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.
Why Do You Want to Publish an eBook?
One subsection of my eBook on writing eBooks is:
Know Why You Want to Publish an eBook
Knowing why gives you clarity if you write to free yourself and to free your readers. But if you write just to make money or to be well know, clarity lessons. Fear invades your mind because you write mainly to get, not to give. Shifting from fear to fun intent-wise just takes a little decision on your part. Small potatoes really. But this shift does feel a bit uncomfortable if you are new to the eBook writing process because you need to face fears. Who wants to face fear? Nobody, really.
But facing fear is one tax to pay for being successful in blogging and life. Ditto for your self-publishing journey. I largely faced fears to be who I am today, although I keep uncovering fears along the way. Part of the journey. I am cool with that. I had to ask why I wanted to publish an eBook about 4 years ago when I went on a tear, but even before, in 2014, I asked why I published an eBook in the first place? Simple. I created a new blog and brand in Blogging From Paradise and just believed having an accompanying eBook would help me be successful. I only had one eBook in mind. I never thought beyond the single eBook. But someone told me I deserved to write another eBook so after my first, I wrote and self-published a second eBook. I caught the writing bug.
100 plus eBooks later, here I am, writing eBooks for years, and now, promoting the eBooks effectively. The why, the emotion I chose in writing eBooks, propels me forward because I do what I do to have fun, to spread love and to help you, largely. One small part of me wants to make money online too. This is OK. As long as it is a small part of what you do, eBook-wise. Moving that money aspect mostly to the side gives me the energy to keep writing and to keep promoting, should I choose to write another eBook. Now I am all about promoting those suckers.
Why did you consider writing and shipping an eBook? Be honest with yourself. Think through your driver. Money? Fame? Sweet passive income stream? Each primary driver saps your energy because money, fame and passive income flow to you years or minimum, months, after publishing your eBook. What do you do during that zero dollar time? Money drives you, but you see no money. Since you lose your motivator, you quit. This is why so many authors fade into obscurity. Poor driver. Sell 3 eBooks, get flustered because you made $4.35 over 6 months, and quit, because money drove you but you made no money. On the flip side, bloggers and authors who choose a fun, freeing intent promote and write every day for their online career because the work is the reward. All else feels like a bonus, gravy, extra, or icing on the cake….including money.
Be straight with your eBook driver. Do not bother writing an eBook if you mainly want money because you quit and fail when money does not arrive. Even in rare cases if you make money pretty fast, you lose your heart and feel bad reaching money goals because we are mainly designed to have fun and help people, not to make money.
Do You Believe You Deserve Blogging Success?
My friend Alonzo Pichardo sent me an interview recently.
Pay close attention guys; one concept behind the video can be destroying your blogging success. Sure killed my career, for years.
Boxing legend Evander Holyfield went bankrupt, it has been claimed, as of 2012. He lost/spent $530,000,000 USD, 530 million dollars. Allow that idea to sink in. I read how Mike Tyson reportedly went bankrupt after spending/losing over $300,000,000, 300 million dollars. Most of these ideas astound people because we do our best to manage money effectively. I could live 40 life times on 500 million dollars. Anyway, a recent Mike Tyson interview highlighted one reason why he went bankrupt after amassing 300 million. I deeply suspect Evander blew through 500 million largely due to the same mindset. Iron Mike noted how he believed he did not deserve the big bucks. He saw himself as a broke kid from a rough neighborhood who did not deserve money, because he loved fighting for free, and also, clung to the past, keeping the same self image from when he lived in poverty.
If Tyson believed he did not deserve 300 million, the quickest way to get rid of 300 million is to spend like mad and blow the money irresponsibly. Most humans say he is foolish but this is not true; HIS BELIEF SYSTEM ensured he would do everything to get rid of the 300 million he did not deserve…and it became so.
Blogging and Deserving
Do you genuinely believe you deserve $10, or $100, or $100,000 through blogging? Most bloggers do not believe this, so they never make much money. Other bloggers make some money but lose it quickly through poor financial decisions, ensuring that they do NOT keep the money that they believe they do not deserve. Blogging, money or financial conditions have nothing to do with the money woes. The blogger’s belief system concerning money is 100% the root cause behind the problem. Change the deserving issue, and you change the income. Or cling to deserving problems, and keep slamming into blogging financial problems.
