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  1. mark k.

    I’m using the AIO, and some very old version of it, for my clients and no one complains. IMO the basic functionality supplied answers all the SEO needs of a small site.

    yoast plugin has too many features and too many options. It might be the best solution out there if you have a dedicated SEO expert which handles your site, but it just too needlessly complex to be used by someone who don’t know much about SEO.


  2. I use All in One SEO on all of my wordpress blogs. I agree with Mark, yoast has way to many options, some that are necessary and some are not.


  3. I switched my site and my customers to the Yoast plugin about 6 months ago. I leave the settings pretty much on default. One of the nicest features of this plugin is that you can see how the post will be shown in a Google search. This makes it easy to understand what you need to do. I really like this plugin.


  4. I recently started using the Yoast plugin a few months ago on some of my new sites but have All-in-one on all my other older sites. I like the Yoast feature which shows how how the title will look in a Google search and the help in selecting a focus keyword. I haven’t experimented around with the other features yet, but some look interesting.

  5. Kevin

    Hi Jeffro, Kevin Stacey here..

    That’s an amazing milestone for AIO and as far as the debate between the two I think it’s a matter of preference. AIO is simpler in nature and worry-free, but the Yoast plugin offers many more options for those who want to tinker. For effective WordPress SEO onpage optimization, free plugins like All in One SEO Pack and WordPress SEO By Yoast are really great as they lay down the basic SEO foundation for a WordPress site, but every blog is different and nothing works best for everyone.

    I always suggest looking at a side-by-side comparison of the best seo plugins for WordPress in order to make an informed decision of what the best plugin is for that blogger and their website’s specific needs.

    Here’s my most recent write-up on the subject:

    SEO Pressor vs Easy WP SEO vs Scribe SEO
    http://www.bestseopluginforwordpress.com/wordpress-seo/the-best-seo-plugin-for-wordpress/

    Check it out and let me know what you think.

    Great article btw…I’ll be referencing this post on my main blog.


  6. I have massive respect to Yoast and he definitely nailed the SEO plugin, however I prefer AIO over Yoast.

    10M downloads definitely speaks for itself and that is going to be very hard to beat, as you mentioned Jeffro, Akismet didn’t even reach that and it’s also default plugin on top of that.

    Only one can talk the talk and walk the walk 10,010,519 times ;)

    Cheers,
    Emil


  7. @Kevin – FYI for your domain name:

    For various reasons related to our WordPress trademark, we ask if you’re going to start a site about WordPress or related to it that you not use “WordPress” in the domain name.

    If they’re not WordPress.com, WordPress.net, WordPress.org, WordPress.tv, or WordPressFoundation.org, they’re not allowed,

    http://wordpress.org/about/domains/

    Cheers,
    Emil


  8. @Kevin: Your “most recent write-up”, as you call it, is nothing more than an affiliate marketing website. To suggest there’s some value in your comparison is a bit of a stretch since you haven’t included the most widely used SEO plugins – AIO and Yoast’s.


  9. @Kurt
    Well I vouch for WordPress SEO by yoast..though I would say it’s good for advanced user…as there are many feature which many Blogger might not use.. All in one SEO is like a CULT SEO plugin and will be there for long.. Though Yoast should make it simple instead of giving two options.. What do you think @kurt?


  10. I compared Yoast and AIO about 6-10 months ago and Yoast broke things that AIO didn’t, along with some other SEO issues that AIO works on that Yoast didn’t. The couple of problems was a HUGE deal for SEO – thus I stick with AIO.

    Yoast doesn’t quite have it yet. I should do a new comparison shortly.

    All I remember is lower-level SEOs would like Yoast better because everything is all there in the plug in but the better SEOs stick with AIO.


  11. PS: The other SEO plugins don’t even come close to AIO or Yoast. Shouldn’t even be mentioned.

    ALSO Built-in-Theme SEO really blows.


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