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WordPress SEO Tips

Posted by on Thursday, October 16th, 2008

I just got back from an excellent conference in London, the A4UExpo.

One of the best sessions was about WordPress and SEO by Joost De Valk. Check out the slides here:

WordPress SEO & Optimisation
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Another fantastic resource for anyone using WordPress to create their sites and want to rank in search engines is the free guide about SEO for bloggers by Aaron and Giovanna Wall.

Between those to sites you should be well set up to rank your blog or WordPress based website :)

It often surprises me just how well WordPress sites perform in search engines. Even out of the box, with none of the recommended tweaks, you can find yourself appearing under searches within a few weeks of launching.

The most important factors are:

  1. Great content - Write about what people want to know
  2. Search phrases – Use the phrases that your audience is looking for, and also use keyword tools for research
  3. Interlinking – Link out, link to your own content, network to get links from other sites

All of these things happen very naturally with a blog, and can be easily implemented on a WordPress-based sites.

Add the recommended tweaks and plugins and you will have an even more search friendly site!

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