Joomla is an award-winning CMS which help you build websites and other powerful online applications. Joomla offers unique features that can help you built a professionals looking website. However, a successful website doesn’t only mean having a well design site or the best site features. SEO also known as search engine optimization plays a big role in the success of a website. Running a pay-per-click campaign can be another option but from my personal experience, it can be expensive to run and has a short success time-frame. While SEO can go a long way if done right. So today we have a collection of some free SEO plugins for Joomla. These SEO plugins can help make your site more optimize for search engines. Use them with your Joomla templates.
This simple Joomla 1.5 plugin simply takes the starting chunk of text from the page’s content and applies that as the value for the meta description tag in the page’s head. Search engines often use a Web page’s meta description in the SERPs, and as such it is important that these meta descriptions have relevant text related to the page’s content.
JoomSEO dynamically creates meta keywords, meta descriptions, changes the title on the fly (Adds the sitename for Joomla 1.5), adds heading tags to content titles and more. JoomSEO is highly customizable and saves the hassle and time of manually adjusting these settings, keeping all words and descriptions relevant for the search engines, improving ranking and accessibility.
JoomSEF is a component improving Joomla SEO (search engine optimization): rewrites Joomla URLs to be search engine friendly (SEF), helps to manage site meta tags, manages 301 redirects, allows custom 404 page, etc. Having SEF URLs means more comfort for users and better ranking with search engines.
The J!Redirect301 plugin for Joomla 1.5 will allow you to set up a permanent redirection (HTTP 301) so that if you have several sites pointing to a single Joomla site you can forward all requests properly to a single domain name. You can use this plugin as a really simple way of redirecting http://yourdomain.com to http://www.yourdomain.com so that only one version of your website will be indexed by domains.
Easy Ping is a plugin that adds ping to search engines support to Joomla 1.5. It can ping popular search engines like google, yahoo, msn live, technorati, and more. In addition it autocreates a sitemap.xml file with last 100 contents. Also, if you use to copy images with copy&paste from another sites, it can handle them and download automatically. This helps in the way that if the other image is removed, your site continues working well.
This plugin allow Joomla 1.5 to display the Website name on frontend. You just have to install and publish it. You can choose if you want the website name before or after the page title.
SEO Canonicalisation is a system plugin for Joomla! 1.5 that enables site ‘canonicalisation’, which means that when a user hits your site from another domain than your preferred (for example, www.sammoffatt.com.au instead of sammoffatt.com.au), Joomla! will redirect the user to the appropriate hostname. Previously this would have to be accomplished by utilizing a (.htaccess) redirect.
Title Manager is the most popular Joomla plugin to manage your page titles for better SEO. Now compatible with Joomla 1.6 too! With this plugin, you can display your site name in page titles with a lot of additional features for different needs.
What about getting in Joomla!™ accented urls (for those using a latin alphabet) or with your own language glyphs (in Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Persian, etc.)? Until now Joomla was only proposing ASCII urls when using its native SEF. Titles (articles, menu items, etc.) were replaced by a date in the alias when written in a non-latin alphabet. This plugin can help you.
MetaSeo Plugin helps you to add meta description and keyword tags end of each article. In the same time you can choose <h1>, <h3> and <blockquote> style and define your own css at the plugin parameters. If article does not contain Meta Description and Keywords you may choose to show global Meta Desc. and Keywords.