WordPress made it easy for anyone to create a website.
It’s easy to use, it’s fast, it doesn’t require a lot of technical knowledge.
Heck, even someone like me who’s not a developer can do things like SEO and modify WordPress with a breeze.seo
Hey everyone, today I’m gonna cover the perfect SEO set up for WordPress, eight plugins to skyrocket your ratings and traffic.
Do you have a WordPress-based website?
I’m curious, let me know what platform you’re using.
Are you using WordPress, are you using Wix, let me know.
Some of the most important factors that Google looks into in order to rank your site are some of the following, user experience, on-page SEO, site speed, mobile-friendliness, internal link structure, structured markups, all these things impact your ranking, and there’s hundreds of other factors.
here’s over 200 factors that Google includes in their algorithm, and today I’m gonna share with you plugins that’ll help you do all of these things, plus more, in a really easy and controlled way.
Look, load time is super important, especially because people are using mobile devices now.
Yes, there’s 4G, there’s 5G, you know, LTE, whatever you wind up calling it, but the problem with mobile devices is if you’re in a place that doesn’t have the best reception I don’t care if you have a 5G phone, you’re not gonna load websites really fast.
The W3 Total Cache plugin, it ensures that your site will load as fast as you possibly can.
It’ll improve load times, it’ll help you connect with CDNs, it makes better use of your server resources so that way your server doesn’t have to continue to push the same content over and over again.
Instead it caches it so it can deliver it to the user as quick as possible, and if you have a really good hosting provider they have caching built in, but most of the hosting providers that I’ve seen don’t have caching built in, hence I’m wrecking, recommending the W3 Total Cache plugin.
Another plugin that you need to check out is the Smush Image Compression plugin.
If you’re creating blog content, and hey, you’re on a WordPress blog, or WordPress as a CMS, there’s a good chance you at least have a blog article or two, and in that blog article what do you think you’re including?
Images, if you’re not you should change that and go add images right away.
The Smush Image Compression plugin, what this does is ensures that your images still look really good and quality, so that way when someone looks at them they don’t look all pixelated and fuzzy, they still look really sharp, but this decreases the size of the image in which I’m talking about the server size, right, that hard drive space that it’s taking up, so when people ping your site it loads much faster.
The third plugin that you have to use is a Yoast SEO plugin.
It does everything from on-page optimization, controlling your meta tags, your title tags.
It even analyzes your content, telling you if you’re doing a good job or a bad job.
It creates sitemaps for you, helps with structure and markup. It does pretty much what most things that you need if you want to ensure that your WordPress blog is SEO-friendly.
Now look, WordPress out of the box is pretty SEO-friendly, but this plugin puts those last, final touches that are really important.
Most people think like, “Oh yeah.
“If I do most of the things, that’s fine.”
No, that used to work five, six years ago, but SEO has changed.
Now Google wants you to do every little thing right, and when you combine them all that’s when you see the climb in ranking, the extra search traffic, and this plugin will really help you get there.
The fourth plugin is Sucuri.
If your website gets hacked, you rankings and traffic will tank, and when it tanks and you fix it it’s hard to recover.
Sucuri helps you, helps prevent you from getting hacked.
Now, it’s not gonna be perfect, but it’s better than nothing.
The last thing you want to do is get your site hacked and lose all your traffic.
I’ve seen this time and time again, someone gets hacked and they figure it out after a week or two, their rankings tank, they fixed it, and they don’t recover in 30 days.
Eventually they recover, sometimes it takes two months, sometimes three months, if they’re lucky it happens quickly.
And they’re like, “Hey, my business is in the shitter.
“I’m losing a lot of money all “because of this one silly thing.”
Make sure you don’t get hacked.
The fifth plugin, AMP for WordPress.
This helps with mobile users. Look, if you want to rank really high you want to get in on Google News, you want to make sure that your site has the AMP framework.
In other words, your tech space articles loads really fast.
Do you wanna rank number one on Google?
Well I hate to say it, it’s actually really hard.
Today I’m gonna share with you three ways you can rank number one on Google today.
When I came to know about blogging, I thought that I could do it easily and I could easily make a good income out of it but I was wrong. Slowly I came to know about the things that it so much Not as easy as I thought.
After some time I heard about SEO then I got understood that without SEO I can’t rank.
But when I first started, it was as simple as putting the keywords on your website and you could rank.
I wished it was that easy these days.
- Focus on content.
See Google has this update called Hummingbird, and with Hummingbird what they decided to do is websites who just have content on everything won’t do as well as websites who focus on one single niche and are super thorough.
For example let’s say you have a website around dating.
If you have a website around dating, and your article is let’s say talking about Five Ways You Can Land a Date, or Five Ways You Can Land Your Dream Date.
if you end up breaking down hey go to Match.com, sign up,and you’ll find a matchafter you create a profile,you’re not gonna do that well.
But if you write an article that breaks down how to create a profile on Match.com,
The ideal picture, the ideal description, how to be funny, how to even maybe add video, I don’t know, I haven’t been on these dating sites in ages, but if you go really in-depth, and you breakdown every little thing that they should do, and then after you breakdown Match.com.
