Starting a blogger is fun and the fun gets even more when you start blogging without materialistic motive like money or fame. In this kind of scenario you don’t even of the webpage design, SEO and other factors too.
You can choose Blogging as a career for your life if you have complete passion for it. Blogging must be your passion and a good teacher to you.
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If you are like me who thinks of his career as Blogging, Then have to take care of all vital elements of your Blog.
One of the most important factor you will need to consider while creating a blog is its SEO – Search Engine Optimization. In short It means the ranking of the websites in the search engines.
SEO Guide For WordPress:
Starting with the sitemap, which is an XML file ( consists of blog Posts, Pages, Tags and Categories) of your blog. This sitemap will enhance the performance of your blog and discover your blog content and index them in search engine. There are so many WordPress Sitemaps out there, but I prefer using Google XML sitemap which is one of the oldest and reliable one out there. All you will need to do in that is to download and activate the plugin and then generate sitemap for your blog.
By default your sitemap link will be http://domain.com/sitemap.xml (Ex. sitemap)
Now, go to the Webmaster Tools like the Google Webmaster tool and the Bing Webmaster tool and then verify your site and submit the sitemap. This will help them to crawl through your website and Index all the internal pages.
Extra Tip – Also add a Sitemap link at the footer of your Blog and also in the Robots.txt of your Blog.
Control Indexing of your WordPress Blog:
Next important factor of better search engine ranking is offering the best content in search index. You may be confused with which plugin to choose for you blog as so many of them are out there. A quick and easy way to index all of your webpage is to add noindex page.You can use Meta robots or WordPress SEO by yoast plugin to do it quickly.
Keyword stuffing, perhaps bad SEO. Google may describe it thus: “Keyword stuffing” refers to the practice of loading a webpage with keywords or numbers in an attempt to manipulate a site’s ranking in Google search results. Often these keywords appear in a list or group, or out of context (not as natural prose). Filling pages with keywords or numbers results in a negative user experience, and can harm your site’s ranking. Focus on creating useful, information-rich content that uses keywords appropriately and in context.
- Try to write posts with more than the recommended minimum 300 words.
- Try adding the keyword in the first paragraph of the copy.
- Try adding meta description using the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin.
Meta descriptions are HTML attributes that provide concise explanations of the contents of web pages. it is the one of your last hopes on search engine results pages to attract a searcher to come to your site.
This is one my Expert’s SEO guide for WordPress Blogger and if you have any additional questions, feel free to ask me via comments. If you enjoyed this article, do share it on Facebook and Google plus.