Before you depart with your hard earned cash to buy the Seopressor Plugin, read my review and discover how you can get the same functionality for free! Hint, hint, you have to read this article to the end to discover that one 😉
I first came across the Seopressor plugin some months ago as I worked on a site for a client (for more about that aspect of my online life see >Custom Designs<) and shortly after that some spammy affiliate left a completely unrelated comment here on this blog. Note to comment spammers: If you want to promote something, this is the way to do it:
- Do write a good review that covers the plus and minus points on your own site.
- Do read my post you want to leave a comment on first.
- Do leave a relevant comment on my blog post with a link under ‘website’ to your own review.
- Don’t write up a non-sensical comment with umpteen affiliate links in it and hope to get it approved – it will not happen!
Rant over, back to the topic at hand: Seopressor 😉
Here first the list of things that Seopressor does and what I think about them:
Bolds, italicizes and underlines your keywords automatically.
The bit that bothers me here is ‘automatically’, meaning that every time your keyword or keyword phrase appears on a page it is either bolded, italicized or underlined. And yes, you can configure this a bit, but only side wide, not on a per post / page basis. Now I do use this method manually, mainly for the benefit of those readers that just ‘fly’ over the content, looking for something that might catch their interest and yes, I keep an eye on it that the keyword is included from time to time in this ‘treatment’ but I wouldn’t want to automize it completely. It makes a page not only looking very ‘spammy’ but makes it also more difficult to read for real human beings. So yes, whilst I am all for using bold, bullets and similar, I would never automate this process. As for the importance of it for on page SEO, it is really only one, very minor, part of the whole Google Algorithm which takes, allegedly, 200+ factors in account. And overdoing one of these aspects might actually do more harm then good.
Adds your keywords automatically as alt-tag to images
That is neat, no doubt, but me thinks it would look more naturally if the alt tag reads ‘Keyword-Image’ and not only ‘Keyword’, but I might be wrong.
Checks Keyword Density and Placement
Whilst ideal keyword density is highly discussed and surrounded by a lot of internet myths, making sure that your keyword or keyword phrases actually appears in your text is important. I have been known to write on and on and on about >keyword< without mentioning it more than once or twice. Also good practice is to mention your keyword / phrase always in the first and last paragraph and so many times in between as it makes sense for a human reader. Throw in some related LSI keywords and you are good to go, but don’t get hang up on keyword density as a percentage.
Analyses Title, H1, H2 and H3 Tags
Basically the tool checks if your keywords are in your sub-headings or not. I am a big offender on this one, I normally use simply bold to head my sub-sections and so far it works great, perhaps Google takes that into account also? Like in <If no H-tags, then go to B-tags!>?
Analyses Internal Links
Basically the Seopressor plugin tells you if you have or haven’t linked to another page on your site. As most of us do that either manually or use already another, free, plugin for this, that aspect will not be relevant to many people. Nor speaking of the Keyword Strategy plugin, which is not free, but does a great job in linking your content intelligently.
And what about Seopressors’ famous ‘SEO Score’?
A neat feature that calculates and updates a ‘SEO Score’ for each post and page, taking in account the points mentioned above. Now that sounds great, but the creator of this plugin, somebody called Daniel Tan, states also in his sales copy that it is a
‘Secret Algorithm That Correlates With Google. SEOPressor’s algorithm has been tested and proven to closely match how Google ranks websites.’
Now that is typical internet marketing B…S in my books, first of all Google updates its algorithm continuously, apparently several hundred times a year, including the minor tweaks, no plugin can stay so close to match that. More likely the ‘SEO Score’ is based on what the plugin does and if the internal checklist is done, it is at 100% …
Actually with $47 for a single site license and $97 for an unlimited domain license this is quite an expensive plugin, especially if you keep in mind that you can get the same functionality for free (see below).
Summary: It is not a bad plugin, but you can get the same functionality by using this free plugin >WordPress SEO by Yoast< and its On Page SEO Analysis, so no need to fork money out for Seopressor! Seriously, there is nothing that Seopressor does that the free plugin doesn’t do, Seopressor might look perhaps a tad prettier in your dashboard, but that is all. And actually, the free plugin has MORE functionalities than Seopressor, but that is worth another review. If you don’t want to miss it, there is a handy sign-up form in the footer of this blog 😉
Recommended reading: >This Article< by SeoMoz explains proper on page optimization for SEO purposes in detail. Highly recommended!
Oops?! Where are the affiliate links for Seopressor?
There are none, despite their ‘irresistible’ offer of a yummy 70% commission, I put only affiliate links up for products and services I can recommend 100% 😉 If you still want to spend money on Seopressor, just do a Google search for >’Seopressor Review'< and make some other affiliate marketer happy 😉
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