5 Popular SEO WordPress Plugins
On top of already having a well-designed site that is coded to ensure visibility to search engines and also includes great copy writing that uses keywords to help your site’s search rankings, there are some great WordPress plugins you can use to help your site’s SEO effort. Here are 5 free, popular ones:
All-In-One SEO Pack is one of the most popular SEO plugins for WordPress there is. It rewrites your title tags (the text you see at the top of the browser window) and makes sure the post title comes first. It can auto-generate your descriptions commonly taken from the post excerpt and keywords are generated from the post categories.
The Google XML Sitemaps plugin creates a sitemap based on your website’s pages and posts and then submits it Google, Bing and Ask.com. It also automatically sends any updates to your site to these popular search engines. All you have to do is install the plugin, generate the sitemap and that’s it. Very simple!
More and more images come up during a search driving traffic to your site. So it’s important to properly describe the image through the alt and title tags. This is the way Google knows how to find these images. SEO Friendly Images automatically does this for you based on the settings you provide making it an easy way to make sure all your images have proper alt and title tags.
WP Super Cache isn’t necessarily considered an SEO plugin but it does make your site run faster, which is an important factor in search engines finding your site. It creates a smaller static html file that is served directly without having to process the heavier PHP files. This plugin will help your site in the event of a large spike of traffic that may have crashed your server otherwise.
The number of internal links to a page on your site determines the importance of that page to a search engine. So having a plugin that adds these links for you can help save you time with your internal linking strategy. This is where the Yet Another Related Posts Plugin comes in handy. It adds links to related posts on your blog with the ability to customize the output and set the relevance threshold.
What WordPress plugins are you using to improve your site’s SEO?