An Expert Guide On The Best SEO Tools For WordPress

Looking for effective SEO practices and the best SEO tools for WordPress? Area Ten is here to help you navigate optimizing your site with the right technology.

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We know you’re here because you’ve got some burning questions about SEO tools and practices, and you’re wondering how to navigate this vast digital sphere. Well, you’re in luck! 

As an international SEO agency, we’re well-equipped to guide you on your journey. We’ll guide you through the best SEO tools for WordPress, the proprietary tool we swear by, and why good content will always be the heart of our strategy.

SEO Tools for WordPress

Finding the best SEO tools for WordPress can be daunting, but certain standout plugins can significantly enhance your site’s performance and visibility. Here are a few examples, each bringing unique strengths to the table.




Semrush is an extensive suite of tools aimed at elevating your digital marketing strategy. From SEO and PPC to social media marketing and content management, Semrush’s diverse offerings are powered by advanced machine-learning algorithms and reliable data sources. 


Whether you’re delving into keyword research, sizing up the competition, or optimizing your Google Ads campaigns, Semrush’s detailed insights help marketers of all skill levels craft compelling, data-driven strategies.




Ahrefs shines with its all-encompassing SEO toolkit, designed to boost your website’s search traffic. By continuously scanning the internet, Ahrefs provides invaluable data for keyword research, site audits, rank tracking, and backlink analysis. Its intuitive interface simplifies the complex data, making it accessible for both novices and seasoned SEO professionals.


Google Analytics


Google Analytics, a pivotal tool in a digital marketer’s arsenal, offers critical insights into user behavior and website performance. This powerful platform gathers detailed data on user interactions, transforming it into customizable reports. These insights empower businesses to refine their SEO and marketing efforts, ensuring a data-driven approach to enhancing their online footprint.

Our Technology-First SEO Approach

While we endorse the use of robust, industry-leading tools like Google Analytics, Semrush, and Ahrefs, the core part of our powerful strategy is leveraging our proprietary technology, CMAX™. When you trust your WordPress site with our SEO agency, we’ll make use of this powerful system to ensure that your SEO needs are answered in the most effective way possible.


With a programmatic SEO approach powered by CMAX, we can generate thousands of self-optimizing, dynamic pieces of content at scale. This targets all the inquiries your potential customers have about your products and services. It works with all CMS systems, including WordPress, with no impact on your page speed performance.


Streamlining SEO with Technology


CMAX utilizes machine learning and real-world testing to decode Google’s algorithms and pinpoint the specific levers that can enhance SEO performance. Unlike conventional methods that often focus on offsite optimization like link building, CMAX adopts a more expansive focus on content. This is an onsite variable that significantly impacts SEO performance.


Maximizing Search Opportunities


CMAX partakes in an intelligent content strategy, targeting longtail search terms alongside head terms. This approach allows us to capture 90% of the search opportunities that competitors often overlook. 


This system shows that SEO can start yielding results within six weeks if the most impactful strategies are used. It’s all about being smart with our approach.


The Power of Analytics


Without robust analytics, it’s hard to gauge the effectiveness of SEO strategies. Healthier analytics means a healthier SEO strategy. That’s where our technology makes a significant difference. It provides us with the ability to track how SEO is performing relative to other channels, giving us a clear understanding of SEO’s contribution to business revenue.


Revolutionizing Programmatic SEO


Traditional programmatic SEO often falls short of aligning with a brand’s unique voice and adhering to legal and compliance requirements. Its static nature also struggles to adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of user interests and market dynamics, leaving content disconnected and isolated.


Enter CMAX, which targets both broad and niche search terms with content that’s not just voluminous but vibrant with brand identity. This content is not static; it evolves, ensuring relevance to current trends and audience preferences. Combining this technology with human expertise ensures that all content not only resonates with the audience but also upholds the brand’s standards and legal obligations.


This approach doesn’t just meet the technical demands of SEO; it elevates the brand’s narrative. With CMAX, programmatic SEO transcends its limitations, transforming into a dynamic, compliant, and brand-aligned strategy that genuinely connects with customers.

