Wordpress: Best practices for optimizing your website for search

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Wordpress: Best practices for optimizing your website for search

  1. 1. SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION #smwWordpressNG Adewale Adekile - @doncaprio
  2. 2. What is SEO? SEO simply means optimizing your site or blog for search engines so as to rank better on SERP (search engine results page). SEO is what you have to do to appear on search results for specific keywords. Now SEO can be divided into two: 1. On-Page SEO 2. Off-Page SEO
  3. 3. What is Off-Page SEO? Off-Page SEO, also referred to as off-site SEO, is the optimization you do outside your website. Basically, this means gaining quality backlinks from high authority sites. It’s all about making your site have credibility and “respect.”
  4. 4. Off-Page SEO Tips • Link your social profiles to your websites and keep them active. • Business and local listings • Classified ads • Use social bookmarking sites like. • Use content curation services. • Build quality backlinks from quality guest posting • Gaining backlinks from Q & A websites like Yahoo Answers and Quora
  5. 5. What is On-Page SEO? On-Page SEO (also called On-Site SEO) is the optimization you do right on your website or blog. It goes beyond just writing quality articles. It’s all about making search engine bots fall in love with your content, design, navigation, and everything on your site.
  6. 6. On-Page SEO Tips • • • • • • • • • • • • Avoid internal duplicate content. Make your site load fast by using caching and CDN. Use a light theme with HTML 5 markup. Optimize images by using the correct image name and alt tags. Write optimized articles with the help of plugins like SEOPressor. Keyword density (about 2%) and LSI terms are important. Interlink inner pages. Post length must be reasonably okay. A minimum of 350 words is often recommended. Link to trusted, high authority sites in your articles where necessary. Format posts and pages with heading tags (H1, H2, H3, etc.). Avoid duplicate Meta tags. Content is king.
  7. 7. On-Page SEO vs Off-Page SEO Which should you take more seriously?

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