Beginners Review : The complete Media.net Reviews and Conclusion

Beginners Review : The complete Media.net Reviews and Conclusion

 If you deliberately landed on this page then the chances are more than likely that either you’ve been banned from Google AdSense, never got permitted by Google in the first place to publish AdSense ads or are looking for an extra way to make money on your blog.

Additionally, this is also quite possible that you’re not even aware of Google AdSense. If this the case indeed, then I can deduce for sure that you may not even know about Media.net as well.media.net



So Doesn’t matter what the case is, in this article, we will review Media.net – a Yahoo and Bing Contextual Ad Network for publishers, how you can make money from it and what are the prerequisites to making money from this advertising network.

Media.net Review

What is Media.net?

Media.net is an advertising network that uses Yahoo and Bing contextual ads to power up your blog/website with ads.

To simplify it further, media.net provides you the opportunity of displaying ads on your blog hence providing a great opportunity to monetize your blog.


How Media.Net Works?

Even if you’re not a technical buff, getting along with media.net is quite simple.


What you have to do is create an account at Media.net. You will have to provide your website address for review.


The Media.net’s team will review your application and once they find every condition to be met, you will be allowed to promote their ads on your website.


In order to display media.net ads on your blog, follow these steps:



  • From the main dashboard, click the “Ad Units” menu at the top.

  • Click the “Create Ad Unit” button to create new ad units. These ad units are the design, look and feel of your ads and how they’d appear on your blog.

  • Choose from the different ad units sizes and select your ad units’ skin color to match closely with the overall color theme of your blog in order to ensure higher click-through rates.





What are the requirements for becoming a member of Media.Net?

The requirements are not that strict. Of course, you have to have a blog or a website to sign up. That’s an obvious requirement. In addition to that, an underlying attribute that you may need to keep in mind is “genuinity”. Anything phony and you may have a hard time signing up or even if you somehow manage to do so, chances are that you’ll get banned later on. So make sure that the content and the traffic of your blog is not bogus.

What this means is that you create your own content and avoid copying and pasting it from other sources. Similarly, the traffic should be coming from the natural sources such as the search engines, social media or even through direct sources. Any hint of highly incentivized traffic might get your banned or even not be allowed in the “club” in the first place.


In addition to above, some other requirements that you need to fulfill are:


Receive majority of the traffic from US/UK/Canada

Your content should primarily be in English. You can add other languages too but the overall content should be in English.

Have a decent traffic on your blog. This is quite subjective, however, just to give you an idea, I was able to sign up for it even when I had slightly less than 10,000 visitors a month.

Does not contain excessive advertising.


If you meet all these requirements then there’s a good chance of you hearing “Welcome Aboard!” from the Media.net’s team.



How do you make money on Media.Net?

Normally, there are various revenue model arrangements between the advertisers and publishers such as Cost-Per-Action (CPA), Cost-Per-Lead (CPL), Cost-Per-Click (CPC) or Cost-Per-Thousand impressions (CPM) etc. However, media.net combines all these revenue models and display your earnings in terms of simple revenue sharing model which is CPM (Cost per thousand impressions).


This means that while there may be ads displaying on your blog by advertisers who reward you on the basis of CPL, CPC or CPA but media.net combines all of the revenues and display it on rather simple CPM basis.


So this is the primary way of making money from Media.net.


However, that’s not it. There’s also a secondary way as well. And that’s through referral earnings.


If you’re interested in knowing about it, I’ve written a whole different article about the Media.net’s Affiliate Program


Make sure you check it out.


How Media.net Works?

Media.net displays Yahoo and Bing contextual ads on your websites. What this means is that just like Google Adsense, the Yahoo and Bing also manage their Online advertising publishing networks. Media.net in addition to its own advertisers displays the ads of the advertisers who have signed up for Yahoo and Bing ad networks.

As soon as you paste the code on your website, it starts analyzing the content of your blog and based on the keyword analysis, displays the ads that closely match with the overall content of your website.

This ensures high click-through rates from your blog visitors.



What Web/Mobile Platforms Does Media.net Work On?

As long as you adhere to the media.net’s terms and conditions it supports all the web and mobile platforms out there. Whether it be a blog on WordPress, Joomla, Shopify, android or any other desktop or mobile based website.


All you have to do is design your ad units, copy and paste the code into your blog/website and that’s it. The ads will start displaying giving way to a sweet income stream for you.



How Much Money Can You Make From Media.net?

That’s subjective and depends on quite a few factors.

One point that you need to understand is that once you paste the media.net code on a particular “space” of your blog, you are in effect, making that space available for the advertisers. These advertisers, in real time, compete to display their brands on that allotted space which is being managed by the Media.net.


Once you grasp this “bidding” system it will be easier to understand how much you can expect to earn from Media.net


Many factors such as total amount of traffic, most importantly, the perceived quality of your traffic, the niche in which you blog, whether it’s competitive or highly specialized and/or what we call, a “high-ticket” niche affect your overall earnings with media.net.


Needless to say that blogging in online money making niche will earn you less revenue per thousand ad impressions as compared to when you blog in a much valuable niche such as say, Finance or Insurance.


Over here on The Usual Stuff, I write about topics ranging from online money making to more sophisticated topics like accounting and finance and tax related issues to a rather competitive and in a true sense, “flooded” and “flocked” by other bloggers niches like Making Money Online, blogging etc. So, on a per day basis, I have seen RPM (Revenue Per Thousand Impressions) ranging from $0.5 to even as high as $4.00


Similarly, if your blog targets visitors from the tier 1 countries like US, UK, Canada etc. then you can expect higher RPM as compared to when you target visitors from countries like India, Pakistan, Middle East etc.


