Are you also confused about which plugin to choose for your WordPress site? Are you looking for the right plugin to ease your job? You have come to the right place.
WordPress has a variety of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plugins for boosting the efficiency of your WordPress site. Two SEO solutions are rated best among all other plugins for WordPress namely- ‘All in One SEO Pack’ and ‘Yoast SEO’ (previously known as ‘WordPress SEO by Yoast’). To aggrandize your website, it is crucial to carefully study their features and choose the perfect one for your site.
Plugins enhance User Interface
Both All in One SEO Pack and Yoast SEO plugins have an excellent user interface which makes them the most likable. The All in One SEO Pack is being used by over 1 million active users and is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins of all time. It is one of the original SEO plugins for WordPress. On the other hand, Yoast SEO sets itself apart from All in One SEO Pack through some striking features. After much research, we present to you our comprehensive study comparing both of these popular plugins.
To chalk out the study, we list the following features which would be compared in both the plugins:
1. Installing and configuring
2. Content and performance analysis
3. Social media
Let us analyze each feature for your understanding.
1. Installing and configuring:
It requires patience to understand the concepts of SEO and apply them to practice in your website. Hence, it is essential for SEO plugins to be tyro-friendly. A beginner should be able to set up the plugin without requiring specialized knowledge. Let us compare both the plugins on this aspect:
a) All in One SEO Pack: Upon installing and activating this SEO plugin, it displays all its settings on a single page. Different sections on the settings page help you to deal with different settings like title settings, display settings, homepage settings, etc. The help icon adjacent to each setting pops up a pellucid description. After going through the settings, one is ready to use All in One SEO Pack.
b) Yoast SEO: After installing and activating Yoast SEO, one can open the Dashboard to launch the configuration wizard under the General tab. A step-wise setup process makes it smooth for beginners. The settings section is bifurcated into pages allocated for different settings. The help center button can be accessed in case of assistance.
2. Content and Performing Analysis:
It is necessary for a WordPress site owner to edit and preview content. Also, tools like readability and keyword density enhance the performance of the website. Each new post on your website has an SEO score. You can optimize your content for search engines with the help of plugins.
a) All in One SEO Pack: A meta box below the post editor helps to edit SEO settings. In this plugin, this meta box is straightforward. It also delivers advanced tools for each post to monitor following by search engines and indexing. One can even turn off All-in-One SEO for a specific post or page.
b) Yoast SEO: One can optimize every post on your website by using content analysis tool. Below the post editor, snippet preview of Yoast SEO meta box, content analysis, and focus keyword field are present. The snippet preview helps to view your site title and description just like in search engines. Content analysis guides you on how to increase SEO score. The meta box in Yoast SEO has two more sections.
3. Social Media:
Useful social media features allow you to handle your website socializing easily. You can edit the content appearing on your social media platforms through separate tabs for separate accounts.
a) All in One SEO Pack: Social Media feature can be activated or deactivated according to your choice. Social Meta module can be started by going to Feature Manager. A Social Meta menu item gets displayed in which your social media settings are configured. All in One SEO plugin has a vast range of social contexts in comparison to Yoast SEO. Every setting has a description which is conducive to configuring your website. An unlimited number of social media accounts can be linked.
b) Yoast SEO: You can switch between tabs to integrate your website with four favorite social tools namely- Facebook Open Graph, Twitter Cards, Pinterest Open Graph, and Google+ Publisher verification. Social media features can be located in the content analysis meta box below the WordPress, text editor.
Both SEO as well as Yoast have their own perks and negatives. It is totally dependent on the business for which they are supposed to be utilized. Pick the one suiting your needs and providing you the ease of utility.
Author Bio:- James Tredwell is a Technical SEO and Content Developer with Hopinfirst.com, one of the top iOS app development company. James is passionate about SEO, Technology and management and blogs frequently on the topics.