One very important thing you should do for your blog is to make sure you have an XML Sitemap. This item will help you to get your blog indexed better by the search engines. Crawlers will be able to see the complete structure of your blog easily and they will be able to see pages that might not normally be picked up by the ordinary crawling process.
You can achieve this by installing a plugin. You can download a free one here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/
Once the plugin is installed it will inform the search engines each time you update your blog, which is a great benefit of having a Sitemap plugin.
Another option is to go to http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ and generate an XML Sitemap and upload it to your site. Once you have generated the Sitemap you can check all kinds of stats for your blog which can be very interesting.
To do this scroll down the homepage a little way and you will see a box where you can enter your url. You have the opportunity to change a couple of settings but I would suggest leaving them alone. Go to the bottom of the box and click ‘start’ and watch the generator scan your blog pages. It takes a few minutes so be patient.
When your Sitemap is ready click ‘download your Sitemap here’ and upload it to the root directory of your site. To do this open your ftp client and double click ‘public_html’ on the right side of the screen. Find your domain you just generated the Sitemap for and double click it, then upload the complete file from the left side of your screen by right clicking and selecting ‘upload’.
Next you need to go to Google Webmaster tools, sign in with your Google account details and ‘add a site’ on your home page if your domain is not already registered there. You will be asked to verify ownership. I do this via the ‘alternate method’ which is the second tab on the page. I choose to ‘upload an html file to your server’. Check the box and it will give you a file to download. Upload this in the same way and to the same place that you uploaded the previous file, then click ‘verify’.
You will now be presented with a dashboard for your site which may or may not have data on it. If it does it’s very interesting, but if your rank is very low at the moment it will have no current data.
On the bottom right of this page click ‘submit a Sitemap‘ then click the button ‘submit a Sitemap‘ and your domain should appear with a blank box to the right of it. Write ‘sitemap.xml’ in this box and click submit.
You have now successfully submitted your XML Sitemap!