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WooCommerce - All in One SEO Pack
[resolved] Is this still needed now what AiOSEO supports custom pos (8 posts)

  1. Tevya
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm just curious if this plugin is still needed, or adds additional functionality when using AiOSEO and WooCommerce? Since AiOSEO added support for custom post types, I'm just curious if this would just be redundant and not really add anything, or if it's got additional features and is therefore still very useful?


  2. Michael Visser
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Tevya, even with the Product CPT checked the All in One SEO Pack dialog was not showing on the Add/Edit Products page which is why I developed this Plugin. I'll be extending this to support Product Categories and Tags in the future.

  3. Tevya
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh, awesome, looks like you've just updated it. I'll give it a try.

    EDIT: so this plugin is just to add the fields to customize product meta individually, right? AiOSEO should still be auto-generating that stuff for products, you just can't set it manually, without this plugin, right? /EDIT

    That would be awesome to have that additional functionality added! I'll anxiously await those updates.

    Does this also work with AiOSEO Pro? I now use the Pro version on my sites, and just want to confirm your will work fine with that?

  4. Michael Visser
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Tevya, I don't have PRO so can't confirm. This Plugin just adds the individual Product controls to the Add/Edit Products screen within the WordPress Administration, it doesn't enable automatic Product meta generation; which AIOSEOP should be doing if it's working correctly.

  5. Tevya
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay, great. Thank you. I may try it soon with the PRO version, if I do I'll let you know how it works.

  6. brunovda
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Tevya,

    Being new to Woo/WooCommerce and SEO, may I ask you a question? I have WordPress SEO installed following the message from Woo: "WooSEO is deprecated from version 5.4.0 of the WooFramework. While we won't be removing it until 31 October 2012, we encourage you to use the WordPress SEO Plugin."
    Do I need WordPress SEO AND WooCommerce - All in One SEO Pack? I have a WooCommerce based site and am not sure which one is doing what.

    Thanks for your help!
    Best, Bruno

  7. Tevya
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Bruno, I'm not totally sure I follow. I think what you're saying is that you ahve WordPress SEO (by Yoast) installed currently, and you're wondering if you also need this plugin here installed as well. If so, the answer is no. The plugin being discussed here extends All in One SEO: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/ to give it more integration with WooCommerce. So it only does you any good if you're using that SEO plugin, not Yoast's WordPress SEO.

    As you can imagine, there's a lot of debate around which SEO plugin is best. I work with some very good SEO guys and they swear by All in One SEO: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/. They say there's some serious flaws in Yoast's WordPress SEO that can actually hurt your ranking. I did some research on this (I was using it for a while), and others seemed to confirm the same. For whatever reason, Yoast and Michael Torbert (who created AiO SEO) don't care for each other too much, so you'll mostly only find very negative comments about the other if you go to either of them. However, if you look All in One has been downloaded 12.5 million times. It seems a good bet that if it were causing problems of any sort, we'd probably hear a lot about it around here.

    The other factor is that WordPress SEO falls into what I call the "too much" category of plugin. It's kinda too advanced. Sure you might be able to configure it "just right" but you're going to spend a lot of time learning what that is, and maybe hurt your ranking in the meantime. All in One is more of a "set-it-and-forget-it" solution. If you don't put meta tags on individual pages/posts, it'll auto-generate that for you, so that your page/post is still optimized, but without any extra effort. The plugin that's being discussed here, just integrates All in One better with WooCommerce, so that you can add the meta data to each individual product.

    Just some thoughts. Hope they're helpful.

  8. brunovda
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you very, very much Tevya - it's quite helpful! I did not know a plugin could damage your rankings. I suppose that would happen if I start to tweak the WordPress SEO a bit too much...

    Again thanks for the advice.
    Kind regards

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