Top 6 SEO modules for Drupal
Drupal provides an extensive collection of community contributed modules that are specifically designed to make your Drupal website more visible to Search Engines. Although high quality relevant content is what ultimately decides your Drupal sites ranking in Search Engines, these modules allow you to further increase your chances of getting better rankings. Having had considerable experience in doing SEO on our own site we have identified the Top 6 SEO modules for a Drupal website. Also checkout the Top 6 Drupal modules for Drupal 6. If you are looking to get professional help to help SEO optimize your Drupal site do contact us. We can provide assistance in Drupal SEO and a wide range of other Drupal Services.
SEO Checklist is a really good module for users who are just getting to know Drupal. This module lets you keep a checklist with which you can monitor all the SEO measures and arrangements you have taken and also know what you need to do further improve your site SEO. It is really helpful for new users who have not yet familiarized themselves with the technical jargons associated with Drupal.
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Pathauto is yet another useful module that has enabled it to be placed in the Drupal Top 5. Pathauto automatically generates URL aliases for different types of content without manual intervention. Pathauto does this using a pattern system that utilizes the token module. Pathauto also gives the admin options to change the pattern system so as to customize the url.
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Meta Tags (Nodewords)
Meta Tags allows you to set meta tags for each node, view or a panels page. Adding meta tags to a page is a good way to ensure better search Engine rankings and also to show the relevant meta content in search engine listings. This modules enables you to do that automatically.
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The Search 404 modules replaces standard 404 page not found error pages with a seach results page based on the keywords in the url. This ensures that a visitor gets related info to what they were searching for in that website itself. Search 404 also includes search engine keywords detection as well as regular expression based term filtering from the URL.
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This essential SEO module generates an XML sitemap which conforms to the sitemaps.org specification. Having a sitemap ensures that Search Engine crawlers can efficiently crawl and index your Drupal site which leads to better page rankings for the keywords relevant to your site in Search Engine results pages. The module can also automatically submit the sitemap to the submission pages of popular search engines like Yahoo, Google and Bing.
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Drupal allows URL aliases for pages on your site. Nevertheless the old path will not be removed by Drupal which means that now there are two urls pointing to the same page. There is a good chance that Search Engines will consider your site to host duplicate content if there is such an occurrence and your site can be sandboxed. The Global Redirect module provides a solution to this scenario by redirecting all the existing URLs to the correct URL before being retrieved.
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