Does it sound appealing to have your own blog? Do you currently use WordPress, but don’t like it? You can do many things to make you blog more inviting. Your site can be improved by implementing these ideas.
It is relatively easy to include video blogging in your WordPress site. This will require you to spend more time prepping, but this is worth it. The majority of people that use the internet are extremely visual. A video can show them things that the written word just can’t convey, and as a result, it can be a very powerful tool.
Make a schedule for your posts. You will be more motivated when you have a schedule. Actually, you can write all the posts for a week in one sitting and then use WordPress’s schedule feature to upload the posts at the appointed time.
Make sure that your content is free of fluff. This keeps your site more user-friendly to visitors. Check out Akismet for a great way to remove spam.
Blog post URLs should not have special characters in them. They make it difficult for search engine spiders to “crawl” around your pages. It is also a good idea to shorten URLs to keywords.
Your posts will always show up in chronological order when you have not specified otherwise. Changing the date is the first step to rearranging your list. The date is always on the top, right-hand corner of every blog post. Click on the date, change it and then save your post in order to change its position.
You can up your rank with the search engines by taking a bit of time with your pictures during upload sessions. Be sure to put in alternate text and title tags. If your readers “pin” you on Pinterest, that title will automatically show on their screen.
Allow users to email your articles if they want to. Additionally, make it easy for your users to share with their Facebook and Twitter friends. The WP-Email plugin is great for this.
Don’t choose a common term, such as “admin,” for your username. This will make your site vulnerable to bots that want to attack it. This is a huge security risk. Comb through your pages and delete any such user names right away. Choose a unique username to increase the security level of your site.
It’s important that you are the only one with your WordPress password. Additionally, only use reputable sites when downloading plugins. If your site is hacked or attacked with malware, you could lose the whole thing.
Running a successful blog is the result of many things. Having the right plugins and the right content makes the difference between a fantastic blog and an average one. The article above gave you some knowledge. You can use that to draw more people to your site.