Are you using a free blog? How's that working out for you? It may be you feel you're ticking along just fine thank you very much. But that doesn't mean you couldn't be doing better and this is where a self hosted blog will be a real game-changer for you. If you haven't yet started your blog and … [Read more...] about 11 Powerful Reasons Why You Need a Self Hosted Blog
Of course it's important… why would I say otherwise? Okay so it's a given this would be my view… I'm a blogger. However, I'm not being glib about this because actually blogging is still a vital activity, whether you're a business, freelancer or a plain old blogger like me. I'm going to explain why … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Why Blogging is Important
If you've ever woken up to find a Google manual penalty in your Google Search Console account, you'll know precisely how devastating it can be. The effects of a manual penalty can see your pages booted down the search results with a corresponding painful loss of traffic. A common reason for … [Read more...] about How to Disavow Links in Google to Clean Up Your SEO Profile
We know how important Search Engine Optimization is to give your posts a fighting chance of appearing in search results. In this post, I'm going to tell you how to optimize WordPress for SEO and give you a simple checklist of some of the items you'll need to work through. I can't stress enough … [Read more...] about How to Optimize WordPress for SEO – An Introduction
It's common knowledge you need links pointing to your blog for search engines to start taking notice of you. Inbound links help to bump your blog posts up the search engine results pages (SERPs) so more people find you when they makes searches. But not all links are equal... there are natural links … [Read more...] about What Are Unnatural Links & Why Should You Avoid Them?
I recently posted an article about how to submit URLs to Google, and that's just dandy. However, it's worth bearing in mind that Google is not the only search engine. You can submit URLs to Bing too! As bloggers, we tend to obsess about Google. Any obsession isn't healthy and for me this also … [Read more...] about How to Submit URLs to Bing & Get Them Indexed Immediately
It may be a bit of an overkill to produce an online marketing & SEO glossary for you... but it's better to be safe than sorry! What follows are the terms you're likely to come into contact with during your life as a blogger. Some of them you'll probably already know and others perhaps … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Online Marketing & SEO Glossary for Beginners
I'll say it again so we're clear. Blogs fail. Every. Single. Day. I'm not going to get on my high-horse about this because there are many reasons why blogs fail. Some fail through mistakes. Others through plain old bad luck. Even if bloggers do everything right, there's still a chance that … [Read more...] about 31 Reasons Why Blogs Fail Every Day – Don’t Let This Be You
Keyword cannibalization is one of those exciting, sensational and click-baity types of terms that SEO marketeers love. I am no exception. But what is keyword cannibalization exactly? When I first heard of it, I imagined a horde of words engulfing one another in a zombie-like feeding frenzy. I … [Read more...] about What is Keyword Cannibalization and How Does It Affect SEO?
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?