Surprisingly, I finally found time to do this change. It is to change the way the title is created for each blog post. If you had paid attention previously to my...
Surprisingly, I finally found time to do this change. It is to change the way the title is created for each blog post. If you had paid attention previously to my blog, you will realize that the blog title comes first then followed by the archive and then the blog post title. So let’s say my blog title is “Happy Bloggers’ Blog” and my blog post title is “Top Ten Ways to Create a Happy Blog”, the title shown on your browser will be “Happy Bloggers’ Blog >Blog Archive >Top Ten Ways to Create a Happy Blog”. Well, if you know a little about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), you will know that this is not optimal. Definitely not good for SEO purposes since the beginning title of your blog post is not your actual title, it’s the title of your blog! And this goes for all your blog posts as well. I also discovered that this little “thing” can really hurt you in your rankings, since the title tag is one of the most important on-site optimization techniques you can ever have.
So I found this little nice plugin for WordPress – Optimal Title. Cheesy title aside, this is a very simple but useful mod for your wordpress blog. It actually moves the position of the separator to after the title rather than before. All you need to do is to upload this plugin and then activate it. After which you just need to edit headers.php to reflect the plugin and change how your blog title appears. You can do that in 5 minutes and you will see the results very soon. And best of all, the latest version will work on all WordPress releases. You needn’t worry about that anymore, and upgrades should be no problems.
Well, I will wait a while and see how this plugin will help me blog since I just did it today. I just hope that my blog will be able to handle the bandwidth needed for the crowd of visitors that I expect to come. Who knows, one day, my blog will be number one in nearly every term in the Search Engines? One can dream right?