Want to test my WordPress SEO plugin?

I’m getting closer and closer to releasing my WordPress SEO plugin. Turns out it’s not as easy as I thought to get this right straight off the bat, and it’s thus taking more and more time. I have also learned in my recent years of developing though, that getting a version out and feedback in is actually very beneficial. So let me tell you about what it will do and how you can test it.

The initial version will ship with:

  • post title and meta description meta box to change these on a per post basis
  • Google search result snippet previews
  • focus keyword testing
  • meta robots configurations (obsoleting my robots meta plugin)
  • RSS footer / header configuration (obsoleting my RSS footer plugin)
  • Permalink clean ups (replacing and improving my old permalink redirect plugin)
  • breadcrumbs support, with configurable breadcrumbs titles (obsoleting my breadcrumbs plugin)
  • XML Sitemaps
  • Basic import functionality for HeadSpace2 and All in One SEO

As you can imagine, this requires quite a bit of testing. And I’d rather test with people who know that they’ve signed up for that. So, I’ll be sending out the version of my plugin I have this friday to my WordPress newsletter subscribers. So, all of you who’ve been asking me, when will I get to test it: this friday, if you subscribe.

Finally, I thought I’d share some screenshots just to wet your appetite:

Post Meta settings in WordPress SEO

Post Meta settings in WordPress SEO

Permalink Settings page in the WordPress SEO plugin

Permalink Settings page in the WordPress SEO plugin

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128 Responses

  1. Walter VosBy Walter Vos on 6 October, 2010

    What about menu label for pages? Will that be included? And title attribute on menu label? Or do you think this should be done with the new menu manager?

    • Kamal HasaBy Kamal Hasa on 6 October, 2010

      When are you planning to launch the plugin for everyone?

  2. CormacBy Cormac on 6 October, 2010

    Hi Yoast,
    Great work. I hope you plan to charge for download of this plugin.

    C.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

      Actually no, there will be a series of add-on modules that’ll be paid, but the core plugin itself will be freely available.

      • DarrenBy Darren on 6 October, 2010

        Thats awesome! Any hints as to how much it’ll cost? Have to budget it and that jazz :D

  3. Coen JacobsBy Coen Jacobs on 6 October, 2010

    Looking forward to it. I’m a subscriber for ages now, so I’m looking forward to this friday!

    • StijnBy Stijn on 6 October, 2010

      Thanks. I was already wondering if I had missed a newsletter. Can’t wait for that e-mail to arrive. Joost’s plugin would make so many of my current ones obsolete.

  4. SandyBy Sandy on 6 October, 2010

    I can’t wait to try it out! :) Very excited.

  5. SteveBy Steve on 6 October, 2010

    Sounds great, in fact so good I have subscribed. Question though; should people running other SEO plugins (like All in One) switch them off to use yours and will you provide a guide to help people migrate? This is one of the questions a lot of my clients ask me and they get really nervous about switching over to a different plugin.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

      You can just switch AIOSEO off and import the stuff from it and you’re good to go, normally, although you might want to have a look at all the settings and such. I’ll do a page with instructions, of course.

  6. Oliver SchlöbeBy Oliver Schlöbe on 6 October, 2010

    Looks really really nice, Yoast! :) Are you planning to include some kind of API for developers to write add-on modules for your plugin (in addition to the ones you’re going to release yourself)?

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

      I might, no hard plans yet but I’m always open to opening up stuff.

  7. TrafficColemanBy TrafficColeman on 6 October, 2010

    I like it..you have really out done yourself this time Joost..also I’m still using your Google Analytics plugin also…

    “TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

  8. Robert VaynerBy Robert Vayner on 6 October, 2010

    Yoast , its like old wine packaged in a new bottle right ..
    flavors merge , taste-buds confirm , result achieved , feeling high and super addicted .

    guys i am one of the people to experience Yosts SEO Audit (if you can call it just that ,it sooo much more !) I trashed what i had immediately and started from scratch again but this time around, following a true blueprint .

    i am now optimizing and came back to polish things up.

    Great news on the new plugin .

    i was just about to install most of the merged product pcs by pcs but now may have to await Friday ..

    amazing stuff .. i may not have to come back for a second re-confirmatory review but am still very drawn to it , who knows , i think i am addicted .

    I was about to execute it all and email you for another Audit ..

