20 Practical SEO Tips to Super-Charge Your WordPress Blog!

20 WordPress SEO Tips We would like to introduce WordPress Expert John Lamansky, who we managed to extract from the lab just long enough for him to compose this brilliant WordPress Top 20 SEO Guide.

Got a WordPress blog that you’re eager to supercharge for optimal search engine performance? Read on! We’ll cover pinging, sitemaps, canonicalization, link juice, header tags, slugs, tags, timestamping, social media, permalinks, and a whole lot more!

20 Practical SEO Tips to Super-Charge Your WordPress Blog, By John Lamansky

WordPress SEO Tip #20 — Don’t Block the Search Engines!

First and foremost: make sure you’re not inadvertently telling the search engines to go away! Believe it or not, some WordPress installations block the search engine bots by default.

From your admin panel, go to Options > Privacy and make sure it’s set to “I would like my blog to be visible to everyone.”

Bonus Tip #1 – Are Comments Enabled?

Some WordPress users restrict comments to registered users, or disable them entirely. While this may be appropriate in some situations, in most cases comments are a very beneficial factor, and a defining mark, of a blog.

Comments engage your readers, help you get more “fresh content” SEO brownie points, and give search engines another reason to come back frequently.

Here’s how to fully enable comments:

  1. Login to the WordPress administration center
  2. Click “Options” on the menu bar
  3. Is “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” checked? If so, consider unchecking it.
  4. Click “Discussion” on the submenu bar
  5. Make sure the following are checked: “Allow people to post comments on the article” and “Allow link notifications from other Weblogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)”

WordPress SEO Tip #19 — Does Your Blog Have a Topic?

Some of us would prefer to have a blog where we talk about anything that comes to mind: cars, movies, photosynthesis, dust mites, you name it.

In and of itself, such a blogging style isn’t wrong; however, you can leave search engines clueless as to what your blog’s about and thus for what search queries your blog should appear. And some of your readers might get annoyed in the process as well.

WordPress SEO Tip #18 — Ensure URL Canonicalization

If your blog posts are accessible from more than one URL, you could end up with:

  • Search engines confused as to which URL to display in the SERPs.
  • PageRank split between multiple pages.
  • Duplicate content penalties.

Starting with version 2.3, WordPress takes care of this and makes sure your content is accessible from only one place. So if you use an older version, either upgrade to the latest version of WordPress, or install the Permalink Redirect plugin.

WordPress SEO Tip #17 — Check for Valid XHTML

Most code errors are minor, but the more serious ones can cause content misinterpretation by search engines, lower rankings, and rendering errors.

WordPress itself produces valid code, but errors can crop up from two other common sources:

  • Poorly written plugins or themes
  • User-created coding errors (in the blog posts themselves, or through theme customizations)

First check your site for errors. If an error is found, look at the surrounding content to determine the source of the error.

If a plugin is the culprit, fix it if you’re good at that sort of thing (the beauty of open source!), or send a quick email to the plugin developer and let him or her know.

WordPress SEO Tip #16 – Don’t Leech Link Juice!

One characteristic of WordPress blogs is the sidebar, which is typically present on every single page. Do you really need to be passing link juice from every single one of your pages to every single one of those links? If the answer is no, consider adding rel=”nofollow” to the less important ones.

WordPress SEO Tip #15 — Use Images in Your Posts

Not only do they increase visitor attention and retention, they give you an opportunity to use keyword-rich “alt” attributes, “title” attributes, and filenames. Plus it’ll give your blog visibility in image search engines.

WordPress SEO Tip #14 — Does Your Theme Use Header Tags Correctly?

  • The blog title, or your main keyword should be in an <h1> tag.
  • If your subtitle is keyword-rich, you can put it in an <h2>; otherwise I recommend putting it in a non-header tag like <div>.
  • The post titles should go in <h2> tags.
  • Sidebar section titles should be <h3> tag or non-header.

