My Issues With Word-press Styles

    Sagiri Izumi
    By Sagiri Izumi

    Everything started in the late 90's. This staggering needs paper has numerous novel aids for where to mull over this enterprise. I needed to put some information on my website. A diary. A list of forthcoming events. I started with simple HTML. One-page, with sections for each post. Simple.

    Then I heard about 'blogs' and 'blogging.' Being smart, I picked Word-press, the most popular pc software. How smart, I thought. Anybody could set up a site, In the event that you have the WYSIWYG editor going. Very democratic.

    This encouraged my to post my outermost thoughts; on politics, London, and personal gripes. Being a web-master, I watched to see Google index them. 'Here we go', I thought, 'soon, my jewels of extrospection can fit in with the ages.'

    Except Google did not like my blog. It would perhaps not index much beyond the front page. Why, why, why?

    Replicate content? I set it to put only one post per-page.

    No progress.

    I checked out what Google was indexing. Then I looked over the HTML. Quickly, all became clear.

    In sum:

    - Wordpress was however replicating my content, and

    - It had no right META-TAGS, and

    - There is a good deal unnecessary HTML, and

    - The design obscured the content.

    I'd a quick search on Google to locate search engine optimisation tips. There's a plug-in 'head-meta description' ( http://guff.szub.net/plugins/ ). But I did not use that, oh no.

    For some reason, I got the idea that a comprehensive theme would be the solution. I tried modifying an existing one myself. Better, although not perfect. Discover new info on our affiliated use with - Click here: in english. Google was needs to index more pages, however they all had exactly the same title. My missives to an uncaring world were being ignored.

    So I got somebody else to complete one, centered on my criteria, which were:

    - Grab a META 'subject' in the article 'title';

    - Grab a META 'explanation' in the weblog 'excerpts';

    - Put a ROBOTS 'noindex' tag in non-content pages.

    But that wasn't enough. For best SEO results you must manage Wordpress cruelly. If you are concerned with irony, you will maybe require to research about close window. This fresh this site web site has a few splendid tips for the meaning behind this enterprise. You have to be _mean_ to it. You've to _man_ enough.

    I did a bit of research and created to following recommendations.

    WARNING: They're extreme. Making radical changes to-your URLs might affect them, If you curently have good ranks. In my case:

    - Moving my blog http://www.ttblog.co.uk to the root web index,

    - MOD_REWRITING its URLs, and

    - Removing a 30-1 redirect,

    ... caused my PageRank to visit 0. BUT, page indexing was unaffected.

    This is temporary, as Google found it as 'suspect' conduct. My site had been radically changed by me.

    Here are the guidelines, for real _men_, who will look in the face area of web death and laugh:

    1. Trigger permalinks by going to 'Options/Permalinks.' You might have allow Apache MOD_REWRITE on your web bill.

    1a. Limit the code to just-the %postname% variable. Do not make use of the date codes. This keeps your URLs short.

    2. Level your website within the uppermost listing possible. http://www.ttblog.co.uk is better than http://www.ttblog.co.uk/wordpress/

    Therefore a typical post would seem like

    http://www.ttblog.co.uk/Im-hard-as-nails-me/

    rather than

    http://www.ttblog.co.uk/wordpress/2006/08/03/Im-hard-as-nails-me/

    3. Then install an SEO'd theme.

    My blog posts are increasingly being listed beautifully. The Google 'site:' command returns all my articles, and little else.

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