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What Are The Best SEO Plugins For WordPress?

by DiTesco on February 5, 2013

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Having recently written some of the best SEO practices for 2013, it is time to take a look at some SEO plugins that can help us make our lives a bit easier when it comes to search engine optimization. Hands down, and to get started, one of the best choices to work with your blog or website, is by using the WordPress CMS platform. WordPress offers the flexibility and ease of use that I have yet to see beaten.

Why is WordPress Good for SEO?

WordPress is a great platform and takes care of about 80 – 90% of the mechanics of SEO according to Matt Cutts (Google Spam Chief). While this is true, it does not mean that you can’t improve it further and this is where the SEO plugins come into play. They help your site go that extra mile for those added “technical” optimizations.

Will these SEO plugins take me to #1?

SEO plugins for WordPress serve only to help you get about the “technical” stuff and help search engines better understand what your site is about. It also allows for semi-automation of certain tasks, which otherwise would be virtually impossible or difficult to perform. However, please be informed that making use of these plugins will NOT guarantee you TOP rankings. They will however help you achieve better placements on SERs (search engine results), in comparison to those who do not.

There are so many “information” out there that can steer you away from believing that there is an easy route to #1. This is not true. There are however some “quick SEO wins” that you can implement right now, to make things move a bit faster.

Finally, a quick reminder, WordPress plugins are great and makes our lives a lot easier, specially for the non tech savvy like me. I know it does help me a great deal, however, you should know that there is a downside to “over using” plugins, so you may want to use check your WordPress performance (recommended read) once in a while to avoid causing you some problems with speed loading issues and your web hosting.

So let’s go to it! This post is somewhat long (really long), so perhaps you may want to bookmark it, just in case.

The Best SEO Plugins For WordPress

There are many SEO plugins available out there (free and paid), and you should always do some research for more information. The ones that I will be recommending here are all from credible sources (credible developers and on the WP repository), 100% free and tested. I use them either here, on my other websites and clients sites.

So, let’s recap a bit what the best SEO practices dictates for on-page optimization (summarized version).

  • Content Optimization (Titles, Descriptions, Alternate Tags)
  • Page Speed (and uptime)
  • Usability (UI and UX)
  • Other (Schema – Microdata, Authorship, Social Engagement)

With that said, here are some plugins to address each of those situations mentioned above:

Content Optimization Plugins

WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast

WP SEO by Yoast – For the second consecutive year, this is my SEO plugin of choice. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, Joost de Valk (developer) created an all-in-one plugin that is simply fantastic. It addresses so many things that it will take me a whole post in its entirety, just to go through each of the features that this plugin offers. Really, this is not your ordinary plugin. Just see the features it offers, and you’ll know what I mean. Oh, did I mention that it is free!

In any event, this is one of the best reasons I recommend this plugin.

It helps you write better content

Using the snippet preview you can see a rendering of what your post or page will look like in the search results, whether your title is too long or too short and your meta description makes sense in the context of a search result. This way the plugin will help you not only increase rankings but also increase the click through for organic search results.

Before you install this plugin though, you should know that with so many features, comes the need to understand how it works and what each of the functionalities can do for you. Configure it wrong and unpleasant things may happen. I therefore highly recommend you going through the “The Definitive Guide To Higher Rankings For WordPress Sites” written by Joost. Everything you need to know on how to use the plugin is there.

all in one seo

All-In-One SEO (AIO) – While WP SEO is my new favorite, AIO is the one that I started using first and have been loyal to it for sites that I have it installed. The main difference between these two plugins is simplicity. I find AIO to be simpler to configure, in comparison to that of Yoast.

Don’t get me wrong, this is a very good plugin (downloaded over 13 million times and counting), and while simple is powerful (perhaps a better choice for the novice – you can later upgrade to WP SEO if you want). The only thing is that if you choose to go this route, I also recommend installing other plugins to complement with it (not needed on WP SEO). See below for more info.

Page Speed Plugins

Google and other search engines are obsessed with speed. A faster internet means better user experience. According to several reports that are widely available on the internet, user no longer have the patience to wait for a long time for a page to render. Mine you that long here means “seconds”, and any site that takes more than 10 seconds (that’s a lot already) to load is nearing the borderline of loosing traffic. These plugins and some more, will help you tame that “need for speed” issue. I highly recommend using some or a combination of them, specially if you are on a shared hosting environment. Go this way first before going to the expensive route. They really help a great deal.

