Thursday, 27 April 2017

Effects of domain change from blogspot.com to custom domain

Here I would like share my early experience regarding change of domain in blogger via custom domain. As, many newbie bloggers, I started blogging on a popular free platform called Blogger. Blogger allows you to quickly and freely create a website with a domain that ends with “.blogspot.com”. So I started writing on BlogSpot as a hobby. I wrote and published, on an average, two posts per week for over a year and I am still continuing at the same rate. At the beginning I hardly paid attention to my website traffic. By the year’s end, my blogger website got over 1500 daily visitors. That’s when I started using Google’s webmaster and analytics tools to analyze daily traffic.  Then I decided to monetize it, applied for Google’s popular CPC based AdSense ads and got approved. So now the BlogSpot website which I started merely as a hobby was making enough money to sustain itself.

The actual magic started to happen at the start of February of the second year of my BlogSpot blog. My traffic really started to pick up and it went from 2000+ visitors to 9000+ visitors per day. As expected, my earnings also skyrocketed. These developments came as a pleasant surprise to me because I wasn’t expecting such an incredible growth from my hobby website. When my blog started reaching 10k visitors (March 15, 2016), I finally decided to add custom domain, which according to many “pro bloggers” would increase my website visibility as well as click through rate. Apparently more people are likely to click a link on a xyz.com domain than on a xyz.blogspot.com domain. So, I thought it was really a good idea to switch from BlogSpot to a custom domain of my preference.

I am certainly not an SEO expert so I didn’t know beforehand what the consequences of change of domain address would be. Later I would know what kind of direct impact it would have on my website’s traffic. I simply researched about how to add a custom domain to Blogger or BlogSpot. The process seemed very easy and Google makes it even easier because all the 301 redirects can be done within Blogger itself. You just need to purchase a custom “.com” domain, and then add it in the Blogger settings.  All of your .blogspot.com urls will then automatically start to redirect to the new .com urls.

So I made the fateful switch on March 22, 2016. Everything went smoothly. All of my older urls would now bring my visitors to my new domain address. To make the transitions even better I added the new domain on my Google Webmasters console and then immediately sent the new sitemap.xml to get the updated links indexed. I also used the “change of address” tool in Google Webmasters to inform Google about my domain change. My earnings as well as traffic were normal until the morning of March 25th. I was alarmed to see that my traffic was down to just 1200 visitors from 9000+ visitors the previous day. So I did some more research about domain migration and domain change. The majority of blogs and SEO websites were optimistic that the website would retain over 90% of their traffic after undergoing a domain change applying proper 301 permanent redirects . In my case I had gone even a step further with the change of address tool and submitting the new sitemap. Still, my traffic had decreased by over 70%.

After another intense round of online research, I learned that domain change does result in a temporary drop in traffic and most websites will get close to their previous amount of visitors within a month or so. So I decided to wait for a week and monitor the progress. I was again shocked to see that my traffic actually started to decline gradually and now I am down to only around 600 visitors per day. That is a huge loss in traffic which has taken a massive toll on the earnings of my blog. The earning also dived from $30-$50 per day at the beginning of the month to just $2 per day at the end. I was actually more irritated than panic stricken because I had taken all measures to ensure a smooth transition but now everything appeared to go downhill.


Decline in visitors from March 19th to March 30th
For me this whole incident has been a learning experience. Now I know that domain change is not a simple task and that you need to have a lot of patience if you want to go through with it. You should also be ready for the aftereffects which may result in a massive drop in your website traffic. That’s because your competitors are also going to take your top keyword positions in Google search while your new domain urls are just starting to be indexed by Google. Also, if you’ve monetized your website with Adsense or affiliate links, be ready for a significant drop in your income- unless you have a loyal fan following or regular direct visitors. Thus, I wouldn’t suggest an immediate domain switch if you depend heavily on you website or blog for you income. Once again I would like to stress that, “Domain change is a significant move”. Don’t do it unless you absolutely have to and unless you are fine with losing money for a few months.

On the bright side, hundreds of websites including those of huge brands have undergone a domain change, and a lot of them have actually reported positive change after a few months. Most blogspot users also reported increased traffic after few months of domain change. My personal suggestion is to get a custom domain or change your domain very early on when you don’t really have a significant amount of daily visitors. The earlier you go through with it the better, because when you switch from a really old domain name to a new one, you are going to lose all of the natural backlinks that made your website rank well on Google search. The 301s are going to pass the “link juice” from your old domain to the new one, but that doesn’t ensure that your will retain your top positions on Google search,.

