WordPress SEO Trick – Optimize “Read More” Link

I’m going to share a simple snippet of code that will help optimize the “Read more” link for your WordPress site.

First, you should always begin by writing a concise title that contains targeted keywords. Your post titles should also always be contained in

tags. I mention this because the “read more” link will pull the text from your post title and display it as a link. As we know, the more links you include on your site, the better. And it’s much better if those links contain the same targeted keywords you chose for your title. This helps boost your onsite keyword density and links at the same time. This tip you’re using the <-more-> tag to cut your post content. If you use the excerpt option, simply replace “the_content” with “the_excerpt”.

Within your WordPress loop, look for the following code:

Here’s the snippet you will use:


Michael Meisner is a code-slinging, data crunching, growth hacking extraordinaire. He combines these powers to create traffic generation strategies and drive brand awareness for clients he works with. When he's not staring at a computer screen he can be found sipping a glass of wine with his Pit Bull and wife by his side.

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3 Responses

  1. Dan McNarny says:

    Thank you, this advice will come in handy for me.

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  3. jonanaj says:

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