WordPress is one of the free and good resources available on the internet, which acts both as a great blog tool and content management service. What makes WordPress so irresistible is that it has this cool plug-ins that are easy to use. Some of the plug-ins have a great impact in optimizing the content for search engines.
Making the content rich with different related keyword, written by a real human is a very good step. But putting that great text in an ill designed page with too many untagged images is a leap towards self destruction. Tips on how exactly you can make the WordPress a unique tool for optimization are here.
WordPress allows you to adjust your content, permalink and gives you much more freedom to choose the settings than any other word processing tool. To enable all that, you need to install an all in 1 SEO plug-in.
Revise the permalink in such a way that it contains important keywords. To do this you have to go to the control panel in WordPress and change the page link from. Such a url gets more hits by the search engines. You are also making the links and content more authentic by using nice keyword rich permalinks.
As always use images, but tag them properly so that search engines call them,. using good photography is an additional necessity.
Interlinking articles and giving cutomised slugs is great way to improve your page rankings. How? Use keywords as links to internal articles. Use the slug section below articles as a tool to give clean URLs.
For better listings of your blog in the search engines, using a validated XHTML code is a time tested method. It is like a rule of proper SEO. To do this, you need to go to the W3C validation website, enter your blog’s URL and let it check for any problems preventing validation.
A sitemap is the quickest way for search engines to search through your blog and get back the relevant result to the user. It also helps the user to navigate through your website easily. Using a Google XML plug-in, you can install the necessary tools to create XML sitemap.
Caching your blog’s page is important. Unlike other websites where there is a permanent static page, your blog’s home page keeps changing each time you post a new article. Caching it would mean that the user who wants to view your blog need not wait for the new page to load. By caching, you are reducing the loading speed and attracting more traffic.