5 Must-Have WordPress SEO Plugins

All in One SEO Pack

This is probably the mother of all WordPress SEO plugins. That’s why it’s also my favorite SEO-related plugin for WordPress. This plugin automatically optimizes your blog for search engines. The best part of this plugin is that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to use it. Everything is really straightforward and a lot of the functions are automated. This plugin is also useful for advanced users, giving them the possibility to customize post titles, descriptions and keywords. You can also change the link structure for each page.

Download All In One SEO Pack

Google XML Sitemap Generator

Another essential tool for every WordPress blogger. This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. The XML sitemap helps search engines to better index your blog. This format is supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.

Download Google XML Sitemap Generator

SEO Smart Links

SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog. This plugin allows you to set up your own keywords and set of matching URLs. Finally SEO Smart links allows you to set nofollow attribute and open links in new window.

Download SEO Smart Links

SEO Friendly Images

Manually optimizing your images for SEO can be a long and boring task. Thankfully, you could also use the SEO friendly images plugin. This plugin automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.

Download SEO Friendly Images

SEO Rank Reporter

SEO has always been about competing against other blogs. That’s why PageRank is an essential part of SEO. Based on keywords you choose, the SEO Rank Reporter plugin will track your Google rankings every 3 days and report the data in an easy-to-read graph. You will also be able to visualize your traffic flow in response to ranking changes and receive emails notifying you of major rank changes.

Download SEO Rank Reporter

8 thoughts on “5 Must-Have WordPress SEO Plugins

  1. Alex on said:

    You should also list wpSEO at http://wpseo.org , great plugin with many features and great performance.

  2. David Scoville on said:

    Thanks for the list and thanks for mentioning the SEO Rank Reporter Plugin! If you have any suggestions for the plugin, let me know.

  3. WPWebHost on said:

    Never heard of the SEO ranker reporter plugins and I am sure it is going to be very useful. Thanks…

  4. myhostoffer on said:

    iam using all in one seo plugin,but i still have no traffic,or let me say very weak traffic can anybody help me?

    My website is about webhosting offers and i started it on 2010 august!
    my website address : http://myhostoffer.com/

    If there is any idea please let me know!