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How to Increase Backlinks to Your Blog

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

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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

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Do Long-Tail Keywords Matter for Your Blog?

First off, what the heck are long-tail keywords?  They're a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy that can make it easier for people to find your posts using search engines.  Even if you don't know and don't particularly care what SEO is, thinking about your blog post titles in terms of long-tail keywords can still be… Continue reading Do Long-Tail Keywords Matter for Your Blog?

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What Is Domain Authority and Should You Care?

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?

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The Doofus-Friendly Guide to SEO for Bloggers

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