Monthly Archives: February 2016

Free Rebuild Pages from Majestic plugin

majestic-logoThe last major update targeting PBNs started penalizing too many 301 redirects. The most common usage was having a “redirect all 404 errors to homepage” plugin. Since then we advise against using this kind of plugins and rebuilding URLs and pages instead.

To make the process easier, we built a plugin which will automatically rebuild URLs with backlinks directly from a Majestic CSV export.

Rebuild Pages from Majestic

You can use this plugin even if you don’t have a subscription to Majestic. Go to Majestic’s Webmaster Tools and verify your site (use plugin Add Meta Tags). Then click the gear icon and under Site Explorer click Pages.

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In top right corner of the table click Export Data and choose CSV.

Go to your WordPress blog and install plugin Rebuild Pages and open it in the Tools menu. Select the minimum backlinks to rebuild a page (we recommend at least 1), choose CSV and click Rebuild Pages. Make sure to keep the plugin active even after import.

If you have only two pages to rebuild, it’ll be easier to do it manually. However if there are backlinks pointing to hundreds of pages, then this will speed up the process quite a bit. Keep in mind you still need to manually add content to these pages. 

Let us know in the comments what you think!

Would you like to see more plugins?

Is there any other plugin you’d like to see us create? If there’s a plugin you commonly use but it causes issues or if it’s something you’d like to use but can’t find – let us know in the comments or contact us.

Free Passive Indexation Check Plugin

searchbotIndexation is one of the most important metrics for any SEO. The usual process to check if a website is still indexed is to run a ‘site:domain.com’ search. However, once you have more than 10 websites and you want to do automatic checks, proxies and software come into play. And besides being annoying, do you really want to constantly ping G with all your websites, every day/week/month, like clockwork, for all your websites?

There’s a better way. If the SearchBot stops visiting your site for some time, there is a good chance your blog was deindexed. So all you need to check is if the bot is still visiting your website. We’ve started doing passive indexation check for EBN in November and we’ve decided to offer it as a plugin.

Note: You don’t need this plugin if your blogs are hosted on EBN. 

Setup Passive Indexation Check

Install and activate the plugin then go to Settings and click Passive Indexation Check. Select after how long you want to be notified of no bot visits. If it’s a low-trafficked site, we recommend 14 days, otherwise you can go as low as 5 days (1 day is not recommended unless you have multiple daily updates to the website).

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Only after you get notified of no visits, should you run a ‘site:’ query.

This passive indexation check lowered our ‘site:’ search queries by more than 90%. 

Let us know in the comments what you think!

Would you like to see more plugins?

Is there any other plugin you’d like to see us create? If there’s a plugin you commonly use but it causes issues or if it’s something you’d like to use but can’t find – let us know in the comments or contact us.

New product in the works – we need your ideas for Easy Domain Monitor!

Domain monitoring inside Easy Blog Networks is one of the most useful secondary features that EBN offers. We think it would be a great product on its own (while still keeping it in EBN), so we decided to do a spin-off.

You’ll now be able to have an overview of all your websites, no matter where they are hosted.

Presenting Easy Domain Monitor

Following our simple and clean user interface from EBN, Easy Domain Monitor has a dashboard of all your domains with the most important metrics.

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Beside the standard known from EBN, we also added:

  • uptime status,
  • registrar information,
  • domain expiration date (we saw way too many users lose blogs due to expired domains),
  • social metrics (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn),
  • blacklist checker for IP and domain,
  • Web Of Trust status,
  • Google Safe Browsing status.

These are all important metrics that have an impact on how search engines look at your website.

If you need more information about a domain, you open the Domain Info Page and see A LOT more metrics.

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These will include:

  • domain registration and modification date,
  • page speed,
  • SSL status and expiry date,
  • nameservers,
  • links to Whois, Web Archive and Screenshots.com,
  • stats and trends of SEO and Social metrics,
  • IP, domain and virus blacklists,
  • your own custom notes.

What is missing? How many domains would you monitor?

We’ll have the first version out very soon but we wanted to gather feedback to see if we missed something you’d really want to see from the beginning. We’d also like to know how many domains would you monitor with this new tool.

Let us know in the comments!

Easy Blog Networks Update #17

It’s been two months since the last update and we’ve done a lot of optimization and maintenance in that time. However, we have awesome new features coming in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

  • Stability, security and speed optimization.
  • Closing HP Cloud and moving blogs to existing servers.
  • New DNS providers – DNSimple, WorldWideDNS and DurableDNS.
  • New hosting providers – Prgmr, RamNode and Atlantic.net.
  • Added more servers and IPs.
  • Over 300 other issues resolved.

On the to-do list:

  • Beta testing HTML hosting with first users.
  • More hosting providers, DNS providers and more IPs.
  • Better domain monitoring tool.
  • Blog presets so you don’t have to enter the same settings every time you install a blog.