WordPress is one of the best CMS in the world. Almost 90% of blogs are running on WordPress Platform. Also, 30% of the websites in the world are running on WordPress too. The secret of behind the popularity of WordPress is that it is easy to operate CMS. Even a beginner can run his/her blog on WordPress without having any further training. The plugin makes everything easy to use on WordPress. Plugins reduce the efforts of code hundreds of lines. There are hundreds of plugins available in WordPress Store but, only a few of them are useful. Here we are going to discuss some of the most powerful WordPress plugins that can help you to make your website SEO friendly and more engaging. Here we go
1. Yoast SEO
Without Yoast SEO you can’t optimize your WordPress website for SEO. Yoast SEO is one of the best SEO WordPress plugins offers some incredible features to the users. You can set the title and description of your blog or website. Moreover, you can also set the Meta Title and Description of each page individually. It also helps you to set the page URL. This plugin automatically generates the sitemap for your website. Every time you post a new blog, it will automatically create a new sitemap. In addition, it also provides the readability score to each blog post. Readability Score is the metric based on the reading difficulty level. It comes with both the free and paid package. In paid features, you will get some add-ons.
2. Monster Insights
This is another most popular WordPress SEO and Google analytics plugin. This plugin is best for e-commerce based websites. Over 2 million WordPress sites are using monster insights. It helps the website owner to get analytics and business intelligence data of the website. Monster insights work with google analytics and show all the analytics data on the WordPress dashboard. It reduces the efforts to add Google analytics code to your website. Then set up event tracking in Google Analytics. And finally, configure e-commerce tracking. But with this plugin, all the efforts have been replaced with one click installation. This plugin shows all the analytics data of the users visit your website. The analytics data include demographics report, location report, interest report, etc.
Apart from this it also shows how the users find the website, the keyword they use, the referral links, what they click on the website and so on. It also showcases content that gets the most visitors so you can optimize it for higher conversions. It shows all the crucial e-commerce insights such as total revenue, average order, top products, and more. In fact,You can also track mobile visitors on AMP enable pages with this plugin.
3. Updraft Plus
This is the best WordPress backup plugin. No one wants to have lost his or her website data due to any circumstances. So it becomes necessary to back up the website data. Updraft plus allow you to back up your site data regularly. It provides two backup methods one is cloud storage and another one is downloading the backup to the computer. You can schedule the backup as per your choice. You can also choose the particular file to backup. The best part of this plugin is that it automatically upload the backup file to the popular cloud storages. The premium version of this plugin helps you to make clone website as your backup.
MailChimp is one of the most popular newsletter services. It allows you to send email campaigns to the registered email subscribers. It sends email to 2000 subscribers for free. But only 12000 emails per months. The MailChimp plugin allows you to integrate WordPress website to your MailChimp account. This helps you to grow your email list and write better newsletters. You can create from with the help of this plugin. You can also integrate it with the existing form on your sites i.e. contact form, comment, and checkout form. Moreover, you can integrate this with other plugins:-
- Default WordPress Comment Form
- Default WordPress Registration Form
- Contact Form 7
- Gravity Forms
- Ninja Forms 3
5. WP Super Cache
This plugin is one of the best plugins to load your website faster. This plugin loads the HTML file first instead of loading the heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. In this way, it saves lots of time to load a webpage.
- Simple caching.
- Compress pages.
- Don’t cache pages for known users.
- Cache rebuild.
- CDN support.
- Extra homepage checks.
6. Related Posts by AddThis
This plugin is very useful to create engagement with the users. This plugin shows the related article at the bottom of every post. This allows the user to have more information about the topic without leaving your website. Therefore it increases the engagement with the users. The best part of this plugin is that it provides an attractive and modern design. As a result, your related post stands out from the rest of the content. In addition, the plugin shows the related post in different styles. It is easy to install and customize plugin with various option to make your website more attractive.
7. Sassy Social Share
Sassy social share is one of the best social media WordPress plugins. It is easy to install the plugin with tons of options. It supports almost all the major social media websites. Apart from this it also supports some other social media platform too. You add the sticky floating menu as well as add button to the post. It also counts the social share of the post. And display the count with the social media icon. You can also customize the icon style i.e. rounded, square, or rectangle.
8. WP Live Chat plugin
Chatbots are getting more popular on WordPress. This plugin is perfect for small businesses. It is free to use the plugin. You need not pay a single penny for the monthly subscription. It helps you to understand your visitors better. It is a fully functional live chat plugin. Therefore it helps you to increase your conversion rate by directly communicate with your audience.
9. All In One Rich Snippet
It is basically a short summary of your page in the search results of Google, Yahoo, Bing and sometimes in the Newsfeed of Facebook in a nice format with star ratings, author photo, image, etc.
It gives search engines only the important & precise information to display in search result snippets.
Rich Snippets are very interactive (photos, star ratings, price, author, etc.) to let you stand out from competition
See what difference it makes in CTR (Click Through Rate)
Helps you rank higher in search results
Helps Facebook display proper information when users share your links on Facebook
SUPPORTED CONTENT TYPES
- This plugin supports the following types of Schemas:
- Software Application
DESIGN AND CUSTOMIZATION SERVICES
Create and customize your WordPress site from start to finish. Jetpack helps you with:
- Hundreds of professional themes for any kind of site
- Intuitive and powerful customization tools
- Unlimited and high-speed image and video content delivery network
- Lazy image loading for a faster mobile experience
- Integration with the official WordPress mobile apps
MARKETING AND PERFORMANCE SERVICES
Measure, promote, and earn money from your site. Jetpack helps you with:
- Site stats and analytics
- Automated social media posting and scheduling in advance
- Elasticsearch-powered related content and site search
- SEO tools for Google, Bing, Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress.com
- Advertising program that includes the best of AdSense, Facebook Ads, AOL, Amazon, Google AdX, and Yahoo
- Simple PayPal payment buttons
SECURITY AND BACKUPS SERVICES
Stop worrying about data loss, downtime, and hacking. Jetpack helps you with:
- Brute force attack protection, spam filtering, and downtime monitoring
- Daily or real-time backups of your entire site
- Secure logins with optional two-factor authentication
- Malware scanning, code scanning, and automated threat resolution
- Activity: a record of every change and update on your site
- Fast, priority support from WordPress experts