    I want that plugin so bad i am willing to donate $100 right here and now for a chance to get my hands on it today with a guarantee that i will not expose to even my dearest friends or family,lol ! i know its not about the $ but if you remember how long i been battling this (way before your last vacation ) you know why i am willing to pay for fast re-leave.
    anyone else as insane as me , want to help me push , lets make Joost do it ?

    i am on your list for ages and will be very happy to open my box on Friday , unless you contact me sooner ; )

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

      Heh Robert, I might actually need to put that review up on my review page :)

      • Robert VaynerBy Robert Vayner on 6 October, 2010

        please do, i would have prepared a much better one if i knew but just like the very absolute purpose of this article , its all about ORGANIC RESULTS fueled by a bit of passion.

        -Cheers Joost.

        • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

          Well let m drop you an email and let’s get that better one :) I’m all about optimizing the organically reached stuff :)

  9. quicotoBy quicoto on 6 October, 2010

    I’m looking forward the release to test it out :)

  10. Danjel vd WalBy Danjel vd Wal on 6 October, 2010

    Hi, we’re currently developing our new website. And we’re trying to keep the amount of plugins to a minimum. This helps A LOT!
    We’re already some other plugins. But this one makes them all absolete except for one: the analytics plugin. Don’t you think this one should be included?

    I also subscribed today! ;)

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

      No it won’t be mixed in, there’s no benefit to doing that.

  11. bhuBy bhu on 6 October, 2010

    hi,
    can i work with u developing this plugin?

    Regards
    Bhu

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

      Once it’s out there you’re of course very welcome to submit patches to me :)

  12. Chris AbernethyBy Chris Abernethy on 6 October, 2010

    Looking forward to testing this out on Friday! Going up against AIOSEO and Headspace 2 is a pretty tall order though, do you see this new plugin as (eventually) a replacement for those, or more as a “light” version for people who don’t need all the bells an whistles?

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

      AIOSEO has like 10% of the features this has. I’ll be honest, I want this to beat AIOSEO and make it come with better default settings :)

  13. SpencerBy Spencer on 6 October, 2010

    Hi Joost looking good! One of the main problems I have is re SEO is using the pagenavi plugin you mention for navigation.

    I get many errors in WMT for duplicate meta title tags as it seems the plugin simply uses the same title as the homepage.

    ie
    page/1/
    page/2/
    page/3/
    page/4/

    Would this plugin enable to to solve the pagenavi meta problem?

    Or would you know how to solve it?

    Thanks for your time.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

      This plugin does allow you to change the title based on the page you’re on. The pagenavi plugin has no influence on that. Don’t know which plugin you’re using for title tags but most of them support it to be honest…

  14. Comparativa de BancosBy Comparativa de Bancos on 6 October, 2010

    I wanted to remove my headspace and I was waiting for your plugin for months. I am really looking forward to try it.

    A couple of questions if you dont mind:

    * Will the plugin support manually rewrite the title of each category one by one?
    * Will it implement also the functionality of this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/seo-no-duplicate/ ? Do you think it is useful to place a “canonical” to the root in paginated pages?

    Thanks for your plugins!

  15. Comparativa de BancosBy Comparativa de Bancos on 6 October, 2010

    Another thing you might consider,

    I have seen that robots don’t read more than 100 links per page and somewhere they propose to split the sitemap into more than one file if we have more than 100 links in that page.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 6 October, 2010

      It’s true in a lot of cases, but not for XML sitemaps :)

  16. Dan JallitsBy Dan Jallits on 6 October, 2010

    It would be great if you combined all the functionality of the plug-ins listed in your definitive guide to WordPress SEO such as SEO Friendly Images, SEO Slugs, and the WordPress SEO Pager plugins. Save me, and I am sure thousands of others a lot of time. It would also be great because then it is one update-able plug-in that could depreciate useless plug-ins as WordPress incorporates new features.

    I am super excited for Friday to come. Thanks Joost!

  17. PatrickBy Patrick on 6 October, 2010

    I am currently using AIOSEO for a couple of years, and am looking forward to your plugin! It is looking promising

  18. JohnBy John on 6 October, 2010

    @Joost: How does your plugin compare to SEO Ultimate?

