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Google Snippets for WordPress

Rich snippet is a technique of showing a brief content of the page which has been listed by a search engine as a result of any search run by the user. You would have noticed that when we search for something over the internet using a search engine, almost all the results have a brief description of the information which you will view on opening the link. Rich snippets are very useful while searching for any product or service as they provide the reviews and rating of that site. It also comes handy when we search for people because we can differentiate among similar names by going through the snippet.

Google being the best search engine available these days has its own way of displaying these snippets and certain modifications are required while developing/appending the content of any website so that it is displayed along with the link in the results page. To display a rich snippet, Google looks for markup formats that you can easily add to your own web pages.

While writing this content it is presumed that you are familiar with the working and administration of wordpress. Till now wordpress users were required to add hReview code to their posts to let Google display the review data, but this required editing of the wordpress theme. In this article we will tell you how to add Google rich snippet to your wordpress powered website without editing the theme.

Step1- Install the SEO Ultimate plugin from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-ultimate/. If you want you may go to http://www.seodesignsolutions.com/wordpress-seo/ and enter your posts URL in the Auto Installer Field for auto-installing the plugin.

Step2 – once installed, activate the SEO plugin. On activation you will find there are many more SEO features available but you can disable them and enable only Rich Snippet functionality.

Step3- Open the post that you would like to mark as a review in the wordpress editor’s administration interface.

Step4- Under the content editor there is box titled “SEO Settings”. In SEO Settings box you will find a dropdown titled “Rich Snippet Type”. Select “Review” in this dropdown.

Step4- if you have to give a rating to the product you reviewed then select the most appropriate star rating from the drop down.

Step5- Click on “Save Changes” to save your post.

Given above were 5 simple steps for adding Google Rich Snippet in your wordpress post without editing the theme of your site. To check the functioning of SEO Plugin in your post you can enter your post’s URL on http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets. This website is a tool provided by Google to let you see how your site would appear in Google search results.

How to Create a Website

A website is one of the most important needs these days for any business to be conducted on line. Every organization likes to have a presence on the Internet because the future of the world seems to be the Internet. There are many other reasons for companies and individuals to want to create and also own a website.

There are various steps that are involved in the creation of a website and they are listed in this article.

The Initial Idea

The initial idea is very important because the need for the website and the kind of website that is needed is reflected in your thoughts. These ideas become reality and so the initial idea needs to be built on to create a good website.

The Clients

If you are focusing your website on a particular group of people, then you should make sure that you know the needs of all your clients and satisfy them. This will help more visitors to flock to your site and make it successful.

Research

Before you embark on your mission to create a website, you should make sure that you have completed the groundwork in terms of research regarding the website. If you do a keyword research, then you will be able to fathom the need for such a site.

Resources

The next most important aspect of planning for the website is the resources that you are ready to allocate to the creation of the website. You should be able to allocate a certain amount of time and also a particular amount of money for the creation, hosting and other needs of the site. The extent or size of your site will directly depend on these factors.

Domain

The creation of a domain name and the purchase of the domain name are important as they have a direct effect on the search engine optimization of your site. Make the right purchase to get the best results.

Hosting

Once you have purchased the domain name, the next step that is involved is to decide on the hosting plan that you would like to have for your website. You can start your hosting with either a dedicated host or a shared hosting service. Each of it has its own advantages and disadvantages. So you have to decide on the hosting plan depending on how much of storage you will need for your site.

Development of the website

If you would like to develop the site, then you can try to do it by your own effort, but you need to have some basic knowledge about programming. There are different kinds of sites that are present and they include WordPress, AJAX, CSS and other kinds. If you do not know the programming, then you can use a professional to get your site live.

SEO

The final step in building the site is to make the site to be search engine optimized. This will serve the purpose of the website by increasing the traffic to your site. If you do not have Search Engine Optimization, then you will not have visitors in your site and the site will not serve its purpose, especially if it is an e-commerce site.

Would you want to reconsider your decision about hosting with GoDaddy?

When you come across this specific concern with GoDaddy, is when a whole lot of clients asks for their Wordpress installations to be cleaned of hacks and infections. However, when more than normal number of users comes to you with a concern then it is certainly something to worry about. Last month the same concern was with Network Solutions and this time round with GoDaddy.

The initial bit of groundwork revealed that it was happening to WordPress installations of a particular company predominantly. Not that, it wasn’t occurring with other companies too, but it was in real small measures. GoDaddy was aware of this concern and was trying to sort it out. This was known as they had replied to some of the threads that were posted on Wordpress.org help forum.

GoDaddy posted a so called step-by-step guide about how to go ahead and update WordPress, but this is nothing better than linking back to the how to info on GoDaddy. If you consider the reason behind your site getting hacked is an older and outdated version of WordPress as this certainly does not seem to answer the concern only via upgradation. This kind of response was certainly not expected from GoDaddy.

GoDaddy, on its part was persistent that the concern was majorly because of the older versions of WordPress being installed. The responsibility lies on the customer to get the upgradation done as early as possible. The older version of WordPress has security loopholes that can be hacked into. But, there are possibilities of the site being hacked for months on end and shows no visible signs that indicate the hacking.

The amazing part is that after getting a thorough cleaning up job done on the client’s website which included wipe and reinstall, new passwords put in and the images confirmed, hand cleaning the database and all of that and the problem still existed. The website still is hacked again after taking all the possible precautions.

The moment we search and look into the client’s website we are able to decipher one particular file named “plan_erich.php that seemed to be at the root of the problem. However, a Google search on it yielded no result.

This might certainly not have been the fault of GoDaddy, but still without showing any concern not even looking, they have termed as good customer service. In spite of us personally calling the GoDaddy team up and explaining it to them they seemed uninterested in escalating the concern. The entire technical team at GoDaddy seems to be unaware of the magnitude of this concern and how it affects their clients. We would recommend that all clients get out now and move to HostGator for great tech support.

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