SEO is a large topic that is constantly evolving but the fundamentals stay the same. Create a well coded website that is optimized for performance, user experience and search engines. Add high quality content on a consistent basis and make sure to integrate Social Sharing and links to your networks. Create a good email signup form and the basics are done.
The thing to remember is there are no magic SEO solutions or shortcuts to properly optimize a website it takes a fair amount of work over a period of time.
However as many have proven, expending work and time alone do not guarantee optimization: having the right tools and following an ethical search engine approved & methodical strategy is the key to success.
FREE SEO TOOLS:-
Google Webmasters Tools are vital. Most people don’t use it. It has some great features and one of my favorites is Fetch as Google which helps you to send a signal to the search engine of new content on your website.
Google Analytics is vital.
Google+ – this one is debated by many but if you plan properly the seo benefits are amazing. Most people have a Gmail account so if on your website you can lead the person to Google Plus your site or article, then as long as they are signed in to gmail, your content will benefit in their search results. There’s a lot more to it but if done properly is a great tool.
YouTube let’s face it, YouTube is the second largest search engine and people love videos. So this is a no brainer.
Uptime Robot monitors your websites uptime.
Pingdom Tools helps to see how your website performs and analyzes your website. It also gives you good advice on what needs work.
TinyJPG– Compress JPEG images intelligently this can drastically reduce the file size of your image without loss of quality.
Ahrefs – That I use on daily basis for multiple purposes, such as to analyze my competitor’s backlink profiles, to find relevant content related to my keywords, and to do keyword research via their keyword explorer tool.
FCS Networker: To do web2.0 tasks for 2nd tier link building.
GSA Search Engine Ranker – For 3rd and even lower tiers link building campaigns.
Open Site Explorer– competitor’s site analysis
Google Keyword Planner-estimations for search volume and info
SEO Chrome Extensions – Google Chrome SEO Extensions are best for Analyzing SEO of a page.
Rel No follow Checkbox-The plugin above allows setting nofollow link via a handy checkbox in the WordPress editor
Broken Link Checker-The Broken Link Checker plugin scans posts, pages, images, comments, redirects and more for broken links. Detected links can be edited directly from the plugin’s page without the need to manually edit the content.
Google XML Sitemaps-This plugin will create a complete XML sitemap and automatically add new content to it as the website is growing.
WP Facebook Open Graph Protocol-This plugin adds Open Graph data to the WordPress content. That means it makes sure the posts and pages are displayed nicely in Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.
WP Smush- For SEO friendly images, as images play a vital role to get organic traffic to your website.
W3 Total Cache plugin: it’s a plugin helps to reduce page load time and also improved web server performance
Yoast SEO plugin: it’s a plugin which increase chance of discovering your website content by search engine, basically it helps to boost SEO of your website.
The CommentLuv Premium plugin: CommentLuv Premium is a popular WordPress plugin that will magnetize your readers, socialize your comments and viralize your posts.
JETPACK plugin : it’s a plug-in, which provide security, site stats and site management to your website.
SEOPressor: It has the power to manage all your pages, posts, custom post formats or in simple terms your complete website.
Rank Reveal: Rank reveal is a premium service which allows you to find keywords for which you are ranking and for which you can rank higher in future and which you never knew existed. It enables you to find long tail keywords with very low competition but high conversion.
Ultimate Video SEO Plugin: This video SEO plugin automatically generates schema video object markup and helps to show video thumbnail on search result pages.
All In One SEO Pack: If you are one among that blogger who don’t understand SEO and rarely care to perform any on page optimization, then you must use this plugin. As it can automatically generate meta description, meta keywords for your blog posts. It can automatically optimize your titles using best practices. Additionally, it can even add alternate tags to all your images within any of your posts.
WP Social SEO Booster: This plugin is all about making your website social friendly. We all know that Google has been considering social signals to rank web pages on SERP. And so we should take every step whether small or big to make our site more user and social friendly.
SEO Friendly Images: SEO friendly images WordPress plugin automatically add the alternate and title tags to each every image on every individual post. It will use your post title as the keyword and then will implement it.