What does Search Engine Optimize a WordPress Blog mean ?
According to SEO Experts Search Engine Optimization is a process which affects the visibility of a Website or Blog or a Web page on Search Engines in terms of Search Results.So let me explain you more openly in my words.According to me if your Blog is Search Engine Optimized i.e which is perfect according to Search Engines in terms of Quality Content, without any broken URL’s as broken links are not liked by Google Bots (Blog with Broken links are considered bad for SEO) helps in making your Blog Search Engine Optimized.Quality Content means the content which is 100% Original and has good length (Minimum 300 Words but Minimum 500 Words Recommended as Content is King :)) which has proper keywords, Appropriate Title and Meta Description, The Images (if any) has proper Alt Text which clearly indicates the content in your Blog Post is considered as a Search Engine Friendly Blog and is called as a Search Engine Optimized Blog.So I’am gonna show you guys How to Search Engine Optimize a WordPress Blog to Get Organic Traffic.So if your WordPress Blog is Search Engines Optimized then it will be considered perfect in terms of Search Engines and will have a good ranking which will bring you Organic Traffic and will also not have any negative effects from Google Panda and Penguin Updates.If you don’t know what is Google Panda and Penguin then you can read it below !
If you wanna know How to Do Proper Keyword Research and then write Blog Posts then click here
What are Google Panda and Penguin Updates and How it can affect your Blog ?
Google Panda and Penguin is a code name for a Google Algorithm Update which was first announced by Google on 24th April 2012.This Google Panda and Penguin Updates basically aims at decreasing Search Engine Rankings of Website’s that violates the Google Webmaster Guidelines i.e the Website’s which uses Illegal ways to get good ranking which is considered and declared as Black Hat SEO techniques such as Keyword Stuffing, Cloaking, Participation in link schemes i.e illegal ways of getting backlinks, Constantly creating duplicated content (Means copying content from others website) which is strictly prohibited according to Google Webmaster Guidelines.If you use such Black Hat SEO techniques then on Google Panda and Penguin Update your Site’s Traffic will be taken completely down for example from 1000 visitors daily to 100 to 300 visitors daily.Are you shocked ? Yes you are ! .Here is a Good News for the people who follow all the Google Webmaster Guidelines and do not use any Black Hat SEO techniques actually they have a reverse effect of Google Panda and Penguin Update i.e for example if they are getting 300 visitors daily then it can turn into 1000 visitors daily.Cool Right 🙂 So Today I will show you guys how you can prevent your Blog from happening this by showing you guys How to Search Engine Optimize a WordPress Blog to Get Organic Traffic and have a positive effect of Google Panda and Penguin Updates 🙂
How to Search Engine Optimize a WordPress Blog to Get Organic Traffic :-
You might be thinking it will be hard to make your WordPress Blog Search Engine Optimized ? No its not as in WordPress there are Plugins which helps you in making hard things easier 🙂 Yes I will show you how to Search Engine Optimize your Blog with just plugins and nothing else !
1)Best Search Engine Optimization Plugin :-
First of all I would like to tell you as we humans have brain which commands our full body which is the main organ of our body same our WordPress Blog also has a brain which makes your Blog more than 50% perfect for Search Engines.The brain of your WordPress Blog is an SEO Plugin.According to me and world wide ratings given by the people SEO by Yoast is the best WordPress Plugin which almost makes your Blog more than 50% SEO friendly.Just Installing the Plugin and Activating it is not done you will need to Set it up.In order to Set it up perfectly you can read my post about How to Setup WordPress SEO by Yoast below :-
Read This :- How to Setup WordPress SEO by Yoast !
Note :- If you are having any other WordPress SEO Plugin for example All in One SEO pack or any else then don’t just remove it in that Post I have shown how you can Import the settings from old SEO plugin too 🙂
2)How to Generate Auto Tags for your Blog Posts and How it helps in Search Engine Optimization ?