WP Super Cache / W3Total Cache – These plugins are highly recommended as they reduce page speed load time by serving cached version of your files. Essentially, these plugins generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve those file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. This improves the user experience (UX) of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times. Better UX, good for SEO.

Which one would you choose? Depends, test one or another and see for yourself. Some plugins can be incompatible with one or the other.

jsdelivr WordPress cdn plugin

jsDelivr Free Public CDN  – JsDelivr (sponsored by MaxCDN), is a web service for webmasters and developers.  Almost none of the plugin developers allows direct linking to hosted versions of their plugins on their server because they cant handle such traffic. So the users always have to download the plugins and host them on their own servers.

What jsDelivr offers is the possibility to the developers to offer direct links for the files of their plugins without worrying about bandwidth and high server load, and to users the ability to offload their websites from the javascript/css/images that the plugins use, effectively making them a lot faster.

CloudFlare / Incapsula – These free CDN services are awesome, and the plugins ensures that your WordPress website runs optimally when using either one of those services. Make use of them if you are really having problems with your page speed loading time. If you are on a shared hosting environment, I highly recommend using them. Read more about CloudFlare and Incapsula, here and here.  Here are some videos to see how to install Incapsula and CloudFlare.

WPSmush.it – A handy little plugin that compresses your images to make they are served faster. Good if your site is image heavy or if you use plenty of images. Nothing to do, just install and activate. If you already have lots of images, you may want to run the “bulk  compress now” feature. It could take a long time though.

Web Hosting – Yeah, makes sense, does it not? What else can I say. If your site is “not available”, what will users see? If users don’t see it, most likely, search engine bots will not either, so there you have it.

User Experience (UI, UX, Mobile)

With the ever growing amount of users using their smartphones, mobile devices, etc., it is important to have now more than ever to ensure that your site is also compatible with these type of devices. Obviously, your site should be rendering well on different type of web browsers on desktop environment. But this section will deal with how to make your site mobile compatible.

There are some ways you can do that. Google recommends to Building Mobile-Optimized Websites, by using responsive web design. Another way is to make use of WordPress plugins that works as a “cross-platform” for your site.

UppSite – One of the best options for you to make your site mobile and deliver an outstanding user experience to your audience. More than a responsive theme, UppSite’s plugin seamlessly turns your existing WordPress site into an HTML5 app that acts as a mobile website on any mobile browser. It also let’s you publish native apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone on the respective app stores. You can install my Android app from Google Play.

You benefit from the comprehensive mobile reach UppSite provides, as well as from the native user experience the plugin delivers that is tailored to the mobile device used. This means easier navigation, faster page loading and better engagement with your content, which significantly improve the UX and translate into better SEO. What is great about UppSite is that it works with any theme.

Here’s some screenshots on how my site looks like on an iOS and Android device. Clean and perfectly navigable.

UppSite Mobile Plugin

You keep operating your site as is and the plugin automatically takes care of all the rest. You can get started for free and upgrade your account if you want more features, such as advanced customization and native apps.

WP Touch – Another good alternative to make your site mobile compatible. WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress website for mobile devices, complete with ajax loading articles and smooth effects when viewed from popular mobile web browsing devices.

Responsive Web Design

There are many WordPress responsive themes now available for free. While these are not plugins, I am putting it here anyway, just for you to know that it is important to improve users experience, specially if you are just in the beginning.

Here are some you can look at. Responsive themes are great because they “suppose” to adjust itself based on the users size of the screen. Note that I mention “suppose”,  because I have tested some themes but they don’t actually perform well. A quick test is to install a theme on a dummy site, put some stuff in there and “resize” the browser. See how it works.

See example below of my clients new non-for-profit website. Note how it fits nicely when the screen is resized. Look at the menu for example. It changes from full screen to, tablet view and smartphone view. In case you are wondering the theme I used here is the Pytheas responsive WordPress theme (its free and plenty of choices – just read the instructions carefully).

