WordPress made easy for anyone to create a website its easy to use, its fast, it doesn’t require a lot of technical knowledge. Hell, even someone like me who’s not a developer can do things like SEO and Modify WordPress with a breeze.
Best SEO Setup for WordPress Using 8 Plugins
Hey Everyone lets get started to cover the perfect SEO setup for WordPress, 8 plugins to skyrocket your ratings and traffic. let me ask you a question first – Do you have a WordPress based website?
Are you using WordPress? are you using Wix, Let me know some of the most important factor that Google looks into in order to rank your site are some of the following
- User Experience
- On-Page SEO
- Site Speed
- Mobile Friendliness
- Internal Linking Structure
- Structured Markup
All these things impact your ranking and there is hundreds of other factors, there’s over 200 factors that Google include in their Algorithm, lets starts with the best plugins that will help you do all of these things plus more in a really easy and controlled way.
- W3Total Cache
Look load time is super important especially because people are using mobile devices now. Yes there is 4G, there is 5G you know, LTE whatever you wind up calling it, but the problem with mobile device is if you are in a place that doesnt have the best reception i dont care if you have a 5G phone, it will not load website really fast.
The W3Total Cache plugin it ensures that your site will load as fast as you possibly can. it will improve load times, it will help you connect with CDN’s it makes better use of your server resources so that your server does not have to continue to push the same content over and over again, instead it caches it so it can deliver it to the user as quick as possible, and if you have a really good hosting provider they have caching built in, but most of the hosting providers that i have seen dont have caching built in, hence i am wrecking, recommending the w3total cache plugin.
- SMUSH Image Compression Plugin
If you are creating blog content and hey you are on wordpress blog or wordpress as a CMS, there is a good chance you at least have a blog article or two, and in that blog article what do you think you are including?
Images, if you are not you should change that and go add images right away. the Smush image compression plugin, what this does is ensure that your images still look really good and quality so that way when someone looks at them they don’t look all pixelated and fuzzy, they still look really sharp, but this decrease the size of the image in which i am talking about the server size, right, that hard drive space thats its taking up, so when people ping your site it loads much faster.
- Yoast SEO Plugin
It does everything from on page optimization, controlling your meta tas, your title tag. it even analyzes your content, telling if you are doing a good job or a bad job. it creates sitemap for you help with structure and markup. it does pretty much what most things that you need if you want to ensure that your wordpress blog is SEO-friendly. Now look wordpress out of the box is pretty SEO-Friendly, but this plugin puts those last, final touches that are really important. most people think like, “Oh yeah if i do most of the things, thats fine.” No, that used to work five, six years ago, but SEO has changed. Now Google wants you to do every little things right, and when you combine theme all thats when you see the climb in ranking the extra search traffic, and this plugin will really help you get there.
If your website gets hacked, your rankings and traffic will tank, and when it tanks and you fix it its hard to recover. Sucuri helps you helps prevent you from the getting hacked. Now its not gonna be perfect, but its better than nothing, the last thing you want to do is get your site hacked and loose all your traffic. i have seen this time and time again someone gets hacked and they figure it out after a week or two, their rankings tank, they fixed it, and they dont recover in 30 days. Eventually they recover sometimes it takes two months, somtime three months, if they are lucky it happens quickly.
and they are like “hey, my business is in the shitter. i am losing a lot of money all becuase of this one silly thing” make sure you dont get hacked.
- AMP for WordPress
This helps with mobile users if you want to rank really high you want to get in on google news, you want to make sure that your site has the AMP Framework. In other words, your tech space articles loads really fast, google just posts it on their end, they are leveraging their own framework, and i found thats yeah, in the united states by leveraging AMP framework i didn’t get much more mobile traffic but other countries where mobile devices and infrastructure isnt as good such as Brazil, i saw a huge increase in mobile traffic by just leveraging this plugin
- A3 Lazy load
When you use images on your site, even when you compress them, it still takes time for that webpage to load. you want to make it where those images load as people scroll, that way you are not just loading up all these images on a page and it takes forever for that webpage to load when people haven’t even started reading the content and scrolling. Thats why i like lazy load.
- Schema – All in one Schema Rich Snippets
If you want to improve your search visibility by sharing rick snippets between the page title, you should use this plugin. Its great its simple to use, it is one of the best things that i have done out there. Now with Schema markup what you will find is some people are like “Yeah, we are going to use all this schema markup and all use all these tags even though our site isnt relevant to the specific schema markups”. you dont want to do that, for example i wouldnt be using stuff on khansweb.com a schema markup thats relevant for restaurants, when i have nothing related to restaurant on my site. That will irritate google and it will hurt you in long run, so when you are using this be nice and kind. Dont try to abuse schema markup.
- Really Simple SSL
90% of the website that rank at the top have SSL installed. its pretty much become a prerequisite if you want to rank well, so use the SSL. Now, it doesnt have to be through this plugin. maybe your host provide it may be your domain provides it, whatever it may be you want a secure site, and what you will find is some browsers even notify users saying “Hey, this site is not secure” and that all cause people to bounce back, get away from your site, and over time that could decrease your rankings you want to make sure you have SSL, its that important.
So use these eight plugins you will find that your ranking will start going up over time, especially if you havent used any one of them but when you start combining all of them it does help quite a bit.