WordPress SEO Plugin Integrates Linkdex

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WordPress SEO plugin is now augmented with Linkdex‘s page optimization technology. Yes! As of May 9, 2011, you can have seamless “SEO power” and insights at your fingertips when publishing from within WordPress.

Let’s define the power behind this integration:

  1. WordPress is the leading content management system (CMS) and blog software that’s free. Many search marketers and publishers use it an love it – enough said.
  2. WordPress SEO is a free plugin (with paid add-on modules) developed by Yoast. WordPress SEO has been recognized by many blogs, including Mashable, as the best plugin to optimize WordPress sites for SEO. (Joost de Valk is the mastermind behind it all, and many more of us love the plugin and Joost!)
  3. Linkdex is a set of paid SEO tools launched in early 2011 that serves as a task manager, step-by-step SEO assistant, a platform for in-depth competitive analysis, and a conduit to Majestic SEO’s backlink data.

The WordPress SEO and Linkdex partnership offers plugin users free use of the Linkdex page optimization toolset. This aspect of Linkdex enables you to see an overview of your keywords and associated page optimization. Publishers can now take control of SEO within WordPress thanks to the collaboration between Yoast and Linkdex.

John Straw, Co-Founder of Linkdex, commented about this integration:

“This partnership helps us achieve our long-term goals of repositioning SEO as a key business process for anyone with a website. Anyone who can use WordPress can use Linkdex.”

Are you salivating yet? You should be. Here’s why:

Focus Keyword

The following screenshot of WordPress SEO with Linkdex integration shows a “snippet preview” – how your title, meta description and page information may show in the search engine results (SERPs) based off various focus keyword options.

Snippet Preview with Focus Keyword Suggest

The focus keyword feature provides a suggest box to help you evaluate keyword modifiers and variations.

Leave your meta description empty? The snippet preview shows what the plugin generates based off your “meta description template” in WordPress.

Page Analysis

Linkdex shows you what you can do to improve a page’s chance at ranking higher from within the WordPress SEO plugin. The screens below shows optimization tips and scoring which provides signals that indicate warning, caution, and go!

Page Analysis Tab

The optimization score for this example shows this page needs work on the meta description, headings, and image alt attributes.

Page Analysis Tab

The integration enables you to evaluate each page’s score based on keywords targeted. You can fine-tune your page and optimize it for your chosen keyword phrase from within Yoast’s plugin.

Joost de Valk said:

“I’ve always believed that a large part of SEO should not be the job of an SEO manager or a technical team, but of the people writing a site’s content. With the new Linkdex page analysis integration, we’ve taken direct SEO feedback on your copy to a whole new level: you can get a detailed analysis of your copy even before you publish it, and best of all, it’s completely free!”

Want to know more?

Learn How to Effectively Optimize Your WordPress Blog Posts

Joost de Valk of Yoast and Matt Roberts, Co-Foudner of Linkdex, are conducting a webcast on Thursday, May 12 to share more about the WordPress SEO integration.

TITLE: “Effectively Optimize Your WordPress Blog Posts for Targeted Keywords with WP Expert Joost de Valk and Matt Roberts, Linkdex”

WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2011 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

JOIN: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/931773099

TIP: Follow Linkdex on Twitter for a 30-day free trial of their paid SEO tools.

Do you use WordPress SEO and/or Linkdex? Share your thoughts on the integration in one beefed-up plugin.

Dana Lookadoo

Dana Lookadoo

Dana Lookadoo is the founder of Yo! Yo! SEO, a boutique agency based around the concept of Word-of-Mouth SEO. Focus is on helping businesses optimize... Read Full Bio
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  • What’s the catch??
    Seriously. Nothing in life is free (not even air – you buy it in Japan and China!!) and forgive me for being pessimistic…

    Also, when we’re in the praising mode, I’d like to mention another wordpress plugin which I find very very nice – SEO Ultimate from SEO Design Solutions (nope, not affiliated – I just like their plugin…).

  • Thanks for the SEO plugin, it has some useful features and I like it for analysis. Helps keep your writing looking natural, keeping check on your keyword density and eliminating any “spammy” writing.

  • No catch! Joost provides a lot of value to the community by offering free functionality in his plugins. He does have paid add-ons for other functionality. He has been using Linkdex for some of his clients, and obviously they worked together to find a way to enhance the WordPress SEO plugin.

    Linkdex is allowing WordPress publishers to utilize a portion of their services at no cost. If they want more Linkdex insights, the paid versions are available.

    I haven’t used the SEO Ultimate plugin, but I do feel that SEO Design Solution is at the top of their game!

  • Thanks for the heads up. I have updated the plugin and it seems quite good so far 🙂

    • Would be interested in your thoughts and feedback.

      • I have used it for my own website and so far it’s pretty good. I like how it highlights what needs to be done to help you optimise your website for SEO.

        The only thing I don’t like is that you have to input the focus keyword, select update and to view page analysis. Might become a little annoying if you have loads of blog posts.

  • aman

    Hi Dana,

    Thanks for the SEO plugin, It’s really very useful plugin for WordPress.i would like to use this plugin and get back to you after using this plug in.

    once again thanks for update..

  • I have fixed the link – thanks, Dana

  • The fact that WordPress had already impressed a lot of bloggers and website creators worldwide, it still continues to entice its end users to fully stick with them as well as use their paid services, which are in fact totally affordable.

  • Through this blog we can get this new updates.. Very useful to everyone.. I will share this information surely.. Thanks for this informative post..

  • @DanaLookadoo:disqus thanks for putting this summary together. Once again, Joost has put out some great stuff for the community. Hadn’t heard of Linkdex until now, have you used their service before?


    • Agree about Joost putting out such great stuff! He does sooooooo much for the community!

      Linkdex? I learned of them when they launched and looked at them briefly in January. The SEO page optimization piece they are offering as a value-add to the Yoast plugin is a small aspect of their total offering.

      I just had a demo with Matt, one of the co-founders this morning. I’m extremely impressed with their offering, which integrates task management along with research and competitive analysis. I’ll have to write more after my 30-day trial. 😉

  • Shirley Jones614

    A very smart and diplomatic answer. It’s really
    appreciable and general.

  • Yoast has a great PR and web presence and build great plugins and more, but fact is competing WP plugs such as SEO Ultimate are much more robust and feature rich

  •  I will fix the lik.thnx a lot

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