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Wordpress SEO plugins

I recently found out that the best SEO blogging platform is Wordpress, that doesn't mean that others are trash, but WordPress is the easiest platform when it comes to search engine optimization .

By default WordPress comes with friendly urls that you can customize, so far it's known that the best method yet is Category/Post-name, there is tons of WordPress SEO Plugins like this cool list I found on www.wolf-howl.com :
Dagon Design Sitemap Generator - Let’s be honest once you’ve got a site over 50 pages maintaining a sitemap by hand is tedious and inefficient. This plugin has quite a few options and takes care of all the grunt work for you.
Feedburner Replacement Plugin - Let’s you keep your feedburner feed on your domain.
Objection Redirection - This plugin by Dax is one of the most powerful and useful plugins I use. It let’s you redirect old and broken url’s to clean and fresh url’s without you having to touch an htaccess file.
Google Sitemaps The Google Sitemaps Webmaster Central program by Google is absolutely one of the most helpful things Google has ever put out. If you are fixing your own site or someone else’s there’s no better way to figure out what a search engine thinks about your site. This plugin updates and rebuilds the XML file everytime you make a new post and ping’s google to tell them about it. It’s especially helpful if you publish on a predetermined schedule. Warning make sure you have the file permissions set correctly or this won’t work properly.
Highly Reccomended Plugins :
These plugins go on most of my installs but not all of them
Search Pages - This plugin ties the built in search function in wordpress to the pages. The default installation only searches blog posts. This is an absolute neccesity if you are using wordpress as a CMS and not a blogging tool.
Search Meter - Looking at search logs to find out who’s searching for what can be a valuable tool for figuring out what’s right and what’s wrong on your site.
Static Homepage - If you want to use wordpres as a CMS instead of a blog this plugin makes the homepage magic happen.
Sexy Plugins :
Not necessary but sometimes pretty helpful
Adhesive - Allows you to stick a posting to the top overriding the standard chronological order of things.
Adsense Deluxe - A powerful way to control adsense from a master level on your blog.
Adsense Injection - Another Dax special that randomly inserts Adsense somewhere in each posting. Not advisable for the control freaks, definitely advisable for sites with lots of returning readers who don’t normally click on Adsense.
Bunny’s Technorati Tags - A simple and easy interface for tagging in each blog post.
Bread Crumb Trail Generator - A little tricky to configure but very useful once you do. Especially nice when used on a static website.
Feed Copyrighter - Let’s you add copyright info to your feed. Makes it easy to track and follow scrapers.
Moderate Trackbacks - Not used as much as it once was Akismet catches most of the spam, but I keep it around as a backup.
Postie - A very powerful tool if you do remote posting via email. Takes a little tinkering to get it set up right but once you do it’s hands off. Combine with cronless postie for regular automated checking.
Related Posts - Automagically creates a list of related posts.
Recent Posts and Recent Comments - Shockingly these two plugins give you a list of recent posts and recent comments, go figure.
Flickr Photosets - If you are doing anything with flickr this plugin kicks ass letting you tie it into your wordpress bog. Especially nice if you’ve upgraded to flickr pro and have multiple albums, see an example.
Top 10 Posts - gives you the top 10 posts by views, very hackable see my top 100 posts for an example.
WP Cron - Makes all sorts of wordpress housekeeping features happen automagically. Just be sure to activate the main plugin first before any of the others or things may not work properly.
WP - Admin Bar - Puts a really nice navigation bar up for users who are logged in.
WP Contact Form - A very simple no frills contact form.
Use at your own risk :
These are specialty plugins that you really should know what the heck you are doing before you touch them as they could seriously mess things up if you aren’t careful.
Bad Behavior - Does a really good job at keeping out robot scrappers. Also does an excellent job at blocking people who have their user agent set as bot. Also does an amazing job of blocking bots that you may want to let in. Not very configurable.
Custom Query String - Let’s you set the number of posts to appear in a category or monthly archive page. Can result in some really huge files.
Subdomains by Category - Very cool but also dangerous if you don’t know what the heck you are doing.
Wordpress SEO layouts "themes" :
3 cool SEO ready layouts, but you still have to do your magic because they look so white and flat .

Comments

Hi,

That's an awesome collection of WP pluggins!

Keep coming with posts like this more often.

Courteously -- S. Kumar
Learnhomebusiness.com
Aurelius Tjin said…
I do agree with that, I can tell since I am using wordpress. :)
Internet Tips said…
This is a very good list. I liked the Adhesive and Feedburner Replacement.

I would like to suggest All-in-One SEO plugin without which I think this list is incomplete. I have used it on my tens of blogs and had great benefits from it.
rangelab said…
Thanks for the list of plug-ins I will certainly utilize some of them.
Paintworkz Web Design said…
This is a great list of WordPress plugins. Have selected few them for use.
Thanks for sharing them.

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