The Best WordPress Plugins for Boosting SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a vital part of helping prospective clients or customers find you. If you’re not satisfied with the level of traffic your agency or organization generates, check out this guest post from Laura Backes, a freelance writer whose work includes Internet and technology topics. She has some practical, easy-to-implement suggestions for boosting SEO through free WordPress plugins. Thanks, Laura, for this helpful post:

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is something that every blogger knows that they probably should be maximizing, but not everyone knows exactly how to go about doing so. Boosting your SEO means generating greater success from your content and increasing your website’s traffic, so making sure that you’re getting the most out of your blog’s SEO is clearly important. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could sit back and let someone else handle your SEO for you? Luckily, you can. There are several different WordPress plugins that you can download for free for your blog that will do just that.

1.      SEO Rank Reporter

Getting all your ducks in a row with SEO is important, but if you can’t monitor whether it’s being successful or not, then what good is it? With SEO Rank Reporter you are given a report every three days that updates you on how certain keywords that you have identified as important for your blog are ranking in the search engines.

2.      Headspace2 SEO

This is an all-in-one program that really does it all in terms of SEO. The plugin manages your meta-data and makes it easy to understand and implement. It also has a wide range of modules that help you create the site that you want. You also can go in and tag posts and create custom titles and descriptions, both of which will help increase your blog’s page ranking in the major search engines.

3.      Google XML Sitemaps

If you’re trying to increase your blog’s visibility within the major search engines, then you need this plugin. It creates a sitemap for your blog that makes it easier for search engines to crawl your website and index it, helping increase your blog’s traffic.

4.      SEO Content Control

Ever wondered which content on your site could be beefed up to get more SEO bang for your buck? SEO Content Control helps to identify weak content that is holding your blog back from its full potential and helps you clean up your blog, making it more appealing to your blog readers.

5.      SEO Smart Links

SEO Smart Links will generate automatically linked keywords within your blog posts, comments and other content on your website with common content in your blog to help you maximize on your SEO. You can also create custom keywords and create links, among a long list of other things geared at improving your blog’s SEO. It helps make managing your SEO simple.

These are only a few of the many plugins that are designed to help you simply enhance the SEO of your blog. Since SEO is directly linked to the success of a blog, it’s important to take on all the help you can get—something that’s easily done just by downloading these plugins!

Author Bio: This is a guest post from Laura Backes. She enjoys writing about all kinds of subjects and also topics related to internet service in my area.  You can reach her at: laurabackes8 @