SEO for WordPress

SEO for WordPress

Originally released as a blogging platform, WordPress adoption has grown over the years and its functionality has expanded well beyond its initial specifications.  Thanks to countless updates, themes and plugins, WordPress can be used for every type of website imaginable, including eCommerce.  The basics are easy to learn thanks to its simplicity and the countless free tutorials out there.  Thankfully, this expanded support also includes SEO options and plugins that can handle edits that would otherwise require working knowledge of PHP.  We’ll cover a few of the basics here.

This post is meant as a general overview that will wok with most WordPress themes. Some people swear by a specific framework (like the Genesis framework) but this post is meant to work wit whatever theme or framework you install.

Yoast SEO: Joost the Right SEO WordPress Pugin

Yoast is the Swiss Army knife of WordPress SEO. It will simplify your title tag/meta descriptions, generate your XML sitemaps, handle your archive pages, create AMP pages and much more. Much of this post will require the Yoast plugin, though here are alternatives out there. … Read more

Blogs/Articles for 2009-10-06

Blogs/Articles for 2009-10-06

Canonical Link Rel vs 301 Redirects: Using Canonical Link Rel tag for SEO purposes

Back in February, Google announced their support of the Canonical Link Rel element, and it was also announced that Yahoo! and MSN would soon follow suit.  If you’re not familiar with it, think of the Canonical Link Rel element in terms of a 301 redirect–you can tell the search engines to ‘focus’ (though in this case, there’s no redirect) on a page you specify.  It is placed within the head tags of a web page, and is a great remedy for the duplicate content stigma.

Essentially it looks like this: … Read more