Estimated Viewable Impressions

Though not a pioneer but Media.net has introduced another metric based on which it determines your revenue. It’s Estimated Viewable Impressions (EVI).


What is Estimated Viewable Impressions?

Well, an impression is when the page loads in the browser. Now, your ad unit can be well below the page and many visitors may ditch the page without even scroll down below and viewing that ad but still the system will register it as an impression.


Viewable Impression is (you guessed it) when the visitor actually views the ad. For obvious reasons, this metric makes more sense to the advertisers. Hence, the more Estimate Viewable Impressions you score, the more the revenue you’ll earn. Since EVI are the subset of impressions, needless to say, that they will always be less than the total impressions.



Is Media.net Better Than Google Adsense?

Let me get this straight, when it comes to web-based contextual advertising, Google Adsense is the king. However, for those unfortunate bunch of lads who have a history with Adsense that they prefer not to talk about (like me), Media.net can prove to be the best alternative to Google Adsense.


The foremost reason is its reach. In 2015, it was estimated that Media.net reached more than 100 million US desktop users alone. Of course, the global reach is even wider and not to forget that was 3 years ago.


Since then, Media.net has only grown. Even the big guns like Reuters, Yahoo, Forbes, New York Times etc. have been reported to run media.net ads.


So even if Media.net is not better than Google Adsense, I can assure (after trying a couple of others contextual ad networks) that media.net ranks highest among the Adsense alternatives.


Minimum Payment Amount and the Mode of Payment

In order to request payment from Media.net, you need to first earn at least $100.


Payment can be received via three methods. Paypal, Payoneer or wire transfer.


Those folks who cannot avail Paypal’s services (like me) in their countries, they can always opt for free of cost wire transfer or Payoneer.


In case you do not have a Payoneer account, Click Here to create one. By the way, just to give you one more reason for signing up for Payoneer, they’re giving away $25 as a sign-up bonus. Make sure you grab it.


Pros and Cons of Media.Net

While we have discussed the features of Media.net, it’s time to wrap it up. But not before summarizing all its features and considering the pros and cons of it. This will give you a good idea if this online ads-publishing network is fit for you.


Pros

The second best alternative to Google AdSense with decent RPM.

Extremely easy to handle. Even a layman without any technical knowledge can get the ads up and running on his blog.

Assignment of an accounts manager. This ensures that you’re not stuck in the online forums when encountering an issue. Your account manager will always be there to figure out the solution. According to my experience, the manager tends to respond back within 24-48 hours.

Operates in multitudes of niches and verticals, therefore, no matter what you blog about, chances are that Media.net will have relevant ads in its inventory to display on your blog.

You can design your own ad units to make sure that they resemble the overall theme of your blog. This helps in increasing your ads click-through rates as the visitors tend not to click on those links which seem out-of-the-place.

Contextual advertising which means that the ads displayed closely match the topic of your blog and the visitor intent. Thus ensuring maximum conversion.

Cons

“Second” best alternative to Google AdSense. Seriously, is anyone ever going to take over Google AdSense? What this means is that the earning potential is lower than the Google AdSense.

Allows blogs and websites with primary language only in English. A big “turn-off” for bloggers blogging in their local languages. After all, they got make money too. Right?

No real-time reporting. Results are displayed after a day.

Most of the ads work on “display-to-search” basis. What this means is that the visitors have to click twice on an ad to actually land on the page they intend to. This causes many visitors to ditch the ad just after the first click. Though Media.net does not award you on per click basis but still this practice can have detrimental effects on the overall conversion rates.



Final Word

So here we go. If you ponder on the pros and cons of Media.net you will realize that its benefits far outweigh its cons. If you cannot use Google AdSense, then Media.net is an obvious choice for you.

However, if you’re actively earning on Google AdSense, it’s still advisable not to put all your eggs in one basket and diversify while you can and there’s no other option currently better than media.net

If you haven’t yet signed up, you can create your own account by clicking the banner below.

How to Install and Setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast How to Install and Setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast

How to Install and Setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast How to Install and Setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast

Do you want to properly install and setup Yoast SEO plugin? At WPBeginner we use WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast because it is the most complete SEO solution for WordPress websites. In this article, we will show you how to install and setup Yoast SEO and utilize all the awesome features that come with it.


Features

Yoast SEO is the most comprehensive WordPress SEO plugin with many built-in tools and features. Here is a quick overview of some of those features.
  • Change post’s SEO title and meta description on a per post basis.
  • Title and meta description support for taxonomies (e.g. category and tags).
  • Google search result snippet previews.
  • Focus keyword testing.
  • Meta Robots configuration:
    • Easily add noodp, noydir meta tags.
    • Easily noindex, or nofollow pages, taxonomies or entire archives.
  • Improved canonical support, adding canonical to taxonomy archives, single posts and pages and the front page.
  • RSS footer / header configuration.
  • Permalink clean ups, while still allowing for Google Custom Search.
  • Breadcrumbs support, with configurable breadcrumbs titles.
  • XML Sitemaps with:
    • Images
    • Configurable removal of post types and taxonomies
    • Pages or posts that have been noindexed will not show in XML sitemap (but can if you want them too).
  • XML News Sitemaps.
  • .htaccess and robots.txt editor.
  • Ability to verify Google Webmaster Tools, Yahoo Site Explorer, and Bing Webmaster Tools
  • Basic import functionality for HeadSpace2 and All in One SEO. (You can also use the SEO Data Transporter to transfer functionality from themes like Thesis, Headway, Genesis etc).
The premium version of the Yoast SEO comes with even more features.
  • A redirect manager that allows you to easily set up redirects.
  • Video tutorials to help you understand each feature of the plugin.
  • Premium support provided by the folks at Yoast to help you make the most out of your site’s SEO.

