Applying the main Search Engine Optimization (SEO) principles to your blog structure, and blog posts, is essential to making sure your blog gains good visibility and rankings on search engines such as Google. This will mean more traffic coming on to your WordPress blog, and of course more exposure to you and your business. In this article I will talk about three free WordPress plugins which you can use to help you apply these key SEO principles to your blog, quickly and easily.
If you have been using WordPress as your blogging platform for a while, you should know by now how extremely versatile and powerful this blogging Content Management System (CMS) is. It enables you to easily apply changes to the structure of your blog, for effective SEO.
If you are a newbie to using WordPress as your blogging tool, or perhaps you do not consider yourself a ‘techie’, do not lose hope! Using SEO plugins on WordPress is easy and simple.
“Why should I use an SEO plugin, when I know all the SEO basics I need to implement?”
Good question! Although knowing all the basics is great, these plugins will provide you with a simple interface through which you can insert your primary keywords in all the necessary places on your blog posts and pages, all at one go, at the click of a button!
So you will not need to edit multiple files to make the necessary changes to the meta tags for instance. You will just need to access the plugins’ intuitive interface and make all the necessary changes from there.
Here are the top 3 WordPress SEO plugins you need to be using now. These will save you time and remind you of the key items you need to insert to make sure you blog is optimized.
1. All In One SEO Pack – This free plugin is one of the most popular WordPress SEO plugin around, and for good reason. This plugin automatically generates META tags, optimized your titles, and also enables you to manually includes unique META tags for each individual blog post and page. This help in reducing the amount of pages with similar META tags.
2. Platinum SEO Plugin – Another all round SEO plugin, this particular one will automatically apply 301 redirects for any permalink changes. Besides many other features, it also had the ability to automatically generate all relevant META tags for each post. A great time-saving feature!
3. HeadSpace2 – This powerful plugin is able to handle a wide range of SEO tasks. It allows you to create custom tags, titles and descriptions for each of your posts. This plugin also includes a mass-editing feature through which you can quickly editor META data for all pages and posts at one go. Saving you many hours of tedious work.
With the use of these plugins you will quickly and easily be on your way to having a search engine optimized blog.
So listen, here is another great SEO plugin for WordPress, which will help you optimize more posts and pages in less time.
4. SEOPressor – This is a very powerful on-page SEO plugin for WordPress which literally takes you by the hand and lets you know exactly what steps you need to take on each individual blog post and page in order to full optimize it. It is by far one of the most powerful, and easiest to use, on-page SEO plugins for WordPress around.