Saturday, July 11, 2009

The SEO Book for WordPress 2.5 Blogs

Since the release of v2.5 many things have changed for WordPress users. While SEO still has some basic rules, optimizing a WordPress blog is getting easier as new plugins are added and upgraded.

The most important change in WordPress v2.5 (and above) is the new improved dashboard. As with all change this revision triggered much controversy, pros, cons and confusion. Those users familiar with the previous versions of WordPress found it hard to adapt to the new interface, and many beginners found the navigation less intuitive than they expected.

As any SEO professional would tell you, be forewarned that despite the ―social media traffic‖ generated through bookmarking sites and social networks like digg, StumbleUpon, mixx, Second Brain and so on, search engine optimization is still important.

Poorly optimized sites don’t do well in social networking, for obvious reasons you’ll discover on subsequent pages. The success equation is simple: poor SEO = wasted traffic = poor conversions (lost sales).

This short eBook will reveal the most important SEO aspects for WordPress blogs (and for any other blog or website in general).