Concluding, I am optimistic that my blog will eventually get its traffic back- it might take a month or three, but it will get there. In the meanwhile, I have decided to take some steps to speed up the domain change and traffic regaining process. For that I will do the following:
  •  Update the old backlinks with new urls where possible
  • 2Update internal links with the new urls
  • 3 Edit article contents and improve its quality
  • 4 Add natural meta descriptions, alt tags etc.
  • Write fresh content regularly to speed up Google crawling and indexing my blog
  • 6Regularly monitor my keyword status in Google search
  • 7Check index status of my urls in Google webmaster
  • 8Look for broken webpage links or 404 errors


Did you change your domain recently or in the past? Share you experience in the comments. I will keep monitoring the change in website traffic and update you about my domain change status in the coming weeks.


Google Adsense Account Approval Process- 2017

Blogging is gaining huge popularity now than ever before. In today’s internet age, it can be a viable source of income for anyone with a laptop, an internet connection and interest in a particular niche or a range of topics.  A lot of “hobby” bloggers begin their writing journey without any intention of making money. They just want to share their knowledge or opinion to the outside world or simply want to document their interests in writing. As time goes by, most blogs will start getting steady number of visitors, which will rise as more original contents are posted on a regular basis. With a reasonable amount of daily visitors, blogs can actually make good money from Google Adsense ads alone.

Adsense is perhaps the easiest way to get paid for newbie bloggers because once you get approved for it, you can start monetizing your blog right away by simply placing a small line of code on your blog posts, sidebars and home pages. Adsense pays you on the basis of CPC (Cost per Click). So you will get paid some money every time your someone clicks on a Google Ad on your blog.  The CPC varies according to advertisers, so you will get paid different amount for different ad clicks. That is why, if your sole motive is to get high payment in short time, then you will have to write a blog on a niche that has high CPC potential. But I recommend going a different route i.e. to write on topics that you love and are passionate about. Many hobby blogs have grown from zero to hero in a couple of years because such websites have potential to grab loyal and ever-growing fan followings. 

Before you learn how to get your Google Adsense account approved on the first try, you must learn the basics of Google Analytics. Some bloggers may not even me aware of Google Analytics that lets you monitor your website traffic and other data that let’s you analyze your website visitors on a deeper level. So, if you haven;t yet setup Analytics for your blog or website, do it before applying for Adsense. Read everything you need to know about it here: Absolute beginner’s guide to Google Analytics

Is your blog more over 5 months old? Does it have decent amount of content?  Is it getting good amount of traffic? For websites that are less than 6 months old, I would consider anything above 100 as good website traffic. If the answer is yes, you are ready to apply for Google Adsense. Traffic and content are the key to getting your website approved for Adsense. For reference, Freelancequest was just three months old and averaging slightly over 100 daily visitors, when it got its Adsense account approved. As you can see, Freelancequest is just a simple blog with a simple WordPress theme and only 15-20 posts, but it had no problem getting Adsense approval. So what did I do to make sure my Adsense account is approved on the first try? Read below:

1. Write lots of original content: As a blogger, your primary focus should be writing original content. Make sure you’ve written at least 15 original posts that are at least 500 words long. By original content, I don’t mean it has to be a completely new concept or idea, you can research your topics from various blogs and then come up with a more comprehensive content that your readers will appreciate.

2. Apply a simple theme: You don’t need a fancy looking website to get Adsense approval. However, your website or blog should look organized and clean. Simple install a clean looking responsive theme from WordPress. You can download many awesome WordPress themes for free. After applying the theme, the next step is to organize the website content which is done through categories. Simple assign categories or tags for your blog posts. Example categories of a tech website- News, Reviews, How To Guides, Downloads etc.

3. Complete your blog or website’s  profile: A website’s “profile”, is basically a detail introduction of your website. You can simply make an About Us page where you write in detail about your website’s objective and what kind of content your readers can expect on a regular basis. Another important part of your blog’s profile, is the tag line and logo.

