5 WordPress Plugins That Can Help Optimize Your Blog For Google
“Google is your friend!” This statement is true now more than ever. If you’re not on Google it’s hard to get noticed, hard to get website subscribers, and most of all, it’s hard to make money online. Google is the focal point for access to all content on the web. If you’re not on Google you’re not on the Internet.
One of the best content management systems on the Internet right now is called WordPress. WordPress is used by a ton of major news organizations such as CNN, Techcrunch, and many more. It’s also used to manage personal blogs and basic websites. WordPress, in my opinion, is the easiest way to get your content published onto the Internet quickly and efficiently.
So what plugins are available for WordPress that will help you get the most out of Google? Today I’m going to do a top five list (in no particular order) that will most likely help you to get your WordPress blog search engine friendly.
All In One SEO Pack- This plugin is one of the most popular extensions on the WordPress extended website. This is because it can really give you a huge jump start when you’re initially getting started on WordPress. What it allows you to do is edit your title tags so that it will be easier for searchers to find your website. This plugin also allows you to edit the description of your website, homepage, and implement keywords so that people will be able to find your website based on the content specified by those keywords. Google Sitemaps- Google Sitemaps creates a list of all pages on your blog. This will make it easier for search engines to quickly find all of the content you have on your site. This is also very nice to have if you make allot of changes to your blog often as it will automatically ping search engines when you update your sitemap. Having a XML sitemap is recommended by Google on their Webmaster page and this plugin can be a huge help. Related Entries- This plugin is a fantastic way not only to prepare your site for search engines, it’s also a simple way to keep traffic flowing around your site. What is does is provide a list of related posts based on the content of each article so that you can keep readers interested. It’s also a fantastic way for Google to find links to other article you may have. And we all know that Google loves links. Landing Sites- This is a very unique plugin that can be very useful in certain situations. When a visitor finds your site via search engine they very rarely read deeply into the articles. What this add-on allows you to do is provide extra results(on your website) that are relevant to the search terms the visitor typed into Google to find your website. This is a fantastic way to keep search engine traffic on your website. Feedburner Feedsmith- Although this plugin doesn’t directly tie into search engine optimization it’s a great plugin to have. Also, Feedburner is owned by Google so it’s probably a good idea to use it anyway. This plugin allows you to take the RSS feed you already have and “burn it”. By burning your RSS feed on Feedburner you’ll be able to see subscription statistics, the type of feed reader your subscribers are using, and much more. They will also change your original RSS feed to a Feedburner optimized RSS feed. This is definitely one of the most important plugins any blog owner should have whether they’re optimizing for Google or not.
These are only the bare minimum of search engine optimization plugins that are available for WordPress. The best way to optimize your website is by experimenting with different things whether it’s by using a different plugin or by simply changing some of the HTML on your site. Both WordPress and Google are remarkable tools and can be very useful when it comes to website publication and indexing.
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