WordPress SEO by Yoast will make a big difference

To help you get started with WordPress SEO by Yoast, I will start with a little background for you. Below is a chat I had with Kate Toon on her show The Recipe For SEO Success.

To find out more, and see full details of Kate’s show follow this link: http://www.therecipeforseosuccess.com.au/wordpress-seo-peter-mead/

Kate chats with Peter Mead about WordPress SEO and why it’s a great platform, and discusses useful plugins and common issues.

Some topics covered include:

  • What is WordPress and it’s great
  • An overview of Yoast SEO
  • Some Good WordPress plugins
  • About Updating WordPress
  • Some thoughts on Google AMP
  • Understanding permalinks
  • WordPress mistakes commonly made

To learn more about SEO please click the link to enrol for the brilliant course: The Recipe For SEO Success

What is WordPress SEO

Please also be aware the name has also changed from WordPress SEO to Yoast SEO

WordPress is one of the most accessible website technologies available on the Internet today. It allows a person with a few technical skills to get started on a learning journey toward having a world class website. Then we need SEO. What is SEO and why do we need it?

SEO is a commonly misused term, which stands for Search Engine Optimization. Most people have heard of SEO already, if you own a website, you are probably getting spam emails from SEO companies selling their services. But what does it mean and why do you need it for your WordPress website?

Put simply, WordPress SEO is the art of making optimization tweaks and changes so that Google can more easily find and index the page on your WordPress site, and others can link to you site. The end result is more relevant traffic to your site.

Why you need WordPress SEO

You need SEO for your WordPress Website or Blog because without it, no-one will go to your site. If they can’t find it in Google how will they ever know your site exists. If your lucky, some people may stumble across your site but that will do little to get you up onto the first page of Google.

How to get started with WordPress SEO

None of this is rocket science, and there are plenty of reference sites on the Internet that will tell you how to do all this yourself. The first place to start is with the Title tags.

“Will make a big difference”

The title tag, the most important tag on your site. It tells search engines what your page is about. A common mistake people make with titles is they put their own name or brand in their. This is not needed and it confuses the search engines. Better to put info about the specific page in the title tag, since your name or brand has already been indexed by Google and you don’t need to confuse it any more.

Use WordPress SEO by Yoastyoast

To simplify the complex, time consuming and daunting task of changing all the title tags, I recommend using WordPress SEO by Yoast. Packed with a lot of time saving features, it will also guide you through the process. This is one of the best WordPress Plugins I have seen.

Check it out: Download Yoast SEO. Find out more on the WordPress Plugins site

Give it a try, then let me know what you think. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you.

  • arleenbradley

    Thank you for this post. I have been wondering about Yaost SEO. After reading this post, I will be seriously looking into it.

    • It also has a neat feature where it gives you a score; the indicators go green when your post is well optimized.

  • Thank you Peter. I definitely will explore this plugin.

    • Thanks Cindy, I will be doing more posts on this plugin of the the month so feel free to ask any questions.

  • This post now also includes new SlideShare content: http://www.slideshare.net/petermeadit/wordpress-seo-inbound-marketing-progress

  • Always happy to take questions about WordPress SEO.