WordPress

Hack Attack Proof: 4 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site

WordPress is a popular platform, and the more popular it gets, the more hackers are going to try to target all those WordPress websites. This doesn’t mean moving to Joomla or Drupal or another system for better security.

Any type of website platform is going to have the same issues, but you can secure your WordPress site simply by performing some basic WordPress security steps.

Because WordPress is so popular, there’s tons of brilliant developers that are always working to make sure it’s secure. But, the security on WordPress is only as good as its weakest point. In 98 percent of cases where websites are hacked, the weakest point was something that could have easily been prevented.

WordPress securityMake sure you understand the basics of WordPress security, so you can prevent yourself from being an easy target.

You need to adopt the mindset of most hackers, which is that they like to go after easy targets.

Yes, there’s the crazy hackers that are going after the big guns, like Apple and Google, but the majority of hackers are not visiting individual websites and trying to find ways to get into them.

Rather, they’re running scripts, or bots, that scan the Internet looking for vulnerabilities. These programs automatically try to guess passwords and usernames, find vulnerabilities, and break into as many websites as possible.

If someone hacks your website, chances are that it’s not one person who came to your website and found a way in. Rather, it’s a hacker running software that’s been scanning thousands, even tens of thousands of websites, looking for vulnerabilities. They may have discovered one on your website, and found a way to take advantage of it.

Fortunately, much of the general security breaches in WordPress are avoidable. First of all, you want to make sure you’re using a good webhost. Most webhosts these days keep their software up to date. So, any decent webhost, such as HostGator, DreamHost or BlueHost conduct the security checks on their end, but you have to uphold your end of the security bargain, too.

Rule #1: Keeping Your Website Up-to-Date

Here’s a few simple things you can do to make sure that your website is up to date:

  • Start With Your WordPress Dashboard. WordPress DashboardWhen you log into your website, it’s easy to tell if all of your plugins, theme files and WordPress files are current.
    If WordPress releases a new version, they’ll notify you when you log in, so update whenever you get a notice.
    This is because when WordPress releases an update to the core files, they add important security updates, too.
  • Check WordPress News. When you look at WordPress News, which is on the right and slightly down the page on your dashboard, you’ll often see a WordPress security release. So, in many cases, when they’re not releasing new features, they’re releasing security updates.
  • Pay Attention To WordPress Updates. If you scroll over to the Updates area on your dashboard, you can see how many theme files or plugins you need to update. If you’re using plugins that you have either purchased a license to, or downloaded off WordPress.org, when a release is sent to you, go ahead and click on Select All and Update Plugins. This is because, just like WordPress core files, many of the plugins you’re using release an update when they find or suspect a vulnerability.update plugins
  • Settings To Automate Plugins. There are settings to make sure all your WordPress plugins automatically update. And if you have a website that you’re not maintaining often, you may want to set it, so everything auto-updates.

Some people like to see what’s updating and when it’s updating, because if something go wrong with the website, they know they just ran an update, so it’s easier for to troubleshoot without things happening in the background.

So, rule number one is to make sure you always run updates, because many of these updates protect you from security vulnerabilities.

Rule #2: Know Who’s Administering Your WordPress Site

The second rule in WordPress Security is strengthening your username and password. Let’s start with your username. The first thing is to go into is the Users section, where you’ll find Administrators. If there’s more than one administrator of your website, make sure that you know who that administrator is.

And if you’ve ever had your website hacked or had a malware attack, in many cases you may find an administrator who you don’t know. If you see an administrator account that you did not create, you need to delete that account to shut it down. You’ll also want to force everybody to update their passwords.

Administrators SectionIn addition, if you are giving out administrator accounts to a designer, for example, you’ll want to delete that account as soon as they finish their changes.

Make certain any administrators you add uses strong passwords that are difficult to guess, which brings me to my next point.

When you first create a WordPress website, the default username for the administrator is Admin, A-D-M-I-N.

When hackers write a script or software to go out there and to try and guess usernames and passwords to log into WordPress websites, what username do you think they start with?

Admin, and it’s amazing how many people leave their default username as Admin, A-D-M-I-N. All they have to do now is guess your password.

They’re using special software, so they can guess passwords very quickly. If you have a simple password that is a combination of words, there’s a good chance that hackers are going to be able to conduct a brute force attack to guess the password.