  19. AlexBy Alex on 6 October, 2010

    This looks like you’ve put a lot of hard work into it. It couldn’t have been easy to develop all that. I recently tried out SEO Ultimate, as John mentioned above, and it actually is very comprehensive. I think your plugin may have a couple features that SEO Ultimate doesn’t cover though, like the RSS options. Good luck with it!

  20. MicheleBy Michele on 7 October, 2010

    I’m super excited to try this out!! I can’t wait!

  21. Jamal MohamedBy Jamal Mohamed on 7 October, 2010

    I had my SEO plans built-in for the WordPress themes I used to develop for clients. Also I happened to have that title and meta character counting functionality built-in, but this plugin beats everything. That snipped preview is killer and overall, Joost, your plugin is super sexy!

    Friday is 24+ hours ahead, but it seems as its in 2020.

    Can’t wait to get it in my very own hands.

  22. Dave from The Longest Way HomeBy Dave from The Longest Way Home on 7 October, 2010

    I signed up again, am sure I already get your newsletter. But, really don’t want to miss this :)

    Only question I have is in regard to CPU load etc. I know you are fan of VPN and dedicated hosting. But some of us are still on shared hosting until our revenues allow for an upgrade.

    Any idea if your SEO plugin will require more resources than say AIOSEO or Headspace etc?

  23. Jim GaudetBy Jim Gaudet on 7 October, 2010

    Looks great so far, I like the Google Snippet preview, I have been working on something like that for a client, but hadn’t thought of making a plugin.

    Looks good,

  24. GazBy Gaz on 7 October, 2010

    Charging for additional functionality, like video sitemaps, sounds like a better business model better than AIOSEO pro already :) Could I suggest a microformats/rich snippets module?

  25. SharonBy Sharon on 7 October, 2010

    looking forward — can’t wait. I am too much of a novice to be a tester. But every plugin you’ve provided has enhanced my site. I am a person who doesn’t know html and just started my site 2 years ago. Thanks, in large part, to your plugins, your newsletter and your advice I have watched my traffic increase 400%

  26. Athul @JuniorheroBy Athul @Juniorhero on 7 October, 2010

    Looking to try it…. Your plugins are very cool. But SEO Friendly images not working on my WP 3.0.1 + Thesis theme

    • Robert VaynerBy Robert Vayner on 8 October, 2010

      hmm, on thesis as well , will be testing this plugin today in my sandbox environment with my .

      hope to update with some good news..

      Athul, i assume your on thesis 1.8 already ..

      is this a clean install with no hacks , are you using a child theme/skin ,many other plugins? or is there anything specific that may not play well with the plugin in your opinion or research you performed ? any visible error’s ? whats happening when you activate it ?

  27. CliffBy Cliff on 8 October, 2010

    Can’t wait to try this plugin out, when is the launch date?

  28. tonyknuckles@113tidbitsBy tonyknuckles@113tidbits on 8 October, 2010

    Anticipating the newsletter this morning. hoping it’s in my box as I’m typing this. So will your other “robots” and “meta” plugins be automatically disabled or will they just need to be “disabled” from the admin panel?

  29. René GreveBy René Greve on 8 October, 2010

    I’m looking forward your newsletter today!

  30. Andy Max JensenBy Andy Max Jensen on 8 October, 2010

    When will the newsletter arrive today? ;-)

  31. DanBy Dan on 8 October, 2010

    Thanks Yoast you legend!

  32. Robert VaynerBy Robert Vayner on 8 October, 2010

    last night instead of counting sheep to fall espleep i was counting all the benefits and power i am about to be handed for free .

    This will truly be Joost de Valk (just a walk ;0) in the park of seo..

  33. ReneBy Rene on 8 October, 2010

    Looks very, very nice! Are you still working with StudioPress? If so, is there any chance this will be integrated into the Genesis Theme Framework? If not, is there a chance to import meta desc’s/titles from Genesis into your plugin ?

    • Tracey in INBy Tracey in IN on 10 October, 2010

      This is my question, too. I’ve just started doing a few sites with the Genesis framework.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 11 October, 2010

      Yes I’ve already been talking to the StudioPress guys to make sure this works with Genesis too, I expect an update on that in a few days.

      • Keith BellBy Keith Bell on 20 October, 2010

        Will Genesis SEO settings conflict with your SEO plugin? Should I just disable all the setting in Genesis SEO and default to your plugin? I haven’t received anything from Studio press about this.

