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Top 5 Grammarly Alternatives

By Ashutosh Jha → Friday, September 30, 2016
As a quality, the article should be error free. For this, you can use some proofreading tools like Grammarly or others. But if you are not much satisfied with Grammarly than this Grammarly alternative post is for you. Here in this post, I am going to list few top Grammarly alternatives which you can use to write a quality article.

Grammarly Alternative

Grammarly is an online proofreading tool using which you can write error free article and can make a quality content that will be loved by the reader and search engine both. You can check my Grammarly review here.

But there are a large amount of people who don’t like Grammarly may be due to some factors like-

• The cost is high. The monthly cost is $29.95
• Maybe not satisfied with the quality they produce

So, if you are looking for some other options of proofreading tool, then here are some top Grammarly alternatives to writing high-quality articles.

Grammarly Alternative: Top 5

Here are the 5 software like Grammarly which you can use in daily practice for error free content. Some of these are free Grammarly alternatives while others are paid. So let’s start with software like Grammarly.
1. Ginger
2. GrammarBase
3. PaperRater
4. SpellCheckPlus
5. Slick Write

Now let's discuss all these Grammarly alternatives one by one in detail.

1. Ginger

Ginger is a software like Grammarly and is a solid competitor of Grammarly in terms of market and features.

Ginger is a free online proofreading tool to check the grammar and spelling and help you to write error free articles for websites and blogs. Below are some of the features of Ginger.
Grammarly Alternative

Basic features of Ginger is completely free while if you want to use their advanced features like “Text Reader” and “Personal Trainer” then you can go with their premium plan which just starts at $4.10 per month and is far much less than Grammarly.

2. GrammarBase

GrammarBase is another solid alternatives of Grammarly which is a premium tool and checks the following stuff while scanning your articles for error-

Grammarly Alternative
• Grammar
• Punctuation
• Style
• Plagiarism
• Contextual Spelling

So as you can see from the above features, it not only check for the error in the content but also for plagiarism which ensures your content is unique and will not get affected by any search engines updates.

The cost of GrammarBase is $15 per page which can’t be good for those who are looking for the cheap Grammarly alternative.

3. PaperRater

If you will talk about best Grammarly alternative, I would prefer PaperRater due to many reasons-

Grammarly Alternative

• Basic plan is completely free for up to 5 pages
• Premium plan just comes at $7.95 per month which is far less than Grammarly.

Here are some of the features of PaperRater-

• Plagiarism Detection
• Auto Grader
• Spelling and Grammar Check
• Style and Word Choice Analysis
• Readability Statistics
• Title Validation
• Vocabulary Builder tool

4. SpellCheckPlus

This web-based tool allows you to put your text in their content check box and then it will highlight all the mistakes like spellings, grammar and many other things which you can correct in order to make a better article.
Grammarly Alternative
Spell Check Plus is a free online tool with the limit of 250 words; however, the full access can be accessed by registering to the portal.

5. Slick Write

Slick Write is also one of my favorite tools to check grammar and spelling online. It is a powerful to check your writing for grammar errors, potential stylistic mistakes, and other features of interest. Below are some of the features of Slick Write-

• The grammar checker is lightning fast
• It provides customizable feedback to suit your audience and style
• Add impact to reports
• Improve your grades
• It's free


As the alternative of an automatic grammar checker, suggests you hire their professional experts for manual grammar to check.
Also, they can edit, proofread and grade your paper with the affordable rates. Below are some of the situtions where you can take help of AcademicHelp tool-
  • When you want to submit a paper to your teacher, but want to make it a grade A paper by having an editor look over what's wrong with it.
  • When you want to grow as a writer, or at least as a student, by knowing each area of writing you need to work on (within your paper and in general).
  • When you have written a draft, but feel lost, wanting an expert's opinion on how to complete your paper properly.

These were some of the best Grammarly alternatives. You can use any of these tools if you are looking for software like Grammarly. Some of these are a free Grammarly alternative while others are paid.

Which Grammarly alternative you liked most? Which one you use to write error free articles?

5 Effective Ways to Save Money on Online Transaction

By Ashutosh Jha → Monday, September 26, 2016
It takes a lot to earn the money and so we should always try to save as much as we can. The Internet world is moving very fast and we can buy almost everything online nowadays. But how many times you have tried to save or get some cash back while doing an online transaction?
Well, if you are doing so, it’s great and if not you should start saving immediately. Ultimately you don’t have to do anything extra and with just a little effort, you can save some decent amount online.

How much one can actually save?

Let me share my scenario itself. Earlier I used to use Vodafone postpaid card for calling and mobile internet and used to receive monthly bill around 1000 to 1500 bucks a month. Usually, you will find a good number of coupons to save on bills and I was using those and saving some good money every month.

But the issue came when I moved from Vodafone to Airtel due to some network issue in my new office. As you may know, usually, you won’t find coupons on Airtel recharges and so I had to pay full amount every month. I was in search for some methods so that I can save a bit and finally found Airtel wallet through which the company allows some coupon and I am saving around 50-100 bucks on each transaction. Although not a big amount but still this figure matters when you just have to pay 1k-1.5k bucks.

