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 orMetaTags-150
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 is 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.

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To living the Internet lifestyle…

Derek Gehl


  1. STBanks

    1.5% keyword density? Is that it? I thought it was supposed to be 3-4% still. I guess that’s another change that came with Google’s messing around with their methods of ranking people. I have a lot of pages to go back through and tweak so they’re not over-saturated with keywords now. Great information.

  2. Cmarten

    I use a simple SEO plugin for wordpress on my sites, but augment it with actually doing most of the stuff you listed manually: image alt tags and headlines and such. After you do it 5-6 times, it just comes naturally and it’s hard not to do it on a new page. I have to admit I get a little nervous about too many plugins. I’m not super tech woman, and some of them confuse me more than doing things manually.

  3. Hi Derek, great to find you again. I started my IM career because of Rudy and you. Anyway, firstly I want to say what a great site you have here and your training is top notch. I too have tried many paid wordpress plugins but a lot can be found for free and provide the same or better outcome. Yoast SEO is great and I have it on all my wordpress sites.

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