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WordPress is world’s most famous blogging platform. Web developers prefer to house websites on WordPress because it is very Search Engine Optimization friendly and very easy to setup.

If you have a website running on WordPress and you are thinking to get it Search Engine Optimized, before hiring a Search Engine Optimization expert, get to know about 6 free plugins and tips that will bring out the best from website’s content for search engine optimization  You will surely see a huge improvement in search engine rankings.

All In One SEO Pack.

All in one SEO pack is the first plugin that you should install after setting up your WordPress website. It gives all options to give you control over your WordPress’ content that includes index/no-index a page, category or post, custom title and description for search engines etc.

Get All In One SEO Pack

Yoast Breadcrumbs

If you don’t know, Breadcrumbs is a navigation structure used in web pages. For example your abc.com has a home.html page, it’s breadcrumb representation maybe: ABC>Home.  Yoast Breadcrumbs is an excellent plugin that helps your WordPress website to have SEO ready breadcrumbs. With breadcrumbs, your website will show up like this on Google search:

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Google XML Sitemaps

To get your website indexed properly by search engines, sitemap is the most important thing to have. This sitemap is an .xml file that has all the details of your website’s structure. Google XML Sitemaps plugin generates a search engine optimized sitemap that gives a push to your content for achieving high ranks on search engines.

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Google News Sitemaps

Google’s News is a part of Google that indexes and shows the latest news on different topics. Depending on trends, some search results from Google News appear on top of different search queries performed on Google search by users. That can give  those news websites a huge traffic. In order to be ready for getting specially indexed by Google News, you need to have a different sitemap for your website that is standard to Google’s news search. Google News Sitemap plugin helps you to generate Google News Sitemap for getting your website properly indexed by Google news.

Get Google News Sitemaps

WP Super Cache

Page load time of your website puts a huge impact on search engine optimization. The faster your website loads, more love its gets from search engines. WP Super Cache is a highly recommended plugin that caches your website’s content and magically lifts a huge amount of load from your server. Not only your website loads super fast but also your server can tolerate more requests per second.

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Facebook Meta Tags

We all know how huge Facebook us. For most of us, it is the first website we visit when we turn on our computer. As Facebook is the top visited website nowadays, so it is important to make your website’s content ready to be shared on Facebook. Facebook Meta Tags plugin allows you to add meta tags on your WordPress website that optimizes all your pages to have an image thumbnail and other data meta tags for making the links Facebook friendly automatically.

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Google Webmaster Tools submission

Google Webmaster Tools is a service by Google that allows you to keep full statistics of your website’s performance on Google Search. It not only helps you to know which keywords drive most traffic on your website, but also provides a standard option too add XML sitemaps to let them index by Google.

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