WordPress SEO isn’t rocket science, but it does require a moderate level of experience and understanding of common SEO practices. WordPress is my favorite CMS to work with as it allows every page of a website to be indexed with less work. These are some of the best tips for optimizing your website’s WordPress SEO.
1.no-WWW versus WWW
How do you want your website to appear? non-WWW (example.com) or WWW (www example com) In your WP dashboard, go to Settings> General, to make sure the version you want to display is set. If you don’t have Google Webmaster Tools set up for your domain yet, I suggest you do so; and check that your settings are the same there as well.
2. Optimizing page titles for SEO
The title page of your page is one of the most important factors in determining your search engine visibility. This title becomes the “name” of the browser window or tab. This is also the first thing people will see in search results, followed by the URL and the snippet or summary description of the page.
Search engines place a lot of importance on the first few words, so be sure to keep your keywords near the beginning of the page title. If you read my previous post on The New SEO, you will remember that considering how a pair of eyes sees your content is very important. People naturally gravitate towards search engine listings that match their search terms.
3. Optimize post titles for SEO
You should already have a plugin installed for your post optimization, such as Platinum SEO. These allow you to easily determine the title and description of each post. A couple of important things to keep in mind when writing your post titles
For. The title should always contain the keyword that you think is the most important, I refer to it as the focus keyword. Ideally, you want it at the beginning of your title.
B. If your goal is to increase your brand exposure, include it in the title of each of your posts. Remember that title descriptions are limited to 70 characters, so get creative.
vs. Above all else, try to “sell” the viewer with your title. This is what they see in search engine results and it can be the difference between clicking on your post and your competitor.
We’ll explore more WordPress SEO tips in future posts, including topics like XML sitemaps, author highlighting, and the use of links throughout the site (think blogroll). In the meantime, you should start reaping the rewards of more targeted traffic if you begin to understand that optimizing your website for search engines should be a top priority.