WordPress SEO plugins that you like the most

Google Main SearchThere are so many WordPress SEO plugins to choose from.

Rather than giving any advice, I'd like to hear what SEO plugins are you particularly fond of and why?

Please share your thoughts below.

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  1. Apr 24th, 2013 8:08 AM

    Over the years I have tried a lot of SEO plugins, including:

    - WordPress SEO By Yoast
    - All In One SEO Pack
    - HeadSpace2 SEO

    Far and away the best is Yoast’s plugin.

    We use it on our site, How To WordPress 2.0, and highly recommend it to all of our readers and clients. It is on our list of Most Recommended Plugins For Every Blog (http://htwp2.com/recommended-wordpress-plugins-for-every-blog/), and is, amazingly, 100% free at the WordPress Repository.

    You can’t beat the features included in this plugin and Joost (Yoast) is constantly updating and improving it. Plus, he has created complimentary plugins that extend its functionality even further. His WordPress SEO News plugin adds Google News XML Sitemap capabilities and his Video SEO plugin is an absolute must for anyone using videos on their site.

  2. Nov 12th, 2012 2:08 AM

    Over on http://www.codedevelopr.com I have setup custom meta fields into my theme that allow me to set Keywords, Title, Description, and Twitter hashtags from my edit post page, this works really well as having a ton of plugin is not good for performance, I try to build all the functionality I can into my themes to cut down on plugin usage.

  3. Oct 3rd, 2012 5:48 PM

    Thank you so much for this great informative article i learned something new from this blog.I like this blog very much awesome writhing keep it up thanks.

  4. Sep 6th, 2012 3:42 AM

    i think All in one SEO pack is always the best seo plugin for beginner (like me.. :) )

  5. Aug 2nd, 2012 3:27 PM

    Site - > http://www.unrealwebs.com

    Using Yoast's SEO Plugin with Sitemap Generator and All in One Submitter

    PS: Yoast or AIO SEO, which one is better ? Can anyone layout 5 advantage/disadvantage ?

  6. Morgan
    Jul 11th, 2012 10:28 AM

    For me, i use as less plugins as possible. There aren't many well-coded plugins.

    seo by yoast

    I use the above plugins for my site:http://www.toppressurewasherreviews.org/

  7. Jul 5th, 2012 8:00 AM

    On my site http://www.restoranibeograda.com I use:
    - All in one SEO pack
    - Google XML Sitemaps
    - W3 Total Cache

  8. Jun 28th, 2012 6:29 PM

    SEO Ultimate, SEO Smart Links and SEO Friendly images.

    Can't go wrong with that trio in my view and I really think I've tested just about every one there is!

  9. Jun 28th, 2012 12:59 PM

    For those of you using Yoast SEO (hmm, I thought it was called WordPress SEO?) be sure to check your canonical urls are ok as I had problems with mine (http://wpbugs.com/2012/05/yoast-seo-and-nextgen-canonical-issue/).

    Also, I use a translation plugin and Yoast SEO doesn't include the translated pages in the site maps where-as Google XML Sitemaps does.

  10. Jun 28th, 2012 11:33 AM

    Google XML sitemaps - is the best, thank you!

  11. Jun 16th, 2012 9:56 PM

    All in One SEO
    High Performance SEO
    SEO Search Term 2
    SEO Smart Links
    SEO Post Link

    • Jul 12th, 2012 2:57 AM

      OMG. Do u use all that plugins together?

  12. reSabi
    Jun 13th, 2012 4:28 PM

    I've recently started using Yoast SEO and it looks great!
    Also like the Ultimate SEO and SEOpress.
    Google XML Sitemaps, W3 total cache.

  13. Jun 13th, 2012 10:42 AM

    I used all in one SEO pack and it is really the best plugin for me.. aranzamendezdesign.com

  14. Jun 8th, 2012 4:33 PM

    Mine is SEO Ultimate. It's one of the most feature rich ones.

  15. Jun 7th, 2012 11:06 AM

    Vladimir, as the site linked to in this comment isn't even built in WordPress and is for some Chinese tools site, it must be spam and probably worth deleting!

    • Jun 7th, 2012 11:24 AM

      Thanks for the heads up!

  16. Jun 4th, 2012 4:57 PM

    I find these plugins to be very useful:

    All in one Favicon

    Google Analytics for WordPress

    Google XML Sitemaps

    Login LockDown

    Quantcast Quantifier


    WP Super Cache

  17. Gary
    Jun 4th, 2012 2:27 PM

    For SEO I always install All in One SEO and Google XML Sitemaps

  18. Jun 3rd, 2012 10:05 PM

    One more plugin to list because so many are going from All in One SEO to Yoast. The SEO Data Transporter works great for importing the All in One SEO data to Yoast SEO.

  19. Jun 3rd, 2012 10:01 PM

    Just downloaded this morning for a new site the Google XML Sitemap plugin. I used to use the All in One SEO plugin but now only use Yoast SEO plugin. For client websites I use the CMS Dashboard to customize and brand the CMS as my own. Simple Facebook Comments For WordPress has become a favorite of mine too. I'm kind of a plugin junkie I guess. I just created a dog forum website using Mingle and BuddyPress combined. Mingle's support is definitely lacking though.

    Great idea for a post. I'm anxious to see more of people's favorite WordPress plugins.

  20. Jun 3rd, 2012 2:30 PM

    I used to use All In One SEO but have recently started using Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin and am very pleased with it.

    Akismet is another thing I always use as well.

    Others would depend on the site purpose and requirements.

  21. Jun 3rd, 2012 2:18 PM

    1) All in one SEO pack - quick setup, easy to handle, mostly it has all I need
    (today, you can find a lot of WP themes that already have all you need for SEO,
    with even better features then All in one SEO pack plugin has..
    e.g. Studiopress, Thesis.. etc.. have excellent SEO features.)
    2) Link juice keeper - just install and enjoy - very useful

  22. Jun 3rd, 2012 2:36 AM

    All in One SEO Pack
    TinyMCE Advanced
    W3 Total Cache
    and I kinda like my own plugin Global Content Blocks at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/global-content-blocks/ :-)

  23. Jun 2nd, 2012 9:13 PM

    XCloner .. I use it to backup my WP installation..

  24. Jun 2nd, 2012 8:28 PM

    I'll kick off with Google XML sitemaps - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/