Tuesday, December 18, 2007

15 Must have Modules and Tips for Seach Engine Optimization in Drupal

The list of add on modules for Drupal makes SEO easy.

  • Page Titles - This module gives you control over the page title. It gives you the chance to specify patterns for how the title should be structured, and on content creation pages, gives you the chance to specify the page title rather than defaulting to the content's title.
  • URL paths - This creates automatic path aliases for nodes, users, and category terms, eliminating the need to create them manually. This way, your site is more user and search engine friendly, and more descriptive about its content with less work from your side.
  • Clean URLs - This tells Drupal to use "clean URLs", eliminating the "?q=" in internal URLs
  • Find URL Alias - This is a small utility module to help you track down particular URL aliases.
  • URLify - - This simple module that generates the path alias of a node automatically using javascript. The alias is generated from the title of the node.
  • Pathauto - Thi module automatically generates path aliases for various kinds of content (nodes, categories, users) without requiring the user to manually specify the path alias. This allows you to get aliases like /category/my-node-title.html instead of /node/123
  • Excerpt- This module allows you to enter a separate excerpt/summary/teaser for a node, which does not have to be a cut off version of the body.
  • Meta Tags - Sets up keyword and other meta tags for each node.
  • Scheduler - This allows nodes to be published and unpublished on specified dates
  • Safe HTML - This module that filter the input before the content is stored in the database
  • Search 404 - This module performs a search on the keywords in the URL instead of showing a 404 error.
  • Digg This - This module adds a Digg this button to your nodes. If the story is not yet submitted to Digg a "Digg this story" button is displayed. If the story was already submitted a button showing the number of Diggs you received is displayed.
  • Service Links - This enables admins to add links to a number of social bookmarking sites, blog search sites etc. Includes sites are del.icio.us, Digg, Reddit, ma.gnolia.com, Newsvine, Furl, Google, Yahoo, Technorati and IceRocket
  • Trackback - Adds TrackBack support to Drupal. Sending and retrieval of TrackBacks are supported either using POST or GET.


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