What is SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.  These plugins create behind-the-scenes information that makes it easier for Google, Bing, and other search engines to know what your website or a particular page is really about.  There is a lot of coding that goes into doing it correctly.  Thankfully, these plugins do all the work for you.  You just need to put the key information (key word) on each page.

All of these options do the same things equally well.  We would suggest you try all of them and see which one you feel most comfortable working with.

1. WordPress SEO by Yoast

Most consider this to be the top SEO plugin available.  I use it on all my sites.  WordPress SEO by Yoast makes SEO easy. The plugin requires you to choose a focus keyword.  This is the word that you want to highlight on the page.

  This plugin has a ton of features (but don’t worry if you don’t understand them); they include page analysis, snippet previews, automatically optimizing and inserting meta tags, link elements, RSS optimization, breadcrumbs, editing your .htaccess and robots.txt files, social integration, import & export functionality, and much more.  It can also create a sitemap for you and submit it to Google and Bing. We would suggest that you also install Yoast’s Google Analytics Plugin!  Yoast also offers a premium (paid) SEO local plugin that helps you show up on more local searches.  If you have the budget, it might be worth buying.  You can also purchase  a short series of tutorial videos that will teach you how to set things up correctly.

Most consider this to be the top SEO plugin available.  I use it on all my sites.  WordPress SEO by Yoast makes SEO easy. The plugin requires you to choose a focus keyword.  This is the word that you want to highlight on the page.

The All-In-One SEO pack is another highly  recommended free WordPress SEO plugin.  It also  automatically optimizes titles for search engines and generates meta tags. The plugin also has Google Analytics built into it.  It allows custom post types, advanced canonical URLs, fine-tuning page navigation links, and has a built-in API.

3. Theme Built In SEO:

Some themes like the Genesis Framework, which already has SEO built in so you don’t really need an extra plugin.  Check our reviews and see if we recommend that you use a plugin with it.  Click here to read our other generalpremium, and free church theme reviews.

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