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Your Top 5 Must Have WP Plugins

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jerzydawg, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    I see people (curious people - mostly the new people) wondering around BHW to try to figure out the best plugins for their blog. In that case, list your top 5 must have plugins for your blog and explain in detail why it is a must have. I will start off with the following:

    Statpress - It is one of the most popular stats tracking for Wordpress. Use this on a daily basis.
    All In One SEO - This is a definite MUST HAVE for SEO. It helps out with ranking tremendously.
    SEO Pressor - SEO Pressor is great for giving you that helping hand with SEOing your articles on your blog.
    Google XML Sitemaps - This is great for indexing and letting Google know of the new posts on the blog. Not sure if it impacts rankings but it definitely does help with crawling.
    Google XML Sitemap For Images - This is great for SEOing your images on your blog.

    This thread will not only help the new people on here but for other people that want to try out some new plugins for their blogs.
     
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  2. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    I had a tough time narrowing it down but I came up with this list:

    Google XML Sitemaps - Helps Google crawl all of my pages
    Make Me Social - Automatically bookmarks all of my posts on 4 bookmarking platforms (twitter, diigo, tumblr, delicious)
    Amazon Price Plugin - Allows me to show the price of Amazon products
    Link Juice Keeper - Redirects any broken links to my site to my homepage (essential when using aged domains)
    Statcounter - So I can see where visitors came from, what keywords I have ranking, etc
     
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  3. cbnoob

    cbnoob Senior Member

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    I don't think statpress is cool. It will slow your site down. Use stat counter or GA instead.

    Mine are:
    - cbnet ping - Ping every post you make, help index faster
    - dagon sitemap - Create friendly sitemap for human
    - Google xml sitemap - Explained above
    - easy privacy - Create privacy page in second, good for adsense sites
    - akismet - Well, who wants spammers?
    - contact form 7 - Easy way to create contact form
     
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    I hadn't seen the linkjuice keeper plugin before. Thats a handy one. Gonna grab that now. Thanks.
     
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  6. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    And why is that? It does a marvelous job but there are better alternatives out there that are not implemented with Wordpress.
     
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    TNphoneman Senior Member

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    cbnet ping optimizer
    SEO Smart Links
    AZIndex - Old but still works to create a directory page.
    Easy privacy
    SEO Pressor

    These are just the basics that go on every site.
     
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    you must have at least 25 plugins for a good wp site IMHO. So this thread is limited...:)
     
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    Easy privacy
    Akisemnt
    Google Sitemap
    Make Me Socia
    Contact form 7
     
  10. ralphswurld

    ralphswurld Registered Member

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    have you guys tried better adsense targetting?
     
  11. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    Did you pull that number out of your ass lol.
     
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    Nakota757 Junior Member

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    My top 5:

    Easy WP SEO
    All-In-One SEO
    Featured Content Gallery
    Google XML SiteMaps
    Google Analytics
     
  13. cooooookies

    cooooookies Senior Member

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    Where the hell is that make me social plugin? It seems to be no longer listed on wodpress.org.

    Anybody else who can recommend that plugin?
     
  14. Greybeard

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    My top 5 WP plug-ins:
    Advertisement Management - makes it easier to configure Google ads/affiliate ads/etc.
    Akismet - for spam, of course
    Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer - does what it says
    WP Smush.it - smushes your images to be a bit smaller, which is good if you don't have a lot of space and need every bit you can get
    Better Related Content - links to other "related" posts automatically, which is nice
     
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    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Lmao :pirate:
    I like less plugins. The less the better.
     
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    Hi TNphoneman, I have qustion about seo smart links plugin. I am unable to use it on wordpress 3.1+ version, my site is having hybrid news theme.
    can you help me!

    My must have plugins are
    1) w3 total cache
    2) Easy privacy policy
    3) seopressor or easywp plugin (both are available on BHW :D )
    4) Xml-sitemaps
    5) any one for Google analytics tracking
     
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    xtan85 Newbie

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    Here are my own list of TOP 5:

    1. Akismet
    2. Easy Privacy Policy
    3. Wordpress SEO by Yoast
    4. WP-Stat
    5. Google XML Sitemap