Why are Meta Descriptions Important?

 

Adding meta descriptions and meta keywords helps improve your SEO. This means that when users search online for data similar to what is on your blog or website then your blog or website have a higher chance of appearing in search results.The meta description is a small piece of information usually made up of up to about 155 characters – a tag in HTML. A meta description summarizes the content that appears on a webpage. Search engines display the meta description in search results mostly when the searched-for words / phrase is within the meta description. Optimizing the meta description is crucial for on-page SEO.

WHY ARE META DESCRIPTIONS IMPORTANT?

Website content is not enough to guarantee success. Users have access to hundreds of thousands of available websites, and do not have the time have the opportunity to go through all sites. They mostly look at the top three most popular search engine results. If you want your website to show up in the top three search results then you will need to include meta descriptions that optimize your SEO.

BE DESCRIPTIVE

Let’s look at a blog: The title of your blog should be as descriptive as possible. It gives the reader an idea of what type of content to expect from your blog. A blogger that does not take advantage of this eliminates the blogs chances of showing up in a search engine’s results.

Meta description benefits your blog in two ways:

It makes the search engine’s job easier by providing a concise description of the blog, and

It attracts users by providing a coherent and concise summary of the blogs posts.

How can you make your website / blog stand out in search results?

WRITE IN AN ACTIVE VOICE: You want to spur readers into action. You cannot do this if you written in a dull, lackluster voice. Use detailed descriptions that induce excitement in the reader.

INCLUDE A CALL TO ACTION: If you’re writing about a new product or service readers should be excited when they read your meta description.

INCLUDE STRUCTURED CONTENT: Write as much detail as possible, if you’re writing about a holiday, for example, include details such as the location, accommodation and tourist attractions.

META DESCRIPTIONS SHOULD MATCH THE CONTENT: Google sifts through meta descriptions that does not match content and may penalize a website guilty of this practice. However you should avoid repeating or boiler plating titles.

INCLUDE CRUCIAL KEYWORDS: If the search keyword matches text in the meta description, Google will display the meta description and highlight it in the search results. This will make the link to your site even more inviting. However you should avoid keyword stuffing. Limit the number of keywords you use to prevent coming across as “spammy” to users.

THE META DESCRIPTION MUST BE UNIQUE: Potential customers should be able to identify your page. If a number of pages display the same meta descriptions then customers will eventually get tired of searching through page after page of similar data. You want your website to stand out. Create a unique meta description that the customer will never forget.

What is the best social media site for SEO?

New networking sites are developed every day. Some are more popular than others. If you’re wondering which one is the best for your SEO check out our list below.

1. Google+

With over three million users Google+ is surprisingly not the biggest social media platform but it is owned by Google. This means that Google keeps a record of your activity on Google+. The more active you are on Google+, the better your rankings on the world’s most popular search engine.

2. YouTube

With over four billion users, YouTube allows users to post videos. Creating videos is one of the most effective ways of attracting customers or fans towards your ‘brand’. Google also owns YouTube. It is the world’s second largest search engine with over four billion videos watched every day. YouTube is one of the most popular social media platforms in the USA with over 22% of its users coming from the USA. It is a valuable platform if you’re looking to draw more people to your website which in turn can increase your brand’s popularity.

3. Facebook

Facebook has over two billion users with more joining every day. It is one of the most popular and also the largest social networking platform. Consumers often visit a brand’s Facebook page before investing their time and money into a brand. A lot of people look for a brand’s Facebook page before visiting its website. It is also one of the best social media networks if you’re looking to generate new business.

4. Twitter

Twitter also a popular social media platform. It has over 313 million daily users. It has become a large social search engine that is used to broadcast news items as well. Links posted on Twitter lead back to your website. Regular tweets can help you increase your follower and also visitors on your website. Stay on top of trends by using appropriate hashtags, keeping up to date with the latest news headlines and by creating attention grabbing tweets.

