Adding a favicon to your Blog will boost your Google Rating from 15 – 20%, and it’s the simplest thing to do. In fact, most of the optimization steps are quite basic and real easy to do. You may find that certain themes don’t offer the option of adding a favicon, and that only means a little more work. All you need to do is change your theme, and I can name at least 3 themes that do support the addition of the favicon.
How to add a favicon – Simply scroll your courser over “Appearance”, and then click on “Header” in the drop down menu.
You will find the themes (Redwaves by Themient, ColorMag by ThemeGrill, and Spacious by ThemeGrill) to support both Logo and Favicon addition, both of which is very important Click to tweet
Now just some advice on your Logo as an Affiliate marketer. Always brand your own name and not just a particular product, because it widens your options considerably.
But what is a Favicon? – Let’s use WordPress as an example. When you open the WordPress login or home page, at the top of your browser the site title tab will display a little icon. A tiny blue square with the “W” WordPress symbol. That’s a favicon and is also used as the image to create an app, should you so choose.
A Google Rating of no less than 72%, that means it’s a Grade A Site and get the Gold Standard. Now Any Webmaster or professional Blogger will tell you that any score above 70% will rank quite a bit faster combined with other tactics like do follow back links. As I mentioned earlier, simple steps for surprising results but even with record time we’re talking around 3 – 6 months. That will also depend on your niche and the quality of your content, the less your competition the shorter the time to rank.
If you don’t have your own favicon or Icon, don’t despair because I will quickly show you how to create one at no cost. Simply search your browser for "Free Logo Design Sites" and usually they are all quite simple to work with. As I have mentioned earlier, rather brand your name, so enter your own name in the Company Name section. Simply create your favicon, download it and set it as your Site Icon in WordPress. Just a few tips, depending on which tool you decide to use.
You will now see your blog display with a drop down menu to the left. In the settings you now need to click on “Site Identity” where you will find the option to add a Site Icon, which is the favicon. Preferably images of around 200 x 200 pixels.
You want to click on “Media” right beneath “Posts” in your c-Panel and all your images will load on a front page display. Next, you simply click on the first image in your collection to open the image and data. To the Right you will see a window with a few credentials, and the URL should automatically redirect to your Primary Blog Domain. You will also see the Title, Caption and Alt Text which is what this post is all about. Adding the Alt Attribute to your image will make it more visible during a Search Spider Crawl, and also make your blog more S.E.O friendly.
You need to fill out all these details for the image you have as an image tag on your WordPress blog. You should notice the details being updated and saved automatically, and once saved you simply move on to the next image. You can do this by going back to your Media, or simply click on the arrow for next in the top Right hand corner of the attachment details.
The Alt Text you are adding is the Alt Attribute that Search Engines are looking for, and you should keep it under 60 characters but 50 is more advisable. Different Search Engines have different limits, so play it safe at 50 because you don’t want you description to show up incomplete. Think of your Description as kind of like a Tweet, and no more than 160 characters but once again around 150 will be more advisable. And never include any special characters like (# $ @ % & *_) because they are Not S.E.O Friendly. Instead of &, rather complete the sentence by adding And.
If you’re following my other posts and blogs, you will find many of these free little tactics. The things you see on my blogs are all content created through personal testing and application. Besides, it’s kind of a rush when you see results. There are many tactics like this, and I actually have to make time to record Videos and write a few eBooks explaining all my WordPress methods and tactics. It’s a considerable amount of time to make, so currently I’m just breaking it up into several posts. Besides, it’s just another excuse for me to Blog…
Your Blog images all have inventories that need to be filled correctly which is another tiny tactic that will increase your targeted visitor count. And most times when you upload an image to your WordPress cPanel, the credentials are not completed. Luckily to correct all this in the same place is quite simple, and it will boost your ranking capability.
These are the most common mistakes made by newbie bloggers, and quite simple to rectify. But one also need to know how to execute the rectification process by knowing what you’re doing, and more importantly why you’re doing it. Many of these attributes are missing on new Blogs and having them present and optimized may result in a Google Rating above 80%, providing your Blog is compiled professionally.
You can use the same image as your site Logo, but don’t forget to add the “Alt Attribute” to your images in the image settings. The alt attribute in your images is another of many tactics used to boost your Google Rating. But that will be a separate topic for upcoming posts.