6 Best WordPress Plugins For SEO

By 17-02-2010   BloggingGuest PostsWordPress

So which are the Best WordPress Plugins for SEO in 2010? Within the past year, a lot of changes have been implemented that have affected how search engine optimization works.   The growth of social media sites, Google’s “Caffeine,” “Real Time Search,” and “Personalized Search,” are a few of the primary catalysts.

Best WordPress SEO Plugins

I believe the following WordPress plugins are especially relevant and valuable for search engine optimization in 2010.

  1. SEO Smart Links – This SEO-friendly plugin can automatically link keywords and phrases to related comments, posts, pages, and categories within your site. This makes less prominent pages or older content more relevant and crawl-able for search engines, and keeps site visitors engaged. It also lets you set “nofollow” tags on URL’s and create custom keyword lists with automated URL hyperlinks for individual terms.
  2. I Love Social Bookmarking –  I.L.S.B. is a great way to encourage blog readers to rank your post on popular social media sites.  In the past year, sites like Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, and Sphinn have become major resources for driving relevant traffic to quality site content.  This plug in inserts an attractive drop-down menu next to your blog posts that allows readers to submit or rank your site content on a number of popular social media sites, without leaving your blog.
  3. WP to Twitter —Twitter is an ideal space for (viral) content sharing since users are constantly engaged in niche conversations.  Now that Google’s Social Search indexes tweets at the top of SERP’; more tweets/retweets = more indexing power.  WP to Twitter is a plugin that automatically tweets a tiny URL link to new blog posts or blog edits on your site.   Without any additional effort, your content is distributed to a relevant, willing audience; this can drive relevant traffic and increase your presence in social search results.
  4. WP-Super-Cache —This plug in contributes to your site speed and it helps your blog load faster.  The number of pages on your blog that a search engine will index on a daily basis increases with speed.  If indexing each page is a quicker endeavor, more pages will be indexed.  WP-Super-Cache creates static html pages from your WordPress blog so your server will present this file instead of the much denser PHP script.  This will also help fortify your server when it is receiving a high amount of traffic, which can result from all your other great SEO strategies!  This is because this plug in serves a static html page to 99% of your site visitors.
  5. Robots Meta — Robots Meta automatically inserts “nofollow” tags on internal site links that are irrelevant to search crawlers; this keeps search engines from wasting time indexing unimportant pages like results, login, and admin pages, instead directing crawlers to index primary site content.
  6. SEO Slug — Blog post titles typically get an h1-h3 heading, which makes them very important in terms of keyword optimization.  SEOSlug optimizes blog post titles to improve search engine visibility by editing keyword strings. It removes conjunctions from titles, (words like “as” and “if”) to allow crawlers to more readily crawl main content keywords as a fluid string.

Guest blogger Alex Stetson works for a Boston-based digital media firm freshtilledsoil.com that specializes in web design, web application design, user interface web design, and internet marketing. You can also submit guest posts and share your favorite WordPress plugins.

This is a guest article and represents opinions of the guest author
 

48 comments on “6 Best WordPress Plugins For SEO

  1. Jonathan Dingman says:

    I used to be a fan of Super Cache, but lately I’ve been using W3 Total Cache, which uses memcache and APC. This makes load time a lot faster and much more effective for the user as it’s a better browsing experience.

    SEO Smart Links is definitely a great plugin too, we actively use that as well.

    • arraial d'ajuda says:

      I agree on the use of W3 Total Cache, for my the best one! Can’t go wrong with them.

  2. WPSecurityLock says:

    I was having trouble getting the “Robots Meta” working on WordPress 2.9.1, where it would constantly stay on “index follow” and would not allow me to select other options.

    Has anyone had any issues for the same version?

  3. Rinaldi Syahran says:

    Many plug-ins have been issued. I hope the plug-in is really useful for SEO.

  4. Michelle Tee says:

    Thanks for the tips.. it is always great to know the latest plug-ins for wordpress!

  5. Hans David says:

    This is a great information. I will surely give the smart links plug-in a try to improve the linking between my posts.

  6. Extreme John says:

    I was really hoping this was going to be different then the other 30 posts I have seen on this same topic over the last 2 months and it is, I opened 4 of those plugins, I’m sure I will be installing them all. Love this blog!

  7. John De Senio says:

    Now I know the 6 best plugins in wordpress. Those 6 plugins are how to generate the traffic for your blog, how to build a quality backlinks, how to load fast your wordpress blog and the most important is how to protect your wordpress blog from spammers. Those 6 plugins of WordPress are looks fitted to the latest algorithm of Google.

  8. Facebook Developers says:

    The best plugin from your list is All in one SEO. I have been using it for years and its been working great so far. I like the fact that the developer keeps updating it and improving it.

    • ossie says:

      Try another SEO plugin that offers more functionality than All-in-one-SEO called Headspace2

      • Siddanth says:

        is it bad strategy to use too many SEO plugins like all in one seo headspace platinum seo etc ? me confused guys …

  9. abhishek says:

    Great post for plugins for SEO. I keep searching these kind of posts and happy to find it. I am goint to install all the above plugins.

  10. dildar shah says:

    i will give the presentation in my school on the search engine (google). so i need some data about google such that as
    1) meaning of google.
    2) the word google derived from.
    3 history of google.etc

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