After you setup a wordpress blog Some basic things including plugins and some optimization in theme is necessary to run smooth and enjoy blogging so here we are discussing a list of 20 things which must be done after a blog setup on wordpress
- Install All In One SEO Pack Plugin: first step is to optimize the seo
of your blog Install the latest version of All In One SEO Pack WordPress plugin and fill up the fields highly careful like keywords and blog description because it does al the things of seo after you setup it. if not comfortable with All in one Seo you may go for other plugin options in wordPress. see here for setting up all in one seo
2.Design of your blog: You may obviously go for a free wordpress theme which are available and in also theme search option in wordpress and optimize it your own way. But giving a Unique design to your blog is the best way to give a diffrent look than other wordpress blog.and you should consider these points in designing a blog .
3.Custom Permalink Structure: in the begining wordpress uses a default prmalink which is but from seo point of view these two structures are good
if you change your permalinks after you get indexed in other site that links will be broken and you may face a 404 pages which i faced it is also possible to redirect them by permalink redirection plugin but why to take a stake just change it in the start. see here for redirecting permalink.
4. Defining Categories: decide on the basis of complete overview that what are you going to write on your blog and then define categories dedicated to the content. you may add it afterward but chnging structure many time affect and keep the number of categories to 15-20.
5.Add an About me Page: many of the bloggers discussed about that how important is an about me page so add a neat and clean about me page of your blog. you can get an idea how important a about em page here.
6.Add FeedBurner feed to blog: it is very important to make a feed of your blog so that your daily visitors can subscribe to your blog and get updated directly in their email or in bookmarks. you can check out easy steps for how to add feed burner to your blog here.
7.Add plugin FeedBurner FeedSmith : This FeedBurner FeedSmith plugin helps you by detecting all ways of access to your blog and reirect them to your feeds page in feedburner so tha to keep track of your every visitor/subscriber.
8. Add a RSS icon to your blog: by doing the above two steps you have done with your feeds but now dont frget to add a RSS icon on your blog page either in header somewhere or on the top of sidebar which is the best place for RSS. you ca get many RSS icon for free here. here you can find some nice Rss icon for your blog
9.Install plugin Google Sitemaps: This plugin does 90% of your job for generating and submitting your sitemaps to different search engine. this plugin have many option like setting priority and all that which helps you to take control over you sitemap.the plugin generated sitemap is compatible with Ask.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO. for more about this plugin visit here
10.write a Robots.txt file for your blog: we have already discussed how important a robots.txt file is for your blog so after generating sitemap by google sitemap you must create a good robots.txt. post related to creating Robots.txt may help you.
Above 10 points are must need attention just after setup of a blog and for next 10 points check the upcoming next post in this series.
if you have something to suggest me about above 10 points you are most welcome here.