Most everyone who has a website knows about, and worries about, search engine optimization (SEO). There is certainly no shortage of tools available either, especially for WordPress users. There are “all-in-one” solutions like All in One SEO Pack, Platinum SEO, and WordPress SEO. There are niche solutions like SEO Smart Links, SEO Friendly Images, and many more.
Skyrocket SEO recently conducted a survey to see what tools people are actually using. They put their results together and created an infographic that shows what the “experts” are using. It provides some good insight into tools you may not have been familiar with and also into what the current thinking is and how fast these things move. For instance, 85% would change software if something better came along. BuzzStream tied MajesticSEO for the most used software with 32% usage, while only 7% used Screaming Frog.
The infographic is posted below (click to enlarge it). If you have other tools or plugins that you use then let us know in the comments below.
If you are wondering about implementing the new Google +1 button on your website, but worried about the proper way to do it, then you may want to free up your calendar next week. Google has announced they will be holding a special, open-to-the-public webinar on Tuesday 21st at 3pm ET. This should go a long way towards clearing up some of the misconceptions and unknowns about exactly what +1 can and can’t do for a web site. For instance, there is a lot of speculation about +1 being a boon for SEO by raising the search ranking of pages. But, Google can be very particular and very unforgiving about how their apps are displayed on sites – often banning users from Adsense for unknown reasons.
Google claims they will answer such questions as “how do you make sure this experience is user friendly? Where should you position the +1 button? How do you make sure the correct URL is getting +1’d?” The webinar will be conducted by Google Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan. He will cover “technical implementation details as well as best practices to ensure the button has maximum impact.”
You will need to register for the event, which you can do here.
If you don’t, or can’t, attend then you can find some good information on +1 embedding code over at this unofficial Google blog. If you just want automatic imtegration of +1 along with other sharing buttons like Twitter and Facebook, among others, then check out Socialize plugin for WordPress, which has already done an excellent integration of +1.
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