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In this new era of internet and networking, it is obvious that when you are going to float a new business or trying to expand it, you will definitely try to make a mark in the virtual world too. This wish of yours naturally takes you to launching a website. Your website should be search-engine friendly in order to generate huge traffic. Here, you can opt for WordPress, which has become the most popular CMS (Content Management System) because of its SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – friendly nature. But, while using WordPress, most importantly, you need to follow the On-Page SEO Checklist provided below:
Choose and Install a SEO-friendly Premium WordPress Theme
Do not search for a free WordPress Theme. It may come cheap but at the same time may harm the ranking of your website, because of being not optimized for SEO. So, go for a SEO-friendly Premium WordPress Theme. It’s worth spending. One of the premium WordPress Theme I like the most is Studio Press.
If you are trying to build a nice and clean looking website for your business you could try one of my favourite themes from Studio Press is Parallax Pro.
After installing the WordPress theme, the next thing you need to do is to set up a search-engine friendly URL for your website or blog. Opt for such a default permalink that will help you to snatch impressive SEO scores and heavy search traffic.
Install the crucial WordPress Plug-ins
In order to make your website not only search-engine friendly but also user-friendly, you badly need the following plug-ins:
- WP Super Cache (For improving the loading time)
- Akismet (For protection against spam comments)
- Limit Login Attempts (For protection against hacking activities)
- TablePress (For inserting tables in posts)
Verify with Google and Bing Webmaster Tool
When all the necessary requirements are met for starting your website or blog, don’t forget to check the ownership of your domain with Google Webmaster Tool and Bing Webmaster Tool.
In case of both the tools, you can verify your domain just by logging in using your Gmail ID.
Create an XML sitemap and submit in Google and Bing Webmaster Tool
An XML sitemap is something of utmost importance to your website or blog as it helps the new posts to get indexed quickly without any difficulty. For the XML sitemap, you just need to either install Google XML Sitemap Plug-in or click on the sitemap option provided by the WordPress SEO by Yoast Plug-in.
Wish you a lot of traffic from all the search engines.