As there are millions of WordPress blogs all over the internet, so SEO has become a major part for a blog or a website. Search Engine Optimization helps to attract quality traffic from Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc and thus it directly helps to increase the revenue earning capacity for the blogs. So today we will discuss about 5 best SEO Plugins WordPress 2012.
All in One SEO Pack is one of the oldest and the best SEO plugin for WordPress blogs. Currently there are many premium SEO plugins and themes in the market available for download but still many big blogs are still solely dependent on All in One SEO Pack. The best part of All in One SEO Pack is that it is free. Although there is also a Pro version of All in One SEO Pack, but there is no difference between the two except the ads that were shown in the backend panel of WordPress admin.
In spite of being an old plugin, All in One SEO Pack is still being updated on regular basis. All in One SEO Pack can generate META tags automatically and can override the any previously set Post Title, Meta Description or Meta tags.
WordPress SEO by Yoast is another SEO plugin that is rapidly becoming popular among the bloggers due to its many integrated features. Some of the features are listed below.
- Page Analysis
- Technical WordPress Search Engine Optimization
- Meta & Link Elements
- XML Sitemaps
- RSS Optimization
- Edit your .htaccess and robots.txt file
- Social Integration
- Multi-Site Compatible
- Import & Export functionality
- Import functionality for other WordPress SEO plugins
So WordPress SEO by Yoast has many secondary functions also that may reduce the requirements of other plugins like plugins for generating Sitemaps, or Breadcrumbs plugins, etc. WordPress SEO by Yoast is also a free plugin for WordPress.
HeadSpace2 SEO plugin is also an All in One SEO plugin which has integrated many features in a single plugin, so as to reduce the need to installing many plugins. HeadSpace2 SEO is also a new plugin which is becoming popular as a powerful SEO Plugin for WordPress Blogs.
With the help of HeadSpace2 SEO, you can use Custom themes and plugins, i.e., you can change your theme in every page and can load plugins only on a specific page. Like WordPress SEO by Yoast, HeadSpace2 SEO also can import META data from other plugins. HeadSpace2 SEO has also an option to disable WordPress auto-formatting and to configure memory limits, system timeouts, etc. HeadSpace2 SEO is also a free plugin.
Smart SEO is a premium plugin available for download via codecanyon. Smart SEO has a different task than the above mentioned plugins. Smart SEO generally give emphasis on every single post while writing the post by checking the content, title, tags, etc and pointing out the things that may require changes to publish a good SEO’d post.
Some features of Smart SEO:
- Easy to install.
- SmartSEO score.
- SEO settings for each post.
- Auto check score for current post.
- Follow SEO rules for each post.
Platinum SEO Pack is another free SEO plugin for WordPress users. Some features of this plugin as listed by the developer of the plugin are:
- Automatic 301 redirects for any permalink changes.
- Canonical URLs
- Optimized Post and Page Titles for search engines
- Generates all SEO relevant META tags automatically
- Option to specify meta description and meta keywords tag for categories and tag pages.
- Option to turn off Page title or Post title rewrites for any particular post or page.
- Option to turn off Page title or Post title format for any particular post or page.
- Helps you avoid duplicate content.
- Lets you override any title and set any META description and META keywords, for any post or page
- Support for custom post types.
- Support for custom taxonomies.
- Compatible with most other plugins, like Auto Meta, Ultimate Tag Warrior and others. However you may have to disable All in One SEO pack.
- Add index, noindex, follow or nofollow, noodp, noydir, noarchive, nosnippet meta tags to any post/page.
There are many other plugins that can be used with above plugins to boost the SEO score of your blog. So which WordPress SEO plugin you use, to power up your blogs…???