SEO TIPS for beginners
1) Make sure your indexation settings are enabled
2) Optimize permalinks for on page search engine optimization Settings > Permalinks
3) You can include keywords in your posts’ URLs for SEO best performance which is very important for WordPress on page search engine optimization.
a) Sign UP for google Search Console (GSC)
b) Sign UP for Bing Webmaster Tools (BWT)
Google Analytics the most popular traffic tracking tool out there. It also integrates neatly with GSC.
5) On-page optimization using headings: Check how your theme handles H1, H2 tags
a) H1 – main, top-level heading – it’s what the page is about. It’s somewhat of a standard to only use one H1 tag on a single page. Google also recommended that in the past so don’t put multiple H1 tags
b) H2 – secondary heading – it’s what a section on the page is about.
c) H3 – third level heading … and so on.
6) Improve your site speed
7) WordPress On Page SEO Plugins to have
8) Yoast, The most popular WordPress on-page SEO plugin of them all, with more than 1 million active installs. It gives you all the basic settings you’d need, and also lets you in on some of the advanced stuff, should you want to experiment. We dare say that this is the one on-page seo tool that you cannot do without.
9) Social sharing plugin.
10) Blog Post Ideas so Great They’ll Make You Wanna Slap Your Mama! The great thing is that you can use your primary and secondary keywords in the headlines.
11) Always set titles and descriptions manually If you have Yoast installed, you get a nice box under the main editing screen to take care of this:
Use your main keyword for the post, and also some related keywords in the description. Include a keyword in the first paragraph
The first paragraph is the most important part of the post’s content from an search engine optimization point of view. You simply need to let Google and your visitors know what your post is about.
This may require some brainstorming to make things sound right, but you should always make an effort to include your main keyword in the very first paragraph.
For every new post you’re working on, find at least 3 existing related posts on your blog, and then link to them from within the body of that new post.
Most importantly, see which of your posts get the most organic traffic, and link to other sites you want to rank, from those posts. This is because this has the most link
11) Use alt text for images In WordPress, you can set alt text very easily for every image you have on the blog: , A good practice is to use a short 2-5 word description of what’s in the picture, plus include a keyword whenever it makes sense. On to our final step in the on-page SEO checklist…
12) Jumpstart your social shares
13) The number of social shares your content receives is believed to be an important ranking factor.
14) Start Using SSL/HTTPS
There are many more tips and tricks that you can learn while working. Do not forget to leave your comment and share the blog