WordPress Tags and SEO (Why You Should Not Use Them)

WordPress Tags and SEO

WordPress Tags, some love them and others strongly dislike them. I belong to the second group, but I’m not against using tags.

When I started blogging, I used to create multiple random tags each time I published a new blog post. As I got older and wiser, I’ve learnt to step away from using WordPress tags.

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How to Speed up Your WordPress Blog with a3 Lazy Load

How to use the a3 Lazy Load Plugin

I personally don’t stress about page speed as a ranking factor at all, but I do care about user experience. And a good way to improve user experience is by lazy loading the images on your website.

By far the best WordPress plugin to lazy load images is a3 Lazy Load. In this article I am going to show you how you can configure this plugin in 5 minutes and have a faster loading website straight away.

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10 Blogging Mistakes That Can Harm Your SEO

Blogging mistakes that can harm your SEO

Blogging is difficult and time consuming, it really is.

Not only is there a lot of work involved in getting good quality content published on a regular basis, you also need to work hard to keep both your readers AND the search engines happy.

I’ve made my fair share of blogging mistakes over the years. But that’s okay, because making mistakes is the only way to learn and move forward.

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WordPress Category Pages and SEO (How to Optimize Categories)

WordPress category pages and SEO

Perhaps one of the most neglected parts of WordPress blogs is the good old category page. Whenever you navigate to a category page within a blog or website, chances are it’s not much more than a list of the latest blog posts within that category.

And worse, often the title of that category page is something along the lines of “Category Name Archives”.

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Keysearch Review (Keyword Research on a Budget)

Keysearch review

In this Keysearch review, I will take you through the main modules and features of this keyword research software tool, and I will share my unbiased thoughts.

Keysearch is a web-based keyword research tool that offers a wide range of features to help you find low-competition keywords, spy on your competitors, track your SEO efforts, and more.

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7 Practical Semrush Features for Bloggers

Best Semrush features for bloggers

Used by bloggers, digital marketers and agencies alike, Semrush is without a doubt one of the most popular SEO and marketing tools out there. But it is also one of the most expensive tools, offering a ton of features and insightful data.

The feedback I often hear from bloggers is that Semrush is overwhelming and complicated. And I agree, Semrush is definitely a tool that comes with a bit of a learning curve, especially when SEO is not your strongest point.

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7 Actionable Tips to Improve Organic Search CTR

Tips to improve organic search CTR

Publishing quality content is a challenge. Getting that content to rank in Google is an even bigger challenge.

But things don’t stop there. Once your article ranks on page one, you need to make sure that as many people as possible click on your article.

The organic search CTR (click-through rate) is important, because if nobody clicks on your link in the SERPs, you’re not going to get any organic traffic.

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How to Manually Add Review Schema Markup to a Review Article

How to add review schema markup

When you publish reviews of products on your website, it’s important to also include Structured Data markup along with the reviews.

Google will use that Schema markup to reward you with the Review Snippet in the search results, which can greatly increase the CTR to your site.

You can either use a WordPress plugin to add that Structured Data to your content, or you can do it manually. This article explains the manual way, which is my preference.

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Is a Jump to Recipe Button Good for SEO?

Jump to recipe button and SEO

If you’re a food blogger, you will most likely be familiar with the jump-to-recipe button. And you may also know that this little button is often the cause of heated debates.

These debates revolve around SEO and advertising revenue. Some say you should never use that button, as it negatively impacts ad revenue. Others say that there are SEO benefits in having that button at the top of your recipe articles.

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