SEOPressor is a WordPress plugin that helps with the on-page optimization of your blog posts and pages. You might be thinking: “Why wouldn’t I just use All-in-One-SEO or a similar, free SEO plugin?” The good news is that the plugin in today’s review is very different from other SEO plugins. The question is: What does it do, exactly and more importantly: Is it worth buying?
Read on and watch the video below to find out just that.
SEOPressor installs like any plugin for WordPress does. Once you’ve set it up, it has two funcions: Automation and “Consultation”. Here are those two features in more detail:
SEOPressor for On-Page SEO Automation
For “normal” or manual blogging use, the plugin can automatically add bold, underline, and italic text-decoration to your keyword throghout a post or page (in this case, you specify the target keyword for each individual case). It can also add the keyword to the post or page title and it can add it as an alt-text to any images you include in the post.
If you are familiar with the principles of on-page optimization, you’ll recognize these as some important factors that search engines pay attention to. The text-decoration is one factor that helps search engines determine what keywords to rank your page for, the page title is perhaps the most important on-page SEO factor and image alt-tags can also help keep all of your content relevant to the target keyword.
For auto-blogs, you can also enter one or several keywords and set SEOPressor to automatically text-decorate those keywords as they appear in each new post.
On-the-Fly SEO “Advice”
The second major feature this plugin brings with it is that it keeps track of all on-page factors for any post or page you create or edit and presents you with a “score-card” and suggestions for improving your SEO. Here’s an example of what that looks like:
As you can see, it’s telling me which factors I’m getting right and where there’s still room for improvement. It also keeps track of the keyword density on the page (i.e. how often does the target keyword occur compared to the total number of words) and warns the user if the density is too low or too high.
I particularly like this feature because I’m too lazy to calculate keyword density myself, but I’m aware that it shouldn’t be too high. So, before using SEOPressor, I was always a bit nervous about this factor. Can I repeat the keyword again or do I need to change the sentence around, so that I can use a different word? Is this too much or too little? Now, each time I hit “Save Draft” or “Update”, the scorecard refreshes and I see exactly where I’m standing.
Here’s a video with a quick demonstration of how SEOPressor is used. I also briefly talk about the actual test-results I got with it, so make sure you watch this:
Of course, no review on IM Impact would be complete without me complaining about something, so here goes:
1) There are one or two suggestions that SEOPressor makes, that I don't agree with. For one, it advocates "Page Rank Hoarding", by adding a "nofollow" tag to your external links. I don't agree with this for several reasons, not the least of which is that it's bascially "unethical". You want others to link to you with dofollow links, right? So, don't attach nofollows to your links. I'll explain more about why I'm against PR hoarding in a separate article.
2) Many WordPress themes automatically place your post title in H1 tags. SEOPressor will still tell you that you don't have your keyword in an H1 tag and that you should add one, in this case. Not tragic, but not optimal, either.
3) At $97, the price for this plugin is too high. The plugin is useful and well made, but it doesn't feel like it's worth 100 bucks. For my own products, I really believe in over-delivering and offer more than what the customer expects for the price they paid. With SEOPressor, I feel it's the other way around and it feels like you over-paid for what you're getting.
Overall, SEOPressor does what it's supposed to do: It helps you with on-page optimization which in turn helps with getting your pages ranked. On-page SEO is an important factor, but it alone will not get your pages ranked in the top spots for any keywords worth pursuing. It will, however, make your journey to the top quicker.
In my opinion, whether you should purchase SEOPressor or not comes down to your budget: If $97 is a large investment for you, then I can't recommend getting it.
If you use WordPress on a regular basis and have several sites out there that are already generating good revenue, then SEOPressor could be a good investment. It's a very neat tool and it's just nice to have the ongoing feedback while you create or edit posts. Use it on sites that are already making you money and you'll make your investment back in no time.
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Have you used this plugin? Do you have any further questions or comments regarding SEOPressor? Let me know in the comments!