If your site isn’t indexed, they can’t send you traffic. So, how do you get indexed?
Google (and other search engines) will index your site automatically, but here are a few steps to speed up the process: create an XML sitemap with the Google XML Sitemaps plugin and submit your sitemap to Google through Google Webmaster Tools.
As your site becomes more popular, Google’s spiders will visit more frequently and index your content more rapidly.
The first step in writing a blog post is figuring out what people want to know about. Ignoring this step is like starting a business without researching what people want to buy.
If you want to search for traffic, you need to conduct keyword research. It’s your job to create content around the keywords that people are actually searching for.
Your headline is the most important part of your post for getting search traffic. When you Google something, the keyword that you search is always in the headline, usually in its entirety and near the front of the headline. So, if you want to start ranking for specific keywords, they need to be in your headline and near the front.
One of the benefits of using WordPress is that it generates easy-to-index pages. If your website is easy to index, then Google will rank it higher. WordPress is widely considered the best website building platform partly because that’s what all the top online resources are built with. And the people who use it recommend that other people use it. The key here is to have a well-coded website and WordPress takes care of that for you.
Once you fall into the routine of conducting keyword research, choosing a keyword, and pumping out content it’s easy to put too much emphasis on writing for search engines.
Your writing becomes robotic. Just because someone can find it doesn’t mean that they’ll read it and love it.
The reason you need to go through these steps is that it’s the most efficient way to find out what people want to read and to serve it up on an easy-to-find platter.