WordPress SEO Plugin: Do We Need Another One?

People rave about the All-in-one-SEO-pack plugin, others swear the Platinum SEO plugin is the best. Then there are others who say use the Thesis theme and you don’t need any WordPress SEO plugins. And there are several other WordPress SEO plugins to choose from.

Which one is the best? Who  knows?

But wait for it…another WordPress SEO plugin is being created by Yoast.

Do we really need another one?

If it’s being created by Yoast…then YES!

Yoast’s reputation on WordPress SEO is second to none and if he is now entering the market with his own SEO plugin…then it is worth watching…very closely.

I shall be.

Yesterday Yoast blogged about Video Site Maps and how his SEO plugin will have it covered.

Check out this short video with Matt Cutts (Google) talking about the importance of video site maps:

I’m eagerly waiting for the release…are you?

Do we need another WordPress SEO plugin? Please share your views in the comments below.


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25 Responses to WordPress SEO Plugin: Do We Need Another One?

  1. Babs June 18, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    Agree that anything by Yoast is something to consider. Thanks for this – great post to retweet…
    .-= Babs´s last blog ..Using Feedburner to update subscribers =-.

    • Andrew June 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

      Thanks, Babs…for the RT.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..WordPress 3.0: Do NOT Upgrade =-.

  2. Debbie June 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I am just beginning to get the courage for video’s. I was wondering if maybe that being the case, is this something I should be thinking about.
    You being the very knowledgable guy you are I just thought I would ask your opinion.
    Thanks Andrew for the information and always keeping me up dated on the new information and plug ins.
    .-= Debbie @ Happy Maker´s last blog ..Personal forgiveness – the road to happiness within =-.

    • Andrew June 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm #


      Start your videos now!

      I’s expecting big things from Yoast with his new plugin.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..WordPress 3.0: Do NOT Upgrade =-.

  3. Kevin Pavilonis June 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    Looking forward to this one, I’ll have to try this one out, thanks for sharing the information.

    – Kevin

    • Andrew June 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

      You are welcome, Kevin.

      I’m looking forward to it as well.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..WordPress 3.0: Do NOT Upgrade =-.

  4. John Soares June 18, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    I’d need to see some clear evidence that it will do a better job for SEO than the Thesis theme I use for my blogs.

    I’ll keep reading here for further details…
    .-= John Soares´s last blog ..Selling Information Products Weekend Reading 2010-06-18 =-.

    • Andrew June 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

      Yeah- hopefully Yoast will provide a lot of evidence.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..You CAN Do It =-.

  5. Nile June 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    I do not mind more plugins. What I would like to see is someone put all the goodness of each SEO plugin into one mondo project – why? Well, it makes things far more simple. People are using 15-30 of the same plugins from the WordPress plugin Repository.

    Why not beef up the ones we have that are useful. Plugin developers could tag team and just make one heck of a plugin!
    .-= Nile´s last blog ..Freelancing in College =-.

    • Andrew June 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm #


      That would take too much sense!

      Seriously, perhaps that is what Yoast is doing – let’s hope so, yes?

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..WordPress 3.0: Backup Before You Upgrade =-.

  6. Rhys June 21, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    Yoast is one of the most respected members of the WordPress community & has some great knowledge when it comes to SEO. To be honest & replying to above comment, I’d trust his opinion a lot more than Thesis!
    .-= Rhys´s last blog ..Why Bounce Rate Should Never Be a Ranking Factor =-.

    • Andrew June 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm #


      I couldn’t agree more.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..WordPress 3.0: Backup Before You Upgrade =-.

  7. Bruce June 21, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    I like these plugins and want to try this one. We all need all the traffic help we can get. I host with DreamHost and they tell me it is a violation of my TOS to use these plugins! I was surprised and even shocked when they removed them. I am looking for a new host. Any Ideas?

    • Andrew June 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm #


      I find what DreamHost say quite staggering. These plugins are used by thousands!

      I like Bluehost – not too expensive, reliable and they allow domain add-ons for just $10.

      .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..WordPress 3.0: Backup Before You Upgrade =-.

  8. Luqman June 25, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    I think all in one SEO is okay with me, but if Yoast SEO plugin is better than all in one SEO, then, I will go for Yoast SEO plugin.

  9. Chad July 30, 2010 at 4:27 am #

    I have been using a LOT of video on my blog in the last few months because it comes natural to me most of the time and my readers seem to love it, but I have also been worrying about what seo benefits I am losing.

    Will be interesting to see what happens.

    • Andrew July 31, 2010 at 7:49 am #


      I like doing video as well so am looking forward to see what Yoast does.


  10. Haroun Kola August 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    I’m just getting into video blogging and looking through all of the video sitemap creation plugins, I found only one by Amit that I can’t get working on my site. So I’d be excited to use his plugin. I see that he’s using it on his site already, and created a site map, http://yoast.com/video_sitemap.xml

    I can’t wait to get a hold of it. Will you announce it here when it’s live?

    • Andrew August 22, 2010 at 7:14 am #


      Thanks for dropping by. I shall annouce it here.


  11. Haroun Kola August 22, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Thanks Andrew, and for the guides too. I’ll read em and get back to you about them, a pity about my spelling errors in the above comment. But I think you get the message 🙂

    • Andrew August 26, 2010 at 10:38 am #


      You are welcome, re: guides. I hope they help.


  12. Prasenjit June 12, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Absolutely right. Anything by Yoast is a real gem. So I am waiting for the official release of the WordPressSeo Plugin. Though I have Thesis on my blog and I hear that Thesis is in-compatible with the WordPressSeo plugin by Yoast, I am eagerly waiting.


    • Andrew June 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm #


      I’m waiting as well…although it is available I feel it is not stable enough.


  13. Maude September 29, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    Google is getting smarter by the second. Do you think without these seo plugins, no wp site may rank? What’s the implications of not using one?

    • Andrew October 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm #


      Implications of not using one?



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