3 Important SEO Plugins for WordPress 2015
WordPress is most popular blogging platform which is used all over the world by more than 50 million websites. It is not only used by professional bloggers but several online businesses, online magazine and internet marketing firms employ it to run and expand their business on the web.
It is very well known that SEO is a wide field and vast knowledge is required to master it. But if you really want to make a brand image of your business in the market then you should focus on SEO as it helps to bring more organic traffic, customer and leads.
For Onpage Optimization WordPress SEO plugins plays an important part. They help in force rewrite rule, automated content optimization, social media integration and many others.
Some of the most featured WordPress plugins are
ALL in One SEO Pack
ALL in One SEO Pack is one of the most advanced SEO plugin, built for bloggers, online business, eCommerce and magazines. Its popularity can be realized from the fact that it has already got over 14 million downloads and ratings 3.8 out of 5.
The pro version of this plugin has more advance features like premium support and installation and which you won’t get in free version.
If you have little knowledge of SEO and want to do OnPage optimization then this is the best plugin. Its main feature is that it automatically generates Meta description, Meta keywords for your blog posts and automatically optimizes your titles using best practices. In addition it can add alternate tags to all your images within any of your blog post. This is an important task as search bots can understand the graphics only when description is given against it.
It is also the only SEO plugin which supports ecommerce websites and through its advanced algorithm it is able to check your blog for any duplicate pages to prevent panda penalty. Therefore we can say it provides complete solution for beginners to advance users.
Yoast has over 4.5 million plus downloads and 4.7 rating out of 5. This plugin includes an option to integrate the latest Facebook open graph and twitter metadata to make your website more social friendly. But the most important feature of this plugin is the onpage analysis powered by Linkdex. It guides you custom boxes to place Meta description and keyword tags.
It also checks keyword density in your posts; whether the targeted phrase is present in title, post URL. It also gives you a hint where to put the keywords and complete analysis on links with rating based on 100%.
It also has inbuilt Flesch Reading scale to check if your post is easy to read or not. This feature allows you to optimize your content for your readers.
You can also set no-follow and no-index to categories like tags, author, archive and to individual pages. It gives you the option to generate breadcrumbs and sitemaps. You can add rel canonical tags to prevent duplicate content penalty. It has option to verify Google authorship and to optimize RSS feeds to prevent it from scrappers.
This plugin makes easy to create and submit your sitemap to Google webmaster. It also generates the .gzip which Google generally use and consider. The plugin is known for its user friendliness and supports for multiple post formats. It means that if your theme supports custom styles for content like video, gallery, quote etc. then Google sitemap can include them in your sitemap. This feature is usually absent in other plugins.