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Many of you want to grow your business more by improving your SEO( Especially for WordPress) so, here are the top 5 best ways to improve your WordPress SEO in 2021.

I know most of you reading this post are here to improve their WordPress SEO, so can you imagine how huge is the user base of WordPress. 

Many of you are just only aware of the Yoast SEO plugin for SEO of your blog post. And have ever wondered what about the other factors which are not controlled by Yoast?

So here are these top actionable tips which you can do from now onwards. 

Let’s get started:-

1. Always choose a paid and SEO-friendly theme:-

Why I am telling you to always use paid themes because in those themes they use the best and small codes which help us in on-page optimizations.

WordPress themes play a very important role in SEO improvement. These paid themes provide us many best features plus the best user interface for our conversions.

When you go for free themes they give you a bad user interface and they leave so much of a loophole by which you face many problems in the future.

So here are some of my recommendations if you are choosing a theme for your WordPress:-

2. Set your Permalink:-

Before setting anything first please change your permalink to Post Name. Because WordPress by default set it to plain which is harmful to SEO.

Make URLs friendly for users not for bots. This way the user knows that he/she landed on the right page.

This setting up of permalinks organizes your URL structure and keeps it clean.

These impacts minimal but small changes only make big impacts. So do whatever makes your site more reachable.

You can set permalinks by going into settings -> then go to permalinks.

After that change it from plain to post name or custom structure.

permalinks for wordpress

3. Turn On Breadcrumbs:-

Breadcrumbs are very important for a big or e-commerce site, to make it well structured and this structure helps Google to read the site very easily and rank us well.

If you are using Yoast SEO plugin then it provides you the option and you can set it in less than 5 mins.

Procedure to set breadcrumbs if you have Yoast:-

Go to Yoast SEO -> Search Appearance-> Breadcrumbs-> Enabled.

Breadcrumbs for wordpress

4. Confusion of comments:-

This is a fact that when you delete comments that affect your rankings. So now a new question arises that if we don’t delete the comments then many spammy comments will fill the whole comment section. 

So that’s why confusion got occurred that we should enable or disable our comment section.

So here I suggest you enable your comment section because there are many people who praise you also and we delete some of the comments which are worst and we can keep the remaining.

So here the way you can enable or disable your comment section:-

Go to Settings-> then go to Discussion-> then comments settings

One more thing it is totally up to you to enable or disable the comments section. 

Comments settings for wordpress seo

5. Always choose SEO friendly plugins:-

If you do not know then let me tell you that only one plugin can make your site crash if you not use and good and verified plugin.

Plugins affect a lot of your page performance and its loading time. Using too many plugins can increase you loading time of the page.

I suggest you use as many as minimum plugins on your site. They have much more baggage of code and your rankings can be affected by those.

Here are some SEO friendly and trusted plugins you can use:-

Conclusion:-

The above points are very crucial for your SEO rankings, if you are missing a factor then you are missing your rankings. 

WordPress provides maximum control to its user to make his/her site SEO-friendly. 

There are more points if you leave comments to know more about these topics, I will upload more regarding WordPress SEO. Till then thank you!