5 Free WordPress Plugins to Optimize your Site for Search Engines


Wordpress has taken the online world by storm. There is no denying that it has transformed the way we develop and maintain sites today. It has even made it easier for the non-technical user to establish a stronger online presence.
However, what good a beautiful and feature-rich website do if nobody can see it? In order to drive constant traffic from search engines, you need to optimize your site and get higher rankings.
Well, where Wordpress has a plugin for everything, optimizing your site for search engines is no exception. Wordpress offers a variety of SEO Plugins that can be integrated into your site and optimize it for better rankings.
Wordpress has hundreds of thousands of plugins to choose from and the number is only growing. But choosing from such a huge list can be a hectic and tiresome job. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 5 free Wordpress SEO Plugins to help you choose only the best plugin for your site.

All in One SEO Pack is one of the most popular SEO Plugin that automatically optimizes your site for search engines. The plugin allows you to generate Meta tags automatically and add Meta details to your site right from the website. It also comes with Google Analytics support for your Wordpress website.
Additional features:
·         Compatible with other Wordpress plugins and almost every Wordpress theme
·         Automatically optimizes your titles for Google
·         Has been translated into 57 languages
·         Comes with advanced canonical URLs

Yoast SEO Plugin is yet another free SEO plugin that takes care of various aspects of your Wordpress website including XML Sitemap, editing Robots.txt, adding Meta details, optimizing your site for social media, page analysis and so much more.

Additional Features:
·         Comes with Breadcrumbs feature
·         Multi-site compatible
·         Offers import and export functionality
·         RSS Optimization
·         Lets you check the readability score of your content

Images play a crucial role in describing a lot about your website. By optimizing your images for the search engine, you can drive a hefty amount of visitors to your site. SEO Friendly images, as the name suggests, optimizes your images for Google and other search engines by allowing you to add ALT attributes, give names to your images and so much more.
Additional Features:
·         Compatible with almost every Wordpress theme
·         Lets you add names of the images
·         Automatically updates all images with Title and Alt attribute

SEO Content Control is yet another free Wordpress SEO Plugin that monitors your whole website's content and notifies you of any piece which is considered as a weak point for your site.  The plugin allows you to make necessary changes and improve your search engine rankings.
Additional Features:
·         Monitors your site every now and then for SEO problems
·         Highlights the problems with red, yellow and green colors
·         100% compatible with other plugins and Wordpress themes

The Simple URLs plugin lets you keep track of every outbound link and control the flow right from your Wordpress dashboard. It also allows you to evaluate conversion rate on your site by letting you monitor the number of clicks through your affiliate links.
Additional Features:
·         Adds a new custom post type to the Wordpress dashboard
·         Stores click count in the form of custom field
·         Uses 301 redirects and custom post types to track outbound links on your site.
Optimizing your website for the search engines is extremely important to drive constant traffic to your site and rank higher in the search engines. These Wordpress plugins can prove to be great companions in your online business.

Author Bio:
Kate Sheren is a WordPress Developer by profession and writer by hobby. She works for Wordsuccor Ltd., a well know web development company for plugin development in wordpress. If you need to hire a Plugin Developer you can get in touch with her.


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