WordPress Plugins Help Google Index Your Blog – SEO Tip 48

Written on December 5, 2007 – 12:14 am | by Shell Harris |

Having the best blog in the world, won’t do any good if no one knows it exists. Make sure Google visits and indexes all your posts with a few simple plugins. These are for WordPress only, but why would you be using anything else? The following WordPress plugins will help provide numerous links to older posts on your blog that might otherwise be buried. The added benefit is your blog readers will also be inclined to read more posts when using these plugins.

Similar Posts
URL: http://rmarsh.com/plugins/similar-posts/
This plugin will search the text of all posts and display other posts which are similar or related. This will help provide links to older posts making them more accessible to the reader and to the search engines.

All in one SEO Pack
URL: http://wp.uberdose.com/2007/03/24/all-in-one-seo-pack/
This plugin is a must have SEO plugin and combines all many SEO features in one plugin, where beforehand you needed two or three. You can control the following options with this plugin:

  • Define your home page title, description and keywords
  • Define your post, page, category, archive, tag and search title formats
  • Use categories for META keywords
  • Avoid indexing of duplicate content (prevents indexing of category, archive and tag archive pages)
  • Autogenerate descriptions

This particularly replaces the SEO Title Tag many blogs use.

Top Posts
URL: http://www.macalua.com/2007/02/01/top-posts-by-category-plugin/
This plugin will post your most read blog posts automatically a blog page, providing a good starting point for new readers. While giving new readers some direction if you have an overwhelming number amount of posts, this will also provide the search engines with a direct link from a top level page to deep posts in your blog. Think of it as a super sitemap.

You can also create a smaller top post list that can be shown on every post of you blog in the right column.

Making sure your blog is well read by readers and well known by search engines is a critical step towards increasing your blog’s popularity.

Shell Harris co-founded Big Oak on January 1, 2004. In a previous career he was a print & web designer and often developed the sites he designed before focusing on his current passion for search engine optimization and Internet marketing. He is an avid researcher, SEO specialist, company mouthpiece and is always looking for the next big thing in Internet Marketing.

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  1. 12 Responses to “WordPress Plugins Help Google Index Your Blog – SEO Tip 48”

  2. By Riccardo Giuntoli on Dec 5, 2007 | Reply

    In the new version of my blog i’ll put for keywords tags and not categories like the All in one SEO Pack do.

    What do you think about it?

  3. By Suchmaschinenoptimierung on Dec 5, 2007 | Reply

    where can i find this in german language? my english is to bad. but i think this wordpress tool can help me with my avz-projects. if you can help my – please post here.

  4. By Jo Dane on Dec 10, 2007 | Reply

    Absolutely stellar! Great tools for blogs to add ‘spiderability’!

    That “similar posts” plugin is deceptively simple. However if you tend to blog on related topics (and who doesn’t) that can help get older posts read by new readers who usually don’t delve too deeply into the archives.

    James Brausch, whose blog I also read, expounds on the virtues of using a blog to gather traffic to sell your products more efficiently.

  5. By PR Online on Jan 4, 2008 | Reply

    Great Plugins! All in one SEO Pack is very nice.

    Thx for sharing.

  6. By Lincoln on Apr 6, 2008 | Reply

    The SEO All in One pack is a great plug-in and easy to use.

  7. By Webdesigner on Apr 20, 2008 | Reply

    Great Plugins, very very nice, thank you very much.

  8. By GettyCash on May 19, 2008 | Reply

    I use All in One SEO. It works great.

  9. By fettverbrennung.org on May 25, 2008 | Reply

    Great Plugins! All in one SEO Pack is very nice. Thank you for your work.

  10. By Bill on May 28, 2008 | Reply

    Agreed, we just started a blog and getting it indexed and submitted to different RSS partners has helped drive traffic and sales.

  11. By Bill on Jun 10, 2008 | Reply

    I have yet to see a site in which the pages get indexed in less than 5 hours of being put up. Google definitely favors blog entries when indexing.

  12. By Joey Martini on Aug 15, 2008 | Reply

    Interesting I thought the only SEO plugin was All in One SEO, that is the only one I use right now. Never thought that there are two more seo plugins. Thanks and great article. I will be installing the new plugins now to all my blogs!

  13. By Energie Infos on Jul 6, 2009 | Reply

    Use this Plug in and guess what .. My articles are in google 2 min. after publishing

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