Watch Your Traffic Explode with These WordPress 6 SEO Tips
Search engine results pages are a battleground. Only the smartest win the battle and are rewarded with traffic to the tunes of hundreds of thousands.
With these latest WordPress SEO tips, you can outsmart your competition and explode your traffic by rising to the first page of Google.
1. Permalink structure:
Google likes it when your links easily tell their crawlers and your readers what the page is about. As such, search engine friendly permalinks should only include the name of your post. It’s usually the primary keyword.
Since this is not a default WordPress option, navigate to Settings>Permalinks and select %postname%
2. Use SEO plugins:
Thanks to SEO plugins, you don’t need to be a coding expert to optimize your WordPress site. With a list of the best SEO plugins, you can improve how Google views your site.
Overall, Yoast SEO is your ultimate SEO partner. Among its endless amazing features, Yoast SEO helps you add your WordPress site to the Google search console.
You can also tweak meta titles and descriptions and make your content easy to share on social media.
3. Optimize images:
Images make your content and brand 65% more memorable to your audience. Chances are, this is not news and you already have awesome visual content on your site.
Search engine optimized images, include your keyword or its variation in the alt text and description. It tells the search engines what the image is about. This works to your advantage because Google can then display that image in the image section of the results page.
4. High-quality relevant content:
This should have been the first tip but we needed to get a few things out of the way. The main point here is to know what your audience want!
Once you have unique and engaging content that solves the users’ problem, Google has no option but to fast track your content to page one of Google.
But if your content is plagiarized and plagued with grammar and spelling errors, you’re literally begging Google to penalize your site and remove it from the listings.
5. Internal links:
Internal links go from one page to another on the same site. It’s the easiest tactic to promote your content to readers.
But it’s not as simple as splashing links on your pages.
The anchor text should also be relevant and not mislead the reader into hopping from page to page on your site. To make things clear, the anchor text is the section of your writing that users click on.
6. Get listed on Google (and other search engines):
Now that you have followed all the ground rules, you can tell search engines to list your site.
First, navigate to Settings > Reading > Search Engine Visibility and disable the option “Discourage search engines from indexing this site”. You can proceed to get your site listed on Google search console. Yoast SEO will come in handy here.
To make it easier for search engines to find and index your site pages correctly, install Google XML Sitemaps plugin by Arne Brachhold. From there, integrate your site with Google Analytics and start monitoring your massive traffic.
Growing your WordPress website traffic is an easy task when you know what you are doing. With these tips, you don’t need to use guesswork. Work smart and happy tweaking!