How to Install Yoast SEO Plugin

First, thing you need to do is install and activate the Yoast SEO plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Upon activation, you will notice a new menu item in WordPress admin bar labeled SEO with Yoast SEO logo on it.
Yoast SEO plugin installed
Now that you have installed and activated the plugin, let’s take a look at how to properly setup this powerful plugin.

How to Setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast

You should remember, that the settings that we select are the ones that we recommend. Other experts may have their own preferences and discretion, so advanced users can ignore anything that they do not like.
If you are a beginner, and you want to use Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin like we do, then please follow along the steps carefully.

Step 1. Data Transfer

Most of you probably have another WordPress plugin like All in One SEO pack, or a theme framework like Genesis dealing with your SEO data.
If you want to successfully use this plugin, then you need to make sure that all of your previous data has been transported to this plugin before you deactivate the other one.
To accomplish this, we recommend using SEO Data Transporter by StudioPress. If you’re setting this up on a new blog, then skip this step.

Step 2. General Settings

Clicking on the SEO icon takes you to settings page for the plugin. Click on ‘General’ tab and you will notice a button to open configuration wizard. We want you to ignore this wizard, because we will be taking you step by step through each option.
Yoast SEO - General

Step 3. Features

Let’s switch to the ‘Features’ tab and enable the advanced settings page.
Enable advanced settings page for Yoast SEO
Don’t forget to click on the save changes button to store your settings.
You will notice new items appear under the SEO option in your WordPress menu.
Advanced options in Yoast SEO enabled
These items include Titles and Meta, XML Sitemaps, Social, Advanced, and tools. We will be showing you how to setup each one later in this article.

Step 4. Your Info

Next, you need to switch to the ‘Your Info’ tab. This is where you will provide information about your site and the person or company behind it.
Yoast SEO - Your Info
First you need to provide a site name and an alternate name for search engines to consider. Your site’s name could be your site’s title.
If you do not enter anything here, then Yoast SEO will automatically use your site’s title as your website name. Search engines like Google can display this information in search results like this:
Company name in search results
The next option is to choose whether this website is run by a company or an individual person. If you choose company, then you will be asked to provide a company name, and you can also upload a company logo.
On the other hand, if you choose a person, then you can add the name of the person behind the website.

Step 5. Webmaster Tools

If you know a little bit about SEO, then you have probably heard that each of the popular search engines, Google, Bing, Yandex, and Alexa allow site owners to add their sites using webmaster tools area (see our guide on how to add your WordPress site to Google webmaster tools).
Webmaster tools let you see insights and other relevant data about your site from specific search engines.
In order to verify your site and see those exclusive data, you have to add a meta tag to your site, or upload a file. Most beginners are afraid to add meta tags, so Yoast put this option in to ease the process. Simply add the meta code that you received from the search engines in the respective fields.
Yoast SEO - Webmaster tools

Step 6. Security

The last tab in general settings is labeled Security. This has only one option which disables advanced part of the WordPress SEO meta box. We recommend that you leave it disabled. Disabling advanced metabox will prevent your authors from making advanced changes like noindex and canonical settings (which is good).
Yoast SEO - Security

Step 7. Titles & Metas

Titles & Metas section under Yoast SEO has several tabs in it. We will cover each one of them.
1. General
Here you can choose the symbol you want to use a separator between titles. Default option is dash, you can use it if you are unsure which symbol to choose.
Titles and Metas - General
On this page, you can also disable readability and keyword analysis tab which appear under the Yoast SEO metabox when you are writing post. We recommend that you leave them enabled.


2. Homepage Title
Next, we will work on defining the title for our homepage. By default you will see these fields pre-filled with title-template. So what is the difference between a title and a title template, you may ask.
In instances like your homepage, you may want to create a static title, description, and keywords. But for posts, the title will vary from one post to another.
Title templates allow you to define a way that the title and other meta information is pulled and organized.

Let’s take a look at the image below for the home page settings. By default the template variables in the title field work fine for most website however you’re welcome to change it. The next option is to enter your site’s description. Once you are done, click on save settings button.
Homepage title and meta description

Note: If you are using a static homepage, then you will see links to edit your homepage and blog page to add title and meta descriptions.


3. Post Types Titles & Metas
By default WordPress comes with several post types such as post, page, revisions, attachment, and navigation menus. Users can also define their own custom post types.
Yoast SEO allows you to set titles and meta for posts, pages, media, and other custom post types. This site-wide title and meta description will be used if you forgot to add title and meta description for individual post.

