Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a very important technique for any website willing to be noticed. This technique is the technical part of online marketing as it helps to promote your website but it also needs some technical knowledge and skills. With everyone using the internet to obtain information has SEO becoming very important the last years to attract visitors to your site through search engines. With SEO you want your website to appear higher in search engines results for certain keywords which will result in a higher volume or quality of visitors.
Essential SEO Modules
Now that you know how to install modules, there are several that you’ll need in order to optimize your Drupal site:
SEO Checklist: It provides a checklist with download links and admin shortcuts to most modules and tasks needed during the SEO process.
Google Analytics: It helps you keep track of visitors.
Page Title: It allows you to set
Pathauto: It automatically creates search engine friendly URLs based on the title of your content.
Path Redirect: It helps create proper redirects.
Global redirect: It fixes some common URL problems when clean URLs and Pathauto are turned on.
Taxonomy Title: It allows you to set titles for taxonomy pages.
Meta Tags (aka the Nodewords module): It gives you full control of the meta tags on your site, nodes, categories, views, and so on.
XML Sitemap: It creates a Sitemaps.org compliant, search engine readable, dynamic sitemap.
URL List: It creates a plain text sitemap that lists every URL on your Drupal site.
Site map: It creates a plain text sitemap.
Syndication: It offers a web page which centralizes all of the RSS feeds generated by Drupal.
Menu attributes: It allows you to specify some additional attributes for menu items such as id, name, class, style, and rel.
Site verification: It assists with search engine site ownership verification.
Scheduler: It allows you to schedule when nodes are published.
Read more link: It allows you to created customized, SEO-friendly read more links.
HTML Purifier: It helps fix poor html on user-generated content.
Mollom: It provides spam protection via the powerful Mollom service.