109 Keyboard Shortcuts For Brainy Social Media Marketers

Today, I am going to share 109 useful keyboard shortcuts that will not only save your time but will also help you to work faster across the internet on various websites, browsers and operating systems. These shortcut keys are very helpful for everyone one who scroll the various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter (microblogging), Instagram, Tumblr, Google Plus, Linkedin and Medium.

Read Also: Complete List of Facebook Shortcut Keys and Emoticons

keyboard shortcut keys for SMM

In addition to social media keyboard shortcuts, I will also show you a handy sequence of keys for Youtube, Canva, Buffer and Stack Overflow. By learning these navigation keys, you can impress your friends, co-workers, and of course, your boss.

YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts

Use youtube keyboard shortcuts to get access to various functions like play/pause, move forward/backword, skip to next/previous, increase/decrease volume and much more.

Toggle play/pause the video K or Spacebar
Go back 5 seconds Left Arrow
Go back 10 seconds J
Go forward 5 seconds Right Arrow
Go forward 10 seconds L
Skip previous section of the video Numbers 1-9 (don't use the keypad numbers)
Restart video 0 (don't use the keypad numbers)
Go to Full Screen mode F
Exit Full Screen mode Escape
Go to beginning of video Home
Go to end of video End
Increase volume Up Arrow
Decrease volume Down Arrow
Increase playback speed Shift+. or Shift+>
Decrease playback speed Shift+< or Shift+,
Move paused video forward . (Period)
Move paused video backward , (Comma)
Mute/unmute video M
Turn captions on/off C
Cycle through options for caption background color B
Move to the previous video in a playlist Shift + P
Move to the next video in a playlist Shift + N
Place text cursor in search field to start typing /

Google+ Keyboard Shortcuts

When it comes to SEO and beautiful text formatting, Google+ win all the games. It is the most profitable network on the internet. We can share our ideas or post comment by pressing the keys on our keyboards.

Next or previous post J or K
Search /
Create a new post C
Comment on selected post R
Share selected post S
View attachment on selected post V
Add or remove a +1 on the selected post +
Strikethrough – (dash before and after the text)
Bold text * (asterisks before and after the text)
Italics text _ (underscore before and after the text)

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Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

Twitter is very clever in every espect as compared to other social sites. If you throw your mouse away, you can still use twitter in a different style. We can use twitter shortcut keys to retweet a tweet, reply to a tweet, send messages and much more.

Compose a new tweet N
Send a tweet Ctrl + Enter
Exit the compose window Escape
Favorite a tweet F
Reply to a tweet R
Retweet a tweet T
Send a direct message M
Mute a user U
Block a user B
Open tweet details Enter
Close all open tweets L
Move to the next tweet J
Move to the previous tweet K
Move down a page Spacebar
Move up a page Shift + Space
Go to the twitter Search box /
Home G + H
Notifications G + N
Mentions G + R
Profile G + P
Likes G + L
Lists G + I
Messages G + M
Settings G + S

LinkedIn Keyboard Shortcuts

LinkedIn has many advanced features that are not available on other social media platforms. But one thing that makes me angry is - they do not have much keyboard shortcuts. I tried a sequence of key combinations to reveal the LinkedIn shortcuts but the result is still a big zero. Here are two useful keys that you may use.

Add an image Tab + Enter
Post your comment Tab + Tab + Enter

Medium Keyboard Shortcuts

In Medium, Cmd and Ctrl keys play the same role. You can access the same function while using cmd and ctrl keys. For example, if you hit Ctrl + K, it will add a link and similarly if you hit Cmd + K, it will also add a link.

Add a link Ctrl + K
Add a separator Ctrl + Enter
Block quote Ctrl + Alt + 5
Leave a TK reminder T + K
Ctrl + Alt + 8 Set image as featured image
Alt + Click Set focal point on featured image
Add a code block + & +

Tumblr Keyboard Shortcuts

Tumblr has also assigned keyboard shortcuts that we can use to work/browse faster and smarter to save our time. We can perform the operations more quickly and efficiently.

