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SEO for WordPress – The Complete Guide

I’m an SEO and I have been working a lot with WordPress, here I give you all my tips for you to rank very well in Google with your blog.

UPDATE: This article was written in march 2007 and has not been updated since then, although many parts are still relevant. You should see my latest article about WordPress: Hacks to boost your WordPress 2.7 blog.

Quick Facts

  1. There are 55 million blogs out there, if you don’t stand out you will have no chance.
  2. The first second of a visitors attention is the most crucial.
  3. Your main traffic should come to articles and posts inside your blog, not the home page.
  4. Search engine rankings relies heavily upon the quality and quantity of links to your blog when they determine the ranking.
  5. The best way to get links is by natural recommendations from other bloggers or web site owners.

Section 1: Optimize Your Blog

Usually the WordPress themes are well designed and structured already but there are a number of things you really should do to improve it for better optimization for search engines.

Using the best URLs

To enable the permalinks is easy and you have probably already done that, just go to Options -> Permalinks in the admin panel. But what format is the best to choose? The structure /%postname%/ – nothing else. This is best because your URLs to your articles should never change. And if you have it like this it does not matter if you change the category of the article or republish it with a new date, it will always be the same URL (more about that later). And if you happen to have two posts with the same title it is not a problem as WordPress will automatically add “-2″ in the end.

Have you been using the wrong format? Well, if your blog is not totally new you should not change. It is not vital and for the next time you make a blog you know how to make it right.

Handling URL Canonization

Every WordPress blog has an issue in which there are 4 different URLs for the same post and this has to be fixed to prevent dilution. Follow my guide on how to fix it here.

Title Tags

The title tag is the most important HTML-tag in terms of SEO.

Here are different versions you should use inside the <title></title> located in theme/header.php

Optimum ranking:
<?php if(is_home()) { echo 'Your blogs name | Few important words'; } else { wp_title('') ;} ?>

For branding purposes:
<?php if(is_home()) { echo 'Your blogs name | Few important words'; } else { echo 'Your blogs name:'; wp_title('') ;} ?>

The best title tag solution for advanced users

Either install and properly use the SEO Title Tag plugin or do the following:

  1. Download and install this plugin.
  2. Replace <?php get_header(); ?> with the context in header.php on single.php, page.php and category.php.
  3. Work out the best titles for the different versions and use the plugin to create different versions of category.php and single.php with their own versions of title tags. For example if your category with ID 5 is “SEO News” you could have the following title tag in single-cat-5.php:
    <title>SEO News: <?php { wp_title('') ;} ?></title>
    In category.php you could have: <title><?php { wp_title('') ;} ?> | Your Name</title>


Headings are defined by HTML with H1 (largest) to H6 (smallest). You need to use them in your articles when you write. Your article title should be in a main heading (H1), sub headings with H2 and small headings with H3.

Make sure that in theme/single.php this code <?php the_title(); ?> is wrapped in H1 so that it looks like:
<h1><?php the_title(); ?></h1>

If your theme designer already used a specific CSS design for the heading tags you can do like this:

  1. Open up theme/single.php and add <div class=”singleheadings”> to the top after <?php get_header(); ?> and </div> to the bottom before <?php get_footer(); ?>.
  2. Add then add for example the following lines of CSS to your CSS file:
    .singleheadings h1 {font-size:XXpx;font-family:XX}
    .singleheadings h2 {font-size:XXpx;font-family:XX}
    .singleheadings h3 {font-size:XXpx;font-family:XX}

You can change your quicktags by for example using this file instead (also add H2 to the file) so that you easily can insert heading tags when you write.


Most of the link power is coming to the home page of your blog and gets distributed evenly among the rest of the links on that page. So in additional to having a good navigation structure for your visitors also do the following:

Site Map

A Site Map is where your visitors go to navigate and find specific articles and posts on your blog. It is also a place for search engines to find links to all your pages on your blog.

Use my article on how to make an automatic WordPresss Site Map and add one for your blog. I prefer that you make the first version in the guide.

What about a Google Sitemap?

It is not needed. There is no reason for a WordPress blog with a proper navigation structure to submit a Google Sitemap other than for information purposes. A Google Sitemap does not improve your ranking, only crawling, and that is not a problem.


Everyone has different tastes about design but here are points to think about when you design your blog:

References to follow:

What About the Meta Tags?

There are various WP plugins out there for this but to be honest and frank I can tell you that they are not worth the effort. The meta keywords tag are not used anymore (or extremely little) in the ranking calculation and while the meta description tag can show up in the SERPs I consider the snippet of text the visitor gets being better.

CSS Positioning

It has been said that by providing the important content first in the source code it will make a positive difference in your search engine ranking. I am not sure if this is true, but it won’t hurt to do it. For example on this blog the navigation on the left is in the bottom of the code.

