Want more traffic to your site?
Then you have a few choices. Build a list of email subscribers, tweet, share on Facebook but don’t forget search engines. It’s free but you have to learn how to play the game. It takes time to understand how to improve SEO ranking.
If you are new to WordPress then you probably haven’t figured out what plugins are essential for your site to assist you to rank high in Google. Since there are thousands of different plugins, you probably don’t want to sit down and go through each single one, so to help out, we are going to go over 5 essential plugins that you should use to boost your search rankings.
#1. WordPress SEO by Yoast
WordPress SEO by Yoast is a tool that will assist by analyzing all of your content to ensure that your keywords are being used properly. It will give you information such as:
- The amount of times a keyword appears in the content
- Where it appears
- Are the keywords being used in a incorrect way
- Provide you with a snippet of how your results will look when other see it in Google’s SERPS.
It offers plenty of other benefits and will make a great plugin for your site.
#2. All in One SEO Pack
The All in One SEO Pack is a SEO plugin that doesn’t just focus on getting one aspect done, but does many things. It does things such as optimizing tags, ensuring keyword density, and much more.
Most of the features this plugin offers don’t require any actual work on the user’s side, It just automatically does everything. There are still plenty of other features that you will have access to that do require some manual work.
#3. Google Analyticator
The Google Analyticator tool gives you the chance to review every single details about your traffic. Understanding your traffic is one of the biggest part about being a successful website. You get to understand the following.
- What your audience likes
- What they don’t like
- How to improve your overall strategy
- Where they came from
- What they like to do while in your site
- Their browser type
This plugin goes hand in hand with Google Analytics, so if you already have an account set up with them, you will be easily able to check all of the information directly on your site.
#4. SEO Friendly Image
SEO Friendly Image is a tool to optimize your images. Images can create some pretty big problems for a site if they are not optimized properly. A lot of webmasters don’t even bother to properly tag them, which means that search engines have no way to index them or even know what they are about.
Search engines have no way to actually look at an image and review it, so they rely on out titles and tag to index it properly and make sure it gets ranked. This tool helps by automatically doing all of that work for you. You won’t have to worry about coding any tags or anything.
#5. SEO Content Control
The SEO Content Control plugin goes through all of your content and will point out any pieces that are considered weak in SEO. This gives you the chance to make any necessary changes to allow the page to get ranked as high as possible. It will also give you the reasons why it is weak, so it helps to make you understand what you should be looking out for when creating future content.
Guest author: Ness is a freelance writer who enjoys sharing her knowledge on various blogs. She works for MakeAWebsite – a site that provides reviews on well-known hosting companies.
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