Content is King

How do we make the most of the top-notch technology we use? It’s simple; no matter how sophisticated the tools, we never lose our focus on content. Developing rich, performance-assured content is at the epicenter of a viable SEO strategy. We firmly believe that the content we create is a direct reflection of our client’s unique story. 


Meaningful Content Leads to Better Performance


Diverse, quality content is at the heart of an SEO strategy. 


Our Full Body SEO approach targets keywords while actively engaging your audience through relevant, instructive information. We aim to generate a wave of user activity centered around your brand that naturally leads to increased organic traffic, thereby catapulting your brand into the limelight!


SEO With a Human Touch


Our strategy is a testament to the power of blending technology with the unmatched prowess of human creativity. While we recognize the critical role SEO tools play in optimizing content, our SEO case studies have shown that the essence of truly captivating and relevant content lies in human creativity.


Our approach is rooted in leveraging cutting-edge technology to lay the groundwork. However, it’s the unparalleled human ingenuity that breathes life into our content, making it resonate deeply with audiences. This harmonious integration ensures that our content is not only seen but also felt, creating a lasting impact on our audience. 


Key Points to Remember


  • Diverse SEO tools for WordPress: There are various standout plugins like Semrush, Ahrefs, and Google Analytics to enhance site performance and visibility, each offering unique features from keyword research to backlink analysis.
  • Proprietary technology, CMAX: While there are tons of SEO tools out there, the core of our strategy is our own CMAX, leveraging machine learning to optimize content and target both head and longtail search terms effectively.
  • Revolutionizing programmatic SEO: CMAX transforms programmatic SEO into a dynamic, brand-aligned strategy, producing content that evolves with market trends and audience preferences.
  • Content at the core: We emphasize creating diverse, quality content that engages and informs the audience, drives organic traffic, and enhances brand visibility.
  • Technology meets human expertise: Our approach marries cutting-edge SEO technology with human insight, ensuring content not only reaches but resonates with the audience.
  • Analytics-driven strategy: Robust analytics underpin our SEO efforts, providing clear insights into SEO performance and its contribution to business revenue.


At Area Ten, we lead businesses into the digital age with specialized knowledge in SEO, paid media, and programmatic content. Our finely tuned strategies fuel growth and enable companies to dominate in their respective industries.

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Revs Check

  • 238

    Positions added since the SEO Programme started in December 2021

  • 78%

    YoY increase in SEO traffic

  • 29%

    Increase in SEO revenue over a year

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  • 172

    Position improvement in aggregate keyword rankings

  • 23%

    YoY increase in SEO traffic

  • 23%

    Sales revenue increase, delivering an SEO ROAS of 10.5

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  • 419

    Position improvement in aggregate keyword rankings

  • 64%

    YoY increase in SEO traffic

  • 215%

    YoY sales revenue skyrocket in Credit and Identity products

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Quicken India

  • In just 3 months, QuickBooks India's priority terms ascended into the top 10 search engine rankings

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Snap Printing

  • 887%

    Lead increase via 24/7 Live Chat Sales, boosting conversion rates

  • 2,400

    Top-10 positions added in a 5-year period

  • 36.9%

    Organic traffic growth over a consistent 5-year period

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Learn To Trade Australia

  • 20

    Top Forex terms boosted to Top-3 rankings in just 2 months

  • 63.1%

    Organic traffic boost within the first 4 months

  • 90.5%

    Cheaper CPA achieved for forex course sign-ups in 4 months from Organic vs Paid channels