We recommend leaving the description fields blank for all post types here. We also recommend using only the post title as the title template.
Post title template
Remember Yoast SEO plugin also adds an SEO meta box in your post edit area. For maximum SEO benefits, we highly recommend you to manually enter title and descriptions for each post, page, and custom post type on your site. Otherwise Yoast SEO will use the title as defined here and will automatically add description for your posts and pages.
Read our WordPress SEO Tip for Beginners on optimizing blog posts.
4. Taxonomies
On the taxonomies tab, you can configure titles and meta for categories, tags, custom taxonomies, and post format archives.
Default template variables should work for most sites. As for descriptions, please remember that Yoast SEO picks up descriptions from your categories and tags.
Taxonomies meta
If you do not have any description for terms in your categories, tags, or custom taxonomies, then WordPress SEO does not add meta description in archives for these terms. Check out our guide on categories vs. tags.
5. Archives
On the Archives tab, you have title and meta settings for author and date archive pages, and special pages such as search and 404 pages.
We recommended that you check disable author archives for single author blogs. If you are running a single author blog, then your main blog and the author archives contain exactly the same content. The setting is there to prevent duplicate content.
Archives meta title and description
Leave other settings as they are and save changes.
6. Other
The other tab has some additional settings. Like you can disable picking up descriptions from Dmoz or Yahoo directories for your pages. If you are unsure what to do here, just leave all of them unchecked

Step 8. Social

As we said earlier, Yoast SEO is a powerhouse packed with many features to provide comprehensive optimization.
One great feature of the plugin is that it integrates your site with Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ social platforms.
Clicking on the Social link under the SEO menu will take you to setup these platforms. We will show you how to configure each of them.


1. Accounts
The first tab under the social settings is for all your social accounts. This allows Yoast SEO to tell Google about your social profiles. You need to simply add the URLs and Twitter username for the main social profiles of your site.
Add your social media accounts
2. Facebook
On the Facebook tab, first make sure that open graph meta data option is enabled. Checking this allows WordPress SEO to add Facebook open graph meta data in your website’s <head> section.
This will help Facebook pick up the right thumbnail and page information when a post from your website is shared on Facebook.

The next option is to provide a thumbnail for your homepage with SEO title and description. This image and description will be used when someone shares the homepage of your site on Facebook.
After that you can provide a default thumbnail image URL. This image will be used for all articles that do not have a thumbnail or any other image in it.




Facebook settings

The next option is to associate your website with a Facebook profile. This profile can be a user profile as well as a Facebook app. In most cases, Facebook profile is the way to go.
You can add a Facebook admin which will give you access to Facebook Insights for your site.


3. Twitter
As for Twitter, you can add Twitter cards into your site’s head section.
You can also choose the card type to use. We recommend using summary with large image.
Adding Twitter cards to WordPress using WordPress SEO by Yoast
4. Pinterest
Pinterest uses Open Graph meta data just like Facebook. Make sure that you have open graph meta data box checked under Facebook settings.
After that you just need to enter the site verification code provided by Pinterest. Simply visit your Pinterest account settings to add and verify your site. You will be provided with a meta tag that you need to enter here.
Yoast WordPress SEO plugin - Social settings for Pinterest
5. Google+
If you have created a Google+ page for your business enter its URL here, and then go to your Google+ business page and enter your website’s URL in about section.
Yoast WordPress SEO - Google Plus settings

Step 9. XML Sitemaps

Sitemaps are essential for your WordPress site. It is the quickest and easiest way to get indexed and notify search engines about your content. Sitemaps also allow you to tell search engines how to prioritize your content.
WordPress SEO by Yoast makes it super easy to add XML sitemaps in WordPress. The XML Sitemaps settings is divided into different tabs. We will walk you through them.
First you need to make sure that XML Sitemaps are enabled.
Enabling XML Sitemaps in Yoast WordPress SEO plugin
After that you need to click on the ‘User Sitemap’ tab and make sure that author/user sitemap options is disabled.
Disable author/user sitemap
Move on to post type tab and disable any post type that you don’t want to be included into sitemaps.
By default, Yoast SEO disables Media Attachments from sitemaps.
Post type sitemaps
Repeat the same process for taxonomies. If there is a taxonomy that you don’t want to be included into sitemaps, then you can exclude it here.
The excluded posts tab allows you to remove individual posts,pages, or custom post types from XML sitemap. Simply enter the post IDs in the field and save changes.
See our tutorial on how to find post IDs in WordPress.
Exclude posts from sitemap

Step 10. Advanced

The advanced settings page allows you to configure breadcrumbs, permalinks, and RSS feed related settings.

1. Breadcrumbs
Breadcrumbs are great for internal linking because it defines a clean path or trail to the page you are on. These breadcrumbs also appear in search results giving your site extra advantage in the search.
Breadcrumbs in search results
Make sure that you click on ‘Enabled’, this will reveal more breadcrumb settings.
WordPress SEO - Breadcrumbs
The default settings should work for most websites, but if you want to change something then go ahead. Once you are done click on the save changes button.


2. Permalinks
Just to be clear, we are talking about the Permalink settings in Yoast SEO tab, not in the setting tabs.
This section does not allow you to create SEO Friendly URLs in WordPress. It assumes, that you have already done that.

So let’s take a look at what type of features this section offers:

Permalink related settings in WordPress SEO Plugin

WordPress by default adds a category base in each category url i.e /category/.
By clicking ‘Remove’ you can strip that part from your category URLs. This is something that a lot of people want. But you can leave it unchecked if you do not want your category urls and page urls to conflict if they are the same name.

Next option is to redirect attachment URLs to parent post. WordPress allows you to attach images and other media to posts. But all of those attachments get their own URLs which in most cases are unnecessary. Therefore by checking this box, you redirect all your attachment page URL to the original post URL.

