WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast has a number of great optimisation options. One of the main goals of this program is to help website owners and writers produce better content. The snippet preview allows users to see how a page/post will be viewed in search engine results. The end result will be better rankings which helps increase your clickthrough rate.

Linkdex Page Analysis looks for things you may have forgot. It checks images for ALT tags and ensures proper keyword usage. It checks the length of posts to ensure proper word count and looks at meta tags ensuring proper keyword usage. Overall it’s designed to ensure search engines rank your posts higher.

WordPress SEO gives users full control of pages that show in Google search results. The default informs search engines to include all pages but only reveal the first page in results. For sitemaps this program gives users more advanced options than other programs. Once created, the program notifies Bing and Google that your sitemap is online. It will include post and page images so that images are found on search engines. It’s designed to do sitemaps no matter how large your website may be.

One important feature is the ability to integrate social media with your SEO. It has a Facebook OpenGraph function and future releases are expected to include Google+ tags that can then be shared.

The export and import functions allows for easier transition when using this plugin with other blogs. Once set up, simply export all settings and then import them for all other blogs. You can also import settings from other plugins such as All-In-One SEO Pack or HeadSpace2. Older programs from Yoast such as RSS Footer and Robots Meta and their settings can be imported.

WordPress SEO by Yoast is available in different languages and users should be sure to check the programmers website for future updates and additions.

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