WordPress SEO, Which One You Use

Based on the numbers of downloads, the top WordPress SEO plugins with over 100,000 downloads (as of March 18, 2012):

Actively being developed:

  1. All in One SEO Pack, 10,119,475 downloads
  2. WordPress SEO by Yoast, 1,072,587 downloads
  3. SEO Ultimate, 640,706 downloads
  4. Greg’s High Performance SEO, 184,198 downloads

Not so actively being developed

  1. Platinum SEO Pack, 696,815 downloads
  2. HeadSpace2 SEO, 563,184 downloads
  3. SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2, 259,513 downloads

Which one have you chosen? Why?

This site uses Greg’s High Performance SEO.

Why?

It is lightweight – The purpose of your SEO is to increase your page ranking. If the SEO plugin unnecessarily slows down your site (thus reducing your page rank), then no matter how good is the SEO plugin, your efforts are likely wasted.

It is simple to use – Simply installing the plugin and changing a few settings, you have a very good SEO.

It is very nice to have all the bells and whistles, but don’t lose sight on the main and only purpose of the SEO plugin. You don’t need a system by itself to help you improve your SEO.

No matter what plugin you choose, in most cases, you should disable indexing by tags, archives, and authors, so the main article is the main indexed page.

Do a checking on your site on Google
Site:yoursite

You can roughly tell how your pages being indexed. You want your page under the page title to be the main file, not under the Tags, Archives, Author to dilute page ranking.

Comments

  1. wp-tips says:

    Another viable option is do it yourselfer:

    SEO – Do It Yourselfer (DIY)