The next option is to remove stop words from permalinks. Stop words are common words used in plain language. Yoast believes that by removing these, you will create cleaner URLs. While it does make the URLs smaller, we disagree with Yoast. This is why we have left it unchecked.
The next option on the permalinks page is to remove ?replytocom variable from comment reply links. It disables the links for the users with javascript disabled.

Most web crawlers when they visit your site have javascript disabled, so they do not see the URL and can quickly move on. This increases the crawl efficiency particularly if you are running a site with lots of comments.
Redirect ugly URLs to clean permalinks option is not needed in most cases. We advise you to ignore it unless you know what you’re doing.


3. RSS
RSS Feeds are often used by content scrapers to copy content from your website. Yoast SEO allows you to add a backlink to your own site for each post in your RSS feed.
This way, you will get backlinks from their site, and Google will know that you are the original source.

There are options to add your author link, Post link, blog link, and blog description. So get creative. This can also be used to add advertisement to your RSS feed.
WordPress SEO plugin RSS header and footer settings

Step 11. Tools

As you can see that we have spent a good amount of time getting these settings just right, so you probably want to export the settings as Backup (just incase if you accidentally mess things up in the future). You can also export settings to use it as an initial guideline for all of your future sites that you are going to use this plugin on.

Yoast SEO tools
The bulk editor allows you to edit post titles and descriptions in bulk. We do not recommend using it. Duplicate descriptions and titles can cause damage to your SEO.

The other tool is file editor, we strongly urge beginners and even intermediate level users to stay away from these settings. Tiny mistake there can make your site inaccessible for search engines or make it useless.


Step 12. Search Console

Search Console section in the Yoast SEO plugin, allows you to connect your WordPress site to Google Search Console tools (formerly webmaster tools).

You can add your WordPress site to Google webmaster tools and then verify it using Yoast SEO plugin.

Connect to Google Search Console from Yoast SEO
Simply click on get Google Authorization Code and you will be redirected to Search Console website where you will get a code. Copy this code and enter it in the plugin settings to complete the verification.

After the verification, you will be asked to select a profile. You will need to select your website from a dropdown menu.

Yoast SEO will now fetch your Search Console data into WordPress. You will be able to see Desktop, Mobile, Feature Phone tabs on screen.

Search console data
This is where you can see crawl errors related to your website and mark them as fixed after setting up redirects (we will discuss redirects later in this article).

Yoast SEO Premium

The basic Yoast SEO plugin is free and works really well for millions of WordPress sites around the world. However, it comes with an even more powerful Premium version.

 

Step 13: Redirects

Yoast SEO Premium adds a powerful redirect manager. This allows you to quickly set up redirects on your WordPress site. You can quickly fix 404 errors in your Google search console by setting up redirects and marking them as fixed in Search Console.

Redirect manager in Yoast SEO Premium

Step 14: Customizing and Maximizing the Benefit

Just installing and setting up this plugin is not enough. In order for you to really maximize the benefit of this plugin, you need to customize the settings on per post basis.
Now this would not be a chore if you do it every time you write a post. Let’s take a look at how you can maximize the benefits by customizing.


WordPress SEO for Individual Posts and Pages

When editing any post or page in WordPress you will now see a metabox below the post editor labeled Yoast SEO. This box comes with tons of SEO options allowing you to improve that post and page.

You can click on the title in the snippet preview to edit it. You can also click on the edit snippet button to add title and meta description for the post or page you are editing,
You should write a custom title, and meta description rather than letting it auto-generate.
Sometimes your post title, and your SEO title might not be the same. Every time, you should write a custom Meta Description because the excerpt generator only picks up the first paragraph which might not be the most important one.

Make sure you select a focus keyword, so you can get analysis on how strong your page is for that keyword. For more details check out WordPress SEO tip for beginners – how to optimize your WordPress blog posts.
Once you click Save the post you will see analysis of the post below snippet preview. This gives you even further insights about your specific post or page.

Post or page analysis for SEO

Use the free analysis as a reference point. Don’t kill yourself over it, but usually it is pretty accurate.
WordPress SEO for Category and Tag Archives
Just like your post and pages, you can also override the SEO title and meta descriptions for category, tag, and author archive pages.


Visit Posts » Categories page and click on the edit link below any category. On the category edit page, scroll down to bottom and you will see the Yoast SEO meta box.

Category SEO Title and Meta description in Yoast SEO


You can do that for all your categories, tags, and custom taxonomy archives.
We hope this guide helped you install and setup WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.

2021 Best AdSense Alternatives to earn Money from Website

2021 Best AdSense Alternatives to earn Money from Website

 Right now, when I writing this article every one of us aware of the blogging business, and we choose te the number one ads platform Adsense to earn cash from these because they are the only team who provide the income as per the work we do.

2021 Best AdSense Alternatives to earn Money


But somehow we need Adsense alternative platforms in order to get diversified income. So here we are going to write this article with the best of 2021 AdSense Alternative who provides nearly to Adsense platform.


What's Blogging and How to Earn from it?

I am sure you’ve heard the word blogging, and many of you might wonder, “What’s blogging?” Blogs are a great way to share information or to give ideas, and the best way to make money! Different people are making their blogs based on a specified niche based on their knowledge. 

Through blogging, you can easily find a good income for your life. You just has to focus on good content and you need to make the Website popular, so you will get a good traffic through which you can earn a lot of  Money.


