10 Plugins That Will Help Your WordPress SEO Campaign
10 Free Plugins That Can Be Found in the WordPress Repository
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?