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Critical Steps to Optimize Your WordPress Site For Search Engines And Visitors

How to Optimize Your WordPress Site

WordPress is an incredibly powerful content management system that can be customized in an infinite amount of ways to fit each unique website. But the focus of my latest Search Engine Journal article is about things that nearly EVERY business needs to do to get their site off on the right foot for search engine optimization and web marketing in general. Check out the article to find out what settings and plugins I recommend for most businesses.

Editor’s Note: This blog was written from a presentation Stoney gave for WordCamp Dayton 2015. You can view the entire presentation on WordCamp TV.

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5 WordPress Settings Every New Blogger Should Know About

5 WordPress Settings You Need to KnowWordPress is a fantastic blogging platform that is pretty quick and easy to install. When you download the WordPress install, it comes with a five-minute install guide, which is pretty good for even for the less technically inclined.

But what happens after that? WordPress has a host of setting options and a variety of features. To the uninitiated, these can seem overwhelming to just simply confusing as to what each of these options does. This tutorial is designed to take you through the settings that matter most. I won’t go through each and every one, as some are self-explanatory and others don’t matter all that much. But those that do can make or break the success of your blog.
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Blogging Platform Options: Free vs. Hosted. Which Is Right For You?

Blog Circuit BoardWhen deciding which blogging platform you’re going to use, one of the first questions you’re faced with is whether to host it yourself or go with a “free” version that is hosted on another social blogging site. In an earlier post I outlined five important blogging platform questions  that you can use to determine what kind of platform functionality you need. Within those, there are often a range of free (or low-cost) and self-hosted blogging platforms to choose from. There are advantages and disadvantages to each option, each important to understand before you jump in with both feet.

Some blogging platforms come in both free and hosted versions, so you really have to know which will benefit you the most. I’ll tackle some of the pros and cons for each one by one, to give you a broader perspective of each option and how it might impact you and your blogging abilities.

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13 Must-have Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Michael Schwartz from Vertical Measures, an SEO Marketing Company in Phoenix, Arizona.

One of the best parts about the Internet is that whenever you think of a tool that could improve your site it’s likely that tool has already been created by somebody else in the form of a plugin.

Why waste time building a script or hiring somebody to build one when you can download a plugin from WordPress and have it up and running on your site in a matter of minutes?

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  • Setting PPC Goals
  • A Great Way to Find Negative Keywords


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