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If you are in blogging from a while then I am pretty sure, you must have head about this SEO plugin named SEOPressor. SEOPressor is one of the best premium SEO plugin out there in the blogosphere. So many professional and regular bloggers are using this Plugin and are getting pretty good results and getting ranked in search engines. SEOPressor is one of the plugins which I mentioned in my post about Plugins for WordPress: WordPress Plugins 2013.
SEOPressor was first released in June 2010 by Daniel Tan and the plugin has attracted lot of bloggers since it was released. The SEOPressor team have come up with new and updated versions of SEOPressor plugin time to time with improved and better options. Recently, plugins was updated to and sent out as SEOPressor V5.
What SEOPressor does and How
If you have heard or read about SEOPressor then you would know what the plugins actually does already. But for all those readers of mine who are new to this plugins, here’s what and how this SEO plugin actually does. And I will mention what are the features of this SEO Plugin.
The plugin is definitely not like an ordinary SEO plugin in which you set the SEO title and description and done. The plugin first asks you to set up to 3 keywords which you think can describe your post at best, there will be a SEOPressor widget in the sidebar of your post editor section. You can set the keywords in between when you are writing your article, before you start writing your article or at the end of the article. Once you have completed the article you can click on the button which says “Click to Refresh the Analysis” to see your SEO score and see if you have sufficient density of keywords in your article. It would look something like the following image:
Now you should get a score more than 80 to come up with a good search engine optimized post. Here the question comes that how you will get to increase your SEO score. And here comes the main role of SEOPressor. The plugin reminds you to do some specific tweaks in your post to get an optimized post in the plugin widget in right sidebar. It is just like there is an SEO expert sitting beside you and telling you how to optimize your post for search engines as you write your post. It reminds or suggests you things like, if you have your keywords in bold, in italic, if the keyword is in your H1, H2 and H3 tags and more things like that. If you already have worked on that suggestion then it mark it with green check and otherwise with a red cross.
Here’s how the post looks like when you have finally done with all the suggestions.
LSI keywords can be thought as related keywords. LSI keywords helps search engines to rank the content higher. The plugin automatically search and suggests you LSI keywords, keywords relevant and related to your main keyword, to help your content look more natural and Google friendly.
You can also search for related videos in the Videos tab.
This is not the end of the story. Here comes my favorite part. If you get SEO score between 80 to 100 then you are good to go. But what if someone includes keywords a hell lot of times in the post? The SEO score will cross 100 and the post will get over-optimize. Probably you already know that over optimization can lead to a negative effect when it comes to Google rankings and SERPs. In this case, this smart plugin warns you about over-optimization and suggests you what to do to balance it.
In case of over optimization, this is how all that looks:
More features of SEOPressor
- Rich Snippets: SEOPressor allows you to enable rich snippets for your posts and show a rating for your article. Everyone knows how important rich snippets are today.
- Social SEO: SEOPressor includes SEO for Facebook, OpenGraph tags and also SEO for Twitter.
- Other than these you can choose to use your keywords as META tags and set META title and description for every individual article.
- There are some more automatic settings for internal/external links, image links, Social SEO, post slug, keywords and more which can be set one time and you don’t have to worry about them every time you write an article.
Nothing as such but you may have to get your blogs PHP version updated to 5.2 or higher. No big deal, you can just send a simple message to your hosting support, or in chat that you want to get your PHP version upgraded, they will do it for you in few minutes.
How can I end this review without sharing the results. As I am still working and experimenting with this plugin, I can’t really say anything specifically about it. But I did see some change in my tech blog’s traffic. Here’s a picture of that:
SEOPressor plugin costs $47 for single site licence and $97 for multi-site licence. In a multi-site licence you can install the plugin on unlimited domains, blogs but with single site you can use it only for one site. Now, it’s up to you to decide which one you would like to try.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.
Here’s an in-depth video of how SEOPressor works from one of my favorite bloggers, Ileane Smith. I am sure it will help you better understand about this plugin.