How to make your WordPress blog posts visible to Search Engines

Wondering why your WordPress blog isn’t getting any traffic? This is a really simple and effective way of boosting your blog traffic.

To get your blog posts indexed and showing up in search engines like Google go to your Web Dashboard: Settings > Reading and you will see your privacy settings. You can choose from:

  • Allow search engines to index this site.
  • Ask search engines not to index this site.
  • I would like my site to be private, visible only to users I choose

WordPress: How to make your blog posts visible to Search Engines

To get your posts indexed select ‘Allow search engines to index this site’ and get posting!

Remember it’s also really important to write original content and use tags wisely – tags are a great way of boosting traffic too!

WordPress: 5 easy ways to increase your blog traffic

WordPress: 5 easy ways to increase your blog traffic

There are lots of ways of getting more hits on your blog, but here are my favourite 5 fast and simple ways of getting traffic:

  1. Publicize
    Most people use social networking sites, so use the WordPress publicize option to let all those friends on Facebook, Twitter etc know whenever you publish a blog post. There is a tutorial telling you how to use publicize here.
  2. Get your blog showing up on Google
    If you don’t let the search engines index your blog posts, people will have a much harder time finding your fascinating blog articles: How to get your blog indexed by search engines.
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