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  • 438

    Top-10 positions added in less than a year

  • 422%

    Year-on-Year organic traffic increase in 10 months

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  • 133

    Top-10 positions added in just 6 weeks

  • 747%

    Growth in organic traffic over 2 years

  • 303%

    Higher conversion rate from organic versus other digital channels

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  • 198%

    Organic traffic improvement over 3 years in B2B niche

  • 243%

    Expansion in keyword rankings with dominant head terms

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Pack and Send

  • 178%

    Surge in website traffic through targeted, strategic efforts

  • 91%

    Average increase in leads from targeted pages

  • 86%

    Monthly revenue growth due to successful SEO strategy

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  • 153%

    Increase in Top 10 rankings in 6 weeks

  • 501%

    Growth in organic traffic over 2 years

  • 945%

    ROI surge in 2 years, outperforming paid media

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  • 30%

    Increase in organic traffic within the first 6 weeks

  • 401%

    Organic traffic increase within 12 months

  • 453%

    Boost in organic leads over 12 months

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Peace Lilly

  • 35%

    Organic traffic boost in a year

  • 37%

    Increase in organic revenue in a year

  • 440%

    Increase in Organic visibility across target KWs

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  • 3881%

    Increase in non-brand incremental traffic in a year

  • 420%

    ROI surge in 1 year

  • 52%

    Average increase in transactions over a year

What Our Clients Say

Area Ten have supported Prospa with top notch professional service, both in performance marketing and SEO.

Their ongoing support helped Prospa consistently achieve its targets over the years.

I speak for all stakeholders at Prospa, past and present, when I say we couldn’t have asked for a better partner in this space!

Nadav Linden – Head of Performance Marketing & Digital Partners

As the former Head of SEO at Fairfax, Domain, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Jeremy on several projects, and the experience was nothing short of exceptional.

Area Ten’s ability to adapt to the ever-changing algorithms made a significant impact on our digital footprint. Their tailored strategies not only improved our visibility but also enhanced the user experience across our platforms.

Rama Gudipudi – Head of SEO @ Domain

“Our integrated SEO & PPC partnership with Area Ten has delivered incremental traffic and leads for our business. We are able to maximise our coverage on the search engines to effectively guide prospects to our website and generate cost-effective leads. On top of this, Area Ten also helps manage our live chat to drive incremental leads further.”

Adrian Mezzina, Schreuders

“Our SEO traffic and leads has continued to increased YoY and MoM since we started working with Area Ten over 2 years ago. SEO has become very important sales generation channel for PACK & SEND.”

Tim Robinson – Digital Marketing Manager @ PACK & SEND

“The GreeChat team has been excellent with providing a live chat service for our business. They have been responsive to our requests and willing to train their team to understand our offering. I would recommend them to any business wanting to have a 24/7 chat service on their website.”

Jonathan Gavshon – Co-CEO @ Group Homes Australia

“Earlier, we had used another live chat provider who could not help us with live chat leads attribution. We have been using Greechat for almost 4 years now with end to end lead tracking provided to us. The Greechat team is very easy to work with and love that the team is so responsive and willing to help. It is a great feeling knowing we have support right there with us and can ask them a question at any point. Hands down the most responsive and knowledgeable live chat providers I have ever used.”

Tariq Shafei – Director of Online Learning @ Kirana Colleges

“We use AreaTen to drive more sales for our business.

AreaTen supports us by providing actionable, valuable, and real-time insights as we work with the customers who depend on our information.

The team makes it easy to understand the data without having to be an online marketing expert, They have helped us every step of the way — from setting up campaigns to figuring out how best to analyse results. I recommend AreaTen to anyone looking to grow their online sales.”

Patrick Coghlan – CEO @ CreditorWatch

“We have had the pleasure of working with AreaTen for more than a year, and we can confidently say that they are among the best SEO companies we have ever worked with. Their expertise in search engine optimization has significantly contributed to our online visibility and increased traffic to our website. AreaTen’s team is knowledgeable, responsive, and dedicated to achieving results. Their attention to detail and ability to communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner is truly impressive. We highly recommend AreaTen to any business looking for top-quality SEO services.”

Dean Kim – Operations Manager @ Peace Lily

“We have been working with Area Ten for nearly three years and their knowledge and expertise has had a significant positive impact in helping evolve Snap’s digital marketing strategy. They are proactive with new initiatives and ideas that are aligned to Snap’s Transformation Strategy, ensuring we are in sync with the fast changing digital marketing space. The transparency that the Area Ten team provides in their reporting gives clarity on the ROI from the different initiatives undertaken. They are also willing to adapt to our individual requirements as well as challenge our thought process. It is this partnership with Area Ten that makes them our most valued resource as part of our agency roster.”

