Best WordPress Plugins For SEO – Top 5
Here we list the ‘Best WordPress Plugins For SEO‘ – these are the ones we use on all of our sites. The great news is that most of them are FREE!
Best WordPress Plugins For SEO – WordPress SEO
Created by Joost de Valk this WordPress plugin is an absolute must for any and every WordPress site or blog. They describe their plugin as “The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.”
As well as automatically analysing each page or post for its search engine optimisation – it automatically creates site maps, adds tags, metadata and titles to images, media, posts and pages. It can be found by searching for ‘WordPress SEO’ or simply ‘Yoast’ – or you can get the plugin by clicking here
Best WordPress Plugins For SEO – Cookies For Comments
The speed that your website loads at is very important for SEO. Having a website with hundreds or even thousands of pending comments really slows down the load time of your WordPress website.
THANK YOU to Matt Cutts of Google for highlighting this brilliant plugin.
This plugin, created by Donncha O Caoimh, will delete or set as spam any comment that is added to your site from a source that has not had a cookie dropped on to their computer. In layman’s terms – if a human is on your website a cookie will be placed on their computer. If a ‘robot’ or ‘automatic posting software’ is utilising your site it will not have created a cookie. This plugin only allows comments from a source with a cookie – i.e. a human. Search plugin for ‘Cookies For Comments’ or click here.
Best WordPress Plugins For SEO – Covert Copy Traffic
This is a very simple, yet genius plugin that uses a very popular technique to create highly relevant backlinks to your site and to drive traffic from other websites to your website.
The strategy used by this plugin is so powerful it’s currently being used by big companies such as:
- New York Post
- Nation Geographic
- Daily Mail
Plus many others – and it will work for you too – guaranteed!
Social sharing – which in real terms is people sharing the content of your website is huge for SEO. The bad news – you’re missing out on up to 70% of your potential blog traffic right now – and that’s because your visitors are not behaving the way you think they are.
Although some will click on a sharing button on your site – sending your content and website around the internet – MANY MORE are simply ‘copying & pasting’ your content on to either website or social media site. This plugin creates a backlink and invitation to read more on YOUR website – if ANY content is copied from your site.
We saw the benefits of this plugin almost immediately after installing it.
Get more information and watch the video showing how it works by clicking here
Best WordPress Plugins For SEO – Backlink Commando
We know that ‘social sharing’ and ‘social signals’ are important to SEO. Creating ‘authority sites’ around your chosen keywords is important. This plugin does this and so, so much more.
It can spin and re-write your articles – creating lots of keyword-rich articles from one article. It can take ‘links’ from your RSS feeds and promote those across the net.
It fills the internet with fresh, keyword-rich content, driving your sites authority, traffic and search engine rankings through the roof.
Far too many features to write about – easier if you watch the video by clicking here
Best WordPress Plugins For SEO – SEO Friendly Images
Ensuring ALL the images on your website have ‘alt tags’ is HUGELY important for SEO.
SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress optimisation plugin that automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according to the options you set. Additionally, this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.
ALT attribute is an important part of search engine optimisation. It describes your image to search engine and when a user searches for a certain image this is a key determining factor for a match.
TITLE attribute plays a lesser role but is important for visitors as this text will automatically appear in the tooltip when the mouse is over the image.
Find out more about this plugin by clicking here.
In our opinion, these are the Best WordPress Plugins For SEO. If you would like to REALLY understand the techniques that get your websites to the front page of search engines, like Google, consider a free SEO audit of your website?
We also have a number of free tools to help with SEO on your website.