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    wordpressseo thumb Best WordPress Plugins for SEOI 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.

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    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:

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    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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    { 37 comments… read them below or add one }

    Vijayraj Reddy

    of all these plugins, i love All in One SEO a lot..


    Harsh Agrawal

    Yah that’s the first plugin every1 install if nt using Thesis theme…



    I am using SEO friendly Images, SEO smart link WordPress plugin, All in One SEO WordPress Plugin. i am going to try Keyword density checker. Thanks for this great list Harsh


    Harsh Agrawal

    Keyword density check is a great plugin..useful for finding most used keyword in your post..
    Give it a shot and you might love it..
    Also try insight WordPress plugin..which is also good!!


    Reshab @Free Genuine Softwares

    Very nice harsh, Is there any free alternative to ScribeSEO ??



    Thanks For This Useful Post!, I’m not used SEO smart link WordPress plugin in my blog but, I am Searching Like this and now i got it!.



    Most of the plugins you have mentioned in your post are new for me.Surely I’ll use those SEO plugins in my blog.Thanks for your great post.


    Bilal Ahmad

    SEO Smart Link is my favorite one, because it helps in internal linking. I recommend this one to all bloggers, because doing manual internal linking can take a lot of time. This plugin will not only boos your search engine ranking of the articles but also save time.



    Harsh, Great informative post!

    - I have used Broken links plugin as you said, will use the online one to remove dead links. I am sure i will be have 100′s of dead links across the posts.

    - I have purchased Scribe SEO. Learned few things when evaluating the post and found out that some things if we put in our mind and tune our mind then it is easy to get SEO Score.

    - Thanks for introducing to the keyword density. I was looking for some free tool which can do the job what Scribe SEO does. It caluclates the keywords and it measures anything less than 5.5% as good more than that is bad.

    - Using the above, I may drop Scribe SEO from next month onwards :)


    Vivek Krishnan

    All in one SEO is a must plugin. Otherwise in the list, KeyWord density checker is one plugin worth trying out.


    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Vivek fr adding more value to this post..Do let me know if you think I missed any useful plugin..


    Rahul @ MazaKaro

    using plugins is very helpful and make many tasks easier , much easer , i think there some plugins who offer multi functions and this will b better i guess!



    Hi, i am using this plugin for 5 years in one my website. It is really help in On-page seo. It will save time to do the manual SEO


    Harsh Agrawal

    Ranjan which plugin are you talking abut??



    Nice list, it will definitely help to get more SEO advantages. I was using Platinum SEO plugin and now shifted to Thesis, but now confused how to shift the all data on thesis like All in one seo.


    Harsh Agrawal

    Suraj there are few plugins in WordPress repo which will help you to migrate platinum seo or all in one SEO data to Thesis theme…Let me try finding it…



    Can we use SEO Data Transporter plugin for that?


    Harsh Agrawal
    Dinesh @ DailyBlogMoney

    I think ‘Headspace2′ can be listed here. Its a good plugin alternative for All in one SEO.
    I use most of the plugins mentined here, I feel good becasue you too recommended them.
    Thanks for your share.



    Harsh, have you ever tried SEO Ultimate plugin for WordPress? It combines all of the features of All-in-One SEO packs, SEO smart links, Robots Meta, and a URL shortener in one plugin. I think it’s great.


    Peter from Blogging Mechanics

    Great list. Instead of All in One SEO Plugin I like to use Platinum SEO Plugin. Furthermore, I use SEOPressor, so I do not need keyword density checker and SEO Images.
    I also like to use RSS Optimizer, which creates a separate feed from my post and submits it to several RSS directories.


    Jens P. Berget

    I am using Scribe SEO and it’s awesome. I was a little sceptical in the beginning since it’s not free, and it’s fairly expensive. But after testing the free trial, I really wanted it. This plugin is really helpful for people like me, that’s people how don’t know a lot about SEO and need all the help they can get :)


    Nicholas Teo@Feng Shui since 1988

    I recommend All in One SEO plugin too and I am also using KeyWord density checker WordPress plugin.


    Your WordPress Diva

    I am a huge Scribe SEO fan and recommend it at every chance I get. I has changed my business and I am happy to share when I find a good thing!


    Rajesh Namase

    Harsh, I think Yoast SEO is best as compared to All in one SEO. What do you think?



    Sometime we really try to find some best sort of wordpress plugin for our client’s blog! This article would surely be going to help me in order to form their blog very well for social media friendly!



    How to use easy wp seo with thesis. Can you please provide with details as thesis already has seo enabled in it. I have not yet used thesis but on my way 2 buy it. Thanking you.


    Sai Kumar

    Hi Harsh Agrawal, Nice list bro. But am very confused to select the plugin which to use for my blog between this both All in One SEO and Yoast WordPress SEO. Can you please say which plugin is better and simple to use.



    I personally don’t prefer bloating plugins which requires lot of time to do seo for posts (sometime it takes more time then the time we gave for writting post content ) therefore wanted to use a simple seo solution . right now this plugin works for me but i m searching for other such plugins .



    Andreea Leau

    I don’t know if you heard about Squirrly SEO plugin, but it’s really great :) It has keyword research, inspiration box, live assistant and many others feathers. Maybe you want to take a look..



    hello..my coach.i used all in one seo pack and you suggest for yoast plugin but i also read on ur blog that all in one seo is compulsory plz tell me can i remove all in one seo pack without any afraid plz..



    i am using yoast seo in my blog… can you tell me who is best yoast or all in one seo plugin?



    Thank you for this information I just plugged in all you suggested hopefully for my blog.


    Vinay Vardhan

    Hey Harsh first of all thanx for nice post.
    I have a question, for my blog I use All in One Seo and recently bought SEOPressor, Now will they both work together?? Because both have Meta, Social Seo & Rich Snippet Settings. Mainly i’m concerned about meta settings.



    Hey guys, I found this plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/audio-comments/ . Has anyone tested it before? I am also interested in their support/services.


    Rahul Sharma

    Great collection of useful SEO plugins, some are new to me like broken link checker plugin that’s a useful one. I am going to try all soon.
    Thanks for sharing.



    you have explained all the plugins very well. but i am still confused in ‘all in one seo pack plugin’ and ‘wordpress seo plugin’ by yoast. which one is best to optimize our website? i was using wp seo and then i have shifted to all in one seo pack. now i m confused which one should i use to better optimization. can you help me out?


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