WordPress currently powers over 23% of ALL the world's websites
. It powers sites such as CNN, Jay-Z, and Mashable
So, you want a highly customizable site without coding?
Find a drag-and-drop Theme
for something easier to build (no code - EXTREMELY customizable). You'll need to go self-hosted (no more WordPress.com
You want easy SEO?
For SEO, sign up for Google Analytics
to start tracking your site and learning which keywords attract visitors. Also, get a good couple of good WP plugins like SEO by Yoast
(which is the highest ranked and most downloaded SEO plugin for WP in history). Also get Google Analytics by Yoast
for better tracking.
Here's the Definitive Guide to WordPress SEO by Yoast.
You want to learn the basics of SEO tactics?
I recently read through HTML & CSS by Jon Duckett
and it has a simple (though comprehensive) 2-page walkthrough on SEO. The basic things you should know are:
- On-site SEO tactics and
- Off-site SEO tactics
On-site SEO tactics include:
Having your targeting keywords appear in every:
- Page <title>
- Headings <h1>
- Body text 2-3 times each
- Hyperlinks (make them descriptive, not just "click here")
- Image <alt> attributes
- Page <meta> description
(The Yoast SEO plugin
takes care of ALL of this for you on a page-by-page basis).
Off-site SEO tactics include:
Getting links IN to your site from other (relevant) sites. You can do this through:
Hope this helps you build a better website!~
- Social Media sharing (and enabling social sharing buttons with other plugins)
- Commenting (and ADDING VALUE) on other blogs in your industry with a link back to your site (no spam and no "Nice post" stuff either)
- Guest posting on other blogs with a link back to your site.