A post on the best SEO plugins for WordPress? Isn’t that just a single item list that reads “Yoast SEO”? Well, if you go with the mainstream answer, then probably yes. There’s no doubt that Yoast SEO is the most popular and most recommended WordPress SEO plugin out there. But didn’t your parents ever tell you that you shouldn’t jump off a cliff just because your friends are?
Ok, that’s unfair to Yoast. Using Yoast isn’t jumping off a cliff. But, I think there is an argument to be made that Yoast should not be the default plugin in 100% of situations.
So to that end, I’m going to spend this post investigating the best WordPress SEO plugins. Note that I’m going to focus on all-in-one SEO solutions, rather than plugins that offer tiny tweaks. And while that will certainly include Yoast, the list will not end after that entry.
What Should You Look for in An SEO Plugin, Anyway?
When it comes to SEO plugins, there are two main types of users:
The newbies who just want an easy way to boost their site in Google. If that’s you, congrats! You’re making a great decision.
The pros who want to do things like automatically format