Best SEO plug in for WP blog?

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For quite a while I've been using All In One SEO plug in on my site. I must admit I didn't entirely understand how it was working, and found the guide made too many assumptions of previous knowledge.

I recently installed Yoast Wordress SEO. I've been using it for a couple of days now, and I feel it is simpler for newcomers to understand, with a visible snippet and check boxes of keyword content. As long as I'm reading it correctly, it's moved on my keyword/seo understanding a lot.

I would appreciate the opinions of those more knowledgable than me, on which they think is better, and why.

Also, if I leave both installed, will it create a problem, or which plugin is being used in the post?

Await intelligent replies eagerly. SEO is my weak area, and I now need to address it, even if it means going back through 60 posts to improve the settings and keywords etc.

Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Keys
    What's up Alan,

    Depends on what you mean by 'SEO Plugin' and exactly what you want
    it to do. If you're talking about on page seo and just need a plugin
    to opitmize your blog, I HIGHLY recommend WordPress › HeadSpace2 SEO « WordPress Plugins

    I've used All-N-One for a few of my blogs about a year ago and it doesn't
    do nearly as much as Headspace. I personally would never run a site without
    it.

    There is a little learning curve though (especially if you thought all-n-one was
    confusing ) this tutorial: YouTube - Headspace2 Tutorial : Setup and Get Started
    by Cenay is all you'll need though. She goes over everything you need to know.

    EDIT: I forgot to add that you can export all of your all-n-one settings into headspace.
    So you don't have to do everything all over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil M
    I've always used SEOpressor as it really seems to work for me. As far as the plugins you use there is only so much any of them can do. All in one SEO does the needed things, it just doesn't do it for you, you have to plug in the information. Here is my basic breakdown of what you need to make sure you do:

    1) Keyword in the Title and URL
    2) Keyword in the h1 & h2 tag (if possible)
    3) Bold, italicize and underline your first 3 instances of the keyword.
    4) 2-5% keyword density with relevant niche related keywords mixed in there. Minimum 400 words, preferably more.
    5)Keyword in the tags
    6)If there is an image (which there should be) make sure the keyword is in the alt tag or basically the title of the image.
    7)Keyword in the last sentence of the post
    8)Keyword in the title/description (all in one SEO)

    If you do all of that you will be just fine. That is what has worked for me. Usually all of those plugins like SEOpressor or the one you mentioned just do some of those things like alt tags and bolding keywords for you. There isn't some magic thing that they do to make your on page any better.

    Hope that helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    All in One SEO or Platinum SEO seem to be the best SEO plugins going around. I suggest you use one of those. You should at least understand the basics of SEO so you shouldn't need a plugin that does everything for you.

    Until recently I always used All in One SEO but updated to Platinum SEO and think it is a little better.

    Plugins like SEO Pressor are not necessary if you are aware of and follow the basic SEO principles. You should try to get the hang of doing these things manually yourself (they take about 2mins on a normal post) as you won't always have a plugin there to get your back and SEO is an important skill to learn.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil M
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      All in One SEO or Platinum SEO seem to be the best SEO plugins going around. I suggest you use one of those. You should at least understand the basics of SEO so you shouldn't need a plugin that does everything for you.

      Until recently I always used All in One SEO but updated to Platinum SEO and think it is a little better.

      Plugins like SEO Pressor are not necessary if you are aware of and follow the basic SEO principles. You should try to get the hang of doing these things manually yourself (they take about 2mins on a normal post) as you won't always have a plugin there to get your back and SEO is an important skill to learn.
      I agree with you, SEOpressor helped me at first to learn what I needed to do but it wasn't long before i was just doing it myself. I guess the answer is learn how it works and do it yourself, it's less complicated than it seems.
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by docdizzle View Post

        I agree with you, SEOpressor helped me at first to learn what I needed to do but it wasn't long before i was just doing it myself. I guess the answer is learn how it works and do it yourself, it's less complicated than it seems.
        I also did use SEOPressor some time ago but when the trial expired I thought to myself, man, I can do all this stuff myself and it's actually a lot quicker to do it yourself whilst you are writing the post than have to go back and run SEOPressor and make the adjustments then.
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  • I still use All In One SEO...has always worked well and I'm comfortable with setting it up. There may be plugins that do 'more', but I do some of the work manually on the themes I have anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miroslav Chodak
    We're using WordPress SEO by Yoast and are very happy with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    I use the All-in-One SEO plugin on all my sites. It's easy for me to use and you just plug in the information and you're set. It's also easy to change the information if you want to update something.

    I've tried Platinum SEO and it just didn't click with me.
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  • Profile picture of the author blink35
    i am newbie and i have heard that platinum seo is the best..so i used it in one of my blocks and i had good results.it is also easy to set it up
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLima
    I use All in one Seo with Clickbump SEO on all my sites! Works the Ballz!
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