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Essential SEO Plugins And Tools For WordPress

Search engines are the major traffic source for most content marketers and bloggers. And due to the increase of new bloggers coming in daily, there is a need for a good SEO tip and also plugins that can help improve the SEO of their WordPress site.

In this article, I am going to share with you the best WordPress SEO plugins and tools that will improve the SEO of your website and make you rank higher in SERPs.

Below are some of the plugins;

WordPress SEO by Yoast

I believe you must have heard of toast SEO  someway, that is cool, but did you know that it is the Best SEO plugin for WordPress?

Yes it is, why do I say so?

This single plugin takes care of many aspects of your WordPress blog’s SEO. If you are using toast SEO, it can help you accomplish the following things;

 

  • Adding meta value for homepage
  • Adding meta value also for single post
  • Adding value for social sharing (image, title & description)
  • Social SEO
  • Easily create sitemap file for your blog
  • Access to editing the robots.txt and .htaccess
  • Control how your blog is indexed

Yes you can do all of that just with a single plugin called toast SEO, that is why it is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugin of all times. Toast SEO is a good solution to all your on-page SEO.

Google keyword planner

Do you know that it is possible to know an estimate of search volume, number of results and also the difficulty level of a keyword and to decide whether to use a particular keyword or not, depending on how competitive the keyword is?

Yes, it is possible, with the the aid of Google keyword planner.

Google keyword planner is a free tool offered to Google’s advertisers for free, but it is not limited to the advertisers alone, anybody can use it.

So if you are a content marketer or a blogger, you can also make use of this tool, using the data to know keywords with high search volume, high advertiser’s interest and also keywords you can use to outrank other sites in the SERPs.

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Link patrol

Link patrol is a premium WordPress plugin in which you can easily control and manage all the links on your website.

One thing to note about link patrol is that it is less resource intensive that other free plugins that do almost or the same work.

Now let me ask you this: Would you not love to monitor all the outgoing links on your site, how it it faring and more about links?

Definitely you will say yes, that is the answer everyone will give.

So try out link patrol, because it provides a quicker and best way to clean up your spammy links, anchor text, and also link juice problems with a super-fast user interface.

Broken Link checker

Broken link checker is another plugin that deals with links, and this plugin is used to identify and fix both internal and external broken links.

Why so?

Broken links (404 links) are links that leads to a page that does not exist on a website, and it does not only create bad experience for your users, but it also affect the site SEO.

So Broken Link plugin which is a free plugin will help you find those broken links and fix them even without editing your post.

This plugin is a highly useful plugin which is also free, but there is a bad side of it. Yes a bad side!

This plugin may have some problems with blogs, and can become resource intensive and could even slow down or freeze your hosting. And because of this  downside, some hosting providers have blocked the usage of this plugin.

So it is advisable to run this plugin on a low Traffic day to minimize the slow down.

All in one SEO

All in one SEO is an alternative plugin for the yoast SEO plugin I mentioned earlier. It have almost all the features of the yoast SEO plugin. All in one SEO also have a free and a premium versions of the plugin.

SEO smart links

Linking some of your post words to link on on your site is very important thing to do,because it can boost your sites ranking. And this process is known as on-page optimization.

But doing this manually,searching for the links to link to can be time consuming and stressful. But with SEO smart Link plugin, you can automatically link your words to any post link.

A lot of bloggers have found this plugin to be very useful to them,you too can join them in using this plugin.

SEO friendly images

SEO friendly images plugin is a plugin used to optimise images, which can drive a significant amount of traffic from image search engines.

SEO friendly images plugin adds ALT attributes into your image through the name of the image. So it it advisable to give your images more useful names, so as for the plugin to save the right ALT attributes.

If you’re just researching various SEO plugin for WordPress, I’ll advice you to simply use WordPress SEO by yoast plugin, as it offers most of the features offered by other individual plugins.

Is the any plugin you think I have missed out that should have been in the list?

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About Emmanuel Ekanem

Emmanuel Ekanem is a Freelance Writer and Blogger, I blog about the TECH NICHE & BLOGGING TIPS, i can help you fix up and have your blog running. I have also been featured on Top Websites like NAIJ and NigeriaToday.

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18 comments

  1. Nice post.

    You didnt talk about A security plugin. I will suggest Sucuri Security or iThemes Security. It can help prevent hackers from penetrating top your blog

    I blog at Passion Entrepreneurs

    • Hi Joshua,

      Yes I didn't include a security plugin, because I was writing about SEO Plugins..

      Thanks for contributing to the post, I'll surely write about security plugins.

      Hope to see you here again.

  2. Good One.

    I am commenting from ogbongetechs.com where you can get all blogger seo tips, free themes, android tips tricks, and web development tutorials.

  3. Hey Emmanuel,

    Great List you have up here!
    I use most of the Plugins you've listed above, but I highly recommend Yoast SEO Plugin!
    Do have a nice day buddy!

  4. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand.

    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get
    the hang of it!

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  6. Yoast SEO is a popular plugin as no doubt almost every WP is using and talking about it. Broken Links are also a pain in the neck of a blog and glad to hear there's a plugin for it on WordPress

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  9. Hi Emmanuel,

    Great work! But among all these SEO tools I prefer using Yoast on my site.
    Thanks for the post. Looking forward to get more such amazing posts.

    Commenting from: School Blog

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