Many people have asked our team which plugins we recommend for SEO in 2017. We’ve put together all of our research over the past few months, and have come up with a couple of choices for the top plugins that we recommend for SEO. Some of these suggestions you might already be familiar with, but hopefully there will be some tidbits of information that are still useful to you.
The first plug-in that we recommend is yoast SEO. This may seem fairly obvious to some people, as it is generally one of the most well-known SEO plugins on the market. The great thing about this plug-in is that you don’t have to pay for the free version. Premium definitely has some neat features that can be very useful to your website especially if you run a business, but for people who are just starting out and want to optimize their website the free download is more than enough to get you up and running.
One of the things we noticed about Yoast right off the bat is its ability to optimize your website as a whole, and its ability to uniquely optimize each page or post of your website as well.
Some of the tools that it adds on to your website such as generating a site map, helping you to easily adjust titles and metas, and checking for keyword density and other specifics are really helpful to new users, and save a lot of for people who are even very experienced with SEO.
The plugin started in 2007 and has been evolving every year and keeping up with Google’s algorithm changes. It is now one of the most used plugins on WordPress ever.
Another great feature of yoast SEO, is its setup. It has a feature where you can tell it exactly what you want for your site, and what the purpose of your site is. After you select these two things there are a couple more questions, and then it will automatically apply the correct SEO to your site for you. This is a big Time Saver new projects and it helps Ensure that you don’t mess anything up that could be fairly obvious.
Overall, yoast is a great option for both beginners and experts alike.
The second plug-in that we have researched and recommend highly is called all in one SEO pack.
The first thing you need to do to install this plugin is to navigate to the plugins section in WordPress and select add a plug-in. After you have done this you can type all in one SEO pack into the search menu and press enter. You should see the all-in-one pack plug in there, you can then install, and subsequently activate.
The nice thing about all in one SEO pack is that it has most of the settings all in one spot. This can be a little daunting because there seems to be so many options, but once you get used to it it is a real time-saver, everything is all in one spot and is very easy to navigate and find.
This is one thing that all in one SEO pack has over Yoast. With Yoast, all the settings are on different pages and besides the automatic setup feature, and when you first start it can be hard to navigate and find exactly what you’re looking for.
It’s best to find a guide for this plugin or check out the official website where they can tell you more info about setting it up since there are so many settings that you can toggle on and off and adjust.
One of the nice things about all in one SEO, is that it has similar features to Yoast. You can adjust your SEO over the whole website, or just post by post and Page by Page. You can do things such a set new meta text, set new titles, check for social media content, and enable automatic social media posting.
One of the great things about both of these add-ons is is that they make it very easy to link to your social profiles such as Facebook, google Plus, instagram, linkedIn, and many more. This ends up saving you a ton of time and helps to boost your social Outreach and social shares.
Overall these are the two plugins highly recommended for anyone who is first starting SEO, or is advanced at SEO and just wants to save some time.
The great thing about both of these plugins is that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get started with them. All the features you will need are generally in the free version, and while the premium version has a lot of cool features they are definitely not needed to get started.