There are many things you can do to help your website rank within the search engines for specific keyword phrases.

Organic traffic from the major search engines including www.Google.com and www.Yahoo.com consist of highly targeted prospects, as they enter your blog based on keyword searches. Consider the quality of visitors visiting your blog after entering in specific keywords relating to your overall niche or focus. These visitors are likely to spend more time on your blog, as well as return to your blog frequently if your content is relevant to what they are searching for. Better yet, organic traffic is far more likely to convert into RSS subscribers, and if your ads are positioned so that they are heavily focused on your primary niche, you will increase your overall profit potential from quality traffic funneled to you from manual “type in” searches. Thankfully, optimizing your blog so that it is able to appear within the search engines for specific keywords and phrases isn’t all that difficult to do. To begin, log into your WordPress admin panel and click on the Settings tab. Under General Settings make sure that you create a relevant title for your blog. You should consider incorporating your primary keywords or phrase within your blog’s overall title, and that you separate keywords using commas. (Example: Parenting Tips, Techniques and Advice)

Avoid entering in your domain name as your website title, and instead, utilize this space in the best possible way by focusing on optimizing your search engine’s positioning for key phrases that apply to your overall market and target audience. Whenever you create a new post or article for your blog, you will want to implement relevant keywords within each title as well as within the actual content itself. The more you target each article and post, the better your chances at ranking for specific keyword phrases. You will want to make a few more adjustments within your WordPress administration settings. Under the “Membership” option click both fields, “Anyone Can Register” and “User Must Be Registered and logged In to Comment”. Then, click Save Changes. Next, click on the Writing tab to configure this area. Within the Writing section, you will want to add a list of blog ping services.

Pinging your blog is a very important part of search engine optimization and notifies blog directories and online databases that your website has recently been updated. You can choose to set your blog on auto-ping using free plugins and modules that will instantly notify third party websites and directories you’re your website contains fresh content.You can find a list of pinging services at: http://www.dailyblogtips.com/ping-list/

Another element of your blog worth considering is the meta tags that are assigned to your website. Meta tags describe your website and include additional keywords and phrases relating to your overall content and niche. One easy method of assigning meta tags and keywords to every post and article on your website is by installing the “All in One SEO plugin”, available from: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/all-in-one-seopack.zip

Here is how to quickly set up the All In One plugin so that it works effectively: From within your WordPress admin panel, click on “Settings” and click on the “All In One Plugin” from within the list. Now you will be able to assign a “home title”, which is essentially a title for your entire website.

Note: If you set a blog title within the All in One

Plugin settings field, it will override the blog title that you have set in your default WordPress settings. Next, you will be asked to enter in a “home” description, which essentially is a description of your blog and can include a general title or more information regarding the overall topic of your website.

Finally, you will be required to enter in relevant keywords relating to your website. You will want to separate these by a comma, spacing them correctly:  When it comes to search engine traffic, you need to ensure that these directories can easily find your blog and that whenever a potential visitor actively enters in specific keywords related to your blogs topic, that your website is pulled and processed within the results page. To do this, WordPress blogs make it exceptionally easy by allowing you to plug in ‘tags’ each time you write a post. With a free plugin, you are able to specify relevant keywords relating to your content that will help your blogs pages appear whenever someone using a search engine like www.Google.com enters in similar keyword phrases.