Earlier in august I switched from a wordpress.com blog to a self hosted WordPress blog. I've tried various SEO plugins, like YOAST SEO, but they're all far too complicated and they seem to give little to no benefits in terms of visitors.
When I was on wordpress.com I used to get 5 to 10 people per week through Google Search just by using the right tags on my posts. Since I moved my blog I can't even find it on Google, even if I'm using ultra specific keywords.
As a blogger I'd like to spend as much time as I can writing. Is there a way to get a wordpress.com-like SEO? Should I consider switching back to wordpress.com?