I’ve posted onto BusinessBlogConsulting.com a list of my favorite WordPress plugins and what they do and why I like them. If you’re blogging under the WordPress platform, you might want to trick out your blog with some of these great plugins. The list includes: PodPress, Popularity Contest, Google Sitemaps Generator, Akismet, Adhesive, Ultimate Tag Warrior, EmailShroud, Transpose Email, WP-EMail, WP-Print, Subscribe2, In-Series, Permalink Redirect, Gravatars, Subscribe to Comments. WP-Notable, A Different Monthly Archive, Related Posts, Related Posts for your 404. That’s not quite 20, so I’ll add one more to that list â€” a suggestion from commenter Neville Hobson (thanks, Neville!) â€” FeedBurner Feed Replacement, which makes it easy to “migrate” your pre-existing RSS subscribers over to Feedburner once you sign up for the service (which is excellent, btw).
Dan Bowling says
Stephan, you speak highly of the feedburner service in this post, but in your PowerPoint presentation entitled “Blog & Feed Search SEO”, you give us the following warning concerning redirects: “Feedburner and Simplefeed use 302, not 301.”
Could you elaborate on this apparent contradiction?
Check out this plugin, you might find it useful if youâ€™re interested in blog SEO:
Backlinks WordPress plugin
What it does is count your backlinks and draw a graph that shows how they develop over time.
Posted it here, but as I found your other blog thru this post I post my tip here also. http://www.businessblogconsulting.com/2006/03/favorite-wordpress-plugins.html#comment-4567
Stephan Spencer says
Hi Dan. Very astute of you to notice the apparent discrepency. Feedburner as a whole is a great service at an unbeatable price. That’s why I recommend it. The word of caution in my Powerpoint is due to the way they are handling their clicktracking, because the link gain (PageRank) gets held up by 302 redirects which is what they are using. I’ve informed them of this and they promised to look into it. As an aside, I just heard from SimpleFeed and they have informed me that they detect whether the visitor is a bot, and if so then a 301 redirect is served up instead of a 302. So my word of caution no longer applies to SimpleFeed. My guess is that Feedburner will end up doing the same. Hope this clarifies.