Quit SEO, Use WordPress
Before WordPress webmasters had to do “on page optimization”. They had to care for things like “search engine submission”. With WordPress they can quit SEO in those cases.
Even “link building” with WordPress is not the same as before.
With WordPress you can focus on content creation and socializing with like minded people. In other words WordPress is SEO 2.0.
- WordPress is already optimized for Google and other search engines. When you use a theme that takes care of SEO you do not even have to install the various SEO plugins.
- WordPress pings Google and other services through Ping-O-Matic automatically. Publishing on WordPress is equivalent to search engine submission.
- In SEO 1.0 you had to manually look for links (e.g swap links). With WordPress you just ping blogs or rather particular blog posts of your favorite blogs.
Even unchanged WordPress installations will rank comparably well. Especially ever since legacy URLs like ?p=123 got replaced by readable ones.
The numbers rank only technically as well – but get fewer link juice than others – the self evident speaking URLs using the post title are even better: quit-seo-use-wordpress.
You can improve your WordPress site with some measures like changing the title order and also tweak other on page factors but it does not matter as much as the content and the socializing.
You can quit SEO now and use WordPress instead. On the other hand you can upgrade your expertise to the 2.0 version and rely on WordPress for the basics.
Last updated: April 10th, 2018.