Some tips on ‘news’ website SEO

  • Hi – after years of Yoast I’ve installed RankMath – so far so good I think

    I wanted some advice really – I’m a UK one-person independent local news brand – but large for its type – about 1.5 million pvs and 400k users monthly –

    I publish 20-30 articles a day – time to SEO them all perfectly is of course not possible – are there quick tips you have for these? How good is RankMath with no tweaking? ( though when I really want to rank well i put the effort in )

    And for Home Page – many say ranking for home page isn’t that important – how to best deal with that? For the ‘West Bridgford’ keyword I rank 2 or 3 under Wikipedia – but would also like to rank for my nearest city – Nottingham – because I compete on city news too, not sure how to deal with that.



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  • Hello,

    To answer your first question, Rank Math just doing the setup wizard should be enough for you (without more tweaking). As a quick tip, I would recommend you to follow the guidelines Rank Math has but also so don’t be worried if you are not able to reach 100/100. They are just guidelines and sometimes you don’t need to follow all of them. But since you have a news site, I strongly recommend you to set your articles’ schema as Article > News post.

    About the home, meanwhile people prefer to focus on posts, it is also a good thing to rank it. Its authority is transferred to its children (your news posts). Some good recommendations about it are found here:

    Looking forward to help you.

    Thank you that’s helpful – I do try to spend time on some of them but it’s a fast site 🙂

    I’ll check out the link you sent and thanks again



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