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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

Your permalinks (URL address) for each p...

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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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