WordPress is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most efficient, free, website builders on the world wide web. The reason why it is so sought after is probably because it is also the one that can be best optimized. Developers have made great efforts to add templates,  and themes which can be optimized up to 90%. The user-friendly dashboard, and incredible plugins which can be found online can significantly improve your SEO performance, and as a result, help you attract more readers. In the end, it is all about the way you rank in the results page if you wish to drive organic traffic to your page. Let’s take a look at some of the most useful plugins for WordPress.

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1. Google XML Sitemap

The plugin Google XML Sitemap is extremely useful, especially if you have a lot of content posted on your site. Moreover, instead of using Google Analytics to use the sitemap tool, you can make use of it directly from WordPress. It is easier, faster, and more efficient. With the help of Google XML Sitemap, visitors will be able to find any blog post with ease.

2. Googlyzer

Content writing and marketing aren’t the only things that bloggers should be concerned about. As a matter of fact, many writers forget to monitor their data, and this is one of the deadly sins of blogging. You should know that an essential part of your strategy is pulling data from certain elements of your Google Analytics tool. The Googlyzer plugin can be added to your content management system on WordPress. By adding it you will be able to see what kind of traffic is coming to your blog, and how your SEO is impacting the overall performance of your site.

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3. Zemanta

Zemanta may not be the best plugin to be found online, but it still offers many benefits. The most useful thing I have found about it is the fact that it enables you to easily add Amazon affiliate links. Basically, you can add your amazon id to Zemanta, and according to your keyword phrases, the plugin will help you create relevant affiliate links. Another nifty feature is the ability to add related articles from your site and also from other sites. Although there has been a lot of heated debate on the subject of linking out with the help of Zemanta, I believe that it can be a winning strategy. Google likes it when sites link to other relevant sites, because it is like a vote of confidence.

4. Yoast WordPress SEO

According to recent discussions, Yoast for WordPress SEO is one of the most efficient plugins at the moment. It enables you to use a whole host of SEO tools directly on your blog, so if you are a newbie, things will become a whole lot easier. The optimization plugin integrated in the software will help you chose focused keywords, and also monitor how many times you have used it, how many times it appears in URLs, titles, pictures and so on.

5. Majestic SEO

Majestic SEO is without a doubt one of the most powerful SEO tools at the moment. There is actually a dashboard widget for Majestic SEO which will show you your entire back-link data. This is great because it will enable you to get rid of bad links, and also monitor your outreach on other sites.

There are many plugins for WordPress available at the moment, and it the end it all comes down to taste. What you like, what best suits your needs, and what it is that you want to do with your blog. Most of them are free, so why not experiment a little?