Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin:
This is the first and best free SEO plugin for WordPress. This single plugin takes care of many aspect of your WordPress blog SEO. Using SEO by yoast you can do following things:
- Add meta value for homepage
- Add Meta value for Single post
- Social SEO
- Create Sitemap file
- Edit robots.txt and .htaccess
- Control indexing of your blog
If you are using ALL in one SEO plugin, it’s time to ditch it and migrate to Yoast WordPress SEO plugins. This plugin integrates feature from some of the popular plugin like Robots meta, RSS footer. You can download this plugin for free form WordPress repo over here.
Social SEO Pro:
Broken link checker:
SEO smart link WordPress plugin:
SEO smart link WordPress plugin let you automatically link your words to any post link. This is very useful for on page optimization and by finding your high ranking keywords using Google webmaster tool, you can boost your ranking. Though before you use this plugin, I suggest you to be sure of intern linking and be aware of Google linking algorithm. <link> If you are looking for manual way, you can also try WordPress insight plugin.
Also read: Essential WordPress Plug-ins
SEO friendly Images:
By optimizing your Images, you can drive a significant amount of traffic from Image search engine. Even here at Techalive, almost 1% of traffic is from Image search engine and it’s a lot. This plugin add ALT attributes into your images. Though you need to take care of Image name. If you upload images with name, image002.jpeg or DSC001.jpeg, I would suggest change your habit and better start giving a useful name. For example in this post, WordPress image which I used, I have given it a name “WordPress SEO”. <Link>
If you are just researching about other SEO plugins for WordPress, you might some more name in the list and let me list down those plugins below and suggest the best one for your blog.
- Google XML Sitemap plugin: This plugin is widely recommended for generating sitemap of your blog, but I suggest you to ignore this plugin as you can now use the sitemap feature of WordPress SEO by yoast plugin.
- All in one SEO, SEO Ultimate : Again you don’t need any of these two plugins as WordPress SEO by yoast have all essential feature.
- Robots meta: All the feature of this plugin is integrated in SEO by yoast plugin.
Do let us know which plugin you think I missed? Which other WordPress SEO plugin you are using on your blog ?