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How to verify your FREE Wordpress blog on Google Webmaster Console

WordPress.com is one of the best CMS platform for blogs around the globe and it's seamless integration of plugins and tools is second to none.

Despite all this hype, advantages, merits or what have you over other content management systems like blogger, Joomla, Wix etc - people (bloggers) find it difficult to integrate their website using the Google Webmaster Console in order to get indexed by Google and gain organic searches and visits to their blog via Google search engine.

Benefits of adding your Website/Blog in Google Webmater Console

Google’s Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) will give you some additional statistical data about your traffic, such as how many people are arriving at your site through Google searches, the part of the world your traffic is coming from, and the amount of visitors that landed on each specific post or page. It will also show you the total number of individual URLs on your site that have been indexed by Google, which search keywords are most significant for your site, and other information about how Google is indexing your site.
Please note that verifying your site in order to use the webmaster tools is very necessary in order for your site to be indexed with Google, Bing, or any other search engine; Unless you don'e need google to index you. (I wonder why you don't want Google index).

I can take care of all the neccessary SEO and setting to get indexed in Google for you without your having to do anything at all (other than blog)!  Just contact me using the contact us form or email: imattew3@gmail.com for this service, don't worry its affordable.
This post covers you adding your site to Google Search Console but does not guarantee it indexing all the pages as they may be errors on most of your pages (we can take care of that for you).

Note, this post is how to verify your FREE Wordpress.com Blog on Google Search Console, you can also use it to do same for your custom domain name on Wordpress.org or click on the link below to get a see a specific post for verifying your Wordpress.org Custom domain Blog.

How to verify Wordpress blog on Google Webmaster Console

For most sites, in order to verify your niche blog for webmaster tools, you normally need to add a hidden “meta tag” to your page. Since you can’t edit the theme files of your site on WordPress.com, we provide additional tools to make this easier.

If you have multiple domain names pointing to the same site, we recommend verifying the primary domain.

Verify your FREE Wordpress blog on Google Webmaster Console

All of the Site Verification Services can be accessed via your Setting→Traffic screen on you wordpress.com account.

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Here are instructions for how to verify your WordPress.com site with each service:

Google Search Console

(if you have a custom domain, you can also verify with Google by setting custom DNS records)
First, login to http://g.co/SearchConsole with your Google account. At the “Welcome to Search Console” page, enter your blog address (with https:// in front) in the “Website” field.
googlewebmaster1Next, click the “Add a Property” button. You’ll see two tabs: “Recommended method” and “Alternate methods”. In order to use the Google Search Console with your WordPress.com site, choose “Alternate methods“.
Select the “HTML tag” option to continue.
Next, you’ll see a line of HTML code that resembles “<meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”rc2RXSkjV5rz9P2s2hTwdDsnwTu4tD-gmruKUrqBGjs” />. Copy the entire code. Leave the verification page you’re currently viewing open and open your blog’s “Settings” page in a new tab or window.
googlewebmaster4 Click on the Traffic tab and paste the code you copied into the Google field under the Site Verification Services section. Don’t forget to click Save Settings once you’ve pasted the code.
Traffic Google
Return to the Google Search Console verification page and click “Verify“.

As a bonus, See how to Verify your FREE Wordpress blog on Bing, Pinterest and Yandex Webmaster Consoles

Bing Webmaster Center

  1. Log in to http://www.bing.com/webmaster with your Live! account.
  2. Click Add a Site.
  3. Enter your blog URL in the URL box (example.wordpress.com or example.com)
  4. Enter the Sitemap URL in the “Add a sitemap” box (example.wordpress.com/sitemap.xml or example.com/sitemap.xml) and click Add.
  5. Copy the meta tag code that looks like this:
    <meta name='msvalidate.01' content='12C1203B5086AECE94EB3A3D9830B2E'>
  6. Leave the verification page open and go to your blog’s Settings page. (in a new tab/window).
  7. Click on the Traffic tab and paste the code into the Bing field under the Site Verification Services section.
    Traffic Bing
  8. Click on Save Settings at the top of the Site Verification Settings section.
  9. Go back to the Bing verification page and click Verify.

Pinterest Site Verification

  1. Log in at http://pinterest.com/ with your Pinterest account.
  2. Go to your profile and click the Edit Profile button.
  3. Enter your Website address if you haven’t already.
  4. Click the Confirm Website button.
  5. On the next page, copy the meta tag that looks like this:
    <meta name="p:domain_verify" content="90b0c9e0e9ce97cc165c42c4663542beb"/>
  6. Leave the verification page open and go to your blog’s Settings page. (in a new tab/window).
  7. Click on the Traffic tab and paste the code into the Pinterest field under the Site Verification Services section.
    Traffic Pinterest
  8. Click on Save Settings at the top of the Site Verification settings section.
  9. Go back to the Pinterest verification page and click Finish.