Why AdSense Alternative?

Everyone knows that AdSense is the best option to earn from Blogging and also YouTube content. Everyone thinks to ask that then Why Alternative platform. It's because moreover AdSense you can earn an extra income, not only this some of the bloggers are not get approved by AdSense or some others are banned by some wrong policy activities and contents in their websites. So am not writing content for so long, so I would like to move directly to our topics.


1. Media.Net

If you want to replace Google AdSense in terms of ad types, then you can consider using Media.net. 

Media.net is a contextual ad network that is run by Bing and Yahoo. You can get satisfactory returns by using it as it promotes high-paying ads. 



If you a quality blog, you will have no trouble getting its approval. 
  • Minimum Payout: $100 
  • Ad Type: Text ads and Display ads 
  • Payout Method: Wire Transfer and PayPal



2. Amazon Display Ads

Amazon’s affiliate program has remained popular for a long time. Therefore, Amazon Display Ads shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. In fact, Amazon Display Ads has now become one of the most popular advertisement programs. 



If the amount of traffic that you get is mostly from the EU and US, you can benefit a great deal from Amazon Display Ads. 

  • Ad Type: Display Ads (CPM Ad) 
  • Payout Method: Wire Transfer, Payoneer, Amazon Gift Cards




3. Propeller Ads

Propeller’s fame is increasing day by day. In the present time, it is conveniently used by hundreds of thousands of users. It offers a variety of things, making people earn a lot of money. This ad network can be considered an alternative to Google Adsense. This ad network is best for downloading websites for movies or songs. With just a few single clicks, you can easily monetize your site.



 The minimum payment criteria are $100. So, with the Propeller website, give your best shot and start earning easily. You can also earn money from the affiliate program for Propeller. Propeller enables users to refer their mates to earn an additional 5 percent.


  • Minimum Payout: $25 
  • Ad Type: Text ads and Display ads and popup Ads
  • Payout Method: Supports several options



4. Vigilink

If your blog deals with e-commerce and business, then Vigilink is the perfect ad program for you. Firstly, you can earn money through Vigilink by making affiliate sales. If you want to use it, we would highly recommend you to have plenty of outgoing links to other product stores. 



By that, you can earn huge returns from it. The best feature of Vigilink is that even when you don’t have outgoing links, it will itself add links to the products and will ensure that you earn some decent bunk. 

It is an SEO friendly ad program and is even liked by Google. 
  • Minimum Payout: $10 
  • Ad Type: Text ads 
  • Payout Method: PayPal



5. Adversal

In order to use Adversal, you will need a monthly page view of 50,000. Only after you have the required page views, you become eligible to apply to it. You will get the payment at the end of every month. Also, a minimum payout of $20 makes it very user-friendly. 



Generally, it will take around three days to get your application approval, after which you can easily start earning money through Adversal. 

Minimum Payout: $20 
Ad Type: Text ads and Display Ads 
Payout Method: Wire Transfer, PayPal, and ACH










Blogger vs Wordpress in 2021 - Which is Better and why ?

Blogger vs Wordpress in 2021 - Which is Better and why ?

 Which is the best platform for creating a website? WordPress or Blogger. We are going to compare Blogger vs WordPress in 2021 and will find Which is Better and why? If you are a beginner in this website creation, you may have this doubt about which one is best and which one we need to choose. Both platform blogger and WordPress are free, we are going to find what makes them different.

Blogger is a blogging service owned by Google Inc. that allows people to start a free blog. If you are searching for a source to create your first blog without investment, then blogger service is for you. Your blog or website is hosted on Google servers and they will take of everything. Less technical knowledge is enough to start a blog using the BlogSpot service. Suitable for the people who merely want to write posts and publish for others (hobby bloggers). 



WordPress is free open-source software that anyone can download and install on their domain name. It is called a Content Management System used to create blogs and websites. The main advantage of this system is that you can customize anything and everything of your choice. Even a newbie with no coding knowledge can easily develop a blog or website in a few minutes. Powered by a graphical user interface, WordPress does provide a great platform for bloggers.

Above I have given a quick review of both blogger and WordPress. Mostly taking a platform from these two is based on your requirements. 


Ownership Right

In the case of a blogger you are not the real owner of your website, the website created on logger is come under Google. But the WordPress website will completely under you, you are the real owner of your website.


User Experience

In Blogger it's limited to edit the theme if you are not an expert in coding, but currently, blogger themes are available for different purposes and modes, but in WordPress, there are a lot of Plugins available to create our website easily.


BlogSpot is the better option only if you only want to write and no other reason than that. WordPress has several advantages over blogger platforms like more SEO benefits, Customization options, etc. If you want to create your career around blogging, the WordPress platform is the wise blogging decision. OnlineHomeIncome uses WordPress (self-hosted) as its blogging platform. Also, WordPress is being supported with plugins to give you more control and functions for your blog. This makes your WordPress blog more SEO friendly and you can use the latest technologies as well. Getting started with WordPress require technical knowledge like installation, setup, and optimization. But there is no need to worry because we have tons of literature across the web.


PROS OF BLOGGER

  • The system is very simple to begin – literally, you can create a blog in minutes. 
  • Suitable for newbies who are curious about creating their first blog. 
  • Even an amateur person can start his/her own blog for free. 
  • Zero investment to start your first blog as you don’t need a hosting plan. 
  • Even under high limitation, you can customize your blog to some extent.