Section 2: How to Craft Your Articles

You should read the entire section of Authoring High Quality Content by Mr. Fishkin but I give you here a very quick summary as it relates to this article.

First the most important quote:

One Great Page is Worth a Thousand Good Pages

While hundreds or dozens of on-topic pages that cover sections of an industry are valuable to a website’s growth, it is actually far better to invest a significant amount of time and energy producing a few articles/resources of truly exceptional quality. To create documents that become “industry standard” on the web and are pointed to time after time as the “source” for further investigations, claims, documents, etc. is to truly succeed in the rankings battle. The value of “owning” this traffic and link source far outweighs a myriad of articles that are rarely read or linked to.

Write articles or posts that serves as a stand alone document. This means there is everything valuable collected on that page on that specific topic. For example a stand alone document on “SEO for WordPress” should have everything on that page and the reader should not need any other articles on that topic.

Better 1 great article that you revise 10 times than 10 smaller ok articles.

To do this you can also rewrite and republish your old articles with the current time to show up again as the latest article.

Include links to more reading if applicable

Withing or at the end of your article you should link to other sources so that the reader can read more if he is interested. You can also use this as sources if you got your writing materials from other places.


You should write the kind of headlines to your articles that:

Section 3: Increase User Interaction

Section 4: Get Links

This article will be regularly updated and the URL will never change. Feel welcome to bookmark and or link to it. Let me know if there is something I should add. Thank you.

Note: This article was originally written on the Nov 29th, 2005 but was completely revised and republished on the Mar 17th, 2007..
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About the Author Jim Westergren Jim Westergren is a web entrepreneur from Sweden now living in Bolivia. He is happily married and has two lovely children. Some of his interests are web development, SEO and writing. He is the Founder and CTO of TodaysWeb and his current major project is N.nu. Read his . Follow Jim on Twitter or Google+.
  • http://www.marcuswestberg.com/ Marcus

    Excellent post Jim!

  • http://www.somesuchstuff.com/ Justin Kozuch

    Excellent article! I’m wondering if the same applies to WordPress-driven sites, as I am building a site with said CMS.

  • http://www.patrickcash.com Patrick

    I was wondering if you would show how to do the seo mods or if you do it for a fee?


  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    You mean the ones above?

    It is quite easy but if you need help I can help you, it would cost a little bit yes.

  • http://www.patrickcash.com Patrick

    Thanks! Mainly 3,4,5.
    I use the optimal title plugin for titles and I had changed the peramlink already…

    You can email me and we can go from there if you want.

    patrick at patrickcash.com

  • http://profitsmachine.com traffic

    Remarkable WP tips, thanks.

  • http://seoforblogs.blogspot.com Greenguy

    I can see put nofollows on things like RSS links and the like, but are you saying to link to other quality blogs with nofollows in place. This seems like defeating the purpose of a blog. No I’m not saying they should be link farms but Google seems to like blogs because of the extended conversation as well as fresh content. Why would you want to limit that conversation?

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren


    About the nofollow I only mean the RSS thing, comment and such. As you can see on my blog there are no nofollow on the author links in comments and also none when I put URLs in posts that I make – I like to be generous and you are right on that point.

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  • http://www.dot-seo.com Ciprian

    Hi Jim,

    During the optimization of this blog, have you done anything to increase the content ratio or the keyword density?


  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren


    Yes I have.

    On a blog it is the single post pages that are important at it is those that will rank high in search engines.

    So on those pages – like this one – I removed the navigation on the right side. This as those words are not usually related to the subject of the post and by removing it you increase the KW density.

    I have realized that there are a lot more I could write about this and and so I think that I will expand this post about SEO for WordPress blogs in a near future. Perhaps I can make the list double as long.

  • http://feeds.feedburner.com/CheapFioricet reave

    perfect site good information, very nice news and etc… tnx

  • http://www.johnbeck.tv/tax-foreclosures.html Smith

    One major problem to address with blogs, especially if you are utilizing a preset blog template supplied by one of the major blog platforms, is internal PageRank transfer. Blog PageRanks are heavily skewed to the home page. Many of the blog templates are not written with strong internal linkage. Because of that weakness, many internal pages in the archives, do not possess strong PageRanks.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Very true Smith.

    Take a study at this blog if you want to see how I arranged the internal PR flow.

  • http://www.KoopmansBlog.com Klaas Koopman

    Where exactly do I put the rel=nofollow if I want to put that at a link?

    And I don’t understand #2.? What exactly did you do there and how does it help?

    and yeah I’m looking at all your tips for WP :) Just started my own first blog!

  • http://www.insidepigeonforge.com Pigeon Forge

    Great tips, Jim. I notice that you don’t have any meta descriptions or keywords on your pages. Is this intentional? I added another step of SEO to a site at Pigeon Forge that pulls a post’s excerpt and uses it as the meta description. I know there’s talk about meta descriptions and keywords not being as effective in search engines these days, but I did it more for the user. A user is more likely to click a link in a search if it sounds interesting based on the title of the link and the description, so using a strong meta description rather than having a search engine “guess” is so much more effective. At least that’s what I’ve found. My clicks from search engines shot up about 25% once the pages got indexed with the new descriptions.

