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Blogging and Writing

Annoying Blogger Outreach Tactics

I've been rather irritable lately, and as a result have fired off a couple of snarky emails in response to annoying blogger outreach emails from marketers. I've written before about blogger outreach, which is when marketers try to get bloggers to do things for them. A basic, very common version of this is to try… Continue reading Annoying Blogger Outreach Tactics

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Blogging and Writing

Generating Backlinks and Boosting Domain Authority

If you aren't trying to grow your blog out there in the world, this post will be completely irrelevant. This is a newer version/compilation of a couple of posts I've done before on building backlinks to your blog and domain authority. What is domain authority? Domain authority (DA) is a scoring system that was developed… Continue reading Generating Backlinks and Boosting Domain Authority

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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

What Does Google Think of Your Blog?

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?

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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 you can… Continue reading Easy SEO Basics for Bloggers

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Blogging and Writing

Reflections on Upgrading to the WordPress Business Plan

It's been almost 7 months since I upgraded to the WordPress business plan, so I thought I'd reflect on how it has changed my blog, both good and bad. Plugins The business plan lets you install plugins to perform specific functions on your site.  Basically, you load the plugin onto your site, tweak the settings,… Continue reading Reflections on Upgrading to the WordPress Business Plan