Follow these steps when creating a new WordPress site:

  1. user add newGo into the User Account and click on Add New user.
  2. Create a new Admin user under whatever name you want – anything but Admin.
  3. Once you’ve created that new account, log out of the Admin account.
  4. Log back in with the new administrator account you created.
  5. Delete the original Admin account; now that vulnerability is gone.

Rule #3: Create a Rock Solid Password

Create a Rock Solid PasswordThe next thing that you want to do is make sure you’re using hard passwords. This means passwords that nearly impossible for hackers to guess.

When you input your password, you’ll see a strength indicator. Avoid using password that are weak, or even medium. You want to use one that is strong by adding characters and numbers to the combination you use.

Don’t be fooled by thinking nobody can guess it. Hackers run special software that puts through literally thousands of combinations of words, so it is quite possible to guess your password if you’re just using standard language and words.

The key is to make your passwords random using a password generator, such as:

  • Passwordgenerators.net: In just 15 characters, they will create the perfect password, using a combination of letters and unusual characters. Save that main password, though, so you can enter it into the generator for next time.
  • Lastpass.com: If you have a problem remembering passwords, use a powerful and secure service like lastpass.com, which helps you recall your passwords.
  • Combine words and separate them with symbols: Using strong passwords is critical to the security of your website. If you want to log your passwords to memory and you can’t remember something obscure and long, string three words together and mix up upper case, lower case, and then separate them by odd characters, like dollar and percent signs, for example.

The bottom line is to make sure your password is unbelievably hard to guess. Make sure that password strength indicator shows it’s strong, too. Those are your first lines of defense.

Rule #4: Use Security Plugins To Secure Your WordPress Site

Automate Plugins

The last line of defense is using the security plugins on WordPress. To find a security plugin:

  1. Go to Plugins
  2. Click on Add New
  3. Search Plugins
  4. Select OK
  5. Download and Install
  6. Click on Activate

If you’re not sure which one to use, I recommend Wordfence.

Unleashing the Hounds: Wordfence

Here are some of the helpful things you can do with Wordfence:

  • Conduct a scan. Once activated, you’ll see Wordfence on the left side of your screen. The first thing you will want to do is conduct a scan of your entire WordPress site. After you run it, you’ll see the results of your scan in a summary.
  • Check out Live Traffic. The next thing to do is to scroll down to see Live Traffic on your website, so you know what’s going on in real time. Although it’s interesting, the Scan feature is the one you should use the most.
  • Monitor your site performance. Look at your performance setup, because there’s some good performance options here to help you cache stuff and to speed up your website.
  • Wordfence blocked IPs. Wordfence blocked IPsScroll down a bit, so you can block IPs.
    If you find you have a site with an IP that is hammering your website or conducting a brute force attack, you can block them here.
    That would normally be something that you could do at the ISP level, or at the server level, but you can also do it from here.
  • Block selected countries from accessing your site. You can block certain countries by scrolling down to that area of Wordfence.
    If you find that you’re getting a lot of hacking attempts from a specific country, and you do no business in that country, just block it by following their simple instructions.
  • Schedule when Wordfence scans occur. You should set up a regular scan schedule. Depending on your website, at least once a week’s probably a good idea.
  • WHOIS lookup. Be sure to scroll around to discover all the Wordfence tools you can use, such as the WHOIS Lookup. Although advanced, it is a helpful tool for security.
  • Advanced blocking. You can block full-IP ranges if you notice a range of IPs from a specific server that’s attacking you. Once again, this is a little bit more advanced setting.
  • Wordfence options. Under Options, you can buy an advanced key. The advanced key is going to allow you to upgrade to Wordfence Premium.

Reasons to Use Wordfence Premium

Wordfence Premium gives you some additional features that you can view on their website. One of the best tools is Site Repair. It helps you repair your website if you have malware and it restore your files.

If you’re scanning and protecting your website and you know that you don’t have any malware, stick with the free version. But if you find that your website is infected, you may want to invest in the Premium version, so they can help you get the malware off your website. Premium features aren’t available unless you have a license.

Use Wordfence PremiumSpend some time studying the features of Wordfence to see what will benefit you the most.

Wordfence is a great plugin for locking down your website, but most importantly, for scanning your website to make sure there’s no malicious software there.

The free version works great for scanning your site and making sure everything’s clean and secure. If you do have an issue, invest in a Premium license, because then they can help you remove the bad stuff without breaking your website.

However, if you are scanning with the Premium version of Wordfence and your settings are sensitive, you need to be cautious, because sometimes it will identify files that are actually good files as suspicious ones.

