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#1 fingerprint

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:29 AM

I didn't see a post category for general Wordpress questions so I'm posting here. On all my sites, I first go to the General Settings and clear out the placeholder text that is in "Blog Title" and "Tagline" because I don't want it showing up on my header. This creates a question about SEO...will this decrease the SEO of the site? If yes, how do I work around it? Also, what are the hard and fast rules about adding tags, keywords, site description for increased SEO? Do I add that to the header.php or elsewhere and can you give me an example? This is just about the basics, I'm not asking to do anything fancy at this point.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:37 PM

Hi,
we are at the moment reviewing on how to use (or not to use) the blog title and description in the header image. We have had SEo options in our themes, but since most people prefer to use a more sophisticated and specialised plugin, many questions came on how to remove that code. So we did take it out in the later versions of our themes.The header image overlay text should be optional, but like I said, we're working on a solution.
In general, most people use a plugin for SEO purposes, either the All in One SEO plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/) or the headspace2 plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/headspace2/). Both allow you to tweak the SEO for your site in detail,
Hope this helps,
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:43 PM

And, I've just created two more boards on the members-only forum:
http://ithemes.com/forum/index.php?/forum/59-general-wordpress-support/
and
http://ithemes.com/forum/index.php?/forum/60-general-plugin-support/
The new forum is still a Work In Progress, so thanks for your suggestions on the missing boards.
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