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WordPress - SEO Plugins

One of the most important aspects of marketing your website is effective SEO management. There is a WordPress plugin for everything, and SEO is not the exception. Below we've compiled some great resources to help you find the one that will work best for your site.

Over on our blog, we covered How to Boost SEO on Your WordPress Website. In addition to suggestions on helpful WordPress plugins, this post goes into great detail on what SEO is, why you need it, and strategies you can utilize to optimize your site's SEO.

We know SEO can be a bit challenging; it involves a lot of research, and a lot of work to optimize, which is why we have a team that can handle it for you! Please check SEO services for more information.
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Before adding or activating a new plugin, we recommend backing up your WordPress site. It is recommended to create a backup of your website before making any changes. CodeGuard creates an automatic backup that you can count on if you need to revert to the previous version of your website!

Where to find SEO plugins

The wpbeginner.com blog keeps an updated article with 14 Best WordPress SEO Plugins and Tools You Should Use. They do a great job of providing scenarios when it would be best to use each particular plugin or tool.

Going straight to wordpress.org and searching for an SEO plugin is also an option. Here you can see when they were last updated and read reviews so you can select the best plugin for your site.

Installing a new plugin

You can install a WordPress plugin; via the Add New tab underneath Plugins in the WordPress Dashboard or by manually installing it into the plugins folder inside the WordPress Installation via FTP. Check out this article, How to Install/Uninstall WordPress Plugins, to see the detailed instruction.

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