Blog SEO: 5 Tips To Improve Ranking and Increase Traffic
Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:12 AM
Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:45 PM
Also, not to say that this was implied by Jon's comment, but I'd strongly discourage the use of "black hat" SEO, a la bombing other sites with your URL to increase the number of said inbound links.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:20 AM
Creating unique titles for each page is very simple in WordPress. Of course, this is 1.75 years after your article and I don't know how different WP was back then. I suggest making your WP titles like this:
<title><?php wp_title('|', true, 'right'); ?></title>
It will make your title look like this "Blog SEO: 5 Tips | PCWorld Forums" but you can modify it to your liking. From my understand, it's best for search engines if you specify the specific page you're viewing first and then the website after. "PCWorld Forums | Replying to Blog SEO: 5 Tips" isn't recommended.
I was curious for your take on the "abstract" and "revisit-after" meta tags. The "abstract" meta tag is supposed to be a 1-line summary of the page, but does it really get used anymore? I'm sure not by Google, but what about Bing?
Your link to Google's submission page has a typo. The protocol is incomplete. Although it dominates over Bing and Yahoo, I think a new website should submit to those too.
I completely agree with your first line of section five. Good content is definitely the most important thing. After you've got a good flow of new content, you should try interacting with your current readers too. You want them to come back regularly instead of having 85% of the traffic from new visitors. Communityspark has some awesome articles about building a community and interacting with your readership.