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…


1. Optimal Title

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.


2. Head Meta Description

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.


3. Add Meta Keyword 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


An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

  • Shally says:

    Thanks..anyway the 1st one it says already have in WP2.5 above..the second one is ok and the third one is a broken link..

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  • Deeroy says:

    k…sorry bout that, i finally got it done, do you have any link so the other dummies like me will managed it without pain? please add it here.

  • Deeroy says:

    im still not clear about the .htaccess thingy(even after reading the help on wordpress , it describes whats a permalink where is htacess but not a sample how to actually create and where do you add the line ,basically…it sucks)do u have a sample file or at least show what you did for this site to get ur permalink the way it is now? err..can make it easier ?…easy as if your talkin to a 10 year old.

  • ahwong5 says:

    Thanks for sharing the great tools with us. I will definitely apply in blog…thanks!

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  • bizwiki says:

    Thanks for all you listed upon to share, these great tool should be konw by more people who roll with wordpress. Thanks again, and hope your’ll issue more and more amazing post such as this one.

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