What are backlinks and why do they matter? Backlinks are when other websites link back to yours. This is good for a couple of reasons. One, it makes it more likely that people will make their way to your blog, and two, it makes search engines like you more, which also makes it more likely… Continue reading How to Increase Backlinks to Your Blog
It can be rather satisfying to have a blog that's neat and tidy. Sometimes they stay that way on their own, but if you've been blogging for a while or if you're posting frequently, the garden can start to get a little wild. With a little routine gardening work, though, maintaining your blog can be… Continue reading Maintaining Your Blog Garden
Recently I was doing some housekeeping on my blog and I decided to delete a number of old blog posts, maybe 100-150. I haven't the slightest idea as to whether or not that's something that you "should" do or not, but I thought I'd share the things I considered when I did it. Is it… Continue reading Could Your Blog Use a Bit of a Trim?
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
Have you ever heard of domain authority? If not, don't worry; I hadn't heard of it either until not that long ago. I think the first time I heard of it (or at least paid attention) was when I read a post by Jenny in Neverland. What is domain authority? Domain authority (DA) is a scoring… Continue reading What Is Domain Authority and Should You Care?
I'm not ashamed to admit that I fall into the doofus category when it comes to this kind of thing, so if I can figure it out, you certainly can too. Okay, let's get started with this user-friendly guide to SEO for bloggers! Links Links are a good thing. There are a few different kinds… Continue reading The Doofus-Friendly Guide to SEO for Bloggers