It was not so much the fact that most of you live and breath in a Wordpress world. It was more about my deep dive into the abyss of Apache's URL redirection, .htaccess configuration, and the ever changing schemes of URLs used here on this blog. That's where I lost many of you.
It's too easy to get carried away while being intensively involved with fixing a problem.
Yesterday I already have emailed a short summary with Top 10 SEO Tips for Blogs (↑) to my newsletter subscribers. It lists the major points and adds you should make use of sitemaps and Google's free webmaster tools.
Now, in order to conclude this short, unplanned series of articles about SEO I have for you:
A 20 minute long video presentation of Google's Matt Cutts talking about duplicate content and how to use the new canonical URL parameters properly.
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And I also found a comprehensive SEO guide for Wordpress users.
Let me start introducing the video with a catchy quote.
We reserve the right to do what we think is best. --Matt Cutts, Google.com
While watching the good video content, you could come to the conclusion that SEO is not difficult at all. It's common sense if you think about it. Well, in a perfect world … yes, if there were no SEO spammers, no bastard black hats out there. And if programmers had more simplicity in mind…
Now enjoy the SEO video
Canonical Link Element Matt Cutts, Google.com, 2009-02-21
The main topic Matt covers is the good old duplicate content issue and the the new canonical link element which which will be respectively is already supported by all major search engines.