And if you delete those, you could break your website. So, when you are using the Premium version to clean up your website, be cautious. If you set the settings too high, they will look at some files as suspicious that are not.

A perfect example of that is many of the optimize press files will trigger security suspicions in Wordfence, just by the nature of how they wrote the files, and there’s nothing wrong with them. That’s something you need to be cautious of when you are using the Advanced Premium filters in Wordfence.

Final Words of WordPress Wisdom

Remember these keys to WordPress security:

  • Make sure your plugins and your theme files are always up-to-date.
  • Be proactive and create your unique admin username before deleting the admin username.
  • Always monitor your admin users and be sure you don’t have any admin users in your account that you don’t know.
  • Make sure you choose a strong password for your administrator users. Do not use weak passwords and always delete user accounts when they’re done.

All you need is one brute force attack to create huge headaches for you. A security plugin like Wordfence will consistently scan and protect your website from malicious files and malware.

If you take those steps, you are going to make your WordPress site much too difficult for the average hacker to take a run at. They want to go for low-hanging fruit, but with the right tools, your website will be in good shape. It only takes about 10 minutes to lock down your website simply and safely.

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Social Sharing Plugins
Driving Traffic, Social Media, Tools, WordPress

My Top 3 Favourite Social Sharing WordPress Plugins

(So far anyway…  ;)

The easiest way to increase the number of people sharing the content on your website is by simply making it easier to share. But despite how painfully obvious this “solution” is, every day I see websites screwing it up.

And remember, “social sharing” is now playing a bigger role than just exposing you to new potential customers on the different social networks while at the same time creating free social proof (just in case this isn’t enough)…

It’s also playing an ever-more-important role in getting good rankings in Google.

If you sit in a room full of SEO geeks for about 5 minutes you are bound to hear them mention “social signals”.

Social signals happen when someone shares your content across one of the big social networks, which Google looks at as a ‘signal’ that people care about your site.  And if other people care enough about your site to share it then Google knows they need to pay attention.

Another way to look at it, social signals are like backlinks from social networks… kind of.

So if you still don’t believe or care about social signals then you can quit reading now… but if you want to learn about the tools I use to get the visitors to my website to share my content and create social signals then keep reading…

Oh, I should also note that this post is NOT about writing great content.

I mean, it should be a given that if you write crappy content you can make it as easy to share as you want but it ain’t gonna happen (unless it includes a cute kitten in a cup… then all bets are off).

Instead, I want to share a few of the tools I’ve discovered over the past year that I use on my different websites to make sharing my content dead simple and like any “favorite tools” type article, it may not seem like a lot but it is all of the tools I spent hours testing that you do NOT see here that makes this information so valuable.

I can honestly say that I’ve spent at least 50 hours in the last year testing social sharing WordPress plugins and tools. So figure out how much an hour of your time is worth, multiply it by 50 and that is how much this article is worth to you.

You can thank me later (cash or credit will be fine :)…

Also, all of the social sharing tools I am about to share were tested on WordPress and some will NOT work for non-WordPress sites.

So in no particular order…

My Top 3 Favorite Social
Sharing WordPress Plugins

TOOL #1: Twitter Facebook Social Share Plugin (Click Here)

social sharing wordpress pluginsThis is great if you just want a simple social sharing plugin for WordPress that gets the job done and does not overcomplicate things.

You may think that more is better: it isn’t.

Don’t go crazy and add as many share buttons as you can find – just stick to three or four that best reach your audience. I always go with Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and then depending on your brand you may want to include Pinterest.

Another nice feature is that you can easily position the share bar in different positions and styles to suit your site’s layout. For those of you who are members of The Internet Business Accelerator, I offer an easy step-by-step video on how to do this.

TOOL #2: Shareaholic (Click Here)

shareaholic

Shareaholic is another sharing plugin that I personally use on my blog because it comes with a few extra features I like including…

  • Social Analytics: So you can gauge how often your content is shared, and which posts appeal more to your readers.
  • Cool Icons: If you want to get away from the ‘standard’ sharing icons then Shareaholic is the answer. They have a few different sets of VERY cool icons that are more likely to grab the reader’s attention.

