Every website that has a blog has heard a thing or two about SEO. You know that it is important for your site to have good SEO. WordPress is extremely well-coded which is why many call it SEO friendly. To further help you, here are some of the best SEO plugins for WordPress this 2018.

Yoast SEO

Unlike most other plugins this plugin is way more than simple meta tag additions. We use it to add custom post title, meta description, and meta keyword for our posts, pages, and taxonomies. When writing the meta information, WordPress SEO plugin shows you a Google search result snippet preview, so you can see exactly how your content will look when someone searches for it in Google. It even has the ability to get you verified google authorship for your site.

Google XML Sitemaps

Search engines like Google use bots to crawl the web and find new sites and pages. Bots do not use the web exactly like humans do, so they may have trouble putting together a complete picture of your site depending on how it is structured. For example, if there is a page on your website that is not reachable from your homepage in a certain number of clicks, or is not linked to from other pages at all, then it may not be indexed by Google. The Google XML Sitemaps plugin will also notify Google and other major search engines whenever your sitemap is updating, prompting them to crawl your site again and index your new pages. While using a sitemap plugin does not guarantee improved search engines rankings, it will help your site to be indexed properly by Google and other search engines.

Google Analytics by MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights allows you to connect your WordPress website with Google Analytics, so you can see how visitors find and use your website, so you can keep them coming back. The tracking settings and workflows make MonsterInsights the most beginner friendly google analytics plugin in the market.

W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache knocks out the caching part. Caching speeds up your site by serving static files instead of dynamically rendered content. All it really means is that your web server has to do less work and can, therefore, serve up your content faster. Then, visitors can download static files like images and videos from the data center nearest to them, rather than your far-off web server. This physical proximity reduces download times and therefore speeds up your website.

All In One WP Security & Firewall

This security plugin offers the latest recommended WordPress security practices and techniques as easy to use features. It is designed and written by experts with the user in mind. You do not have to learn complex access rules to apply good firewall rules to your site anymore. All In One WP Security and Firewall also uses an unprecedented security points grading system to measure how well you are protecting your site based on the security features you have activated.