Next or previous post J + K
Share a post S
Like a post L
View a post notes N
Open a post destination Enter
Search /
Compose a new post Alt + C
Repost Alt + R
Add a post to your queue Alt + E
Insert GIF Ctrl + Shift + G

Buffer Keyboard Shortcuts

If you own a blog or a website you probably know about the buffer. Buffer is the greatest tool where we share our blog post to multiple social media networks with just a single click. You can use the keyboard to switch between your linked profiles.

Switch between your connected profiles Alt + Number key
Open the Buffer browser extension if you have it installed Alt + B
Add updates to your Buffer queue Ctrl + Enter
Go to team inbox G + O
Like a tweet or Facebook comment F
Follow user F
Archive conversation E
Focus on the composer Enter
Send reply, archive conversation, and move to the next conversation Ctrl + Enter
Send reply and stay in the conversation Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Insert emoji : (Colon)

Canva Keyboard Shortcuts

Canva is one of the awesome tools where we design graphics like social media photos, banners, blog post images, logos and much more. Do you know, you can design a beautiful banner within just a few minutes by using the shortcut keys of canva. You can access these keys on different web browsers like chrome, safari, and firefox.

Add text T
Add border around your text box Alt + Shift + B
Transform your text to uppercase Ctrl + Shift + K
Align your text Ctrl + Shift + (L or R or C)
Group elements Ctrl + G
Ungroup elements Ctrl + G
Turn grid lines on or off Ctrl + ; (semicolon)

Stack Overflow Keyboard Shortcuts

Stack overflow is the world's largest community where you can discuss any issue (Q&A) with the experts regarding programming language like CSS, HTML, jQuery, php, Sql, Java, C++, C, Python and much more..

While accessing the keyboard shortcut on stockoverflow, we use ? to display a list of keyboard shortcut keys. Read the official guide.

Go to G
In-page navigation N
Inbox I
Recent achievement R
Search S
Help ?
Enable auto help H

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

When we check, compose or reply to our emails we usually use laptop touchpad or mouse to get our work done. But do you know you can use the shortcut keys in Gmail? You can read the official guide for the complete list of keys.

Compose a new mail C
Open a new compose window in a new tab D
Star an email or remove star S
Mark as unread (selected mail) Shift + U
Show menu H + M
Show archived hangouts H + A
Send Ctrl + Enter
Reply R

Messenger Keyboard Shortcuts

To enhance your messanger, you need to install the chrome extension or Firefor ad-on, which assigns helpful keyboard shortcuts to messanger.com.

If you would like to know these keyboard shortcuts, buffer has explained a handy guide on their blog:

messanger keyboard shortcuts

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. If you know more keyboard shortcuts, please share them here so that I can update this post.

Officially Supported HTTPS For BlogSpot Custom Domains

How to Migrate From HTTP to HTTPS on Blogger Blog With Custom Domains - Have you moved your BlogSpot blogs to HTTPS? If not, then you can migrate from insecure web version to secure one as Google has recently provided an opportunity for blogger users to enable this feature for custom domains. Google has probably considered SSL as a major ranking factor for blogs and websites that's why they gifted SSL certificates to Blogger users for free of charges.

https on Blogger With Custom Domains

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In the past, we had to purchase the SSL certificates for self-hosted domains due to its unavailability in blogger.com but today, Google has enabled this amazing feature on our blogs for free of cost. The SSL certificates not only make our blogs look professional but will also help to win the trust of our visitors, readers, and advertisers. Lets me discuss the advantages of having secure connection.

Why Do I Need SSL?

HTTPS provides more web security as compared to HTTP as it uses Secure Sockets Layer. While deploying HTTPS, you can ensure your website users about the security regarding their personal data. If you own an e-commerce website, it would be most important for you to build credibility and reliability by offering data protection to your visitors. HTTPS can offer secure DNS infrastructure to a large extent. On the contrary, HTTP does not offer the same level of security about DNS infrastructure.

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The encryption in HTTPS provides a number of benefits including integrity, identity, and confidentiality. You can understand in such a way that either you are sharing photos on Facebook with security controls or giving control to someone to share your photos on Facebook. HTTPS provides more security to browsers. It means that you can offer fewer opportunities to hackers while using HTTPS as a communication and server channel. Let's take an example of Facebook.

