WordPress SEO Plugins are heart of any WordPress blog out there. It is SEO which decides the growth of our blog, the traffic to our blog and which gives us new reader by their search queries.
I was not writing much on my blog from last month (Sorry to those readers who were waiting for more articles) because of my examination and was not online for promotion of my blog posts but still I had constant readers on my blog, most probably because of the SEO plugins I use for my blog.
So, I thought, it would be a good idea to come back into blogging with a post in which I will share about the WordPress SEO plugins I am using for my blog OddBlogger and Geek OddBlogger. I use 3 SEO plugins, all three for different purposes, of course. So, here is the list of 3 WordPress SEO plugins you may want to consider for your blog.
#1: SEOPressor (Paid)
This is one of the top premium SEO plugins. It works like a charm, easy to use and very effective. It shows you a checklist in the right side bar of post editor and reminds you of various important SEO tasks which you should do in your post. The plugin checks if you have keywords for your posts or not then it checks that the keyword is present in H1, H2 and H3, keyword is in your post title, images – if the alt tag is there or not, if you have internal links or not, and a few more SEO tweaks.
I have already written a review and guide for SEOPressor SEO plugin. You should definitely check it out: SEOPressor V5 Review.
You might have heard or read about the importance of ALT and TITLE tags in images, it is known as optimizing images.
ALT attribute is important part of search engine optimization. It describes your images to search engine and when a user searches for a certain image this is a key determining factor for a match.
TITLE attribute play lesser role but is important for visitors as this text will automatically appear in the tooltip when mouse is over the image.
But what if you already have lots of post on you blog with lots of image and you think you are a bit late to know about image optimization. Then this plugin is for you. The plugin automatically updates all the images without ALT and TITLE tag on your blog with appropriate keywords according to the settings you have set.
#3: SEO Smart Links Another automatic WordPress SEO plugin which can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog. Internal linking is good to keep our visitors stay on our blog but if you don’t have enough time or you miss to do internal linking yourself then you can use this plugins. The plugin has many options to meet your needs which includes limiting the number of links (min or max), removing duplicates, excluding specific keywords and few more.
Note: I am still experimenting with the plugins to know more about them. Let me know if you have more information about any of these plugins.
Update: I came to know that the SEO Smart Links can harm you blog. So, please exclude this from the list. Thanks to Ileane Smith from BasicBlogTips.com
Here’s the article for more information on SEO Smart Links plugin: http://seobraintrust.com/seo-smart-links-penalty/
#3: HeadSpace2 SEO
I am using this plugin from a while because I did see a very good feedback for this plugin on many blogs out there. HeadSpace2 SEO is a very flexible plugin which allows you to set meta data and description for all your categories, pages, search pages, 404 pages. It allows us to define keywords, descriptions, page titles and other SEO information.
The long list of its features can be found on the plugin page.
These are the 3 WordPress SEO plugins I am using to SEO my blog and its posts. Do you use any other plugin? I would love to hear about that.
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