5 Essential and Best WordPress SEO Plugins

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SEO might be difficult for first time bloggers and also for skilled bloggers. WordPress by itself already enables the search engines to view what is happening but there are many really helpful plugins which simplifies a bloggers life and that allow you to rank far better. I find the set of SEO plugins down below ideal for each and every weblog you host, and I’m of the opinion that they shouldn’t end up being missed.

Before proceeding take a look at the Top 10 WordPress Plugins we use on DailyBlogging.

WordPress SEO Plugins

HeadSpace2 & SEO Smart Links in Action

#1 HeadSpace2 SEO

The HeadSpace2 is one of the best SEO plugins available for WordPress. It enables you to control almost every aspect of your sites Meta data. It allows you to fine tune your site. You can tag your posts, create custom titles and descriptions that improve your page rank. You can also change the theme or run disabled plugins on specific pages, and a whole lot more.

#2 All in One SEO Pack

The All in One SEO Pack is included in every list you find and with good reason. It allows you to configure your page titles, Meta tags and keywords as well as descriptions for either your whole blog or for individual page by individual page. Another advantage of this plugin is that it is compatible with other WordPress plugins and every beginner can handle it.

#3 SEO Smart Links

SEO Smart Links is important as it helps you to interlink your subpages to one another. All you have to do is predefine keywords that the plugin should link to other articles that focus on similar subjects. This doesn’t just help your readers to find other relevant posts but it also helps Google to see how well structured your blog is and will eventually turn into a better ranking.

Remember that Interlinking is one of the ways to Keep Visitors Glued to your Blog and hence reduce bounce rate. Go for SEO Smart Links Premium version if you want to play with more options and make your task automated.

#4 SEO Friendly Images

The images on your web blog can be a magnet for traffic, as a lot of people search for imageas on all kinds of topics. The SEO friendly Images plugin helps you to not forget that each and every images has a title and an alt text. This again helps the search engins to crawl and index them.

#5 SEO Slugs

The SEO Slugs plugin removes the more common words like “you”, “what”, “a”, “the”, “in” from post slugs to improve search engine optimization. This means that it transforms your post slug from:


You can always edit the slug before you publish your post, or you leave it as it is.

I hope that with the above SEO plugins you’ll be a lot more successful in Blogging and get more Search Engine Traffic. If you liked this post, then consider Subscribing to Our RSS FeedsDaily Updates & also ‘Like Our Facebook Page’.

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Margaret Saunders is a part time webhosting consultant for IXwebhosting a web hosting company based in Ohio. Contact her at : margaret.saunders[at]ixwebhosting.com


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  1. #

    Hi Margaret,

    “All in One SEO Pack” plugin is most popular and I’m quite sure every wordpress blogger would be using this plugin and I also use “HeadSpace2 SEO” that’s great plugin.

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      I am sure 90% of the wordpress blogs will be using this plugin. Must have plugin for everyone!

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    I Don’t Know about SEO Slugs Plugin, Now Install in my blog, Thanks for Sharing.

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    I’ve been using All in One SEO Pack for a few years now, its been really awesome. It seems like almost everyone uses that, The SEO Friendly Images sounds like a plugin that I may want to start using.


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    WordPress seo plugin from yoast looks like a great app. I was looking for a better plugin than All in One SEO pack and I couldn’t find one, it does 301s without touching httaccess AND gives previews! Nice.

  5. #

    I’m using this all plugin pack. thanks for the sharing.

  6. #

    Those 5 SEO word press plugins would be more helpful to all the new bloggers. And, it has a great profit to all the newbie blogger. Thank you so much for sharing your blog post on here :)

  7. #

    Well I’m still on blogger.com
    This post will be really useful, if I switch to WordPress hosting in future.
    Bookmarked it for reference!!!
    Thanks for sharing…! :)

  8. #

    Footer Plugin can also be used and Popular posts can be inserted to it as it can be good for seo and easy to crawl for bots.

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    I love All in SEO most among this, and still use it, i think no blogger will be there who doesnt use it on their websites 😀

  10. #

    I think it’s better to change All in One SEO using Platinum SEO or WordPress SEO by yoast. I think it’s better because you can set you link to be do follow or no follow. But thanks for sharing.

  11. #

    These are the most common plugins which every blogger used to install on their blog.

  12. #

    Hello Margaret, this is one of the informative post :) And, it would be useful for all new-blogger like me. so, thank you Margaret :)

  13. #

    I use all in one SEO pack. Its great plugin. I’ll other SEO plugins too that you recommended.

