15 Useful SEO Plugins For WordPress

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which is an art and a science that helps search engines discover your content and understand how relevant it is to specific search queries. This post will help you choose the right tags, tell search robots what to work on, optimize your post titles and more. Few weeks  ago we had already done a “10 Useful SEO Plugins For WordPress“.

Automatic SEO Links: Automatic SEO Links allows you to choose a word or phrase automatic linking, both internal and external, set anchor text, choose if it should be nofollow or not and more.  One of the best features of this plugin is that it will only do this for the first occurrence of a word in a post so you don’t have to worry about spamming your post with numerous links to the same thing.

Platinum SEO Plugin: The Platinum SEO Plugin offers you such features as automatic 301 redirects for permalink changes, auto-generation of META tags, post slug optimization, help in avoiding duplicate content and a host of other features.

Google XML Sitemaps: An essential tool in any blogger’s armory of SEO tools.  While the name only mentions “Google” this plugin creates an XML-sitemap that can be read by Ask, MSN and Yahoo also.

Meta Robots WordPress Plugin: An easy solution for adding robot metadata to any page you choose on your blog. You can use it to make your front page links into “nofollows,” prevent indexing of search pages, disable author and date-based archives, prevent indexing of your login page and numerous other features.

Headspace2: This plugin allows you to install all sorts of meta-data, add specific JavaScript and CSS to pages, suggests tags for your posts and a whole lot more.

Redirection: For any number of reasons you sometimes need to move a page from one spot on your blog to another, but then you risk losing that page’s status in search results. Redirection helps you with your 301 redirects, captures a log of 404s so you can work on correcting them, sets up an RSS feed for errors and more.

Nofollow Case By Case: This plugin allows you to strip the “nofollow” command from your comments and then you can apply it to only the comments you don’t wish to support.

SEO Blogroll: With SEO Blogroll you can make separate sections for various groupings of links, with an unlimited number in each and all of them will receive the “nofollow” attribute.

SEO For Page Comments: With the introduction of paged comments in WordPress 2.7, there was a potential problem with search engines thinking you had duplicate content as the post would appear on each page.This plugin aims to take care of this issue for you until the folks at WordPress change things up.

SEO Friendly Images: Images can be a great source of traffic as people search for images of various subjects and this plugin helps you with making sure that you have “alt” and “title” tags on all of your images so that the search engines can properly index them.

SEO Friendly And HTML Valid Subheadings: Some themes for WordPress will confuse your sub-header tags based on the page they are to be displayed on, but this plugin will automatically reset them to make them more SEO friendly by moving them down one spot in the hierarchical tree.  In other words, h2 becomes h3, h3 becomes h4 and so on.

SEO Post Link: The post slug is the blog title you see in a browser’s URL bar, and if it’s too long, search engines won’t take a liking to it.  SEO Post Link comes with an already populated list of words to cut from a title when it turns into a URL to make your post addresses that much friendlier. You can set it so that it’s limited to a certain number of characters, cut short words, cut unnecessary words and more.

SEO Tag Cloud Widgets: Love ‘em or hate ‘em, a lot of people use tag clouds on their blogs.  Since their inception they have been fairly unreadable by search engines, but with this plugin they will be converted to an SEO-friendly HTML markup that can be indexed.

SEO Smart Link: Interlinking your blog can be the key to getting more people to read more of your posts, but it is time consuming and tedious to do it by hand.  SEO Smart Links does this for you automatically when you tell it what words to link to what URLs and it also allows you to set “nofollow” and “open in window” commands for the links.

Simple Tag: An extremely popular plugin that focuses on helping you choose the best tags for your posts by offering suggestions, auto-completion of tags as you type, an AJAX admin interface, mass tag editing and a whole lot more.

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3 Comments on “15 Useful SEO Plugins For WordPress”

  1. david

    Nice list, just make sure that you test a few of these, if you are running a windows iis server, not apache/linux they might not function correctly.

    If you dont do web development fulltime I suggest working with a quality web developer who has used similar plugins and understands seo to get them setup, most developers will just add them, and you will have to login into admin and enable them.

    If you cut corners with your developers by outsourcing to another part of the world, dont be suprised if you get left high and dry, pick a local developer, pay them reasonably and ontime and they will ensure that most things are done correctly and they will continue to work with you on the project.

    If you cut corners, trust me you will get a developer who starts out cheap and just keeps finding ways to charge you for this and that, dont be cheap and your developer will often reward you with an amazing website.

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