I recall not believing I deserved more than 99 cents for an eBook. I slammed into financial issues, sold few eBooks, then decided to face my deserving issues and deep fears concerning money and my self-worth. I eventually rose all my eBook pricing to $6.99, $9.99 and $20. Why? I deserve to sell 7 to 20 dollar eBooks. People buy at these prices – far more than at the dirt cheap prices – because I BELIEVE I deserve to make sales at those prices. Why? I faced deep fears concerning deserving. But if I never faced deserving-fears, I never make the money. Plus I would quickly lose money I made because if I still believed I did not deserve much money, my subconscious mind would find a quick way to lose my money. My belief system creates the experience. Ditto for your belief system; even if your ego does not agree with this point.
Like I say in my eBook:
you may leave your comfort zone if you learn new, scary techniques for monetizing your blog effectively. One scary and uncomfortable tactic involves observing your money limiting beliefs in the light of truth. If you do not believe you deserve money, you never make money or you make money and lose it incredibly quickly. Belief created the experience. You believing you do not deserve money creates the experience. Clear the fears, release deserving issues and money will flow to you more easily. Plus you will keep the money, too. Pure win-win, if you ask me.
All Bloggers Begin at Zero
“I felt like a famous person had just called my home.” ~ Expert Admirer
“If only this person had known I made $5 the prior month through my online exploits.”
These are the first 2 lines of my eBook:
We all begin at zero. All bloggers start at zero. Even when some of us see some success, exposure-wise, the money comes later. I had a decent name 8 years ago as far as folks knowing me. Money lagged a bit. My earnings seemed slow to grow. Par for the course. All people who work jobs tend to think if an entrepreneur gets pretty well known, millions flow in. Nope. Money tends to lag being noticed.
Anyway, this vignette from my eBook sums up the concept of this post; every blogger you admire, every genuinely rocking blogger, every super star, started blogging with zero blogging traffic and zero blogging profits. We all begin at zero. Nobody begins luckily with $20,000 or 43000 people visiting their blog daily. I began at zero. Nobody visited my blog. I made zero dollars blogging. As a new blogger, I began at zero and worked my way up, from there.
Gary Vaynerchuk had zero followers on all of his social media accounts as a new user. Ditto for every successful, famous online entrepreneur. We all begin at zero and work out way up, from there.
Never assume successful bloggers walk an easy, simple, fear-free path. Stop it, because we all began with zero followers, zero traffic and zero profits. If you made a penny, have 1 follower and 1 blog traffic aka visit, you are farther along than I was 10 years ago because I was at all zeros, across the board. Do I seem lucky now? Nope. You are beyond where I was. But top bloggers do not assume, or figure top bloggers before them, had it easy. Nope; top bloggers know as newbies that all bloggers begin at zero and start from there.
I did a little assuming myself 10 years ago. I figured top earning bloggers had it easy and never needed to face my fears, pain and struggles. I was right; their fears, pain and struggles were 10 TIMES WORSE. You only reach the top by facing all fears and pains most bloggers refuse to face. I began at zero and faced plenty of uncomfortable moments along the way, to become successful.
You begin at zero, like me. We are on a level playing field on day 1. Do you know what makes the difference? Top bloggers follow their passion, trust in the process and generously help people for free during this journey, working daily, not panicking and seeing the journey through.
We also…..feed the hog.
I am super excited to join my friend Sue-Anne Bubacz in releasing a fun, entertaining and valuable new blogging course.
Watch the video introduction here:
I’m sharing because it perfectly embodies this “we all begin at zero” type mindset that newbie bloggers should adopt.
We will be walking you through your successful blogging journey; yes, you can and WILL succeed if you learn from pros and work generously. We believe in you, and know success is your right. The key is to follow your fun, to practice simple blogging tips, to develop your emotional intelligence and to generously help people.
Enjoy the video AND the course guys.
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