ATTENTION BLOGGERS: This isn’t new info. In fact, it was actually filmed in 2009; but the content is STILL applicable today. I’ve worked with way too many clients lately who are determined to keep their blogspot blog even though they want me to build them a custom WordPress Website. In addition to that, they want to make sure their site gets to the top of Google right away. Without being brutally honest with them and telling them they’re idiots, I decided to research out logical answers from others (and not just my own opinion). Matt Cutts gives some great tips to help your website get crawled by Google.
What Matt Cutts said about WordPress Blogs
Most people want something from their blog… The number one request I hear is ‘I want to do better in Google…’ Wordpress automatically solves a ton of SEO issues. Instead of doing it yourself, you selected WordPress. You’d be amazed at how many sites throw up a big blob of flash… The beauty of WordPress is you don’t need to do a lot of stuff. I use WordPress rather than Blogger, so I’m not going to say Google is the top, always use Google…Are you interested in what Matt has to say about Google Page Rank? Here’s some of the key points:
What is Page Rank?
Page Rank: The number of people that link to you and how important those links are. Page Rank is not just about getting as many links as you can; it’s about how important your links are – quality links. Think about Page Rank at a very high level.Matt also talks about content creation and keyword usage:
What Should You Write About?
If you don’t love something, don’t write about it… Try to write often: if you write every day, if it’s something you really care about, you’re going to get a lot of practice writing, and you’re going to write good stuff…
Keywords & Keyword Research
I’m holding in my hand something that I’ve used all over the world. If you were going to Google and type in what these things are, what would YOU type? Turn to the person next to you and compare notes. What did you type into Google to find this? Think about natural ways to use these keywords when you write. There’s no need to “stuff” keywords in blog posts to make them SEO friendly. You don’t need to bold text – readers actually hate this.