There are more WordPress SEO plugins out there than you can poke a stick at; or ever use. I’ve seen at least twenty SEO plugins for WordPress and I wonder who the heck has time to use even a fraction of them? You can learn the bulk of the SEO game by understanding the simple words of StomperNet’s Brad Fallon … “Use your keywords early, and often”.
There you go, you’re on your way to being an SEO guru! OK seriously, there is a LOT to know about SEO however you can have Google give you a ton of love by doing some really fast and basic optimization. All you need are Brad’s words in your mind, and two plugins to let you optimize your WordPress content quickly and easily.
Before you publish
First up, do your keyword research with free keyword tool at Wordtracker (or similar tool). Find the keywords you are looking to optimize any given post or page for. When you’ve got that down, you can publish your post and optimize that post with the following two essential SEO plugins for WordPress.
Two Essential SEO plugins for WordPress
All In One SEO
The grand daddy of them all: All In One SEO.
Dagon Design has been giving and getting a lot of love from the WordPress community. Here is their sitemap generator plugin.
Those are the two I can’t live without. What about you … got a favorite SEO plugin you just have to use?
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