27. January 2007
There are many plugins for WordPress to optimize your blog for search engine.
Here is a list with usefull plugins and their functions.
Jerome’s Keywords Plugin
Jerome’s Keywords” is a plugin for WordPress 1.5.x and 2.0 and to associate keywords with your posts.
The bots of search engines likes to follow links. Tags are links, too. You can display a whole list of used tags. (e.g Tag-Cloud) Links within you blog is always good.
This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.
The search engine take notice if you write a post. Bots are coming and you are happy
This plugin allows you to specify META information, that is keywords and descriptions, for your posts and pages
This plugin will give every site of your blog an individual meta-description and meta-keywords.
The last plugin is the “Related Posts” plugin. It is very usefull for your visitors and for the bots. People can get directly a quick overview of the content of your blog. You can see it in my blog, too.
But in wordpress you can make changes, too.
You can ping a service when you want to publish a post.
Update Services are tools you can use to let other people know you’ve updated your blog. WordPress automatically notifies popular Update Services that you’ve updated your blog by sending a XML-RPC (http://www.xmlrpc.com/) ping each time you create or update a post.
Check out Ping-Services
If you want to add one, you have to click on Options >> Writing >> Update Services >> Update
Last but not least there are permalinks.
The links in wordpress looking like this: http://www.example.com/?p=22
For optimal Search Engine Optimization you can edit them, because they are not good for them. In “Options >> Permalinks” you can select from different kinds of Permalinks. A better view of Permalinks is for example: http://www.example.com/tipps/seo-optimization. So the visitors and of course the bots could “read” the links.
You can find more about this at WordPress – Using Permalinks.