How to add the SEO tool ?

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  • #1129545

    cheveuxotop
    Member

    how to add SEO please. I would also like to chnge the name of my blog with a domain I bought

    The blog I need help with is omyhair.wordpress.com.

    #1129641

    kardotim
    Member

    WordPress.com handles SEO optimization for you.We also have a Global Tagging system that search engines love and we ping out to all the major engines every time you update your blog.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/global-tags/

    To change a blog URL ending in wordpress.com, please follow these steps. Another alternative is to purchase a custom domain name to take “wordpress” out of the domain altogether.

    #1129738

    throwingit
    Member

    Can I ask how wordpress handles the SEO? Is there a way to view words sued in the SEO? I have an SEO on a wordpress site I use through business, but would like to add it to my personal blog and cant seem to figure out how. I have purchased the domain name and it’s not “blogname”.wordpress.com site.

    #1129745

    kardotim
    Member

    Basically we automatically review content and present these to search engines. We also send notification to Google with every post and page update. Though it’s not possible to add your own meta tags and such. Note that there are no restrictions if you setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog, but there are some added responsibilities. We have hosting recommendations at the following link if you are interested.

    You can follow the steps in this guide on how to get more views and traffic: http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/

    #1129751

    eleanorcave
    Member

    Hi,
    I am planning to create a website (not a blog) for a local business using WordPress.com (not WordPress.org) as I don’t want to get too technical and neither does my client who will be maintaining the website.

    I really like all the features EXCEPT the lack of the ability to add SEO meta tags such as meta descriptions.

    I notice that WordPress.com in your Support pages do invite people to suggest plugins that may be good and this is one that would definitely convince me to go with you as it is my only remaining obstacle.

    Is there any chance you may add this feature in the near future?

    #1129752

    raincoaster
    Member

    Take note that all other factors being equal, a blog hosted on WordPress.COM will outpull an independently-hosted blog. This is in part because bigger web hosts are assumed to be better (by search engines).

    #1129753

    eleanorcave
    Member

    Thanks for your reply…
    But what if I am hosting my website elsewhere and using WordPress’ domain name mapping (my domain will need to be a .co.nz one)?

    #1129754

    kardotim
    Member

    There are no restrictions if you setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog, but there are some added responsibilities. We have hosting recommendations at the following link if you are interested.

    #1129755

    eleanorcave
    Member

    Thanks for responding so quickly to my query.

    Is it possible that you may add SEO functionality in the near future because everything else about WordPress.com really appeals?

    Thanks

    #1129756

    kardotim
    Member

    We’ve registered your suggestion and will keep it in mind for future features and updates! Also, don’t forget the ideas forum, where you can discuss your suggestion with the WordPress.com community: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/ideas

    #1129757

    eleanorcave
    Member

    Thanks – will keep my fingers crossed that this will be added!

    Related to this topic, could I also suggest you add Google Analytics so we can analyse bounce rates and the other neat statistics it generates (over above your own Stats tool) such as bounce rates, time on page etc, conversion rates etc. I notice there is demand for that on your community forum too.

    Think people who are attracted to WordPress.com (because they don’t necessarily want to be ‘techies’/don’t have time for background site maintenance/solving plug-in conflicts via .org) are also very aware nowadays of the need for SEO tools and the ability to monitor visitor statistics closely. Their clients expect that sort of detailed information too.

    #1129758

    kardotim
    Member

    Noted! thanks for the feedback.

    #1129763

    oscarb2012
    Member

    Hi, I have had my first website up and running since late last year, but is yet to show up in google search results. I see you don’t recommend use of SEO plugins, so is there anything else can i do? Thanks

    #1129764

    timethief
    Member

    @oscarb2012
    Please post the URL starting with http:// for the blog you have this issue with.

    #1129765

    oscarb2012
    Member

    Hi, it’s htttp://www.chamberpot.co.nz

    #1129766

    auxclass
    Member

    chamberpot.co.nz – is a WordPress.ORG install – you should address your questions at http://wordpress.org/support/

    That said – your blog / site is only five pages or so – Pages have not much SEO juice – since the WordPress software (both .ORG & .COM) calls up search engines when you make a new Post and asks them to stop by – no Posts not many requests to search engines – you can register your site with the search engines and that will help a bit since they will then know that you exist –

    See @timethief‘s site (above) for more tips on getting some traffic

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