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TOOL #3: Total Facebook Integration

 Although, this really isn’t a specific tool I thought it should make the list since it is so important…

Now when we talk about Facebook integration is really goes beyond  just having the ‘like’ button on each page and post. You can also give people the option to…

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  • Share your content on their wall
  • Follow you directly from your site
  • Comment on your posts via Facebook
  • Display your FB fans directly on your site (instant social proof)

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Facebook has developed a plugin that manages all of this and you can get all of the details at: https://developers.facebook.com/wordpress/

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In Summary…

There are tons of different social sharing WordPress  plugins out there and lots of them have their own strengths but the three I listed above are the ones I use every day.

I should also mention I am going to be testing Digg Digg built by BufferApp which offers a whole suite of social media management tools but it is too early to comment and I may revise this post if it turns out to be a keeper, but I am not holding my breath…

So far my experience with social sharing WordPress plugins and apps that require scripts and buttons to load on someone else’s server (ie. AddThis.com and ShareThis.com) haven’t been good. All too often I would find my site had loaded and the sharing buttons hadn’t. Not good.

 And if you have a favorite social sharing WordPress plugin that you think deserves mention please feel free to share it in the comments section below. I would love hear about it…

 

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Driving Traffic, SEO & SEM, WordPress

WordPress SEO Tune-Up – Lesson 3

Increasing Site Speed,
Fixing Crawl Errors,
& No Follow Comments

WordPress SEO Tune-Up
Lesson 3 Transcription

Welcome to the Lesson 3 in our WordPress SEO tune-up series.

In Lesson 1 we talked about duplicate content, how WordPress creates duplicate content and we also talked about the Yoast plugin and how to use it to plug all of the duplicate content holes.

In Lesson 2 we talked about how to use Yoast’s page analysis feature for on-page optimization which is as good as so many of the premium paid tools out there… except it’s free!

In this video I want to give you a couple more tips to make sure your WordPress website is fine tuned and ready to kick some SEO butt.

SEO Tip: Increase Your Site Speed

The first thing I want to talk about is speed because a slow loading website can have a negative impact on your search engine rankings.

WordPress it is a pretty quick CMS but since it’s database driven there’s no static pages which means that every time someone visits your website and requests a page WordPress has to load that page and all the related images and files from a database which can slow things down.

The good news is that you can make it much faster using a free WordPress caching plugins.

The two most popular caching plugins are plug-ins are WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache and the can both be found in the WordPress plugin directory.

In simplest terms these plugins create a static, cached copy of all of the pages on your WordPress website so that every time someone visits your website the pages and files do not need to be loaded from the database in turn  increasing the speed of your WordPress site.

And since Google prefers fast loading sites AND you may decrease your bounce rate if people don’t have to wait for your site to load then installing one of these plugins is really a no-brainer. My personal favourite is the W3 Total Cache plugin but it is a little more complicated and I do use both (not on the same site of course).

SEO Tip: Tools To Identify Crawl Errors

After your site is set up and you have completed the on-page optimization with Yoast it is time to make sure there are no issues hidden in your website that could be causing crawl errors and there are couple of free tools to do this..

The first place to check for crawl errors is in your Google Webmaster Tools account. Under the “Health” section you will find a sub-section called “Crawl Errors” which will show you any errors Google has found when crawling your website.

SEO Tip - Google Crawl Erro Report

And if Google sees something broken on your site it is definitely in your best interest to fix it ASAP.

Another cool FREE tool for helping optimize your site and identify potential problems is called Screaming Frog (I love the name) which you can download at www.screamingfrog.co.uk.

This free SEO tool is going to spider through your website and show you the key SEO elements of every single page including things like your heading tags, your meta title tags, your description tags, links, etc. This allows you to quickly see if anything is missing or not right.

So between Google Webmaster Tools and Screaming Frog, both free, you can quickly fine tune your website.

They may not give you the same level of detail as something like  SEOmoz or Internet Business Promoter which really get into the nitty gritty details but at the end of the day they’re free and do a pretty damn good job.

SEO Tip: Setup NoFollow Links

Now that you’ve made your page faster and made sure there are no errors the final thing I want to talk about is creating nofollow links for your comments.

Fortunately, there’s more free plugins to help us with this. One of the more popular ones is called the Ultimate NoFollow plugin which I use and it is going to give finite control over which outbound links on your site are set to NoFollow.

The very first thing you should do is install the Ultimate NoFollow plugin and set your comments to be nofollow links.

The reason you want to do that is because, although you’ve probably got lots of great people commenting on your blog, you can have somebody comment on your blog and leave a backlink to a site that may be low quality and although linking out to high quality sites is good and can help your rankings, linking out to really low quality, untrusted sites can actually have a negative impact on your rankings.