A few years before, Facebook served its login page as HTTP. Hence, the hackers from the Middle East injected a JavaScript to steal the user's passwords from the login page. As a result, Facebook accounts were being compromised as Facebook login page was running on HTTP.

The use of an SSL certificate on a website is usually indicated by a padlock icon in web browsers but it can also be indicated by a green address bar. Millions of online businesses use SSL certificates to secure their websites and allow their customers to place trust in them.

Steps To Enable HTTPS On Blogger BlogSpot

  1. Go to draft.blogger.com
  2. Log in with your current Gmail account
  3. Navigate to Settings option > HTTPS
  4. Just under the HTTPS option, you will see HTTPS availability and HTTPS redirect
  5. In the drop-down menu, select Yes
  6. HTTPS availability

  7. After you turn it ON, your dashboard page will reload automatically
  8. At this step, you will see the following messages

    Under the HTTPS availability: HTTPS Availability is being processed. Try again later

    Under the HTTPS redirectThis setting is unavailable while HTTPS Availability is processing. Try again later

    HTTPS redirect

    It means your HTTPS request is under process

  9. Comeback after an hour and select Yes under the HTTPS redirect

If your blog displays a padlock icon in the address bar, then you have fully activated the SSL on your blog. However, if you see a green address bar icon then you have to follow the below-mentioned steps.

How to Deal With Mixed Content Issues

When we have mixed contents in our templates, our blog URL shows green address bar icon. It means you have to replace all HTTP links with HTTPS within your theme editor. When you finish this step, you will see a padlock icon next to your blog address. If you are still seeing a green address bar icon, then update your Google Adsense Ad code and also go to your blog homepage and press Ctrl + Shift + J (chrome) to find the mixed content issues.

Mixed Content Error Over Secure Connection: Mixed content error usually occurs due to the presence of insecure Feedburner URL in our BlogSpot templates. So, all you need to find your FeedBurner address from the theme editor, and then replace the URL prefix with HTTPS.

Have a look at both versions...

Insecure FeedBurner URL:


Secure FeedBurner URL:


How To Replace All HTTP Internal Links With HTTPS At Once

You might have published the lots of contents on your blog and in this case, your internal links that you have linked to your web pages start with HTTP. To turn all the HTTP URLs into https, just add the given jQuery code above the </body> and you are all set.

<script type='text/javascript'>
 // Replace all HTTP to HTTPS
jQuery('a').each(function() { this.href = this.href.replace("http:", "https:"); });

AdSense Ads Are Not Showing On HTTPS

When you migrate your website URL from insecure version to SSL, your Adsense ads will stop showing on your blogs. In this case, generate your new ad code from your Adsense account to keep ads running. You can also make few changes in your old Ad codes by removing the HTTP prefix.

Old Code:

<script async='' src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">

By removing the HTTPS from your Ad code, your code will work on both versions such as secure and insecure website.

New Code:

<script async='' src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">

Please refer to this official article for more details.

Replacing Your HTTP Files With HTTPS

When you finish all the steps, its time to update your robots.txt file. For that, you need to navigate the Settings > Search preferences and under the Crawlers and indexing locate the Custom robots.txt.

Click the Edit link and replace your existing URL with the new one.

Old Custom robots.txt:

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
Disallow: User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Allow: / Sitemap: http://www.yourblog.com/sitemap.xml

New Custom robots.txt:

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
Disallow: User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Allow: / Sitemap: https://www.yourblog.com/sitemap.xml

When you finish this step, log in to your Search Console account and delete the old property. Now you have to add the new property with HTTPS and submit your XML sitemap to Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

If you face any problem regarding this tutorial, please feel free to leave your comments. I will be happy to help you out.

6 Simple Steps To Optimize On-Page and Off-Page SEO

Onpage and Offpage SEO Techniques - Do you know what is the dream of a blogger and a website owner? Yes, it is making money with blogs. But one question that always confuses us is how to lure search engines to get our blogs appear on the top of search result pages. To win the search engines, we need to apply the SEO fundamentals on our blogs.

