Uncommon WordPress Plugins to Improve your SEO

Uncommon WordPress Plugins to Improve your SEOThere are a great number of  SEO plugins to help you optimize the structure and presentation of your content for search thus to Improve your SEO, including All-in-One SEO, Yoast (YouOnly’s personal favorite) and Squirrly. In this post we are going to tell you about a few less common plugins that you should be using to complement the above. There’s a good chance that you’re not using any of these wordpress plugins, at least not for search engine optimization – but probably should. With Google’s latest Panda 3.0 update, which focused in on penalizing irregular backlink building, on-page search engine optimization has become even more important to getting your content to rank well within search.

Give these uncommon WordPress plugins a go and see how much you can Improve your SEO

1. RB Internal Links

An easy way to link to posts and pages in your blog. As well as quickly typing in the link tag there is a tinymce wysiwyg plugin that allows you to search for posts by category. The shortcode for the plugin within the post gets converted to the current permalink for the post on the render of the page. If you change your link structure later on, you don’t have to go back and edit the internal links for your blog! Using the UI you can search through your blog posts or browse by category and get the shortcode added to the post for you!

2. Broken Link Checker

Once installed, the plugin will begin parsing your posts, bookmarks (AKA blogroll) and other content and looking for links. Depending on the size of your site this can take from a few minutes up to an hour or more. When parsing is complete, the plugin will start checking each link to see if it works. Again, how long this takes depends on how big your site is and how many links there are. You can monitor the progress and tweak various link checking options in Settings -> Link Checker.

3. Google Libraries

There’s a good chance that your WordPress blog or website uses one of the many common JavaScript and CSS libraries (Jquery / Bootstrap). If that’s the case, you can benefit from the speed and caching of Google’s servers by loading these files directly from Google’s CDN servers. This plugin will look for common libraries and off-load them from Google’s servers (with Google’s permission of course). This can help speed up the performance of your site and overall loading time.

4. W3 Total Cache

The only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and page speed. Recommended by web hosts like: Page.ly, Synthesis, DreamHost, MediaTemple, Go Daddy, Host Gator and countless more. Trusted by countless companies like: AT&T, stevesouders.com, mattcutts.com, mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com, makeuseof.com, yoast.com, kiss925.com, pearsonified.com, lockergnome.com, johnchow.com, ilovetypography.com, webdesignerdepot.com, css-tricks.com and tens of thousands of others. There are varying levels of caching – and some of the most aggressive can increase load times dramatically, to the point where it can prevent downtime of a site in the event of receiving large volumes of traffic (the “Digg” or Reddit effect).

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