If you’ve struggled with getting traffic to your website using SEO suggestions from all over the web, you might have wished for a simple Search Engine Optimization Checklist to make your life easier. Search engine optimization, or SEO for short is the process of making your website more attractive to the Search Engines, like Google and Bing. Although Google uses more than 200 factors to determine a page’s ranking, there are just a handful that you really need to concentrate on. I’ve come across a great article describing the steps you should take to search engine optimize your WordPress pages and posts and I’ve turned it into the Search Engine Optimization Checklist. Beginning with having your keyword in your URL, and ending with making sure your site is mobile responsive, this article should help you search engine optimize your pages with ease! Below is a quick bullet point list, followed by a link to the original article.
Search Engine Optimization Checklist
- Include your keywords in your page URL
- Optimize your title by Including your keyword in your title, making sure it’s an H1 and keeping it under 55 characters.
- Use pictures, and include your keyword in the file name and ALT tag
- Link to internal and external sources, where appropriate.
- Mention your keyword early in the content, put it in H2 and H3 tags and use related keywords to clearly let Google know the subject of your text.
- Don’t be stingy with your words! Google prefers content over 300 words.
- Optimize your page speed by using a managed host (like my favorite, Flywheel), optimizing your images and using a CDN (there’s a free one included with JetPack).
- Make it easy for readers to share your content with share buttons (also included in JetPack).
- Make sure your site is Mobile Responsive! You can see if it is by typing your URL into Google’s mobile friendly test.
Want to know more details about any of these suggestions? Check out the original article, found on Torque.