Unfortunately, some themes (including the WordPress Default Theme) put the sidebar section titles in <h2> tags. Although this makes sense from a strict structural point of view, it also gives irrelevant sidebar headers (“Categories,” “Archives,” “Meta,” etc.) equal weight with your SEO-important post titles.

To sum it up: Use a theme that utilizes header-tags properly, or try fixing the theme you have.

WordPress SEO Tip #13 — Use Pinging

A ping is a “this site has new content” notification that invites bots to visit your blog.

WordPress pings one website called Ping-o-matic by default, which in turn pings others. You can also add additional services by going to Options > Writing in the admin panel. (For example, the pinging URL for Google Blog Search is http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2)

Another Bonus Tip: Once a post is published, WordPress issues pings whenever the post is edited. Try to cut down on after-publishing edits to avoid being considered a ping spammer.

WordPress SEO Tip #12 — Install the Google XML Sitemaps Generator Plugin

XML Sitemaps are search-engine-friendly directories of your blog’s posts and other pages intended to help search engines spider your site. Though pioneered by Google, they’re supported by Yahoo, MSN, and Ask.com as well.

The Google XML Sitemaps Generator for WordPress makes creation of these sitemaps easy and automatic. It also lets the engines know when you post new content.

WordPress SEO Tip #11 — Avoid Sponsored Themes

There was a debate in the WordPress community not too long ago on the topic of sponsered themes. These themes include paid links (usually in the footer) than can suck PageRank and possibly result in a Google paid links penalty.

Stick with WordPress theme directories that don’t include sponsored themes, like the WordPress Theme Viewer.

Bonus Tip #2 — Write Right Post Titles

SEO isn’t everything: once you’re high in the SERPs, you need action words to prompt clickthroughs.

Put keywords in your title if at all possible, but not if it’ll compromise the click-trigger action title.

WordPress SEO Tip #10 — Use Traditional SEO Techniques

A WordPress blog is a website too, so the traditional SEO techniques still apply:

  • Use important keywords in the title and throughout the post, but don’t overdo it.
  • Bold your keywords when it makes sense.
  • Develop links to your blog.

WordPress SEO Tip #9 — Use the Power of the Slug

Ever wondered what the “Post Slug” on the “Write” page was? It’s the text that goes in the URL when you have “Pretty Permalinks” enabled (see tip #2).

By default the slug is a “sanitized” version of the post title. However, if your title is overly long or keyword-sparse, you can change the slug through the Post Slug box.

Yet Another Bonus Tip: The SEO Slugs plugin can take out common words like “you,” “is,” etc. out of the slug for you automatically.

WordPress SEO Tip #8 — Use Timestamping to Stagger Fresh Content

Search engines and visitors love fresh blog content on a steady, regular basis. But for a lot of us, creativity comes irregularly: 10 post ideas one week, none the next.

Enter timestamping. When writing a post, click the plus sign next to “Post Timestamp.” Set a date and time, and the post will publish by itself whenever you specify.

Search engines will keep coming back, and visitors won’t be inundated with a ton of new posts all at once.

Hint: If you’ve timestamped a post, don’t click the Publish button, since that’ll publish your post immediately regardless of your timestamp. Instead, select “Published” under “Post Status” and click the Save button.

WordPress SEO Tip #7 — Use Tags for Free Keyword Boosts

WordPress 2.3 and above include a tags feature that lets you assign keywords to your blog posts. Once you start using them, then since each tag gets its own webpage, you’ll be generating a ton of your own themed, keyword-oriented internal backlink pages.

WordPress SEO Tip #6 — Integrate Social Media

Adding social media links/buttons like the ones above makes it easy for visitors to promote your quality content (hint, hint). Social media is a great way to build links naturally as well as drive targeted site traffic.

  • Share This is a very popular “social media all-in-one” plugin.
  • If you’re a FeedBurner user, you can use FeedFlare to add action links, including social media ones, to the bottom of your posts.

