WordPress SEO: How to Add SEO to Any WordPress Site

They say “seek and ye shall find”… But that’s only true for your potential clients when your site is set up to be findable. That’s where WordPress SEO come in.

If you’re not optimizing your wordpress site for search engines, your competitors will be the ones that show up first and thus get the business.

For the most part your first priority when you’re getting your business going is to put up a web site. Period. Once you’ve got the site up and running, you can make tweaks based on the response of your market and clients.

But one of the most overlooked parts of tweaking your site once it’s up is the search engine optimization (SEO for short).

WordPress SEO How-to

Here’s a quick and easy video that takes you through how to add some SEO juice to any WordPress site, no matter what theme framework you’re running. Oh, and it’s free.

If you don’t know what meta tags are, or how to do keyword research to find out what words people are using to find your products and services… I’ve got you covered!

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Have a juicy search engine optimized week, and enjoy adding WordPress SEO mojo to your site. :)


  1. PdubEvents on August 5, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Ok, so I just found you and have been eating up these little tidbits like candy!! I already have this plugin on my site, but was curious because I read something the other day that said Google’s everyday-changing algorithms are now actually docking points for sites with embedded non-visible data/tags? Wouldn’t this apply to something like All in one, or am I mistaken?? Have you seen/read this? Oh yea – THANKS FOR THE AWESOME INFO!!!!!

  2. NathLussier on August 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    @PdubEvents Hey this isn’t what they’re referring to here. These are meta tags, and are built-in to every web page on the web by design, so it’s not hiding anything, it’s actually expected. ;)

  3. PdubEvents on August 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    @NathLussier@PdubEvents Thanks for the info!!

  4. AndreaCairella on December 15, 2011 at 5:07 am

    I could not find Plug in on my wordpress site. Where might I find that?

    • NathLussier on December 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

      @AndreaCairella Hi Andrea! For the plugin area you need to look on the left hand side of your WordPress dashboard, there will be a little arrow that you can click on the word “Plugins” to show the “Add Plugin” button. :)

      • Gary Balanoff on August 28, 2015 at 9:56 am

        I had the same problem, and checked with WordPress. The tech support person said WordPress does not allow plug ins any more because of security concerns, and that WordPress itself has built in SEO so the best way to optimize your posts is organically. That seems extremely time consuming and might require a LOT of advertising on a lot of sites.

  5. pet food brands on April 2, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    All in Seo plugin is best for Seo On page optimization wordpress plugin.

  6. Matt Archibald on December 21, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Great article! Thanks :)

  7. GS&F on August 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I use a combination of two WP seo plugins. I love the All In One plugin for it’s ease of use and then I also use the Yoast plugin b/c they constantly update and it’s got all the microdata settings plugged in to help posts be rich snippet ready. So if you haven’t looked into those yet I would suggest them.

    • Ryan Cote on August 13, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Yeah I use the Yoast SEO plugin too. They just updated it so it syncs up with Webmaster Tools to report on crawl errors. Very cool.

  8. Dominique on March 12, 2014 at 12:04 am

    WordPress is one of the most common platform used in creating websites. Thanks for sharing tips.

  9. Faisal Fachrureza on April 18, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks you for the article :)

  10. Hidayat Mundana on May 9, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Thank you Nathalie, YouTube videos are helping me to optimize my website
    thank you

  11. JesusRosas on July 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks a lot for the information. I will start to use this tips in my website!

    Great post!

  12. Purna on July 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Hey Nath,

    I’ve closed my site and I’m moving it over to a simple, free wordpress blog page as business is growing more by word of mouth. Should I use my actual name or my service (rawvegancoach or rawfoodcoach, for example) as my username? I ask since plugins aren’t permitted in the free wordpress blogs.


  13. sahuri on July 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I am use all in one seo pack to optimized my website, simple but powerfull.

    Thank you for post it :)

  14. Rachel on August 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I do not have a plug in option on my screen. I can screen shot it for you if you can email me. I really want to use this, and I do not see the plug in at all!

  15. Rachel on August 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Nevermind. I just read on wordpress that it has cancelled the plug in as an option for those of us using free themes.

  16. Sarah on July 17, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Free wordpress themes will not allow you to add plug ins. Every time I hit the plug in arrow it redirected me to an upgrade page.