Best SEO Plugins for WordPress (2020)

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WordPress is the easiest and fastest way to create websites. Without knowing programming or technical skills anybody can create a wordpress website. So today I am going to show you the best SEO plugins for WordPress website to rank higher and get more traffic.

So, let’s get started!

1) W3 Total Cache

Loading time of your WordPress website is very important because many people are using mobile devices today.
As of today everyone’s might be using 4G, 5G, LTE but the problem with mobile devices is if you are in a place that does not have proper network coverage the website wont load fast.

The W3 total cache plugin ensures that your site loads faster. It will improve load times, it will help you connect with CDNs, and it makes better use of your server resources so that your server doesn’t have to continue to push the same content over and over again.

Instead it caches it so it can deliver it to the user as quick as possible, and if you have really good hosting provider they have caching built in, but most of the hosting providers that I have seen don’t have caching built in, hence I recommend W3 Total Cache plugin

2) Smush – Compress, Optimize and Lazy Load Images

You are creating blog content on your WordPress site and including Images on your post then the Smush Image Compression plugin will help your images load faster by compressing and optimizing them and ensure that the images still look great, so that when someone looks at them they don’t look all pixelated and blurry.

Smush Image compression plugin reduces the size of the image and helps your site loads faster.

3) Yoast SEO

Yoast plugin has helped millions of websites worldwide to rank higher in search engines. It is the must plugin for SEO.

It does everything from one-page optimization, controlling your meta tags, your title tags.

It even analyses your content, telling you if you’re doing a good job or a bad job. It creates sitemaps for you, helps with structure and markup, it does pretty much what most things that you need if you want to ensure that your WordPress blog is SEO-friendly.

4) Broken Link Checker

Broken links are a serious issue which you must consider fixing. These are the links which don’t link to an existing page and contains 404 errors.

If your website is being penalized because of broken links then this plugin can scan every link on your website and tells you if the link has changed, is broken or no longer exists so you can fix it.

Broken Link Checker is the most popular free link monitor for WordPress. If you are searching for an easy way to find and fix broken links on your wordpress website then this is the plugin you must consider, Broken Link Checker will scan your site and notify you when a broken link is found and make suggestions for fixing your links.

5) AMP for WP

AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages. It helps in loading pages fast on mobile devices. Having AMP on your website helps improve your search engine ranking since mobile friendly pages get ranked higher in search results.

The plugin is customizable and comes with useful extensions which enable AMP on Contact Form 7, email opt-ins, WooCommerce pages, and more. The extensions can be added by signing up for a yearly membership.

6) A3 Lazy load

Lazy loading is a technique where the content on the page loads as the user scrolls the page. This plugin helps in loading only the resources that is visible to the user and thus improving the website performance.

A3 lazy load plugin is very simple to use which helps your page load faster with minimal resources being utilized from the back end. This plugin optimizes your page and make sure your website does not lag or cause any stability issues for your users.

This plugin is also optimized for mobile devices and is responsive, so all types of content is being optimized for being viewed on mobile phones.

7) Really Simple SSL

SSL is important for SEO. With SSL you can rank better and get trusted by users.

If you have SSL then the realy simple ssl plugin detects your site’s settings and configures it to run over HTTPS. It updates your site’s URL from HTTP to HTTPS. There is also a premium version which gives you more advanced features and support.

Note: Get an SSL Certificate before installing the plugin.

8) Schema – All in One Schema Rich Snippets

A snippet can be defined as a small piece of information obtained from your website. This is the first thing that appears to the users on the search engine results page and therefore, has to contain the best, detailed information they might need.

This plugin is good for websites that are related to recipes, events, people, product, software application, video, articles and reviews. This plugin helps search engine to display important and precise information.

Please let me know in the comments below about your doubts and don’t forget to share this post with your friends and colleges.

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