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Quick and dirty guide to optimizing a wordpress blog for search engine ranking.

Quick and dirty guide to optimizing a wordpress blog for search engine ranking.

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  • 1. How to Optimize WordPress
    Using Plug-ins
    Jeff McLeod
    Jeff@JeffMcLeod.ca
    Setting up Anti-spamming
    Setting up Search Engine Optimization
    Setting up Mobile Functionality
  • 2. Set-up Anti-spamming
    Go to settings->general->membership: uncheck “anyone can register”
    Go to settings->discussions->other comment settings: uncheck “Users must be logged in and registered to comment”
    Go to settings->discussions->before a comment appears: uncheck “Admin must always approve comment” and uncheck “Comment author must have a previously approved comment”
    Save changes
  • 3. Set-up Anti-spamming
    Go to Plug-ins and activate Akismet (if the plug-in isn’t installed search for it under Plug-ins->add new).
    Once installed, activate the plug-in. It will tell you that a key needed. Follow the link to get a Key.
    Choose personal use, and use the DIFY Members ****DIFY@gmail.com email as the registration email. The key will be sent to that email. Retrieve the key and input it into wordpress.
  • 4. Set-up SEO
    Go to Settings->permalinks and select custom. Set it to “/%postname%
    Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “All in one SEO pack”. Install and activate.
    Go to Settings->plug-ins->All in one SEO pack->Options configuration panel
    Plug-in status: enabled
    Fill in the Home Title, Home Description and Home Keywords
    Post Title Format: %post_title%
    Page Title Format: %page_title%
  • 5. Set-up SEO
    Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “Google XML sitemap generator”. Install and activate.
    Go to Settings->XML-sitemap->”build it for the first time”
    Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “SEO Smart Links”. Install and activate.
    Check “Comments”, “Target->Tags”
    Set “Max links” to 10, “Max Single” to 1, “Max Single URLs” to 0
    Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “SEO Slugs”. Install and activate.
  • 6. Set-up SEO
    Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “Global Translator”. Install and activate.
    Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “cbnet Ping Optimizer”. Install and activate.
    Go to Settings->cbnet Ping Optimizer and check “Limit excessive pinging in short time” and set it to Ping at most 1 time within 15 minutes
  • 7. Set-up Mobile Functionality
    Set-up Mobile Functionality
    Go to Settings->plug-ins->add new and search for “WPTouchiPhone”. Install and activate.
    Under WPTouchiPhone->settings->General Settins->Post Listing Options uncheck “Hide Excerpts”
    Under WPTouchiPhone->settings->General Settins->Sytle & Color Options->background choose either “Skated Concrete”, “Argyle Tie” or “Thatches”
  • 8. Logging in to WordPress
    Paste your new password
    IMMEDIATELY change it
    Set-up all your plug-ins (go to www.jeffmcleod.ca to see a video on all the best plug-ins for business, and how to optimize their config for effectiveness)