Building Wordpress Websites with SEO in Mind

If we talk about building websites, using WordPress is perhaps the fastest and easiest way to get content online fast. There are numerous WordPress plugins to choose from along with great themes and widgets for WordPress. SEO plugins and widgets that add meta tags and site maps help to get new sites indexed fast, something that everyone who is building websites wants to see. I am a big fan of WordPress and have attended several WordCamps. On the Web Development Blog as well as on FinalWebsites.com, I share information about using WordPress to build websites, how to customize WordPress Templates and WordPress SEO. This is also where I share several bbPress plugins to include a forum on your WordPress site and tips for bbPress SEO.

Mailchimp Signup Form for WordPress

For your website’s newsletter is Mailchimp for sure one of the best email marketing systems online. They offer a great interface with many options to build email templates and subscription forms. There is also a plugin for Wordpress which works great out of the box. If you need to do some customization or integration work for your site or web application you need to use the API system. I wrote in the past a tutorial about how to use the Mailchimp API for your contact form script and today I show you how to integrate the script in Wordpress.

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Web Development Blog & WordPress

It is now official, Web Development Blog is one of the top WordPress related blogs on the Internet. Regular readers already knew that but now the rest of the WordPress community does too. The place you come for coding advice and customizations for WordPress widgets, themes and SEO tactics has been included among such well-known blogs as Tech Crunch and Smashing Magazine as one of the top WordPress related blogs on the Internet.

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Hide Adsense Ads for specific countries

I tried most of the Adsense plugins for Wordpress and none of them provides a function to hide advertisements for visitors from one or more countries. This Wordpress tutorial shows you how-to place an ad with the short-code feature in Wordpress and how-to handle dynamic placement with the most common cache plugins.

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Affiliate Link Cloaking in WordPress

Cloaking links is again a hot item because of some clear statements by Google related to the Google Panda update and affiliate sites. Google’s statement is about affiliate sites with “thin” content. Websites with less original and unique content are potential candidates to get filtered from the Google result pages. This article is about link cloaking and a review on the Wordpress plugin named ThirstyAffiliates.

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Maximizing the Benefits of RSS Feeds

How often have you noticed one of your blog entries or articles being indexed by Google on a news aggregator site or autoblog faster than the original on your own site? Two of our most recent posts Panda Update Targets More Than Bad Content and Getting More Exposure for Blog Guest Authors were. By using a standard feature of WordPress, you can continue to receive the benefits of the free publicity but limit your exposure to duplicate content penalties and in part decide how other sites will link to you. We’ll share three different options and discuss the pros and cons of each and show you how this excerpt is an example of the solution we plan to employ.

WordPress Plugins

  • Google XML Sitemaps
    This plugin will generate a XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google to index index your blog. Using the plugin settings it’s possible to decide which part of your WordPress site is inluded or not.
  • MailChimp Subscription Plus
    Increase the count of new subscribers for your blog or website by using MailChimp and some professional subscription form.
  • Ajax Contact Form
    An easy to use Ajax contact form with (optional) advanced email address validation provided by Mailgun.

Check my favorite WordPress plugins on my profile page at wordpress.org

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