WordPress has some of the best plugins (apps) available for seo optimizing your website. SEO is a complex process which requires exceptional skills to execute and hard work. But no website/blog can improve its search engine rankings. Here are some of the best SEO plugins available in the market for wordpress. Some of these are paid and some are paid:
SEO Pressor (Paid):
SEO Pressor is a plugin which has truly advanced capabilities when it comes to SEO. You can manage all your pages, posts, keywords and almost everything related to SEO on your wordpress website with SEOPressor. It can help you analyze on page seo in addition to over optimization of keywords. Additionally it also has LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing) capabilities. LSI technology is used by Google and other search engines for finding the most relevant search results. It’s a paid plugin and you can buy a single site version for $47.
All in One SEO Pack (Free):
All in One SEO Pack is the most popular seo plugin for wordpress. It has been downloaded more than 14 million people around the globe. It is used by websites big and small, blogs, ecommerce websites, online news and media portals etc. All in one SEO Pack has been often cited as the easiest seo plugin which is popular among newbies and experienced seo professionals alike.
It can generate meta tags, page/post tiles and uses the industry wide best practices to generate automatically meta tags and titles. It can also add alt tags to the images contained in your post. Search engine bots are not able to read an image unless there is an alt tag associated with that image and many webmasters/bloggers often don’t pay attention to this important point.
This is a free plugin which is among some of the best SEO plugins for wordpress and is considered best of the breed in SEO plugins.
WordPress SEO by Yoast (Free):
WordPress SEO by Yoast is a free plugin and is the second most download seo plugin after All in One SEO Pack. It has been downloaded more than 4 million times and is used by some famous websites such as Mashable, Thenextweb etc.
This is regarded as the easiest plugin for newbies and has advanced functionalities which very few other plugins can match. It can add nofollow and noindex attributes your posts and categories and also has an option to set up Google Authorship for your profile. You can also add rel canonical tag to avoid duplicate content penalty from Google.
This is a short list of SEO plugins which are considered best for onpage and offpage seo optimization. WordPress has a vibrant developer community and being an open source platform more and more plugins are added every day. I’ve tried to list some of the most useful plugins here but am sure there are other good seo plugins out there which are in no way inferior to plugins discussed in this post.