Every blogger and developers should know that immediately after installing wordpress activating some SEO plugins is necessary.
WordPress by itself already doing 50% of the SEO work a website should have or do, most of the themes are very well coded, the system is very popular for its tags and categories and google tend to really like it. the rest is on you. Here’s a list of the top SEO plugins for WordPress:
The SEO Slugs WordPress plugin removes common words like ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘in’ from post slugs to improve search engine optimization.
For example, when you publish a post with a title like this:
“What You Can Do Immediately For Higher Rankings”,
WordPress automatically assigns a long filename to your post, called a post slug:
SEO Smart Links
SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.
SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.
SEO Friendly Images
SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress optimization plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.
Sitemap Generator Plugin for WordPress
This plugin creates a sitemap for your WordPress powered site. This is not just another XML sitemap plugin, but rather a true sitemap generator which is highly customizable from its own options page in the WordPress admin panel.
Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress
This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.
And of course:
** All in One SEO Pack **
The most popular plugin every blog should have. Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines