If you run your website on WordPress and are serious about search engine optimization, then you absolutely need to use an SEO plugin for your site.
If you’re not familiar with how WordPress plugins work, they’re basically small programs – or combinations of programs – that run on top of your WordPress installation and enhance the functionality of your website in some way. There are thousands of plugins, both free and paid, that add extra features to your website.
If you are like 20% of the Internet and run your website on WordPress, then Akismet is a must-have plugin. Although it comes pre-installed on any WordPress website, it is not configured by default. This post explains what Akismet is, why you need it on your WordPress website, and how to configure it.