On-Page and Off-Page SEO

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For our blogs to be successful, we need massive traffic and loyal visitors actively. Whether we sell products or offer services, we need mastery SEO tactics to optimize the websites so that it gets the maximum targeted traffic from the search engines but getting it right could be a difficult task. So how does it work?

In practical terms, we need two basic types of SEO these are on-page and off-page. On-page refers to the way we organize our web pages with regards to our keywords and keyword density. The terms we put in different web pages, and the names we give to our inbound links should be appropriate and under a certain limit. Off-page refers to our blog's relationship with the rest of the internet such as sharing on social media and looking for backlinks.

Firstly, we should optimize our contents thematically with relevant keywords that people are actually searching. We need to craft our contents around these keywords and phrases while keeping the text natural and interesting. In this regard, the contents of our sites are probably the most important factor for a successful SEO strategy.

Another essential thing to do is regularly update the website with fresh and original contents. The search engines reward sites that continually upgrade their blogs by giving them higher rankings. Plus, the inbound linking of our site can influence our SEO status. So make sure your links have meaningful and keyword-based anchor text. As for off-page optimization, we should work on steadily building up links.

Getting Your Site Optimized For Off-page and On-page

Optimizing a blog is an absolute thing to get the blogs from zero level to hero whether it should be on-page or off-page SEO. By optimizing a blog means to get as much as traffic through search engines and social media with the aim to boost both organic and direct traffic.

The philosophy of SEO is not a new thing but a bit confusing formula for beginners. In our daily blogging life, we see a lot of SEO analytics are continuously discussing the simple, as well as complex SEO techniques and yet our blogs, are getting no traffic. So, what is the reason behind this myth? The answer is on-page and off-page optimization issues.

1. Factors: How to Optimize On-page SEO

On-page optimization refers to all measures that can be taken around content keywords and HTML source code structure in order to improve its balance on the search engines. For that,  I am going to show you simple yet easiest tips that you hopefully can understand.

Keyword Placement

The important thing that involves in on-page SEO is the keyword or a keyword-based phrase. Therefore, select the keywords that become the reference from the beginning since you created a blog. It is when you specify a blog topic.

For example, you want to create a job-based blog, then your primary keyword will be a job vacancy. For instance, if you create a blog for entertainment such as movies, then your reference will be the mp3 movies or mp4 movies.

Therefore, the first action in on-page SEO optimization that you need to take is to include your primary keyword(s) in your domain name and write it too in your title, description and throughout the contents.

Check out: Hot To Write Keyword Rich Articles

Optimizing HTML Structure

In the second step of optimization, complete your theme attributes such as title tag, meta description, sidebar area, and breadcrumb attribute, or any other element which is presented in your blog template. There are two different ways to get this job done. You can either optimize your current template or install a new one that has SEO friendly features.

2. Factors: How To Optimize Off-page SEO

Off-page optimization refers to all measures that can be taken outside of the website such as sharing to social media, looking for backlinks and much more. Therefore, you can apply the following steps to try it out.

Submit Your Site To Search Engines Google, Yahoo and Bing

This way is none other than submitting our Sitemap to Webmaster tools because by registering sitemap in webmaster tools will facilitate search engines to crawl your blog contents.

To submit your sitemap to Google, you need a Gmail account and a Microsoft account (yahoo mail or Hotmail) for Bing and Yahoo. You can submit your sitemap to Bing only because bing and yahoo are merged search engines alliances.

Share on Social Media

As another step for optimizing the off-page, social networking is the best choice whereby sharing content from our blogs that we manage in social networking will increase the ranking in the search engine.

Recommended: How to Easily Boost Your Traffic from Social Media

Looking For Backlinks

Optimizing off-page through backlinks is an additional point that is not less important to apply. Getting quality backlinks from the authoritative and relevant blogs will make our backlink profile strong. However, if we attempt to get the backlinks from those blogs that contain copy paste or low-quality text, our backlinks will be considered infectious and guess what will happen?

