5 Basic SEO Tips for WordPress Blogs.

WordPress, whilst initially built as a blogging platform, has become one of the most popular platforms for website Content Management systems. I am not going to share with you why WordPress in this article. That is an article for another day.  The purpose of this article is to share with you 5 basic SEO tips to improve your SEO using WordPress.

Download a Plugin to help manage the process of Basic SEO– WordPress Plugins make everything easier. A good WordPress plugin will simplify your SEO process and save you a lot of time.  I recommend YOAST.

Ensure META Tags are filled in appropriately – Google loves the META Tags. As they sayMeta tags are a great way for webmasters to provide search engines with information about their sites.” With META tags you can tell search engines what a page is about so they can rank them in search engines appropriately. Choose appropriate keywords and descriptions and you will boost your rankings. The plugin mentioned abovemakes it easy for you to update your META tags. You can do it as you are writing your posts and pages – there is no need to alter HTML code yourself

Ensure an appropriate permalink structure – Permalinks, the link structure you use in the address bars is important. My personal recommendation is that you go with the structure Post Name – eg www.domainname.com/postname

Ping site update services – You should share links to your articles. You should share with automatic ping services that you can default setup in WordPress.  This can be done under Settings

Share your content and build backlinks – As well as automatic pinging, you should share content through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.  You can also share links through sites like Digg, Squidoo and Hubpagess.

These basic SEO Tips will help you improve your WordPress blog and Search Engine Rankings. Do yourself a favour and improve your rankings today.