5 Best WordPress Seo plugins of 2017 [ Must Read ]

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Want a list of best WordPress Seo plugins ?

Wanna optimize your WordPress blog for search engines ?

Recently, we have migrated from Blogger to WordPress because, I thought that I need some extent of branding from my blog. Actually, A self-hosted blog really gives some more branding for our blogs and make it look professional

That’s why, most of the professional bloggers use WordPress as their CMS ( content management system ).

But why, Bloggers are migrating from Blogger to WordPress ?

Does Blogger or free website builders like Wix, can’t do the things for us ?

The main answer would be Plugins. Actually, Pro Bloggers never say this answer. They usually say that WordPress has more stability, Fully customizable etc

But, my answer would be Plugins. According to me, WordPress has more than 1 lakh useful plugins which helps you to carry out things faster and easier.

Having many plugins, WordPress is the most flexible CMS ever. At the same time, WordPress Seo plugins can help you carry out on-page Seo with ease. Today, we have made a list of some Best WordPress seo plugins of 2017

Best WordPress Seo plugins

Note: This list won’t follow any order. This means, all the plugins have their own features and capability to beat another. The main difference would be configuration of their settings.

1. Yoast Seo

Best WordPress Seo plugins
Well, any list named best WordPress Seo plugins won’t be completed without having this beautiful plugin in the list

With more than 1M+ Active installs Yoast Seo is the best plugin for taking care of Seo optimization.

Yoast seo is designed for both beginners and Experts too. Because, Yoast Seo have a tour widget in which you need to answer the questions like

Is this a E-commerce website ?

Yes/No

It will ask you some questions and you need to answer them accurately. Then yoast Seo will do the things for you. It will automatically adjust the settings for your blog.

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Features:

Content Analyzer: While writing content, you need to input your focus keyword and Yoast Seo will analyze your content and notify you the Seo mistakes.

Sitemaps: Toast Seo also offers sitemap generator which generates sitemaps for your Content, Pages etc. At the same time, Sitemaps created by Yoast Seo are fully customizable.

File Editor: Yoast Seo has a file editor which allows you to edit your robots.txt and .htacess file for extra functioning with ease

Webmaster verification: This tool allows you to verify your webmaster tools properties in one click. All you need to do is, add a meta tag in webmaster section and it’s done. No need to edit yor templates

Noindex tags: Don’t want to index a specific blog post ?

Don’t worry, With yoast Seo you can add a noindex tag to avoid indexing if specific blog posts

Anyway, With these awesome features, yoast Seo stands as the best WordPress Seo plugin.

Pros and Cons
Pros:

Content analyzer
Sitemaps

Cons:

1. Hard configuration for beginners
2. Incorrect configuration can lead to many errors

2. All in One seo

All in one Seo
Well, Here comes the powerful rival of Yoast Seo. With more than 60,000 active installs, All in one seo pack is the best seo plugin for WordPress for beginners and intermediates. It is one of the best WordPress seo plugin for beginners

All in one seo is popular for its simple UI and configuration.

Also read: How to setup All in one Seo plugin ( Optimium settings )

Features:

Automatic Meta description generator:

Tired writing meta description ?

Well, All in one Seo pack can help you to write effective meta descriptions with ease. All it does is, It will pick a suitable paragraph and make it meta description of your blog posts

If you haven’t like that automatically generated meta description, You can edit and write your own description.

Google AMP support:

AMP ( Accelerated Mobile pages ) is a project by Google to enable mobile users to surf webpages faster.

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But, AMP will cut down some scripts for faster loading. Well, Some Seo scripts might be removed which causes damage to your blog rankings

But with, All in one Seo, You can add AMP without any fear. All in one Seo is fully compatible with AMP.

Sitemaps:

Actually, Yoast Seo also offer a sitemap generator which can help you indexing better.

Just like that, All In one seo also offers a sitemap generator

Pinging: Whenever you write a blog post, Just ping the post using All in one Seo and index your post faster.

Canonical tags:

Own a E-commerce website ?

In a fear of duplicate content issues ?

No worries, All in one seo helps you to add a canonical tag which helps search engine to identify the real content page.

So no duplicate content issues will arise.

Pros and Cons
Pros:

1. Easy and simple configuration
2. Auto meta tag generator

Cons:

1. No content analyzer.
2. Lack of some features when compared to Yoast Seo like breadcrumbs

Actually, All in one seo has proved that it is one of the toughest rival for Yoast and one of the best WordPress Seo plugin

3. Broken link checker+ Redirection

Redirection
The best pair for taking care of silent seo killers, 404 errors.

When you update your Permalink of a blog post, without redirecting it, It will generate a 404 error

At the same time, 404 errors can be generated, When an outbound link URL is changed and moved to a new URL

With broken link checker, You can find all the broken links of your blog with one click.

After finding broken links, It is the time to redirect them to a working URL.

For this, Use redirection plugin which helps you redirect 404 errors without having knowledge of .htacces editing.

Both the plugins are free and can be used to improve your website rankings in Google.

4. Seo friendly images + WP Smush

Here comes the best image optimization plugins.

This is also a pair of plugins. Well, there is no contract between two plugins. But, the combination of two plugins works awesome.

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WP Smush can automatically compress images which helps you to make your pages load faster and give your visitors a better experience.

At the same time, Seo friendly images can help you optimize images by adding alt tag automatically.

Seo friendly images, Checks the image name and make the image name as the alt tag of the image

These two plugins, can work as the all rounder of image optimization

Premium:

1. SeoPressor

Seopressor
Being used by many industrial experts like Harsh Agrawal from ShoutMeLoud, SeoPressor is one of the best premium plugins for taking care of on page Seo optimization of Blog posts.It is one of the best premium plugins and one of the best WordPress seo plugins in the industry

As I haven’t used it, Due to it’s price, I can’t explain you the features in detail.

Well, the main features are LSI keywords ( Yes, It will also suggest LSI keywords for your focus keyword ), On page IP optimization etc.

The pricing starts from $9/month. Actually, It is not an ideal Price for beginners. But, Experts can easily pay this for improving their seo score.

Conclusion

These are the 5 best WordPress Seo plugins of 2017. Not only for 2017, These will remain the best forever, As long as WordPress survives. 

If you like these plugins or know some extraordinary plugins that have the capability to be in the list, let us know in comments and don’t forgot to share the post


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