We often searching for the latest on page SEO tips and came out with the traditional results which tell us to put the keyword in title, meta description blah blah blah! You should already know about those actions if you are in the business for a while now. Today I will tell you the most actionable WordPress SEO tips on “on page SEO optimization”. Either way, “How to optimize your content with WordPress”. This post is a simple checklist of jobs you should’ve done to have a healthy WordPress site with optimized content.
You can also read this article “On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page” of Brian Dean to get more information about On page SEO.
WordPress SEO tips: Quick Checklist Of Optimization Terms
Below are the quick checklist of jobs to be done to get your WordPress content optimized.
- Yoast Plugin
- Title optimization (It’s better to have your keyword in the first part of your content’s title)
- Meta description
- H1 tag (H1 tag will automatically be added to your post/page title, please have only one H1 tag per post/page)
- H2 tag (You can have more than one but not over 10 H2 tags in a page. Because excessive H2 tags can cause harm to your site’s SEO. Put your keyword in one of those H2 tags)
- SEO friendly URL (Don’t forget to use the keyword in URL)
- Put the keyword in the first paragraph, better to have in first 100 words.
- Optimize Images (Image size, name, compression, and alt text)
- Internal linking (Put links to other related content)
- Site speed (Speed of your site depends on many factors, you can improve it by using a plugin to compress the HTML, CSS, and JS files. Along with them you should always use one caching plugin like W3 Total Cache.)
- Use Sitemap Plugin if you don’t have the Yoast/Jetpack plugin installed
- Avoid using the same title in multiple pages
- Use CDN to boost the speed of your site
- Use spam comment blocking plugins like Akismet
- Disable or put nofollow attribute to all kind of archive pages
- Fix broken links using an URL redirection plugin
- Check SEO status of your content using online tools like SEOSiteCheckup
- Use Google Analytics (Sometimes it helps to understand the potentiality of your content, Once I drove few test traffic from social sites to my content, and magically my article was jumped from number 17th position to 9th position in 2 days. May be Google monitor the traffic itself when we use their services like Google Analytics.)
- Avoid using a ton of menu items in main navigation
I will update this checklist on a regular basis to uncover every latest aspect of WordPress on page SEO optimization. Please put a quick comment below to get your question answered.