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All About SEO on WordPress.com — Blog — WordPress.com

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/03/22

WordPress just posted a nice article on SEO for people that still don’t get that SEO is basically following common sense.

The most important bullets from the article:

SEO DOs and DON’Ts

Do:

  • Regularly publish original content.
  • Use a few precise categories and tags.
  • Write for human ears.
  • Build your traffic in smart, organic ways.
  • Choose simple, meaningful post slugs.
  • Create a descriptive tagline.
  • Include keywords selectively.

Don’t:

  • Start duplicate sites.
  • “Stuff” your site with irrelevant, broad categories, tags, or buzzwords.
  • Write with search engines in mind.
  • Purchase or exchange meaningless “backlinks.”
  • Buy into SEO fads.
  • Worry too much about SEO at the expense of writing good content!

Two things I didn’t know about: WordPress generates two sitemaps for each site: both a regular XML sitemap, as well as an XML based news-sitemap.

–jeroen

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