WordPress is a free content management system that millions of people use to power their websites. Due to the huge popularity of WordPress, there are many free themes (designs) and plugins that provide extra functionality to an already powerful system. Knowing basic WordPress SEO tips will help you to get the most out of using WP and giving your blog the best chance of a high search engine ranking.
Permalink settings in WordPress are where you set up what your page URL‘s will look like in the browser address bar and in search engine results. Ideally you want your keywords in these permalinks, therefore setting a %postname% permalink is ideal as it will use the keywords from your post title.
Plugins like All in One SEO make it easy to adjust your titles, meta tags and other SEO related aspects all in the one place. All WordPress blogs should use a quality SEO plugin.
Every WordPress post can have optional tags added that relate to the main keywords of the post. These tags are indexed in search engines and provide a good way for people to find related content.
These basic WordPress SEO tips should be the first thing you attend to on your new blog, and should remain well maintained as you add new regular content.