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Important wordpress plugins every website must have!

The Top 10 WordPress Plugins that are crusial for SEO and website functionality.

 
 
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PRLog - Jan. 23, 2014 - For more ideas on how to do your own SEO please visit GdavisInc (http://gdavisinc.com/)

1. Google Analyticator!

Simply register your site with google webmaster tools and then install this plugin. It shows your traffic, site usage, top pages, top referrers, and top searches right on your dashboard. After installation go to settings and Google Analytics and follow the instructions.

2. Broken Link Checker!

Google and other search engines do not like broken links. This plugin will help identify all your current broken links, edit them right from plugin screen, and also send you email notices of future broken links. After installation go to tools and broken links and follow the instructions.

3. BACKUP! – WordPress Backup to Dropbox

There are many wordpress backup plugins. The one that works best for me is the WordPress Backup to Dropbox. You can sign up dropbox for free up to 5 GB, and this plugin saves the backup right to your dropbox.

4. WordPress SEO by Yoast!

A great SEO plugin which will help you setup everything from keywords, description for each page and post. Also will help you setup your robots.txt, sitemap, and rss feeds. Activate the plugin and take the tour! This plugin is packed with so much content, so take your time and go through everything. The page and post analysis is a great tool which tells you what you are doing right and everything you are doing wrong or missing.

5. Floating Social Media Icon!

A great social plugins that flot and help you connect your visitors to your social media links. Comes in many designs and real easy setup.

6. Responsive Contact Form!

There are many contact forms for wordpress but this is the simplest and works with responsive designs. Download and install and then on the left hand side click AI Contact Form. Just select the boxes you want on your form, enter your email and hit save. {ai_contact_form} (with [] instead) paste this shortcode on anypage you want the form and you are done!

7. Wordfence Security!

A great security tool to keep your site free from spam and hackers. It scans your website and even lets you see whos on it currently with live traffic. It also shows you who attempted to login to your backend and block IP’s. Very informative plugin helps you see how much search engine bots crawl your website and where the ip of the user is from.

8. Meta Slider!

A great slider plugin you can use to make your site look more professional on your home page. Scrolling pictures of your products and services is a great way to stand out from your competitors. This plugin is easy to use and configure how big or small you want the pictures also how fast they switch, etc.

9. CP Google Maps!

Great map plugin which shows your location in google maps right on your website. Activate the plugin and go to the page you want the map on and fill in the address and verify. Then click the add/update point to add the location and then click insert the map tag. Whalaa you look like a web developer.

10. Redirection!

Login to your google webmaster tools and choose your site. Select Crawls on the left hand side and click on crawl errors. This page shows you all the not found pages when google bots crawled your site. These can be from within your site or from external links. The links from within yoursite you should have fixed with the broken link checker. For those external links which you have no control error, redirect them to relevant pages instead of your 404 error page. Activate the plugin then select tools then redirection. Here you can add a 301 permanent redirect to a relevant page on your website or a temporary redirect until that page is back up. Either way a great plugin which will help you with your crawl errors.

For more ideas on how to do your own SEO please visit GdavisInc (http://gdavisinc.com/)

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