So the motive of this story was we should always look for saving while doing a transaction online. And this doesn’t only apply to the bill payment; you should do the same for e-commerce site transaction and others as well.

In this article, I am going to share 5 Effective Ways to Save Money on Online Transactions. You can save some decent money on every transaction using these methods.

Most Effective Ways to Save Money on Online Transaction

Let’s start with some of the working methods to save money on an online transaction. These are tested and working methods and you should try these to save few bucks.

1. Look for coupon code

This is the most effective method I found to save money on an online transaction. You will almost find coupons for every store and all you have to do is, just use those coupon codes and save some amount of the total transactions either in the form of discount or as cash back.

There are many coupon sites where you can find plenty of coupons for various online stores and you can use those for free.

Just visit the sites and copy the coupons you may want to use. For example, you are shopping at BigBasket and you need a coupon for it. Just check Bigbasket offers and select the one which may be of your interest. Now copy the code and at the time of billing, apply that coupon code and save a good amount.

2. Use the right card

Many times you will find some offer one some particular cards. It can vary from bank prospective or card type.
Sometimes you will get few offers or a special discount on some selected banks and so to get those discounts, you will have to use those cards only.

Also, many times discounts are available for some particular cards like Master card, Rupay card etc. So check the offer criteria before doing the transaction.

3. Abandon your cart

You must be getting some emails about the product which you browsed but didn’t buy? Have you thought how they come to know what you browsed but didn’t buy?

Well, that is the beauty of Big Data and machine learning. Sometimes when you add some products to your cart but didn’t complete the transaction then you will receive some discount offers from the company so that you can make a sell.

This will not happen every time and so you should be careful here.

4. Buy Now!

Sometimes if you are browsing the site or on some ads, you will find a special discount on some product. If that is of your interest, you should buy instantly as those are some special discount provided for some special sessions.
Usually, you will find such offers on Hosting, Domain, and related digital marketing stuff. Recently, when I was logged into BigRock for domain setting, I found one banner displaying a .com domain for just 99 bucks and was valid for that particular session itself.

So you should buy those immediately if you need one!

5. Subscribe for the offers

This is a much-needed stuff. Just browse some site which offers free discount coupons and vouchers and gets their emails regularly. You will find plenty of coupons for your next online transactions.

If those emails are disturbing you, just make those mute and you can continue. But believe me, when you need, those will help you for sure.

Wrapping it up!

These were some of the best ways to Save Money on Online Transaction. You should definitely try these to save few bucks on every transaction.

I would love to know how you are saving on an online transaction?

How to Maintain Top Rank in Search Engine

By Ashutosh Jha → Saturday, September 24, 2016
All the webmasters and bloggers have a dream to be on the top in search engines and after lots of smart work, we come #1 or on the first page.

But what after reaching the top? 
If you will not do anything, you will find your ranking gets down by time. There are many tools which help you to track your search engine position and whenever there is any change in the position, it will send you an email so that you can track the necessary action.

I am using a free tool for this called, Wincher. Just logged in for this tool and feed your keywords for which you want to track your SERP and it will start sending emails whenever there will be any change.
One of the most difficult thing that I found in SEO is maintaining your ranking in search engine. You write an article do some initial sharing and you will find it ranking for some long tail keywords easily. But if you will not do anything for that article further, you will find the ranking down day by day. I am sure many of you are facing this issue.

I was also facing the similar issue for my keywords those I was targeting and was getting down day by day and so thought to target a couple of keywords to check whether I can maintain the ranking or not. And the good thing is the above image.

So here I am going to tell you what I did to recover and maintain the ranking and what you should do to maintain your search engine ranking after reaching the top in search engine.

But before getting into the details on how to maintain the position, let me first tell you why it gets down in ranking.

Why your keyword’s ranking goes down by time?

There are a number of reasons for this and believe me you must have read all these on several other articles. Let me summarize it here.

Google or any other search engines prefer the authority sites first in the search engine ranking. But making authority site is not an easy task and takes years of hard work and budget to do so. As you can see sites like SML, Quick Sprout etc. are authority sites in Blogging and Internet Marketing niche and so you will find almost every article ranked.

But what about the small business owners? How can they rank and maintain the rank?

This article is all about that. Here I will be taking you through 5 stunning methods using which you can maintain your search engine ranking after being at the top.

How to Maintain Top Rank in Search Engine?

Here are some of the methods you should follow to maintain your ranking. Many of these you must have read many times but try to implement these and I am sure you will see the result quickly.

1. Content is still a KING

This is one of the best methods that I found to maintain the ranking in search engine. Google or any other search engine loves those site which is getting refreshed frequently or at least some regular interval of time. By this search engines want to ensure that the site is not a spam and provides value to their user.

As per the moz’s search engine ranking factor 2015, the freshness of the content is a major factor in ranking.

From the result, you can easily see how fresh content affect the search engine ranking. But the point is how to keep your content updated?

Here is what I did and you can also follow the same-

Write an article and do initial seo what you do to rank. I am not going to say you how to rank as you already know this. I am here telling you how to maintain it. So after a month check the ranking of the keyword you targeted for that particular keyword. For this, you can take help of any tool such as RankWatch WebCEO etc.

Now if you’ve maintained your ranking, it’s well and good but if your ranking has downgraded, add some content to the article not just shake to update it but add value to it.

