6 WordPress SEO Plugins To Improve Your SERP In 2013

March 08, 2013

Want to rank better on SERP, then why not check this list of 6 perfect wordpress SEO plugins for 2013. Today wordpress is no more just a simple blogging platform. Millions of internet marketers and webmasters are using it to power their ecommerce and corporate website. In simple terms wordpress is just perfect solution for everyone and every type of website.

But please understand that these SEO plugins cannot help you rank directly on Google or other search engines. There are so many different factors which decides your position. Like Domain authority, Social shares, Page authority, number of backlinks, and most importantly the quality of your content. So just after installing any of these plugin, don’t assume or dream to see boost in your blog traffic.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

A perfect and only need, premium like SEO addon for your wordpress based blogs or websites. I don’t find any reason for not using it on your site. It offers from simple meta data integration to sitewide setting which can help increase your readers and organic visitors.

What I like the most of this plugin is the onpage analysis. And I think it’s the only reason for its popularity. Whenever you write or update your posts, it provide data on keyword density, keyword placement in titles, h1, h2, h3 tags. Apart from that it also scan your article for any links, and if its made nofollow or dofollow. It also offers you the hint on keyword select. Finally it can even check the easy to read scale of your post.

For the sidewide SEO settings it offers one amazing features. It’s known as force rewrite rule. Once you activate this, all the previous SEO settings will be replaced with the one you set via Yoast. You can set the nofollow, noindex, nodir, nodp tags to your blog or on per post basis. You can also have breadcrumbs, can generate sitemaps and can get credits for your posts via RSS feeds.

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WP Social SEO Booster

This is simple yet powerful plugin which can help you optimize your posts for 2013 SEO era. It will help you integrate the twitter card , Facebook open graph tags and finally Google rich snippets. And the best part is that it can help you verify you Google authorship.

This plugin is compatible with almost all famous SEO plugins and can also add the rich snippet for all your posts automatically. It also helps to optimize your images via kraken image optimizer, to improve your loading speed and ranking. Since speed really matters.

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Squirrly

A powerful SEO plugin for wordpress which can help you perform complete keyword research within 2 minutes. Actually it’s not completely free, but offers 14 days free trial. It has very similar features to other premium wordpress SEO plugins like SEOPressor, easywpseo.

It can help you with your keyword research, by finding the perfect low competition words and phrases. It provides the live analysis on its competition, its global search volume and shows a bar with different color signs.

It can also help you with onpage SEO by providing useful recommendations on key-phrase density, its positioning, internal and outbond links. It also offers the inspiration box through which you can easily add images, tweets, read blogs posts and others to inspire you though your content writing.

But the most amazing feature is KeenSkim filter which allow you to read high authority blogs related to your targeted keyphrase from within your post editor page. This helps to reduce your time in researching and for creating content idea. Overall its a perfect plugin but for me its price is too high. It offers monthly subscription starting from U.S $19.99.

Apart from all these it can help you verify your authorship, can help to integrate the webmaster tools meta, Facebook and Bing meta data. You will also be able to verify your Google analytic account and all this with one single addon.

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Google Sitemap Plugin

One simple and perfect plugin developed by bestwebsoft to help you generate the sitemaps and to submit it automatically to webmaster tools account. You can also select any special post types which you would like to include in your sitemap.

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Sitemaps are really important for better and faster indexation of your latest contents. Google ask every big or small website to do so and it helps them to find more links and to serve better results to its users.

Ok its been too many onpage SEO plugins. I think the above listed addons will help you in your content creation. But there is still one important point to remember and it is image SEO. Below we are going to discuss two of such plugins.

SEO Friendly Images

This plugin can help you optimize your images for better placement on image search result. It can actually help you automate the process of adding the alt tags. By the default if your pictures or graphics don’t have an alternate tag, then the title will be made as your alt attribute. In addition it can also help you make your post XHTML valid.

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SEO For Images

An another plugin with the same basic functionality for adding the title and alternate tags so as to increase blog traffic. I have added this so that my readers would have another choice to find the perfect one for themselves.

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Remember that both Alt and Title tags are important, since search bots can see any image. They can only read valid HTML codes. If possible also try to add the description and caption. This is a good practise if you post only contains the pictures.

I wish you would have liked this article. In my personally opinion, these were few of the perfect and free wordpress SEO plugin for 2013 to help you with your content writing, researching and finally for better ranking. Please kindly leave your suggestions. And if you have any recommendations then please let me know in the comment area.

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3 Comments. Leave new

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March 11, 2013 3:46 am

Great info and insights :) Thanks for writing this article. It is well written and is really current.Thank you.

Alexander Gasser
March 13, 2013 5:57 pm

Hi Vivek,
many thanks for sharing those WP Plugins.
Alex

I think wordpress seo by yoast plugin in not so good. If we mark the option force rewrite title then according to plugin the title should be change if we change it, but it don’t change the plugin, only in preview it shows title