WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). It powers over 42% of all sites on the internet, eclipsing all other players in the CMS market. To put this in perspective, WordPress’ closest competitor has a minuscule market share of 2.6%.

That said, this popularity has a flip side as well.

The WordPress plugin directory is similar to the Apple’s App Store. Like the iPhone users are spoilt for choice when it comes to apps, WordPress users have a plethora of plugins to choose from.

The directory currently has over 58,000 different plugins to choose from and it’s easy to get overwhelmed, and even frustrated, if you’ve just installed WordPress on your site.

When it comes to choosing the right WordPress SEO plugins, it’s important to separate the wheat from the chaff.

For that reason, I’ve compiled a list of top-notch WordPress SEO plugins that you can install on your site to improve your search rankings.