So you have a WordPress blog and are wondering how you get found? Well one excellent way is to share what you’ve got…spread the word. That is pretty much the gist of social media, allowing you to share your content with an online community.
Here are a two things you must have for your WordPress blog:
1. All in one SEO pack: If you could bottle SEO and offer all that and a bag of chips, well here you go. Ok, so it’s not everything I’d do for SEO, but it’s a great start for excellent on-page SEO. It offers you a custom Title tag, description and keywords (doesn’t hurt to fill add them), as well as the option to customize your post or page URL (tres important).
2. Sociable: This is what I was talking about when I said that you need to share your content. Sociable gives you the option to customize which networks or bookmarking sites you want to display…but why not offer all of the major ones. It seriously takes only a few minutes of your times to share your post each time you post a new one. And bam you’ve just opened the door to a whole new world. Now your content is there where your readers are, and hopefully they will share it, comment on it etc. But remember this, about 1 in 20 posts will go “hot”, meaning that they will be shared by a larger group, spreading your word even further.
WordPress has made it so simple with it’s latest version to install plugins, really there is no excuse. Give these a try if you aren’t using them yet. And if you aren’t using WordPress, check if your blog platform offers similar features, and if not take your information to those social networking sites and share it, share it, share it.