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Simple Seo Tips for Wordpress Users. (Noobies Only)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ipodtouchhackerisher, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    This quick tip article is for newbies who are just now getting started in wordpress SEO. This is not my original article but I believe these are some great tips when first beginning.



    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process of crafting a site's content so that the site achieves higher rankings in the various search engines. There are many WordPress plugins that claim to improve your site'sSEO but, in reality, there are no "magic bullets". Effective SEO isn't something you can add to a site. It's part and parcel of how the content is crafted.

    If you really want to improve SEO on your WordPress site (as opposed to wanting a quick fix), here are a few tips:



    • Choose a theme that uses H1 or H2 headings for your post titles and provides unique meta-titles for every page or post (displayed in the top left of most web browsers).



    • Turn off all CSS in your browser. Or try browsing through your site with a text-only browser. That should give you some impression of how a search engine bot "sees" your site.



    • Imagine you're reading a post/page out to someone over the phone. Does it all make sense or would you have to add extra explanations? if it's the latter, your content needs some attention.



    • Use headings properly and in order. For example, an H3 heading should follow an H2. Headings aren't just for big, bold, text. Used correctly, they give your pages structure - an important factor in search engine indexing. When abused, they turn your pages into an illogical, jumbled, mess.



    • Provide keyword-rich link text that makes sense when taken out of context. Phrases like"click here" make no sense and waste a significant opportunity for improved SEO.



    • Ensure that image links have concise and descriptive alternative texts. Don't assume that every visitor to your site can see your images. Googlebot can't...



    • Employ front-loading copywriting techniques by starting each page/post with a short keyword-rich summary of what the rest of the post/page is about.



    • Use reciprocal link swaps to generate good quality, incoming, links.

    Source:
    http://quirm.net/2009/07/02/wordpress-search-engine-optimisation/





     
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    I don't think putting H1 tags in the actual post will do much good. It will increase your keyword density and you might be hit by an algorithm update.
     
  4. ipodtouchhackerisher

    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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  5. edgematch

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    Who does all those things? No offense Sorry OP, these are all bs, misleading, funny, useless tips.

    For example your advice "Provide keyword-rich link text that makes sense when taken out of context. Phrases like"click here" make no sense and waste a significant opportunity for improved SEO." can harm some sites easily. Don't you ever read what google updates are about? We are now especially trying to use those terms like "click here".

     
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    Tfs :)