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WordPress SEODemystifiedKathy Alice Brownwebenso.com
Intro – Kathy Alice BrownWho am I ? SEO Consultant and WordPress Blogger I blog about WordPress, SEO and Onlinemarketing at http://webenso.com Developing an video tutorial on gettingmore traffic to your WordPress site.
The only two things that matter1. GETTING TRAFFIC2. CONVERTING THAT TRAFFICHow much of your traffic is from organic search?
Types of TrafficDIRECT measure of brandingSEO focuses on increasing Organic TrafficREFERRAL links from other sites, social mediaORGANIC traffic from Search EnginesPAID SEARCH
What SEO has traditionally beenON PAGE OPTIMIZATIONtitle tag, meta tags, keywordsThat was so two years ago….OFF PAGE OPTIMIZATIONLINKBUILDING
What Matters TodaySITE DESIGN AND CRAWLABILITYSNIPPET DESIGN AND CTRUSER ENGAGEMENTINBOUND MARKETING
SEO is dead (sort of ..) Is linkbuilding dead? Panda and Penguin caused seismic shiftsin the SEO industry”It segments you into a mindset, and people get focused onthe wrong things. It leads them to think about links as theend goal. It’s important to think about producing somethingexcellent first.”Matt Cutts on the concept of linkbuildinghttp://www.stonetemple.com/matt-cutts-and-eric-talk-about-what-makes-a-quality-site/
Google likes fresh, unique content◦ Consistent content generation is key tovisibility on the web◦ Create really useful content that people will linkto Embrace your inner Marketer◦ Social Media◦ Guest Posting◦ Contests◦ Link BaitINBOUND MARKETING
Do your keyword / market research Each page/post should be optimized for adifferent keyword. You want awesome snippets for highclickthroughs. Become the Hotel California for allvehicles (desktop & mobile) Pay attention to the technical stuffSEO STRATEGY
If you don’t know your market how can you pickthe right keywords? What’s the competitive landscape?OPTIMIZATIONMARKET & KEYWORD RESEARCHCONTENT STRATEGYThe right keywords can make a hugedifference and market research is essential.
Build Awesome Snippets THE BASICS◦ PAGE TITLE – written for humans◦ URL Set your permalink to /%postname%/ Edit/Shorten your permalink before publishing◦ META DESCRIPTION
WordPress by default sets the title tag with yourpost (page) title You need a way to customize the title tag andyour meta description.OPTIMIZATIONWordPress SEO by YoastAll in One SEO PackPremium Themes
Use keywords naturally and don’t stuff◦ title tag, url meta description◦ post (page title)◦ Sub headers (h2, h3)◦ Bold and Italics Break it up (think white space …) Mix it up with your primary keywords andrelated keywords Make sure your images have alt tags andSEO friendly filenames.OPTIMIZATIONSEO Friendly Images
Rich Author SnippetRich Author Snippets are created with a Google+profile and the rel=“author” HTML tag.. May increase clickthrough up to 30% !!
Link Your Blog with Google+ Two Way LinkingWEBENSO.COMhttps://plus.google.com/999999999/?rel=authorKathy Alice Brown
Link Your Blog with Google+ Three Way LinkingABOUT KATHY…rel=“me”AboutWEBENSO.COM
Link Your Blog with Google+ Using XFN tagAboutWEBENSO.COMAdds rel=“author” tag to your“About” menu item link
Link Your Blog with Google+ Multi Author LinkingAUTHORARCHIVE PAGEWEBENSO.COMAuthorSure
Cater to your mobile audience◦ Use a “responsive” theme OR◦ Install WP TouchUSER ENGAGEMENTWP Touch“responsive” means your site adjusts for different screensizes (mobile, iPad, Desktop)
The search engines notice if a user stayson your site. Write awesome content Have a reasonable looking site Offer them more to read (or watch ..)USER ENGAGEMENTYet Another Related Posts Plugin
Social Media is a channel for contentsyndication … shares can get links Lots of plugins to choose from, here are afew:USER ENGAGEMENTShareThisSexy BookmarksShareaholic
Give Google a roadmap to your site◦ Register with Google Webmasters Tools andBing Webmaster ToolSEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLINESSGoogle XML Sitemaps (and Yoast)
Implement SEO friendly navigation Performance is important Breadcrumbs are great for sites withmulti-level categoriesSEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLINESSWP-PageNaviWP Super CacheW3 Total CacheBreadcrumb NavXT
Monitor and Measure SecuritySTRATEGY & MANAGEMENTGoogle Analytics by YoastGoogle AnalyticatorWP Monitor
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