“SEO” has become a common term in the online marketing world, but what does it mean? Search engine optimization, or SEO, helps ensure that your website performs as well as it can on specific search engines. By using Google’s keyword tool, you can easily optimize your WordPress site with plugins. As we approach the new year, let’s take a look at the best of the best in SEO plugins. Here are 2013’s best SEO Plugins for WordPress:
WordPress SEO by Yoast
Yoast helps users create quality, optimized content using keywords throughout each blog post. It offers detailed explanations throughout the process, so it’s easy enough for beginners to use. It even offers a Google Analytics plugin for easy blog tracking. For more information, see SocialNicole’s simple guide to Yoast.
All in One SEO Pack
This plugin, All in One SEO Pack, is excellent for beginners. It can be used immediately upon installation, and is very user friendly. The plugin automatically creates optimized post titles for search engines and generates META tags, which will simplify your entire posting process.
SEO Friendly Images
The internet is extremely visual, so why not use images to drive traffic to your website? SEO Friendly Images adds alt and title attributes to your images. This image optimization makes it easy for more visitors to find your site.
W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache decreases download time and helps manage high traffic periods. It also boosts page speed and site performance, which enhances your search engine rank. Overall, this plugin immediately improves the user experience on your website.
Scribe will directly help your content marketing strategy. It shows you how to fit in with your target market on the web, and it provides specific keywords to use. This plugin works after you’ve written content by offering changes to improve search engine ranking. As a bonus, Scribe recognizes other websites where you might form a strategic alliance, and social media influencers who are likely to share your content.