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Matt Cutts on SEO For WordPress Blogs

Matt Cutts made an appearance at the WordPress Wordcamp on Saturday and discussed SEO for WordPress blogs.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Matt recommends the SEO Title Plugin to swap the name of the blog title with the name of the post titles.
  • Use Alt attributes while blogging and with photos.
  • Google does not care about the number of slashes in a URL (blog/title/date/#)…. [but Yahoo does]
  • File extensions in the URL won’t affect rankings (.php, .html, .htm, .asp, .aspx, .jsp), just don’t use .exe
  • Underscores in URLs are now (or at least very soon to be) treated as word separators by Google. Beforehand, underscores and hyphens were not counted as such.
  • If you want to get into Google News, secure multiple authors

Coverage of Matt’s presentation on SEO tips for bloggers:

Google, Matt Cutts, WordPress, Blog, SEO, Wordcamp

Source:→ SEJ Blog

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