WordPress is a wonderful platform for website development but sadly you need some add-ons for having the flexibility of operation. There are a few plugins which will increase the functionality of the site drastically. For search engine optimization, there are some exclusive plugins which will help the site to rank well in Google. In this blog, we will share 17 SEO tools for your WordPress site.
1. Yoast SEO:
The most effective SEO plugin is Yoast for its all-round performance. It is like a must have for any website owner; newbie or pro. And the best part of this tool is that it is free of cost. However, you can buy the premium version and avail many other added features. Launched as ‘WordPress SEO by Yoast’ in 2010, the plug in has gone through drastic improvement. The content analysis ability of it is great. It also checks the readability and suggests improvisation if needed.
2. All In One SEO Pack:
This plug in is the pioneer of Yoast SEO. For the early arrival. All In One SEO Pack enjoys some steady fanbase. Almost all the features and services of this tool are same as Yoast. It provides exclusive services for the beginners. It is one of the most downloaded plugins for WordPress, since its inception in 2007.
3. SEO Framework:
It is another all-rounder SEO plug-ins just like the previous two. As unbranded, the plug in has a clean interface. Many users find it more effective than Yoast for the user-friendly feature. But you need little knowledge in SEO to effectively use the plug-in. so it is advisable to avoid this tool if you are a beginner.
This plug in is a complete solution to gather all the necessary information regarding your competitor’s website. This tool collects all the information of analytics, insights, organic keywords, backlinks and advertising strategies of the competitor’s site. You need to have paid subscription to enjoy the advantages of the plugin.
It is an effective tool to redirect the users from broken links and deleted pages for a high end user experience. It helps the users as well as the website owners to redirect in some useful page. It also creates new redirects along with managing existing redirects.
6. W3 Total Cache:
To increase the speed of page and download and reduce load time, W3 Total Cache is the ultimate solution. It also improves the conversion rates. This plugin is made for the improvisation of the performance of the complete website.
7. Google Keyword Planner:
Google has the complete solution of data insight than any other website. So the Google Keyword Planner gives the users all the required information free of cost. The users can get all the keywords related ideas from this tool. Though the main purpose of the tool is to guide the advertisers to select the right keyword by showing the estimate of search volume, the number of results and difficulty level.
Just like W3Total Cache, this plugin also helps to keep the website clean and act faster. For the better performance and faster website, WP-Optimize is a good choice. The tool makes more space by clearing the unused database leading to overall efficiency.
9. Google XML Sitemaps:
When Google crawlers will search the website, it is the XML sitemap which helps them to complete the action. The Google XML sitemaps will allow the website without any third party help to create and update the sitemap quickly and easily.
10. Open Site Explorer:
This plug is developed by Moz which checks all the data of any domain name. The list of linked website and the used anchor text for linking; all the information can be fetched from this tool. Though the tool is free, it has a daily limitation of searches. You can take the full advantage of the website by registering Moz Pro Subscription.
11. Broken Link Checker:
Broken links are the enemy of any website as it decreases the ranking easily. The plugin can trace and locate the entire broken links under the url. The website owner can take necessary steps to mend those links.
12. All In One WP Security & Firewall:
All the search engine check the site security very strictly especially for the virus and malware. The plugin named All In One WP Security & Firewall will prevent all the malicious activities of the unwanted elements and keep it safe both for the website owner and user.
13. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP):
The search engines look into that how many people are staying on your website and explore pages for more information. YARPP is a great tool to reduce the bounce rate naturally by showing the related content on the page where the reader would love to visit.
14. Rel NoFollow Checkbox:
It is quite common practise in the internet that the linked website would have some authority of the main site which can avoid by adding nofollow attribute to the link. On the other hand, you can nofollow all the external links of the WordPress site.
This is a browser addon available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera web browsers. It will showcase all the SEO related information of the site you visit like page rank, last updated, alexa rank, domain age, and all other important parameter.
Spam comment is a great thing of worry for any website owners. The Akismet tool bans all the potential harmful links of the comment section. It helps to stay your site clear and clean.
17. AMP for WP:
As per the recent study, almost 50% web traffic comes from mobile users. That’s why, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) implementation is important for the mobile version of the site. The AMP for WP automatically augments Accelerated Mobile Pages to the website making the mobile users’ experience great.