6 Best WordPress plugins for SEO

best wordpress plugins for SEO

Once upon-a-time, in the early days of the internet, getting your site to rank on the first page of a search engine required stuffing your site with meta-tags, and even spamming fake links for back-linking. SEO has evolved since then and creating a site that will take get Google or Bing to notice you will take some work. Fortunately, there are some rather nifty apps and plugins to help you. All of which have the aim to make your site more SEO-friendly, with complete ease and satisfaction. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the 6 best WordPress plugins for SEO.

Yoast SEO

Perhaps the most popular choice to WordPress users; With so many features, it is no wonder why it considered one of the best WordPress plugins for SEO.

Yoast makes your article writing extremely easy to be SEO-friendly. Some of the best features it includes:

  • Real-time SEO analysis – must-have tools to write friendly SEO articles, and pages. It will analysis how many times a given keyword has been used, your word count + your expected minimum word count, your readability score.
  • Create XML sitemaps at the push of a button.
  • Set canonical URLs to reduce/avoid duplicated content.
  • Title and meta description templating.
  • Bulk editor

And much more, as well as premium features that contain social media previews.

All in One SEO

A great little box that contains many little, but powerful additions to your site. From creating an XML sitemap, configuring the robot text file, editing the SEO article title and description and keywords from within the posts menu, connecting your social media channels, managing the site performance, and detecting and blocking bad bots.

All In One also claim to be the only free SEO tool that integrates with WooCommerce – ideal for any web store developers. It also contains a whole host of other features including AMP page creation, usable in over 57 languages, great for beginners, and it is also compatible with other SEO plugins.

SmartCrawl SEO

This superhero-themed plugin has a user interface that is easy-to-use, with features that can help your site rank higher in the search engines. You can easily create broken link redirects, social media connections and changes to your heading tags if needed. Don’t be put off by the cheesy sales video, it is worth taking a look at.

If page and crawl analysis, in an easy-to-setup plugin is what you are after, then this could the one for you. Not only that, but even Neil Patel has positive words to give to this plugin. So, check it out!

SEOPress

This clean on the eye plugin is a very powerful tool indeed, boasting many great features in the free package, and many top ones in the premium version too. What I like about this plugin is the ability to integrate Google Analytics and track data regarding demographics, IP etc. It is GDPR compliant too.

Like the other plugs, you can edit the robot.txt file, and also create an XML sitemap – so pretty standard stuff too.

But, I also like the addition of the remove ?replydotcom to avoid duplicate content, and it also does W3C check on your content too.

Not only that, but you can import your Yoast Seo settings….Very impressive.

Rank Math

Rank Math claims to be the Swiss Army knife of WordPress Seo; but, how good is it really?

Well, quite impressive to be honest. The UI looks like a more modern, and sleeker version of Yoast, and the website analyser is a game-changer, as well as these features too:

  • 5 keyword analyser – Yes, that’s correct. 5!!!
  • A super-fast plugin that won’t slow down your site
  • 1-click import from Yoast and All in One and SeoPress
  • Google keyword suggestion
  • Autoconfiguration

Whether it can be actually considered the Swiss Army knife of WordPress SEO is for you to decide, but it certainly is one of the best WordPress plugins for SEO in my honest opinion.

SEO Booster

Another powerful plugin; this allows you to create tags from keywords, create 404 redirects, auto-link keywords and phrases, a user-friendly version of your traffic source and an overview showcasing where you can improve your site’s SEO.

See, SEO doesn’t have to a chore; there are many fantastic plugins that can easily help you with your on-site SEO; saving you time, and potentially money. For me, at this moment in 2019, these are the 6 best WordPress plugins for SEO. Do you agree? Do you use a plugin that hasn’t been mentioned here? If so, then let us know.

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