There’s many plugins to help you out with search engine optimisation for WordPress… but which ones should you use?
After a couple of tests, I think the best WordPress plugin for SEO optimisation is All in one SEO. It allows you to customize <title> tags, description et keywords metas for each of your articles, very easily. These customisations are essential for a good ranking.
You may also configure the plugin so that it avoids indexing tag pages and category pages, to avoid duplicated content.
I would advice to use SEO Smart Links, which automaticaly creates links to tag and category pages, when those words are found in your text content. If you index tag and category pages, it’s a good way to create lots a inbound links, without any effort. It doesn’t always work, depending to the text format, but who cares…
Another useful that is good for both SEO ranking and for your human visitors : put a list of articles that have a common subject, on each article page. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin allows you to do it automaticaly. It’s not bad for SEO; your links are more « important » because they link to a page with a common subject (I think so). Else, your visitors may be interested to read another article about a common subject.
Do you know any other (better?) WordPress plugins to increase SEO ranking?
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