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5 Joomla Extensions that will make Google Love Your Site

SEO work can keep you really busy. Between creating new and engaging content for Google to munch on, optimizing your on-page data, and appealing to others for those all-important quality links, SEO can be a full-time job.
Today, we have rounded up a few handy tools to help you wage the battle, and maybe even find a little free time.

1. Smart SEO
Smart SEO is a great option for people who are new to the world of SEO, it offers a the ability to edit a broad range SEO-related elements from the front end of the site, which is terrific if you have someone doing SEO work for you and do not want to grant them Super User access to your site’s backend.

2. Xmap
A site map is vital for search engine optimization. Xmap is an easy-to-use site map generator that allows Joomla admins to quickly and easily create a map based on the structure of their website’s menu. Xmap features include:
* Ability to create multiple sitemaps.
* XML sitemaps for Google, Yahoo, Bing and others.
* Cache system allows ultra-fast sitemap generation for high traffic sites.
* Easily exclude menu items from the site map.
* Ability to compress the XML sitemap

3. SEO Keyword Factory 
This tool allows you to construct an SEO friendly site by creating keyword-rich URLs. SEO Keyword Factory includes a link manager, which displays all created links, giving admins the ability to create new links or edit existing ones.

4. Asynchronous Google Analytics Plugin
This nifty tool lets you easily add the asynchronous Google Analytic code to your site’s header section. By loading the Google Analytics code asynchronously, your site is able load concurrently with the Google analytics code conveniently loading in the background. This can increase the load time of your site, which is now one of the factors that Google uses when calculating SEO rankings.

5. EFSEO
This SEO extension for Joomla lets control all of your important metadata, both manually and automatically. Handling of the metadata within Joomla couldn’t be easier than EFSEO makes it.
With the plugin you can add and edit metadata like; descriptions, titles, and keywords, easily. EFSEO is active on every page of your Joomla site, and you can utilize it from the front-end or the back-end.
When set to automatic mode, the metadata for defined extensions is automatically generated from the data of the loaded page. The great benefit of EFSEO, when compared to other similar extensions that also produce metadata, is the ability to directly edit the generated metadata.

If you need help installing these, or any other, extensions the Joomla Geeks team is always available to help. Just tell us what you need, and we’ll get right on it.

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