5 Popular Drupal Modules to Improve Your Website

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Drupal can be very effective to create websites. Because it’s an advanced open source web content management system, you can create all kinds of different identities.

Drupal has a very exhaustive list of modules that you can use to create better websites, these modules are similar to plugins that come with WordPress.

Below are 5 modules that will help you build a better website on Drupal.

SEO Checklist Module

This module is similar to the SEO plugins that are available for wordpress. The SEO Checklist module for Drupal will help optimize your wesbite. All you need to do is install the module in your admin panel and let it work to check the search engine friendliness of your site. The module will check for Page titles, URL paths, post descriptions and much more. Very effective module and a must have for Drupal users.

Drupal Module - SEO Checklist

Pathauto

www.khfjrj.com/5457eek20/2ik4kdk30f32#/ Can you understand what this page is all about ? The above page URL and structure is not the easiest to understand about the web page. Page titles need to be easily read and understood not only by your readers but also by search engines.

Here’s where the Pathauto module will help you structure a readable URL. By downloading this module in to your Drupal admin, you’ll be able to insert the relevant keywords that you want to rank for on search engines.

Drupal Module - Pathauto

Global Redirect Module

If your website uses multiple URL’s then this module is must for your website. It simply redirects all of your modules to one URL. This module will help the search spiders to one specific page, when they crawl your website. In the absence of this module, the spiders will scan multiple locations for similar content, this will only confuse them and Google may penalize your website for duplicate pages and content.

XMLSitemap

Sitemaps are important indicators that give relevant page related and structure related signals to search engines. Website with sitemaps are easily crawlable by search engines. The XMP Sitemap module will help you create a map like page and section wise structure of your website helping search spiders crawl content faster.

Token Module

Token Module are small bits of text that can be placed into larger text documents via placeholders. The token module provides a central API with this module to help you use these tokens. The token module will help you with token handling services for other modules.

Are you a Drupal user ? Which modules do you use for your website ?

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  • sandi June 4, 2013, 2:47 pm

    Great list of drupal modules.
    I already use XML sitemap and it’s great.

  • Evan June 5, 2013, 4:42 am

    Eloqua marketing service which is now part of Oracle. This module/service won’t be for everyone, but it’s nice to see Drupal integration for a product aimed at enterprises.

  • Tony Nguyen June 9, 2013, 10:59 am

    Thanks for the lists, I am not very familiar with those apps but they sounds really good, I will check them out soon.

  • John Pitt July 2, 2013, 6:39 am

    Thanks alot for your comments…