There are a tonne of these posts out there, and whilst I think they’re useful, they can cause people to waste a lot of time implementing things that are unnecessary. It’s worth noting that you can get all of these things set up in a day. Promise. A good blog needs…a lot of great content … Read more What Should a Good Blog Have?
Yes, you need a content strategy for your blog. In fact, I would say that creating a content strategy for your blog is the important thing you can do before setting up your website. Although, to be fair, if you’re already a fair way into your blog and you’re struggling with traffic, you can implement … Read more Do you need a content strategy for a blog?
Let me preface this with some of my stats. My house plant website receives 30,000 page views per month, most of them (a good 95%) from SEO. Which means that I didn’t have to do ANYTHING to get that traffic EXCEPT write. Isn’t that the dream for writers? No social media, no networking, no syndication, … Read more How can I do SEO for my blog?
I personally don’t think that it’s necessary to shoot for every Google snippet – certainly don’t compromise the quality of your post in order to get it. Google snippets are certainly desirable, but rather than designing my post to hit the snippet, I try to stick to a few formatting rules that make it more … Read more How do I get a google snippet?
If you know how to write, and have followed my advice about using a fast host and fast theme, you’re pretty much two thirds of the way the way there. The final third (although chronologically it comes after setting up your site and before writing your content) is keyword research. If I’m being totally honest, … Read more How do I do free keyword research?