Yoasts WordPress SEO pluginBy Howard Farmer • May 10th, 2011 • Category: SEO Advice
Yoast WordPress SEO plugin
We have been impressed with All in One SEO and the Ultimate SEO plugins and have been watching the development of the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin.
I think it is time to get off the wall and recommend the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin. Although the interface needs improvement for beginners, the functionality is outstanding especially with recent integration of the Linkex SEO analysis tool. We have used the paid SEOPressor tool in the past and frankly Lindex is equally impressive. Effectively, it is an idiot’s guide to onpage SEO, and shows you what needs to be done.
Here is a sample Post Analysis from a Cactus Blog
|The copy scores 61 in the Flesch Reading Ease test, which is considered OK to read.|
|In the specified meta description, consider: How does it compare to the competition? Could it be made more appealing?|
|Keyword / keyphrase appears in 2 (out of 2) headings in the copy. While not a major ranking factor, this is beneficial.|
|The images on this page contain alt tags with the target keyword / phrase.|
|The keyword / phrase appears in the URL for this page.|
|The keyword appears in the first paragraph of the copy.|
|The keyword density is 1.12%, which is great, the keyword was found 7 times.|
|The meta description contains the primary keyword / phrase.|
|The page title contains keyword / phrase, at the beginning which is considered to improve rankings.|
|The page title is more than 40 characters and less than the recommended 70 character limit.|
|There are 635 words contained in the body copy, this is greater than the 300 word recommended minimum.|
|This page has 1 outbound link(s).|
In addition you get a snippet preview:
Five Steps to Become a True Cactus Lover – great tips to help you on the way. Do you recognise yourself as a cactus lover? www.cactusplant.org/five-steps-true-cactus-lover/ – Cached – Similar
Impressive or what? This is a real bonus, and brings Yoasts WordPress SEO plugin to the top of the pile.