Monday, 28 January 2013

SEO top 4 Tips for WordPress Websites

1. Optimize Your Page URLs

You need to take a look at the page URLs on your site. Are they completely unrelated to the page itself? If a URL on you page for example is, it explains absolutely nothing to a search engine about what is contained on that page. However, if you change the URL to something like, then it’s much easier for search engines to determine what is on the page and direct appropriate traffic to your site in the process.

2. Get an SEO Plugin

One of the great things about and open-source content management systems like WordPress is how easily you can develop plugins and extensions, which once easily installed provide certain functionality that the original software cannot perform. One of the most useful tools to install is an SEO plugin. There are a number of good WordPress plugins; all you have to do is search for “SEO plugins” in your plugin manager and you’ll be given a wide choice. Most of these will provide you with the ability to enter important keywords for each page whilst you’re editing it, doing this will improve the quality of your SEO marketing no ends.

3. Link to Your Related Articles

Another plugin to keep an eye out for is a related articles extension. You will have seen related articles at the bottom of the page on a number of news and blogging websites before and they’re a great idea for your WordPress site too if you would like to improve your SEO. Not only do they give you a great internal link structure, something that search engines will take as a sign of your site’s quality, but many of the plugins work on keywords and article tags, which gives you a reason to fill out your tags and improve your SEO in this way also.

4. Create an XML Sitemap

XML sitemaps are extremely important, especially if your WordPress site is reasonably new. An XML sitemap will let a search engine know that your site actually exists and that it should send web crawlers to it in future. You can get a plugin which will create an XML sitemap for you and it will automatically update whenever you make changes to the site. This means that whenever a crawler comes to visit your site, it will be able to establish exactly what content you have and how much importance it holds. Getting a sitemap is an effortless way of optimizing your site.

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