3 Best WordPress SEO Plugins Compared – Yoast vs. All in One vs…

A post on the best SEO plugins for WordPress? Isn’t that just a single item list that reads “Yoast SEO”?

Well, if you go with the mainstream answer, then probably yes. There’s no doubt that Yoast SEO is the most popular and most recommended WordPress SEO plugin out there. But didn’t your parents ever tell you that you shouldn’t jump off a cliff just because your friends are?

Ok, that’s unfair to Yoast. Using Yoast isn’t jumping off a cliff. But, I think there is an argument to be made that Yoast should not be the default plugin in 100% of situations.

So to that end, I’m going to spend this post investigating the best WordPress SEO plugins. Note that I’m going to focus on all-in-one SEO solutions, rather than plugins that offer tiny tweaks. And while that will certainly include Yoast, the list will not end after that entry.

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Imagify Review: A Quality WordPress Image Optimization Plugin

Did you know that the average web page’s file size is made up of ~63% images? So if you want to speed up your WordPress site, one of the best things you can do is shrink your images’ sizes.

And one of the best ways to shrink your images’ sizes is…with a WordPress image optimization plugin. Imagify is one of those plugins. Imagify gives you three different levels of automatic image compression as well as automatic image resizing.

In my Imagify review, I’ll tell you a little about the plugin’s features, show you how it works, and then compare its compression to some of the other popular image compression plugins.

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6 Best WordPress Security Plugins to Help Thwart Hackers

If you’re like most WordPress users, you love installing plugins that add cool new front-end features to your WordPress site. A new contact form? Sign me up. Social login? Yup, I’ll take that!

Plugins that work entirely behind the scenes? Those aren’t quite as sexy. But here’s the thing:

Oftentimes those backend, behind-the-scenes plugins are the most important. SEO, backups, and…security.

That third one is what this post is all about – the best WordPress security plugins to keep your awesome site safe from those nasty folks we know as hackers. Because even if you’re (hopefully!) keeping your WordPress site updated, there are still plenty of potential backdoors for hackers to find. Choosing one of these security plugins will help to limit those…

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Eradicate Dead Links With a Broken Link Checker for WordPress

Picture this:

You’re searching for a blog post that helps you solve a problem which has been nagging you for hours. You think you’ve finally found it. Halfway through, the author references a case study that sounds like exactly what you need. Hallelujah!

You click, expecting to finally find the answer and…

ERROR. 404 Page. Broken link.

It makes you want to chuck the laptop out the window, doesn’t it? And guess what – it’s the same for the people who visit your WordPress blog and find broken links.

No matter how fastidious you are when crafting your content, the Internet is an impermanent place. So it’s easy for old content to wrack up broken links. But with a broken link checker for WordPress, you can instantly catch broken links to prevent them from destroying your site’s user experience.

In this post, I’ll give you a tutorial for finding and fixing all of the broken links on your WordPress site.

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