SEO Responsive

 

Other SEO plugins

Schema.org Creator Plugin

Schema Creator – This is an awesome plugin. Provided by the creators of “Google analytics configuration tool” and “Raven IM tools”, this Schema creator plugin is totally free to use. Cool!

Structured data is a way for search engine machines to make sense of content in your HTML. Google and other search engines created a structured data standard called schema.org. If you’re like me, finding schema.org may be a little difficult to grasp at first. This plugin helps you quickly build and get started with schema.org microdata.

Alternatively, you can use the Data Highlighter in your webmaster tool for teaching Google about the pattern of event-related data on your website.

Google Authorship – Google authorship is something you should not take for granted. If you are using Google plus and want to easily control your Google Authorship, this plugin works for single user WordPress sites and multi-author sites. Each user has a new field to store their Google Profile URL, then on each page and post the plugin will create the required link in the HTML Head. Just don’t forget to link your Google+ profile back to your site. Here’s also an alternative way to set up your authorship.

Google XML Sitemap / Image Sitemap / Video Sitemap

XML Sitemaps are a way to tell Google, Bing and other search engines about web pages, images and video content on your site that they may otherwise not discover. These plugins will generate a sitemap for your WordPress blog with all the URLs that are attached to your blog posts and WordPress pages.

Related Posts plugins

These type of plugins are responsible for showing your visitors more related stuff while on your posts. The objective is to offer them more related posts, based n what they are interested in. Theoretically, if they landed on your page about SEO, it is more than logical that they could be interested in other stuff you have about the same topic. Related plugins does that, it shows them more. Here are the ones I recommend:

  • nRelate (several options)
  • LinkWithin (head over to their homepage, type in your URL and download the special plugin generated for your site)

Better WP Security – Yeah, you may be asking, what’s WordPress security got to do with SEO? Here’s a quick answer – If your site gets hacked, it will most like be tagged as “unsafe” on Google’s Advisory list. If that happens, say bye, bye to rankings. Plus, its your site, and are you not interested in keeping it safe?

Social Engagement

Google and other search engines are taking into consideration signals from social channels. The more you get you get your brand and posts out there, the better. Also, building relationship and interacting with like minded people is of utmost importance. This is all good, but your do have to get found and make it easy for your user to share your stuff on the sphere. This is where Social plugins come into play.

SEO tools – I am writing up the best SEO tools for 2013, but meanwhile, don’t forget to make use of Google Webmaster Tools and Bing webmaster tools.

That’s it! I am sure that I have missed out some other plugins. If you know of any that you think should have been included in this list of WordPress SEO plugins, please do let me know.

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1 Abhi Balani February 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I thought the post will be about SEO plugins only.

I am new to few plugins you mentioned above. And will surely try them.

2 DiTesco February 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Hi Abhi. It is about SEO plugins actually. The “others” are just an added bonus :) Anyway, the idea is not for someone to go crazy and install plugin. I figured that are some important things that goes beyond SEO plugins. After all, what’s the point of adding Yoast for example, if a site loads very slowly, constantly crashes, and all that ;-) Thanks for stopping by

3 Neha Jobs April 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

hi DiTesco, Oh wow, that’s an impressive selection of plugins and useful tips1 thanks! I’m new to your blog but pretty sure I’ll stay here for longer than just one article))

4 Nikunj May 2, 2013 at 8:24 am

hi DiTesco, I totally appreciate your post and WordPress is one of the best platform. Really these are amazing plugins and its very beneficial for a blog. thanks for sharing

5 hiren June 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

hey DiTesco nice seo plugin list its help full for me some of the plugin i never know like wp touch and uppsite. thanks for sharing. i have one question also which is most better for wordpress website wp super cache or w3 total cache?

6 Tanya February 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I’ve been looking around for a plugin so help speed up the site. It’s so important to have a fast working site. I’ll check some of these out, Thanks!

7 tonygreene113 @ 113tidbits March 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I’m using W3c, cloudflare and maxcdn. Getting under 3 seconds using pingdom tools from Amsterdam.

8 Shalini Chauhan February 6, 2013 at 5:30 am

W3 Total Cache is one of the best plugin for wordpress i have ever used.