CONS OF BLOGGER

  • Functional wise, the blogger platform is very basic like writing your post and publishing it. 
  • Difficult Customization that makes user experience sometimes not up to the level. 
  • It will be very difficult to bring a good looking blog appearance without coding knowledge. 
  • You are not the real owner of your blog, as your blog is hosted on Google servers. 
  • It’s not a Fully Qualified Domain Name and hence lesser SEO benefits – Difficult to rank.



PROS OF WORDPRESS

  • Please note that I am not writing about the free WordPress blog here. I am trying to say about the self-hosted WordPress blog. 
  • That means you have to purchase a WordPress theme and install it on your blog. 
  • Getting started with WordPress is simple but requires a bit more tasks for the initial setup. 
  • You have a few hundred WordPress themes to choose from for your blogging design and setup.
  •  
  • There are thousands of customization options that can be done by using plugins and themes. 
  • You can able to design an appealing blog with a greater user experience and to your choice. 
  • Great SEO benefits and makes you generate passive revenue for a long time.


CONS OF WORDPRESS

  • Buying a WordPress theme attracts some investment but it’s worth investing in brand building and earning money. 
  • Free WordPress themes are available, but it’s not recommended because of the same limited customization as a blogger. 
  • Starting your WordPress blog requires WordPress hosting services to host your blog files. 
  • You should bear the responsibility to manage your sites and protect your site from attacks. 
  • Knowledge is necessary when installing a plugin and set up to work for your WordPress Blog.




How to Choose one Platform Over the Other?

Both Bloggers and WordPress provide you a space for blogging over the internet. If you have a budget to invest in blogging, you can choose the self-hosted WordPress platform. Blogger platform is a good choice for people who just want to write and share their work. This means it’s like a hobby blogging. But if you want to create your own online business (or) career in blogging, then choose WordPress. Blogger is highly limited in terms of customization, feature, SEO, and monetization. 

The start-up cost for bloggers is almost nill and the setup is fast, suitable for new beginners. You cannot continue for a long time with your blogger blog, and WordPress is almost the best option. If you want to expand your blog, WordPress is the right option as the blogger doesn’t have those features.

  • Cost
  • Getting Started
  • Customization
  • Support
  • Ownership
  • Development


Create an Automatic Watermark on Blogger Image Articles

Create an Automatic Watermark on Blogger Image Articles

How to Make 'Watermark' Automatically on Image Articles Blog with CSS After and Overlay (VALID AMP BLOGGER)

Watermark is a sign that we make manually on a picture or video. This watermark is used to protect our image from people who carelessly take it up to admit that it is a picture of hers..

The watermark on the image is marked with the logo or company name of the copyright holder of the image. Many bloggers often put a watermark so that images uploaded not carelessly taken by others. 

To be honest, I'm a bit lazy to first edit the pictures in photoshop, then put a watermark on the photos that I will upload. Because of that sense of laziness, so I rarely put a watermark on the image.  

But, I am trying new things to overcome the lazy feel of editing the watermark in photoshop. The trick is to try to apply it through CSS language. Can it? Of course NOT.

Because it seems impossible a CSS language can make our watermarks attached automatically to an image. For that, I just outsmarted by making "My Watermark". 

What kind of "watermark" that I mean?
Well, if you look at every image I uploaded on this blog, it will see a text in the bottom left corner of the image I uploaded. That's what I mean as a watermark. 

But you need to know, the logo or text that is not stuck in the picture but just stack it on it. So the image will remain the same as the original. if we back download it. 

What CSS do I use to create "WATERMARK"?
Initially, I was looking for a text overlay tutorial on w3school, and I had an idea to create a watermark on every image I uploaded with the CSS. Because this blog uses a valid template AMP for bloggers, then I change some code.

How to implement it?
Okay, I'll explain in detail how to create an automatic watermark in the blog article image. Just follow this step.

1. Go to Themes - Edit HTML on blogger dashboard.

2. Copy the following CSS code. I will make 2 versions, for non-amp and valid amp blog.

FOR NON-AMP


Form Valid AMP Blogger



Note:

For non-amp blogs, paste the CSS code above ]]> </ b: skin> For valid blogger amp, please paste the code in amp-custom. change YOUR TEXT as desired.



3. Click SAVE for the final Step.
Is it done?
It's basically done. However, I have a little suggestion for you who use the AMP blog. To make the picture look neater, please use special fixed-height layout code 
How to Add Download Wait Countdown Page in Blogger & WordPress

How to Add Download Wait Countdown Page in Blogger & WordPress

 Hello friends! Welcome to Vanfliq blog. So in this article today we are going to talk about Add Download Timer in Blogger & WordPress . And what is this & how can we use them? So we will know all these things in this article. So stay in this article and know more in full details.



What is Download Timer?

So friends , before knowing about Add Download Timer in Blogger , we get to know about this Download Timer .

So let me tell you that this is a process. There is a countdown of a certain time before downloading anything. This is what we call Download Timer

Free Countdown Widget for Blogger

If you do blogging and your blog is on Blogger platform. Also your blog is a downloading blog . So you must have thought that at some time you should earn some good amount too.

So for this bloggers use Download Timer. Using this, people will stay on your blog for the time you have decided. So that your Bounce Rate is also under control.

Countdown Timer html Script

So friends, let me tell you that this download Timer's feature is made by Coding. HTML and JavaScript have been used in this feature.

