Life Saver WordPress Plugins for Video Sites
In the modern world of web designing, development and SEO, WordPress is the most common and powerful tool. WordPress allows designers to customize the complete theme of the website and design it the way they want. Developers are not restricted to rules and regulations which limit their creativity; they can develop whichever plugin they want.
Wordpress is completely SEO friendly and a single search on a WordPress plugin directory can reveal tons of SEO plugins that will automate your SEO efforts, help you attain better visibility in Google and other search engines. Video websites may seem somewhat intricate and complex, but in reality video sitemaps, managing video content, site speed and server load are very common issues. If you have a lot of video content or you share videos on regular basis, then WordPress can be a life saver for you. Here are a few plugins that will help your video content gain improved visibility on Google.
- WordPress SEO Plugin
Yoast is always my very 1st recommendation when it comes to SEO and WordPress plugins. This plugin allows you to add a custom Meta title, description, canonical, XML sitemap, RSS enhancements and a lot more. This is one of the very first things that I recommend to people with video sites. (The importance of this plugin is not just limited to video sites, it is also important for all sites using WordPress).
- Google Analytics for WordPress
This is another WordPress plugin that I would highly recommend to each and every person with a WordPress site; especially for sites with video content. This plugin allows Google Analytics codes to connect with your WordPress site, and you can track visitors to the site/blog in Google Analytics. Multiple plugins are available on the WordPress plugin site but again I would highly recommend the one developed by Yoast.
- XML Sitemap Generator
XML sitemap generator is another plugin that is essential for a website. XML sitemap allows you to list each and every new post and page with an automatically set priority level. This will help you get more indexation and improve overall visibility in Google and other search engines. The best plugin for this would be qTranslate.
- SEO Video Sitemap
In addition to Yoast’s SEO plugin there is an add-on/enhancement that will allow you to create optimised video sitemaps. Download the video SEO add-on as it can help you generate your video sitemap every time you share a new video on your site.
- Meta Robot WordPress Plugin
It is common to have pages on your website that you want your visitors to see, but you don’t want the search engine to pick up and rank. These pages can be anything from special offers coming from direct visits to tests to view the behaviour of direct visitors. Meta Robot plugin can help you control all the posts and pages. The Webmaster has the right to decide whether he wants that particular page to index in a search engine or not.
- Social Share WordPress Plugin
Social Media is BIG! Sociable is the plugin that will create an easy environment for your visitors to share each and every page of the website on their favourite social media platforms.
I would advise against installing too many plugins as this will damage your over all visiting experience. Add plugins according to your requirements and needs. The plug-ins I have mentioned are a few of the more important ones to consider. Have any thoughts? Please Share!