Vital source of traffic for all websites comes from search engines. When designing your website, it’s essential you take search engine optimisation into account. There are many search engine optimisation tips you can build into your website design, there are also some very useful plug-ins that will improve your SEO. Here are the top three WordPress plug-ins for SEO…
1. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is one of WordPress’ is most downloaded plug-ins. It provides a comprehensive SEO solution for all your website’s needs. It enables you to swiftly and easily add an SEO optimised title, meta keywords, and meta descriptions for every page and post on your website. With Yoast it is also possible to craft customised titles for your archives, categories, tag pages, and also your site’s main features. The plug-in adds Twitter cards, meta data using Open Graph, and site maps.
2. Google’s Keyword Planner
Google is the worldwide search engine giant, and there is no one with greater insight into the things people search for most than Google. The easy-to-use Google Keyword Planner tool enables you to get keyword ideas directly from the source. It’s a free tool offered to all Google advertisers, and is available for anyone to use. While its primary purpose is to point advertisers at the best keywords to bid on in their advertising, it can aid you in selecting the best keywords for your website. This is particularly important if you are a blogger or content marketer, and the data is invaluable to finding the perfect keywords with high interest and high search volumes, which will easily allow you to outrank other sites.
Keyword Tool is another brilliant research tool for keywords available for free. Swiftly generate ideas for keywords by simply typing in those you already know. Suggestions for new keywords will be gathered using the auto suggestion feature on Google. It provides you with the top results for the most frequently searched keywords and topics related to your keywords. Completely free to use and very fast it will enable you to swiftly optimise all of your WordPress sites content and gather suggestions for keywords from Bing, YouTube, and also the App store.
By using these effective and simple plug-ins you can’t go wrong with your SEO. If you would like more advice on excellent web design and search engine optimisation of your website, get in touch, we are here to help.
Doug Banks is the Creative Director at Pixel Design Studio. You can find him on LinkedIn. He has over 10 years experience in project management and the designing and building of websites.