Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Better SEO – 2012!




WordPress SEO Plug-InsEvery webmaster / bloggers needs to learn some sort of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), because it is vital for any website’s / blog’s online success. There are many tools available which make it easier for your to optimize your site. Here, we will discuss some of the top WordPress plugins that can come in handy for you if you are using WordPress as your CMS (Content Management System).

Some of these are free and some are premium. You don’t need to have all of them. Just pick one that suits your needs (and agrees with your pocket, of course :P). We recommend you experiment around with the free ones so you can get a better idea of how SEO works, and what plugin is best suited to your website.

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1. WordPress SEO by Yoast

This one is also one of the best SEO plugins available for free. It offers a complete SEO solution for major SEO elements like permalinks, titles, keywords, meta descriptions etc. It is also easier to learn. This is one of the most highly recommended SEO plugin, especially for beginners.

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2. All In One SEO Pack

This is perhaps one of the most widely used plugin among WordPress users. It offers a comprehensive solution to all your major SEO needs. It lets you generate meta tags, and  optimize your titles for Search Engines. It also lets you select SEO keywords for your blog posts. I think it’s a must-have for every blogger.

Download this plugin here

3. SEO Smart Links

This tool automatically finds keywords and phrases in your posts and links them to other related posts on your site. It also allows you to add attributes like ‘nofollow‘. Search Engines like inter-linking pages. Hence it increases your page rank.

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4. SEO Friendly Images

Images can drive a lot of traffic to a blog. So you should optimize your images as well and not only your text content. This small tool automatically updates all images’ ALT and TITLE descriptions. Handy if you are short on time or forgot to add alt and title descriptions. But for titles, you must name your images meaningfully. For example, I named the image at the top “WordPress SEO Plugins.jpg”. Don’t use names like “image007.jpg” or similar.

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5. Google XML Sitemaps

This one is a must-have for your blog. It creates a sitemap for your site that is compatible with all the major search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing etc. This helps crawlers and search bots to better index your pages, hence increasing your website traffic. This tool also submits any new blog posts you write to search engines.

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6. Scribe SEO

Scribe SEO acts like a checklist for your SEO. It checks your post titles, keywords, images’ alt tags, meta descriptions etc, and tells you what part needs optimization. This is very handy if you need to optimize your old posts.

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7. SEO No Duplicate

Search engines do not appreciate duplicate content. They see you as a spammer if they find some. This tool will check all your content, and inform you if there is any duplicate content present.

Chick to download SEO No Duplicate

8. Pingback Optimizer

Whenever you get a backlink, search engines don’t know immediately. They need to be notified about it. Pingback Optimizer does the job for you by submitting your trackback notifications to RSS directories, which then link to your trackbacks/pingbacks. This boosts your search engine ranking. You must try this one out!

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9. Broken Link Checker

This plugin will let you know about all broken links (404 error links), internal or external, on your blog. That way, you can take action regarding any dead-end your visitors might land at.

Click here to download Broken Link Checker

10. Redirection plugin

An even better solution to the 404 (broken links) problem is the Redirection Plugin. This handy little tool creates redirections for any broken links internal or external. This means that now, you don’t need to worry when changing your post links. Redirection tool will take care of all links to that post. This is another must-have plugin

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This was out list of top 10 WordPress plugins for SEO. If you have any better ones in mind, do let us know and we will update this post accordingly!

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Qasim is a passionate blogger and has written several articles on Affiliate Marketing and Blogging niche. He is a young internet marketer and enjoys guiding people on how to make a better living online. He is a Gold star SEM contributor and a co-author.
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Comments

  1. Ok that’s great. The wordpress maintainece are .Back Up,Checking Plugins,Updating etc..WordPress,Check Your Links,Improving Security etc..1) Backup your database and your files. You can use a number of plugins (Backup buddy is a good one) to do this, or if you trust your hosting company, there is often a file and database backup utility within your cpanel.2) Update plugins. This one is easy. Go to your plugins and look for any that need to be updated. All you need to do is click the update button and you’re done.3) Make sure you have the latest version of WordPress. WordPress will tell you on your dashboard if you need to upgrade. Simply follow the instructions – it’s not difficult.4) If you’re not using the akismet plugin, you can get it here – AKISMET . This will protect your site from spam.

  2. Himanshu says:

    Nice list of plugins Qasim!! But you should Give the no 1 position to all in one seo not seo of yoast. since Yoast’s seo plugin have some problem with site title. And all in one seo is the most downloaded wordpress plugin ever. So it is better to give the no 1 position to all in seo. By the way what are you using in your website;- yoast seo or all in one seo. Sorry for long comment.

    • Thank you for your comment. I have noted down your suggestion. We have used both, although I must say I don’t have as much experiance with Yoast as with all in one seo

  3. wow, now i know why we need all of these SEO plugins.. thanks a lot yeah.

  4. +1 for “WordPress SEO by Yoast”

    This plugin cannot be beat for WordPress SEO – they new “SEO Check” is plain awesome.

  5. Hello, WordPress is very good and comfortable to work. We think that this post will be appreciated by just beginners and experienced as well. Awesome collection of plugins.

  6. Great collections of WordPress plugging.Thanks for share this list with us.

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