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10 Advanced SEO Plugins You Have To Install On Your WordPress Blog

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guest post by Lior Levin

When it comes to managing a blog, SEO is a never-ending job. It’s important to work on your optimization constantly in order to keep rankings up as well as traffic. Luckily, there are numerous WordPress SEO plugins that take the pain (somewhat) out of this tedious task. In just a few steps and with weekly maintenance, you can have a a well optimized blog that you can be proud of. To get your started, here are 10 advanced SEO plugins to install on your WordPress blog.

All in One SEO Pack

All in One SEO Pack is the most popular and easiest to use SEO plugin. It offers many features for optimizing and fine-tuning your meta titles, descriptions, keywords and navigation links for your entire blog and for each individual posts and pages. It also helps with avoiding duplicate content. While it does work right out of the box, it will need a little tweaking to get the maximum benefits.

Platinum SEO Plugin

This plugin includes all of the features you’ll find in All in One SEO Pack plus a lot more including full control of meta robots on a post/page level. It can auto-generate descriptions and keywords as well as rewrite titles. You'll also be able to add noindex to many items like categories, tag archives, author archives and more.

SEO Friendly Images

This plugin is simple: it automatically adds ALT and TITLE tags to all of your images. ALT tags give search engines useful information about your images, while TITLE tags are used for tooltips (the text you see when you scroll your mouse over an image). When Internet users perform image searches, results are based on what is in the ALT tags.

Better SEO Slugs

With Better SEO Slugs you can cut down those extra long titles and focus on keyphrases by removing the small and unimportant words. Since WordPress slugs are based off of post titles, you often end up with an extremely long URLs. Shorter URLs with less words are more SEO friendly and will rank higher in search results.

SEO Smart Links

This plugin allows for automatic linking of keywords and phrases within your posts, pages and comments. You can set up your own keywords and URLs and the plugin will do the rest. You can also add nofollow to those links if desired.

SEO Title Tag

If you're looking for full control over the titles on your homepage, posts and pages, this plugin will give you just that. It allows you to override your current titles with a custom one via a mass editing feature. You can also import titles in a CSV file format.

Simple Tags

This plugin gives you tag suggestions for your posts from numerous locations like Zemanta, Tag The Net, Technorati, Delicious, Yahoo! and more. It also includes an advanced tags management system that allows for mass editing. You can also automatically link to tags within your content. It also comes with a dynamic tags widget to use in your sidebar.

SEO Auto Links & Related Posts

This is a great internal linking tool that lets you automatically link keywords in your content to the URL of your choice. You can also add related posts and customize the way they will appear below your content. Internal linking is a great SEO boost and helps to keep readers on your blog longer.

Broken Links Remover

There's nothing worse than having broken links on your site: they’re bad for SEO and create dead ends for your readers (which can be pretty annoying). The plugin will help you fix broken links by removing the link, but leaving the anchor text; that way search engines will also stop following those links. In your WordPress dashboard you’ll be able to see which links need to be fixed and can then fix them from there. Broken Link Checker is a similar tool.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Last, but not least we have another all in one solution for your SEO needs that goes above and beyond. This plugin deals with titles, metadata, taxonomy, robots, RSS footer/header configuration, XML sitemaps, breadcrumbs and much more. If you’re looking for the complete SEO package, you’ve found it. This one is definitely best for more advanced users who will understand what each option is for.

Now that you have the proper SEO tools for your blog, all that’s left is putting them into action. With a little time and patience, you should start seeing positive results in no time.

About the author

This was a post sent to us by Lior Levin who works for an applicant tracking software company and also advises to an MBA Abroad school in the Tel Aviv University

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