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WordPress is a popular open-source blogging platform that has a powerful set of features and can be extended through the use of free plug-ins, of which there are thousands.

To maximize the usefulness of WordPress as a business tool, you should take advantage of every opportunity to optimize your blog for search engines.

WordPress Documentation

WordPress' Codex includes a page dedicated to SEO topics and this page is a must-read for anybody operating a WordPress blog.

This page includes important information about setting up SEO-friendly permalinks, maintaining a healthy Robots.txt file for search engines and making sure that you're taking advantage of feed submissions. It also links to websites with useful SEO information.

WordPress Plugins

There are a number of great plug-ins that make it easy to implement SEO techniques with WordPress.

All in One SEO Pack

The "All in One SEO Pack" is one of the most downloaded WordPress plug-ins and performs a number of functions, including optimizing your page titles, adding META tags automatically and removing common duplicate content.

Google XML Sitemaps

Another popular plug-in, Google XML Sitemaps creates a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap for your blog.

KB Robots.txt

This plug-in enables you to create and edit Robots.txt files from within the WordPress admin.

Redirection

Redirection helps you monitor 404 errors, automatically manage 301 redirections when a post URL changes and has a powerful set of features that helps you redirect users to different pages based on various conditions.

Breadcrumb NavXT

Add breadcrumb navigation to your WordPress blog with this plug-in.

WordPress Related Posts

This plug-in allows your blog to feature "related posts."

SEO Friendly Images

SEO Friendly Images automatically adds the ALT and TITLE attributes to images.

Nofollow Case by Case

This plug-in enables you to decide which comments, pingbacks and trackbacks have or don't have the "nofollow" attribute which is otherwise automatically added by WordPress.

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Published 12 June, 2008 by Patrick Oak

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Adam Crawford, Head of SEO at Momondo Group

Any Wordpress SEO post this week should also have a reference to Joost's Wordpress SEO "ultimate guide"

http://yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo/

Well worth a read for anyone optimising Wordpress blogs/sites.

over 8 years ago

Chris Lake

Chris Lake, CEO at Empirical Proof

Great catch Adam, and a worthy suggestion. Joost is the man.

over 8 years ago

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rajib

It's a nice article.Thank's for it.It's really help my work.

<a href="http://www.seoindia.org/hire-dedicated-seo.html">Hire Dedicated SEO</a>

over 7 years ago

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master reseller

I did not knew that kbrobots can do wonders. I am now installing it thanks for your help :-)

over 5 years ago

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