Joomla is still a popular content management system, even if all you hear these days is WordPress this and that. There are still a few good content management systems out there such as Blogger and even Magento (though Magento sure do like making you pay). Joomla has its fair share of plugins, and some of them are for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). They work very well to help you optimize your on-page and off-page SEO. Here are five great SEO plugins that are in no particular order.
Maybe the name of this one is deliberately difficult to understand or learn or remember, but the marketing behind it has to be downright fantastic in any case. This is a plugin that allows you to track your social sharing numbers so that you can better optimize your site and make it more search engine friendly through your social media campaign. Social media is a part of SEO and so it makes sense to include it in your overall search engine friendly plan.
It also helps you to analyze your website with Google Analytics, which is also handy because Google Analytics has lots of information that can be used quite productivity within an SEO campaign. It helps you to rank your website up through the search engine results by reminding you of your off-page SEO as well as your on-page stuff.
This is a very popular Joomla plugin because it reminds people of their Meta data. It reminds people of their on-page SEO and helps them to fill it out. Filling out things such as your Meta data is a long and boring task which gets all the harder and more arduous as you go from one page to the other. This tool allows you to do it quite easily. There is even a side of the plugin that will allow you to create your Meta data automatically.
Though in essence it is better used as a manual tool. The fact you are being reminded is enough, but also allowing you the freedom from having to go into the option and plug in the Meta data is helpful and allows you to get your on-page search engine optimization done a lot quicker. It is popular because it is easy to use, it works well, and if you have a large website then it can save you an awful lot of time (time in which you would have otherwise have been bored having to fill out your Meta data).
This plugin will automatically pin high-ranking pages for auto backlinks for your site. This is a tricky subject area because whenever you put the words “auto” and “backlink” in the same sentence then Google becomes a little twitchy about it.
So, it is best to use this plugin with caution and use what it suggests as mere advice as oppose to something you should allow to rule your backlinking and such. The tool is okay for use if you use it carefully and with a mind to the fact that Google may not like it if you use it too much.
This tool takes some of the drudgery out of search engine optimization by coming up with some of the SEO keywords for you. It will even help you with your Meta descriptions and such and it does it automatically. If you are getting tired of doing your on-page SEO then you can just let it do those bits for you.
If you are a little smarter, then you can take what it suggests and then tweak it a little so that it is a little more organic and a little less computer generated. This is a better method since the plugin is not going to get it right every time.
This is a plugin that is going to allow you to put special characters into your URLs. This also includes capitals and accents, and where this is not a preferred method for URLs that you want people to remember, it does not affect how Google searches or indexes your website.
It is a side of SEO that may still be relevant and may not, suffice it to say that it is handy having the plugin to work with, even if you are not sure where and when you should and should not use it. Try it out a little to see its full benefits.