Raeleen Hooper – CMO @ Snap

“It’s been great to work with the team at Area Ten on performance based SEO model. We liked the structured approach they took to understanding our requirements and making recommendations around what we needed to do in conjunction with them. They were always available to provide expert advice and feedback around changes we were making. It was amazing to see results within the space of 2 months. Listed below are some of the results that were achieved since the start of the programme and Area Ten team have exceeded our expectations:

– Non branded organic traffic increased by 261%

– Aggregate rankings improved by 293 positions”

Elvin Singh – Customer Acquisition Manager @ Firstmac

“The Area Ten team has helped us to improve leads and visitor to conversion rates across a number of our channels. For example beyond just driving higher quality website traffic they also managed to improve the online enquiry rate by over 3x through form and page design changes. Area Ten’s experience has added enormous value to our website optimisation activity. They haven’t hidden behind jargon and consistently provide valuable learnings and input with how the various online marketing channels work synergistically together, ensuring our analytics is setup in such a way that we can properly track the true ROI for each channel.”

Andrew Grech – Partner @ Gordon Legal

“We worked with the Area Ten team on Paid Search, they handle all the paid search build, campaign implementation, and tracking set up to ensure we can track leads for all our Franchises which is amazing so we can move fast. I highly recommend Area Ten services. The support is A+, and whenever we’ve had questions, all issues are resolved or we’re provided hand-holding almost immediately.”

Todd Alexander – National Marketing Manager @ Ray White

“Area Ten was a key partner for Eventbrite in Asia-Pacific as we expanded our performance marketing into Singapore and Hong Kong. Their team was with us every step of the way as we developed our strategy to implement new Adwords and Display Network campaigns as Eventbrite’s platform was launched into new markets. We saw over 34% YoY growth in conversions from Singapore alone as a result of the advice, guidance and implementation that the Area 10 team completed, alongside significant improvements in click-thru rates, competitive bidding and cost per conversion. I would recommend their services to any business looking to rapidly accelerate growth through performance marketing.”

Joshua McNicol – General Manager APAC @ Eventbrite

“To help businesses simplify their retail operations, Square needs to be there for customers at the right time with the right information.

Area Ten has helped us with this over the last 5 years, delivering growth in sales through paid search and helping us unlock our growth potential. The team has always delivered expert advice and has been adaptable and reliable in maximising sales. Area Ten is a great partner to have on this journey.”

Cammy Nguyen – Paid Marketing Manager @ Square

“Proactiv as a brand has been built on the strength of its product as well as the effectiveness of its direct marketing. We have worked with Area Ten for almost 4 years. Their level of attention to the needs of the business have been of a consistently high quality. While we initially engaged them to help with our SEO this expanded to other aspects of our digital marketing given their ability to provide an integrated solution more robust than others we could find in the market. As a digital performance company that delivers they are firmly aligned with our ROI culture. We highly recommend them as a trusted advisor and partner for any performance driven organisation.“

Lara Giovenale – Marketing Director @ The Proactiv Company

“We’ve been working with Area Ten for over 3 years. They’ve delivered consistently for us across multiple brands in an extremely tough market vertical and operating environment. I’m ex-agency and have dealt with lots of others in the space and what Jeremy and his team do is unique and effective. Great guys to work with.“

Nick St John – Head of SEO @ IAG

“Area Ten has supported Zurich with a strong Paid Search and Social Media strategy, driving cost effectives leads and sales revenue for the last 5 years. The team understands our business and proactively seeks new initiatives and optimizations that are in line with our business goals. I would recommend Area Ten to any company looking to expand its online presence and revenue in a competitive industry like ours.”

Julie McCormack – Head of Strategy & Distribution, Direct Insurance @ Zurich Australia

“The impact the Area Ten have made to Kmart has been significant – helping to establish SEO as a function and supporting Parmiss on getting us up to scratch. We would not be where we are now without your assistance.”

Dan Smith – Head of Digital Engagement @ Kmart

“The Area Ten team have consistently delivered across the initiatives we have engaged them in. We were impressed from the start when they were able to deliver SEO results within a month where our previous agencies struggled for more than a year. Our work with them has expanded since then given they constantly innovate in line with needs of our business, delivering strong returns from what we invest which is why they are a key partner for us and why I thoroughly recommend them.“

Carla Viera – Marketing Director @ Regus

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