For example, if you have written article on 5 WordPress social share plugins, then you can add a couple of more plugins which will add value to it.

2. Don’t forget Social Media

Social media is one of the biggest sources of traffic nowadays. A newly started site is also able to get 500+ visitors a day from different social media.

Moreover, don’t forget the importance of social signals in the ranking of the site. A search engine considers social share as a genuine method and considers this as a parameter of QUALITY. So no matter where you wrote the content, keep it updated and sharing on a different social media platform.

As per the research was done by Econsultancy on the state of search engine marketing, 74% companies and 82% agency accepted that social media is somewhat or highly associated with search engine ranking.
There are a number of automation methods using which you can share your old posts on social media. You can check few of those methods here.

To make the search engine aware that, you old posts also have lots have the value you have to keep it active and social signals are one of the best ways to do it.

Also, you should promote old blog posts regularly. Recently on Facebook, I have seen some kind of posts like below and I really liked this idea to engage your followers before sharing anything. Make a buzz and see the result. Just check the below screenshot and you will get to know what I am trying to say-

The above Facebook status is a post of one of the popular blogger in the blogosphere and just see how softly he has tried to make a buzz for his next post & webinar and don’t forget to check the engagement on the post.

I really liked this idea…do not you think so? First, make the buzz and then share. Comment the link you will share on the previous post also.

There are many tools to automate this process and I personally use Hootsuite for this work and even a free version of this tool worth, if you are not willing to buy the pro version which is highly recommended.

3. Content Marketing works like CHARM

Nowadays, you must be seeing your Facebook feed full of one term “Content Marketing”, if you have a friend from internet marketing niche…right?

Every top marketer like Neil Patel, Harsh, and other great minds praise content marketing and say this is future of SEO. But why?

As per Content Marketing Institute, “Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain the audience” and that’s true.

In a recent research by Zabisco, it has been found that-

90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.

So you should add some visuals in the older posts as well so that it can attract more visitors. One best thing that you can do for the old posts in terms of content marketing is, make an infographic or video about the old posts and share it across the different platform like social media, email subscribers etc. and just see the result.

Also, once you have made your infographic, don’t only share with your subscribers but also reach out to the new base of audience. To this in a simple way, visit some of the sites from your niche and shoot a sweet & short email to their email mentioning something like below-

“You have designed an informative infographic from their niche and if they would be interested in embedding in any of their posts.”

If you are owning a blog in digital marketing, you must be getting such emails from your fellow marketers-

Be sure to get some good links and shares which will drive both traffic and ranking for your post.

4. How you can forget Interlinking

Interlinking is one of the best ways to boost search engine ranking. Let me first show you a demo-

The above screenshot is from Wikipedia. I just searched “Online advertising” term in Google and found Wikipedia ranking at first (of course not a wonder!). Now just check the number of internal links in just one paragraph. There are plenty of it. This tells the search engine that the other pages (which has been interlinked) is also equally important and hence send the positive signal about those pages to the search engine. Which in turn helps to rank.

Also, interlinking not only help you to maintain the ranking but also it helps you in following-

• Engage your visitors to stay longer on site which decreases the bounce rate which is again a ranking factor.
• Increase page views
• Helps you to perform better in search engines and much more…

5. Make some quality links

With the frequent updates from Google, link building is not that easy what it used to be and so be careful while doing it. This is why I have kept it at the last for already ranked post.

But no doubt, Link building is still the number #1 ways of SEO. Here I am not telling you to build the link simply but to spy the link.

Yes, you heard it right!

Check the link of your competitor for especially those are ranking ahead of you (in case you are not at the first position) and maintain the similar kind of links on that site (must check the site’s quality before making those links).

You can take help of many link building tools to spy your competitor’s backlink. I personally use Ahrefs for this. These tools also show you the stats of sites from where links are coming like DA, PA, and Trust Factor etc. which helps you to estimate the quality of the site.

If these stats are good, proceed and make links and see the boost in your ranking or maintain your ranking.

Over to you!

These were some of the ways using which you can maintain the top ranking in search engine. I worked on a couple of keywords exactly in same ways and have received good result so far.

What do you do to maintain your ranking?

How to Get Index your New Blog Post Quickly in Google

By Ashutosh Jha → Thursday, September 22, 2016
You have spent lot of time on ..
Finding the topic for your blog post
Done lot of research to write article
Done extensive search for keywords selection
Spent quality time on finding and decorating Images..

But still your blog post is not showing in Google. Why?

You must be thinking these..
Why my blog post is not showing in Google
Why Google has not indexed my web page
How to index blog post faster
So what you do in this situation? Do you just sit and wait for the Google to crawl your web page?

How to get index your new blog post quickly? Here is the solution.

how to index blog post quickly

How to Get Index in Google Super-Fast – Proven Techniques

In this guide, I am going to tell you few basic steps using which you can get your new blog post indexed in Google very quickly. I am also going to share the indexed time of this blog post in comment and request you to share the same :)

There is no magic in this but if you will do some work after writing your post, I am sure your new blog post will get index very fast. So below are some of the methods that you should do after hitting the publish button each time.

Also, one thing that you should know here is blog post of old and authority blogs are getting indexed faster than the blog post of new blogs.

