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Wordpress SEO Thread[Questions]And[Answers]

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Luretryne, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Luretryne

    Luretryne Registered Member

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    Hey people! I an kinda new to Wordpress SEO and Ive started my website 2 months ago. And I have some qeustions. I wanna make a nice and good list of question and I want you people to answer them and I can edit this post so when people need help with the same they can look here. I will list them clearly and nice.


    My website is: htp://ulticomputer*DOT*com (The layout is currently under working so some bugs is there)

    My Forum is: htp://forum.ulticomputer*DOT*com/
    ( I did put my forum on a subdomain. Then It wont have anything with my Wordpress site in SEO right? Since it is different domains.)

    1. Is Post Tags any big help for seo? (I see at the guy at Yoast.com dont use it. He says he dont use it alos. He just write 1 or 2 words. And he is very good at SEO. I see he rank 1 at Wordpress SEO as an example)

    2. Is description of each category any good?

    3. I have a forum on my wordpress site also. It´s at MyBB forum. Should I say to google that they dont need to follow my forum? Will it do anything bad for my website? Mainly its a computer tutorial website.


    There will be added more questions.

    Answers will be green.


    Regards Luretryne

    Thanks:)
     
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  2. Luretryne

    Luretryne Registered Member

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    Anyone have some answers?
     
  3. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    1) I have noticed that using post tags do help you in SEO. If you follow matt cutts, you would know that he always suggests everyone to use features that provide a better user experience.

    So, if you have a post and use the post tags that would help users find other related posts easily ( better user experience ) and also helps the search engines better categorize the content on the page.

    2) I haven't really provided a description for each category on any of my blogs but I guess it might help. Write 3-4 lines with targeted keywords. It won't have a negative effect, thats for sure.

    Don't understand what you mean in the 3rd question, so would leave it for someone else to answer.

    By the way, I would recommend you to use canonical urls (www.example.com ) and also set that in the webmasters panel, if you are using it.
     
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  4. zerodtk

    zerodtk Regular Member

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    1) i guess using tags helps! install the plugin auto-tags, set it 5-5 (you will see what i mean when it's up) and you're good. you don't have to worry about the tags anymore, and it kinda helps you with the seo.
    2) here's what i do. i use my main keyword in every 2nd title and use the keyword in every single description. also, you can add other keywords to the text! I always stay at minimum 50 words for each post. if you ask me, a 100-110 description is enough and it will totally boost your seo.
    also, make sure to add the tags widget to the main page, since it will totally boost your rankings. <- my own experience.

    make sure to add your site/sitemap to google webmasters tool

    3) never used forums before, but if you ask me, i would let google find it!

    hope this helps.
     
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  5. Luretryne

    Luretryne Registered Member

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    Thanks for these great tips. Ill look into it and test it out. What I mean by 3rd questions is that if I have a forum on the same website will that do negative on my SEO as a wordpress tutorial website? Will google rank me 50% for Wordpress and 50% for forum? So I have to compete in both fields?
     
  6. JetoSan

    JetoSan Newbie

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    Are blog-rings better, or one highly set up white-hat blog?
     
  7. MadMarc

    MadMarc Newbie

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    1. Is Post Tags any big help for seo? (I see at the guy at Yoast.com dont use it. He says he dont use it alos. He just write 1 or 2 words. And he is very good at SEO. I see he rank 1 at Wordpress SEO as an example)

    2. Is description of each category any good?

    3. I have a forum on my wordpress site also. It´s at MyBB forum. Should I say to google that they dont need to follow my forum? Will it do anything bad for my website? Mainly its a computer tutorial website.



    1. On my blog I only use tags to beef up keyword density. I don't know if density still matters to big G, but I think it can't hurt. Just look that you don't get too spammy with the tags, especially if you have a tag cloud on your index site, they could screw up your important keywords (again speaking in terms of density). Additionally tags give the users a easy way to browse your site for posts in different categories. However I don't submit tag pages in the sitemap in order to reduce the danger of duplicate content. But I guess you are going to have to try that out by yourself :)

    2. Some themes set the description of the category as title for the category links in the category widget. I don't know if it also puts the category description in the meta description of category pages (browsing posts for cagegory blabla).

    3. I think a forum adds pretty much value to a site. However I am not sure on this. Just make sure you make the right settings to reduce spam (*duck and cover, blackhatter rage incoming!*) :D