February 13, 2012

4 Easy Wordpress Plugins For Great On-Site SEO

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Here are a few of the plugins that I've found provide excellent on-site SEO for Wordpress sites.

1.) Of course, All-In-One SEO. This plugin provides really nice control of page titles and meta tags, along with a few other settings.

2.) WP No Category Base. This fixes the required category base in Wordpress blog URLs. If you look at WP blog category URLs, they are structured differently than post URLs (site.com/topic/category vs. site.com/category/post), this is not good for SEO at all. This plugin fixes this (site.com/category & site.com/category/post).

3.) Google Sitemap Generator. This plugin keeps your WP site's sitemap up to date on your site and in search engines. Every time a page is updated or post is made, this plugin updates the sitemap and submits it to Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.

4.) Ambrosite Next/Previous Post Link Plus. This plugin fixes a small issue that I found with WP. The next/previous post links on blog posts are not done very well, meaning they are mainly titled "Next post" or something generic. This replaces the text with the post's title with the ability to truncate to a custom number of characters as well as uses the full post title as the link title. The way a link should be formatted for SEO and WP does not allow this.