This is the guide to configuring the SEO By Yoast plugin. In the 3.0 version, some changes have been made to the UI, but the configuration is still the same. I have updated this with editing meta description & titles for single posts, which has changed in version 3.0. Whenever we talk about the best SEO Plugins for WordPress, SEO by Yoast emerges as a prominent name. Many of you who are using the All In One SEO plugin should know about this much more advanced plugin, which is available in WordPress with the name, “Yoast SEO“. This plugin has integrated many known features of other plugins by Joost de Valk (for example, the Meta Robots plugin, the RSS Footer plugin, and many others). Since this plugin offers many features, setting up the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin is not that easy. For this reason, I am sharing a tutorial which will help you transition from All In One SEO to the Yoast SEO plugin, and help you … [Read more...] about How To Set Up Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin
Best permalink settings for wordpress seo
When considering important aspects of the SEO of any site, the permalink plays a major role in overall optimization. A permalink is a permanent link of your page and posts, and it doesn’t change with time. By default, WordPress offers permalinks like this: https://www.shoutmeloud.com/?p=123 This type of permalink is not search engine friendly, so most newbie bloggers just starting with WordPress fail to create a site that is optimizing WordPress permalinks for SEO because they are using the default permalinks. In this guide, I will teach you which permalink structure is the best, and I will also look into other suggested WordPress permalink structures and why you should avoid them. One of the major on-page SEO factors is having your keyword in your post URL (permalink). As I’ve just discussed, the default WordPress permalink is not SEO-friendly, so when you install WordPress for the first time and start blogging … [Read more...] about Which is the Best WordPress Permalink Structure for SEO?
We have already talked about advantages of using WordPress as your Blogging platform and one of the many reasons is SEO. When it comes to Search engine optimization of WordPress Blog, it’s fairly easy to achieve with few changes and many SEO plugins available for WordPress. Here at ShoutMeLoud, we always talk about various Search engine optimization technique and this post is dedicated to WordPress Bloggers who are looking forward to improve their WordPress Blog SEO. Honestly, anyone can create a WordPress Blog and start blogging to get traffic. Apart from quality content, there are few SEO settings will make sure your WordPress blog is optimized for search engines. Whenever I talk about driving traffic to your site, it’s organic traffic which is best as it helps you to get targeted traffic. In this article, I will be sharing few WordPress SEO practices which you should implement on your blog from today, and it will help you to get more traffic from search engines like … [Read more...] about 5 Basic WordPress SEO Practices for WordPress Bloggers
This is a part of our Question and Answer series. If you have any questions related to Blogging, SEO, and/or WordPress, feel free to drop your queries via our contact form. Selected questions will be answered via a blog post. You can also check out previous questions answered here at ShoutMeLoud: This is a question by Irfan Siddiqui from realtimetricks.com. Today’s Question: “I am facing issues with site indexing. I own a WordPress blog and despite having ‘noindex’ tags on all of my tags and categories pages, Google has indexed WordPress tags and categories pages anyway. How can I deindex these tags and category pages?” Google Indexing Issue with WordPress Attachments, Tags & Categories This is one of the common indexing issues where Google indexes a few pages from your blog despite you adding a noindex tag. This is normal, and as soon as Google recrawls your site, it will respect the noindex tag and will deindex these parts of your blog. This may take … [Read more...] about How To Remove WordPress Tags & Categories From Google Index
5 Now you can set up your own site without hiring someone. WordPress is the software that makes it possible for you. It is a blogging tool and content management system that lets you to create a beautiful website or blog (and it's free). Though you can create a free blog with WordPress.com, but I always recommend self hosted WordPress.org to start your blog. If you don't know the difference between them , read this post. Here are some reasons why I recommend Self hosted WordPress blog. Unlimited Themes and custom design for your blog. Thousands of Plugins - you can do everything you want with Plugins! Make money from your blog with your own ways. Top level Domain name with full control. SEO friendly blog. However, many people assume that setting up a WordPress blog is complicated. But it's not hard. It's EASIER than you think. In this post, I will show you how to create self hosted WordPress blog from scratch with 7 easy steps. As a bonus, I add a detailed post on every steps. How … [Read more...] about 7 Easy Steps to Create a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog