In digital marketing, staying ahead of the curve in terms of site optimization and great content makes a webmaster most successful nowadays. A website platform is needed whenever it comes to display web content to the end-users. WordPress offers a wide variety of plugins that can turn your site into an SEO powerhouse, which can also skyrocket the number of visitors on your website.
WordPress is an exceptionally convenient application of which functions can be diversified in different ways. One such method is the usage of ‘plugins’ which add in a specific function to it. It simplifies the grunt work of intense manual efforts into just one or two clicks. The plugins can also serve to optimize the site giving it a leg up in the search results.
SEO is short for search engine optimization. It is a collective action taken to improve the rank of a website in search results. No doubt! WordPress is considered search engine friendly, but still, it needs additional work to optimize websites well so they can rank higher.
Below are the top 10 WordPress plugins for SEO:
Yoast SEO is the most popular free plugin with its built-in XML sitemap feature, it can take off the hassle to create manual sitemaps. Moreover, through Yoast SEO, it becomes a lot easier to edit title tags and meta-descriptions, and it also guides you if it is too long or short.
Additionally, it helps to show how well your page is optimized for relevant focus keywords. The readability analysis tells how easy or difficult your content is to read.
With around two million installations, this WordPress plugin has gained much popularity among beginners due to its easy navigation and rich snippet feature. It is very much like Yoast SEO in its functions. You can stick with the default, which is mostly the best for SEO purposes, or customize as per your requirements.
This plugin assists bloggers by creating instant XML sitemap files for all pages to let web crawlers index the new pages accordingly. It’s easier for search engines to index your blog. Once you create a sitemap, the plugin automatically updates your sitemap after each new content that you publish,
This is a lightweight all-inclusive WordPress plugin having plenty of features that make it comparable to popular plugins like Yoast SEO. The best thing is there is no advertising, no footprints, and no anonymous data collection. Another added feature is that it is translated into more than 20 languages. Also, there are quick and easy Twitter meta tags and Facebook open graph data.
Broken links on your site can be annoying for various reasons. The broken link checker plugin can do the monotonous job to find out all broken links on your busy website. It helps you fix bad links to improve SEO and user experience.
This WordPress plugin works as an accurate guide and recommends content optimization based on Google’s top 10- ranking pages for your given keywords in a given location. SEMrush SEO writing assistant is one for all tools that provide- Overall Score, Readability Score, Target Keywords, Recommended keywords, Tone of Voice, Plagiarism, and Linking.
It is the best all-inclusive WordPress plugin having numerous features such as local site optimization, image optimization, rich snippets, XML sitemaps, and much more. Rank Math also lets you manage meta tags for things like noindex, nofollow, noarchive. Rank Math is integrated with Google Search Console enabling you to access all important information from your administrative dashboard in WordPress.
It is excellent for those who, most of the time, overlook adding alt-tags to the images on their site. This plugin can automatically ads alt-tags to those images saving your website from any unintentional harm.
This WordPress plugin is a blessing for non-techies as it provides pop-up suggestions of step by step guide. It also analyzes your competitor’s work making it possible for you to figure out ways to rank your page higher. It also has a range of other tools built-in like Strategy assistant, Blogging Assistant, The keyword research assistant.
The plugin helps your pages to appear in search engine results with rich snippets. Rich Snippets are especially helpful for e-commerce sites since it includes things like pricing, photos, star ratings, or reviews. It helps to cut down the number of steps for the user to read a review of the products.
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Written by Tarundeep Kaur, freelance content strategist and writer passionate about SEO and Social Media Marketing in Plano Texas. Loves to cook and paint in her free time. You can reach her on Linkedin.