Category Blogging Tips

How To Move From Blogger to WordPress!

Hi everyone!

Today is going to be about how to move your blog from Blogger to WordPress. This guide is going to be for people who choose to buy a domain name and use WordPress CMS (also known as WordPress.org). If you are not sure what I’m talking about then check out my first post Introduction To WordPress – Thinking About Switching From Blogger?

I’m going to start with listing the steps you will be going through before explaining each of them.

  1. Buy a domain name and webhotel
  2. Install WordPress
  3. Change the permalinks
  4. Import posts and comments from Blogger
  5. Setup a theme and pages
  6. Move your Bloglovin’ followers

Step 1: Buy a Domain Name

Start by buying a domain name and a webhotel to go with it. If you don’t know what a webhotel is, it’s the online space you buy to upload your things on the internet so it’s kind of like your “harddisk.” I use unoeuro.com which I’m happy with, but find one that works for you.

Step 2: Install WordPress

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Introduction To WordPress – Thinking About Switching From Blogger?

Hi everyone!

I have been spotting some discussions on Twitter doing Twitter Chats about WordPress. It seems like some people are a bit confused or just don’t know how to tackle WordPress compared to Blogger. I’m a WordPress user, so as of right now you are visiting a WordPress blog.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source system also known as CMS. If you find this confusing just think about it as the system running your website, just like Windows running a PC and IOS running a Mac or an iPhone.

You can find WordPress in two versions as WordPress.com and WordPress.org, but I don’t look at WordPress that way.

If you are a newbie and are thinking about starting a blog you are in the process of choosing between Blogger and WordPress.com and they seem very similar. I would definitely choose Blogger as it’s much easier to get started with as a free web hosting service.

If you on the other hand want your own domain name I would definitely choose WordPress, which is also known ...

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Hi everyone!

Today I want to discuss Pinterest. I’m really into Pinterest at the moment, I have had my Pinterest for a couple of years now, but sometimes I just use it more than other times. 

What I Love About Pinterest!

I love Pinterest for personal use as well as for my blog. For personal use I think it’s great to find inspiration, I always use it to find pictures of different things. Instead of doing a Google image search I will be doing a Pinterest search. The reason this is often better is that Google is filled with things from the entire internet whereas Pinterest is filled with the things people have pinned, liked and repinned.

I also like the way you can get a better and more precise search on Pinterest. If you search for a celebrity, it will come up with ideas to narrow it down based on what other people have been looking for like makeup, body, haircut, 2013, 2014, style, etc.

Pinterest For Your Blog

People are often discussing doing Twitter chats it they should use Pint...

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Design Guide for Bloggers!

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Today I wanted to go over some tips and tricks for your blog design. We all say that it’s content that matters, but we all judge a book by its cover in the end. I’m an educated Multimedia Designer, which means I learned about design, communication and how to code in school. This is why I wanted to share some of the things I learned in school and what I picked up here on the blog.

Rules I learned in school!

  • Never write all your content with your font in bold, italic or underline. The first two will irritate the eye and the last one with underline, will be read as a link.

  • Don’t center your content! This is something a lot of bloggers do, but it was one of the first rules I learned in school not to do, it will be annoying to read.

  • Don’t write your content with a funny font or something like Comic Sans MS, as you might not be taken seriously. The best fonts to use when writing for the internet are Sans Serif fonts like Helvetica, Arial, Open Sans, Calibri, etc...
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How to Backup Your Blog!

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Hi everyone!

Today I wanted to cover a subject of blogging, which is really important! I have an idea that this isn’t something people think about that often if they think about it at all and that’s to make a backup of your blog.

Sometimes things can go wrong on a blog, you could mess something up in the HTML or CSS, it could also be a hacker stealing your blog someday and you would lose everything.

Google Blogger Backup

If you use Google Blogger you can make a backup of you blog really fast and easy by going to settings -> other -> export blog and you will have a XML file with your blog ready to import to another blog.

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I also like to keep a backup separated with my HTML and CSS just in case. It’s really handy with you are playing around with HTML and CSS and end up doing something, you can just use your backup files to restore everything.

