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Plugin Review: WordPress SEO

As WordPress bloggers, we at the Markit Media Dev team always have one thing on our minds: Search Engine Optimization. And when we think about SEO, we are interested in how we display in organic search results, simply getting there isn’t good enough. We want to the most enticing result on google, otherwise we’ll just be glanced over. For this reason, we often find ourselves using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast, and here’s why:

Write Better Content: WordPress SEO forces you to choose a keyword or phrase to focus on as you write your content. This helps to get you the most relevant content possible. Good content is Key.

Preview your Snippets: My favorite pieace of functionalty, the snippet preview! This will show you exactly how your site will look in Google / Yahoo / Bing search results. One thing that I like to do as a marketing firm is to include my phone number in snippets. A potenial client can give me a call without even having to click on any organic search results. Need I say more?

Technical WordPress Search Engine Optimization: While out of the box WordPress is pretty good for SEO, it needs some tweaks here and there. The WordPress SEO plugin guides you through some of the settings needed, for instance by reminding you to enable pretty permalinks. But it also goes beyond that, by automatically optimizing and inserting the meta tags and link elements that Google and other search engines like so much.

Import Meta Info: Lastly, WordPress SEO allows you to Import your meta info from other popular SEO plugins like All In One SEO Pack or HeadSpace2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this review of WordPress SEO, happy blogging!

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