In this post, we will discuss only best free some of the top WordPress SEO Plugins and tools that helps to get good alexa & google ranking of a WordPress blog or website. A lot of free WordPress Plugins are available like yoast, W3 Total Cache and SEO Redirection & more that millions of people are using everyday.
After performing basic tasks to improve frontend and content of your site, It is important to make a strong backbone of website by using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plugins to make good ranking on search engines. Search engines are a main source of traffic for most websites. Here are some important plugins and tools that will improve presence on search engines of your website.
It is free and easy to use and ofcourse one of the most downloaded WordPress plugin.
It facilitates to add SEO title, meta escription and meta keywords. The list of features of this plugin is extremely long.
Make sure to use Yoast’s Google Analytics Plugin also.
It is a useful plugin that increases website performance by reducing download time. Well designed plugin to in improve user experience and Search Engine Optimization(SEO). It can improve site performance at leaste 10X when fully configured. It reduces page load time by using cache that increases visitor time on site.
Meta slider is a most popular and easy to use slideshow creating plugin. Simply select images from your wordpress media library, drag and drop them into place, set slide captions, links and SEO fields all from one page. It facilitates to use 4 different types of slideshows (Flex Slider, Nivo Slider, Responsive Slides & Coin Slider) and use the provided shortcode or template include to easily embed slideshows in your blog.
- Create Responsive, SEO optimised slideshows in seconds
- Full width slideshow support
- Drag and drop slide reordering
- Set image crop position
- Built in Widget and Shortcode
- Loads of slideshow configuration options – transition effect, speed etc (per slideshow)
- Fully localised
- WordPress Multi Site compatible
And much more.
Best plugin to manage 301 redirections and to track of 404 errors, you can build and manage redirections easily for your site, This plugin is useful if you want to migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress website.
New features include:
- Build all types of redirection for your site 301,302 or 307 easily.
- Supports wild card redirection.
- Redirect posts and pages that published, draft or deleted from it\’s edit page directly.
- You can redirect folders and all it’s content.
- Full logs for all redirected URLs
- All URLs can be redirected, not just ones that don’t exist
- Apache .htaccess is not required – works entirely inside WordPress
- Redirection statistics telling you how many times a redirection has occurred, when it last happened, who tried to do it, and where they found your URL
And much more.
WP Sitemap Page is a useful easy to use plugin. By using a simple shortcode [wp_sitemap_page] you can add a sitemap on any of your page. It Improves the SEO and navigation of your website. This will automatically generate a sitemap of all your pages and posts. Be carefull, this plugin do not generate an XML sitemap. It only allow you to list all your pages and posts on a single page. This is a sitemap for human not for search engines bots.
- Easy navigationfor the users. They can find easily pages or previous posts
- Improve the SEO of a website
- Display all pages, posts and categories
- Display the taxonomies
- Display only one kind of content using the attribute “only”, like[wp_sitemap_page only=”page”]
- Possibility to customize the way it will be displayed through the admin panel
- Possibility to exclude some pages or some Custom Post Type (CPT)
- Posts and categories displayed hierarchically
- Available in multi-languages (cf. English, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Czech, Persian .
6. Auto Ping Booster-
Auto Ping Booster is an SEO booster plugin. This plugin will auto ping website or blog in Google, Baidu, Yandex and many search engines after each update.
- Auto Ping Booster is known about SEO Booster.
- Use this plugin to ping your blog, post, pages, images, docs files, on daily basis.
- Auto Ping Booster will auto Ping your blog in Google Blog search after every update.
- Just upload auto-ping-booster.zip file to plugin directory or upload it by plugin option in menu and active it. It works automatically itself.
- Once you update your post or blog, your update will be automatically pinged to top pinger sites.
- Your post will be on google indexing within 10 to 15 minutes.
Google Analytics Counter Tracker is another very easy to use essential plugin for SEO work. This plugin analyses the visitors hits on your website and display it graphically.
The Google Analytics Counter Tracker plugin include following features:
- Page views (Pageviews)
- Page views per session
- Session duration
- Percent new sessions
- Most popular pages
- Search keywords
- New users
- Top Countries by Users
- Geo Location
- Operating system
- Screen resolution
Features of Google Analytics Counter Tracker
- Connect your Google Analytics account and get Google Analytics stats;
- Anonymize IP address to mask the user IPs;
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