SEO

January 25th in Plugins For SEO by .

Most of us use WordPress themes or plugins to manage our SEO settings. Most WordPress webmasters rely on plugins such as All In One SEO, WordPress SEO, or Greg’s High Performance SEO to manage their title tags and other on-page SEO factors. Of course, if you are using a sophisticated theme framework such as Builder, Thesis, Headway, or Genesis, you already have everything you need to optimize your website for the search engines. But what if you decide to switch to another theme or platform? You shouldn’t have to enter your SEO data by hand. SEO Data Transporter is a handy plugin that makes transferring your SEO options from one theme/plugin to another easy.

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May 23rd in Plugin Tips, Plugins For SEO by .

Your post titles are perhaps the most important on-page ranking factor to Google and Bing. Getting a lot of links from other sites, writing killer content, and networking with others in your niche help a lot but without a decent set of title tags, you won’t get too far. While you don’t necessarily need a plugin to optimize your titles for the search engines, there are solutions out there that can make managing the process a whole lot easier. Here are 5 SEO title plugins that you don’t want to miss:

All In One SEO Plugin: used by a whole lot of WordPress bloggers and portal owners. It allows you to customize your titles for your pages, posts, and everything in between. [click to continue…]

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May 16th in Free Plug-ins by .

Creating a table of contents for your WordPress website can not only help the search engines find your pages and post more easily, it can also make life easier for your visitors as well. If you have just a couple of blog posts, you probably can do the job without needing a script. But that is not the most efficient way to do it for large sites. Table of Contents Creator lets you add a dynamic table of  contents to your WordPress blog. Not only it can save you time organizing your existing blog posts, it also keeps track of the new ones.

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August 22nd in WP Solutions by .

Whether you are trying to optimize your website for the search engines or want to get your feet wet with paid advertising, you are going to need to focus on the right keywords. Sometimes it’s helpful to look at what others are doing in your field and learn from their positive strategies. That’s why spying tools are so handy. They give you all kinds of information on campaigns, keywords, and landing pages of your competitors and help you come up with some ideas of your own. With that said, here are 5 keyword spy tools that can help you take your business to the next level:

Compete: Compete is for power players. It gives you all kinds of information on your competitors and helps you optimize your own strategies. Whether you are looking for more keywords, want to increase your traffic, or find out what your competitors are doing right, Compete has you covered.

SEOmoz: not only has some of the best search engine optimization tips around, it has a set of tools that can help you find out more about your website (and more importantly your competitors’ websites).

SpyFu: the ultimate keyword spy tool for search engine and advertising professionals. Can dig up your competitors’ keywords and campaigns. Its Kombat tool lets you compare your website against those of your competitors’. [click to continue…]

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May 14th in Free Plug-ins, Plugins For SEO by .

WordPress is a great platform to build a website with, but it’s not exactly optimized for search engines right out of the box. There are certainly things you can do to improve your chances of getting ranked high on the search engines. Let’s face it. Writing good quality posts and using your keywords in your posts are only a small part of the process. You are going to have to work on other on-page and off-page tactics to make your WordPress website as search-engine friendly as possible.

Your internal link structure is one of the factors that could play a role on how well your pages are ranked by Google and how often your site gets crawled. Linking to your pages with the right keywords can help Google and other engines get a better understanding of what your site is about and how they should go about ranking all your pages. That’s where Smart SEO Links comes into play. It’s a powerful SEO plugin for WordPress that automatically generate links to your internal pages (in your posts, comments, and …) and helps you maximize your traffic and get your visitors to stay on your website longer.

SEO Smart Links is pretty easy to use. All you have to do is install it on your blog and let it know how you want it to treat your posts, pages, and comments. You can use the plugin to automatically generate links to your other posts and pages on your blog. It is also possible to have it link to “self” from each post on your blog. What I like about the plugin is its flexibility and options. For instance, we all know that links in headers could be ugly or look out of place. This plugin gives you the option to avoid that possibility.

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March 31st in Free Plug-ins by .

Whether we like it or not, search engines have so much power these days. They can determine who stays in business and who goes out of business with the way they rank blogs and portals. While you can’t know for sure how these engines rank your website, you can take action to give your website the best chance at getting ranked high on Google and other top search engines. That’s where WordPress SEO plugins come in. They let you get more out of your blog and drive more traffic to it for free. Keyword Statistics is another one of those plugins that is written to help you optimize your blog for SEO and increase your chances of success with your website.

Keyword Statistics is for those who are familiar with the concept of keyword density and want to strike the right cord with their percentages in each and every post. It keeps tracks of 2 word and 3 word phrases and lets you get a better idea about what keyword phrases you are targeting on your blog. [click to continue…]

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January 1st in Wordpress SEO, Wordpress Training by .

A lot of fellow bloggers have asked me in the past how I got my start as a SEO professional for WordPress. WordPress is a wonderful CMS, and it does give you a good chance to get ranked higher on search engines if you know what you are doing. SEO for WordPress is not that much different from regular SEO. It’s just that WordPress has some known issues (e.g. duplicate content, permalinks, …) that you could fix easily if you have a basic knowledge of search engine optimization. For more advanced tactics, you won’t need to look for a WP specific resource. The are plenty of powerful SEO resources that give you a basic knowledge of search engine optimization, but if you want to get your hands on one that teaches you everything you need to know to optimize your WordPress blog for search engines and beyond, here are 3 courses you should consider picking up:

SEOBook: the best search engine training program on the web bar none. It got me started with my own journey in the world of search engine optimization, and it can help you gain a deep understanding of SEO over time. There are plenty of training modules and videos you can watch to pick up all kinds of tips. Add SEO tools that are available on this site, and you get a lot of bang for your buck. [click to continue…]

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