I am sure you already know that SEO is extremely crucial to getting more traffic for your WordPress website. Google and other major search engines are used on a daily basis by millions of people to find information and it is only natural that you try and position your website on the first page of these search engines.
In this article we are going to take a look at the 5 best WordPress SEO plugins to help you achieve this lofty goal.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
No WordPress SEO list would be complete without Yoast SEO. It is one of the most popular plugins and will improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects. The plugin forces you to pick a focus keyword which would be used to determine how optimized your content is for SEO.
Apart from technical optimization, the plugin also strives to ensure that you write better content. The plugin can determine how often you use the passive or active voice and will highlight sentences that can be improved.
The plugin can also create a sitemap for your website.
SEO by Squirrly
A plugin we just started using here at Web Monkey and one recommended by marketing guru Neil Patel.
The SEO by Squirrly plugin is one that we love to use because it provides incredible features we are yet to see any other SEO plugin provide. Some of these features include
- A live keyword research to find out how competitive your keywords are and how hard it is to rank them.
- Live search online for relevant blog posts, images and even tweets that you can insert into your blog post.
- A weekly audit report detailing how well your site is performing and tips on how to improve your rankings
All in One SEO Pack
One of the most downloaded plugins of all time. The All in One SEO Pack plugin comes with a ton of features all catered towards boosting your SEO ranking.
The plugin can also generate META tags automatically and optimizes your titles for Google and other major search engines.
This is another all-in-one super SEO plugin with lots of features.
Some of these features include control over meta titles and descriptions, open graphs, auto linking and 404 monitoring.
Broken Links Checker
Broken links suck a lot and can make any site appear unprofessional and also hurt your SEO.
We recommend using the Broken Links Checker plugin to detect broken links on your site. It is a free plugin and you can even fix the broken links without even editing your posts.
The plugin does consume a lot of resources so take this into consideration when using it.
So there you have it, our 5 best WordPress SEO plugins for the year 2017.
If you do have other suggestions, be sure to post your comments below.