4. Make a Privacy Statement page: Simple make a privacy policy page like this one: Freelancequest Privacy Policy

5. Monitor traffic: Use Google Analytics to monitor your website’s progress but start doing this only after completing step 1 because you may lose focus writing. Many new bloggers install Google Analytics immediately after posting their first post and then they start watching their website traffic from day one. So when they see that their blog is barely getting 15 visitors in the first month, they start getting impatient and soon get so much demotivated that they stop writing. When you stop writing, your website’s progress will decline. So monitor traffic, only after you have written a lot of content. Experienced bloggers know that patience is key to success. So you must keep writing even if you see disappointing traffic in the first couple of month or even a year. Eventually, your blog will get see a gradual increase in traffic – if you get lucky it may even boom after just 6 months- raking in thousands of visitors per day. If you are sure that you’ve written enough content, you can also start marketing your content to bring visitors. Content marketing can be done via social media marketing and link building by posting contents on other prominent blogs of your niche.

6. Apply for Adsense: If you’ve completed all of the above steps, its time to send your Adsense application. You can do it here:  Sign up for Adsense . You can use your current Gmail account or make a new one for Adsense. Carefully fill out all the details correctly.
How long for Adsense application review? How long does it take to get Adsense approval ? 
Your application will be reviewed and temporarily approved within 48 hours. Sometimes, it may take slightly longer. You will get an email from Google Adsense, notifying you about your approval and the next steps for verification. Now you can start placing Adsense codes on your blog and monitor the clicks/revenue from your Adsense account. You can also place the same Adsense Ads (codes) on your other blogs or websites.

You can place a maximum of three ads per page/post. A word of warning- do not click your your ads and make sure you follow the Adsense program policies to avoid getting banned.
Getting Paid: Before you get paid Adsense will need to verify your address, bank account, tax information and phone number. Since most of us have already tied our phone numbers with our Gmail accounts, we won’t need to complete this step. As for the bank account and tax information, it is very easy to fill out and will get verified instantly- provided you have given correct information. If you are non-US citizen then you can receive money from an alternative method- Western Union money transfers. For using Western Union, you will need to get your address verified. Google will mail you a pincode to your address and you will have to use enter the code in your Adsense account for verification. Make sure you provide correct mailing address (In Asian countries, it is safer if you get a private post box and write the po box number on the mailing address). The pin will take 2-4 weeks to get to you, so you will have be really patient.


20 Popular Social Media Sites Right Now

Social media networks are a major resource for both small and big businesses that are looking to promote their brands on the Internet. The platforms are easy to use and some of them even have paid advertising options for businesses that want to reach new audiences. However, just because your business needs to be on these platforms doesn’t mean that it has to be on every other social media site.  To properly utilize the power of social media you need to know the most popular social media sites and identify the ones that work best for your business to avoid spreading yourself too thin.

To make this easy for you, we profiled 20 most popular social media websites so you can now make informed marketing decisions.

Popular Social Media Sites in 2017

Facebook

This is the biggest social media network on the Internet, both in terms of total number of users and name recognition. Founded on February 4, 2004, Facebook has within 12 years managed to accumulate more than 1.59 billion monthly active users and this automatically makes it one of the best mediums for connecting people from all over the world with your business. It is estimated that more than 1 million small and medium-sized businesses use the platform to advertise their business.

Twitter

You might be thinking that limiting your posts to 140 characters is no way to advertise your business, but you will be shocked to know that this social media platform has more than 320 million active monthly users who make use of the 140 character limit to pass on information. Businesses can use Twitter to interact with prospective clients, answer questions, release latest news and at the same time use the targeted ads with specific audiences. Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006, and has its headquarters in San Francisco, California.

LinkedIn

Founded on December 14, 2002, and launched 0n May 5, 2003, LinkedIn is hands-down the most popular social media site for professional networking. The website is available in 24 languages and has over 400 million registered users. LinkedIn is great for people looking to connect with people in similar industries, networking with local professionals and displaying business related information and statistics.

Google+

While it’s no Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, Google+ has its place among the popular social media sites. Its SEO value alone makes it a must-use tool for any small business. Launched on December 15, 2011, Google+ has joined the big leagues registering 418 active million users as of December 2015.

YouTube

YouTube — the largest and most popular video-based social media website — was founded on February 14, 2005, by three former PayPal employees. It was later bought by Google in November 2006 for $1.65 billion. YouTube has over 1 billion website visitors per month and is the second most popular search engine behind Google.

