There are over a 120 million blogs out there in the blogsphere, so making your post stand out from the crowd is a bit of a challenge to say the least. This has been recognised by the WordPress community and addressed, as there are now plenty of plugins that search engine optimize your blog. These will make the posts pull through on related searches to your blog.
Below are some good SEO plugins for WordPress, so have fun, and try not to use them all at once. Not that I can stop you.
All in one SEO pack. Every blogger seems to love this plugin, as it does a little of everything SEO for your post. It helps you choose your post title, avoid duplicate content, and many other little tasks that make all the difference to pushing the blog up the Google page.
Automatic SEO links. This baby allows you to manipulate links for SEO use. You can choose a word or phrase for automatic linking, both internal and external, set anchor text, choose if it should be “nofollow” or not, and so on and so fourth. Also, you only have to do this for one word in a post, and its done. No spamming your posts with numerous links to the same thing is needed.
Google XML Sitemaps. This plugin is essential for SEO, as search engines are what it is all about. Ask, MSN and Yahoo are also supported.
Meta Robots WordPress Plugin. This gives you greater SEO control over your blog by adding robot meta data to it. This gives you the capability to add “nofollows”, prevent indexing of search pages, disable author and date-based archives, and prevent indexing of your login page.
No follow case by case. This plugin give you greater control over comments by allowing you strip the “nofollow” command from comments and then reapply it to the ones you do not wish to support.
Platinum SEO plugin. This plugin comes packed with features, such as 301 redirects for permalink changes, avoid duplicate content, auto generation of meta tags, and post slug optimization, to name but a few.
Redirection. If you have ever had the problem that you want to move a page on your blog but are worried that it wont pull through on searches, then this plugin can help. It helps with 301 redirects, records a log of 404 page errors so you can correct them, and sets up an RSS feed for errors.
SEO blogroll. If you are worrying that sites you link to are benefiting by feeding off your page rank and this is bothering you, then you can use this plugin to stop it. You can separate sections for the groupings of links with an unlimited number in each, and you can give each of them the “nofollow” attribute. That will do it!
SEO for paged comments. This plugin in applies to more to users of version 2.7 as it tidies up duplicate content so it does not appear on each page. Pretty nifty when you think about it.
These SEO plugins should help you bring traffic and attention to your site. It is always good to share the love, and these should help you do exactly that. If you do not SEO your blog then you could be wasting your genius, and that would be very, very, sad.
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