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Monday, 2 November 2020

Where to buy web hosting

November 02, 2020 0

Are you thinking of setting up a website in Nigeria?

 

If so, you’re going to need a fast and reliable web host – the foundation that powers your site. There are two main options for hosting your Nigerian website:

  1. Choose a small, local hosting service based in Nigeria
  2. Choose a larger, recognized international host.

 

As you’ll see throughout this post, we recommend choosing option 2: an established international host. Although there are many local Nigerian hosts, their performance is simply too slow. In fact, we discovered only one local hosting service that produced acceptable performance.

 

Instead, we recommend the superior speeds and ultra-reliability of international hosts like Bluehost. Even in Africa, its performance is outstanding.

Before we get into the details, we need to understand what makes the best web host.

 

A web host determines the speed, reliability, and stability of your website, so it’s important to make the right choice. So, what exactly are we looking for?

 

1. Speed

 

We all know the importance of website speed. And speed all begins with a fast web host. A web host should respond within 200ms (according to Google), so look for a host that responds quickly to your location and around the world.

 

2. Uptime

 

‘Uptime’ is a measure of reliability. In other words, it’s the percentage of time your website is online. Even an uptime of 98% can mean your site is down for six days of the year(!) Look for an uptime of 99.8% or higher.

 

3. Security

 

There’s nothing worse than getting hacked. What would you do if you lost all your content and hard work? That’s why web host security is so important. A good host should have automatic updates and malware scanning. Some even come with a free SSL (security) certificate.

 

4. Backups

 

As extra security and practical feature, many hosts now come with regular automatic backups.

 

5. Customer service

 

Ideally, your web host should have 24/7/365 customer service. Most hosts now have customer service options including phone, ticket systems, and online chat. Note that some hosts charge extra for a premium support service.

 

6. Storage and bandwidth

 

‘Storage’ refers to how much content, images, and data you can store on the host’s servers. And ‘bandwidth’ is how much data can flow through from the server. This has an impact on speed and visitor numbers. Naturally, we want the highest storage and bandwidth within reason.

 

7. Price

 

Don’t always settle for the cheapest WebHost. It can end up causing you issues with speed and reliability. It may even hold you back if your website starts to grow. At the same time, you don’t need to spend a fortune! Look for affordable hosting with all the features you need.



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What is Web Hosting?

November 02, 2020 0

What is Web Hosting?

A web host or web hosting service provider is a company that provides the technologies and services necessary for the website or web page to be viewed on the Internet.

Web sites and their components (stylesheets, Javascript documents, images, etc.) are stored on computers called "servers". These servers are hosted in data centers connected to the Internet.

What is the Difference Between Web Hosting and the Registrar of the Domain Name?

Web hosting and domain name are two concepts that are often confusing. The domain name is the address of your website. To reserve a domain name, you have to go through a registrar.

Once the domain name is reserved, it is necessary to subscribe to a web hosting service in order to store the files of the site.

However, some companies offer both services, domain name registration as well as website hosting.


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Monday, 14 October 2019

Tecno Phantom 9 Review and price

October 14, 2019 0

Tecno Phantom 9

Phantom 9 was released by Tecno not too long ago with a special masterpiece photography experience having a remarkable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Triple Camera. With Phantom 9, recording your unforgettable moments and photography interests has been made easier with an outstanding camera performance.
So much more and joy can be achieved if you really have an interest in a good camera phone, let me highlight notable points about the camera of this wonderful device.
  • The Phantom 9 camera boasts of 120o ultra-wide angle which is different from normal angle lens, photos were taken with this lens will capture/record more, just the way you see it from your own eyes.
  • It has extreme macro photography to take shots as close as 2.5cm without missing any tiny detail. With this, you’re sure not to miss any details of beauty around you.
  • With the 16MP + 2MP + 8MP triple rear camera alongside a quad flash, Phantom 9 can capture a more expansive view more clearly, brighter and more original. Having been built with the newly upgraded AI Auto Scene Detection and AI HDR, the main camera focuses on offering much more intelligent photography.
  • Phantom 9 boasts itself as first in the world to have dual front flashlight, breaking through limitations even in the Dot Notch screen.
  • Also, to be mentioned are the: AR sticker and Animoji, hiding the fingerprint sensor under the display, glamorous craftsmanship design, latest HiOS 5.0 with its other wonderful features.