9 J Celine February 6, 2013 at 5:50 am

I’m still having problems with my SEO plugins. I use Yoast SEO’s plugin, and I used to use the All in One SEO Pack, but both are a little buggy on my site for the META tags. Also – Smart Links has a few problems, such as not showing up in the RSS feed. I used to use it, but it has had to many problems for me.

10 Pankaj February 6, 2013 at 7:32 am

Plugins for making your website mobile compatible are really in demand, as you don’t want to miss mobile users visitors.

11 babanature February 6, 2013 at 9:38 am

Hello Tesco,
My favorite seo plugin which i’m using is all in one seo. the plugin is great and recommended to all but the wp smush.it did not work for me. great list by the way.

12 Organized February 6, 2013 at 10:08 am

Thanks for sharing your favorite Wordpress SEO plugins. I will have a look at them.

Anyway, Google is continuously fighting SEO activities, so I wonder if it is worth wasting time trying to improve our sites’s SEO instead of thinking in terms of content quality.

13 sonam jatoliya February 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

Hello Dear

I totally appreciate your post and WordPress is one of the best platform. Really these are amazing plugins and its very beneficial for a blog. thanks for sharing

14 Evan February 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Oh wow, that’s an impressive selection of plugins and useful tips1 thanks! I’m new to your blog but pretty sure I’ll stay here for longer than just one article))

15 Paul February 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

SEO by Yoast really does a great job writing better content. I will give Google Authorship a try.
Thanks f0r sharing.

16 Jonathan February 7, 2013 at 1:39 am

Thank you for sharing this great list of plugins!

I have found several new ones that I did not know about and I look forward to using them on my blog!

17 sarika deshmukh@HR Management Consultant February 7, 2013 at 7:28 am

Hello

i agree with your post and its very effective and very useful plugin, you know i am SEO and i am suggesting for every SEO It’s so important to have a fast working site really thanks for the sharing me

18 chiru February 7, 2013 at 9:55 am

Great list of word press SEO plug ins..
By the way iam using “WP SEO by Yoast ”
it has some bugs and not able to reach up to my expections..
can you suggest me for the best?

19 Jack February 7, 2013 at 11:11 am

I am using Yoast SEO and Online Backup for Wordpress for many years, and yes, they are very useful for my blog. I just installed W3 Total Cache and this really works, my site now loads faster then before.

20

John

February 8, 2013 at 4:26 am

Wow! It’s always nice to see some Wordpress SEO Plugins! And you’ve included all the classics here. I’m glad you included the Local Search SEO Contact Page. This is a quick and easy way of getting your “contact” page marked up properly. I’ve personally found that Yoast’s SEO Plugin is the “must have” and it’s completely free. I like that he has integrated a lot of the features into the one plugin (such as Authorship, Breadcrumbs etc) and he seems to be very reliable at fixing bugs and keeping it up to date.

21 Ray February 9, 2013 at 8:06 am

I have been using the Google XML Sitemap plugin or quite a while now. I have been very happy with it. I didn’t realize they also made Google XML Sitemap for Images, Video, and Mobile. I may have to looking to the Images and Video ones a little more.

22 DiTesco February 13, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Hi Ray. Sorry for the delay.. I’m glad you found something here that you were still not aware of..

Did you give them a try yet? Obviously, the results will take a while longer. Don’t forget to submit them on GWT if you do try them.

23 Steve February 11, 2013 at 6:30 am

I’ve been looking for a decent WP short code plugin also. Everything I found was lame. I’ll test this out and if it works, I’ll give you a shout out in a review lol, good post, thanks for sharing.

24 John (Affiliate Coach) February 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

hey guys,

I use Platinum SEO plugin from the list above, and nothing else. Of course, I use alternative plugins to help enhance the blog and reader experience, but I like to keep the list under 20 plugins per total.

The more plugins you install and activate, the higher your chance to get hacked, or have the blog run not so smoothly.

What do you guys think?

25 DiTesco February 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

I agree with you. It is good to maintain a WordPress site with a minimum amount of plugins. It hampers performance and security, hence why I included in the list above, ways to overcome that, e.g., using Cloudflare/Incapsula and Jsdelivr for example

26

PrimeMagazine

February 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

So which one do you recommend?
All in on seo or Yoast

BTW
which one are you using? I checked your page source none of them were installed on your blog.

