How to Dominate SEO With the Hottest WordPress Plugins

If you have a WordPress site, you’re probably running several plugins. There are currently 50,320 plugins available on WordPress.org. And there are hundreds more that are available outside of WordPress.

It’s safe to say that plugins are popular.

There are plugins for just about everything, including SEO.

So you might be wondering what the best SEO plugins are.

Here is some plugins for all things SEO. Even if you only use a handful, you’re guaranteed to improve your SEO.

To top it all off, it’ll be dead easy, so you don’t need to be an expert web developer to use these plugins.

1. Yoast

If you know anything about WordPress plugins, you know that “SEO plugin” is synonymous with “Yoast.”

It’s easily the most popular SEO plugin, with more than 3 million sites using it.

2. Broken Link Checker

If you do any link building, you know it’s crucial to make sure your link structure is rock solid.

Thanks to Broken Link Checker, that’s an easy job to accomplish.

3. All in One SEO Pack

If you don’t like Yoast, try All in One SEO Pack.

It’s an excellent alternative that covers a lot of the same ground that Yoast does, but with a different interface.

4. Google XML Sitemaps

Does the term “XML sitemap” mean anything to you?

They’re a technical but important part of any SEO strategy.

Basically, XML sitemaps help search engine robots crawl your site more quickly and effectively.

5. All In One WP Security & Firewall

Imagine this.

You wake up one day only to find out that your site has been hacked.

That’s exactly what this plugin is designed to stop.

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Of course, WordPress is secure, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

6. SEO Optimized Images

When you hear “SEO,” you probably think about keywords. But there are hundreds of factors that are important for SEO.

Case in point: Images. If your images aren’t optimized properly, you’re not getting as much bang for your buck.

As its name implies, SEO Optimized Images allows you to edit your image data.

7. Most Shared Posts

This is similar to Social Metrics, but it focuses on posts.

8. Imsanity

If you want another option for dealing with images, try Imsanity.

9. WPtouch Mobile Plugin

The world is more mobile than ever.

That means you have to be thinking mobile first whenever you make any changes to your site.

This handy plugin “will instantly enable a mobile-friendly version of your site.”

10. Akismet

Over 3 million people use Akismet to help cut down on comment spam, and it’s easily the best plugin of its kind.

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11. Yet Another Posts Related Plugin (YARPP)

This is another plugin I’ve raved about before, and it’s still one of the best in its class.

It displays posts and pages related to the current content.

Basically, it allows you to display similar content to your users, which should decrease your bounce rate and keep visitors on your site.

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This can go a long way toward user retention and conversion, so don’t underestimate it.

 

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