    Great stuff!

  • http://www.evision.com.pk/seo.html maya

    Nice post.Coincidentally, I had just written a blog entry on optimizing page titles. The search engine advantages from this alone are ridiculous!

  • http://ambatchdotcom.ruelbermudez.com Ruel

    Great tips! Now why shouldn’t i thought of that? =)

    With regards to point #1, i used /%postname%.html in my permalink in my blog http://ambatchdotcom.ruelbermudez.com/blog

  • http://www.Johnbeck.tv/john-beck.html GEEK

    Its definitely makes sense to beef up the description for search engines, because the user will decide whether to click a search result based on how interesting the link title and descriptions are. Helping out the description by pulling the excerpt proved to be HUGE.

  • http://sdating.net/doctors-herbal-group John

    ya that right if u seach some thin like real estate. than we see some tital and description . if our site tital more atractive for other than user come our site.

  • http://sdating.net/doctors-herbal-group John

    had just written a blog entry on optimizing page titles. The search engine advantages from this alone are ridiculous!

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  • http://www.openasthra.com/?page_id=52 Openasthra

    Remarkable WP tips, thanks.

  • http://www.head-house.de oliver

    Cool rescource left by you to the community thx alot


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  • http://linkfelho.i-connector.com bagiz

    Really usefull resource, thank You!

  • http://www.penisenlargementz.com mark

    one thing more I saggeust the blog owner make some more blogs like this . so we get more info on it. This is say very great way to learn any thing or if u don’t have knowlage but some thing than u just ask a Quession and u well get a anwser. Its simple great.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren


    This article will be expanded majorly soon, don’t worry.

  • http://sdating.net/doctors-herbal-group Leo

    I dont know but why i don find such informative and profitable blogs so often,I suspect blogging world is becoming so small that we cant find such lucrative blogs like this one.

  • http://www.webdesign-hannover.cc Sven Fischer


    verry interesting article, thank you ;-)

    greets from germany

  • http://www.webfejlesztes.info Longhand

    Very good article, thanks!

  • http://www.seofeed.com Brandon Hall

    Solid list of SEO best practices for WordPress. Thanks for the list. I’ve found that most people don’t understand the use of Permalinks and what they can do for you as a blogger.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    This article is now completely revised and republished.

  • http://bajsbrun.wordpress.com agaton

    Really good guide! I allways use your early guide when I´m set up a new blog but now could I use this :D !

    I don´t like the “link to me textbox plugin”. It´s okey at your blog and/or at other SEO-blogs or blogs about internet and stuff but I don´t like it.

    Like it when it´s cleaned up from that crap… Content is king. Clean is king. Natural linking is king :D .

    (But as I say, at your blog it actually fit in…)

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  • http://hawaii-online-advertising.com Hawaii SEO

    How about the robots.txt file?

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    The Robots.txt is not needed. But in case you want one you can check out this one.

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  • http://www.rianbrooklyn.com Rian

    Great post…i’ve been looking for some WP specific SEO information.
    One question though, will allowing the bots to index my RSS feed hurt or benefit my rankings? Should I be excluding the feeds directory with robots.txt?

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  • http://www.money-online101.com Britt Malka

    Really interesting article, but I was disappointed towards the ending to see that you used the word “here” as an anchor text for a link. Trying to take the first place on Google from Adobe? ;-)

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  • http://meiert.com/en/ Jens Meiert

    I usually don’t post comments like that, but: Thanks. (And by the way, please set up at least a minimal print style sheet [1] … must write that, too.)

    [1] http://meiert.com/en/blog/20070221/print-style-sheets-the-basics-for-no-excuses/

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  • http://www.netpaths.net C Vos

    Jim there are many great ideas here, and the code you include will really help a lot of non programmers improve their blogs. One thing you say that I disagree with:

    # Place the attribute rel=”nofollow” on links that are totally useless for search engines such as to RSS feeds for the blog and comment links.

    By placing a nofollow tag on links such as your RSS feed this will ensure that no search engine will find it and therefore less users will find it. This is not advisable unless you want no one to read or syndicate your feeds.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    One question though, will allowing the bots to index my RSS feed hurt or benefit my rankings? Should I be excluding the feeds directory with robots.txt?

    Well, it will not make a significant difference but I consider it better to give a bigger share of the link juice to your other links. Placing nofollow should help.

    (And by the way, please set up at least a minimal print style sheet [1] … must write that, too.)

    Yeah, I should do that one day. Thanks.

    By placing a nofollow tag on links such as your RSS feed this will ensure that no search engine will find it and therefore less users will find it. This is not advisable unless you want no one to read or syndicate your feeds.

