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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.

Anil Agarwal is the guy behind Bloggers Passion blog where he blogs about blogging, SEO, affiliate marketing, making money online and web hosting related topics. He also owns HostingMonks.com, a blog dedicated to web hosting solutions.

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Are You an Organized Blogger?

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How do you organize your blogging day? Do you work off of a to-do list? What do you do to be organized?

As I promote my eBook:

How to Organize Your Blogging Day for Maximum Efficiency

I ponder blogging problems arising from being disorganized. Mental clutter leads to blogging clutter. I prefer to clear my mind with meditating and Kriya yoga, in addition to yin yoga. Thoughts and feelings seem to flow smoothly after my mental science sessions. Of course, making a simple, blanket decision to be organized allows your day to progress gracefully. Consider working off of a to-do list to begin organizing effectively.

Create a To-Do List

Creating a to-do list adds order to your mind. Orderly, focused-thinking bloggers proceed in organized fashion. I memorized my blogging routine. No need for a to-do lit. But I stick to my basic strategy of publishing blog posts and guest posts in alternating fashion daily. I publish a blog post. I publish a guest post. Works wonders for me. I stick to these basic tasks, tossing in networking generously to expand my blogging reach. Simple. Powerful. Effective. Organized. Work from this list to avoid mental chaos. Human beings experience some 40,000 plus thoughts daily. Do you think an unenlightened being like yourself can hold a core list of blogging tasks in mind amid those 40,000 thoughts, along with the adjacent feelings? Fat chance. But working from a list makes blogging quite easy. See concrete items to do before your eyes. Hold these ideas in mind. Execute. Be organized.

Maintain an Orderly Home Office

Clean up your home office. Maintain a clear space. Physical clutter often creates mental clutter manifest as disorganization. But cleaning and clearing things up helps you feel better about work. Feeling better about work lends an organized air about what you do. See a clear environment. Instantly, your thoughts and feelings proceed in organized fashion. I always clean up my home office before beginning my work day. Ditto for clearing the office space. I never tolerate messiness. Papers need to go. Clothes need to be folded and stowed away in drawers. I blog with my Chromebook and phone by my side. Nothing else distracts me. Can you see why I wrote and self-published 126 eBooks? I do not play around when it comes to being organized about my blogging day.

Study Organized Bloggers

Most pro bloggers blog on the ball from an organization perspective. Pay attention to these pros. Study their ways closely. Most established pros follow morning rituals to prepare themselves for busy work days. I do 20 minutes of Kriya yoga and meditate for 30 minutes to clear my mind for a productive blogging work day. Virtually all pros follow rituals enhancing their peace of mind and organizational skills. Of course, feeling good plays a chief role in succeeding and in organizing your blogging day for maximum efficiency. Do what you can on waking to max out good feeling vibes. Nudge into your work day from a relaxed, peaceful, organized energy. Observe established pros. Closely study how they plan their blogging day. Do you notice how busy pros tend to do only a few things but spend 8-12 hours doing these few things generously, patiently and persistently? Being organized often involves trimming fat in the form of old, worn out, inefficient blogging activities. See how pros trim fat by letting go blogging strategies as they gain greater clarity. Follow their lead to get better organized with your blogging campaign.

As within, so without. Heed this ancient wisdom to be a better organized blogger. Organizing your thoughts and feelings leads to organized blogging actions.

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Every Blogger Walks a Different Path

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Neil Patel walks a different path than I. I walk a different blogging path than you. Just like no two snowflakes are alike, no two bloggers walk the same exact path. We take different routes. Different journeys require different strategies, detours, tactics and strategies. Neil walked an SEO-rich path. I do not. I chose a prolific, SEO-free path. No one mimics a fellow blogger perfectly because no two humans have the same experience. We succeed by differentiating. Never believe you need to walk the same path as some blogging pro to succeed. Of course, doing so proves fruitless because no two bloggers walk the same blogging journey. Never try to do the impossible. Stop believing you need to do the same things top bloggers do to succeed like top bloggers. I broke many traditional blogging rules to circle the globe as a pro blogger. Of course I created a blogging course, eBooks and audio books. Content? Check. Connections? Check. I honored fundamentals to succeed but never tried mimicking the same journey as any top blogger.

Walk your blogging path. Take your blogging journey. Your blogging path separates you from the herd. My travel stories and blogging lessons make me different from any blogger. Ditto for you. We all have different experiences to call upon for becoming a successful blogger. Respect your uniqueness. Find your blogging flow. I do not enjoy doing SEO to drive Google traffic. Why would I force a blogging journey trough some strategy I disliked working?  I should just work a job if I did something for money versus working for passion. Of course, I never took a path like Neil Patel because I do not enjoy SEO-optimizing posts. I succeeded through another strategy. Never believe you need to walk the same path as pros to become successful as pros. New bloggers swing and miss daily by believing success is writing 4,000 word, SEO-optimized posts dominating competitive keywords on Google. Are you nuts? Neil Patel dominates competitive keywords on Google after 10,000 plus hours of practice-work-creating-connecting. You have 5 or 10 hours or maybe 100 hours of practice-work-creating-connecting. Relax. Slow down. Calm down. You have another 10,000 hours of blogging work to do before being skilled, creative and connected enough to dominate page 1 of Google for 1 – let alone 20 – competitive keywords.

