I have already spent some time in previous posts explaining the importance of SEO, paying particular attention to the importance of speed (as provided by a dedicated server platform) and the quality of your content. However I have yet to explore the bigger picture.
Rather than attempting to write out a length and detailed run-down off all things ‘SEO’, I thought it would in fact be far more useful to point readers in the direction of a fantastic presentation as put together by Matt Cutts (http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/) of Google. The presentation focuses on WordPress SEO optimisation, although the advice can be more broadly applied to any type of website. Also, seeing as a large number of users on our system employ the use of their dedicated servers for the distribution of blogs, I felt this guide would be of direct relevance to them.
Enjoy the presentation.