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In today’s blog post, we are going to look into the Top 5 SEO Plugins for WordPress.
It is important that you setup your blog correctly for search engine optimization so your blog will be near the top of the search results for your specific keywords so you can draw in more traffic and get more readers.
So what Im going to do for you guys in this article is list out the best 5 SEO Plugins you should consider installing on your blog. So without further ado let’s get started.
All in One SEO is my favorite SEO plugin for WordPress. Ive been using it for many years on various blogs I’ve launched and it has served its purpose well.
It’s very easy to install and to use. You can do all sorts of things such as optimize your on-page SEO by declaring meta title, description, keywords.
You can also verify your Google Analytics tracking easily by just entering your Google Analytics ID. I prefer this better than the more complicated way of entering a bunch of tracking code into the backend of your site, which you can potentially damage your site or knock something out of place.
You can also create XML sitemaps, block bots, and perform a whole host of other features with this plugin.
All-in-One SEO is one of my favorites and I’m sure you will like it also.
Yoast SEO is the most famous & stable WordPress SEO plugin you might want to consider using. Ive used it once or twice and I can’t say anything bad about it. I just prefer using All in One SEO better.
With Yoast SEO, it can give you a readability check to make sure your content is readable by search engines and users, give you internal link suggestions so it can automatically link related pages & posts within your blog, and whole slew of other awesome packed features you can use on your blog.
Two of my favorite features of Yoast SEO is the Snippet Preview & the “Stop Lights”, to let you know if your content is properly optimized or not.
With the Snippet Preview, you can see how your post will look in Google’s Search Results before you hit “Publish”: Examples Below;
With the Stop Light Feature, Yoast will let you know if certain parts of your post are properly optimized, and if it isn’t, how you can fix it. Examples below;
Overall, Yoast SEO is a reputable SEO Plugin with over 5 million installations all over the globe and counting, Yoast SEO definitely makes the Top 5 list of SEO plugins.
Antispam Bee is a comment spam filter plugin that blocks bots and shady people & automatic services from leaving comment spam in your comment section.
Comment spam can be very harmful to your SEO rankings especially if these nefarious individuals are linking back to porn sites or selling shady products. Google can penalize your site if it gets wind that tons of harmful links are linking to your site.
The way Antispam Bee works is that it has a central database of common spammy terms, phrases, keywords, links, etc. Any comment that is posted on your site is cross-checked within the database. If any of these elements match, its automatically marked as spam.
You can also Block or allow comments from specific countries, allow comments only in a certain language, automatically approve commenters with a Gravatar, validate the IP addresses of commenters to make sure they are legit, and more.
I currently use this on my blog and I’ve been very happy with the results. I highly recommend you install this plugin on your site also if you despise comment spam.
Rank Math is a new, up and coming SEO plugin that has been getting rave reviews from WordPress users. I have never used it myself, but from looking at the reviews it does have some game-changing features that differentiates itself from other WordPress Plugins.
From looking at the website, the first feature I noticed is that it has a setup wizard. Basically, when you install the plugin, it will recommend the best settings for the best performance. Then the wizard walks you through step by step to set up your site’s SEO for optimal performance.
This setup wizard is perfect for newbies or anyone that gets overwhelmed and confused from setting up tech-related stuff.
Rank Math features a ton of also useful tools such local SEO optimization, rich snippets, RSS optimization, social media live previews, Yoast & All-in-One SEO importer where you can import your settings from these plugins, and so much more features its way too much to list here.
Just from looking at the company website and looking at the reviews, Rank Math seems like a solid competitor in the SEO plugin space and you should definitely give it a try if you are looking for something new and fresh.
WP Super Cache
Believe it or not, your site’s speed is a major component in search engine rankings. If your site loads slow, Google is not going to recommend your site towards the top of search engine listings. If it ranks fast, you will definitely get a boost in rankings.
With WP Super Cache, it will serve static HTML files of your site to visitors so if they come back again they won’t have to deal with the heavy-duty loading of PHP scripts that your WordPress Site is built on.(FYI: WordPress was built on the PHP language)
What this simply means is that your site will load much faster and the user experience will be much more enjoyable for your visitors.
WP Super Cache is the final recommendation on the list of Top 5 SEO Plugins for WordPress.
In conclusion, you should check out these plugins if you are serious about ranking high up on the search engines. Obviously you can’t install them all, but see which one serves your purposes better.
That’s it for now! In the comment section below, please let me know if there are any other SEO plugins you recommend or leave your thoughts on any of the plugins I mentioned. See you next time!