WordPress basic SEO & practical advice/plugins

Lately there have been some changes in terms of SEO is concerned, one of the most important is the inclusion of tag rel = “canonical” which solves the problem of duplicate content that generated so many headaches. Well, it turns out that the fabulous plugin “All In One SEO Pack” and is included the option to use rel = “canonical” in your post so that now more than ever you should update the plugin to the latest stable version is 1.6.+ (please note, plugin is only compatible with WordPress 2.8.4 or higher) and of course you should update WordPress to the latest version.

Then there is also another must-haves plugin, the Google XML Sitemaps (previously called Google Sitemaps) which of course also need to be updated, remember that each time you post something new on your blog, this amazing plugin is responsible for sending a notice to Google , Bing, Yahoo and Ask (the 4 major search engines) as well as generate and update your sitemap.

Another important point is the use of tags “ALT” and “TITLE” with pictures, if you’re using a recent version of WordPress, when you upload a image to the WP manager, do not forget to include a description of the image. You can see an example in the image below.

It takes time to climb the ladder to the search results (SEO), meantime you can update your blog more frequently, the more you post unique and interesting blog posts, you take more account both search engines and your readers.