It’s already said by many that a success to a website comes from an original and good quality content. In other words “Content is the king”. However, fewer webmasters know that along with great content, a site also need to follow some basic search engine optimization techniques.
Most of you are here on this post because you need help regarding SE optimization of your websites. Well, it is not as difficult as you think. Some great developers from world has made it very very simple for you already. In regards to wordpress blogs, great developers have written programs in shape of wordpress plugins. And all you have to do is to download following plugins, upload them on your wordpress site and use them. That’s it! 🙂
Implementing these wordpress plugins with your content is half the work done. Rest half depends on your intelligence and creativity. So let’s get started with the useful Search Engine Optimization plugins that one can use on the wordpress blogs:
- All In One SEO Pack: It is one of the most popular wordpress plugin that is available for optimizing your wordpress blog for search engines. Major feature includes: Automatic optimization of titles, generation of META tags, avoidance of duplicate content and over-riding any META keywords or META description of your posts or your blog as a whole. Visit>> All In One SEO Pack for more detailed information and for downloading the plugin!
- SEO Friendly Images: If you like to decorate your posts with descriptive or post related images, then this plugin is a must for you. Many webmasters fail to estimate the loss of traffic a blog can have from search engines like Google images, etc. So install this plugin developed by Vladimir Prelovac which automatically updates all your images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. Also this plugin makes your posts W3C/XHTML valid. For those who have a little less knowledge of HTML, well ALT attribute actually defines/describes your image to search engine bots. It is this attribute which holds the keywords that visitors from Image search engines come looking for. TITLE attribute on the other hand gives information about your image to visitors via tooltip that appears when they bring their cursor onto the image. You can visit >> SEO Friendly Images plugin for more details and download the plugin file.
- Google XML Sitemaps: Honestly, there are lot many plugins for creating sitemaps. Out of many i really believe in this plugin created by Arne Brachhold. It is very simple and easy to use. This plugin creates Google sitemaps compliant XML sitemap of your wordpress blog. You have the options to include/exclude categories, tags, archives, etc with this plugin. Also, everytime you edit an existing post or when you create a new post, your sitemap rebuilds itself or shall i say it’s updated itself. Plus, all major search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask.com are notified automatically about the update. Visit >> Google (XML) Sitemaps for downloading this plugin.
Obviously there are many more plugins that can help you optimize your weblogs for major search engines. But i guess, having these three on your blog is good to set you off towards success. Once you are sure you have full control over your blog in terms of SEO, traffic, etc, then probably you can go ahead and experiment with other plugins!
I hope this post helped you in some way or the other. Feel free to ask any questions regarding the same and i will try my best to answer your queries. Till then, enjoy the magic of search engine optimization 🙂