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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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Dofollow & Nofollow Links, and Why You Might Sometimes 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 Sometimes Care

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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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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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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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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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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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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?