1.13.2006

Optimize Your WordPress Titles

Okay so you have decided to blog and use it on your website to increase you exposure, traffic, and hopefully conversions. So now you need to optimize your blog, which is easier said than done most of the time. Well we will now start showing you how to optimize you site. This is only the first in a series on how to make your blog search engine friendly. Remember for now we are focusing on WordPress. I will cover other blogging software including Mambo, Joomla, Typepad and even Blogger later.


The title on most WordPress posts is kind of ugly. If this post were in a blog it would show up in the title bar like this;

Blogs for SEO >> Category Name >> Optimize Your WordPress Titles.

or this:



This doesn't do a whole lot. The search engines don't really realize that your title is what this post is about. It thinks that every post is only about Blogs for SEO and its not, well not completely. This post is about WordPress titles, which is what you want to have indexed and show up in the searches. If you are using WordPress 1.5 or later than there is a great option for you.

Optimal Title is a plugin for WordPress that will make the titles show up correctly and without the category name in it (unless of course you are on the category page). Click on the link above and it will take you to the plug in designers page. You do have to be comfortable editing code and using FTP to change your site though so its not for the faint hearted.

There are other tricks but those involve going into the code and also having some PHP ability. I would suggest using optimal title. It seems to be the best bang for your buck so to speak. After you install it it will make yout titles look like this:

Post Title >> Blog Title

or this




******Update*********
WebProNews talks about the same thing here and anry a link to me. What the heck. All they get is a nofollow showing that they could have linked here and given their readers a great resource.

2 Comments:

At 12:09 PM, Blogger football freak said...

Thanks for the Plugin link. I was hard coding stuff in my files to do something like this.

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Green Guy said...

Certainly. I tried the same thing a number of times and it never worked quite right. Is there other plug-ins that you want. I have used a number of them and have plans to review most of them but if there is something specific that you need let me know.

 

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