    Well, you find links to the RSS feeds on the blog, not in the SERPs. No one likes to get results such as this one in the SERPs. WordPress blogs has links to RSS feeds from all comment pages, category pages and home page.

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  • http://www.sabahan.com gaman

    For some reason, a small number of my readers found me via my indexed RSS feed on Google. So I think using nofollow in the RSS feed, which is changing its default property won’t be to my advantage.

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  • http://www.papajoneh.com papajoneh

    wow this is indeed an eye opener for a new blogger like me. thanks to gaman above. i took like 1 hour reading all these stuffs. still i need more. thanks for such a great post. i probably write something about this too. ;)

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  • http://www.romicozone.com romico

    Thanks for the tip, wow this one old post – 2005, but great updates though. And that why people love WP!


  • http://www.autenticoecuatoriano.com Santhros

    Excellent article. One question, once I read that in order to increase your links it might be useful to subscribe one’s own posts to blog carnivals. Is that realley true? Might it increase the number of links?

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  • http://www.wordpressguy.com Wordpress Guy

    If you are not making decent money with ads I suggest you to erase all ads you have on the blog

    I couldn’t agree with this more, the number of relatively high quality posts that get killed on Digg because of a few google ads blocking the impact of the post must be huge.

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  • http://www.lordmarin.com lordmarin

    Compliment, beautiful post :)

  • http://dailyfunnypics.com FunnyPics

    “One Great Page is Worth a Thousand Good Pages” :)

    Excellent post JIM again. Am always learning new thing whenever i read your blog. “Link to Me Text box WordPress Plugin” Giving me great value to my blogs and showing me great result.

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  • http://www.peidmontdesign.com Greg

    I loved where you said “For example a stand alone document on “SEO for WordPress” should have everything on that page and the reader should not need any other articles on that topic.”

    This certainly is that page.

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  • http://www.homeloangripes.com Bruce Smeaton

    Hi Jim,

    I’d like to refer you back to a paragraph in your “SEO For WordPress – A Complete Guide”, under the heading of “USING THE BEST URLS”…


    To enable the permalinks is easy and you have probably already done that, just go to Options -> Permalinks in the admin panel. But what format is the best to choose? The structure /%postname%/ – nothing else. This is best because your URLs to your articles should never change.

    End Quote:

    Jim, when I go to the Permalinks field in my blog I see that there are four options available to me, as follows:

    1) Default:

    2) Date and Name based:

    3) Numeric:

    4) Custom:

    My own blog is set up with option 2).

    However, from what I can gather, you are advocating we WordPress bloggers choose the “Custom” option at 4).

    If this is correct, am I write in assuming that the sum total of information to be contained in the “Custom” permalink box would be as follows:


    The default code in the “Custom” permalink box is…


    … so you are suggesting we edit that right down to just read %postname%… is that correct?

    Oh, and since I already have around 9 or 10 posts on my http://www.homeloangripes.com blog I take it that you are also suggesting I SHOULDN’T change my permalink structure for this particular blog, but rather for any NEW blog/s I might form in the future.

    Why is that? (just curious to know)



  • http://www.homeloangripes.com Bruce Smeaton


    With regard to ensuring that ALL posts go to just one of the four possible URL versions associated with my blog site, I note that you quote the following code can be pasted into the .htaccess file BEFORE the WordPress Permalink lines:


    The solution to get all 4 versions made into only one and to have all weight/power transferred to that one

    Add the following lines in the .htaccess file before the WordPress permalinks lines:

    Options +Indexes
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^myblog\.com
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.myblog.com/$1 [R=permanent,L]

    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(.*)/$
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.myblog.com/$1/ [L,R=301]That will make all posts go to this version: http://www.myblog.com/my-blog-post/

    Just replace myblog before you add it and don’t forget to still include the WordPress permalinks section in the .htaccess file.

    End Quote:

    Now, as I am not an html / WordPress expert, I am going to show you the code currently nesting in my own .htaccess file, and then ask you to please respond by showing me (via a comment on this page) what it SHOULD look like once your code has been added:

    Here is my .htaccess file as of a minute ago:

    # BEGIN WordPress

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    Jim, please note that the funny little row of squares right after “# END WordPress” didn’t copy and paste into this comment.

    I’ve also just realized that apart from the main .htaccess file located in my htdocs directory, there is also another one in my Plugins directory. Forgive my naiveness here, but which one am I supposed to be adding the code to in order that I get all posts pointing to just ONE URL and not the four possible options?



  • http://www.structuredsettlement-quotes.com Structured Settlement

    Jim, is it important to use more than 1 heading? Do the headings h2 to h6 increase rankings at all?

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  • http://www.larrylim.net Larry Lim

    Nice tips, Jim. I’d just started with my own blog and gave my own SEO recommendations for WordPress blogs here:

    P/S: you still visit Namepros?

