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Gallery SEO VS. Blog post SEO...

  1. I have read and read until I am blue in the face. Intrigued, but blue, none the less.
    I have specific WordPress issues regarding SEO and galleries vs. Posts and Metadata.

    1.) I am reading that any duplication in tags and descriptions gets you banned or can.
    Does that apply to the many images that are in a gallery?
    a.) I am using a theme gallery that I simply "set the featured image" and don't select "Insert into post".
    b.) I am using the "All in One SEO Pack and fill in as much information as possible for each post. There is some duplication in the All in One SEO Pack info between images, is that a big problem (some of the images are only model and color changes and are the same product)?
    c.) I am also aware that it may be a good idea to rename the image file itself (e.g. 001img.jpg might be better served as productMH12.jpg instead).

    2.) Also have looked at the new posts that say that it is better to NOT use the SEO metadata as they are being canned by some engines and soon to be kicked by Google.

    Since I haven't built a website in 100 years and I am trying to build one myself top promote my small business, these few questions would be best commented on by you folks that do it all the time.

    Note: Is there such a thing as overkill? Yes, I have read, bought videos and read posts and manuals as well as looked at the Google information for webmasters. I really wanted to get some WP feedback if you folks "in the know" wouldn't mind sparing some time to comments on my questions.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. If you are using All in One SEO pack then Your site is not hosted on WordPress.COM, this site is for support of sites hosted on WordPress.COM. You should address your questions to WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using: http://wordpress.org/support/

    For more on the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. As for the All In One SEO Pack, I have that on one of my external blogs, and it's a HUGE pain in the ass. I've never noticed it do a great deal for SEO either. WordPress.com blogs have more SEO than WordPress.org blogs, by an order of magnitude. I've measured this on my own blogs and it is literally true.

    http://raincoastermedia.com/2010/10/28/wordpress-com-for-seo/

  4. My suggestion is to find a theme that properly uses header fonts (h1, h2, h3, h4, etc.) within the theme and then do the basics such as creating good titles, making sure that the piece has good keywords in the content, but not too many and don't overuse them in the content. Make sure and use the tagging built right into wordpress, but don't overuse it and make sure the tags are appropriate. Too many tags can make search engines suspicious and lower your SE ranking.

    Take a look over at http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/ and look under the search engine optimization categories. Timethief has some really good advice and guidance.

  5. Well first, I'd like to thank you all for answering me (I thought I might get lost in the sea of questions).

    I also wanted to let you know that it's refreshing to hear you answer the questions that I had regarding SEO, even though what I was doing is not supported here.

    I have refined my question to what is important and will do a bit more over at .org and can the SEO super Pack as raincoaster suggested.

  6. @auxclass - I am on .com (purely by accident) as I was purchasing and reading as much as possible regarding SEO and WP together, I delved into Lynda.com WP essentials and they recommended testing on .com and locally before staying on .com or using your own server (I wonder if both are worth while)?

    Thanks again all.

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