So, I never want any dofollow outbound links created on my site that I don’t control and I don’t always control where comments may link to.

So there ya go… three more things just to tighten up your WordPress SEO.

Now you just need to start adding good quality, unique content on a regular basis, build high quality backlinks and watch your rankings go up.

I hope you learned something in this series and if you missed the last two you can find them on my blog.

And finally if you have any favorite WordPress SEO tools I would love to hear about them… just leave a comment below.

– Derek

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WordPress SEO Tune-Up – Lesson #2

Automating Your On-Site
Optimization With This FREE
WordPress SEO Plugin…

In the last lesson we talked about the structural issues surrounding WordPress SEO and the potential for it to silently pollute your website with duplicate content.

Now it’s time to move on and talk about how to easily optimize each page and post on your WordPress website

What is On-Page orWordPress SEO - On-Site Optimization
On-Site Optimization?

This means optimizing each page and post on your website for the one specific keyword that you want it to rank for by using the chosen keyword in the…

  • Meta title & description tags
  • Heading & sub-heading tags (H1,H2, and H3 Tags)
  • The first paragraph of content
  • Image “alt” tags
  • URL (Permalinks)

As well as measuring things like the:

  • Keyword density (I shoot for 1.5%)
  • Reading level (too complicated is bad)
  • Length (I try for 500 word minimum)
  • Outbound links to high authority sites
Obviously you could do all of this manually but checking this list off manually every time you post new content to your website is NOT the best use of your time.

WordPress SEO Plugins To
Automate On-Page Optimization

There are numerous premium WordPress SEO plugins available to coach you through on-page optimization including EasyWP SEO ($37), SEO Pressor ($47-$97), and Scribe Content ($67/Month) and I have purchased and tried all of these and I still keep coming back to my favorite FREE SEO Plugin which Yoast SEO for WordPress.

In the last lesson I showed you how to use Yoast SEO For WordPress to fix all of the potential duplicate content issues that can be unknowingly created by WordPress but what I didn’t show you was how you can also use this awesome free plugin to ensure you have optimized all of the critical elements of every page and post with the keyword you want it to rank for.

So rather than try and explain how the page analysis feature in the Yoast SEO For WordPress plugin works I decided to make this quick video to show you…

So there you have it! An awesome free WordPress SEO plugin to help automate and expedite your rankings.

If you have any other favourite plugins or tools for WordPress SEO I would love to hear about them. Just post them up in the comments section below.

If you missed the first lesson in the WordPress SEO Tune-Up Series you can click here to check it out and if you want to guarantee you NEVER miss out on any future lessons just opt-in to my Weekly Internet Marketing Update in the right side bar.

Oh and finally a little shameless request… if you learned something in this lesson feel free to give my some ‘social kudos’ by clicking one of the infamous share buttons below.

To living the Internet lifestyle…

Derek Gehl

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Driving Traffic, SEO & SEM, WordPress

WordPress SEO Tune-Up – Lesson #1

Is Your WordPress Website
Creating Duplicate Content
Behind Your Back?

One of the most important and frequently overlooked elements of WordPress SEO is making sure you plug all of the duplicate content holes WordPress can unknowingly create.

For those who are just getting up to speed, here is how Google defines duplicate content:

WordPress SEO Tips

NOTE: For the purpose of this lesson we are addressing duplicate content within a domain.

Now I am not going to debate how much of an impact too much duplicate content can have on your rankings because that dead horse has been flogged enough.

Instead I want to show you how WordPress could be unknowingly creating duplicate content penalties and how you can fix it using a FREE plugin.

And remember, this lesson isn’t about the on-site component of WordPress SEO; we will cover that in the next lesson. This lesson is about fixing the structural issues and preventing accidental duplicate content.

3 Ways WordPress Can Accidently Create Duplicate Content

First off let me state that this is NOT about issues caused by manually copying and posting the same content on different pages around your site without using rel=”canonical” tags OR not setting your preferred domain in Google Webmaster Tools.

The following is a list of WordPress ‘features’ that can cause duplicate content penalties straight out of the box.

In other words these are the proverbial holes in your WordPress SEO boat that you should plug BEFORE you set sail.

#1 WordPress’ Taxonomies

If you are like 98% of the human population who have no idea what a “taxonomy” is, it really just means a “way to group things together” or a “grouping mechanism”(welcome to the other 2%).

