10 Free and Recommended SEO WordPress Plugins

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What’s a website without SEO? Nothing, to be exact. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the most obvious way to make a site popular. So today, I am sharing a collection of 10 absolutely free WordPress widgets (also called plugins or addons) that could enhance a website’s SEO rankings greatly and easily at the same time.

All of these widgets are the best of the best so  I’m sure that they will leave you with scratching your head about what to take and what to leave.

You might also like to view: 10 Free Yet Useful WordPress Widgets to Power-up your Blog

All the titles and descriptions are from the creator’s website. The titles are linked to the sources, for details or download, please visit the source.

All in One SEO Pack

Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).

free wordpress widget

SEO Smart Links

SEO Smart Links is a WordPress plugin that improves the overall SEO strength of your blog by automatic interlinking your content as well as allowing you to specify your own custom keywords to be automatically linked to any website or page.

free seo wordpress plugin

Super Tags

The Super Tags plugin, is a customizable alternative to the default WordPress® Tag Cloud widget. This widget makes it possible for you to fully customize a Tag Cloud ( or multiple Tag Clouds ) to meet your specific needs.

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Platinum SEO Pack

Platinum SEO Plugin offers Complete onsite SEO solution for your WordPress blog.

onsite seo free plugin for wordpress

Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator

This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.

SEO Ultimate

This all-in-one SEO plugin gives you control over title tags, noindex, meta tags, slugs, canonical, autolinks, 404 errors, rich snippets, and more.

best free seo widget for wordpress

Greg’s High Performance SEO

Configures over 100 separate on-page SEO characteristics. Loads under 700 lines of code per page view. No junk: just high performance SEO at its best.

free seo widget

SEO Tools by SEO-Automatic

These are five of the tools for member use at SEO Automatic, and they’re now available for use on your own site too.

free seo tool by seo-automatic

Scribe SEO

Scribe is a SEO software service for WordPress – think of it as a content optimization assistant that analyzes web pages, blog posts and online press releases with a click of a button.

free seo plugin for wordpress

SEO Data Transporter

This plugin allows you to transfer your inputs SEO data from one theme/plugin to another.

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Comments
  1. Natalie January 21, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I used to like the All in SEO plug in while the Platinum version just seemed completely over the top. Google is quite on the ball these days and does not need as many pointers as it did in the old days. Just bought Genesis for my new blog with SEO plug in built in so will see how that goes. If not will be adding All in SEO probably.

  2. Niek January 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Where is the Yoast seo plugin?

  3. Clive at Blog Briefing . com January 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    My 2011 resolution is to focus on my best blogs and discard the rest. I’ve been, at the same time, picking my favorite plugins so that every important blog of mine has the same plugins and SEO structure. Makes sense right? But ‘duh!’ this was not always the case.

    Consequently I am very interested in the plugin: Greg’s …SEO as it’s a new one on me and reads like it could be v.cool indeed. I have recently moved from AllInOneSEO plugin to Platinum SEO ditto but all being well it looks like this might supersede both.

    Thanks for posting this in January before I got to ‘stuck in’ to my resolutions 🙂

  4. Kelly January 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Holy cow, this is a great list. We have been using Platinum SEO for a long time, I’m going to have my work cut out for me testing some of these others.

  5. Phil @ SEO Philippines Outsourcing January 21, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Cool! This is great for beginners like me.

  6. Tayyab January 22, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Wow! That’s a response more than I expected. Thanks everybody. 🙂
    I Actually thought this is just would go like a routine post.

  7. Mike January 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Currently using “All in one” but I am not to happy with it. I will be testing some of these on your list.. also might try the Yoast plug.

    Thanks for the list!

  8. broadbeach gold coast January 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Would you rocomend all in one seo over yoast’s seo anyone?

  9. website specialists January 22, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    This is a good read for all beginners of wordpress. Thank you for sharing and keep on blogging.

