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Engine Optimization For Blogs) in 2004 and when I revisited it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not as outdated as I feared.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,


Have you ever asked yourself how you can get more visits for old, evergreen content posted on your blog? I have! I mean, who has the time to dig deep into their blog archives all the time, to repost old articles and give them a new life on social media?

I knew that someone else had surely asked themselves the same question at some point and come up with a solution for it, hopefully using a WordPress plugin. This is true for mostly anything you can think of doing on your blog – someone has thought of it before and created a WordPress plugin for it.

So, I did some digging and found this awesome plugin called Revive Old Post (Formerly Tweet Old Post). It comes in both, a free and pro version, and allows you “to share about your old posts on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin to get more hits for them and keep them alive.”

From the title of this article, I bet you thought that you wouldn’t have to lift a finger to do this, right? Well, you’ll see why that’s mostly true, because all you really have to do is to install and setup the plugin and it’ll do what it says, without you having to lift a finger afterward.

So here are the steps you need to follow to revive your old posts.

Wordpress Plugins

Part of the magic of using WordPress is the fact that this amazing open-source CMS comes with a community of talented developers that continually creates plugins to boost its functionality.

At present, there are over 29,000 WordPress plugins that you can choose from, to take your WordPress install from basic to a full-fledged website with any number of functions. And most of these plugins are free.

Here are 10 of my favourite WordPress plugins that I use to optimize, promote and measure my blogging efforts.

1. Yoast SEO (formerly WP SEO) 

You’ll need an SEO plugin to optimize your Title and description in the search engine results pages.

This is an excellent plugin with everything you require to optimize your blog, including social media metadata (Open Graph).

Delete Comment Spam WordPress

This tutorial shows you how to delete or approve comments on your blog. This is a general housekeeping function and is essential to delete comment spam. More advanced users can use plugins for these functions.

This WordPress blogging tutorial explains how to add and edit a page (as opposed to a post) to your WordPress blog.

When you add a page it will appear in your blog menu (like your About page).