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Blogging and Writing

Blogger Outreach: Why Random People Want Your Links

If you've been blogging for a while and you have either a contact form or an email contact listed on your blog, you've probably gotten messages from random people wanting you to link to their content. In case you're wondering why, let's chat about it. Links matter to Google, and as a result, links matter… Continue reading Blogger Outreach: Why Random People Want Your Links

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Blogging and Writing

Fancy Yet Easy: Using HTML Anchors

Sometimes, I stumble across things on websites and think huh, that's pretty fancy. Occasionally, I later discover that it's something that can be done on good ol' WordPress. HTML anchors are one of my latest discoveries. This particular fancy trick is being able to jump ahead to a particular spot on post/page. Wikipedia uses this… Continue reading Fancy Yet Easy: Using HTML Anchors

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Blogging and Writing

Dofollow & Nofollow Links, and Why You Might Care

Links are what brings the internet together. Search engines like them, and for those who are SEO (search engine optimization) minded, that's important information. Even if you have no interest in SEO whatsoever, though, links may be relevant. A commonly used term to describe the benefit of links is link juice. You may not care… Continue reading Dofollow & Nofollow Links, and Why You Might Care

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Blogging and Writing

Maintaining Your Blog Garden

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

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Blogging and Writing

Easy SEO Basics for Bloggers

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