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WordPress is our favorite content management system for SEO. It’s powerful, flexible, and easy to use. WordPress SEO goes beyond simply installing a plugin. You’ll need to configure it and more. Our Field Guide to SEO includes an entire section devoted to WordPress SEO. We also offer an SEO checklist, tools, and live monthly coaching to help you get your WordPress website found on Google. Learn more about guided SEO.

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Yoast SEO Variables

Yoast SEO Variables Explained

August 21, 2020

Variables in the Yoast SEO plugin give you the power to autogenerate page titles and meta descriptions for your entire website based on a set of rules defined by content type. This is one of the many powerful tools in...

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WordPress Robots.txt & Robots Meta Directives Explained

August 21, 2020

What is a robots.txt file? Before search engines crawl your website, they check the robots.txt file for instructions. Robots.txt is a very powerful file, so tread lightly when updating it. Double-check that you are indeed communicating your intended goals. You...

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Why Is My WordPress Website Not Appearing in the Search Engines?

August 21, 2020

By default, a WordPress website includes a robots.txt directive that prevents search engines from crawling and indexing it. This is helpful while the website is in development, as it prevents the development website from appearing in the search engine results....

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How to Add Page Titles and Meta Descriptions in WordPress

April 9, 2020

Title tags and meta description tags, a.k.a. page titles and meta descriptions, are the little things that make it possible for your website’s pages to appear in search results the way you want them to. Not only that, but search...

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WordPress SEO Tips

March 4, 2020

WordPress is SEO friendly from the outset and is our favorite content management system. Leverage the full power of WordPress by following these tips. Let’s keep this actionable. Dozens of tips can be overwhelming — which do you follow first?...

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Is Yoast Premium Worth It?

February 8, 2020

Simply put, Yoast has become the front-running multifunctional SEO plugin for WordPress users. The premium version provides even more value. Learn why. What is Yoast Premium? Yoast Premium is the paid version of the popular Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress...

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How to Create a Yoast Sitemap

January 31, 2020

One of the many great things about the Yoast SEO plugin is that it automatically generates an XML sitemap for your website. This file acts as a resume for your website. It tells the search engines how to crawl and...

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Is WordPress SEO Friendly?

January 13, 2020

WordPress is extremely SEO-friendly from the outset. It only gets better when you install an SEO-friendly theme and start using the awesome suite of SEO plugins WordPress offers. If you’re thinking about building a website (or redesigning an existing site),...

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How to Pick SEO Friendly WordPress Themes

October 9, 2018

Search engine optimization (SEO) really is a broad topic best considered in terms of the various pillars that make it up: On-page SEO, which is concerned with keywords/content. Off-page SEO, which is concerned with backlinks and building authority. Technical structure,...

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How Do The Best WordPress Page Builder Plugins Affect SEO?

May 31, 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a web developer or the client tasked with updating the content on a website, the best WordPress page builders can assist both parties. The best WordPress page builders make it easy to quickly build beautiful pages,...

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How (and Why) to Redirect HTTP to HTTPS for WordPress

March 29, 2018

As early as 2014, Google announced that they would be making HTTPS a ranking signal. Then, in 2016, with an interest in protecting personal information-such as credit card details and passwords-Google announced that they would require websites to have an...

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Cornerstone Content Creation for WordPress Websites

March 4, 2018

Cornerstone content is a term that has been popping up in content marketing and SEO circles a lot recently but the term is not new. Don’t believe me? Copyblogger Brian Clark wrote a post about it 11 years ago! Like...

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