Important tips of WordPress SEO to help you improve your WordPress ranking in Search Engine.
1) Add XML Sitemaps in WordPress:
XML Sitemap help search engines find the pages quickly and start ranking them.To check your sitemap, after your domain name type /sitemap.xml
for example https://example.com/sitemap.xml
2) Submit Site To Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.
You can easily verify site domain by HTML <Head>/ tag or other methods.You can also use Yoast SEO or All In One SEP Pack Plugin for verify site ownership.
In Plugin Settings, General Yoast SEO Go to Webmaster Tools. Paste Goolge or Bing Verification Code and Click on Save Changes.
3) Create Social Media Accounts for Website:
You can create Social Media Accounts like Facebook, Twitter etc.You can use AddToAny Share Buttons plugin for share your website post on social media.
4 ) Using SEO Friendly URL in WordPress:
SEO friendly URLs contain words that clearly explain the content of the page, and they’re easy to read by both humans and search engines.
example of SEO friendly URL is https://www.peacekhan.com/how-to-seo-wordpress-website/
example of Non-SEO friendly URL is https://www.peacekhan.com/456/to/
Using SEO friendly permalink:
Go to the WordPress Dashboard visit the Settings & Click on Permalinks page. Select the post name option and then click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to save your settings.
5) Use SEO Plugin for WordPress:
You can use Yoast SEO install and activate plugin.You can also use All in One SEO Pack install and activate plugin.Also properly setting up each of these plugins.
6) Use SSL Certificate in WordPress Site:
SSL encrypt website ranking higher in search engines than other non-SSL.
7) Optimize Your Site’s Speed & Performance:
A caching plugin is a best for any WordPress site. Caching plugins do two useful things. Firstly, they make your website faster. Secondly, they reduce the load on your web server.You can use any one of these plugins.
1) W3 Total cache
2) WP Super Cache
8) Optimize The Images On Your Site:
Optimizing your images by compressing and resizing them may reduce the sizes of the images by a great extent, decreasing the page sizes and thus improving loading page performance on your site.You can use WP Smush plugin to optimize and reduce the sizes of uploaded images automatically.