Being Search Engine friendly is an extremely important part of your website or blog. If the search engines don’t find you or don’t like you, you are basically going to land on page 9999999 if you appear at all. As you can see from that it is important to grab all the info available and get yourself both seen and found.
The old fashioned methods of submitting yourself to the search engines and hoping they will list you are dead in the water nowadays. You need far more likely to be found methods.
We are going to tackle the ways to make your URL a little friendly than the structure that currently appears in WordPress. If you do this your chances of ranking higher in Google are so much better. Every little tweak count in the ranking’s game.
Head over to the URL option’s page. This is sometimes called the Permalink page. You will find this in your WordPress Admin Panel. Scroll down the options in the Permalink until you find the custom link or structure. Find the documentation. Choose the structure that is:
The reason we choose this one is because it isn’t going to be a totally static site. If it were you could put the .html on the end.
You now have a URL that will contain both the category as well as the title. This means that Google will see you as real and with some knowledge to impart.
Now don’t forget to save your changes and then head over to .haccess to see the changes that have been accomplished. It is best to start your website this way, as this means you will be picked up as such on the web when you first get indexed.
This is just the start of your SEO setup. You also need to download All in one seo pack.
Install this plug-in and once installed make sure to check the alteration you made above to make sure it hasn’t altered it in any way.
Make sure all your alt tags for your photographs are optimized to the best of your ability. By this I mean make sure that the description in the tag is a good well labeled description relevant to the website. This way the alt tag will show up and be found by Google. They pay a great deal of attention to Alt tags.
Your personal SEO duties
While you have optimized as best you can on your actual site your work for SEO doesn’t end there. It is an on going business of article writing and posting. Not just on your own blog but on blogs of others in a similar category to your own. Post to Twitter and Facebook and other social network links. Make sure you put your free link on the Google Maps so people will find you there. All this helps to get you placed on Google.
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