How to Reduce Bounce Rate on Your WordPress Site

Blogging, Content Creation, SEO, Tools and Techniques, Traffic
Post synopsis: Worried about high bounce rate on your website? You can reduce the rate by making your readers check out more content on your website. This post explores some simple tips to improve your bounce rate. You have a lot to share on your blog. Perhaps you want to share professional tips or nuggets of personal growth. Perhaps you want to share about your travels or your beauty hacks. Perhaps, you want to share your family recipes. And you work very hard at not only creating solid content that is SEO-friendly but also promoting it social media platforms. Your page views are going up but somehow so is your bounce rate. This worries you. You Well, here’s the good news. High bounce rate does not necessarily mean readers are…
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How to Promote Your Content (and Not Just on Social Media)

Blogging, Content Creation, Email Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Tools and Techniques, Traffic
You have created an awesome piece of content--be it a blog post, a video, or a podcast episode--but no one knows about it. Not until you put it out for others to see it. For a new blogger, getting organic traffic is mostly unheard of. That’s because ranking on search engine result pages takes a lot of hard work and time. While you improve your SEO skills, you need to find other places to promote your content and attract blog traffic. For those of you who downloaded the Boost Your SEO Cheat Sheet, you would have noticed that promoting your content on social media platform plays a huge role in getting your brand name out there. But, blog promotion is hard work. You are competing with hundreds of, if not…
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Free Resource: Boost Your SEO Cheat Sheet

Blogging, SEO
If you have been around in the blogosphere for even a month, you would have surely heard about the term “search engine optimization,” or SEO. That is for a reason. In the long run, your SEO is what will carry your blog. Look, there is no denying the popularity of social media platforms in promoting your website. My highest traffic comes from Facebook. But with every week, I am starting to notice an increase in the number of organic searches. That’s my SEO tree bearing fruits. I want to help you grow your blog as I grow my own. SEO requires a rather broad skill set to master. I, obviously, am no master. Nonetheless, whatever little I do so far, I am sharing those strategies with you in the cheat…
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How to Increase Your Blog’s Readability Score

Blogging, Content Creation, SEO, Tools and Techniques
Have you heard of the term 'readability score'? Perhaps back in school, you were asked to write an essay or a report with a certain readability score. Well, what you learn in school doesn't stay in school. As a blogger, you must ensure that your content is on par with your audience's level of experience and literacy. Your content should NOT be too easy for your readers to understand because they will then undervalue your expertise. At the same time, it should NOT be too challenging because it will turn off your readers and add no value to their lives. If you have never heard about the term 'readability,' it is a measurement system for your content. Based on several parameters, the system assigns a score.  The Flesch–Kincaid readability measuring…
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How to Make Your Blog Images Rank Higher on Search Engine Result Pages

Blogging, SEO, Tools and Techniques
All links prefixed with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Any purchase you make by clicking these links will earn me a small commission but will not cost you anything extra. For more details, please read my Disclosure Policy. Let’s begin with a fun fact about me: *I LOVE PLANNERS! I am somewhat obsessed with them. My latest obsession is the *bullet journal system. I mentioned in an earlier post that I am a new entrant in the bujo world. So, every other night, after I am done with all my chores, I sit and browse bullet journal inspirations. I type in “What’s in my bullet journal?” or something similar in the Google search bar. But I don’t search for text posts. I search for images (click the “Images” tab on…
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What are “Nofollow” Links and When to Use Them

Blogging, SEO, Tools and Techniques
Disclaimer: The information about nofollow links in this post is true as of October 31, 2017. The information may change in the future and may even differ for various search engines. So, please take the article with a pinch of salt and always be on the lookout for any algorithm updates in the future. Search Engine Optimization, or SEO—a term most of us are familiar with. But SEO isn’t just about researching and using keywords in your posts. There’s much, much more to it. The trouble is no one really has the complete list of guidelines that will help you rank your posts on the first page of search results. As a result, most of us spend hours agonizing about keyword research and usage. This is not to say it…
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