Top ten SEO WordPress plugins

Ok so first things first, if you’re new to blogging then the chances are you won’t know what SEO stands for.

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and without this on your blog there’s a good chance you won’t get any traffic to your website at all. Basically with the right key words and tags embedded into your blog you will find yourself much higher up the search engine rankings than you would without any SEO.

To help you do this on WordPress I have conjured up a list of the top 10 SEO plugins to help you accomplish your goal to be at least on the front page of Google.

All In One SEO Pack

This plugin is the most popular SEO tool among bloggers and is extremely user friendly. This plugin will take care of all your SEO needs such as optimization of titles, searching keywords and generating META tags. Get the plugin.

SEO Friendly Images

If you’re looking to optimize images on a blog then this is perfect for the job. This plugin will help you get ranked high in photo search engines, the best example being Google Images. Get the plugin. Get the plugin.

Akismet

If your blog allows comments then this is priceless, it protects you from all the spammers by filtering out the spam from the genuine posts, You’ll need to sign up for getting a key to start, after which you can use this plugin (Don’t worry it’s free unless you want to donate). Get the plugin.

WP Super Cache

This SEO plugin helps you to increase the website speed. The faster the website the happier the visitor and the chances are they will return, if the website runs super slow they won’t be back! A much needed add-on. Get the plugin.

SEO Smart Links

Basically what it says on the tin, it’s a smart plugin that links phrases and keywords to blog posts based in recent posts. You can make your URL list in your own unique keywords. Get the plugin.

Google Analytics

While I use this myself I seriously recommend everybody should use this for tracking their blogs visitors, but it also helps with analysing 404 errors, seeing how authors perform and more. Get the plugin.

SEO Tag Cloud Widget

On normal blogs tag clouds are pretty useless at getting found by search engines, however with the SEO tag cloud widget this converts your tag cloud to a more readable HTML mark up while still preserving the default WordPress look. Get the plugin.

SEO Post Link

Url’s that are to long aren’t really favoured by the search engines, with this you can filter out all the unwanted words and simply remove all the short words. It’s great for trimming long url’s down and keeping your site tidy. Get the plugin.

Google XML Site Maps

Here is another must have WP plugin, this creates sitemaps and this is what the search engines love. Once you active this within minutes all the search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo will crawl your website. Get the plugin.

Broken Links

Broken links are a big NO! Having broken links on your blog will make it feel like it doesn’t get maintained like it should and can be very frustrating for visitors, it also has a negative impact on your SEO. The plugin monitors all of your links and makes sure they are in good working order, if it does however detect any broken links; you are given various options to fix it! Get the plugin.

Here’s out top 10 SEO Plugins! If you think you know any better ones then please let us know.