If you have a WordPress site, you need a WordPress plugin for SEO. No matter what purpose your website serves, using the right WordPress plugin for SEO will gain you more traffic.

Out of all the options for WordPress plugins for SEO, three are a cut above the rest.  Open Site Explorer, SEMRush, and Yoast SEO are 3 WordPress plugins for SEO that can accomplish all of your SEO needs, and each has its own skill sets and areas of expertise.

Yoast SEO for WordPress

Yoast SEOOne of the most popular plugins for WordPress ever created is Yoast SEO.

Yoast analyzes the text on your page and uses 3 different colors to indicate the quality of different aspects of SEO for your content. Red means improvement is needed, orange means things could be better, and green means everything is great.

Using Yoast, you will be able to alter some of the most important aspects of your page for search engine results. Meta description and title, URL slug, focus keyword, images and alt text, keyword density, and inbound/outbound links are all included in the metrics provided by Yoast SEO.

There’s also a section for readability. This measures things like the length of your sentences and paragraphs, how many big words you use, and how well you break up your content with subheadings.


SEMRush is a more in-depth SEO tool. It provides you with nuanced information regarding what your competitors are doing. This plugin is popular among big companies and market managers. Those that need all the advantages they can get tend to be big fans of SEMRush.

One great thing about SEMRush is that it lets you see how much people are engaging with a particular piece of content on various social media networks. This data appears as a bar graph that can be used to measure the effectiveness of your content against that of your competitors.

Open Site Explorer

Open Site Explorer is used to research external and internal links. This plugin lets you see what links might hurt your site and which one will help it in terms of SEO. This tool can be used to find opportunities for link-building and conduct research for backlinks. You can even judge the effectiveness of links on your competitor’s sites.

Contact Performance First Marketing

Of course, if you choose Performance First, you won’t have to worry about the SEO of your site.

If you want to rank higher in search results than any of your competitors, contact Performance First Marketing today.

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By on July 25th, 2018 in News