Does anyone know the best SEO for wordpress

by VilPietersen@ 9 replies
Hey all, just wanting to pick a few brains really, I have a new website and it's running on WordPress. I have looked for SEO plugins and stuck for which one to choose.

I just want the site to look as smooth as possible and I think the permalink structure is the next thing that I am going to tackle. Anyone got any suggestions?
#search engine optimization #seo #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Shane Wilson
    You can choose from one of the following plugins:

    WordPress › HeadSpace2 SEO WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugins

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenharthun
    Originally Posted by VilPietersen@ View Post

    Hey all, just wanting to pick a few brains really, I have a new website and it's running on WordPress. I have looked for SEO plugins and stuck for which one to choose.

    I just want the site to look as smooth as possible and I think the permalink structure is the next thing that I am going to tackle. Anyone got any suggestions?
    SEO is so much more than just installing plugins, but the All in One SEO pack for WordPress is one of the most popular. This can do a lot of the grunt work for you, but there's one thing no SEO program that I know of can do: choose the right keywords that will rank in the search engines.

    I'm sure you know about longtail keywords. Something you might NOT know about however is "buyer" traffic. These are the people who are already looking to buy something and just need to decide which website is the best place to get it. Assuming that you're selling something on your new website, this is the best traffic you can get.

    There are lots of keyword tools, both free and paid, and they all work, but the only one I know of that actually specifically targets buyer traffic is Keyword Elite. They just released a new version.

    I did an experiment not too long ago where I researched long-tail keywords and wrote a blog post around them. A link to my post hit Google's first page within an hour, so the right keywords can get you almost instant results.

    Hope this helps and good luck with your website.

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author JeffLam
      Originally Posted by kenharthun View Post

      SEO is so much more than just installing plugins, but the All in One SEO pack for WordPress is one of the most popular. This can do a lot of the grunt work for you, but there's one thing no SEO program that I know of can do: choose the right keywords that will rank in the search engines.

      I'm sure you know about longtail keywords. Something you might NOT know about however is "buyer" traffic. These are the people who are already looking to buy something and just need to decide which website is the best place to get it. Assuming that you're selling something on your new website, this is the best traffic you can get.

      There are lots of keyword tools, both free and paid, and they all work, but the only one I know of that actually specifically targets buyer traffic is Keyword Elite. They just released a new version.

      I did an experiment not too long ago where I researched long-tail keywords and wrote a blog post around them. A link to my post hit Google's first page within an hour, so the right keywords can get you almost instant results.

      Hope this helps and good luck with your website.

      Cheers!
      Wow kenharthun, the things you said are almost like what I have in my SEO Techniques video that I just created

      But yes, long tail keywords and what I said, 'lucrative' keywords are vital.

      PS: All-in-one SEO tool is probably the most popular and the most stable plugin for wordpress.
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      • Profile picture of the author AlonzoTJones
        Another good idea for some "natural SEO" is to pick a few good keywords and optimize your blog for them with your categories, blog posts, and tags. Also, don't forget backlinking with articlemarketing or social media.

        With that said, I have been using the following plugins for my WP SEO needs:
        All-in-one SEO
        Google Sitemap
        Page Numbers
        And CoreTweaks.

        Core Tweaks does a lot of stuff that the others don't. Get it at:
        the wordpress/extends/plugins page

        Yoast's plugins were also mentioned. In addition to the plugins, you have to check out this article:
        WordPress SEO - Search Engine Optimization for your Blog -yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo/
        Don't miss the video:
        WordPress SEO Video - yoast.com/wordpress-seo-video/

        There are a lot of good plugins out there. Some seem a little more involved than others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Abledragon
    As Ken has mentioned: SEO-ing a WordPress site is a lot more than installing plugins.

    Here's an article on steps you can take to optimise a WordPress site for the search engines:

    http://www.wealthydragon.com/blog/20...ordpress-blog/

    Cheers,

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    • Profile picture of the author thmgoodw
      In addition to the plugins below, in order to fully SEO wordpress you need to change the widget titles from <h2> to something like <h5>.


      For SEO purposes:
      1. All-in-One SEO Pack — the classic WP plugin that helps with SEO with things like tags, post/page titles, metatags, and what not.
      2. Google XML Sitemaps — This plugin creates a sitemap for your site. It will list all of the posts and pages on your site, or if you want, you can tell it to specifically exclude certain posts or pages of your site (if you want to hide them from the search engines). Then, when you make changes, it automatically updates and sends the updated sitemap to Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask. You will never worry that your page won’t get indexed again.
      3. Robots Meta — The plugin creates the robots meta tag, which will tell all of the bots for the various search engines what links to follow and whether or not to index certain pages or links. Do you really want google to index and send some of your linkjuice to your admin/login page? Of course not. Also, you can prevent google from following links to duplicate content. A single post might appear in several places, like author archives, date archives and category archives, and with this you can tell Google to not follow those links. This will prevent duplicate content and will also keep linkjuice where you want it.
      4. SEO Slugs — You could do this on your own, but it will help you save time. It takes out “fluff” words out of your post URLs (words like “of” and “the”), as these don’t help in searches and can actually potentially hurt you.
      5. Yoast Breadcrumbs — Yoast makes a ton of great plugins. In this one, it creates a simple backtrail from the page that you are on. So, if you are on a post, it will provide a link at the top of your link to the home page. This helps make sites more crawlable by the search engines.
      6. SEO Friendly Images — This will automatically add alt and title tags to your images to help with your SEO.
      Other useful Plugins:
      1. Contact Form 7 — Allows for autmoatic creation of a contact page for your blog. Your website should have a contact page as it can look shady if you don’t.
      2. Easy Privacy Policy — Allows for automatic creation of a privacy page. It helps you improve the appearance of your website, and tells your visitors that you care about their privacy. In addition, if you use google adsense, this plugin will add in the required privacy information that is set by Google.
      3. Sociable — You automatically add shortcuts at the ends of pages and/or posts so your visitors can vote for your site on Digg, Propeller, and the other top social bookmarking sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author babu259
    i am using All in one SEO plugin its really very helpful for wordpress
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