Well, you have set up your website on WordPress and now you are stuck at SEO part. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the best WordPress SEO plugins you can use to make your website optimised for search engines.
1. WordPress SEO by Yoast
Yoast is perhaps one of the most popular among all other WordPress SEO Plugins available.
Its popularity is so much that more than 1 million websites are using it. It is a very popular SEO plugin for WordPress because of its ease of use. One of the unique features of this plugin is that it gives you the ability to rank your content on the basis of the coloured bullets.
Yoast has a feature to rank content based on the focus keyword which you set to rank in search result.
It also generates an XML sitemap for your site which is very crucial for SEO. You don’t have to use another plugin to generate XML sitemap for your website.
It also has an option to create a meta description for the search engine to display relevant portion of your content in search results.
When your content gets the Green Colour bullet you can be sure that your SEO is doing pretty good.
Yoast also has the Premium SEO plugin with extended features for Woocommerce and local SEO needs. Yoast support forum is also good with huge community support and often discuss SEO and other technical issues.
2. All in one SEO Pack
All in one SEO Pack makes your website SEO friendly and automatically manages most of the tasks on its own.
This plugin is also very popular having more than a million active installations. All in one SEO Pack is a tough rival of Yoast because of its flexibility and ease of use.
All in one SEO Pack offers all the features as of Yoast but lacks in indicating how your content is optimized for SEO. It is not having Coloured bullets feature which Yoast has.
3. Squirrly SEO Plugin
Squirrly says “SEO By Squirrly is for the NON-SEO experts. Get Excellent Seo with Better Content, Ranking and Analytics. For Both Humans and Search Bots.”
Squirrly plugin is quite different than the first two as it gives the option of searching keywords and optimizes your content according to those targeted keywords. It has a feature of live assistant which can tell how to exactly work on your content for SEO.
It has both the FREE and Premium Version but the FREE version does not have many features including the live assistant feature which is only available in its Premium version.
4. SEMRUSH Writing Assistant
This plugin is provided by SEMRUSH and is a very good option for your WordPress website.
It has some advanced features with recommendations to target keywords and also has a plagiarism detection tool to avoid duplicate content on your WordPress site.
5. WP Super Cache
This Plugin is one of the most reliable in WordPress plugin repository because it’s developed from the WordPress creators Automattic.
Caching is a feature to improve page speed of a website and is very crucial for SEO.
WP Super Cache makes your website lightning fast by creating static HTML pages for your website so that they are rendered easily. Other Plugins such as w3 total cache, can also be used for caching.
6. WP 404 Auto Redirect to Similar Post
404 pages are the pages which are not found and is bad for your SEO. This FREE plugin Automatically Redirect any 404 pages to a Similar Post based on the Title, Post Type & Taxonomy using 301 Redirects!
7. Social Media Sharing Buttons
Social Media sharing buttons are very crucial in boosting a website’s SEO because they help in circulating content and makes them fresh. They also help in acquiring natural backlinks which can be indexed by search engines which are good for your SEO.
There are a lot of social sharing buttons plugins available in the WordPress repository. We use Sumome social sharing buttons for our website but you can use any one of the plugins as per your need.
8. WP Smush
WP Smush is a plugin which optimizes images and compresses to reduce space. It’s a very good plugin because it makes your WordPress website lightning fast. This plugin is also capable of converting your images in NEX GEN format.
This Plugin also has Premium version where you can bulk smush all images at once. The FREE version is also able to smush the images but it does it rather slowly as compared to Premium version.
I hope that you enjoyed reading this post. These WordPress SEO plugins must be used in order to boost your SEO in 2019. If I missed some of the plugins plz comment below and I will add it in the list.