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We have already given you a list of some of the top Drupal models to help boost your SEO efforts. While they are all solid in their own right, there are many more on the market for you to consider. Without further adieu, here are more of the top Drupal modules for SEO.

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We have already given you a list of some of the top Drupal models to help boost your SEO efforts. While they are all solid in their own right, there are many more on the market for you to consider. Without further adieu, here are more of the top Drupal modules for SEO.

SEO Checklist

As its name would imply, SEO Checklist is a module that supplies you with a comprehensive checklist to ensure that you have taken care of all of your SEO responsibilities.  Since SEO can get a bit tricky for beginners and even those with experience, it’s a good idea to have a tool to guide you through the process, and that is exactly what SEO Checklist is.  Once you have SEO Checklist up and running, you will be able to have some peace of mind that no stone is left unturned, which should lead to your website having an increased presence on the major search engines such as Bing, Google, and Yahoo. 

If you had to go to the grocery store to shop for the week, it wouldn’t be a good idea to leave without a list, would it?  Of course, not, as you would probably forget some things.  The same holds true in the world of SEO, and SEO Checklist acts as a safeguard against any slipups.  The module will give you a checklist that tells you what you have accomplished and what needs to be done in terms of your site’s SEO.  It will analyze the modules you already have and automatically check them off the list to simplify the process.  If you work for someone else and are running their site, SEO Checklist places a time and date stamp on each completed item.  This gives you concrete evidence to present to your clients to show that you are taking care of all their SEO needs.  Organization is essential to SEO, and SEO Checklist will keep you on the right track. 

Link: http://drupal.org/project/seo_checklist

SEO Compliance Checker

The SEO Compliance Checker module kicks into action whenever a user creates or modifies node content.  It helps to ensure that the best SEO practices are being followed and gives the user feedback on whether or not their content complies with the rules.

It’s important to note that the module itself does not perform any SEO checks.  Instead, it collects information from SEO checks performed in other modules that you have running.  To give you a solid heads up on your status, SEO Compliance Checker takes the results of the cumulative SEO checks and converts them into a results table for easy analysis.  This occurs whenever you save or preview a node.  The table will show the SEO rule, a message, and whether or not your content passed or failed.  The content must pass a pre-determined benchmark to be good to go.  Examples of rules that show up in the results table include keyword density in the body, the usage of keywords in headings and node titles, and the usage of alt and title attributes. 

Link: http://drupal.org/project/seo_checker

Link Checker

If you want to keep broken links off your site, the Link Checker module can help.  When you save your content, Link Checker will extract links, check remote sites and analyze HTTP response codes, and identify any broken hypertext links.  Any broken links will be displayed in a reports and logs section for easy viewing.  You will also be notified if a link check failed for some reason. 

One of the best characteristics of Link Checker is its flexibility and how it allows you to customize its options to suit your needs.  You can configure link check intervals, selectively scan node types, comments, and blocks, and more.  The interface is as simple as they come.  Simply go into the settings and check off whatever features you want to enable.  Besides selecting link checking for certain node types and the like, you can also be selective in terms of link extraction.  For example, you can choose to extract links in image tags, audio tags, video tags, source tags, and much more.

Link: http://drupal.org/project/linkchecker

Pathauto

Pathauto is essential because it allows you to create patterns via tokens on node types to generate URLs for your pages and nodes that are optimized for search engines.  Once you have Pathauto installed, you won’t have to worry about manually specifying path aliases.  The module will handle this for you automatically, and it will do it for various content types, such as nodes, categories, and users.  Pathauto relies on the Token module for functionality.  Some recommended modules that can work well with Pathauto include Global Redirect and Path Redirect.

Link: http://drupal.org/project/pathauto

Alinks

Named after its WordPress counterpart, the Alinks module for Drupal helps with SEO by giving you the ability to create deep links with ease.  The module is simple to use, yet powerful at the same time.  All you have to do is define a word or phrase that you want to have linked in your site.  Once that is determined, the module will scour your database for the word or phrase and link it in the content body.  This will not change your node content in the least.  The end result is that the deep links will increase your site’s visibility to search engines.

Link: http://drupal.org/project/alinks

Search 404

In the unfortunate event that a 404 “Page not found” is about to come up for one of your potential visitors, the Search 404 module steps in to save the day.  Instead of simply displaying a 404 page and turning your visitors off completely, Search 404 executes a search on the URLs keywords.  For example, if a user navigates to ww.sample.com/just/a/sample, Search 404 will perform a search for “just a sample.”  Once it’s done with the search, it will return the most relevant page possible.  It’s a good module to have in place to avoid losing visitors entirely from a 404 occurrence, so Search 404 is definitely a good module to add to your Drupal arsenal.

Link: http://drupal.org/project/search404


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