Tips 1: Write Quality Content

I am damn sure you have heard this many times that Content is king. Yes, it is. Overall the content is your product that you are selling or using the content you are doing marketing through your blog..right?

So spent good time to research on contents and then only publish the post. I usually take around 4 hours to write a medium length post. What about you?

Do proper and deep research on finding contents and keywords.

Also, quality and length matter a lot. Your blog post should have quality so that Google can have enough reason to show your article and also write at least 500+ words blog posts to get index in Google quickly.

Also write regularly. I have mentioned this several times at TricksRoad. No matter how many you are writing a week but write at the fixed interval. This is going to help a lot.

Tips 2: Build Some Quality Backlinks

Backlinks help to increase the SERP of your blog and so increase the traffic to your blog post. Backlinks also help you to get your new blog post index faster. So after publishing the post, make some backlinks. But remember you are only making quality backlinks and that too from the white hat method. No black hat, please!

You can build few backlinks for the brand new blog post using below methods-
• Do Blog commenting
• Use Forum commenting
• Do proper interlinking of your links and pages
• Submit to the directories

These stuffs will ensure the quick indexing of blog post. Also, you can check few of my articles to know more about this-

Tips 3: Share on Social Media

how to use social media effectively Social media has a strong effect on our daily life and their number of users is increasing day by day. If you are using social media effectively then you can get the traffic as well as a promotion for FREE and quickly. This is also going to help you in indexing.

There are many social media platform and it is not possible to join each social sites. So this is the best practice to select few and work on that harder. Like I am on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Stumble Upon, Reddit, Pinterest mainly. So select few famous and beneficial platforms and work hard. You can also have a look at our social media section for quality information.

Also Read: Check More Details on Social Media Promotion

If you are working to get indexed in Google quickly, share on Google+ and Google+ groups for sure as Google index this fast compare to another social site.

Tips 4: Use Pingdom Tool

It is a service to update different search engines that your blog post has been added. This is a very useful tool that will help you to get index faster in Google. There are several Pingdom tool available, but the two that I am using are- Ping-O-Matic and Google Ping Tool.

Here just you have to fill Name, URL and RSS and just Hit submit. That’s all. Isn’t that easy?

Tips 5: Submit in Google Webmaster

This is the first step after writing quality content I do. Go to the webmaster and select Fetch as Google and submit your URL.
how to fetch as google

First fetch and then Index. This will insure that your post has been submitted to Google and will take less time to crawl the web page. You should not forget this step for sure. Fetching as Google is very easy just you have to add your URL.

This will help a lot and will index your new blog post very easily.

Tips 6: Do Blog Commenting

Blog commenting will not only help you to get indexed quicker in search engine but also can give you high SERP. This will help you to get more organic traffic.

Select some good blogs, read the blog post and write a good feedback. This will also give you a faster result.

Also Read: High PR CommentLuv Enabled Website for Link Building

Over to you

These were all about how to get index new blog post quickly in Google. I am sure if you are going to follow these tips, you will get instant result.

What do you think on this? How much time your new blog posts take to get indexed? Do let me know in the comment.

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5 Best Techniques to Increase Domain Authority (DA) of a Website

By Ashutosh Jha →

Getting traffic to a website is the most important task for any blogger and webmaster. But as we know traffic depends on many factors. Most of us work on SEO mainly, which includes both on page optimization and off page optimization to pull traffic from search engines. SEO helps a lot to gain initial traffic from search engines and make your website popular. But the outdated content and optimization techniques won't help you to get traffic in long run. So now what? Here comes Domain Authority and Page Rank in picture. Since Google has stopped updating Page Rank now and so Domain Authority has become one of the most important factor that decides the quality of a blog or websites. Now bloggers mainly focus on increasing domain authority.


Domain Authority (DA) is a metrics that has been developed by MOZ. It is one of the most popular parameter of SEO. The higher the DA, the more you will get ranked in search engines and hence the more traffic you get.

But domain authority is not something that you can increase in a day or week. As you know this is a very important number for ranking and so there are many factors that have been considered while deciding DA. If you will work on all those, definitely you will get higher domain authority. So now the obvious question is how to increase domain authority? In this guide I am going to tell you the 5 most important steps to increase domain authority of a website. But before going to those steps to increase domain authority, let me tell you few facts about domain authority.

Domain Authority (DA)

The term DA is a self-explanatory work which decides the popularity of a domain. Below are the few facts about domain authority which will help you to understand domain authority better.

1. DA is based on number of factors like the link profile such as how many links are pointing to your website.

2. You can't increase domain authority in a day or week. It takes time but if you will follow my approach, you can get higher domain authority.

3. MOZ updates domain authority frequently. Couple of months ago they updated the domain authority and TricksRoad's DA got increased from 19 to 23. So if you will work on increasing domain authority you will get the result quickly.

4. Domain authority is scaled between 1 and 100 and depending upon the parameters your website can have any value between 1 and 100. It is very difficult to gain a DA of 100. Sites like Facebook, Google, and Twitter are having DA number of 100. But don't get disappointed if you are not hitting 100.

So how to increase your Domain Authority?

