After months of alerting webmasters, Google rolled out a “Speed Update” to its core algorithm in July 2018. Google doesn't give you credit for a fast WordPress site but punishes slower sites in its rankings.
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WordPress was built from the ground-up to be an SEO friendly site. With plugins like Yoast SEO to enhance the technical search engine optimization capabilities of WordPress, you can finally rank high in Google.