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How to be a Better Grandparent

I’ll admit, having a grandson for 2.5 years probably doesn’t make me an expert in grandparenting. But I have learned a thing or two along the way. Being a better grandparent begins with being a better parent. When your children grow up enough to get married or get pregnant (no matter what the order), it’s time for you to release them. They turn into friends and you get to forget that you ever changed their dirty diapers and used to…

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Looking for a Simple Passive Voice Explanation?

So far, you’ve learned how to install Yoast and get your site verified, the importance of SEO and keywords, and how you can make little changes to improve your post’s readability. Today, we’ll dive into the really geeky English teacher sort of stuff. I’ll give you a simple passive voice explanation. Don’t run away or stick your fingers in your ears quite yet!  What EXACTLY is Passive Construction? In a nutshell, Yoast SEO sees passive construction as any sentence that…

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How to Use Keywords to Increase Your Organic Traffic

Wondering how to use keywords to increase your organic blog traffic? Check out these tips and hacks for choosing keywords that will help your post gain credibility with search engines. #SEO #blogging #beginner #keywords

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Learn About Yoast SEO for Beginners

Today, we’ll tackle Yoast SEO for beginners. Don’t fall over backwards in your chair when you see the length of this post. It’s mostly pictures. I promise. You CAN Figure out SEO! SEO kind of reminds me of the Dread Pirate Roberts from the Princess Bride. It’s really not that dreadful once you understand it a bit. SEO stands for ‘Search Engine Optimization.’ Which simply means that you do things to your posts to make sure that they show up…

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Granny Geek’s Guide to Hiding Secret Pins on Your Blog

Shhh! The Secret of Secret Pins Revealed Now that you’ve learned how to create great graphics, put the right things in your alt tag descriptions, cleaned up your boards, created a pinning strategy, mastered manual pinning, and applied for Rich Pins, you’re ready to learn the secret of secret pins. Have you ever wondered why, when you click on some people’s Pinterest icon, you discover a wide selection of pins to choose from? But when you click on other people’s…

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Granny Geek’s Guide to Pinterest Rich Pins

Granny Geek Explains Rich Pins In case you missed the other posts in the Granny Geek series, I’ll give a brief recap. You can learn how Pinterest works and why you need good graphics. You’ll also learn where to put your copy on the graphics in your media library and why you need to tidy up your Pinterest boards. You won’t want to miss the post on pinning strategy and the purpose of community boards, or last week’s post on…

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How to Avoid Toddler Meltdowns When Flying

Pre-Flight Instructions for Traveling with Littles (aka Granny Geek’s Guide to Traveling with Toddlers) If you have children going along when you fly, your preparation should include more than packing your suitcases. This applies to long car trips as well. Little people often struggle with change—and I don’t blame them. Routines make them feel secure, and when they don’t feel secure, they will likely experience meltdowns. First of all, make sure they understand (at an age-appropriate level, of course), that…

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Granny Geek’s Guide to Manual Pinning on Pinterest

How to Leverage Pinterest without Paying Money In case you missed the other posts in this series, I’ll give a brief recap. You can learn how Pinterest works and why you need good graphics. You’ll also learn where to put your copy on the graphics in your media library and why you need to tidy up your Pinterest boards. Last week we talked about creating a pinning strategy and the purpose of community boards. This week, we’ll talk about manual…

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