Plugins we recommend for Word Press SEO-Blog Optimization
Google Analytics for Word Press – This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics with extra search engines and automatic click out and download tracking to your Word Press blog.
HeadSpace2 – Meta-data manager on steroids, allowing complete control over all SEO needs such as keywords/tags, titles, description, style sheets, and many other goodies.
Post Teaser – Post Teaser generates a preview or “teaser” of a post for the main, archive and category pages, with a link underneath to go to the full post page. It includes features to generate a word count, image count, and an estimated reading time.
Limit Posts – Limits the displayed text length on the index page entries and generates a link to a page to read the full content if it’s bigger than the selected maximum length.
Recent Posts – Returns a list of the most recent posts.
Redirection – Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors
SEO Title Tag – Search engine optimize your blog’s title tags. Create a customized title tag for any post, static page, category page, UltimateTagWarrior tag page – indeed, any URL! And will auto-insert the tag name into the title on tag pages generated by Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin. Admin allows for mass editing of title tags.
WordPress SEO Pager – An SEO-enhanced pagination control for WordPress.
Advanced Permalinks – Allows multiple permalink structures, migration of permalinks without redirections, permalinks for posts in specific categories, and categories without a base
FeedWordPress – Simple and flexible Atom/RSS syndication for WordPress
SEO Friendly Images – Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well.
SEO Smart Links -SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.
Other Word press Plug-ins that Have nothing to do with SEO
Word Press Database Backup – On-demand backup of your Word Press database. Navigate to Tools → Backup to get started. (You don’t really need this one if you use GoDaddy or Blue Host backup or if you have the latest Word Press Installation)
Get Recent Comments – Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar. Visit Options/Recent Comments after activation of the plugin.
Gravatar – This plugin allows you to generate a gravatar URL complete with rating, size, default, and border options. See the documentation for syntax and usage.
WP Super Cache – Very fast caching plugin for Word Press. WP Super Cache must be configured. Go to the admin page to enable and configure the plugin.
Sociable – Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.
TweetMeme Retweet Button – Adds a button which easily lets you retweet your blog posts.
Cookies for Comments – Sets a cookie that must exist for a comment to be allowed through
Lifestream – Displays your activity from various social networks. (Requires PHP 5 and MySQL 5)
Ping Crawl – Every time you make a post on your blog it grabs similar posts from other blogs that allow pingbacks using the post tags. It then links to them at the bottom of the post as similar posts. It then executes the pingback on all the posts. You can specify how many posts to do per tag and that many will be done for each tag you use in your posts. Typically it has about an 80% success rate with each ping back and they are legit so the ones that fall into moderation tend to get approved. This creates quite a few deep links for each blog post you make and through time really helps with your link building. Especially for new blogs.