• Devtard

    I read somewhere that Google uses tags to determine post relevancy. My plugin Automatic Post Tagger (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/automatic-post-tagger) will save you a lot of time because you won’t have to add tags manually anymore. :)

  • http://twitter.com/johnelincoln John E Lincoln

    Cool plugin thanks for sharing!

  • Mark Corder

    Quick question : What happens if you switch “SEO packages”? I’ve used All-In-One-SEO for years (no complaints and good results) – but if I switched to a different one, would I take a hit in my ranking for it?

  • Jim Thornton

    It really depends on the settings and features of the plugin you are currently using and making sure that you don’t lose them. So I’d take note of all the settings, back everything up, de-activate the plugin, check your site to see if features stop working, ie. your title tags didn’t disappear, etc., install the Yoast SEO plugin, and fix any settings you want to keep to match your old settings. If it gets messy you can just go to the most recent backup.

  • http://twitter.com/johnelincoln John E Lincoln

    Make sure to read through this page and the comments below.

  • http://inkbotdesign.com Stuart L. Crawford

    I use the first two everyday, but thanks for the reminder of the third – haven’t backed up any sites in a month since removing backupbuddy!

  • http://twitter.com/GuysGab Guys Gab

    I’m tempted to give WordPress SEO By Yoast a shot, as I currently use 3 separate plugins to do the same thing right now. I just hate changing things that aren’t broken, as it might open up a whole new can of works..

  • http://twitter.com/johnelincoln John E Lincoln

    I felt the exact same way… Then finally pulled the trigger… Your choice! Definitely means doing some extra work.

  • http://www.gowebbaby.com/wordpress-designer Gowebbaby

    We have been using two of them. Yoast SEO is great plugin and we replaced ALL IN ONE SEO pack with yoast.

  • http://www.webmaxformance.com/ Igor Mateski

    Ive used Yoast Seo for years on all the websites I build for my clients. W3 cache too, although it does act up and can mess up things with some themes, but its great. Two weeks ago I set 8t up on a site that took 5.7 secs to load, and after caching compresing and CDN via subdomain, pingdom says the site now loads in 1.3 seconds. Amazing!
    Id also put the Better WP Security plugin on the list of mandatory plugins. It does db rename, intrusion prevention, file change etc. all very important for a good night sleap for wp site owners

  • http://www.facebook.com/miriamschwab Miriam Schwab

    Importing data from All in One to Yoast has gone smoothly for us every time we did it. And it’s definitely worth it. By using Yoast’s plugin, you can stop using a bunch of other plugins. For example, Yoast’s plugin also creates a dynamic XML sitemap, so you can stop using another plugin that does that.

    Thanks for pointing out that Yoast’s plugin adds rel=prev and rel=next! We were implementing that in a different way, but this definitely makes it easier for us.

  • http://www.jchweb.co.uk/ Jack Hutchinson

    Yoast is amazing!! Can’t fault it – will give the others a go today.

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  • http://twitter.com/RizzoMB Michael Rizzo

    I’ve always been under the impression the All-in-one pack is better than Yoast, is that not the case anymore?

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    I recommend Yoast to all of my clients. I think it’s the best and most user-friendly plugin for SEO, especially if you are new to blogging and SEO.

  • http://www.chaddo.com/index.php/local-seo/ Chad Kimball

    I’ve been using All in One SEO for some time and recommending it to my customers. WordPress SEO by Yoast looks like it offers the same and more.

    Thanks to all who commented on migrating – that was one of the first questions I thought of.

  • http://twitter.com/johnelincoln John E Lincoln

    I felt the same way until this year… Its really good now… rel author, next prev, twitter cards, opegraph tags, xml sitemap, meta data, optimization analysis… pretty impressive

  • Durjoy Bhattacharjya

    Just a quick clarification- WPengine does not allow Plugin #2: W3 Total Cache. http://wpengine.com/2011/12/no-caching-plugins/

    (I’m a new and very happy WPengine customer and am surprised how much faster my pages load with them.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=29800679 Dylan Whitman

    Everyone hypes up Yoast but there are way better SEO plugins – ultimate seo blows the Yoast plugin away.

  • http://www.hopeocampo.com Hope Ocampo

    I am using Yoast SEO and Online Backup for WordPress for many years. And yes, they are very useful for my blog. I just installed W3 Total Cache and this really works! My site now loads faster than before. Great work!

  • http://twitter.com/johnelincoln John E Lincoln

    Good info…

  • http://twitter.com/johnelincoln John E Lincoln

    Why do you like it over yoast?

  • http://www.vincenttobiaz.com Vincent Tobiaz

    Ack, no no no. All in one seo was the first of its kind and the best (and still is), and for cache, WP Super Cache was also the first and best of its kind. The online backup plugin is good though. There was something about Yoast that wasn’t customizable before when I pitted them vs each other so maybe it has changed since. I reviewed them about 2-3 years ago and Yoast was a rookie or sophomore at the time.

  • Elmer Ayala

    This is a dated list and a complete waste of an “impression”

  • cboulanger

    Overall, I think this is a good list of essentials plugins.

    Yoast is my preferred SEO Plugin. It’s updated regularly and has a lot of options.
    I use Super Cache instead of Total–fewer options but much easier to get setup. I’d say it’s a better option for new WP users or people that are less tech-savvy.
    I prefer using VaultPress for my backups, primarily because it’s constantly backing up and it makes re-launching after a crash very easy.

  • sestefi

    Here’s a great example of a headline that fails to deliver on it’s promise. How about this for an SEO tip – Reduce your bounce rate by writing accurate headlines that are in-line with your articles.

  • http://electmedia.com/seo-albuquerque/ ElectMedia

    Yessir, the actual name is SEO Ultimate, but it is the best period.

  • http://electmedia.com/seo-albuquerque/ ElectMedia

    I can tell you a big reason, SEO Ultimate is built by a company that understands advance SEO methods, the widget to make siloed categories alone makes this plugin better than most.

  • http://twitter.com/johnelincoln John E Lincoln

    Thanks for the feedback! Please give us your list. Are you a SEO Ultimate fan?

  • http://twitter.com/johnelincoln John E Lincoln

    Interesting. But you can optimize categories without any plugin. So why put some much weight on this? You dont even need a plugin.

  • http://electmedia.com/seo-albuquerque/ ElectMedia

    True, and I am sure that there are several other plugins as well that do this nicely, but I like the way this particular plugins does it. I guess we all have our fans. :)

  • Joe Phillip

    The cache one is fine if it really works

  • mrmarchuk

    SEO Ultimate is my preferred choice too :) Don’t get me wrong, YOAST is nice too, but SEO Ultimate has more of the features I need :)

  • Anh Duong Truong

    hi why do you think seo Yoast is better than Ultimate, i’m using Ultimate, it’s very good

  • Anh Duong Truong

    i using seo Ultimate what happen @twitter-28405767:disqus

  • Anh Duong Truong

    i agree with you @mrmarchuk:disqus , i think SEO Ultimate is my first choose when i make seo

  • http://alexwebmaster.com/ Alex Garrido

    I agree with you, SEO ultimate rocks. It is the most comprehensive and light SEO plug in yet for some reason it is not popular.

  • http://www.primemagz.com/ Prime Magazine

    So which one do you recommend?

    All in on seo or Yoast


    Is it ok to have both of these plugins installed or it would ruin something?

    Thanks for your time ;)

  • http://www.ponity.com/ Chetan Bhasin

    I was using W3 Total Cache. It doesn’t work too well, though. Not for me, and many of my friends. I don’t know why, but instead of speeding website load time it is increasing it.