Yesterday I told you that my blog is not optimized for search engines. In reaction to this, I looked around the web for some wordpress plugins that will aid me in making my blog more search engine friendly or optimized for search engines. After scanning the list of plugins at wp-plugins.net, I settled down on this plugin, All in One Seo Pack since the name sounds catchy hehe.
Well, aside from being catchy, I was impressed on what All in One Seo Pack can do for my blog. I admit it’s kind of labor intensive especially if you have a lot of blog articles, but I can say the efforts are worth it. Let me introduce you to the All in One Seo Pack plug-in.
All in One SEO Pack offers a lot of features. It can optimize your page titles, add descriptions and keywords to your posts, and offer to put “no index” on your archives, categories to prevent duplicate content. Here’s a look on the option page of the plugin.
You have to manually input your home page title, home page description and home page keywords. Make it descriptive enough for your blog’s benefit.
Now let us proceed to the solutions to the two reasons why my blog is unoptimized for search engines. We have two problems here, the post title and the post excerpt. All in one seo pack can address both of these problems as long as you do some work too. Let us look at the unoptimized search result of my blog.
Rewrite Post Titles
You can rewrite your post titles so that it would be more “optimized”.
Before “rewrite titles”
After “rewrite titles”
The first thing you might say is that, you just interchanged the post title and the blog name. However, this simple change can have effect your SEO. This title is also the same title that people will see in search engines. This will address the problem of post titles in your results.
Write Meaningful descriptions to your articles
All in one seo pack gives you the ability to write your own description and keywords for each article that you write. This is important since search engines use the description as the excerpt of your post in the search results. If they can’t find a description, they will use the first few words that they can see in that page (not just in the article but in the whole page) which in my case are the blog categories.
This can be time consuming but if you want to improve the search results to your blog you must do it. I have started doing this on my newer post. I’ll probably write descriptions on my older posts one by one soon.
All in one SEO pack in action
Here’s a google result on my blog that shows the correct description of the post. Note that the title has not changed since I just activated the “rewrite titles” yesterday so I have to wait till google visits my site again.
I do not claim to be an expert in SEO but I’m trying my best to learn about it. If there is something wrong in what I just wrote, please do inform me. Thank you.