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About Will Hughes

Indoor geek - love football and dogs. I spend most of my life blogging, or absorbing other blogs' insights.

Entries by Will Hughes

New and Cunning Ways of Building Backlinks for Your Blog

New and Cunning Ways of Building Backlinks for Your Blog

Once upon a time, just a few short years ago, earning backlinks was one of the easiest things to do as a person in charge of a website. All you needed to do was to send a few emails, promise to backlink in return, maybe pay a couple of quid here or there. Or before that, you could simply get a little “spammy”, hitting up link aggregators and random Russian forums and posting your link all over the place.

Life was simpler then.

Google especially has put the brakes on the older link building practices, feeling at ease with handing out severe […] Read more

The Many Varied Benefits of Blogging

The Many Varied Benefits of Blogging

Blogging is pretty great, isn’t it? We imagine that you’re here because you enjoy it as well, otherwise why are you reading these posts? You know that blogging is good, and you know that it can help your personal brand to increase its exposure.

Blogging is incredibly beneficial, and not just in a couple of ways. No, there are in fact myriad different ways in which your business and your brand can benefit from the humble art of blogging.

Again, we’re assuming that you’re here because you want to find out some of these ways. If that is indeed the case, then […] Read more

Frequently Overlooked Ways to Get More People Coming to Your Blog

Frequently Overlooked Ways to Get More People Coming to Your Blog

You are a blogger. We also bloggers, too. So we know what is it that you’re looking for, what it is that you want from your blog. The main thing that anyone wants their blog to be is successful. No, we know it’s not a particularly surprising revelation, but it’s worth saying.

Why is it worth mentioning? Well, simply to reiterate that, if you want success, you have to be willing to work for it. Now, we’re not doubting that you put the required effort into your blog. No, you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t do the hard work yourself. […] Read more

Blogging Tips for Beginners

Blogging Tips for Beginners

 

When it comes to blogging we all have to start somewhere and even the most successful bloggers out there had to start from the very bottom. From gaining followers to writing content and mastering the art of social media there’s a lot to learn as a newbie, so we’ve put together this handy set of tips to help take your blog from new kid on the block to the next big thing. Even if you’re a veteran blogger you never stop learning, so who knows you might even pick up a few tips and tricks too.

Blog about your passion 

There’s nothing […] Read more

Improve Your SEO with Linking

Improve Your SEO with Linking

 

 

Many people are still, to their misfortune, not using links as efficiently as they can be used. If you can manage to use links well on your blog, you will be able to benefit in a number of different ways, most notably with an increase in your rankings on the search engine results pages (SERPs).

Another added bonus is that it will vastly improve the user experience. We’ve all experienced the odd website that is riddled with broken links or links that take you in circles and get you nowhere; we all know exactly how frustrating that can be. So you […] Read more

How to Blog Better (Without Actually Blogging!)

How to Blog Better (Without Actually Blogging!)

When it comes to blogging well, creating engaging content is actually just one small step in the right direction. It’s vital to keep readers coming back for more, but to actually get readers there in the first place there are plenty of other things you need to consider. So step away from the writing for a second and follow our tips for writing a better blog without actually blogging. Then watch the traffic grow and the engagement increase. These tips also come in very handy if you’re looking to be productive with your blog but are struggling for ideas for […] Read more

WordPress Plug-Ins to Install Right Now

WordPress Plug-Ins to Install Right Now

 

With a great selection of features and opportunities to customize your blog, there’s a reason WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms out there. But it still has its limitations, so if you really want to get the most out of your blog you need to know about the best plug-ins for you. Currently there are close to 40,000 free and premium options to choose from in the WordPress Plugin Directory and there’s something out there to benefit every blog. Here’s a round-up of some of the most popular so you can step up your blogging game.

Google Analytics+ […] Read more

How to Ensure Your Blog Doesn’t Suffer the Effects of Poor Hosting

How to Ensure Your Blog Doesn’t Suffer the Effects of Poor Hosting

Web hosting is a complex matter. As a site owner, you don’t need to know the ins and outs of the issue, but you should be au fait with getting on board with a good hosting provider.

One of the most important things any blog operator can do is to ensure they choose a high quality web hosting provider. Instead of going for the cheapest one possible, look at what they offer and choose accordingly.

We’re not saying you should pay out the nose, but the absolute cheapest options are cheap for a reason. Spend a few extra quid and you’ll reap […] Read more

2016’s Top 3 Blogging Tools

2016’s Top 3 Blogging Tools

 

We are already a quarter of the way into 2016. Can you believe that? And we are willing to bet that, although almost 25% of 2016 has been and gone, you probably haven’t made the most of the New Year when it comes to your blog.

SEO tips and tricks change all the time, and so does the overall SEO landscape. It can be tricky to keep up with all of these myriads of changes, but if you want your blog to remain at the top of the game, you really have to put some effort.

Luckily for you, there are plenty […] Read more

Basic Search Engine Optimization Tips to Get You Up and Running

Basic Search Engine Optimization Tips to Get You Up and Running

 

So you are in charge of a website for your business. It is fair to say, then, that you probably want your site to rank as highly on the Google results pages as possible, so that the site will draw in the maximum possible number of visitors.

The best way of doing this is via a range of techniques that come under the umbrella term of “search engine optimization”. You have probably heard of this – or at least the acronym SEO – but if you are not an expert in the field what it actually entails may elude you.

Here are […] Read more