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How do you SEO a Wordpress site?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by kimkils, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. kimkils

    kimkils Power Member

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    ^ Simple question :)

    With a website you'd make use of the keywords + description tags etc, with WP is it just "ad lots of keyword rich articles and ping it" ? Or can we tweak WP to be more SEO friendly...
     
  2. peetred

    peetred Newbie

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    There is TONS you can do to optimize your WP blog. Here are some of my fav plugins:

    All in one SEO pack OR Platinum SEO Pack
    XML Google Sitemaps
    MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer + add an expanded ping list.
    Tell-a-Friend Widget Plugin
    Sociable
    Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

    I also:

    change permalink structure: /%category%/%postname%
    change privacy settings
    expanded ping list
    set posts per page to 1

    these are basics with every WP blog i set up.
     
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  3. itzpaul

    itzpaul Registered Member

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    Use a custom title, meta description, keywords for each page. ALL in one SEO is recommended.
    Use h1, h2, h3, img tags.
    Update your ping services. You can find a list here.
    Yet Another Related Posts - Very GOOD plugin.

    Then the rest is all up to backlinking.
     
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  4. letusgo

    letusgo Junior Member

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    Custom header.php.
    H1 blog title H2 blog description H1 post title
     
  5. blazen

    blazen Regular Member

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    Wordpress is easy. Create permalinks, have keywords in title (keywords in titles also will create keyword in url) and have keywords in your article. I also recommend YSRP (Yet Another Related Post) plugin.