A couple of days ago I publicly revealed my secret weapon for social media guerilla when it comes to wordpress plugins – jeff johnson’s free traffic-getting plugin. This cool plugin for wordpress combines major plugins in one package that is easy to install (less than 10 minutes) and can REALLY boost your SEO.
But of course, amongst the 100+ core changes that the plugin makes within WordPress, I dont agree with one – a big one.
I’ve explained before the optimal permalink structure for wordpress – Jeff Johnson’s plugin goes straight to that permalink structure, but changes one major thing.
This is how the plugin structures your permalinks:
The problem here is in the first part of the structure, which will use your post ID as part of the URL – post IDS carry very little – if any – relevancy to your post. It’s a random number that wordpress assigns each plugin, no matter what your topic is.
So why would you have unnecessary, irrelevant items on your url?
Guerilleros, here’s the one thing you should change after installing Jeff Johnson’s SEO plugin:
This simple change will add you post’s category into each permalink url – which will now carry a major addition that can heavily influence your rankings. This is what your posts will look like:
Much better than:
Yeah, I though so.
But dont let this quick little fix stop you from getting all the other benefits of Jeff’s plugin: