Today, you can easily create a blog with just a few clicks. Most web hosting today comes with certain blogging scripts to help you installing blogs easily. If you access the hosting control panel, there are lots of platform you can use including Joomla, B2Evolution and WordPress.
If you want to create a good-looking blog and customize with ease, you should choose WordPress. There are lots of professionally-designed themes that you can download for free at WordPress website. Plus, if you invest some money on themes like Flexsqueeze, you can make your blog looks like a real website.
Another reason to use WordPress is due to fact you can customize your blog and optimize for search engines with certain plugins. This would be very useful for internet marketers and anyone who wants to get more traffic for free from search engines and viral marketing.
These are some popular WordPress plugins. All of them are free:
1. Platinum SEO Pack plugin.
There are lots of SEO plugins that is available for free at WordPress website. The most popular would be All-In-One SEO. While Greg High Performance SEO has lots of features.
However, among all, I think that Platinum SEO is the easiest to use and it has several important features that aren’t available in All-In-One SEO plugin. Platinum SEO allows you to add meta keyword, description and title for each post. Search engines will read all these tags to determine relevancy.
Platinum SEO also has a feature to avoid duplicate content issue for blogs. If you don’t use this plugin, search engines will index all your date archives, tag archives, categories archives and author archives.
Platinum SEO has the features to avoid this. There are lots of options you can choose, whether you want search engines to index the archives or not. By disallowing search engine spiders to index these parts, you can avoid duplicate content issue.
You can also do the same with Greg High Performance SEO, but I found that Platinum SEO is easier to use.
2. CB Net Ping Optimizer plugin.
In general, your WordPress blog will send ping each time you update the blog. Which means, if you post a new content, the ping will be sent. The same goes whenever you edit one same post and press the update button. If you edit one post, change a few words and click the update button, you will send unnecessary ping to ping servers. Some servers don’t like this and might blacklist your blog due to excessive pinging.
By using ping optimizer, you can avoid this problem. Your blog will send new ping only when new post is added.
3. Google XML Sitemap Generator.
Sitemap is important for search engine optimization. It is not really needed, but it will ease Google bot to detect new post each time you add one. Google XML Sitemap Generator will ease the sitemap building process. This plugin will automatically update the XML sitemap each time a new post or page is added.
4. Post Mash.
Normally, the front page of your blog would be the latest posts that you published. However, sometimes you might want arrange the post so important notice, announcement or reviews will be displayed on the front page.
With Post Mash, you can arrange the posts by simply drag and drop a few boxes.
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