Going through the above you’ll notice that Tecno focused more on the camera of this device, even though other specs are good as well.

Tecno Phantom 9
32MP Front Camera with Dual Flash
6.4'' FHD
16MP+ 2MP+8MP Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash
Thickness: 7.85 mm
HiOS 5.0
3500mAh Battery
GSM
WCDMA
LTE(FDD,CSFB)
WiFi
CPU Frequency 2.35 GHz Octa-Core
EDGE Yes, GPRS Yes, 3G Yes, 4G Yes
Camera Location Front/Rear
Pixel Front(8MP)/Rear(16MP+2MP+8MP)
8MP Front Camera with Flash
5MP Rear Camera with Flash
Lapland Aurora
AI Triple Camera
128GB ROM
6GB RAM
External Memory UP TO 256GB
2340*1080 Display
In-display Fingerprint
Sim Card Slot Dual Nano SIM+ SD CARD
GPS Navigation Yes
BT
Height: 158.46 mm
Width: 75.3mm
G-Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Electronic compass
Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor
HiOS based on Android™ 9 Pie
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Infinix S4 Review and price

October 14, 2019 0


Infinix S4


The Infinix S4 is built with the camera lovers in mind. This powerful gadget comes with an ultimate gorgeous selfie Camera of 32MP infused with the best technology.
  • With an AI 3D beauty, you create an outstanding class. Adorned with Advanced AI algorithms which maps well over 1024 points around the face and as well provides over 18 customized beautification options, you can be sure of a more intelligent camera that reads more facial feature details than other normal camera, for the ultimate images and exciting video chat session.
  • The S4 boasts of the AR Sticker and can support facial movement up to 120o which allows for a convenient AR sticker usage.
  • Worthy of mention are the: AI Camera, a stylish spacious screen of 6.2”, Perfect portrait pictures with the 13MP + 8MP + 2MP rear camera. With the portrait picture, you have the ability to capture a full depth of sceneries and objects in one shot. While taking pictures with the AI Auto Scene Detection and AI HDR for optimized image output, the screen ratio can support 1:1/4:3/19:9.
  • Also, the Wide-Angle Lens has three integrated lenses that give the perfect combination to capture with an extensive view, irrespective of where the shot is taken from. I can go on and on with the Dual 2.5D glass body design, dynamic colors, upgraded all-powerful XOS, wholesome integrated intelligence, big better battery, incredible energy intelligence and the powerful processor for powerful selfies.

Infinix S4
32MP AI Selfie Camera
6.2" HD+ Waterdrop Display
13MP+8MP+2MP Triple Rear Camera
Dual 2.5D Glass Body
XOS 5.0
4000mAh Battery
Bandwidth GSM: B3/B8   GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
WCDMA:B1/B8       WCDMA:B1/B5/B8
FDD:B3/B7/B20       FDD:B1/B3/B5/B8
                                        TDD:B38/B40/B41
CPU Frequency OCTA-CORE, 2.0GHz
EDGE Yes, GPRS Yes, 3G Yes, 4G Yes
Camera Location Front/Rear
Pixel Front(32MP)/Rear(13MP+8MP+2MP)
Image Size Front Camera:6528x4896
Rear Camera:4160x3120/3264x2448
Flash Light Yes with Quad-flash
Video Recording Yes
Video 1080P @30PFS
ROM 32GB/64GB
RAM 3GB/6GB
External Memory UP TO 128GB
Resolution HD+ 1520*720
Fingerprint Yes
Sim Card Slot Dual Nano SIM+ SD CARD
GPS Navigation Yes
WiFi ( WLAN ) IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac;2.4G&5G
Bluetooth Yes
OTG Yes
Charge Output 5V 2A
G-sensor Yes
Light Sensor Yes
E-Compass Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Gyroscope Sensor Yes
Operation System Android™ 9 Pie
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Thursday, 10 October 2019

[SOLVED] breadcrumbs in website error

October 10, 2019 4


Recent Google update late September 2019 have got so many websites and blogs into breadcrumbs on website issues.

