Start with a theme that is SEO-friendly.
When you are dealing with SEO, you should pay equal
attention to your theme and to the keywords that you are targeting. Though there
are themes that are created to make your site look enticing, some of these
themes do not support the WordPress SEO. You have to find a theme that is both
aesthetically pleasing to the eye and is capable of supporting your SEO tools.
You can create your own theme or you can go for premium ones that are
customized for your sites needs.
Create your content based on the right keywords.
Keywords are powerful tools in search engine optimization.
To make sure that the search engines find your site when a certain query is
entered, you have to incorporate the correct keywords in your content. To do
this, you can use some tools that can give you predetermined keywords based on
your niche. There are some software programs that specialize on keyword
identification and you can also try those. For more keyword ideas, you can also
search for one keyword that you are using and the search engine will give you
more through the suggestions that they display.
Design a sitemap.
A sitemap will make it easy for search engines to find your
site. You can create your own site map by installing a plug in like Google XML
Go over your site and ensure that the permalinks are
directed to %postname%. Through this, you are sure that the post or the title
page will appear in the sites URL. This is advantageous when you are using
WordPress SEO when compared to the default setting which uses numbers for the
whole URL address.
The All In One SEO Pack plugin
This plug in is considered as the most popular plugin for
WordPress SEO. Most users at WordPress SEO are satisfied with the default
settings of this plug in. With this plug in, you have to key in the title,
keywords, and the description for your sites homepage. These details will be
shown on the search results page. This plug in also enables you to regulate how
the titles pointing to your site are displayed. Using this, you can also
prevent duplicate contents by having them indexed. You can also incorporate Meta data for each of your posts using this plug in.
In order to maximize the benefits of this plug in, you are
expected to come up with a striking title that incorporates the keyword. You
should also make some changes with the URL. For example, if it is too long, you
have to shorten it and ensure that it also displays the keyword. The keyword
should also be used in headings and in the content, especially on the initial
Graphics on your site should have the keyword as their ALT
text. Putting links that directs the visitor to the other pages of your site
can also be helpful. If you can, include some external links and cite them as
your references. However, make sure that you link to authority sites to
establish the credibility of your website.
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