WordPress comes with a few default taxonomies that include:
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  • Categorie
  • Tags
  • Link Category[/list]

Many themes, widgets and plugins create additional custom taxonomies with a few of the more common ones being “Author” and “Date,” and as handy as these taxonomies can be they can also create numerous duplicate content issues.

#2 WordPress’ Comment Pagination

In WordPress you can have the option to only show a certain number of comments on a given page at which point the comments paginate, in turn creating multiple versions of the same article with different comments.

#3 WordPress’ ReplyToCom Parameter

If you’ve set up your WordPress blog so that you can reply to other comments this could be creating duplicate content each time a new comment is left on your page by applying a URL parameter that Google does not seem to have the common sense to ignore.

Now for those of your who are a little more ‘techie’ what I just said may make perfect sense but for those of you who are more ‘visual learners’ let’s watch this quick video I made that actually demonstrates these problems…

After watching this video you should have a pretty solid understanding of the problems we’re up against so now let’s move on to the solution…

The Best Plugin For WordPress SEO

Over the past few years I’ve tried pretty much all of the best free and paid WordPress SEO plugins including All-In-One-SEO,  Platinum SEO, and SEO Ultimate and without a doubt my absolute favorite is WordPress SEO By Yoast.

In fact, out of all of the WordPress SEO plugins that have been around for a while, WordPress SEO By Yoast is the only one that has almost a five star rating after over 2.6 million downloads. That really says a lot!

Then in September 2012 WooThemes,  arguably the #1 developer of premium WordPress themes, actually removed their own WordPress SEO framework and began recommending Yoast because it was just better.

Yet another HUGE endorsement for Yoast.

Now in this lesson I am not going to get into every nitty-gritty feature of Yoast, instead I want to show you how to use this plugin to quickly eliminate these accidental sources of duplicate content…

So hopefully I’ve helped you cut through confusion and given you a better understanding of WordPress SEO and how to avoid duplicate content.

If you have ANY thoughts or tips you would like to share I would love to hear them… just leave a comment below.

And remember this is just the in or WordPress Op. In the next lesson I am going to be sharing my favorite WordPress tools and plugins for taking the guesswork out of on-page optimization.

To make sure you don’t miss out take a second to opt-in to my “Weekly Internet Marketing Update” in the sidebar!

To your online success…

Derek Gehl

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Driving Traffic, SEO & SEM, WordPress

WordPress is NOT Google Friendly…

At this exact second WordPress Version 3.4 has been downloaded 24,061,201 times.

WordPress 3.4 Downloads

It is the fastest growing CMS in the world with over 75,000,000 websites now built on WordPress and I would hazard to guess that a large segment of this growth is being driven by individuals and small businesses that see it is a cost effective way to create and maintain professional websites except from one little problem…

There’s a misconception that WordPress is inherently search engine friendly and that just isn’t true.

The fact is, unless you make a concious effort to configure WordPress to be search engine friendly, straight out of the box it’s full of problems that need to be remedied if you want to maximize your potential rankings.

And I am not talking about the easy stuff like configuring your permalinks or setting up a sitemap (both of which ARE important). I am talking about HUGE structural issues that will create significant duplicate content penalties if you do not fix them right away.

Heck, did you know that on many different WordPress themes, if you have comments enabled, each comment you get adds a URL parameter (aka ‘replytocom) that can actually create duplicate content issues?

It’s stuff like this that could be damaging your rankings but can be easily fixed in less than 5 minutes.

So here’s what I am going to do to ensure your WordPress websites are set up the right way…

Over the coming week I’m going to be releasing a series of free lesson that will help you optimize your WordPress site including…
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  • Choosing The Right SEO Plugins
  • Avoiding Duplicate Content Penalties
  • On Page Optimization Plugins
  • Other Tips & Tricks

[/list]And if I come up with anything else along the way I’ll throw it in.

When it was initially developed the structural issues WordPress suffers from just weren’t an issue but over the past few years, particularly post Panda & Penguin, the structural flaws that can create these duplicate content penalties can cause BIG problems if they’re not fixed.

Fortunately WordPress is still the best CMS because those problems are easy to remedy and that is exactly what intend to show you how to do…

And if you haven’t already make sure you opt-in to my “Internet Marketing Weekly Update” in the sidebar to the right just to guarantee you don’t miss any of these valuable lessons.

So stay tuned, the first lesson will be rolling out VERY soon!

Derek Gehl

 

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