Pinterest

Launched in March 2010, Pinterest is a relatively newcomer in the social media arena. This platform consists of digital bulletin boards where businesses can pin their content.  Pinterest announced September 2015 that it had acquired 100 million users. Small businesses whose target audience is mostly made up of women should definitely invest in Pinterest as more than half of its visitors are women.

Instagram

Like Pinterest, Instagram is a visual social media platform. The site, launched on October 6, 2010, has more than 400 million active users and is owned by Facebook. Many of its users use it to post information about travel, fashion, food, art and similar subjects. The platform is also distinguished by its unique filters together with video and photo editing features. Almost 95 percent of Instagram users also use Facebook.

Tumblr

Tumblr is one of the most difficult to use social networking platforms, but it’s also one of the most interesting sites. The platform allows several different post formats, including quote posts, chat posts, video and photo posts as well as audio posts, so you are never limited in the type of content that you can share. Like Twitter, reblogging, which is more like retweeting, is quick and easy. The social networking website was founded by David Karp in February 2007 and currently hosts more than 200 million blogs.

Flickr

Flickr, pronounced “Flicker,” is an online image and video hosting platform that was created by the then Vancouver-based Ludicorp on February 10, 2004, and later acquired by Yahoo in 2005. The platform is popular with users who share and embed photographs.  As of October last year, Flickr had more than 112 million users and had its footprint in more than 63 countries. An average of a million photos are shared daily on Flickr.

Reddit

This is a social news and entertainment networking website where registered users can submit content such as direct links and text posts. Users are also able to organize and determine their position on the site’s pages by voting submissions up or down. Submissions with the most positive votes appear in the top category or main page. Reddit was founded by University of Virginia roommates Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman on June 23, 2005. A decade later, the site boasts more than 36 million registered accounts and 231 million monthly visitors.

Snapchat

Snapchat is an image messaging application software product that was created by Reggie Brown, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy when they were students at Stanford University. The app was officially released in September 2011, and within a short span of time they have grown immensely registering an average of 100 million daily active users as of May 2015. More than 18 percent of all social media users use Snapchat.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones, PCs and tablets. The app relies on the Internet to send images, texts, documents, audio and video messages to other users that have the app installed on their devices. Launched in January 2010, WhatsApp Inc. was acquired by Facebook on February 19, 2004, for about $19.3 billion. Today, more than 1 billion people use the service to communicate with their friends, loved ones and even customers.

Quora

Capitalizing upon human curiosity is an ingenious idea that would lead to the creation and launch of Quora in June, 2009. The website, co-founded by two former Facebook employees, Charlie Cheever and Adam D’Angelo now claims that it received more than 80 million monthly unique visitors, with half of them coming from the U.S. So far, the question-and-answer website has managed to raise $141 in venture capital funds and while it doesn’t look ready to go public yet, it’s definitely a company to watch.

Vine

With over 40 million users, Vine is a rapidly growing video sharing social media app that allows users to share 6-second video clips with their followers. While this looks like a really short time for a video, businesses of all sizes are having tremendous success using the service. Vine was founded in June 2012 and later acquired by Twitter in October 2012, just before its official launch.

Periscope

Periscope is a live video streaming mobile app that was developed by Joe Bernstein and Kayvon Beykpour. The two started the company in February 2014 and later sold it to Twitter for $100 million in March 2015. Four months after its March 2015 relaunch, Periscope said that it had surpassed 10 million accounts and in December the same year, Apple announced Periscope as the app of the year.

BizSugar

BizSugar is a social networking platform and niche resource for small business owners, entrepreneurs and managers. The site was created in 2007 by DBH Communications, Inc., a provider of award-winning business publications, and later acquired by Small Business Trends LLC, in 2009. The platform allows users to share videos, articles, blog posts, podcast among other content. It also allows users to view and vote on submissions by other members.

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends content for its users. More than 25 million people use StumbleUpon for entertainment and information. In addition, more than 80,000 publishers, brands, and other marketers have used StumbleUpon’s Paid Discovery platform to promote their businesses. StumbleUpon was owned by eBay from May 2007 to April 2009, when Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith and several investors bought it back. It is now an independent, investor-backed startup once again.

