Here are the list of tasks which I performs on my clients blog to ensure that there blog will get higher ranking in search engines. Basic configuration Permalink Structure Improvement Set up there domain name to either www or without www as per your preferences WordPress SEO Plugins Installation & Configuration Installation and Configuration of the most useful & efficient SEO plugins for WordPress including: Plugin to provide each post & page with meta keywords (lets you easily enter & edit meta information) Tags plugin that enables you to create tag cloud Plugin for Google XML Sitemap creation with auto update functionality Plugin for Image SEO Optimization Plugin for Creating the Convenient Sitemap for users Remove stop words using plugin Optimizing WordPress Template for SEO purposes This will include: Creating internal linking structure Optimizing your Titles for SEO Optimizing the ?More? tag text Creating Breadcrumbs Optimizing the Blog Headings to be within <h1>, <h2>, <h3> tags Inserting the main pinging services Prevent your blog from unnecessary pinging Speed up the blog using plugins which increases faster processing of your pages/posts Advanced SEO for WordPress We?ll use even sophisticated SEO strategies for Your WordPress Blog like: Closing duplicating content via robots.txt Inserting ?Noindex, follow? for archive pages Disabling unnecessary archives Creating Pagination Inserting Nofollowing for unnecessary links Social Networks Integration Installation of plugins and code for integrating social networks and social media functionality into WordPress as source of traffic, connections and ?link love? Web Stats Setup Setting up any of existing web stats system code to collect data and analyze your web audience - a core of online success. For example, Google Analytics provides powerful stats that are free to use and can be delivered to your via e-mail in PDF format. PM me if you have any doubt.