WordPress certainly is one, if not the best content management system (CMS) known today. Because of its fairly easy to use interface and a wide array of plugins to choose from, it helps the user to fully concentrate on the quality of the content that they are planning to post on their website. From just a blogging platform, WordPress has truly evolved into a more versatile CMS that is used today for more than 74.6 million websites. So if you are planning to build your brand presence online, it is certain that WordPress has the rings-and-bells that will suit your personal or business needs.
But before you launch your website, it is important to understand the fundamental factors that will play a big role for your site’s ranking in search engine results page (SERP). Whether it’s a personal blog or a business website, the performance of your CMS is one of the keys to achieving better rankings in Google. And aside from improved SEO, a fully optimized website can give your visitors the maximum customer experience they are seeking.
There are some basic elements of WordPress that can be tweaked to ensure that your website is running smoothly and remains accessible to the users when they need to. Your web hosting choice, for instance, plays a vital role in your SEO for it makes your website responsive to your users. Aside from this, you can also use CDN to create faster loading pages and reduce the response time of your site.
Some other elements such as categories, tags, permalinks, meta titles and descriptions, and XML sitemaps, can all be modified and adjusted to maximized the performance of your WordPress website. In the infographic below, we will further discuss how you can tweak the WordPress itself that to boost your site’s rankings and eventually, gain leads and stronger brand presence online.
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