Setting up a blog that works

  1. Install all of these key SEO friendly WordPress plugins: WordPress SEO by YoastWP SmushItWP Super CacheEditorialFlareHighlighterRedirectionWP PaginateWPTouch.
  2. Utilize SEO friendly frameworks: Genesis or Thesis.
  3. Optimize your blog for email opt-in using these plugins: Dreamgrow Scroll Triggered BoxEmail List Builder & Welcome Mat & Scroll Box & Smart Bar by SumoMeLeadPagesOpt-in Content LockerOptinMonster.
  4. Run your site through W3C validatorGoogle PageSpeed Insights and fix all the errors highlighted.
  5. Setup rich snippets (images, video, ratings near a title) and Schema to drastically boost CTR from search engines.
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Setting up a blog that works