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Review: WordPress SEO Plugins

January 16, 2014
Week 3: Making Your Business Remarkable - Reviews

As part of our 10-Week Series Challenge on Making Your Business Remarkable, we are in Week 3: “Reviews”. Here we share some thoughts on WordPress Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Plugins that we have used and some thoughts on them. Let us know what you have used, or if you have a favorite not listed here. Also, feel free to share your review link in the comments area below to let us know your business is joining us in this 10-Week Series Challenge.

1. WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress by Yoast

This may be the most popular SEO plugin to date. With WordPress SEO by Yoast, you can easily setup page Title/Description templates for every post-type/page, create XML sitemaps and verify your Google and Bing webmaster tools accounts…among other things. This is a fantastic plugin is updated consistently with new features. In our opinion, this is a “must-have” for your WordPress website.

2. Scribe SEO

Scribe SEO - WordPress Plugin

“Scribe makes content marketing simple” is how the plugin is described by the creators. We cannot disagree with that. This plugin helps you create better content and provides a ‘grade’ for each post-type/page. Additional features include keyword and link research tools that you can use easily within the default WordPress editor.

3. All in One SEO Pack

All in Once SEO Pack - WordPress Plugin

All In One SEO Pack is another common plugin that brings in many options Search Engine Optimizers rely on. While it has many similarities to the Yoast plugin, the options panel lags behind a bit. The developers created a pro version for $39 where can get some more extended features. We aren’t fans of paying additional fee’s when we don’t need to, but we’ve used this plugin before and have been pleased with the basic version.

4. Local Search SEO Contact Page

This is a great plugin for many of our clients who are not comfortable with some of the technical angles of SEO. This plugin allows you to embedded a Google map to your contact page that can be linked to your Google+ Local account, with a link for users to leave a review. This tool is great if you are a build-it-yourself WordPress user.

5. SEO Friendly Images

You can probably guess what this plugin does by it’s title. SEO Friendly Images automatically adds ‘alt‘ attribute and ‘title‘ tags to any images that do not have them. This plugin also has a premium version that gives you more features such as an images XML sitemap creator and more custom settings. We recommend adding ‘alt’ and ‘title’ tags when you upload your images instead of using this plugin, but if you know you have a bad habit of forgetting, then this is the tool for you!

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