SEO Plugins to Break Into the Top 5

by Baba

WordPress out of the box isn’t very well configured for SEO. Though some themes can help remedy this, you’re often best off by installing one or more plugin designed to help get your site rank. These plugins will help you remove duplicate content in your archives, configure your titles and URLs properly, get backlinks and a whole lot more.

Here are a few well known SEO plugins to help you break into the top 5.

WordPress SEO

WordPress SEO will automatically generate an XML sitemap for you, generate canonical links, configure your .htaccess and robots.txt for you and in general make your life easier.

This plugin is great for people who understand the importance of the technical side of SEO but don’t actually want to do it themselves. This plugin will do it all for you.

All in One SEO Pack

The All in One SEO pack has been around for years and is the SEO plugin of choice for many WordPress marketers.

It’ll generate Meta tags for you automatically, avoid duplicate content by default and allows you to fine-tune your internal linking structure.

In addition to its own functions, there are a lot of other plug-ins that build on top of All-in-One SEO’s functionality.

Sexy Bookmarks

Sexy bookmarks make it easy for others to share your site with their friends. Instead of bulky Facebook, Twitter or “Share!” buttons, sexy bookmarks condense all your social media buttons into one sexy interface.

Its goal is simple: To make people actually want to pass on your content.

WP OnlyWire Auto Poster

OnlyWire makes it easy to submit all your content to social media websites. Instead of spending hours posting on each site individually, OnlyWire will process all your logins and post your blog posts on these sites for you.

OnlyWire works with Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg and many other sites. Imagine getting 20 automatic backlinks every time you make a new post!


SEOPressor is a powerful SEO analysis tool that’ll analyze your H1, H2 and title tags, backlink strategy, images and just about everything else on your site for you and gives you suggestions on how to improve your site’s SEO ranking strategy.

If you’re not sure what the gaps in your SEO strategy are, SEOPressor can give you all the information you need to take your site’s SEO to the next level.

Contact Form 7

Make it easy to add a contact form to your WordPress site. Just install the plug-in, configure your fields and your email and anyone can contact you easily!

Popular Posts Plugin

Try an easy to customize plug-in that creates a widget which links to the most popular posts on your blog. It makes it easy for users to find your best content.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

Automatically generates a list of related posts for each post on your blog. This helps keep readers who are in “read mode” to keep reading instead of having to search for posts they’re interested in.

Google XML Sitemaps

This will automatically generate an XML sitemap for search engines to see. Although sitemaps aren’t strictly required, they help search engines find all the pages on your site.

These are a few of the most popular options for getting ranked in search engines. These plugins can help you with both your on-page and off-page SEO. Installation usually takes just a few minutes and they’ll pay off for years.

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