Improve your Blog Posts

optimize your titles

I’ve just installed “SEO Slugs” on all of my blogs. Basically it is something that will improve your slugs, or the piece of of the URL that comes after your blog directory of the post. What SEO Slugs does is it removes unnecessary common words like “the, a, and, what, etc” and makes it that little bit nicer for search engines.

SEO Post Improvement

So say you have a post, with the title “What is the best way to get to London by bus”, WordPress will generate a post slug “/what-is-the-best-way-to-get-to-London-by-bus/” which is not the nicest. When you use the plugin it will generate “/london-bus/”as the slug. This will help you rank higher for people searching on how to get to London by bus. This plugin saves you the hassle of manually thinking of what post slug would be the best for the post. Without this plugin, your keyword density is really diluted and you won’t help yourself in anyway (from the SEO perspective).

The smart thing about this plug-in is that if you decided to manually set the post slug then it will leave your post alone. But in those cases you don’t it will work it’s magic. In case you are wondering where to find the post slugs, they are on the right, above the Post Status. Here is what the nice box looks like:

rank better with better posts

If you are serious about improving your blog’s SEO then you should thing about the different plugins that are available to improve them. Another one I use on all my blogs is “All in ONE SEO pack“. Have a nice weekend everyone !

10 thoughts on “Improve your Blog Posts

  1. Nice to see that you have installed this plugin. It really improves your rankings by removing some useless words in the url.

  2. Looks very handy, and it might have to be one I get for my own blog. Sometimes I change the slug manually but often I forget. Thanks for sharing! 😀

  3. Sounds like a brilliant plugin – my post slugs usually contain the title of the post, hyphenated and de-punctuated, the default. It can make posts slugs kinda large though. Thanks for this.

  4. I’m glad people have found this useful. For SEO reasons this is a very good plugin to have, unless you want to do every slug yourself.

    I wouldn’t worry about older slugs, just concentrate on new posts. Unless you have lots of time on your hands to go back and tweak them.

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