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
Have you heard of black hat SEO techniques? If you haven't, you're like a friend of mine with whom I had a discussion about this very subject some weeks past. My friend happens to be a journalist... not that this is relevant. He writes mostly for financial journals but he has an interest in all … [Read more...] about What are Black Hat SEO Techniques & What Google Does to Perpetrators
I'm kicking off today with a description of how to run a page load speed test on your site. This has been a very important subject for me during SideGain's first month so I'll set the scene for you to explain why! I launched SideGains around 30 days ago on 26th June 2019. As you can imagine I've … [Read more...] about The SideGains Page Load Speed Test – How I Improved Page Speeds
A question I come across often is how long does it take to write a blog post? It's not a surprising question to be honest. What may surprise you though is it's not only those new to blogging asking this. It's a question that I often ask other bloggers. It’s also a question that bloggers I know … [Read more...] about How Long Does it Take to Write a Blog Post? Here’s My Take
If you're like me you've put a great deal of effort into building your website, writing content, formatting images and publishing posts. You may have also worked hard configuring your site and tweaking all your content for SEO. But what if your site is slow? Page load speed is such an important … [Read more...] about Why is Page Load Speed Important for Your Blog & SEO?
Your great idea for a new website is an itch you're dying to scratch! Firstly, you have a bunch of high quality content ready to go. Secondly, you've chosen a platform to use for the site. Lastly, you've got a stunning theme that showcases you, your skills and your knowledge. All that's left is a … [Read more...] about 11 Tips on How to Choose a Good Domain Name for a Blog
You might have heard the expression content is king, which has long been the view of many online gurus. It's difficult to argue against this but we have to refine this statement to make it more accurate. The truth is that high quality content is king. In this post, I'll explain to you why content … [Read more...] about Why is High Quality Content So Important for SEO?