Let’s say I wanted to make a SEO blog, but SEOBlog.com is taken. I go ahead and make SEO-Blog.com. How do I convey it? How do I advertise it? If I talk about it to someone in person and mention I own the site, do I call it “SEO blog, with a dash” or “SEO hyphen blog” or “SEO dash blog”? The first one they’ll forget, the second one sounds goofy, and the third one might lead them to try out SEODashBlog.com. … [Read more...] about Does Having a Hyphen/Dash in Your Domain Hurt SEO?
Why wordpress is good for seo
Upgrade ServersAt the end of the day, sometimes your server is just not very good. A shared host with 2000 other sites on the same piece of hardware is going to have trouble. Your average shared host shares anywhere between 500 and 2,000 websites on the same server. Upgrading to a higher quality shared host, or even a high quality dedicated server, means you’ll have a larger share of resources to yourself and you’ll have a smoother, more functional server. It might be expensive, but it’s often worth the investment. … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Your Server Response Time with WordPress
You have to keep all of your plugins and themes – and WordPress itself – up to date. There’s a lot of regular maintenance involved in running a WordPress site. You have to keep your content and meta data up to date for SEO purposes. You have to update every plugin whenever a new update rolls out, and double-check to make sure it didn’t change any of the functions you rely on. You have to update WordPress itself, which can invalidate some old plugins and requires immediate attention. It’s almost a full-time job when you add in database maintenance. … [Read more...] about Do WordPress Sites Rank Better Than HTML Sites?
By default, WordPress creates external links by opening them in the same window. If a user opens a link on your page, they navigate off your page and onto the new page or website. In other words, you may have just lost a reader, user or customer. Finally, WordPress does not automatically create XML sitemaps. Creating a sitemap is an integral part of optimizing for search. … [Read more...] about About To Launch A WordPress Site? Here’s What You Need To Know About SEO
Not only must you cull the right data to review, you must actually know what you’re looking at — and how it is relevant. Unless you are able to weed out things that don’t matter, you’ll only keep guessing and taking unnecessary risks… eventually driving your business into the ground. … [Read more...] about 4 Things Most Leaders Don’t Understand About SEO