All posts in the "Search Engine Optimization" category

What is The Best Managed WordPress Hosting Company?Published by Kenny Novak • Category: Search Engine Optimization

WordPress can be set up to run on pretty much any web host, so long as you have the right version and they have the right configuration. What if you don’t want to do all the configuration and maintenance, though? Well, you have two options. One of them is WordPress.com.
The problem with WordPress…

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50+ WordPress Plugins That Will Increase Your Blog’s RankingsPublished by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

There are thousands of WordPress plugins out there, many of which do valuable thing. Many more of them are redundant, out of date, overly expensive, or otherwise valueless to someone running a serious blog. That’s why I’ve compiled this list.
The plugins listed below are carefully ch…

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How to Get Google Sitelinks on Your BlogPublished by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

Sitelinks are a little known SEO benefit that I see a lot of webmasters ignoring, either out of ignorance or out of a lack of confidence. Why is that? Well, you have to know what they are and how they’re generated to understand.
What are Google Sitelinks?
Sometimes, when you run a Google search, y…

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Our Review of All in One Schema.org Rich SnippetsPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Search Engine Optimization

There are three keywords going on here, all of which have specific meanings, and none of which are actually what we’re talking about. Still with me?
The first: all in one. This doesn’t seem like a unique keyword at first glance, but those well-versed in SEO and in WordPress plugins will r…

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Yoast SEO Sitemap vs Google XML Sitemaps PluginPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Search Engine Optimization

If you search for Sitemaps on WordPress, the number one result you’re going to find is the Google XML Sitemaps plugin. You can find it here. However, it’s maybe not always the best option. Did you know that Yoast’s SEO plugin, even the free version, now has XML sitemap functionality? It’s act…

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Should I Approve New WordPress Pingbacks & Trackbacks?Published by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

Pingbacks and Trackbacks in WordPress are a very interesting idea. Unfortunately, they were very interesting to spammers as well, and those spammers very quickly took over using them for malicious purpose. From then on, the debate raged; are they valuable? Should you approve them? Can you safely…

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How Long Does it Take to Rank a New Company Blog?Published by Kenny Novak • Category: Search Engine Optimization

There’s a certain cycle of life online. Newcomers create new sites and new blogs. Businesses come in to spice up their old, lackluster websites with blogs. New companies spring up, running blogs to pitch their content. Black hats set up a handful of new spammy blogs every day. All of this is happeni…

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What Plugins Should I Install on a New WordPress Site?Published by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

The beauty of WordPress is the flexibility of the platform. You can run it stock out of the metaphorical box, or you can run a framework, custom theme, and a smattering of plugins to make it look and act like a completely unique and customized site. The only question is; what should you install?
The list…

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WordPress.com Premium V.S. A Self Hosted WordPress BlogPublished by James Parsons • Category: Search Engine Optimization

WordPress is interesting, as a blogging platform. There are three forms of WordPress, though one is an upgrade of another. You have WordPress.com, which is the hosted solution. It’s like Blogger or Tumblr; WordPress themselves hosts your blog, with a blogname.wordpress.com URL. There’s Wo…

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Is the CommentLuv Blog Plugin Still Useful for SEO?Published by Kenny Novak • Category: Search Engine Optimization

CommentLuv has been one of the most prominent comment modification plugins available for WordPress. It’s a unique idea in many ways, and no other plugin really does what it does. This post isn’t helping you choose between two plugins that do the same thing, CommentLuv and something el…

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