Top 5 WordPress Plugins to Help Improve Your Website’s SEO Rankings

Most Recent Changes in SEO and How Websites are Currently Being Rated by Google
April 28, 2020
Show all
Top 5 WordPress Plugins to Help Improve Your Website’s SEO Rankings

Whether you’re striving to be an SEO expert or a beginner website owner, you should take a look at some awesome WordPress plugins.

So, the year 2020 has got us all surprised. This might just be the perfect time to learn something new, or just become better at it. If you’ve decided to up your SEO game, that’s a brilliant choice! There are a number of different SEO plugins for WordPress, so choosing one might seem daunting. To assist you in your search, we have put together our top 5 WordPress plugins we believe are worthy of consideration.

Schema

Schema markup is a code that you put on your website. Once you implement this code on your site, it tells search engines what the data and content on your site means. In other words, it helps search engines by giving them more information and context regarding your content. And with that, it sends more informative and relative results to users.

Schema.org is the go-to place on the web for the Schema project. Schema is a result of a collaboration between Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Yandex – all with a goal of standardizing structured markup on websites. So, once you know it comes from Google itself – you know it’s a must!

This plugin supports the following types:

  • Review
  • Event
  • People
  • Product
  • Recipe
  • Software Application
  • Video
  • Articles

There are quite a few steps for incorporating your Schema markups, but instructions on Schema.org are very clear. The one thing is for sure: The more markups you have on your site, the better!

Broken Link Checker

This is a free WordPress Plugin that checks for broken links on your blog/website and alerts you if it finds any.

What makes the Broken Link Checker plugin so useful is the fact that it checks your whole site and all of the content you have. Understandably, once you start creating more and more content, it gets harder to keep up and constantly check whether or not your links are still good.  Not having broken links is really important when it comes to user experience and overall rankings on SERPs (Search Engine Results Page), so this plugin has got your back!

Yoast

Yoast SEO is WordPress’ No.1 SEO Plugin. With over 25,500 five star ratings (as of writing this blog) and over 5 million downloads, it seems to be a sure choice whether you opt for a free version or a premium one.

Yoast makes sure you don’t have any duplicate content.  It analyzes the optimization of your site and gives you some improvement advice.  It lets you see exactly what your Google result is going to look like, helping you adjust the title or meta descriptions and making your content more relevant for your keywords.

If you’re not on a tight budget and can afford to buy the premium version of Yoast, you will get 24 hour support and extensions such as News SEO, Video SEO, Local SEO and WooCommerce SEO extensions.

The greatest thing about Yoast (Free & Premium) is that it updates every two weeks.

Rank Math

This is another all-in-one SEO plugin for WordPress. Rank Math calls itself “The Swiss Army Knife” of WordPress SEO.  It integrates with Google Search Console, which helps get the essential information you need to boost your SEO game. This information includes a list of keywords which you rank and errors Google finds on your site.  It also tells you how much search impression your site gets. It has an inbuilt 404 Monitor that tells you where your users see mistakes. Also included are redirections, rich snippets, local SEO, XML sitemaps, and recommendations on Internal Link Building.

Even though Rank Math is still relatively new, they offer a great variety of services.  We are expecting them to bring their best game in the years to come!

All in one SEO Pack (AIOSEO)

This one is actually WordPress’ original SEO plugin. This makes it not only a pioneer of SEO plugins, but it also means that it had time to perfect and add the features truly needed for a first-class SEO user experience with over 2 million downloads.

All In One SEO Pack covers all the aspects of SEO including integration with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more. It has full translation and localization support in over 54 languages worldwide.  Even better, you don’t need any coding skills to use it. It generates meta tags automatically. SEO experts use it for fine-tuning everything, but it is also perfect for beginners since it does all the work for you.

Once you’ve read a bit about these plugins, we encourage you to explore and experiment with the ones which seem the most useful for you. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

Jillian Vanarsdall
Jillian Vanarsdall
Founder of Blue Iris Marketing. An inbound marketing agency assisting businesses, from start-ups to high-growth firms, to phenomenally tell their unique story in a noisy digital world. Our services include inbound marketing, Wordpress web design and development, SEO, and social media.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1 × one =