But you may dislike SEO all together. Take a different blogging path. Find tactics resonant with you. Perhaps building bonds with bloggers and creating helpful content feels fun to you. Take that route. But know your path differs from any blogging path because we each fly solo and learn different lessons for specific parts of our blogging journey. No two bloggers walk in the same blogging shoes. No two bloggers walk the same blogging path. Two bloggers may walk similar blogging journeys. Bloggers sometimes walk similar blogging paths. But nobody walks identical paths because bloggers have different experiences to learn from during our blogging journey.

Respect your path. Honor your progression. Accept how you blog in the perfect place, at the perfect time, now. Do not resist your blogging path. Everything brought you here to this point now. Accepting your present state of blogging growth reduces resistance to future growth. Surrender serves as a powerful concept. Be completely at peace with your blogging growth now. Hug your progress. Walk your blogging path. Of course, note wins. Celebrate success. Avoid comparing yourself to bloggers. Bloggers experience different situations to benefit from different circumstances. We all have different lessons to learn on our respective blogging journeys. Honor this truth. Cultivate peace of mind. Position yourself to succeed. Walk your one-of-a-kind blogging path to experience your greatest success.

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Hobbies Change for Habits to Change

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Over a decade ago, I woke up, watched TV, grabbed breakfast, hit the gym for bodybuilding and returned home to watch a DVD movie. At 2:30 PM I prepared for work. I drove to my security guard job. By 10:30 PM on most nights I drove home. Evening movie. Sleep. Rinse, wash and repeat the following day. I worked a security guard job. My hobbies consisted of lifting weights and watching TV. But my hobbies and habits changed the moment I became a blogger. Morning breakfast vanished. I stopped going to the time-consuming gym. Watching movies every day? Fat chance. My bodybuilding workout and movie hobbies had to change for me to begin the habits of meditating, doing yoga and expanding my awareness daily. Hobbies change before habits change.

New bloggers often struggle because newbies cling to old, worn out, failing hobbies like:

  • watching TV for hours nightly
  • mindlessly cruising the internet for hours nightly
  • mindlessly gossiping on the phone or with family for hours nightly

These low-energy hobbies need to change pronto for you to develop fun, freeing, higher energy habits like meditating, doing yoga, blogging generously and engaging in some form of exercise. Picture those 4 hours you waste on watching TV each evening. How do you find time to engage in different habits? Change your hobbies. Out goes TV, or, TV just consumes 45 minutes per evening. Enter 20 minutes of meditating. Release some hobbies. Fill the time with different, empowering, freeing, sometimes uncomfortable habits. Imagine watching the idiot box for 3 hours nightly. 3 hours pass. Nothing profitable, productive or empowered happens watching the television. But for you to be a pro blogger you need to spend those 3 hours meditating for perhaps 10 minutes and blogging for the remaining 2 hours and 50 minutes. Change your hobbies to create space for changing habits. Changing habits accelerates, colors and influences hobby changes too. My hobbies went from watching TV to circling the globe on meditating more deeply, doing more yoga and spending more time in serious introspection. Life became more uncomfortable but far more fun and freeing as my hobbies and habits changed. I preferred to wander around Ubud, Bali versus watching an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. My hobbies changed for the better. I respect how we all travel different paths but if your hobbies and habits never changed, you are either enlightened, and never needed to change your meditating and yoga habits, or you have been making fear-driven, comfortable, confining choices wasting your life.

I have yet to see a genuinely happy, peaceful, powerful, prospering person who watches more than 2-3 hours of TV every single night. People call TV the idiot box because television makes you an idiot. Mindless, bland, non-stimulating TV watching does nothing for your growth, happiness, fulfillment, peace of mind and overall abundance. Empowered bloggers cannot spend 5 seconds on idle, mindless, dingbat-style activities. Stop spending hours watching TV each evening. Start spending hours blogging and working on your abundance mindset. Buy a blogging eBook. Surround yourself with pro bloggers. Learn from these pros. Mimic their ways. Gain inspiration from their example. Fill time not with garbage but with goal-achieving, fun, freeing and sometimes scary blogging actions. First, the hobbies change. Gone goes watching TV, gossiping and wasting time on low energy actions. Habits change with the hobby vacuum being void. Begin meditating. Start doing yoga. Awareness-expanding activities unearth fears, nudge you toward love, amplify your generosity and accelerate your blogging success.

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