Top 5 WordPress SEO Plugins in 2023

June 20, 2023

By Darren Keegan, Co-Founder

So you just finished creating your company website. The design was minimalistic and modern and it was filled with content that any potential client needs to know. The next thing you might have to consider is how to improve your site’s traffic and hopefully rank higher in the search engine results page than your competitors. To achieve this, you might want to consider one of these WordPress SEO Plugins.

“SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, which is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.“ –

In this article, we’ll look at the 5 best WordPress SEO plugins in 2023.

Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin

Yoast SEO continues to dominate the SEO plugin battle with over 135 million downloads as of 2020 with 4.9 out of 5 stars in reviews. One of the main reasons why many people use it is due to its simplicity and ease of use. Depending on how you get started with your site, you might find that your WordPress site came preinstalled with the free version of Yoast SEO, hence why this plugin is on top of the list. A great option for people brand new to SEO.

Pricing: Free or $99/year for the Premium Version

Installations: 5+ million active installations

The $99 premium version of the plugin offers more tools and functionalities. Additional perks from the premium consists of full access to all Yoast SEO academy courses, ad-free interface, 1-year free access to 24/7 support, keyword optimization, and much more.

All in One SEO WordPress Plugin (AIOSEO)

Starting its development way back in 2007, AIOSEO has always been at the top of the most used plugins on WordPress for SEO. The development team takes pride in their beginner friendly instructions to attract non-technical website owners who want their website to gain more visitors. Many people find it to be the most user-friendly of all the SEO plugins, and it has seen fast growth in recent years due to their focus on intuitive design and comprehensive features.

Pricing: Free or $49.60 – $299.60/year for Premium Versions

Installations: 3+ million active installations

Although not mentioned on the AIOSEO website, the plugin also has a free version with limited functionalities. You can install it on the Plugins section on your WordPress site’s admin dashboard.

Rank Math SEO WordPress Plugin

Rank Math is a newer SEO plugin with its first version released in November 2018. The plugin offers options at the installation wizard whether you want pre-configured settings for absolute beginners or custom settings where well-experienced users can customize the settings themselves. Rank Math has some of the best keyword optimization features of all SEO plugins, and has fantastic features and affordable pricing on every plan.

While all SEO plugins on this list recommend you update to the latest PHP version, Rank Math has a minimum requirement of PHP 7.4 or higher. If your site hasn’t been updated in a while, that is something to consider before installing this plugin to work on your SEO!

Pricing: Free or $59-500/year for Premium Versions

Installations: 2+ million active installations

SEOPress SEO WordPress Plugin

SEOPress has the lowest price among the paid versions of the plugins we mentioned in this blog. Additionally, it offers unlimited sites on its FREE version. It claims to now slow down websites it is installed on as sometimes seen with other plugins such as Yoast SEO. It is a modern and lightweight plugin. Though it is a newcomer, it has already been recognized as one of the best tools for WordPress SEO.

Pricing: Free or $49-148/year for Premium Versions

Installations: 200,000+ active installations

The SEO Framework SEO WordPress Plugin

The SEO Framework was built by a WPMU DEV community member, Sybre Waaijer, in 2015 as a plugin for a project he’s working at the time. The plugin received great feedback from the community so Waaijer decided to release it officially on the WordPress Plugin Repository. The people behind this plugin advocate for it being the fastest plugin of its kind.

The SEO Framework might just be the most comprehensive of plugins on this list, but it isn’t specifically geared towards newbies. An innovative difference to this plugin over the others are the various optional premium extensions that can be added to supercharge your SEO in various ways. If you aren’t afraid of getting your hands dirty and a bit of a learning curve, you can’t go wrong with this plugin.

Pricing: Free, $84-324/year (Premium Versions)

Installations: 100,000+ active installations


It is important to note that these WordPress SEO plugins are different in their own way. The best will always depend on your situation and which plugin supports the features your website relies on. Looking for to dive into SEO even more? Check out our blog post on SEO Extensions you can add to Google Chrome.

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