5 Awesome SEO Plugins for New WordPress Sites

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WordPress is undoubtedly one of the best blogging platforms out there, and while it may offer numerous features and flexibility, there's still a lot of functionality missing from the program. Of course, the best way to make it cater to your SEO needs is to get the ideal plugins. Well, with over 40,000 options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the best ones. This article, however, frees you from that burden by listing some of the most functional and feature rich WordPress plugins for SEO out there.

Yoast

With over a million downloads and high ratings from numerous users, Yoast easily takes the top spot as one of the most feature-rich SEO plugins for WordPress. With this plugin, you can quickly add keywords to a post so that you can concentrate on using it throughout your content. Also, you also get to see how the blog post will appear in the search engine results.

Yoast also comes with a feature known as Page Analysis which ascertains that your main keywords are in place, including your title, subtitles, meta-description and even images. Other useful features include advanced XML sitemaps and RSS optimization to prevent other sites from using your content. According to Jaimyn Chang of Boomin Agency, Yoast is a must have for each and every site thanks to its user friendliness and also its increasingly in-depth abilities to optimise sites.

LINKPATROL

This is one of the most useful plugins when it comes to removing outgoing links on your site. Your link profile can be easily hurt if the sites you link are down. As such it is best to clean up the links but doing so manually can sometimes be overwhelming and time-consuming. By adding this plugin, you can protect your site from spammy links, keywords and anchor text issues. LINKPATROL can also monitor the links and keywords that have been recently added to your WordPress site.

Squirrly SEO

This is another ideal WordPress plugin for SEO that ascertains your content is optimized for both readers and the search engines. The plugin offers SEO advice in real time with green indicators letting you know your SEO is covered. The program also provides weekly analysis for posts and pages. This plugin is especially useful for the novices in SEO.

SEO Smart Link

This is a plugin that allows you to link your words to any post link automatically. This is especially helpful when it comes to on-page optimization. However, before you can utilize this plugin, it's important to be aware of your internal linking and Google's linking algorithm as well.

Smart Crawl

Smart Crawl is another useful plugin for the SEO enthusiasts. It helps in sitemaps, Moz integration, automatic links and Title & meta-tags customization. It is easy to set-up and has a user-friendly interface making it helpful for both beginners and experienced WordPress users.

BROKEN LINK CHECKER

This is another handy WordPress plugin when it comes to cleaning up link issues on your site. Its functionality is similar to that of linkpatrol, but it ideally monitors comments, images as well as custom fields. It also features a search and filter option, thus allowing you to edit links directly from its interface.

 

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