WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) that efficiently controls the contents without any technical background. However, this is a multi-functioned key to open all the doors for you. If you want that people find your content easily, deep research and knowledge about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is necessary.
Self-hosted WordPress blogs are probably the fastest way to get to the top of the organic search engine rankings. There are thousands of WordPress plugins available, but I will only discuss the best two WordPress SEO plugins.
Are you telling me that you don’t know about SEO? Don’t worry because WordPress will offer you a solution. All you need is to select the right SEO plugin.
There are many SEO plugins available in the WordPress repository to choose from, but you will only need a single SEO plugin for your website.
The two WordPress plugins that help with SEO and search engine rankings are WordPress SEO by Yoast and All in One SEO Pack.
Here we start discussing both plugins one by one. Let’s talk a look at WordPress SEO by Yoast first.
1. WordPress SEO by Yoast
WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast is by far the most popular plugin. It includes a full range of SEO tools. It displays an SEO section below each post/page in your Admin view. This section contains all the relevant tags you want to fill in for that page, including title tags, meta description, and others.
The On-page SEO section will also give an analysis report of that page’s SEO, including specifying changes that should be made to improve it. It will make suggestions ranging from issues like increasing the page’s word count to noting that your keyword isn’t used in any headings.
The plugin also gives each page a clear color ranking of either green, yellow, or red to tell the page’s SEO quality. One can find the color of each page on the post/page listing area. This is great to get a quick visual of which pages need more SEO work.
This plugin includes other SEO tools like creating a sitemap, RSS optimization, and webmaster tools verification.
- Fantastic UI design.
- Online resource.
- Extensive features.
- SEO feedback.
- Limited XML sitemap options.
- Too many features for users.
WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin allows you to integrate with Facebook open graph and Twitter metadata to make your site friendly with social networks. This SEO plugin will provide you with custom boxes in which meta description tags and keyword tags should be filled. It will automatically check the article’s keyword density, URL, title tag, and links (internal & external). Besides, you will be suggested of the location to put the most effective keywords. You can also use the inbuilt Flesch Reading Ease scale feature, which helps you
This article was written by Editorial Staff and originally published on WPArena.