I already making a post about one of the best free WordPress SEO plugin that I find along my blogging experience before, that is SEO Ultimate by SEO Design Solution. Though I only using the plugin on this blog, not on my other blogs, but I have some experience that make me admit SEO ultimate is a really good free WordPress SEO plugin. Some feature are run well and can’t be found on other plugins like the schema markup tool, sharing button and simple but effective UI, the drawback may be the-now-seems-to-be-broken ‘link-mask generator’.
And Now is my turn to make a review about The Best Free WordPress SEO Plugins I mostly used everywhere, WordPress SEO by Yoast!
The simple version of this review review is, WordPress SEO by Yoast is all you need to optimize your on-page SEO.
But if you still want to read the long version, here we go, I will tell you in the next 4 points why WordPress SEO by Yoast is that good.
1. WordPress SEO by Yoast teaches me SEO
Like what I wrote before that to start a blog post you need to define your target keyword, and then WordPress SEO by Yoast will walk you trough to make sure you plant that keywords on important parts of your post. I never know what part of my post should have keyword on it before, or that a keyword should appear on a certain percent of my body copy, elsewhere I can insert that keyword like on heading and alt tags of images.
2. WordPress SEO by Yoast makes me Focus
I never blog like what I’m doing today for years. I wrote post but I don’t know how to make it on the first page of Google SERP. After knowing how this plugin works the right way, by feeding it with a single keyword to play on the whole post I figure out what SEO experts out there mean by long tail keywords. With my consciousness about keyword placement, my writing is getting better and focused because one post only works best for a single keywords.
3. WordPress SEO by Yoast makes me more productive
As the side effect of one long tail keyword for one post, if I have keyword variations, I will save it for the next post idea, it also helps me to create more content on the same topic. Unless, sometimes I mix those two keywords in one post, though I should predict how good the second keyword placed manually.
4. WordPress SEO’s Breadcrumb helps Search Engines Index Pages
One of so many features by WordPress SEO by Yoast is it’s breadcrumb trail feature. Breadcrumbs increases inbound links from every pages on your blog that helps search engines index your page because every post can have links to it’s parent category. That way it also helps search engines to determine the structure of your site more easily and add that breadcrumb to the SERP too.
By adding Breadcrumb you can helps your reader to figure out where they really are. It add better user experience and build engagement.
Premium WordPress SEO by Yoast Version
WordPress SEO by Yoast also come with premium version, with more features like integration with Google Webmaster Tools and redirect manager.
You will be able to retrieve crawl errors from Google Webmaster Tools and fix them immediately using the redirect manager. For more detailed information, you can check it here.
Want to share your story about WordPress SEO by Yoast?
I think that some advantages that WordPress SEO by Yoast makes my on-page optimization easier. WordPress SEO by Yoast diserve five stars for making on-page SEO like counting 1-2-3. If you have more experience or question, feel free to share it on the comment.