Today I will discuss the “4 Simple and Important SEO Steps of your website.”
Here are only a couple of the most important topics that I will discuss in this Post so you can set up a website that is both user friendly and search engine.
- Is your website indexed? Got a sitemap for your website?
- Make your website to load within a second
- Have you installed these important plugins?
- Is your website open for mobile needs?
Talk briefly about each of the things mentioned above to make your site a success in 2020.
Step 1: Is your website indexed? Got a sitemap for your website?
Firstly, you need to make sure your site is indexed or not in Google’s search results. And if your site isn’t even available on Google’s search, you won’t get any visitors.
To see if your site has been indexed to search engines such as Google, enter the URL of your domain with “site:” Before The Domain name.
The results show all the pages that have been indexed to your blog. (Like below image)
If your site isn’t still indexed to Google Search, you can simply install this Google XML sitemaps plugin on your site and take care of everything else.
How to Submit Your Sitemap to The Google Search
- Sign in to Google Search Console and navigate to Sitemap and put the .XML file.
Note: It normally takes between 2 days and 2 weeks for your brand new website to be monitored and indexed by Google.
How to Get Google to Instantly Index Your New Website?
Here’s how you can instantly index your website pages to Google Search. After updating your posts, you can follow the same process for faster search indexing.
- Sign in to Google Search Console and navigate to Crawl Fetch as Google Search.
- Take the URL that you want indexed and add it to the search bar. Click the Fetch button
- After Google has found the URL, click Submit to Index. That’s it!
Step 2: Make your website to load within a second
The speed of your website is what makes or breaks your blogging success. If your site takes more than 6 seconds to load, you will have to fix it as soon as possible.
You can use tools like Pingdom tools, GTMetrix, to easily find out how your site works and how much time it takes to load.
Here are a few simple tips to increase the performance of your website.
- Get a better place to host. We recommend that you go to either GreenGeek or A2Hosting hosting.
- Using a caching plugin to get better results.
- Optimize the size of your images before using them.(Try this Free)
- Don’t use too many plugins (limit below 16)
That being said, here’s the ultimate guide to speeding up the loading times of your website.
Step 3: Have you installed these important plugins?
Here are some of the most important WordPress plugins you need to install to create a good website in 2020 and beyond.
- Rank Math SEO (to properly optimize your blog posts)
- Swift Performance Lite (to improve your page performance)
- Antispam Bee (to prevent spam comments)
- ShortPixel Image Optimizer (to optimize your images)
- Thrive Architect (Creating beautiful, attractive and visually impressive content)
- Wordfence Security(save your website from hacking)
Step 4: Is your website open for mobile needs?
Did you know that more than 50 percent of website users are accessing and increasing from a mobile device?
Responsiveness essentially means that the components of your site change their layout and structure in order to conform to the size of the screen they are viewing.
That means that your website must look just as good on your tablet or smartphone as it does on your screen or laptop. Responsive websites minimize bounce rates (i.e. the future customers can remain longer). Not only that, the website click rates are higher for a responsive website.
So make sure you have a WordPress theme that’s mobile-friendly.
If you’re using some other WordPress theme that isn’t mobile responsive, you can simply install a plugin like WPTouch that lets you turn your site into mobile-friendly.
So far, we’ve covered the 4 Simple and Important SEO Steps you should take to make your site visible and rank well in search engines.
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