7 Best WordPress SEO Plugins and Tools That You Should Use
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Today we'll cover the seven best wordpress seo plugins and tools to help...
today we'll cover the seven best wordpress seo plugins and tools to help your site with search engine rankings these are the tools that we use on all of our websites right now to improve our seo rankings and in search engines hey there i'm christina with wpbeginner where we teach you all about wordpress so you can grow your website and reach your audience if you're finding value in this video then give us a thumbs up it really helps out and all the links that i talk about you'll find them in the description below now seo or search engine optimization it's a term used simply to describe how to make your website stand out in these search engines and to make it appealing to visitors so that they can click on your website and knowing just how to improve your seo can be quite overwhelming to get started so just know that you don't need a dozen of top seo plugins or tools for higher search rankings and a lot of it boils down to your content on your website and how helpful it is for your visitors so let's dive in number one is all-in-one seo for wordpress it is the original wordpress seo plugin and it is one of the most
Powerful seo toolkits that you can have for your on-site seo optimization uh it...
powerful seo toolkits that you can have for your on-site seo optimization uh it is used by over 2 million websites right now and they're using it to help improve search rankings without learning any complicated seo jargon or any of the background one of the things that i love about aio is the easy to use setup wizard that automatically helps you choose the best seo settings based on the type of website that you have it also comes with what's called a true seo score so as you're writing your blog post aio will analyze um the content that you're writing and make sure that your content is the most optimized for seo ranking so you can rank higher and beat your competitors the other part that i love about olive one seo is that it comes with smart xml sitemaps so aside from the wordpress sitemaps it actually disables that and replaces the much better sitemap that you have full control over you can change the priority if you have a lot of videos on your website then all-in-one seo will help you create a video site map which will help your website rank higher since google is showing the
Video carousels if you have a news website then all-in-one seo will help...
video carousels if you have a news website then all-in-one seo will help you get in the google news with their new sitemap the other thing that i really like about all the one is uh their open graph metadata that makes sure that when you share your content on facebook or twitter or any of the other platforms the right image and the right title and the right description is always going to be showing there um all-in-one seo comes with other smart seo features like woocommerce seo local seo rss speed control robot cxc editor and basically everything you would need to really get an advantage over your competitors when you're thinking about improving your seo ranks so it is the number one seo plugin in my list and number two is semrush and simrace is the best overall seo tool on the market it's used by many professional seo experts marketers bloggers and business people to improve their site's rankings using with keywords you can use it to find organic keywords and search terms that you can easily rank for you can also use it as a
Competitive research tool you can see what your competitors are ranking for...
competitive research tool you can see what your competitors are ranking for and just how easy it will be for you to rank for those keywords as well semrush also has an seo writing assistant tool and it will help you improve your website content so you can beat out your competitors with the top 10 results it shows you how to beat them out it integrates with wordpress very easily and this will help your writing flow even more we use simrush with our websites and we use their competitive intelligence and seo rank tracking features all of our writers use this feature to increase our rankings for our articles on our websites number three is google search console it is a free tool that google offers to help website owners monitor and maintain their website present in google search results really could be the number one tool because i recommend every website to have uh have this tool every website owner should connect their website to it if you're using all-in-one seo you can very easily connect and verify your website with google search console what this does it shows you which keywords your website is ranking for in
Google the anchor text the average position the impressions you're getting...
google the anchor text the average position the impressions you're getting and a lot of other helpful data that you can then use to improve your website seo rankings by tweaking your seo settings the other thing it does it does alert you about errors that google may find on your website if for example if google is unable to crawl a page or index a page then google will be able to send you an alert with this and notify you so you can fix your fix that issue before your website loses some of the rankings um you know you also you can use it to submit your website sitemap that you that all one seo will generate for you so that way google can easily find whatever whenever you publish a new post google will know that you published it and they will be able to index it for you so google search console is a must-have for every website owner number four is the yoast seo plugin and it's a popular wordpress seo plugin that allows you to optimize your wordpress site for search engines it lets you easily add seo titles and meta descriptions to all your posts and pages on your site
You can also add the open graph metadata for social media images to your site...
you can also add the open graph metadata for social media images to your site they'll also do an xml sitemap generator for your website content which will make it easier for google to search and crawl your site it also helps you easily import seo data from another tool if you need to transfer that data number five is google keyword planner so this is another free tool that google offers to their google ad clients now it's meant for ppc but i believe that you can use it for improving your seo ranks because you can use this uh tool to get ideas and insights on what people are searching for so you can type a specific keyword and then google will tell you how many people are searching what's the search volume there what's the number of impression you can expect so that way you know whether you should create a piece of content on that specific keyword or not um you know there's no nowhere on the planet has more insights on what people are searching for than google so i believe that if you're an seo or a content marketer or a blogger then you have to use google keyword
Planner um and make it part of your seo process number six is ahrefs and it is another...
planner um and make it part of your seo process number six is ahrefs and it is another one another all-in-one seo tool for marketers bloggers and business owners it's popular alternative to semrush and it offers a lot of the similar features it allows you to do keyword research competitive analysis backlink research and also allow you to monitor your keyword rankings as well it also does a detailed content analysis that will help you improve your content just like semrush does with targeting specific keywords there's a huge overlap with semrush but probably where ahrefs does a much better job is their backlink analysis so you can see how many backlinks you have so if getting backlinks is important to you then ahrefs will be good for you we can use it when we use it in linking multiple competitors but not to us we'll see who all is getting the links and we can reach out to those publishers to ask for a backlink as well last but not least ahrefs helps us better identify duplicate content so keyword capabilization is a huge problem so you can see if you have multiple articles that are
Ranking for the same keyword so that you can update those maybe merge...
ranking for the same keyword so that you can update those maybe merge that content or do a redirect to a better content so you're not doing keyword cannibalization for that reason above we pay for both semrush and ahrefs because they're both good for specific use cases number seven is monster insights so monster insights is the number one analytics plugin for wordpress and what i feel is many beginners rely on their best guesses to make their marketing decisions and you really shouldn't be doing that especially when you can get insights that you need to improve your website seo strategy with master insights it is a number one google analytics plugin makes it super easy for you to set up google analytics the right way properly without any mistakes and then it shows you a human readable report right inside your wordpress dashboard whether you have ecommerce website it does enhance e-commerce tracking if you have a membership site it just makes it super easy for you to do ecommerce tracking set up custom dimensions and and everything that you need to see how people find and use your website so you can make data-driven decisions to grow your business now you know
Some of the best seo plugins and tools that you can use for your website...
some of the best seo plugins and tools that you can use for your website we think that this is such an important part that we put a whole series together on exactly what is seo what is keyword research and how to do it properly and i even go into a deep dive on using ahrefs and semrush in that video we also cover what is on-page seo as well as off-page seo and how to do it for your website so make sure you watch this video next where i cover what exactly is seo and i'll see you over there
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