SEO All In One WordPress Plugin
If you are interested in doing your own SEO optimization, we suggest the All In One SEO Plugin. Unless you understand SEO, we suggest that you do not modify the settings.
Should you choose to modify the settings, you can find them in your control panel, on the left, under Settings and All in One SEO. You will notice that there are some links and information on the configuration page and you are free to research those links.
Again, we suggest you do not make changes to these settings as altering keywords, etc. can have an adverse effect on your search engine positioning. We use various tools to obtain the proper keywords, and, if you requested our copyrighting service, your copy has been written to compliment the keywords to increase your recognition.
Please note that organic SEO takes time, 6-12 months to produce optimal results. Altering keywords starts the process over.
You can monitor the growth of your organic SEO program by periodically checking your site statistics.
We do not provide help or support for SEO, however, you are certainly free to modify the settings as you see fit.
Here is the All In One SEO home page.
Following are the main settings and descriptions and information on each.
All in one SEO Pack Configuration – site settings
From within your WordPress admin, go to the settings area, then select “All in one SEO”. With each new update, the developer has chosen to disable the plugin. Presumably, this forces you to review the settings each time, and hopefully avoid any surprises. You’ll need to enable it after you install and again after each update. Obviously, if you neglect to enable the plugin after an upgrade, you can expect some issues with your rankings.
As its name implies, this is where you provide the page title for the “home” of your web site, leave this blank and word press defaults to the site name you defined in your WordPress configuration.
This box provides the Content for the meta-description tag.
Home Keywords (comma separated)
Even though use of the meta-keywords tag has been degraded over the years, it is still an important part of an overall SEO plan. Add carefully selected keywords here. Leave this blank and WordPress does not add the meta-keywords tag to your page. For best results, place your primary keywords in the front of the list.
This newly added feature is enabled by default – leave it that way.
If set, all page, post, category, search and archive page titles get rewritten. You can specify the format for most of them (as shown below). For example: The default templates puts the title tag of posts like this: “Blog Category >> Blog Name >> Post Title”. That would be considered anti-SEO. With the default settings, Rewrite Title rewrites: “Post Title | Blog Name”.
Post Title Format
Each of the six Title format boxes allow you to customize how the titles are displayed in the various parts of the site. You may be tempted to stuff your titles with keywords. Don’t, it will backfire on you.
Search Title Format
This relates to the results page of your local/site search.
There are a four automated formats available for the setting. The default is the best one.
404 Title Format
The box sets the page title for your 404 (page not found) error pages.
Leave this one alone.
SEO for Custom Post Types
WordPress 3.0 introduced the ability to create your own custom post types. If you have created one (or more) and want AIOSEO to be enabled for them, check this box. If not, leave it unchecked.
Custom Post Types for SEO Column Support
You’ll use this box to list the types of posts you want to have AIOSEO information displayed for while viewing your listings By default it already includes “posts” and “pages”. If you’ve created a custom post type and want it to have access to the All In One SEO Pack features, be sure and list it here.
Use Categories for META Keywords
If you are hyper-careful and strategic about your category names, use this, Otherwise leave add your keywords manually for each post manually.
Use Tags for META Keywords
Checking this causes the tags you set for a given post to be used as the META keywords for that post. You can also manually add additional words as you normally would as well.
Dynamically Generate Keywords for Posts Page
If you have changed the default setting of WordPress and the listing of of your posts is somewhere other than your default/home page then this option determines if you want the keywords for that page set dynamically (based on all the posts listed) or if they should be manually entered.
Use Noindex For…
There are three of these boxes, ensure each one is selected. This tells the search engines to not index these areas of your site.
Enabling this feature will tell SEO pack to generate META descriptions for your posts using the first 150 characters of your article.
Capitalize Category Titles
There are three of these boxes. Text entered here will be added to the header section of your pages.
Log Important Events
This is a troubleshooting tool from the developer.
When creating a new post you’ll want to scroll to the bottom of your post editing page to the All in one SEO Pack section. There you will see the following four options:
You can optionally enter a page title here, if left blank SEO Pack will use the post’s title.
This is the META-description for the post. Carefully craft these as search engines consider them in ranking and display them in results.
This is the META-keywords for the post. As mentioned above, use of the keywords tag has been degraded over the years, but it is still used by some engines.
Disable on this page/post
If for some reason you wish to NOT use the SEO pack on a page, check this box.
Text you enter here will become the link title text for links to this page. Link titles appear when you hover over a link.
This sets the text used in your site menus for the page, left blank it will be the same as the WordPress page title.