SEO Tips

Permalink Structure

Setting your WordPress permalink structure to include the post name is best way to get search engine attention.
The Permalink Settings are under Settings>Permalinks in WordPress…



Permalink Slug

Under Settings>flexmls IDX®>Behavior you can customize the permalink slug that is used in the URL for search results and listing detail pages…



My Search Results

When adding an IDX widget to your site, set the “Send users to:” option to “my search results“. This option will display the listings on the site rather than in a frame.

If you need to change this in a shortcode, look for

destination="remote"

and change it to

destination="local"


Best Widgets For SEO

The best widgets to use for Search Engine Optimization are the IDX Slideshow, IDX Listing Summary, IDX Listing Details any widget that has the “Send Users To: My Search Result” setting.

These widgets will print the listing info onto the web page. When the search engine crawlers visit these pages they will credit your site with having the listing info directly on the site versus an iframe.


Use A Responsive Theme

As of April 21st, 2015 Google will rank mobile-friendly websites higher in their search results.
“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.”

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2015/02/finding-more-mobile-friendly-search.html

You can test your mobile-friendliness here:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly

It is highly recommended that you use a mobile friendly WordPress theme on your site:
https://wordpress.org/themes/tags/fluid-layout+responsive-layout/

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