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Scribe SEO: On-Page Search Engine Optimization Plugin

Scribe SEO is an on-site search engine optimization plugin that supports multiple platforms including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.

Features: the Overview

Basically, the tool makes sure to determine the best keywords for your article and then analyzes:

  • whether the post title is the optimal (and right length) and contains the identified keywords;
  • whether your meta description is the right length and contains the identified keywords;
  • whether your content is the optimal length and has the “good” keyword density.

The first tab is the SEO score, which overviews the on-page SEO elements and analyses them:

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The second tab outlines the keyword analysis (as well as suggests some possible changes to edit your content to better optimize your article):

Here you confirm that what you’re talking about is what people are searching for (and how much).

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The best feature I really appreciated is “Alternative keywords” tab that lets you discover synonyms and related phrases (I assume it could work wonders to give you some content inspiration):

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The SERPs tab lets you preview your future published post in Google SERPs (based on your post title and meta description).

Besides that, the tool gives you some tag suggestions and overview some best SEP practices.

Where the plugin might come quite in handy:

I can imagine how it may turn useful in various cases:

  • When you want to enroll your guest bloggers into SEO optimization process;
  • Similarly, when you run a multi-author blog and want everyone to take care of his article SEO (that would be great if contributors had access to it though because in my case there didn’t, or probably I didn’t find the way for the contributors to see it);
  • When you outsource your blog content creation and want your writers to return well-optimized articles;
  • When you want to educate your contributors (or clients) and show them what SEO is in practice.

Is there anything negative to say?

Well, let me be clear. The plugin does not automate your on-page SEO process and having it installed does not mean you do not need to think any more. All the tool does (like actually any SEO tools out there) is only focusing your attention on what matters.

Therefore any issues you may have with it probably not returning the correct words are not covered here – it’s a tool, like any tool you need to think when using it.

My only issue with checking and testing the tool is that it appears to invite you to try it for free but still ultimately asks you to pay. But I can assume, I just missed any step or link, which lets you download the test copy.

What’s your experience with the tool? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 Scribe SEO: On Page Search Engine Optimization Plugin
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
 Scribe SEO: On Page Search Engine Optimization Plugin

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17 thoughts on “Scribe SEO: On-Page Search Engine Optimization Plugin

  1. Seems like a good tool to use as merely suggestion. I've also worked with Raven Tools – and I've been extremely impressed with it thus far. I've send them improvement suggestions via email and they were actually added into the application.

    Thanks for the post

  2. Is there any free alternative to this? I'm looking for something basic to help newbie editors of a blog for checking if the title exceeds 60 characters, description is under 150, etc.

  3. Keyword density, when overdone, actually looks unnatural to Google. What could happen next is that your site will be put under scrutiny to see if your SEO is playing dirty. Anyway, the disclaimer is pretty much appreciated. Thanks for making it clear that the tool is not a magic wand.

  4. I suspect this only works in English though, isn't it? One thing I don't like about the otherwise very good tools now available (whether for keyword research or tracking) is when they don't specify the languages they can be used for in the products' descriptions, so people who optimise in certain languages can know if the tool is worth buying. Europeans need SEO too!

  5. that search engines try to train their semantic skills is well-kown. but for the first time you can see at google scribe labs how it works. nice. in my opinion, in the near future quality content will becomes more and more important. espacially when the google pagerank patent running out in 2011. now google is working on alternative solutions to the current ranking algorithm.

  6. Ann, thank you for your review. We are fans of Search Engine Journal and appreciate you taking the time. A couple of notes…

    We have released an updated version that includes keyword research and link building suggestions. Version 3 was released in October for WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla.

    Your point about the free trial is well taken. We updated the site to be clear about the risk free trial information.

    Thank you again and we will continue to work hard and improve the product to the changing needs of SEO and the feedback from our customers.

  7. Ann, thank you for your review. We are fans of Search Engine Journal and appreciate you taking the time. A couple of notes…

    We have released an updated version that includes keyword research and link building suggestions. Version 3 was released in October for WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla.

    Your point about the free trial is well taken. We updated the site to be clear about the risk free trial information.

    Thank you again and we will continue to work hard and improve the product to the changing needs of SEO and the feedback from our customers.

  8. I have been using Scribe for 3 months now and it is worth the money. First, it saves lot of time for me. And as you said, it allows me to focus where I should be focusing.