Yandex Site Verification

  1. Log in or sign up at https://webmaster.yandex.com/.
  2. Once logged in, click Add site button below the webmaster headline.
  3. Scroll down and enter your Website address (URL) if you haven’t already.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. On the next step (verification), click the tab labelled meta tag
  6. Copy the meta tag that looks like this:
    <meta name='yandex-verification' content='506a386529f57a53' />
  7. Leave the verification page open and go to your blog’s Settings page. (in a new tab/window).
  8. Click on the Traffic tab and paste the code into the Yandex field under the Site Verification Services section.
    Traffic Yandex
  9. Click on Save Settings at the top of the Site Verification settings section.
  10. Go back to the verification page and click the Check button

50 Useful Websites you need to visit (Bloggers & Non-bloggers)

Without any delay, here goes the List of Useful websites you should visit daily.

There are more than a billion websites around the internet and sometimes it becomes hard to search through and find exactly what you want on the web, you understand that kind of thing when you just search Google or Bing or Baidu and yet the wrong websites that are not useful to you at the time keep pooping up.

50 Useful Websites you need to visit

To save you some stress, I have compiled this long list of 50 Useful Websites you need to visit (Bloggers & Non-bloggers) on the internet, I do visit them as well. This list can automate your online presence with hassles.

The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful. This is pretty long list but you will find useful websites you need

  1. goo.gl - shorten long urls and convert urls into short codes. 
  2. unfurlr.com - easily find a url hiding behind the short link. 
  3. copypastecharacter.com - copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard, it also includes emojis, currency, icons etc 
  4. lovlycharts.com - create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps etc. 
  5. iconfinder.com — the best place to find free and premium icons of all sizes. 
  6. office.com - Ya! Where you can purchase the latest version of Microsoft's Office suit 
  7. followupthen.com -- the easiest way to setup email reminders (free).
  8. qClock - find the local time of a city using Google Map
  9.  jotti.org - scan any suspicious file for viruses. 
  10. joliprint.com - reformat news articles and blog content as a newspaper. 
  11. ctrql.org/rss — a search engine for RSS feeds.
  12. random.org - pick random numbers. flip coins and more.  
  13. pdfescape.com - lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself. 
  14. tubemogul.com - simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
  15. myfonts.com - Get fonts free, quickly determine the font name from an image. 
  16. google.com/webfonts — a good collection of open source fonts.
  17. sizeasy.com - visualize and compare the size of any picture.
  18. livestream.com — broadcast events live over the web, biding your desktop screen.
  19. iwantmyname.com - helps you search domains across all TLDs.
  20. typewith.me - work on the same document with multiple users.
  21. flightstats.com - Track flight status at airports worldwide. 
  22. join.me - share you screen with anyone over the web.
  23. onlineocr.net - extract text from scanned pictures, photos or documents - see other OCR tools.
  24. wetransfer.com - for sharing really big files online. 
  25. ¡mo.im - chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk. etc. from one place. 
  26. translate.google.com — translate web pages. PDFS and Office documents free. 
  27. similarsites.com - discover new sites that are similar to what you like already. 
  28. bing.com - just another search engine. 
  29. tinychat.com - setup a private chat room in micro-seconds. 
  30. google.com/history - found something on Google but can’t remember it now? Check your search history!
  31. zoom.it - view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling. 
  32. marker.to - easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
  33. gtmetrix.com - the perfect tool for measuring your website performance online.
  34. ge.tt - quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading. 
  35. scr.im - Crate a shortlink for your email without exposing it to spammers, share you email address online without worrying about spam. 
  36. homestyler.com — design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
  37.  choirscript.com.ng - Print music sheet in solfa notation and upload yours free. Convert your music sheet from staff notation to Solfa
  38. noteflight.com - print music sheets in staff notation, write your own music online.
  39. whoishostingthis.com - find the web host of any website.
  40. woorank.com - research a website from the SEO perspective.
  41. typingweb.com - master touch-typing with these practice sessions. 
  42. privnote.corn - create text notes that will self-destruct after being read. 
  43. snopes.com - find it that email offer you received real or just another scam. 
  44. talltweets.com - Send tweets longer than 140 characters. 
  45. builtwith.com - Find the technology stack of any website.
  46. fiverr.corn - Hire people to do little things for $5. 
  47. ifttt.com - Create a connection between all your online accounts, automate your social sharing with simple applets.
  48. minutes.io - quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
  49. bubbl.us — create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
  50. Timerime.com - create headlines with audio and video aid images (shutting down in August, 2017)

    Ya! That is 50 useful website you need to visit as a blogger, digital marketer, secretary or whatever, they are very useful especially if you want to automate your online presence of be effective in your day to day job.

