Top 10 Plugins For Blog SEO

by on March 19th, 2008

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of any blog or website helps it grow and makes it more accessible to people. For a static website you have to take all pains of SEO by yourself by either paying to SEO expert or by doing it yourself. Search engines submissions and link exchange etc. With blogs you have a great advantages of free platform and free plugins. For WordPress there are many plugins specific for SEO purpose. Just install these cool plugins and watch your blog’s traffic increasing, shoot in page rank and more visibility in search engines.

Simple Archive Generator (Sitemap For Blog)

I will call it sitemap. It produces all posts list under all categories list by name. Posts can be listed under every category, or just the first category they are filed under. Categories can be hierarchically listed. Categories can he sorted alphabetically or by creation order, while posts are listed chronologically. A comment count for each post can be displayed. Also, some simple statistics may also be shown.

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SG Clean Archives (Archives For Blog)

These are archives and actually are lists of all the posts monthwise. This plugin is ajax based.

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Google XML Sitemap Generator

This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. It supports all of the WordPress generated pages as well as custom ones. Everytime you edit or create a post, your sitemap is updated and all major search engines that support the sitemap protocol, like ASK.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO, are notified about the update.

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Google Sitemap Append UTW Tags

This WordPress plugin automatically appends all your blog tags generated by the Ultimate Tag Warrior (UTW) WordPress Plugin onto the end of the Google XML Sitemap (sitemap.xml) file as generated by the Google XML Sitemaps for WordPress Plugin.When you execute the Google Sitemap Generator for WordPress plugin to re-create your latest sitemap, then this plugin will automatically append all tag URLs onto the end of the newly generated sitemap.xml file. This means that the Google / Yahoo / MSN (Windows Live) search engines will be made aware of all your internal tags and should then scan and index your tagged directories for your specialised (tag-sorted) content. This should help your blog to achieve higher search engine rankings for your tagged pages.

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SEO Friendly Images

SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress optimization plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.

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All In One SEO Pack

Automatically optimizes your titles for search engines. Generates META tags automatically. You can override any title and set any META description and any META keywords you want.You can fine-tune everything Backward-Compatibility with many other plugins, like Auto Meta, Ultimate Tag Warrior and others.

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SEO Title

SEO Title Tag makes is dead-easy to optimize the title tags across your WordPress-powered blog or website. Not just your posts, not just your home page, but any and every title tag on your site!

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Nofollow Case By Case

Strip nofollow from comment links, pingbacks and trackbacks (default when this plugin is installed). Selectively apply nofollow to any comment link you do not like to support. Selectively apply nofollow to any comment author link you do not like to support. If you like to open your comment links in a new window you can do that.

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Robots Meta

Prevent indexing of your search result pages, while still allowing the search engines to follow the links on them. Disallow indexing of subpages to your homepage, category pages, author pages and tag pages, to prevent duplicate content. Prevent indexing of your login, register and admin pages by adding noindex robots meta tags. Prevent Yahoo! and Google from indexing your feeds by adding a meta tag to their head-section. Prevent indexing of just your comment feeds. Edit your .htaccess and your robots.txt from within WordPress. Assign robots meta tags to individual posts & pages and more…
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Excerpts Editor

Excerpt Editor provides a convenient place for creating and editing all excerpts. It can also add custom excerpts for pages (not possible without a plugin). Auto-creating excerpts when publishing new Posts and Pages, displaying customisable excerpts from the content for posts without an excerpt, appending excerpts from the latest posts to each Post or from the sub-pages to each Page, replacing the content for all archive and tags pages with excerpts (eliminates content duplication for SEO) and more…

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5 Reviews

  1. Hiroshi says:

    @search engine optimisation UK: Consequences of installing a large number of plugins are worst.
    1- Slow blog performance.
    2- Heavy load at server. You might have to move from shared to VPS or Private Server due to more resources consumption. Service temporarily unavailable and 505 errors due to server overload.
    3- Increase in front page loading time. Users and subscribers will leave.
    4- XHTML validity problem (Most developers do not care about W3C while developing plugins).
    5- Security risk if you are not careful about checking plugin’s author.
    and much more…

  2. search engine optimisation UK says:

    Hmmn, A Nice list of must-have plugins. Here is my fear..What are the consequences of installing a large number of WP plugins.

  3. Dewi says:

    Nice plugin list.Im download it.thank you

  4. Hiroshi says:

    Best way to use these plugins! Alright…
    Just download these, upload these in wp-plugins directory and activate and you are done… :)
    SEO – Search Engine Optimization is very important. Without SEO you will find yourself nowhere in this sphere. Although a blog comes as SEO oriented software but you still have to enhance the functionality. With these plugins you can optimize your weblog more for search engine crawlers. More presentable, more juicy. Search Engines will find more stuff if you have more to present them in the form of these cool plugins in action. Some of these add sitemaps into your blog and make posts accessible within two clicks away while others customize meta tags and lot many other uses. You can read details for every plugin mentioned here by its origional author download link. Do not miss SEO of your blog while you use plugins.

  5. Sanix says:

    Really a well thought list .. it would be very nice if you could explain optimizing wordpress blog through these plugins .. I mean what would be the best way to use these plugins..