My thoughts on WordPress and SEO

Someone on Quora keeps asking me questions about SEO…

I don’t know much of anything about SEO… The only thing I can say about SEO on WordPress is ‘Yoast‘ and a reminder that ‘Content is King’! Seems most of the people asking SEO questions don’t know diddly about either of those.

When pressed further I’ll usually mention running the Broken Link Checker and the Trash Duplicates and 301 Redirect Generator. Trash Duplicates is kind of cool for its really handy 301 redirect generator. Duplicate Posts are not really cool… especially if there are comments enabled… you’ll wind up with dual comment threads if you have duplicate posts.

Do run the Trach Duplicates plugin and do let it fix your 301 redirects as it deletes those duplicates.

So, if you agree that ‘Content is King’ on a WordPress based (or any) web site, then getting that content exposed to the public would be the bailiwick of your RSS/Atom feeds and the sitemaps. WordPress has built-in support for RSS and Atom feeds or Syndication.

Yoast SEO has a very well behaved Sitemap generator.

Sitemaps are for the robots among us, those robotic search engines and web crawlers consume sitemaps and return links. But there a secondary Sitemap you should consider. Most people put a good bit of work into their main menu… they should! But I like to run a very intensive textual menu in my footers with an HTML sitemap embedded in it.

This is the plugin I’ve used most recently https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-sitemap-page/ as it has a shortcode that can be embedded in the site’s footer. That’s where I like the HTML sitemap… right there where it’s useful for the reader seeking more info after devouring a page or post on your site.

WordPress Website Assistance

For several years now I’ve offered to help people with the technical side of their WordPress based websites.

I’ve done that professionally and I also do some voluntary work. Most of my voluntary efforts are concentrated by answering questions on Quora.com and further by participating in the support forums at WordPress dot org.

Links below…

https://www.quora.com/

https://wordpress.org/support/

I’ve noticed a lot of new blogs and startup businesses with questions. If you need help… find me or someone like me on those outlets.

I’m also available for a fee… I’ll do the technical side of your system for a rate starting at $600.00 for three continuous days.

That pretty much covers anything except design elements within WordPress and its environments.

If you just need to talk then I’m here for that, too. No charge as my time allows and I’ll be glad to help you through planning, domain name selection, possibly some design elements, and web hosting choices.

I usually say a perfectly fine business website or personal blog can be had for about $35.00 initial outlay.

I’m here if you need me.

 

Jeff Hawkins’s answer to How can you prevent eBayers from sniping your bids? – Quora

Keep in mind this idea… There’s always a better deal!

I don’t worry about eBay Sniping!

When I find an item I wish to bid on I’ll come up with an absolute maximum price I’m willing to pay. I then subtract the shipping fees from that and that is my bid. And that bid is to the penny… No more!

Sniping is fine with me because I always get my item for my price or less or else I don’t get it. In the cases where I don’t get it someone else gets it for a price that is higher than I wish to pay…

Read More – Source: How can you prevent eBayers from sniping your bids? – Quora

Jeff Hawkins’s answer to What is a free alternative to Cloudflare? – Quora

I do a lot of work on WordPress based websites. A lot of them are mine.To me the ideal setup is a shared host for my WordPress, a database over on a VPS or something, a CDN and the free CloudFlare to start. Run the CDN and Cache Enabler plugins and my favorite ‘KeyCDN’. Ideal setup. Cheap!!! Robust!!!With that you have the best setup to grow and to deal with problems.

Source: Jeff Hawkins’s answer to What is a free alternative to Cloudflare? – Quora

Jeff Hawkins’ answer to Why hasn’t one of the big WordPress SEO plugin developers like Yoast created a SEO theme with the plugin as part of the theme? – Quora

I imagine this question was prompted by the thought that some themes claim to be more SEO friendly or ready. A person who believes in all the SEO hype would probably look for a theme making one of those claims.

Moving just a bit further they’d probably then wonder why the SEO experts didn’t take their SEO expertise and bundle the plugin and an SEO ready theme together…

Read More Source: Jeff Hawkins’ answer to Why hasn’t one of the big WordPress SEO plugin developers like Yoast created a SEO theme with the plugin as part of the theme? – Quora