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Best Free SEO Plugins for WordPress Blog 2018

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Plugins are the essential part of WordPress Blogging Platform, it can help you do any customization and optimization on your WordPress Blog.
During the creation of your WordPress blog, you might have noticed that few important plugins are already pre-installed by WordPress and rest of the useful plugins you need to add manually.

Many Newbie bloggers face this issue to select the most beneficial plugins for their site. So, to make your work easier, I have listed out 6 best free SEO Plugins that you should consider using in 2018

How Do I Add a Plugin to WordPress?

If you want to add new plugins from your dashboard, then follow the simple steps.

1. On your blogger dashboard, click on 'Plugins' and then hit 'Add a New'.

2. Search for the plugin you want to install on your WP blog, after finding the plugin, click on it to open the plugin.
3. Click 'Install Now' to add the plugin to your blog.
4. After installing the plugin, click 'Activate Plugin' to activate the plugin and you're all done!

6 Best Free SEO Plugins for WordPress Blogging Platform

Here is the list of best free plugins for WordPress users.

Yoast is a most popular all in one SEO plugin, used by Millions WordPress users worldwide. Yoast will help you write killer SEO friendly posts for your readers, and it automatically shows preview below your post, so that you can correct all the mistakes before you publish an article.

Yoast will also take care of your Sitemap XML FIle, breadcrumbs, duplicate contents and more for free.

2. SEO Squirrly

Squirrly is a must have SEO plugin for those, who are really new to SEO or NON-SEO Experts. Squirrly SEO will help you write SEO-friendly content and Human-friendly, both at the same time. It is one of the best tools to audit a website or blog, It will also help you find the suitable keywords your site could rank for.

Squirrly SEO Plugin works when you start typing a topic on your post editor and based on your keywords the interface will show green while you are editing your text so that you know you’ve done something correctly. When all the lights are green, you can publish your post, because your text has excellent SEO and it’s 100% optimized.

Smush Image Compression and Optimization is an award-winning image resizing, optimizing and compressing plugin for WordPress bloggers. WP Smush uses super servers to quickly analyze every single one of your images and cuts all the useless data without slowing down your site.

It can easily compress any Image in any directory for free. Watch the below video to know more about Smush Image plugin.




4. AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages

I think you probably know what APM is right? Accelerated Mobile Page makes your articles load super-fast on mobile devices. With this AMP for WP plugin, you can easily make your existing pages AMP friendly.

This plugin is absolutely free and any WordPress users can easily operate it. After installing this plugin, read the below post to getting started with AMP.


5. SEO Booster

SEO Booster is a powerful tool for those who are really serious about SEO. With SEO Booster you can easily get keywords from visitors of different search engines, find out who links to you, check 404 errors, internal links, monitor backlinks, and dynamic tagging.

You can do a lot more things whatever comes under SEO and trust me, its one of the best plugins that come under SEO for WP users.


6. WP Maintenance Mode

With WP Maintenance Mode you can easily add a maintenance page to your blog to let your visitors know that your blog is down for maintenance, or you can use it when you are launching a new WP website.

When the plugin is one, only those peoples are allowed to fully access the blog, who have admin rights. You can use a date with a countdown timer for visitors like when you will be back or when you are going to launch a new site.


Conclusion

These 6 plugins are free and can be easily installed on your WordPress blog. If you want to know the must need plugins for beginners than read this guide:

Above best SEO tools will make your site rank higher in search results and some of them work automatically so you don't have manually do all the work, instead let everything fixed by the plugins!

If you're getting any error while adding plugins than let me know in the comment box below.

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