Tags are very Important for Search Engine Optimization.If you write your Blog Posts then you will have to create Tags Manually Right ? You must be thinking again and again about what Tags you shall keep and it wastes lots and lots of your Time Isn’t it True ?But now no need to do it manually as there is a Plugin which create Tags by choosing the best keywords from your Blog Post Isn’t it Cool ! If you wanna know How to Generate Tags Automatically for your WordPress Posts then click the link below :-
Now you would be wondering how Tags help in Search Engine Optimization let me explain you that if you have written a Blog Post about How to Get Massive Traffic from Search Engines then that superb plugin will create Tags like Massive Traffic, Traffic, Search Engines, Traffic from Search Engines etc etc… depending upon what words you use in your Post.So how this helps ? It helps if someone searches on Google for How to Get Massive Traffic from Search Engines then as you have Tags like Massive Traffic, Traffic, Search Engines, Traffic from Search Engines etc etc… So as it contains the keywords which the person has searched so your Post will appear good on search Results !
3)How to Interlink Blog Posts and How it helps in Search Engine Optimization ?
There are two Ways Of Interlinking Blog Posts :-
1)Interlinking Blog Posts Manually.
2)Interlinking Blog Posts Automatically.
Now you must be thinking that I’am gonna go with Automatic one Right ? No you should not go with just the Automatic one only as both are very Important ! Now Before you start reading How to Interlink Blog Posts Manually and Automatically Let me explain you How Interlinking Blog Posts helps in Search Engine Optimization.When you Interlink your Blog Post it acts as a Backlink to the other post i.e for example if you have written a Blog Post about How to Run Whatsapp on Pc and also have written How to Run Whatsapp on Ipad so at the end of the post or middle or at the starting you have to give a link to the other post like :-
Must Read/Related Post :- “Here comes your other Post Link”
So how this helps ? It has three benefits :-
1)It helps you in reducing Bounce Rate of your Blog as visitors go from one Post to the other and other and other … increasing the number of Pageviews (More Impressions)
2)When Google Bots Scan your Post for example if they will scan my post about How to run Whatsapp on Ipad So they will also scan the other Blog Post i.e How to run Whatsapp on Pc too as the Post are interlinking with each other.This helps you in getting good search engine rankings as rankings are being shared.As if your 1 post is on Top of Google and you have written a related post/new post just now and have interlinked the new one with the old (good ranking) one so your new post will also be ranked good after some days as they are interlinked or your can say connected 🙂
3)Interlinking Blog Post helps in Rapid indexing of your Posts as for example if one post which is already indexed is passing link to the other one which is not already indexed so it will be indexed fast due to that particular already indexed post !
Must Read :- How to Index Posts Fast on Search Engines !
How to Interlink Blog Posts Manually :-
Now how will you interlink blog posts manually ? Let me explain you that by giving example of my blog posts.I have written 4 Posts on Whatsapp i.e :-
- How to Download Whatsapp Plus for Android Free.
- How to Run Whatsapp on Pc (Windows and Mac Supported).
- How to Backup and Restore Whatsapp Messages on Android.
- How to Run Whatsapp on Ipad.
So if you will go into any of the 4 posts mentioned above for example if you will go to the post :-
So you will see in that Post I have given links to my other 3 Posts.This is called Interlinking Blog Posts Manually i.e by giving link to other post which is Related to your Content / The Post you Think your readers must Read.
How to Interlink Blog Posts Automatically :-
Now I know you will love the Automatic one but you must do both the Automatic as well as the manually one too.In order to Interlink Blog Posts Automatically you have to Download a plugin called SEO Smart Links what this plugin does is it provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.Just Install and Activate the Plugin and that’s it no need to set it up 🙂
This Plugin will not show any links in the post but when people will search for any of your post which is related to that post then on search engines your both posts result will be show while the user has just searched for a particular keyword.Didn’t Understood ? Let me explain more openly like a Human 🙂 As you can see in the Image below I have searched on Google.com for :- How to get Massive Traffic. As you can see my both Blog posts appear i.e :-
- How to get Massive Traffic from Social Networking Sites
- How to get Traffic from Search Engines (Massive Organic Traffic)
You might be thinking that it is because I have searched for How to get Massive Traffic and both have that particular keywords that’s why both appeared on Top right ? NO… as you can see in the Image above I have written one post in July and one in August and it takes some time to rank posts right ? So how is my August Post also on Top ? Let me tell you its just because of my July Post as it had good ranking (Top Ranking) so I just interlink both the post with each other and as you saw their ranking are also interlinked this is the Magic of Interlinking Posts.That’s why I’am telling you guys again Interlink Manually as well as Automatically as both are very Important 🙂
Note :- Do not Interlink all your posts with just 1 post as it will cause Link penalty and Google will penalize your site.Just pass maximum 10 links from 1 post only if the post is long enough if its not long then just pass 5 now you can figure out what I’am saying 🙂
4)How to Search Engine Optimize your Blog Images and make them SEO Friendly to capture Traffic from Google Image Search ?