  10. Tayyab January 23, 2011 at 1:10 am

    @broadbeach gold coast
    Don’t get emotional with Yoast, I also love it.
    There are a few reasons which made me not to choose Yoast plugin in this post. Yoast is a bit too popular and might not be something new. I also needed something for the sequel of this post as well 🙂

  11. Reklama internete January 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Great list. But how about OnlyWire? I think it is quite useful

  12. anto January 23, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Currently using “All in one” … waiting for something better.. thanks for you post!

  13. Lucian January 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I can see that you posted All in one SEO on top of your list. I’m also using it on all of my blogs despite most people considering it not that good, but that’s probably because of his popularity and everyone compares another plugin to All in one SEO.

    I still have a tip: by default All in one SEO is configured to set noindex for tag and category pages. If you show only summaries on the front/tag/category pages there is no point in adding no-index to tag and categories pages.

  14. Tayyab January 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    @Lucian
    Thanks for the Tip, appreciate it.

    @Reklama internete
    Since OnlyWire is basically a Social Media plugin, rather than a routine code based SEO, this was not mentioned here. I will definitely name it when I’ll make a post about SEO via Social Media.

    Readers! OnlyWire.com is a pretty handy tool for submitting your content to 30 famous Social Media networks.

  15. Baldydog January 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I have used the All In One SEO Pack for years..will have to give SEO Ultimate a try as well as a couple others..thanks for posting.

  16. Four Divisions January 28, 2011 at 5:51 am

    The best SEO WordPress Plugins.. thanks for sharing..

  17. Croatia expert February 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I was bit surprised not to the SEO plugin from Yoast on your list, is excellent SEO plugin, but of course not so easy to configure like All in one SEO or Platinum SEO. I did not know the plugin “SEO smart links” and the “Super Tags” so I will definitely test them to see what then can bring. Does the Super tag allow you to enter description to the tags?

    One of my person favourite plugin is TS custom widget, is quite good to use for SEO purposes also.

    Regards, Morten

  18. website enhancement February 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    That Scribe SEO plug in is like a tool that is made in heaven. It’s really great to use.

    1. Tayyab February 10, 2011 at 12:42 am

      Scribe SEO, that good… really!! I should take a serious try of it now. Thanks for your comment.

  19. 10th Degree February 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for SEO Smart Links. I’ll upload that one and see how it works. I have been looking for a plug in that can interlink my content and certain words to specific pages. Looks it will really help streamline my blog linking strategy.

    1. Tayyab March 2, 2011 at 1:11 am

      @10 Degree

      Glad I was helpful. 🙂

  20. Dathan March 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Thanks, great list but I don’t think Super Tags is an SEO plug-in.

  21. kyrul June 13, 2011 at 2:57 am

    such an awesome list of plugins, thanks. its very useful for me .

    1. Tayyab June 13, 2011 at 3:15 am

      I’m glad it helped 🙂

  22. Jennifer P September 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Excellent Info! Thanks!!!

    1. Tayyab September 7, 2011 at 5:11 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

  23. vicky September 17, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Would you rocomend all in one seo over yoast’s seo anyone?

  24. kyrul September 18, 2011 at 2:39 am

    dear admin, can you share with us waht plugin you use “related stuff you will love” could you ?

    1. Ayaz Malik September 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

      Hello Kyrul,
      Yes it is YARPP, Yet Another Related Post Plugin, I have done a little changing to show thumbnails though.

    2. Tayyab September 19, 2011 at 6:02 am

      I’ll be making a post on displaying relate posts in WordPress on this Wednesday (21st July). It’ll contain related plugins and tutorials. Don’t miss it.

  25. Tom November 2, 2011 at 3:53 am

    Awesome post! It helped me heaps with the SEO of my site whystress.org

  26. niceclassifieds May 12, 2012 at 12:16 am

    hi,
    you have provided awesone plugins, I’ve download all, please add new pluging, thanx
    http://www.niceclassifieds.com

  27. Franc May 20, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I’ve just setup the SEO with “All In One SEO Pack” on my page http://www.windef.com
    This is the first time that i meet with WordPress. Thank you for this SEO list.

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