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  • http://www.designsitepro.com Michael

    Excellent Guide Jim. Thanks.

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  • http://www.jauhari.net Jauhari

    Excellent Guide…


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  • http://www.domainersgazette.com/ Domainer’s Gazette

    outstanding article Jim. I’ve already implemented 2 of these suggestions, and plan on making changes today for a majority of the others.. thanks a ton for sharing..

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  • http://www.itotals.com Hong Kong SEO

    Extremely useful, specially I gdidn’t know how to make 4 URL to become 1. Somehow I always thought Google could detect these automatically because it would ignore the repeated content..

  • http://baby-freebies.net Baby Freebies

    Thanks, very helpful guide…

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  • http://www.seopractices.com Beginners Guide To SEO

    Jim, thanks, just what I needed, great article. I will be referencing you on my next post, right after I finish moving the free version of my blog:
    http://www.seopractices.wordpress.com to my own host:

    I have already set up WordPress on own host, so now I’m in the process of doing all the proper seo setting to it.

    Jim, because I have the old blog with 16 posts on it, moving it to my own host gives me a couple questions?

    -What is going to happen with the old url’s of the site? Do I have to do a 301 redirect for each old url to the new ones? Or is there a function at the free version of WordPress that let’s me do it from there?

    -Would I be able to keep the rankings I have for my old blog on my new blog?

    Thanks in advanced for the great information, keep it up man.

  • http://www.seopractices.com Beginners Guide To SEO

    Another question comes to my mind:

    -Using the nofollow tag stops a webpage to spread link juice to the links in such page, but doesn’t stop bots to find that page. I understand that the way to block bots from crawling specific pages that you don’t want to be crawled, such us rss feeds, etc., is through robots.txt. Am I correct Jim? Thanks.

  • http://news.greatblogabout.org NewsMaker

    Nice guide Jim!

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    very good tutorial – it is nice to find every day a new thing to learn.

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    This post is fantastic Jim. I am going to be following all the instructions for the new blog Just Frag It and hopefully as it develops I’ll be able to test out various revenue generating strategies.

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    Thanks for the tips!
    But I am having some confusions about “duplicate content” these days.

    Better 1 great article that you revise 10 times than 10 smaller ok articles.

    To do this you can also rewrite and republish your old articles with the current time to show up again as the latest article.

    Wouldn’t articles which are revised and republished a few times, be considered duplicate content by search engines?

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    I was wondering if you would show how to do the seo mods or if you do it for a fee?

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    Hey Jim,

    Awesome Tip! This was a great refreshing ideas of how to continue to say stay on the top of SEO! I will continue to use all your tips for my blog http://ambatchmasterpublished.blogspot.com

  • http://www.thomassjoberg.se Thomas Sjöberg

    Hi Jim,
    This is a great guide. I noticed that the link to the Related Post plugin doesn´t work. Take care!
    /Thomas Sjöberg

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    Great post and great to learn there are others like yourselves who have gone through the wordpress ringer. Title tags and meta description tags plugins are great ways to increase your clickthrough rate. They should be informative, natural, and contain relevant keywords ,all of this in a balance to benefit both search engines and users. SEO Articles

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    I have not given up on the description tag just yet. I add it to WP. I think creating your own description to be used on the search results page is a good idea also. It allows you to control the text the searcher sees.

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    I am still very much new to SEO and web site marketing… And I have a WP blog that is ranked # 1 in two related searches “house cleaning tips blog” and “cleaning tips blog” on Google… It also is highly ranked with MSN and Yahoo… So I am a bit surprised about all the stuff that I have been reading about SEO and WP blogs… I just blog, blog, and blog some more… And everything has taken take of it’s self. If you need some cleaning tips then please do visit Your Fresh Start at Your Fresh Start

  • http://www.uniquedogclothing.com/dog-dress.html Dog

    Thank you for providing the professional guideline of SEO for WordPress… I’m a beginner to doing web marketing, it very help me to have my plan and goal in this field!

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    Yeah like the tut Jim!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    This was a great refreshing ideas.I will continue to use all your tips for my blog.

    Thank you so much.

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    I use this SEO plugin: wpSEO.

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    But really a good list of all useful plugins and resources to improve!

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    But really a good list of all useful plugins and resources to improve

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    Hello Jim,

    You have created a great guideline, thank you!

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    Thats a great piece of information.


    I might be using them in my http://www.blogtantra.com

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    I would agree there are many people who dont really know much about SEO. Thanks for making it simple to understand. Keep your tips coming.

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    Good articles! thanks for sharing!

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    We just release a new kind of plugin .

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    How it works :
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    Best regards

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    This blog was very useful for me.

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    John Sylvester’s comments about RSS and WordPress, especially the line, “WordPress can be added to an existing website as a seamless addition” is important, taken in context. This effectively means that writing articles about web design can add a significant amount of content that will help any site in Google’s rankings. It also gives information about the author, the company and its objectives. I have added a WordPress blog to my own, with very encouraging early results.

