An interesting post I’ve came across which includes numerous things to study on. You will probably want to give it a look and find out what you think.
Below is a list of plugins that I recommend. You don’t need to use all of them, but make sure you at least use the All in one seo plugin, W3 total cache, and the Google sitemap generator.
These aren’t the only important ones but if you only want to use the bare minimum these would be my top choice.
So here’s the list. You can look them up directly on wordpress.org:
All in one seo pack
Broken Link Checker
cbnet Ping Optimizer
Google Analytics For WordPress
Google XML Sitemaps
NoSpamNX Note: This and the WP-SpamFree plugin should work well to keep most spam from your site. However you can still expect to get some.
SEO Friendly Images
W3 Total Cache
WP-SpamFree Note: They no longer provide support for this plugin, but you can still download it and it has worked just fine for me as an alternative to Akismet.
The ones provided above are what I use for most of my sites and they work well. But you should look around and see what other plugins you can find. Some of them will rotate YouTube videos in your sidebar for visitors to see, and others create disclaimer or contact pages for you. I think you get the idea.
The cbnet Ping Optimizer plugin is great and you should install it so your site doesn’t get labeled as a ping spammer. By default wordpress will ping your site every time you click on the save button. This is ridiculous because obviously we don’t need the search engines to come check out our site every time we fix a typo.
You can see that cbnet Ping Optimizer allows you to enable pinging, as well as limit excessive pinging.
I personally like to keep it set to ping once every 30 minutes, but you can change that to whatever you like.
Pretty much every plugin listed is self explanatory and you can check out each plugin’s settings page. The Google analytics for wordpress plugin basically adds the tracking script from Google into each page of your blog or website so you don’t have to. It requires you to add your website to google analytics, and then the plugin will ask you to authenticate with Google. Pretty simple process, might be a little confusing if you have never used google analytics before.
The All in one seo plugin is really easy too. Make sure the plugin status is enabled, then we can move on to Home Title box. The first three boxes are all we really have to worry about.
Fill in the name of your website. I like to capitalize the first letter of each word. It looks more professional in my opinion.
Now in the Home Description box, try to write a somewhat catchy description about your site and make sure you use your main keyword in the description. This is another chance to throw your keyword in the mix for better SEO purposes. This is what will show up under your site name in the search results and directly effects people’s decision to click on your site or not.
All though to be quite honest, if you manage to get in one of the top three results on the first page of Google, you will get the majority of clicks by default. 75% of the clicks go to the top three spots.
In the Home Keywords section all you need to do is add your main keyword, and any other relative keywords you might want to rank for. Try to at least add three keywords in this section.
That’s really it. Unless you have been internet marketing for some time, there shouldn’t be any reason to worry about all the options listed below the three main boxes. There are a lot of them and you can take a look at them and try different things if you want, but I don’t see any reason for it.
Thanks for checking out this article, you can find the full article by clicking here: Adding Plugins Part 2
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