Today I conducted a training session for the Austin SEO Meetup Group, at the Flying Saucer in Austin, TX.
In preparing for this presentation, I did a lot of research to ensure I was fully up to speed on all of the latest ways to optimize WordPress. That was very fruitful, so much so that the presentation grew to over 40 slides of detailed instructional material. In fact, it was so thorough that I had to ask for questions to be held until the end, so I could make it the whole way through the slide deck in less than an hour. Thankfully, 50 minutes was just enough to cover it.
WordPress SEO Cheatsheet
If you were able to make it to the session today, thanks for participating. For those of you who did not, I built the slideshow so you can still understand the key themes and tactics we covered.
Think of the following as a cheatsheet for WordPress SEO. It goes step-by-step through the most important topics you should keep in mind, including:
- WordPress defaults for SEO
- Themes and Plugins
- WordPress SEO by Yoast – setup and configuration
- SEO Ultimate – setup and configuration
As I mentioned in the session, I was a longtime advocate of SEO Ultimate until several months ago. When I decided to test out Yoast, I quickly became a huge fan. While SEO Ultimate remains my second favorite plugin for full site Search Engine Optimization, Joost de Valk really nailed it when he built the Yoast plugin for WordPress SEO.
WordPress SEO Presentation
Without further ado, here are the presentation materials from today’s “SEO for WordPress” training session:
More Information on WordPress SEO
If you find these slides to be too advanced, I want to encourage you to review the materials I presented to the Austin Online Marketing Club last week. Find the slides in my earlier blog post titled Basics of WordPress [Slideshow].