Better Tagging for Increased Traffic

Some much needed tagging advice.

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What interests you? Cooking? Drawing? Photography? Fishing? Travel? No matter your hobby or passion, there is a community of people on WordPress.com who share your interests.

Exploring tags in the Reader is a great way for you to discover great new authors to read and blogs to follow. What’s more, tagging your posts is a great way for the like-minded to find your posts in the Reader and discover your blog.

Tag your posts to attract new readers

While many bloggers write purely for the love of it, it feels great when someone reads your post, clicks on the like button, and takes the time to comment thoughtfully. Tagging your posts helps people to find them in the Reader, increasing the chance that a new visitor stops by to check out your blog.

Tagging is one part art and one part science. Shane Francescut often…

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New Themes: Alto, Collective, and Worldview

These new themes are worthy of consideration.

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Happy Theme Thursday! Today, we’ve got three fabulous new themes for your viewing pleasure.

Alto

Alto
Alto is a premium content-focused theme by Pixel Union. Its sharp lettering and simple organization will provide an engrossing experience for your readers. Employing a subtle mix of traditional and contemporary aesthetics, Alto is a perfect frame for blogs, portfolios, and magazines.

Collective

Collective by Organic Themes
Collective was designed from the ground up with teams and collaboration in mind. Developed by Organic Themes, Collective delivers a beautiful, wide-screen experience featuring unique layouts for team members, portfolio items, slideshows, and more.

Worldview

Worldview

Worldview, by UpThemes, is a blogging theme that offers a beautiful reading experience and exceptional typography. Working across all devices and browsers, this gorgeous theme will draw your readers in with its large cover photos and bold colors.

Alto,Collective, and Worldview  are all premium upgrades for your blog. Test drive any theme from

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SEO Quick Tips: Four Ways to Improve Your Results Today

I need to get better at tagging, and listen to this blogger more.

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Did you know that WordPress.com is extremely SEO friendly right out of the box?

If you blog here at WordPress.com, you’re already ensuring great search engine results, without even having to try!

But if your search rank still isn’t where you want it to be, here are four quick steps you can take today to start improving it.

Post something!

Writers block Photo by Vince Kusters

“Wait,” you say. “I thought you said these were going to be quick, easy tips! Posting is The Hardest Thing Evah!”

I feel you. Writer’s block is real, but an active posting schedule of useful content is rule number one in traffic building.

Posts don’t have to be a ten-paragraph original academic essay to be worthwhile, though! Here are some ideas if the blank page (well, post editor) is getting you down:

  • Post a photo you’ve recently snapped, with a few lines about where it was…

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