How to Improve Domain Authority

This is a very common question that is being asked - How to increase domain authority of a blog or website. So in this article I am going to give you an answer of this question- How you can increase domain authority of a website.

To increase the domain authority of a website first you should take care of the link profile of the website. Here I mean to say you should do the below two things-

1. Remove Bad Links pointing to your website: Here you should remove the bad links pointing to your website. Bad links can harm your SEO and so need to consider immediately. You can take help of online tools to check the links of your site.

2. Get High quality links: Obviously as we know links plays very important role in SEO. So try to get as many high quality links as possible. You can do this in couple of ways. Either you can hire an agency to do this. But this method is bit costly and have risks. The second method is creating high quality contents and those contents which are sharable and linkable. This can include interviews, expert round ups, guest posts etc. These kinds of posts are highly sharable and linkable. This second method is completely white hat technique and there is hardly a chance of getting penalized.

How to increase Domain Authority of a Website? - 5 Best Techniques

So now have a look to the 5 best techniques to increase the domain authority of a website.

1. Gain high quality links

This is the very first and very important step in order to increase domain authority. High quality links will not only help you to increase the domain authority but also it will help you to get higher rank in search engine. There are many ways using which you can get high quality links. For example you can write guest post on some high PR and DA blogs. Also you can get some quality links from the well-established forums. You can read my article how to get best from forums for more details. Even you can ask your fellow bloggers to give you links. 

Also Read: 3 Powerful & Unconventional Link Building Techniques

But again beware while creating links and you should not create low quality links as that will decrease the authority and SERP of your blog. If you have low quality links then immediately you need to work in order to get those removed. 

2. Create Linkable & Shareable Contents

This has direct impact on the domain authority. DA directly depends on your content. Increasing DA is indirectly related to content marketing and for content marketing you should have linkable and sharable content so that others should get attracted to share your articles and even other bloggers should use your article link on their blog for reference. 

If you are writing articles that have enough information and are well structured then even it can appear in Google news. What best else can happen apart from this. Sometimes ago I wrote a complete guide on How to make money from blog. Here I listed around 21 proven method of earning as a blogger and it was a 2100+ words guide which was shared by a lot of bloggers. 

Like this you should also try to write complete guide which any one can follow and be sure to get lots of links and share. This is going to help a lot while increasing DA of your blog.

3. Deep Internal Linking

Increasing DA of a blog or website completely depends on the SEO of a website. It almost considers all the parameters of the search engine optimization. As we know SEO consist of both on page optimization and both off page optimization. On page optimization includes well-formed URL, Title of the post, Meta Tag, Description and internal article linking. Internal linking plays a vital role in on-page optimization of a blog. Also it increases the page views and average time per page views as you are giving your readers some slid reason by providing different good quality articles to read through internal linking. 

Off-page optimization includes link building (this is the example of internal linking), social sharing etc. When you are building any website or writing a new post, make sure you are linking your internal pages/old blog posts to each other. By this way you are telling Google that all your internal pages and posts are equally important and this will help you to rank well. Below I am listing some check points which you can follow while interlinking the posts- 

1. Interlink your pages and posts with relevant keywords. As you can see in this article I have done. 

2. Use different variation of keywords while inter linking. Make sure you are not using the same anchor tag again and again. 

3. Don't only link your own pages and posts. Also try to link few external high quality pages and posts. For example you are writing an article about "How to create a website" and you found someone else has written a quality post then give a link as a reference. Make sure you are only linking high quality sites for external links. 

4. Also make sure all the links that you have used are working properly.

4. Regularly Remove Bad Links

If you are frequent to social media, you must have seen many bloggers and webmasters complaining about the unusual traffic and links from some spam sites or irrelevant sites. These traffic and links decrease your SERP and hence the authority as well. 

The best ways to get protected from such types of issues are continuously tracking your site. You can do Blog Audit for this. Don't worry you can do blog Audit for FREE as well with the help of internet marketing tools like Ahrefs, GSA etc. 

Analyze all your backlinks and traffic source thoroughly and if you find any unusual traffic or links, remove it immediately. There is couple of ways using which you can get those links removed very easily- 

1. On some websites you will find a link, "Request to remove". Fill that form and request to remove your blog's link. 

2. E-mail to the owner of the blog or website, explain the issue and request to remove the links. By this way you can be safe from any penalty from search engines. 

Also by doing periodic link cleaning you'll gain huge benefit. This is something that many bloggers and webmasters don't do. Many do only when they received message in webmaster tool. So don't wait for the Google to tell you/penalize you, do quick scanning frequently.

5. Patient! Domain Age Matters a Lot

Domain age also affects the domain authority and higher the domain age the high domain authority you will receive, if you have good SEO. Generally domain age doesn't come more in the picture but it do affect the domain authority. I have seen many old domains having very high DA. But again this is subjected to the above conditions. 

You can’t expect high DA of couple of month blogs (with new domain name). It much depends on the age and popularity. But once you will start implementing above mentioned methods, I am sure you'll start experiencing increasing domain authority.

Over to You

The domain authority of any website doesn't depend on backlinks or any one factor. There are numerous of factors that affect the DA. Above are the 5 top factors that affect the DA most. So this was all about how to increase domain authority fast. Hope this article will help you. 

If you any other method to increase domain authority quickly, please share with us. 