Delicious

This is a social bookmarking web service for discovering, storing and sharing web bookmarks. The site was founded by Peter Gadjokov and Joshua Schachter in 2003 and acquired in 2005 by Yahoo. By the end of 2008, Delicious claimed that it had bookmarked 180 million URLs and acquired more than 5.3 million users. The service was later sold to AVOS Systems in April 2011 who later sold it to Science Inc. In January this year, Delicious Media said that it had acquired the service.

Digg

Founded more than a decade ago (November 2004), Digg is a news aggregator with a curated front page that selects stories specifically for the Internet audience, The topics vary widely from trending political issues to science to viral Internet issues and anything in between. Digg supports sharing of content to other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. In 2015, the company claimed that it had about 11 million active monthly users.

Viber

Viber is a Voice over IP (VoIP) and instant messaging app for mobile devices that was developed and released by Viber Media on December 2, 2010. The app also allows for the exchange of audio, video and images between users. As of April 2014, Viber had accrued close to 600 million registered users and 230 monthly active users.
Which social media site is your favorite?  Do you have one to add to our  popular social media sites list?

14 best free blogging platforms

New to blogging but short of cash? These are the best free blogging platforms available today.

It used to be said that everyone has a book in them. These days, it might be more appropriate to argue everyone has infinite tweets, snarky Facebook updates, and semi-random comments in them. But plenty of people retain a thirst for more thoughtful writing, and also a desire to share it as widely as possible – and these are the best blogging platforms to go about doing that.
Blogs might have fallen out of fashion a touch, due to the onslaught of social networks, but there's something about having a space that's properly yours, potentially free from the distractions of a billion adverts and countless competing status updates. And the best thing is, there are a load of free blogs out there to get you started.

In this round-up, we explore 14 of the best blogging platforms for newcomers who want to get a free blog up and running. And not a LOLcat in sight!

01. Wix



If HTML5 matters to you then Wix is well worth a look; it claims to be the only drag-and-drop site building platform with HTML5 capabilities. On top of that you'll find over 500 designer-made templates as well as plenty of additional features and apps, along with top-grade hosting so you can rest assured your site will be there when you need it.
You get 500MB storage and 1GB bandwidth with a free Wix account; if you need more - plus other features like your own domain and Google Analytics - then take a look at their premium plans.

02. Yola



Yola limits you a bit if you have grand plans for your blog - you can only have two sites and three web pages with its free plan - but the upside is a healthy 1GB of both storage and bandwidth, and your site won't be littered with unsightly third-party ads. 
Getting started is easy, with dozens of customisable templates to choose from, a straightforward site builder for putting everything together, flexible layouts and drag-and-drop widgets, and if you have the skills then you can edit your CSS in order to fine-tune your site's looks.


03. Contentful



No one knows how they're going to want to display their articles a few years down the line, so Contentful provides a way to separate your content from your design. It calls this an "API-first" approach, so your content is stored on their servers and you can call it into any design or platform as you like. So if you want to build a completely different site in a few years time, it's easy to bring everything in as it's set up to be portable from the start. 

04. Jekyll



Jekyll takes your raw text files, which may be written in Markdown, if you like, and turns them into a robust static site to host wherever you want. It's the engine behind GitHub Pages, which means you can host your blog on there for free. 
Making your blog with Jekyll avoids the need to work with technicalities such as databases, upgrades and so on, so there are fewer things to go wrong, and you can build something completely from scratch. 

05. WordPress



If the folks over at WordPress are to be believed (and they seem suitably trustworthy sorts), it now 'powers' over a fifth of the internet.
It's easy to see why: on WordPress.com, you can rapidly create a new blog entirely for free, with a reasonable amount of customization; alternatively, most web hosts provide WordPress as a free single-click install, and more info on what's possible there can be found at WordPress.org.
Newcomers might find WordPress a touch bewildering initially, but it's the best free option for anyone wanting a great mix of power, customization and usability.

06. Tumblr



07. Blogger


Blogger is one of the longest running free blogging platforms on the web
You'd hope with a name like 'Blogger' that Blogger would be a decent free service for blogging. Fortunately, it is. Sign in with your Google ID, and you can have a blog up and running in seconds, which can then be customised with new themes. It is, however, a Google service, and so be a touch wary, given how abruptly that company sometimes shuts things down that millions of people were happily using.

