Here is a list of 30 best SEO plugins for wordpress blog that you can find for free. Make use of this powerful SEO plugins to improve your on site SEO and optimized for all search engines. Improve your site authority, impress your visitors, search engine bots, and more with these plugins. New bloggers can get the best on site SEO optimization with these plugins installed on their blog. Select the best suitable plugins for your blog and make it SEO friendly.
1. All In One SEO Pack
This plugin is a must for all wordpress blogs. It helps to generate meta keywords, description and Title for each blog post you create. By default, your themes does not support meta inclusion. So, you need this plugin’s help to include meta details for each page or blog post you create.
2. HeadSpace2 SEO
This is similar to all in one SEO pack plugin where this plugin works as All In One Meta plugin where it manages all meta data on your blog. Another extremely important plugin that can add meta to posts, categories, pages, author pages, etc. It works well with AWstats, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster, etc.
3. Google XML Sitemaps
This is another important plugin for your blog under wordpress. You need to install sitemaps to your blog in order Google and other search engines to get latest updates of your blog. It helps search engine to index your latest blog post within minutes or hours of post time. It is extremely important for search engine to detect and index our new contents because if someone else copied our content and Google index this content first, then your content will be marked as spam and it may lead to some penalty too. You will be able to see your list of pages at yoursitename.com/sitemap.xml
Make sure to submit your XML (usually, sitename.com/sitemap.xml) in Google Webmaster tool.
4. Platinum SEO Pack
This plugin have several function in making our wordpress blog SEO optimized for search engines. Some of the features like auto-generation for meta data, post slug and content duplicate issue solved using this plugin.
5. SEO Title Tag
Allow you to edit title tag of posts and pages to suitable short or long type to attract more click-through from search engines.
If you are planning to change your permalink structure, domain name, or looking for permanent redirection from one page to another, you need to do 301 Redirect. It is easy if you know how to deal with .htaccess redirection rules. But, if you are not familiar with this codes, you can still do it with the help of this plugin. Make sure to redirect your pages to respective page to retain it’s backlink value, page rank, and SERP ranking. This plugin also help to redirect all 404 pages to your preferred page. Another useful tool for wordpress blogs.
7. SEO Automatic Links
This is another useful SEO plugin to automatically add links to your pages, categories, tags, posts on any of your targeted keywords from content section in blog post or comment section. It will get your links either dofollow or nofollow attribute which is in your control. However, I would personally suggest to flow dofollow link to all your internal links to share page rank juice. If you are running a blog that accepts paid reviews, this may not be suitable plugin.
8. Robots Meta
This plugin will help you to choose:
- Index, Follow
- Index, Nofollow
- NoIndex, Nofollow
- NoIndex, Nofollow
for several options like blog author, categories, tags, editing .htaccess and robots.txt file, etc on wordpress panel. Very useful for those who wants to control pages to the public.
9. Nofollow Blogroll SEO
This plugin will give dofollow link to blogroll at home page level and add rel=”nofollow” tag to all inner page. Most SEO believes that having sidewide link is not helpful in SEO like it does in 2005. So, this plugin will give the best link on your site, that is homepage with dofollow and the rest of the pages with nofollow.
10. Widget Context
Completely removes nofollow tag from comment section and gives dofollow link to your commentators. With this plugin, you are making your blog to “dofollow blog” where it is useful to get traffic for new blogs. But, it also attract huge wave of spam comments. So, be prepared with good spam detection plugin like Akismet and allocate time to moderate your growing comments.
12. Nofollow Case By Case
Here, you have option to give nofollow link to certain comments, comment author, trackbacks and pingbacks. It gives a better control over your dofollow blog to reduce spam from similar person.
13. Simple SEO For Paged Comments
By default, wordpress don’t page comment pages and it display all the comments in same page. Google advice webmasters to limit the number of outgoing links to less than 100 on each page. So, it is wise to split your comment page if it has more than 100 comments. Some webmasters tries to keep external links to lowest by only showing 10 comments per page. Having 100 comments will separate to 10 pages with similar content. This plugin will help to remove duplicate content issue where your content won’t be showing on all 10 pages.
14. Clean Archives Reloaded
Having an archive page is extremely important for viewers to surf through your site. Targeted visitors may spend more time in searching what they want using search tool. Archives will help your fans to check all posts that they have missed from their last visit. This plugin will automatically add your new contents in archives.
15. WP No External Links
Masked all your external links. It can work on comments, content section, blogrolls, etc of all external links. If you are so worried of losing page rank from dofollow links, then use this plugin.
16. SEO Friendly Images
If you blog have images and you don’t have time to add ALT and Title tags, use this plugin to add this value. Search engines gives great value to ALT tags of images and it delivers huge number of visits too. Get your images optimized and make your blog well SEO optimized.
17. SEO Slugs
If you are not attracting visitors from search engine, try using this plugin. It will common words like “a”, “in”, “the”, etc from your title and permalink structure. It will make your title look more concentrated with highly targeted keywords instead of long tail keywords that may attract larger crowds of viewers from search engines.
18. SEO Friendly And HTML Valid Subheadings
If your blog uses a lot of sub headers, then this plugin will be extremely useful.
19. SEO No Duplicate
If you have similar contents from your blog undetected, this plugin will help you. You can select which post or pages to be indexed and used by search engine and ignore the other one that have the same content. Of course, you can ignore this plugin if you have all unique content blog. Sometimes, under certain circumstances we need to use same contents in different pages. So, this plugin will be a great help in dealing with duplicate contents within your blog.
20. SEO Tag Cloud
Some bloggers says, they just need category instead of tags. Some prefers to use tag
21. Simple Tags
Edits meta tags massively to over 50 pages at once. All can be done from wordpress admin panel.
22. Sitemap Generator
This is another sitemap plugin for your wordpress. Unlike XML sitemap plugin, this sitemap generator plugin have options to support multi-level categories, pages, etc.
23. Keyword Statistics
Another unique plugin that extracts important keywords with 2-, 3- words length to be included in meta tags derived from contents and title itself.
24. W3 Total Cache
Page speed factor added in SERP algorithm by Google early this year. So, getting your wordpress blog loaded faster will help in SEO. This SEO plugin is trusted by top bloggers like Mashable, JohnChow, Yoast, and more to speed up their blog. Why not you?
25. WP Minify
Another famous tool that reduces load time of wordpress blog. Considering page speed factor as one of SEO factor, this tool is extremely important for all wordpress blogs.
26. SEO Ultimate
All rounder SEO plugin that allows your manage meta tags, noindex, canonical, 404 Error monitor, .htaccess and robot.txt editor, slug optimizer, keyword competitive research, read more link optimizer, relevancy internal and external links issue, deeplinks, code inserter, and more.
27. SEO SearchTerm Tagging 2
Helps to interlink your blog post to famous search terms where your blog is referred. It will help to increase more visitors and time spend on your blog by visiting more internal pages while increasing SERP ranking for your internal pages.
28. Greg’s High Performance SEO
Now, you have the control to check over 100 on page SEO factors using this plugin. Unique SEO plugin that lists over 100 factors used in SERP ranking.
29. Advanced Category Excluder
Another unique wordpress SEO plugin that give option for content separation, grouping, and handling.
30. WP SEO Tags
Tags that involves incoming viewers referred from search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. It will show queries that used in search engines to refer visitors.