Now as you have made your WordPress Blog Posts SEO Friendly now Posts Images are left.There are two things which makes Images SEO Friendly or you can say perfect for Search Engines.Those two things are :-
- ALT Attribute of Images.
- Title Attribute of Images.
How Alt Attribute is Important for Images :-
ALT attribute is important part of search engine optimization. It describes your images to search engine and when a user searches for a certain Image this is a key determining factor for a match.
How Title Attribute is Important for Images :-
TITLE attribute play lesser role but is important for visitors as this text will automatically appear in the Tool tips when mouse is over the Image.
How to Make Blog Posts Images SEO Friendly (By Using Alt & Title Attributes) :-
Making Blog Images SEO Friendly is the most easiest part in Search Engine Optimization and you know what makes hard things done in easy way ? Of course Plugins.So there is a Plugin called SEO Friendly Images by Vladimir Prelovac.SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress SEO plugin which automatically updates all Images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes for SEO purposes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.
5)What are Backlinks and How it can help in SEO and How to Build High Quality Backlinks :-
What are Backlinks and How it can help in Search Engine Optimization :-
Backlinks are also known as Inbound links, Incoming links, Inlinks and Inward links.Actually Backlinks are Incoming links to a website or a webpage.In short you can say Backlink is a link which your site gets from another website it can be anywhere in post or in comments etc… Backlinks are very important if they are from High quality Website, and High quality Websites are the sites which have good impression in front of Google i.e they have a good Pagerank.
Search Engines in terms of Search Engine rankings, popularity and importance often check the number of quality Backlinks a site is having and then rank the site accordingly.So if you have Backlinks from high Pagerank sites then you will be ranked on first page of Google.
How to Get High Quality Backlinks :-
If you wanna get bunch of Cool Backlinks from High Quality (High Pagerank) Site’s then you can get it from here :-
6)Last Thing Very Important for Search Engine Optimization Increase Blog Loading Speed :-
Always the Fast Loading Blogs are best for SEO as you only think if your Blog loads in 15 seconds so when the Google Bot will come on your site to scan your Website then they don’t have time to wait for 15 seconds as they are lot busy i.e they have timers assigned in them for some seconds so if the webpage dosen’t respond within that timer then they will say bye ! to your Blog and go.As your Blog will not be scanned so it won’t be Indexed too as bots only scan and Index the Posts.So just remove all show off things from your Blog like when user clicks on your Blog Post Images they open in a cool way within a Likebox this all makes your Blog load slow.If you wanna know How to make your Blog Fast then you can read it by clicking on the Link below.In the Post of How to Increase WordPress Blog Speed I have shown ways by which you can increase your WordPress Blog Speed by making your Blog Post Images Load Fast as the Images are the ones who makes your Blog Load slow as well as I have shown how you can make Dynamic PHP Scripts into Static ones by Installing and setting up Caching Plugin which helps in reducing Load on your Hosting Server !
Read this :- How to Increase WordPress Blog Speed !
Now as you know How to Make your Blog SEO Friendly now just learn what are Black Hat SEO techniques i.e illegal ways to get rankings and How to avoid them you can read it by clicking on the link below :-
Read This :- What is Black Hat SEO and How it should be Avoided !
That’s it ! Now I have shown you guys complete guide of How to Search Engine Optimize your WordPress Blog which will bring you Organic Traffic as you will be having good Search Engine Ranking and now no need to worry Google Panda and Penguin and sleep well 🙂 Hope you liked the Post and Enjoyed a Lot reading it 🙂
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