I have the All in One SEO plugin installed on all of my WordPress websites. It’s a free plugin from Semper Fi Web Design that makes the process of SEO much easier and automated. However, up until today, I wasn’t really harnessing the power of the plugin on my websites.
For most of my sites, I was basically using the default settings that come with the plugin. Each post/page title would be listed as the article title, and I didn’t add a meta description sentence for individual posts. I figured Google and Yahoo would be smart enough to pick up the content and rank it accordingly.
Although it’s worked fairly well, it’s silly not to use this plugin to its fullest. From here out, I plan to add a different page title and description instead of the default, which was the post title and the first 160 or so characters of the post. Usually that would be a lead in, but not really the meat of the post.
Over the next few months, I will monitor the percentage of my traffic that comes from search to see if it increases as a result of my efforts. With many people using WordPress for various websites, blogs, and mini sites, it doesn’t really make sense not to install the All in One SEO plugin – and once it’s installed, it’s silly not to use it.