I have already shared 30 plugin which I use here at ShoutMeLoud. Here I have compiled a list of recommended WordPress Plugins for SEO. You need not need to use all these SEO plugin but I would suggest pick the one which suits your need. Every WP plugin works in a different way and you can select the one which works the best for you.
In this list I have added some free SEO plugins and some premium plugins, depending upon your need, you can select one. Though, some of the premium plugins have advantage over many other like SEOPressor is way better for Keyword optimization than Yoast WordPress SEO plugin.
Anyways, I also try to link to my earlier review of individual SEO plugins, so you can learn more about them and decide which SEO plugins are you going to use for your blog. If you think, there are any WordPress SEO plugins missing from the list, do let us know and we will love to review and add it here.
Top WordPress Plugins for SEO:
All in One SEO WordPress Plugin:
All in one SEO plugin is the first SEO plugin which anyone would suggest. This plugin helps you to add your blog meta description, title and keywords. You can do the same for individual posts. Though now, instead of using All in one SEO, I would recommend you to make a switch to WordPress SEO by Yoast, which is next in our list of best WordPress plugins for SEO <Link>
Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin:
If you are using ALL in one SEO plugin, it’s time to forget about it and migrate to Yoast WordPress SEO plugins. Yoast has released an updated version of all the plugins and integrated them in this plugin. This WordPress plugin is one of the best free plugin for SEO. It let you add Meta robots field like All in one SEO but along with this, you can control the meta robots setting for complete WordPress blog. In this list I have added Meta robots WordPress plugin, RSS footer plugin, but with this plugin,you can kick all of them out. This is one of the highly recommended plugin in this list of Best WordPress plugins for SEO. Learn how to setup Yoast WordPress SEO plugin.
Broken link checker:
Broken link checker plugin is very useful plugin to find all internal and external broken links (404 links). 404 links are nothing but a dead end for search engine spiders and it’s highly advisable to remove such links. Though this plugin have some issues with blog with lots of blog posts. Probably this might freeze your hosting for a while. I would suggest to run this plugin on low traffic day and in case if you have a blog like min, with more than 1000+ posts, use some online websites to find 404 links on your blog. < Link>
SEO smart link WordPress plugin:
SEO smart link WordPress plugin let you automatically link your words to any post link. This is very useful for on page optimization and by finding your high ranking keywords using Google webmaster tool, you can boost your ranking. I prefer appending the list of auto linking once in a month. <link> If you are looking for manual way, you can also try WordPress insight plugin.
Also read: SEO Smart links Premium plugin review
SEOPressor WordPress plugin:
SEOPressor is one of those plugins which I have started using recently. This plugin is an On-page optimization plugin and offers some advanced option like LSI keywords, Keyword density score and SEO score. More over, On page SEO checklist option will make sure that your post is well written and optimized for search engine. Specially after Panda update, this plugin has become one of the highly recommended SEO plugin for WordPress. <Buy SEOpressor>
SEOpressor is compatible with all theme framework, and you can use it along with WordPress SEO by Yoast. This plugin, helps you to optimize your content for your target keyword. V5 which is released in 2013, offers many advance features like adding star rating, supports Google authorship and many more.
Robot Meta WordPress plugin:
Robots Meta WordPress plugin helps you to add no index and no follow tags. This plugin is again a crucial plugin for WordPress blog. Though you can avoid this plugin if you have optimized your robots.txt file for search engine. More over using this plugin, you can access robots.txt and .htaccess file from WordPress dashboard. <Link>
SEO friendly Images:
By optimizing your Images, you can drive a significant amount of traffic from Image search engine. Even here at ShoutMeLoud, almost 2% of traffic is from Image search engine and it’s a lot. This plugin add ALT attributes into your images. Though you need to take care of Image name. If you upload images with name, image002.jpeg or DSC001.jpeg, I would suggest change your habit and better start giving a useful name. For example in this post, WordPress image which I used, I have given it a name “WordPress SEO”. <Link>
KeyWord density checker WordPress plugin:
Adding meta keyword is an important task and you should have alteast your keyword should be repeated 1-2% in single post. Keyword density checker WordPress plugin helps you to check which keyword you have used in your blog post and how much time that keyword is repeated. Using this plugin you can optimize your post for search engine. Read more about this plugin. Also, I suggest you to add LSI word along with maintaining Keyword density, it will help you to rank better in search engine.
There are many other plugin like Google XML sitemap, WordPress insight, smart 404 plugin which is also equally good. Though I wanted to write about plugin which I feel is more important for on page SEO optimization.
Do let us know which plugin you think I missed? Which other WordPress SEO plugin you are using on your blog ?
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