I was curious to know: which is better SEO plugin to develop a blog, exactly best WordPress plugin on SEO category. Two required and famous plugins for optimizes WordPress blog in Search Engine Optimization are Platinum SEO Pack and All In One SEO Plugin. Which is better plugin?
Lets take a look at main features of each: All in one SEO Pack features: (by Michael Torbert)
- Support for Custom Post Types
- Advanced Canonical URLs
- Fine tune Page Navigational Links
- Built-in API so other plugins/themes can access and extend functionality
- ONLY plugin to provide SEO Integration for WP e-Commerce sites
- Nonce Security
- Support for CMS-style WordPress installations
- Automatically optimizes your titles for search engines
- Generates META tags automatically
- Avoids the typical duplicate content found on WordPress blogs
- For beginners, you don’t even have to look at the options, it works out-of-the-box. Just install.
- For advanced users, you can fine-tune everything
- You can override any title and set any META description and any META keywords you want.
- Backward-Compatibility with many other plugins, like Auto Meta, Ultimate Tag Warrior and others.
Platinum SEO Pack features: (by Rajesh)
- Automatic 301 redirects for any permalink changes
- Canonical URLs
- Optimized Post and Page Titles for search engines
- Generates all SEO relevant META tags automatically
- Option to specify meta description and meta keywords tag for categories and tag pages. (http://techblissonline.com/wordpress-categories/)**
- Option to turn off Page title or Post title rewrites for any particular post or page(http://techblissonline.com/page-title/)**
- Option to turn off Page title or Post title format for any particular post or page
- Helps you avoid duplicate content
- Lets you override any title and set any META description and META keywords, for any post or page
- Compatible with most other plugins, like Auto Meta, Ultimate Tag Warrior and others.However you may have to disable All in One SEO pack
- You don’t have to fear changing permalinks. If you are not satisfied with the current permalink, change it through Settings->Permalinks in your admin panel, without worrying about loss of Page rank or google penalty.Platinum SEO plugin will take care of issuing a 301 redirect to the new location.This is a new essential feature, not present in All in one SEO
- Add index, noindex, follow or nofollow, noodp, noydir, noarchive, nosnippet meta tags to any post/page.These options are not available in All in one SEO Pack.Find out why this option to set post/page level Meta Robots Tag useful?
Functions, features and advantages of both the plugins almost the same. People say that Platinum SEO is a combination of the All In One (AIO) SEO and Headspace2. This plugin is mostly the All-in-one SEO pack with ideas from headspace2. Thus Platinum features more than AIO. Among the features that have by Platinum but is not owned by AIO are:
- Add index, noindex, follow or nofollow, noarchive, nosnippet, noodp, noydir meta tags to any post/page.
- Automatic 301 redirects for any permalink changes. You don’t have to fear changing permalinks
I recently moved to All in One SEO Pack and like it. Lets see how its increase my google SEO rank?? Do you have any comments? Which one is your favorite???
Update about Platinum SEO Pack on 01/10/2013:
[Updated 08/24/2014] I moved to WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast since last 5 months.