SEOblog.com is good.SEO-blog.com is worse, because you have to convey that there’s a hyphen there, and they have to remember that there’s a hyphen there.My-SEO-Blog.com is even worse, because it adds yet another hyphen and another word, a generic word at that, to further remove clarity.This is also the same reason why you don’t want to use numbers in your domain name, even though you can. At least, you don’t want to unless you’re certain you can make a brand around it. 7-11 has a brand based entirely around their name, so they can get away with using 711.com. Though the fact is, they actually use 7-eleven.com. They have 711.com and seveneleven.com both redirecting to their actual domain name. … [Read more...] about Does Having a Hyphen/Dash in Your Domain Hurt SEO?
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Use a Content Delivery NetworkA huge portion of the load on your server is loading large files, and 99% of the time, the large files you’re loading are going to be images, videos, and other forms of media. Consider that the text for this entire article is around 10kb. Now consider that the logo for this site, up there in the corner, is 5kb. Any larger image is going to be 20kb, 50kb, or even more, and that’s smushed down. Videos, meanwhile, are measured in mb or even gb for long, HD video. … [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?
Out of the box, WordPress has the potential to be slow. Load time is a significant search factor. Since WordPress does not automatically provide caching, users must install their own caching functionality. Plugins like WpSuper cache and W3 total cache allow for faster site loading. WordPress’s default permalink settings are not optimized, either. You’ll want to adjust your permalink structure in order to make your site’s URLs search-friendly. The default permalink structure — http://example.com/?p=N — is not the way to go. Instead, go for something human-readable (and therefore more search-friendly). … [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