Quality Contents

The third tip that you can follow by publishing the more and more quality contents on your blog and it must be the motto of your blogging life.

A long time ago, I have published an article 6 SEO Secrets for Blogs in which I described how to write high-quality articles for your blogs.

Tips To Write Quality Contents

  1. An SEO friendly article contains at least 6 keywords or keyword terms that you want to target
  2. Include one primary and unique keyword in italic style
  3. Write one unique keyword in bold style
  4. Include 3-4 keywords in your first paragraph
  5. Write one phrase and include your primary keyword at the end of your post
  6. Write at least two-three keywords at the beginning of each paragraph and one-two words in H1, H2 and H3 tags. To learn more about heading tags, please refer to the article what are H1, H2, and H3 tags for more details
  7. In order to make your posts more SEO friendly, write the targeted keywords in your image ALT tag
  8. Create at least 3 internal links in your web pages
  9. Write an article that has enough text such as 500-2500 words long or more. Short articles are hard to rank and long articles that are difficult to understand is equal to short articles. You can use our online calculator to count the words. In addition to checking the number of words, you can also check the uniqueness of the articles by using the Grammarly tool
  10. The keywords in the post title and permalink should match to each other or contain the same keywords in both


On-page and Off-page SEO Optimization can be done easily with few tips and tweaks that I discussed in this article. On-page SEO can be enhanced by optimizing the template/theme structure while Off-page Optimization can be done gradually and it is a sharp weapon to make blogs look better on search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

4 Simple Ways To Get Featured Snippets For Your Blogs

How to Get Google's Quick Answer Box For Your Blogs and Sites - As a beginner, I always use only simple SEO techniques to strengthen and improve the SERPs for my blog posts on search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Since the past, you might have heard a lot about SERP (Search Engine Result Page), which is programmatically displayed by a web search engine in the form of search results while we search something using search engines.

Featured Snippet Box

Sometimes, you publish the article on your blogs, and somehow your predictions do not reach the goals what you expect. Apparently, those articles which do not occupy the first-page rank on Google will never be clicked or even seen by the visitors. A searcher usually goes through first 1-4 search results.

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Although you have applied SEO techniques such as keyword research, placing primary keywords in titles and throughout articles or any technique that is related to on-page and off-page SEO. It looks a bit confusing when our hard work does not work as we expect. In the end, we lose our patience and during this period, we apply blackhat SEO tactics that finally bury our contents on search engines. So, you just need to improve the SERPs for your articles with patience until you reach your goals.

Well, you have already learned about SEO for sure. So, I do not repeat it here. Today, I am going to discuss how to get Google featured snippet for your blog posts. To get the featured snippet box for your contents, it requires patience because we are dealing with the competitors who may have a higher level of page authority such as domain age and the number of backlinks more than us. So, how long does it take to a newly published website/blog/blog post to rank on the Google's first page?

Read Also: How To Create High-Quality Contents In 2018

The answer is very simple. New blogs could have a chance to rank on the Google but we must be patient to do it. The techniques that I am going to share has been proven very successful for knigulper.com. You can too achieve this goal by following the simple tricks and tweaks.

1. Use Internal Linking Tactics

This technique is very simple and proven to strengthen and improve the SERPs for your contents by the internal linking technique to create related links with different anchor text from one web page to another. By building the internal links, you are creating an unbreakable chain for web spiders. This method increases the chances to get your blog post appear in Google's quick answer box.

2. Avoid Using External Links

I strongly recommend that you do not use external links that point to another website. When we include outbound links to our contents, it leads to bad SEO technique. Use only when necessary and always use the nofollow tag for outbound links. You can also specify the external URLs with plain HTML text.

Important: Never use nofollow tag for the authoritative website like Google and Wikipedia. If you have created your blog on Blogger or Wordpress, then never use nofollow for these sites as it will have negative impacts on your blog SEO.

3. Techniques For Getting Backlinks

Find articles on other blogs related to your niche and leave smart and relevant comments by using the links from articles that you want to get ranked. For this, you can search for high-quality blogs that occupy higher domain authority score. But keep in mind, not all blogs allow other links except the homepage links in the comments.

