You may even be an experienced WordPress site owner, but chances are, you still don’t know a whole lot of things about WordPress SEO. It’s true that WordPress is a pretty good CMS in terms of search engine optimization by default, but you still need to tweak a few EXTREMELY crucial aspects so that you can get the biggest back for your buck. As a matter of fact, installing and setting up most things in WordPress is a pretty tractable thing because it all boils down to just installing plugins. The question is which exactly plugins to install and how exactly to configure them. That’s the actual crux. That may be hard to figure that out. Especially if you’re new to WordPress SEO. It may even look too difficult from time to time, but it doesn’t have to be so.
You can just take a perfectly designed course specifically for WordPress SEO needs. Thing is, I’ve just wrapped up creating such a course. It’s called SEO Crash Course for WordPress Users. As the name suggests, it covers all you need to know in order to properly configure your WordPress for optimal search engine rankings. It goes without saying that you also need to get links from other sites with the help of guest posting or what not, but you still need to also make sure that you don’t leave money on the table just because your WordPress was not correctly setup.
You’ll learn how to tweak the most crucial WordPress SEO plugin that is called WordPress SEO by Yoast. It’s extremely robust and feature-rich. Basically, it’s so versatile that its features could be easily distributed among a few WordPress plugins. For starters, you’ll learn how to use the plugin to connect your site to Google Analytics, enable Google authorship, just to name a few.
Also, you’ll get to know how to do keyword research and write search friendly articles. One of the secrets is to use SEO synonyms alongside with your actual keyword. Problem is, SEO synonyms don’t, by and large, coincide with grammatical synonyms. Don’t panic. The course will explain how to find specifically search engine optimization synonyms. Actually, there are a few ways of doing just that.
Other than that, the course will teach you how to use robots.txt and xml sitemap files with your WordPress. Having done that portion of the crash course, you’ll be able to tell Google which parts of your site you definitely want to be indexed and discoverable by folks that search in Google. Also, you’ll be able to discourage search engines from indexing certain portions of your site.
What’s more, you’ll learn how to optimize images and YouTube.com videos for higher rankings. It’s a very important aspect of today’s SEO because real high-quality content is unimaginable without images or videos. That’s why you need to get your hands dirty with the media and make your site content look amazing.
At the end of the day, you also want to set up a few more advanced features on your WordPress blog. Truth is, the video course got you covered here as well. You’ll be able to leverage schema.org markup, handle .htacess redirects, and enable Google authorship. And one more thing, the Local SEO video of the course will teach you how to optimize your site for local searches. That’s especially beneficial if you have a local brick and mortar business and you want folks to find it on the Web as well.
Here’s a sneak peek video of the course so that you get a better idea of the format it’s done in.
How to participate in Giveaway:
In order to get a free account for accessing $99 course, you will have to like https://www.facebook.com/Techiezlounge and leave a comment in the comments section below this post. Five bloggers will get a free course of $99 on WordPress SEO. The contest will close on 8th Dec, 2013.