Yet Another Related Post
Improves Search Results
One thing is for certain, Matt Cutts, Google’s lead SEO Expert, not only uses WordPress himself but occasionally drops some hits at powerful plugins that deliver results!
Day 8 of the ’31 Days To Build A Better Blog” Challenge was discussing ways to improve internal linking (aka interlinking) on your WordPress blog for enhanced SEO and reader navigation.
While the new WordPress 3.1 Internal Linking tool will make it substantially easier to cross link content…
… and Pretty Link Pro’s keyword linking feature helps with matching anchor text to certain words….
… there is still a need for a strong, high-quality related post plugin both for visitor use and for Google searchbot use!
Here Matt Cutts explains one of the several key ways that inter-linking improves your search performance!
It’s important to understand that this tip not only applies to Q&A format sites but to our WordPress blogs because posts become buried many pages deep.
The best way to keep old posts spidered by the search engines and ranking well is to continue to link to them from related posts and with good anchor text.
Yet Another Related Post Plugin
Matt mentions Yet Another Related Post Plugin (YARRP) for WordPress, which I use here on my blog and definitely recommend. I like it because its stable, does a relatively decent job, and is not hosted off-site which means it can fail to load if someone elses’ server goes down.
This plugin handles digging up related posts from my blog and that leaves me with only needing to track down and link to related posts from my friends blog… substantially reducing the time it takes me to fully structure a good post!
Yet Another Related Post Plugin has been a solid addition to my blogs in-post SEO!
(Another solid alternative I used for a while, before deciding I’d rather let the plugin do its job and not have to spend as much time adding related posts was “Microkid’s Related Post” plugin)
Are you paying attention to interlinking on your blog? Which plugins do you find useful to help with the job?
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