SEO or Search Engine Optimization has now become the most crucial part of going online whether we talk about an online business or about blogging. And more than 50% of World’s websites are now running on wordpress, which makes it important to beat the competition by using the best plugin that can help you reach the first page of the search engines.
I have tested several plugins for SEO for my websites and have shortlisted these 5 Best WordPress plugins for SEO which were most helpful and useful for getting higher ranks in search engines.
Top 5 WordPress Plugins for SEO to rank higher in Search Engines
1). SEO by Squirrly:
Though i found and started using this plugin after a long research, but it worth it. SEO by Squirrly provides you with all the necessary features a plugin should have for improving your SEO, right from the “JSON-LD Structured SEO” to “Squirrly Live Assistant“which will help you right there while creating the content for the website.
The most amazing thing that I found with squirrly, which nobody else is offering is you can see you rank on google right there in your wp dashboard, just a click away. Also it is easy to use, even if you are a newbie. Squirrly assistant will help you setup your website’s onpage as well as offsite seo.
2). WordPress SEO by Yoast:
SEO by Yoast is among the most widely used wordpress plugin for SEO. It offers you to add meta title, meta description, and meta keywords right below your writing box in wordpress. It also offer your to do onsite as well as offsite seo for your website.
It will make your SEO tasks so easy that even a newbie can get higher ranks.
3). All in One SEO
It is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins (over 30 million downloads since 2007) and is different with squirrly and Yoast but is as effective as its Squirrly and Yoast.
Good for setting up both onsite as well as offsite SEO.
4). Smush Image Compression and Optimization:
Heavy images present in your website indirectly drags your website out of rankings. Google prefers those websites which loads faster. And 1 way to achieve faster loading time is to reduce the image sizes to the least to make your website run faster.
Install it in your wordpress installation and reduce the load time of your website.
5). W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache can improve your website’s overal performance drastically. It reduces the load time of your website by caching the pages and posts frequently and showing the cached pages thus reducing the request time for website.
And as discussed above, google prioritise the websites with faster loading time. Lower the load time of your website .. higher will be the chances to get better rank in search engines.
There are several awesome plugins out there available to use, but this is the exclusive list which should be used in your wordpress based website to get better ranking in the search engines.
You can also share your experiences with these or with similar plugins.
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