WordPress Plugins are very necessary for bloggers as choosing right plugins is very important, as now a days many bloggers are using plugins that seem irrelevant moreover many bloggers are using paid plugins for WordPress but due to being unaware and lack of knowledge bloggers waste their money by purchasing a premium version of plugin without knowing that they can get their needful plugin for free from WordPress. As in lockdown it has been seen that more and more people are trying to see their career in Blogging. As people are just sitting at their homes for more than one month and it has been estimated that it would take 2 more months to curb the impact of coronavirus, so it’s the best time to stay at home and try blogging as it has a lot of potential in it. So below I’m giving a suggestion for the top five free must have plugins that bloggers should install as it will help them for better SEO and for better page ranking. However if a person is serious about blogging and want to earn as soon as possible then he should use Ahrefs or semrush as is helps in getting more and more keywords with a high chance to rank by observing the competitors position.
1- AddToAny Share Button: Most of the blogger must have saw share buttons that allows readers to share that post, so in WordPress there is a plugin called AddToAny Share Button, the advantage of this plugin is that users can share this post directly from that post, there is a sticky button option where you can stick the share buttons very easily and these buttons scrolls down as the user scrolls the post to read, the biggest advantage is that readers can share the post directly from that post to whatever platform they want to share as it includes WhatsApp, Facebook, Email, etc. Suppose you are using this plugin and other bloggers are not using it so you can definitely see the change and ad sense earning will also increase as more pages views more more chance of earning and clicks. The views will verily increase if a person install this plugin. Mostly new users oftentimes gets perplexed as what are the necessary Plugins they should install, after installing this plugin bloggers will surely see that their website will look fascinating. Below is the list of social options that this plugins gives:
2- Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP: This plugin is very useful for Bloggers as it helps web pages load faster which helps usability as the page will load faster so the user will surely stay longer on your site. Moreover if helps to curb the bounce rate as if a page is taking a lot of time to load then the user will not read blog and it will increase the bounce rate. It’s also helpful for those people who are having news Website and wants to apply for Google News as it’s very important for the page to support AMP.
3- WP-PostViews: Now this plugin is very useful and new Bloggers must install this Plugin, the reason is that by installing this plugin Bloggers can see their views on their posts, it will help the Blogger to check that how many views they have, in Blogger there is an option where blogger can check their views on their posts but in WordPress bloggers have to install this Plugin so as to check views on their posts.
4- Contact From-7: This Plugin is very necessary for Bloggers as it reduces the spam and keeps the site secure. It’s also helpful for service requests, creating leads. However this Plugin is a must have Plugin and it should be installed initially.
5- Yoast SEO: New Blogger don’t know much about SEO or Search Engine Optimization. SEO is very important for a blog to rank without proper SEO no article can rank and now a days the completion is so high that without proper SEO Bloggers can’t survive in the world of Blogging. Proper SEO means targeting keywords, meta description, backlinks, etc. With the help of Yoast SEO bloggers can make their posts SEO Friendly and can rank easily. SEO is the key to success in the field of blogging and without it bloggers will have to face a lot of problems, So if a blogger has installed he should definitely install Yoast SEO plugin and it’s free however there a Premium version also but in the first one month blogger should understand and get knowledge about SEO then they can opt for Premium version of Yoast SEO or there is another paid alternatives but if someone if serious in Blogging then he or she should think about Ahrefs. However Yoast SEO give suggestions about Proper SEO it includes:
- Outbound Links.
- Image alt Attributes.
- Text Length.
- Internal links.
- Keyphrase in introduction.
- Keyphrase length.
- Keyphrase density.
- Meta Description.
However Bloggers must have a lot of Plugins that they should install they can just go to the plugin section in WordPress and check all the plugins and install those which are important.
So below in the comment section i want bloggers, to give their views about this post and if they have any suggestions regarding other important plugins so they are most welcome.