Have you ever wondered how to use SEO (search engine optimization) for your blog posts or, if you are structuring them in the correct format? I used to worry about that when I was writing blog posts, and trying to make sure they were crawled in the correct format when search engines visited my blog.
If you don’t know a lot about SEO and keyword research, it’s going to be hard for you to understand how to create content for your blog that’s to be easy for the search engines to find.
For example, when I first started out blogging I had no idea about Google Keyword Tool, or that I should use my main keyword in the first sentence of my blog post. Did you?
In trying to understand SEO better, I browsed through plugins for WordPress and I found one called WordPress Seo Plugin. I have been using this plugin for quite some time now and it’s really helped me get my blog posts on the top searches of Yahoo, Bing, and Google.
I had no idea about SEO when I started out, or how to format my blog posts. But using this plugin helped me understand and develop a plan of how to create great SEO-friendly content for my blog, and also for other blogs that I guest on as well.
I haven’t seen some of the features this plugin has on any other SEO plugin for WordPress. Here are two of the main features of this plugin, to give you more insight on why you should be using WordPress Seo Plugin.
Post Title and Meta Descriptions:
- Focusing on a keyword for your blog post is important but sometimes you might not know what kind of keyword that you should use. Well, with this plugin it helps you choose a specific keyword depending upon the blog post that you have written. Also, one of my favorite features is the Seo title and how you can customize your title to fit the search engines. So, if you would like you can have ( blog post title-keyword) and that would then show up for the title of that specific page or blog post. Then with the your meta description bar you now have the opportunity of customizing it so that your keyword and other information that you would like to insert in that box shows up for the search engines to read and understand what your post or page is about.
Blog Post Break Down:
- The plugin breaks your blog post down in a way that makes you understand how your writing skills are performing and what you need to change. With giving you suggestions on how you should format your post. On what level of writing that you are catering to as well. If you ever wondered about how your posts are being setup and if they are being written properly then this is the specific plugin that you should use. The one issue that a lot of bloggers have is that when their writing out their blog post they either write them not knowing that this won’t be ranked within the search engines or they write them doing to much work and throwing in to much keywords and phrases where the post is going to look more spam.
WordPress Seo Plugin has really developed into one of the top tier plugins to use for seo purposes for WordPress. If you don’t understand Xml sitemap, permalinks, breadcrumbs, and robots.txt then this is a plugin that will help you learn what those things are as they all are important with catering your WordPress site to the various search engines.