Posted June 13, 2009 9:01 pm by with 27 comments

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Today, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Wordcamp RDU event–one of many events held around the world for WordPress users.

I gave a presentation outlining my advice for search engine optimization (SEO) for WordPress. I only had about 30 minutes–and had to cater to both newbies and advanced users–so I focused on what I felt were the most important topics.

I’m sharing my SEO for WordPress presentation below, but keep in mind that my presentations are about 30% of what’s on the slides, and 70% of what I convey verbally. 😉

PS. Some of the advice I gave can be found in these previous blog posts:

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  • Damian Konopka

    Thanks, Andy. Slides were insightful — some plugins I should have been using, too — but I wish I would have heard you speak. Good stuff. My biggest nag is actually measuring the results of all the SEO changes I want to make. If I REALLY knew I could do that fairly accurately, I’d likely put in more of a daily SEO effort.

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  • Roy Morejon

    Great job today at Wordcamp – always a pleasure to hear you speak.

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  • Mark Hopkins


    I really enjoyed your presentation, and appreciated both the technical insights into distilling google juice as well as your strategy on changing the focus of a page after it is has become highly ranked.

    WordCamp provided a high signal to noise ratio and delivered it in a blue jeans and T-shirt atmosphere. Great venue, and an awesome presentation.


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  • Saad Kamal

    Great Share. Thanks!

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  • Tracy Needham

    Thanks again for the great presentation yesterday–definitely the best of all the breakout sessions I attended! Lots of good, actionable information and insights. And the slides will be great for double-checking my notes.


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  • Andy Beal

    Thanks to everyone for the kind feedback. A special thanks to those that took the time to attend the actual presentation at WordCamp–I’m thrilled you enjoyed it and found it beneficial!

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  • Tony Tellijohn

    Andy – Thanks for the presentation and the links–but they appear to not work. Looks like you’ve got a /2009/ stuck in front of the /2008/…

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  • Andy Beal

    @Tony – not sure how that happened, but will fix it.

  • wayne sutton

    Thanks for sharing. I really wish I could have attended your session and I heard that you rocked it.


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  • Frugalocal

    Good stuff, optimizing titles is huge. Slight changes in the keywords or the order of the words can make the difference of being on page one in serp or page 5.

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  • Jhelo Cruz

    Hi, thanks for this wonderful presentation!
    Learned something new from this. I’ve been into SEO recently and I’ve been gathering helpful information for this.

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  • New York Computer Repair

    Great stuff as always, Andy. I appreciate you posting your slides (except for the killer slugs! :)…as a newbie to SEO and WordPress I look forward to implementing your suggestions. Maybe someday I’ll get a chance to attend! Thanks.

  • Brennan

    Great tips and thanks for sharing the presentation.

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  • Computer Repair in Ithaca

    Interesting post.. I’m definitely trying this out

  • Seo

    I really like you presentation..but it is not enough to get high rankings

  • Jimmy G.(Seo Blog Advice)

    Thank you Andy for sharing this slideshow and great tips. it was very informative and I’m sure it will be beneficial to me and for others.

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  • Frumusete

    Big thanks for sharing

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  • diabolika

    hello , i’m just starting in this world of blogs , and i’ve heard a lot about seo , and after reading your post it has become a little easier to me , thanks :)

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