Optimize Your Blog Posts
Spend time on optimizing each and every blog post on your website. Yoast SEO comes with a post analysis tool, which assigns an SEO score to your posts based on the focus keyword you add. Follow these recommendations to improve each post’s SEO score to the best of your ability.
See our guide on how to optimize your WordPress blog posts for detailed instructions.
Utilize SEO Tools
There are plenty of SEO tools that can help you find new traffic sources. But for a new user this information can be a bit too technical. Check out our list of the best SEO tools that you should use for your new WordPress site.
Use Rich Snippets in WordPress
Rich snippets add useful metadata to your WordPress posts. Search engines can then use this data to display your site differently in search results. This boosts search traffic on your website.
See our beginner’s guide on how to use rich snippets in WordPress to get started.
Automate Social Media Sharing
Many site owners spend a lot of time sharing content on social media. You don’t need to do that manually anymore. You can automate WordPress and social media with IFTTT or use Buffer to schedule WordPress posts for social media. These tools save you time spent on sharing your content, and you can use that time to engage with your followers.
Add SSL to Your Website
Lots of websites are moving to SSL, since Google announced that they will give a slight ranking boost SSL site. Moving your site to SSL is a big change as it will change all your URLs from http to https. There are two ways you can start using SSL on your WordPress site. You can buy an SSL certificate or you can add Free SSL with Let’s encrypt.