WordPress SEO: Ranking Higher in Search Engines

WordPress SEO: Ranking Higher in Search Engines

WordPress was born SEO ready, but after using a few different themes or editing some of the code to implement your personalization, you might break some of the features that make WordPress a darling to search engines. These features, which guide search engine crawlers through your WordPress site, include permalinks, pinging and blog rolling. The features guide search spiders through…

How To Automatically Nofollow External Links In WordPress

How To Automatically Nofollow External Links In WordPress

Adding a rel="nofollow" tag to external links present in your site ensures that the search engine indexing your site (such as Google or Bing) does not follow those links and associate them with your site's rankings. However, Matt Cutts says that we shouldn't be worrying too much about which links to follow or 'nofollow' as Google's search ranking algorithms are…

6 Tips to Drive More Traffic to Your WordPress Website

6 Tips to Drive More Traffic to Your WordPress Website

If you're anything like me, you're on a constant journey to drive more traffic to your site. The more traffic your site gets, the more money you make and the closer you are that coveted Four Hour Workweek lifestyle. But getting traffic aint easy. The people are out there, but finding them and subsequently getting them to your site is…

The Most Common WordPress Onsite SEO Mistakes (Part II)

The Most Common WordPress Onsite SEO Mistakes (Part II)

Despite the exponential growth of social media in the past few years, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is still an integral part of web publishing. Not properly optimizing your website for the search engines can result in lackluster rankings and by extension, less traffic than you might otherwise expect. With that in mind, last week we covered a number of common onsite SEO mistakes…

The Most Common WordPress Onsite SEO Mistakes (Part I)

The Most Common WordPress Onsite SEO Mistakes (Part I)

WordPress is pretty well optimized for search engines out of the box, but it isn't perfect. More specifically, it needs a helping hand in two areas: Additional functionality in the form of an advanced SEO plugin such as SEO by Yoast The effective application of onsite SEO measures Ultimately, you are responsible for how well-optimized your site is for search engine…

WordPress SEO Guide: First Steps

WordPress SEO Guide: First Steps

WordPress has always been praised as one of the most SEO friendly and optimized content management systems (CMS) out there - even right out-of-the-box! But there are still some very important and basic first steps you will want to take upon first installing WordPress on your blog or site to help optimize the on-page SEO of your installation and ensure…

Fixing Custom Post Type 404 Errors In WordPress

Fixing Custom Post Type 404 Errors In WordPress

With the release of Wordpress 3.0 came the ability to add "Custom Post Types" to your WordPress themes which is a very valuable tool and I've used in in many WordPress themes I've created, however, anyone that has worked with Custom Post Types has probably encountered the dreadful 404 Error on single post type pages. Below I have listed some…