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    The SEO Benefits of Using Wordpress

    Wordpress’ SEO friendly URL structure makes it a highly recommended blogging platform for those looking to achieve great search results for target keywords. Even though Wordpress is great for SEO purposes, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do any SEO work on your own. The way in which
    Wordpress is coded is what allows search engines to pick up on domains running Wordpress. The coding structure is built according to guidelines outlined in search guidelines launched by Google. All you need to do is provide the script with a title and a domain name, and the script uses that information to display the needed SEO tags. We will be taking a look at some of the Wordpress SEO benefits throughout this article.

    Wordpress SEO Plugins

    Several dozen SEO plugins are available in the Wordpress plugin archive, but only a few of them have been known to offer an increased level of benefit. A very popular Wordpress SEO plugin is “Wordpress SEO by Yoast”. This plug-in is currently being used on several thousand blogs and it has been known to have significant improvements in terms of search rankings. In order to start using the plugin, simply activate it and browse to the settings page. The settings page would allow you to add specific titles, keywords and descriptions for the site.

    Wordpress SEO Friendly URLs

    Once you’ve installed Wordpress for the first time, the permalink structure is set to the default one, which is not SEO friendly. In order for the URL to be SEO friendly, you need it to contain the page title or post title. How many times have you noticed websites with URL’s that have a bunch of letters and numbers? In the permalinks settings in the Wordpress control panel, you will notice there are a few optional structures you can choose from. Select any structure that allows the post title to show up in the URL. As long as you have bulk of the keywords in the URL, it should be perfect for ranking purposes.

    Wordpress SEO Themes

    There are a few themes made just for Wordpress that help with the overall SEO efficiency of your website. A good example would be the Stallion Wordpress Theme. This theme comes in over thirty colours and offers the site owner a lot of room for customization. When it comes to SEO, several aspects of your page influence the overall ranking it achieves. Such things include thumbnails, image tags, header tags, H1 headers, indexed search pages and sitemaps. All these features are built into the theme and they greatly help your website.

    I personally love using Wordpress as it’s extremely easy to use and customize. There is not another content management system that offers the level of flexibility of that of Wordpress. Even if you already have a theme for your Wordpress blog, it could be easily altered using the edit theme option in the control panel. For those looking to build up their rankings on their blog, considering using Wordpress SEO plug-ins!

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    And don't forget, use only keyword as your domain. Its very useful for major search engine to fast indexed your site URL.

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    Thanks for elaborating the benefits of wordpress. More less many webmasters know its has benefits in seo and maintenance.

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    WordPress is an amazing software, I think this must be one of the reasons it's so popular. Thanks for the article!

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    But if everyone has the great tool thats so good for SEO, then surely you still need to find that extra something to get to the top of the rankings Its all in perspective.....because everyone has great seo, then you need something extra.

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    Wordpress has really awesome tools to optimize your website if you want to get the maximum results. Here is a good tutorial how to do that WordPress SEO Tips and Tricks: The Only SEO GUIDE You Need

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    One problem that Wordpress will never overcome is that it will always be slower to load than a static content site that is generated from an offline tool. Sure, you can cache the pages, but the cache has to expire in order for new comments and content to show up, so there will be a lag, and annoyance (for the publisher) due to the cache. And it will be slowed down by external dependencies such as gravitars, and akismet.
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    It also gets slowed down by a cache plugins unless the site gets a lot of traffic. Too many people think that a caching plugin will always speed up their sites. The fact is that when a page's cached copy expires, you still have the normal delay with loading the scripts and data, then the cached page is recreated, then it is sent to the user's browser. The only time that the page loading time is sped up is when the cache copy is still current.

    I offer web site speed optimization services and I disable a lot of caching software in order to speed up low-traffic sites.
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    And a low traffic autoblog will be the slowest of them all since the plugin needs to fetch and assemble content (possibly for several posts and comments) when the next hit comes along (which may be Googlebot). So the script should be using a cron job for post creation and commenting so that the heavy lifting is done in the background rather than keeping the client waiting for many seconds to receive the page content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5starpix View Post
    Wordpress’ SEO friendly URL structure makes it a highly recommended blogging platform for those looking to achieve great search results for target keywords. Even though Wordpress is great for SEO purposes, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do any SEO work on your own. The way in which
    Wordpress is coded is what allows search engines to pick up on domains running Wordpress. The coding structure is built according to guidelines outlined in search guidelines launched by Google. All you need to do is provide the script with a title and a domain name, and the script uses that information to display the needed SEO tags. We will be taking a look at some of the Wordpress SEO benefits throughout this article.

    Wordpress SEO Plugins

    Several dozen SEO plugins are available in the Wordpress plugin archive, but only a few of them have been known to offer an increased level of benefit. A very popular Wordpress SEO plugin is “Wordpress SEO by Yoast”. This plug-in is currently being used on several thousand blogs and it has been known to have significant improvements in terms of search rankings. In order to start using the plugin, simply activate it and browse to the settings page. The settings page would allow you to add specific titles, keywords and descriptions for the site.

    Wordpress SEO Friendly URLs

    Once you’ve installed Wordpress for the first time, the permalink structure is set to the default one, which is not SEO friendly. In order for the URL to be SEO friendly, you need it to contain the page title or post title. How many times have you noticed websites with URL’s that have a bunch of letters and numbers? In the permalinks settings in the Wordpress control panel, you will notice there are a few optional structures you can choose from. Select any structure that allows the post title to show up in the URL. As long as you have bulk of the keywords in the URL, it should be perfect for ranking purposes.

    Wordpress SEO Themes

    There are a few themes made just for Wordpress that help with the overall SEO efficiency of your website. A good example would be the Stallion Wordpress Theme. This theme comes in over thirty colours and offers the site owner a lot of room for customization. When it comes to SEO, several aspects of your page influence the overall ranking it achieves. Such things include thumbnails, image tags, header tags, H1 headers, indexed search pages and sitemaps. All these features are built into the theme and they greatly help your website.

    I personally love using Wordpress as it’s extremely easy to use and customize. There is not another content management system that offers the level of flexibility of that of Wordpress. Even if you already have a theme for your Wordpress blog, it could be easily altered using the edit theme option in the control panel. For those looking to build up their rankings on their blog, considering using Wordpress SEO plug-ins!
    Using the Yoast tool now and will see if it help. TY
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