Sitemap of your WordPress blog is one of the most important aspect of your blog search engine indexing. Sitemap file helps search engine bots to find links on your blog, and that’s how they crawl and index it. I have already specified details earlier on Google crawling and indexing article. It’s essential for you to create your blog sitemap and submit it to Google Webmaster tool and Bing Webmaster tools for faster indexing and crawling of your site. Now, the big question is how to generate sitemaps for our WordPress blog? In WordPress, there are many plugins which will help you to do it and I will be talking about one simple to sue plugin which you can use to create sitemap for your WordPress blog. Sitemap feature is recently added to WordPress SEO by yoast plugin, so if you are using SEO by Yoast, you should rather use sitemap feature of that plugin. Once you have Yoast SEO plugin activated, go to SEO > Sitemap to configure the settings: If you are not … [Read more...] about How to Create WordPress Sitemap using Google XML Sitemaps Plugin
Everyone knows that hosting your blog can become a costly affair, and the question of cost arises in every new blogger’s mind. How much is it going to cost to create a self-hosted WordPress blog? There is no upper limit when it comes to blog investment, and in this guide, I will share the minimum amount you need to spend to create a professional blog which you can proudly share with the world. With WordPress, you can start a blog with very little money. The WordPress software is free. You can download it from the WordPress.org page. Still, there are some other necessary elements that you will have to pay for (such as a domain name and a hosting space). These extra costs will depend on your specific requirements. You may also choose to invest in customization, SEO, or other factors along the way. These things may also cost money. If your intent is simply to start a blog on WordPress, you can start with a minimal … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Start a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog?
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
One of the best ways to keep getting traffic for your oldest/earliest posts is to make them search engine friendly. In the long run, only search engines can help you to get traffic from old posts. In this article, I will share some tips for writing SEO-optimized articles that will rank better in search engines. I run multiple blogs and we have several authors working day and night to keep these sites updated with fresh, quality content. Sometimes, however, quality can drop (which usually happens due to a lack of knowledge). Every blog post is like a web page in terms of search engine ranking and you can optimize each post with specific keywords for search engines. When writing these SEO articles, there are several things that you should keep in mind. Whenever I hire a new author to work on one of our blogs, I have to give them manual inputs and checklists to help them to write better articles. Apart from selecting topics, there is a … [Read more...] about How To Write Perfect SEO-Optimized Articles in WordPress
When I started my Blogging career, I started with BlogSpot, and it’s always a wise idea to start with 0 investment when you are a complete newbie. After, getting used to the basics of Blogging, my next destination was to migrate to WordPress and after migration, I thought of sharing this migrate from BlogSpot to WordPress guide. Before you migrate from BlogSpot to WordPress, you need two things: Domain name and hosting. I suggest Bluehost hosting as it offers unlimited hosting with one free domain name. Moreover, it’s officially recommended by WordPress team. Hosting For hosting you can pick from any of the listed hosting companies here. For this guide we will be taking example from BlueHost which is recommended by official WordPress.org team. Domain name Domain name can be .com, .info, .org, .net but I will suggest go for .com or .org domain address. Do read If you buying hosting from companies like Bluehost, InMotion Hosting then you are getting domain for free. If … [Read more...] about How to Migrate from BlogSpot to WordPress with 301 Redirection