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Quick Tips to Blogging with SEO in Mind

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Quick Tips to Blogging with SEO in Mind

Posted on 30 March 2011 by Liza Mae V.

Before educating myself on SEO, I just wrote posts without any analytics behind it but now every time I write a blog post I have these SEO quick tips in mind:

  • Titles are not just titles, they are like news headlines that grab you.
  • Use unique titles, do not replicate titles you already have in your blog for Google may not index you.
  • Use | or – as separators for it makes for easy reading
  • Create meta descriptions – this is a short description of what the webpage is about, so keep it between 160-180 characters for it only shows that many characters in a Google search.

The example below shows the headline which is the link to the webpage and the meta descriptions are right below the links.  Out of all the links below, the one that appeals to me the most is the 2nd link (20 Awesome Photography Blogs) for the headline is intriguing and the description is exactly what I am looking for.

Google Search - Awesome Photographers


  • When including images, make sure the image names and alt tags (70-80 characters) are relevant and diverse.  Do not use img789.jpg instead use awesome_photographer.jpg.  So if I search of an image of awesome photographer, I will come up in the search.

These are just some SEO quick tips I keep in mind when posting a blog.  Even this current post includes all I have mentioned above.  What are your blog posting best practices?

– Liza Mae


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Behind the Scenes | Newborn Photography of Baby Kyla

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Behind the Scenes | Newborn Photography of Baby Kyla

Posted on 14 March 2011 by Liza Mae V.

I have been excited about shooting newborns since my first ever shoot with Baby Ayrianna.  It is something I am passionate about and whenever the opportunity strikes, I get an immediate high.  I used to think that newborn babies looked the same but after shooting them, you start to see the little features that resemble their parents, siblings, and other family members.  On this day of the shoot, I met Baby Kyla’s mother Karolina B. (whom I went to elementary school with), father, brother, grandparents, and great grandparents.  It was great energy having four generations around and seeing how different features transfer from generation to generation.  I get close up look at the baby, so I can distinguish where they get their small lips, coloured eyes, nose, hair, etc.

This is the behind the scenes look of my photo shoot of newborn baby Kyla, pictures courtesy of Karolina B.  This was taken in Baby Kyla’s grandparent’s home.  My main source of lighting is natural lighting on my left and I usually have a bean bag for the baby to pose comfortably on.  I have learned a lot from this shoot in terms of essential equipment to bring, number of looks on a shooting day, what baby poses work best, and many more (which I will talk about in another post – TBA).  If you need a newborn baby photographer or know anyone who is expecting, referrals are welcome.


Behind the Scenes | Photographing a Newborn

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