Yo! John Here. SEO’ing your blog is really very easy. But you will obviously gonna have to do a lot of work. Here is an even more detailed methods to SEO your blog. In fact, WordPress is already SEO friendly. But still , It’s always a fight to be on the front page. So here is How to SEO your WordPress blog .
Starting off with this. Permalinks are the dedicated links to your posts or pages that search engines use to index. Usually by default. it’s jumbled. It looks and makes it more difficult for all the viewers to guess what’s behind the link?. So just visit your “Settings” page and select a “Permalink” that is focused towards “Posts” or “Pages”. This will help your site to receive the maximum views possible.
Plugins are the best friends of WordPress users. After all, there are more than 50,000 plugins available for free to use. And if you visit other sites, You might find even more. Yoast SEO would be the best to start with. Just do all the necessary settings and keep following “Yoast SEO’s” orders. This plugin is very much reputed. Almost every blogger use this plugin faithfully.
3. SSL Certificate
Though an SSL certificate does not fall into the SEO Category, But it still is very important mainly for your blog’s reputation. This will increase your fortune to be up on the “Front Page”. SSL certificates are being very common these days. But i don’t have one (LOL). If you buy a hosting plan from Bluehost. Then it will be even more easier with the installation process.
4. Good Looks + Responsive layout
It’s really very very important to have a high quality “Theme”. Or you can even create your own. Whatever it may be, Just make sure it to customize the best. Also try to purchase the most expensive “Hosting Plan” currently possible. This will not only load your blog even faster but it will also increase your “Visitors Satisfaction”.
5. Social Networks
Search Engines pays very much attention to those sites that are reputed on other’s sites. This are just your Facebook page, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. If you have good rankings there, You will surely have higher rankings here. Simple, Just the way you are regular to your blog, be regular there.
Uploading posts on your social media can also help you gain a lot of visitors.
6. Paid SEO
Hmm. Finally we’re here at the end. Because this will cost you money. Lot’s of it. Paid SEO means paying a “Third Party Company” for just 1 reason: SEO. Just like SoloSEO.
Instead of paying there. It’s better to start off with Yoast SEO. Or you can also get your hands dirty with Google Search Console.