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    It’s important to me to completely and 100% understand the meaning of what I’m getting myself into when I start a new blog. I have started a couple only to fade out after the initial rush of having a new blog that I believe with actually help people. I wanted to create a blog once about advertising because my entire life is centered around it but I couldn’t even get that off the ground and actually get people to read it. Which was truly sad because I had a lot of good advice to give, for free. How do you actually make sure that you have the kind of blog that people want to read and will link to and will come back to time and time again? What’s wrong with my blog if it already has excellent quality articles and still no one comes to read it? Am I just targeting an audience that doesn’t exist? Is it possible that business owners and decision makers just don’t ever surf the internet in need of information?

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    Wow, this is some of the best, and most concise information I’ve read. I’ve been using the Link to me textbox and I think it’s just nice to have for any blog. I’m new at seo but I feel confident I’m getting info from a good source. Thank you very much!!!

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    A Superb and marvelous guide for me, who is new on the blog and what to everything right from the beginning with me site and blog on Sundream estate
    Many thanks Jim

  • http://www.soho-properties.com Chris Heath

    Thanks for the great tips as useally but has google downgraded the value of blogs as they dont seem to come up so often in the searches anymore.

  • http://gogreen.theconsortium.co.uk Chris


    I like the ‘For branding purposes’ title tag — and i actually prefer it over the SEO title tags option as I think title and heading should be consistent — so instead of putting the title tag php echo code in my h2 tags I just use the H2 provided by WordPress.

    However, I tried the code you provided for the ‘For branding purposes’ title tag and it didn’t work. I get a parse error relating to that line.

    The more simple ‘Optimum ranking’ title tag code works fine.

    Any ideas?

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    thank you

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    I often send this post as a link to students who have guestions about WordPress Blogs. Thanks

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    (although, ironically, my own blog doesn’t use WordPress)

    Thanks again!

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    I am not a techie person but am trying my best to grasp things .. all the codes that you’ve written (php) to cite examples went way above my head. So did the plugin part. :)

    When I clicked on the plugin links, most of them showed page not found. I wonder if there is some software or basic interface i need to download before trying to get to those pages.
    Can you help me in this regard ? My attempt to google has only confused me even more.
    Also, if time permits, please take a look at my blog and give me some honest feedback.

    Thank you.

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    Hey Jim. A very crisp and informative article.

    Thank you.

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    I can’t ask for more. You’ve mentioned it all. I have several questions though: How regularly should you post in your blog? What about managing comments? What are the best ways to fight spammers? What is your say about trading links with fellow bloggers?

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    Thank you.

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    Thanks Jim,

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    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for all the useful tips on your guide, there’s a few I haven’t yet done myself. I’m writing something similar on my own site..’How I SEO my WordPress Blog’, link is http://how-to-solutions.com/beginners-guide-seo-wordpress-blog.html

    I hope your readers find it of some interest.

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    great tutorial..
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  • sophia

    that’s absolutely fantastic!
    i want to ask one question toall.
    i wanted to hire virtual employees for web designing and SEO. Actually i am looking for whole virtual team. Because now it’s become very expensive for our organization to recruit employees :( And we need reliable and quality virtual employees.
    We were prepared to post our requisite on freelancers’ site. But we have observed that it’s very time as well as money consuming process. And also I heard that “The bigger problem on Elance, in my experience, is dummy projects. Some buyers post projects simply to get an idea of the cost or to try to find free work” So, what next?
    Our team comes out with conclusion to directly contact companies who are providing virtual employee services. But the question is “RELIABILITY and Hiring charges”.
    We have got replies from some forums and communities. So, now we have one option company marketraise corp. it’s nice.
    But we want best service provider with better package.

    Thanks in advance

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    good job please keep on the good work

  • http://www.ctcoder.com PHP Programmer

    Good work m8! This actually makes alot of sense.

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    nothing more i can say because you’ve had it all. thanks for the info. nice site.

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    you have it all, nothing more nothing less, thanks for the nice information, it will help me a lot.

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    i read all of that, and it’s realy nice atricle. but still i looking for some bot to add my pages to search enginse and so, do any one have sth like this?

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    very beneficial write up. thank you.

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    Thanks Jim,
    For arranging this blog site.This will help me a lot..bookmarked and using it as a go to guide.

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    WordPress is a good script to use seo materials on. I use “all in seo” pac and i em very pleased.

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    SEO is very good to get best rank in search engine but need to spend long time to best result. Patient also is important thing and must do more study about the SEO optimizing. If you are really master on SEO its like you can easy success on what ever blog platform you create beside the wordpress

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  • http://www.webinustasi.com web dizayn

    thanks great article!

  • http://www.anthillonline.com James

    Hi Jim,

    I see that you’ve been overwhelmed with questions and might not have the time to answer all of them, but I’m still gonna try my luck.


