My Issues With WordPress Subjects
It all started in the late 90’s. I desired to place some news o-n my website. A diary. A listing of forthcoming events. I started with basic HTML. One page, with parts for each and every post. Easy.
Then I learned about ‘sites’ and ‘blogging.’ Being intelligent, I picked Word-press, the most used computer software. How smart, I thought. Anybody could put up an internet site, should you have the WYSIWYG editor going. Very democratic.
This prompted my to create my outermost thoughts; o-n London, politics, and personal gripes. Being a webmaster, I watched to see Google index them. ‘Here we go’, I thought, ‘soon, my treasures of extrospection will fit in with the ages.’
Except Google didn’t like my website. Visiting discount more possibly provides suggestions you should give to your sister. It would maybe not index much beyond the front page. Why, why, why?
Repeat information? I set it to put only 1 post per page.
I checked out what Google was indexing. Then I checked out the blog HTML. Quickly, all became clear.
– WordPress was still replicating my content, and
– It’d no proper META tags, and
– There is a great deal unnecessary HTML, and
– The lay-out obscured the content.
I’d an instant search on Google to find search engine marketing methods. There is a plug-in ‘head META explanation’ ( http://guff.szub.net/plugins/ ). For another viewpoint, please take a gaze at: internet check my reference. But I did not use that, oh no.
For some reason, I got the notion that a full topic would be the ticket. I tried modifying an existing one myself. Better, but not great. Google was beginning to index more pages, however they all had the exact same subject. My missives to an uncaring world were being ignored.
So I got another person to accomplish one, centered on my conditions, which were:
– Grab a META ‘concept’ from the post ‘title';
– Grab a META ‘information’ from your blog ‘excerpts';
– Put a ROBOTS ‘noindex’ label in non-content pages.
But that was not enough. For best SEO results you need to configure WordPress savagely. If you have an opinion about reading, you will certainly claim to study about sponsor. You’ve to be _mean_ to it. You’ve to _man_ enough.
I did a bit of re-search and created to following tips.
WARNING: They’re intense. Making significant changes to your URLs may possibly affect them, In the event that you curently have great ranks. Within my case:
– Moving my website http://www.ttblog.co.uk for the root web service,
– MOD_REWRITING its URLs, and
– Removing a 301 redirect,
… caused my PageRank to go to 0. BUT, page indexing was unaffected.
This was temporary, as Google saw it as ‘suspect’ behavior. My site had been radically changed by me.
Listed below are the recommendations, for true _men_, who is able to look in the face of internet death and laugh:
1. Stimulate permalinks by going to ‘Options/Permalinks.’ You may have to enable Apache MOD_REWRITE in your web bill.
1a. Limit the permalinks rule to just-the %postname% variable. Don’t work with the time codes. This keeps your URLs quick.
2. Place your site in the uppermost directory possible. http://www.ttblog.co.uk is preferable to http://www.ttblog.co.uk/wordpress/
So a normal post would look like
As opposed to
3. Then install an SEO’d theme.
My websites are now being listed beautifully. The Google ‘site:’ command returns all my articles, and little else.
For my next challenge, I transform it into an operating system, and undertake Windows XP..