I’m not an expert on WordPress, I’m still a lot to learn, even so I would like some tips for those starting their blog to WordPress so give their “first steps” in your WordPress blog.
These are my tips to improve your WordPress blogs:
# 1 .- Add your feed in Feedburner
In WordPress Feed is configured as follows: http://aminadab.com/feed (for example)
I recommend you register the feed on feedburner and it has additional features that will surely be useful, therefore you register your feed at:
Once redirected to your feedburner feed to your feed will have the following appearance:
The FeedBurner service is totally free and with feedburner two of the advantages you have are:
1 .- Email Subscriptions.
You can create forms that people can subscribe to your blog and automatically receive the new articles you write in your blog, that way your readers do not need to return to your blog to see if there is new content, as is feedburner responsible for sending the content via email.
For example, to subscribe to the new posts from this blog in the bar next door is a form, or else can subscribe by clicking here.
2 .- Insert Google Adsense Ads in your feed.
If you use Google Adsense advertising to make money with your website or blog in feedburner can also configure your account so that the feed aparescan Google Adsense advertising, which represents an extra income.
# 2 .- Add your blog Blog Directories
Getting links is important and although it gives results in the medium and long term can begin sooner is better, some of the blog directories that I can recommend are: www.bitacoras.com, www.blogesfera.com, www.blogalaxia.com, www.mybloglog.com / buzz, www.dmoz.org, www.veneblogs.com, www.blogazos.com, www.blogged.com, among others.
Sign in as many blog directories as possible (do not all on the same day as the search engines can take that as spam and damage your ranking)
Sign in blog directories not normally attract much web traffic directly from these directories, but having many links pointing to your blog gives greater authority to google (that is even better).
# 3 .- Configure Permalinks
The permalinks are the appearance of the URL of your blog, it is usually as follows:
What is recommended (Seo and others) is configured to have the following appearance:
To do this we go to “Settings” -> “Permalinks” -> and there select “Custumer Structure” and enter the code: /% postname% /
And ready, and we set the Permalinks.
# 4 .- Reference your blog on major search engines
Although normally your blog indexed in search engines will automatically if you want to accelerate that process you can add your blog to google, yahoo and bing, so that way you indexed faster.
** ** A very important observation to install WordPress with Fantastico de Luxe tool installs your blog for search engines configured not indexed.
Then it will be necessary to go to “Settings” -> “Privacy” and choose the option there:
I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, Including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers
# 5 .- Optimize your blog for search engines
For this I recommend the Plugin All in One SEO Pack which you find an installation guide here
This Plugin is important because it will allow you to add title, description and keywords to your homepage, as well as any article.
That is, you can write an article called “WordPress Plugins” but from your articles editor at the end find the option to change the title of the article for “WordPress Plugins”
So in your blog title will be visible “WordPress Plugins” but in the google search box will appear as “WordPress Plugins”
# 6 .- Change the template of your blog.
A blog should look original as much as possible, I recommend searching on Google or another search engine wordpress templates (there are thousands) that way your blog will look more original.
You will find many free templates and other payment (Premium) depending on the seriousness of your project you can choose a free template or template fee.
If you do not know how to install a WordPress template I recommend this tutorial.
# 7 .- Install WordPress Plugins
To add additional functionality to your WordPress blog will need to install multiple plugins, you will also find thousands on the internet, I recommend you view the list of WordPress Plugins that I recommend, where you can find a little guide on how to install them.
Although depending on the purpose of your project will need some additional plugins but no plugin is required.
# 8 .- He begins to write articles on your Blog.
Having defined the subject matter discussed in your blog that it’s time to start writing for this I make some recommendations …
1 .- Write the largest possible quantity of items
The more articles you write in your blog the better the chance that the Google search engine (and more) find your articles.
2 .- Write quality articles
Try to include keywords that are very importants and searched on the Internet at the titles of your articles, also in the content and labels increased chance that people find your articles from search engines, people who are interested in logically you write (I’ve always thought that the highest quality traffic is coming from search engines)
To highlight the titles of the articles is always advisable to start with the first letter capitalized, although this is optional depending on the tastes of each person.
3 .- Never write everything in capital letters.
Capitalize on the Internet is synonymous with shouting, plus it difficult to read.
4 .- Choose a light background for your blog.
Funds gaudy colors very much reading difficult and sometimes hurt the eyes of people, so we recommend a light background to facilitate reading.
5 .- Link your previous articles on new items.
If you write an article related to above subject put a link to the previous article, it helps to google positioning also helps increase the time that the visitor will remain on your blog.
# 9 .- Recommended Resources for Your Blog.
1 .- HostGator Hosting
It is the hosting that I use all my blogs, I have given my testimony above and the plan I recommend is the Baby plan because it allows you to host multiple domains on same account, also in the plan 404PAGE entering the code when you open your account hosting only costs you 0.01 the first month.
Hostgator Hosting hires here.
2 .- Tutorial to install WordPress on your domain.
If you have not install WordPress on your domain this video tutorial shows you the steps to follow … click here to see the tutorial.
3 .- Course to Make Money on the Internet with Google Adsense and blog.
If your intention is to monetize your blog with Google Adsense advertising recommend you download this guide from Google Adsense so that you avoid making those mistakes that are so common at first.