    I’m about to transfer all my content from old CMS site to new wordpress site (about 800 articles).

    Should I…

    A. Keep the dynamic links… or…
    B. Create new permalinks with 301 redirect for each

    Hope that yu can help. Keep up the GREAT work!


  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Hi James,

    I think I would take option B. But it depends on the situation.

    Good luck.

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    thanks a lot for article

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    thanks for that article! it was extremly informative! keep up the great work!

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    thanks for this article! i loved the depth of information provided : )

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  • http://www.newreil.com syafur

    if you have created a themes with all the tricks?
    because I am still a beginner and I am confused to implement it on the themes :D

  • http://zpcrepair.info Zach S.

    You have some fantastic advice here! May I note that many premium themes these days already have great SEO integrated into the code. I use one theme known as Mimbo Pro, which has a wide variety of SEO tools and tricks builtin automatically. Just wanted to add my 2 cents…

    Continue on with the great website!

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    WordPress is a great platform for blogging, than ks for sharing…

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    Thank you..

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    Hi Jim, do you think for blog optimization s good to leave the meta description tag empty, so search engine will snippet from the blog content itself to achieve long tail SEO effect?

  • http://proofpostive.com Freelance Biz

    Nice post on WP SEO. What do you think about the WP Plugin All In One SEO Pack? I use this plugin and I think its the best for optimization for WP. Sure, you need to craft your articles or posts as well but this plugin makes everything else like the title tags, blog tags, and meta tags that much easier.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Hi Jim, do you think for blog optimization s good to leave the meta description tag empty, so search engine will snippet from the blog content itself to achieve long tail SEO effect?

    Yes, I think so. At least for blog rather then automatically taking the first sentence or so as a description.

    What do you think about the WP Plugin All In One SEO Pack?

    It is a great plugin but it did not exist when I wrote the article. I would need to update this article as soon as I get the time for it and then I will for sure mention this plugin.

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    thanks for that article! it was extremly informative! keep up the great work!

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    I agree with all the other points and am already following most of them

  • http://www.norramarketing.com Marie


    thanks for blogging about wordpress seo optimization. It’s my belief that if your blog is part of a main website, the ultimate URL for the blog is http://www.mysite.com/blog – however, wordpress do not support this format. Have you examined any workarounds? I know wordpress offer their software if you want to utilize this structure but I’m not sure how complicat4ed it is to use.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren


    http://www.mysite.com/blog/ should be the best in my opinion. To achieve it just install wordpress in a folder called “blog”.

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    Informative. Thank you.

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    I must say, It is one of the best SEO quick guide articles

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    Sitemaps are necessary but then many webmasters just don’t put emphasis on it. Properly formatting your headlines really help, those h1, h2.

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    Thank You Jim. Useful article.
    Where more effective permalink with .html extensions or without.
    Example http://www.jimwestergren.com/seo-for-wordpress-blogs/article or
    Thank You…

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren


    I would do it without any extension at all.

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    Thanks for sharing Jim.

    If we write one really good article, we can forget about writing for search engines. The good article will be picked up by others and this is definitely worth the effort.

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    Jim, thank you,
    I have already set up WordPress on own host, so now I’m in the process of doing all the proper seo setting to it.

    Jim, because I have the old blog with 16 posts on it, moving it to my own host gives me a couple questions?

    -What is going to happen with the old url’s of the site? Do I have to do a 301 redirect for each old url to the new ones? Or is there a function at the free version of WordPress that let’s me do it from there?

    -Would I be able to keep the rankings I have for my old blog on my new blog?

    Thanks in advanced for the great information, keep it up man.

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    Thanks for sharing, Jim!

    Looking forward to your next article about SEO for WordPress blogs.

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    Thank you for the extensive guide! I’m working on making my SEO much better on my blog to drive in more traffic, and this is a great help. :)

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    Nice article Jim. Thanks for taking the time to write this.

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    Excellent article Jim. Thank you. I am going to implement your suggestions right away.

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    Awesome tips, I specifically like the common sense advice at the very beginning, too many people don’t get the basics and try too hard to jump into what won’t matter until they have that much down. Great suggestions, I’ll return to this for a deeper look later.

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    It’s 2009 now and i think its still relevant. :) And dun rush. Do it bit by bit.

    Also, blogs are no longer “in”, dun think Twitter was around at the point in time you wrote this.

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    I saw on mattcutts blog that he mentioned some tips on ranking in wordpress. Thank you also for this.

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    WordPress is very good for SEO. There are so many useful plugins. Thanks for your guide.

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    You suggest us great tips i come here from google and find ur article usefull but i have one question, u say simple theme/design. So how to ensure design is simple or design code is not complicated, is there any tool.

    If one have portal site then how about using magazine style theme for wordpress as usually they are not plain?

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    I have a fair amount of SEO knowledge and most of my sites rank well in the three major search engines. However, as fast as I can get quality backlinks that are related to my sites, Google seems to remove them.