BTW 2 :D
Is it ok to have both of these plugins installed or it would ruin something?

Thanks for your time ;)

27 DiTesco February 11, 2013 at 10:40 am

HI. If you noticed, I am using the Thesis framework here on this blog which already has its SEO built in, so you won’t find neither AIO or WPY. I use both on several other sites, but lately have been giving priority to WPY for my newer sites, including that for clients. Both are good, but if you want more flexibility and would like a bit of help when optimizing your content, I would go WPY.

No, you can’t have both plugins installed. You use one or another. Using both won’t work as one will try to “force” on its other, and will probably get messy.

28 Vivek February 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

This was a great post. Lots of free SEO plugins, personally like the wordpress SEO by yoast. But I have one suggestion for you. I think you should try to check out Squirrly SEO. ” Its just a suggestion “

29 DiTesco February 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Thanks Vivek for the suggestion. Never heard of Squirrly before. Is that on the WordPress repository? Can’t seem to find it

30 Vivek February 12, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Yes its present their, its very unique and very new. Here’s the link if you don’t mind : http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/squirrly-seo/

31 Rajagopal TechyLeakz February 12, 2013 at 9:19 am

Yoast seo will wins the race., and smushit not working these days., :)

32 Agrodut Mandal February 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I use All In 1 SEO plugin. But I have not seen such stuffs as easy wp seo plugin has. It has lots of features to boost SEO. I like to use it too.

33 Achin Jain February 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Great list of SEO plugins.

Can you please tell how to make this plugins work in proper way so that post will be more SEO friendly. I am really new to wordpress blogging and hoping to gain some information regarding SEO.

34 Gautam February 24, 2013 at 5:52 am

i love all in one seo and seopressor in whole wordpress seo plugins and others like sitemap plugin for quick indexing my latest posts thanks for other suggestions.

35 darren sam February 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

Thanks for organizing the best source of plugins under one roof as per the requirements plugins use shift but by far yoast is the best in all aspects

36 phil hughes March 3, 2013 at 8:31 am

A really wonderful assemble post about the plugins several fresher as well as experienced SEO freaks make blunders while SEO campaign its helpful for all to overcome google algorithms tactics too

37 Amit Giri March 5, 2013 at 6:36 am

thanks for this great list m gonna give WP SEO by Yoast a try . hope it will help me to improve my search engine ranking :D

38 Chris March 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Was expecting this to just feature the two main SEO plugins, “All in One”, and “Yoast”. Impressed that the article features much, much more!

Page speed, content, user interface, mobile. All should be looked at – so plaudits on your nice round-up. Added to my Chrome bookmarks ;)

39 DiTesco March 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Thanks Chris. Glad you found more stuff.. Hope you can handle them all :)

40 vijay March 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Great post about Wordpress plugins mate! Though, the heading told it to be all about SEO, though it turned out more good as i got to know about most of the useful plugins :)
Thanks for your post and it was helpful for me as i am a newbie to Wordpress and until some time back was using only Blogger for blogging.

41 Juan March 12, 2013 at 9:31 am

today i start using paid seo plugin like seopressor, i want to try and see how it will help me to rank well

42 DiTesco March 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Hi Juan. God to know that you decided to give SEOpressor a whirl. Let me know how it goes for you. I will be very much interested in real experience…

43 Smartkathy March 13, 2013 at 5:57 am

Awesome post. As an SEO Consultant I just love Wordpress among all other CMS. It is very user friendly and easy to access. Thanks for sharing it.

44 Plaban March 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I use most of the plugins mentioned in the article. There are some good free and paid plugins like JetPack, Easy WP SEO etc. JetPack is a good plugin, it combines multiple plugins into one.

45 Ashok Jaria March 25, 2013 at 6:02 am

A very usefull post !! Let me know how to make WordPress faster without the use of a plugin.
Thanks !!

