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Jul 30, 2022
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Most people choose WordPress as their website’s CMS because it’s easy to use and SEO friendly out of the box. Both of these things are true, but it’s important to remember that WordPress is just a content management system (CMS). So the mere fact that you’re using WordPress isn’t enough to rank on search engines. Luckily, WordPress makes it super easy to implement many SEO best practices. In this guide, we’ll cover 20 SEO best practices, share tips to help you rank higher, and explain how to implement them on your WordPress website. Here are the practices that made the list: Check search engine visibility settings Set preferred domain Set up permalinks Require manual approval for blog comments Install an SEO-friendly theme Install an all-in-one SEO plugin Make sure to generate a sitemap Exclude low-value content from indexing Install Ahrefs’ SEO plugin Write a “clickworthy” title Set an SEO-friendly URL slug Use headers to create hierarchy Internally link to relevant content Add alt text to images Write a compelling title tag Write a compelling meta description Nest pages in subfolders Install WP Rocket Minify code Install ShortPixel 1. Check your search engine visibility settings There’s a checkbox in WordPress that, if checked, is effectively an SEO death sentence for your website because it prevents Google from indexing your pages. And if Google can’t index your pages, they can’t rank. You’ll find this under Settings > Reading > Search engine visibility: Search engine visibility in WordPress Make sure this is unchecked if you want to stand any chance of ranking whatsoever. 2. Set preferred domain Google looks at domain.com and www.domain.com separately, so it’s important to choose a preferred version for your site. You can do this under Settings > General. Just set the WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to your preferred version. Dividing the workload like this whatsapp number list allows both the vendor and the affiliate to focus on their strengths. The improvements are similar on desktop and mobile. Most of the focus in 2021 was on mobile results. Preferred domain in WordPress For a new website, it doesn’t really matter which version you choose. But if your pages are accessible at both URL versions, your best bet is to use the version with the most backlinks. To see which version this is, plug them both into Ahrefs’ Batch Analysis tool and check their referring domains. For us, it’s clearly the non-www version: Referring domains to preferred domain in Ahrefs' Site Explorer The beauty of WordPress is it automatically redirects the other version to the preferred version so that search engines and visitors can only access your site at the preferred domain. WARNING Changing the preferred version can cause technical issues if your site has already been up and running for a while. If you’ve any concerns, it’s worth enlisting the help of a developer to make sure everything goes smoothly.
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