Changes to the Geek Mamas Blog in 2020

I've made a lot of little changes to the Geek Mamas blog the past month, from little things like adding a blue background, to big things like a total SEO overhaul. For the most part, probably nobody has even noticed the little tweaks. It's something I like to keep track of so I know how … Continue reading Changes to the Geek Mamas Blog in 2020

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I Got a Crash Course in Nofollow, Noopener and Noreferrer

If you have a blog that links anywhere and care about your SEO and ranking,  you need to be familiar with the terms nofollow, noopener and noreferrer, and how to use them. I'm no expert- I really just recently learned how they all work, and only because a recent WordPress update forced me to pay … Continue reading I Got a Crash Course in Nofollow, Noopener and Noreferrer

When Businesses Do a Little Extra

In an age where customer service often seems to be a lost art, businesses that take the time to do something a little extra always get my attention. This Christmas season, three people/businesses stood out by taking an extra step to send a personal connection: The Short Story Book Club, The Switcheroo Kangaroo and Wild … Continue reading When Businesses Do a Little Extra

Blogging and Social: Choosing Quality Over Quantity

I haven't been blogging and posting as much as lately. I've just been busy with life and not feeling the urge to share every detail. Unfortunately it seems in the world of social media, overshare is the norm and an expected part of being an "influencer" even if I am reluctant to call myself that. … Continue reading Blogging and Social: Choosing Quality Over Quantity

Under Cyber Attack: Subscribed to Thousands of E-mail Lists

A few days ago I thought I was being pranked when a bunch of random subscription notices started showing up. Then it became a flood of messages, at least 10 every minute. I suspected some kind of cyber attack and immediately turned to Google, where I discovered I was experiencing a Denial of Service Attack … Continue reading Under Cyber Attack: Subscribed to Thousands of E-mail Lists

Does Anyone Really Read Long Instagram Posts?

I keep seeing these long Instagram posts that go on and on as you scroll. Does anyone really read those to the bottom? Does anyone actually type in the link if one is included? I'm just curious. Please chime in. From my own experience on my posts, people either read just the first line and … Continue reading Does Anyone Really Read Long Instagram Posts?

GeekMamas.com Finally Has a Real Newsletter

After three years of just using the built-in WordPress sign-up form, I finally sat down and created a MailChimp account and newsletter so I could send out neatly arranged summaries of everything that's going on over here at GeekMamas.com. Unlike the WordPress one, this won't just send every blog post, but will be a curated list … Continue reading GeekMamas.com Finally Has a Real Newsletter

10 Steps to Boosting Your Instagram Followers and Engagement

Follow these easy steps to quickly boost your follower numbers and engagement with more likes and comments. Instagram made the announcement a few months ago they were going to warn and limit accounts that were using third party apps or growth services to grow their account with fake likes and followers. This caught my attention … Continue reading 10 Steps to Boosting Your Instagram Followers and Engagement