I am sure You have seen such ads for so many software or wordpress plugins claiming that without any such hard Search engine Optimization efforts, your website or keywords will dominate the internet search engine.
SEO Pressor is such much talked wordpress plugins on the internet. If you will search internet a lots of blog and forums members will recommend you “A must have plugin” if you are running your site on wordpress.
Lets come to the point, Last week I installed SEO Pressor on my wordpress blog and as per expectation I was also expecting something like “Rabbit will come out from Hat”. But nothing happened and it just displayed a little screen like this on my screen.
Seopressor Keyword Screen
ON pressing Enter button here. I was little bit surprised to see the results of SEO Pressor. Their result screen is here.
Let me allow to Explain you the meaning of these results
“You do not have H1 tag containing your Keywords”. Most of the WordPress theme render the title of the article using h1 tag. It means Your article title does not contain your keywords.
“You do not have h2 tag containing your heading”. It is always suggested by the great article writer and SEO experts, provide facts in your post and try to divide your whole post into sub heading. Each sub heading must start with h2 tag and your sub headings, does not contain your targeted keyword.
“You do not have h3 tag containing your keyword”. As i stated in the previous point your article’s sub-sub heading must start with h3 tag and that sub-sub heading does not have your desired keyword.
“SEO pressor will automatically italic your keyword”. obvious.
“SEP Pressor will automatically underline your Keyword”. Do you think you need an explanation.
” You have an Image , SEO Pressor will automatically add ALT tag to it”. A picture speaks thousand words and your every article must have a relevant picture. It will add that alt tag to it. that’s it.
“You do not have keyword in the Last paragraph”. I think it is obvious.
“Please add rel=nofollow to your external links”. WordPress automatically add rel=”nofollow” to all the external links and rel=”dofollow” to all its’ internal link. Since,my blog is a do-follow blog. SEO Pressor has just shown this error. We love to pay some reward to our Guest bloggers thus link with do-follow.
It does not do anything like all I was expecting from this wonderful SEO plugin. Throughout my journey as SEO student all that I already know is now has been shown on a pretty box. Or some keywords they are tying to make bold, italic or underline.
All these things has been reiterated by the seo Experts, You can have a look at complete on page search engine optimization guide.
On the other hand WordPress plugins world offers dozens of choices for SEO support. For years, many WordPress users recommended All-in-One SEO Pack and Platinum SEO plugin. Although both of these options are good and will perform many of the basic SEO functions you need, they have recently taken a backseat to a new SEO-related plugin.
We recently installed what we feel is the best all encompassing WordPress SEO plugin and have been extremely satisfied with the results.
What is it? WordPress SEO by Yoast.
If you have not visited Yoast’s website yet we highly recommend you do so and bookmark it as it is a great site for learning about search engine optimization. Yoast – real name is Joost de Valk – is a web developer, SEO and online marketer.
This all encompassing SEO plugin allows you to easily enter your blog post’s meta title and description, change permalinks, add a breadcrumb, change Meta Robots functions and much more.
Let have a look at some awesome features of SEO plugin by Yoast and try to compare this free SEO plugin with our so called highly recommended SEO plugin SEO Pressor.
Post Titles And Meta Description
With WordPress SEO, each post and page you write will have have a meta box where you can enter your title, meta description and keywords. The cool part about this section is that it automatically shows you a snippet preview of how your description will look in search engines. This is a very unique tool that will also show you exactly how many characters you have left when writing your titles and meta descriptions.
Difference : WordPress SEO not only give you to highlight your featured keywords, it also help your to define meta keywords and Meta Description. You may ask, what is the fun of meta keywords and meta description here. If Google does not consider these two factor for ranking purpose now. What is the fun to utilize these two factors here? No, doubt you are right up to some extend, So my Question here is “have you checked your sites awstat stats?”. How many search engine really index your sites daily?. Does all of them index your data the same way?. We are providing this information for these less sophisticated search engines.
The Page Analysis part of Yoast SEO is specially very useful for the beginner, a lots of information is hidden here. if you really want to rank your post on the search engine, follow the suggestion. Please make very sure that no parameter should remain here red or Yellow. Both indicator show the weakness in that parameter.
Difference : Do you not able to locate the difference in WordPress SEO and SEO Pressor. SEO pressor does not Guide you about the length of page title and a lots of other factors responsible for better ranking.
Meta Robots Settings
When you click the ‘Advanced’ button in the meta box you have addition options available to adjust on a per post basis. If you have certain posts and pages you do not want indexed or followed by the search engines, then you can easily adjust these configurations with a couple clicks.
Breadcrumbs are a great way to help your visitors navigate your website and can provide additional SEO benefit. With Yoast’s SEO plugin, you can change the taxonomy of your breadcrumbs titles for individual posts and pages. This comes in handy for when you do not want to use your post title, which is the default breadcrumb title.
Duplicate content is an absolute killer for many websites. If your site has identical or vastly similar content that’s accessible through multiple URLs, then you may be getting penalized by search engines. This is easily avoided with the Canonical URL section where you can specify a URL to point a specific page to or simply leave it blank to default to your permalinks settings.
If you need to change the URL of a page as it is shown in search engine results, it is recommended that you use a 301 redirect – this method is preferred by Google. This can be done by simply inserting the appropriate URL in the 301 Redirect section of the meta box.
Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual posts and pages. There are several ways to structure your permalinks and some are more SEO friendly than others. The default permalink structure in WordPress is not desirable from an SEO standpoint and any SEO expert will advise you to change it. This can be changed in your admin panel under settings > permalinks.
What Yoast’s plugin allows you to do is further optimize your permalinks. Often times, those who link to your site don’t always use clean links structures and often times make mistakes. By simply clicking one button, you can make sure links back to specific pages on your site use the exact permalink you want. There are also additional permalink cleaning options that will ensure the integrity of your chosen permalink taxonomy.
RSS Feed Options
WordPress SEO by Yoast also offers some great options you can use to enhance your RSS feeds. You can prevent search engines from indexing your feed and use the ping feature to inform search engines that your feed has been updated. Perhaps the coolest feature is that the plugin allows you to add content both before and after a post in your feed which will link back to your post or blog. This comes in really handy when sites scrape your content because the scraped content will include these links back to your site!
Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling. This is an essential part of any SEO strategy. While there are other WordPress XML Sitemap Generators out there, they aren’t streamlined with your SEO plugins. For example, if you noindex a page, preventing it from showing up in search engines, then it could still be showing in your sitemap. They also don’t allow you to keep certain taxonomies out of your sitemap. Yoast’s plugin does. Yoast also uses an XSLT stylesheet which makes your XML Sitemap readable by humans.
For the more tech savvy people, you can edit your .htm files and robot.txt files directly from the Files menu of the Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin. With just a few clicks you can also clean up the
The import/export feature allows those of you who are already using an SEO plugin to import specific features into the Yoast plugin which makes for a much smoother transition.
No doubt SEO Pressor website has a Very Good Landing Page. Does it mean it worth #100 for a useless wordpress Plugin? If you have that extra $100 you want to waste, Do not waste on SEO Pressor instead of them donate to me, I am serious 😉 Since, I have saved so many others $100. These features are already available in Yoast SEO and a better SEO optimized wordpress theme can enrich your post very much I really mean it.
WordPress SEO by Yoast, It almost forced me to uninstalled my five plugins ie Google XML sitemap Generator, Breadcrumb,permalink structure , 301 re-director and much more. In my personal opinion, This the best SEO plugin available for the wordpress.