        Thanks again

  34. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 8 October, 2010

    You all should have received it in your inbox by now. If not, drop me an email and I’ll send you the link.

    • RamoonusBy Ramoonus on 9 October, 2010

      I haven`t recieved it

      • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 9 October, 2010

        If you still hadn’t, I’ve emailed you a link directly now.

        • RamoonusBy Ramoonus on 10 October, 2010

          Thank you very much!

          • GregBy Greg on 10 October, 2010

            I haven’t receive it too.

  35. DavidBy David on 8 October, 2010

    Loving it so far and it has loads of potential. But I can’t get the on-page SEO description field to insert. The title behaves as it should, but the meta description field doesn’t appear to be inserting and doesn’t appear in the published page source code.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 8 October, 2010

      That’s weird, for posts, or pages? Any specific URL I could check? feel free to email so we can bugfix.

    • DavidBy David on 9 October, 2010

      For the record, it is working after all. User error.

  36. Chuck ReynoldsBy Chuck Reynolds on 9 October, 2010

    Currently don’t see it replacing the default title on home page or posts. This is with or without the title settings templates in place.

    Also seeing “index,follow,,noodp,noydir” with the two commas in there. This happens on pages & posts.

    Need more time to test the xml sitemap and stuff… gotta go. But I like this plugin already and it’s a long time overdue. Should work in some Authority Labs data on Focus keywords ;)

    I’m assuming that will get more work in the future, as most people don’t truly understand what keyword to choose… more like a better version of scribe perhaps? #interested!

    Anyways… goin good man… I’ll keep testing away.

  37. Keith BellBy Keith Bell on 9 October, 2010

    Brilliant work. Thanks very much. The snippet preview will help many of us who do not have the SEO world nailed yet.

  38. jukoozBy jukooz on 9 October, 2010

    Yoast, please do what You can to add your plugin to SEO Data Transporter.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 9 October, 2010

      That’s already in progress :)

  39. Berrie PelserBy Berrie Pelser on 9 October, 2010

    Joost, can your plugin get data from WPSEO or SEO Booster Pro? And is the plugin WPMU (network) compatible? I will try ans test the plugin!

    Thx!

  40. Graeme WilsonBy Graeme Wilson on 9 October, 2010

    Nice plugin! It already beats All-In-One-SEO plugin, in my humble opinion.

    One slight problem: Breadcrumbs doesn’t appear to work with Hybrid 0.8 theme. The site I’m building is using a child theme which uses Hybrid. Breadcrumbs are defaulting to Hybrid, even when I switch on “Try to add automatically”. I set the separator between breadcrumbs to “-” so that it is different that the Hybrid “/”.

    Any suggestions? I’m happy to try direct code tweaks in the SEO plugin code or add actions/filters to my functions.php for the child theme.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 9 October, 2010

      Hmm I don’t have a Hybrid test site running at the moment, the problem is that my breadcrumbs function doesn’t overwrite the Hybrid one? I think when I first built it Hybrid didn’t have breadcrumbs functionality yet…

    • ElioBy Elio on 9 October, 2010

      Graeme, try removing the Hybrid Breadcrumbs using


      remove_action( 'hybrid_before_content', 'hybrid_breadcrumb' );

      You can also use the filter hook breadcrumb_trail to filter it.

      • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 9 October, 2010

        Thx Elio! I should probably do that in the plugin and replace it with my own breadcrumb, right? :)

        • ElioBy Elio on 9 October, 2010

          Probably. I would filter it rather than removing the action, since the breadcrumbs could be hooked to other locations in Hybrid. The remove_action mentioned is just to remove the default placement.
          Just subscribed to your newsletter. Always find some good stuff here but for one reason or the other I haven’t subscribed yet. My bad. Am I still entitled to test the plugin? :D
          I think this one will replace my custom version of Hybrid’s SEO panel, where I added a character counter and an input to add a custom canonical URL for certain posts. Loving that snippet preview. Finally we won’t have to jump to another site to test it.

  41. Miguel RodriguezBy Miguel Rodriguez on 9 October, 2010

    aaahh…awesome plugin! Replaces quite a few single hacks and plugins I have been using separately. thanks Yoast!

    Two things:
    1. with your plugin I can enforce a trailing slash for pages and categories. However, in the xml sitemap pages and category urls are still being written without the trailing slash. At least that´s what´s happening here. My permalink structure is /%category%/%postname%.html (in case it matters).

