5 Simple Steps to SEO For Your WP Blog
SEO, short for Search Engine Optimization, is a whole science in itself when it comes to driving traffic to your blog or website. If you have been in the Marketing arena for any length of time, you are sure to have at least heard the term Page Rank. Without writing an entire report on Page Rank, the term refers to a numerical value that Google assigns to your site that “Ranks” your sites importance on the web.
The majority of Blogs out there have a Page Rank of ZERO. This does not mean it’s a bad site by any means. It DOES mean that it is missing out on potential Search Engine traffic that they can be receiving FOR FREE! FREE=GOOD!…
Here are 5 very simple and also FREE steps that you can do that will get you a page rank of ONE with about an hour of work, and within about a 1 to 2 week time period. Is that a page rank of 6 or 7? No, it takes time and Quality Keyword Optimized Content, to build up to that. But a rank of ONE for an hours work, is foolish to pass up… Here Goes…
Step 1) You need a Gmail account for this. Add Google Analytics to your Google account. Here is a link for it: http://www.google.com/analytics/ Follow the set up instructions. Google will then give you a code that you will need to paste into your blog. Don’t worry, there’s a simple tool for that.
Step 2) Download and Install the WP Analytics Plug in. Here’s the link: http://yoast.com/wordpress/google-analytics/ Again, simply follow the simple installation and set up instructions. It will give you a spot to Paste your Google Analytics Code. Paste it, make sure the Plug in is active, and Presto your done with that.
Step 3) Now with your Google account again, you want to add Google Webmaster Tools to your account. Here is the link. http://www.google.com/webmasters/ Again, follow the simple setup instructions by adding your site and the info it asks for. Once done, it will recommend that you add a Site Map to your site so that Google can properly “crawl” the site. Never fear, there’s a simple tool for that also.
Step 4) Download and install the WP Sitemap Generator. Here’s the link: http://wordpress-plugins/google-xml-sitemaps-generator
As before, simply follow the setup instructions that come with the plugin. Once activated, it will automatically notify Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Ask.com about your site.
Step 5) One more WP Plugin for you. Now download and install the WP Platinum SEO Pack. Here’s the link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/platinum-seo-pack/ Once installed, follow the set up recommendations found on the Plug in site to optimize the information that your blog posts will automatically send out to the search engines.
So there are the 5 simple steps to get a Page Rank of One in 14 days or less. Now, here are 2 more steps that I recommend you take. Use this Free Submitter, to submit your site to ALL of the larger, high rank search engines. http://freewebsubmission.com/
If you use Firefox for your browser, I also recommend that you download this Free SEO toolbar from SEOBook. It has a TON of tools that will let you scope out your competition. I highly recommend it, and again it is FREE. http://tools.seobook.com/firefox/seo-for-firefox.html Set up a free SEO Book account, and you will get this tool + 2 other SEO tools.
Please note that I am NOT affiliated with ANY of these sites. I am simply providing you these links for your use. I use all of these daily in my business. It has played a BIG part in my site development and popularity. I know it will do the same for you.
Here Is To Your Total Success!!!
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