    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Thanks for putting this list together. I already use a few of the plugins listed here but there are still some that sound interesting and useful, too. There also some quite interesting plugin links in the comments. Need to browse through them when I have some more time. Worth bookmarking this page. :)

  15. #

    Hi Margaret,
    I use everything you mentioned here except for the first one which is HeadSpace2 SEO. I’ve never heard of that one before. Will check it out now. Thanks for sharing!

  16. #

    I have used all plug-in which are very good one. Everyone use it and also you will get good result. Thanks for sharing this information.

  17. #

    Most of theme frameworks like thesis, hybrid, themefuse etc provides good SEO customization options for meta tags, title etc

    Plugins or SEO optimised theme ??? which is better ??

  18. #

    All in one SEO and SEO Smart links are the plugin that I use.

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    i have been using all except HeadSpace2 SEO and all others were easy to setup and configure.

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    yes, i am using All in one seo plugin in my blog. And that is a great tool for all newbies

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    Insight Plugin is also very good and easy to use than seo smart Plugin. I think changing slug of your published post can generate 404 Errors.

  22. #

    Hi Margaret,
    Those 5 SEO word press plug-in are really good basic plug-in and some more who I can recommend is;
    The back-up plug-in (wp-db-backup) you put a lot of hard work into developing compelling content for your blog. Wouldn’t that suck if you lost it all?

    Ninja Affiliate Plug-in – This plug-in is a must for affiliate marketers.

    Easy uploader (wp-easy-uploader) makes uploading, resizing, and optimizing images or video a lot faster and easier than the manual alternative.

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      Ninja affiliate is a worst, we can get the same effect via using Gocodes & SEO smart link without spending a single penny :)

  23. #

    I am a regular reader of your blog but commenting on very first time. I have learned a lot about Search Engine Optimization from your articles which you have published here.
    Most of visitors of my blogs came from Search Engines and I have very low ratio of my permanent followers. So, I always tried SEO tips for my blogs.
    Thanks for your informative articles.

  24. #

    ~`Best SEO wordpress plugin thought like crucial. Yet another reason why I should switch more of my blogs to wordpress?~!

  25. #

    I’m looking for a WordPress plugin that will allow me to assign certain sidebar widgets to certain pages. So for example on the homepage I might want all sidebars to show, but on the “About Me” page I might want only a sidebar with all of my contact information to show. Thanks

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    All in SEO is the best plugin for WordPress. It can fulfill your every need related to SEO And yes, unnecessary plugins are always heck the speed of sites.

  27. #

    Hi, this is extremely good article for thge best SEO wordpress plugins. The SEO Company Presser WordPress Plug-in is an easy system to create in fact alert object that will easily go to the top of the search engines. Thanks for a bit sharing!

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    I would like to include SEO Title tag plugin to this list.

  29. #

    Hi, i have a querry,
    i have 2 blogs now, one is epriceindia.co.in & the other is telecomGyaan.com

    i have linked few articles to epriceindia.co.in from telecomGyaan.com, but they are not comming up is SEO Optimzation.

    How many days does Google take to crawl the linked articles.??
    I Want to link the articles for better SEO Ratings…

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    wow..it’s very good article. i like you blog. thank you. 😀

  31. WordPress is one of the best CMS to build websites, and is practically optimized for search engines, and some plugin we can position ourselves very quickly in the first place. A very good plugin for SEO is All in One SEO Pack, this plugin for me is one of the most important gap is much more like the ones listed here but if we want to position quickly I think one of the best is All in One Seo Pack with SEOMetrico which is very good.
    Well I bid you all are well

  32. #

    Most of the bloggers including me uses All in One SEO Plugin as it is very easy to use and works great. I’ll give some other plugins a try on my other blogs.


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    6. is Xml Sitemap generator I think. For the biggest sites we need to show our links.

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    Now instead of all in one seo, use WordPress SEO by yoast..

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    is yoast for seo plugin is as effective as all in one seo pack?

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      Yes. Yoast’s WordPress SEO has more options than AIO SEO Pack.

  36. #

    Nice list of SEO Plug-ins. I have used WordPress SEO by Yoast for a long time. Now I’m using WP SEO Ninja and SEO Smart Links on my blog.

  37. #

    Good, WP seo is an useful plugin

  38. #

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment
    is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Thanks!

  39. #

    These plugins are so helpful.Thanks for sharing such nice list.Keep it up.

  40. #

    Thank you so much for this great informative article i learned something new from this blog.i like this blog verybmuch awesome writhing keep it up thanks.

  41. #

    Thank for sharing, you really help me to make my site better with those plugin :)

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