    I will be making a review of some of them (if not all), so stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter.

    Remember, #BeYou

    Which other website do you use, be part of the next edition, use the comment box below.

10 Experts Quotes/Opinions on How to Increase Blog Traffic and SEO in 2017

If you prefer to grade in the results, you need to have great easygoing SEO management strategy. With more than a billion sites on the World Wide Web today, especially a huge amount of posts being generated by the day.

How to Increase Blog Traffic and SEO in 2017
Search engine optimization is something website owners, bloggers and online/digital marketers have been working on for decades now. Everyone has different methods and reasons for what works best.

What we do get, is that quality backlinks are crucial factor in SEO strategy.

To bolster the chances of your blog ranking even higher, we’ve curated the quotes and opinions of 10 experts to discover their secrets and what works for them in the survival of SEO today.

Don't just read the quotes, get your head round it and implement them in your blog, website and business.

10 Experts Quotes/Opinions on How to Increase Blog Traffic and SEO in 2017

Srish Agrawal   – LogoDesignTeam.com

Internal backlinking is an enormous part of the SEO process.

All in all, it’s not about just creating content, it’s more about putting in the time and effort to make sure you are giving your audience what they need, while also promoting your content to make sure it’s getting in front of the right crowd.

Ted Rubin - tedrubin.com

Welcome to the ‘Age of Influence,’ where anyone can build an audience and effect change, advocate brands, build relationships and make a difference.
 For me it is not about tools, but about strategy, and execution. It also includes:

  • User-Friendly Navigation: Keeping your blog easy to navigate. 
  • Look for Holes in Your Competition: Take a look at your competition’s blogs and websites.  You must find a hole, then work on it. 
  • Don’t Close Your Comments: Don’t close the door for people to leave comments on your blog. 
  • Commenting on Other Blogs: Look for other blogs in your industry that have a good amount of traffic and comments, and contribute a comment. 
  • Syndicate, syndicate, syndicate… share your content via all social channels always including Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Daniel Scocco – Botway.com

Put your users/visitors first. Google is rolling a series of algorithm updates that are giving this factor more and more importance.
If your site and pages are not going to be GREAT for the user you want to serve, then Google is going to pick another one, as he doesn’t want to let his search engine users down. Think about it!

Tim Soulo – Ahrefs.com
There’s really no better strategy than targeting the “right” keywords.
If you’re just starting out, you should only go after the easiest possible keywords, so that to get some initial traction and search traffic flowing to your blog.

Rick Ramos – HealthJoy.com

When you are writing a new article, you need to ask yourself if it has “Social Currency.”
 Basically, the idea is that people share things that make them look good and they agree with. Writing an article with social currency, whatever the audience, is a strong win.

Evgeniy Garkaviy – HopeSpring.org.uk

 The best two strategies that have been effective for us in 2017 are email/newsletter and roundups.
We noticed that traffic from our mailing list stayed longer on our site than traffic from other sources.

Paweł Kijko – TimeCamp.com
The quality of your links matters, not quantity
At the moment, content marketing is spearheading, in particular, content relevance for its users.

Sarah Arrow – Sark eMedia

In 2017 the best ways to get the very best traffic is to pay for it.
 Pinners are buyers. Pinterest is one giant vision board for what people want to buy

Syed Balkhi – WPBeginner.com

The best strategy to increase blog traffic in SEO is to create long-form content that is sharable!

Bill Gassett – MaxRealEstateExposure.com

 One of the best ways to grow your blog traffic is to be consistent.
I publish an article every Monday morning. My readers know this is exactly when they can expect to see new content from me.

Best Working Methods to Increase Traffic and SEO in 2017

After reading over each of these Expert tips and actionable steps, you should have gotten hold of ideas on how to recuperate your SEO and attain rankings in the process.

Your site content needs to provide value to your audience and also give them a solution to their needs. This is the “call to action” of your content, and if you don’t currently have one in place, then your content likely isn’t as valuable as you may think, keep this at the back of your mind before you hit PUBLISH.

Over to you! Share to bless someone else.

How to Increase Blog Traffic and SEO in 2017 - Experts reveals ways to better your Google rankings.