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WordPress offers some nice native features but also SEO plugins. WordPress is the most popular CMS (content management system) for now. And it has some good reasons to be the leader. It is quite easy to set up a website and offer many different plugins to answers your needs. While some developers would prefer building their own functionalities, there are some nice options out there. And especially when it comes to SEO.
We are going to introduce 5 of the most popular SEO plugins for WordPress and give our feedback. Any suggestions are of course more than welcome!
This article is a guide to help you choose the best SEO WordPress plugin regarding your SEO needs and expectations. Actually, you might be looking for a plugin for different reasons:
The best plugins for WordPress will help you with all of that. Here they are:
WordPress SEO by Yoast is the most famous SEO plugin for WordPress. Developed by Joost de Valk and his company Yoast, it offers great and actionable SEO features. The plugin checks your posts based on a focus keyword. It looks at the URL, title, description, content, and more to make sure your post has a clear SEO focus.
As you can see, that plugin is pretty complete and covers most of SEO needs.
All in One plugin offers nice features to optimize your SEO. Created by Micheal Torbert, a WordPress developer, All in One includes:
All in One does not have as much features as WordPress SEO but it offers an easier approach.
SEO by Squirrly is focusing on content and keywords. They have shared a video presentation where they explain how to use their plugin.
SEOPress is a powerful plugin to optimize your SEO, boost your traffic, improve social sharing, build custom HTML and XML Sitemaps, create optimized breadcrumbs, add schemas / Google Structured data types, manage redirections 301 and so much more.
This short video introduces the main functionalities offered by SEO Press.
The SEO Press plugin focuses on optimizing all the facets of your website. The free features include:
This plugin helps you develop your content visibility on major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. It includes:
Those 5 SEO plugins cover major SEO needs. Pick your plugin regarding where your SEO priorities are. If you need assistance to pick between Yoast and All in One for instance, the website Mad Lemmings has written an article on that subject.