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SEO Recommendations for WordPress

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A brief overview of how to configure your WordPress blog for maximum SEO potential, including defining your categories, installing SEO-friendly plugins, enabling SEO-friendly permalinks, and other tips.

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SEO Recommendations for WordPress

  1. 1. SEO for WordPress A quick overview…
  2. 2. WordPress Overview <ul><li>SEO for WordPress is no different than typical SEO for any other CMS – keyword research, link building, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress can be designed to look NOTHING like a blog, although the vast majority of WordPress blogs all have a similar look and feel – a sidebar with a blogroll and other media, then posts in the middle & a header and footer. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Many clients likely use WP for their blogs, and some may even use them for microsites or even their corporate site </li></ul><ul><li>The main advantages of WP as a platform: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free & Open Sourced – Easy & cheap to implement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 10,000 Free Plug-Ins designed to add just about any functionality you can dream of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extremely easy to use – easy for anyone to add a blog post, update content, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Millions of themes so that very little design work is necessary to make your blog or website look how you want it to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users are also familiar with this layout too, so it’s user friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It IS SEO friendly, and even e-commerce friendly to an extent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile friendly with many plug-ins to generate mobile friendly site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Media friendly with smooth integration to Facebook, Twitter, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. SEO Tips for WordPress <ul><li>Choose the right theme </li></ul><ul><li>Use keyword research to define your categories & post titles </li></ul><ul><li>Setup Permalinks (keyword rich URLs) </li></ul><ul><li>Speed up load times </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize internal linking </li></ul><ul><li>Add plugins to help control SEO elements </li></ul><ul><li>Add keyword rich static & dynamic content </li></ul>
  5. 5. Choose the Right Theme <ul><li>For most clients, this decision has already been made without your input, and the theme they based their blog off of is probably very customized anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>What to look for in a theme – same as traditional SEO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No JavaScript or Flash Navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal Flash in general, or at least room for plenty of HTML content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Something that will load quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Something that matches the corporate site’s identify and image </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Define your Categories Wisely <ul><li>Category Pages organize your content – use keyword research to define your category pages - these category pages often rank well given the amount of rich & relevant content, and having strong categories will help guide content creation as well. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also setup Category Descriptions which are static content describing the Category at the top of the page… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Setup Permalinks (URL Structure) <ul><li>The default URL structure for WP is to give each post a number and have the URL structure for posts be www.domain.com/?p=123 </li></ul><ul><li>You can define these to be anything you want. If you did your keyword research for categories, then a structure of www.domain.com/category/postname should have plenty of keywords </li></ul>
  8. 8. Use keywords in your post titles <ul><li>SEO friendly copywriting for blog posts is identical to SEO friendly copywriting for Press Releases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Keywords in the Post Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Keywords in first 1-2 sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write naturally but include keywords where possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use internal linking to appropriate product pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free of grammar & spelling mistakes, although it can be more casual than a press release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideally between 300-800 words, broken into easy to read and short paragraphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images & infographics should be relevant and contain relevant alt text and file names </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Speed it up! <ul><li>There are plenty of plug-ins and tricks to speed-up WordPress – WP isn’t necessarily a slow platform, but it can be quickly & easily optimized to load quicker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WP Minify – combines and compresses JS and CSS files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WP Super Cache – caches WP’s PHP files and stores them in a static HTML file without needing to execute any PHP commands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce external HTTP calls – any plugin, widget or ad that calls to external site should be evaluated – any images or media hosted on external sites should be hosted internally where possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compress Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove unnecessary plug-ins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use “More” tag to cut-off long or media-rich posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a tool like Y-Slow or Google’s Page Speed plugin to find other reasons why you may be loading slow – chances are, there’s an plug-in for that. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Optimize Internal Linking <ul><li>Possibly WordPress’s greatest SEO Strength </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top Posts Plugin – displays “top” posts in sidebar for extra internal link juice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contextual Related Posts – automatically adds links to related posts at bottom of each post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linked/Link to Post – automatically adds internal links within your post defined by keywords – more internal links to products, other posts, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Category & Tag pages – basically link directories to posts sorted by relevance & theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yoast Breadcrumbs – inserts breadcrumb navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Header & Footer Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sidebar Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very Easy to add links  </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. SEO Plugins <ul><li>All in One SEO Pack Plugin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to EASILY over-write Page Title (usually = Post title), Meta Description, Meta Keywords and more for posts & homepage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Redirection Plugin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to easily setup 301 redirects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>XML Sitemaps Plugin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically generates, updates & sends XML sitempas to major engines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SEO Pagination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps deeper pages get indexed by replacing Previous/Next links with individual links to each page: </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Add Static & Dynamic Content <ul><li>Static Content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a static welcome message in the sidebar with SEO friendly copy to greet visitors & add keyword density, since the post contents are always changing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add static text in your footer with keywords you are optimizing for as well. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find plug-ins that pull in relevant content by keyword so there is always fresh content for spiders to see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter Feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alltop Feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook Page Feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other Aggregators & Feeds </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Questions?