There are unwritten rules in the blogging world that any writer must learn before they are going to see any success. Even if you follow these rules to the letter, it will take months for search engines to begin trusting you and sending traffic to your site.

The most glaring of these rules is that you must write for search engines as well as people. This involves writing with 'keywords' in mind, and they don’t just have to go on the front facing part of your site that a visitor will see, they have to actually be coded into the web page in what is known as 'metadata'.

This isn’t too difficult to do when using WordPress, so don’t let it scare you away! But it is essential that you follow this rule, and the other nine rules laid out in the infographic below:

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