What is your domain authority? Do let me know in comments and also what all are the factor you consider to increase DA, please share with us. 

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How to Optimize Feedburner Emails in 10 minutes for Best Result

By Ashutosh Jha → Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Even though there is several email marketing company available in the market which offer both free and paid services feedburner emails are still on the top. Feedburner email is no doubt the most popular method for emailing blog posts to subscribers. The most attractive thing with the feedburner emails are it’s completely free and comes through your Google account. Even though I use some other email marketing services also but Feedburner is still the best and I like it much. However, I think many users do not realize its potential and all the ways the service can be utilized to maximize readership and sharing. This post will take you through 5 major ways to teach you how to optimize feedburner email.

I know many of you know few points but if you’re going to implement all that will boost your traffic and engagement for sure. Few days back I was also not aware of few tips and was using the default setting provided by Feedburner email account but then one of my friends Rakesh Dursheti gave me beautiful feedback on Facebook and I researched for the best use of Feedburner and here are my experiences.

Also Read: Free Blog Title Generator to Write Best Headline.

How to Optimize Feedburner Email

Here in this post I’ll be showing you the top 5 ways to optimize feedburner emails in just 10 minutes. So that you can maximum out of it.

Summarize Emails or Not

This is one of the most important and debate question in blogging. The default setting in the feedburner email will mail the full blog post to your subscribers. Is this beneficial for bloggers? If you’ll ask me it’s not. Because by this way you’re not going to get traffic and engagements from your subscribers. They will get full post in email itself and so why to visit you. Just think why you worked to increase subscribers?

So just cut the full post to summary and mail. There is a setting in your feedburner account using which you can do this. I would suggest you to mail around 200 characters to your readers and for the remaining part let’s have them visit you.

10 Things to Know before Starting a Blog

By Ashutosh Jha →
So you want to start your own new blog?
Or you want to take your blog to a new height?
This post is for you. Here I’ll discuss about few important things to know before starting a blog.

If you’re in this field you must have seen things about blogging changes every now and then but not completely. This I think is the beauty of blogging. You must have to be active in the blogosphere and on the internet to keep yourself updated.

There are millions of blogs online, but whether all are successful? Of course not. Only few of those make the name and money. Why like this? There must be some reason behind this success. If you can get those secrets and can implement on your blog too, you can be the next.

In this post I’m going to show you some important things you need to know before starting a blog. I am sure if you’ll follow these tips, you’re going to save lots of time and energy.

Before moving to those 10 things that you should know before starting a blog, first I would like to ask few questions to you. You should ask these questions yourself before planning to start a blog. So here are those-

1. Why you want to start a blog
2. Who would be your primary audience
3. What is your story (Niche)
4. Can you fill the gap of niche with your content
5. Can you commit to Blogging- Consistency
6. Are there a chance to earn from it
7. Can you be active in the online world
8. Can you handle the pressure and critic
9. How you’re going to build links and about SEO
10. What is your ultimate goal

I think these are the very basic question you should ask yourself before starting a blog or even if you’ve a running blog, you should ask these questions to plan out the things in a better way. Do let me know your answers of any favorite question in comments. I’ll love to know that.

Things you should know Before Starting a Blog

So let’s start with those points by following which you can become one of the successful blogger in the coming time. Also if you disagree with me at any point of time or you want to ask any question/doubt, please drop your question/feedback below. I’ll love to answer those.

1. Select the best category of Story

This is the very first and basic step while starting a blog. Niche selection is very important as this is going to decide your future as how other things will go. It’s always preferable to select single topic niche compared to multi topic niche especially in long race. Already I’ve written a complete blog post on Single Topic Blog vs. Multi Topic Blog. If you’ve not read this, I would suggest you to read that also because I have given a complete guide for the niche here.

Also if still you’ve lots of topic in your mind and you’re not sure (my case was similar), this is what you should do and the same I did. Take a pen and notepad and write the entire niche name on which you want to start a blog. Now write at least 15-20 blog post name for each of the niche. You will clearly come to 4-5 from the list. Now check out of the remaining, which have less competition and more chance to earn, select that niche. I am sure by this way you’ll select the best niche for you.

2. A self-Hosted blog is still best

We think about this a lot but the best thing you can do about blog hosting is host your blog on your own hosting. No matter it is a blogger or wordpress. Self-hosted blogs are far better than the free platforms like or or Tumblr. So if you’re going to start a blog I would recommend you to use BlueHost hosting. This is one of the most reliable hosting I’ve ever seen. I’m using their service on my other blog and am completely satisfied with their service. You’ll get a free domain also with any hosting package.

With self-hosted blog you’ll be able to manage as per your need which is almost not possible in free blogging platform.

3. Define your Target Audience

This is the point where many newbie bloggers commit mistake. They either failed to define their target audiences or if they do, many fail to reach out to them. You need to overcome on both the scenario.

Define your audience & Reach out to them

This means select your customers from your niche. This is so simple. If anybody wants to sell a cloth, he/she needs to reach out to that person who are looking for the cloths not there who are looking for something else which does not even have any relevance with cloths. In blogging also we do follow the same things. If anybody/group is looking for the technical tips but you provide health related tips and you’re reaching out to them definitely you’ll never convert those to buy from you or visit to you. So always select your target audience. If you’re blogging in health related domain, join those groups where people are looking for health related tips, advertise on that place where these people come. You’ll definitely rock.

