Author: Pawel Reszka
If you are using WordPress platform for your blog, then there are a few things you need to know about optimizing it for search engine rankings. You see, WordPress blogs are not completely optimized to rank high in search engines.
Once you installed your blog, you notice that your blog is missing some important meta tags and linking structure.
The title tag is also not configured the way you would like it to be. I am talking about your main blog title being included in the title meta tags of each new post you make.
You want your posts to have their own title tag which is the title of the post without the main blog title.
You also need Google sitemap for all your blog pages and ping Google about new changes within the sitemap.
I would like to give you some tips on how you can improve your WordPress blog optimization factor.
There are so called plugins that you can download free of charge from the internet that will do the job.
Here are the WordPress plugins that you will need to get it optimized for search engines.
#1 – Seo Title Tag – This plugin will allow you to set custom title for your blog homepage and posts. Title is the most important factor of the on-page search engine optimization so make sure you install this plugin on your WordPress.
You can find this plugin at: http://www.netconcepts.com/seo-title-tag-plugin/
#2 – WordPress Related Entries – This plugin for WordPress will improve your linking structure tremendously. It will allow you to link your blog posts which will have a dramatic impact on your posts being indexed in search engines. Very effective plugin.
You can find this plugin at: http://www.w-a-s-a-b-i.com/archives/2006/02/02/wordpress-related-entries-20/
#3 – HeadSpace 2 – This plugin will allow you to completely customize your meta tags of all your pages within your blog. You will have full control of how you want it to be configured. You can edit the meta tags right from the post editing page.
You can find this plugin at: http://www.urbangiraffe.com/plugins/headspace2/
#4 – Google Sitemap Generator – This plugin will automatically create a sitemap for all your WordPress blog pages. It will also automatically add your new posts into the sitemap and ping Google to inform about the new changes. It’s very important that you install this plugin on your WordPress blog, which will help with your pages being indexed. If you are running your blog with a website you could also add those pages to the sitemap you created.
You can find this plugin at: http://www.arnebrachhold.de/2005/06/05/google-sitemaps-generator-v2-final
Those are just a few excellent plugins that you can download for free and start using them on your WordPress blog. They will have a huge impact on your search engine rankings and overall performance of your blog.
Always make sure you have your main keywords in the main title of your blog with description and keywords meta tags.