I had a big discussion last night with my husband and my son-in-law who has done some work on my husband’s web site.
Jason (my son-in-law) has used WordPress for the site. There are currently about 79 pages on the site. In our conversation I was pretty adamant that I wanted to be able to SEO all the pages. I don’t want to rely on WordPress and it’s blog meta tags to get ranked.
Shouldn’t we be better served by a web building program than a blog program like WordPress? I understand that WordPress has an all singing all dancing SEO plug in but is that really the best option?
I know that you use WordPress for your blog. And it seems the right thing to do. But do you also use it for your main site? Any advice you may give me would be most appreciated.
Thanks so much.
Actually, sites built with WordPress are perfect for SEO purposes. We are actually thinking of switching our Search Engine College site over to WordPress because of the SEO benefits including deep indexing, cross linking, tagging, filenaming and various SEO plugins that pretty much make other CMS packages obsolete.
You and your son in law should have no trouble optimizing your husband’s WordPress site and hopefully achieving some good ranks and traffic as a result. There are a number of fantastic SEO plugins for WordPress and people are raving about how SEO friendly the WordPress Thesis theme is so you might want to check it out.
You might also want to my review my favorite WordPress plugins. Add to that list the SEO Smart Links plugin and you should be set.
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There are lots of ways you can optimize a WordPress site for the search engines and drive more traffic to it. Standard techniques such as keyword research and getting high-authority backlinks are important, but there are also lots of tricks that you can use specifically for WordPress sites. I’m currently running a series related to this on my site called An Essential Guide To WordPress SEO - I’m covering a range of different topics, so you may find it useful.
Agreed. WordPress rocks my world in terms of SEO
As a webmaster , I’m extremely glad to see that someone thought to post this topic.
Quite a few people out there just don’t grasp the concept of what all is required in this field, and I think also we’re many times not appreciated enough
or taken for granted. Never the less I’m very glad to see that you feel the same way I do , thanks so much for your blog!