Search engines take load time in account. We recommend that you limit this load time, for SEO but also for your visitors. There are several ways to improve it:
- you can choose the number of articles to display on each page on your Theme settings.
- you can display only a summary of your article, and make the visitor click to see the entire content.
Each blog and contents are specific, but to improve it, a blog page load time must be under 10 sec.
Add a sitemap on Google Webmaster tools
Google allows you to get many usefull informations from your blog, registering to this tool, with a Google account (you already have one if you use Gmail or Google +): https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
Once you create and add your sitemap:
Google will know about your last articles.
you’ll be able to learn about searches that led to your blog via search engines page results.
When you visit a blog on the same topic as yours, feel free to leave a comment. Don’t forget to type your blog’s url so that you’ll have a backlink on this blog. Not only you probably will get a new visitor, but also it is usefull for SEO.
Being on directories
You can add links on directories, but be careful :
avoid to post in too many directories
choose directories that are linked to your blog’s topic
avoid directories that display too much advertising.