Monday, July 16, 2012

AuthorSure WordPress Plugin

AuthorSure WordPress Plugin

Ever wondered how people get their pictures to show up in the listing for a Google search.  This method is created by adding Google authorship markup language to a website.  As a wordpress user, it can be made even easier by using a Wordpress plug-in called AuthorSure.

AuthorSure makes it easy to implement Google’s authorship markup on your WordPress site. All you need to do is download and install the plugin, and then sign up to the free membership site to get access to tutorials to help you set things up perfectly on your site. AuthorSure works for single and multi-author sites, and can help you get your face to appear on your category, tag and other taxonomy archive pages.

Once Google has verified your authorship then you will starting building your Author Rank, which means higher rankings and your face ultimately appearing in the Google SERPs, which leads to a better clickthrough rate compared to listings without the faces showing (unless you look really scary in the Google Plus Profile photo!).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Similar Posts

The Similar Posts Wordpress Plugin is an automated plugin that looks at Posts and adds other posts from your website that are related and links them.  This is useful for the reader to see other posts that have been written and can increase your SEO since it creates internal backlinks.  It hasn't been updated in quite some time, but it seems to work perfectly in the latest release of Wordpress.

Similar Posts also requires the plugin Post-Plugin library to be installed.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Best SEO Plug-Ins for WordPress

Right now I think the Best SEO Plug-ins for Wordpress are
  • Wordpress SEO by Yoast - Yoast knows Google and how to rank web pages.  Wordpress is a free plugin and everyone with a wordpress website should have this. To find out more check out Yoast's Website.
  • Easy WordPress SEO by Chris Landrum - Currently the website is up, but isn't active.  You can find out more about the program on the Warrior's Forums.  Easy Wordpress SEO is a premium plug-in and as such isn't free.  The current price is $35.