Even though there are dozens of platforms that bloggers and site owners can use, WordPress had become the one than many eventually decide to use.
Why do SO MANY end up using WordPress? Particularly SEO and Internet Marketing pros…kinda “obvi” that these guys might have a reason for that, huh?
A few months ago I met and had a few drinks with Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress. We talked specifically about why small business owners and entrepreneurs are choosing it to build their websites.
We both agreed that the main reason are that WordPress has great SEO capabilities out of the box, it’s easy to understand and is very user friendly.
However, being on page 1 of Google is only possible if you fully employ the maximum potential of WordPress, as it is not enough to have these types of features, if you do not use them to their full power.
To release the true strength of WordPress, you must use to the fullest some of the features in the WordPress blog. In order to get top rankings with major search engines, such as Google, you need to make getting these details right a priority.
A lot of people don’t realize how critical tags are on a WordPress blog. Many people don’t create tags when they make posts – don’t do this mistake. Google finds tags helpful when indexing the pages of your blog or website. A tag can be a keyword that’s one word or two long.
These tags need to be relevant to the post and give a description of it.
So, how does Google use tags in WordPress?
Tags allow your posts to be categorized and “sorted”, resulting in faster and more accurate indexing. What’s cool is that tagging your blog posts is very easy and does not take much time or effort to include. Internal linking between your posts and pages is also a good practice (I also recommend the SEO Smartlinks Plugin).
In this way, your posts will be linked together to indicate that they are related.
One of the easiest ways to get indexed by Google is to use a sitemap.Use the Google XML Sitemaps Plugin to develop a Google Sitemap. This enables Google to easily find all of your site’s pages. In addition to this, whenever you post something new, Google knows about it immediately.
Another great way to increase your interlinks within each post is to include a list of related postings under each new post you make.
This can be done by using one of the plugins that places a number of related posts using tags. The quantity of relevant posts that you want to share is simple to configure, and it makes it easier for search engines to index content which isn’t as new.
Overall, WordPress is simply an amazing platform in its ability to optimize your site for any of the search engines. Adhere to the quick tips within this article so you can achieve the best possible results.