14 Best WordPress Plugins to Automate Your SEO Efforts


14 Best WordPress Plugins to Automate Your SEO Efforts

Are you tired of optimising your WordPress blog or site manually and need help to automate the SEO efforts. Well there are 1000s of plugins available for this, which I am sure is another challenge. So to help out, we are going to go over 14 highly recommended SEO plugins that you should use to automate optimisation efforts and boost your search rankings.

1. WordPress SEO by Yoast

You can use this tool to analyse your content from SEO point of view.

Few key features of this tool include;

2. Jetpack by WordPress 

Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.

Jetpack plugin offers endless benefits e.g. 

3. All in One SEO Pack

As the name suggests it is all in one.. Instead of installing various plugins to look after different aspects of SEO, you can install “All in one SEO pack” Plugin that optimises the site automatically.

Key features of All in One SEO Pack

4. SEO Friendly Image

SEO Friendly Images is a WordPress SEO plugin which automatically updates all images with proper ALT and TITLE attributes for SEO purposes.

If your images do not have ALT and TITLE already set, SEO Friendly Images will add them according the options you set. Additionally this makes the post W3C/xHTML valid as well.

Most of websites even don’t bother optimising the images, ignoring the factors that this content can generate lots of traffic. SEO friendly image not just can help you optimise those images automatically and save time but bring them at top visibility in images search.

5. Google Analyticator

This plugin enables you to see your website or blog traffic in your WordPress dashboard areas.

Google Analyticator Has the Following Features:

6. SEO Content Control

SEO Content Control helps you deal with kind of ‘Panda’ issues. It helps you to keep track, which of your posts have too little content, and shows, where an excerpt or a meta description is missing. This will go through all your website / blog content and highlight the pieces considered weak in SEO. This gives you the detail to improve the weak areas so then your site can get ranked high. Plus point is that it not just tells about weak areas but also give you a reason for this. So this tool gives you perfect chance to learn optimisation.

7. LinkWithin

LinkWithin is a blog widget that appears under each post, linking to related stories from your blog archive.

If you are a heavy blogger and write new content on daily or regular basis, chances are you are not giving enough visibility to your fresh content on your site.

This tool retrieve and index all stories from your blog archive, not just recent stories, making them accessible to new or casual readers of your blog who would not otherwise encounter them.

The widget is free and ad-free. It takes a minute to get the widget up and running on your blog, no signup required!

8. Broken Link Checker


9. SEO Facebook Comments

SEO Facebook Comments embeds a Facebook Comment Form on your blog and also looks at each of your blog posts searching for Facebook Comments already posted. All new found comments will be added to WordPress Database.

Normally the Facebook comment system is embed into your page through an iframe. Because of that Google can’t read those comments or associate then with your page.

This plugin changes all that by adding and loading all the comments on your page through your WordPress Database like the rest of your site.

So lots of fresh content will be added on your blog automatically. Great SEO benefit

10. SQUIRRLY – WordPress SEO News

The only Content Marketing Tool that allows you to optimize content and measure its success.

Optimize your SEO content and receive an SEO audit from this plugin. While Squirrly has a paid plugin that starts at $9.99 – there is a free version of this plugin as well. The premium version allows you to measure your progress and gives you 30 optimizations with a live assistant.

11. Ultimate NoFollow

Adds a checkbox in the insert link popup box for including rel=”nofollow” in links as you create them; as well as other tools that provides

This plugin contains several tools in one package to significantly increase your control of the rel=”nofollow” tag on every link on your blog, on both an individual and categorical basis. It is designed to give you fine-grained control of linking for SEO purposes.

The plugin’s main features are:

12. WP Super Cache

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

99% of your visitors will be served static html files

This ensure a better website load speed, which these days considered as one of the Key SEO factors

You can also try W3 Total Cache

13. Category SEO Meta Tags

This plugin will allow you to add meta tags for categories, tag pages and custom taxonomies.

14. SEO Smart LInks

SEO Smart Links has lots of automatic SEO benefits, such as keyword lists and nofollow. It can also automatically link keywords and phrases for your blog posts and comments to the corresponding posts, categories and tags from your blog.

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