Documentation SEO on WordPress.com VIP

SEO on WordPress.com VIP

Where can I learn about SEO on WordPress.com in general?
Why, we’re glad you asked! You can learn all about it here and here.

I’m migrating onto WordPress.com VIP. How do you handle redirects?
We have three different methods for handling redirects on WordPress.com VIP. You can learn more about them here.

What SEO plugins do you offer on WordPress.com VIP?
WordPress.com has great SEO right out of the box — you don’t have to do anything extra. In fact, WordPress takes care of 80-90 percent of the mechanics of SEO for you, according to Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team.

The WordPress.com VIP team has already reviewed and approved the following SEO-related plugins in the VIP repo:

Do I need to worry about submitting sitemaps to Google?
No. WordPress.com also automatically sends notifications to Google every time you publish or update a post or page.

Why is our sitemap limited to 1,000 canonical URLs?
This is a default setting on WordPress.com. If you’d like to increase the number of URLs, you can enable the Comprehensive Sitemaps plugin.

Is there any SEO plugin for taxonomies, to add title, keywords and description?
We don’t currently have a plugin that allows customizing title, keywords, etc. for taxonomy archives. However, you can update the Add Meta Tags Mod plugin to suit your needs.