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Top 5 SEO Plugins for WordPress

written by: Om Thoke•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 7/19/2010

In this article, I will show you the best WordPress SEO plugins you need to use in order to boost your search engine rankings and get more traffic to your blog.

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    WordPress SEO Plugins

    WordPress is the best blogging platform around. However, even if you may be a very good blogger using WordPress, you still need to do some SEO (search engine optimization) in order to get organic search traffic and make your blog popular.

    Here are some of the best SEO plugins for WordPress which will help you increase your WordPress traffic by making your blog search engine friendly.

    To install these plugins, you can follow our guide: How to Install Plugins in WordPress

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    All in One SEO Pack

    This is one of the best WordPress plugins that a beginner should definitely install. It helps you to optimize your WordPress blog for search engines. It allows you to set your post title, meta description, meta tags, etc. It has support for advanced canonical URLs and has a built in API so that other plugins can use its functionality, too. Newbies don't need to do anything, the plugin does it for them. Advanced users can fine tune all the post settings according to their SEO needs.

    You can download it here: All in One SEO Pack

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    Platinum SEO Pack

    This is another superb WordPress plugin which makes your blog SEO-friendly. It enables automatic 301 redirects for permalink changes, canonical URLs, automatic generation of post titles, page titles and meta tags. It also allows you to manually set the meta description and meta tags easily. You can change permalinks directly without worrying about redirection errors.

    You can download it here: Platinum SEO Pack

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    SEO Smart Links

    SEO Smart Links is a very good SEO plugin which helps you to automatically interlink the posts in your blog with each other. It can directly link together the keywords and phrases in your blog posts with corresponding posts, pages, categories and blogs. It also allows you to set your own keywords and a set of matching URLs. You can also set nofollow attributes to links and open them in new windows.

    You can download it here: SEO Smart Links

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    Google XML Sitemaps

    This is a very simple plugin which allows you to create a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing to index your blog easily. The sitemap allows the search engine crawlers to view your blog's structure easily and index it faster. The sitemap is updated every time you post something and the major search engine are pinged automatically.

    You can download it here: Google XML Sitemaps

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    Redirection

    And last but not the least, we have the Redirection WordPress plugin. It allows you to manage your 301 redirections easily and keep track of any 404 errors. You can view a list of redirected URLs and set custom redirections. This is very useful if your blog's address or the permalink structure has changed.

    You can download it here: Redirection