We talked about the importance of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in creating online content for all purposes. In our last article, we explored 5 of the best free tools that will help pick the most relevant keywords to include in your content. In this article, we will explore 5 WordPress plugins and tools that will evaluate and assist you in implementing the most important search engine optimization cornerstones.

  • Yoast WordPress SEO

Yoast is probably the first go-to search engine optimization plugin for WordPress. According to Hostgator, Yoast SEO is the most popular WordPress plugin.

The popularity and wide use of Yoast SEO is a result of 2 main factors; first, it covers all the on-site SEO needs and requirement.

Second, it’s simple to use and easy to get used to.

The list of options and features Yoast’s WordPress SEO will enable you to enjoy are numerous. The first and most important feature to enjoy is that WordPress SEO will assist you in adding Search-engine optimized titles, meta descriptions and keywords to all pages on your website.

  • Google Keyword Planner

It’s no surprise that Google has a more detailed search database than any other search engine on the planet. Google is the leading search engine and therefore, it knows exactly what people are searching for and which words they are using.

Google Keyword Planner is a tool that provides keyword suggestions and ideas and the best part about it is that it’s free for Google Advertisers.

Google Keyword Planner allows advertisers to get detailed data on the efficiency of the different keywords they can use in their advertising campaigns. At the same time, it can be very useful for bloggers and content creators to have an insight into keywords advertisers and marketers are using in their search engine optimization strategies.

  • Open Site Explorer

Open Site Explorer is a tool that allows you to have a sneak peek at the data of any domain name. While the tool is for free, each user has a daily search limit that they can’t exceed. To have unlimited access, there is a premium plan that unlocks all options of the tool in addition to other tools.

Open Site Explorer is developed by Moz and it provides information like the pages linking to a specific domain and the anchor texts they are using.

  • SEOquake

SEOquake is browser add-on available for almost all browsers out there. The tool provides its users will the SEO-related information and details of the websites they visit. The details include the page rank, Alexa rank and various other information.

SEOquake is a highly-used SEO tool by search engine professionals, marketers, and content creators. It’s not only a tool that can provide you with SEO ideas and suggestions, but it will also give you insights into the search engine optimization strategies of your competition.