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Ultimate Guide to WordPress Theme Search Engine Optimization

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If you run a self-hosted blog on the WordPress platform, you might be interested in this great guide to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) by Nathan Rice.

Nathan writes:

The WordPress Codex says that “WordPress, straight out of the box, comes ready to embrace search engines”. Well, that may be true … to a certain degree, but there is more than enough work that you’ll need to do after you’ve installed WordPress in order to get it playing nicely with Google (and other search engines).

What most people don’t realize is that, while Google does love WordPress, it’s WordPress THEMES that actually interface with search engines … not WordPress itself.

So, that means that a WordPress theme could very well be hurting your rankings in the search engines … not helping!

So over the last several months, I’ve been developing a list of tips for bloggers that will help them embrace the natural flow of good SEO in the form of a well optimized theme. This guide can’t guarantee you first page rankings, and certainly can’t get you quality links, but it will teach you every step you must take to ensure that you’re site is completely search engine optimized.

To read this very helpful 10-part series which includes tips on optimizing header tags and titles, and using META keywords and descriptions, head on over to

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