This is Step #4 in the 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger.
I’ve installed WordPress plugins to assist in Search Engine Optimization, such as:
www.Preference v1.3 by Mark Jaquith — Provides 301 redirects to queries with /index.php and enforces your use or non-use of www.
- Google Sitemaps v2.7.1 by Arne Brachhold — This generator will create a Google compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog.
- SEO Title Tag v2.0beta8 by Stephan Spencer, Netconcepts — Search engine optimize your blog’s title tags. Create a customized title tag for any post, static page, category page, UltimateTagWarrior tag page – indeed, any URL! And will auto-insert the tag name into the title on tag pages generated by UltimateTagWarrior plugin. Admin allows for mass editing of title tags.
- SRG Clean Archives v4.1 by Geek With Laptop — This plugin is designed to display your archive listings in a clean, uniform, single-query fashion that’s Search Engine friendly on a dedicated page or in your sidebar.
I’ve also utilized online tools to help me generate meta tags and descriptions for my site. My next goals are to drill down into a particular niche and begin networking with others in the field to get more linkbacks and feedback.
Read more posts from this series:
- 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger
- Use WordPress!: Step #1
- Sign up for Feedburner: Step #2
- Post at least once a day: Step #3
- Optimize your blog for SEO: Step #4
- Have an “About Me” page: Step #5
- 101 Steps: #6-8
- Blog and Ping – Step #9 in 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger
- Submit your blog to RSS and blog directories: Step #10
- Trackbacks are important – Step #11
- Get involved in the blogosphere – Step #12
- Give your blog its own unique voice – Step #13
- Create unique, quality content – Step #14
- Add a large RSS button to your site
- Place an RSS feed link at the bottom of every post
- Install the MyBlogLog Widget
- Social Bookmarking – Step #18
- Better Blogger – Steps 19-31
- Create a custom blog design
- Add photos to each of your posts
- Use tagging in WordPress
- Tips to get more out of your WordPress blog
- Turn your blog posts into podcasts!
- Follow these 12 Steps and Get MORE Readers!
- Create a customized 404 page
- Keep Working at Becoming a Better Blogger!
- 11 Ways to Monetize Your Blog
- 19 Final Tips to Becoming a Better Blogger