Optimize your wordpress blog search engine ranking with these plugins
Posted on 8th March, 2006
WordPress comes with several built in search optimization tools including .htaccess to create apparently static URLs called permalinks , blogrolling , and pinging.
You can further optimize your blog by installing these three plugins which I discovered while trying to improve my blog’s search engine friendliness. So here they are…
Use this plugin to optimize your post title and display meaningfull search engine results and browser bookmark names. It also reduces the chance of title truncation when viewed in search engine result pages by placing your post title in the beginning of the <title> tag.
This plugin allows you to add dynamic meta description automatically by extracting the first few words in your words. So it’s important to place your most important keywords in the first paragraph so that they are picked by this plugin.
If you do not see your description tag, scroll down a bit because it’s possible that other tags may have pushed the <description> tag lower down but still inside the <head> tag.
This plugin works similar like the Head Meta Description plugin except that it’s for the keyword tag. Add Meta Keyword Tag would output a default set of keywords, except on single posts. On single posts it would create a list of keywords based on the categories assigned to that post and any tags assigned to it. So you can simply pull the keywords from tagging plugins you already use such as Jerome’s Keywords and, Bunny’s Technorati Tags