You're at the point every blogger (including me) was at one time so I'll give you a few words of encouragement before I give you these tips for new bloggers! Nobody is born with all the knowledge and skills they need to start a blog. At some point, all the successful bloggers you've read about … [Read more...] about Tips for New Bloggers – Ultimate List of Blogging Advice for Beginners
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Why bother with UK side hustles? You live in the UK and have a good job. Work is steady and life is good. You don't need more responsibility as your time is precious, right? Hmm... personally I'm not so sure. I'm going to explain why UK side hustles are absolutely vital to protect you against … [Read more...] about Why Do You Need Side Hustles if You Live in the UK?
Pinterest is an absolute gold mine for traffic. It's also an incredibly slick platform for you to build your brand. However, you need to connect it to your site, from your site. I'm going to show you how to add the Pin It button to your pages. This will make it easy for your visitors to promote your … [Read more...] about How to Add the Pin It Button to Your WordPress Blog
If you're like me, spammers are hitting your blog on a daily basis. I find it a royal pain to check through my site everyday looking for fake comments... so I've decided to do something about it. What follows then is an explanation of what I've done to reduce my WordPress comment spam. This guide … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Stop WordPress Comment Spam & Deter Spammers
A sure-fire way to provide something useful to your site visitors and earn yourself a little moolah is through reviewing the products and services you use. I am going to show you how to write product reviews that satisfy both these points. By this I mean a review that truly helps your readers AND … [Read more...] about How to Write Product Reviews That Sell… Honestly
So as the owner of a very new domain (ahem, this one) today I am going to talk about a very controversial subject… at least it's controversial for some. That subject is (drumroll)... the Google sandbox! The Google sandbox is an oft discussed beast, the existence of which is analyzed, dissected … [Read more...] about What is the Google Sandbox? Is It SEO Fact or Fantasy?
How often have you made a basic search in Google or Bing and had way too many results? Perhaps many of them were not specific enough for your needs? Or perhaps the results are specific, but you need to drill down into them to find precisely what you’re looking for? There are special … [Read more...] about What are Search Operators & How Do They Refine Search Results?
Welcome to my August 2019 Activity and Stats Report! August was a slightly different month for me given I took a two week vacation in Greece. This interrupted my normal blog posting schedule... but I didn't mind! I still managed to make 3 posts while I was away though, one of which was pretty … [Read more...] about August 2019 Activity Report & Stats
Want to know how to submit URLs to Google? Read on friends! This morning you’ve opened up your website to the public and you’re very super excited about how it’s going to grow. Why shouldn’t you be? Putting a new website project live is something to be hyper-excited about. Seeing your … [Read more...] about Submit URLs to Google & Index Your Pages Immediately!
If you’ve not heard about Google Search Console you’re missing out on a fantastic tool. I am going to tell you a little about why it’s so useful and what it can do for you. Primarily though I'll walk you through how to set up a Google Search Console account so you can take advantage of all the tools … [Read more...] about How to Set Up Google Search Console Accounts – A Powerful SEO Tool