    2. Category descriptions via meta description template are not being inserted at all

    and a suggestion:
    why not also work in a check box to get rid of the default “/category/” part in the permalinks?

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 9 October, 2010

      1. That’s a bug indeed, adding to the list, will fix :)

      2. They should be, are you running an object caching plugin like W3TC? If so, clear all its caches and see if it works then. I’m still working on a way to clear the specific cache, as clearing ALL caches when you update just 1 description is a very “rough” method.

      3. Making categories top level? To be honest, while I agree that it might LOOK better in a lot of cases, it often causes a lot of WordPress mayhem too. Let me look into it though.

      • Miguel RodriguezBy Miguel Rodriguez on 9 October, 2010

        1. awesome

        2. nope. No caching plugin whatsoever. Actually, your plugin is the only one installed. I don´t think it´s a caching issue as the other meta templates do work without any problems. Only the meta description is missing completely on category pages. Also checked on a clean default theme to be sure. I´m running the latest WP version btw.

        3. Thanks. I´ve been using Fortes´ little Top Level Category plugin for every blog I built so far (more than 30 over the last 4 years) and never encountered a problem. But I understand your concern. Still, would be great to have the choice. Maybe with a big caution sign right next to the checkbox? ;)

      • Miguel RodriguezBy Miguel Rodriguez on 4 November, 2010

        Hey Joost,

        not sure if this should bee fixed by now but the xml sitemap problem with the missing trailing slash for category and page urls is still there. I´m using version 0.1.3. Thanks

  42. GraemeBy Graeme on 9 October, 2010

    Thanks for the suggestion Elio. Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to have done the trick. I will look again later, and maybe dig through both the hybrid code (and forums – see if Justin or anyone with more experience than me with Hybrid and WordPress) has tried getting this going. I suspect that all I need to do is add in a call to a function in the WordPress SEO plugin where the breadcrumbs are created… :)

    Joost … if the functionality works for ticking a box to add it to Hybrid, then it will save a few headaches for people who don’t understand the functions.php.

  43. GraemeBy Graeme on 9 October, 2010

    Re. Hybrid: No luck so far

    Adding the following to functions.php: add_action('hybrid_before_content','yoast_breadcrumb_output',11);

    Returns: Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, 'yoast_breadcrumb_output' was given in /home/privlab9/public_html/hosted/inglesgratis.info/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 395

    Seemed valid enough to me ;)

    • ElioBy Elio on 9 October, 2010

      if I can get my hands on the plugin I will test it with Hybrid and we’ll see why these kids are not getting along :D

    • ElioBy Elio on 10 October, 2010

      Joost, Graeme, adding the following to the functions.php of a Hybrid child theme will display your breadcrumbs:

      add_filter('breadcrumb_trail','ilc_breadcrumb');
      function ilc_breadcrumb(){
      yoast_breadcrumb();
      }

      However, can’t filter it from within the class. Apart from the solution above, it will only work with something like
      add_filter('breadcrumb_trail',create_function('', 'yoast_breadcrumb();'));
      placed int wp-seo.php. I assume this quirk is some kind of bug?
      And yeah, the plugin looks awesome!!!

      • GraemeBy Graeme on 10 October, 2010

        Thanks for the help Elio, however it still doesn’t add a trail per se. All I get is : Refranes en Inglés (that’s the ‘raw’ HTML).

  44. costinBy costin on 9 October, 2010

    I want to try the new seo plugin. I’m on your mailing list as from today.

    Thank you!

  45. GraemeBy Graeme on 9 October, 2010

    Ok, a couple more quick comments, aside from Hybrid.

    1. I like the functionality in XML Sitemaps which adds the auto-detect code for sitemaps to the WordPress robots.txt output: Sitemap: http://graemewilson.co.nz/sitemap.xml.gz

    2. You option to ‘Hide WordPress Generator’ merely removes the version number. The site still proclaims that it is WordPress. I think it would be better to remove it completely, so your function wpseo_fix_generator($generator) simple becomes return '';. (Some sources say to add remove_action( 'wp_head', 'wp_generator' ); to functions.php, but for some reason this won’t work for me… hooray for features that don’t work they way they should! Source for this stuff: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/cleaning-up-wp_head)

    2a. (With the rest of the header cleanup, it would be nice to remove the theme meta entry also… there doesn’t appear to be a filter called ‘the_theme’ though, unless I overlooked it)

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 11 October, 2010

      Hey Graeme,

      1: is actually not needed. My plugin automatically pings Google, Bing and Yahoo! with the URL to your sitemap. Adding it to your robots.txt only helps scrapers after that.

