Do you have WordPress based blog and want to know how to bring lots of targeted traffic to your blog from search engines or how to make your WordPress blog more search engine friendly. I’m aiming at answering all of such issues with this special guest post around WordPress Plugins for SEO. No doubt, content is still King on Google and other Search Engines. But we cannot expect great results from search engines on the basis of Good content only. We need to support that content by making our blog contents more search engine friendly.
If you search internet to find WordPress Plugins helping your blog more search engine optimized, you will end up seeing hundreds or even thousands of plugins available. It can create a confusing situation for you. What will be end result? You may end up installing too many WordPress plugins which will slow down the speed of your blog and will be total waste of time and efforts. What I’m going to do is share Some WordPress Plugins that I’m himself using on Bloggers Passion blog to make sure my blog stay ahead of all of my blog competitors on Search Engine Front.
10 WordPress Plugins for SEO of Blogs are :
1. Easy WP SEO
Easy WP SEO is a premium WordPress plugin which will takes care of all of On-Page stuff on your blog. I’m seeing good results on my blog after start using it to do various On-page activities on my blog. This plugin is coming with a one—time cost of $37 and can be used on as many websites you own. <Link>
2. Google XML Sitemaps
Google XML Sitemap plugin will automatically create XML Sitemap for your blog. This will help towards quicker indexing of your blog contents in major search engines including Google. We used to create XML sitemap for fast indexing of latest contents from our blog. We can do so by submitting our XML Sitemap URL to Major search Engines including Google, Yahoo and Bing. <Link>
3. SEO Friendly Images
This plugin will automatically make your blog images more optimized by adding alternative text with all of images used in your blog contents. After making your images more search engine friendly, you can expect getting more traffic on your blog from Search Engine’s regular search and their image search. <Link>
4. SEO Smart Links
This plugin can help you interlink your blog contents automatically in an optimized way. After installation of SEO Smart Links plugin, you can interlink your blog posts, pages, categories, tags etc. This plugin can be customized in a manner; links added through this plugin will look natural to human beings and search engine crawlers. <Link>
5. WP Smush.it
This is another amazing plugin helping you to make your blog more SEO friendly. This plugin will reduce the file size of all images uploaded on your WordPress Blog to great extent. Images taking less space to store on your server mean faster loading WordPress blog as speed is one of rankings factor these days on Google. <Link>
6. WP Super Cache
WP Super Cache is another plugin to improve the performance of our WordPress blog and thus helping our blogs become more search engine friendly. It is one of most popular caching plugin in the market. <Link>
7. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
This plugin will help you add related posts towards end of a post on your blog. Availability of related posts with every post will send the necessary page rank, traffic and backlinks to linked blog posts on your blog. They also help towards lowering down of your blog bounce rate as they happen to improve different engagement metrics on your blog. <Link>
8. RSS Footer
RSS Footer plugin can help add a custom code of your choice in your RSS Feed’s footer section. So we can send targeted backlinks and traffic to targeted pages of our blog. Apart from this, you can improve visibility of your brand in Social Media Networks by adding links for them in RSS footer section. <Link>
9. Social Bookmarking Icons
There are plenty of plugins available to help us add various Social Bookmarking websites icons at post level on our blogs. I have been using Delicious Bookmark Button to show Delicious Icon with post counts and Plus One Plugin to show Google plus Icon with Votes count at Post level on Bloggers Passion blog.
10. Robots Meta
We can use Robots Meta tag to add various meta tags to our blog pages. With this plugin, we can add nofollow tag to unimportant links. We can prevent search engines from indexing certain type of our blog contents though this plugin. <Link>
This was the list of WordPress Plugins I’m using on Bloggers Passion with the intention to make it more optimized in the eyes of search engines. Are you using any Other SEO plugin on your WordPress blog, please share in the comments section below.