How to Optimize Your Links with WP Optimize

Posted OnMar 21, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

The second step of the guide to WP Optimize will show how to optimize links on your website, which will help you set nofollow attributes, add keywords and phrases that could improve your search rankings and more.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the Dashboard, scroll down and click on WP Optimise >> Optimise Links from the Admin Menu sidebar. Tick the box marked Enable Optimise Links.


Step 3) Internal links are links that send users to other pages and posts on your site, so they are an important part of your website. You want to keep users on your site for as long as possible, and send them to various products and services that will be of use to them. By ticking the boxes marked Process Posts Content and Process Pages Content, you automatically add keywords and links to your content. You can also do the same for comments. If you want to exclude linking in your content Headers (h1, h2, h3, etc.), tick the box at the bottom.


Step 4) Targeting links will match links up based on titles and tags within your website. Tick the boxes you would like to consider target links for, including Categories, Tags, Posts and Pages.


Step 5) The optimise links settings can help you decide which content you wish to optimise with links, including processing single posts and pages only, set case sensitive matching, and opening all links in a new window when they are clicked upon by a user.


Step 6) You can enter posts and pages that you wish to ignore for link optimisation. Your contact page is a good one, but you may have more. Enter them in the box provided.


Step 7) If you have certain keywords and target links in mind, you can add them to the Custom Keywords/Targets Links box shown below. Follow the example provided to learn how to enter them.


Step 8) You can load custom keywords and links from a URL by adding them to the box below. You can also tick the boxes for using categories and tags names as keywords if you choose to.


Step 9) You always to have to be careful not to add too many links to a page, and by entering a max number of links (the recommendation is 2 to 5), you can ensure that it doesn’t get out of hand.


Step 10) External links are links that send users to websites away from yours, and it is often a good idea to add a NoFollow attribute to them, as it means that Google and the search engine robots won’t follow them. This means that you can’t get told off for over-linking or breaking Google’s guidelines. Add the URLs you want to exclude or add a NoFollow to in the boxes provided.


The next step of the guide will focus on How to Optimize Your Images with WP Optimize By xTraffic.


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