Somebody had to do it and Rajesh from Tech Bliss Online is the man to do it. Even though All in One SEO was the most downloaded plugin, I wasn’t quite impressed by it’s functions. Sure it took care of the basic functions, but it wasn’t versatile. There were so many other functions and features a real SEO plugin had to take care of, AllinOne SEO ignored many of them. There were some better plugins available like the Headspace one, but it was too complicated for new users of WordPress.
Rajesh has the new Platinum plugin now, which is an improvised version of the AllinOne SEO plugin. It does everything that AllinOne was doing and also some extra cool features. I’d say that this one is more closer to the real SEO plugin I was talking about. It takes care of pretty much everything, a bit more advanced than a basic SEO plugin but easy to use as well.
Here are the features.
- Optimized Post and Page Titles for search engines - Present in AllinOne SEO
- Generates all SEO relevant META tags automatically - Present in AllinOne SEO
- Helps you avoid duplicate content - Present in AllinOne SEO
- Lets you override any title and set any META description and META keywords, for any post or page - Present in AllinOne SEO
- Compatible with most other plugins, like Auto Meta, Ultimate Tag
Warrior and others.However you may have to disable All in One SEO pack
- You don’t have to fear changing permalinks. If you are not
satisfied with the current permalink, change it through
Settings–>Permalinks in your admin panel, without worrying about
loss of Page rank or google penalty.Platinum SEO plugin will take care
of issuing a 301 redirect to the new location.This is a new essential
feature, not present in All in one SEO - Absent in AllinOne SEO
- Add index, noindex, follow or nofollow, noarchive, nosnippet,
noodp, noydir meta tags to any post/page.These options are not
available in All in one SEO Pack.Find out why this option to set
post/page level Meta Robots Tag useful? – Absent in AllinOne SEO
The best part of the plugin is that it helps you to block certain pages like category, tags or any posts by Google, Yahoo and search engines by including “no index” tags at these specified pages/posts.
You don’t have to tweak Robots.txt hereafter, just select from the page as to which page/caegory is to be blocked or no indexed and the plugin does it beautifully.
So far I haven’t come across any glitches but the good thing is that unlike AllinOne SEO, Rajesh is available for support on this plugin. I would rate it a 4 our of 5 !