Basic WordPress SEO seems to be enough

April 4, 2006 – 4:15 pm

by Darren

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I have to admit, the built in SEO by WordPress is quite good, and the blogs produced by the software are very search engine friendly. It’s also extremely easy to tweak the meta tags, and that appears to be about all you have to do to get your WordPress posts to do well.

The main steps for SEO’ing should be the following:

  1. Modify the Meta Tags to remove the extra wording
  2. Turn on the search engine friendly URLs
  3. Get sufficient incoming links to warrant regular indexing
  4. Update the website sufficiently on tightly focused content so that you begin to rank for related keywords

The Blog Republic went live on March 12th and now has 59 pages indexed in Google, so that pretty much represents all of them. There are a few rankings for ‘Add a Technorati Favorites’ button and a few other search terms, so the website is “live”. I’m thinking that in the next few weeks there will be a strengthening of the pages as the age appropriately.

As of today, MSN shows 82 distinct websites linking in.  That number is very respectable for a site this new.  The links have been from a variety of sources and are adding up fast, so this website looks to be on solid footing in the search engines.  The basic techniques are working very well so far.

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    1. One Response to “Basic WordPress SEO seems to be enough”

    2. Great post! After reading your post, I’d checked my blog and made sure that I’d enabled all of the right features to ensure that I get indexed regularly by Google too. Thanks again!

      By Pay Per Call on Jan 13, 2007

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