If you’ve ever browsed through the selection of WordPress plug ins available you’ll know it’s enough to make your head spin. There is virtually a plug in for your blog that can make it do just about anything you could possibly imagine. While lots of fun and helpful plug ins might seem nice if your goal is to get your blog indexed in the search engines like Google there are a few certain plug ins that are must haves.
The All-in-one SEO pack: Just as the name suggests this handy plug in’s job is to make your blog posts more SEO friendly. After you write your post it gives you the ability to write an SEO friendly title for your post, a description and a place to enter keywords. A must have indeed.
The Google XML Sitemap: Any SEO expert will tell you that whether you have a blog or a static website you must have a sitemap. A sitemap is a page that contains a link to every page on your blog. When the Google spiders come crawling it is this page that will make it easier for the spiders to find and index each and every page of your blog.
WP PageNavi: This simple but effective WordPress plug in creates a more advanced page navigation for your blog.
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This makes it easier for you readers to discover new pages on your blog and helps increase your page views. Not directly related to SEO but helps keep your readers there longer once they find you.
Sociable: This web 2.0 inspired plug in automatically places the logos of and links to all the main social bookmarking sites right below each post. The easier you make it for your readers to bookmark your posts the more likely they are to do it. The more social bookmarks your posts get the more backlinks they have. The more backlinks the better the ranking. Simple as that. 🙂
While there are still many other WordPress plug ins that help enrich your readers experience when visiting your blog the ones mentioned above are your best choices for creating a search engine friendly blog that will help drive free traffic to your posts.
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