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Caroline blogs about her experience as a blogger, from making sure you keep going to optimizing your blog.

Link building for bloggers

27 February 2019 | 28 Comments | Caroline Geven

As your blog grows, the situations you’re dealing with seem to become harder. Whoever says blogging is for the lazy, has not dealt with optimization for search engines, the ever-changing algorithms of Facebook and Instagram, the best practices of Pinterest or the ever dreaded link building. What is link building? Link building means, in short, …

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The Yoast SEO Premium analysis: new vs old

25 October 2018 | 8 Comments | Caroline Geven

Yoast SEO Premium 9.0 fulfills a long lasting wish of many bloggers and content writers, including me. The Yoast SEO premium analysis is able to do something it has never done before: take word forms into account (amongst other things). As one of Yoast’s linguists pointed out: “Google knows word forms, so should we.” Testing the …

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word forms, related keyphrase and synonyms in Yoast SEO premium analysis


How to stay unique despite being one of many bloggers in your niche

27 September 2018 | 28 Comments | Caroline Geven

There have been moments in the past year that I wanted to quit my blog. My inner critic would tell me I wasn’t good enough to play with the big bloggers out there and I would tell myself over and over again the blogging world is oversaturated and in particular the mom blog niche. Instead …

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Blog post images: Why use them and where to get them

13 September 2018 | 37 Comments | Caroline Geven

For the bloggers who started building websites in the early 00s, blogging was ‘just’ writing an update on your life or writing a tutorial. Photos were  not usual and if you had photos, you made sure the title of the blog post contained something like: ‘warning: image heavy’. Today, you cannot imagine posting a blog …

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How to make time for your blog when you have no time

13 August 2018 | 29 Comments | Caroline Geven

“I’ve decided I wanted to start a travel blog”. I received this text from a friend who was in Croatia and wanted to just inform me about this. What I heard: “Caroline, spring into action. Throw ALL your tips at her. Buy your favorite blog book and get it delivered to her through same day …

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