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On Page SEO Questions

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pandadog, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. pandadog

    pandadog Registered Member

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    Hi all, the past few months have been good for me thanks to the folks here at BHW. I'm getting pretty good at off page SEO, however I haven't paid much attention at all to on page SEO. I have a bunch of Wordpress sites and I'm not sure how to optimize them. Should I use a plugin to help me, or do everything manually? Can I over-optimize on page SEO like I can with off page SEO? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Kimi

    Kimi BANNED BANNED

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    You can't over-optimize your on page SEO, nor the off page part. You may use Google to find best articles on basic & advanced on page SEO and then come to back to BHW with more specific questions.
     
  3. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    Use the plugin EASYWPSEO. It helps me out a great deal. Also, use then All In One SEO plugin. All In One is for Titles, descriptions meta, and keywords. EASYWPSEO is for your pages keyword density, h1-h3 tags, and a few other things. SO use those. Hope this helps.
     
  4. geomuss

    geomuss Regular Member

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    You can definitely over optimize your pages and be penalized in Google
     
  5. Kimi

    Kimi BANNED BANNED

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    I actually told he is interested to rank in Google :)
     
  6. davidzweber9

    davidzweber9 Junior Member

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    What about using nohands seo & blasting home page key words?
     
  7. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    How about instead you created a tiered backlink pyramid and blast through the tiers. Even 301 redirect an aged domain towards yours. Keep your backlink profile diverse. That means web 2.0s, high pr wiki links, an edu or two if you can with low outbound links, social bookmarks, etc.
     
  8. BlackSEOBelt

    BlackSEOBelt Regular Member

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    There are two essential levels of on-page optimization: ‘structure' and ‘content'.

    Everything that refers to the ‘structure' level is basically about making a site's structure tidy and easy to crawl. So, the main issues to be checked one by one are the following: code errors, broken links, server response code errors, duplicate content. Also, make sure that you have all your pages indexed, and your site has a robot.txt file and a site map (submitted to search engines).

    The other level of on-page is about content optimization and it covers such aspects as optimizing titles, tags, meta descriptions, anchor texts and URLs for a keyword and determining the right keyword density and keyword distribution in the text.

    There is of course a lot of work to be done manually, and I personally never tried it with a plugin but have been using WebSite Auditor tool to fix all on-page issues.

    As for over-optimization, I think the ‘structure' part can hardly be over-optimized. On the contrary, with ‘content' on-page optimization it may eventually happen, for instance if one uses too many keywords on a page, or the same anchor texts for internal links.
     
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  9. rugbyjack2005

    rugbyjack2005 Power Member

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    You need to analyse your sites first to see what is wrong. I use Website Auditor but there are other programs out there. Google WMT highlights most things. I use SEO Quake to check keyword densities which is a free plugin for Chrome/FireFox. Once you know what is wrong, you can set about correctly the faults and preventing them in the future. This will also give you a reasonable idea of what plugins you need
     
  10. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    For wordpress, i "all in one seo" plugin is the best.

    Simply optimize the title, description, tags and maybe image and you are done..
     
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  12. Alex Coleman

    Alex Coleman Newbie

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    I think on page SEO in a wordpress site is easy as compare to other sites. Yes ..you need to install plugins for meta tags, analytics etc and they are easily available. But off course you need to optimize and write different tags manually.

    Wordpress is a customizing platform to develop a website and it is also free from many programming errors.
     
  13. redchillies

    redchillies Junior Member

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    Google especially like a lot of texts to account for Prominent factor to rank it. So if you put too many products together, it might not rank well. You want to have a lot of texts for each product. However, I would not stuff too many keywords neither.
     
  14. Hilton

    Hilton Newbie

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    For the base on the site wordpress is very simple, you just install the plugin in your wordpress. it would be very helpful for your site..
     
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    Rokebono Senior Member

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    For Wordpress i heard that Yoast Seo plugin is the best. Anyone agree or disagree?
     
  16. SmileAtmyWins

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    For Wordpress, use All in One SEO plugin, EASYEPSEO plugin, And Google XML Sitemap plugin, and you should be good to go.
     
  17. matt broody

    matt broody Junior Member

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    I would recommend to try EasyEPSEO plugin
    Also check our webmaster tools, you will find lot of ideas how to improve your on page seo
     
  18. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

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    Funny thing, I had a typo. It's EASYWPSEO, not EP. Haha.
     
  19. charleskoliver

    charleskoliver Newbie

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    Well for on-page using plugin is ok not as effective as doing it manually in code. I would rather say that over-optimization results in horrible nightmare so avoid over-optimization.
     
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    Yes mate use easywpseo and see how your site is fcked up by google... It was said by some friends "never over optimize". It is even better to keep it as it is. Just use all in one seo and read what @blackseobelt wrote above.