27 JanWordPress SEO Techniques

Now that the WordPress blog is setup, the most important thing is to fill the the WordPress blog with relevant and unique content.  Google is able to determine if content has been spun or reused from other websites so the best way to really get your blog out there to start with is having great unique content.  The best way to get hits to a website is to have great content that users will actually refer to and read.   Of course just writing content isn’t always enough but it is a great start to getting your blog up and running.

Once the blog has unique content, you can begin different SEO Techniques that will help your site get found by various search engines.

1. If your site isn’t currently index, submit your site to various search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.  Search engines is where over 90% of your traffic will come from and it is important to advertise the blog to at least these 4 search engines.  Most traffic originates from these 4 search engines so this should be enough to cover you.

Google: http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addur
Yahoo: http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit
Bing: http://www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx
Ask: http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=<Insert Your URL>

2. Download the “All In One SEO” plugin for WordPress: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/ This plugin will help set up different metadata and titles to make them all search engine friendly.  This is a quick easy step to changing the titles, metadata, keywords and much more.  The friendlier your site is the more the search engines will crawl through your site.  You want to make it as easy as possible for search engines.

3. Download the “Google Sitemap Generator” for WordPress: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/ This plugin basically creates a sitemap of all your blog posts and content for Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines to easily get access to.  The sitemap contains all of the links on your site and is an easy to parse formula for the search engines.  My Website Journey’s Sitemap can be viewed to see what type of information is generated by this plugin and seen by Google.

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