Best WordPress SEO Plugin

WordPress does a great job of search engine optimization out of the box, even with most themes.  Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin adds just a little more umpfh that WordPress is missing.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Here are a few key highlights of this plugin.

  • Add OpenGraph meta data (for Facebook, Google+ coming soon)
  • Ability to aggressively control what your <title> settings are — Homepage, Post, Page, Attachments, Categories, Tags, etc
  • Easy access to
  • Indexation Rules, such as author archives, date-based archives, category archives, etc.
  • Internal Nofollow Rules – such as nofollow login and registration links and comments links
  • Archive Settings – disable author archives, disable date-based archives, disable post format archives, etc
  • Robot Meta Settings – add noodp and noydir
  • Ability to clean up the <head> section – hiding RSD links, hide WLW Manifest Links, etc
  • Built-in XML Sitemap Generator
  • Advanced Breadcrumbs Settings
  • Ability to add content before and after each post in the RSS feed

There are a lot more features to Yoast’s plugin.

So why do I choose to use his plugin over other WordPress SEO plugins? Yoast is both a well-known SEO speaker and a great WordPress developer. With that combination in a single person, you can always expect a few important things: great code and active development.

[wpfplugin link=”http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/” download=”http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordpress-seo.zip”]

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