Say, you have a website where you publish very SEO optimized contents. BUT you are ignoring a little but very important thing. URL or Permalink. Without it making optimized, you are way behind to your competitors.
So, what will be your next mission?
Simple, just rewrite your URL to let your search engine know about your contents. Now you may be wondering how to do that stuff properly. See the topics below to get the clear concept for how to.
How to make SEO friendly URL for WordPress?
When you are logged in, just go to Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks. Click and you are on the permalink settings page. Then select “post name”. Save it and Done!
As you are seeing few options under common settings, first of all, is plain URL that means your URL will be http://www.blogkarma.com/?p=123. The “123” post/page ID. You can get the ID when edit post/page. So the ID is variable. Most importantly, Google doesn’t like it. I will explain here. Then, you are seeing Day and name, Month and name, Numeric, post name and custom URL option. All of them, every SEO experts will choose “post name” option.
You may be asking yourself why you should change the default URL to SEO friendly URL by selecting “post name”?
In the post edit screen, you see permalink edit option. Where you can put there the focus keyword.
See, you have added focus keyword in post content, meta description, and URL. If you are using Yoast SEO plugins, then you will see GREEN light on! That means your post is very well optimized for SEO. It’s a very good SEO practice. Read about WordPress SEO plugins.
So, now you know how to make SEO friendly permalink structure for WordPress. Make sure you are updating URL in all places if you hyperlinked somewhere to avoid 404 error.