We use WordPress all the time for our own sites, and clients. We are often asked the same questions about which ‘SEO’ plugins are the best to use for websites that use WordPress as their CMS.
We do believe that a good developer is worth their weight in gold but for those on a limited budget, this video is for you.
A general rule of thumb is ‘The less plugins, the better’ so if you have a good developer then use their skill set!!
WordPress SEO by Yoast
Download Yoast now and use it on every WordPress site you own. This plugin, in SEOmers opinion, is as important as the WordPress installation itself. It’s also extremely easy to use. Its great for starter SEO for the small business.
RB Internal Links
Although this plugin hasn’t been updated in sometime, it still should be included in every WordPress installation. This plugin helps with internal linking which is vital for usability SEO
W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache is the most powerful and comprehensive caching plugin available. This plugin handles everything from combine and minification for both CSS and JS to HTML linebreak and comment removal, disk caching, browser caching and more.
Not sure how to redirect by using something called a htaccess file? Redirection will make redirects extremely easy for you to 301 redirect an old URL to the new one. Never have a 404 (broken) page again!
Related posts help your readers discover your own related content by automatically linking to it at the bottom of each post. We normally show no more than 5 related posts under each page, this is great for helping lower bounce rate.
Images can use up a lot of resource, both for storage space and bandwidth. Optimising those images is essential to boost performance whilst not sacrificing the image quality.
Social Structured Data
Hate the way social sites use the wrong image or titles when people share your website? This plugin sorts out all of the social structure for Twitter Cards, Facebook Open Graph and Google+ META data.
Revive Old Post
This plugin helps you to keeps your old posts alive by sharing them and driving more traffic to them from social networks. It also helps you to promote your content. You can set time and number of posts to share to drive more traffic
Broken Link Checker
Broken Link Checker will check your website for broken links. It’s great for not only traditional SEO but usability for your web users.
Social Locker for WordPress
Do you have a post that gets a lot of traffic but you can’t figure out what to do with it? Use Social Locker to “lock up” content that can be unlocked with a Facebook Like, Tweet, or +1. Great way to accumulate some social metrics. Do not abuse this and only use for the really good content
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