Cool Wordpress SEO Plugin: SEO Post Link

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Hierarchy, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Hierarchy

    Hierarchy Regular Member

    Dec 13, 2007
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    Found this cool plugin that i am going to use with my wordpress blogs. Check it out its free!

    The SEO Post Link makes your post link short and SEO friendly. It removes common words that are unnecessary for search engine optimization of your blog post link.

    It doesn't shorten your slug in a random manner. It only deletes the words which are not important in terms of SEO.

    Features :


    A list of common words are already included in the plugin. All the words that are in the list will be automatically removed from your slug. The words have been chosen carefully. These are the words that are not important for your search engine ranking. You can even add or delete words from this list.

    You can specify how long you want your slugs to be. If your slug is longer than the number of character you specify, the plugin will automatically remove unnecessary words from it.

    You have the option to force removal of words from a slug even if the slug is shorter than the specified length.

    You even have the option to automatically remove words shorter than some specified number of characters in your slug.

    Illustration :

    When you publish a post with a title like :

    "how to make short and SEO friendly slugs",

    Wordpress automatically assigns the blog post title as the blog post link like :


    with the SEO Post Link plugin, your blog post link look like this:


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  2. 01tech

    01tech Newbie

    Dec 4, 2008
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    This is a very nice tool, thank you.
  3. internetNinja

    internetNinja Junior Member

    Oct 27, 2008
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    Internet Marketing
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Not sure the point of this. Don't search engines ignore the words that this would take out anyway? Seems to me if the words are not SEO important that the spiders would just skip them anyway. Seems like a good idea but I don't know if it would help anything.
    Anyone know?
  4. Hierarchy

    Hierarchy Regular Member

    Dec 13, 2007
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    Here i found this which explains google stop words more into detail and how this plugin will help you.

    When someone searches at one of the major search engines, they often type in keyword phrases, composed as if they were written for human readers. Those phrases may contain words or phrases that show up very frequently in pages on the web, and have little to do with the information being sought by the searcher.

    Search engines that focus upon retrieving search results based upon keywords found in queries have often ignored those frequently appearing and irrelevant words contained within search query terms.

    Those words have been referred to in the past by Google as ?stopwords,? and could be words like: a, and, is, on, of, or, the, was, with. Similar groups of words that appear very common on web pages, and are also unconnected to an actual search could be referred to as ?stop-phrases.?

    The word ?a? in the query ?a London hotel? is a stopword.

    The phrase ?show me? in the query ?show me London hotels? is a stop-phrase.

    Both ?a? and ?show me? don?t provide much meaning in a searcher?s intent to find information about hotels in London.

    Meaningful Stopwords and Stop-Phrases

    Sometimes words and phrases that might be considered stopwords or stop-phrases may actually be meaningful or important. For example, the word ?the? in the phrase ?the matrix? could be considered a stopword, but someone searching for the term may be looking for information about the movie ?The Matrix? instead of trying to find information about mathematical information contained in a table of rows and columns (a matrix).

    A search for ?Show me the money? might be looking for a movie where the phrase was an important line, repeated a few times in the movie. Or a search for ?show me the way? might be a request to find songs using that phrase as a title from Peter Frampton or from the band Styx.

    A Google patent granted this week explores how a search engine might look at queries that contain stopwords or stop-phrases, and determine whether or not the stopword or stop-phrase is meaningful enough to include in search results shown to a searcher.

    Are Stopwords Important Anymore?

    In January, I wrote a post titled New Google Approach to Indexing and Stopwords, which explored a new approach to indexing the content of Web pages, and compressing and uncompressing parts of an search engine index that appears to allow for better indexing and retrieval of phrases in a search index.

    In the past, Google would sometimes tell searchers in the space above a set of search results that their search queries contained ?stop words,? and that the stopwords were ignored in the search that was just performed by the search engines. In some queries that did contain stopwords that were ?meaningful,? Google may not have show that notification. How did Google know whether the stopwords were meaningful or not?

    Also in January, it appears that Google stopped showing notifications about queries containing stop words. Does the search engine still look for stop words and stop phrases, and attempt to determine whether they are meaningful or not?

    Using Lists of Known Stopwords and Stop-Phrases and Exceptional Phrases

    One way that a search engine could handle stopwords and stop-phrases is to use a list of known stopwords and stop-phrases, and strip those out from a search query before performing a search and presenting search results to a searcher.

    That approach might ignore meaningful stopwords and stop-phrases. To avoid that problem, a search engine might then build a list of ?exceptional? phrases when determining whether stopwords are included in a query. That list might include phrases like ?the matrix? or ?show me the money.? Identifying those exceptional phrases, and keeping a list of those phrases up to date might be difficult.

    Alternative Approaches to Using Known Lists and Expections

    Another approach might be to identify when a query contains stopwords and stop-phrases, and then to perform searches on queries that contain stopwords with and without the stopwords, so that the results, or lists of categories associated with the search results, could be compared to see if they are substantially similar.

    If the sets of data are substantially similar, the removal of the potential stopword or stopwords may not be material to the search. If the results or the categories aren?t substantially similar, the stopword may be considered material to the search, and shouldn?t be removed from the query.

    The patent is:

    Locating meaningful stopwords or stop-phrases in keyword-based retrieval systems
    Invented by Simon Tong; Uri Lerner, Amit Singhal, Paul Haahr; and Steven Baker
    Assigned to Google Inc.
    US Patent 7,409,383
    Granted August 5, 2008
    Filed: March 31, 2004

    the patent can be seen here,409,383.PN.&OS=pn/7,409,383&RS=PN/7,409,383
  5. kukuruyuk

    kukuruyuk Registered Member

    Dec 17, 2008
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    So, how about "Long Tail Keyword" ? Somebody search the "exactly phrase" not only just the "keyword". Anybody can explain?

    Anyway, this is great idea.