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Wordpress SEO: How to get started

The step by step guide to rank your Wordpress site. No technical experience required!

by Domainprinter team | Updated July 12, 2022

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Do you use WordPress and want your website to rank higher on Google? Then search engine optimization is for you.

Search engine optimization may sound cumbersome and difficult, but it is not. Google lists web pages that they think best match the searcher's keywords. So if you want your website to rank higher, you really only need to make the user experience and content better than the competition. It's not harder than that!

Here are 10 tips that can make your blog rank higher in the search engines.


Before you start writing a blog post, you need to ask yourself what it is you want to rank for. In the SEO world, we call this keywords, or keywords. You can have several keywords, but try to limit yourself. Once you have selected a keyword, you can check who currently has the highest ranking for that particular keyword. Read their article and write down the improvements you can make. Then just get started and write a post that is better than the others.

The user experience

Is it possible to read? The reader should be able to easily read your article. Make sure that the text is easy to read and that you use a table of contents if it is a long post you are writing. I recommend that you use a supplement for this. This page uses Easy Table of Contents. Is the page fast? When the visitor clicks on the link, it should not take several seconds before the page loads. If it takes too long, the visitor may click on another link instead. Therefore, make sure that your website is really fast, preferably for 1 second load time. If you use Chrome, you can test the speed of your website by right-clicking on it and choosing to inspect, and then selecting Lighthouse.

Litehouse helps you with Search Engine Optimization If you do not use Chrome and do not want to manually test the speed with a stopwatch, it is possible to use PageSpeed .

How do I improve the speed of my website?

WordPress extension (LSCache)

There are several extensions in WordPress that can automatically improve the speed of your website. One of the most popular and among the best is LSCache by LiteSpeed. This extension is completely free and is only available for those websites that use the LiteSpeed ​​web server. If you use a web host that does not have LiteSpeed, I recommend that you either change the web host or try another extension.

WordPress add-on (Asset CleanUp)

Something you can also do is remove unnecessary junk code that is not used on all pages. Maybe you only use your table of contents on a few pages, then you can delete CSS and JS that the extension uses on pages where it is not really needed. An add-on that does this is Asset CleanUp: Page Speed ​​Booster By Gabe Livan .

Manually delete junk code

Even though you can do a lot with supplements so you can not do everything, and sometimes it is required that you do things yourself. Many WordPress themes include a lot of junk code that makes your website slower than it needs to be. I expect you to be technically savvy if you take this step.

If you use icons on your website like we do, you probably have it stored in a font. Most fonts have thousands of icons. If you only use a few icons, there is no reason for visitors to spend time downloading more than they need each time.
IcoMoon has a very good tool that allows you to delete the unused icons.

You can also clean up your CSS files a bit with the help of a really good CSS purge tool.

Removing this junk code has no disadvantages except that it may take some time.

SEO Supplements - Rank Math

Even though today's SEO is mostly just the user experience, there are things that can make it easier for the search engines to find your website. Rank Math is a really cool addition that helps you write better articles and gives you tips on what changes you can make to the text to improve your SEO. It is an all in one plugin that includes sitemap, schedule and so on.