08. Medium


Medium is a free blogging platform set up by Twitter's founders
Medium is the brainchild of Twitter's founders, and appears to be their attempt to do for 'longreads' what they once did for microblogging. The result is a socially-oriented place that emphasises writing, although within an extremely locked-down set-up. It's a place to blog if you want your words to be taken seriously, and if you favour a polished, streamlined experience. But if you're big on customisation and control, look elsewhere.


09. Svbtle


Svbtle is a stripped-back free blogging platform for long form writing
Describing itself as a "blogging platform designed to help you think", Svbtle is fairly similar to Medium in approach. It again strips everything right back, resulting in a bold, stylish experience that pushes words to the fore. It could easily become your favorite blogging platform for the act of writing, but it again relies on you also wanting something extremely simple and not caring a jot about customization.

10. LiveJournal


LiveJournal combines blog and social networking
One of the veterans of this list, Live Journal (like Blogger) started life in 1999. Perhaps because of its age, it rather blurs the lines (the site says "wilfully") between blogging and social networking.
The result is more of a community that affords you your own space, but that also very much encourages communal interaction. It is possible to fashion something more private, but to get the most out of LiveJournal, you need to be prepared to delve into discussion as much as writing.

11. Weebly



Weebly is a website creation tool that includes free blogging templates
Weebly bills itself more as a website-creation system than something for solely creating a blog. It's based around drag-and-drop components, which enable you to quickly create new pages.
However, blogging is also part of the system, and you get access to customisable layouts, a bunch of free themes, and the usual sharing features you'd expect, to spread your words far and wide.

12. Postach.io


Postach.io is a free blogging platform from the creators of Evernote
Postach.io claims it's the "easiest way to blog". It's from the people behind Evernote, and, naturally, is deeply integrated into their system.
Essentially, you just connect a notebook to Postach.io and then tag notes as 'published' to make them public.
However, you get some customisation, too, including a bunch of themes, the means to embed content from other sites, Disqus commenting, and the option to instead use Dropbox for storing content.

13. Pen.io


Pen.io is one of the only free blogging platforms you don't need a login for
Pen.io's approach is also rather different from its contemporaries. Unusually, it doesn't require a login — instead; you define a URL for a post and set a password.
Images can be dragged into place, and you can create multi-page posts using a tag. And that's about it.
Really, it's a stretch to call Pen.io a blog in the traditional sense, but it's a decent option for banging out the odd sporadic post, especially if you don't want any personal info stored.

14. Ghost


Open source platform Ghost is free if you install it on your own system
Something slightly different for our final entry. Unlike the others on this list, Ghost is only free if you download and install it yourself; use the Ghost site and you pay on the basis of traffic.
However, this system differentiates itself in other important ways: it's entirely open source, and while writing you get a live preview of how your post will end up.
You need to be technically minded for this one, then, but it's a worthy alternative to WordPress if you're happy to get your hands dirty and have your own web space that's awaiting a blog.


The way to prevent automatic updates using the Registry

This is the way to change the Windows 10 updates using the Registry.
1.   Open the Run command pressing the Windows key + R.
2.   Now, type regedit, and click OK to open the Registry.
3.   Then browse the following Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows(and follow the image bellow)
4.   Now, right-click the Windows (folder) key, then, select New, and then click ‘Key’.

5.   Then name the new key Windows Update and press Enter.
6.   Ok, Now, right-click the newly created key, select new, and click Key.


Important warning: Editing the registry is risky, It is recommended that you should make a full backup of your computer before proceeding.
7.   Name the new key AU and press Enter.
8.   Inside the newly created key, right-click on the right side, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

9.   Name the new key AUOptions and press Enter.
10.        Double-click the newly created key and change its value using one of the following options:
o    2 - "Notify for download and notify for install."
o    3 - "Auto download and notify for install."
o    4 - "Auto download and schedule the install."
o    5 - "Allow local admin to choose settings."

11.        Click OK.
12.        Close the Registry to complete the task.
Although you can use any of these available values, it is better to the value 2 to configure the "Notify for download and notify for install" option. To use this value prevents Windows 10 from downloading updates automatically, and you'll get a notification when new updates are available.
After tweaking the Registry, when new updates become available, you'll receive a notification in Action Center, but updates won't download and install until you're ready and do the following:
1.   Open Settings.
2.   Click on Update & security.
3.   Click on Windows Update.
4.   Click the Download button.

5.   Click the Restart button to complete the task.