In this article, we will review the 5 most used WordPress SEO plugins and in the next article we will also cover a few SEO tools that you should be using on a regular basis to really jump to the top in the search results.
What Should a (good) SEO Plugin have?
When it comes to SEO plugins, there are two main types of users:
- The newbies who just want an easy way to boost their site in Google.
- The pros who want to do things like automatically format meta-information on custom field variables.
Any good SEO plugin should be able to handle both of these things and to be honest, this is not the case with most of the plugins in this list. So when choosing a SEO plugin make sure that it fits your current needs. For example, if you are building a community site that wwill have millions of custom posts from users you won’t a plugin that will automatically add the SEO structure and if you are running a WooCommerce store, you’ll need to make sure that the plugin supports that.
The Best WordPress SEO Plugins?
1. Yoast SEO
Yoast is the most popular WordPress SEO plugin for a few reasons. It super beginner-friendly and easy to navigate plus it gives you tons of flexibility over your site’s content, letting you set up titles and meta descriptions on a per-post basis.
2. Rank Math
Rank Math is a relatively new plugin, compared to Yoast, but it’s currently the fastest-growing WordPress SEO plugin with a good reason.
For me personally the best are the little things that on other SEO plugins such as Yoast and All In One SEO, require premium addons.
3. All in One SEO Pack
Use All in One SEO Pack to optimize your WordPress site for SEO. It’s easy and works out of the box for beginners, and has advanced features and an API for developers.
4. The SEO Framework
5. SEO by Squirrly
SEO by Squirrly is focusing on content and keywords. They have shared a video presentation where they explain how to use their plugin.