Is my WordPress Theme Good for SEO?

By | August 15, 2019

– Hey Y’all welcome to
another WordPress Wednesday my name is Kori Ashton and
you are watching a video that is on a YouTube
channel solely dedicated to all things WordPress. We have over 200 videos
here in our library that can help you improve
your online marketing specifically in the world of WordPress. And today, I want to talk to you all about understanding if a theme
that you’re using inside of your WordPress website,
understanding if it’s good for search engine
optimization, or if there are some things that you should adjust. Basically, how do I know
if the theme that I’m using for my WordPress website is good for Google or for SEO? Out of all the hundreds
of literally thousands of different themes that are
out there, how can I trust it? What are some things I can
look at kind of under the hood to be sure that Google loves my website, and is rewarding me with high ranking? There is quite a few things
that you can be looking for. One of the reasons why
this is so important, and I want you to wrap
your mind around this, is whenever a coder or
developer creates a theme, there are specific things
that Google is looking for inside of your theme structure, or the nerd code kind
of behind the scenes. They’re looking to make sure
you have header tags in place, they’re looking to be sure that you have alt tags inside of your images. And some theme authors
will be very generous and give you the ability to
have those things on your site. Some themes that might
be free themes to use or themes that are no longer
supported and out of date might not have those opportunities. One of the biggest things
they’re looking for obviously is the responsive design, does it look good on a cell phone or a mobile device, an iPad? These are the important things that you need to be looking for. I’m gonna give you a
couple of tools right now that you can go troubleshoot
your website, run them through, test your website, it’ll spit out a report to give you some insider tips, and also, I’m gonna give
you a bunch more videos that you can spend more time watching. If you wanna go super nerdy on this, I’ve got plenty of videos to talk to you about search engine optimization. So one of the first things
we need to talk about is, basically, how does
Google even see your site? So this is one of the
faster tests you can do: you can go to Google and type in Site: and I want you to do just
your website address, no www needed. So mine
would be and the reason why this
little test is so important is because it’ll spit
out for you, basically, a report that shows you every single page, every single post, every single PDF file, whatever Google has been able to crawl on your domain name and index. So here they all are,
and I can click through all of these pages and start to see what every single page on
my website looks like, if it were to be rendered
inside of a search results page. This is so important because I need you to go through this list and be sure that there is no weird thing sitting here, like a page that you
accidentally published that shouldn’t have been published, and it’s sitting here. A page that might have
been default content inside of your theme that has
nothing to do what you offer. If that page is published,
those things could be unfortunately weighing down your website, so it is really important that you run and go through this list, and be sure that everything
that’s sitting here looks legit and is
relevant to your website. The other thing you
might be able to find is some of these Google Snippets
that need some improvement. So I’ve got another video, and I’ll put the link to that here on how to optimize those Google snippets, and really this entire
playlist is pretty phenomenal when it comes to search
engine optimization tips and improvements for your site, so I’ll list that here as well. The last tip I want to
show you is WooRank. If you’ve never used this
tool, it is pretty cool. Now the first time you
use it is totally free, you can come in here, drop
in your URL, run the report, and see how your site ranks
for search engine optimization. It’s a really cool tool.
I hope this helps you. If you have question, put
them in the threat below. I’ll see y’all next WordPress
Wednesday. Bye Y’all.

6 thoughts on “Is my WordPress Theme Good for SEO?

  1. Laercio Civali Post author

    Thanks Kori, see you in the "nerd" video!!!

  2. Brain Hacktive Post author

    Hey! Kori, thanks for the tips 🙂 I looove your videos <3

    I'm looking for a WP plugin that allows me to create the pop-up content on my blog. By pop-up content, I mean a meta-text that shows up any time a user rollover a key-word (the same kindle uses on their e-books). Can you suggest me any?
    On the other hand, is this pop-up content useful to rank up on Google?

  3. Loretta Whitby Post author

    with all my love from Morocco 😉


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