Monday, 2 July 2012

Best WordPress SEO Plugins 2012

WordPress is arguably the best blogging platform, with tons of free and premium themes, loads of fun plugin options to optimize a website as well as an easy user interface.Search engine optimization of a WordPress blog is much easier than the SEO of a blogger blog, this is due to the large number of SEO plugins available for the WordPress platform, which is not available in the Blogger platform.So which are the best WordPress SEO plugins? We have made a list of some of the best WordPress SEO plugins for your use, you do not need all these SEO plugins, you will need only a few of them to have the best SEO advantage for your blog.If you are interested to know more about SEO, then please read - SEO blogs for newbies. So  let us begin -

Top WordPress SEO Plugins

Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin:

Yoast WordPress Plugin For SEO

Yoast is one of the most popular plugins used for the search engine optimization of a WordPress blog, one of the cool things about the Yoast plugin is that it allows you to add site-wide robots.txt command or you can add it to individual posts.The Yoast plugin is better than any other free SEO plugin for WordPress.Yoast is the next generation of the all-in-one SEO plugin, which I will discuss in the next point.

All-In-One SEO Plugin:

All In One SEO WordPress Plugin

The ll-in-one SEO plugin is like the predecessor to the Yoast Plugin, I wrote about the Yoast plugin first as I did not want you to waste your time on this one.This was one of the first plugins for SEO on a WordPress blog that was used extensively until better versions came out.This plugin helps you to add your blog meta description, title and keywords to individual blog posts.

SEO Smart Link WordPress Plugin:

SEO Smart Link WordPress Plugin

This is a great SEO WordPress tool for better interlinking of blog posts, you can set a link to a keyword and the plugin automatically links the words to the blog posts, you can have as many keywords as you want.This tool is not only great for better interlinking and indexing of a site, it also saves a lot of time while writing blog posts.You do not need to manually link to other pages of your blog.

Easy WP SEO Plugin:

Easy WP SEO Plugin:

This is one of the most important SEO plugins for WordPress as it takes care of your on-page SEO settings, with this plugin, you can ensure that your blog post is optimized to the highest level possible.The plugin has features such as readability, LSI, keyword density (keywords/total words).But this is not a free plugin, you will need to pay a small amount of money to acquire this WordPress plugin.

Image ALT Optimization Plugin:

This plugin helps you easily add ALT attributes to an image, adding ALT attributes to images can bring you a lot of traffic for that keyword through Google Image Search.Although this WordPress plugin takes care of the ALT attributes, it does not help in naming your image, you will need to do it yourself while saving the image to your computer.It is best to save the image names as a keyword of your blog post.

Smart 404 Plugin:

This plugin allows you to alter any broken links and 404 pages on your blog, this tool is very important for SEO as Google does not like broken links and 404 pages.You can read more about this in the - Check Panda penalty on your blog.

So these are some of the best SEO plugins for WordPress that I recommend, if you know of any other good SEO plugins for WordPress, then please let us know in the comments section below!
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Gautham A S

Gautham A S is a personal tech columnist and blogging expert at TechGau.Org, one of the leading Tech, How-To and Blogging Tips blogs in the world..