There are a lot of ways to increase the traffic going to your website. These include building your email list and focusing on your social media networks. However, you also want to focus on increasing your ranking among search engines. This will allow you to capture those that may not already be aware of your website.
If WordPress is new for you, you probably haven’t had time to learn about and explore the many plugins available to you. Honestly, there are thousands, so you don’t want to just start combing through them trying to figure out what’s useful and what isn’t.
Here are 5 WordPress Plugins that will help you increase your ranking among search engines.
WordPress SEO by Yoast. This plugin will work to analyze your content to make sue you are using keywords properly and effectively. It will provide the following information:
- How many times you use the keyword.
- Where the keyword appears in the text.
- If the keywords are being used incorrectly.
- Provide a short overview of what your page would look like in search results.
This plugin also uses a green button to make it really easy for users. If the button is green the article is properly and fully optimized. If the button is not green, you can check the analytics to see what you can change to make it better.
All in One SEO Pack. As its name suggests, this plugin is designed to be your go to tool for SEO. The best thing about this plugin is that most of it is automated; the user does not have to actually do anything. It will perform tasks such as ensuring keyword density and optimizing tags.
Google Analyticator. This plugin allows you to examine your traffic, which will allow you to see what is working and what is not working as well as it could be. It will show factors such as;
- What your audience likes and doesn’t like
- Ways to improve your overall SEO strategy
- Where your traffic came from
- How long they were on your website
- What pages they looked at while on your website
- What browser they were using when they went to your website.
SEO Friendly Image. This plugin will help you make sure your images are fully optimized. A lot of web masters and bloggers don’t fully optimize their images because they either don’t know how or they don’t understand the importance. However, optimizing your images is very important when it comes to being ranked by search engines.
SEO Content Control. This plugin is great if you already have a lot of content on your website, but you want to improve your SEO. This plugin will go through all the content already on your website and point out pages and posts that are weak on SEO. It will also let you know why the page is weak, so you can work on improving it for better SEO.
Utilizing one or more of these plugins can dramatically increase your websites rankings. While SEO isn’t overly complicated, a lot of people don’t fully understand it, and there are a lot of factors to remember. These plugins will do a lot for you automatically and point out what you need to do to increase your site SEO.