Why I Use WordPress SEO by Yoast for On-Page SEO But You Shouldn’t

Once you’ve created a great post for your website, a good on-page SEO plugin can be a real lifesaver. But with so many on the market, which one should you use? Should you buy a premium plugin or should you go the free route? If you’re a new webmaster, that’s the wrong question.

The Only Thing That Matters with On-Page SEO Plugins

on-page seoOn-page SEO is too important to screw up by using the wrong plugin. As helpful as these things are for getting your words in front of the right people, they’re useless and can be dangerous if you don’t know how to use them.

While cost may be a factor, it shouldn’t be the biggest factor when you’re comparing on-page SEO plugins. The most basic question, might just be the most important. Can you even use the darn thing? When you’re a brand new webmaster, the answer might be no.

Episode Timeline:
00:00 – Show Intro
02:38 – Apparently I didn’t have a full appreciation for how much SPAM comes in through my inbox on a regular basis. In this episode, I do a brief recap of several pieces of SPAM I’ve received this week. I also killed off the idea of doing a SPAM watch because of the sheer volume of SPAM that’s out there.

If I come across anything that’s particularly noteworthy I’ll mention it, but since this show isn’t dedicated to online security, I think we’ll leave the regular SPAM reporting to some other podcaster.

I received the Moz Top Ten newsletter from Moz.com and was intrigued by an article from backlinko.com entitled Link Building: The Definitive Guide. Bold words so I sent for their report. I’ll report on it in the next edition of the podcast.

09:32 – WordPress has been updated to version 3.5.2.

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening. – WordPress.org Blog 21 June 2013.

10:47 – My original intent for this episode was to finish the conversation about SEO plugins I began last episode. Instead I added a recap of search engine optimization in general and on-page SEO in particular.

28:28 – SEO Plugin Journey

All In One SEO
Platinum SEO
SEOPressor
WordPress SEO by Yoast
Easy WP SEO

Links mentioned in this episode:
http://backlinko.com/link-building
Google SEO Starter Guide
All-In-One SEO Pack plugin
Orbitmedia.com – SEO Best Practices

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