You then talk about Tinder, you then talk about Bumble, you then talk about eHarmony, all the other platforms, you then even discuss how you should respond to people and engage with them, should you be hitting people up, what’s the first thing you should say to them.
how should you respond,
Where should you go for your first date, right, how to carry from your first date and ask them on a second date, but if you’re super thorough and your content is so amazing that people are like,
“Huh, wow, I read this article.
“I don’t have any more questions.
“And I know what to do next,” that’s how thorough you need to be.
So poke holes in your content, and as many holes as you can, and fill them all up, so then that way people are like, “This is the end all site.
“That you should end up reading “if you’re interested in dating online.”
Actually what’s funny,
I wish dating was this easy when I was younger. I couldn’t just swipe an app like Tinder and find the next match.
I was sitting next to my buddy, Terry, the other day, and he kept swiping on Tinder, and he’s like, “Check this out,” swipe, instant match, swipe, instant match. 30 plus matches within a few minutes.
But back in my days, you would have to go to a bar and meet people and actually talk to them.
Alright so now that we got that out of the way, let’s go into the second tip if you wanna rank number one on Google.
The second tip I have for you is optimize your title tag and your meta description. Have you ever done a Google search, and noticed that every time you do it, there is this link at the top, and then there’s this one sentence with a link at the top is called the title tag.
And the description below is called the meta description.
Now think of it this way, if you search for the phrase online dating, and you don’t see the word online dating in neither the title or the description, are you gonna click on the result?
Well if you are, there’s something wrong, ’cause why would you click on a result that isn’t related to what you’re looking for?
In addition to that, have you ever done a search for a term like online dating?
And have you ever noticed that the word isn’t in the title or description?
That’s because Google tracks who’s clicking on what listing, and they’ve learned that when a keyword is in the listing, that same keyword that you’re searching for, they know you’re way more likely to click through.
So in your title tag and your meta description, make sure you include the keyword. But you can’t just include the keyword like online dating, right?
The easiest way and what I would do and I wish it was this simple, I will just put online dating, online dating, online dating, online dating.
If I could put it 20 times so people would know that the article is on online dating, I wish I would get more clicks. But it’s not that simple.
Yes you have to include the keyword in your title and your description, but it has to be appealing.
If it doesn’t flow in a sentence, it’s not easy to read, and it’s not appealing or evoking curiosity, no one is gonna click through.
3. I have for you is to use Google Search Console.
Did you know that Google gives you a tool that teaches you how to rank number one on Google?
Yes I know that sounds ridiculous but it is true, and it’s called Google Search Console.
If you’re not already a user of it, sign up. It doesn’t cost a dollar. You’re missing out if you’re not using it. I can’t emphasize that enough.
So now that you’re using Google Search Console, give it a few days ’cause it takes some time to populate data.
You’ll see a screen that shows Search Analytics and this shows you all the pages on your website that are getting you traffic.
But the cool thing about Google Search Console is they also show you which articles are getting impressions.
And here’s what I mean by impressions, you know when you do a search on Google, you don’t always click through on a result, right? If you did, then you would be clicking through on 10 results every time you did a search. That would be insane.
What Google shows is how many people are seeing your listing and clicking through, and how many people don’t click through. So they show you how many Impressions you’re getting, the Clicks, and the Click Thru Rate. And what you’ll find is, in general you’re lucky if you’re getting around a 5% click thru rate, sometimes 10, 15.
But in most cases most of your pages are gonna be getting less than 5% click thru rate. Now the cool part about Google Search Console is they show you all the keywords that you’re getting impressions for, and all the ones you’re getting clicks for.
Now remember the first tip was about content thoroughness, and you want an article that talks about everything under the sun, well you can use Google Search Console to tie in back to the first tip.
So number one and three are related in which you wanna take all the keywords you’re getting impressions for and start adding them to your copy.
Now don’t just shove them in and have your content be keyword-rich where someone reads it and all it is is online dating, Tinder, eHarmony, dating online, meeting someone from online dating, right?
If someone was reading your article and it sounded just like that, they’re gonna bounce off your site because that means your content sucks and it just has too many keywords. It has to flow naturally and be educational. So you wanna take those keywords that you’re seeing in Google Search Console, and add them to the article.
So now let’s recap on the tips.
- Make your content super thorough.
- Make sure you include the keywords within your title tag and meta description, but also when you’re doing your title and description, make sure you’re evoking curiosity, and you’re creating amazing titl that everyone wants to read and click through.
- Use the free tool that Google gives you that’ll help you rank number one. That’s Google Search Console.
Use those three things and you can rank number one, not just in the future, but also right now.
Now that you’ve learned these three tips, I challenge you in which I want you to take these tactics and implement them, and then after you implement them, in the next 45 days I want you to leave a comment with your results.
Because if you’re not doing well, that means I’m not happy. And I know these tactics work, and that’s why I’m challenging you. Because if you implement them, you’re gonna see results, and you’re gonna be ecstatic, and your life is going to change.
And I wanna build a community of like-minded people where we all take action and we help each other grow. So I challenge you to take action and implement these three steps.
Now granted I know you may be busy, and you may not be able to do all of them right away, but just pick one.
It doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Pick one of them, make the change, maybe you can start with the second tactic ’cause that’s the easiest one. Implement it and you can start seeing results right away.