WordPress is used by 24.1% of all websites currently available. Out of the 644 million active websites on the Internet (as according to Netcraft), that brings the total to around 155 million websites using WordPress. If you have a WordPress site and you have not integrated any SEO tools into the site, it is quite possible that your site will be lost in the sea of the millions of other sites created using WordPress. Here are 5 of the more popular SEO plugins for your WordPress site.
Maximize your sites visibility by incorporating these SEO tools into your site
SEOPressor allows you to drag and drop keywords directly into your content with the click of a mouse. This function pairs with the plugins ability to research keywords and rating system. For example if you use the plug in and find that your sites headers are in the lower 30 out of 100 rating, you can then type in keywords which may prove to be better suited for the header. Once you have a header that is in the top percentile, you can insert the keyword directly into your content by clicking to do so.
The plugin boasts of LSI Keywords, Advanced OnPage SEO, Social Media integration, Rich Snippet functionality, and Automatic Smart Linking capabilities. You can purchase SEOPressor for a $497 one-time fee or for $5 a month.
All in one SEO has over 14 million users and counting. The plugin allows you to easily generate meta descriptions, meta keywords, optimize titles, and alternate tags for your site. This is especially helpful for business owners which do not understand the intricacies of SEO or for those that do not have the time to dedicate to performing these SEO options manually.
The All in One SEO pack also offers SEO support for ecommerce WordPress sites by checking for duplicate content as well as reporting problems which are typical in ecommerce sites back to you. You can have the free version which has some of the features available or pay $39 for the SEO Pack Pro.
The use of social media in the world is ever growing. Search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo have all contemplated using a social signal algorithm within SERP ratings. This, paired with the mobile friendly update is enough to greatly affect the overall SEO of any site. WP Social offers Facebook sharing options, open graphs, twitter, google and microdata.
WP Social also allows you to create content rich snippets and Google+ friendly posts to further increase the SEO of your site.
In order for your images to have any merit on your SEO you need to ensure that they have all the necessary data added. The SEO Friendly Images plugin automatically adds ALT and Title attributes to your images using either the descriptions you have in place, or by generating ALT and TITLE attribute based upon the configurations of the plugin.
If your images have alternative text and title attributes then your SEO will be slightly boosted, because Google now has a way of reading what the image is about. Images which do not have any data are not read by search engines. If your product cannot be found because your images have not had ALT or TITLE attributes added, then you may consider using this plugin.
Where keywords, video, images, and social integration are a large part of your SEO, it is all for nothing if the search engine cannot find your site. The Google Site map plugin creates a site map of all the pages within your WordPress site. This information can then be delivered to both Google and Bing to help with your SEO ratings.
Currently, the free version only offers the sitemap to be integrated within google and Bing. However, the sitemap plugin allows you to allow you to upgrade to a pro version which allows you to change the XML sitemap parameters as well as exclude certain pages or posts. The fact that you can access the XML also implies that you can integrate the map into your local hosting (if applicable).
SEO plugins for your WordPress site are a free and effective way to increase the traffic flow to your site. Ecommerce and business sites would do well to spend the few pounds/dollars that the professional versions of these plugins offer to get the full features and maximize the SEO functionality. These are but 5 of the many plugins available to help boost your SEO. To find more plugins visit the WordPress Plugin site. By optimizing your WordPress site with effective SEO that matches the needs of your business, ecommerce site, or blog, you will quickly see your ranking improve.