Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the important topics for every blogger to keep in mind. Most bloggers struggle to get more traffic to their blog from search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing. WordPress is one of the most powerful open source content management system (CMS) that helps you to create a website or a blog. Many of the blogs now-a-days are created using WordPress because it is easy to update your posts in WordPress site and it is extremely famous, truly capable and adaptable for many bloggers and WordPress plugin community provides many SEO plugins for the WordPress users to fulfill their SEO needs so that you can increase the traffic from the search engines. Below you will find top 10 SEO plugins for WordPress that you can use to make your blog SEO friendly.
1. All in one SEO Pack
All in one SEO Pack is one of the most popular and commonly used plugin by the bloggers with more that 14 million downloads. Many SEO professionals use or recommend this plugin because it includes many great features. It helps you to avoids the typical duplicate content found on WordPress blog and even generates meta tags and optimizes titles for search engines automatically. Some of the key features of All in one SEO pack are mentioned below
- This plugin supports Google Analytics
- It also supports Custom Post Types
- Advanced Canonical URLs for your posts
- Fine tune Page Navigational Links
- Built-in API so other plugins/themes can access and extend functionality
- ONLY plugin to provide SEO Integration for WP e-Commerce sites
2. HeadSpace2 SEO
HeadSpace2 is another WordPress Seo Plugin that controls almost every aspect of your sites meta data including advanced tagging and it also allows you to add Google analytics to WordPress website. With this plugin you can manage all page titles, meta-data, meta-descriptions, keywords and tags at one place. Some of the key features of this plugin are
- You can configure meta-data for all posts and pages.
- You can define tags, with suggested keywords
- It also allows you to add Google section targeting
- You can also Configure first-time visitor messages
- You can Follow on archive, category, page, tag, and comment links
3. Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will help you to generate an XML sitemap that will help the search engines like (google,Bing.Yahoo,Ask) to make better index of your blog.When you have a structured sitemap, search engines will find much easier to crawl and retrieve it more efficiently.The best part of this plugin is when you create a new blog post it will automatically notify to all the major search engines.
4. WordPress SEO by Yoast
WordPress SEO by Yoast is extremely easy to use SEO plugin so that new bloggers can easily understand. This plugin includes with snippet preview and page analysis functionality which helps you to optimize your pages,images and meta tags. It helps you create better titles and even you can block duplicate pages from search bots. This plugin will also help you to create fully customize breadcrumbs so that users can navigate from one page to another page easily.
5. SEO Friendly Images
This plugin will help you to add alt and titles attributes to images automatically so that you can improve images search traffic for your blog. With this SEO friendly images plugin it will automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes for SEO purposes. ALT attribute will tell search engines about the image description and TITLE attribute is a tooltip text displayed when the mouse is over the image
6. Automatic SEO links
With this Automatic SEO Links plugin it will automatically link to this plugin and will replace all matches in the posts of your weblog.It also allows you to set the title, target and rel for each link.This plugin also changes the words in plain text, if it finds a word in a link, title, header.
7. 404 SEO plugin
This plugin will replace Page Not Found(404) error with suggestions of the related links on your site with the help of the words in the URL.With this plugin you can have full control on dead links and redirects .
8.Nofollow Case by Case
Nofollow case by case allows you to where to add or remove nofollow attributes for the comment links. It also helps you to open the comment links in a new window.In case if you are not configured it automatically puts nofollow attributes from all your comment links and comment author links.
9.SEO Rank Reporter
This SEO Rank Reporter plugin will track google ranking based on your keywords that you enter and displays user friendly graph so that you can understand easily and make necessary changes to improve traffic. Below you can find main features of this plugin.
- Add keywords to the reporter and let the reporter track your website’s (or other websites’) ranking changes.
- View a historical graph of rankings.
- Visually compare how your website is ranking compared to competitors.
- Watch how traffic fluctuates based on ranking changes.
SEO Ultimate is an all in one plugin where you can manage all your title tags, nofollow, meta tags, Open Graph, slugs, canonical, autolinks, 404 errors etc. In this plugin all the modules are managed individually so that you can disable the module which you don’t want.The main features of this plugin are
- Title Tag Rewriter
- Meta Description Editor
- Deeplink Juggernaut
- Open Graph Integrator
- Author Highlighter
There are many other plugins in WordPress which can be used for SEO purpose. We have shared only top 10 SEO plugins. If you want to know more about WordPress Plugins or any particular one, please contact me by commenting on this blog post. If you find this informative, consider sharing with others.
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