5 Tips for Better WordPress SEO

  1. Tip #1: Use an SEO plugin 01:07
    • Using a plugin will help you set up your title tags, meta descriptions, and site maps.
    • Resources: Yoast and All in One SEO
  2. Tip #2: Add additional on-page SEO 02:05
    • Make sure that your titles match what the page is actually about.
  3. Tip #3: Optimize your images 03:00
    • Use alt text on your images.
    • You don’t want to keyword stuff here, just describe the image while using the keywords that you want to rank for.
  4. Tip # 4: Write more content and be consistent 03:58
    • The most important tip. Content is king.
    • If you commit to blogging once a week, blog once a week.
    • Search engines crawl your website based on how often your content changes.
    • If you are producing content on a regular basis, Google will come to your site more often. Your competitors may not be updating their site as often, which will give you the advantage in search results.
  5. Tip #5: Research your competitors 05:29
    • Use this information to outperform your competitors and improve your own content.
    • Resources: ahrefs and SEMrush
  6. Bonus Tip: Monitor your own analytics 07:21
    • Look at your Google Analytics. If you are ranking well for a certain keyword, update and add more content about it on your website.
    • This is how you continue to improve your rankings for keywords.
  7. Bonus Tip: Set your permalinks 08:56
    • Set your permalinks to post name. The default setting is bad for SEO.
  8. Bonus Tip: Make sure that your website loads quickly 09:17
    • People want your website to load fast or they will ditch it and go to another site.
    • Be sure to use quality hosting companies.
    • Resources: A2 Hosting and WPEngine
    • Check out Episode 22 for more information on how to speed up your website!

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