Right now I am listening to the AMA: virtualXchange, The A to Z of SEO. Last week, at Stamford, CT WordPress Meetup, I enjoyed a great presentation on SEO and WordPress by Alex V Miranda the Editor in Chief of PRUnderground. This Saturday at the Women In Business Summit, I attended another presentation, SEO Optimization Demystified by Amy Graver’s of Elements Design.

I haven’t worked on my site’s SEO in almost a year. I think someone might be trying to send me a message. Join me on my SEO Journey, as I learn the tools and practices to measure and improve http://www.designsforgrowth.com ranking.

Day 1. My site is in WordPress 3.3.1. Alex V Miranda recommends the following WP Plugins for increased SEO performance All In One SEO Pack, SEO Content Control and SEO Rank Reporter.

I searched the plugin directory found, downloaded and activated both. Now the moment of truth…will my site still load. My site still works!!! And there was much rejoicing. Now to look at my rankings. I rank #1 for “Designs for Growth” but I am not in the top 100 for “web design Stamford CT” or “graphic design Stamford CT”. Bummer!

SEO Revamp for Designs for Growth’s Site