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What SEO do you use?

Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:46 pm

Hi Guys

I'm trying to boost my website that is done on Wordpress.
I'm using Yoast plugin to try to get it up in the search engines.
Do you use anything else?

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What SEO do you use?

Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:35 pm

Not me; just the Yoast SEO plugin for me, too.

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What SEO do you use?

Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:13 am

LarrySabo wrote:Source of the post Not me; just the Yoast SEO plugin for me, too.


Do you find it good enough?
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What SEO do you use?

Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:59 am

It's hard to measure what effect it has. I am number 1 in searches for "data recovery Kanata" but 11th in searches for "data recovery Ottawa" (which includes the formerly separate city of Kanata).

I'm having so many problems with my website that I don't want to experiment to see what effect it has. (Right now, I am unable to edit prices because of some bug.)

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What SEO do you use?

Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:09 am

Yoast is good. It's all you really need to use for the on-page optimization. The next thing to look at is your site's speed performance. Make sure you use caching, consider using a CDN, etc. to boost speed because that's becoming more and more important to Google. Especially look at your TTFB speed as that can get you penalized if it's too slow.

Once you've done all that, it's link building time. To compete you need a solid backlink profile with new links getting built all the time. You can nab some regular links through forum posting and whatnot, but to get the real money keywords you'll need even more than that. You'll need some higher profile websites to link back to your site and that's the hard part. There are ways to get these links naturally, but it's a lot of time and work involved. Or, you can take the quick route and buy such links. Just be careful not to buy too many spammy links and get in trouble. A couple really high-quality links are much better than 10,000 crap ones.

Another suggestion specific to your site is that you need to get rid of the /wp/ on your root domain. Google gives a boost to root domains over other pages on the site. However, your homepage appears to be a subpage because of this URL. I'd use some URL re-writing rules to hide the /wp folder in the URL. You'll probably see an immediate boost just from that.

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What SEO do you use?

Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:58 am

I think SSL also helps.

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What SEO do you use?

Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:18 pm

Yeah, I'm trying to solve all those "glitches" :mrgreen:
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:03 pm

Fixing the /wp/ issue is probably as simple as adding a bit of code such as this to the .htaccess file on your server:


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<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?pclab.com$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/wp/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /wp/$1
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?pclab.com$
RewriteRule ^(/)?$ /blog/index.php [L]
</IfModule>


This article here provides some specifics of how to do that. It'll probably take you an hour or two and cause your site to break at least once (be sure you have an FTP backup), but after that, it'll just work and you can forget all about it.

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Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:37 am

Go to try that hahahah
Good one Jared!
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