SEO Plugin for WordPress
I’ve been looking for a WordPress plugin like this for a while now. All in One SEO Pack allows you to control the title, description and keywords META tags for every post you write. By default, WordPress uses your blog tagline (in my case, The Miscellaneous Ramblings of a Dot Com Mogul) for the description and keyword tags. This is far from ideal because it doesn’t really describe what the post is about. By allowing you to control the title, keyword and description META tags, All in One SEO Pack make your posts a lot more search engine friendly.
Since the home page is the most important page, All in One SEO Pack allows you to have a home page title, description and keywords that are independent of any other option. In addition, you can create separate titles, description and keywords for each post. For blogs that have been around for a while and have a ton of posts already, All in One SEO Pack will use the first 25 words (user adjustable) of the post as the meta description and the categories the posts are in as the META keywords.
All in One SEO Pack Options Menu
Installation of All in one SEO is extremely simple – just upload and activate. The plugin has the above options to set the home page and post SEO parameters. The plugin adds a title and keyword field to the WordPress editor so all new posts can have custom title and keywords META tags. The META description is created by writing in the Optional Excerpt field. Additional SEO options includes the ability to exclude duplicate contents, like the archives and categories, from being indexed.
Depending on the WordPress theme you are using, you may need to edit your header.php file to remove the META keyword and description calls. Otherwise, you may end up with two sets of META keyword and description per page.
The Plugin in Action
You can see the plugin in action in this post. The title tag of this post has been changed to “Optimize your WordPress blog for Google with All in One SEO Pack” If you look at the page source you’ll also see I have custom keywords and a custom META description that reads:
All in One SEO Pack is a great WordPress plugin to help you rank higher with search engines, like Google, Yahoo and MSN. Very easy to install and use.
That’s definitely more descriptive than The Miscellaneous Ramblings of a Dot Com Mogul.