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Top Tips To Attain Search Engine Friendly WordPress Blog

WordPress blog is definitely the “IN” thing in today’s web world. Whether you own a small business or one that has a wider reach, maintaining a flawless WordPress blog is considered a key to online success. If you’re a WordPress blog owner then luck is purely on your side because you can easily make your opinions reach a larger group of people across the globe. In order to ensure a strong online presence of your WordPress blog, it’s vital to make it friendly with the search engines. Through this post, I’ll be offering you some brilliant tips that will aid you in ensuring the search engine friendly status of your WordPress blog.

What’s the need to make WordPress blog search engine friendly?

Considering the ever-changing search engine algorithms, it has become very important to optimize your WordPress blog. You need to modify the settings of your WordPress blog so as to get it indexed by all the popular search engines. Neglecting the search engine optimization of your blog can lead to a downfall in your backlinks and your overall online performance. You need to use the best Seo tools and techniques for optimizing your blog posts as per the search engine algorithms.

And now, some excellent tips on making your blog search engine friendly

Tip#1- Include keywords within Blog topics

search engine friendly keywords

The best SEO strategy that works wonders for every business organization is focusing on specific keywords/phrases that are related to the subject you intend to cover through your WordPress blog. Try picking a topic that contains these keywords so that when people search for articles/blogs using the respective keywords/phrases, your blog gets listed on top of the search engine results page (SERP). Never opt for topics that contain long sentences or phrases because it makes difficult for the search engines to generate results based on proliferated search text.

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Tip#2- Optimize the blog post headlines and URLs

search engine friendly headlines

 Keywords play an important role in the success or failure of a WordPress blog. Make sure to include relevant keywords into your blog posts, making it easier for the search engines to index them on an instant basis. Upon finalizing keywords for titles, make sure to test them for the reader count. You may choose to experiment with headline structure for generating greater clicks and shares on different social media sites. Opt for headlines of length up to 65 characters. Additionally, also pay attention to optimizing the page’s URL. Don’t forget to include the specific keywords into this URL as this will aid the blog in getting promoted all over the web. Separate the keywords by dashes.

Tip#3- Incorporate social sharing buttons

search engine friendly headlines

If you write great content and own a wonderful WordPress blog, it’s time to promote your blog on the best social media platforms. Well, there are a number of options for sharing your blog posts via internet but the one that has impressed millions of blog owners is adding social sharing buttons including Twitter tweet, LinkedIn share, Facebook like/share, Google +1 button and many more. You may also choose to add the Pin it button based on the content type and target audience.

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Tip#4- Uncheck WordPress default category “Uncategorized”

search engine friendly headlines

As an SEO standard, you should never leave your blog posts uncategorized. While writing a blog post or making someone else to write for your site, ensure to consider a category for the write-up. Well, categories are a great means of making search engines and your readers understand the basic idea behind your write-up. You may either choose to uncheck the “Uncategorized” category or rename it with a different category name using the category options provided within the WordPress administrator panel.

Tip#5- Give priority to the quality of content

search engine friendly content

Considering the recent Google updates, webmasters are giving special preference to the content quality. Google is always on a look out for websites containing 100% original and high quality content. If your WordPress Blog contains articles written in poor grammar it’s high time to pay special attention to the quality of each writing piece published on your site. Nowadays, readers are clever in differentiating between a real content and SEO write-ups. Hence, it becomes crucial to put in that little extra effort towards making sure each write-up posted on your blog is high on quality and capable of grabbing a greater audience.

Wrapping Up

So these were some of the proven tips on optimizing your WordPress blog for popular search engines. Hope you’d have loved reading the post. If you know of a tip that can be added to the above list, please feel free in using the comments section below. I’ll also be waiting for receiving your thoughts and suggestions on my post. 

About Mike Swan

This is the guest post by Mike. He is a blogger by mood and web designer by profession. He gives ideas to convert PSD to wordpress theme and loves to share his thoughts on social media. Log in to his web to get other HTML to wordpress theme conversion services.


  1. Keywords are important but if your content is not possessing the quality then its useless to have them. First focus on creating the killer content and include keywords in that.
    Including keywords in Post titles is a good strategy though.

  2. No doubt your words are def very true. Thanks for likes and for valuable comment.
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  3. Even I felt same as John said. I think content is really vital and second very important stuff is thatyou shud use your keywords in your title. Its very witty idea you imparted.

    Thanks for sharing your considerable insifht.
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  4. Heyy,
    Very ultimate post. Great research indeed. Thanks for sharing this useful guide. :)
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  5. Hello Mike, our main focus should be on the quality of the content, also it should be unique. Keywords should also be included in limit and yes social sharing buttons should also be there so that we don’t miss the share by the reader.
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  6. Optimize headlines…hmmm…
    i listen this first time…thanks for sharing it..
    i will try thin on my blog…Keep sharing and Happy Blogging….
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  7. Hi Mike,
    Quality Content always plays an important role. keywords in title and urls are necessary. And yes, social share buttons are must, since Google considers social signals while ranking.
    Informative post, thanks for sharing!
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  8. Yes def Google considers social media activity while taking care of web .
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  9. Hi Udhay,

    These are powerful tips when it comes to WordPress blogs, I think focusing quality in writing would play a vital role in ranking and social signals help us to build trusts.

    Thanking you, have a wonderful day.
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  10. SEO can easily work as our Google plus get attached along with webmasters tools also.. It creates great change in backlinking as well as producing better search..
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  11. I felt same as John said. I think content is really vital and second very important stuff is thatyou shud use your keywords in your title. Its very witty idea you imparted.
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  12. Hi Mike, This is true that we have to concentrate on blog headlines. Because it makes the post viral on the social network. But some of the blogger do not emphasize on the post headlines.
    Thanks for sharing nice tips. It is really helpful for newbie bloggers.
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  13. Hello Mike
    Nice post. As you mention ,placing keywords in titles and urls is the most important for SEO practice. Even i believe hardly in it. Ya sharing of content on social media is another must do thing for blogging. Thanks fro nice read.
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  14. Good Articels Dear Thanks For Sharing Fully Help FUll Post Thanks Alot
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  15. These are some good onpage SEO techniques you have mentioned here. What most of the bloggers do is they do not give much attention to the on page SEO part. Onpage SEO is really important to rank your content on the search engines like Google. Link URL should be short and keyword must be present in it.
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  16. Since the changed google algorithm. content is the only king. You take care of the readers, Google automatically takes care of you..
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