Thursday, October 30, 2014

SEO Heading for Wordpress Blog

Heading tags for Wordpress

As mentioned here, the heading tags are <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5>

H1 heading for Blog title

H2 heading for post title, comment title and the sidebars.

H3 heading for the comment, and can be used manually as heading inside a post / article.

H4 heading can be used manually for a sub-heading / sub-section under H3.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Designing_Headings

Platinum SEO Pack WP Plugins

I used to use All in One Seo Pack for this blog, but now I am using Platinum SEO Pack plugins for this site and some others. See the plugins "Features" to know why.

Name of plugins: Platinum SEO Pack

Author: Rajesh

Main functionality: Optimizes your Wordpress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).

Other features:

* Automatic 301 redirects for any permalink changes
* Canonical URLs
* Optimized Post and Page Titles for search engines
* Generates all SEO relevant META tags automatically
* Option to specify meta description and meta keywords tag for categories and tag pages.
* Option to turn off Page title or Post title rewrites for any particular post or page
* Option to turn off Page title or Post title format for any particular post or page
* Helps you avoid duplicate content
* Lets you override any title and set any META description and META keywords, for any post or page
* Compatible with most other plugins, like Auto Meta, Ultimate Tag Warrior and others.However you may have to disable All in One SEO pack
* You don't have to fear changing permalinks. If you are not satisfied with the current permalink, change it through Settings > Permalinks in your admin panel, without worrying about loss of Page rank or google penalty.Platinum SEO plugin will take care of issuing a 301 redirect to the new location.This is a new essential feature, not present in All in one SEO
* Add index, noindex, follow or nofollow, noodp, noydir, noarchive, nosnippet meta tags to any post/page.These options are not available in All in one SEO Pack.Find out why this option to set post/page level Meta Robots Tag useful?

Download here for free!

SEO Friendly Headings Blogger Blogspot
What's SEO Friendly Headings tags for Blogger Blogspot.

Headings in a blog/website structure means the heading tag inside a particular blog like blog title, post title, sidebar title, etc . Such as heading of a Blog Name, Post Title, Sub-title, Title in Sidebar, etc.

There are five heading tags namely (H1, H2, H3, H4, H5)

H1 tag should be used for post title.
H2 tags should be used for all of Blogger widgets (gadgets) title in sidebars and heading inside a post / article
H3 tag can be used for sub-heading inside a post / article under h2 heading tag.

Check your Blogger Blogspot template if the proper heading tags has been there already, if not change them.
Here's how to do:

    1. After login to blogger.com -> Layouts -> Edit HTML -> Check Expand Widget Template
    2. Find the following code
<b:if cond='data:post.title'>
<h3 class='post-title entry-title'>
<b:if cond='data:post.link'>
<a expr:href='data:post.link'><data:post.title/></a>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:post.url'>
<a expr:href='data:post.url'><data:post.title/></a>
<b:else/>
<data:post.title/>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</h3>
</b:if>

In above code, H3 is used for post-title. Change it into h1, like the following code:
<b:if cond='data:post.title'>
<h1 class='post-title entry-title'>
<b:if cond='data:post.link'>
<a expr:href='data:post.link'><data:post.title/></a>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:post.url'>
<a expr:href='data:post.url'><data:post.title/></a>
<b:else/>
<data:post.title/>
</b:if>
</b:if>
</h1>
</b:if>

Next, copy/paste this code to change post title font size

h1.post-title, .post h1 #Blog1 h1, #Blog2 h1 { font-size:1.5em; }

Put the above code before ]]>
Save Tempalte. Done.

Top Clicks Widget Wordpress.com

How to enable Top Clicks widget in Wordpress.com (not self-hosted wordpress blog)

After login -> Appearance -> Widgets
Drag and drop the Top Clicks widget into the Sidebar.
Done.


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