46 DiTesco March 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

Try CloudFlare. That helps a great deal

47

Andreea Leau

March 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

Great article! I used SEO by Yoast, but now I’m using Squirrly SEO. Have you heard about it? It’s pretty new, but it’s great :) It have live assistant, keyword research and ispiration box. These are my favourite features :)

48 Umer Rock March 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I personally prefer to use minimum number of plugins and use Thesis theme for most of my websites which gives me much finer control on each post and page level. In case I have to use a plugin i will go with Yoast SEO or All in One SEO

49 Avnish Gautam March 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm

There is one more seo plugin for WordPress which worth to keep in this list – Easy WP SEO Plugin and I am also using it.

50 sintu kumar March 29, 2013 at 5:58 am

Thanks for the wounderful list of plugins,its helped me lot as i new in blogging.

51 aaster March 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Really a handful of plugins which are now a days a must for making seo campaign successful

52 tonygreene113 @ 113tidbits March 30, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Has jsDeliver been used on sites with lots of unique view traffic? Some of these reconfigure the page if you average over 2,000 uniques a day.

53 Chuka Udeze April 6, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Hi Ashok, you can try Cloudflare with MaxCDN, it will significantly improve your site speed, Jetpack is one plugin that is becoming more and more valuable these days as wordpress/Automattic continues to add more features there

54 Joel April 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Hey Tiesco Very Impressive list of Wordpress SEO plugins.You could also include Seopressor as it makes on page optimization of wordpress blogs super easy.Keep up the good work

55 Sudipto April 15, 2013 at 9:22 am

Hey DiTesco,
Thanks for sharing these great plugins with us and most of the plugins mentioned by you are must for wordpress. Currently I am using Yoast for SEO and I think its the best plugin ever I had for SEO.

56

Steven Papas

April 23, 2013 at 5:47 am

Thanks for the plugins. I’m now using the “Google Authorship” plugin & found it very easy to use.

57 Ken April 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm

In the past, I’ve only built sites on Blogger, so none of these fancy seo plugins were ever available. But, just a few months, I finally decided to get started with Wordpress and Yoast was one of the first plugins I installed. Nothing but praise. It’s made me think differently when I approach online writing.

Thank you for this.

58 Dave April 26, 2013 at 3:13 am

Can anyone help me how to use w3 total cache? It’s always in disabled mode. I can’t save the changes I made in the setting. I already re-installed the plugin but nothing happens.

Is w3 super cache better than this one?

59 DiTesco April 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Hi Dave. Not sure why you are not able to activate W3. I know it sometimes has some issues so I suggest you to try WP Super Cache instead. They have updated the plugin very recently and for what its worth, its the one I am using on this blog :) Let me know how it goes and which one you decide to use.

60 fleming May 2, 2013 at 7:25 am

Thanks for organizing some of the best plugins here for making seo campaign successful plugins play a pivotal role

61 yogesh pant May 3, 2013 at 9:56 am

hi DiTesco,
I shall personally recommend the use of Yoast for the SEO. It is quite easy to use and also has the necessary requirements embedded into it. It really tells the blogger what small mistakes he is committing and helps in eliminating them.

62 Jens Törnell May 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Hello!

I’ve made a SEO plugin for WordPress. If you make another list of SEO plugins or update this one I would love to be included.

SEO Content Helper

63 Alex Max May 27, 2013 at 5:18 am

Hi Ditesco!
i’m using WP SEO by Yoast, and it this plug in, he said that no need to use meta tag, can you explain it for me?
Thank you!

64 DiTesco May 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

The meta tag that they refer to is the “meta keywords” which are no longer important for search engines. It used too but the abuse started so it is not utilized anymore.

65 Husam May 31, 2013 at 8:57 am

i think All in one seo is the best because other plugin do not work in SE such as yandex which it’s important for us in russia

66 DiTesco May 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm

This is a very interesting comment Husam. I would really like to know more.. Why do say that “other” plugins won´t work for Yandex?

67 Husam June 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Ditesco i am in seo filed more than 5 years i had tried all in one SEO and yoast wich both are used but yandex not like google it’s use keywords for search and since i had removed all in one seo and install yoast and as usual lost posation for changing title and waited for ranking and never happens i found that yandex still use keywords filed and yoast do not use it any more :(

68 Susan Doyle June 1, 2013 at 9:10 am

Good work Francisco. Thanks for the great list of plugins.

