Google’s Matt Cutts discusses ways to manage SEO from within WordPress. Although this video is several years old, 98% of the information in it is still valid…
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WordPress SEO with Matt Cutts
What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?
SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” listings on search engines. All major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing have such results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users.