If you start a blog in this condition, then you do not care about many things like Blog design, SEO, and many other factors. But if you are like me who considers blogging to be your career and if you want to make a career choice as a blogging person, then this is a serious work for you and care about each of the important elements that are related to your blog. Have to do.
Basic SEO Guide for WordPress Blog
1- WordPress Sitemap:
Sitemap is an XML files. Which indexes your blog’s important link (Posts, Pages, Tags, Categories). With the help of WordPress Sitemap, search engine bots indexes search engine effectively by discovering the content of your blog. There are many sitemap plugins in WordPress.
But I use the Google XML sitemap, which is a very old and trusted sitemap plugin. All you have to do to activate by installing the Google XML sitemap. After activating the plugin, you can generate a sitemap for your blog by going into the plugin settings.
After generating a Sitemap, submit your sitemap after submitting and verifying your blog by visiting Google Webmaster tool and Bing Webmaster tool. After submitting a Sitemap, all the internal pages of your blog will be crawl and indexed.
2. Control the indexing of your WordPress blog:
There is also a very important factor to get a great ranking in the search engine. You offer the best content for indexing in search engine.
According to the Panda updates, google penalizes the domain that has low-quality content. Your pages like- Tags, Categories, author archive are not useful for all these search engine indexes. So a quick and easy way is to add a noindex tag to these pages. To add a noindex tag you can use Meta robots and WordPress SEO by yoast plugin.
3. WordPress Permalink: –
Permalink is called simple url of blog post! like-
WordPress’s default permalink is not search engine friendly. And it also does not have any additional value on your blog’s on page optimization. That’s why you
So you need to use search engine friendly Permalink in your WordPress blog! WordPress has brought a new option as the post name permalink in its latest version. Just click on the permalink of your WordPress blog on it. By doing so, your WordPress blog’s post url will be search engine friendly URL.
If you want to change any type of blog in your blog then first you should take a backup of your WordPress blog. Only after making a backup, you can change anything in your WordPress blog.
4. Use the Image Alt tag and Image Sitemap:
I can not say with conviction, but how many people do you use the image to improve the presentation of their content. If you do not do this then you can start adding images to the blog post now. If you want to know why we add images to the blog post then there are many reasons for it. like-
- Images makes your blog post presentation more even better.
- Images makes your content Pinnable to pin on Pinterest.
- Adding images gives you more organic traffic than images search.
- You can get extra traffic and free backlinks by adding your original images to flickr.
Apart from these there are many other benefits too. The best advantage of adding images to the blog post is that search engine optimizes your WordPress images like text content too. Which gives your blog content a high rank. Search engine bots use alt tag to rank any images.
You can use the SEO Friendly Images plugin in WordPress. Which creates a automatic ALT tag of all the images in your blog post. This is a great plugin. You can use this plugin to create all your images as ALT tag according to the search engine bots.
If you have a lot of images in your blog, you can create a sitemap of WordPress images and submit it to Google Webmaster Tools. By doing so, all the images on your blog will be very well indexed. I have used this method. This method not only provides targeted traffic, but it also makes ranking in the search engine of many of my keywords. You can use the Smush.it plugin to reduce your image size.
5. Use Unique Meta Title and Description: –
A very big seo mistake, which is done by a lot of blogger, when a blogger writes a new blog post, do not use Unique Meta Title and Description. Catchy and Keyword rich Meta title gives you higher ranking as well as higher CTR.
And Unique Meta description makes great content your content. Which means that search engines know what your content is about. An Unique Meta description must be less than 160 characters. Along with this, you must also call to action in your Meta description. If there is a call to action in Meta description, you will get a better CTR.