Simply submitting an article to WordPress does not guarantee that it will get to the top of the Search Engines. There are a few things you will have to do to your WordPress blog to be sure it is "SEO" ready.
Working local SEO presents unique challenges, depending on your particular geographical location, niche/field and the level of competition. The Pigeon algorithm update last year proved that SEOs who approach local SEO with an “if it isn't broke” mindset would end up losing out in the grander scheme.
Not everything you are told or hear about SEO and its techniques is correct or right. Many misconceptions about search engine optimization are all over the internet. This creates a lot of confusion about the correct SEO practices that will enable you to achieve results and the wrong practices that will just waste your time and other resources.