WordPress SEO - Going Beyond WordPress Page Optimisation

SEO Beyond WordPress

After setting up your WordPress site for SEO there are some fundamental steps you need to take to boost your SEO, and even get listed in Google!

Yes that’s right, just because you’ve created a website doesn’t mean it’ll automatically be added to Google for searching, you need to take action and get it in there.

Follow our simple steps below to get started and take your website to the next level

Submit your site to Google Webmaster Tools

This is undoubtedly the most important step after optimizing your website, submitting your site to Google webmaster tools lets Google know your site exists and where to find a list of pages. This will also let you check some performance, and any errors Google finds when crawling your website.

Make sure you do the following steps

  • Sign up
  • Add your site
  • Add the meta tag via WordPress SEO plugin
  • Verify your site
  • Submit your site map (with WordPress SEO Installed that would be yoursite.com/sitemap_index.xml)

Submit your site to Bing webmaster tools

Google isn’t king of everything when it comes to search. Bing is used by 17.9% of the internet, where as Google‘s share is 67%. You could be missing out on a lot of revenue!

Make sure you do the following steps

  • Sign up
  • Add your site
  • Add the meta tag via WordPress SEO plugin
  • Verify your site
  • Submit your site map (with WordPress SEO Installed that would be yoursite.com/sitemap_index.xml)

 

Set-up Social Media Profiles

Active social media profiles help massively. Not only does your profile have a link to your site which can help boost your rankings, when you engage users you should get a boost in site visits, and in turn Google can see this improvement and links on social media and actually boosts rankings because of it.

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And as ever if you get stuck with any step of this, please feel free to use our livechat to talk to us!

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