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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

My Most-Used Blogging Tools of 2020

I think a lot of us bloggers have our little tricks up our sleeves, whether it's a favourite place to get images from, quotes, or whatever it might happen to be. Here's a quick run-down of the blogging tools that I've been using the most over the past year. Graphics Canva continues to be my… Continue reading My Most-Used Blogging Tools of 2020

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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… 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

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Blogging and Writing

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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Blogging and Writing

Using Search Engine Webmaster Tools with Your Blog

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

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Blogging and Writing

Evergreen Blogging and the WordPress Reader

Lately I've been getting quite a few notifications each day about people interacting with some of my older blog content.  In fancy internet parlance, this is a sign of "evergreen content", material that's still good long after it's published. That's great, but it makes me curious how it happens.  New content is easy enough to… Continue reading Evergreen Blogging and the WordPress Reader