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I have tried and tested many SEO plugins for wordpress site because Search engines are a major source of traffic for most websites. Based on my research and experience, I have created a list of plugins which I use on all my sites. In this article, I will share the Best SEO plugins and tools that will improve SEO of your website and help to Make your WordPress website completely Search Engine friendly.
List of Best SEO Plugins
SEO by Yoast the most popular and most downloaded seo plugin. it is covering all your on-site SEO needs.
It provides features and functionalities like Page Analysis, Meta & Link Elements, XML Sitemaps, RSS Optimization, Breadcrumbs, Edit .htaccess and robots.txt, Social Integration, Multi-Site Compatibility, Import & Export functionality, News SEO and more.
Download Yoast SEO
All in One SEO Pack
The another most downloaded plugin for WordPress is All in One SEO.
All in One SEO pack automatically optimize your site for Search Engines. It provides features like XML Sitemap, Google Analytics, SEO on Custom Post Types, Advanced Canonical URLs, Automatically optimizes your titles for Google and other search engines, provide SEO Integration for e-Commerce sites, Automatically notifies search engines about changes to your site, Generates META tags automatically, Translated into 57 languages and much more features.
Download: All in One SEO Pack
SEMrush is not a WordPress plugin, it is a premium and very effective tool that is used by a wide number of pro bloggers. it can provide huge return for your investment, you can learn about organic keywords to rank for, analyze your competitors in detail, places where you can get backlinks from, and lot more
SEO by SQUIRRLY
This Plugin useful to get Excellent SEO with Better Content, Ranking and Analytics. For Both Humans and Search Bots.
Squirrly SEO helps you write content that is SEO friendly and ALSO Human friendly. You’ll get to improve your rankings, while providing your readers with great content. See Your SEO Stats, get a weekly SEO Audit and find the best keywords.
It works well with WordPress sites that already have Yoast or All In One SEO. You can opt-in to keep those settings, so no need to start over again.
Download: SEO by SQUIRRLY
Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files.
This is particularly useful if you are migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation and it is 100% free plugin.
All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets
This plugin helps to Boost CTR. Improve SEO & Rankings. Supports most of the content type. Works perfectly with Google, Bing, Yahoo & Facebook.
Download All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets
Broken Link Checker
This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any Broken Link found. It Notifies you either via the Dashboard or by email. This plugin provides features like You can makes broken links display differently in posts also you can prevents search engines from following broken links. You can search and filter links by URL, anchor text and so on. Links can be edited directly from the plugin’s page, without manually updating each post.
Download Broken Link Checker
The external links plugin for WordPress lets you process outgoing links differently from internal links.
This plugin helps to Process all outgoing links, rather than only those within your entries’ content and text widgets.
Add an external link icon to outgoing links. You can use a class=”no_icon” attribute on links to override this.
Add rel=nofollow to the links. (Note: You can use a rel=”follow” attribute on links to override this.)
Open outgoing links in new windows. Note that this can damage your visitor’s trust towards your site in that they can think your site used a pop-under.
Turn on “autolinks” functionality. Its automatically converts urls to hyperlinked urls in post/page content, excerpts and text widgets..
Domains/subdomains you wish to Exclude from processing.
Download External Links
Rel Nofollow Checkbox
This plugin adds a simple checkbox in the insert/edit link popup for including nofollow attribute.
Download Rel Nofollow Checkbox
WP Smush – Image Optimization
Large image files may be slowing down your site without you even knowing it. WP Smush uses WPMU DEV’s super servers to quickly smush every single one of your images and cuts all the unnecessary data without slowing down your site.
Resize and optimize all of your images with the incredibly powerful and 100% free image smusher, brought to you by the superteam at WPMU DEV!
Download WP Smush
Cache Enabler – WordPress Cache
Cache Enabler is a lightweight caching plugin for WordPress that makes your website faster by generating static HTML files plus WebP support.
The Cache Enabler plugin creates static HTML files and stores them on the servers disk. The web server will deliver the static HTML file and avoids the resource intensive backend processes (core, plugins and database). This WordPress cache engine will improve the performance of your website.
Download Cache Enabler
I am using Yoast SEO, External Links, WP Smush and Cache Enabler plugins on this blog wasimsama.com.