top 3 wordpress plugins for SEO

3 FREE Essential Plugins for an SEO focused WordPress site

The following plugins are 3 of my essential and all-time favorite plugins for any Search Engine Optimized Worpdress website I build. Some of the following plugins do have paid ‘pro’ licenses, but the pro versions are not required for the functionality needed.

1. Insert headers or footers

Why you need it:

In order to properly add your tracking codes (like google analytics) to your site to track your SEO, it must be inserted into the <head> tag on every page of your website. This plugin accomplishes that with the extremely minimal code. I love plugins that aren’t trying to be everything for everyone, but rather have a specific, limited purpose.

Why it’s risen to the top:

This is the lightest most well supported, free script insertion plugin I’ve come across.

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2. All in one SEO Pack

Why you need it:

Search engines use the meta data & meta description of a post or page along with the content length, internal / external links, rich data and subheading structure to determine search relevancy. This plugin assists and guides you on all those fronts.

Why it’s risen to the top:

There are a number of competing SEO plugins, and this may come down to personal preference, but I do like this one the best for it’s ease in bulk editing meta titles & descriptions, it’s readability analysis score and the specific post/page recommendations.

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Google XML Sitemaps

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