SEO Ultimate – WordPress Plugin provides an all in one SEO solution for your WordPress site by giving you tight control over your title tags, noindex, meta tags, Open Graph, slugs, canonical, autolinks, 404 errors, rich snippets etc.
SEO Ultimate is a free plugin which is available to download from the WordPress Plugin repository.At this point of time we are using ALL in One SEO WordPress Plugin for our blog, but for reviewing this plugin we had installed the SEO Ultimate plugin on our WordPress test site & we were satisfied with the functionality of the Plugin.
After installing & enabling this plugin I’m sure we can uninstall all other WordPress SEO plugins.The thing I liked most with this plugin is it comes with an investigative tool for analyzing how Google views your website in relation to specified keywords.
This plugin also comes with inbuilt functionality of importing data from your All in One SEO Pack plugin to SEO ultimate there by making it easier for transition.At the point of writing this review the plugin version is 7.5.7 & this is compatible with the latest version of WordPress ie;3.4.1.
Installation process for this WordPress plugin is just like you do for any other plugin.ie; Download and activate the plugin from the automated plugin installer from your WordPress admin panel.
SEO Ultimate Word Press Plugin Features :
I would like to call SEO Ultimate an all-in-one SEO solution for your WordPress needs as this comes with the below powerful features:
- 404 Monitor – You can now monitor the all the 404 URLs & then you can use a redirection WordPress plugin to point dead-end URLs to your content.
- Webmaster Verification Assistant – You can verify site ownership & get access to different analytic’s & search engine webmaster tools.
- Title Tag Rewriter – Comes with Out-of-the-box functionality which allows you to modify title tags of Home Page, individual posts, pages, attachments, category’s, post tags etc all from one location for your WordPress blog. This plugin also supports custom post types & taxonomies.
- Nofollow Manager – This plugin will let you maintain
rel="nofollow"settings when migrating from other SEO plugins like AIO,WordPress SEO etc.
- Permalink Tweaker – You also have the ability to tweak the permalink structure of your WordPress site by removing the permalink base for categories, tags, and/or custom taxonomies.
- Meta Description Editor – You can mass edit the
<meta>description tags for posts, pages, attachments, categories, tags, post format archives, and also homepage thereby Increasing click through rates from SERP’s .Even though it has the option to generate meta description data automatically I don’t want you to use this option.
- Meta Keywords Editor – You can mass edit the
<meta>keyword tags for posts, pages, categories, terms, and the homepage & also had the additional option for automatically generating Meta Keywords based on categories, tags, custom taxonomy terms, and frequently-used words.
- Meta Robot Tags Editor – With this feature you can give instructions like
noarchiveto search engine spiders & you can also avoid duplicate content SEO issues with the recommended noindex settings provided by the SEO Ultimate WordPress Plugin.
- Deeplink Juggernaut – Now there is no need to use extra plugins like SEO Smart Links,GoCodes etc.SEO Ultimate WordPress Plugin automatically link keywords & phrases in your posts to anything you want for improving the internal link structure thereby improving traffic to deep link posts on your domain .This feature can also be helpful to automatically add affiliate links to your blog posts.
- Canonicalizer – Extends WordPress’s native canonical features to ensure that web spiders are pointed to the primary post in the case of web pages with the same content, but different URLs
- Linkbox Inserter :It Encourages natural link building activity by adding text boxes to the end of your posts/pages that contain automatically-generated link HTML.
- File Editor : You can implement advanced SEO strategies with the
.htaccesseditor & give instructions to search engines via the
- Slug Optimizer – Automatically optimize the URL slug by removing “filler words” (like “the,” “with,” “and,” etc.) from post/page URLs.
- More Link Customizer – With the help of this you can include the posts’ keyword-rich titles in the anchor text instead of the default “read more” link on a per-post basis.
- Code Inserter – This feature can be used to insert custom HTML code’s into various section’s of your WordPress site.For example you can add Google Analytic’s,Qunatcast, Feedburner FeedFlare, Google AdSense, and other SEO/SEM-enhancing code snippets.
- Rich Snippet Creator – SEO Ultimate WordPress plugin supports the new Schema.org format used by Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Yandex.By adding rich snippet code for reviews and places you can attract more search traffic from SERP’s.
- Sharing Facilitator – You can choose from either the ShareThis or the AddThis button to embed at the end of your blog posts thereby allowing visitors to share your content on social networking sites.
- Link Mask Generator – Link masks provide you with modern replacement for the deprecated, nofollow-based “PageRank Sculpting” technique.This is perfect for affiliate marketers and SEO-savvy bloggers who want to mask links on a per-link, per-post basis so that they can exert fine-tuned control over your posts’ linkflow.
- SEO Ultimate Widgets – Comes with two inbuilt widgets which will Let you output your Deeplink Juggernaut Footer Links in a widget & the Siloed Categories widget makes it drag-and-drop-easy to construct siloed navigation on your site.
- Settings Monitor – Keep tabs on the SEO-friendliness of your site’s settings with a dashboard of green/yellow/red indicators.
- Open Graph Integrator -Out-of-the-box functionality which autogenerates Open Graph data for your homepage, posts, pages, attachments, custom post type objects, and user profile pages.
- Author Highlighter – This option helps you in showing authorship of a post & highlighting author for posts, pages, attachments, custom post types, the homepage, archive pages in Google SERP’s.This plugin support’s both single-author and multi-author site setups.
- Plugin Settings Manager – This option can be extremely helpful if you want to backup/import SEO Ultimate WordPress Plugin settings from one WordPress site to another WordPress site.This Plugin also comes with the option of resetting all the SEO settings to default values if you feel you had done some mistake with the settings.
- Internal Relevance Researcher – This research tool answers the question: Which pages on your WordPress site have the strongest relevance for a given keyword.
Conclusion : I believe this is one of the best SEO WordPress plugin that is availble for free & with additional features getting added to it day by day this proves worthy plugin. Have you tried SEO Ultimate WordPress Plugin? Please let us know your experiences which can be helpful for other WordPress Webmasters.