Tips For Improving Your WordPress SEO

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Tips For Improving Your WordPress SEO

  1. 1. ==== ====Discover how to rank high in the search engines, even for affiliate products, with FREE tools...Youcould be ranking right up there with the product owner and raking in those big affiliatecommissions.www.wordpressbestplugins.com==== ====There are two aspects to improving your WordPress SEO. The first is configuring WordPress,using inbuilt settings and WordPress SEO plugins, to gain maximum SEO benefit from theplatform. The second is to ensure that your content is properly optimised so that the searchengines understand that it is highly relevant to the chosen keywords, this of course is the same forany site.ConfigurationSEO of a standard WordPress installation can be improved by making a few tweaks. In mostcases the easiest way to do this is by installing WordPress SEO plugins which make it easy tomake changes without editing any code. However the first key changes are easy to make inWordPress itself:Go to Settings - Permalinks and change the "Common settings" to Custom Structure =/%postname%. This will put the post/page title in the URL instead of the default numbers, so theURL will include the keyword.Go to Settings - General and make sure the site address is set to include or exclude www as youwish (see Canonical URLs below). It is also worthwhile setting this in Google Webmaster Tools.You want to avoid using both as this can be seen as duplicate content and you could get backlinksto both thereby diluting the benefit of your link building.Then install the "All in One SEO Pack" WordPress SEO Plugin. This is the best known WordPressSEO Plugin and for good reason. It helps your WordPress SEO in many ways by giving youamongst others:* The ability to add a meta description and keywords for the site and each page/post - it is best towrite the description manually rather than allow it to be auto generated by the plugin or indeed, bythe search engines.* Control of the format of the various titles. I prefer to just have the page title showing on thesearch engines. You can add keywords but it is best to leave this alone.* Option to prevent indexing of Categories and other duplicate content. The structure ofWordPress means that there is always duplicate content as each post is duplicated by category,tags, date and author.* Control of URLs. Make sure that Canonical URLs is ticked as this avoids having duplicate URLsfor the same page.You can also add WordPress SEO plugins which for example:
  2. 2. * Shorten your ULRs by removing unnecessary words* Cache the pages/posts to speed up page loading* No-Follow external links* Add Internal Links automatically* Make commenting more user friendlyContent OptimisationWhilst the above all help to maximise WordPress SEO it is important to emphasise that the mostimportant task is to ensure that the content is properly search engine optimised by, for example:* Using the keyword in the title, header tags, first and last sentence and at a reasonable densitythroughout the text.* Ensuring each page/post includes an image and using the keyword as the ALT text.* Having links to other pages on the site.* Having external (no-follow) links to authority sites.One way to check this is to use a WordPress SEO plugin that analyses your content and tells youwant needs to be changed.About this AuthorI use the SEOPressor WordPress SEO Plugin to do this and I like it particularly because of thetime it saves me. You simply have to follow its recommendations. Click Here to learn more.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=David_Ogram==== ====Discover how to rank high in the search engines, even for affiliate products, with FREE tools...Youcould be ranking right up there with the product owner and raking in those big affiliatecommissions.www.wordpressbestplugins.com==== ====

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