One of the popular issues is the Invalid URL in field “id”, there are so many other issues like missing field id, breadcrumbsList error etc.
Most blogs running on BlogSpot platform didn’t get hit by this, whereas most websites and blogs running on other platforms got hit.

Were you hit by the breadcrumbs in website error?

If your answer is in affirmative, so is mine, I got hit too.
What led me to write this is that one of my blogs had this issue, and as I research to find a way to solve this, it happens that no one has written a post or guide on how to go about this. I believe this is because the error of “breadcrumbs in website” is a new one, even though Google has been advocating for rich text result on SERPs before now, this recent update brought it to bare that on Google console, the error will be indicated.

My blog is powered by WordPress, with Yoast SEO plugin I was able to enable breadcrumbs in my website. Yet, I was hit by the breadcrumbs error of Invalid URL in field “id”.

How I solved this breadcrumbs in website error

After some days of searching the internet including the Google Community and WordPress forum, I was still confused on how to get this issue resolved, then I remembered plugin, yes! Plugin.

I did a few researches, then settled for Schema and structured data for WP plugin. I’m not going to go deep on all the functions of this plugin but you can find it from their website. The only function I was interested in is the breadcrumbs in website error fixer #smiles.
If you’re using Yoast SEO plugin, disable the breadcrumbs in Yoast before you continue. That’s what I did in mine, even though it may work for you even if you don’t disable the Yoast breadcrumbs.

See: How To Write SEO Article


Steps in Solving breadcrumbs in website error for WordPress

  1. Login to your WordPress admin dashboard, hover to plugin and click on “add new”. Type “schema” in the search box and the plugin shows up as shown below. Then install and activate.



2. After activating the Schema plugin, hover to “Structured Data” then click on “Settings”. Tick the BreadCrumbs box then click on “save settings”.



Viola! You’re good to go… But wait, you’ll have to resubmit all your URLs with that error on google console.

So, head over to Google console, go to the error page, click on ‘revalidate’. It takes many days (from my experience) for this process to be through.

As you can see from the image below, after 4 days the validation process is still in progress but looks good. Though testing with Live URL shows that the issue has been fixed.

See Also: 8 tips that will help you rank fast on Google first page



If you’re experiencing any breadcrumbs in website issue in a non-WordPress website, you can drop the details on the comment and the solution will be provided.


That’s it, don’t forget to share with your friends.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

8 tips that can help your new blog rank on Google fast

October 02, 2019 3



Did you just create a new blog or website, are you thinking of the best ways to rank on Google? Hey, look no further, I’m here to introduce you to just a few tips that will help your blog rank better on Google.


Introduction

Ranking on Google’s Search Engine Page Results (SERPs) especially the first page is what every blog owner is striving for, or better put should be striving for. Of course, this will make it possible for your site to generate good organic traffic without spending money on paid ads.

To be able to rank on Google, one has to implement some strategies; even though I’ve seen people rank their sites easily without implementing any of these tactics. However, this may be due to their blog niche, domain authority (In a case where they buy expired domain with high DA), or some other things that may be beyond the scope of this article.

Disclaimer

There are many other ways or methods for ranking on Google (both white hat and black hat), it is not limited to the ones listed below.
The tips I’m giving you here are purely white hats; still, they’re just a few of the white hat tactics you can use to rank your new blog. For the sake of those that may not know, white hat means following Google’s rule to rank your website, while black hat is vice versa. In plain words, the white hat is legal whereas black hat is illegal.
Find below the necessary tips you can apply on your new blog to rank on Google, before going for intermediate/advanced SEO practices.

