SEO Tips For Your WordPress Blog 1

Many blogs use WordPress because it is one of the most SEO-friendly Content Management Systems (CMS). So here I will list some SEO tips to improve your WordPress blog. These are important things to get your WordPress blog optimized. It will help you gain more traffic and rank better in search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.

Install WordPress Plugins
You can get a lot of free plugins online, and they will help a lot in optimizing your blog.

SEO Tips

Optimize permalinks
The default permalink is not SEO-friendly and should be changed right away. For me, the most SEO-friendly would be using/%postname%/, which will make something like this your site name/post name. You can change your permalink by going to Settings >> Permalinks and choose the custom structure and input /%postname%/.

Optimize page titles are the most important in your single page and should be placed between h1 tags. Titles should be short but keyword-rich.

Remove the hyperlink of the Title of your single posts
I saw many blogs that hyperlink the Title of their single posts, which is no longer needed since it will still link on the same page. You can easily edit it at Presentation and edit the single.php file.


Validate your code
There are a lot of tools online that you can use to validate your code. By validating your code, it will help search engines to crawl your site easier. This requires web design knowledge to fix these codes, so if you can’t do it, you can hire a web developer to do it for you.

Add Meta Keywords and Description
Always add meta keywords and descriptions to your blogs to help search engines identify your blog. Choose your keywords wisely (means that you choose keywords that are not so competitive but have a good search volume).

Deep-Linking your posts
Deep-linking is where a post of yours links to another related post. Choose the keywords to hyperlink wisely; choose the one that fits most to the position that you’ll be linking.