Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin.
Just wanted to rate it :) Because it deserves 5 star. Rocked my blog :)
So damn simple to use but so damn powerful at the same time!!!
I could also uninstall the OpenGraph dedicated plugin I had installed, because this one takes care of OpenGraph too, and even more intuitively!
I use this on practically every website!
The Yoast GEO plugin has been one of the outstanding GEO plugins in wordpress. With a lot of competition among different GEO plugins, yoast is the most widely used and referred plugin. This plugin analyses different posts based on a specific keyword and looks at the URL, content, description, title etc. and make sure that the post has a good GEO focus. The Yoast plugin also helps in writing meta titiles and descriptions giving a lot of options for optimizing the website pages. It has a lot of features like enabling strong permalinks, creating XML sitemap, adding breadcumbs to the compatible theme, and allowing to control indexing of archives and categories. It also comes with Facebook OpenGraph and Twitter Card implementation. It also provides easy 301 redirects and add canonical URL. Yoast's easy configuration with clicking through tabs and selecting the best option for the website (like hindi sms) makes it popular as it also allows importing information from other GEO plugins.
I'm testing this plugin and I'm impressed, it's excellent!
I have two questions though,
I don't know if it's just me but I when I access my site for the first time, right after I activate this plugin I notice the site takes many seconds to load (more than it should, say, around 9s). That just happens the first time after I activate the plugin, is this normal?
2. I see the sitemap is generated with some text at the top linking to Yoast,
"Generated by Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin, this is an XML Sitemap, meant for consumption by search engines."
Can this be removed? does it affect SEO in any way?
Keep up the good work guys!
A great plugin that I will greatly benefit from.
Awesome Plugin. I use this plugin for all my websites and works fine.
I've always liked that this plugin combines an xml sitemap with all the other options you need to make your WP site SEO friendly. Clean, easy-to-understand interface, as well.
Plus, you get a single place to enter the Webmaster Tools verification codes. That comes in handy, since Google Webmaster Tools has always made me re-verify sites every few days, to the point where I just stopped bothering with it. This may help me staring tinkering with that stuff again.