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13 SEO Plugins for WordPress

WordPress has many tools to run your ecommerce business. Using the many search-engine-optimization plugins of the WordPress community, you can find the right tags, guide search robots, optimize content, and more. Ensure that search engines — and the traffic from them — find your business.

Here is a list of 13 SEO plugins for your WordPress site. There are tools to optimize your overall site and tools to target specific areas.

SEO Plugins for WordPress

All in One SEO Pack. This plugin automatically optimizes your WordPress site, generating meta tags for search engines. You can override any title, and set any meta description and meta keywords you want.

Google XML Sitemaps. This plugin generates a special XML sitemap that helps search engines better index your site. With a sitemap, crawlers can see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages, as well as custom URLs. Additionally, it notifies all major search engines every time you create new content.

Greg’s High Performance SEO. This plugin offers direct control over more than 100 separate on-page SEO characteristics, while loading fewer than 700 lines of code per page view. This plugin is designed for performance and compatibility.

HeadSpace2 SEO. HeadSpace2 is an all-in-one meta-data manager that allows you to fine tune the SEO potential of your site. It controls almost every aspect of your site’s meta-data, including advanced tagging, analytics, and dozens of plugins.

Nofollow Case by Case. This plugin allows you install the “nofollow” command to specific comments. Apply it to the comments you don’t wish to support.

Redirection. If you need to move a page, use this plugin to maintain that page’s status in search results. Manages 301 redirects, logs 404 errors, and generally tidies up any loose ends your site may have.

Robots Meta. This plugin makes it easy to add the appropriate meta robots tags to your pages, disable unused archives, and nofollow unnecessary links. Prevents indexing of your search result pages, login, register and administrative pages.

SEO Auto Links & Related Posts. This plugin automatically converts post titles, meta keywords, and post tags, making the auto link process faster and requiring a minimum amount of resources.

SEO Blogroll. This plugin lets you decide which blogroll links have the nofollow attribute. Don’t waste your blogroll by donating it to external sites.

SEO Friendly Images. SEO Friendly Images automatically updates images with “alt” and “title” tags so that search engines can properly identify them.

SEO No Duplicate. If you have duplicate content on your site, this plugin tells search engine bots which version to index and which to ignore.

SEO Title Tag. This plugin focuses exclusively on your site’s tags. It allows you to add tags to your pages, main page and any URL anywhere on your site.

WordPress SEO by Yoast. This is a popular all-in-one SEO solution for your WordPress blog. It has a large list of features, including SEO titles, meta descriptions, XML sitemaps, breadcrumbs, and more.

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