Wordpress & how SEO integrates

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I am using a free Wordpress theme on my websites and am wondering what I can do to improve on page SEO?

I have heard there are plugins that can help. Can anyone recommend the best way to go?
#integrates #seo #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Brendanm
    All In One SEO Pack is a pretty sold plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author hiqasim
    yoast seo beats all in one seo
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    • Profile picture of the author STLSEO
      Originally Posted by hiqasim View Post

      yoast seo beats all in one seo
      How so? I"m not disagreeing with you, just curious. I am currently using Yoast, but was contemplating on downloading Google XML Stemaps.
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  • Profile picture of the author hiqasim
    morever you can also find platinum seo very useful
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    One of the first things I would do would be to thoroughly examine the theme your using to determine if that theme is leaking your SEO juice, by linking behind your back, some sneaky themes, can actually be building a backlink to other websites, one of the best investments I ever made was in purchasing a premium theme, that is developed and maintained, huge advantage over my competition.

    The best way to build SEO value in a website is to create the kind of unique and valuable content that people want to see and use on a regular basis.

    It just works, better than any thing I have used or tried in the past, content works like a magnet, to build traffic and backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author whitworldwide
      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      One of the first things I would do would be to thoroughly examine the theme your using to determine if that theme is leaking your SEO juice, by linking behind your back, some sneaky themes, can actually be building a backlink to other websites, one of the best investments I ever made was in purchasing a premium theme, that is developed and maintained, huge advantage over my competition.

      The best way to build SEO value in a website is to create the kind of unique and valuable content that people want to see and use on a regular basis.

      It just works, better than any thing I have used or tried in the past, content works like a magnet, to build traffic and backlinks.
      Thanks Tim. Are you able to recommend any, or are you keeping your cards close to your chest?
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    • Profile picture of the author whitworldwide
      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      One of the first things I would do would be to thoroughly examine the theme your using to determine if that theme is leaking your SEO juice, by linking behind your back, some sneaky themes, can actually be building a backlink to other websites, one of the best investments I ever made was in purchasing a premium theme, that is developed and maintained, huge advantage over my competition.

      The best way to build SEO value in a website is to create the kind of unique and valuable content that people want to see and use on a regular basis.

      It just works, better than any thing I have used or tried in the past, content works like a magnet, to build traffic and backlinks.
      Thanks for this Tim. Can you give a few suggestions for the Themes that are good for SEO?
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    • Profile picture of the author whitworldwide
      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      One of the first things I would do would be to thoroughly examine the theme your using to determine if that theme is leaking your SEO juice, by linking behind your back, some sneaky themes, can actually be building a backlink to other websites, one of the best investments I ever made was in purchasing a premium theme, that is developed and maintained, huge advantage over my competition.

      The best way to build SEO value in a website is to create the kind of unique and valuable content that people want to see and use on a regular basis.

      It just works, better than any thing I have used or tried in the past, content works like a magnet, to build traffic and backlinks.
      Thanks Tim. Can't send PM's yet.

      All the best
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    • Profile picture of the author Vlad Romanov
      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      One of the first things I would do would be to thoroughly examine the theme your using to determine if that theme is leaking your SEO juice, by linking behind your back, some sneaky themes, can actually be building a backlink to other websites, one of the best investments I ever made was in purchasing a premium theme, that is developed and maintained, huge advantage over my competition.

      The best way to build SEO value in a website is to create the kind of unique and valuable content that people want to see and use on a regular basis.

      It just works, better than any thing I have used or tried in the past, content works like a magnet, to build traffic and backlinks.
      You can also easily remove any links, by using the search function (ctrl+f) and going through the code of the theme. Make sure to back up your files first and don't touch things which you have no idea about.


      Originally Posted by STLSEO View Post

      How so? I"m not disagreeing with you, just curious. I am currently using Yoast, but was contemplating on downloading Google XML Stemaps.
      Yoast provides more options in my opinion, but if you know on page SEO your brain is better than any plugin, its just there to make sure you make no mistakes. I think any sitemap is the same file and you can submit multiple subcategories produced by Yoast SEO into the webmaster tools.

      Good luck,
      Vlad
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      • Profile picture of the author STLSEO
        Originally Posted by Vlad Romanov View Post

        You can also easily remove any links, by using the search function (ctrl+f) and going through the code of the theme. Make sure to back up your files first and don't touch things which you have no idea about.



        Yoast provides more options in my opinion, but if you know on page SEO your brain is better than any plugin, its just there to make sure you make no mistakes. I think any sitemap is the same file and you can submit multiple subcategories produced by Yoast SEO into the webmaster tools.

        Good luck,
        Vlad
        How do I get the sitemap to show up on my homepage? Is it better to do so? Because currently I have the yoast plugin activated, but it doesn't show up on my homepage when viewing the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author the goat
    Yoast SEO plugin is the best one out there in my opinion, excellent combination of features and ease of use. You can get very detailed if you want or you can "set it and forget it".
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    Yoast SEO is like "plug it and forget about it..."
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I normally use all in one SEO but I will check out yoast :-)

    I also love studiopress themes....

    You get what you pay for most of the time :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Bredfan
      +1 on StudioPress themes. After using one here and there, I'm now using them exclusively.

      Yep - All in One SEO - I too will check out Yoast on the recommendations here....
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  • Profile picture of the author rashoman
    Check out this document on Docstoc, I ran across it the other day Anatomy-of-An-Amazon-Sale-Final
    scroll down until you find the section on on-page seo and check all your items
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  • Profile picture of the author Madush
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    Another vote for yoast... Its my favorite
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    on the outset yoast looks brilliant... but only testing will give me the same confidence :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author gel code
    Id go with yoast persoanlly think its the best all rounder for web designers.
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  • Profile picture of the author ralphnsk
    my vote goes to platinum seo. Also, make sure to change the permalink structure of your blog to something more seo-friendly if you still haven't done that.
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  • Profile picture of the author trevord92
    Another vote for Yoast from me - I find it the easiest and least intrusive one to work with.

    The page analysis tab gives lots of page specific SEO help - well worth checking out.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikest4u
    Well Wordpress SEO, Yoast Plugin is the best option for customizing your wordpress based site, you can customized URLs, Generate Sitemap, Optimized Meta by Using This Plugin!
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  • Profile picture of the author christinejones
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    WordPress has great SEO capabilities. You can use the Google XML Sitemaps Plugin to develop a Google Sitemap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theeban
    I use to use yoast and all-in-seo plugins. But, it really helps on ranking as far as that that helps to setup on-page SEO and that really helps.
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