In this article I will share with you some SEO tips for those of you who are using WordPress as their content management system. For visual learners I have created a quick video tutorial that will walk you through the steps in this article.
SEO is a very broad topic and no one knows for sure exactly all the factors that contribute to Google's ranking algorithm. One thing for certain that will affect your Google ranking is your page load speed. I am going to share with you a couple of quick tips that you can implement in minutes that will give you a boost in your Google rankings.
The video above is a quick walk through for visual learners.
One of the many factors that Google looks at is how long it takes for your website to load. If you are not sure how fast or slow your page load time is, you can test the load speed of your website over at GT Metrix. In the image below you can see that I was able to cut my website page load time in half just by adding a few simple free WordPress plugins.
The page speed score from my site increased from 50 percent to 98 percent and the page load time was cut in half from 1.8 seconds to 0.9 seconds. Having a fast page load time isn’t only relevant to Google but to your webpage viewers as well. If it takes too long for your page to load then your web visitors are going to move on to another site.
Here are four free WordPress plugins to speed up your page loading time:
Refer to the video tutorial above for the setup configurations of each plugin.
Another contributing factor that Google looks at is whether or not your website is mobile friendly. Google has a page set up that will help you to determine if your web page is mobile friendly. Run your website URL through the Google Mobile Friendly test and you'll know how the big G looks at your site.
Hopefully you found these SEO tips helpful and I look forward to sharing some more SEO tips with you in future articles.