Boost Your WordPress Blog SEO with These 5 Simple Tips

Before I dive into the main course for today, I wanted to say that I’m not an SEO expert nor should you refer to me as such. That said, just consider me a few steps ahead of you my loyal audience. Recently I was thinking about the idea of “mental bandwidth” and overwhelm.

People try to do too much. Get too many pans cooking on the stove. Have to many irons in the fire. Or sometimes we just get plain burned out on whatever we are doing.

It’s pretty easy to do as an entrepreneur. There really is no clocking out in this game, unless you make a point to put that in place. Thought I would pass along a suggestion that have helped me over the years.
Nothing has helped me more than leveraging work I was already doing. If you post something interesting on social media, you should always think about how it might be repositioned into an email.  I say email because in my experience, email is the most direct route to money.

You might think that sounds crass or “mercenary” of me. Well, think what you will. A business needs traffic like a human needs’ food. Without it, folks you all know what happens. Businesses don’t exist on goodwill and good intentions alone. You have to be profitable.

Email has been the biggest driver of profits for me over the years. So, most bandwidth that you spend on social media or otherwise in the world should at least be considered for an email. The content you are reading right now will absolutely end up in an email that I send to my list to sell something. Make no mistake about it.

Now let’s dive in and enjoy the post topic.

When it comes to improving the search engine optimization (SEO) of your WordPress blog, there are several easy do-it-yourself strategies you can implement to help boost your visibility online. By following these tips, you can increase your chances of ranking higher in search engine results and driving more traffic to your blog.

Here are 5 Do It Yourself SEO Tips for WordPress bloggers:



URL keyword relationship, when creating your blog posts, be sure to include relevant keywords in the URL structure. This helps search engines understand what your post is about and can improve your chances of ranking for those keywords. For example, if your post is about “best SEO tips for bloggers,” your URL could be something like “”


Optimize Post Titles, one of the most important elements of your blog post is the title. Make sure to include relevant keywords in your post titles to help search engines understand the topic of your post. Additionally, consider using catchy and descriptive titles to entice readers to click on your post.


The power of a H1 Header, Using H1 headers in your blog posts helps search engines understand the main topic of your post. Be sure to include your main keyword in the H1 header to improve your SEO. Additionally, using H2 and H3 headers throughout your post can help organize your content and improve readability.


Keyword Content, when creating your blog posts, be sure to include relevant keywords throughout your content. However, be careful not to overstuff your content with keywords, as this can hurt your SEO. Instead, focus on creating high-quality, informative content that naturally includes your keywords.


Consider adding visual content, adding images, videos, and infographics to your blog posts can help improve your SEO. Visual content not only makes your posts more engaging for readers but can also help improve your search engine rankings. Be sure to include relevant alt text for your images to help search engines understand what your visual content is about.


By implementing these simple DIY SEO tips, you can improve the visibility and rankings of your WordPress blog. Additionally, be sure to pay attention to SEO best practices, such as optimizing your meta tags, creating a sitemap, and building high-quality backlinks, to further improve your SEO efforts.

Remember, SEO is an ongoing process, so be sure to regularly review and update your blog posts to ensure they are optimized for search engines. By following these tips and staying consistent with your SEO efforts, you can increase your chances of success as a WordPress blogger.

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11 thoughts on “Boost Your WordPress Blog SEO with These 5 Simple Tips”

  1. helpful tips.

    I use the H1 headers – but wasn’t thinking about how they are targeted by the search bots. I was just using them to organize my posts, so they’re easier to read (and skim for the main points as many people will). In the future I’ll pay closer attention to how they can be used boost SEO.

  2. Thank you, James… these are some really helpful tips for utilizing SEO for our blogs. The checklist is very helpful as well. I know it is difficult to provide SEO content in a natural, flowing way. It can be challenging to research and write a post with an intended keyword and make it flow naturally rather than “program” a blog post to place the keywords. This can make a post feel robotic and unnatural for the reader to flow through. I’ve had this issue before and want to reverse the process to “cater” to the reader. I still want to have some SEO content inside to reach some viewers on Google search, but I won’t over-analyze it anymore.

    1. Vanessa, please re-read the post or consider the SEO Checklist
      Plugin if you want to short the learning curve and improve your
      on-page SEO in about 30 minutes done.
      Coming soon keep your eyes out for my future keyword blog post and
      you should be all set if you trust me hint, hint. It’s all about
      shortening the learning curve, do you agree? By the way, anything
      I recommend, I also use if that means anything to you.

  3. James,
    Appreciate the tips on SEO optimization for blogs. I certainly learned a few things. I agree with your statement that we never clock out while running our business. I am always working on something. The biggest tip I got from you today was that all content, either blog or social media could/should be an email. Thank you.

  4. Hi James,
    I am no expert on SEO as well and intended to ignore but I did get so much from getting green lights as I began to follow most of the tips you’ve mentioned. I am using Yoast SEO. What do you think?

    Would you advise the SEO Checklist Plugin instead?

    I agree that sometimes I do try to do too much and then get overwhelmed or get plain burned out.

    You have much experience with email so I think you are an expert in that I agree It also makes sense to use our blog posts in as many ways as possible.

    Thank you for sharing, since you commented on my post, I did begin to take SEO into account and now I enjoy it.

    1. Hey Eleanor, great question. Truth be told, I recommend both as each
      addresses a different SEO area. In short, the SEO Checklist Plugin
      is for on-page SEO which is what the Google Robots look at first.

      If you fail, this test your history and Google will bypass the content
      review rating.

      Does is make sense?

      The benefit for you is a shorter learning curve and it’s very e-z to
      fix your whole page like 30 minutes done 🙂

  5. James,

    Thanks for the SEO tips! I haven’t dove into that part yet but I know the suggestion you provided will be helpful. The problem I have with SEO is some individuals say not to worry about it, where others say it have to do it if you want to succeed.

    What are your thoughts on this?

    1. CJ, great question. Truth be told, When the Google robot claws your site first it ranks you based the SEO checklist I provide.
      Next SEO 102, the content robot reads your content and rates your content that’s it. The content is king after you pass SEO 101.
      Pick up the SEO checklist it will help your on page SEO. I highly recommend it CJ.

  6. James, thanks for sharing your insights on managing overwhelm and maximising productivity. It’s true that as entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get caught up in doing too much and burning out. Leveraging work we’re already doing, like repurposing social media content into emails, is a smart strategy to optimise our efforts. Your tips for improving SEO on WordPress are also super helpful, especially for bloggers looking to boost their online visibility. Incorporating keywords into URLs, post titles, headers, and content, as well as adding visual elements, can make a big difference in search engine rankings. Thanks, Atif

    1. Atif, I highly recommend the SEO Checklist I use it and the value is great based on the results.
      Google not me will love your on-page SEO and with your killer content Atif you should do fine.

      The next step is keywords I will address that soon.

      I recommend that you consider updating your on-page images files names for the Google SEO Robots
      to improve your blog ranking. You can do this with the SEO Checklist Plugin.
      I think your site content is great and once you learn how to keyword optimize which I will cover
      here soon you should be in good shape with the Google SEO Robots.

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