Search engines are one of the crucial factors for driving traffic towards the websites. This is why SEO is important to improve your site’s ranking. In this article, I’ll share X best tools and plugins for your website.

1. WordPress SEO by Yoast


Yoast is one of the most downloaded SEO plugins. It is one stop destination fulfilling all your on-site SEO needs. It allows you to add SEO title, meta description, meta title meta keywords to your website. Yoast has over 5 million active installs and a 4.7-star rating out of 5.

Key Features
1. Meta Tag and Title Tag Optimization:- Let’s you determine what pages will be shown in the search results.
2. Breadcrumbs:- allows you to create navigation for users. Good for interlinking.
3. Great for blogging
4. Website SEO analysis:- using Yoast SEO, you can check every minute detail of the content, focus keywords usage, length of content, readability. It helps you improve your blog.

2. SEMRush


SEMRush is a tool that people use to gather insights from their competitor’s to improve their SEO. You can learn about keywords, insights into competitor’s strategies. SEMRush is a paid subscription and is used by thousands of business owners for their website. It provides an enormous amount of data.

3. Google Keyword Planner

No one in the universe has more insights than the search engine giant itself. Google Keyword Planner gives you all the necessary and relevant keywords. It helps advertisers to choose the right keywords according to the estimated search volume, number of results, and difficulty level.

You can use these insights to get a higher ranking, higher advertising interest, and most importantly you can search for keywords and can easily outrank other sites.

4. Open Site Explorer

Using this tool, you can check data of any domain name. You can keep a tab who is linking to that domain and what anchor texts they are using. Along with that, Open Site Explorer offers loads of information like top pages, linking domains, which pages are linked on your site, etc.

This tool is free but has some limitations pertaining to the one account.

5. Broken Link Checker


Broken links create a bad experience for their users and also affect’s your website’s SEO. This plugin monitors your blog and checks if you have any broken links. Detects links that don’t work and prevents search engines from following broken links. You can search and filter links by URL, anchor text and so on.

6. SEOPressor


It gathers most essential SEO information of your website and presents them in one place. You can gain important insights into your website’s SEO health. Get on point systematize, prioritized and actionable SEO suggestions.

7. SEO by Squirrly


SEO Squirrly helps you write content that is highly effective pertaining to your website’s ranking. It will also help you write human and search engine friendly content. It is great for beginners.

Bottom Line
You have probably come to understand, there’s a lot to learn, understand and implement towards achieving high rankings. Which SEO tools and plugins you liked? Do let us know.