WordPress 3 Search Engine Optimization

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This is a practical, hands-on book based around sound SEO techniques specifically applied to WordPress. Each chapter starts with a brief overview of the important concepts then quickly moves into practical step-by-step actions you can take immediately. Throughout the book, you'll get clear instructions and detailed screenshots, so you can see exactly what to do each step of the way. This book is written for anyone using WordPress, ranging from owners of business sites to website developers and blog owners. Any WordPress user who wants to sell products or services, or send out a message to the world will find that getting better rankings in the search engines will help them reach their goal faster. Some prior knowledge of WordPress is expected but no prior knowledge of search engine optimization is needed for this book. Readers will get a deeper level of knowledge on how to make their website rank better and attract more visitors.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5808 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (April 26, 2011)
  • Publication Date: April 26, 2011
  • Sold by:  Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Just What I Was Looking For

 on July 27, 2011
By TriggerPoint
As a small business owner with a WP blog, this book really delivered the information that I was looking for. It clarified a lot of “fuzzy” subjects for me, and turned me on to many great tools and resources for SEO. I even emailed the author to ask a question, and guess what…he emailed me back in about 10 minutes with the answer. How often does that happen?

PACKED with great information!

 on April 18, 2012
Practical, well written, thorough treatment of SEO! WP 3 Search Engine Optimization is packed with information and yet very easy to read or use as reference. The SEO techniques in the book are not specific to WordPress, but the author discuss how to implement them within WordPress (I could apply all of the techniques to my Joomla-based website). Appendices contain lots of references to free third party tools for SEO.

A "must read" for wordpress site owners or SEO beginners

 on June 8, 2011
By PPC Specialist
With the explosion of new stuff to keep up with and information in general, I choose books carefully. And rarely, do I take time to rate them after reading. However, I just finished reading this book cover to cover, and will keep certainly keep it for reference. As a pay-per-click (PPC) specialist who also owns websites, I rate this book as “must” read for anyone who has (or is going to build) a wordpress site or blog. Many of the sections on SEO, such as those on link building, apply equally well to a owner of a website on any platform, or to individuals looking for a professional introduction to SEO. I give it 5 stars, and am going to order a copy for a colleague.

WordPress3 Search Engine Optimization

 on January 20, 2014
By zipdizzy
This publication is I believe is the key to better search engine rankings. With detailed instructions, I feel overtime this will definitely be an asset for maximizing my presence on the various search engines.

Wow! I’m impressed.

 on October 17, 2011
By mindset21
Okay…I purchased this book with some hesitancy because I’ve read many different books on the subject and I’ve been enrolled in several training programs for SEO. This book by far exceeded my expectations. It cleared up a ton of confusion in my mind. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to get a good grasp on how SEO works, wordpress or not.

Author really digs in and provides essentials for SEO with WordPress

 on July 19, 2013
By Amazon Customer
I was excited to receive this book, and it provided a much needed background study and application for SEO in WordPress. The author writes with an easy to understand style. It is a good reference for newbies and seasoned SEO pros.

A practical, hands-on approach to creating a WordPress blog or website "that search engines will love"

 on June 10, 2011
By Robert Morris
As is also true of other Packt publications, this book has prepared me well to work with technical and graphics specialists whom I have retained to develop for me a “fully-functional, dynamic” WordPress website. That is to say, Michael David and his colleagues have provided a comprehensive and cohesive briefing on how I can work effectively with the specialists to create a WordPress blog or website “that search engines will love.” According to Paul, “We’ll learn about Google’s recommended best practices and how to implement the best ranking strategies when planning and executing your web marketing plan. We’ll learn to identify and safely avoid a host of forbidden `black hat’ te4chniques that search engines frown upon.” Coverage includes keyword research h, title tag optimization, link building, and site architecture as well as most effective strategies and tactics for search optimization.

Lots of Depth and Specific Suggestions, Responsive Author

 on February 9, 2012
By TheEditorialist

SEO, and not just for WordPress

 on August 2, 2011
By Janice Schwarz
Although the emphasis is on WordPress, the book is a good stand-alone SEO book. It addresses SEO from just about every angle available.

Great for you as a developer, awesome for your clients

 on July 19, 2011
By Jonathan Christopher
What originally struck me about WPSEO was that instead of this being a book for me at this point, it’d be a perfect reference for my clients. That said, I think this book still makes an extraordinary amount of sense for WordPress developers to read for the reason that it will help you present the effectiveness of WordPress and SEO to them.

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