The Tragedy of the Blogging Commons

Thinking of buying a course or an e-book promising MASSIVE TRAFFIC!!!?   SEO algorithms change frequently.  Here are things to consider before we jump off into the land of dubious SEO tactics. I am beginning to doubt that Pinterest is an especially good referrer to anyone’s blogs, despite all the hoopla. Perhaps if you’re targeting recipes,… Read More

Yoast SEO: A Review of the Readability Feature

Now that I’ve gotten Yoast SEO installed, finally, what does it actually DO? Here’s a quick review of the plug-in after a week of using it. I focus on its main feature: readability. Honestly, I didn’t think this one would matter much.  Actually, I’m finding its probably one of the best features.  And this readability… Read More

More on Learning SEO for WordPress.com

WordPress.com continues to amaze me with the knowledge and friendliness of its Happiness Engineers and its wealth of help files and tutorials. Here I go over the SEO tips you can find in the help files, if you know where to look! Another chat with a Happiness Engineer This morning, I spent quality time with… Read More

Moz Keyword Explorer: A Look at How to do SEO Keyword Planning for Free (Or, Um, Blogging for Beginners!!)

No, I don’t work for Moz.com or get paid by them or ANYTHING. I’m a small blogger with a new blog. I don’t have a budget for the fanciness. Though I’ve been blogging for literally decades, I still don’t have the knowledge and experience to be an informed consumer of SEO products. I do know… Read More