SEO for WordPress by Joost de Valk

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When I think of WordPress blogs and SEO, I generally think of a handful of experts on the subject of WordPress and SEO oriented plugins; one such person being Joost de Valk.

Joost has mindmapped his knowledge on SEO for WordPress Blogs into a wonderful guide on establishing high rankings via optimizing a WordPress Blog.

One tip that struck me a pure genius is optimizing the More command on WordPress blogs so the same “Read More” link is not used in each post.

Another neat feature of HeadSpace is that you can use it to optimize the more text, so if you use a more tag on the frontpage, you can replace the default “Read more” link with something meaningful for every post. It’s small things like that that make your WordPress SEO the best.

If you own a WordPress blog or plan on incorporating a blog into your SEO or marketing plan, be sure to bookmark Joost’s WordPress SEO Guide.

Other helpful guides on SEO and blogs :

What are some of your favorite SEO for Blogs resources?

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • A very useful guide from a very talented individual, who I’m happy to say now has a fully working link analysis tool!

  • I guess when I search Google for “blog optimization” I’d say the #1 result might be worth looking at.

  • Glad you liked it Loren! and Lee, the first result for blog optimization is SEL here? 🙂

  • These definitely look like theyre worth an investment, I am now planning on writing blogs for each of my home businesses. One of my downline members has a wordpress blog thats now on page 1 for our main search term.

  • I will now be using this method when doing my seo on wordpress blog.

  • ‘Read more’ definatelly a bad text to use as an anchor! Replacing it is a realy good idea.