Always serve only those things which people need!!

4. You should have a good Domain Name

There are plenty of websites and blogs in the world and around a million are getting registered each month. So in this competitive world you need to be unique through which people can easily remember you. If you’re starting a blog for the short term like event blogs, you can have keywords in the domain name else select some name which readers can easily remember. Either it should depict what you do or have to be unique. Like bloggingtips clearly says it will say about blogging tips. Whereas domains like TricksRoad or Aha-Now are something which are easy to remember. So always select the unique domain name and you should avoid below things while registering domain name-

  • No Sms words like u for you, 4 for for etc.
  • No numbers
  • Try to avoid hyphens (-)
You can check my details post on How to select best domain name.

5. Focus on Readers

Most of the bloggers especially the newbies focus on visitors and try to get more and more visits to get good income from AdSense, you should initially avoid this. I am not telling you that you should not focus on traffic. You do but focus on the contents more. Focus on readers rather to have more page views. Write engaging contents and that content which solve other’s problem. If you’re able to do so, traffic will automatically come. And then you would be easily able to convert your visitors into loyal readers.

6. You need to be Social

Initially I too had this misconception that I’ll get the traffic from Google and other search engines but within few weeks I realized it’s almost impossible to get decent traffic initially. This is the truth. Nobody can get lots of traffic at the initial days and hence you need to use some other strategies.

So, how do you get traffic in the short run? You can get through social media. There are many social networking sites to boost traffic and you should work on those sites to get visitors. Join Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reedit and others to get good amount of traffic. You can read our post, Top 5 Social Networking Sites to Boost Traffic.

Also if you’re willing to spend few dollars you can buy ads on facebook, stumble upon or on other social sites, but if you don’t; you have to make good social media profile. Once you’ve good profile, you can easily get the traffic.

7. Design is Marketing & Marketing is Money

Neat & clean design will lead you to success. Initially when I started TricksRoad; I had a basic design which was ok. I continued it for a month and later felt that in this competitive environment where around a millions of new sites are getting started each month, ok will not work. You’ve to be the best and then finally came with this, which is good. Isn’t it?

You should have a design which can make money for you. You need one which can drive traffic to your site and hence can lead to money. You can refer my details post on How to select effective templates for blogs and websites.

8. Long Content still works

Long content has always been a key of success and will be. Google or any other search engines still value a lot for the lengthy articles over the short articles.

Google has recently launched an in depth article section on their search result.Also the best online marketing person in the world Neil Patel says the more the content length is the more attention you get. You can check his in depth analysis on content length here.

I haven’t seen a small article went viral. Always you’ll find those articles which are at least 1200 or more viral on the internet. This is not just for the sake of length. This says while writing the post, a well research has been done and so can solve the problem in a better way. So you should also be ready to write the long articles if you want to get visible in search engines. You can see in the above figure, all those posts those are in top 10 are of length more than 2000 words.

9. Personal branding is essential

It has been seen that Google prefer personal branding more. You can get this idea from their social site Google+ where they focus more on the personal branding of author. So this is the time to show person behind the great content, site and business.

In fact this helps a lot. If you show your picture on the blogs, your visitor gets an idea about your personality and this helps a lot in the interaction. You should spend equal time in building the site and building your personal brand too.

If you’re only focusing on building and branding of your blog and site, no doubt people will have a good image about your blog and they will visit you often. But this will not help you a lot. Now suppose you’re starting a new site, you’ve to work again from scratch to make it famous. But if from the start of first blog itself, you’re working on personal branding as well you won’t have to work that much and your name and image will be enough for your readers to visit to your new venture. Neil Patel, Dino Dogan and Harsh Agarwal are the live example of this.

So it’s the time to show your face if till now you haven’t. I’ve seen many bloggers using the name as Admin, what exactly this mean. This clearly shows either you’re not willing to come outside or you’re not sure about the thing you do. And if you’re not sure how can others. Believe me you’ll get lot of benefits of personal branding. Also try to keep same pic everywhere starting from your blog to social sites. I agree this is bit difficult but this will help to identify you by your visitors and will add an extra point in your branding.

10. Monetization Techniques

Last but most important point while planning to start a blog. Ultimately you want to make blogging as your career and want a full time income from this. So you need to plan everything pretty well. Like choose only that niche from where you can earn money else later you’ll find bit difficult to earn. Be sure about the monetization techniques that you’re going to use in near future to earn from your blog. You can check my article on different ways to make money from your blog. Here I have listed around 19 real and proven methods to earn from blog.

What else do you need to know? Over to you

Planning is very important before starting anything in life. This doesn’t end to blogging. If you’ve planned everything well, you will get success. And I’m sure with these points you can break the barrier. So that’s about things to know before starting a blog. If you liked this post, please consider it for sharing. Also to receive such tips directly in your email, subscribe us. It’s just a click away.

So what other things we need to know before starting a blog? Please comment.

120+ Best Blogging Tools to Grow your Blog- [2016 Edition]

By Ashutosh Jha →
With the advancement of technology, almost made our work damn easy. No matter what you are doing, you will find such tools which can make your work easy.

