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Best 3 WordPress SEO plugins for 2021

Rank Math

WordPress plugins for SEO: Rank Math

Rank Math is a newcomer to the SEO plugins space, but it has been making its mark rather quickly. As the name suggests, Rank Math introduces a game-like process to help you optimize your content for the search engines. Each post gets ranked on a scale of 0-100 based on its level of optimization.

Apart from that, the plugin comes with built-in SEO modules that you can turn on/off based on what your needs are. Among other things, Rank Math can integrate your site with Search Console, help you with local SEO, WooCommerce SEO, image SEO, and more.

Yoast SEO

WordPress plugins for SEO: Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO is the most popular WordPress SEO plugin and one of the most popular WordPress plugins overall. Currently installed on more than 5 million(!) WordPress sites.

Arguably, it’s a bit easier-to-use solution than Rank Math. It comes nicely preconfigured and operates based on showing you just a simple SEO recommendations list for the keyword that you want to target. It tells you how to craft your page title, meta description, and other elements.

SEMrush SEO Writing Assistant (Free)

One of the best on-page SEO plugins for WordPress is our SEO Writing Assistant, providing instantaneous SEO recommendations for optimizing content based on the qualities of Google’s top 10-ranking pages for your given keywords in a given location. It also offers:

  1. A readability score and recommendations for improvement.
  2. Target keywords and recommended keywords. 
  3. A tone of voice score to ensure writing is consistent with the desired level of formality.
  4. Plagiarism help to make sure the writer has submitted original content.
  5. Linking recommendations to check your links for possible errors and problems.