Best WordPress SEO Tips and Tricks

In this post, we are going to learn how to implement best SEO(Search Engine Optimization) tricks for your blog.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine‘s “natural” or unpaid (“organic“) search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users. 

WordPress SEO 

The SEO can be braodly divided into 3 different categories-
  1. On Page SEO – The content of a page is what makes it worthy of a search result position. 
  2. On Site SEO – The content of a site is what makes it worthy of a search result position.
  3. Off Page SEO – Off site SEO includes things like link building and social interaction.
As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. 
Lets see 7 best WordPress SEO tips and tricks to implement on our blog-

1.WordPress Sitemap

Sitemap is a list of pages of a website accessible to crawlers or users.It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for web design or webpage that lists the pages on a website, typically organised in a hierarchical order.

By default the WordPress sitemap is

Go to Google webmaster tool, yahoo webmaster tool and bing webmaster tool and submit and verify your blog sitemap.

2.Controlling Indexing of WordPress Blog

Automated website crawlers are powerful tools to help crawl and index content on the web. As a webmaster, you may wish to guide them towards your useful content and away from irrelevant content. They consist of the robots.txt file to control crawling, as well as the robots meta tag and X-Robots-Tag HTTP header element to control indexing. 

You can use WordPress SEO plugin named Yoast to achieve controlled indexing.

3.Setting Image Alt tag and Image Sitemap

Similar to the blog sitemap setting up the image sitemap and submitting it various search engine webmaster tools you can ask the search engine to crawl the images properly and it will help to reduce the page load time. And eventually to reduce the bounce rate.

Image Alt Tag will helps the user to understand what type of image is there when sometimes it’s not displayed due to some technical reasons. 

4.WordPress Permalink setting

The WordPress permalink is the URL of your blog post. For example:

But, by default the WordPress permalink is not at all user friendly.

So, once you setup the WordPress you should first change the WordPress Permalink setting.

5.Implementing unique Meta Title and Description

Implementing a brief and catchy Meta Title will help your blog post to be ranked better and gives your better Click Through Rate(CTR).

In a similar fashion, you must also provide a well structured keywords rich description to get higher blog post ranking in generic search.

6.Floating share bar Digg Digg

Well, this tip comes under SMO(Social Media Optimization) but it’s a must for you blog to have.

Digg Digg is a WordPress plugin which will provide all the social web buttons as like Facebook, twitter, and link to other social websites which will help your blog user to share the content easily and it will help your blog to get better user exposure.

7.Date Exclusion SEO plugin

The Date exclusion SEO plugin will help to turn off the date of publication from the generic search results after certain period of time as you configure in your plugin. 

It will help to give your blog post to look fresh even though it might have been published back a year or more. Because users have a tendency to click the posts which are fresh and latest updated.

So here we wrap up our discussion for the best WordPress SEO tips and tricks.

Now, it’s your turn to try this techniques and get the best results out of your blog.

If you have any questions or you would like to share the techniques which you implement in your blog to increase SEO ranking, please leave your comment below.
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Blogger or WordPress: Who’s The True Winner?

There have been always a debate on this matter.
Which is better, Blogger or
The question is still unanswerable because WordPress blogs are increasing and so as the blogspot blogs.

Both are top platforms and are developing and advancing day by day…

  • WordPress fixes their bugs in every new version and blogger adds new features occasionally. Sometime ago WordPress was updated to version 3.5 and this made their blogs more secure and customizable.
  • Again, Blogger added features like robots.txt, meta description, no-follow and no-index commands etc.. to optimize blogs for search engines.
Development is going on and growth is on its way. It’s not that a blogger can make good revenue with only WordPress, as many are making good money from blogger too..
What I think is…
Success don’t depend on the platform you choose but on what you do.
Your earning depends only on your works, your writing and hard work. Wherever you’re working, work hard with originality and success is for sure.
Still, to get a clear picture of the two platforms I’ll provide the newbies with some points showing the difference between Blogger & WordPress, so that they can select anyone of them.
Points About Blogger.
1. Easy to understand and work with, especially for newbie bloggers.
2. Provides a gadgets/plugins store but you can’t get all what you want without going for a search in sites like bloggerplugins. They have a good collection of plugins for blogger blogs.
3. Provides cool templates as well as awesome dynamic views, but for more templates explore sites like splashytemplates or bloggerthemes.
4. Fast to work even in slow net speed like GPRS and low bandwidth dial-up.
5. Unless you know the other bloggers personally you can’t allow them to blog on yours as Blogger don’t has a guest blogging feature.
6. Blogger requires less investment and less technical knowledge as it doesn’t require any hosting. You don’t need to spent money for hosting, you just need to buy a domain name from sites like GoDaddy and pay a very less amount yearly.
7. If you need to change your blog template in blogger, then all your previously made customizations and hacks/coding with the template ‘ll get removed.
8. Blogger is a secured platform and thus the blogspot blogs are rarely hacked.
Points about WordPress.
1. A little time is needed to get adjust with WordPress.
2. Has a huge plugins store with every need.You just need to search for what you want.
3. Provide a great range of free templates in the templates store but don’t provide dynamic views.
4. WordPress requires a certain net speed to work with.You can’t operate it nicely in slow speed.
5. You can make your blog a guest blog so that other bloggers can come and write on yours.
6. Self hosted WordPress blogs require more investment & technical efforts as they require hosting facilities. So you need to spent money for hosting on sites like HostGator, every month or every year.
7. Your template customizations and coding can be backed up, so that when you switch to a new template you don’t require to work once again on ‘em.
8. WordPress is also a safe platform but the no. of hacking reports are more here. You need to take some security measures to save your blog from hackers.
I’ve not mentioned the threaded comments point as it is available in both the platforms now. I’ve also not mentioned much about SEO because both the platforms work well in Search Engines. It all depends on your link building and keyword research works. And I’ve not talked about Adsense integration as well, that is also easy in both. Blogger has Adsense options in dashboard and in WP you can install plugins like “Easy Adsense Lite” or” Quick Adsense” to do the work easily…

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