys; until you face, feel and release fears, you cannot be generous, abundant, patient, persistent and prolific. Why? Fear is an anchor leading to:
- writer’s block
- general apathy
I can advise you to generously help people but if you feel bogged down by fear, you will ignore me because you just want to help yourself. See how far you get blogging-wise helping yourself. Expect to publish a cyber diary. Nobody reads self-centered bloggers but the blogger themselves.
Crying Leads to Shining
Last night I worked through the evening. Sickness mixed with energy surges inspired me to work then to meditate at 3 AM. Fatigue and allowing unearthed sadness in me; I cried uncontrollably for 10 minutes. Guess what? I immediately felt better, peaceful, poised, calm, grateful and generous. Perfect energy for accelerating my blogging success. But not crying out those energies creates a fear-burden sapping my generosity and abundance.
Do Not Be Tough Because Repressed Fear Leads to Endless Struggle
I have seen many struggling bloggers work 18 hour days doing smart stuff but injecting work with fear-strain-force. Guess what? Struggles ensue because you cannot get over what’s still in you. Do not be tough. Do not repress fear because fear will destroy your blogging campaign. Every struggle is fear. Every failure is fear. Feel fear – however unpleasant – to move along the struggle, to be generous, to trust and to succeed.
In my eBook: Creating the Mindset of a Successful Blogger
I explain thinking, feeling and acting like a pro leads to professional results. How can you think, feel and act like a pro blogger if you fear running out of money? How can you succeed if you deeply fear failure? How can you be a generous, trusting person if you feel terrified to spend time building bonds and creating content?
Fear makes you a blogging fool. Blogging fools spam people, publish thin content and fail forever until they face, embrace and release fears.
Cry it out. Seriously. I felt such a purge last night. I continue to predominantly feel amazing, light and relaxed by feeling whatever emotions arise in my being. Nobody enjoys feeling sad, but in the same vein, you will be completely blind to and fabulously ignorant of good, successful blogging advice if you feel burdened by sadness. Nobody succeeds in a happy, abundant way being saddled by fear and sadness. Let it go. Process your emotions not from logic, but from raw energy.
Once the tears go, then fears go. From that energy you are free to become a highly successful, prospering blogger because you act from an abundant, generous vibe.
Why Do You Resist Writing eBooks?
Writing and self-publishing eBooks scares bloggers.
I piddled in my eBook writing pants until 2012. People told me I should write ’em. I looked for every reason in the eBook NOT to write eBooks. Nobody would listen. Nobody would buy. Nobody would care.
Turns out, people listen, buy and care enough to publish 5 star reviews for my eBooks. Look at the featured image for this blog post describing this eBook:
I locked down five, 5 star reviews because I taught my readers how to write successful eBooks fast. But years prior, fear clouded my mind concerning writing eBooks to the point of me refusing to write one. You may be in the same cyber boat; but you better not miss the eBook writing boat. Lucrative profits serve as one part of the picture. Digging deeper, writing eBooks brands you, distancing you from the herd. Plus you feel good writing short reads and gain trust and extra credibility in the eyes of readers.
Why Do You Resist Writing eBooks?
Fear is the core reason. Fear of failure, criticism or wasting time sit near the top of eBook-related fears. I did not know how to sit down and write the darn things. Fear arose in my mind; how would I do it? Who would teach me? Could I find the process? Would I need special editors? How could I learn the technical steps for conceiving an idea to shipping the eBook on Amazon? Tech stuff really scared me; I had no idea how to save Word files with different, web-based extensions, let alone creating covers with proper dimensions via Canva to meet Amazon’s diligent standards.
Rather than learn how to do these things I allowed fear to get the better of me, refusing to write eBooks. But during a trip to India I met a reader and friend who begged me to write eBooks for a while. He had been on me for a minute. Meeting in person, he finally convinced me to write and self-publish an eBook on a lesser known digital platform. Later, I went with Amazon, and never looked back.
I had to dive into and nudge through deep fears related to failing and being criticized because I believed nobody would buy what I offered in eBook form. As my friend convinced me, I waded through ideas like wasting my time, getting terrible reviews and promoting my eBook to the tune of zero sales. Did it feel good to embrace these fears? Heck no. But the benefits of self-publishing far outweighed a few unpleasant emotions experienced during these fear-feeling sessions.
Nothing to Lose Everything to Gain
Gain by writing eBooks; if you take experience with you, loss is impossible. Even if you sold not a copy you take valuable writing, marketing and selling experience with you any time you write and launch an eBook. But if you generously help people and make friends, you will sell eBooks and help more people, reflecting gain back to you in physical form.
Digging even deeper, facing and releasing fears associated with criticism and failure benefit you across the board with your blogging campaign. Apply that same fearless nature to other aspects of your blog to boost your blog traffic and profits.
Write and ship.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
1 Tip for Being an Intelligent and Prospering Blogger
possesses an interesting cover for anyone not familiar with my eBooks.
For anyone familiar with my 100 plus eBooks, my cover is par for the course. Every single one of my eBook covers has been personally snapped by me. Images of paradise preserved by yours truly fit my brand, blog and eBook covers perfectly. Blogging From Paradise means retiring to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. Sometimes I visit islands. Sometimes I visit mainland spots. In all cases, my eBooks and courses – as well as my blog – bleed travel images because this approach fits my brand and is unheard of in the blogging tips niche.
I totally respect any blogging tips blogger who posts featured images for their blogs and eBook covers consistent with content titles. Imagine a light bulb and dollar sign for the above eBook cover, for starters. But I went with a photo I snapped in gorgeous Rawai Bay in Phuket, Thailand for my cover image. Why? Nobody else on earth uses their travel photos as eBook covers and featured post images in the blogging tips niche. If nobody else does it and the move completely aligns with my brand message, this is the starting point for being an intelligent and prospering blogger.
Smart and Prospering Means Different
Every successful blogger I follow sticks to basic fundamentals but deviates from the norm in some regards. Different means bigger bucks and smarter prospering because readers notice that different flavor stepping away from normal. Folks enjoy my covers and blog post images, even though the content and eBook title technically have nothing to do with travel images. Guess what? Adding my brand logo aligns the eBook cover with my blog and brand. People clearly see I am about blogging from paradise. Why not add travel images to each eBook cover?
I follow a high number of basic blogging rules; create value, build connections, be generous and have fun. But if you do EVERYTHING just like most bloggers, you get lost in the herd. Nothing makes you stand out if you do not choose to stand out with at least one element of your blogging campaign. I stood out with eye-popping eBook images I snapped myself, in a blogging tips niche. How do you stand out? Ask yourself the question. Be straight with yourself to answer.
Bigger Profits from a Smarter Energy by Being Different
Cindy Crawford kept her mole. Muscle Man Arnold kept his accent. Steve Jobs made computers and peripherals outrageously expensive and designed quite weirdly compared to other computers and peripherals. Guess what? Crawford, Arnold and Jobs are legends who we won’t forget for a long time. Different makes you a serious fortune because people notice folks who stand out in some way, shape or form. This different approach bleeds intelligence; why work your butt off if you look just like the next guy and offer a mimicking service?
But Make Sure You Follow Some Fundamentals
Steve Jobs did not attempt to make computers out of cardboard. Arnold did not try to speak German in Hollywood movies. Cindy Crawford did not try to rewrite the foundations of modeling by wearing a fake beard of photo shoots. All icons followed basic rules for their industries because being too far out in left field usually makes you forgettable, or, impossible to spot. Follow blogging fundamentals to stay in the game but find that one thing that distances you from the herd.
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