For publishers looking at the search traffic benefits of WordPress, Matt Cutts from the Web Spam team at Google, offers his take:
WordPress takes care of 80-90% of (the mechanics of) Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Below is a great video of Matt speaking at WordCamp SF 2009 about how Google search works and what publishers should be doing to ensure proper indexing:
[ Slides from Matt's presentation available on mattcutts.com ]
The recently announced Singularity University site has gone live and is powered by WordPress:
The site has seamlessly integrated a press room, various dynamic contact forms, and video all within a very easy to navigate and clean theme design.
Jason Kincaid of TechCrunch covered the news today with the following:
NASA, Google, and some of the foremost authorities in science and technology have teamed up to create a new school, dubbed Singularity University, that is looking to solve “humanity’s grand challenges”. The university is named after the idea of the singularity – an extremely rapid period of technological progress. And damn if it doesn’t sound like the coolest school ever.
The roster behind Singularity University is beyond impressive: it was founded by Dr. Ray Kurzweil (author, technologist, and futurist), Dr. Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE), Pete Worden (Director of NASA Ames), Dr. Robert Richards (co-founder of the International Space University), Dr. Robert Richards (ISU President), Dr. Michael Simpson, and a number of sponsors including Google. And to run the school, Singularity brought on board Salim Ismail, the founder of Yahoo’s innovative Brickhouse team.
[ Visit Singularityu.org ]