Search engine optimization (SEO)

This article is how to improve the search engine rank like Google, Baidu, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo or Yandex.

 

Robots.txt and Sitemap

The “Robots.txt” lets the Search engines know what directory’s are allowed to crawl and what not.

The Sitemap is a map where all pages are listed so the Search engine could index all your pages.

My “Robots.txt” :

I allow to crawl everything excepted my admin folder, and I show them my site map so they know what’s all on my Blog.You could use a plug-in for your Blog or generate them by yourself, for self-made look at Sitemap Generator and for Plug-in here.

For a live preview you could see my Robts.txt here and my Site map here.

Now its better to say the search engines that you homage is new, but you could wait until they find you too.To add your web page to Google webmaster-tools click here and for Bing here.In both tools you have nice features to see how many pages are ready for the search or how many users are on your page.

Meta tags

Then you should fill up your meta tags like description and keyword so the Search engine knows what’s the theme about you homepage, I use this plug-in: Add Meta Tags.

back links

Back links are links from other pages to your page, so the search engine thinks your page have a lot of important information.For building back links you find enough tools via google.

Content

Its very important to bring good content so back links would build from alone.

Share buttons and social pages

Make your own social page and use an auto poster like this and like buttons like this to make your platform available in social networks.This brings good back links and a more users on your page.

push social

To push your social network you could try like4like and always bring new good content.

As an example my social network links: facebook profile, facebook page, blogger, twitter, blogspot, delicius, tumbler, wordpress and google plus.

Captcha

I use captchas to avoid spam on my blog but it is a problem for search engines if they don’t access to your web page so don’t overuse them.Another problem is flash,search engines are not able to read that so avoid it.

WordPress Backup Script

I made a simple script to backup my word press every day at 12:30, if you want to make it by hand look at Backup WordPress.

script

 

Install

save this script at your server, I choose “/root”, then run this:

now we add this to the cronjob:

and add this line:

then wait and test if your server shows the backup files.