There are hundreds of free wordpress plugins available on the internet. You have to select the best to make your blog more search engine friendly and user friendly. Plugins helps a lot in marketing and branding your blog. You can upload a plugin in your blog even with minimal technical skills. Listed below are a few plugins to make a SEO friendly WP blog.
SEO Friendly Plugins
1. All in one SEO Pack
2. Ultimate Google analytics
3. Google XML Sitemaps
Plugins for Comment Authors
4. Subscribe to Comments
Plug-ins for Internal Navigation
7. Breadcrumb NavXT – Core
8. Where did they go from here
Social Media Plugins
9. Share This
10. Tweet This post
11. Login Lockdown
This plugin automatically generate titles and meta tags for your post automatically (you can also change titles and meta details if you don’t like the automatically generated tags), avoids duplicate content and provides compatibility with many other plug-ins. It works great for 2.7.1 version of wordpress. Another plugin similar to All in SEO pack is Headspace.
Ultimate Google Analytics Plugin is used for including Google Analytics code to all the new posts in your blog. You just have to enter your UA tracking number. It automatically includes the Google Analytics code into the post without altering the blog template. It is also used to track outbound links, downloads from the blog and mail clicks. There are many plugins similar to this plugin. More popular one is Google Analytics for WordPress by Joost de Valk.
Google XML Sitemaps plugin automatically creates a XML sitemap for you blog. You need not edit this XML sitemap each and every time you create a new post, it automatically does this job.
This plugin helps users to followup their comments by email notification. And the subsequent comments are mailed to them.
Commentluv allows the users to provide a link to their last post. It visits the comment authors blog and parse the feed of the blog while they type their comment and add a link to their last post at the end of their comment.
This plugin creates distinctive tag cloud relevant to your blog posts on the side bar of your blog. When you mouse over the tags, it popups the latest, hottest and links to relevant posts for each tag.
Breadcrumb navigation is very much useful to increase to usability of your blog. It helps users to find where they are from the home page and increases the internal linking structure of the blog. Breadcrumb NavXT plugin creates the hierarchical navigation for your blog. Similar popular plugin is Yoast Breadcrumbs.
In Amazon and many shopping search engines, under each product there would be links to relevant products saying ” Customers who bought this item also bought”. In the same way, this plugin creates a group of links at the end your post saying “Visitors to this Post also read”. You can track what grabs readers’ attention on various pages and posts with this plugin.
9. Share This
The ShareThis WordPress plugin provides a quick way for users to add your post to many social bookmarking sites, or to send your post link via email, AIM, Facebook, MySpace and more.
10. Tweet This
Tweet this post WP plugin includes a twitter link for each post, so that users can update to their twitter. In advance it shortens the URLs through TH8.us and there is no need for shortening the URLs manually. It limits your title to 136 characters. In addition to twitter you can also include plurk, Yahoo Buzz, Delicious, Digg, Ping.fm, Reddit, and StumbleUpon through this plugin.
11. Login Lockdown
Login Lockdown plugin helps to prevent brute force password discovery. When there are several attempts from the same IP range, this plugin records the IP address and timestamp of each every failed login attempt. And login attempt is disabled from that IP range. The plugin default settings is 1 hour lock out of an IP after 3 failed login attempts within 5 minutes. You can modify the default settings in the admin panel. Only the administrators can lock out IP ranges manually.
This plugin is used to avoid the comment spam techniques by including a captcha. This captcha does not include the series of numbers as we usually see in many forms. It creates a combination of words and creates a image based on the words. This captcha system is used in Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon etc.
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