Now, as I’m sure you know, there are numerous categories in SEO like unpatched, technical and off page SEO and WordPress. Plug ins can help a ton to Master Mpho tasks like titles, meta tags and other content optimization related things. Now plug ins are also amazing for technical tasks like speed optimization redirects canonically and H.F. leg to name a few. So rather than listing off one hundred and one plug ins, I’m going to show you only the cream of the crop and the exact setup you can use to make Google and your visitors happy. Let’s get to it. The first plug in I recommend is rank. Man if you might be more familiar with household names like Yoast and All in one SEO. These are two great options, but in my opinion, a newer plug in called rank math beats both of them hands down rank math is an all in one, so plug in that can help you with a ton of on page and technical tasks. Now, something I love about this plug in is that they basically integrated a lot of features from smaller one trick plug ins. Let’s go through some of the features that you’ll use in your day to day tasks. So I’m editing a post right now which is clearly targeting the keyword SEO tips. You can tell by the title in the euro. If we scroll down below the post, you’ll see a preview of what the page will look like in Google Search. You can click on either the title or description and easily edit your own custom text in there. Now, an awesome feature I like is that you can add rich snippets super easily. So let’s say that this post was a review I had written. I’ll change the rich snippet type to review, add a score and save it as a draft. You’ll then be able to see your updated cert preview. Some features like these are awesome for people who don’t want to deal with structured data like this, another feature in the ED is that you have the option to add the Réal equals nofollow tag without adding additional plugins or manually entering it yourself in the HTML editor. This is a great way to quickly add nofollow tags to affiliate links or others you don’t fully trust. Now, from a site wide perspective, Roundabout’s plug in will do a few common tasks like automatically generating site maps, automatically adding the target blank attribute to your links. So they actually open in a new window and they also have a feature for Forell for monitoring. This is a cool feature because if a lot of people are hitting a dead page, it would be a good sign to redirect that page to a relevant one rather than leaving them at a dead end. There are a ton of other features for controlling redirects site architecture and editing your robots that text file. Now, the next three plugins that I’m going to talk about are all meant to improve page speed. And the reason why I want to emphasize optimizing for page speed is because a it’s a ranking factor and B it improves user experience. So before we get to that, let’s run a page speed test in Google Page Speed Insights on this dummy website. And it looks like our page speed score isn’t so hot with low mobile and desktop scores. I’ll also run the same URL using Pincham Speed Test Tool and it looks like our speed isn’t great there, considering this is pretty much a blank WordPress installation. Let’s optimize them with a few plugins and see what kind of results we can get. The first page SPE tool I’ll be using is a three lazy load. This plugin adds lazy load to images and other media like videos. This basically means that an image or media item won’t load until the user scrolls to it, allowing the page to load much faster. It’s literally plug and play as long as you don’t have any other conflicting scripts or plugins. Now if I run a page speed test on the same you URL, the three things you’ll notice is that the page size has shrunk a lot. The load time has gone down by around a full second and the number of requests is just one seventh of our initial test.
So I highly recommend watching those now. Now, if you found this story, it’ll be helpful. Make sure to hit the thumbs up button and if you have any questions, leave one in the comments below. I’ll see in the next tutorial.