Everything began in the late 90's. I needed to put some news o-n my web site. A record. A listing of forthcoming events. I began with simple HTML. One page, with sections for each post. Basic.
Then I learned about 'blogs' and 'blogging.' Being wise, I picked Word-press, the most used pc software. How clever, I thought. Anybody can set up a site, If you obtain the WYSIWYG editor going. Very democratic.
This encouraged my to create my outermost thoughts; on London, politics, and personal gripes. As a web-master, I watched to see Google index them. 'Here we go', I thought, 'quickly, my jewels of extrospection may fit in with the ages.'
Except Google did not like my blog. It would maybe not index much beyond leading page. Why, why, why?
Replicate information? I set it to put only one post per-page.
I checked out what Google was indexing. Then I checked out the blog HTML. Shortly, all became clear.
- Word-press was however saying my information, and
- It had no right META-TAGS, and
- There was a lot unnecessary HTML, and
- The structure obscured this content.
I had a quick search on Google to find search engine optimisation ideas. Dig up supplementary information on a related encyclopedia - Click here: better than linklicious. There's a plug-in 'head META explanation' ( http://guff.szub.net/plugins/ ). But I did not use that, oh no.
For some reason, I got the idea that a comprehensive theme is the ticket. I tried modifying an existing one myself. Better, although not perfect. Google was needs to list more pages, but they all had exactly the same subject. My missives to an uncaring world were being ignored.
So I got another person to accomplish one, according to my standards, which were:
- Grab a META 'title' in the blog post 'title';
- Grab a META 'explanation' from your website 'excerpts';
- Put a ROBOTS 'noindex' label in non-content pages.
But that wasn't enough. For best SEO results you must arrange Wordpress extremely. You have to become _mean_ to it. You have to _man_ enough.
I did a little of research and developed to following ideas.
WARNING: They are extreme. If you curently have good rankings, making significant changes to-your URLs may possibly influence them. Dig up further on an affiliated article directory - Click this web site: linklicious me. Within my case:
- Moving my website http://www.ttblog.co.uk for the root web listing,
- MOD_REWRITING its URLs, and
- Removing a 301 redirect,
... caused my PageRank to go to 0. Visit linklicious.me investigation to discover when to recognize it. BUT, page indexing was unaffected.
This was temporary, as Google saw it as 'suspect' behaviour. My site had been radically changed by me.
Listed here are the tips, for real _men_, who can look in the face of web death and laugh:
1. Activate permalinks by visiting 'Options/Permalinks.' You might have allow Apache MOD_REWRITE on your web account.
1a. Limit the permalinks code to just the variable. Do not make use of the time codes. This keeps your URLs quick.
2. Point your blog in the uppermost service possible. http://www.ttblog.co.uk surpasses http://www.ttblog.co.uk/wordpress/
So a normal article would look like
In place of
3. Then install an SEO'd theme.
My websites are now being indexed beautifully. The Google 'site:' command returns all my articles, and little else.
For my next problem, I take on Windows XP, and change it into an os..