Lots of social media sites provide code you can use to generate buttons like those above. Grab your own code from:

WordPress SEO Tip #5 — Implement Deep-Linking

Here are several great ways to implement deep-linking on your WordPress blog:

  • Within your posts, link to other posts on your blog and use important keywords in the anchor text.
  • Install the Similar Posts plugin, which inserts a list of related posts you’ve written to the bottom of each of your blog posts. This process will create aged deep links and increase visitor retention.
  • Display your most popular posts in your sidebar using the Popularity Contest plugin. Gives your most popular posts tons of internal links, and helps your visitors find your best content.

WordPress SEO Tip #4 — Make Scrapers Work to Your Advantage

Most of us would probably be upset if someone used scraping (automated content stealing) to publish our laboriously-written posts as his or her own.

But with a little work, you can make the scrapers work for you, not against you.

Here’s how to do it, courtesy of EarnersBlog.com:

If you use WordPress it’s very easy to take full advantage of these sites linking to you, all you need to do is create links back to your content within your feed.

What you’ll need for this:

These plugins simply show your entire post in your feed & also add some related posts in your feed only (which will also increase the amount of people in your feed reading more than 1 post).
Now, everytime anyone scrapes your blog via your RSS feed & republishes it they’ll be deep linking to 5 or more of your existing posts. Bingo.

WordPress SEO Tip #3 — Install the All-in-One SEO Plugin

Like the name implies, this plugin covers a lot of the bases.

  • Puts the blog name after the post title, giving your keyword-rich titles more prominence.
  • Allows you to override title and meta tags on your homepage as well as your individual posts.
  • Lets you add “noindex” to your category and/or tag pages to avoid duplicate content.
  • And more.

A must-have for serious WordPress SEO.

WordPress SEO Tip #2 — Use “Pretty Permalinks”

Sure, you may already use Pretty Permalinks, but are you using the best possible permalink structure?

For those of who don’t use Pretty Permalinks, it’s a must-do for WordPress SEO. Permalinks, in essence, are the URLs of your WordPress blog posts. “Pretty Permalinks” put slugs (which should contain keywords — see tip #9) in your URLs instead of the default numbers.

To enable or change them, first login, then go to Options > Permalinks.

The two options you do not want are “Default” and “Numeric.” Here are my suggestions for picking a “pretty” permalink structure:

  • Date and Name Based: The problem with this is that your posts are several extra directories deep, which can decrease relevence in some search engines. However, such a permalink structure can nevertheless be desireable if your blog is news-oriented or date-sensitive.
  • Post Name Only: If your blog covers one topic that has no subtopics (which, though possible, is unlikely), select “Custom” and type /%postname%/
  • Category Based: If your blog covers multiple topics, implement category-based URLs. (You have to look into the Codex to find information on category-based URLs, so many WordPress users probably don’t realize that this option exists!) To implement it, select “Custom” and type /%category%/%postname%/

WordPress SEO Tip #1 — WordPress Secret: Use Category-Based Permalinks for SEO Siloing

Here’s the big finale. Problem is, this tip is so important (and lengthy) that it really merits its own post.

Here’s a teaser: it entails implementing the powerful siloing technique on your WordPress blog through a combination of plugins, settings, and strategies.

Conclusion

Okay, so it was actually more like 23+ tips instead of 20. I certainly hope you gleaned a useful strategy or two in your quest for WordPress search engine optimization. If you enjoyed this post, please social it, email it, link it, or leave a comment!

Stay tuned for the “mega-tip” later this week! If your eager to try these techniques out, download our free WordPress SEO Theme, Small Business SEO.

John Lamansky is an up-and-coming web developer who has building websites for 7 years and has been working with WordPress for almost 3 of its 5 years of existence. He is experienced with XHTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, and much more, and looks forward to providing WordPress tips, services, and resources to the blogging community.

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133 Comments

  1. DazzlinDonna
    Posted January 16, 2008 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Now THAT was one kick-ass post. Sphunn, Mixxed, Propelled, Stumbled.

  2. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted January 16, 2008 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    Donna:

    Your the best, thank you for the support! I can’t wait have our team member / SEO WordPress Guru “John Lamansky” release some more killer SEO tips like these, not to mention his wicked plug-ins which are sure to put him on the map…stay tuned!

