Do your blogs rank in the top positions in the search results?
If your answer is a ‘yes’ then I must say that’s definitely remarkable. But, if it is a ‘no’, then I should ask you a question.
What precautions have you taken to make your WordPress blog rank high in the search results?
Wondering what to answer? If your answer is not on the tip of your tongue, then I must say that you need to take a step back and go through your actions. Even if you had already taken a few steps towards making your blog do good in the search results, then there might be a few improvements to perform.
To make things work, the most important thing you can do to improve your blog’s SEO is by not overlooking anything that seems helpful.
Thinking about how to deal with such an issue?
Here are the top 10 WordPress plugins that I’m gonna discuss with you which will help your site turn into an SEO highflier.
Though let me tell you that these plug-ins don’t guarantee that your blog will end up getting into the top blogs, though they will definitely give a huge boost to your SEO.
10 WordPress Plugins To Boost Your SEO Success
So, if you use WordPress blogger, here are the plugins that you should definitely give a try.
1. Yoast SEO
What do you think is the most effective WordPress plugin for your site?
Haven’t figured out yet? No worries, I got you.
Not only one of my favorites but also one of the most popular WordPress plugins is the Yoast SEO.
This remarkable WordPress plugin can take care of almost all on page elements excluding markup data and schema tags.
The significant features that this plugin contains are:
- Title and Description
- XML Sitemaps
- Page Analysis Tool
- Search Engine Optimization and Readability Score
So, if you need a guide map at every aspect of your website’s SEO then don’t think twice before using this plugin. It has the answers to all your questions.
2. Accelerated Mobile Pages
Accelerated Mobile Pages a. k. a. AMP is a project developed by Google and Twitter that help mobile pages load faster. AMP is similar to the Instant Articles that you often come across in Facebook.
There are a number of plugins available to implement AMP in your WordPress sites.
The best one among them is the “AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages”. Get it implemented and visualize your page loading faster, particularly on mobile phones.
3. W3 Total Cache
The loading speed of a website page is a deciding factor when it is about ranking high in the searches on Google. This plugin named “W3 Total Cache” enhances the loading speed of static pages compared to the dynamic ones.
4. All In One Rich Snippets
With an overwhelming 80+ 5 star reviews from WordPress users, All in one snippet is a powerful plugin.
This free plugin provides a summary of the web page in the search results appearing on Google, Yahoo, Bing and even over Facebook.
Now you must be thinking about how is it so capable of performing such actions. Well let me tell you that this plugin uses an interactive format consisting of star ratings, author photos, images and similar stuff.
Interesting, ain’t it?
5. ShortPixel Image Optimizer
One of the most popular WordPress plugins, ShortPixel Image Optimizer, has garnered over 50k installs in a pretty small period of time.
This plugin is capable of compressing JPG, PNG, GIF as well as PDF files.
This compression, massively help in shortening down the loading time of the web pages which in turn boosts your rankings in the search results.
It also comes with the option to bulk optimize your images.
And this is still not it, this remarkable plugin even works for both HTTP and Https version of the websites.
6. BJ Lazy Load
BJ Lazy Load is such a plugin that lets the web page load quickly which is no doubt pretty helpful for your web page to rank high up in the search results. BJ Lazy Load successfully replaces the post images, thumbnails along with the gravatar images with a placeholder. After that it loads content as it gets close to enter the browser window. It even works with texts widgets as well.
7. Rel Nofollow Checkbox
Are you into content marketing?
If yes, then I guess you are quite aware of the importance of outbound and inbound links in a blog post.
Though while adding outbound links you need to ensure that the links re nofollow links. And yes, hope you know what I’m about to utter. Yes, the Rel Nofollow Checkbox does exactly the same.
Post you add this plugin, it provides you with a checkbox in the insert/edit link area for inserting nofollow links.
Faced problems with the 301 redirections or 404 errors?
If yes, then I guess you are in the right place.
Redirection is such a plugin which takes care of the 301 redirections, 404 errors. It also provides the user with a complete report of the 301 redirections.
Though there are some URLs which do not get affected by this plugin but you know what, such URLs do not exist.
9. Table Press
Now, here comes the most popular one of all the WordPress plugins. Yes, Table Press is the most popular plugin among WordPress users and one of my favorites as well.
10. All in One WP Security & Firewall
Ever thought about the security issues that might be caused in your WordPress site?
Yes, I know that WordPress pretty secure, though getting a security plugin for your blog page is actually a good idea.
The plugin that I’m talking about is “All In One WP Security & Firewall”. This plugin has a number of security features and one of them is the massively effective password strengthening tools. This plugin also has the capability to make sure that no accounts have any sorts of identical usernames or passwords.
This ain’t it. This plugin also provides the user with a score which tells them of their WordPress page security strength.
Coming To The End
Ever searched for “available WordPress plugins”?
If you do so, you are really gonna get pretty surprised. Thinking about why I’m saying so?
The reason behind my word is the way the WordPress plugins are dedicating themselves towards SEO related tasks.
No doubt it is a good thing to learning more about WordPress plugins until you start bogging your head with a lot of them. So, it is better to keep the list short.
And that’s why here I’d suggest you to start with the plugins I’ve suggested you here in this blog.
Shiva Kushwaha is an SEO consultant and writer working with Ethane Technologies. In his corporate life he write many blogs and articles on mobile app development, android mobile application development, iphone app development, SEO, SMO and many more.