Well, how simple is it? We can create an internal link in any amount in every article you write, as long as the article is related to the article being discussed. Give a clear explanation, such as read,  please read, refer to this article, or another word. Do not write same anchor text for your internal links.

4. Strategy Behind Long Tail Keywords

Long tail marketing strategies for SEO & SEM often return higher conversion rates by up to 200% as compared to short tail generic keywords. These keyword terms can be extremely profitable for SEO. With SEO, it is easier to rank well on Google for these keywords due to the low amounts of competition. The strategy behind long tail keywords is finding key terms that visitors search in every day and weeding out or combining the most competitive keywords.

people also ask seo

Longtail keywords are less competitive and thus easier to rank higher with other words and easier to be shown under the "People also ask" page. These days, short tail keywords are almost impossible to rank well and typically a site would almost need a miracle to happen in order to unseat or replace top ranked site for the given keyword. The long tail keywords should be placed in the page header, article title, and of course multiple times throughout the article. But keep in mind, without original content these longtail keywords simply will not work for SEO.

6 Powerful Tips On SEO For Tumblr Blogs

Tumblr Search Engine Optimization Tips - When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Tumblr is not much a leading blogging platform. But nevertheless, we can optimize the Tumblr blog for better SEO with few simple methods. As a popular blogging platform, we can edit Tumblr themes or its HTML source code. This is how you can apply SEO techniques on Tumblr blogs that is by adding/changing the theme code of this popular blogging platform.

Tumblr SEO tips

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If you apply these tips and tricks on your blog, I bet you will see a great improvement in your blog traffic and it will make your Tumblr blogs more SEO friendly for Google, Bing, and Yahoo. So, waiting for what? Just check out the following SEO tips and tricks:

1. Changing Blog Title With Post Title

The Tumblr posts are divided into several types, namely text, photo, quote, chat, link, audio, and video. Not all posts provide a title column. So, if the permalink is opened that appears in the browser's tab, it does not show the keywords that search engines use to make your content titles more appealing. For that, we need to change the title of blogs with the post title by replacing the <title> code in the head tag with the following code:

<title>{block:PostSummary}{PostSummary} - {/block:PostSummary}{Title}</title>

2. Make Tags as Keywords

Just like in other platforms, like Blogger and WordPress, on Tumblr, there is also an option to modify the post tag. This tag can be used as meta keywords by adding the following keyword meta tags:

<meta name="keywords" content="{block:Permalink}{block:Posts}{block:Tags}{Tag}, {/block:Tags}{/block:Posts}{/block:Permalink}" />

3. Adding The Title and Description Meta Tags

As we all know that title is everything that people and search engines use to understand the content of a web page. Post description is an another smartest method to make your web pages SEO friendly.

Add the following title and description meta tag code to the Tumblr theme:

<meta name="title" content="{block:PostSummary}{PostSummary} - {/block:PostSummary}{Title}" /> <meta name="description" content="{MetaDescription}" />

4. Use <h1> Heading Tag For Titles

Using <h1> tag in the post title or for a web page title can make Tumblr blogs to get a better position on search engines. Just find the code {block: Title} and replace it with the given code:


Check out: How To Optimize H1, H2 and H3 Heading Tags In BlogSpot

5. Submit Sitemap to Search Console

The sitemap provides information to search engines about all the pages and posts that you publish on your blogs.

Likewise in other blogging platforms, Tumblr XML Sitemap starts with your blog homepage URL and ends with .xml extension.

Example: http://yourname.tumblr.com/sitemap.xml

6. Place Share Buttons on Bookmark & Social Media Sites/Apps

By installing the sharing buttons, visitors or we ourselves can easily share the published contents throughout the social media and bookmarking websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Buffer, StumbleUpon, HootSuite etc.

Most importantly, always publish interesting and useful contents. The goal of blogging is to share your original piece of work and information with interested people and other bloggers. By sharing the info and presenting yourself as a professional in your field, you must share the quality contents. By doing this, readers will be more prone to value you. A powerful article usually and eventually gives rise to a discussion, which depending on its relative immediacy can last from minutes to hours.