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Web Marketing - 4 SEO Tips for Wordpress Blogs

Aug 27, 2008
Using a hosted wordpress blog is a great way to build a quick and easy website. You can use these sites for just about anything. Wordpress is not just for blogging anymore.

If you want to see your wordpress site show up in the search engine results you are going to have to do a little on page search engine optimization.

Here are 4 quick SEO tips that will make your site even more search engine friendly.

All in One Seo Plugin

If you only use one plugin on your wordpress site,make it this one. This one little plugin will help your site be Google friendly, and you don't even really need to know what you are doing.

In the setting area of the plugin make sure you put your site title in, making sure your keywords are in the title.

Add 5 keywords in the meta area, that are related to your site. Do some good keyword research before you start and you will be driving traffic in no time.

Add a Footer Link

If you go to the design - theme editor area you will see a place to edit your footer area. Make sure you put a link in the footer. This link should have keyword anchor text as the clickable part of your link.

A footer link will give you an anchor text link from each and every page of your site, including all tag pages, posts and pages. As your site grows that will be a lot of links.

Keywords In Title

When you are naming your website it's fun to be cute or tongue in cheek, but if you are trying to drive traffic to your site it's best to use your keyword in your title.

You can add words before or after your keyword to make the title make more sense, but get the title in there.

The title of your site will be what people see in the search engine results. It also shows up in the top blue header in google. It's one of the most important things the search engines look for when providing targeted results to a searcher.

Change Permalinks

This is one I see a lot of people, not only beginners, forgetting to do. A permalink is the link to a specific post or page that people can use to go directly to that particular page of your site.

The default permalink structure will not help your SEO efforts at all. You want to customize your permalink structure to show your post title after the title of your blog.

Just go to your wordpress admin area. Under settings you will see a permalinks area. At the bottom of the list you will see a place to check custom. Click that and then in the area provided type /%postname%/ this will get your keywords for each and every post in your permalink. Just make sure you are using keyword in your post titles.

There you have it 4 quick SEO tips to increase your onpage optimization. They shouldn't take but a minute to do, but you will notice a big difference once it's done.
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