1. PGWhyte

    PGWhyte Member

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    Self hosted wordpress help

    Discussion in 'Marketing' started by PGWhyte, Sep 16, 2016.

    Hi folks,

    Hoping theres someone here thats able to help me. Having issues with my website showing up in search and cant figure our how to work google analytics or find metadata whatever that is.

    Thanks in advance

    Edit: my last 2 posts have been in the wrong forums...i hope this one is ok.
     
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  2. NigeTheHat

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    I think apart from things like site title and post tags, metadata isn't something it's easy to add out of the box with Wordpress, but there's plenty of plugins and themes that'll let you do it fairly simply.

    There's a list of some here:

    https://designorbital.com/wordpress/metadata-plugins-for-wordpress/

    Google Analytics, again, you can integrate with a plugin - though I don't think that'll help your page show up in search, just tell you about the traffic you're getting.
     
  3. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    Wordpress has pretty good SEO. My blog shows up in searches without me doing anything except using the right titles and including key words in blog posts.
     
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    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors. Founder Staff Contributor

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    @PGWhyte do you still need help with this? I think Google Analytics is one of the most important things to have set up for you website. Wordpress is indeed good out-of-the-box with SEO, though I would recommend a per-page plugin for meta-data and page description. You want each page to have detailed, custom search engine friendly data (ideally). Keep in mind that ranking in the search engine takes time.
     

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