Without a doubt, WordPress is easily the best content management system or website platform available. The platform’s ease of use makes it the perfect option for business owners looking to own an affordable, manageable website. The ability to integrate plugins, or additions to a WordPress website, just makes using the platform even better. From social sharing to visitor analysis tools, there are plugins for almost everything.
Unless you live under a rock, it’s common knowledge that search engine optimization (SEO) is a must for all websites looking to generate traffic and get more eyes on their website’s content. It’s also a great way to improve your brand’s online presence and authority.
Put together by a top African-American marketing agency, here’s a list of 5 commonly-used plugins for optimizing your WordPress website for search engines. Check them out below.
This plugin allows you to properly add meta data content to each page of your website. This includes meta titles and meta descriptions. It allows you to block pages from being indexed by search engines as well as submit your website’s sitemap to search engines. Yoast SEO also has an on-page optimization analyzer which is very helpful in ensuring that your pages are fully optimized for search engines.
With website load-speed being a SEO ranking factor, images should be compressed as much as possible to increase load time. WP Smush is a plugin that does just that. It allows you to scale images on upload, compress images up to 32MB, and convert PNG images into JPEG format.
W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache is another plugin to assist with making your WordPress website load faster for better SEO results. As a caching tool, it speeds up your site by serving static files instead of dynamically rendered content. By doing so, your web server will be able to present your website’s content much faster.
SEOPressor is an all in one WordPress plugin that allows you to manage all the pages on your website, posts included. It incorporates a keyword suggestion tool that’ll help you find long-tailed keywords instantly. Beyond the on-page SEO analysis, the most amazing feature by far is its ability to check for outbound and internal linking opportunities.
Rank Reveal makes my job a whole lot easier. The tool does exactly what its name proclaims, it reveals your current ranking for keywords that you could optimize for even better rankings. Like SEOPressor, it also comes with keyword suggestion capabilities. It also allows you to keep an eye on your competitor’s keyword rankings so that you could potentially use them for your website.
Now that you know about 5 stellar WordPress plugins for search engine optimization, I hope that you install and put them to use. I’m quite sure that you’ll appreciate the value that they’ll bring to your website’s SEO.