This post is a list of search engine optimization (SEO) tips for bloggers. It will be kept updated as I come across new and better SEO tips for blogs. Bookmark it and check back for updates.
Updated: 6th December 2018
I wrote this article (originally called Search Engine Optimization For Blogs) in 2004 and when I revisited it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not as outdated as I feared.
A lot of these tips are still valid, but I’ve added a few new ones and updated it to reflect the new ranking factors of social media and mobile usage.
Blogging software is really a simple Content Management System (CMS) that easily adds new pages and integrates them into your site’s navigational structure and linkage.
Blogs and blog posts are naturally search-engine-friendly because they are text-rich,
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WordPress is a content management system, one that powers millions of blogs worldwide.
It also underpins numerous websites, enabling these sites to dispence with old-time corporate style sheets and use a WordPress optimized theme that does much of the back end work for them.
So, whether used for a blog or for a website, there are certain things you must keep in mind when optimizing your online presence with WordPress.
Back End Management
WordPress is designed to handle many of the tasks you would need to do to provide consistency across each of your websites. In recent years, the emergence of theme frameworks has changed things dramatically, making it possible for performance and optimization to receive the emphasis each is due.
Frameworks work with a variety of themes and essentially underpin the performance and optimization sides of your site.
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