Ok, so the title sounds horrendously unappealing, but I promise, it's not that bad. Google Chrome has a feature that might occasionally come in handy, so that's what we're going to talk about. Developer Tools cam be found in Chrome by going to the View menu, and then going down to Developer at the bottom… Continue reading Handy Google Chrome Developer Tools Tricks for Bloggers
Google Maps Street View is handy for all kinds of things, including a partner's infidelity (as unearthed by Claudette). This post will take a meander through the small town where I grew up, Nowhereville, British Columbia, Canada. My parents built this house before I was born and lived there until I was around 30. My… Continue reading My Hometown via Google Maps
Every year, Google Trends releases its Year In Search data, with the most searched for terms in the past year in different countries and for different categories. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 dominated the year in search. One of the things I find fascinating is how it's influenced our vocabulary. It's also spawned some odd phenomena, like the… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Google Trends
While the world itself has been pretty wild and wacky in 2020, I haven't had any major course changes with my blog's direction this year. I've stuck with publishing a post a day, or sometimes two if there's a guest blogger or a quick awareness day post. I managed to stick with the weekly book… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Blogging
This post is an only mildly coherent hodgepodge of things related to how we search for information. I like looking stuff up. I'm curious about the world, and I want to know more, so I spend a lot of time searching. Reading other people's blog posts often sends me over to Google or Wikipedia to… Continue reading How Do You Search for Information?
Here on MH@H, 2020 has been the year of the Google. I've had a huge increase in the number of visitors that arrive at my site via search engines. It's nice to see because I want people to hear what I have to say about mental illness. Interacting with the WordPress community is by far… Continue reading What Does Google Think of Your Blog?
Search engine optimization (SEO) can seem pretty intimidating at first. However, there are some SEO basics that any blogger can implement that will not only make your posts more search engine friendly, they'll probably be more reader-friendly. In addition, WordPress looks for similar elements when making post recommendations to users in the WP Reader, so… Continue reading Easy SEO Basics for Bloggers
Each year Google puts together lists of the most popular search terms, which it releases on the Google Trends site. Here are some of the top questions people were asking this year. Beside each search term is a note on whether it's a who/what/where/why/how question and the ranking within the top five searches for that type… Continue reading What Questions Were People Asking Google in 2019?
If your blog is brand spanking new, chances are no one is going to be arriving at your site view search engine results. Gradually, though, you'll start to notice in your WordPress stats that you're getting a trickle of visitors from search engines like Google and Bing. So how are people finding you? Setting up… Continue reading Using Search Engine Webmaster Tools with Your Blog
Google stalking others is a bad habit that I need to really make an effort to put the kibosh on every so often. And just a side note, using the term "stalking" lightly in this way is not in any way intended to diminish the harm of actual stalking. I'm not actually talking about real… Continue reading Do You Ever Google Stalk Yourself?