  3. James Mann
    Posted January 17, 2008 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Jeffery, John has done a great job on this seo list for blogging.

    #20 was one I had never even thought of. I didn’t know that options was even there. I am some happy it was turned on in favor of the search engines or I would have been scratching my head wondering what was happening or not happening as the case may be.

    I am working on the internal, deep linking and the leaking link juice.

    I will be moving on to your Deep Linking post now, thanks.

  4. Jeffrey Smith
    Posted January 17, 2008 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Hi James:

    Thanks for your comments. Who would have thought that a little chicklet not being checked could have such a profound affect.

    Regarding the internal and deep linking. it is really one area that most tend to overlook when targeting rankings(start with the source).

    Oftentimes, it’s more about tidying up the source code and content first then developing solid off page factors to drive the page home in search engines.

    These tips are an excellent start on the topic of WordPress SEO and are a first of eventual posts and Custom WordPress SEO Plug-Ins we will be offering in the near future.

  5. Nikki Lee
    Posted January 17, 2008 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Now, that’s cool! A summarized tip for WordPress. What else could you asked for.

    Thanks for the post! Definitely a great one. :D

  6. Xarj
    Posted January 18, 2008 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Hi!
    Great post but I’m real curious about your tip #1 ! When will you write more about
    “Use Category-Based Permalinks for SEO Siloing” ?
    Bookmarked your page! Keep em coming

  7. Sergey Rusak
    Posted January 18, 2008 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, this is a good post. Now you made me to go through my blog and see if something wrong over there :)

  8. Jeff
    Posted January 19, 2008 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    I am interested in installing a blog into mysite and your services. What do you offer?

  9. John Lamansky
    Posted January 19, 2008 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    @Nikki: Thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed the post!

    @Xarj: I’ll be at a conference until the middle of next week and my schedule prevented me from finishing the post before I leave. I’ll get it to you all as soon as I can! :-)

    @Sergey: Yep, I’ll need to be implementing these on my new blog also :-)

    @Jeff: Thanks for your expressed interest, I look forward to being of service. I’m out of the office until late next week and will get in touch with you then.

  10. Rob Woods
    Posted January 21, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Great tips, thanks!

  11. Will
    Posted January 23, 2008 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    This is an excellent post that covers many bases. I hope it gathers self-reinforcing authority.

  12. Daphne
    Posted February 13, 2008 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Wonderful list! Those are really the practical way to SEO your blog! I’ll apply most of your tips on my blog… thanks! :)

  13. Art for Everyone
    Posted April 2, 2008 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    I’d probably say, check the HTML (via Firefox) and then use a site like dead-links.com to check for broken links, then use the steps above.

  14. Aurelius Tjin
    Posted April 29, 2008 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Great post! Thanks for sharing all these insights, tips and valuable information. I will surely take note of all of these. Thanks!

  15. SEO Wannabe
    Posted May 11, 2008 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    You mentioned adding no follow to blogroll links on the inner pages, how do you do that (and leave it do follow) on the home page?

    thanks

  16. David Leonhardt
    Posted May 26, 2008 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing these. Although I already have most of these implemented through settings, plugins or custom coding, you still surprised me with a couple great ideas (including one that I missed the first time I read this post because it is pretty long read).

    The only item I disagree with is about NoFollow. It is my opinion that NoFollow is a negative thing to have on one’s blog. NoFollow says, “I don’t trust this link”. So unless the site involves unmoderated user content (think MySpace), it should be avoided.

  17. Busby SEO Challenge
    Posted June 11, 2008 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    This kind of tips is just what i need to boost up my blog

  18. lowest gas price
    Posted June 17, 2008 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tips I will use them when I figure out how to add wordpress to my site and make it blend in is the a empty template I could just drop in to a table so my blog matches my site

  19. Busby SEO Challenge
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Excuse me sir,
    I like your post, and if you don’t mind I suggest to use http://www.memwg.com/seo-siloing-wordpress-plugin/

    This is a plugin to make a silo for your blog. I always use this on my blog.