5. Pinterest

Over 70% of users visit Pinterest before making purchase decisions. It has over 1 million brand pages as registered users with over 100 million users visiting its site Part of its success can be attributed to its spectacular visuals that users share. Of course it also helps users sell products. People find pins by searching the site. This leads them to your website, thereby increasing your web traffic.

6. Instagram

Instagram is also an excellent visual social media platform which helps build personal and business brands. With over 400 million users Instagram is one of the best social media sites to showcase your brand. More than 65% of the world’s top brands have Instagram accounts.

7. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional social media platform which lets users connect with businesses. This is for B2B organizations. It also lets users connect with future employers and also allows employers to headhunt future employees. It has more than 380 million users worldwide. More than 55% of business-to-business companies use LinkedIn to search for clients since users who engage with them on Linkedin have a 50% more chance of making a purchase.

8. Flickr

Flickr is an online image and video based social media site that was created in 2004. It was taken over by Yahoo in 2005. Users embed and share pictures. Its 112 million users share more than a one million photographs daily.

9. Quora

Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheevar, co-founders of Facebook founded Quora. Users post questions which are answered by users. Quora has more than 80 million usersnad made more than $141 million in venture capital funds.

10. Tumblr

Although Tumblr is rated by users as the least user-friendly social platform, it is still one of the most attention-grabbing social networking sites. It has a wide variety of different types of content that can be shared on its siteTumblr supports audio posts, photo and video posts, quote posts and chat posts,. Tumblr also allows reblogging like Word Press does. It was created in 2007and now has over 200 million blogs.

Men and women: In Love and in Conflict 

Men and Women: In Love and In Conflict 

It feels good to be protected. It feels good to be loved. It’s wonderful to be respected. I have faced aggressive criticism from men and women equally over the years.

 

Archaic beliefs over sex, for one. The recent awareness drummed up by social media, traditional media, activists and, celebrities have helped the world understand that a woman’s choice to have sex or not have sex, to host a baby or not host a baby in her body is hers and hers alone. Still, staunch traditional values of certain cultures dictate how a women’s body should be used and should not be used. I am a victim of this. My trusted gynaecologist judged me. “You should have more sex. That’s the cause of your problem.”

 

Who do you believe?

You believe yourself.

 

Guest Poet: KD ROSE

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Hi Everyone,

I am featuring a poet and dear friend of mine on my blog today. Please welcome KD Rose. 

  
With a distinctive voice, K.D. Rose illuminates and embraces the songs of our lives. Revelatory and urgent, her poetry combines fearless beauty with the strangeness of an other, watching and bearing witness to the exquisite and heartbreaking world while embroiled in the intensity and passion of life’s dynamics. In turns ethereal, haunting, and brazen, Dream Poem invites the reader to the trance of what it means to be living today. For the first time K.D. Rose’s literary published poetry and hidden gems are gathered together in this bold collection. Includes a bonus section with The Essay “I Have No Voice and I Must Write”, and the short story “The Empath”! 

 

 

About the author:

  

 K. D. Rose is a poet, essayist, and author. K.D. was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry for “There are Species of Stars Yet to be Seen.” K. D.’s book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry. She has written books in multiple genres. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in Word Riot, Chicago Literati, Poetry Breakfast, BlazeVOX Journal, Ink in Thirds, Northern Virginia Review, The Nuclear Impact Anthology, Stray Branch Magazine, Literary Orphans, Maintenant Contemporary Dada Magazine, Lunch Ticket Arts and Literary Magazine, The 2016 Paragram Press Anthology, Eastern Iowa Review, Bop Dead City, Santa Fe Literary Magazine, Hermes Poetry Magazine, Slipstream, Wild Women’s Medicine Circle Journal and The Offbeat Literary Magazine.
And here’s a taste of KD’s poetry…
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I saw the best minds of my generation

starved into servitude, strides for recognition

unheard by ears listening to another word,

forthright regals regaling unwittingly

about pond scum to bigger fish.

