Best WordPress Widgets for better SEO
We are going to talk about some new amazing stuff I learned today, through searching and reading many online Articles. I want to talk about the Best WordPress Widgets for better SEO. Actually, it took me over 6 hours of investigating, the magic behind these cool files that every website should and must have! I will not separate the good and bad quality widgets as the main reason that I am writing this article is to mention the functions that we definitely need to have and use in our website!
Well, as we have already said Yoast Seo is a must have for our site. Then we have the multilanguage tool that we also mentioned before and it is also a must if you want to expand your audience. We also have Jetpack plugin that you should definitely use. Now I have read about sitemaps and video sitemaps, and I can assure you that they a are very important detail if you want to be found by all the famous search engines on the Internet. But I also found that both Yoast and Jetpack creates sitemap files…
Using both Yoast and Jetpack plugin
We have an issue and that is that both widgets creates sitemap.xml files and that will confuse the search engines, or it won’t have the right effect at least. So basically, I suggest disabling the Jetpack sitemaps as I find them not so advanced as the Yoast one which are categorized and more optimized. There is also another widget for sitemaps called Google XML Sitemaps which also has over 1 million downloads.
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap it is much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally, it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content. Go to Google XML WordPress widget page here.
What should I do for better SEO results?
This answer we are about to find through experience as many different opinions can be found through searching on the net. The moment being we will use Yoast sitemaps which we will manually upload to Google web master tools and maybe to Bing too,because I am not sure whether they are automatically uploaded there. Also, one important sitemap for me is the video sitemap because I want that search engines are also informed about my video uploads, I can’t rely only on youtube search.
In the next article, we will talk about video sitemaps and how to use them.