I’ve just discovered an amazing new Search Engine Optimization tool for WordPress. It’s called Scribe, and in my opinion it’s a game-changer when it comes to optimizing your blog posts for search engines.
To use Scribe, right now you need to be using self-hosted WordPress, but I understand they are developing another version, including a very-soon-to-be-released web-based version that you can use with any blogging tool.
If you’d like to try it right now and you’re using WordPress, here’s how it works –
1. Sign up for an account with Scribe (they have a free trial), then install the Scribe plug-in on your WordPress blog. Don’t forget to activate it in the plug-ins area in your WordPress dashboard.
2. Pick a blog post (or static page) that you think could use a little SEO help.
3. Write a page title and descriptions for your post, using the All-in-One SEO Pack WordPress plug-in. Don’t have it? Get it here.
Scribe will take a few minutes to analyze your page content, page title and page description. Once it’s finished its analysis, you’ll see a pop-up box that gives you a ton of information on how to maximize the search engine results for that post.
5. This pop-up box gives you specific recommendations for how to change you content, add hyperlinks, modify tags, and maximize keyword usage. It even gives you a rating on how you did – 100% if you a fantastic job, lower percentages if you’ve got some work to do. Take the recommendations and implement them! This advice does you no good if you don’t put it to use!
6. Repeat this process for more posts and pages – you get a certain number of Scribe evaluations with each level of service, so you can buy the level that’s right for you.
Click here to find out more about Scribe.
NOTE – You may not be ready for Scribe right now. Or you may not be a WordPress user right now. Either way, if you need a more general description of how to tackle the Search Engine Optimization world, I highly recommend Naomi Dunford of Ittybiz. She’s got a great product called Ninja SEO School that I think it an excellent introduction to SEO. It’s not overwhelming, she’s a great teacher, and she’s funny, to boot.
Full disclosure – I am an affiliate for both of these products, but I truly would recommend them both even if I wasn’t! I know everyone says that, honest to goodness, it’s true. 🙂