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Best SEO Plugins For WordPress 2012

On my previous article for optimizing WordPress for seo i showed how some basic change on wordpress and installing some plugin can improve your website seo.

Now i recommend to use WordPress SEO by Yoast along with those steps.
This plugin have the following features :

  • Page Analysis
  • Technical WordPress Search Engine Optimization
  • XML Sitemaps
  • RSS Optimization
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Social Integration
  • Import functionality for other WordPress SEO plugins and lots more…

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Best ways to fight spam on your wordpress blog

Comment spam is a fact of life if you have a blog.To fight with spammer there are some handy WordPress plugin solution to help you.

[1]. Akismet

Akismet uses a unique algorithm combined with a community-created database to “learn” which comments are comment spam and which are legitimate.This plugin costs $5 a month if you make any money from your site, such as through an affiliate link, ad, or paid service.

[2]. WP-reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA is probably the most popular and widely accepted CAPTCHA systems by both end-users and site-owners. It is used by such sites prominent sites as Facebook, Twitter etc.
If the user has trouble reading the CAPTCHA challenge, he or she has the option of requesting a new one. If this does not help, there is also an audio challenge which users may use.

[3]. Stop Spam by referrer requests

Use this .htaccess code on your WordPress default .htaccess file to prevent spammers posting on your blog.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post.php*
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*yourblog.com.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
RewriteRule (.*) ^http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/$ [R=301,L]

And replace yourblog.com with your own website URL when you implement it.

Source: How to deny comment posting to no referrer requests

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Best 4 WordPress Sharing Plugins in 2012

After finishing  your content  you have to actively promote your content to let the world know about this. By adding some  plugins to your WordPress Blog you will get a lot more exposure and grow in popularity and credibility.

I arrange some best Sharing plugin in 2012.

[1] AddThis

Over 1,400,000 sites have installed AddThis. With over a billion unique users, AddThis is helping publishers and brands all over the world, in more than sixty languages. You might be surprised who’s using AddThis–here are just a few.

It have analytic options which give you a graphical  representation of your shared content.

And also a big plus for AddThis is that it also includes automatic translation in over 70 languages. So if you have a great number of different people from different countries visiting your site.

[2] ShareThis
ShareThis empowers publishers with solutions to improve and drive value from the social engagement of their site. More than 1.4 million publishers increase eyeballs, engagement, and advertising revenue through the ShareThis sharing platform.This have a very handy reporting tool which help you to see how share your content.

[3] Socialize

Socialize is an easy way to selectively add actionable social sharing buttons to your posts.

It come with following Features

  • 12 popular buttons including Pinterest and Buffer
  • Automatically insert Facebook and open graph data into head of site
  • Easily change button order on individual pages
  • Custom post type support
  • Lots of display and placement options
  • Bitly integration
  • Actions and filter for developers

[4] Social Media Widget

The Social Media Widget is a simple sidebar widget that allows users to input their social media website profile URLs and other subscription options to show an icon on the sidebar to that social media site and more that open up in a separate browser window.

Please let me know  if i miss some plugins on my list 🙂