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07

Why Google Loves WordPress For SEO

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Google spam team member, Matt Cutts says that WordPress is a fantastic choice for SEO.   Matt spoke at a WordCamp  conference in San Francisco where there was over 700 bloggers anxious to hear what he had to say.

Matt, point blank said that WordPress is preferred by the search engines because it solves 80-90% of the mechanics of SEO.  It other words, it make it super easy for the search engines to crawl a WordPress blog site for relevant information.

Here is a couple of other Google secrets for moving your WordPress Blog up in seo rankings.

  • Relevant Content: Your content is important.   Make sure your content has the appropriate keywords in your discussion.  Use those keywords in a natural way.  Google knows when you’re just stuffing your post with keywords for the sake of the search engines and they don’t like it.
  • Your Reputation: What are people saying about you?  Are you mentioned in other blogs, websites, forums and other social media?  Do people talk about your site and link to you?   Links from reputable websites and blogs give your blog high quality links… and that make a difference.

Matt advices not to get caught up in all the small things but to make sure you spend your time writing great content… targeted to your specific audience.  If your content is valuable to your fans, they will spread the word and that’s the most important.

If you want to hear it straight from the horses mouth… Here’s Matt Cutts from San Fransisco.

In this video, I found Matt’s additional suggestions to be most helpful in getting my site moving  up in seo ranking.   Take a look now!

Hope you enjoyed the video.  For marketing and promotion basics… WordPress is the best.

Til Later,
Kathryn Griffiths

P.S.  Google loves WordPress for seo.  I love WordPress because it’s easy to use and I can customize my site to my liking.

P.P.S.  If you use WordPress… let me know why?   If you don’t use WordPress… let me know why not?

Please comment below and let me know... I would really appreciate it.

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It’s been two years since my first WordPress site hit the web.  At the time, folks were just beginning to see the value of having a WordPress site.  Blogger and Type Pad were the blogging formats of choice.  WordPress was just beginning to make headway in replacing  old static sites by becoming the preferred blog & website format.

I’m  amazed at what’s happened in the last two years.  WordPress is now the format of choice for Internet Marketers.   It’s simple, workable and has great SEO advantages.

To better understand WordPress early on, my sister, Sheila Atwood, and I went searching for a local group that would be able to give us some help setting up and maintaining a WordPress site.

Bingo… we found one.  It was a local group of “WordPress Geeks” that got together once a month for dinner and chat.  We were two old gals, sitting in the mist of young, smart WordPress geniuses… and I mean geniuses.

At first, it was like listening to a bunch of Albanians discussing their day.  We didn’t understand any of the language.   But… we hung in there and attended the meetings every month.  Little by little… bit by bit…. it started to make sense.

We came to discover we had Joseph Scott in our mist every month.  Joseph is a major player in corporate WordPress.  He’s the “bug guy.”  He works out all the bugs before new WordPress updates are released.

Joseph arranged the first Utah WordCamp, which was held ten minutes from my home.  What a treat it was to see and hear 26 year old Matt Mullenweg, who is the main genius behind WordPress.   What an amazing person!

If WordCamp ever comes to your area… run as fast as you can and enroll.

To make a long story short…. I love WordPress.   I wouldn’t even begin to consider using  another web site format…. and neither should you.   The advantages are endless.

“Market First…. Then Promote.”

Kathryn Griffiths

P.S. Make WordPress your preferred blog and website format choice.  It makes such a difference.

What about you? What do you think?

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