 

They moved with surety once but

never again, with age, their pages lost,

their songs unsung except to one another,

temple to temple all night long, cost

again by Burning Man and outre suave

signs o’ the times and Y2K like

the best minds produced exiles in rivers

damned by those who bar the crossings.

 

I saw the best women of my generation

struggle to become both woman and man,

fight against one another with tea cups and

soirees against reason for reasonable lives

and Jumbotron kisses raising daughters

who dare to bare in instagrammatic spheres.

 

They lost to no lunches and fast food,

diets and airbrushed mini malls, pork

size poker faces every day in halls

built for man-sized business balls.

Still in the fight that has become

meatballs at home only, lonely

to make ends meet with the hubby,

in hijacked housing ballooning

daily.

Guest Poet: KD 🌹

Hi Everyone,

I am featuring a poet and dear friend of mine on my blog today. Please welcome KD Rose.

With a distinctive voice, K.D. Rose illuminates and embraces the songs of our lives. Revelatory and urgent, her poetry combines fearless beauty with the strangeness of an other, watching and bearing witness to the exquisite and heartbreaking world while embroiled in the intensity and passion of life’s dynamics. In turns ethereal, haunting, and brazen, Dream Poem invites the reader to the trance of what it means to be living today. For the first time K.D. Rose’s literary published poetry and hidden gems are gathered together in this bold collection. Includes a bonus section with The Essay “I Have No Voice and I Must Write”, and the short story “The Empath”!
About the author:

K. D. Rose is a poet, essayist, and author. K.D. was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry for “There are Species of Stars Yet to be Seen.” K. D.’s book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry. She has written books in multiple genres. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in Word Riot, Chicago Literati, Poetry Breakfast, BlazeVOX Journal, Ink in Thirds, Northern Virginia Review, The Nuclear Impact Anthology, Stray Branch Magazine, Literary Orphans, Maintenant Contemporary Dada Magazine, Lunch Ticket Arts and Literary Magazine, The 2016 Paragram Press Anthology, Eastern Iowa Review, Bop Dead City, Santa Fe Literary Magazine, Hermes Poetry Magazine, Slipstream, Wild Women’s Medicine Circle Journal and The Offbeat Literary Magazine.

 

And here’s a taste of KD’s poetry…

X
I saw the best minds of my generation
starved into servitude, strides for recognition
unheard by ears listening to another word,
forthright regals regaling unwittingly
about pond scum to bigger fish.

They moved with surety once but
never again, with age, their pages lost,
their songs unsung except to one another,
temple to temple all night long, cost
again by Burning Man and outre suave
signs o’ the times and Y2K like
the best minds produced exiles in rivers
damned by those who bar the crossings.

I saw the best women of my generation
struggle to become both woman and man,
fight against one another with tea cups and
soirees against reason for reasonable lives
and Jumbotron kisses raising daughters
who dare to bare in instagrammatic spheres.

They lost to no lunches and fast food,
diets and airbrushed mini malls, pork
size poker faces every day in halls
built for man-sized business balls.
Still in the fight that has become
meatballs at home only, lonely
to make ends meet with the hubby,
in hijacked housing ballooning
daily.

Blog Tour: Runaway Principessa by Sun Chara


Hi Everyone,

Romance author Sun Chara is back with a sizzling

Tug-a-war between the sexes! ❤️❤️❤️
Infamous Italian neurosurgeon, Peter Medeci, has a score to settle with his estranged wife: her reckless bid for independence has nearly destroyed his medical career.

Ellie, desperate to reassert herself as more than his bedroom playmate, flees the ‘fairytale’ for a gig in a Hollywood club until Peter comes looking for her. For her freedom, Ellie must spend the next three weeks being the ‘good doctor’s wife’ in public…and his mistres s in private!

