Congratulations to Michael Torbert as the All In One SEO Plugin recently reached the 10 million downloads milestone. That’s a heck of a lot of downloads with Akismet being about 1.24 million away from reaching the same milestone. By the way, All In One SEO reached one million downloads around January 27th, 2009.
While this is a cool achievement, I must admit that I think the AIO SEO plugin has somewhat lost the battle of being the best SEO plugin for WordPress, at least that’s my perception. Based on the people I follow on Twitter who I consider to be influential within the WordPress community and the various articles I’ve read, it seems as though the WordPress SEO By Yoast plugin is currently the one to use. Recently, the only mentions of AIO that I’ve seen are from people looking for comparisons between the two. That doesn’t detract from AIO being a useful plugin, but those are the observations I’ve made over the past few months.
Are you using either of these plugins? I don’t use them and I don’t know much about the innards of SEO so I’ll have to take your word for which is better.