Presentation on theme: "WORDPRESS. SEO AKA – “Search Engine Optimization” Technique to make sure large search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing find your site and let others."— Presentation transcript:
SEO AKA – “Search Engine Optimization” Technique to make sure large search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing find your site and let others know where it is In WP, every time a post is published other blogs and websites are notified of the change in an effort to drive traffic to your site
WHY SEO? About 90% of searches made at Google (65%), Yahoo (17%) or Bing (12%) Today there are about 300 billion websites of which only about 25 % are active Each of these search engines use a Spider or “Software Robot”
SPIDER TECHNIQUE 1.Spider visits site 2.Spider plows through site content 3.Indexes search results in a large database 4.These databases use a search algorithm to display the most accurate results
SEARCH ALGORITHM CRITERIA The algorithm checks how many times a keyword appears on the site The algorithm also checks how a page is linked both internally and externally
MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF KEYWORDS 1.Analyze potential visitors 2.Develop a keyword list of 3-4 words. Too many can be considered spamming 3.Do Google searches of your list. Analyze searches at the top of your search 4.Goal is to create the “Target Visitor” consider geographic area or sometimes “Niche Marketing” which focuses on your unique product or service
MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF KEYWORDS 5. Put keywords into the following Content Taglines Titles Categories Headings Search Engines algorithms focus on products or services but are rigged to detect exaggeration
ANALYZING KEYWORD DENSITY Navigate down to Keyword Density List
KEYWORD DENSITY - TRY 1.Go to SEO Centro 2.Enter a URL 3.What are the largest keywords? 4.Look at your own site: what are your most frequently used keywords?
ADVANCED KEYWORD SEARCH Add Permalinks Put Keywords in Image Tags Establish Backlinks Add a reference to dmoz.org
ADD PERMALINKS A permalink is a permanent URL assigned to each page 1.Edit the page 2.Click on Edit of Permalink 3.Enclose more descriptive page in the following format xxxx_xxxx_xxxx 4.Click Update button
PUT KEYWORDS IN IMAGE TAGS Include both Caption and Alt Text!! Don’t forget to Publish!!
ADDING REFERENCE TO DMOZ.ORG REFERENCE 1.Add text box widget to a region 2.Copy the existing code into text widget 3.Click Save
WP USER ROLES Administrator – nothing is off limits Editor – has access to all posts, pages, comments, categories, tags, and links. Author – can write, upload photos to, edit, and publish their own posts. Contributor – has no publishing or uploading capability, but can write and edit their own posts until they are published Follower (public sites) / Viewer (private sites only) - can read and comment on posts and pages
ADDING USERS 1.Enter User Names or Email Address 2.Select Role 3.Note: “Learn More About Roles” link 4.Add a Message 5.Click “Send invitation” button
SITE STATISTICS Site Stats can show the following: 1.How many users have visited your site 2.The users location 3.Keywords used 4.Posts liked and disliked 5.Their navigational sequence 6.How long they spend on your site
CRITERIA ON HOW WELL YOUR SITE IS LIKED How long a person spends on your site indicates how well they like it
HITS ARE MISLEADING A Hit is registered every time a server asks for a file For example, if you have 3 images on a site, it would count as 3 hits A better stat is a “unique visitor” which is counted only once
WP STATS Available from the dashboard Click View All button
STATS – VIEW ALL INFORMATION Note “Views by Country” Note magnifying class to drill down into details
STATS – VIEW ALL INFORMATION Note “Totals, Followers, and Shares” Click on Publicize button
STATS - TRY 1.Everyone bang at each one’s site 2.Try pages, You Tube, Polls, feedback 3.Note Stats
PUBLICIZE Used to connect to other Social Network services Note the Contents column – this shows how to use, setting up etc
> SETTINGS>SHARE SETTINGS This area is used as a Portal to link to a host of social networking services The user still ahs to own or set up an account with these services
STATCOUNTER - TRY 1.To view IP Address: https://kb.iu.edu/data/aapa.html#xphttps://kb.iu.edu/data/aapa.html#xp 2.Everyone bang away at Harleysville Brew Club 3.Click on pages, Submit, try poll, play You Tube videos 4.Click on StatCounter 5.What URL is yours? 6.What browser? 7.Service Provider?
HTML Hypertext Markup Language Structure to build Web Pages Based on XML Architecture: W3C schools as a reference: http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_elements.asp http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_elements.asp
BASIC HTML PAGE STRUCTURE defines the boundaries of a page defines the boundary of page content This is my first paragraph.
FORMATTING TAGS 1.Headings …. H1 is the largest heading 2. Comments 3. Paragraphs 4. Bold
FORMATTING TAGS 5. Italics 6. Lists a.Ordered – shows list in 1,2, 3…n order b. Unordered – shows list as bullett points
HTML EXAMPLE - TRY 1. Build basic html page 2. Add an title – use BOLD and ITALICS 3. Add an unordered list 4. Add an ordered list 5. Add a table with 2 rows, each with 3 columns 6. Add a link to W3 schools 7. Add an image; Add an alt text with 400 x 500 (w by h)
MAKING A SITE TOTALLY PRIVATE See instructions here http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/
SUMMARY 1WordPress basics The Dashboard Building Pages Posting/Comments Polls 2Themes Widgets Images You Tube Videos Feedback Forms 3SEO Setting Roles Site Statistics Basic HTML Making a site private