Basics of WordPress SEO1- Use SEO Friendly URLs - Google gives more weight to the first 3-5 words in your URL. For best results use your target keyword at the beginning of the URL.
2- Optimize your titles for SEO - Title tag is the most important on-page SEO factor. For Best results start your title with your keyword or place it in the beginning.
3- Add modifiers to your title - Use modifiers like “2016”, “best”, “guide”, and “Top" etc.
4- Optimize your descriptions - Your descriptions are one of the biggest opportunities to get more clicks in Google search results and to increase your rankings and traffic.
5- Duplicate content - Duplicate content is when you have the same content on several pages of your website. Add a canonical URL. If you really need to use several categories for one post use rel=canonical
6- XML sitemaps - Sitemaps are very important because they help Google to crawl and index your website’s pages.
7- Content Optimization- Content is one of the most important aspects of your SEO.
8- Keyword sweet spots- Main keyword should appear in the first 50-150 words of your article and make it easier for Google to understand what your page is about.
9- Use LSI keywords- These are the keywords you see when you search on Google at the bottom of the page and semantically related to your primary keyword.
10- Use Social Sharing Buttons- Social shares don’t help your SEO directly but they help you to get more traffic.
11- Use Responsive Design
12- Boost Site Speed