Octopress has some hidden features for better SEO.

Adding Meta tags for each blog post

When a blog post is created with the command rake new_post[“SEO for octopress pages”], a few default keys(layout, title, comments, categories) are added to the begingin of the markdown page generated.

To add Meta Tags to the page, you need to add keywords and description.

layout: post
title: "SEO for octopress pages"
date: 2014-03-16 15:53:36 +0530
comments: true
categories: ["SEO","octopress"]
keywords: seo,octopress
description: How to attract SEO for octopress blog posts

The following HTML is generated

<title>SEO for Octopress Pages - Prashanthr.net</title>
<meta name="author" content="Prashanth Rajagopal">
<meta name="description" content="How to attract SEO for octopress blog posts">
<meta name="keywords" content="seo,octopuses">