There are plenty of hidden gems to choose from when picking an SEO plugin for your multilingual site. Here are three great alternative choices to Yoast and All in One SEO Pack that are all compatible with WPML.
With the number of robust SEO plugins available, you don’t need to be an SEO expert to have an expertly optimized WordPress site.
Yoast and All in One SEO Pack run the field when it comes to popularity. They’re solid options that have been on the market for a while and have proven themselves to be reliable.
In addition to those, there are lots of lesser-known, great plugins that you may have never heard of. We’ll take you through three of these alternative options that are all compatible with WPML. These make it easy to optimize your site’s SEO in all of your site’s languages.
SEO plugins at a glance
Rank Math, SEOPress, and The SEO Framework are all feature-rich plugins with pleasing interfaces. Depending on your SEO strategy needs, at least one of these plugins will have what you’re looking for:
|Features||Rank Math SEO||SEOPress||The SEO Framework|
|Set the SEO title and description||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Set the social media description||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Create XML sitemaps||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Conduct content analysis and give suggestions||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Edit htaccess and robots.txt||Yes||Yes||No|
|Google Knowledge Graph||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Create automatic canonical URLs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|404 monitoring||Yes||Pro only||No|
|Structured data (schemas)||Yes||Yes*||Yes*|
|Multiple focus keywords||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Google Search Console integration||Yes||No||Yes|
|Automated image SEO||Yes||Yes||No|
|Internal linking suggestions||Yes||No||No|
Rank Math – Free and rich in features
Rank Math is a relatively new SEO plugin that has boomed in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Rank Math offers an abundance of features. They also provide robust analysis of your posts and pages and display it all in an easily scannable interface.
Rank Math is currently a 100% free plugin, so it’s great for those looking to optimize their site on a budget. With support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, you’re never without help when you need it.
As if the current long list of features isn’t enough, Rank Math is constantly adding more. Some features that are coming soon include a keyword comparison and Google Trends tool, news and video sitemaps, and a link builder for maintaining internal links. Rank Math is also currently working on a premium version of the plugin with even more features.
Rank Math makes it easy to start with them by providing a free analyzer tool and a way to import your SEO settings from other plugins.
SEOPress – Affordable premium upgrade
SEOPress is another newer plugin that offers a ton of features. Similar to Rank Math, even its free version packed with features. While it’s not free, it does offer a super affordable pro version.
For only $39 per year, you can use SEOPress on unlimited sites with advanced features like:
- Broken link and 404 error detection to help you improve your users’ experience
- Integration with Google Page Speed to provide actionable tips to improve your site speed
- Integration with WooCommerce and Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce to help you optimize your products
SEOPress is built to be modular. This means you can turn off features you aren’t using to help speed up your site. Developers will appreciate that SEOPress supports whitelabeling, even in the free version.
The SEO Framework – Streamlined and safe
Not everyone needs the in-depth analysis or excess features that Rank Math and SEOPress provide. The SEO Framework uses AI to read your WordPress environment and automatically optimize your site, all in a streamlined plugin.
The base plugin supports building everything almost all websites need. Through extensions, some free and some paid, you can gain access to even more SEO functionality. By doing things this way, you can pay for only the features that matter most for your SEO goals. It also keeps the plugin as light as possible, which translates to a faster site.
The SEO Framework is committed to security, privacy, and quality, which has given them a strong following of happy users.
What’s your experience with SEO plugins?
Do you use any of these plugins? Which features are most important to you? Leave your comments, and we’ll get back to you.