    My SEO blog has a PR3 and about 60% of my blog posts rank on the 1st page of Google for some of their search terms. My main page ranks fair. However, I think I need to go to a landing page format to rank higher in the search engines.

    It just seems odd that I rank so well with just 3 backlinks showing it Google. My domain is 11 years old and that is part of the reason it ranks that well. However, I am somewhat puzzled about the backlinks issue with Google.

    What is even more weird is that some of my clients rank on the 1st page of Google for their main page keyword terms, without any backlinks. Of course, some of these sites are 5 years old.

    Anybody, have any suggestions of what I might be over looking? Is Google putting less importance on backlinks these days, is the big question in my mind.

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    Excellent post. I just posted a recent presentation of Yoast with more WordPress SEO tips on my blog More WordPress SEO. Might be interesting for your readers.

  • http://easypublicspeaking.co.uk/ Keith Davis

    Hi Jim
    Lots of info here and it will take me some time to work through it all.
    One thing that did catch my eye…
    “Better 1 great article that you revise 10 times than 10 smaller ok articles.”

    That’s what I,ve been doing – good to know that I am doing the right thing.

    The other thing…
    “To do this you can also rewrite and republish your old articles with the current time to show up again as the latest article.”

    Great tip, which I shall certainly do.

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    I reached this website while searching for term “SEO for WordPress” in google and it was in 2nd, so i guess this might be effective. using plugins like platinum seo, all in 1 seo will also be fruitful for seo
    thanks for the info

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    How big a deal is it that you post title has to be the H1 tag?

    My theme is so that the top heading of the blog itself is H1 and then the post titles are H2.

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    Nice post, but, does it work on blogspot blogs or not?

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    Fantastic tips, but also very well written and explained. Thank you!

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    Your main traffic should come to articles and posts inside your blog, not the home page.

    This point is truly the best raw truth that a blogger has to relaize.

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    Lots of info here and it will take me some time to work through it all.
    The impressive thing in your article is–
    “Better 1 great article that you revise 10 times than 10 smaller ok articles.”
    Glad to know that I am doing the right thing.
    Great tip.

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    Good resource for anyone starting a blog or needs help optimizing one. WordPress is the way to go if you plan on running a blog.

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    This info is great. Thank you. Please tell me how to get into the code of my blog. I maybe sounding like I know what i talk about but not actually.

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    Take care.

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    This is a really helpful post with great tips. Coming from blogger this helped me get a grasp on some subjects I can put to use with WordPress. Thanks for the share.

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    Thanks Tim for a very clear and precise guide for SEO for WordPress!

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    This is by far the most comprehensive WordPress SEO manual that I have yet to read on the web. You’ve completely broken down the process in steps. Now, that’s the mark of a blogger who knows his stuff.

    I’ll be referencing this post on my main blog.

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    Oh my goodness, there are a lot of comments on this blog post. Understandable considering SEO has become a hot topic in recent years. It’s hard not to love wordpress. They offer a lot of value for no cost. (other than web hosting, of course). The next site I build will definitlely take this blog post in account.

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    Really nice article. I enjoyed reading it, and it gave me some good ideas oo improve my site. -Thanks.

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    Really good info Jim, thanks for sharing

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    Woww, an article whose comments spans over 3 years, that’s amazing and amazing WP tips too. I couldn’t read through all the comments but I’d like to ask a question with regard to permalinks: you said the best structure for permalink is /%postname%/. My question is: “%postaname%-%post_id% is wrong? I’d like to kave my articles included in Google News and I read that the unique ID no will help. Is something wrong to do that?

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    Great Post – I just recently changed my site to a blog and looking to get all the tips I can for a better search ranking.


  • http://helpinlinux.com Siranjeevi

    Jim, Thanks for the excellent post, actually i am zero in SEO, you taught me the basics, and from here i can gear up to SEO my blog.


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    I recently found a site,to get free SEO plugins and such stuff.


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    I am looking for a “related post” plugin. the link you have given in the post is out dated. Please update it.


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    Hi Jim, Kevin Stacey here..

    First off, this post is extremely thorough! I don’t see too many bloggers doing into detail like you have…that’s the mark of a blogger who knows WordPress SEO.

    I see alot of people asking about All in SEO in the comments For optimization, free plugins like All in One SEO Pack are really great as it lays down the basic SEO foundation for a WordPress site, but every blog is different and nothing works best for everyone.

    I always suggest looking at a side-by-side comparison of the best seo plugins for WordPress in order to make an informed decision of what the best plugin is for that blogger and their website’s specific needs.

    Here’s my most recent write-up on the subject:

    SEO Pressor vs Easy WP SEO vs Scribe SEO

    You also don’t want to overload/bog down WordPress resources with too many bulky plugins as well.

    Great article btw…I’ll be referencing this post on my main blog.

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