WordPress is well-known for being an SEO-friendly Content Management System. However, WordPress and its features alone aren’t enough to rank your website or make sure it is visible on the search engine. To ensure your website is ranked on search engines so that relevant customers find your website you need to employ other SEO activities. One such way is to use SEO plugins.
In this article, we will cover the two popular WordPress SEO plugins and how to install plugins on your WordPress website.
Top WordPress SEO Plugins
Although there are several WordPress SEO plugins available with most of them providing the same functionality, we will cover the two popular and widely used SEO plugins.
- Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is one of the most widely used and popular SEO plugins for WordPress websites. This plugin helps you boost your search engine rankings and improve your page rank. It is an easy to install plugin and supports functionalities like SEO, readability, schema markup, and social image uploading. Yoast SEO WordPress plugin helps customers find your website easily by ranking your website for focused keywords, and the right meta title, meta description and meta URL. This plugin is available in 52 languages and trusted by over 5 million active users.
- All in One SEO
Another popular WordPress SEO plugin is he All in One SEO (AIOSEO) plugin. This SEO plugin is easy to setup and perfect for both beginners and advanced users. The All in One SEO plugin aids you in optimizing your website’s SEO with the help of XML sitemaps, keywords, meta title and description, open graph, social media integration and much more.
Currently, this plugin is used by 2+ million active users worldwide, available in 57 languages and can be upgraded to a Pro version should you want more advanced SEO features.
How to Use SEO WordPress SEO Plugins
Now, that we’ve seen the top WordPress SEO plugins let us move on to understanding how to install and use them on your WordPress website.
Step 1: Log in to your Bluehost account with your username and password. Post login you will be redirected to the Bluehost dashboard. Here go to the ‘My Sites’ tab on the left-hand sidebar and click on the ‘Manage site’ button
Step 2: Next, irrespective of whether you’ve built your website using our Website Builder or normal WordPress Hosting, click on the ‘Log in to WordPress’ button
Step 3: You will now be redirected to the WordPress backend dashboard. Here scroll down and click on ‘Plugins’ on the left-hand sidebar
Step 4: Since we want to install a new plugin, click on ‘Add New’
Step 5: Next, you will be redirected to the WordPress plugin repository page. In the search bar, type either ‘SEO’ or the name of the plugin you want to install. We searched ‘Yoast SEO’. Next, click on the ‘Install Now’ button
Step 6: After the installation is complete, click on the ‘Activate’ button to activate the plugin
Step 7: To check whether the plugin is activated or not, click on ‘Installed Plugins’ in the ‘Plugins’ section
Step 8: This is how the activated plugin looks like when you want to optimize a page for SEO. The plugin is visible below the post
Hope this tutorial helped you understand what SEO plugins are and how to install them. Lastly, there are several WordPress plugins available, however, choose the one that you feel suits your needs the best.
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