SEO To Get Your Site Found
SEO is short for search engine optimization. SEO is the process of making your website attractive to the search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo are the big 3) to boost your site’s ranking when people search for your topic. The better your SEO the more visible your site will be in the search engines resulting in higher ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ traffic.
You can have the greatest website in the world but if people can’t find it it’s like it doesn’t even exist. If your website is invisible to searchers the only other option is to either pay for traffic or use other means such as social media, classifieds (like Craigslist), linking, article sites, etc.
Install the 3 best free WordPress plugins for SEO:
- WordPress SEO by Yoast: This plugin is written from the ground up by Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects. While this WordPress SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, it first and foremost helps you write better content. WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere. This plugin alone will give your SEO efforts a HUGE boost.
- W3 Total Cache: WordPress caching is the fastest way to improve performance. W3 Total Cache is the highest rated and most complete WordPress performance plugin for this purpose. Search engines prefer faster loading sites than slower ones and this will dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site.
- RB Internal Links: This WordPress plugin makes it easy for you to link to posts and pages within your blog. RB Internal Links is awesome since it uses the post ID to link internally rather than the URL itself. This means that if you want to change the URL of a page or post, then the URL will be updated for you automatically.