❤️❤️❤️

You can buy the book here:

Purchase Links
http://amzn.to/2pFGz1X UK

http://amzn.to/2rbKnIU US 

https://hyperurl.co/1nixom 

Amazon worldwide & all e-retailers

 *Available also in paperback

❤️❤️❤️

And here’s something more about the lead characters. 
Top Five Things about Peter / Top Five Things about Ellie  
Peter

1. He’s a hot & sexy Italian so in love with Ellie, but he doesn’t realize it until it’s almost too late, and he might lose her.

2. He’s an alpha male and driven to succeed, possibly even at the cost of his marriage to Ellie because of his poverty stricken past. He never wants to do poor again, not even for Ellie.

3. He is tough and ruthless but he has a soft spot in his heart for Ellie, and his pet dog, King.

4. He built his wealth not so much for himself, but to take care of his family and others in need. So when Ellie spurns his riches, he’s thrown for a spin, until he realizes all she wants is him.

5. Peter is honorable, has integrity and champions the less fortunate…but as admirable as that is, he almost missed Ellie’s desire for fulfillment outside the bedroom…she wants to be more to him than a bedroom playmate.

 

Ellie

1. Ellie is beautiful, sassy but a bit naïve in the ways of the world…and her reckless bid for independence could ultimately destroy Peter, her one true love.

2. After five years of living as the ‘good doctor’s wife’ to help Peter reach the pinnacle of his medical career, Ellie feels lost and is a shell of herself. In a gutsy but rash move to ‘find herself’, to rattle Peter, and perhaps save their marriage, she flees the ‘castle’.

3. Ellie has selflessly suspended her life first for her parents, then for Peter…but then she rebels and ditches the ‘fairytale’ for a Hollywood nightclub gig to follow her dream of becoming a singer. Little realizing that by glamorizing poor and working for tips, she’s entrapped herself in a life that could be not only Peters downfall, but hers as well. There are those, unbeknown to Ellie that would bring the renegade doc down for political gain, and they’d use any means at their disposal…including Ellie, especially Ellie.

4. Ellie is afraid of dogs because she was bitten by one when she was a child…that Peter now has a pet German Shepherd does not help him with his overtures to save their marriage.

5. Ellie is smart to realize that Peter is indeed her Prince Charming, and it is the very thing she’d been fighting him for that ultimately saves more than their marriage.

❤️❤️❤️

 About the author

Sun Chara, a multi-published, JABBIC winner for Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella , writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance, high adventure historical romance, and any genre that knocks at her imagination. Globetrotting for lore while keeping tabs on Hollywood leads, she loves the challenge of creating stories for book and screen. Designer Frappuccinos with whipping cream/sprinkles on top make everyday a celebration! Find out more at: https://facebook.com/suncharaauthorpage or https://www.twitter.com/sunchara3

Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid

I tried out the body shop’s matte lip liquid in magnolia and I love it. It’s long lasting, suits my complexion and has a pleasant after taste. Check out my picture. Also, the staff at the a ballito Lifestyle store were awesome, patient and helped me pick out the perfect shade for my complexion.  At around R85,95, the price is money friendly. 

Phenomenal Women Workshops Now In Ballito

Local psychologist, Dr. Anne Govender is on a mission to help women become the best version of themselves by designing a series of workshops to help women overcome obstacles and unleash their talents.
The workshops kick off in Ballito this February, the month of love. Details are below.
 ZEN YEN CONSULTING INC.

Reg. No: 201/009305/21

HELPING YOU TO BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF

 

PRESENTS A WORKSHOP FOR

 

PHENOMENAL WOMEN

 

Join us for a day of self-discovery and learning as you:

• Unleash the power within,

• Learn to understand who you are,

• Discover your inner strengths,

• Achieve your life’s purpose,

• Learn to love the Image in the mirror.

 

Venue: The Boathouse, Ballito

Date: To be announced

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Cost: R500 p.p.

 

The workshops will be presented by psychologist Dr. Anne Govender. 
Workshops can be hosted in your area provided there are a minimum of fifteen delegates 💖🙏

Please comment below if you are interested 💖🙏I 
please share with all the women you know 🙏💖