WordPress is a fantastic tool for amateur bloggers to professional webmasters to build and maintain their websites and blogs. Once you have well written and thoughtful content, how do you share it with the world? Not everyone can afford an internet marketing company, especially if the website is a hobby. Fortunately while there are a few search engine friendly features, there are a few plugins that every blogger can use to raise their search engine profile. The best part is that they are all free!
- All in One SEO – This is the most common SEO plugin for WordPress, and for good reason. It quickly and easily allows you to customize your title tags and meta descriptions for each post and page that you create.
- Custom Permalinks – This plugin allows you to completely customize the URL of your blog post or page on a case-by-case basis. From an SEO perspective, this means that you have the opportunity to create keyword rich URLs instead of the dynamically created URL that WordPress creates by default.
- Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate an XML and .gz sitemap file for your site and automatically update it every time you add new content to the site. The only thing left to do is go to Google and Bing Webmaster Tools and notify them of the URL of your sitemap.