This week I am kind of busy working on some Local SEO projects, but I still wanted to get some useful info out to my loyal readers. I started thinking about some of the tips that I have picked up fairly recently pertaining to maintaining and optimizing my websites, and I thought for this post I would share a few that you may not be familiar with. You know what they say, that if you can get at least one good idea out of a book, article, etc., then it was worth the effort to read it. So, I basically have a one in five shot to make this read worth your while. So, without further delay, following are 5 ways that you can help to enhance the SEO of your website or blog. Let’s get going.
Here are your 5 SEO tips
Link your photos back to your domain. When you imbed a photo or graphic on a page or post, a default link is created that links it to a page just for that photo with no navigation options. Try clicking on a photo on most websites and you will get a page showing just that photo. This is set up by default in WordPress and other platforms. To avoid this, when you insert the photo into your WordPress post or page, edit the photo by clicking on its’ upper left corner. Change the default setting where it says “Link To” to “Custom URL Setting”, and then change the default link to a link back to your domain. You can link the photo to your homepage or any other page that may be relevant. This keeps someone from navigating away from your site when they click on a photo, where the only option is to click the back button or move on to another site. This can potentially increase your Bounce Rate. If your images are indexed traffic could be directed to the non-navigable page as well. The default link can also be disabled via various means, including a plugin or having your web developer do it. Continue reading