I know, its off topic :-(
But many of you are probably Blogging with WordPress, and Hopefully with Joomla as well.
And I found two major WordPress Plugins that in my opinion ar just “Must Haves” for your Blog Search Engine Optimization.
All in One SEO Pack
This new Plugin is a replacement of “Another Metatag WordPress Plugin” but has some real nice features.
First it gives you the ability to have your titels like “Postname – Blogname” without having to change your Template setting.
Second The Categories you assign your post to are made into tag for your Metatag Keywords.
The Description Metatag is taken from your Excerpt, it can even create one for you from the post itself, although I don't recommend this, you really should make the effort of writing your own.
The Categorie pages are set to “noindex,follow” to prevent duplicate content.
Another nice thing is that you have the option to Set the Metatags Description and Keywords of your Homepage a well…
Other options are to use the Categories for Keywords Metatags, and set extra keywords per post, You can also choose if you want the Titles to be changed by All-in-One-SEO-Pack (Download Link), or have them handled separately.
This last option works best for my, since I also have the other Plugin I wanted to tell you about.
The SEO Title Tag Plugin
This one is a real killer… if you have read the SEOmoz Search Ranking Factors you know that having you keywords in the Title Tag is a number one Item.
But you don't want to have long Post Slugs for your Permalinks, nor do you want Long Titles for your posts page.
This SEO Title Tag Plugin gives you the option of rewriting the Post Titles, as well as the Page titles you might have.
Installation is really easy if you follow the simple instructions on the homepage of the Plugin.
One thing you should be aware off, is that the management of the Titles are not at the options page of the Plugin, but on the really obvious place “Manage”, there is a extra function “SEO Title Tag” from which you can choose to manage your page titles or you post titles (in bulk)
Having these two Plugins combined gives you full power and control over some great Search Engine Optimization for your WordPress Blog
So make sure you have them active, write your Titles the right one, use your tags and write great excerpts..
But most off all, write good copy for your visitors…
I hope this one works for you, although is not about Joomla :-)
Tax Guru says
Very Good Article but I just want to know isnt headspace 2 seo have the feature of both the above plugin.
@tax Guru: Yes it does, but most people have troubles implementing Headspace2 if they have to change the header file to get it set to just using . I use headspace2 on other wordpress blog sites.
I recently change this blog to use the Thesis template and that incorporates both options and more… just need to copy the “old” titles to the Thesis HTML title options and descriptions etc and I can disable two plugins and make this site load even faster…