Most of people in blogging world are fully aware of WordPress. It is the most popular CMS among the bloggers because its easy to use and manage and if used with some supported plugins then it can do some real magic. About 10% of total websites/blogs over internet are on WordPress.
Bloggers are making good money from there blogs by getting there blogs Search Engine Optimized, Content is the essential part for a blog to stay alive but by applying some simple SEO tricks your blog can earn good money for you also. As a user of WordPress from last 3 years I have tried hundreds of WordPress Plugins for different purposes. I found some really useful and some are really useless and can drive your blog crazy. So its better to use plugins when you are really sure that it will help you.
After using many SEO related plugins I have found these 5 plugins useful and which will really helps you also in doing SEO of your WordPress blog:
1. All in one SEO: It is one of best and mostly used SEO plugin for WordPress blogs. It provides lots of options to help you in ranking your blog content high in search results. Both basic free and premium version of plugins are available to download and use. This plugin is a vital tool in managing the search engine optimization strategy for your websites, utilizing the automated tools in it will save you countless hours and headaches in performing the necessary SEO functions of sites.
2. SEO Smart Links: It provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more. SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog. It also allows you to set up your own keywords and set of matching URLs and you can also set nofollow attribute and open links in new window.
3. Platinum SEO Pack: It offers you a complete suite of SEO techniques to optimize your blog for search engines. It lets you enter custom keywords and tags in your posts so that they find more readers. Platinum SEO Pack is a solid substitute of All in One SEO plugin. It also provides all same functionalities as of All in One SEO offers. You can either use All in SEO or Platinum SEO Pack, their is no need to use both at the same time.
4. SEO Friendly Images: SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress SEO plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes for SEO purposes. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.
5. WordPress SEO by Yoast: The most complete all in one SEO solution for your WordPress blog, this plugin has a huge list of features like option to post title and meta description meta box to change these on a per post basis, Taxonomy (tag, category & custom taxonomy) title and meta description support, Google search result snippet previews, Focus keyword testing, Meta Robots configuration and many more. It is useful for advance WordPress users who knows how to deal it WP coding stuff.
- All in One SEO
- SEO Smart Links
- Platinum SEO Pack
- SEO Friendly Images
- WordPress SEO by Yoast.