1) WORDPRESS SEO BY YOAST
– WordPress SEO by Yoast is voted the number one most important plugin. We give it 5 stars due to its efficiency in upgrading its users SEO grade by significant numbers. Using this plugin allows you to optimize your website in key words that can be searched and found in not only Googles search engine, but all others. This plugin by Yoast uses titles and meta descriptions to optimize each post and page. It even shows you the highlighted words that will be found in search engines like Google. We noted that when entering the right ‘focused keywords’, this plugin shows just how effective your text will be. Five stars goes to Yoast, well done.
2) GOOGLE XML SITEMAPS GENERATOR
– Google XML Sitemaps is a powerful plugin used to ‘ping’ search engines; this plugin will let search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Ask know that you have updated your site and recreated your sitemap. Your sitemap is basically your content, so wouldn’t you want these search engines to know quickly that your content is fresh? I certainly would not want fresh content untouched- so make sure you get this plugin. It automatically pings these updates by the time frame you select. Another great plugin, highly recommended.
3) AUTOMATIC SEO LINKS
– This plugin allows you to choose a keyword, or phrase and it will substitute common phrases or words in your blog, or static page. It helps SEO your site as it links back to search engines relating to you common key words.
4) WP BACKLINKS
– This WordPress plugin lets readers with their own site submit their link for exchange. Have you noticed how tough it is to swap links or get your site out there? Well this plugin should help you- It will improve your site grade as the number of backlinks will improve.
5) ADD TO ANY-
– Ever see the share button related to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc? Wonder how they installed such an application to share a post… Well now you do not have to ponder anymore. With this plugin you will allow users to easily share a post found on your website. Another plugin that will help you advertise posts, and pages- highly recommended
6) WP 125
– Now we get down to the lower 5, but still crucial in any type of website- advertisement. Without ads, how would you make your money? Well yeah, there are plenty of applications out there but this one simplifies things a bit. Add and remove campaigns in a timely manner.
– If you are looking to get your YouTube videos on your website, get this plugin. It will help share tutorial videos, comical videos- you get the picture. Everyone is always looking for a great video plugin that is not time consuming, and here it is. Check it out.
8) CLICKY FOR WORDPRESS
– Like Google Analytics, but easier to comprehend, Clicky provides I.P. tracking, the exact amount of hits, bounce rate, etc. You need to know how much traffic your generating, and with this plugin you can do just that.
9) WP POLLS
– See what the crowd thinks about a certain category. Include the readers and allow them to interact. WP Polls is simple to setup and we have no complaints.
10) SIMPLE FLICKR PHOTOSTREAM
– A lot of people like photo galleries, and personally, this plugin is quite appealing. I think it improves certain sites, and I’d recommend the install. By far the best photo gallery out there for WordPress.