Top 10 WordPress SEO Plugins

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Monday, September 21, 2009

wordpressseoIn the ever-increasing crowd of blogs it takes some SEO techniques to set out your blog from the rest of the pack. Fortunately, bloggers on WordPress blogs have easy access to SEO plugins that can streamline the search engine optimization process. Well, SEO is the key to generate traffic in your blog from search engines. The WordPress SEO plugins assists in shooting up the volume or quality of traffic visiting your blog. WordPress offer loads of cool SEO plugins. However,  we assorted a list of top 10 WordPress SEO plugins to make things easier for you. In a bid to fillip your SEO efforts we have already done with SEO Ready Free Wordpress Themes.

1. Platinum SEO plugin


It’s an ultimate WordPress SEO plugin offering most popular features. Some of the exclusive features of the Platinum SEO plugin includes optimizing post and page titles for search engines. It generates SEO relevant meta tags automatically. With the plugin you can add meta description and meta keywords tags to Wordpress Categories and Wordpress Tag pages. It allows you to add index, noindex, follow or nofollow, noarchive, nosnippet, noodp, noydir meta tags to any post/page. Further, you can change your permalink from your admin panel without worrying about loss of page rank or google penalty.


2. Google XML Sitemaps


Using this plugin you can create Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap for your blog. It not only supports all the WOrdPress generated pages, but also the custom ones that you create. Each time you edit or create the post your sitemap would be updated. All the major search engines like, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO will be able to read the sitemap.


3. All in one SEO Pack


This is a one of the most handy pack Wordpress SEO plugin that allows you to control the meta descriptions and page titles. It also allows you to tag posts with categories. The pack includes most efficient SEO plugins that enables you to perform most SEO functions. Some of its key features are canonical URLs, automatic optimization of titles for search engines, generate meta tags automatically and fine tune page navigational links.


4. SEO Friendly Images

SEO Friendly Images is a Wordpress optimization plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.


5. Redirection


With this WordPress SEO plugin you can manage up to 301 re-directions. What’s more you can monitor the 404 errors. This would allow you to manage all the loose ends of your site.  Redirection can be a quite useful if you are migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.


6.  Robot Meta


This SEO plugin provides you the easiest way to add meta robots tags to the WordPress pages. It prevents the indexing of the search result pages, but still allows the search engines to follow the links on them. Robot Meta plugin disallows indexing of the subpages to your homepage, category pages, author pages and tag pages, to prevent duplicate content.


7. WP Backlinks


With this plugin you can easily trade and manage backlinks on a weblog. It provides a form on the side navigation of your webblog that the weblog owners would have to fill out, providing details and the url of the weblog article that has a link to your site. Filling the form will ensure that WP Backlinks would spider that page and make sure that they put a link to the weblog on that page. WP Backlinks will also log the page rank of that page. Further, in the admin section you would have to approve any new links to be displayed on yourweblog. This would ensure that you don’t have any inappropriate links going on the weblog.


8. Automatic SEO Links


There may have been several instances when you forgot to put links manually. With Automatic SEO Links you can choose a word and a URL and this plugin will replace all the matches in your blog post. For each link you can set - title, target and rel. Additionally, you will be able to know how many times a word has been changed. If the WordPress plugin finds more of once the same word in a post, it will only change the first one. This is to avoid black seo and inconveniences to the users.


9. Simple SEO for paged comment

Typically, WordPress generates duplicate content with the paged comments. This SEO plugin has been designed to fix this in two steps. It replaces content by an excerpt with a link on paged comments and sets an unique title for each page of comments.


10. SEO Smart Link


This WordPress plugin automates SEO for your site in addition to custom keywords lists, nofollow and other facilities. It automatically links keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding pages, posts, categories and tags on your blog.


October 23, 2010: 1:36 pm

great collection for WordPress SEO Plugins

Thanks For this.

October 23, 2010: 11:28 am

Thanks for this such a nice information.

September 18, 2010: 1:42 pm

The Use of this Plugging only can be judge by a SEO Expert of a blogger.

