3 SEO Tools Every Blogger Should Have in Their Arsenal

3 SEO Tools Every Blogger Should Have in Their Arsenal

Although it is possible to get “internet famous” with your blog purely through your own writing skills or through word of mouth, you will find that it is much easier to experience some success in blogging if you have the search engines on your side. Clearly, we’re not talking about sending flowers and chocolate to Google and Bing, but rather a bit of SEO.

Now, there are many (many!) different methods of performing search engine optimization for your site, and some of them can be rather confusing, especially if you’re new to the game. That’s why we’re going to enlist some […] Read more

The Different Types of Web Hosting – What You Need to Know

The Different Types of Web Hosting – What You Need to Know

When you are a blogger, you need two things (apart from your outstanding wit and creativity, of course!). These two things are: a website for your blog, and a host for your website. Those are the Big Two – you can’t really get anything done without those.

Unfortunately, as simplistic as getting those two things sorted may sound, it can actually be a rather tricky process. Getting your web hosting set up, in particular, can be convoluted and annoying, especially when you’re not sure what the differences between each type are.

Luckily for you and for anyone else struggling with this part […] Read more

How to Get People to Sign Up to your Newsletter

How to Get People to Sign Up to your Newsletter

If you’ve got a blog and a service to offer, you need to offer an email subscription service for your readers. Whether you’re landing in inboxes daily, weekly or monthly, if your newsletter is being read by people interested in your niche you’re creating new opportunities for site clicks and new clients. Sounds great, but how do you get people interested and signing up for your newsletter? Look no further, we have the answer.

Make it obvious

It goes without saying really, but if you want people to know your newsletter exists you need to make it really easy to find. Make […] 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

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

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

6 Quick and Easy Twitter Tips

6 Quick and Easy Twitter Tips

 

Twitter is an important tool for growing your brand and increasing engagement, so do it like a pro and avoid common social media mistakes with our tips and tricks for making the most out of one of the world’s biggest social media platforms.

Use a Profile Picture

Nothing makes a user want to click away from a profile more quickly than the generic egg picture and it can make your account look like spam. If it’s a personal account use a photo of yourself so people can see who they’re interacting with, and if it’s for a brand pick something relevant like […] Read more

Common SEO Misconceptions

Common SEO Misconceptions

 

When you’re blogging away, you will obviously be hoping to get your rankings as high as possible. This is for one major reason – the higher in the rankings your site sits, the more people will be coming to visit your site via the search engines.

To get yourself higher on these results pages, you’ve probably tried your hand at Search Engine Optimization (SEO), or you will have at least heard of it. There are many ways in which a bit of SEO can help your site in terms of its visibility, but there are just as many errors you can […] Read more

How to Choose the Best Host for Your Blog

How to Choose the Best Host for Your Blog

 

When starting up a blog, most people will get to the same step in the process and start feeling a little distressed at all the options and choices they have to make.

This critical step is choosing your hosting provider. There are so many different services out there, all of which claim to offer the best service on the market. So how are you supposed to know which one to choose?

This is especially difficult if you are new to the world of blogging, as you are unlikely to know what a lot of the options and services even mean. Let us […] Read more