The same also applies to Blogging. It’s no more a secret that Blogging is now a business and people are making Millions out of it. It is an art and with the help of tools, we can make this art run and shine.

Best Blogging Tools to Grow your Blog
Just for an example, a few years ago, if we had to build links, we type the keyword in the search engine and check on which all site we can make the links but what about now?

With the help of link building tools, we can get the list of all the sites, their status, ranking or say all the details about it in just a click. Isn’t Blogging tools have made Blogging easy?

There are many such best blogging tools those are making our way easy and we should use those as and when required. To get those on a single page, I have compiled the epic list of best blogging tools to grow your blog and business.

Personally, I have used many of these while others are based on the expert’s recommendations. You can use these tools without a second thought and can make your blog run like a business.

The Ultimate List of Best Blogging Tools

Here is the list of 120+ Best Blogging Tools for your reference. I have categorized all these tools in different sections so that you can pick the one which you like the most.

This post is going to be bit long so a cup of coffee is highly recommended :)

Blogging Platforms

WordPress: It is the leading CMS to start with blogging. WordPress is very popular as it has over 40k plugins to your required work easily.

Blogger: After WordPress, Blogger is widely used. It is a free platform and has good features available. You can start a blog on Blogger platform in minutes.

Joomla: Joomla is also a leading platform to start blogs and websites. There are several top sites hosted on Joomla. Drupal is also one good alternative of it.

Tumblr: recently it has become one of the top choices of blogger. Especially bloggers use Tumblr to rank their money making sites. You can find high quality expired Tumblr domain and can rank site easily.

Desktop Blog Editors

Evernote: I use this tool to make quick notes and it’s available via cloud syncing.

Desk: This is a paid tool for Mac OS and is a distraction free writing tool. Very useful for blogger using Mac.

Open Live Writer: This is one of the best tools to write and publish directly from the tool itself. Here once you will sync your blogs in the Open Live Writer, you can write and publish directly. The only this is, it works only for Windows and won’t work on Mac OS.

Blogo: Blogo is a desktop editor where you can do offline writing and directly publish to your WordPress blog from the dashboard. It is again only for Mac.

Blog Post Title Generator

I would recommend you to please check our detailed post of Best Blog Title Generator for details. Here is the list of Blog Post title generator.

• UpWorthy title generator: This is a viral title generator and will help you a lot. Great for a story like a site.

• Potent C idea generator: Will work both as a content idea and title generator for your next post

• Headline Analyzer: This is by Coschedule and is one of the best blog post title generator tools I have come across. Here you just paste whatever is in your mind as the title and it will give you the complete analysis as should you use it or not.

• Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer: It checks the emotional marketing value of a title. The higher the EMV score is, the better it will perform on social media channels.

• TweakBiz title generator: This is another great tool by Tweakbiz and helps you a lot to find the idea for the next blog post title.

Proof-reading tool

Grammarly: One of the best tool available in the market to check grammar today. It is available in both free and paid segment.

AtomicWriter: A good alternative of Grammarly. Again available as free and paid. For advanced checking, you will have to buy this tool.

Check our Top Grammarly alternatives to know about other proof-reading tools.

Ginger: Ginger is a free online proofreading tool to check the grammar and spelling and help you to write error free articles for websites and blogs.

Stock Image for Blog

Google Images: The best place to find the image for your blog post. But be careful while choosing it especially if you are not getting credit to the owner of the image. They may file DMCA and you will be in huge loss. You can check our article on How to Find Royalty Free Images in Google.

Flickr: Use advanced search to find images with a creative common license.

WP Image Suite: It is a paid WP plugin to find the image. This tools searches over 9 image sources and will give you the wide option to get the images. Also, you won’t have to provide the credit if you are using this plugin.

Canva: It is a graphic design software where you can design images and banners for your site.

Unsplash: It is a great tool to find the HD images. It’s a free source to get high-quality images.

Content Ideas

• Blog Comments: Get the ideas for the next blog post from the comments done by your readers.

• Google Trends: Check the trending topics of the current time or you can also search for the trendy topics based on your keyword.

• Ask your readers: You can also send an email to your subscribers and can ask what they want you to write. This is one of the best ways to get content ideas. You can also create a poll on your blog for the same.

• Social Media: Post some topics on your social media wall and ask your followers to suggest what they want you to write.

BuzzSumo: You can enter a website or topic and the tool will show you the most engaged topics and content shared on that.

Quora: One of the best Q&A sites where you can get unlimited content ideas. Just enter the keyword in the search box and you will get thousands of topics to write on.

Blog Submission Sites like Kingged: You can also check sites like Kingged where other share their posts and so you can get an idea what to write.

Offline Reader & Content discovery

Pocket: One of the most productive tool I am using. You can save the web pages which you want to read later or for reference purpose. You can read it later anytime.

Feedly: Subscribe to any blog feeds or search for your interested topic to discover new blogs to subscribe to.

Visitor Stat & Analytics 

• Google Analytics: The best and free tool when it comes to analytics. Given by Google, it will show you the complete traffic details, their behavior, real-time data, keywords, kind of traffic and much more. It is a must have the tool and must trusted analytics tool you must have.