I’ve just installed “SEO Slugs” on all of my blogs. Basically it is something that will improve your slugs, or the piece of of the URL that comes after your blog directory of the post. What SEO Slugs does is it removes unnecessary common words like “the, a, and, what, etc” and makes it that little bit nicer for search engines.
SEO Post Improvement
So say you have a post, with the title “What is the best way to get to London by bus”, WordPress will generate a post slug “/what-is-the-best-way-to-get-to-London-by-bus/” which is not the nicest. When you use the plugin it will generate “/london-bus/”as the slug. This will help you rank higher for people searching on how to get to London by bus. This plugin saves you the hassle of manually thinking of what post slug would be the best for the post. Without this plugin, your keyword density is really diluted and you won’t help yourself in anyway (from the SEO perspective).
The smart thing about this plug-in is that if you decided to manually set the post slug then it will leave your post alone. But in those cases you don’t it will work it’s magic. In case you are wondering where to find the post slugs, they are on the right, above the Post Status. Here is what the nice box looks like:
If you are serious about improving your blog’s SEO then you should thing about the different plugins that are available to improve them. Another one I use on all my blogs is “All in ONE SEO pack“. Have a nice weekend everyone !