10 Plugins That Will Help Your WordPress SEO Campaign

Wordpress Plugins

10 Free Plugins That Can Be Found in the WordPress Repository

  1. WordPress SEO – This is a all in one SEO solution that will help with your Sitemap, Permalinks, Title Tags, Meta Description, Internal Links, Duplicate Content, Keyword Density and more. I recommend over Headspace, All in One, or Platinum SEO.

  3. Any Social Sharing Plugin – Giving your readers the ability to “Share” your content. Both Google and Bing have changed their search engines to reward blogs that get their content Liked, +1’s, Tweeted, or Bookmarked by their readers.

  5. BlogGlue – Is the “Upgrade” to YARPP (Yet Another Related Post Plugin) that offers links to related posts. This makes your site easier to navigate for the Google Spiders and increases time spent on your site by your readers. AND… Helps you to build a blogging network, and has an SEO analyzer tool.

  7. W3 Total Cache – Google uses your page upload speed as part of the algorithm and this plugin will help increase your blog upload speed. By taking code that takes a long time to load and caching it on your server for faster retrieval. HTML, Object, CSS, JS, Browsers, Database Caching and more.

  9. Breadcrumb NavXT – If your theme does not have this built in, then it is useful to keep your site more easily navigational to your blog readers. Creating links above your blog post that tell the reader where they are at on the site and how they can go back or move forward.

  11. Broken Link Checker – Google will penalize your site for Broken Links. This plugin analyzes your blog and lets you know when and where you have links on your site that do not go anywhere.

  13. Comment Luv – This is a Networking plugin. It allows people that are leaving a comment on your site to enter their Domain Name. Allowing users to enter their domain name will encourage users to leave comments. Google rewards blogs with quality comments.

  15. Intense Debate – This a custom commenting system that replaces the “stock” WordPress commenting system. Disqus and LiveFyre are both very good Custom Commenting Systems as well… I use Intense Debate because it is the only one that works with Comment Luv. Using a Custom Commenting System will reduce the amount of spam received in your comments, and adds the ability to Social Share your comments.

  17. Pingdom Status – Google penalizes a blog if it is down to often or for large amounts of time. This plugin will send your blog a ping all through the day and alert you right away if your blog is not responding.

  19. What Would Seth Godin Do – This one is kind of a fun one… but it adds a box at the end of each post where you can add a custom message. Ask readers to subscribe to your blog, or Social Share your blog, or just say thank you. The plugin keeps track of how many times your user has been to your site and changes the message accordingly.

Do you use any that you think should be added to the list?

By |2011-10-06T16:29:28+00:00August 8th, 2011|

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  1. Dorien Morin August 9, 2011 at 4:59 am - Reply

    HI Jason, I found this top 10 list of FREE plug-in very helpful. I recently have been upgrading my blog and this is just what I was looking for to further my blog and my clients' blogs. I already have the commentluv installed as well as the share buttons, so I will go check out the rest of the plug-ins. Do you happen to know if there's a limit on how many plug-in you can have on your blog? Great article.
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    • jasonfox August 9, 2011 at 10:05 am - Reply

      Thanks Dorien. There is no limit to how many plugins you can use. However, plugins are not all created equal. The more plugins you use the more chance you have of there being a conflict in code, they slow your site down, and you have to keep updated. In other words try to use the least amount possible to achieve your desired goal.

  2. Diane Leonte September 1, 2011 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Hi Jason,
    Thanks for the great tips. Do you know if there is a difference between Intense Debate and Intense Comment?

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    • jasonfox September 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      I have not heard of Intense Comment… but if there is such a product I would not use it. Intense Debate is one of the 3 Authoritative commenting systems.

  3. Reginald Jackson November 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the tips! Doesn't google penalize your blog for spam if it is "pinging" to much in one day?

    • jason November 17, 2011 at 4:36 am - Reply

      Thanks Reginald,

      Pingbacks can hurt, but not necessarily. It depends on who is using your content, how they are using it, how good your seo is, and if you are protected. When you accept a pingback, which you do not have to do, you create a 2 way link with that site. This can be good for you if it is an authoritative site. However, Google can sometimes think that the other site is the originator of the content and that is bad for you. If your site is SEO optimized there is less chance of this happening. In addition I use a service called TYNT that puts a link back to all content taken from my site to help protect me from duplicate content penalties.

  4. nika gviniashvili December 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Hello Jason,

    I read this article and there was not any WordPress plugin which helps adsense integration in WordPress. Can you advice some of them?

    • jason December 14, 2011 at 3:20 am - Reply


      I do not put Adsense on my site. Sorry.

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