How to setup WordPress for Search Engine Optimization and which Plugins to use

by Timothy West on February 17, 2012

Simple and fast post with a video showing you how to set-up WordPress for SEO

Every time I install a new WordPress blog I go through the following list.
First step delete the “Hello World” post

Next setup your time zone and add your Title and Subtitle Info
Go to Settings – General and set your local time zone.

Add the following Ping services to the Settings – Writing – Updates Services area:
http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://blogupdate.org/ping/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://rpc.newsgator.com/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx

Install and activate the following plugins:

  • Aksimet (you’ll need an API key)
  • Easy Contact
  • Easy Privacy Policy
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • All in One SEO Pack
  • pageMash
  • Update About Us page copy
  • Add Contact Us page and add Square Bracket easy-contact Square Bracket to the body
  • Privacy Policy – hide this from the main navigation with the PageMash plugin options.

 

Lastly install your Theme

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Tim February 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm

FYI,
Special thank you to Luke Moulton’s blog post on this as my source and one of my mentors. He also does some other things too and you can check out his blog post at http://www.lukemoulton.com
Cheers
Tim

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