Must-Have SEO WordPress Plugins

AOF Site Verifier

This plugin quickly and easily helps you to verify your Google Webmaster Tools account.

The plugin adds the Meta Tag used to verify these accounts.

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Google XML Sitemaps

Creates a  XML-Sitemap of your WP blog. It instantly notifies all major search engines that support the sitemap protocol, like ASK.com, Google, Bing  and YAHOO, about the update.

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WP Google Analytics

Simply add your Google Analytics code into the plugin and it will track the rest. This plugin is great becasue it allows you track search results, outgoing links and admin stats all with the click of a button (no back-end needed)

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Redirection

A must have for any site. This is a point and shoot plugin. Simply input the old URL and then the new URL and then watch this nifty plugin do a nice search engine friendly 301 redirect.

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Smart 404

Plugin No Longer Developed

There is always a chance that someone has linked to a dead page on your site. This plugin will redirect your visitors to the closest match without them even knowing. No more silly blank pages.

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Platinum SEO Plugin

This plugin is built on the worlds most popular plugin “All in One SEO Pack” , only it has added features. It also easily imports settings from All in One automatically.  One nifty feature is the ability to prevent duplicate content on your site using the  Canonical URL tag.

 <link rel=”canonical” href=”http://seocowboy.co.za/about” />

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No More Frames

There are many sites like Digg that try to frame your content with their own site-bar of navigation attached to your page. This is very bad for SEO and duplicate content but can be completly illiminated using this simple plugin.

The plugins calls this  javascript:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
if (top !== self) top.location.href = self.location.href;
</script>

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12 Comments

  1. AOF (Jonathan) June 17, 2009 Reply

    Hey thanks for the mention!

    Nice layout – great start!

  2. AOF (Jonathan) June 17, 2009 Reply

    Hey thanks for the mention!

    Nice layout – great start!

  3. Lisa June 18, 2009 Reply

    Awesome list, thank you! Just what I need for my new WordPress site.

  4. Lisa June 18, 2009 Reply

    Awesome list, thank you! Just what I need for my new WordPress site.

  5. seocowboy June 18, 2009 Reply

    @Lisa you are welcome, @AOF It is one of my favorite plugins

  6. seocowboy June 18, 2009 Reply

    @Lisa you are welcome, @AOF It is one of my favorite plugins

  7. Greg August 10, 2009 Reply

    Another I would suggest for the list is Greg’s High Performance SEO, which configures over 100 separate SEO characteristics while loading only about 600 lines of code per page view and avoiding the use of crude output buffer hacks. By contrast, the ‘leading’ SEO plugin (I won’t name names!) configures around 20 parameters and loads something like 2000 lines of code.

    It’s not for everybody — several people have reported that they don’t want to have to deal with the full SEO picture and would rather just the some basics. But I think it’s worth checking out.

    All the best,
    Greg (yep, that one)

  8. Greg August 10, 2009 Reply

    Another I would suggest for the list is Greg’s High Performance SEO, which configures over 100 separate SEO characteristics while loading only about 600 lines of code per page view and avoiding the use of crude output buffer hacks. By contrast, the ‘leading’ SEO plugin (I won’t name names!) configures around 20 parameters and loads something like 2000 lines of code.

    It’s not for everybody — several people have reported that they don’t want to have to deal with the full SEO picture and would rather just the some basics. But I think it’s worth checking out.

    All the best,
    Greg (yep, that one)

  9. seocowboy August 18, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for that Greg, I will be sure to take a look at your plugin and then comment on it

  10. seocowboy August 18, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for that Greg, I will be sure to take a look at your plugin and then comment on it

  11. shendy wilandria August 27, 2009 Reply

    so awesome list ! i need this info . this will be very helpful for my first wordpress web.

  12. shendy wilandria August 27, 2009 Reply

    so awesome list ! i need this info . this will be very helpful for my first wordpress web.

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