Following the recent hype in the use of Premium themes and plugins (especially the premium yoast SEO plugin), so many bloggers have been wondering if their low ranking in SERP is as a result of the fact that they are still using free themes and plugins.
Now, you may be contemplating, should I switch to a premium theme or upgrade by plugins to premium version? Let’s find out the answer!
Back to the question, “do I need to buy premium theme and plugins to rank higher?” You don’t really have to do that.
Let me begin by saying that it is not bad to use premium theme in your WordPress blog. Besides, many free themes are poorly coded while most premium themes and frame works are designed by experts. The same goes to Plugins.
It is not bad to use premium theme in your WordPress blog
In as much as it is good to get premium theme and plugins for your blog, I totally disagree with the fact that you must have a premium theme and plugins to rank high of Search Engines.
You may want to know my proof…. Here at Flashlearners, I use free theme and I have never used any premium Plugin (As at the time of writing this article). My yoast SEO plugin is a free version. Yet, almost all my traffic come through organic sources. Trust me, I am ranking pretty well.
Conclusion: Using premium theme and plugins is a good practice. If you have the money and also see the need to upgrade, feel free to do that. On the other hand, if you are not having issues with your current theme and your plugins are not giving you issues, then stick with it.
If you are not having issues with your current theme and your plugins are not giving you issues, then stick with it.
Note: The Premium Yoast SEO offers you the option to redirect urls so as to cure 404 errors. If you can’t get the yoast premium then use the free redirection plugin or other 404 to 301 plugins. They are perfect alternatives.
See Also: How to rank higher on Bing
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