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Just go to your CSS and copy everything and then past it into a document on your computer...

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SEO Guide – How To Link The Right Way!

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Hi everyone!

It seems like you are all happy with my SEO Guide series, so that’s why I will be doing some more blogposts in the same series with small tips for every blogpost you write.

Internal and external linking

Todays blogpost will be about internal and external linking. Just to refresh everyone’s memory if you are not sure what the difference is between internal and external linking. Internal linking is when you link to a page on you blog, it could be an old blogpost or something else. External linking is when you link to another website, which could be where you bought your bag or something.

How to write your links

You often see people write; you can buy the bag here. It could also be; read more about my thoughts on this product here.

The reason this is bad SEO is that Google doesn’t know what “here” is. Google doesn’t know “here” is referring back to the bag you were talking about earlier, which is on your picture.

Instead you should write something like; you c...

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Why Nofollow Links Are Important!

Hi everyone!

Yesterday there was an entire #fblchat dedicated to different blogging aspects of the law. This chat also included the attribute rel=nofollow which got a lot of people confused and nervous so I decided to do a blogpost on the subject clearing things up a bit.

What are nofollow links?

First, of all the rel=nofollow attribute is not something you are legally obligated to use, it’s an attribute for search engines. The point of the rel=nofollow attribute is to tell Google not to follow a specific link.

Google is crawling links on different websites to find the best search result for us users. This means that a website with a lot of links on the web might get a higher pagerank, this is why companies want to pay you to link their website on your blog. When you link a website let’s say hm.com you are telling Google that this website is to be trusted and that you like it.

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Why you should use nofollow links!

There are a couple of reasons why you should rel=nofollow on some of y...

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SEO Guide for WordPress

Hi everyone!

This blogpost is a bit late, but here it finally is; SEO Guide for WordPress! I already did a blogpost for people using Google Blogger and an introduction for SEO if you are interested in that.

With WordPress you don’t have the advantage of Google already knowing your blog, so you have to do some work for it to be noticed. I downloaded two plugins, but you could probably do it all with one plugin I just like both for different things.

All in One SEO

The first plugin is All in One SEO, which I use for my Google Analytics tracking code in and it’s also where I gave my blog it’s title, meta description and keywords.

Go to Plugins -> Search All in One SEO -> Install

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Now you are ready to use the plugin. I would keep most of the things as they are, except write the title, meta description and keywords as mention and then you have some fields for Google Analytics, Google Plus, Pinterest, etc.

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Yoast SEO

The second plugin is Yoast SEO, this is probably the one you will use ...

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SEO Guide for Blogger

Hi everyone!

Last week I did an SEO guide for beginners. This week I wanted to do an SEO guide for Bloggers. If you don’t know anything about SEO I would recommend you read the guide from last week first.

Meta Description

Today’s guide will be about how you as a Blogger can make some changes to your blog. It’s always important to write a meta description about your blog and blogposts. To do so, go to Settings -> Search preferences where you can enable search description.

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This way you can write 150 characters about your blog, which will be what Google shows people in its search results.

This also means that every time you write a new blogpost you will be able to write a description of it. Think of this as a way to include your keywords into a text that sounds exciting for people to read. This is what Google will know about your blogpost and what it shows in the search results when your specific blogpost is found.

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Permalinks or URL Address

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Beginner’s Guide to SEO: blogging help

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SEO also known as search engine optimization is something not all bloggers think about, they maybe don’t know how to do it, or they are already doing it without thinking about it.

SEO can be very complicated, but there are some easy tricks you can do to improve you SEO on your blog. I’m an educated multimedia designer, so I have learned a couple of things in school that every blogger should be able to figure out. I hope this Beginner’s Guide to SEO can help you.

Difference between WordPress and Blogger

First thing first, there is a huge difference in whether you are using WordPress or Blogger as your blogging platform. Blogger is made by Google and therefore a lot more SEO friendly compared to WordPress, also Google will know your blog from the first day you start it since it will be in Google’s database.

If you have a self-hosted or a WordPress blog you will have a little more work to do since Google doesn’t know your blog and it’s not made to please Google.

Basic SEO

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I wi...

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