How to set up google analytics in 3 easy steps

How to set up google analytics in 3 easy steps As bloggers, especially those who want to work with brands, it’s important that we know the key statistics for our blogs. Often brands will use those numbers to decide whether or not they want to work with us. It’s also really helpful to know which of our posts are the … Read More

Tech Help Tuesday #4

Tech Help Tuesday #4 Hi! Welcome back to another tech help tuesday here at The Blog Genie HQ. We’ve had some beautiful weather in June and let’s hope it carries on through the rest of the summer. This week we have another 2 questions from other bloggers so I’m going to get stuck in.   Link Previews on Social Media … Read More

How to install a wordpress theme in 3 easy steps

How to Install A WordPress Theme

How to install a wordpress theme in 3 easy steps There’s so much to learn in the early days of starting a blog. Choosing a host, installing plugins and designing your site, and that’s before you’ve even published your first blog post. Themes are what wordpress uses to set the look and feel of a blog. It sets out your … Read More

Why you definitely need a virtual assistant

Why you definitely need a virtual assistant In my early days of blogging I never thought I’d ever need a virtual assistant. I’d listen to the seasoned pros talking about having virtual assistants and think – I just can’t afford to pay someone else. And anyway I don’t need a virtual assistant when I can do it all myself. I … Read More

Tech Help Tuesday #3

Tech Help Tuesday #3 Welcome back for the 3rd instalment of Tech Help Tuesday. It’s been a hectic month for me since the last edition with my sister’s wedding, a night away on the Welsh coast (filled with childhood memories) and lots of time helping bloggers with their tech woes. So enough about me, lets get stuck into helping you … Read More

How to set up a custom 404 page on WordPress

How to set up a custom 404 page on WordPress Not all bloggers think to set up a custom 404 page on their blogs. To be honest, if the lovely Aby Moore hadn’t mentioned it in one of her Facebook lives I’d never have thought about it. But it really is a brilliant idea. If someone lands on a page … Read More

What is an XML Sitemap and does your blog need one?

What is an XML Sitemap?

What is an XML Sitemap and does your blog need one? An XML sitemap is basically a file that lists all the pages of your website to tell search engines how it’s structured. The clue is in the name really – it’s a map of your site. Search engine crawlers like the googlebots use it to help them crawl your … Read More

How to Optimise Images for blog posts [Video]

OPtimise Images For Blog Posts

How to Optimise Images for blog posts Knowing how to optimise images for blog posts is an important skill for a blogger.  You want your pictures to look good but not take days to load. When you work with brands you want to make sure that you do their products justice. You want to include lots of pictures but it’s … Read More