SEO for wordpress blogs-Part 1/5

SEO for wordpress blogs
Proper SEO(Search Engine Optimization) is essential for all websites. Blogs powered by Wordpress are not an exception. SEO for wordpress blogs series will explain all the things needed to make ur Wordpress,an SEO optimized one.

This is Part 1 of the series which covers Permalinks and the importance of Description of the image...

Permalinks


First and foremost u need to change ur Permalinks if u haven't have done it yet.By default all ur wordpress posts(articles) will have address(link) like http://blog.aditech.info/?p=123
THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR SEO.

SEO experts believe that having ur post title in the URL will enhance SERP(Search Engine Results Page) factor and will increase ur organic listings in search engines for some appropriate keywords(search phrases)

To change the Permalinks go to Settings>> Permalinks.

changing permalinks for better SEO in wordpress blogs

Choose whichever link patter suits u but take care it has ur post title.If u are advanced user then u could choose custom Permalinks.

To learn more about Custom Permalinks refer http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

I have used the Custom Permalinks /%category%/%postname%/ in my blog.As a result my URL's will be like http://blog.aditech.info/tutorials/adding-shoutbox-in-wordpress/

Don't neglect alt attribute aka Description of the image


Many people while adding images will forget to add appropriate Description i.e, filling the alt tag.Google bots can't read images and other multimedia format's. Google bots will entirely rely upon Description or the Alt attribute .ALT attribute is important part of search engine optimization. It describes your image to search engine and when a user searches for a certain image this is a key determining factor for a match.

don't neglect description of the image

So it's crucial that u fill up the Description or alt attribute while adding multimedia format's like images to ur post.If u are confused about what to add in Description then just fill up the name of the post(article) itself :p

Coming Next:Wordpress Plugins important with respect to SEO.

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