    May I know, what your oppinions about this plugin, is this good or not for wordpress blog ?

    Regard,
    Dewaji

  20. Busby SEO Challenge
    Posted June 23, 2008 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    I was Just looking for this article, thanks

    Jag

  21. SEO Free Consultant
    Posted June 23, 2008 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    Your approach is good, hope you will add more tips

  22. GWA
    Posted June 26, 2008 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Thx for this article, it’s a good help for me.

  23. simon
    Posted June 27, 2008 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    sound advise and was glad notice i use about 60% of them and we do the others now….

  24. narendra.s.v
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    wow great tips! will surely try but Scrapers get my full post with Cave Money’s plugin?!

  25. Busby SEO Challenge
    Posted July 26, 2008 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    I don’t know about the ping until I read this post, Thanks for sharing the information!

  26. payday loans
    Posted July 29, 2008 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Great tips thanks I’ll give them a try on some of my other sites

  27. Busby SEO Challenge
    Posted July 30, 2008 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    With so many plugins and options that WordPress brings to the table, it is amazing that one would want to build a static website again. Excellent tips to take a WordPress blog to the next level and channel its power and make headway on the SERP’s.

  28. SE Secret
    Posted August 20, 2008 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    I loved the scraper tip, didn’t know that is another way to get backlinks :)

  29. SEO
    Posted August 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    your blogs is very informative. However it is pretty hard task but your post and experienced serve and teach me how to handle and make it more simple and manageable.

    thanks for the tips…best regards.

  30. Roni
    Posted August 26, 2008 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Great!!

  31. LP
    Posted August 27, 2008 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Great advce. Thanks!

    I’ve had my blog running for a few months now. I didn’t know about the permalink trick until now – it’s been set to default. Do you know of any plugins that can change the permalinks automatcailly and then redirect from the old URL’s?

    http://blog.lpmultimedia.com

  32. BlabTalk
    Posted August 29, 2008 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Although as a webmaster I build forums mainly, this is a very helpful post for those of us that use WordPress for building websites, me included. Thank you for a great post, I have copied and pasted this post to my computer to refer to it in the future.

  33. Web Design India
    Posted September 2, 2008 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    Wow! mind blowing post. Thanks John Lamansky for these tips I was so ignorant about these useful tools on web. Now I will implement your tips on our wordpress blog. i am waiting for some more tips.

  34. wordpress4dummies
    Posted September 4, 2008 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    Is good strategy

  35. Dubai Web Design
    Posted September 15, 2008 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    WOW, that was one heck of tip to boost up your wordpress blog.I will apply your tips on my blog.
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  37. Hicham
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Hi,

    Thanks a lot for the supurb tips :)

  38. SEO Sheffield
    Posted September 23, 2008 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Great site, some very good tips… Link building is still the way forward!

  39. Jeff NLP Training
    Posted September 24, 2008 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi john

    Can you help me with some blog stuff please?

    I contacted you some time ago and I never got back to you.

    Thanks for your patience

    Jeff

  40. Ridho
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    I will try all of your tips, and i hope after i try your tips, my blog will have more pagerank.

  41. Masini VW
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this SEO free tips!

  42. yamato
    Posted September 28, 2008 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    thanks!add into my blog :)

  43. Bronson Tang
    Posted October 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Two words….AWE-SOME! Thanks a bunch…we are implementing these suggestions right now…thanks…much appreciated…

    Also I checked to see how your site rates…and well…you are practicing what you preach..nice too see..

  44. seo comapny India
    Posted October 4, 2008 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    thanks,
    Tips are very benifisial to my sites,

  45. Jim Connolly
    Posted October 5, 2008 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Some really interesting SEO points. Thanks for sharing these ideas John!

  46. Du Nguyen
    Posted October 13, 2008 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    Good post! I’d translate it into Vietnamese or copy to my SEO blog (of course, a link back). Is it OK?