      2: There’s a reason I do this: WordPress would like to know how much users they have, the only reason I remove it is because I don’t want people to know the version number…

      2a: That’s theme specific, so can’t do that.

  46. GraemeBy Graeme on 10 October, 2010

    My last comment seems to have gone to dev:null… ok, so I’ve done some more digging into Joost’s well commented code [ ;) ]… and see the hybrid hook add_action('hybrid_before_content','yoast_breadcrumb_output',10,1); in the file class-breadcrumbs.php. However, a search of ‘yoast_breadcrumb_output’ fails to find a function by the name… should it be calling something else?

    I’m having trouble finding where the breadcrumbs are actually generated. If I add the following to functions.php I get something:


    add_action('hybrid_before_content','yoast_breadcrumb_output',10,1);

    function yoast_breadcrumb_output() {
    yoast_breadcrumb('','', true);
    }

    But it generates no links, only “: Frases de Amor y Pasion” ( : Frases de Amor y Pasion) I’ll leave this live for on the website for now.

    My other comment, that bit the dust, was suggesting adding the sitemaps autodetect to robots.txt, as the XML Sitemaps generator does (e.g. Sitemap: http://graemewilson.co.nz/sitemap.xml.gz).

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 11 October, 2010

      Your comment got spammed unfortunately, obviously fixed that ;)

  47. DonnaBy Donna on 10 October, 2010

    Does anyone know how to get this to work with thesis? When using allinoneseo it seems to override the seo options but this plugin doesn’t. If anyone does manage to modify this. Please post the fix. Thanks

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 11 October, 2010

      Working with Chris on making it work.

  48. Comparativa de BancosBy Comparativa de Bancos on 10 October, 2010

    Incompatibility with Vaultpress when importing.
    If someone is importing configuration from headspace and have vaultpress, deactivate vaultpress during the import process because it start backing up everthing and the server cannot handle it.

    BR

  49. AntonioBy Antonio on 10 October, 2010

    When importing from Headspace, the Title of the Categories is not imported…

  50. Viaje de Novios ArgentinaBy Viaje de Novios Argentina on 10 October, 2010

    I have been using most of your plugins for a while.. this is looking really promessiong :)!

  51. WpHeyBy WpHey on 11 October, 2010

    looks quite different from existing SEO plugin, would like to give it a try after it released.

  52. Classifieds For FreeBy Classifieds For Free on 11 October, 2010

    Thanks for very good plugin. I am going to use it. I hope it will be better then other seo plugin.

  53. DailyTUTBy DailyTUT on 11 October, 2010

    Expecting a launch soon :) all the best for your bug free plugin release in near future.

  54. cottonBy cotton on 11 October, 2010

    Any chance for a late invitation to the party? Missed the betarelase while on a holiday, but would really like to test it.

  55. Tracey in INBy Tracey in IN on 11 October, 2010

    Am I too late for the party? I can test with Genesis.

  56. Marco BrennnBy Marco Brennn on 12 October, 2010

    HI Yoast,

    nice plugin :-) But I had some whishes for it. An separated XML Sitemap for Images and Videos.

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 12 October, 2010

      Video’s will be a paid module that’s going to be released after this plugin is stable, images are already in the generated XML sitemap itself.

      • Marco BrennnBy Marco Brennn on 13 October, 2010

        HI Yoast,

        sounds great. Isn´t it better to move images out of the standard xml sitemap to an own?

        • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 13 October, 2010

          No they actually belong to the standard sitemap markup now :)

  57. SebastianBy Sebastian on 12 October, 2010

    Obviously I wasnt on your list last friday, could you let me test nevertheless?

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 12 October, 2010

      Check the last post on the blog, beta is now actually public :)

  58. GerardBy Gerard on 12 October, 2010

    Joost,

    Thanks for the great plugin. I strated using it straight away. My knowledge of WP en SEO is minimal.

    I changed the permalinks as per suggestion by the plugin to the name version (/archives/%postname%) but now it shows the postname in the title bar but followed by &laquo. Is this some strange thing out of WP or something I did wrong?

