Ever since blogging in WordPress, I’ve used to use the All in One SEO Pack. This has been considered to be the best plugin for SEO purposes that can be installed. However, recently I’ve switched to the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin, which is more advanced.
Here are the main benefits of this plugin (from the Yoast site):
- Post titles and meta descriptions
- Robots Meta configuration
- Permalink clean up
- XML Sitemaps
- RSS enhancements
- Edit your robots.txt and .htaccess
- Clean up head section
The major benefit that I have found is that the plugin actually does-away with other plugins you may have installed (maybe up to 4 or 5). It not only replaces the All in One SEO Pack, but also Google Sitemaps, any breadcrumbs code, RSS footer plugins and permalink redirects.
The great thing I’ve found it useful for is seeing how your search results will look in Google search. There’s a full description of how to install and setup this plugin over at wpbeginner. I reckon this is worth-while installing if only to get rid of a bunch of older plugins and let Yoast WordPress SEO do all the work and speed up your blog!
Do you use the All in One SEO Pack? Do you think you will switch to Yoast? Please leave your comment below…