September 10, 2010: 2:17 am

I’m glad to have visited your blog and good to know you! I find it interesting and informative.

July 11, 2010: 10:34 am

I loved this item. Thanks for writing it.

July 2, 2010: 6:21 am

Great article. Thanks for writing it.

June 9, 2010: 11:54 am

Nice read, i think that the related posts plugin should have been added, anyways great article will share.

May 10, 2010: 6:20 am

thanks for this useful plugins it will be very useful for the SEO peoples.
thanks for posting this.

April 28, 2010: 11:02 am

Ahh that is pretty sweeet. Thanks for sharing. awesome to look at a cool site about this stuff again and find out whats going on in the industry.


April 25, 2010: 2:39 pm

thank you very much

March 25, 2010: 3:39 am

good list of plugin’s many of them i never try. i will try them absolutely.
your post help me a lot for finding these plugin’s. thanks for sharing:)

March 14, 2010: 8:19 am

Great work. An interesting and informative post. Thanks for sharing.

March 6, 2010: 3:11 am

Hm…great. I find some new plugins i havent seen. I will go to try it. Thanks.

February 23, 2010: 6:02 am

SEO Smart Links Plugin: Be careful when you use single-word keywords to pass internal link juice. You may end up with too many “unintended” internal links. This plug in is really cool and takes the pain out of manually linking across pages with the right anchor text. You just need to plan the “keyword, URL” pairs, which you must do when you “SEO” a site. Also, for the target URL use some variations of the keywords also, making sure you do get more links from the target keyword (say 75% from target keyword and 25% from keyword variants). This should get you better results.

February 14, 2010: 3:52 pm

This is definitely a good collection of a variety of different plugins. Automatic SEO Links has a lot of merit.

January 21, 2010: 11:02 pm

Thank you for the info!

I have been researching new SEO plugins for WordPress, in particular backlink-related plugins, and this article addressed my questions. I love you lol.

Good luck in 2010!


January 17, 2010: 4:27 am

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December 22, 2009: 1:10 am

great list of plugins. thanks!

November 27, 2009: 10:41 pm

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November 7, 2009: 3:46 pm

Thanks for providing such a helpful list of seo plugin i would like to add one seo slugs: it omits unnecessary words form the post URL

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October 30, 2009: 7:52 pm

cool stuff and good information

October 30, 2009: 7:48 pm

Great post! Thank you for sharing this.

Nisha Parmar
Marketing Director
SEOBizNiche, LLC

October 30, 2009: 4:32 am

I can see some useful plugins here: Platinum SEO Pack, Google XML Sitemaps, SEO Friendly Images, SEO Smart Link.

Andy Fitzpatrick
October 20, 2009: 5:45 am

Superb just what I have spent the last two hours trying to find but all in one place. Thanks a lot for this

October 19, 2009: 3:39 am

Lots of designers get rich by simply not bothering with SEO considerations at all. I’ve recently had to break the news to yet another enquirer that her Flash site, all one long, long movie, can’t be properly optimized and will remain largely invisible to the engines unless we break it down into individual shorts on separate pages, costing, well, rather a lot. Perhaps not surprisingly there are no audible or visible signs of contrition from the designer.

October 19, 2009: 3:15 am

I like the post. My comment would be that Twitter is very useful. SEO and Twitter: This is some cool stuff that really works. You can beat you head to register on a bunch of crappy directories (I’ll help you do that on the cheap, email me.) or you can get creative and establish a some easy to come by natural links. My experience with Twitter shows it is possible.

October 15, 2009: 1:06 am

This is a nice post. I got to share some knowledge here. Meta Robots WordPress plugin – Adds meta tags automatically to posts. Aizatto’s Related Posts – Adds related post information to posts and feeds.
Cross-Linker – Set up commonly used words to link to posts or redirects (also useful for affiliate links). Sitemap Generator – Automatically builds and HTML style sitemap.

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October 14, 2009: 6:05 am

just the type of article I was looking for. This just gave me some great tips. Now back to the drawing board!

October 11, 2009: 11:27 pm

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