WordPress SEO - 10 Things You Need To Know

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WordPress SEO - 10 Things You Need To Know

  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==== ====WordPress SEO is easy but there are a few issues that you need to work around. Below are 10areas you need to consider for good WordPress SEO.1. WordPress "loved by Google"?: I have heard it said that Google loves WordPress but I have yetto see any evidence of this. Googles aim is to provide the best possible results for their users so itdoes not make any sense to think that they would favour a site simply because of the platform it ison.2. Wordpress SEO advantages: WordPress certainly has advantages over a static site because itis so easy to create/edit content and apply polices site wide. Blogs by their nature are frequentlyupdated and search engines like to see a regular updates.3. Domain Name: As with all sites the domain name is important for WordPress SEO. It shouldinclude the primary keyword, at the beginning if possible. You should also decide whether to useWWW or not and stick with that. You can install a plugin to set-up a permanent redirection and youcan also set this choice in Google Webmaster tools. This is to prevent link authority being directedto both.4. Must set Permalinks: The default is to use a number in the URL for each page/post. ForWordPress SEO this should be changed to include the post name. This will put the title in the URLand you may need to edit it to remove unnecessary words. You can install a plugin to do thisautomatically.5. Use of Categories & Tags: You should plan your use of these at the outset. Normally you wouldonly put a post in one category but maybe multiple tags. If possible your keywords can be used asthe categories.6. Duplicate Content: This is inevitable as posts can be found in multiple ways e.g. by categoryand by date. For WordPress SEO purposes this is bad so the search engines should be told not toindex this duplicate content. Once again a plugin can be installed to do this.7. Meta Data: The title and description shown on the search engines should configured (via aplugin) for the best effect. It is likely that by default the blog title will appear as well as the pagetitle. I think that for WordPress SEO purposes it is best to have just the page title but you need toselect what looks best in your case. The description should be written manually rather than usingany auto setting, which is really no better than leaving this up to the search engines.
  2. 2. 8. Standard Pages: For WordPress SEO purposes it is important that you have standard pageslike About US, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy etc. with a link on every page/post (in header orfooter).9. External Links: Having some external links is good for WordPress SEO purposes. Ideally thesewill be relevant links within the content. Having lots of site wide links is of little benefit andincreases the possibility of visitors leaving.10. Content is King: Despite all the above the most important thing in WordPress SEO is goodquality search engine optimised content. This includes ensuring that you have good titles, use yourkeyword in the right places at the right density (too much can be worse than not enough), includegraphics with the right tags, have internal links with correct anchor text and have no-follow externallinks. You can install a plugin to check this for you.About this AuthorI am using "SEOPressor" a WordPress SEO Plugin which checks on page SEO and tells you wantimprovements are needed. I find this great timesaver. 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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