#description: The most recommended WordPress SEO plugins for your website.
Everyone has a list of Wordpress plugins they use for SEO (search engine optimization) when it comes to their website. Most are outdated and don’t have enough features to compete with other sites on the web.
I’ve been in the SEO industry for a few years and have used almost all the plugins out there. I am going to share what I use for results.
Of course depending on your keywords and link strategy, you’re going to get different results. Here is the list that I use with a little explanation of what they do:
If you’re re-designing a site, forwarding the new links to the correct page is absolutely essential. I use this nifty little plugin and get all my redirection done faster then you can say 404.
Schema Creator By Raven
Raven Tools has created an amazing tool for schema snippets to help Google determine what specific content to show in Google, Bing and Yahoo. You don’t have to constantly look for code to put in.
Raven Tools schema creator will take care of everything for you with shortcodes.
SEO Auto Linker
Every Webmaster needs to have an excel file with all the important keywords and where their linked internally.
This is how you raise authority to pages quickly that otherwise are new and need of links. SEO Auto Linker is your friend in this case.
Wordpress Gzip Compression
Wordpress Gzip compression is a handy plugin to get your Wordpress site to speed up. This will also reduce bandwidth usage.
Google obviously looks at site speed as a factor when ranking your site. Simply install this plugin and activate it.
Wordpress SEO by Yoast
This is by far my favourite plugin for an all in one SEO plugin. Its got everything you need from custom title tags to XML sitemaps. It’s a must download for all websites.
The plugin is constantly updated and works like a charm. Highly recommended!
Most of these plugins are extremely easy to learn and some of them like Wordpress SEO by Yoast are a little bit trickier to learn. These are all the plugins I use to optimize my site and any client I sign.
If you have other plugins that you use to optimize your website with Wordpress I would love to hear about it in the comment section. Join the conversation.
About the Author:
Puya Turkiyan is a web marketing and SEO Services helping various companies around the lower mainland in beautiful British Columbia.