1. Use short URLs

Research has shown that pages with short URLs rank on Google more than those with long URLs. This is possible only when every other thing remains equal.

2. Optimize your title tag not just for keyword, but for CTR as well

It is a well-known practice to include the target/focus keyword/keyphrase in the title tag, again, your title tag supposed to be optimized for Click-Through-Rate (CTR). CTR is the rate at which visitors click on your link on the SERP, the more CTR you get, the higher you rank on Google. So, you have to optimize your title to be appealing, such that one cannot help but click on your link on the SERP. Eg) “Top 10 Schools in Nigeria; number 6 will amaze you”.  



    3. To rank a page, make sure it contains at least 1,000 words


There are over a billion blogs/websites on the internet today, contents flying here and there. Google is no longer interested in content that cannot add value to people, they believe for content to have value; it should discuss deeply the content topic. 

For example, if you are writing on how to open a Facebook account, say you write… To open a Facebook account, visit the website, click on sing up and that is it. No!

You should be detailed like:

  • Visit https://facebook.com,
  • Click on create an account,
  • Enter your name, e-mail, and mobile number in the spaces provided,
  • Then click the signup button.

This is just an example, be sure you support each step with its corresponding image for Facebook. Writing quality content increases your blog visitor’s session duration, which is also another metric that is used to calculate site ranking.

See: How To Write SEO Article

4. Use numbers in your title tag to boost CTR

Again, title tags with numbers get 36% more clicks than title tags without numbers according to research in a recent study. People seem to get attracted more when you use title tags like:
  • 10 ways to do yoga
  • 7 hot smartphones
  • Best 20 wristwatches

So, start using numbers in your title tags for your content.

    5. Build backlinks from high authority sites in your niche
This is one way you can get ranked on Google faster. When a URL (link) from your website is quoted in another web page, you’ve got a backlink. However, getting backlinks from low DA sites won’t help you rank on Google. But when high DA sites (let’s say DA: 40 and above) link to you, then you’re on your way to rank better on Google.

The question now is; how can you get these high DA sites link to you?
  • There are many ways to achieve that, one of these ways is by giving a well-deserved answer for a question on sites like Quora, in the process, you’ll put your link there. Mind you, you can get banned if your answer is obsolete or contain too much link from your site.
  • Write great content for big sites like Medium. Of course a link to your blog should be embedded in the content.
  • Search on Google for sites that accept guest posts, confirm their domain authority (You can use http://ubersuggest.com), then guest post for them if you are satisfied with their DA.
  • etc

    6. Invest 50% of your time in promoting your content

One of the fastest ways to gain traffic to your blog is by promoting your content. You can promote on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, etc.), but be careful not to spam else you’ll be penalized.  

      7. Website speed
I’m sure you don’t like a slow loading website, me too. When your blog takes time to load, your visitor may end up leaving your site even before it can load fully. 

You should optimize your images if you have too many of them on your blog, you may need to hire a programmer to minify your codes if you’re not one. However, if you are using WordPress, you can easily do all these with plugins. You can check your blog speed using http://pingdom.com. It will show you the time it takes your blog to load, and then give you hints on what to do to increase the speed of your blog.

8. Mobile friendly (Responsive)

Lastly, whatever you do, make sure your blog is mobile-friendly. You can check if your blog is mobile responsive using http://responsinator.com.
Most people browse on-the-go using their mobile devices, as such we have more people accessing our websites/blogs using mobile devices. (See attached image)
For your blog to rank on Google, you must make it to be mobile responsive.



Conclusion

That’s what I have for you can rank a new blog on Google, if you can be religious with these tips; I see no way your blog won’t be ranking on Google.

Remember, you can still get there some other way, but this is a way that is tested and it’s working perfectly fine.

I hope this helps you with your SEO, now you can go out there and rank your way to the first page of Google SERP.

Ask any questions using the comment box, and I'll answer them ASAP.

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