I have tried several times to follow the instructions to connect my blog up for SEO with Google and have been unsuccessful. Any tips?
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validating blog for SEO
Uh, give us the >URL of your blog.
The only process that we can use for verifying free hosted WordPress.com blogs with search angines is found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/
oops! typo = search engines
We cannot access metadata on free hosted WordPress.com blogs as we are all on the same multiuser bloggging platform and all blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template. We cannot edit templates and themes and insert any metadata at all. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/
You may also want to view this Google video where Matt Cutts addresses this > Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK7IPbnmvVU&feature=player_embedded
Google recommends the XML sitemap as the best means of communicating site specific data and WordPress.com automatically generates an XML sitemap for your blog http://en.support.wordpress.com/sitemaps/#xml-sitemaps-for-search-engines
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