In our weekly series we cover some of what I consider the best WordPress plugins. Maybe they’re super useful, cool, or just handy as a pocket on a shirt. Find out all about them here, get some great ideas and enjoy!
This week’s featured WordPress plugin is:
WordPress SEO by Yoast
Type: Search Engine Optimization
Price: Free and Premium Version ($89)
WordPress SEO by Yoast is an incredible plugin that enables WordPress users to examine their posts and pages; It judges the SEO (search engine optimization) of each page and post on a variety of factors including keyword density, links, meta descriptions, titles, and much more.
All you have to do is enter your keyword or keyword phrase and save your post. The plugin will then analyze your content and give you tips on how to make your SEO better.
This powerful plugin enables you to make site-wide decisions about your SEO and meta information easily. The plugin is loaded with information to make it easy to understand even if you have never thought of your SEO before. Going even beyond just your website to settings for how your posts appear on popular social media sites.
These are only some of the features of the free version! The plugin contains settings for almost everything you could possibly think up that would affect your SEO. Create XML Sitemaps to submit to search engines, change your posts titles in bulk, and see all the information you need exactly where you need to see it.
The premium version boasts full support for the plugin, a redirect manager within WordPress, and integration with Google’s Webmaster Tools.
If you are serious about your website and having your content seen you have to think about SEO. WordPress SEO by Yoast does an excellent job helping everyone take control of their online presence without being too complicated for the average user.