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SEO Basics for WordPress

You may love it or hate it but SEO - Search Engine Optimization - isn’t going away.

Yes, it changes, and panic ensues across the land every time Google updates how it evaluates websites. Yet the foundational basics remain. Knowing them helps any WordPress designer, developer, content creator, small business owner or entrepreneur improve site traffic.

Join us at Belmont University on Monday, Nov. 18, for a joint meetup with the SEO and Internet Marketing MeetUp, led by Ross Jones of 2 the Top Web Design & Promotion. Ross is a frequent speaker around Nashville, teaches at Belmont and is active in the WordPress community.

He’ll cover basic SEO and how simple steps can make a big difference. Among them: naming pages so Google sees something other than “about” on an About Us page and using only 1 main headline on each page so search engines understand the content of the page. Using multiple H1s to decorate a page is a really bad idea. So is leaving your default blog post setting to “uncategorized.”

This MeetUp will touch on the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin. The goal, however, is an overall understanding of basic SEO principles and how to leverage them in putting a site together.

We’ve had some great WordPress Nashville MeetUps this fall, so let’s keep the momentum going. Join us at Belmont for SEO Basics.


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  • Chris T.

    Great info tonight. The insight on semantic markup was worth the whole night.

    November 18, 2013

  • Randy H.

    Ross did video the talk though it's not confirmed if he will publish it. If he does publish the video we will post the link to the community!

    November 18, 2013

  • Ada B.

    Great class. Thanks!

    November 18, 2013

  • Kathryn A.

    great - Ross over delivered!

    November 18, 2013

  • Ron Ledford J.

    Great class

    November 18, 2013

  • Iscah

    Hope I can make the next one. I was looking forward to meeting people.

    November 18, 2013

  • Reba B.

    Will this be recorded? I really want to come but I am sick.

    November 18, 2013

    • Randy H.

      We are not planning on recording it. I may speak with ross about maybe setting up my computer to record. If we do I'll let you know.

      November 18, 2013

    • Reba B.

      I guess I will come sit in the back. Not contagious just coughing. So just ignore the coughing person!

      November 18, 2013

  • mickela

    Looking forward to it! @TravelBareFeet

    November 17, 2013

  • Gary A.

    I can't wait to meet everybody!

    1 · October 30, 2013

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