Top 5 SEO Plugins For WordPress To Improve Search Rankings

SEO  needs to be the most important aspect of your blog. Keeping your Blog SEO friendly is how you can make your articles and blog appear more frequently in search engine results.

If you are a WordPress user, installing a proper functioning SEO Plugin is the easiest way to do this. There are many SEO plugins in WordPress for a beginner to get confused easily, and choosing the best SEO plugin can be a daunting task for them.

This post will tell you about the SEO plugins you can consider to make your blog more optimized for search engines. The best part, they are all free.

The List Begins With The Most Beginner SEO Friendly Plugin:

The SEO Framework

The SEO Framework sticks to the top as it is much easier to use. Beginners will find SEO Framework extremely supportive.

You get Advanced options including Breadcrumbs, Social Graph, Schema, Robots.txt editor, canonical URL, Sitemap, Feed editor, and every SEO optimization panel in one plugin.

The Plugin consists of only one non-confusing page where all of the options are available. You can easily enable or disable any unit right from the homepage. There is no configuration needed.

Just like any other plugin listed, there is a live editor element for you to analyze and optimize the SEO of the content you are writing. You can also add a custom except for description (recommended) and apply a no-index tag to the post.

The SEO framework is highly recommended over Yoast for Beginners.

Download The SEO Framework

SmartCrawl SEO

SmartCrawl is a free SEO plugin from WPMU Dev, and they’ve done a great job in this plugin. SmartCrawl is mostly an automatic SEO manager for your blog.

It comes with a real-time content scanner and keyword scanner, suggesting how well your content is optimized around your target keyword.

If you have an old site, SmartCrawl will scan your whole content and website and automatically set the best SEO settings for you. It let you create sitemaps, adjust meta descriptions and titles, and everything you would need to have.

And yes, it does comes with a 301 redirect tool to automatically redirect your delete content to another link you choose.

Download SmartCrawl SEO

Squirrly SEO

Squirrly SEO, Stands as the best alternative between paid and free plugins. You can easily do live Keyword Analysis, keyword research, and content duration through your editor.

With squirrly, You can Even track your position on google search results. This is probably the best feature of this Seo plugin.

Additional features include Inspiration box, graph card, structured data, robots.txt, sitemap, live content analysis, squirrly intelligence, and more. With Squirrly, you can also attach an image within your posts even without downloading it!

There are both paid, and free versions of the squirrly plugin and both of them are powerful.

With the Squirrly premium plugin, you have unlimited site audits, Unlimited keyword research and analysis, and More integrated Powerful functions. Squirrly plugin is surely the best plugin for people looking for budget-friendly SEO plugins.

Download The Squirrly Plugin


The Most Popular SEO Plugin, formerly known as WordPress SEO by Yoast, is surely one of the best plugins you can use to boost your rankings.

With the latest update I. E. 7.0, the Yoast has proven to be the most beginner-friendly plugin out there. The plugin misses some advanced features in its free version, as you don’t really need them to rank higher.

The readability analysis that comes free with this plugin all makes it easy to write better content that humans love.

I recommend the free Yoast plugin as well. Its premium version is recommended. The premium plugin will help you with smart internal linking and easy redirections as well.

Download Yoast

All In One SEO Pack

This list would be incomplete without mentioning the oldest SEO plugin for WordPress, the all in one SEO pack. This plugin provides the base for Yoast and similar plugins.

All of the functions between Yoast and all in one SEO pack remains the same. Both of the plugins are identical and have nothing special. Free All in one SEO pack lacks some features when compared to Yoast. All in one SEO pack is indeed a great plugin for beginners and advanced users; it comes with extra features in the form of add-ons for free.

Download All In One SEO Pack

I hope that you have found the plugin you were looking for. Choosing the right Seo plugin will help you from day one, so choose wisely. I have provided you with enough information to judge among them.

Also, note that any of the plugins will work the same Difference between them are minor as well as major. Some of them do provide additional capabilities, so it’s up to you. Choose the one which best suits your needs.


Do let me know in the comments which SEO plugin you use on your WordPress blog.

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  1. Hello Aayush,
    Just read your article, I found it quite informative although I would have loved more information for each plugin.
    I was wondering if you have ever tried Site Quality Plugin by Traffic Research that only recently came out?
    It is basic to use and designed to detect thin content pages that Google appears to be targeting.

    1. I’ve heard about it, It’s a simple plugin that analyzes content based on Word count, linking and I also think it scans particular chain of links to find if they add value to your overall website or not. I already use SEMrush site audit so I currently don’t need that but it indeed is a good plugin for finding thin content.

  2. This was a very good article. I am still stuck as a beginner between Yoast and All in one. I can never make Yoast happy but I don’t see any analysis features on the All in One so i’m just not getting it yet 😩

  3. What should you do if you don’t have a WordPress website?

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