First of all this post was created to remind my self about factors i have to tweak to make my wp blog SEO friendly. I post this as personal log however if you found this post useful please share this post using sharing button available on left side.
The steps below only apply to self hosting WP blog as it require to install some plugin i mentioned below. To install WP the easiest is using fantastico from your cpanel or the other way is to download latest WP version from wordpress.org and upload to your hosting provider via FTP.
I acknowledge that WP is the best CMS in the world 🙂 Hey at least this my opinion. However it need some tweak to make it even better:
1. SEO theme
Your WP theme is crucial for SEO i choose the one which lightweight in using resources and mobile friendly. To check this i use GTmetrix to see the loading speed, the faster the better. Use smush it plugin to make your picture small in size. For mobile friendly WP theme i check it with my cell phone. If i can see and read my posting without have to enlarge the page that is fine with me, when you have this means your theme has mobile version which is good.
2. H1 tag on title
H1 tag (heading 1 ) only need 1 on each page, however i found on many WP theme that show many H1 tag on home/front page. I have to manually code this as i don’t find any plugin to solve this problem. I write post on how i tweak H1 tag here.
3. SEO plugin
SEO pressor is premium WP plugin for on page SEO which i use on all my blog to maximize on page SEO, i found this very useful i write special post for this here.
4.Cache WP plugin
5. ping services
I add more ping services to make indexing faster. Don’t worry about being excessive pinging, WP already resolve this issue in WP 3.5 and later. I got the list from shoutmeloud.
1: http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC23: http://api.feedster.com/ping4: http://api.moreover.com/RPC25: http://api.moreover.com/ping6: http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC27: http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping8: http://bblog.com/ping.php9: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC10: http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc11: http://blogmatcher.com/u.php12: http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc13: http://coreblog.org/ping/14: http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt15: http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/16: http://ping.amagle.com/17: http://ping.bitacoras.com18: http://ping.blo.gs/19: http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/20: http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc21: http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/23: http://ping.feedburner.com24: http://ping.myblog.jp25: http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php26: http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php27: http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php28: http://ping.weblogs.se/29: http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC230: http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/31: http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC232: http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/33: http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/34: http://rpc.newsgator.com/35: http://rpc.pingomatic.com36: http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping37: http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC238: http://topicexchange.com/RPC239: http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php40: http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b43: http://www.blogoole.com/ping/44: http://www.blogoon.net/ping/45: http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates46: http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=147: http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php48: http://www.blogsnow.com/ping49: http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi50: http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php51: http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud53: http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php54: http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC255: http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/56: http://xmlrpc.blogg.de57: http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/Read more: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/wordpress-ping-list.html#ixzz36wOIgeRe
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6. Duplicate content
I use original content to avoid duplicate content or re-write article to be at least copyscape passed. For duplicate content within site i use siteliner.
7. Social bookmark widget
I use AA’s Digg Digg Alternative as you can see on the left side of this page. I love the position as it always visible to user where ever they read my post.
Okay this is my 7 steps to make sure i have a better WP blog in term of SEO. Please share this post if you enjoy it, thank you!