10 Best WordPress Plugins for SEO

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Do you want to improve the search engine rank of your WordPress site? Here are a few of the best WordPress plugins for SEO that you can use to improve your search engine optimization efforts today.

The best place to recruit website traffic is from search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. With more than 100 million blogs in the virtual world today, how do consumers find your content? The answer is through search engine optimization, a science that deals with how search engines discover web content and its relevance with specific search queries.

The art of search engine optimization or SEO is often very daunting for beginners. There are even experienced bloggers who view SEO as a puddle of clay that they would rather not touch. By default, WordPress is very efficient in letting search engine crawlers see what is going on. But there are other factors that affect your rank. Here are some of the best WordPress plugins for SEO that will help you optimize blog content to enhance your SEO efforts.

1. All in One SEO Pack

This is perhaps one of the most popular WordPress plugins used by bloggers and online marketers these days. If you are not very familiar with any SEO strategies, this plugin makes it very simple and convenient for you to understand the most crucial ones. All in One SEO also helps you choose the best Meta tags, title and keywords for your entry, avoid duplicate content and much more.

2. Social Metrics

If you want to know how well your blogs perform on social networks, Social Metrics is the perfect tool. This plugin offers you a sleek dashboard in your WordPress interface, and lets you track and compare how well your entries are being shared or tweeted in social networking sites. A good thing about Social Metrics is that it doesn’t involve a tedious setup instruction. After installing the plugin, you can immediately track results.

3. Automatic SEO Links

This plugin enables users to choose a word/phrase for automated linking (internal & external), select “nofollow” options, set anchor texts, and many more. A standout feature of this plugin is that it automatically links to the word’s first occurrence in an entry so that your blog won’t look spammy with many links on the same word.

4. SEOPressor

SEOPressor is all about the efficient use of on-page optimization. It analyzes title, H1, H2, and H3 tags, keyword density, content length, keyword placements, links, images, font decorations, and many more. The plugin also reveals your real time on-page SEO scores, and gives you SEO suggestions on which elements to tweak.

5. Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin is a must have for every blogger’s armory of tools. This application generates XML sitemaps supported by Yahoo, Google, Ask, and Bing. Search engine crawlers rely on sitemaps to see the structure of your website and let it retrieve information easily. You can choose to write the traditional XML file or a zipped file.

6. SEO Smart Links

Interlinking your blog is the secret to making it more visible to more users but when done manually, it gets very tedious. SEO Smart Links automatically links phrases and keywords on your blog with corresponding pages, categories, tags, and posts within your blog.

7. WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere. The WordPress SEO plugins Linkdex Page Analysis functionality checks simple things you’re bound to forget.

8. HeadSpace2

This powerful and versatile plugin is meant to work well with a wide variety of SEO tasks. It lets you tag posts and creates custom descriptions and titles that will improve your relevance and page ranks. It also allows users to install Meta data, suggests tags for posts, incorporate specific CSS and JavaScript to web pages, and many more.

9. Google Positioner

It is crucial that you know which keywords to optimize in your blog. This helpful plugin lets users track keywords you are getting searches for. You don’t want to waste all your SEO efforts with the wrong keywords. SEO is really about being proactive and knowing which terms work and what doesn’t work.

10. SEO No Duplicate

Plagiarism is a serious crime in the virtual community. Check your site for duplicate content with this handy WordPress plugin.

Do you know more WordPress plugins for SEO ? Share with us via comments below.

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Vishal Gaikar

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I am Vishal Gaikar, Software Engineer, Web Addicted,
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  • I am using Easy WP SEO and like it more then SEOPressor. It is easy to use and does bit more than SEOPressor.
    A good list and some of the must have plugins for Blogger….

  • thanks for sharing this useful list of plugin and I think you should also include all in one seo plugin which is very good and easy to use especially for newbies.

    • Hi Rabbi, I think you didn’t read the full post, I have already included it on number 1 position!

  • Bilgedede

    Best article. Thank you VISHAL

  • Pham Thu

    I using WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin for my site. It’s help me write better content and have a fully optimized to my site.

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