A lot of blogs are using WordPress because it is one of the most SEO-friendly Content Management System (CMS). So here I am going to 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.

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Optimize permalinks
The default permalink is not SEO-friendly and should be changed right away. For me, the most SEO-friendly would be to use /%postname%/ which will make something like this your site name/your post name. You can change your permalink by going to Settings >> Permalinks and choose 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 hyperlink of the Title of your single posts
I saw a lot of blogs that hyperlinks the title of their single posts and this 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.

 

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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 knowledge in web design 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 description to your blogs because it will help the search engines to identify what kind of blog you have. Choose your keywords wisely (means that you choose keywords that are not so competitive but has a good search volume).

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