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While your WordPress website comes with built-in optimization settings and plug-ins, there are many free plug-ins you can install to further improve your WordPress SEO optimization. Further optimizing your website will help to draw more organic traffic to your website—and increase your page rank!
Installing these plug-ins, and understanding how to utilize them will help you to reach your target audience—which is essential if you are relying on your website for residual income. Below are the top 6 plug-ins you can install today.
As soon as your blog is set up and ready to go, it is essential to change your permalink settings so that the URLs of your posts will include the title of your post, opposed to a numerical formula. This is essential for WordPress SEO optimization because the keywords in your title will be recognized by search engines. The formula for this custom setting is /%postname%/, which will also make your posts easier to recognize for your own purposes.
All-In-One SEO Pack
This plug-in is one of the most popular WordPress SEO optimization plug-ins available to you, and you can’t beat the price of completely free! Once installed this plug-in will allow you to quickly and easily change the title of your blog posts and pages, as well as the description and keywords. It even has built-in tools that will help you to identify any accidental duplications.
SEO Friendly Images
While website content and blog posts typically get the majority of the attention when it comes to optimization, it is essential that your images are optimized too. This time-saving plug-in automatically tags the images you add to your posts by filling in both the “alt” and “title” tags.
SEO Smart Links
Oftentimes when you are creating a blog post or a new page on your website, you want to refer your reader to other areas on your website where they can find additional information. This free plug-in automatically links your inner pages, as well as helps to improve your page rank.
Google XML Sitemaps
Although Google is in the name of this free plug-in, it will generate a sitemap of your blog, and submit it to Google and other popular search engines—which is essential for successful WordPress SEO optimization.
While all of the other plug-ins on this list are free, I have added one paid plug-in to the list. For a nominal fee, SEO Pressor will provide you with suggestions on ways you can tweak your posts and pages in order to increase your page rank. This makes this plug-in both a time saving tool, and a WordPress SEO optimization tool.
WordPress SEO optimization may not be something you are familiar with—which is ok! By adding these tools to your WordPress website you can ensure that you have built-in optimization tools that will help you achieve a higher page rank and more organic traffic. Even if your website is not new—you can add these plug-ins to your website today!
Until next time……