One of the wonderful things about WordPress is that SEO-wise it is already pretty sound. You will have to know a little bit about what you’re doing, though it should be fairly easy to rank highly in search engine results using WordPress alone. Of course, with additional plugins, you are able to boost your rankings online even further. So, in this article, I’ll be doing just that, and introducing you to 5 of the best plugins to get your site ranking higher.
When it comes to WordPress plugins, there’s nothing on the market better than Yoast. Many of the top sites online which have WordPress as their CMS use this plugin. It is remarkably simple to use. One of the highlights is the fact that it will analyse your text and tell you where you are going wrong on an SEO level. In fact, whilst writing this post, I was conscious of checking the Yoast analysis!
This is a close second to Yoast. It does much the same job, however, I find that the keyword analysis in it is slightly better. This is a system which is going to require very little in the way of input on your side. The bulk of the SEO is automatic, and this makes it the perfect plugin for those who are starting to feel around this form of internet marketing for the first time.
I absolutely love this plugin. It works by going through all of the content on your website and then provides notifications on where you should be doing a little bit better with your SEO. It is highly accurate and I’ve seen plenty of people climb to the top of some of the most competitive key terms out there simply by listening to the advice that SEO Content Control gives them. I suggest implementing this plugin alongside one of the others in this list.
This again is a specialised plugin. A lot of websites are almost perfect when it comes to SEO, meaning they put up high quality and unique content on a regular basis – the keywords are all in the right place too! The thing that lets them down in the rankings, however, is a slow page loading speed. Very few people realise that search engines such as Google penalise websites which run too slow. Most of the time this is down to the images on their site. SEO Friendly Image will help bring down your file sizes. Its main functionality, however, is to add proper tags behind these images so that the search engines actually know what your site is about. Remember, search engines can’t look at images, and so they need to be told what they are looking at. This plugin is fully automatic and works with a single click.
Hopefully you’re already using Google Analytics to plan your SEO campaigns. If not, then you must! It is incredibly useful. Of course, logging into the website each and every time you want to check for something can be a little cumbersome, and so this adding this nifty plugin to your site with show you everything you need to know right there on your dashboard. By looking at this information, you’ll be able to tailor your campaigns perfectly.
So, that’s it! You’ve just learnt about 5 of the best WordPress plugins to get your site ranking higher. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave a comment below, and I’ll be sure to get back to you.