  47. jazzian
    Posted October 17, 2008 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    All-in-One wordpress plugin is just like a blessing for new bloggers, it really make things easy and if used properly then increase the chances of your pages appear in search results 100 times more.

  48. sally
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the information.

    I have a built on wordpress cms. I have blog, forum and other 2- 3 pages.I have given 6 external links in blog roll. Do you I think I should provide nofollow to that; Since my site is not completely blog I have additional pages I feel my page rank value is simply going out of my site.

    Thanks a lot for informative blog.

    Sally

  49. George Serradinho
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I have just bookmarked your site and will be returning.

    Your post was awesome.

    Thanks a million.

  50. How To Solutions
    Posted October 27, 2008 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Those 20 tips really are simple yet effective ways of optimising any site or blog. I’ve written in effect a diary of my SEO techniques..

    http://how-to-solutions.com/beginners-guide-seo-wordpress-blog.html

    I think your readers may find some use for it when reading this post.

    Thanks.

  51. laptopgarden
    Posted November 2, 2008 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    thanks for sharing! time to action!

  52. Nome
    Posted November 3, 2008 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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  53. BlogEarnCash
    Posted November 3, 2008 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Wow…I think this is basic but also very useful.thanks dude,I will notice this,and make a good one to my Blog…

  54. Ron English
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  55. Joel McLaughlin
    Posted November 7, 2008 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Great and interesting points! I agree these are amazing ideas to improve blog performance. Thanks

  56. Sahil
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing the great info.

  57. Alan Sibley
    Posted December 29, 2008 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    I was unsure if I should use WordPress or html/css for my next website. Now that I’ve read these tips, it’s WordPress all the way! Thank you so much for this post.

  58. izac
    Posted February 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

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  60. infopemula
    Posted February 17, 2009 at 9:22 am | Permalink

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  61. Seo
    Posted February 22, 2009 at 12:36 am | Permalink

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  62. Davey
    Posted March 3, 2009 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the tips. I am in the process of designing a new site using WordPress as a CMS and researching SEO so that I can optimize my pages for the search engines, sooner than later.

  63. James
    Posted March 10, 2009 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Perfect hit to target.
    Thanks for this nice post.

  64. shady
    Posted March 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Thanks alot for this info

  65. shady
    Posted March 15, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    a very informative post. thanks for shareing

  66. Pixel Groups - web designer mumbai
    Posted March 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    WordPress SEO Tip #18 — Ensure URL Canonicalization

    what do you mean by this
    can you please tell me ?

  67. SEO Dubai
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Thanks for wordpress SEO techniques and tips… very informative!

  68. pemilu
    Posted March 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    a very informative article, which describes step by step implementation of seo.

  69. SEO Services
    Posted March 27, 2009 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    I have been using wordpress for website but i didn’t know that there is SEO techniques for it. Thanks for grate information.

  70. mixedsite
    Posted March 27, 2009 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Ya really nice work Still I have some doubts How to avoid duplicate pages
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    wwww.mixedsite.com#comment-23
    how to stop indexing the comment link

  71. Madhu
    Posted April 1, 2009 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Thanks a lot for the useful comments. I am presently using Blogger but seeing how effective WordPress is, I think I will switch to the latter!

  72. webmasterseoblog.blogspot.com
    Posted April 3, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    i agree with you. thank so much…

  73. Blogger & WordPress Themes
    Posted April 6, 2009 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    thanks for the tips…best regards.

  74. TechnologyProfessional.Org
    Posted April 7, 2009 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    I read this post just in time. As a relatively new website, we have plenty to learn, but fortunately we don’t have too much baggage to correct. It is wonderful that experts such as you are willing to share their knowledge. THANK YOU.

  75. SEO Viet Nam
    Posted April 9, 2009 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    great post, thank

  76. jelliya
    Posted May 6, 2009 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    Gret Post very informative content.

  77. Jim
    Posted May 16, 2009 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    Thanks. A lot of those can be used to increase SEO on any site, like moving your site title to after your post keywords. Great stuff!

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