The Power of Good SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

This morning, I was reviewing the traffic from one of my websites and I was very surprised at the annual traffic growth. Early in 2010, I migrated the site over from a static HTML site to an SEO-optimized WordPress site. You can see in April of 2010 when I made the switch and the growth started.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) ChartsHere are some keys to growing your website traffic:

  • Build an SEO-optimized website (like a WordPress site)
  • Create a good mix of compelling, keyword-rich content (blog articles)
  • Structure your blog articles correctly for the best exposure
  • Build your social media audience through Facebook and Twitter
  • Engage your audience actively and┬ápersonally

How to write the perfect blog article in WordPress for SEO

Your WordPress blog is setup and now it’s time to start creating some compelling content–content that you want Google to crawl through and index so that your website will appear on the first page of Google’s search results.

Having done this successfully for a few clients now, I wanted to share some of the best practices on structuring your blog articles so that Google, Yahoo and Bing will properly index and rank your blogs effectively. [Read more…]