How to Optimize Your Website for the Search Engines


As with any website, you still need to optimize you WordPress site. The facilities and versatility of WP is well known but that does not imply you do not need to relax. There is still much to be done to your website function as you want it to, to get it noticed. Optimization is still; paramount.

The following is a glimpse into the areas for attention, and there are plugins for most, if not all of them:

A map for your site, in other words sitemap

Google indexing, and indeed for other search engines too.

Not just indexing – pointing the SE’s to the right places on your WP site too.

A powerful title.

Wheat about header tags – they need optimization

Your permalinks should be sensitive to good keywords… and their density; don’t overdo this, 3%-5% tops

Linking – but don’t settle for anything less than good quality, and don’t rush or overdo it. Take your time

Meta key words and descriptions

The configuration of a WordPress website need not be too difficult providing you follow a few simple steps:

1. Title and URLs are found in the permalinks section, and you have an array you can choose from. based on your precise needs you can choose any configuration you like

2. Remember to use permalinking so that specific posts and content can be readily accessed and seen

3. To keep things orderly and easily located, WordPress has facilitated a category function for us. So, permalinks activated, you will have the category to which you have designated you post, appear.

4. Go to your setting page and then the “writing” option here there will probably be just a single ping to

5. Tags – help with getting you identified by the search engines, through you use of keywords

6. Short catchy titles will appear after you URL. Place your main keyword first, then the other words. Keep page title as short as possible.

7. Choose you post title as you would for any article you write; your posts are essentially articles and should be title accordingly. Keywords, high relevant to the content of your post and as short as you can manage whilst defining the content as well as you can.

8. Try and relate as many posts to each other as you can, but be specific, don’t just link for the sake of linking. All this helps with the process of Google identifying content on your site.

9. Extend this single ping into a list – if you just type “ping list” into Google it will show several pages where you can update a WordPress ping list; there are around 30 different places that can be alerted each time you update, so simply copy and paste them underneath the default one.

10. Google’s sitemaps plugin is one you should install and activate so that google can be aware of what’s going on all across your site. Regardless of what activity you doing or updating, the big G will automatically know with this plugin installed.

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