With every blog comes the you need this and the you need that’s, so I have compiled some of the plugins for WordPress that you must have in order to create a blog that will generate traffic and ultimately make sales. Although you have put in the time needed to create awesome bog posts, there are other things that can assist with your SEO efforts and make you stand out from the rest. Without further interruption here is the top 5 plugins that you must have to master SEO.
1. All in One SEO
This plugin is almost standard with most WordPress installs. All in one SEO allows your posts to automatically have everything you need to be search engine ready.
It has the standard things required for search engines to find on every single page/post. Although this is not going to do as much as these other plugins, this is one of those just because things. So just install all in one SEO, just because.
2. Quick Cache
Quick Cache is a wordpress plugin that will speed up your website without doing anything. You install the plugin and voila! You probably didn’t know this but search engines give credit to faster websites and quick cache will give you the extra speed your website needs. Click here to find out more about Quick Cache.
3. Pretty Link
When your website is crawled these little spiders don’t like websites with affiliate links all over the place. Pretty link allows you to change those crazy URL’s to something simple that looks like it’s being redirected to another page on your blog.
Pretty Link will make your site that much more SEO friendly and will help with your SEO efforts along with these other plugins. Can you imagine how much more of an SEO expert you would be with these plugins? Pretty Link is easy to use and once it is set up your links will be ready to use.
4. XML Sitemap
The XML sitemap plugin does your website’s sitemap for you. Have you ever tried creating a sitemap for your site? If you haven’t even tried to do that then I suggest you install this plugin because having a sitemap is essential for SEO and without this plugin or a sitemap you are behind the competition my friend.
Sociable is a plugin that will allow your readers to share your posts from any social network you want to. You can find this at the top and bottom of this page and you can put this on your website too. Not only does it allow people to share your content but it also just looks absolutely stunning! This is what it would look like if you can’t figure it out by now.
6. Ping Optimizer
This plugin will help your website big time! I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard of pinging your website through sites like pingomatic.com and what not and ping a post that you just published. Did you know that you can get penalized for over pinging? Well not only can you get penalized but there are other things you need to know about pinging.
Did you know that you ping every time you hit save on a post you are working on? If you are like me and most bloggers, you probably hit save and continue working then hit save again and yada yada yada. So instead of getting penalized for over pinging, use Ping Optimizer and quit pinging so much!
I hope these plugins help your blog get the traffic it should be getting, Cheers!
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