69 Rafiul Islam Tanik June 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

WP SEO by Yoast is really nice plugin. I’m using this plugin about 5months. I got good result by using this plugin.
Very helpful article. Thanks for sharing this article with us.

70 PashO July 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I’m using WP SEO by Yoast to optimize my old site. It’s made me think about how I write and I’m actually rewriting a lot of old content.

Good call adding Better WP Security to the list. On my hyper local blog, I receive at least 400 bad login entries each day. This plugin keeps me safe.

I had to stop using W3Total Cache after the recent update broke my site but I’ll try WP Super Cache following your suggestion.
This is a good list, I’ll look into some of the other suggestions.

71 Kristinakathy July 9, 2013 at 6:42 am

Hi DiTesco. Yes I also prefer Wordpress CMS and it is best for SEO professional. Nice plugins. As most people discussed here about Yoast, I also agree with them. Personally I love this plugin. It helps in Social media optimization also. Keep sharing updates like this. Thanks :)

72 Nhick July 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Wow, that’s a lot.. which one of these seo plugins do you recommend?

73 carl July 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I used to use Yoast, have just discover All in One SEO and I really like the simplicity of it.

74 Deepak Singh July 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Awesome Post mate!! I am using most of the plugins which you have shared here in my blog.

75

Adrian

August 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

All In One SEO is definitely the one that I always use. The problem with that mega plugin that you recommend as the best is exactly that it has too many features, many of them are not actually needed. All in one SEO does have all that is actually necessary at the moment!

76 Obinna Henry August 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I use Yoast, it is the best SEO plugin. I use cloudflare for speed.

77 Helen August 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I would really like to add SEO-pressor 5 to this list. I use it on all my sites. Its like Yoast but, in my mind, better.

78 Salini Dinesh August 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

Good work DiTesco . You got everything in this post about SEO plugins . I am using Yoast SEO and Incpasula .

79 Irfan R August 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Wordpress SEO by Yoast is the best recommendation i can give. It gives us many features and more importantly it is easy to use for newbie.

80 Mozie September 9, 2013 at 7:27 am

Wordpress SEO by yoast works like a bomb, it really has so many usefull features and make the life of any webmaster that is noob with SEO such a breeze. I actually prefer it over all in one seo. Thanks for your great post too and have a good one.

81 Mohammed Siadath Ali September 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Hi,
Thanks a lot .
Since 7-8 Month’s i was experiencing Slow loading time of my blog, even though i had many Plugins like WP Super Cache.
but today i saw this weeks latest plugins and tried “jsDelivr”.
and i am very happy my blog load time is increased and speed is good.
Thanks for the wonderful list.

82 Miguel Shands September 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

man you really went all out on this article i love it! Theres so much info here, i WILL be coming back to this! For now im going to focus on increasing my page speed, something my site fares poorly with, this is just what i needed, thanks!

83 Nathan October 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

wow, great list. I am using some plugin in this list. I use Yoast SEO’s plugin. It ‘s very good.

84 Shiv Saroya December 2, 2013 at 10:35 am

I have used All in one SEO and Yoast for two of my blogs. Per my experience, All in One SEO is performing compared to other SEO plugins. All in ONE SEO and YOAST works very well, bloggers can choose anyone of it.

85 frank joseph December 9, 2013 at 9:32 am

I use Wordpress Seo plugin by yoast and sometimes AIO plugin, and both of them works great, what i don’t know is why my site loads so slow…
I have tried all the tutorials i found online and it is not working. And am beginning to think it has something to do with my host.

86 Itender Rawat December 14, 2013 at 9:28 am

Yes Webhosting also play a vital role for SEO. I am using Yoast and I am OK with it. Also using All in one SEO Pack on my other blog. Thanks appreciate the post.

87 GIRI Patel January 4, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Hi DiTesco,
I am using almost all plugin from the above list for my educational blog except jsdelvr CDN, as I have very bad experience with CloudFlare, before3 month back I have installed cloudflare service and suddenly within a week my google rank dropps almost at 6 th page from 2 nd page. Is Jsdelvr is such type of plugin ? if you provide more information on jsdelvr it may be helpful for me?

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