If you see any tools or Widget related to online web development. Coding has great importance in everything. Nowadays people of Coding Sikhs are earning a decent amount even sitting at home easily.

Download Timer in Blogger & WordPress

So even before that I wrote an article on this Download Timer. But in that I had told about such script which used to be redirected as soon as the timer was over.

But today I am going to tell you about a new script. After the Z timer runs out, you Download Button Will appear After that you will be downloaded only after clicking on it.

The script that I had told earlier, worked only in Blogger's blog. But you can easily use this script in WordPress website too.

How To Use Download Timer

So below I have explained all those steps in detail. With the help of which you can easily use this Download Timer Widget. So follow the steps below.

Step 1 - First of all you will get this Download Timer's Script. Copy it.

  <pre class="wp-block-code" style="background-color: #f1f1f1; border-radius: 0px; border: none; box-sizing: border-box; color: #222222; font-family: monospace, monospace; font-size: 15px; margin-top: 24px; overflow: auto; padding: 4px 10px;"><code style="border: none; box-sizing: border-box; font-family: monospace, monospace; font-size: 1em; padding: 2px 6px; position: relative; top: -1px;">
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">
<body>
<center>
<span id="countdown">You have to wait 15 seconds.</span></center>
<br />
<div style="text-align: center;">
<b>Download Timer</b><br />
<a href="#" id="download_link" style="display: none;"><img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bqCFF_nGMv0/Wp-aBztjc7I/AAAAAAAAAVA/9eU63GcIxKk8n4N2ppAqk797hMFpwK7YQCLcBGAs/s1600/but.jpg" /></a>
<noscript>JavaScript needs to be enabled in order to be able to download.</noscript>
<script type="application/javascript">
(function(){
   var message = "%d seconds before download link appears";
   // seconds before download link becomes visible
   var count = 15;
   var countdown_element = document.getElementById("countdown");
   var download_link = document.getElementById("download_link");
   var timer = setInterval(function(){
      // if countdown equals 0, the next condition will evaluate to false and the else-construct will be executed
      if (count) {
          // display text
          countdown_element.innerHTML = "You have to wait %d seconds.".replace("%d", count);
          // decrease counter
          count--;
      } else {
          // stop timer
          clearInterval(timer);
          // hide countdown
          countdown_element.style.display = "none";
          // show download link
          download_link.style.display = "";
      }
   }, 1000);
})();
</script>
</div>
</body></div>
</code></pre>

Step 2 - Now you have to paste this code wherever you want to use this widget.

Step 3 - Now you have to paste your download linking this code at the instance of # .

Step 4 - And if you want to change the time, then you can easily change it. And save it.

Step 5 - Now your work is done successfully.

Download Script Here:

You have to wait 15 seconds.

Download Timer

Conclusion 

And how did you like this Add Download Timer in Blogger & WordPress  article. So you must tell by commenting in the comment box below. And also want to give some kind of suggestion. So you can share your opinion with us in the comment box below.
RankMath :  WordPress best SEO Plugin better than Yoast SEO Plugin

RankMath : WordPress best SEO Plugin better than Yoast SEO Plugin

 In the case of WordPress, we need to fix SEO for increasing Search engine visitors. So we need to add some SEO plugins. When talking about WordPress SEO Plugin all of us think about YOAST because it's famous and viral. But Yoast needs the payment for the full option. That's why we search for an SEO Plugin for WordPress through which we can fix the SEO of our website without any payment.

During our search we find the Best SEO Plugin which satisfied our needs. We can say it's better than YOAST of Unpaid. In the case of the Free plugin, RankMath SEO Plugin is the best one (we Don't tried the Paid version of both YOAST and RankMath).



If you search “SEO” in the WordPress plugin marketplace, Rank Math pops up second behind only Yoast SEO in the search results, but it might not be long before it overtakes Yoast as the users’ choice when it comes to best WordPress SEO plugins. Rank Math has only been around since 2019, but the plugin already has over 400,000 active installs and rocks a truly stellar five-star rating. For those who want to do a lot for their SEO but don’t have time to commit to doing so, Rank Math is an excellent option.

Simply put, because of its features and the way the plugin works and interacts with the users. The plugin brought an entirely new approach to WordPress SEO, it’s coded without any bloats and it’s simply working great. The algorithm that analyzes the content looks way better compared to Yoast SEO’s one. 

As we said, the plugin is packed with a lot of built-in features that can easily replace some of the standalone plugins you might be using.

Some of the key features are: 

  • The clean and friendly options panel 
  • Google Webmaster central integration 
  • Redirections handling (can replace redirection plugin) 
  • 404 monitor 
  • SEO for AMP pages 
  • Google Local Business SEO 
  • Full SEO support for BuddyPress and bbPress 
  • Full support for WooCommerce 
  • SEO Support for ACF fields Automated images 
  • SEO (fills the empty alt and title tags automatically) 
  • The setup wizard that imports settings from Yoast, AIO, etc. 
  • Structured data schema markup Sitemap (can replace any Sitemap plugin
  • Google Stories SEO analysis (intuitive help with content writing) '
  • etc… 


The plugin also offers the ability to import the setting for Yoast SEO and All in One SEO Pack, so the transition to RankMath is super easy.



Frankly, the list of actual features for Rank Math is very impressive, and many of these will be useful for those who really want to drill down into a more proactive SEO strategy. However, there are easily more tools than users will need, and it's unlikely most will be worried about such features as MySpace URLs and Alex verification.WO

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