Right SEO is an essential for success of each and every blog or website. On-Page SEO for a blog is more important before you start search engine optimization. After viewing many of wordpress blogs, I have found some mistakes by bloggers. Some mistakes are serious and search engines can penalize for these un-noticed tasks. Few of things are very important and it benefits you to get more traffic to your blog. Some of the important points and tips are :
Remove Hyperlink From the Title of Single Post
It is one of the most common mistakes, if a visitor is in the single post than the title must not be hyperlinked. It is very easy to remove the hyperlink from the post title.
Go to Presentation > Theme-Editor > Edit singlepost.php
Code :<h1 class=”post-title”><a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” rel=”<?php _e(“bookmark”); ?>” title=”<?php _e(“Permanent Link to”); ?> <?php the_title(); ?>”><?php the_title(); ?></a></h1>
Remove the “a href” code.
Use WordPress Plugins
Many plugins are available free of cost at WordPress Plugin Directory which helps you to make your blog SEO friendly like, All in one SEO Pack etc.
Optimize Your Meta Description Tag
Meta Descriptions are not very important, but still helpful in getting some good SEO Rank. With the help of Plugins, you can manually insert the Meta description for each post separately.
Title Tag Generator
Titles are very important, because title can define the content of your post from outside. Always keep your title very clear and small. Use some good plugins for optimizing title of your posts.
Image optimization is the basic on page seo. The visitors enter the website with the help of images also. So you must optimize your blog for images. Try using : Seo Friendly Images Plugin.
Change the Default WordPress Theme
Default theme of wordpress is not much impressive. Lots of free and premium themes are available over the internet. Do not use “Pirated or Nulled Themes”. These themes may contains some malicious codes can harm your blog and it’s SEO Optimization.
Add noindex and nofollow to Category and Archives
Add noindex to categories, archives and tags to avoid duplicate content issue in search engines. To insert noindex in the archive
Go to Theme-Editor > header.php and replace with “meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”.
All the above tips will enhance your SEO Performance and make it more effective.
Do Read : 15 Most Useful WordPress Plugins.