The internet has become flooded with so many websites, blogs, online stores, gaming platforms, etc. there are those that have been created as domain names and sub domains. Currently, there are 200 million blogs. All these are struggling to appear on the first page of search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. This is because as a matter of fact, online users rarely go beyond the first and second pages of search engines when searching for anything online. This means therefore that if your website is very far from the first page, you may never get visitors to your website. How do you ensure that your blog remains at the top? This is best done using Search Engine Optimization. There are very expensive as well as cheaper professionals who can do this for you.
The WordPress platform however has plugins that you can install on your blog, activate and use to rank higher in search engines. Some of these plugins are free to use while others are paid ones. Some come on a subscription basis where you pay on a monthly basis. Here, we are going to discuss a number of the best ones.
This is one of the most popular SEO WordPress Plugin on the market. Is come free of charge and you can use it for a number of functions. It does virtually everything for you. Among the areas it caters for include title, keywords, descriptions, duplicate content, as well as per page/post editing.
When writing your post or page, it allows you to add meta title which helps push the ranking high whenever a search engine indexes pages. You can use the post’s/page’s title or use a different title altogether, description as well as keywords help in ensuring the website dominates search engines when a person searches for keywords related to the ones you have used.
A sitemap is very important when it comes search engines crawling on the world wide web. A search engine uses the sitemap to index pages of all website before showing them up on the search pages. It is thus one way of raising the website higher on search engines. The Google XML Sitemaps Generator helps a WordPress blog by generating the best sitemap that necessary for search engine indexing. The sitemap created can also be read by most of the other search engines including Yahoo and Bing in addition to Google. You don’t require PHP knowledge as it does all this on the background for you.
This is a SEO Plugin that has been seen as an improved version of “All in one SEO”. It comes with features such automatic 301 redirects for changing permalinks, post slug automation; META tags auto generation, as well as avoidance of duplicate content.
Images are also very important when it comes to Search Engine Optimization. Proper “title” and “alt” tags on all these images pushes a website ranking higher in search engines. The SEO Friendly Images helps in applying all the right features of this. If you check in the Google search engine, you will see a tab for images. This is why images too are important for SEO.