1. Add a page title.
WordPress makes this easy, go to Settings > General (on the left side nav column). As you can see in the image below, the first two options on the page are for Blog Title and Tagline. Fill in both. The title shows at the top of every web-browser page (see the top of the image where the red arrow points). This helps search engines find you and determine what your content is all about.
With some WordPress themes, the Title and Tagline will display in the header on the blog. If you don’t want these to be visible (and you are hosting wordpress on your own server, using wordpress.org), then open the header.php file in your editor of choice and remove the
<?php bloginfo(‘description’); ?> and <?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?>
(Be careful not to delete anything between the <title> </title> tags. Sometimes the <?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?> is listed twice, remove the one not between the title tags.)
Save and upload.
3. Add an automatic Technorati ping. Every time you post a new article, Technorati will be pinged! Directions are here for the various Blog platforms, however, WordPress was very easy to set up. I added this URL, http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping, to Settings > Writing. (Refer to the image below.) At the bottom of the page will be a box that will most likely already have a URL in it, just add the Technorati URL below the existing one, and hit save!
4. Use fewer images, and shrink the ones you do use. This will help your pages load faster (especially considerate for people in slow-bandwidth situations).
5. Label all images with ALT text. Search engines, bots and spiders that crawl your site can’t see images, so the alternative text allows them to get a clear picture of all the elements and information on your site. On WordPress this is done in the Image Editor, when you upload a new image.
Successful optimization is a combination of several tiny tweaks. Never underestimate the small things!