WordPress, Google and SEO

Is your site not appearing on Google?  There are some steps you can take to make your site more search engine friendly.

Check Your WordPress Search Engine Settings

Go to Settings->Reading and make sure the Search Engine Visibility checkbox is NOT checked.

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Install an SEO Plugin

Next, install an SEO plugin like WordPress SEO.  This article explains in detail how to install the plugin.  When you install the plugin a “tour” or tutorial will run.  Make sure you follow through with the tour as it will guide you through adding SEO titles, descriptions and using a keyword.  If you missed it, here are instructions for running it again.

Install Google Analytics

Create an account at Google Analytics and add your site.  Then install Google Analytics by Yoast.

Write and Wait

Keep adding content in the form of blogs or articles, using keywords that people are searching on and wait – search engine visibility is a process that takes place over time, as long as 6-12 months.

Articles About SEO

WordPress SEO Best Practices for 2015 and Beyond – a must read.  Includes how to use keyword research when creating your content.

 

 

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Diane Ensey

Programming Diva and CEO at Beyond Paper
For more than 10 years I've been making websites work for clients world-wide using WordPress, Google Maps, forms and custom applications. You can see my work portfolio and case studies at Beyond Paper.
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