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SEO Plugin by SQUIRRLY

Squirrly SEO Plugin is for the NON-SEO expert. Get Excellent SEO with Better Content and SEO Stats. For Both Humans and Search Bots.

15 reviews
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4 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
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1 star
Unfortunate Updates Kill Functionality
By , for WP 3.9.2

The latest updates to this plugin remove functionality and limit other features. Taking away substantial features in order to push a paid version of the plugin is highly unprofessional and against the spirit of an open source plugin. Due to such tactics, I cannot recommend this plugin and indeed must recommend against it. There are ways to push pro versions without taking away functionality from existing users. Very distasteful.

1 star
Bad WordPress SEO Advice
By , for WP 3.8.1

Did a full review (which I won't post here) and it's a rubbish WordPress SEO plugin, one of the worst I've seen and I've reviewed a lot.

If you are looking to generate low quality content by including other websites images, tweets, links to Wiki and news articles whilst at the same time damaging your sites SEO, go for it, Squirrly is the plugin for you.

Watch out for this awesome SEO advice:

Title is different from domain name: Since the Google Penguin update, the title must be different from the domain name, or you might get banned soon.

And your SEO evidence for this is?

It's a real shame wordpress.org or amazon.com or google.com or about half the internet doesn't follow this BS SEO advice!

Banned for the title being the same as the domain name, LOL.

David Law

1 star
Interesting, Then Spam
By , for WP 3.8.1

Tested on a test server and I was pleased for a few minutes while I tested. Everything seemed good until I read the negative comments after install.

I uninstalled and verified indeed it does bloat your DB, and considerable email comes from the company. Now I have spam coming in from the email I used for the account.

I can not verify this spam is from them leaking my email, but I am inclined to think it is.

Plus I think this company fenagled the rules to get itself in this repository. It wont be long until they are removed. This is an open source repository and this plugin costs money.

1 star
Nice tool but be very clear about the terms .. please
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is by all means not a free plug-in. After 5 articles you need to pay. Although something is written in the FAQ : " Squirrly SEO Plugin free?
Yes, you just have to install the plugin from the WP directory into your site. Then connect with your email to Squirrly. The Free Version will automatically start. Once you have bigger content marketing needs, you can opt-in to upgrade to the PRO Plan.

Bigger is of course can be interpreted in many ways. But it means more than 5 articles a month. Tst tst Squirly not very nice.

1 star
SCAM - Not a free plugin
By ,

I don't want to use a plugin marketed through deceptive means. I don't trust it. There appears to be a free option, but it's not the one you initially install with the goodies.

If you don't mind a plugin with a monthly charge. Give it a try. Otherwise, why waste your time.

1 star
Trial
By , for WP 3.8

14 days trial :(

1 star
Spam plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

Only use if you are happy to see your spam increase.

1 star
Copycat of Scribe, SEO Pressor, Yoast. Expensive. Fake Plugin with TRIAL!
By , for WP 3.6

Downloaded your plugin and gave it a fair try. Disappointed upon signing up that it's a trial and it is expensive to purchase! Regardless, I gave it a try.

More disappointment, it's not any better than what I am already using. Scribe, though expensive, does so much in content analysis you are far from it. Yoast is so well done, you copied their features and attacked them in the open, not a good business reputation on you. Seopressor is so affordable, great support, nice UI and I can see how much you have copied from seo pressor too!

Even worse, at some point you emailed me offering 50% discount cos I did not purchase. How tricky is your marketing! What if I bought at full price!

So, I deactivated and deleted. Please REMOVE all my SITE DATA. You have no right to keep my data or email me more!

Quite a useless piece of spam plugin in WordPress, copy others features, disguising yourself as a free plugin but charge expensively, spam the hell out of twitter to get attention, attacked Yoast openly, all bad stuffs.

Avoid, don't download.

UPDATE: According to WordPress's policy: http://wordpress.org/plugins/about/guidelines/

5. Trialware is not allowed in the repository. It's perfectly fine to attempt to upsell the user on other products and features, but a) not in an annoying manner and b) not by disabling functionality after some time period.

Mods, is Squirrly allowed here?

1 star
Not free and terrible
By , for WP 3.5.2

This "trial" plugin should not be in the WordPress repository. A 14 day trial for a $20 a month plugin. These guys are kidding themselves if they think this plugin is worth $240 a year. IT is terrible compared to other plugins released that do the same thing for 1/10th of the price.

I'm fine with the freemium and donation plugins, what I'm not fine with is bad devs who don't explain it is a trial until you install it on your site, after deciding you don't want it and deleting the plugin is leaves junk and database entries behind to clutter-up your back-end and slow down your site, they also continue to spam you with junk mail.

You guys need to Understand this is WordPress NOT Windows. You seem a bit confused there and this is typical Windows Developer mentality. Just in it for the $$$

1 star
Can't I give Zero stars?
By , for WP 3.5.1

When I installed this plug-in, I just took it as any other SEO plug-in. But, it is more than that, for sure. But, all this I got it for a 14 days trial. The options this provides are more confusing than helping. If you add a tag to your post, there is no way you can remove that tag, but, to uninstall the plug-in.
Stay away from such Luxurious-items guys which are just meant for show-off.

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