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 12 October, 2010

      permalinks and titles should not influence each other, so now I’m confused :)

  59. costinBy costin on 13 October, 2010

    I was previously using XML sitemap plugin but now switched to this one. I had an sitemap.xml.gz format but your plugin is not using archived format. From what I read at Google, they prefer the xml.gz extension.
    What’s your opinion on this?

    Thank you!

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 14 October, 2010

      If all is well it creates both and automatically pings Google with the .gz version…

  60. costinBy costin on 13 October, 2010

    On a page I’ve filled the SEO title but after updating the page at the end of the title tag I have also the blog name added automatically. Is that normal?

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 14 October, 2010

      No, but that probably means that in your theme, there’s more than just wp_title(”); inbetween the <title> </title> tags… Remove that and you should be good.

  61. qkinBy qkin on 14 October, 2010

    I’m without time to review this entire article right now. I’ll surely give it a go when I’m freed up.

    But the ability to configure titles for multiple pages option, at the very least, have pagination of sorts, I think would help a lot of peoples sites, seo wise. Most wordpress sites have a lot of pages that are not on google because of this unfortunately overlook from the wordpress developers.

    Other then that, good luck.

  62. costinBy costin on 16 October, 2010

    I’ve changed the line with . Is this correct? I don’t have any other setting made to the plugin. Until I made an update today I had the impression that is working properly. After the update the SEO title is the same as post title plus “-blog name” even though I’ve writtem a custom SEO title.

    Another thing that I’ve noticed is that the focus keyword is case sensitive. If the focus keyword start with the uppercase in the SEO title and in the focus keyword space it’s starts with small letters, the plugin says that I dont’s have the focus keyword in SEO title- strange.

  63. Channa ConnollyBy Channa Connolly on 18 October, 2010

    Joost – you are THE man :0) I also follow your Magento SEO work…
    I’m exciting to port my sites over to your SEO plugin…any chance there is an import function in the works for Platinum SEO pack plugin? (a fork of AIOSEO)

  64. KurtBy Kurt on 21 October, 2010

    I never got the link to your beta plugin, but I look forward to experimenting with it. Right now I am having an issue with AIOSEO that I am hoping your plugin will solve for me. Let me explain: AIOSEO puts the meta description well below the meta title and I would like to bring it up to be immediately under the title. Does your plugin put the title and description meta along the top of each page? I sure hope so, as I would like to move from AIOSEO for this and other issues over the years.

    What determines the location of the meta, as I am insulated from this to a point with WordPress sites. Is there a way to make it appear right under the on each page?

    Thanks.

    KUrt

  65. KurtBy Kurt on 21 October, 2010

    I tried your plugin on http://www.californiahomesforsales.com/ and it still doesn’t place the meta description above java or css. Is there some way you could design your plugin to put the meta immediately under the meta title? That would be great. Of not, is there a way I could do this with your plugin features?

    Thanks.

    Kurt

  66. costinBy costin on 21 October, 2010

    I have used several SEO plugins on other websites but I do want to start using your plugin for a new website. Because it’s almost ready I would like to benefit from all the features advertised for your plugin. Even though I’m more than happy for merging several plugins in just one, I noticed that from the last update it still has some issues.

    Could you please advise all of us when the plugin will have another update or at least when we’ll get some answers here or on the forums.

    I really appreciate your work, your plugins development and I know that you may be busy with other projects too.

    Thank you!

    • Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 21 October, 2010

      There’ll be many more updates, of course, we’re not quite close to release yet :)

  67. costinBy costin on 21 October, 2010

    Thank you! That was a fast answer:)
    The main issue that we are dealing with is the one with the SEO Title being automatically overwritten, even though I’ve changed the content between title as you suggested.

    I really wanted to start this website with this plugin and not to use other SEO plugin + another 3 or 4 of your plugins.

    It would be nice to keep us posted of the development stage because some of us will depend on this plugin.

    Thank you again!

  68. Keith BellBy Keith Bell on 24 October, 2010

    Will Genesis SEO settings conflict with your SEO plugin? Should I just disable all the setting in Genesis SEO and default to your plugin?

    Thanks again

  69. Bolder SportsBy Bolder Sports on 25 October, 2010

    I am going to checkout this plugin on my site i am really really thanks to you thank you again..!

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