Google is at the top since it is the #1 marketing channel of all. It is responsible for sending hundreds of thousands of visitors to WordPress blogs worldwide.
You don’t need to be an SEO expert or spend years learning the art to get your website ranked higher. You don’t even need to know how to code or understand complicated jargon. You just need some easy and quick tips to improve your WordPress page ranking in just a few days.
• Improve your website speed
• Optimization on mobile phones/smartphones
• Delete “thin” content
• Make sure all your images have alt text
• Check your site structure and internal linking
1. Improve your WordPress site speed
Website speed is important for many reasons. Users tend to leave if a website takes more than 3 seconds to load. But it’s also important to Google.
Contrary to popular belief, Google doesn’t reward fast websites – it penalizes slow ones. So if your site is slow, speeding it up can remove the penalty and improve your ranking.
How to speed up your WordPress site in less than 10 minutes:
• Install and configure one of the popular caching plugins such as: WP Super Cache
• Compress and re-upload any huge image files on your website.
• Get a better hosting provider (we recommend SiteGround).
One of the best and easiest ways to speed up your website for better search rankings. Once you’ve followed these steps, check your site speed again on Better Uptime – you’ll see a significant increase!
2. Optimize your WordPress site for smartphones
Your smartphone has long surpassed computers in number of users browsing the internet. And it will continue to grow as mobile phones improve and search grows. Google already knows this.
It makes sense – Google’s goal is to provide the absolute best user experience. Obviously, viewing a website on a mobile device will provide a better experience than on a computer. The easiest way is to choose a mobile-friendly WordPress theme such as Neve or Airi.
3. Delete and redirect “thin content”
Thin content is any page on your website that is less than 300 words and does not provide clear value to the reader.
The reason we want to delete thin content is that it provides no benefit. If you think of your website as “a farm” and Google SEO as “your farm’s water”, you’ll want the water to go to the right places.
Warning: It can be difficult to determine whether content is “thin” or not if your site is “eCommerce” as many product pages will be under this word count!
4. Make sure all your images have alt text
Did you know that Google image search accounts for 10.1% of all Google search traffic? Adding alt text to images is a super easy and simple way to take advantage of this trend. Google uses alt text to determine the topic of a page, this can even help your search rank in non-image search.
To locate the images on your site without the alt text, you can use Xenu’s Link Sleu tool or Spotibo.
5. Check your website structure and internal linking
Your website navigation is extremely important for SEO. Google gives the highest ranking authority to these pages in terms of website navigation.
Remember the “farm” we mentioned earlier? Adding internal links to important pages is like adding “another stream of water” to that crop. The more internal links, the more water it receives.
Make sure your navigation is clean and be careful not to link to more than 5-15 most important pages. If you’re not sure which pages are the most important, take a look at the page analytics to identify which pages get the most traffic.
Extra tip: If you want a page to rank faster, add more internal links pointing to that page!
For example, if you just published a new blog post that you spent hours creating, go to your old posts to add the links to your new post.
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