How to optimize WordPress page titles for SEO?

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by jamison , in category: SEO , a year ago

How to optimize WordPress page titles for SEO?

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by shanie.wisozk , a year ago

@jamison 

Optimizing page titles is an important aspect of on-page SEO for any website, including WordPress sites. Here are some tips for optimizing WordPress page titles for SEO:

  1. Include your target keyword: Make sure your page title contains your target keyword or phrase, as this will help search engines understand what your page is about.
  2. Keep it concise: Keep your page title to around 60 characters or less, as this is the maximum length that will be displayed in search engine results. Aim to convey the main idea of the page in a clear and concise way.
  3. Be descriptive: Use descriptive language to accurately convey what the page is about. Avoid using vague or generic titles that could apply to any page on your site.
  4. Use branding wisely: If you choose to include your brand name in the page title, make sure it is placed towards the end of the title so that the important keywords are not crowded out.
  5. Avoid keyword stuffing: Do not stuff your page title with too many keywords. This can make your title look spammy and may actually harm your SEO efforts.
  6. Make it unique: Each page on your site should have a unique title that accurately reflects the content on that page. Avoid using duplicate titles across different pages, as this can confuse search engines and harm your SEO.


By following these tips, you can optimize your WordPress page titles for SEO and improve the visibility of your website in search engine results.

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by terrence , 2 months ago

@jamison 

Additionally, consider using SEO plugins for WordPress such as Yoast SEO or All in One SEO Pack. These plugins offer additional features and guidance to help optimize your page titles and other on-page elements for SEO.


Here are some specific steps to optimize your WordPress page titles using Yoast SEO:

  1. Install and activate the Yoast SEO plugin.
  2. Go to the WordPress dashboard and navigate to "SEO" -> "Titles & Meta" -> "Post Types".
  3. Under the "Post Types" tab, you will see a list of different types of pages on your WordPress site, such as posts, pages, or custom post types.
  4. Click on each post type and fill in the "Title Template" field with a dynamic template that incorporates your target keyword and other relevant information. For example, for posts, you can use %%title%% | %%sitename%% to include the page title and the site name.
  5. Scroll down and click "Save Changes" to apply the changes to your page titles.


By using the Yoast SEO plugin, you can easily customize the way your page titles are generated and optimize them for SEO. Remember to write compelling and descriptive titles that accurately represent the content of each page.