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A DIY Guide for WordPress Blog SEO Tutorial

Blogging is a fun and passion. It is more fun, when you do it without any materialistic motive. When you Blog for passion, then may be you don’t care about factors like SEO, Blog design and other factors. But if Blogging is a career choice then it will become a serious work and you have to take care of all factors.
DIY WordPress SEO Tutorial : eAskme
DIY WordPress SEO Tutorial : eAskme
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WordPress SEO is an important factor for increasing blog presence in Search engines. Today we will discuss about easy to implement SEO optimization techniques for WordPress blog.

DIY SEO guide for WordPress:

WordPress Sitemap:

Sitemap is one of the very important factor for SEO. It is a XML file, which contains all important link of a Blog. Sitemap file always help search engine bots to discover blog content and easily index them in search engine.  You can also use WordPress Sitemap plugins for this purpose, I recommend you to use Google XML sitemap. You just need to install and activate this plugin, then go to plugin settings and generate sitemap.

Default sitemap link look like http://sitedomain.com/sitemap.xml

  • Go to Bing Webmaster tool and Google Webmaster tool 
  • Submit your site
  • Verify your site 
  • Submit sitemap. 

This will help search engines to crawl and index all pages of your Blog.

Also see : How to Create Sitemap Page in Blogger 

Control Indexing of WordPress Blog:

Good quality content in search index is the most important factor of better search engine ranking. Google Panda updates penalizes domains with low quality content. You should noindex pages like Categories, author archive, Tags are not useful for search engine index. Use Meta robots or WordPress SEO by yoast plugin.

WordPress Permalink:

Permalink in simple word is URL of your blog post. For example: domain.com/wordpress-seo-guide.

By default, WordPress Permalink is not search engine friendly and doesn’t give any additional value in on page optimization of your blog post. As soon as you install WordPress, you should go ahead and set up WordPress permalink. In the latest version, WordPress offers post name permalink as an option and simply select it to give a search engine friendly URL.

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Image Alt tag and Image Sitemap:

Images are a great way to optimize presentation of your content. You should add images in Blog post. Reason for image optimization are?

  •     Your post presentation look better
  •     Make content Pinnable on Pinterest
  •     Drive organic traffic via Images search.
  •     Submit original images to Flickr and get traffic and Backlinks.

Now lets see how search engines understand images? Search engine bots understand images by using Alt tag. Use SEO friendly images plugin to create auto ALT tag for images. Use only relevant images.

You can create sitemap of WordPress images and submit to Google Webmaster tools.This help you drive more traffic. To reduce image size you can use Smush.it plugin.

Use Unique Meta Title and Meta Description:

Biggest blogging mistake is not using unique Meta Title and Meta description. Create good, catchy and Keyword rich Meta title, which will help to get higher CTR. A Unique Meta description will help visitors to understand your content.

You can use the best SEO plugin which is WordPress SEO by Yoast.

Learn SEO yourself and do seo of your blog. Easy and quick SEO is the biggest advantage of WordPress. You can simply do it with hep of plugins.

Final Words:

This is a DIY SEO guide for WordPress blog. if you do have any question, feel free to ask. If you enjoyed this article, do share it on Twitter and Google plus. Don`t forget to subscribe eAskme feed to get updates. Happy Blogging!