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Wordpress SEO

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dealhunter, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. dealhunter

    dealhunter Regular Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am just getting started with wordpress and I am curious what is the best ways to optimize your blog for the search engines. What are the best plugins for seo? How often do you update your content?

    Thanks for your help. John
     
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    papadre Regular Member

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    permalinks set to custom and put in: /%postname%/

    google xml-sitemap plugin

    related posts plugin (YARPP)

    go writing settings and add these pings

    http://1470.net/api/ping
    http://api.feedster.com/ping
    http://api.moreover.com/ping
    http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
    http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
    http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping
    http://bblog.com/ping.php
    http://bitacoras.net/ping
    http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
    http://blogbot.dk/io/xml-rpc.php
    http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
    http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
    http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
    http://coreblog.org/ping/
    http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
    http://mod-pubsub.org/knapps/blogchatt
    http://ping.amagle.com/
    http://ping.bitacoras.com
    http://ping.blo.gs/
    http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc
    http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
    http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
    http://ping.feedburner.com
    http://ping.myblog.jp
    http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
    http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
    http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
    http://ping.weblogs.se/
    http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
    http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
    http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
    http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
    http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
    http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
    http://thingamablog.sourceforge.net/ping.php
    http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
    http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php
    http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
    http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php
    http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
    http://www.blogoole.com/ping/
    http://www.blogoon.net/ping
    http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
    http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
    http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
    http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
    http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
    http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
    http://www.mod-pubsub.org/knapps/blogchatter/ping.php
    http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
    http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
    http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
    http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
    http://xmlrpc.blogg.de/
    http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/

    simple tags plugin and have a tag cloud on the front of your page
     
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  4. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    yeah, tags are really important as they create a decent interlinking structure. Those "related posts" plugins are also helpful for interlinking.
     
  5. stylesb

    stylesb Regular Member

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    Too bad Wordpress recently nofollowed all tags. I used to suck the PR out of their tag pages and would load up all of my posts with them.
     
  6. Tom__

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but their are Do-follow plugins made for that :)
     
  7. dealhunter

    dealhunter Regular Member

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    Thanks for all of your great advice. I will definately give it a try. John
     
  8. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    You might even consider the permalink structure to this:

    %postname%
     
  9. syngenetic

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    Yes, most of what everyone said.

    Remember to do the following;
    Get All In One SEO Pack
    XML-Sitemap for Google
    Related Posts
    Edit the permalink structure.
    Put more effort in your tags.
     
  10. Drover

    Drover Regular Member

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    I'd add that when you use the all-in-one-seo plugin, make sure you check the following in the settings:

    Use noindex for Categories
    Use noindex for Archives
    Use noindex for Tag Archives

    so you don't get dinged for duplicate content within your own site!
     
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  11. stylesb

    stylesb Regular Member

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    Thats where I think your wrong, u can get a plugin to DO follow all the comments on YOUR blog if you want to pass PR along to your readers..

    I don't think you can just be like OH im taking wordpress' PR and install a plugin for it
     
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    abhe Newbie

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    if this Use noindex for all RSS feeds
    Use noindex for Search result pages on the site
    Use noindex for sub pages ????

    im sory but i newbei.... :eek::eek:
     
  13. gdll

    gdll Newbie

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    I am curious as to what is better permalink-wise :

    %postname%

    or

    %postname%/

    ? what do you guys think?
     
  14. ugly29

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    try xml google site map
    platinium seo plugin
    and try to install ******** plugin, you will have more visitors
     
  15. vinniffa

    vinniffa Junior Member

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    I don't believe in that. More pages = more authority.
    It's not duplicate pages. The pieces (excerpt) are duplicated, but the page no.
    I make mini blogs with WP and disable the noindex categories and archives, so I have 5 or 6 extra indexed pages.

    I have a blog witch rank 2 of them better than the blog for one of the main keywords.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  16. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    Oops gdll I made a mistake in my earlier post. The permalink structure should be /%postname%

    My take on this is that more pages does not equal more authority. But it is the quality and quantity of sites indexed by the search engine that matters.

    my 2 cents.
     
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    Blogger or Wordpress? Blogger takes 1/2 adsense commissions!
     
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    kevinfoster Registered Member

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    Great thread! I picked up a ton of useful tips and information. I'm new to seo with Wordpress. Thanks!
     
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    thanhclix Power Member

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    Is it true that google takes our 1/2 adsense commision from blogspot?
     
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    ikuzam Registered Member

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    Home Page:
    /%category%/%postname%/

    i use this at my wordpress..it is ok??