A blog is a DIY project of an individual’s passion and reflections over a subject or a discussion of his choice. Touche! It involves zero cost and thought process. That’s why, a piece of information on this wp seo guide written by Bit Pak, which is available at cnet.com throws much-needed light on content writer’s DIY pet project on a digital platform. In fact, one wonders, if there are any other guides or tutorials which teach starting a blog as simple as this.
Albeit, the blog was a started as a hobby in the early stages, nowadays blogging is considered as a career choice by many enthusiasts. A lot of serious work can be done on this platform, which also brings in money, name, and fame among other vital perks.
Omnipresence of WordPress SEO
It is the most crucial factors for increasing a blog’s visibility in search engines. Without further due, let’s start the tutorial:
· Firstly, an XML file (like Sitemap) is a directory of all important links like posts, tags of a blog. It assists search engine robots to discover the blog’s existence out there and lists it on the search engine. An installation and plugin of Google XML sitemap will largely serve the purpose.
· Next, a landing on Google Webmaster tool with submission and verification of the site along with a sitemap makes them extract and index all internal pages of the blog.
It is to be noted here that Google charges a penalty on low-quality contents (thanks to Panda updates). Hence, pages which revolve on tags, categories, archives aren’t of that great help for search engine index. In a sea of contents, it is absolutely necessary to be unique and different to make a mark of one’s blog or content.
A blog post’s URL. Since WordPress Permalink is not search-engine friendly, it is necessary to setup WordPress Permalink and adds a search friendly name to the URL, thereby making it much relevant to the content users and post readers. The Permalinks must be easy to remember, familiar, popular among the masses on the digital platform. One must avoid jargons and technical terms at any cost.
These are the texts used to describe the graphical images inserted in the site or in the content of the blog. Images are generally inserted to enhance aesthetics of the content. Moreover, images are a reliable way to reflect in Pinterest, Images search, Flickr, etc. and ladder up image ranks on SEO. If there are a plethora of images in the content, then they can be submitted to Google Webmaster tools for intense indexing.
Meta Tags And Titles
They are a tiny description of the content within the head section of an HTML page. Meta descriptions in 160 characters are a great way of increasing rank revenues on an SEO platform. Hence inserting catchy phrases and keywords in them is highly recommended.
The tutorial served here is more than just a guideline. Creating a WordPress blog requires passion, interest, creativity and a little more than patience to survive and earn a reputation.